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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate with guesthouse on Lake Travis

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

10 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms. Main house sleeps 20. Guest house sleeps 5.

This spectacular estate perched on Lake Travis transcends the Hill Country near Lago Vista…whisking you off to a stately chateau in the heart of France. The column-flanked, tree-lined approach to the classic circular drive sets the stage for the grand home. See LINK for additional pictures at the bottom of our web site.

This 10 bedroom, 10 bathroom home sits on 12.6 acres with 800 feet of water front. Celebrating the natural stone of both Texas and France, the exterior and interior of the home features detailed stonework custom carved onsite by a French sculptor. Grand columns with custom Corinthian capitals, traditional stone balustrades and two-story waterfall adorn the entrance.

Before even entering the home, one’s eyes are drawn to the surroundings on which the house sits. Smooth lawns, formal plantings and spectacular lake views all add to the feeling of being at a European retreat.

An undeniable focal point of the entry is the large waterfall that flows from a massive window into a decorative pond, adding a soft ambient sound to the entrance.

Indoors, the waterfall continues as it enhances the formal living with the same waterfall ambiance, a step over river, and special lighting for the evenings.

Entry grandeur is continued inside the house, from the sweeping iron and stone staircases to the limestone arches, and dark-wood accented ceilings that carry you into the formal sunken living area. Creamy walls with stone accents and tumbled travertine floors create a cool, elegant feel, while a large two-story wall of windows captures remarkable views. An adjacent full service wet bar, and hidden wine cellar (with handcrafted stone walls) is perfectly located for service to the north-east outdoor terrace.

Escape to France itself from this covered terrace, with walls and ceilings cloaked in ivy. Ideal for relaxing evenings of indulging wine or retreating from the Texas sunlight, this terrace captures the best breezes and views, year-round.

Back indoors a formal dining room showcases mesquite-floors, a small European fireplace and plenty of windows to enjoy the views, it’s a perfect place to linger over a meal with friends.

Across the living room lies a study/office that transcends to an upstairs library. Custom maple paneling covers both the walls and ceiling, which features an iron-railed opening to the second story, flooding the room with light.

The kitchen is fit for a chef; warm natural-wood cabinets contrast beautifully with the limestone and granite accents. The spacious island holds an extra-large sink; an additional sink, high-end appliances and a huge walk-in pantry. An open breakfast bar allows the cook to chat with family at the adjacent breakfast room.

Retreat in luxury to the airy master bedroom, which enjoys lake views from every window. Cool nights call for a fire in the fireplace, while warm evenings invite a nightcap on the breezy private terrace. In the master bath, thoughtful details combine with elegant materials to make the space a pleasure. Two vanities plus a separate makeup counter allow room to spread out; a unique mirrored freestanding wall is an inspired touch. A glass wall encloses the oversized shower with 10 separate shower heads including an overhead rain can. Linger in the corner tub overlooking the vista, or splash in the walk-in travertine shower. No need to share closet space; huge his and hers closets with custom built-in storage mean everyone has plenty of room.

The lower level south wing accommodates four additional bedrooms, a billiards room, a full kitchen, family room, and exercise room. Two large bedrooms with walk-in closets and en-suite baths complete the second floor south wing.

While the inside is stunning, this home was designed to enjoy the extraordinary scenery outdoors. With sun decks and a crow’s nest balcony from the roof there is always a place to relax and feel the breeze.

Landscaped with a nod to a more formal time, the smooth, manicured lawns are accented with gracious walkways, cypress trees and a grand stone staircase leading down to the negative-edge pool. With the appearance of spilling in to Lake Travis, the pool is a breathtaking finale to the grounds.

Precisely situated and built to maximize the breeze and sun schedule, no detail has gone unnoted in this palatial estate. For those that enjoy European luxury at its finest and have the heart of a Texan, this incredible home offers the best of both worlds.

We have a boat dock that accommodates our 50 ft yacht and has plenty of space to tie jet skis or another boat.

We are here to accommodate you and offer concierge-like service to our guests! If you need something just ask.

Guests love to hire our chefs - they take care of everything for your dining pleasure.

Please read the current Rate Information and Availability Calendar before inquiring. These are always kept up to date. Email inquiries are preferred. We will respond quickly.

Please see other photos under "Links and Videos".

More Details

Escondido Chateau - Kassy Acree, Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

Why Escondido Chateau - Kassy Acree, Property Manager chose Marble Falls

This property has complete privacy and feels like you are staying at your very own resort.

What makes this estate unique

Landscaped with a nod to a more formal time, the smooth, manicured lawns are accented with gracious walkways, cypress trees and a grand stone staircase leading down to the negative-edge pool. With the appearance of spilling in to Lake Travis, the pool is a breathtaking finale to the grounds.

Rounding out this remarkable property are attached guest quarters complete with kitchen, a separate garage apartment, an equestrian paddock, a barn with 3 to 4 stalls, a pasture large enough for helicopter pad, and an adjustable floating boat dock large enough for 50’ yacht.

Precisely situated and built to maximize the breeze and sun schedule, no detail has been forgotten in this palatial estate. For those that enjoy European luxury at its finest and have the heart of a Texan, this incredible home offers the best of both worlds.

The property is large enough to permit helicopter landings. Please note that this property is monitored by security camera's for yours' and our protection.

Guestbook comments from the owner

To Wendy and Paul

Thank you so much for having this facility available for my 90th Birthday celebration with my family. I am so grateful to have the loving family that sponsored this event. My Mother lived to be 93 years of age but was unable to enjoy her last few years. I am the last of my generation and to have three wonderful and caring children is so great.

Thanks again - this is such a beautiful property.
Jul 2015
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Paradise Cove Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 16000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 25
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 4 Half Baths
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet
    Bathroom 9 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 bunk bed , bottom bunks are full size and tops are single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king
    Bedroom 9 - 2 queen , bedroom 9 is in guesthouse
    Bedroom 10 - 2 queen , bedroom 10 is in guest house//Also FULL Size Sleeper in LR
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Ideal for corporate retreats and family reunions. We do not permit bachelor or bachelorette parties. We do not permit any events with large numbers of guest and we do not permit any more than 25 people sleeping on the property at any time.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(69 traveler reviews)

16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate with guesthouse on Lake Travis
average rating of 4.927536 based on 73 reviews
Windsor, Ontario - Canada

The best of the best

  • 5 of 5

Normally I do not take the time to post a review, but in this case I just had to. I have never seen a more beautiful property in my life, from the meandering driveway encased in flowers to the outside waterfall and immaculate grounds. We had 4 families with several children and we could have arrived with just our bathing suits and been fine. There is nothing that this home does not provide. Truly it was as if we had our own private 5 star resort, completely private with every amenity that one could possibly think of including all of the extras required for young children. Every room had a spectacular view of the lake, and all of the bedrooms have their own balcony. Their chefs, Mike and Linda stocked the home before we arrived - very beneficial as we came from all different states - and prepared and served a wonderful dinner under the stars. The owners took their time to explain how everything worked and we did not see them unless we called with a request. Our entire family is still talking about our time together. This trip was the best of the best. Thanks to the owners Paul and Wendy.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience - it helps us as owners, and also renters. We aim to please so it looks like we scored! Thank you and we hope that your plans have a return in mind.
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Thanksgiving Fun!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week of Thanksgiving at this lovely estate on the banks of Lake Travis with our whole family (17 total, from age 2 months to age 67), and loved it. From the beautiful grounds, the (heated) pool/hot tub, the spacious home, toys and "dress up" outfits/toys/games for the kids, the week was filled with nonstop fun. Taking advantage of all the amenities will take at least a week. Our annual family vacation (alternating between Thanksgiving and Christmas each year) has taken us to some very special properties. For us, this was the perfect blend of everything that we want for the family. Thanks, Paul and Wendy!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are more than welcome and so is your family again next year. We thank you for your kind words and hope all is well with you and yours over the Holiday Season. It was wonderful meeting you and Ben - he owes us a piano tuning. Again, the pleasure was all ours. Regards, Paul and Wendy
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Stunning Tuscany in Texas Experience

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do this beautiful place justice. We booked Paul and Wendy's property to celebrate a dear friend winning her battle with breast cancer. 24 people flew down from Chicago for an extended weekend. We were wowed! The home was perfect for our needs and the services we chose to use were all wonderful. We added services recommended by the owners to customize our experience; a bus into Austin, a pontoon boat, stand up paddle boards, an afternoon excursion to Flat Creek Winery and we hired the Gray's personal chef who made several wonderful meals and stocked the house with everything we needed. I have zero complaints and none of us were ready to leave. My family of friends will always remember this stunning home as a place where we gathered to celebrate and cherish our special friend!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are so pleased that your celebration went according to your plans. Your group was wonderful.
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  • 5 of 5

Every year a group of my lady friends gathers for the weekend. I am the party planner for our group and am in charge of finding "just the right place" that will wow the ladies! Well....this year I knocked it out of the park with this beautiful home. The house has so many places to sit and relax, we never wanted to leave. One thing we really enjoyed about the house was the bedrooms were positioned far away from the kitchen so it made it nice not to waken those who wanted to sleep in! Paul and Wendy were so accommodating and helped make the weekend a memorable one! On our way out of town on Sunday, Wendy recommended we stop at the Flat Creek Estate Winery for brunch and boy were we glad we did! It is a beautiful winery and a perfect place to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air and scenery.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leslie. Thank you so much for your comments - it always pleases us to know that our guests are satisfied and enjoyed their stay.
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Exquisite in every way! Five stars all around!!

  • 5 of 5

The house, landscaping and views are all exquisite in every way! We had 19 people in our group and the house was more than spacious enough for us to spread out. A huge plus for us was being able to pull our boat into the boat slip. We spent most of our time boating on the lake. The water was smooth as glass and made for some fabulous wake boarding and skiing! Paul and Wendy Gray are outstanding owners to work with and promptly responded to all our questions. They truly have taken care of every detail imaginable. Lastly, Chef Timothy catered all our dinners and is absolutely 5-Stars all around!! We have been renting homes and hiring chefs for 25 years and his food was the best-tasting and most generous portions we have ever had. We are so grateful!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sheri. Thank you for being so quick to post a wonderful review for us. Paul and I are pleased that you had no complaints - and Timothy, our chef, thanks you also for your comments. He works very hard to make it just what you had in mind. We would love to have you return anytime. Regards Paul and Wendy
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All expectations met

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing. Each of my guest has nothing but good things to say about the property. Everything from the robes in each room to the dock for the boats.

Paul and Wendy were also amazing. They communicated every step of the way.

Definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review - it is always pleasing to know that we have met your expectations. Paul and Wendy
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Rates & Availability

Paradise Cove Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $700
Refundable damage deposit $3,000
Tax Rate 13.0%

Discounts for stays of 7+ nights. Tax 13%
Also a cleaning fee of $700 to be added to your quote.
Any additional cleaning over and above the usual will be charged by the
hour and added to your credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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VIP Marina Lake Travis
Just For Fun
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Rusty Allen Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Lago Vista
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lago Vista
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Lago Vista
Car: necessary

This is the most incredibly private and peaceful property on the lake. (See video on first page of listing). Although we have complete privacy, we are only 10 minutes from Lago Vista shopping. The only people allowed on the property at any time are the people actually staying there. (20 max in main house and another 5 is the guesthouse is rented). We are very strict with our numbers. We are 3 minutes from Flat Creek Winery. There is also a kayak company that delivers. (Viking kayaks).


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