About the property
- House2300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Enjoy Lake Travis from wrap around decks nestled on the end of a cozy cove! Located directly on the lake with gorgeous panoramic views. Home features three enclosed bedrooms and one alcove with two futons- sleeps 10. Two rooms with King beds; one room has three twins; and one King room has an additional twin. Tennis, marina, swimming pools are on site which is .66 mile walk from the property. Marina slip rental available upon request for an additional $20/night.
Lorraine Papa, Owner
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 14, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
I have rented on VRBO many times and will continue to do so. I will share that the owner was very nice, available, and easy to work with. The kitchen was well stocked and had a grill for bbq, the deck is wonderful to sit outside in the evening with a nice breeze. There are 3 rooms (2 upstairs and 1 downstairs). The owner shared with me that the downstairs room gets warm b/c of an AC issue and recommends to put the box fan on (which is loud). The room was VERY warm and uncomfortable. Moving the thermostat can fix the issue, as the upstairs air disengages the AC from running downstairs. The downstairs bed was not comfortable. I will also share that there were bugs in the house I killed 4 bugs crawling around. I also found a scorpion in the house which really bother me b/c we have young children. There were spider webs on the ceiling and all over the outdoor balcony. Some of the light bulbs were not working in the fixtures and the hot tub was dirty. The oven does not seem to cook at correct temperature seems to run lower. I did not have a over thermometer to confirm. Could benefit from updated appliances. I am sharing this feedback as most of this can be easily addressed. The location was further from where we wanted to be (home is at the far end of Lake Travis), which was my mistake. The décor is dated. Overall we had a great time and enjoyed the vacation. I would say for the amount of money charged/night the home could use some updating, cleaning and bug prevention. I appreciate everything.
Wow! Yours is the first VRBO review and only negative review I have received this year. I have been trying to decide how to respond without sounding overly defensive or hostile. I feel I need to clarify some points to provide a more balanced description of our rental to first time renters. I inspected the premises about two hours before you arrived and didn’t find any bugs. Additionally the house was cleaned professionally, has had regular pest control and the hot tub had just been cleaned prior to your arrival. Bugs cannot be avoided in a rural areas even with pest control. We spent a great deal of time PRIOR to your visit discussing the management of the air conditioning, hot tub, lake access and bugs.
As for the location, it is one of the most desirable on the lake. Located 8 miles from the Pedernales and midway between Marble Falls and Austin, the lake is never crowded with boats, very deep and is a perfect place to ski/swim. The Cove Pool is approximately 100 yards from the driveway. The lake is approximately 100 yards from the base of the house. However, the terrain is rocky and may be difficult for children to navigate. The marina is ½ mile from the house has plenty of free parking, offers a courtesy dock and a beach like area to swim in.
For some people, the cup is half full; for others it is always half empty. I feel your review took the half empty position. No one has ever told me the beds were uncomfortable. Sure the appliances could be updated, but the dish washer works better than the ultra-modern new one I have in Austin. The oven has always performed perfectly for me.
When I reviewed you as a renter, I took the half full approach. I recognized that you were staying for four days over a holiday weekend. Despite giving you a discount, I recognized you paid a fair amount of money for the rental. When I inspected the property after your stay, I overlooked the fact that the bathroom screen was pulled off its track, the hot tub clasp was broken off and the hot tub was filled with balloon fragments. I returned your full deposit and gave you an excellent review. I appreciated the fact that you followed my check out rules. I wish you could have treated the review of our home in a more balanced realistic fashion as I did yours.
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No Pets are allowed.