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Lake Austin Waterfront Retreat - Hot Tub, Wifi, Dogs Okay

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View from the 600sf deck above private boat dock with picnic table and hammock

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Last updated: 01/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Waterfront 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8, Boat Dock, Hot Tub, Huge Trees and Yard

Lake Austin waterfront is a great place to escape all year around. Lake Austin Retreat offers a beautiful Mexican style waterfront property with a boat dock, huge decks and a hot tub situated on a secluded bend of Lake Austin just 20 miles from downtown Austin. Relax, unwind, swim, canoe, kayak, bird-watch, fish, or enjoy a spa-treatment at nearby Lake Austin Spa. The house accommodates 8 guests, and the spacious back yard offers an abundance of outdoor space for socializing, BBQ'n, playing or enjoying quiet hammock-time. Bring your boat and ski (boats can be moored at the dock but no boat lift is available), or lounge by the water's edge and drink in the view of the Golden Cheeked-Warbler habitat directly across the lake. You will love taking advantage of the most peaceful stretch of Lake Austin. Mornings are not to be missed. Grab your coffee or tea and watch the morning fog pull back revealing a glass-like surface that mirrors the rolling hills above. Just 35 Miles from the new F-1 Track in Austin, 20 miles from SXSW and ACL Festival.

The Retreat: Lake Austin is a great place to escape all year around. Lake Austin Retreat offers a beautiful Mexican style waterfront property with a boat dock and huge deck situated on a secluded bend of Lake Austin just 20 miles from downtown Austin. Relax, unwind, swim, canoe, kayak, bird-watch, fish, or enjoy a spa-treatment at nearby Lake Austin Spa. The house accommodates 8 guests, and the spacious back yard offers an abundance of outdoor space for socializing, BBQ'n, playing or enjoying quiet hammock-time. Bring your boat and ski, or lounge by the water's edge and drink in the view of the Golden Cheeked-Warbler habitat directly across the lake. You will love taking advantage of the most peaceful stretch of Lake Austin. Mornings are not to be missed. Grab your coffee or tea and watch the morning fog pull back revealing a glass like surface that mirrors the rolling hills above.

The Activities: By Day - Canoeing, kayaking (life jackets and paddles provided), hiking, swimming, fishing, golfing, skiing and wakeboarding, bring your boat and moor it at the dock. You can canoe, kayak or walk 1/4 mile to the Lake Austin Spa for world-class spa services.

By Night - Dining, grilling,star-gazing or hitting the downtown or lakeside Austin nightlife.
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 01/07/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs are welcome at our house. We have a large crate available but use is not required. Fenced in yard on 1/3 acre for your pet to roam. Lakeside of yard is not fenced so if your dog is a bigger swimmer, s/he will be able to venture out of the yard by swimming....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Pac-n-play Available...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Queen sized bed with 1 set of twin bunk beds ...moreless

  • A twin sized daybed plus a twin sized trundle

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Newly remodelled...moreless

  • New, very large walk-in shower with two shower heads and new bathroom vanity just added...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our vacation retreat is located less than 1/4 mile from the award winning Lake Austin Spa. Walk, canoe or kayak to the Lake Austin Spa for world-class spa services. The wireless internet allows you to get a little work done, if necessary, from the deck above the boat dock with a view you will want to savor. Or just lounge in the hammock for a well deserved siesta. The boat dock is available to moor your boat of up to 25 feet during your stay (boats can be moored at the dock but no boat lift is available), and a boat ramp is available less than 50 feet from the dock. A large, private hot tub/spa has just been added on a new deck for added relaxation during your stay....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Bring your ipod or iphone with music to plug into stereo. Plus, over 100 CDs available...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat screen with HBO and Showtime...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bring your ipod or iphone with music to plug into stereo. Plus, over 100 CDs available...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    75 Feet of waterfront with boat launch less than 1/2 mile away - private dock available for tie-up of your boat (boat lift not available)...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Lake Austin Waterfront with Private Boat Dock for tie-up of your boat (boat lift not available)...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Lake Austin Waterfront with Private Boat Dock for tie-up of your boat (boat lift not available)...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Lake Austin Waterfront with Private Boat Dock for tie-up of your boat (boat lift not available)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area in kitchen and on 600 sf deck above boat dock...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood-burning fireplace with wood provided...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    Carport...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless available. My ipad gets a strong wireless signal even down on the 600 sf deck on top of the boat dock...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for 3 cars...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless available. My ipad gets a strong wireless signal even down on the 600 sf deck on top of the boat dock...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Open kitchen with dining area. New large gas grill is on the deck and connected to large propane tank that is on perpetual refill so it will never run in the middle of your grilling e...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck attached to house has hot tub. 600 sf shady deck above-boat dock has picnic table, hammock and lounge chairs ...moreless

  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large new grill hooked up to perpetually filled propane tank on commercial maintenance so it does not run out mid-grilling...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off-Peak
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,600 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Credits cards accepted (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express)

Those guests uncomfortable with billing by email over the internet may fax their contract and credit card authorization directly to the Owner.

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Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 01/07/2017
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Location

33 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Berstrom International Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fion's
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
183 and 620
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lakeside Pizza *Awesome Food*

Car: Recommended

Austin, Texas, home of SXSW, Austin City Limits Festival and the worlds largest urban bat colony, is located in Central Texas about 200 miles south of Dallas and 140 miles east of Houston. Austin is the beginning of the Texas Hill Country where the landscape turns from flat lands into beautiful rolling hills. Lake Austin runs 26 miles from Lake Travis through the City of Austin. Our vacation retreat is located on the waterfront of Lake Austin, about 25 minutes from downtown Austin, directly across from the Golden-Cheeked Warbler Sanctuary.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: I moved to Austin in 1992 and found the city where I will live for the rest of my life. I purchased this house in 1995 so I could water ski before work and found so much more than just a place to live. I found that the lake living lifestyle gave me activities and tranquility that add so much to my quality of life. My two daughters and I love to stay at our lake house when guests are not there as a mini-vacation from hustle and bustle of our lives in central Austin

Why the Owner Chose Steiner Ranch Neighborhood Association, TX, USA:
My love of being on the water and waterskiing before work in the morning drove me to purchase this wonderful house on Lake Austin in 1995. I lived in the house full-time until 1999, when I moved to central Austin to be closer to work.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The area across the lake from the house is a Golden Cheeked Warbler Habitat so it is completely undeveloped. The view from the 600 sf deck on top of the boat dock is just beautiful with an undeveloped 'mountain' (by Austin standards) instead of houses. Evenings and early mornings on the deck are particularly magical.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 01/07/2017

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Photos

  • View from the 600sf deck above private boat dock with picnic table and hammock

    View from the 600sf deck above private boat dock with picnic table and hammock

  • View of the boat dock from the fenced in yard.  Property is 1/3 acre.

    View of the boat dock from the fenced in yard. Property is 1/3 acre.

  • Eating area in kitchen. Picnic table on deck also available for dining

    Eating area in kitchen. Picnic table on deck also available for dining

  • Open living room

    Open living room

  • Wood-burning fireplace in open dining room. TV with cable (HBO and Showtime)

    Wood-burning fireplace in open dining room. TV with cable (HBO and Showtime)

  • Bedroom with queen bed and twin bed

    Bedroom with queen bed and twin bed

  • Lots of closet space in bedrooms

    Lots of closet space in bedrooms

  • Daybed

    Daybed

  • Shady fenced in yard, perfect for Bocci!

    Shady fenced in yard, perfect for Bocci!

  • New vanity in updated bathroom

    New vanity in updated bathroom

  • Very large double-head shower in updated bathroom

    Very large double-head shower in updated bathroom

  • Hot Tub on deck outside the house

    Hot Tub on deck outside the house

  • Well equipped open kitchen

    Well equipped open kitchen

  • Kitchen dining area

    Kitchen dining area

  • Open living room

    Open living room

  • Photographer's artistic view of living room!

    Photographer's artistic view of living room!

  • Bedroom with queen bed

    Bedroom with queen bed

  • Bedroom with queen bed plus daybed with trundle

    Bedroom with queen bed plus daybed with trundle

  • View from deck into the living room

    View from deck into the living room

  • View of house from lakeside

    View of house from lakeside

  • New Walk-In Shower in updated bathroom with skylight above

    New Walk-In Shower in updated bathroom with skylight above

  • Washer and dryer

    Washer and dryer

  • Fog on the lake early in the morning.  Best viewed with coffee on the boat dock!

    Fog on the lake early in the morning. Best viewed with coffee on the boat dock!

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