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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate on Lake Travis

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lago Vista estate description

This spectacular estate perched on Lake Travis transcends the Hill Country near Lago Vista…whisking you off to a stately chateau in the heart of France. The column-flanked, tree-lined approach to the classic circular drive sets the stage for the grand home.

This 8 bedroom, 9 bathroom home sits on 12.6 acres with 800 feet of water front. Celebrating the natural stone of both Texas and France, the exterior and interior of the home features detailed stonework custom carved onsite by a French sculptor. Grand columns with custom Corinthian capitals, traditional stone balustrades and two-story waterfall adorn the entrance.

Before even entering the home, one’s eyes are drawn to the surroundings on which the house sits. Smooth lawns, formal plantings and spectacular lake views all add to the feeling of being at a European retreat.
An undeniable focal point of the entry is the large waterfall that flows from a massive window into a decorative pond, adding a soft ambient sound to the entrance.

Indoors, the waterfall continues as it enhances the formal living with the same waterfall ambiance, a step over river, and special lighting for the evenings.
Entry grandeur is continued inside the house, from the sweeping iron and stone staircases to the limestone arches, and dark-wood accented ceilings that carry you into the formal sunken living area. Creamy walls with stone accents and tumbled travertine floors create a cool, elegant feel, while a large two-story wall of windows captures remarkable views. An adjacent full service wet bar, and hidden wine cellar (with handcrafted stone walls) is perfectly located for service to the north-east outdoor terrace.

Escape to France itself from this covered terrace, with walls and ceilings cloaked in ivy. Ideal for relaxing evenings of indulging wine or retreating from the Texas sunlight, this terrace captures the best breezes and views, year-round.

Back indoors a formal dining room showcases mesquite-floors, a small European fireplace and plenty of windows to enjoy the views, it’s a perfect place to linger over a meal with friends.

Across the living room lies a study/office that transcends to an upstairs library. Custom maple paneling covers both the walls and ceiling, which features an iron-railed opening to the second story, flooding the room with light.

The kitchen is fit for a chef; warm natural-wood cabinets contrast beautifully with the limestone and granite accents. The spacious island holds an extra-large sink; an additional sink, high-end appliances and a huge walk-in pantry. An open breakfast bar allows the cook to chat with family at the adjacent breakfast room.

Retreat in luxury to the airy master bedroom, which enjoys lake views from every window. Cool nights call for a fire in the fireplace, while warm evenings invite a nightcap on the breezy private terrace. In the master bath, thoughtful details combine with elegant materials to make the space a pleasure. Two vanities plus a separate makeup counter allow room to spread out; a unique mirrored freestanding wall is an inspired touch. A glass wall encloses the oversized shower with 10 separate shower heads including an overhead rain can. Linger in the corner tub overlooking the vista, or splash in the walk-in travertine shower. No need to share closet space; huge his and hers closets with custom built-in storage mean everyone has plenty of room.

The lower level south wing accommodates four additional bedrooms, a billiards room, a full kitchen, family room, and exercise room. Two large bedrooms with walk-in closets and en-suite baths complete the second floor south wing.

While the inside is stunning, this home was designed to enjoy the extraordinary scenery outdoors. With sun decks and a crow’s nest balcony from the roof there is always a place to relax and feel the breeze.
Landscaped with a nod to a more formal time, the smooth, manicured lawns are accented with gracious walkways, cypress trees and a grand stone staircase leading down to the negative-edge pool. With the appearance of spilling in to Lake Travis, the pool is a breathtaking finale to the grounds.

Precisely situated and built to maximize the breeze and sun schedule, no detail has gone unnoted in this palatial estate. For those that enjoy European luxury at its finest and have the heart of a Texan, this incredible home offers the best of both worlds.

We have a boat dock that accommodates our 50 ft yacht and has plenty of space to tie jet skiis or another boat.
We are here to accommodate you and offer concierge-like service to our guests! If you need something just ask.
Guests love to hire our chefs - they take care of everything for your dining pleasure.
Please read the current Rate Information and Availability Calendar before inquiring. These are always kept up to date. Emai inquiries are preferred. We will respond quickly.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 16006 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            30...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

          Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Ideal for corporate retreats and family reunions. Staff are situated on the property but in no way infringe on your privacy. We do not permit weddings, bachelor or bachelorette parties. There is a fee of $500 for any event with a maximum of 20 people on the property over night. We supply tables, chairs, linens, dishes, etc. for outside seating. Functions on the property need owner's approval. No bachelor or bachelorette parties....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Full adult library and children's library...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Pool Table
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys:

                Toys for children - toddlers up to preteen. Sandbox, trampoline and scooters....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View
              • Lakefront
              • Water View
              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                We have a large glass kitchen table that seats 8 and the dining room table seats 14....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 14 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Extra clothes dryer in garage...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                4 Fireplaces and outdoor firepit...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment
              • Garage:

                4 car garage...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                We even have robes and slippers for all of the guests....moreless

              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Extra washing machine in garage...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                We have two coffee makers and a large coffee urn....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Chef's kitchen with high end stainless appliances - double ovens, two warming ovens, trash compactor, commercial ice maker and another in the bar area)....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Double overns...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Double Sub-Zero Refrigerator/Freezers...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                There are 5 different balconies....moreless

              • Boat:

                We offer a 4 hour cocktail cruise on our 50' yacht for a fee with captain and server included....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                There are 5 furnished decks and one outside tv....moreless

              • Golf:

                There are many world class golf courses nearby. The closest public course is 10 minutes away....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                We use a company that delivers kayaks and picks them up when you are finished. Please call Lauren or Roland at 512 767 8078 or email at vikingshipkayaks@gmail.com ...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                There are 2 furnished Palapa huts....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub
              • Private Pool:

                A $500 fee is required if pool heating is requested....moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 31 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas
                  Dec 24 - Dec 26, 2014
                  3 night min stay

                  $7,500
                  flat fee
                  New Years
                  Dec 31 - Jan 2, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  $7,500
                  flat fee
                  Peak Time
                  Mar 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $2,500
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $2,000

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $500
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500
                  • Tax Rate 13%

                  Notes:

                  Tax 13%

                  Also a cleaning fee of $500. to be added to your quote.

                  Any additional cleaning over and above the usual will be charged by the

                  hour and added to your credit card.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/18/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
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                  Location

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                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Rusty Allen Airport

                  Car: Necessary

                  This is the most incredibly private and peaceful property on the lake. Although we have complete privacy we are only 10 minutes from Lago Vista shopping. We do NOT do weddings, bachelor or bachelorette parties.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2001

                  The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                  Landscaped with a nod to a more formal time, the smooth, manicured lawns are accented with gracious walkways, cypress trees and a grand stone staircase leading down to the negative-edge pool. With the appearance of spilling in to Lake Travis, the pool is a breathtaking finale to the grounds. Rounding out this remarkable property are attached guest quarters complete with kitchen, a separate garage apartment, an equestrian paddock, a barn with 3 to 4 stalls, a pasture large enough for helicopter pad, and an adjustable floating boat dock large enough for 50’ yacht. Precisely situated and built to maximize the breeze and sun schedule, no detail has gone unnoted in this palatial estate. For those that enjoy European luxury at its finest and have the heart of a Texan, this incredible home offers the best of both worlds. The property is large enough to permit helicopter landings. Please note that this property is monitored by security camera's for yours' and our protection.


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                  Photos

                  • Entrance to Escondido

                    Entrance to Escondido

                  • Great Room

                    Great Room

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Master Suite

                    Master Suite

                  • Game Room

                    Game Room

                  • Fitness Room

                    Fitness Room

                  • Pool and lakeview

                    Pool and lakeview

                  • Outdoor Waterfall

                    Outdoor Waterfall

                  • Inside Entrance

                    Inside Entrance

                  • Formal Dining

                    Formal Dining

                  • Master Bath

                    Master Bath

                  • 2nd Kitchen

                    2nd Kitchen

                  VRBO #490043

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                  $2,000 - $2,500 per night (USD)
                  31

                  8 Bedroom / 7.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 20

                  View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2013
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/18/2014
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