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Chateau Lakeview - in Heart of Beautiful Texas Hill Country

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Lakeway House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Sue Holland
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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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 Lake Travis

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Chateau Lakeview - in Heart of Beautiful Texas Hill Country
average rating of 4.894737 based on 21 reviews

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: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Beware, this owner did not disclose the air conditioning/heating situation. They have installed "NEST" thermostats for both air units. These can be controlled by the owners from remote locations through their iphones. They ask you, the tenants/guests not to attempt to set the temperature for what may be comfortable for you. The thermostats are already programmed for temperatures that have not been acceptable to the guests. Have you ever stayed in a hotel where you can't control the temperature in your room? It can be very off putting.

Also, if you try to change the settings, they can reverse or change it back to what the want. It was a very uncomfortable situation throughout our stay.

The home is very nice, fully equipped, but the bed linens and bedspreads looked old and tired.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review.
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Fort Worth, TX


  • 5 of 5

This place is fabulous!!!! I rented it for our extended family (11 people) and there was more than enough room. We had everything we could possibly need . We never felt crowded and loved the house. I would recommend it to anyone who needs a house with all the amenities. Friends even came by to visit and they loved it also. I cannot say enough about the place. Also Sue (owner) and Janell (manager) were extremely nice to work with. We were in Lakeway for a memorial and they did everything to accommodate us and make a sad time as nice as possible. We would stay there again in a heart beat. Ann Stewart & Family

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas Texas

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated Father's Day at the Chateau Lakeview. Great family reunion type place. Four patios with great views.. very relaxing..Roof top patio was great for star watching. Full moon!! This house was absolutely beautiful with all the amenities. Kitchen had every appliance or utensil you may need for serving large parties. All basics supplied. Master bedroom is large includes sitting room and fireplace. Bathroom has been renovated and is beautiful... Very comfortable place and lots of room.. We would definitely stay here again. Owner was always quick to respond for any questions or details. Extremely organized.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Debbie. Glad to have you as guests.
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Montgomery Texas

Awesome getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented numerous properties in Austin the past 7 years and this is the best so far. Gorgeous views from the many decks that are furnished with comfortable patio furniture. We grilled out several nights due to the very nice propane grill and multi-decks. Very roomy and everything you need is provided. Living area was great for watching football with a bar with ice maker in the living room. Incredible master bedroom and bathroom and the other rooms are very nice. The photos are very accurate. Close to many golf courses and restaurants. We will definitely plan to stay here in the future. Thanks

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

Wedding Base

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place close to the venue of our daughter's wedding, and this location was ideal.

We had everything we needed. When the bridesmaids came over to get dressed, we set up both hair and makeup in the master bath. It was perfect! We had room for both activities even with the occasional visitor coming in to check out the progress.

The next day we hosted a farewell luncheon for the bride and groom and all of their out of town friends. I knew they all were eager to get into Austin to shop and hang out, but the multiple decks were so conducive to relaxing conversation that everyone stayed later than we expected.

We could not have found a better location. The pictures are very accurate in showing the property, and it has everything you need, including my favorite - nightlights! To top off the wonderful experience, Sue and Royce were incredible in their hospitality. They were very familiar with mother of the bride nerves and were most helpful and accommodating.

I lucked out in finding not only a great location, but great owners as well.

I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Nancy. You were great guests and are always welcomed back at Chateau Lakeview. Sue Holland
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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

Lakeway House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season
Nov 28 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

MasterCard and Visa are used for payment and deposit. Your credit card will be charged the week of your stay.

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Lakeway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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