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Relaxing Waterfront Home on Lake Austin, W/ Private Boat Dock

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View of house from Lake Austin private boat deck

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Last updated: 09/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lake Austin house description

You'll enjoy our lovely house right on the water as the perfect venue for fun with family & friends. Remember that we're on a constant level lake, so there is always water in Lake Austin (not so in Lake Travis.) New furnishings in the living room 60” TV, so if you've been here before, you'll really love it now!

This is a great location when you come in for UT sports. Only 20 minutes to Longhorn football, basketball, and baseball/softball fields. ACL (Austin City Limits festival) is coming soon, as is the F1 race, so book now.

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Just 20 minutes west of downtown Austin, you’ll have a wonderfully private custom-built home on Lake Austin. Whether you’re in town for UT, business, entertainment, or just need a weekend away from your home in Austin, any reason is a good reason to stay at Hastings House.

We have a nice private boat dock & large deck above with great views. It has a powerful boat lift that accommodates most ski boats up to 24 feet & you can bring your own boat. The dock is only a few steps down from the house, so you can quickly hop in your boat and be on your way. On either side of the dock is a generous swimming area for a bracing dip in the cool waters of Lake Austin. Lake Austin is a constant level lake, so the boat ramps are always open.

This home affords privacy, but is an easy trip in your boat to the Hula Hut (Mexican food), Ski Shores (for burgers) or County Line on the Lake (BBQ.) Ten minutes away is the fabulous Hill Country Galleria for shopping, restaurants & movies (including Whole Foods Market.) The Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve is close by if you’re interested in hiking & seeing the Texas Hill Country.

There is a convenience store just blocks away and a supermarket 10 minutes away for food or anything you may need. It's only takes about 20 minutes to get to downtown Austin, UT, the Convention Center, Zilker Park & the 6th Street entertainment district.

The house is a tri-level home built on a hillside, designed by architect Robert Pringle. On the entry level is the recently remodeled 'middle' bedroom which has a queen-sized bed. There is a 36 inch TV with DVD player & cable in this room & a small stereo with a connector for your MP3/iPod. Also on this level is a full bath with a shower. Upstairs is the loft master bedroom with a king-sized bed. The master has a private balcony overlooking Lake Austin & the loft overlooks the living room. There are vertical blinds to close off for more visual privacy. There is a TV with DVD/VCR in this bedroom and an iPod/iPhone clock radio. The master bath has a bathtub with shower along with double sinks & a separate vanity & 2 walk-in closets. Also upstairs is another bedroom, with a twin day bed & trundle. All bed linens & bath towels are provided.

Downstairs is the living room with its soaring natural wood ceiling, a wall of lakeside windows & a lovely limestone fireplace. One sofa folds out into a queen-sized bed for additional sleeping accommodations. In the living room, we have a 60” LED HD TV with a Blu-ray player and Netflix access, but with the view from the house, deck & boat dock, you may never turn on any of the TVs at all! The house has Wi-Fi, so if you need to work or do a little Internet surfing, you can do it easily.

The fully furnished kitchen includes a Jenn-Air range with optional grill. Our new Energy Star dishwasher saves water & energy and is extra quiet! The oak table in the dining room seats eight & there is a rolling drop-leaf table for additional seating for 4. The refrigerator has in-door ice & water. We’re fully stocked with lots of dinnerware & cooking utensils. Basic cooking supplies are on hand, (spices, flour, corn meal, popcorn, etc.) as well. Also on this level are the powder room & the laundry Energy Star washer & dryer. Just out the back door is a propane grill with a spare tank for doing a bit of outside grilling.

There are four ceiling fans in the home & two separate air handling units to keep the house very comfortable in the summer or winter.

Adjacent to the house & overlooking the lake is a large tree shaded deck with three large pecan trees growing up through the deck, or you can go out on the deck above the boat slip & enjoy the quiet, smooth water early in the morning & the sunsets in the evening.

You can cook out on the gas grill & dine under the stars on the house or boat deck. Relaxing on the boat deck as dusk falls is the perfect way to end the day. The deck above the boat dock is great for sunning, dining or entertaining. From the boat deck, watch the bats chasing insects in the summer as you enjoy a fabulous Hill Country sunset.

There is plenty of parking for 4-6 vehicles & your boat trailer. The house is at the end of a private road so there is no traffic (except the neighbors).

Austin generally has a temperate climate year-round, so you can hop aboard your boat & be skiing in minutes, or go swimming off of the dock most of the year. If the water is too cold for you, do some early morning fishing, visit area shopping or just do some serious relaxing.

During your stay, you’re in your own private world, but Austin is just a short drive or boat ride away.

This is also great location for small business & church day retreats, corporate relocation, & writer seclusion, but Special Event Insurance is required when having more than 10 people on the premises for any amount of time, and no more than 25 people on the property of Hastings Lakehouse is allowed for these events. Families enjoy making this their “home base” when in town for weddings or family reunions. It is a good place, too, for wedding guests- parents, even the bride & groom's first night as a married couple. How romantic to be right on the lake to enjoy your first married night & morning.

See more pics & 'like' us on our page on Facebook- Hastings House (There is another 'Hastings House' - we're the one that shows an ivory colored home with lots of glass viewed through the trees.)

If this sounds too good to be true, well, this is our second home & we love it, so we may be a little biased. We hope you will build great memories as has our family through the years.

Keywords: House, lakehouse, Lake House, vacation home, Lake Austin, second home, vacation rental, boat dock, water skiing, summer home, weekend home, holiday home, ACL, SXSW, South by Southwest, F1, F1 race, Austin City Limits, UT, University of Texas, UT graduation, college graduation, romantic getaway.
Weekdays & holidays have 3 day minimum stay, weekends, 2 days.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            No renters under the age of 25, and adults over age 25 must accompany anyone under 25....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Any evidence of smoking inside may result in immediate termination of contract and loss of deposit....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            For their safety, children under the age of 6 are not allowed....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            This is a tri-level house, so sadly, not accessibly for mobility impaired folks....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

          • Master bedroom: 1 king

            Master bath...moreless

          • Back Guest Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            Daybed with roll-out trundle...moreless

          • Mid-level Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

            New queen size bed....moreless

          • Main level: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            One sleeper sofas make out to queen....moreless

          • King size bed in loft master bedroom; Two Single Beds in back guest bedroom; New queen bed in mid-level bedroom; One of the sofas in living room makes into a queen sized bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Double sinks and makeup area. Two walk in closets....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Powder room: toilet

            Convenient powder room with unique mirror....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Private boat dock with lift, Reading library, Clothes iron, Ironing board, Blow dryers, Trash compactor, Electric ice-cream maker, Chaise loungers, Board games, Puzzles, Karaoke machine, Broadband WiFi, iPod/MP3 connection to stereo, Electronic piano keyboard, Fireplace wood & starter logs...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                In shelving above buffet....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                All TVs have DVD or BlueRay player....moreless

              • Games:

                Board games located next to fireplace....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Small music library of CDs Also Karaoke machine in music room Hook up for your iPod/MP3 to stereo...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2)...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                (3) 60' LED HD TV downstairs with Blu-Ray player & cable. NetFlix accessable. 42' HD TV in master bedroom with DVD/VCR player. 36' TV in Music Room with cable ...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Master bedroom has 42' TV with Video player and good selection of videos & DVDs. Blu-Ray player with TV in living room and good selection of family and action DVDs....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Lakefront:

                    Just a few steps down and you're at the lake. Great sunsets and beautiful misty dawns....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Beautiful oak dining table seats 8. There's also a gate fold table for additional seating....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Two units, so house stays cool in summer and warm in winter....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Free WiFi....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Also new....moreless

                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    Free High Speed WiFi...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Two story vaulted natural wood ceiling with full heigth glass wall to view of lake....moreless

                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Park 4-6 vehicles Plenty of parking...moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    This cuts down on your other vehicle parking, but you've got room....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    including bath towels (bring your own beach towels for swimming)...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Energy Star Washer/dryer located inside the house, on main floor laundry room....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Beautiful limestone fireplace. Spacious hearth for sitting, too....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Drip coffee maker ...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    All dishes, eating utensils, pots & pans are provided. ...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Brand new Energy Star dishwasher- very quiet!...moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Includes Jenn-Air cooktop, Coffee maker, Trash compactor, In-sink garbage disposer, Plenty of plates, etc. including plastic ones for picnics outside. Basic cooking supplies on hand, also coffee & selection of teas...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Basic supplies- spices, flour, corn meal, sugar, soups, popcorn and a few others...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    With icemaker...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    New Jenn-Air stove with cooktop and oven....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Outside master bedroom with bistro table and 2 chairs. ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large deck at house with dining table, loungers and casual chairs.Another large deck above the boat slip with seating....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Propane grill with spare tank....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 26 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Week days
                  Aug 27 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $315
                  $1,890
                  ACL Weekend 1
                  Oct 3 - Oct 4, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  $830
                  flat fee
                  ACL Weekend 2
                  Oct 10 - Oct 11, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  $830
                  flat fee
                  Formula One Grand Prix
                  Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2014
                  3 night min stay

                  $1,245
                  flat fee
                  Winter Rates
                  Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $265 $315
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,590
                  Memorial Day Weekend
                  May 22 - May 24, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  $1,245
                  flat fee
                  Independence Day
                  Jul 3 - Jul 4, 2015
                  2 night min stay

                  $830
                  flat fee
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $315 $395
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,890 $5,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 09/29/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  21 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  71 West
                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: Hastings House is owned by the Hastings siblings- Annette, Mark & Scott. We all stayed in the Austin area, and all enjoy spending time at Hastings House with our friends and family.

                  Why the Owner Chose Lake Austin:
                  Our parents bought the property around 50 years ago based on the beautiful sunset views. The house was built in 1984. It is close enough to town that it is convenient to get to, yet far enough so that you can still get away.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Privacy with the lake just a few feet away. A bit of Austin history in the old bricks from Congress Avenue over the fireplace. At Hastings House, it is easy to forget your cares and just relax.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • View of house from Lake Austin private boat deck

                    View of house from Lake Austin private boat deck

                  • Front entrance

                    Front entrance

                  • New sofas, facing one has queen-sized sofa bed in it.

                    New sofas, facing one has queen-sized sofa bed in it.

                  • Many fun games for making good family memories.

                    Many fun games for making good family memories.

                  • The living room seen from the master loft.

                    The living room seen from the master loft.

                  • Master bedroom with balcony overlooking Lake Austin

                    Master bedroom with balcony overlooking Lake Austin

                  • Upstairs bedroom. Twin beds (trundle underneath the twin bed.)

                    Upstairs bedroom. Twin beds (trundle underneath the twin bed.)

                  • Back deck, overlooking Lake Austin, taken from Master Bedroom deck

                    Back deck, overlooking Lake Austin, taken from Master Bedroom deck

                  • Lake Austin view from Master Bedroom balcony

                    Lake Austin view from Master Bedroom balcony

                  • Lake Austin boat dock and deck.

                    Lake Austin boat dock and deck.

                  • Lake Austin view from boat deck at dusk.

                    Lake Austin view from boat deck at dusk.

                  • Street view of Hastings House. Lake Austin is on opposite side of house.

                    Street view of Hastings House. Lake Austin is on opposite side of house.

                  • Dining room and kitchen, lots of room for good times at Lake Austin

                    Dining room and kitchen, lots of room for good times at Lake Austin

                  • House on Lake Austin great for small conferences

                    House on Lake Austin great for small conferences

                  • Large family room, with 60 inch HD TV and all the accoutrements.

                    Large family room, with 60 inch HD TV and all the accoutrements.

                  • Vaulted natural wood ceiling.

                    Vaulted natural wood ceiling.

                  • View of loft part of Master. Curtain closes room off visually for privacy.

                    View of loft part of Master. Curtain closes room off visually for privacy.

                  • Queen sized bed in entry level bedroom.

                    Queen sized bed in entry level bedroom.

                  • Propane grill with spare tank.

                    Propane grill with spare tank.

                  • Back deck from master bedroom balcony overlooking Lake Austin

                    Back deck from master bedroom balcony overlooking Lake Austin

                  • Private boat dock on Lake Austin with boat lift and deck above

                    Private boat dock on Lake Austin with boat lift and deck above

                  • Fun in Lake Austin from boat dock.

                    Fun in Lake Austin from boat dock.

                  VRBO #253029

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                  $265 - $395 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 09/29/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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