Lake Austin Guest House Retreat!
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- 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 barbeque 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. 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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
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- Ice Maker
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- Hair Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Iron & Board
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- Free Long Distance
- Wireless Internet
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- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
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A little...well BIG hidden secret!
A little...well BIG hidden secret!
I wanted a get away for a Birthday weekend and well, did we find one! I wanted on the water, dog friendly, relaxing and we got more than that. We got there Friday and it was pouring rain, normally you would complain, but not us, we enjoyed a nice game of darts, games and some much needed 'down time'. As the rain calmed down, we headed to the dock to let the dog swim a bit and we just fell in love with the property. The guest house was spacious and comfortable...decorated where it felt like home. Oh my, a great dock with water bikes, kayaks and some dang good fishing, a few keepers but just enjoyed the time with my family! Fishing from the water bikes was quite fun! We loved the new grill provided since all we planned on doing for food was grilling. And then each evening, it was nice to relax in the spa...nice! The owners were wonderful hosts, their dogs were so friendly and good with our dog and the property was beautiful and we just had a fabulous weekend!
- Guest Whit (Austin)
- Date of stay 09/20/13
- Review Submitted 09/22/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, pet owners, adventure seekers.
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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Three level spa with waterfall
Bedroom with full size bed below and twin on top
Pond with waterfall
Living Room with pull out queen couch
Workout room with sauna
View of the Lake
Wake Boarding on the Lake
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1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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