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TEMPORARY SPECIAL RATE! (Only for stays until 12/15/15, so hurry!)
$199/NIGHT weekdays ($235/NIGHT weekends) + Cleaning Fee (2 night minimum; all taxes included).
[The Special Rate is in place of the Standard Rate of $289/NIGHT + Fees, etc.].
To EXPEDITE your BOOKING call: 512-263-8047. Bookings are limited to 2 adult occupants. Checks and credit cards are accepted. On-line booking is also available.
1. 5 Star 1400 sf custom-built storybook Cottage chateau on 20 acre private Austin-Lakeway area estate with gorgeous views, marvelous landscaping, lovely quaint stone stable, show horses and spring-fed pond.
2. Beautifully custom-furnished interior with magnificent polished flooring, full kitchen, separate living, separate bedroom, large elegant bathroom, and grand loft.
3. All utilities, amenities, towels, bedding, cooking utensils, dish-ware, Internet Wifi, Blu-ray, Cable, HDTV, Washer/Dryer included at no extra charge.
4. Private, peaceful, but close to everything! Great dining, entertainment, groceries, and shopping all within 2 miles. The property is only 4.7 miles from beautiful (now re-filled) Lake Travis!
5. Owners on site.
This is an inspiring destination set on a large private Austin-Lakeway area ranch estate with beautiful location and presentation...and that's only the beginning. The Lakeway mountain estate cottage is luxurious, with authentic chateau-style high-country views, starry nights, wonderful breezes,, a vintage storybook Texas hill country feel ('quiet, spacious, & cozy'), and wonderful interior lodge-style wildlife and mountain decor. It is 4 years old, technologically fully equipped, has all kinds of custom touches, and is immaculately cleaned and prepared for each guest.
Although guests wouldn't know it (because one feels as if he has been wisked away to a hill country mountain resort hideaway), the property is actually located in the midst of some of the best restaurants, lakes, entertainment, music, recreation, and leisure activities in the state (including the famous Oasis Restaurant, Hudsons on the Bend, and the Grove, to name just a few).
Consider this awesome hideaway for rest & renewal escapes, anniversaries, wedding stays, weekend retreats, short vacations, or even solitary work projects.
IMPORTANT: Do not rely solely on the posted reservations calendar. If your preferred booking date appears to conflict with an existing reservation, make inquiry nonetheless. Availability may exist due to cancellation or scheduling changes.
Continuing Overview. If you have read this far, please read more. The details are stunning: A majestic 20 acre mountainside estate, beautiful, quiet and protected, on the edge of Lakeway, just outside Austin, Texas with its own custom-built guest cottage--separately located atop a scenic section of the estate--and approached via winding private drive, over pond and creek, through trees, to scenic private views with parking and outdoor landscaping. Upon entering the cottage, guests are greeted by an exquisite large main living area with high-gloss floors, stonework & area rugs, an antique-style gas iron fireplace, comfortable leather seating, beautiful high pine wood ceilings, and furs all around. The view west—back through the windows--is incredible!
A granite full kitchen, large custom bathroom (with huge beautiful shower, 2 separate shower heads, & tile seating), & cozy private bedroom add to the smartly designed & spacious charm of the cottage. The decorated stairway and grand 2nd floor loft above—both of which overlook the main living area--allow for even more space to enjoy and entertain from.
Because the cottage is outfitted with a 55' wall-mounted LED HDTV, free WiFi, and convenient workspaces on both levels, you can easily check-in with the world, home, and office--without missing a beat.
The cottage exterior boasts expansive outdoor living and areas to explore (private porch, patio, stone paths, artistically crafted majestic rock walls, and a smoker/grill, to name a few.
Only 4.5 miles from Lake Travis, 3.5 miles from the Lakeway Airpark and 25 miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport. A perfect escape with custom up-to-date furnishings, technology and amenities!
For those venturing beyond the estate grounds, Lakeway Mountain is surrounded by wonderful places to visit: hiking/walking trails, spas, lake and water sports, golf, places to dine and shop, wineries, as well as opportunities for further day excursions into Austin, Fredericksburg, Wimberley, New Braunfels, and other central Texas arts communities. Guests claim that the cottage's location is ideal, and its convenience, beauty and privacy unequalled for the area.
1,400 square foot stone guesthouse/chateau/cottage decorated in vintage Texas Hill country style by the owners with high pine ceilings, interior stone and wood in the great room, and a beautiful black iron gas fireplace (operational 11/30-3/1 with instant on-off). Furs, hides and leather including a large bear rug adorn the main room with deer, turkey, bobcat, and other display mounts throughout. The loft boasts a large 6-person table for work or small gatherings. Seasonal paint quarter horses, rolling fenced pastures and trees, white rail fences, a one-of-a-kind working stone barn, a spring-fed pond, and more grace the property.
The cottage is quiet, private and secluded, a distant 250 feet away from the owners' main house. It is a hide-away trappers cabin for the male, and a romantic, quiet and tastefully decorated chateau with gorgeous kitchen, bath, and bedroom for the female.
Beautiful high country panoramas and sunsets create a one of a kind authentic private Texas Hill Country experience.
A stone path from the cottage leads up to a patio overlook with outdoor fireplace and smoker/grill—perfect for a sunset bottle of wine or just relaxing under the Texas stars after dark. You will feel like you are at a private Texas mountain lodge, yet with all the modern conveniences.
Stroll the property, explore the barn, see the pond, hike the parks and awesome nearby nature trails, play the area golf courses, enjoy Lake Travis water sports, or scout Lakeway and nearby Austin for the best area shopping, stores and restaurants; or venture west just 30 minutes or so into the Hill Country to visit the wineries, small towns and quaint shops. See: http://www.texaswinetrail.com.
Better yet, just stay in the cottage, enjoy the privacy and amenities, and observe the birds and wildlife from the panoramic front windows. A perfect spot for weekend sport watchers also!
This awesome hideout is only 25 miles from downtown Austin on the edge of Lakeway, 30 miles from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. It’s 15 minutes to the Lakeway Marina and Live Oak golf Course. Three public golf courses (Falcon Head, Flintrock Falls, The Hills) and the World of Tennis facility are all within a short 3 miles. The new Lakeway Regional Medical center is 5 minutes from the cottage (out of sight, but there if you need it). The Hill Country Galleria Mall and Backyard music venue are both only ten minutes away. During a Backyard event, one can relax on the high patio vista or cottage front porch under the stars and often pick up the faint sound of live music from world famous bands drifting in on the night air.
Boating, golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, fine restaurants, live music and winery opportunities surround this location. Day trips to Fredericksburg (1 ½ hours away), Johnson City, and the LBJ Ranch afford great opportunities to explore the Texas Hill Country from this Lakeway base. Downtown Austin, The University of Texas, seasonal Austin bats under the Congress Bridge, Longhorn Cavern and Inner Space Cavern, discount outlet malls (Round Rock & San Marcos) are all within 45 miles.
If you enjoy water sports, the Lakeway Marina is just 10 minutes from the cottage. You can rent boats and jet skis there. Fishing, water-skiing, and other lake activities are enjoyed year-round. The Marina phone number is 512.261.7511
This estate cottage is one of a kind, and is the perfect place for (1) a couples scenic vacation retreat (with beautiful sunsets and area restaurants); (2) an individual's peaceful and solitary escape from the fast-paced urban world; (3) a writer's hideaway with majestic views, paths and points for inspiration; or (4) an executives’ business retreat. The cottage has its own access drive, allowing guests to easily come and go between the cottage and the many sites, restaurants, and leisure activities that the surrounding area offers.
The property is occasionally made available for short-term photo and film shoots, portraits, or small weddings and events of 25 persons or less. If interested and need a private place to take some awesome photos, hold a small event, or just make memories: (1) around an open fire, (2) alongside a horse at sunset, (3) in and around a beautiful hill country stone stable, or (4) maybe in the panorama of surrounding fields, flowers and trees, please check with us as to availability.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The property is scenic and beautiful, but maintained primarily in a natural state. The owners are not responsible for variations in property appearance and condition, whether due to seasonal changes, short or long-term weather patterns and events (heat, cold, rain, drought, flood, etc) or otherwise.
Guests' PETS are NOT ALLOWED due to compatibility issues with existing animals, property wildlife, and interior allergy concerns of other guests.
The maximum number of persons allowed at any time during your stay is limited to 6, with advance notice and approval by owners required. Beyond the 2 booked occupants, no additional persons are allowed to sleep over. Parties are not allowed. Reservations may be terminated at any time in owners' discretion.
A standard full release is required of each guest upon arrival.
Vaulted 'mountain lodge-style' pine ceilings, high-gloss floors, stone, leather furniture, & a beautiful black iron gas fireplace. Various furs, hides and leather adorn, including a large bear rug....moreless
Granite counters & island, large deep sink, full oven, stove, cubelet ice maker, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, coffee-maker, cooking utensils, pots & pans. A+ Filtered water....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
Oct 1 - Dec 13, 2015
2 night min stay
Dec 14 - Jan 4, 2016
2 night min stay
Jan 5 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
Mar 1 - May 31, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
2 night minimum stay.
Rates include: Scenic Private Estate Cottage, fully furnished, with all utilities, WiFi, Cable HD, Washer & Dryer, & all Taxes paid by Owners.
Rates assume only 2 persons. Check-in 5pm-9pm. Check-out 11 am. After 9pm check-in fee: Add $50.00
Longer stays require a higher damage deposit or insurance.
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The mountain cottage is accessed via private vehicle entry gate onto the owners' estate property, then via scenic winding passage through hills and trees, across a pond and creek, and up a climbing drive to private parking immediately adjacent to the cottage.
Following booking, each guest is provided with complete directions, a roadmap of the property, and Lakeway Mountain's select Summary of Area Activities, Dining and Entertainment--identifying some of the best local options in each category.
Horses, meadows, a gorgeous and authentic stone stable, a spring-fed pond, and your own separate driveway are all part of the nearly 20 acre mountain estate cottage experience. Walk and exercise on the property's private roads, or hike the majestic Rough Hollow trails and sidewalks just 3 miles away. The Lakeway Airpark is just 3.5 miles away. The Lakeway Marina and Lake Travis are just 4.5 miles from this location. The Flintrock Falls golf course is across the street, and there are many other nearby courses. The Hill Country Galleria, Shops at the Galleria, Backyard music venue, and many awesome restaurants surround this location. The new Lakeway Regional Medical center is just off Flintrock road, approximately 4 minutes from the property.
Wineries and tours are also abundant around this Central Texas area (see:http://www.texaswinetrail.com).
AVAILABILITY FOR PHOTOS, PORTRAITS AND EVENTS: The entirety of this scenic hill country estate property, native stone stable, entire 5,000 sq ft main house, and cottage may be available for PHOTO SHOOTS, PORTRAITS, WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS AND SHORT TERM EVENT GATHERINGS. If you are making memories and want a private place to take some awesome photos alongside (or on!) a lovely paint horse, or in and around a beautiful hill country native stone stable, or standing in panoramic fields, riding horseback in a high-country arena with scenic views all about, or posing inside or outside a charming hill country stone cottage, this could be the place to do it all! See additional photos at lakewaymountain.com, and make inquiry.
Travelers with horses are also welcome.
See additional details and descriptions on this VRBO/Homeaway site.
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: The owners are an active couple, married over 30 years, who love the Texas Hill Country, its scenic views, hills, streams, lakes, rocks and wildlife. They purchased the first section of the subject 20 acre property in 1985, cleared and developed it, and raised 4 children on it. Now, they enjoy sharing it with friends and guests! They reside away from the guest cottage, on a different part of the property, in the main house.
Why the Owner Chose Lakeway:
The owners purchased and developed the property because of its wildlife, majestic vistas and sunsets, starry nights, wide expanses, and privacy. It is safe, peaceful and comfortable. Horses, meadows, a working barn and garden, a spring-fed pond, and your own separate driveway are all part of the nearly 20 acre estate.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
This estate cottage chateau is the essence of Texas hill country style, charm and beauty!! Guests will feel as if they have been whisked away to a unique and secluded alpine-style stone mountain residence, yet will also be in the heart of an area with excellent restaurants, entertainment, music, shopping, and lakeside water sports--all close by. The property has its own access drive, its own scenic paths and patios, pond, indoor and outdoor fireplaces to warm the heart (you will particularly enjoy the dancing flames from the cast iron fire stove on chilly nights), room to walk, exercise and explore the nearly 20 acres, clean country air, wildlife, deer, rabbits, beautiful birds, breezes on the porch, wine, tea, horses, gardening, hiking, biking, walking, fishing, boating, shopping, eating out, movies, music, nature...you name it. This place has it all! NOTE: Periodically, for select customers, we also accept inquiries as to availability of the entire scenic Estate Property as a venue for weddings, receptions and other events! Please contact us for more information).
Estate Cottage overlooking property in the afternoon sunshine, with view west.
Incredible view west from the Cottage
Cottage in Afternoon sunshine
Decorated western style bedroom. California King size bed. Quiet, private.
Cozy morning fire
Portion of large bathroom with dual sinks & large decorative tile shower.
Cottage Loft with plenty of room for entertaining, work or private study.
Our paint horses grazing along your access drive to the cottage.
Winter-time riders on the property.
Stone pathway from Cottage to lookout point. Incredible views.
Estate Equestrian Arena on another section of the property.
Tour the Spring Garden Flowers
Vintage Texas Main Living room
Cozy and warm full granite Kitchen with all the amenities, and more!
Spring Bluebonnets along entry drive.
Enjoy majestic sunsets off the Cottage porch.
Partial view of Main Living area from loft above (showing bear & cowhide rugs).
Estate Pond for afternoon nature walks and bird-watching.
Estate Garden, Barn, Pastures and Equestrian Arena looking North. Explore them!
Visit our rock stable built into the hillside with native field stone.
Stone cliff-top patio. Great for an evening fire, star-gazing & a glass of wine.
Owners Main Estate Home (250 feet from the cottage). Inquire as to availability.
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