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Spectacular Lake Travis Luxury Property Minutes from Downtown and the Arboretum

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 10 on 10 acres

Nestled high above Lake Travis (near the famous Oasis Restaurant/Mansfield Dam and only 25-30 minutes from downtown Austin) Lake Travis Lake House is a 10 acre retreat with spectacular views of the main body of Lake Travis. This gorgeous 3-bedroom, 2-luxury-full-bath home was completely remodeled in 2005. Chefs will be amazed at the ultra-high-end kitchen, featuring a Viking Stove, Sub-Zero Refrigerator, granite countertops and imported travertine sink. Designers will marvel at the floor-to-ceiling travertine bathrooms, with an oversized soaking tub and magnificent European-style travertine shower. All will sleep well in the tastefully-decorated fully-furnished bedrooms.

Imagine sitting out on the large porch watching the sun set over the lake, strolling around the 10 acres admiring the other 'residents', including rare white peacocks, beautiful black cochin chickens, among others!

More Details

Tom Stevenson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish, norwegian, Arabic available on request
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Tom Stevenson

I am one of the few of us who were actually born in the Austin area, but I've always had the urge to travel and live abroad. I've lived about half of my adult life all over Europe, North Africa, Latin America and Asia and loved it. I also went to school in Boston and lived in Washington, D.C. There was always something about Austin, though, that kept drawing me back. Once I decided to leave the stressful corporate grind, I decided to find a place that would be less than 45 minutes from a major progressive city and where I could have land and a great water view. I simply couldn't find anything that compared to Austin and when I found this property, I knew I would have it for life.

Tom Stevenson purchased this house in 2004

Why Tom Stevenson chose Volente

The completely renovated 1940's farmhouse sits on the last 10 acres of an original 2000 acre ranch that is now surrounded by canyon land perserve. The homesite was choosen by the original owners for its outstanding views and its park like setting. The moment you arrive you will feel right at home. We encourage all of our guests to settle in and enjoy the peace and quiet.


Volente House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Rain shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large Rain Shower
  • Elegant large baths with terrazzo tile with unique soaking tub and rain showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen , crib or child's bed available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Beautiful master bedroom with candle fireplace and views. Sofa Bed in formal Living Room. Additional beds including child's portable crib available upon request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Many services available please ask! Basics stocked for arrival. Please let us know of any special requests or items that would enhance your stay! Housekeeping, pick-up from airport, babysitting, grocery shopping or meal preparation available. Arrangements for tours can be made.


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Spectacular Lake Travis Luxury Property Minutes from Downtown and the Arboretum
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews
Sacramento, California

Excellent rental, Excellent hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at this Lake Travis home was beyond our expectations. The home is wonderful and the location provides country relaxation with easy access to Austin and surrounding communities. We easily did day trips to Fredrickburg and San Antonio and returning home was always a relaxing end to the day. Fresh eggs and vegetables, acerage for morning or evening walks and the respectful and accomodating hosts were all bonus touches that made our vacation one of the best we have ever had. If you have a chance to rent this home, take it!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve!! Wow, it's been years and I just NOW realized that there is a "submit response" to a review written by a guest! My bad! You guys are great!
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Lovely views and comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at this house. There was plenty of room for our families to run around and enjoy the views and the trees. It is close enough to all the fun Austin activities, but felt so much more relaxing. Tom was a great host. We would stay here again and will recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hacienda del Lago - Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been better. Gorgeous setting, spectacular views, remodeled house to die for and best hosts ever!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very disappointing_ NOT recommended.

  • 1 of 5

While the exterior is well kept with nice views, the house is dusty, musty and smelly. The house is really set up for weddings that utilize the lawn and views. There is NO comfortable place to sit and relax and enjoy the view from inside. The furniture was tattered and smelly. It was obvious that the owner wasn't prepared for us and doesn't have a routine for vacation rentals. We were baffled by the high ratings and then realized that he likely took weeding customer ratings and passed them off as vacation rental ratings- I can't imagine anyone staying here given a high rating. We left early because it was so uncomfortable to be there.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there this weekend with our adult kids and spouses..eight of in all. The views were spectacular! So relaxing. Tom was such a gracious host and we had everything we needed. We will definately be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most Incredible Experience

  • 5 of 5

I had my wedding at the Hacienda Del Lago venue and I could not have asked for a better venue or owner. Tom (owner) was so helpful and readily available with any question we had. He gave great advice from years of experience and was always more than happy to help get something done. I felt that he took our day personally and really committed to making it amazing. The venue by itself is beautiful, and he has done a great job making it magical. The staff did a great job setting up and customized any decorations to how we imagined it. I can not speak highly enough of the whole venue, and I would and will recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Austin Bergstrom Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Twin Creeks
Nearest Train
7.7 Miles
Lakeline Metrorail Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Aquaholics (Water Ski)
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Cypress Creek - Lake Travis
Car: recommended

Other Activities: boating


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

The cleaning fee is refundable if you leave the house in the same neat and clean condition as you accepted it (e.g. all linens removed from rooms and placed in utility room, kitchen is clean and no food left behind). For guest traveling with pets the cleaning fee is non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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