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Lake Austin Cottage! 4 mi/10 min to Downtown & SXSW!!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Original wood-paneled, charming lake cottage located directly behind Lake Austin Marina (rent boats or just book passage on Lake Austin's party cruises!), only ten minutes from the heart of downtown and directly across the lake from Hula-Hut, Mozart's Coffee Shop and other tourist attractions. Two bedrooms ( one king and one full) and a sleeping porch with full-sized bed; oversized chaise lounge on sofa can sleep one more. Fenced yard; lake view at top of yard and some windows.

Adelia Gram
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017


St. Tropez Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Workshop
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1
  • One and one-half bathrooms (Full bathroom upstairs next to both bedrooms; half bath downstairs next to sleeping porch)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Glass Porch - Sleeping Porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Has a futon/sofa bed. Blackout shades in entire room.
  • Premium linens and comforters, original wood paneling for authentic 'lake cottage getaway' feeling, (Futon linens in upstairs hall closet; however, housekeeper will make up futon if we know that it is needed.)
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Please feel free to use the laundry machines; however, the dryer will not tolerate dryer sheets without malfunctioning. Thank you!


4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Lake Austin Cottage! 4 mi/10 min to Downtown & SXSW!!
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very accessible and flexible with our needs. The house was charming and perfect for what we were looking for. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just as described and perfect for a family get away. Extremely responsive and helpful host!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay! It was clean and the owner was extremely accommodating. The beds were comfortable and it is the perfect size for a small group. It's in a beautiful area with just a short walk to the lake and only a 10-15 minute drive to all the beautiful things Austin has to offer! I have absolutely no complaints about my stay! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Change

  • 4 of 5

This place is a great place to stay if you're looking for a quiet place with plenty of space. We enjoyed staying at the cottage. We were in Austin to see our son at UT and it was a great place for him to get away as well. It's roughly 20 minutes to UT and less to the south of Austin. It really isn't that far it's just the drive is a beautiful winding road. A nice surprise. The beds are SUPER comfortable and the bathrooms were clean. There is access to a dock that was a nice surprise as well. The owner and manager were accessible and great in communicating with us. The description of the cottage is accurate. The only surprise I had was the photos do not show that the cottage is next to a little road and it's close to other homes. But it didn't matter during our stay. If I were to give constructive feedback I would suggest the cleaning service do a better job overall in preparing the place - we were unable to access the wireless internet as it was locked and the passwords weren't working (we didn't push after the first day as we ended up using my hotspot from phone) - and few light bulbs were blown. We also bought a full length mirror as there wasn't one. We left if there so that's available now. The kitchen is great - nicely set up. Nice TV - easy to work. 2 small things: I recommend arranging the living room sofa to work better with viewing the TV (a small thing but worthy to mention) and taking the little desk out of the master bedroom would allow more space in that area. Hope this helps.

We loved our stay and we would definitely stay here again. It felt like a home away from home. Thanks Adelia!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, small, quaint

  • 3 of 5

This place was nice, good location but not on lake and no lake access at all which was disappointing. The beds were kind of hard and older but the house was very clean and well kept and the owners and managers of the property were very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. In response, we would like to correct the following: - All bedframes and mattresses were purchased new, one year ago, from Ikea. Firmness of mattresses is always subjective; however, we will take this as a cue to purchase some mattress toppers. - Our header/description says, "Behind Lake Austin Marina.......;" does not say "on the lake." - Regarding lake access, there is a marina in front of our property (Lake Austin Marina) that has an area to launch boats for its customers. Customer was also advised of two other marinas just down the street approx. 1/4 mile (Westlake Beach and another directly beside it). Also advised of a public launch across the lake from the property (less than 10 min. drive). It is the high season on Lake Austin and boat slips are at a premium; therefore, it is unrealistic for last-minute travelers to expect to get slips the week surrounding July 4th without advance preparation, especially for large (30 ft.) boats. -We will investigate the protocol for accessing the lake from the marinas and launch areas in our neighborhood, so that we may better inform customers.
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Rates & Availability

St. Tropez Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
ACL Fest - Austin City Limits
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Formula One
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Please download the rental contract during the booking process. Contract must be completed and returned to owner prior to your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Car: recommended

Lake Austin-10 min. to Downtown, directly behind Lake Austin Marina, diagonally across the lake from Hula Hut and Mozart's Coffee. Boating available through Lake Austin Marina - (512) 329-6640

Boat Docking available by contacting: Robert & Karen Depew (512-288-3507), or Mitch & Shelley Taylor (512-329-8636) or Andrea Depew at Westlake Beach (512) 917-2885, all located just down the street.

Water skiing available through Blue Sky Boat Club - 512-327-2700.

Swimming: Available at Westlake Beach (around the corner!)


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