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Lake Buchanan/Waterfront - Bald Eagle Cottage

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Lake Buchanan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

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 ramp 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.

$100 reservation/damage deposit. Summer rate - $120/night; Winter - $100/night. $15 surcharge/night on holiday weekends. 10% lodging tax. $60 cleaning fee. Pet friendly! (1-2 dogs allowed at $20/pet for up to 5 days).

We use HomeAway Payments. Other arrangements by request.

***2016 SPECIAL: 8 nights for the price of 7.***

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lyn Taecker (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish

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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Lake Buchanan/Waterfront - Bald Eagle Cottage
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 35 reviews

Tranquility at its best!

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun staying at the cottage. The cottage was everything that was described. We fished, we swam, we rode the pedal boat that Jay graciously lent us, we tasted and bought wine from the neighboring winery. The neighbors, Jack and Beth, were so helpful. We will come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel so good when we received reviews like yours! Thanks a million for your kind words. We'd love to have you stay again when you have a chance.
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  • 2 of 5

The house is very nice. We turned on the a/c's and we stayed cool the whole time. We could only get 1 channel on the TV. They had dvd's, but could not get it to work. And the boat ramp was to steep to use.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you enjoyed your stay and appreciate all helpful comments. We do our very best to provide a clean and comfortable cottage, with lots of amenities to make it a "home away from home". We point out various quirks (such as poor TV reception, no wifi, ramp challenges that depend upon your vehicle/trailer/boat - and nearby alternate ramp) in several places, including our web page, initial policies handout, and in final details to assist with guest planning. We will have another look at the new TV/DVD/VHS machines and will try to simplify directions, thanks for that tip!
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I enjoyed the house the view the solidarity I will definitely come back again

  • 5 of 5

It was beautiful and had everything available on hand

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time at Bald Eagle Cottage, thanks for letting us know! Please come visit again!
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here! The double decks over looking the river channel are amazing! The cottage is very cute and had everything we could have needed and was clean throughout. Private boat ramp although steep it served its purpose. We were surprised to have a private boat storage with a lift and private lighted fishing pier. Both neighbors were great and helped us out more than once! We look forward to coming back, hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hearing from our guests and appreciate your kind & detailed remarks. Thanks so much, please come again!
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Excellent quiet getaway for fishing, boating, or recreation.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and cozy. Well stocked with household items. Really enjoyed the breeze when sitting on the porch. Washer/dryer a plus. Pet friendly. Quiet neighborhood with awesome helpful neighbors. Scenic waterfalls and picturesque canyons nearby.

Catfishing was excellent as our largest cat was 27lbs.

Definitely recommend this gem on the Colorado River for families that seek a variety of water activities. Thank you for sharing an awesome water retreat. We were blessed by this experience.

Will definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amazing catch, 27 lbs of catfish - I saw a photo! Thanks for your extensive comments, we love it when folks enjoy Bald Eagle Cottage and the lake area. Do come again!
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Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The home was great. It is Well equipped and the area was quiet. We had a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You made our day, glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Lake Buchanan Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Columbus Day
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
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. $15/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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Lake Buchanan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
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 -
  • Fairly roomy with lighthouse motif
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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