Stunning Waterfront Home, on Lake Travis
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Lakeway villa description
We have one of the finest waterfront properties on Lake Travis, about 25 minutes from downtown Austin, located in the Lakeway resort community. We have 270 degrees of lake view and nearly 300 feet of waterfront. The home is new construction and finished in August 2007, so everything is very new. The entire property is fenced and gated with an entrance code. Lake Travis is known for being the cleanest lake in Texas.
It is a two story home. The entire first floor and its three large bedrooms (King Room, Queen Room, and Queen Room 2) are available for your vacation stay. The first floor and second floor seal off from one another. Each floor has its own entrance. Both the first floor and the second floor were designed to be, and are, a complete home separate from the other floor. We the owners would remain in residence (we live on the second floor and have our own entrance) and would respect your privacy during your stay. Guests have their own private entrance on the first floor.
The King Room and Queen Room are connected by a large bathroom with a jetted tub and walk-in shower. Also included is the game room, a full kitchen, a pool bath with walk-in shower, a library/office with a piano, and exercise room access (see yellow area on photo 15). The Queen Room 2 has a private sitting area and its own bathroom with a jetted tub and walk-in shower (see orange area on photo 15). Every bedroom has a large flatscreen TV with cable, DVD player, and high speed wireless internet.
The King Room and the Queen Room both have lake views, but the lake views from the King Room are excellent and superior to those of the Queen Room. The lake views from the Queen Room 2 are excellent. The Game Room has excellent lake views, a large flatscreen TV, Blu-ray DVD player, Playstation 3, Wii, CD changer, iPod/MP3 player connection, pool table, poker table, foosball, chess, checkers, and board games.
The infinity pool has forty-five feet of negative edge that waterfalls twenty feet into a lower lap pool. A 'greased lightening' slide connects the top and bottom pools. The circular spa has a 360 degree negative edge. At the pool is an outdoor kitchen with a gas grill, running water, refrigerator, and ice maker.
An outdoor hot and cold pool shower is nearby for your convenience. The pool bath has an outside entrance.
The home has walk down lake access on a deep water point that ensures excellent boating. The property has a private boat ramp. Some of the best water skiing on the lake is just a few hundred yards from the home. If you are bringing your own boat, for a daily fee, we can provide a slip on property for boats up to 26 feet. The Lakeway Marina is just a few hundred yards away with rentals of ski boats, jet skis, and sailboats. To make watercraft rental even more simple, the marina has agreed to pick-up and drop-off our guests on our dock. Sailing lessons are also available.
The mornings are perfect for kayaking. We have a 2-person kayak at your disposal. We have a large two story boat dock that is great for enjoying the sunset or stargazing. The boat dock has a gas fire pit on the top level that is perfect for campfire tales and making s'mores with the kids. The boat dock has a gas grill and an outdoor dining set. Swimming and floating near the dock is a favorite activity. The dock has a 'leap of faith' swing from the top level that is not for the faint of heart. We are available by appointment to provide a yacht cruise (weather permitting and for an extra fee).
For guided fishing trips, a renowned fishing guide will pick you up on our boat dock (extra fee and must be reserved). The fishing on the lake is remarkably good. You may fish from the boat dock and shoreline as well. We provide basic fishing equipment for our guests.
If you are a birdwatcher, the birding is generally very good with dozens of species of resident and migratory birds easily seen. Ducks, herons, and songbirds are abundant. Purple martins grace our property from spring to fall. Ospreys and hawks ply the surface of the lake for fish. Whitetail deer are abundant. Raccoons, armadillos, squirrels, and foxes are often seen.
If you are into the culinary arts, our fresh herb garden seasonally features rosemary, chives, basil, mint, oregano, thyme, fennel, tarragon, sage, parsley, dill, cilantro, and lavender.
There are 5 golf courses (Falconhead, Flintrock Falls, The Hills, Live Oak, Yaupon) within three to ten minutes of our home. Four of the five golf courses are Club Corp properties.
If you are arriving via private plane, the Lakeway Air Park is just 5 minutes away. The Austin airport is only 35 minutes away.
There is a 3 mile scenic hike and bike trail just a few minutes from the home. There are numerous dining opportunities (not to mention the restaurants ON the lake) and a large shopping mall (Hill Country Galleria) nearby. The Lakeway Resort & Conference Center is five minutes from the property, offering meeting facilities, dining and a spa. Massages can be arranged by appointment at the property. Limousine service is available nearby. There are several excellent spas nearby as well, including Lake Austin Spa, rated Number One by Conde Nast. Also, we are able to obtain tickets to nearly every major event occurring in or near Austin (even the sold-out ones) for relatively reasonable prices. Whether you come here to be active or to just relax and enjoy the scenery, this home has it all.
We are only able to accommodate selected, respectful, couples, small families, and groups. Please no indoor smokers, after midnight partiers, heavy drinkers, drug users, or those who would use our property in any kind of reckless or unsafe way. No weddings or parties.
Keywords: Villa on Lake Travis - we call it Villa de Vistas (house of views)
- Vacation Rental
Significant wheelchair limitations. Lanai is accessible by a steep ramp that is 36 inches wide or by staircase. Ramp has a 4 inch step and a 90 degree turn at bottom landing. Parking on a slope is available adjacent to ramp. Once on lanai, entrance to home is one 4 inch step up. Inside the home the floor is completely flat with no steps. Only one bathroom has a wheelchair accessible toilet (pool bath). None of the showers are wheelchair accessible, although there is a wheelchair accessible bath (Queen Room 2). Pool may be accessed by taking steep ramp down off lanai and crossing grass then up a 12 inch step. It is a very limited wheelchair accessible property and wheelchair occupant would require assistance to enter and leave the lanai/home area and on slopes....moreless
Lanai is accessible by a steep ramp that is 36 inches wide or by staircase. Ramp has a 4 inch step and a 90 degree turn at bottom landing. Parking on a slope is available adjacent to ramp. Once on lanai, entrance to home is one 4 inch step up. Inside the home the floor is completely flat with no steps. Pool may be accessed by taking staircase down from lanai or using steep ramp down and crossing grass then up a 12 inch step. We recommend all handicapped persons have assistance when utilizing the ramp because it is steep....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) Aero Blow-up full-size/double bed is available for use in bedroom or library. $50 set-up/take-down/linen fee for full-size Aero bed. Free if you set up yourself., Twin or Single Beds (2) Aero Blow-up twin beds available. Great for kids. $35 set-up/take-down/linen fee for EACH twin Aero bed. Free if you set up yourself....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Catering Available:
- Clothes Dryer:
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- Linens Provided:
- Two Story Boat Dock with Swing, Boat Ramp, One 2-Person Kayak, Negative Edge Pool with Waterslide to Lower Pool, 20 Ft Waterfall, Large backyard, Grotto with Ferns, Great Fishing and Boating, Fishing Guide Will P/U at Property, Boat and Jet-Ski Rental Available, 35 Ft Yacht Cruise Available, Located in Resort/Golfing/Tennis Community...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Game Console:
- CD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
- Pool Table
- Broadband Access:
- Computer Available:
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
Location & View
On Lake Travis, it does not get better than this. Stunning lake views. Most lakefront properties on Lake Travis are on cliffs with difficult water access, but our property has convenient walk down lake access. We have a 25 ft x 10 ft boat slip available for our guests' use for a nightly fee....moreless
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Miniature Golf
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Lakefront: On Lake Travis, it does not get better than this. Stunning lake views. Most lakefront properties on Lake Travis are on cliffs with difficult or no water access. Our property has convenient walk down lake access. The infinity pool has forty-five feet of negative edge that waterfalls twenty feet into a lower lap pool. A 'greased lightening' slide connects the top and bottom pools. The circular spa has a 360 degree negative edge. An outdoor hot and cold pool shower is nearby for your convenience. The pool bath has an outside entrance. The home has walk down lake access on a deep water point that ensures excellent boating. The property has a private boat ramp. Some of the best water skiing on the lake is just a few hundred yards from the home. If you are bringing your own boat, for a daily fee, we can provide a slip on property for boats up to 26 feet. Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature golf Golf: There are 5 golf courses (Falconhead, Flintrock Falls, The Hills, Live Oak, Yaupon) within three to ten minutes of our home. Four of the five golf courses are Club Corp properties....moreless
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Lake Travis Rental
Lake Travis Rental
This property exceeded our expectations in every way including appearance and amenities. We took our grandchildren age 16- 9 and we all had a fabulous time. The owners thought of everything one could possibly need or want for play and leisure at the lake. The location is ideal, you are on this beautiful lake but so near to grocery stores, restaurants, & shopping. The owners are perhaps some of the nicest people we have meet, very helpful and made us feel so welcome in their beautiful home and they have a dog named Honney and she is as sweet as her name. The children played with her in and out of the water, I'm not sure who had the more fun the kids or Honney. I have recommend this property and I would rent it again for our family.
- Guest Kitch (Austin, TX)
- Date of stay 07/31/13
- Review Submitted 08/09/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
3 night stay for relatives wedding nearby
3 night stay for relatives wedding nearby
Take my word - if you are planning a vacation in TX you want to stay here! My husband and I and our son, daughter-in-law and infant grandson stayed at Jerri and Michael's gorgeous property while visiting TX for a relative's wedding that was nearby. Another son and daughter-in-law were planning to come but unfortunately a medical issue prevented them from joing us. They sure missed out. The owners have anticipated every thing their guests could wish for and they are the nicest couple you could meet. Jerri's attention to the details is remarkable and they make you immediately feel welcome. We were not there long enough to take advantage of all the things we wanted to do - like using the private movie theater (stocked with candy galore and a pop-corn making machine) or enjoying any lake activities (water skiing, jet skiing, kyaking). The pool and lake were unusually cool for this time of year but the hot tub was big enough to use as a pool for our grandson by setting the temperature in the 90's and leaving the jets off and then for the adults to sit in at night with the temperature up and the jets on. Sitting there with the torches on, the sparkling star lights in the bottom of the pool and the rope lights around the pool area was just heavenly. The home was very clean, the beds were super comfortable, and the surroundings were peaceful and quiet. With the lake currently down by 50 feet, the walk down to the dock was a bit ot a trip but our son and daughter-in-law did try their hand at fishing from the dock. We didn't use the fire-pit down at the dock but we did make s'mores, courtesy of the owners, at the fire-pit under the lanai. Plenty of coffee, tea and all kinds of spices were on hand as well as all the kitchen wares you could need to have a home cooked meal. We used the large grill on the lanai but there is a full kitchen down by the pool as well that we didn't even think to use. The grocery store is not far away. My biggest disappointment is that we live in NH and most likely won't ever get back to TX in the near future. But we have lots of great memories (my son going down the "greased lightening" pool slide was hysterical) and wish Jerri and Micheal all the best. Thank-you so much for sharing your wonderful property with us and for your welcoming hospitality. It was truly a vacation (brief as it was) to remember. I doubt that we will ever find such a gorgeous property at such a reasonable price that will compare to Villa DeVistas!
- Guest Adele (Dover, NH)
- Date of stay 05/10/13
- Review Submitted 05/23/13
The Perfect Getaway!!
The Perfect Getaway!!
Our stay at this beautiful villa was absolutely perfect! The scenery was breathe taking especially the lovely sunset. Jeri and Michael thought of everything to make our stay special even down to having board games, fresh flowers and chocolates, and all the ingredients needed for us to make smores by the fire pit. We even enjoyed the theater room one night and found Jeri popping popcorn for us. The Villa had easy access to grocery stores and close to Austin (not that you would want to leave) and Lake Travis Views are the best! We also enjoyed our visits with Honey, their beautiful Lab. She was so sweet!! This vacation getaway was as incredible as its thoughtful and kind owners. We really hated to leave. We highly recommend this home to everyone. Can't wait to return in the future.
- Guest Barbara C.
- Date of stay 05/14/13
- Review Submitted 05/22/13
Owner response: Thank you for the kind review. We are so happy that you chose to stay with us and it was a pleasure to meet you all. We hope to meet again soon.
Our stay at VDV was beyond our expectations! The grounds and scenery were immaculate and breathe taking, proving to be the perfect setting for our stay. Jeri and Michael have done an outstanding job anticipating the needs of any guest whether it is a board game, smores, or just the little details that you would never feel would be there for you. The accomodations and facilities provided so much enjoyments that we never wanted to leave the premises - why, when you have everything there. You can enjoy many things outdoors, be competitive indoors, or relax in many very welcoming areas. Whether you want activity or just relax from the world, this is a first class stay hosted by an INCREDIBLE, kind couple. We will be back .... can't schedule our next stay quick enough!!
- Guest Leah F.
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/05/12
I would highly recommend this house to anyone. We were two couples each with a 2 year old and one nanny. It's location on Lake Travis is perfect. The house is gorgeous and has everything you could possibly need. We had two 2 year olds with us and it was great for them. There was plenty of space. Jeri and Michael, the owners, could not have been nicer. They were super responsive anytime we needed anything. We put our boat down in their slip for super easy access. The beds were very comfortable. The location has easy access to grocery stores and restaurants. I would gladly rent this house again. Beautiful pool, outdoor kitchen, badminton, fire pit, full kitchen, hot tub, movie room, gym, etc...
- Guest Jules (Houston, TX)
- Date of stay 06/28/12
- Review Submitted 07/09/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
We really enjoyed our stay! Everything was well stocked, down to the last detail. And it was wonderful that pool was right out the door and had lots of floats and seating. We had plenty of room for the whole family and loved watching the beautiful sunsets on Lake Travis. Our hosts could not have been more generous or thoughtful. Can't wait to come back...
- Guest Laurelq W. (Austin, TX)
- Date of stay 06/15/12
- Review Submitted 07/02/12
Villa de Vistas is truly amazing!
Villa de Vistas is truly amazing!
WOW! I will try to sum up our experience in a nutshell without repeating all of the other reviews (and I agree with each and every one of them). This place is heavenly and the owners are equally amazing! We stayed for six nights and hated to leave. We brought our boat and the lake was very low but there were no problems accessing their boat dock and were still able to enjoy boating/tubing/wakeboarding. There are so many things to do here, you will not be disappointed. We are already planning our next trip back to this beautiful resort, especially to visit their dog Hunny!
- Guest Melanie B.
- Date of stay 07/05/11
- Review Submitted 07/14/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
My wife and I were also privileged enough to have our wedding at Villa De Vistas just recently. I would first like to say that Jeri and Michael went out of their way to make our stay perfect. They were friendly,kind and attentive and helped us with everything during and after the wedding. Second the home was amazing, and as mentioned before the photos dont do it justice . The view is probably one of the best ive seen on Lake Travis. The property is sorrounded with beautiful plants and flowers. Our kids enjoyed the great infinity edged pool,waterslide and all the amenities the game room had to offer. The adults got to enjoy the hot tub and the great view the next morning before stepping back in to reality. Jeri and Michael give vacation rental owners a great name, I hope to have the same experience in the future from other owners. Thanks again for all that you did for us it was a wonderful and memorable event for everyone.
- Guest Charlie (Austin)
- Date of stay 04/29/11
- Review Submitted 05/11/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Intimate Garden Wedding
Intimate Garden Wedding
Doug and I had the privilege of holding our wedding at Villa de Vistas, the first wedding to be held at this venue. The moment we laid eyes on the property we fell in love. It was like being on a lovely Italian villa overlooking the Mediterranean...minus the long plane ride. So absolutely stunningly gorgeous. Once we talked to the gracious owners, Jeri & Michael, we knew we wanted to hold our initimate garden wedding at this stunning venue, from the infinity pool, to three story waterwall, fountains and flowers galore, you practically needed to add no additional decorations. We had high hopes for our big day, and were not disappointed. The entire experience was better than we could ever have imagined; especially since we planned our entire wedding in just over two months. Jeri and Michael really were wonderful to work with, so accommodating and helpful. We were able to stay two nights; the night before the wedding and the night of the wedding which came in handy for the rehearsal and set up of the decorations, and let me just say, the inside of the home is as beautiful as the exterior, no detail was overlooked. It was great to be able to stay the evening of the wedding...after we kicked all of our guests out of course! It was nice to just be able to relax and enjoy our time together without having to drive to a hotel. We highly recommend Villa de Vistas as both a vacation rental and wedding venue. We can't say enough good things about it. Just breathtakingly gorgeous!
- Guest The Newlyweds (Houston, TX)
- Date of stay 10/09/10
- Review Submitted 10/12/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority Weekend Get Away
Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority Weekend Get Away
Our experience at this Lakehouse was more than what we expected. The owners have gone above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience at their property. The views are stunning and words can not describe the beauty of this property. Super clean, they had everything possilbe that you can imagine in their kitchen, bathrooms, living area, pool area. Next time I will just have to bring my bathing suit and that's it. I have never had a better experience at a rental property and again words can not even describe the amazing views of lake travis from this home. Thank you Michael for allowing us to experience such wonderful home / property!
- Guest Sumi (Houston, Texas)
- Date of stay 10/01/10
- Review Submitted 10/12/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
$750 per night(yellow and orange area on photo 15) NO WEDDINGS OR PARTIES Five night minimum stay during the months of June, July, and August. Three night minimum stay during all other months. Aero Bed fees - Full-size $50 Twin $35 each - free if you set up. Holidays $100 more per night. 11% Occupancy Tax Added to Rate. Cleaning fee $200 - nonrefundable. Security Deposit may be required. Boat slip fee $50 night.
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- Nearest Airport: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 27 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Ranch Road 620 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Numerous Bars and Restaurants at 2 Miles
- Nearest Golf: 5 Close Golf Courses at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Numerous Restaurants at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2007
Why the Owner Chose Lakeway:
The location and property are simply stunning. The property has panoramic views, walk down lake access, and great water for swimming and boating. Lake Travis is known for being the cleanest lake in Texas. Because of its limestone bottom, the lake has almost no aquatic vegetation.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The mornings are just wonderful. Coffee in the grotto and a walk along the shoreline is good for the soul.
- Primary: (512) 422-3156(Texas, USA)
Panorama view of infinity pool and edgeless spa with lake backdrop.
View from your lanai. Game Room, King Room, and Queen Room 2 open up to lanai.
Queen Room with 42 inch LCD flatscreen TV. Lake views from windows.
Bathroom area between King Room and Queen Room with lake views from Jacuzzi tub.
Game Room with excellent lake views.
Library with piano, computer, broadband WIFI, and wireless printer.
View from your pool lounge chair. From your room to beach is 1 minute stroll.
Yellow and Orange is your indoor space -Green is Your Lanai
View of home from limestone pool deck. Note starlights twinkling in pool.
King Room with 46 inch LCD flatscreen TV and excellent lake views.
Queen Room 2 with 42 inch LCD flatscreen TV and excellent lake views.
Queen 2 bathroom area. Walk in shower not shown.
Full Kitchen - All Kitchenaid Appliances - Cooking & Dining Utensils Supplied
Two Story Boat Dock with gas firepit and "leap of faith" swing
View of home from pool. Guest quarters are on the first floor.
Theatre Room for your Movie Night - Seats 7 - by appointment -included in rate
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