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Spectacular Lake Travis Luxury Property Minutes from Downtown

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Welcome Home! Formal Living/Dining Area Gourmet Kitchen w/ Viking Stove, Sub-Zero Refrigertor, Marble Countertops, etc. Master Bathroom w/ Sunken Bathtub, Travertine Sinks/Tile, Granite Coutertops... You can't beat the sun setting over Lake Travis! Relax in front of the fireplace A table made from the hatch from an 18th Century Spanish Ship Master Bedroom with Queen-Sized Canopy Bed, Fireplace and California Closet Guest Bedroom #2 Guest Bedroom #3 Den with Flat-Screen TV (expanded cable, HBO and DVD) and Stereo (with CD)

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Other Austin Properties chateau / country house description

Nestled high above Lake Travis (near the famous Oasis Restaurant/Mansfield Dam and only 25-30 minutes from downtown Austin) Lake Travis Lake House is a 10 acre retreat with spectacular views of the main body of Lake Travis. This gorgeous 3-bedroom, 2-luxury-full-bath home was completely remodeled in 2005. Chefs will be amazed at the ultra-high-end kitchen, featuring a Viking Stove, Sub-Zero Refrigerator, granite countertops and imported travertine sink. Designers will marvel at the floor-to-ceiling travertine bathrooms, with an oversized soaking tub and magnificent European-style travertine shower. All will sleep well in the tastefully-decorated fully-furnished bedrooms.

Imagine sitting out on the large porch watching the sun set over the lake, strolling around the 10 acres admiring the other 'residents' (including Egyptian Arabian horses, rare white peacocks and Pygmy goats, among others), or picking fresh herbs and vegetables out of the organic garden! And while you may feel a million miles away from the stress of the city (since the property is almost completely surrounded by the Balcones Canyonland Nature Preserve), you are in fact only minutes from every imaginable type of retail and restaurants (10 minutes from Lakeline Mall, 20 minutes to the Arboretum/Domain and 25-30 minutes from the heart of downtown Austin).



Keywords: House on 10 Acres

Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            We simply ask that you not smoke in the house. Feel free to smoke outside. We just ask two things--one, we live on the edge of a forest, so please be aware of fire dangers during dry periods and two, please pick up all cigarette butts....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We love children and children love the farm animals (2 Border Collie dogs and 3 really cool cats). One of the most rewarding features of having a vacation rental has been showing our youngest guests the wonders on the farm....moreless

          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Not just any kitchen! Sub-Zero Refrigerator, Viking Stove, Granite Countertops, dishes, cooking utensils, two sinks, etc....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Everything you will ever need! Also, feel free to pick fresh vegetables and herbs from the organic garden....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            A Sub-Zero!...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Catering Available

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

            (2) Very romantic candle fireplaces...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • 10 acres, organic garden, fresh eggs, hiking

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Expanded basic cable + HBO. Three televisions, one is a high-definition flat screen....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Approximately 100 DVDs....moreless

              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance:

                Unlimited US and Canada service provided by Time Warner...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                High-speed Time Warner Cable WiFi throughout the house....moreless

              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Completely modern travertine soaking tub. Water comes from the ceiling! The perfect place to relax. Both baths have rain showers in them....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Beautiful front porch overlooking Lake Travis and the hill country...moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Garden arbor overlooking a spectacular canyon...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    The property is almost completely surrounded by the Balcones Canyonland Preserve. Not only will you enjoy seclusion (even though you are minutes from downtown Austin), but you will enjoy fabulous views of Lake Travis and the surrounding nature preserve....moreless

                  • Lake View:

                    Spectacular view of the main body of Lake Travis. The property is high on a hill and the views can't be beat....moreless

                  • Water View

                  Activities

                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Groceries
                  • Live Theater
                  • Zoo
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives

                  Other Activities

                      • Open space to run and play. Chickens, peacocks, dogs, and cat.
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Excellent rental, Excellent hosts!

                        Excellent rental, Excellent hosts!

                        • Guest Trumpet Player (Sacramento, California)
                        • Date of stay 05/06/08
                        • Review Submitted 05/20/08
                        Our experience at this Lake Travis home was beyond our expectations. The home is wonderful and the location provides country relaxation with easy access to Austin and surrounding communities. We easily did day trips to Fredrickburg and San Antonio and returning home was always a relaxing end to the day. Fresh eggs and vegetables, acerage for morning or evening walks and the respectful and accomodating hosts were all bonus touches that made our vacation one of the best we have ever had. If you have a chance to rent this home, take it!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Hi Steve!! Wow, it's been years and I just NOW realized that there is a "submit response" to a review written by a guest! My bad! You guys are great!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/7

                      • Wonderful Family Vacation!

                        Wonderful Family Vacation!

                        • Guest Eddy C. (Corona Del Mar, CA)
                        • Date of stay 12/27/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/24/14
                        We had an amazing family vacation at the Lake Travis property. The property is beautiful and Tom, the host, was great. We came w/ our 5 kids ranging from 11 to 20. You really feel like you are far away in the country yet it was still very close to several grocery stores and downtown Austin. We hiked, BBQ and spent quality family time, which is hard to get as the kids get older. There are several animals on the property, which made it fun. Two friendly Australian Sheppard’s, two white peacocks and several chickens. Tom brought fresh eggs and the kids we go out every morning to feed the chickens. We have stayed at other Lake Travis properties but this one was our favorite and for sure will be back.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Long weekend getaway

                        Long weekend getaway

                        • Guest Renata (Fairview, Texas)
                        • Date of stay 09/12/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/17/13
                        We found the property to be clean and well maintained. It is an older home furnished with antiques. The kitchen and bathrooms were updated and very spacious. The spectacular views were visibile from the front porch which we enjoyed in the mornings and early evening. The property description is not listed as a wedding venue and we quickly realized that when we came upon the huge white tent is visible in the back of house. We assume it stays up through out the year to accommodate different events. A few recommendations to the owner: When you have guests that will bring a dog, please let your guests know there are two dogs that are on the loose at all times. This can make a guest nervous as we were with our dog, and always made sure he was indoors when we saw the two black and white dogs close by. One evening, we tried to take a piece of pie to one of the owners, at the back house with our dog, and those 2 dogs started barking and not happy to see us or our dog. We understood they were being protective, and our kind gesture was the wrong attempt on our part. The owner wasn't there. Unfortunately this experience made us believe that we should keep our dog at a distance from the loose dogs at all times. It would have been helpful to know about the 2 dogs on the property, as we might not have brought ours. Both on Friday and Saturday, lawn maintenance was there, which for us was disturbing, as we were looking for peace and quiet, and not the noise of the tractor, the blower, and 4 lawn maintenance personnel. We picked this place as it was on 10 acres and we were seeking privacy on the property that we were renting. On Saturday we saw that there was an appointment that morning, we assume for a wedding venue. There were 5 other people walking and meeting on the property for about 1 1/2 hours. We believed we had the place to ourselves, at least that is what we paid for. We now understand the property is a wedding venue, and in the VRBO that was not mentioned. We were not notified of the various activities that were taking place on the property, that should have been a courtesy extended to us. Maybe something else could have been worked out with the owner to schedule those activities that could compliment our agenda.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/1

                      • Fantastic vacation spot

                        Fantastic vacation spot

                        • Guest Missy (Bridge City, Texas)
                        • Date of stay 06/21/10
                        • Review Submitted 06/26/10
                        We spent a week in June 2010 and were thoroughly pleased with the home, spectacular views and all the surrounding fun things to do. We had four children 6 and under and had no trouble keeping them entertained away from the house, it was a little harder while at the home because the house sits high on a cliff and there was really nothing for them to do outside. Lake Travis is an awesome place for boating fun and Volente Beach which is a small water park turned out to have some really fun rides. And the owners were super nice and very accommodating.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Thank you so much Missy! We enjoying having you here.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Top of the list! Felt JUST like home. Would go back in a heartbeat!

                        Top of the list! Felt JUST like home. Would go back in a heartbeat!

                        • Guest louandfriends (Houston, TX)
                        • Date of stay 03/26/10
                        • Review Submitted 03/29/10
                        There are 6 of us girls that do an annual trip, so this isn't our first time, so we KNOW what is normal to expect out of a rental. And let me tell you, THIS place was worth every penny. The area is AMAZING, the hosts were incredible, and it is exactly what it says it is. We had an incredible time and will definitely go back! You'd be CRAZY not to consider this place. It was great for us girls, would be great for a romantic get-away and would even suffice for a place for the kids to run around. It really was a perfect weekend!!!! Thank you SO much Tom and Suellen! It was JUST what the dr ordered! You two were wonderful! See you again very soon! Only beef I have is that the house could have used a better cleaning lady. Beds were clean and bathrooms were fine, but it was things like spider webs in the corners and needed a better once over on the floors with the broom and mop. Other than that, truly comfy! You may also consider bringing some better outside chairs. Seating wasn't the best.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Thank you so much for staying here and for writing such a nice review! You were all fantastic. Also, thank you so much for the comment about cleaning. Our housekeeper, Mary, has been with us for many years, but sometimes she doesn't catch everything, especially during the busiest times. Because of your thoughtful review, we have implemented two new actions. We go through every 2-4 weeks to make a complete inspection and make sure that there aren't things like spider webs that Mary may not see. Also, we are now doing a complete "spring cleaning" every 3 months. Again, thank you for your kind review and for giving us tips to make the Hacienda even better.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 03/19/10
                        • Review Submitted 03/19/10
                        We stayed at this property for 2 nights on spring break with our son, his wife and grandchildren. We had a wonderful time. The grounds are beautiful and the kids loved all of the animals.

                        Owner response: Thank you Diane!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Highly recommended

                        Highly recommended

                        • Guest John from Boston (Boston, MA)
                        • Date of stay 06/28/09
                        • Review Submitted 07/14/09
                        We stayed here over the fourth of July weekend, and we had a great time. The house is up to date with great kitchen and bathrooms. It is about 30 minutes to downtown Austin with no traffic. The Anderson-Mill area is a shorter drive (15 minutes or so), and has an Alamo Drafthouse which was very good, and a Kirby Lane cafe (not the same ambiance as the original, but the migas were still great). The house sits on top of a hill, and the view over the lake is great. It's less than a ten minute drive to the Oasis for an even better view. We loved visiting the animals on the property (horses, goats, chickens, peacocks, dogs, and cats), and Tom brought us fresh fruits and vegetables straight from his garden. Austin was experiencing a significant drought when we visited, and the lake level was very low. The closest public lake access (which is a short drive away) was completely dried up. The owner, Tom, was pleasant and helpful during our stay. I would definitely recommend this location to a friend.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Thank you John! Please come back!!!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Guestbook Comment

                        Guestbook Comment

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 01/01/09
                        • Review Submitted 01/06/09
                        We had the privilege of staying in this wonderful house over the Christmas holidays. The house is just as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. The owner made us feel at home by putting up a Christmas tree and some decorations! We were able to bring our dogs and they enjoyed visiting with the farm animals as much as we did! The area is very scenic. Lots to do in the area - we had a couple of great hikes. Austin, and all it has to offer, is easily accessible. Tom, thanks for a week that gave us many special memories!

                        Owner response: Thank you so much! So sorry for just now submitting a response. I'm embarrassed to say that I just realized now that we have the "submit response" on VRBO! Since your review is listed as "N/A", I went back to my files and I definitely remember you all. You were so kind and we really enjoyed your visit.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Down On the Farm

                        Down On the Farm

                        • Guest None (Chicago, Il.)
                        • Date of stay 11/01/07
                        • Review Submitted 11/27/07
                        Thanksgiving on the farm was one of the most delightful and peaceful vacations ever for our family-perfect. Tom had thought of everything including his fabulous blueberry muffins. Our grandson was amazed at the animals and Tom helped him feed the animals and gather eggs which was a treat for our grandchild. Thanks for all. The James Family

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 9/9

                      • Peace, quiet and welcome!

                        Peace, quiet and welcome!

                        • Guest christine96 (Chicago)
                        • Date of stay 06/01/07
                        • Review Submitted 07/06/07
                        My family just returned from a wonderful week at this home. Tom was so accomodating and welcoming- we received warm muffins upon our arrival! This is a truly unique property located on the hillside above Lake Travis. Next to a wildlife sanctuary and tucked up a long driveway you will reach true peace and quiet (except for the wonderful sounds of the animals). Although you will have privacy, the home is only 5 minutes from several grocery and big box stores. This lovely home, built in the 1940's, has exceptional bathrooms and kitchen. You will feel truly pampered! The bedrooms are modest sized but furnished well. One thing that I will mention is that the 3rd bedroom does not have window treatments as it is more of a den- so if you are light sensitive, check with the owners first. Other than that one small detail we found everything we had hoped for. Enjoy your stay!

                        Owner response: I still remember you guys. You were so nice and some of our first guests. Thank you for such a kind review. BTW - your comment about the 3rd bedroom really helped us. Soon after, we added heavy drapes that can be lifted up during waking hours to let the sun from the skylights in, but that can be closed to make it dark for sleeping. Thanks again for helping us get started. It is more than 6 years later and we are still going strong!!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 17/20

                       
                      Rental Rates for Non-Holiday Weeks (2 Night Minimum):
                      Mid-Week  .. Mon-Thu Nights .. $300/night.
                      Weekend  ... Fri-Sun Nights .. $400/night.
                      Weekly Rates .. $1800/week.
                      Rental Rates for Holiday Weeks (3 Night Minimum):
                      Mid-Week  .. Mon-Thu Nights .. $350/night.
                      Weekend  ... Fri-Sun Nights .. $450/night.
                      Weekly Rates .. $2000/week.
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 04/15/2014
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                      Speaks: french, norwegian, spanish, english

                       

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                      • Welcome Home!

                        Welcome Home!

                      • Formal Living/Dining Area

                        Formal Living/Dining Area

                      • Master Bathroom w/ Sunken Bathtub, Travertine Sinks/Tile, Granite Coutertops...

                        Master Bathroom w/ Sunken Bathtub, Travertine Sinks/Tile, Granite Coutertops...

                      • You can't beat the sun setting over Lake Travis!

                        You can't beat the sun setting over Lake Travis!

                      • A table made from the hatch from an 18th Century Spanish Ship

                        A table made from the hatch from an 18th Century Spanish Ship

                      • Master Bedroom with Queen-Sized Canopy Bed, Fireplace and California Closet

                        Master Bedroom with Queen-Sized Canopy Bed, Fireplace and California Closet

                      • Guest Bedroom #3

                        Guest Bedroom #3

                      • Gourmet Kitchen w/ Viking Stove, Sub-Zero Refrigertor, Marble Countertops, etc.

                        Gourmet Kitchen w/ Viking Stove, Sub-Zero Refrigertor, Marble Countertops, etc.

                      • Relax in front of the fireplace

                        Relax in front of the fireplace

                      • Guest Bedroom #2

                        Guest Bedroom #2

                      • Den with Flat-Screen TV (expanded cable, HBO and DVD) and Stereo (with CD)

                        Den with Flat-Screen TV (expanded cable, HBO and DVD) and Stereo (with CD)

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