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Paul and Wendy Gray

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

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

66 Reviews
Sleeps25
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms10
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Paradise Cove Estate Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paul and Wendy Gray (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Paul and Wendy Gray

We built our home starting in 1999 - and it was completed in 2001. It was an amazing journey and wonderful watching it happen.

Paul and Wendy Gray purchased this estate in 2001

Why Paul and Wendy Gray chose Texas

This property has complete privacy and feels like you are staying at your very own resort. We however do not permit weddings, bachelor or bachelorette events or parties.

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 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.

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 66 traveler reviews

16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate with guesthouse on Lake Travis
average rating of 4.9242425 based on 70 reviews
Windsor, Ontario - Canada
5

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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5

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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5

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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5

Impeccable

  • 5 of 5

Paul + Wendy have the most incredible house. I hosted my brothers, their friends and my significant others friends in August. 2 days of perfect weather, 1 day of horrible weather. The pictures do not do it justice, they have a fanatic 'cheat sheet' of resources (jet ski rentals, wake board rental (Jacob)), are all fantastic services. We hired our own chef as sadly their recommendation Michael was on vacation. We have heard stories of his cooking and now will make it a point to return and use his service. Another bonus is this part of the lake is less trafficked and serene. A nice bonus for wakeboarding.

I have 2 suggestions for readers: book the house, it is worth it and more. Second, when you are at the house - do not leave anything upstairs when you head to the pool. It's a 10 minute walk to go back and get it ;)

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much George. . You and your family were wonderful. You are always welcome and we hope to see you again next July 4. Hope you had a safe trip home. Regards Paul and Wendy
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5

Fabulous family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for three nights for a family reunion to celebrate my in-laws' 50th wedding anniversary. It was a perfect venue! We had enough bedrooms and privacy for all the adults (12) and kids (8 + 1 toddler). However, we spent most of our time in the common areas, patios, and pool. Although the home is huge and luxurious, it is very livable and comfortable. We cooked together in the large, well-appointed kitchen, sat at the dining table talking and laughing for hours, gathered in the living room for an impromptu recital by the kids learning to play instruments (including the grand piano), and lounged endlessly at the pool and under the palapa hut. We brought a boat, kept it at the dock behind the house, and enjoyed going out on the lake. (By the way, the views of the lake from every window on the back of the house are priceless!) We even had a photographer come to the house one evening and got some fabulous family photos outside around the property!

Paul Gray met us when we arrived to show us around the house and saw us off when we left. He and Wendy, the owners, always answered emails very quickly. We did not need a thing while there but knew that they were just a phone call away if we did. The house is very well stocked with dishes, towels, bath products, etc. We loved having two dedicated ice makers since it was hot outside. They even had pool floaties and sunscreen to share!

This is not a house to rent if you are planning a wild, unruly party. But it's a perfect house for a family reunion, get-together with old friends, or a business retreat. It's a home that has been well cared for and the owners strive to rent to groups that treat it well and keep it nice for future guests. I really hope that we will have a chance to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Molly for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. Your family was amazing and we are so delighted that everyone was pleased with their accommodations. We are hopeful that we see you again next year or sooner if possible. Paul and Wendy
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5

Absolutely Amazing Waterfront Mansion!

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Wendy,

This was hands down the most beautiful home we have ever stayed in. Your house is amazing! It is spacious, clean and very well maintained. Fabulous accommodations and atmosphere. It made my 50th birthday celebration one for the record books. I love the view of the lake from every room in the house. All of the balconies are awesome. We enjoyed watching the sun rise in the mornings and star gazing at night. The grounds are spectacular. The infinity pool and hot tub area are a dream. I absolutely love the hill country and I am so glad that I found this listing. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.

Thanks also for taking the time to show us everything we needed to know about the house to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. That was greatly appreciated. And, for recommending Lone Star Lake Rentals. We had a blast on the Pontoon boat and our captain, Blake, was awesome!

Delia Aguilar

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delia thank you so much for the wonderful review and taking the time to post it. Paul and I are extremely happy that your trip went so well and a big thank you for leaving the house incredibly clean. Hopefully when you have your next summit you will choose our property again. We look forward to seeing you then. Regards Paul and Wendy
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Map

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
1431
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. We do NOT do weddings, bachelor or bachelorette parties or events. 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 rae 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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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
 
2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Rates above and automatic "Quoted Rates" are for the main house only. Guest House adds $500/ night plus tax and cleaning fee of $100. Discounts for stays of 7+ nights. Tax 13%
Also a cleaning fee of $700. to be added to your quote for main house only.
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 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Paradise Cove Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 16000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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 - 1 queen , bedroom 9 is in guesthouse
    Bedroom 10 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , bunkbeds are full size and are in guesthouse
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Ideal for corporate retreats and family reunions. We do not permit weddings, bachelor or bachelorette parties. We do not permit any events and we do not permit any more than 25 people on the property at any time.

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