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The Coolest,Tallest House-Just Steps Away to Private Marina

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lakeway tower description

The Tower of Travis is among the most unique houses on Lake Travis. There is no other house that has a similar appearance. The house was designed to resemble the superstructure of an ocean going vessel. The 4 levels towering nearly 7 stories in the air afford exceptional views of Lake Travis and the surrounding Hill Country.
The Tower of Travis is situated on 'Angel Point' located down a gravel lane a short distance from Bee Creek Road. Lake Travis is immediately adjacent (fish have been caught from the balconies when Lake Travis is in an elevated state). Look down into the top of our large heritage oak tree from the 2nd level balcony. The private marina is a great place to swim, float or boat in beautiful Lake Travis. After your fun filled day on Lake Travis, the roof top hot tub is a really great place to relax or party with your friends. You will enjoy the often incredible sunsets, and then the stars and moon start their show in the night sky. If you have the energy, please feel free to enjoy fishing or swimming into the night at our private marina. The Tower of Travis was designed for entertaining.
For those who desire, The Tower on Lake Travis is just a short drive to downtown Austin to take advantage of the entertainment available there.
If you desire a special event or large party (20 or more persons), such events must have prior permission, as special accommodations are necessary.
Have a really excellent time and enjoy your stay.

Keywords: luxury home, party home, built for entertaining, reunions, water front, great views, boating, swimming,
fishing

Property Type

      • Tower

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is not allowed inside the residence. Thanks for respecting us. We do permit smoking outside....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Housebroken pets are allowed. We have a couple of dog beds provided....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 7-12

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Other (See Description)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) 2 queen beds, 1 queen futon, 2 queen air beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two queen sized air beds for extra guests. Usually they are set up in the living room., Bunk Beds (1) One bunk bed over Queen Futon in 'Kid's room'....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Two gourmet kitchens. Sub Zero, Viking, GE Profile appliances. Roof top bar has a full kitchen....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Sub Zero in the main kitchen. GE Profile in the bar kitchen....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Two Microwaves ovens. GE Advantium...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Catering Available

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Fireplaces are custom carved from native Austin Limestone....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Very large 6 vehicle carport with 24' ceiling....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Two separate central air conditioning systems....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Front Loading washer....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Front Loading Dryer...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Very Unique Architecture-68' tall, Two Gourmet Kitchens, Massive Roof Top Hot Tub surrounded by 21 person bar area, Private Marina...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                300 disc cd player loaded with eclectic assortment of music. Bring your own IPOD to take advantage of the sound systems on the 2nd & 4th levels and at boat dock....moreless

              • Television:

                Two Samsung wide screen plasma TV's....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Direct TV. Starz, HBO & Cinemax...moreless

              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless Router for your convenience....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Road Runner Hi Speed Internet....moreless

              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                8 person hot tub on roof, surrounded by 24 person bar. Has fantastic views....moreless

              • Jetted Tub:

                Two large luxurious Jacuzzi style bathtubs....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Multiple deck areas. Carport has about 1800 sf . 2nd level has large covered patio. 3rd level has large patio with tables to seat 12. 4th Level (roof) has large patio with seating around the hot tub to accommodate 24 persons....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    Just steps away. When Lake Travis is full (681') we have 45' of water and a huge boat dock from which to enjoy the lake. Lake Travis is not a constant level lake, so be sure to inquire about the lake condition....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Hiking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                   

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                  2 night min stay
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                  Fees:

                  • One time cleaning charge $150 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  Save $100 per night from standard rate for 3 or more night rentals ($450/night).

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                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 07/24/2014
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                  Location

                  31 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Austin Bergstrom International
                  2.2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 71
                  3.3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Poodies Hilltop Roadhouse
                  4.1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Pedernales Golf Club, Lakeway Golf Club (5.2 m)
                  2.4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  La Cabana Grill

                  Car: Recommended

                  Fishing is usually very excellent-bring your gear & catch dinner, House is situated directly adjacent to the Lake-Just steps away, Bee Creek Cove (where house is situated) is renowned for wake boarding & water skiing, Our Private Marina is in deep water - 40' when Lake Travis is full, Great Boating on main body of the Lake just outside the calm of Bee Creek Cove, Great Shopping-Movie Theaters-Restaurants close by in Bee Cave at the Galleria, Music lovers will appreciate the nearby Backyard and Poodie's, Paleface Park is a huge-beautiful County Park situated close by, Hamilton Pool among the most beautiful places in Texas is a short 20 mile drive away, For those who enjoy golfing-Lakeway is reputed to have some of the nicest courses-You might see Willie Nelson at his Golf Course in Briarcliff (very close), For Tennis Lovers the World of Tennis is just minutes away

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  About the owner: My name is Bill Fowler. I grew up in Austin and am a UT graduate. 1998 was a very lucky year for me, as I not only found Angel Point, but I met my wife to be Sherri. Sherri and I started the new millennium by marriage in New Zealand. I designed,the Travis Tower during 1999 and my construction company, HHCC Inc., completed construction of the Travis Tower in during 2001.

                  Why the Owner Chose Lakeway:
                  As a teen aged boy, I became addicted to Lake Travis. Back in the the mid 1990's I was a bachelor living on a large houseboat. Every weekend, I would take my houseboat up and down Lake Travis, exploring the many coves hoping to find the ultimate building site. I found the perfect piece of lake front property on Angel Point in Bee Creek Cove, where I built Travis Tower.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Tower:
                  Travis Tower is a great place to unwind and enjoy what makes Austin and Central Texas special. You can enjoy the cool waters of Lake Travis which is usually just steps away. Swim, boat , fish or float. Have an intimate evening watching the stars, relaxing in the roof top hot tub or have a party with your friends. The Tower of Travis has something for everyone.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Christmas at Bee Creek

                    Christmas at Bee Creek

                  • Bee Creek Cove as viewed from the Living Room.

                    Bee Creek Cove as viewed from the Living Room.

                  • Travis Tower and its private marina are beacons in the night.

                    Travis Tower and its private marina are beacons in the night.

                  • View of backyard, located in 1950 era fishing camp,down a gravel lane.

                    View of backyard, located in 1950 era fishing camp,down a gravel lane.

                  • Boating & Swimming in front of Travis Tower.

                    Boating & Swimming in front of Travis Tower.

                  • When the rains finally come, Angel Falls on the north side of the house roars.

                    When the rains finally come, Angel Falls on the north side of the house roars.

                  • Side view of house taken from the lake.

                    Side view of house taken from the lake.

                  • Christmas at Bee Creek

                    Christmas at Bee Creek

                  • Christmas at Bee Creek

                    Christmas at Bee Creek

                  • Christmas at Bee Creek

                    Christmas at Bee Creek

                  • Bee Creek Cove, due to its calm waters, is a popular destination.

                    Bee Creek Cove, due to its calm waters, is a popular destination.

                  • Rooftop hot tub is a great to party or just relax & watch the stars.

                    Rooftop hot tub is a great to party or just relax & watch the stars.

                  • Sunrises and Sunsets are often spectacular in Bee Creek Cove.

                    Sunrises and Sunsets are often spectacular in Bee Creek Cove.

                  • Fishing is often really excellent on our covered private marina.

                    Fishing is often really excellent on our covered private marina.

                  • Living Room on the first level has great views.

                    Living Room on the first level has great views.

                  • The Front Yard of  Travis Tower.

                    The Front Yard of Travis Tower.

                  • Fireplace in living room has custom sculpted native Texas Limestone.

                    Fireplace in living room has custom sculpted native Texas Limestone.

                  • Many large parties have been hosted at Travis Tower.

                    Many large parties have been hosted at Travis Tower.

                  • Christmas at Bee Creek

                    Christmas at Bee Creek

                  • Christmas at Bee Creek

                    Christmas at Bee Creek

                  • Christmas at Bee Creek

                    Christmas at Bee Creek

                  • View of Travis Tower from the east side of Bee Creek Cove.

                    View of Travis Tower from the east side of Bee Creek Cove.

                  VRBO #318295

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

                  $550 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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