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

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Last updated: 07/31/2014
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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.

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 16006 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Staff
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            30...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

          Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • 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

          • Dining:

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

          • Coffee Maker:

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

          • Refrigerator:

            Double Sub-Zero Refrigerator/Freezers...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 14 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

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

          • Fireplace:

            4 Fireplaces and outdoor firepit...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Extra washing machine in garage...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Extra clothes dryer in garage...moreless

          • Garage:

            4 car garage...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Fitness Room / Equipment
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          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

              • Toys:

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

              • Books:

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

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

              Communications

              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

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

              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • 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

              • Boat:

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

              • Golf:

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

              • Deck / Patio:

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

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                There are 2 furnished Palapa huts....moreless

              • Balcony:

                There are 5 different balconies....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Lakefront
              • Lake View
              • Waterfront
              • Water View

              Activities

              • Winery Tours
              • Swimming
              • Jet Skiing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Water Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Kayaking
              • Tennis
              • Golf
              • Water Tubing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Medical Services
              • Hospital
              • Bird Watching
              • Paddle Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Arboretum
              • Marina
              • Churches
              • Restaurants
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 19 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Peak Time
              Mar 1 - Oct 31, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $2,500
              Labor Day
              Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2014
              3 night min stay

              $9,000
              flat fee
              F1 Week
              Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2014
              4 night min stay

              $18,000
              flat fee
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 25 - Nov 27, 2014
              3 night min stay

              $9,000
              flat fee
              Christmas
              Dec 24 - Dec 26, 2014
              3 night min stay

              $12,000
              flat fee
              New Years
              Dec 31 - Jan 2, 2015
              3 night min stay

              $12,000
              flat fee
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $2,000

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500
              • Property Damage Protection $89
              • Cleaning Fee $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: 07/31/2014
              Check availability
              23 Available
              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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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, July 10, 2014

              $2,000 - $2,500 per night (USD)
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              8 Bedroom / 7.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 20

              View calendar: Updated 07/31/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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