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Lake Buchanan/Waterfront - Bald Eagle Cottage

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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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 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.

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

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lyn Taecker
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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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 4.6896553 based on 38 reviews

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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Great place for kids, fishing, relaxing or a base for the hill country

  • 5 of 5

Overall, great place to stay. We will stay here again at the next vacation chance we get. I arrived to a clean house with ample space for a family of 5. It was pouring down rain the whole drive and I was very worried about how the trip would turn out. Upon arrival the neighbor's son saw my fishing gear and allowed me to use his casting net and helped stock his own bait bucket (for my use) to fish. When he reeled in his line there was already a nice sized catfish on! A few hours later the weather cleared and I launched my kayak to fish. I caught some nice sized bass and drum. While I was gone there was ample space for the wife and kids to stay entertained. That evening the kids and I fished until bedtime off the dock catching various drum and HUGE gar. See the rain scared all the catfish off but the drum and gar were a a lot of fun to catch. The next morning, on account of the rain we drove to the longhorn caverns and inks lake state park. The caverns were dry and inks lake was a lot of fun for the kids. That night the whole family fished into the night while it poured rain. It was a great family moment! The next day I took my son out on the kayak to see the falls and fish. We were striper hunting and came up with a few catfish but no stripers. So rain in the summer with abnormally cool weather=lots of gar and drum. The house was a perfect base station for visiting that area of the hill country. We bought our own supplies and anything we needed we could just ask the owners brother in law who lives across the way. By the way, the owners brother in law and wife were extremely nice and offered use of their paddle boat and even gave us some fishing tips. Their house is for sale too if your interested in it! We would buy it in a heartbeat if the timing wasn't off for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Tow Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 11 2016 - Nov 22 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
Winter 2
Nov 28 2016 - Mar 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
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 30 2017
1 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
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Cleaning $60 + 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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Tow 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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