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Lake Austin Waterfront -- Family Friendly -- Saltwater Pool

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Lake Austin Guesthouse is part of a unique, 4 1/2 acre estate with 300 feet of lakefront and offers privacy, beauty, and comfort. It is perfect for two couples or a small family retreat. The guesthouse is attached to our main house, separated by a large breezeway and courtyard for privacy. We live on-site and want our guests to enjoy the lake and feel at home. The guesthouse provides a great opportunity to get-away and relax while still offering a variety of activities for all ages. We offer a saltwater swimming pool and spa, an outdoor fire-pit, hot tub, and dock with an extra boat slip. Bring your boat and enjoy the best stretch of skiing/wakeboarding on Lake Austin. And yes, you can catch a bass right off the dock! No weddings or large events allowed.

City of Austin License # OL 2014007836


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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


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

    We do not rent to anyone under the age of 25. This is not a place for loud parties, but is a great place for private retreats. Maximum number of overnight guests = 6. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Great place for families. Children must wear life jackets on the dock....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed on covered porch and patios....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Friendly and well-behaved dogs are welcome. $25 pet fee per dog, 2 max....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Downstairs is completely wheelchair accessible. However, access to the dock is not wheelchair accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 double


  • Living Room: 1 queen

    Queen futon with foam topper....moreless

  • Master bedroom is on the main floor and has a new king size bed, built-in desk, walk-in closet, and private bath. The upstairs bedroom has a king bed, sleeper sofa (American Leather), a built-in desk, private deck, walk-in closet and full bath. Living room has queen futon with foam topper and shares the bath downstairs. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Two full baths, master bath has large walk-in shower. Upstairs bath has tub/shower combo. Outside shower in breezeway....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Guests are encouraged to enjoy the lakeside patio, fire-pit area (when burning is permitted), the hot tub and dock. Please bring your own life jackets and beach towels. We have two kayaks and one canoe. Bring your own boat and use the extra boat slip. Boat rental available in the area. Check -in 4 p.m. Check-out noon....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The property offers several vistas of Lake Austin from various angles....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Lake Austin is a constant level lake and part of the chain of lakes that make up the Highland Lakes....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Our dock sits at the water's edge. Great for fishing, bird watching and boating....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Inside and Outside dining tables provided. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Apartment size washer/dryer combo....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We choose high quality linens for your comfort....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room with TV, sofa, love seat, & futon. Kitchenette at one end....moreless

  • Parking:

    4 vehicles allowed. Parking on site for boat trailers....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bring extra towels for the dock and hot tub area. We provide a few beach towels but not enough for larger groups....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Apartment size washer/dryer combo....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker, plus a French press....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8 provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Small, kitchenette size....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is well-stocked with pots, pans, bakeware and an outside grill. There is a kitchen cart and an island for storage and prep....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:



  • Balcony:

    Small balcony off the upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat slip available - must bring your own boat and life jackets....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck has a fire pit for cozy evenings (depending on local fire bans)....moreless

  • Golf:

    Guest privileges at Lakecliff Country Club (additional fees). Nearby courses: The Hills at Lakeway (private) and Falconhead (public), plus courses in the Austin area. Ask the owners....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks and one canoe on site....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Organically maintained....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Grill -- bring your own charcoal. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some gear is available, please ask....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Saltwater swimming pool & spa shared with owners....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Saltwater spa attached to pool, plus freestanding hot tub near dock. Both are shared with owner....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
May 21 - Sep 8, 2015
3 night min stay
$3,000 $8,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,200 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning Fee $60
  • Tax Rate 6%


Check-in 4 p.m. Check-out noon. Rental of thirty days or more is not subject to state hotel taxes. Winter Texans please call for prices. No weddings or large events allowed.

Pet fee: $25/dog -- 2 max.

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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28 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom International
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lakeway (semi-private); Falconhead (public)
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Ranch Road 620
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lake Austin
Nearest Ski
On Site Water Skiing

Car: Necessary

Our Lake Austin Guesthouse is located just minutes away from a recreational mecca. Boating, golfing, hiking, fishing, etc. You can find all sorts of activities for the entire family. We are located just a short drive from downtown Austin for those who want to hear live music, attend UT events, Circuit of the Americas events, and anything else Austin has to offer. For travelers with a private airplane, the Lakeway Airpark (3R9) is four miles away and we can arrange pick up. We are located west of the city with easy access to the Hill Country for scenic drives, day trips to Fredericksburg, Enchanted Rock, San Antonio and the Willow City Loop.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: We have owned our lakefront estate since 1991 and have raised our children and pets here. We are recently retired and continue to live here full-time, so are on-site if our guests need any assistance.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Austin:
Lake Austin Guesthouse sits in Happy Hollow, a private estate on the upper end of Lake Austin, near Lakeway. The scenic road to our property passes through two miles of the Balcones Canyonland Preserve. With great consideration we keep the grounds as organic and native as possible and maintain the house with green building materials and green cleaning products.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Our gated property is unique and upon entry feels like you are stepping back into time, into an enchanted place. The entire estate is mostly shaded with large, hundred year-old live oak and pecan trees, native to Texas. The setting is semi-rural, private, yet two minutes away from all the amenities a guest could need. Our boat dock, with two boat slips, has a large deck above and one open slip for our guests. So bring your boat and enjoy the best stretch of water on Lake Austin.

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Speaks: english



  • Enjoy meals on the dock.

    Enjoy meals on the dock.

  • Lakeside of guesthouse.

    Lakeside of guesthouse.

  • ***Coming Spring 2015** saltwater swimming pool, spa, large covered patio

    ***Coming Spring 2015** saltwater swimming pool, spa, large covered patio

  • View of dock from the yard.

    View of dock from the yard.

  • Great room with kitchen.

    Great room with kitchen.

  • Stairs to 2nd bedroom and bath. Very private.

    Stairs to 2nd bedroom and bath. Very private.

  • Bath for bedroom one.

    Bath for bedroom one.

  • Bedroom two with bath.

    Bedroom two with bath.

  • 200 hundred year-old Live Oak tree with swing.

    200 hundred year-old Live Oak tree with swing.

  • Morning mist on the lake.

    Morning mist on the lake.

  • Resident hound -- Ladybird.

    Resident hound -- Ladybird.

  • Bonnie, lovely to look at, but don't touch!

    Bonnie, lovely to look at, but don't touch!

  • View from across the lake.

    View from across the lake.

  • Main house/guesthouse at far end. Patio, firepit, bar, table, hottub.

    Main house/guesthouse at far end. Patio, firepit, bar, table, hottub.

  • Top deck of dock.

    Top deck of dock.

  • Lake Austin.

    Lake Austin.

  • Kitchen area.

    Kitchen area.

  • Bedroom one, downstairs.

    Bedroom one, downstairs.

  • Bedroom two, with outside deck overlooking lake.

    Bedroom two, with outside deck overlooking lake.

  • Bath for bedroom two.

    Bath for bedroom two.

  • View from hottub.

    View from hottub.

  • The dock is located on the best stretch of Lake Austin for water skiing.

    The dock is located on the best stretch of Lake Austin for water skiing.

  • Bring your life jackets!

    Bring your life jackets!

  • Resident swans swimming by.

    Resident swans swimming by.

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