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Lake Austin Guest House Retreat!

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Three level spa with waterfall


Last updated: 08/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact manager
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lake Austin estate description

Luxury – noun - a pleasure out of the ordinary allowed to oneself: the luxury of an extra piece of the cake.

Nestled on the shores of Lake Austin along a stretch of the lake known as “barefoot alley”, is Camp Sawin, a 2 acre gated estate. We are situated between the cool, clear lake (avg. water temp 65 degrees) and a nature preserve. Camp Sawin is a private residence that you will want to make your secret luxury getaway on Lake Austin.

From Camp Sawin, Austin, known as “The Live Music Capital of the World”, is just 30 minutes by car, about 45 minutes by boat. Imagine an evening cruise on our 22 foot Tige’ to Tom Miller dam. From Tom Miller Dam a 5-minute cab gets you just about anywhere downtown. No hassle just pure relaxation. 10 minutes from Camp Sawin you will find The Hill Country Galleria, great restaurants (Rocco’s, Steiner Steak House, Hudsons On the Bend, Carlos and Charlies), grocery stores (Randall’s and HEB), fast food (Sonic, Whataburger, McDonalds, Taco Bell), drug stores and gas stations. Downtown, the convention center, Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium, the Capitol, and 6th Street are 30 minutes and the airport is only 40 minutes. Golf courses abound with Falconhead, Spanish Oaks, Barton Creek, Yaupon, The Hills, Live Oak, UT Golf Club, Austin Country Club and Flintrock Falls all less than 20 minutes by car. By boat the Lake Austin Spa Resort, recently rated the top spa in the country by Conde' Nast, is just a 5 minute ride for a massage or other deluxe spa treatment of your choice. Just a few minutes further on the lake are several excellent restaurants like County Line on the Lake (BBQ), Hula Hut (Mexican food, full bar, great views), Abel’s on the Lake, or Ski Shores Waterfront Cafe (burgers and pizza).

The guest quarters, in a separate building from the main house at Camp Sawin will be the luxurious base camp for your Austin adventure. The camp quarters have two twin beds, two full beds, and one queen fold out sleeper. All beds have 600 thread count sheets and 3” of luxurious memory foam. The kitchen is equipped with a full sized refrigerator, stand alone ice machine, microwave and a convection / broiler with a full set of plates, glasses and silverware for 8, pots, pans and other kitchen utensils. A propane barbecue affords grilling. The main room has two leather recliners and a sofa, perfect for viewing the HD TV with a Direct TV movie package. Three ceiling fans and 2 A/C zones keep the camp at a comfortable temperature. The kids can hone their skills on our authentic pinball machine (no quarters required). How about a quick workout in the gym? Camp Sawin has a full set of free weights, treadmill, power rack, mats, heavy and regular exercise balls. After your workout relax in a 6-person redwood dry sauna.

While having 1100 square feet of luxury on the inside the real fun at Camp Sawin in our opinion is found outside. Our 2-acre property is crammed with goodies. The grass playing field has plenty of room. In the evening watch the deer graze on the playing field. Stroll through the cactus/southwest garden, vegetable garden or rose garden. Stop anywhere for a moment of relaxation or reflection. Our lake view Jacuzzi is actually 3 interconnected spas, one of which is 5 feet deep. There is nothing quite like a warm, soothing Jacuzzi after a refreshing cool dip in the lake. Deck and patio space abounds so there will be no problem finding the perfect spot. In the evenings our six-foot gas fire ring is perfect for toasting marshmallows and scary story telling.

Most importantly there is the lake. Remember lake trips when you were a kid? Oh what fun. Be on the water from sunrise to sunset. Bring your boat and tie up to our dock. No boat? We can secure an off site rental or our 22' ski / wake board boat for rental with captain. Two water bikes and two kayaks are available at the dock for water play. Bring your water toys and fishing poles. A great place to watch all the lake action is our sunning deck on top of the dock.

See you soon we hope.

Keywords: Guest House, Lake Austin

Property Type

      • Estate

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1


              • Convertible bed(s)


              • Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Convertable queen has 3' memory foam; 600 thread count sheets., Bunk Beds (2) Twins on top. Doubles on bottom. All 4 mattresses have 3' memory foam; 600 thread count sheets....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Ice Maker


              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Free Weights, Treadmill, Heavy Bag, Universal Machine, Sauna, Stationary Bike...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath and Jacuzzi / Dock...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                600 Thread Count...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:


              • Heating
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking Off Street


              • Satellite / Cable:

                HIGH Definition LCD with Direct TV premium package includes HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, & Starz...moreless

              • Shared Hot Tub:

                3 connected pools with water fall and cave overlooking lake....moreless

              • Television
              • Stereo


              • Wireless Internet
              • Free Long Distance
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Boat:

                    22' Tige wake board boat with captain available ...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    1 one person kayak & 1 two person kayak...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    On 2nd floor deck overlooking lake...moreless

                  Location & View


                      • Cinemas
                      • Sailing
                      • Surfing
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Tennis
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Cycling
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Museums
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Golf


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                      from 3 traveler reviews
                      Summer Rates (June 01-Sep 15) .. $350/Night
                      Winter Rates (Sep 16-May 30) .. $200/Night
                      Holidays and Austin Special events + 25%
                      Minimum 2 nites summer - 3 nites holidays and special events

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                      Last updated: 08/15/2014
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                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1993

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                      • Three level spa with waterfall

                        Three level spa with waterfall

                      • Kitchenette


                      • Bedroom with full size beds below and twins on top

                        Bedroom with full size beds below and twins on top

                      • Pond with waterfall

                        Pond with waterfall

                      • Living Room with pull out queen couch

                        Living Room with pull out queen couch

                      • Workout room with sauna

                        Workout room with sauna

                      • View of the Lake

                        View of the Lake

                      • Wake Boarding on the Lake

                        Wake Boarding on the Lake

                      VRBO #255437

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014


                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 08/15/14
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                      Speaks: english
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