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The Famous 'Float House on Lake Travis' (Keyword: Awesome)

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The Famous Float House


Last updated: 07/10/2014

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Jonestown house description

Truly the most unique rental on the lake. It's so unique the Austin Statesman did a huge story on us. Part House Boat - Part Lake House, but so much better than both. And, a whole lot cheaper. A two-story, three-bedroom, full-size house that floats on the water. You’ll love this place - everybody does.

THE LOCATION: We are one of the closest-in waterfront locations on the less developed “North Side” of the lake. 13 minutes to Walmart, HEB, et al. 20 to Mall, 45 to downtown, 60 to the airport.

Our house is the first house inside a no-wake zone on the “Big Sandy” arm. That means you have close access to the main body without all the annoying traffic & commotion.

If you know Lake Travis, you know how hard it is to get to the water. That’s because it is a flood control lake, and you must build above the flood plain. That means the water is either way down a steep cliff, or way out a shallow slope. Not here. Park your car at the shore's edge, and walk down a few steps (or more in a drought) to the house and to the water.

Tie your boat to the side of the house. When you are ready to get-out-on-the-lake, you’re already there. By boat it's two minutes to Cafe Bleu, 15 to Carlos n' Charlie's, and 30 to The Pier.

THE HOUSE: Designed top to bottom for lake fun. The pool table, the indoor table shuffleboard, the underwater fishing light, and the spectacular rope swing (probably the best on the lake -it's that 'crane' looking thing in the first picture) are the star attractions, but it’s being right on the water that’s just so... COOL.

Speaking of cool, since the house faces southeast, by mid afternoon, the whole front of the house is in shade. It makes it so pleasant to wile away the day in the cool breezes off the lake. Winter time is great at the Float House, too. Toasting marshmallows in the fire pit while you enjoy the fish light on the deck is a great way to spend an evening.

We have a whole lot more information on our website. The link is way down the page - just above the Property Photos - where it says 'CLICK HERE - Our Website: More Info'

Keywords: Floating House


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is not exact, but toddlers are discouraged. The house is surrounded by water with gaps in the rails....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Toddlers are not recommended....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 8-14

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The Ultimate Lake House, Open Floor Plan, Cozy but Spacious Dining Nook (10), Indoor Shuffle Board, Poker Table & chips, XM Radio, binoculars, fishing poles, pontoon boat available for rent....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    You're supposed to be enjoying the lake....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Not huge, about 20 movies...moreless


  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    In this case 'directly on the lake' is literal....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Yeah, you could just about 'ski-in'....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    One of those 2-car carports ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    A parking lot right on the lake...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Tie your boat to the side of the house....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Actually, it's a large fire pit out on the front deck, right by the water....moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Has pretty much everything. Like: colander, scissors, wine opener, lighters...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Complete Kitchen. Toaster oven, coffee makers, blender, etc...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony:

    A beautiful place to sit & watch the scene....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    This is one of the best things about the house....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    I'd call it a balcony, but this fits better. it's nice....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Reserve early: last year we were almost completely full in peak season.
Minimums: 3 nights in high season - 2 nights otherwise
Rates are for up to 8 people.  Each additional overnight guest: $50/night.
$500 deposit due at reservation. Balance due at arrival.
$50 recycling deposit - see website for details. Pet Friendly, but $50 fee.
Not rented till deposit received.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Indoor Shuffleboard, Amazing Rope Swing, Underwater Fishing Light, Plus all the Usual Lake Activities


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  • The Famous Float House

    The Famous Float House

  • A Guest Room

    A Guest Room

  • The incredible rope swing!

    The incredible rope swing!

  • The Main Room

    The Main Room

  • A guest shot this night scene from the land

    A guest shot this night scene from the land

VRBO #60070

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 16, 2015

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  • Calendar last updated: 07/10/2014
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Jonestown #60070

3 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 14

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