About the property
- Estate3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Estate, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 10 Adults)
Welcome to the House on the Creek. Located just ten minutes from downtown Austin in beautiful West Lake Hills the House on the Creek is like a tree house in the woods. This private estate sits on a one-acre wooden lot and is a great escape among the deer and the trees, while only minutes from the hustle of downtown Austin. Your stay at the House on the Creek allows you access to a well-tended walking/hiking trail bordered by the creek on two adjacent wooded lots.
This welcoming split-level home features four outside decks and two stone fireplaces. 3 upstairs bedrooms (king, queen and 2 twin beds), a large sunny, sunken living room, indoor and outdoor dining areas and the kitchen are all in one big open space. Downstairs has an office/playroom, a large family room, a private queen bedroom suite, a small kitchen, full bath and a deck that wraps around the entire downstairs floor with access from every room.
A great place to escape and relax, ideal for family’s, retreats or gatherings.
The House on the Creek does have a permit with the City of Westlake Hills and does collect 6% in Texas State Hotel Tax.
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
Gretchen is a writer, poet and philanthropist. She has lived in the house next door for 40 years. She purchased this property as a guest house for her friends and family. She also owns the two wooded lots on the backside of the property. She is an avid hiker and walks the trails daily. The four lots combined are a rare gem in a major city, and part of the reason you feel like you are in the middle of the woods when in fact you are 10 minutes from downtown.
Gretchen purchased this Estate in 2000
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful Location, Reasonable Price
House on the Creek was a great destination for my friends and I. Everything was clean, neat, and organized. Very close to downtown Austin. Would highly recommend.
Clean , quiet, great location!
Perfect residence for a family but close enough to the city for adult activities ! I'm sure we would've walked the trails if it had not rained . Totally enjoyed our stay there thank you !
Fun get away in a wooded area near downtown
Family friendly home with lots of acres on the property to enjoy the outdoors. Near the creek and Lady Bird Lake. Owner seemed like a genuinely nice person who is concerned and goes out of her way to make sure the guests have a safe and pleasant stay. Property manager very accommodating and responsive and maintenance man helpful. Lots of fun bonuses on the property and in the house for young children and active adults.
Had a lot of fun!
First off - I love that we had a place big enough to hold all of our friends for a birthday get away. And the place is really roomy for that. But there are a few downsides. It is really dated, appliances and furniture, and needs new paint. The set up is different and made it hard for all of us to gather together upstairs together which is where the kitchen and most of the rooms are. There needs to be more seating and entertainment in that sunken living room because most people gather there. The kitchen is small - only two people can be in there cooking and that was tight. The pictures don't really reflect the age of the house. And according to other guests, beds were way too soft. But it has stunning views, alot of space to stretch out and even a zip line for the kids (we didn't have any). I think this would be better suited for families with children, just need to watch out for the amazingly steep driveway. But its tucked away in a quite neighborhood (Lyft drivers had a little hard time seeing the turn but still got there) and not far from downtown Austin - a 10 to 15 minute drive. We had a lot of fun and made it work. And everything we needed from linens to dishware was provided which is really necessary with large groups. Definitely recommend for families.
Cozy, quiet, and relxaing
This property was definitely a place I enjoyed coming back to after being out around Austin all day. I had a large group and it was a great way to relax at the end of the day after exploring the city. Rana the property manager was very friendly and always available when I needed to reach out. I would definitely come back next time I visit Austin!
Beautiful, private setting
The house is large and perfectly divided for a large number of guests to have their own areas. Lots of group space upstairs and downstairs, including decks surrounding the home. Great playroom furnished with toys, too!
10 minutes from Downtown Austin. 2 miles to Bee Caves Road where there are two major grocery stores, fast food, banks, kinkos, stores, and restaurants. 3 miles from Barton Creek Mall. 2 miles to Zilker Park where there is Barton Springs Pool, canoe/kayak rentals, soccer fields, disc golf course, a children's play scape and train. Also, where ACL festival is held.
Other Activities: Zilker Park, Shopping, Kayaking, Biking, Boating.... Although you will feel like you are in the woods you are just minutes away from everything in Austin, museums, shops, the Bat's, bars and restaurants, lake activities, golf
Golf: Lions Municipal Golf Course is only two miles away and is opened year round. http://www.austintexas.gov/department/golf But there are other great golf courses in Austin as well.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
8 Adults maximum US Dollars: Holiday rates; $500.00 per night (3 night minimum stay); Includes - New years Eve and New Years Day, Easter Weekend, UT Graduation, Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Weekend, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Event ratess - SxSW; ACL; Formula 1