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Lake Buchanan/Waterfront - Bald Eagle Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)


Let us know if you are interested.

Imagine yourself watching the sunrise over the Colorado River flowing into Lake Buchanan while sipping coffee in a cool breeze on the multi-level deck, shaded by mature live oaks. Bald Eagle Cottage is the perfect spot to relax and commune with nature....or spend a romantic getaway, family reunion, guys/gals fun weekend. Sunsets are just as fantastic, illuminating the expanse of riverbed and hilly, forested park and ranch land. Treat your family to this serene and scenic location in Texas Lake Country.

Tow Village is literally at the end of the road, lying just south of vast ranch land and state parks. Great memories are made in unspoiled places such as this. Wildlife abounds, to be seen on short or long hikes, by kayak, canoe, fishing boat, or from the pier or deck. Bring your binoculars!

Located less than 2 hours from Austin, about 2.5 hours from San Antonio, and 4 hours from Dallas, Bald Eagle Cottage is nicely decorated, fully equipped and comfortable for 4-6 people. With two bedrooms and a loft, it's great for 4 adults or 2 adults with 2-4 children. Other features now that lake levels are high: boat ramp (which is on the steep side - alternate ramps nearby), fishing pier, dock and over 100 feet of waterfront. The dock is afloat since last March and ready to tie up your boat!

The LCRA provides current information regarding lake conditions, levels, ramps and weather; the Lake Buchanan-Inks Lake Chamber of Commerce covers regional attractions and activities.

Bald Eagle Cottage does not offer wifi although cellular coverage is good. The nearby Lakeshore Library on TX-261 offers 24/7 wifi. TV reception is limited, often to just one channel. Bring your own DVDs or explore our mostly VHS collection. New model TV and DVD/VHS player. We do not have central heating/cooling. There are 3 air conditioners for warm weather visits. For cooler months, there are space heaters and a wood stove in the living room that makes the cottage quite toasty.

$100 reservation/damage deposit. Summer rate - $130/night; Winter - $110/night. $25 surcharge/night on holiday weekends. 10% lodging tax. $60 cleaning fee. Pet friendly! (1-2 dogs allowed at $20/pet for up to 1 week).

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More Details

Lyn Taecker
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017

About Lyn Taecker

Lyn and Kevin have been occasional Texans for decades, thanks to relatives who live in the area. We have owned Bald Eagle Cottage since 2005.

Lyn Taecker purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Lyn Taecker chose Lake Buchanan

We always enjoy the beauty of the lake area. It is fun to explore the wider Hill Country, and to watch the varied wildlife. There's a lot to be said for this relaxed pace of life! Let Bald Eagle Cottage be your "home away from home".

What makes this cottage unique

We love this quiet place, relaxing on the shady deck, stargazing away from city lights, hiking, and most especially, observing many species of wildlife. The Texas Hill Country has many attractions and activities to explore if you want to get up and go.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful and relaxing time at the cottage last weekend. I was really impressed by how nice and organized everything was! We hope to stay there again sometime soon with our friends. I think they would love it too!
Apr 2008
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Tow Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Fairly roomy with lighthouse motif
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in loft.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Lake Buchanan/Waterfront - Bald Eagle Cottage
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 42 reviews

It was very comfortable. Met our needs adequately.

  • 4 of 5

Clean , peaceful, comfortable.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, it is good to know you enjoyed the cottage and your time on Lake Buchanan.
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Great outside area with 2 decks and a pier.

  • 4 of 5

We really liked this place. It was somewhat remote and quiet. The house was comfortable and cozy and the decks were perfect for relaxing outside. There is a fairly steep slope to the lake which made it difficult for my husband who has mobility issues. We never did get to try our luck at fishing, but the pier is very sturdy and inviting. All in all, definitely a good place for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind remarks, we are glad you enjoyed the cottage and its decks. We greatly appreciate your TLC to the cottage; our housekeeper was quite happy! Please come again!
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Relaxing and Cozy Cottage on Lake Buchanan

  • 5 of 5

We visited from San Antonio TX:

My husband, brother, sister-in-law and I spent the Thanksgiving weekend at the Bald Eagle Cottage. It was everything we had expected and more! Everything we needed was supplied for us. The cottage is extremely well stocked, and even has a washer and dryer. All we were required to bring was our clothes and our food! The cottage is lovely, clean. The dock and pier are excellent. We didn't catch any fish, but we had a great time trying. The weekend was so very relaxing for everyone to be able to hang out at the pier, sit on the porch, or gather in the living room for a game or movie. Great time to reconnect! An added bonus was Fall Creek winery, which was less than a mile away. We drove to Llano for some excellent BBQ on Friday.The neighbors were extremely helpful, as was the brother(?) across the street. The morning we left, my husband had a flat tire and couldn't disengage his spare. Jack from next door had an air compressor and pumped the tire so that we were able to make it to Marble Falls Discount Tire. We will definitely return when we can. Thank you for such a relaxing experience. You managed to think of everything that could possibly be needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely, detailed review - it is so helpful to know what we are doing right and what can use improvement. I imagine prospective guests will find it informative as well. We are so glad you enjoyed the lake and cottage. Please do come visit again!
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Round Rock, Texas

Nice & relaxing

  • 4 of 5

While I was there, I didn't catch any fish (tried everything in my limited arsenal), got bit by a spider (on the covered boat dock) & lost my $250 Costa sunglasses (in the center of the horseshoe end of the boat dock), but I still enjoyed my stay. The house is very nice, for a "lake house" & had everything you would need. There were a few daddy long legs in the restroom, but again, it's not a 4 star hotel. I would stay here again, but would try some different fishing techniques. I even saw a good size buck deer swimming across the lake, which I had never seen before. Deer everywhere. The neighbors were friendly & probably should have asked if they had a net to try & retrieve my sunglasses, but didn't. So, any future renters could have a windfall, if they could dredge them up. Overall, even with my negative parts, I did enjoy my stay.


  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, I am glad you had lots of outdoor time with some neat experiences, but I am so sorry to hear of spider bite - hope it has healed. I have asked our handyman and neighbors to try to locate the sunglasses. If found, we will mail to you ASAP (I hate being without mine!). Thanks for taking good care of the cottage, you are always welcome back. Hopefully the fish will be biting the next time.
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Awesome trip!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a perfect place for a family vacation. Had everything we needed for the week we stayed there. The covered boat dock was an awesome plus for my boat, as well as the private boat ramp. A little steep but was able to put in and take out from right at the house. Will definitely be planning another trip next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serene Lake Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The location of this property was perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway.

It has a fishing dock and a boat dock. We brought our Boston Whaler and took advantage of both.

The cabin is clean, comfortable, and stocked with everything we needed.

Will definitely stay here again~

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Tow Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 1
Mar 15 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
July 4
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer 3
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Pet application is required. More than 4 adults = $10/night/pp additional. $10/night surcharge during holiday periods. Check-in is after 2 pm; check-out is no later than 11 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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