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Bob Avent

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Hippie Hollow Villa - Quiet Luxury on Lake Travis

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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1 bedroom w/ King Bed, Private Bath, Sleeps 2 (No cooking facilities)

The last mile before arriving will magically transport you from Texas to the Amalfi coast of Italy. Hippie Hollow Villa is a new classically landscaped Italian villa within a walled compound combining old world quality with state of the art amenities. Your well appointed room and private bath will give you a home away from home on a strikingly beautiful basin of deep blue water surrounded by limestone cliffs.

Hippie Hollow Villa is a private guesthouse within easy walking distance (3/10 mile) of Hippie Hollow (McGregor) Park, a landmark clothing optional park on Lake Travis, Texas. The tree house deck affords guests a panoramic view of the lower basin sailing and windsurfing paradise and the overlying cliffs from the Oasis to Mansfield Dam.

Welcome to our world.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Bob Avent (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english


based on 17 traveler reviews

Hippie Hollow Villa - Quiet Luxury on Lake Travis
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

So quiet and very accommodating! We absolutely loved the location and the quiet. Although it was raining the entire time we enjoyed our stay and walking around the grounds. Great views!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words.
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Just Exquisite!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just in one word, fabulous. This place was extremely beautiful. The location was perfect not to far from both hippie hallow and the park. Great view of the lake on the upper deck. A very home elegant feeling place with a lot of privacy. I can say it's was better than stay at a hotel. Bob and vy are great host and quick to respond to everything but also have you your privacy. The place was super clean and the bed was more comfortable than a hotel. I would recommend staying here, it's worth paying for and not over the top. Perfect place to get away. I'll be returning back for another great vacation get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your gracious comments.
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Good to get away from our everyday life!

  • 5 of 5

The wife and I decided to spend our anniversary here.

I think the rest of the reviews are right on..not much more to say about the place.It was everything it was advertised to be.

Our highlights: 1. Going to Bob Wentz Park..we saw some wildlife, we went to the beach and hardly anybody was there. The wife and I were all alone on one side taking it all in.It was so peaceful and could hear yourself think.

2. The Oasis - the location of this place is have to see the sunset from here. Food is ok..nothing spectacular.

3. "The Brew" @ the Oasis - A Latin Jazz Band, was awesome. People dance all floor was never empty. They even gave a free 20-30min salsa lesson. Atmosphere was awesome.

Thank you to Bob and Vy for sharing their home. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for Lake Travis Visitors

  • 4 of 5

The previous reviews are all so positive I can barely add to them. This villa has several units and a pilates studio. Our unit was spotless and yes the bed is indeed very comfortable. In fact, I will be purchasing the pillows they provided as soon as I get home! The air conditioning was great, which is essential for those TX summers. I try to be balanced in my reviews, so the only thing I can say that is possibly negative is that the room is a bit tight. If you are simply running around and not planning to veg out in your rental then this is space is perfect and you cannot beat the price. If you goal is to rest and refresh in your destination, you may want to look a little further. There is only one chair to sit in inside, but there is a lovely little patio right outside your door. And kudos for including a mini refrigerator that fits 4 bottles of wine! There is a microwave and full size coffee pot as well. We would definitely rent this space again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Anniversary Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were celebrating our 5-year wedding anniversary on May 23, 2014. We wanted to head to Austin for the weekend from Dallas and experience as much as possible on a long Memorial Day weekend. Bob & Vy's Hippie Hollow Villa was the perfect location for us and turned out to be more than a pleasant surprise. More comfortable than a hotel. More private than a bed & breakfast. Much nicer than a typical rental.

For starters, the scenic drive that winds up and down Comanche Trail Drive, past the infamous Oasis restaurant, with breathtaking views of Lake Travis and the surrounding hill country, was quite the sight. Then when we arrived at the Hippie Hollow Villa we were instantly impressed with how serene the setting was and how updated, new, comfortable and clean everything was at this property. This is as good as any high end resort with more privacy and peace and easier access to get in and out of your villa.

Upon arrival it was quite clear how caring and attentive to detail our hosts were - there was a welcome letter with tips on getting the most out of our stay, what was available to us throughout the property, and prior to our arrival Bob asked what temperature we prefer in the Villa and when we walked in it was set perfectly to our liking. The rest of the property was as serene as the guest Villas and Bob & Vy made it clear that we could enjoy the view from the deck above, which looks out to Lake Travis, The Oasis Restaurant off in the distance, and more breathtaking views for miles of the Hill Country.

From this location it is quite easy to get to quite a few excursions, from a trip to the wineries to dining out at the local restaurants (including the Oasis which is right down the street) to the Lake Travis Zipline Adventure to any water activity on Lake Travis to visiting local parks and sightseeing tours to whatever you can imagine. You are just a hop, skip and jump away from many fun excursions and activities from Bob & Vy's Hippie Hollow Villa.

Finally, you will find Bob & Vy to be excellent, caring hosts who will go out of their way to help you should you need anything, responding almost instantly to any questions or needs, making great recommendations (should you ask), yet allow you to experience a peaceful visit by respecting your privacy. If you are seeking a quiet, peaceful, romantic weekend getaway in or around the Lake Travis area of Austin then you will definitely want to stay at the Hippie Hollow Villa!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Total package. Total perfection.

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I wanted to stay on the lake away for a relaxing birthday weekend. Could not have been happier with our choice to stay with Bob and Vy. They are truly the perfect hosts - available and happy to provide anything we needed, but not interfering with our alone time. The villa is beautiful, the bed is more comfortable than any 5-star hotel, and the view from the upper deck of the lake is stunning. We are already planning a return trip to bring friends!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are looking forward to your return visit.
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Austin Bergstrom AUS
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Oasis at Lake Travis
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Austin Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
RM 620 & RM 2222
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Oasis at Lake Travis
Car: recommended

Hippie Hollow Villa is a short walk to Hippie Hollow Park, Bob Wentz Park (family friendly) and Windy Point, a private park with a diving school. The Oasis, with its spectacular sunsets from 450 feet above the water, is visible from our deck and is 3 minutes by car. Numerous restaurants are about 10 minutes. Downtown Austin is a 25 minute drive and truly has something for everyone and some of the best live music on the planet...or just chill out on the deck and take in the stars.


Rates & Availability

Lower Basin Lake Travis Villa Rental Rates

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Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Summer season rates will apply to SXSW, Austin City Limits, and United States Grand Prix

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Austin Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 342 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Well appointed bedroom with private bath opening onto a comfortable porch with sitting area. Small refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker in room. (No cooking facilities or grill)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Individually controlled ductless air conditioning/heat pump holds temperature constant and is very helpful for those who suffer mold and dust mite allergies from air ducts. Private yoga and pilates instruction are available on property by appointment with licensed professional trainer. No grill or cooking facilities

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