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Chateau Lakeview - in Heart of Beautiful Texas Hill Country

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-16)

You will begin to unwind and relax on the undulating drive upward towards 334 Explorer, the luxurious Chateau Lakeview, located in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. At first glimpse, it is nestled, tall and proud, among shady trees that overhang its many covered decks. Large, at over 3000 square feet, with sleeping accommodations for 16, it offers comfort at every level. No amenity has been overlooked.

We welcome wedding groups. We are geared up for families of the bride and groom as well as the bridal party.

As you enter the Chateau and step onto one of the four spacious decks, you will be thrilled by the breathtaking views of Lake Travis and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. Proceed up the stairs to the recently added Super Deck. Don’t forget your camera! The stunning views of the lake framed by stately oak trees in daylight, and the shimmer of a glorious Hill Country sunset reflecting off the lake at dusk, as well as the spectacular star gazing in the evening will provide cherished memories of your Hill Country weekend or vacation.

The luxurious master suite will lure you with its cozy fireplace, shower for two, and roomy soaker tub perfect for two. Recently remodeled in 2013 we are set up with great mirrors and lighting, loads of electrical outlets and a place to steam special clothing.

A separate sitting area in the master suite affords desirable privacy. On the same floor as the master, is the main living area with a large television, a sofa sleeper for two, separate wet bar/fridge, half-bath, dining room with vaulted ceiling, a breakfast room and spacious kitchen; the envy of any gourmand. The kitchen is designed for large groups and contains a double oven, cook top, two warming drawers and warming trays to keep dinner warm for the whole crowd. With four separate dining areas, there is lots of flexibility for serving and feeding your crowd. Don’t go buy the paper plates until you see the number of dishes and flatware the kitchen contains.

The upstairs decks will entice you with ceiling fan, speakers, and chic furniture for dining and lounging while you lazily watch violet and gold sunsets over the lake in the distance.

With three ice-makers in the house, you will never want for ice. Downstairs are three bedrooms. One, a mini-suite, serves as a second master with its own private bath. A Jack-and-Jill bath accommodates the other two bedrooms. Open to the spacious, shady backyard, lounge on the patio and watch your kids or pets play. A second large downstairs living area, with a sleeper sofa for two, boasts its own wet bar/fridge and second television. If staying connected is necessary, a desk here provides high-speed internet. A propane gas grill is located on the deck off of the formal dining room. Makes for easy access from the kitchen. There is a table and chairs there as well so folks can visit while the chef cooks. Don't forget to pick fresh herbs from the kitchen garden below in the back yard to make your meals extra yummy and pleasing to the eye.

Stored are two additional roll-away beds, and two 12 inch thick blow-up beds, just in case you need to sleep 16 guests total! A washer and dryer are conveniently placed in the upstairs master closet, and also at the back entry, where there is a spacious garage and large driveway for multiple cars. Pet lovers? Not to worry; the fieldstone floors are pet-friendly.

The fenced backyard, framed with a variety of fruit and shade trees, provides a wonderful home-away-from-home for the family dog. The covered patio in the back yard has luxury furniture for relaxing and a ceiling fan to keep you cool.

Our golden retriever Geraldine strongly recommends Chateau Lakeview for your pet. There are three separate areas for water and food for your favorite horses, please!

Information for boaters. The Lakeway Marina is about a mile from the house. Phone number is 512/261-7511. You can rent boats or a slip for your boat. Call the Marina about where to put your boat in. Slip rentals are $30/night or $150/week.

Keywords: House, Lake Travis, address - 334 Explorer off of Hurst Creek.

More Details

Sue Holland
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Sue Holland

We are Royce and Sue Holland. Our principal residence is in Dallas, but we love Austin and the hill country and so we are here often. Royce is the Executive Chairman of Masergy Communications.

Sue Holland purchased this house in 2006

Why Sue Holland chose Lakeway

We are in Austin quite frequently. We have rented many homes from vrbo and decided to purchase a home for ourselves and rent it when we are not using it.

What makes this house unique

We are quite popular with the wedding crowd. With so many great wedding venues in the Lake Travis area we host many a bridal party, and families of the bride and groom. We are outfitted with a large master bathroom for the bridal party to do hair and makeup. There is a steamer and two places to hang and steam your long wedding dress. Many families host a luncheon or brunch on the Sunday after the wedding and we certainly have the facilities for that. So if you are thinking of getting married and need a place to stay, Chateau Lakeview is the perfect place. If you want to preview the place before you decide to rent, we can do that too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were extremely impressed with how conscientious you guys are about making sure your guests have everything they need. It is pretty amazing! We have truly enjoyed our stay. The house is beautiful and very relaxing. The remodeling sounds great, although I have to admit that I don't think any of us have any complaints with the house as it is. That means you guys will just be making something that's already wonderful even better!
Jun 2007
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Lakeway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bath or large, separate toilet area, soaker tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In suite bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Off the living room upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master suite w/ king bed, sitting area, fireplace, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Mini master with in suite bath, TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bedroom connects to Jack and Jill bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Double bed, connects with Jack and Jill bath
  • King size beds (1) Master suite, Queen size Beds (2) Mini master and second guest room, Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Ironing center in master laundry/closet includes steamer (please request). Hair dryers in all bathrooms. Ceiling fans throughout the house and on balconies. Wet bar on each level.


Enjoyed this great view of Lake Travis from the upstairs deck

VRBO Bear stayed here

Apr 27, 2010

Pulling in to the driveway of this beautiful home, I knew I was in for a relaxing weekend. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood surrounded with trees and boasting several decks in both the front and rear of the house, this house looked like the perfect place to relax. How could it not be? Walking in to the house, I got the same impression. The house was beautifully decorated, comfortably furnished and complete with all the essentials for a great stay. There was even a variety of University of Texas pieces that are essential for any Austin area home. We really enjoyed sitting on the front decks in the comfortable chairs and watching the sun set over Lake Travis. Not only was the house beautiful and relaxing, but it also had plenty of room for all your friends and family and a kitchen big enough to cook for all of them. Lake Travis is just a few minutes from the house and it offers endless outdoor entertainment options. Whether you're boating, swimming, hiking or enjoying a picnic under a tree, you’re sure to find something fun. If you’re looking for something different, make the short trip to downtown Austin and check out one of the many clubs for some live music, restaurants for some delicious food, or any of the other hot spots that make Austin a great city. Whether you choose to spend your days enjoying the beautiful Lake Travis or exploring downtown Austin, you couldn’t ask for a better, more relaxing place to lay your head. The VRBO Bear

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Chateau Lakeview - in Heart of Beautiful Texas Hill Country
average rating of 4.875 based on 26 reviews
Houston, TX


  • 5 of 5

The house is equipped with everything and was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spacious home!

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and I wanted to have a home like experience for our daughters wedding with plenty of room! Simply put.....wonderful! Everyone was comfortable, and absolutely enjoyed the multiple balconies! Thanks Sue for allowing us to stay in your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Home with a Relaxing Atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

We rented Chateau Lakeview for my bachelorette weekend in April. The home was even more lovely in person than in the pictures. The home finishings were high quality and the views were stunning, especially for the price. The only negative aspect was all of the burnt orange and longhorn decor!

The layout flowed nicely and there was plenty of room (and restrooms!) to accommodate all ten ladies. Pots, pans, and dishes galore; the kitchen and was extremely well stocked. We enjoyed most of our meals at the house. The linens, towels, etc. were nice quality and the beds were comfortable.

Many of the ladies would like to potentially rent the house again for future events and activities. We were extremely happy that we chose Chateau Lakeview!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved the Longhorn jab. All I can say is Hookem Glad you had a great time. Come again ya'll.
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Property was more than our group can imagine, the numerous patios were amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience renting this property and bbq'ed. The top level patio has an amazing sunset view and the house has everything you need for your stay. Will definitely rent again if in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and neighborhood. I'd love to stay here again!

  • 4 of 5

The home was absolutely beautiful! It is so well-kept and offers a comforting and relaxing environment to stay in. I would definitely book this home again, without a doubt!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Rental Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is amazing! What a wonderful getaway location! We were able to celebrate a birthday milestone in style! Our large extended family was able fit comfortably and never felt cramped or in each other's way. The house was fully stocked with everything we needed, every amenity and detail was covered and available for our use. Our steaks even seemed to taste better paired with a beautiful sunset view of the marina from the deck! We would definitely stay here again and would recommend this gorgeous, spacious and relaxing home to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Youpon Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Ranch Road 620
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Fore - recommend
Car: necessary

Boat rental or boat launching at Lakeway Marina, Longhorn Caverns about an hour away, Enchanted Rock about an hour away, University of Texas sport activities, Texas State Capitol around 30 minutes away, Austin City Limits and South by Southwest venue about 15 minutes away, several golf courses very close by, Legends of Golf tournament very close, Lakeway World of Tennis in Lakeway


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $350 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.