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SAKS Retreat-Sandy Bottom Lake LBJ Great for Kids

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Front of house Impressive Master Bedroom Spa Master Bath Comfortable living area with wood burning fireplace Full kitchen with granite countertops and all cooking utensils Multipurpose room with king bed, two futons, table and chairs and game table Comfortable updated bedroom with queen bed. 150 feet of concrete dock to enjoy Kayaks and peddle boat await your lake adventure. Great fishing on lake LBJ! Lot's of great wildlife to view.  Yes, those are white pelicans! Sunsets are awesome at SAKS Retreat! Plenty of parking for boats or an RV. Large private grassy yard to enjoy. 2nd bath has plenty of storage and counter space. Deep swimming hole at the slab. Don't forget to visit slab road just down the street. Backyard view from the 12' x30' wood deck taken August 2013 Water conditions taken August 2013 View up the river taken August 2013.  Water is safe for the kids.

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Last updated: 03/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kingsland house description

Remodeled 4 bedroom, 2 bath house with an extra lot for parking RV's, boat trailers and plenty of cars. This house has it all with spa-like bathrooms that will make you feel like you've arrived at a five star hotel. Comfortable sleeping arrangements: Master bedroom with king-sized bed, second bedroom with two bunk beds (one twin/twin and one twin/full), third bedroom with queen bed, and a game room with a king bed and two full size futons. A sleeper sofa in the living area rounds out the sleeping arrangements and make this location ideal for multiple family getaways.

The Llano River arm of Lake LBJ is a unique location due to the sandy bottom that is great for kids and the lake bottom gently slopes away in front of the house. Don't take a chance on a channel or cove location when the clearest water on the lake is available. Water depth at the dock averages 1 1/2' and gradually gets deeper toward the channel. The shallow sandy bottom makes it a great choice for children and safe swimming. It is considered the hot spot for parking boats offshore and relaxing in the water that averages 4' to 8' deep in the channel. Kids love to explore along the shoreline and the limited boat traffic puts parents fears at ease. Not a water lover? Then just relax in the hammock with a good book while enjoying the best view of Packsaddle Mountain on the lake or take up a round of golf just down the street at the Lighthouse Golf Club..

Pay extra for kayaks and peddle boats??? Not at SAKS Retreat. 4 kayaks and a peddle boat are included in your rental!

A stay at SAKS Retreat will make memories that will last a lifetime and you'll want to return again and again.

Keywords: House, Lake, Slab Road, LBJ, swimming, fishing, boating, golf,

Property Type

  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 11-15

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (2) King beds in both the master bedroom and the bonus room, Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 2 futons in the bonus room and a sleeper sofa in the living area., Bunk Beds (2) Twin over full and twin over twin...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

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          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Dining
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Stove

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Heating
          • Air Conditioning
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Parking Off Street
          • Hair Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Game Room
          • Books
          • Games
          • Video Library
          • Toys
          • Television
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • CD Player
          • VCR

          Communications

              Outdoor Features

              • Golf:

                Lighthouse Country Club just down the street...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Deck / Patio
              • Porch / Veranda

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • Mountain View
              • Lakefront
              • Lake View

              Activities

              • Golf
              • Water Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Jet Skiing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Kayaking
              • Hiking
              • Tennis
              • Miniature Golf
              • Boating
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Swimming
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
               

              Reviews

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              • Great vacation experience!

                Great vacation experience!

                • Guest Al (Arlington, TX)
                • Date of stay 06/22/12
                • Review Submitted 06/25/12
                This was a great place for our family of 7 grownups and 4 grandchildren to hang out. The place was everything we could have hoped for -- clean, comfortable, and well-maintained. Inside, there were plenty of games and videos for all to enjoy. We had fun playing air hockey and foosball in the game room. Outside, the dock area was a perfect place for the kids to play. They had a wonderful time in the paddleboat. And, the shallow and sandy lake site was just great for our young grandkids. The departure check list was very helpful for making sure we were set to leave. Just a great place to relax and enjoy the Lake LBJ area. We would have loved to have been able to stay longer!

                Recommended for: Families with young children.

                Owner response: Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Be sure to keep us in mind for your next trip to the lake.

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              • The house was great!

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                The house was great!

                • Guest Erin
                • Date of stay 08/09/13
                • Review Submitted 08/14/13
                The house was great! The paddle boat and kayaks were fun. The beds were comfortable and bathrooms were clean. we had a great time. Thanks!!

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              • It was exactly what we were looking for

                It was exactly what we were looking for

                • Guest Jim (United States)
                • Date of stay 08/01/13
                • Review Submitted 08/07/13
                We found the property to be very quiet and peaceful. The water out in front of the house never got much more than knee deep, but was plenty deep enough to pull out the kayaks and do some exploring. We loved relaxing on the porch, and the fan kept it from getting too hot. The paddle boat looked like it had been sitting out for a while and could use some cleaning, so we didn't try it out. The grill needed some cleaning but worked fine once we gave it a bit of love, and the kitchen worked great for the rest of our cooking though it gets a bit cramped with more than two folks in there. We were looking for a place to unwind and relax with old friends and we definitely found it.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                Owner response: James, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Not everyone uses the paddle boat so it can sit for a while. I've asked my lawn guy to make sure it stays cleaned up. I have a brand new grill to go with the smoker so future visits should be a cooks dream. Thanks again for staying with us.

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              • Nice getaway

                Nice getaway

                • Guest Jeannie (Fort Worth, Texas)
                • Date of stay 06/04/13
                • Review Submitted 06/15/13
                The house was very nicely remodeled and clean. We were disappointed in the water depth; while I originally reserved it because of the shallow water for the grandkids, there was no water even remotely deep enough for swimming. My 6 year old grandson jumped out of the kayak across the lake and it was still only knee deep on him! We went to the Llano Slabs, which was fun, and took a Longhorn Cavern tour. Not sure what else there would be to do around the area, though.

                Owner response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. The channel on the opposite bank from us is 5 feet deep and there is a three foot deep channel about half way across. The HOA park is just down the street also and has a great sandy beach with deeper swimming. Most people enjoy our house due to limited boat traffic and safety concerns. The water is also very clean vs. the channel water and calm vs. the main lake or colorado arm of LBJ. As far as things to do, most of our guests come out to enjoy some peace and quiet with the best views of packsaddle mountain on the lake. We do have 4 televisions with 120 channels, a dozen board games for adults and children, a video library with over 40 dvds and tapes for adults and children, 4 free kayaks and a paddle boat for use during your stay and an acre of yard to enjoy with firepit for making s'mores and memories. Just a short drive away are Longhorn Cavern, Enchanted Rock, Canyon of the Eagles and 100's of miles of hike and bike trails, We have the best golf in the area just down the street at the Lighthouse Country Club, great gift shops in Llano and Marble Falls, or for the more adventurous, rent a personal watercraft or boat from Splash Rentals in Kingsland. A trip to SAKS Retreat just can't be beat.

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              • Great place!

                Great place!

                • Guest MJO (Austin, TX)
                • Date of stay 07/27/12
                • Review Submitted 08/01/12
                This property was great for our annual ladies weekend. We loved the deck and the large lawn as well as the views from the deck and water. The place is well kept and comfortable. We used the kayaks, but found that the paddle boat was hard for us to maneuver down to the water, since we would have had to carry it over a concrete wall. The water is extremely shallow immediately out front of the house and we had to navigate a good ways to get into water that was over 1-2 feet (I believe the listing says it is 4 feet deep--not the case--there is a large sand bar when you get in the water) We had 11 ladies stay here and I would say that would be the max for adults staying at this place. If you have kids, 15 would sleep comfortably, but not 15 adults. Overall, I would definitely stay here again.

                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                Owner response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again next year. The sandy lake bottom changes with every hard rain and depths vary as a result. Depth as of this writing is 18" at the dock and slowly gets to 24" until you get out to the channel. Email the owner for the most current conditions. Most boats can get to the dock or you can anchor just off shore and walk along the sandy bottom. For those interested in seeing all the sleeping arrangements and the outdoor areas, be sure to check out the property video on the website.

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              • LOVELY!

                LOVELY!

                • Guest Elizabeth (Houston)
                • Date of stay 08/11/11
                • Review Submitted 09/14/11
                This was a very well maintained home.....updated throughout and perfect for our family getaway! We really enjoyed our time at the SAKS retreat. Everything was clean and comfortable. We'd love to come back!

                Recommended for: Families with young children.

                Owner response: Really glad your group had a great time. Thanks for choosing SAKS Retreat for your vacation.

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                • Guest Alice (Austin)
                • Date of stay 08/11/11
                • Review Submitted 09/01/11
                We enjoyed our stay thoroughly. Everything was just as you described it, attractive, clean and comfortable. And there was ample room for our party of 10. You were most helpful in answering all our questions. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place. I hope we will be able to return next year.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers.

                Owner response: Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you next year.

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              • Magnificent Time!

                Magnificent Time!

                • Guest mom (central TX)
                • Date of stay 07/22/11
                • Review Submitted 08/24/11
                We had a blast at the SAKS. The house was roomy and clean. The kids loved the kayaks! We loved that we had a lot of privacy!

                Recommended for: Families with young children.

                Owner response: Glad you had a great stay. Be sure to think of us next time.

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              • Wonderful Rental Property

                Wonderful Rental Property

                • Guest TXMO9129 (Kansas City, MO)
                • Date of stay 07/30/10
                • Review Submitted 08/11/10
                A group of girlfriends and myself stayed at SAKS Retreat for a reunion and truly enjoyed our stay! The entire home is updated! Granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, all nice fixtures, incredibly clean, and loved the wood floors. The home felt brand new! The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of linens, towels, dishes, etc. This waterfront property was just what we were looking for, and the sandy bottom made walking in the water more than comfortable. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to family or friends.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

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              • Great for families

                Great for families

                • Guest Scott (Menlo Park, CA)
                • Date of stay 06/18/10
                • Review Submitted 07/28/10
                We were looking for a nice house on a river in the hill country for a reasonable cost and we found it with this place. It’s on a beautiful spot on the Llano River with great views from the patio and yard of the river and hills. We loved the fact that the river’s shallow depth and distance from LBJ keeps most of the boat traffic and noise faraway. The river really does have a sandy bottom that is great for just hanging out in with your kids and we made good use of the two kayaks and paddleboat that come with the house. The property has its own concrete dock where you can tie up the boats, set up lawn chairs and enjoy drinks or read books as the sun sets. The house is good for a couple of families and has everything you need. Everything works and is in good shape. It is a perfect place for vegging-out for a few days and we would definitely recommend it to others.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High
              Mar 1 - Sep 30, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $375

              Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              Memorial Day
              May 23 - May 25, 2014
              3 night min stay

              $1,500
              flat fee
              Independence Day
              Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2014
              3 night min stay

              $1,800
              flat fee
              Labor Day
              Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
              3 night min stay

              $1,500
              flat fee
              Low
              Oct 1 - Feb 28, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $250

              Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $275

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Pet Fee $100
              • Cleaning $150
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Small dogs will be considered but must be crated while in the house. No cats.


              Cancellation policy:

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


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              Last updated: 03/31/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2003

              About the owner: Owners of SAKS Remodeling in Austin Texas.

              Why the Owner Chose Kingsland:
              Purchased this property because of the kid friendly location on the lake. Quiet relaxing views of Packsaddle and a sandy lake bottom make this property a 'must stay' for families with kids of all ages. The Llano River arm of Lake LBJ is the preferred spot to park your boat and hang out in the water that averages from 4 to 8 feet deep. It is also the preferred spot for wake boarders due to the long straight stretch of water and the limited boat traffic. A small sand island right off the shore is a favorite for smaller children and creates a private swim area. Kayaking is also a favorite activity on this part of the lake and four kayaks are provided for use during your stay. A paddle boat is also included and is a great way to explore the lake and meet the neighbors.


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              Photos

              • Front of house

                Front of house

              • Spa Master Bath

                Spa Master Bath

              • Full kitchen with granite countertops and all cooking utensils

                Full kitchen with granite countertops and all cooking utensils

              • Comfortable updated bedroom with queen bed.

                Comfortable updated bedroom with queen bed.

              • 150 feet of concrete dock to enjoy

                150 feet of concrete dock to enjoy

              • Kayaks and peddle boat await your lake adventure.

                Kayaks and peddle boat await your lake adventure.

              • Lot's of great wildlife to view.  Yes, those are white pelicans!

                Lot's of great wildlife to view. Yes, those are white pelicans!

              • Plenty of parking for boats or an RV.

                Plenty of parking for boats or an RV.

              • 2nd bath has plenty of storage and counter space.

                2nd bath has plenty of storage and counter space.

              • Don't forget to visit slab road just down the street.

                Don't forget to visit slab road just down the street.

              • Water conditions taken August 2013

                Water conditions taken August 2013

              • Impressive Master Bedroom

                Impressive Master Bedroom

              • Comfortable living area with wood burning fireplace

                Comfortable living area with wood burning fireplace

              • Multipurpose room with king bed, two futons, table and chairs and game table

                Multipurpose room with king bed, two futons, table and chairs and game table

              • Great fishing on lake LBJ!

                Great fishing on lake LBJ!

              • Sunsets are awesome at SAKS Retreat!

                Sunsets are awesome at SAKS Retreat!

              • Large private grassy yard to enjoy.

                Large private grassy yard to enjoy.

              • Deep swimming hole at the slab.

                Deep swimming hole at the slab.

              • Backyard view from the 12' x30' wood deck taken August 2013

                Backyard view from the 12' x30' wood deck taken August 2013

              • View up the river taken August 2013.  Water is safe for the kids.

                View up the river taken August 2013. Water is safe for the kids.

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              Date last modified - Saturday, January 18, 2014

              $250 - $375 per night (USD)
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              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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