On the Lake/Private Boat Dock/Family-Friendly/Neighbor of the Lake Austin Spa

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This charming lake house, nestled in a bend of Lake Austin, sits 500 feet across from a breathtaking hillside nature preserve (Balcones Canyonlands Preserve) and 2 blocks from the fabulous Lake Austin Spa Resort. Two guest rooms, one sleeps up to four and the other five. Screened sleeping porch/living area. Full kitchen and two full bathrooms (one upstairs, one down).
The waterfront is loaded with a private dock, deck, boat slip/electric lift and plenty of lounging areas. There are kayaks, perfect for getting out with your friends and family or just taking on nature by yourself. Motorized watercraft is available to rent at Seitz Camp is an excellent way to unwind and regroup. And when you’ve floated, grilled and played to your heart's content, cool off in the outdoor shower. The patio has a fireplace with plenty of firewood and comfy seating, perfect for the starry Texan moonlit nights.
The downstairs indoor area is dedicated to fun. With an indoor fireplace, a wet bar, ping-pong table and a separate play room for the kids, everyone is sure to be entertained.
For Nature Lovers needing a dose of the great outdoors, the Seitz Camp offers plenty both on and off the water.
Landlubbers: Steiner Ranch, our neighborhood, offers eighteen miles of trails that roll through the hillside offering a new view of the winding river at every turn. Mature oaks and other native trees and plants color the rolling hills while songbirds serenade you.
Birdwatchers: If you don't feel like leaving the nest, train your binoculars or our telescope on the banks of the Travis County preserve which sits just across the Colorado River (or Lake Austin as this portion of the river is called). Herons, egrets, hawks and turkey vultures abound, as well as the occasional Golden-Cheeked Warbler or Black-Capped Vireo.
Paddlers: Grab a boat and head out in search of the old hunting camp on the preserve or the creeks across the river. Take your camera and binoculars and soak in Mother Nature's intoxicating beauty.
Fishermen: Catfish, largemouth bass and sunfish are the predominant species you will find on the end of your hook.
Boaters: Launch your boat 20 feet away at the neighborhood park's private T-Dock and head down river for burgers, beer and a band at Ski Shores or further down to the dam for Tex Mex at the Hula Hut. We have a covered electric lift to keep your boat safe during your stay. Lake Austin runs 19 miles dam to dam with plenty to explore in between.
Golfers: Drive. Slice. Hook 'Em. That's the motto of the University of Texas Golf Club 5 miles down the road, a 7,412 yard Bechtol Russell-designed championship course nestled between Lake Austin and Lake Travis. Falconhead is the closest public course, a PGA Tour-designed 18-hole course open to all.
Couch Potatoes: Hit the hammock. That's all you have to do.
Prefer bing pampered? Have no fear, for Lake Austin Spa is very near. One of the finest luxury destination spas in the country is within walking distance. Enjoy a day of pampering (use of their facilities come with a Day Spa treatment) without breaking the bank, then come "home" to the Camp for the night.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Seitz Camp is equipped with toys for children of all ages. Legos, wooden blocks, stuffed animals, ping pong table, books and games galore....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

  • Master: 2 double

    Cozy Master with fireplace, walk-in closet , opens to porch...moreless

  • Bunkroom: 1 double, 3 twin/ single

    Bunk room with tv and large walk-in closet...moreless

  • There is also a double bed on the screened porch overlooking the lake.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Basic. Simple. Clean. Who wants to shower when staying at the lake anyway? :)...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Family


  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View:

    The lake house is located in a bend of the river, directly across the lake (500 ft approx) from the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, an undeveloped sanctuary for the Golden Cheeked Warbler. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Lake Austin is right out our back door...literally! Our view offers a panoramic, unspoiled view of the lake and preserve, a retreat from the encroaching development. ...moreless

  • Resort:

    The award winning Lake Austin Spa is 5 blocks away (you could swim there!) and offers excellent Day Spa services. Pamper yourself and detox, then return to our house to play :)...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is another dining table on the screened porch which seats 6. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking is MINIMAL and is FORBIDDEN on our grass which covers our septic system. 3 cars can fit in parking area, with several lining drive. Visiting cars and friends can park up the road....moreless

  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Basic automatic drop. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen with all glassware, cutlery, cookware, etc, that you should need....moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Freezer:

    Each of the two refrigerators has a freezer up top. Ice production not great, so consider bringing a few bags. Also have a big ice chest on property....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave:


  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices and items usually in stock, but bring your own just in case....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two refrigerators, one upstairs in the kitchen and one downstairs in the play area for cold drinks and extra goods. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Basic four burner....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Basic toaster oven....moreless


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
off season
Oct 8 - Feb 29, 2016
1 night min stay
$250 $350
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$300 $425
Fri, Sat
$1,950 $7,410

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

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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33 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Berstrom International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lake Austin
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Falconhead (Public)
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
620 and 2222
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lakeside Pizza (Family friendly, great food)

Car: Recommended

Nature Lovers, Landlubbers, Birdwatchers, Paddlers, Fishermen, Boaters, Golfers, Couch Potatoes and Princesses! There is something for everyone at or around Seitz Camp on Lake Austin.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I fell in love at first sight with this house on a Mother's Day visit to the Lake Austin Spa and came home that night with not only a massage, but a weekend home! We enjoyed the house until moving to New York in 2009, and have been fortunate enough to keep it by sharing it with others. My family returns as often as possible, and it's been the meeting place for me and my Austin friends every chance we get.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Austin:
As Steiner Ranch and Austin continue to boom and grow, this house on this narrow section of the Colorado River (aka Lake Austin) holds its charm and makes you feel like you're a world apart, like Old Funky Fabulous Austin, a step back in time. But now everything you need is right at your fingertips (grocery, bars, restaurants). The nature preserve across the river, so close you feel you could touch it, provides an unspoiled 180 degree view of trees and water and the occasional waterfall. Especially now that Lake Travis is so low, Lake Austin is a refuge from the heat and grind of the city. We're just 5 miles south of the Mansfield Dam so the water is clear and cool. I love my albums, books and mags there. I love doing a day at the spa then coming home to beer and bbq or TexMex. It is the perfect getaway from New York for me and my family, and i love nothing more than to share it :)

The Unique Benefits at this House:
* Close to Lake Austin Spa. * Great for renting a boat for the weekend and cruising as we can launch next door or have it delivered by water and keep it on our lift. * We can't see ANY development from our deck or dock. Feels like you're in another time and place. * Low key and easy. Great for a small group. * Manager lives on-site (in a separate house up the hill) and can wrangle problems or answers questions if need be.

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  • House upon arrival

    House upon arrival

  • View of Preserve from upper deck of boat dock

    View of Preserve from upper deck of boat dock

  • Fire pit overlooking lake

    Fire pit overlooking lake

  • Kitchen


  • living room

    living room

  • Upstairs back porch dining

    Upstairs back porch dining

  • Upstairs back porch sleeping

    Upstairs back porch sleeping

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Downstairs family room - pingpong & full bar

    Downstairs family room - pingpong & full bar

  • downstairs bathroom

    downstairs bathroom

  • Downstairs back porch

    Downstairs back porch

  • Back porch view

    Back porch view

  • Private dock with boat lift

    Private dock with boat lift

  • View of upstairs living room from staircase

    View of upstairs living room from staircase

  • living room

    living room

  • living room

    living room

  • Upstairs back porch rocking

    Upstairs back porch rocking

  • Master bedroom - 2 queen beds

    Master bedroom - 2 queen beds

  • Bunkroom - singles up top and fulls on bottom

    Bunkroom - singles up top and fulls on bottom

  • Downstairs family room

    Downstairs family room

  • Downstairs playroom

    Downstairs playroom

  • Laundry on site

    Laundry on site

  • Back of house from boat dock upper deck

    Back of house from boat dock upper deck

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