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

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Last updated: 05/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 10 bedroom, 10 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
  • 16000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

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

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have everything needed for children of all ages. Baby swing, saucer, walker, highchair, 1 crib and pack'n'play with a mattress and all linens, toys, children's library, dress up room for little girls, sand box, netted trampoline, stroller, 2 scooters, push toys etc...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed on the outdoor decks and they are all have ashtrays...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 25

Bathrooms: 10 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Ideal for corporate retreats and family reunions. We do not permit weddings, bachelor or bachelorette parties. There is a fee of $500 for any event with a maximum of 25 people on the property over night. We supply tables, chairs, linens, dishes, etc. for outside seating. Functions on the property need owner's approval. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

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

  • DVD Player:

    There are 2 dvd players in the main house and one in the guesthouse....moreless

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

    we have three tvs and one outside....moreless

  • Toys:

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

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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 12. There is another dining table in the second kitchen area and one in the guesthouse....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Extra clothes dryer in garage and another is the guesthouse....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    4 Fireplaces and outdoor firepit...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage:

    4 car garage...moreless

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

    Robes and slippers are provided for your comfort during your visit....moreless

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

    Extra washing machine in garage and another in the guesthouse....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have two coffee makers and a large coffee urn in the main kitchen, one in the second kitchen and one in the guesthouse....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All three kitchen are full equipped....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    One in the main kitchen, one in the second kitchen and one in the guesthouse....moreless

  • 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. There are two more full kitchens....moreless

  • Microwave:

    One in the main kitchen, one in the second kitchen and one in the guesthouse....moreless

  • Oven:

    Double ovens in the main kitchen, one in the second kitchen, and one in the guesthouse....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Double Sub-Zero Refrigerator/Freezers and another in the main house and one in the guesthouse....moreless

  • Stove:

    One stove in main kitchen, another in the second kitchen and one in the guesthouse....moreless

  • Toaster:

    There is a toaster in all three kitchens....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    There are 5 different balconies....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    We have one child's bicycle and 2 road bikes....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are 5 furnished decks and one outside tv. There is also a deck at the guesthouse....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 - Viking Kayaks - 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:

    There is also a grill on the deck of the guesthouse....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are tennis courts in Lago Vista - 10 minutes away....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    A $500 fee is required if pool heating is requested and prorated for extended stays....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 38 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th
Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
2 night min stay
$3,000
labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$3,000
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015
3 night min stay
$2,500
Christmas
Dec 24 - Dec 26, 2015
3 night min stay

$9,000
flat fee
New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2016
3 night min stay

$9,000
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $600
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Rates above and automatic "Quoted Rates" are for the main house only. Guest House adds $500/ night plus tax and cleaning fee of $100. Discounts for stays of 4+ nights. Tax 13%

Also a cleaning fee of $500. to be added to your quote for main house only.

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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Last updated: 05/28/2015
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Location

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9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rusty Allen Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lago Vista
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lago Vista
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1431
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lago Vista

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. We are 3 minutes from Flat Creek Winery. There is also a kayak company that delivers. (Viking kayaks).

 

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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  • Bedrooms
    10
  • Bathrooms
    10
  • Property type
    Estate
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/28/2015
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