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It's truly a One of a Kind Luxury Stay in the privacy of this Hill Country Retreat! It's a GREAT LOCATION for EVERYTHING!~
#Spring Break Specials! Wildflower Season Specials!
Uber to #SXSW! Or drive and park downtown. It's just a short drive, but this luxury retreat is great to come home to from the crowds, whatever you are doing in Austin! WONDERFUL Restaurants nearby!
THIS GORGEOUS UPSCALE Cabin Retreat in the Woods, is a Guesthouse on a private 1.3 Acre estate with all the trimmings! Very private, this Architecturally unique, 28 gauge metal and aromatic cedar with river rocks design lends itself to the beauty of its surroundings with large shade trees, nature bountiful, and just a short walk to the river for lounging by the water. Enjoy the private pool/spa, and warm by the outdoor adjacent River Rock Fireplace under the stars at night!
The Cabin is equipped with all the amenities of an upscale home! Free high speed wifi, large screen TV, Netflix, a chest full of vintage games, DVD classic movies, fully equipped kitchen, dishes, cookware, wine glasses, etc., luxury linens, French milled soaps, plush towels, separate pool area towels, private deck, panoramic views, and the list goes on!
Pricing includes Nina's Special Baskets: For 3 or more nights stay: The ' Deluxe Welcome Basket/s with Continental Breakfast' is filled with all sorts of goodies to make your stay feel completely special and pampered!' It's a 'BED AND BASKET' type of place! ;) This ''Welcome Basket'' is overflowing with wine, gourmet cheese/s/crackers, chocolates, cookies, popcorn, fruit, and other goodies! (see reviews) Special diets and allergies are catered to. Fresh flowers throughout. Or just ask to cater to your budget and these amenities can be adjusted to still make your stay special and FABULOUS!
Ask about Special Occasion Baskets, w/ Roses, gourmet chocolates, or your own private Chef! Cordon Bleu trained, Hannah Crow-Hicks is available by booking ahead (pending schedule), for a delightful culinary experience! Dine in The Cabin by Candlelight, or the Main House's Gourmet Kitchen w/ 1840's long leaf pine family table. Breakfast, luncheon, or dinner! Hannah is also available for Girl's GetAway Weekend, or special event on the property.
The Cabin Retreat is ALSO: Close to all the best restaurants in Austin!
Your host, Nina has provided a wonderful 'Concierge' book with details, choices, and fliers complete w/ maps to peruse and decide what you'd most like to do during your stay! Wine country, museums, shopping, picnicking, country walks, river amenities, at your fingertips; and amazing nearby restaurants all outlined in detail to suit even the most discriminating tastes! All you have to do is relax and enjoy!
Peaceful and serene, stars, and night sounds with an occasional owl hoot, or coyote call heard in the distance. Remote enough to make guests feel like they have stepped into the woods, with panoramic views of the hill country from this hill top Retreat.
This gorgeous property overlooks canyons of the Colorado River; has private pool, spa, and adjacent large river rock Fireplace for a cozy atmosphere. Multiple porches/ porch swings and decks, help make for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
Sleeps up to 7 persons. (8+ if children). It's perfect for exploring Austin, but being just far enough away from the crowds to relax and enjoy and true hill country experience! (20 minute drive to UT campus), excellent gourmet restaurants within a short drive, perfect location for really anything you want to do in Austin. Also, the perfect spot for a ROMANTIC Getaway, or Girl's Weekend Getaway! Just GET out in the country and RELAX! Small fenced in backyard is great for pets, shade trees galore, and no neighbors overlooking the immediate grounds or within sight even of the guesthouse! Enjoy complete privacy. Stroll down to the spring fed creek and have a picnic at the picnic table there, or relax and sip your coffee/ wine on your own private deck, or by the pool!
-Luxury abounds w/ LARGE ROOMS throughout!~ 16'ft. cathedral ceilings, douglas fir trusses, ceiling fans, casement windows surround for incredible panoramic views of the hill country. Upscale furnishings, FULLY equipped kitchenette w/ cookware/dishes, dishwasher, full sized oven/frig/cooktop/sink, granite counters, etc., and all that you need to 'cook in', or may request one of the many 'SPECIALTY BASKETS' prepared in landlord's gourmet kitchen, such as brunch, picnic baskets for the pool or day trip to the wine country, or a 'Special Occasion' basket of your choice.
All bookings must contact the property owner for confirmation of availability and dates. Exceptions on rates and length of stays can sometimes be accommodated pending bookings and availability!
STRICTLY A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY!- ~ One Car parking space is included and full capacity washer/dryer is available for longer stays. Deposit policy. May consider pets individually with pet deposits/daily nominal fees. VERY Large animals not generally considered. Pets must be house broken and not allowed to get on furniture/bedding, or in pool areas.
Additional amenities include: Special Occasion Baskets, Order of your personal chef, frig stocking, nearby spas and golf courses. For special requests on these amenities, please call ahead of two days of your stay, or may 'add on' others, with a bit of notice!
- There are TWO areas for access to Colorado River with piers and private beaches. Both are lovely parks- Edgewater and Commons Ford, just a short drive.
- Lots of built-ins to make your stay comfy and homey!
- One LARGE (20ft across) bedroom, one bath, exceptionally large. Can sleep up to 4-6, or sometimes 8 if children are guests. Larger bookings w/ queen sleeper sofa and blow up mattresses or cots in main room!
~Inquire about Nina's Studio on the first floor of the main house, and you'll get a real treat just to tour it! Also available to Guests are Nina's Art Retreat Workshops! (see website for classes and workshops)-
- Upscale and variety of excellent restaurants within five minutes drive! One World Theatre, The Long Center, Austin Ballet, Austin Symphony, LBJ Library, Bullock History Museum, UT Campus, PAC, Harry Ransom Center, Blanton Museum, Lady Bird Wildflower Center, Austin Botanical Gardens, Zilker Park and Cold Springs!
- Landlord in main house to answer any questions you may have about the area or your stay.
-It's truly a delightful retreat in the country with upscale amenities.
-Please note the excellent reviews! :)
Minimum age limit is 21 for any parties where alchohol is going to be consumed, and pool rules with additional charges for additional guests apply with liability waivers, etc.. See pool &House Rules....moreless
Being out in nature, where children can play in the yard, explore the creek, take walks on the country roads with their parents, explore the parks nearby with hiking and access to the Colorado River, go fishing, biking, excellent child friendly restaurants abound, and Nina's Art Retreat Workshops can even be arranged to cater to your child's creative side (with reservations/registration/payment ahead), in the property owner's spacious Art Studio on the first floor of the main house! Babysitting also available with notice. Parents must remain with children on grounds and in pool/spa area at all times, and rules apply to abide by....moreless
Private easement to the Colorado River,walking distance, comes with the property rental, and includes a pier, small beach area, picnic area for your enjoyment! NO BOAT LAUNCHING, BUT DOWN ROAD. ...moreless
Yes. The Colorado River, also known as 'Lake Austin!' With our own private easement to to River with pier, little beach front, and huge old bald cypress trees for shading your picnic blanket!...moreless
Very private and secluded upscale neighborhood, but property is located on 1.3 acre estate, so country roads for strolling, easement down to the river w/ beach, nearby parks for hiking, stars at night...moreless
In the winter, you can see a lovely strip of the Colorado River just down the hill from your high tree top perch through the Cabin's panoramic casement windows! Fogs and clouds float above the river....moreless
Must ask owner for specific directions to easement to river w/in walking distance, and part of property rental. No boat Launching available. (unless you can carry about 200 ft from parking area.;)...moreless
Off course! And it works very, very well. Guests are asked to please not open the windows while staying in the guesthouse and to keep doors closed when not in direct use for consideration of energy....moreless
Very large Outdoor gas starter Colorado river rock log fireplace, wood included. Can seat six or more adjacent to and spa is just across for those relaxing or romantic evenings out under the stars!...moreless
Garage is available for longer term rentals of at least one week or more. Garage parking requires fee to be paid ahead with deposit for remote opener, which is subject to refund with return of remote...moreless
The new max Turbo high speed , Blu Ray w/ Netflix and DVD Player with large screen TV. High speed wifi and codes listed in Guest Concierge book upon arrival for easy access. Very nice,very LG HD TV...moreless
Parking for one car included in rental. Additional cars are $20. per day, and maximum cars to be arranged ahead and discussed/approved by property owner. In case of event, fees for car parking apply...moreless
Plush and luxurious for both the bath and the pool area. Guests are requested to bring their own beach towels for river usage. Towels available on the property are not for using at the beaches. ;)...moreless
Basic cookware, sterling for eight, dishes for eight, wine glasses, paper plates for picnics along with a cooler and picnic blanket, glassware, utensils, cups, coffee pot, tea pot, coffee/tea, add ons...moreless
Galley kitchen fully stocked with dishes, cookware, granite counters, stove, ice maker in frig, microwave,coffee maker, teapot, DW, all appliances necessary to prepare anything from simple to complex!...moreless
Hostess landlord can accommodate pantry and frig items for addtl. fee arranged ahead. Also picnics can be ordered with per person consideration- ranges for 2 persons-$45.-$75. itemized per pricing....moreless
Large deck patio surrounds the pool and spa area with river rock outdoor fireplace surrounded by large oaks, cherry trees, and overlooking the spring fed creek where birds sing, and the stars twinkle....moreless
1.3 acres of grounds with spring fed creek, (when it is running), lots of shade with large trees galore. Pool area is partially shaded most of the day, shade to be found there always. Views galore!...moreless
Weber Grill adjacent to pool, can be utilized with responsibility of clean up, arranged ahead with landlord. Guests are responsible for cleanup, subject to $25. fee w/o, and charcoal provided by guest...moreless
Same rules apply as per pool. Also outdoor fireplace adjacent to pool/spa rules apply for usage to arrange ahead with landlord/property owner. May be put on timer for convenience if landlord is out....moreless
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Feb Special!~Last Wkend 2 SAVE
Feb 27 - Mar 4, 2015
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
SXSW RATE!~1/2off xtra persons
Mar 5 - Mar 24, 2015
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Mar 25 - May 13, 2015
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $90 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Pet fees: Shorter stays, just $100. Then $10. Per day per pet. For Longer stays $100 per week plus day fee. Inquire.
-Per person rate for more than 2 persons is accessed to cover continental breakfast costs, laundry, cleaning, fuel, and other amenities.
-Call to discuss special pricing or discounts for irregular stays, other than as listed. Ex:1day
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Located on 'old farmland property' so it feels like you are really out in the country, surrounded by woods! The Cabin overlooks canyons of the Colorado River, w/ incredible views, large private deck, fenced in backyard, shade trees. Stroll down to the spring fed creek and have a picnic at the picnic table there, or relax and sip your coffee or wine on your own private deck (approx. 14x20 ft)- The Colorado River is just down the road, and this property has an easement to it, with a pier for fishing, picnicking, swimming, or just enjoying the day!
Large flat screen TV HD, cable, free wifi, Netflix, dvd's, fliers for local restaurants and fun things to do, access to the river with beach, and great hiking trails in neighborhood parks!
Just a short drive to so many wonderful places to see: Downtown Austin, Blanton Museum, Harry Ransom Center, Austin Zoo, Water parks, Botanical Gardens, excellent golf courses and resorts/spas/Fitness Centers just minutes away, cycling abounds in the area with nearby bike rentals, paddle board, canoeing, boating, jet skis, kayaking, picnicking, fine upscale or hole in the wall ethnic restaurants abound. The ever growing and now internationally recognized Hill Country Wineries tours are all over the area, and this location is an excellent place to stay to do the tours! The landlord who lives in the main house on the property can guide you to whatever you are interested in.
The 'Guesthouse Cabin' is completely separate from the main property on the estate. The wonderful pool and spa area with large pave decking and river rock fireplace adjacent to the spa is private and surrounded by trees as it perches up over the spring fed creek with bald cypress and Spanish oaks galore. Granite counters, elm hardwood and slate flooring, aromatic cedar porches, access to Colorado River with pier and private beach area. This very private and secluded guesthouse sits on 1.27 acre private estate and is efficiently designed with lots of storage, cabinetry, architecturally unique and functional. One bedroom, one bath, both are exceptionally large.
It's like living in your private cabin in the woods, w/ all the amenities! Maid service, grocery shopping, picnic baskets, etc., can be arranged for reasonable extra cost!
Sip your coffee by the pool or on your large private deck and just enjoy the tranquility of the nature that surrounds you.
River Hills Rd is OFF 2244 JUST about 4 miles WEST OF 360, EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE COUNTRY~HILLS OF WESTLAKE, AUSTIN, TX
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: Hi! I am the owner of the property, Nina Beall, and I reside in the main house that is adjacent but completely private and separate from the Guesthouse Cabin. 'The Studio' which is my Art Studio and gallery, fills the main floor of the main house,and I'll be happy to show you the studio where I create large colorful works, collected by many private and museum collections around the world, upon request! For more information on my work, feel free to visit my website: www.ninabeall.com Another website that you might be interested in, and I am happy to coordinate workshops for my guests with notice, is: http://nbeall.com/classes/ If you are interested in Art Retreat Workshops with your stay, please reserve ahead! It's a great way to learn to paint or draw from a professional. NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Grant Recipient. The Studio is just a short walk over from the Guesthouse Cabin! Please feel free to inquire Pricing range is in accordance with the website info. Lots of fun! Just FYI- I was also the builder and co-designer of the dwellings on this property, and my creative energy is recognizable in its details. I purchased this old 'farmland' property in 1996, when I was drawn to the area and its quiet, peaceful environment, where I just knew nature would abound, flowers and landscape would blossom, and my creative energies would flow! The entire project took a couple of years, with my doing much of the work in a 'hands on' fashion, from clearing the briars and brambles, to overseeing the sub contractors with each component of construction.
Why the Owner Chose Lake Austin:
This property is unique, in one of the most prestigious and upscale, yet interesting areas of the city. It was old farmland property, and is not in any subdivision, but sits with pride as part of an older, more peaceful way of life. It is because of this, that the Guesthouse is so special, secluded and away from the hustle bustle, yet near so many wonderful places to visit during your stay. There are many types of birds and other wildlife that frequent the property, and one has only to sit and listen to be reminded that one is truly in the country here....
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The unique location of the property lends itself well to a relaxed and peaceful stay in this tranquil environment, but is located really within just a short drive of so many amenities and points of interest. Multiple upscale, ethnic, or on the go types of restaurants, grocery stores, movie theatres, performance halls. Recreation facilities are also within just a short drive. You may request a guest pass for a days enjoyment of 'The Hills' spa and resort/fitness center. A single or series of 'Art Retreat' Workshop/s with the Artist in Residence is also available to guests. -As the landlord on the premises in the main house, I am almost always available to give you feedback or answer questions to make your stay more enjoyable! There is a 'Concierge Book' for more details on things to do in the Austin Area, directions, brochures, favorite restaurants nearby, etc..
Pool/spa area with adjacent River Rock Fireplace!~Relax after SXSW/ Spring Brk!
Guesthouse Kitchen Bar Area overlooks main room~Living
Long spiral Driveway up to the Guesthouse Cabin Retreat
Example of 'Welcome Basket' complete w/ wine, gourmet cheese/crackers, chocolate
Bedroom Suite thru the Antique doors and hallway
Large master bath w/ tub/shower, granite counters, and slate flooring
Pool/spa area overlooks spring fed creek on 1.3 acres w/ privacy and views
Pool/spa/FP area is short walk from Guesthouse Cabin down private pathway
The stairway up to the Guesthouse Cabin Retreat from the driveway
Main house porches w/ swings, tables, adjacent to pool area
Private Easement to the Colorado with Pier and Beach, Parking, Picnick area-2015
The Guesthouse Cabin Retreat~Main Room~ Living
Main Living Room
Private Easement to River-2015-Pier, Beach, Picnick, park, or walk from Cabin
View into Kitchen/Bedroom Suite
Entry to Cabin off large private deck
Master Bedroom with plush queen pillowtop mattress is large and roomy w/ views.
Relaxation! Private Cabin for Football Season or a Girl's GetAway! Peace&Romance
Large private deck w/ panoramic views, fenced in backyard.
Driveway and a bit of the view, from this country retreat.
The Long porch of the Main House adjacent to pool area w/ porch swings, and view
Nature abounds! Birds, plants, stars, peaceful nights and days!
Hardwood Pier for fishing, sunning, picnicking,beach,easement to river.NO BOATS
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