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Lake Austin Waterfront Retreat - Hot Tub, SUP, WiFi, Dogs Okay

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Waterfront 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6, Boat Dock, Hot Tub, SUP, WiFi, Dogs OK

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, enjoy the Stand Up Paddle boards, 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.

Out of respect for our neighbors, we ask that only three cars be parked at our home and that our guests no use the HOA Boat Ramp and Park next door. The public boat ramp at Mary Quinlan Park is only 1/4 mile away and is much safer. There is also additional parking there for guests temporarily visiting during your stay. We have a strict policy that forbids parties at our home. Thank you for your consideration of our home and our rules.

More Details

Owner
Rachel Bailey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Rachel Bailey

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.

Rachel Bailey purchased this house in 1995

Why Rachel Bailey chose Austin

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

Lake Austin Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No parties - really No smoking - really No use of HOA Boat Ramp and Park - really Only 3 vehicles at the house
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly remodelled with double shower heads
  • New, very large walk-in shower with two shower heads and new bathroom vanity just added
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Queen sized bed with 1 set of twin bunk beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pac-n-play Available
  • 2 Bedrooms plus a day bed with trundle below in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our vacation retreat is located less than 1/4 mile from the award winning Lake Austin Spa. Walk, paddle board, 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 at Mary Quinlan Park is available less than 1/4 mile from the house. A large, private hot tub/spa has just been added on a new deck for added relaxation during your stay.

Reviews

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5

Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday at this beautiful serene property. We were pleased with how well stocked the home was from dishes, pans etc to board games! We fished and swam in the refreshingly cool water of Lake Austin and were sad to have to leave! We will most definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquility on the water

  • 4 of 5

My family of 4 plus 3 dogs stayed on a Sunday - Thursday at this quaint house. It is located on the beautiful and chilly Lake Austin just a few doors down from the Lake Austin Spa and Resort. I recommend staying during the week if you are looking for calm mornings and quiet down-time. This lake gets very busy with boats and people blasting loud music on weekends. The house was well appointed with ample linens, towels, toilet paper, etc. However, if you are a foodie and enjoy cooking, bring your own spatulas, spices, hot sauces and nicer kitchen wares with you. Don't bother hauling food from home...there is a very nice grocery store just up the road. If you enjoy fishing, bring your fishing gear, as there is everything you need for water play fun; kayaks, canoes, SUP boards, pool noodles, etc., but no fishing gear. This is Texas, so also pack the mosquito spray. We look forward to returning in the future, especially now that we know what to bring. My only big complaint was that housekeeping may be disgruntled, as the floors hadn't been mopped in a while and flooring under beds, couches, needed vacuuming. If I could have found a mop or vacuum...I would have tackled it myself. The location is WONDEFUL and you will surely enjoy your time here.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of our home and for letting me know during your stay that the house needed some additional cleaning. I have addressed your comments with the woman who cleans the house and have some new checks and balances put in to our procedures for getting the house ready. The summer months are particularly busy at our house making quick flips of the house difficult from a cleaning perspective. However, we do need to do a better job and are on it. I was surprised to hear about the kitchen lacking spatulas and spices so apparently some have walked off. We are on that as well and we look forward to your return. David
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5

Great house, yard, and water access

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our weekend at this rental and the owner and property manager were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return soon. David
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Best Shower Ever

  • 4 of 5

We loved the comfortable layout of the house and the wonderful skylights. It boasted the best bathroom of any of our prior rental stays with plenty of towels and wonderful counter space. We especially applaud the lovely titled step-in shower (with skylight).

The deck above the boat slips was a fun place to watch the entertaining parade of every type of watercraft. The house is across the river from a bird sanctuary with absolutely no development. The house is in a neighborhood with normal neighborhood noise (lawnmowers, construction, happy children, weed eaters, etc.). Also, the owners of the boats housed in the boat slips do have access to their boats and they come and go onto the property via an access gate near the boat slip. Our biggest treat was watching an adult and three juvenile Eastern screech owls as they hunted the lovely back yard. Our kudos to David, Rachel, and Christie who were all super to work with. We recommend a stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding family getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

Our last minute decision to rent this lake house turned into a wonderful experience. The house and amenities were comfortable and fun and the setting was beautiful. We spent three nights here with our two Border Collies and family. All went well and exceeded our expectations. The boat dock and water toys made the experience perfect for us. We easily launched our old ski boat at the ramp just next the property and there was adequate parking for our boat trailer and two vehicles at the house. Rachel was available for any questions and concerns and the instructions and information provided at the house were complete and helpful. Thank you for a great experience! (P.S. one observation we have is that the ceiling fans are due for a dusting.) We hope to have the chance to stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. We will jump on getting the ceiling fans cleaned and appreciate your feedback on that issue. For others who are reading your review, we do ask that you use the public boat launch up the street our of respect for those who use the HOA easement next to our property. Thanks again for such a nice review and the heads up about the ceiling fans. David
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5

Perfect lakeside retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was the absolute perfect getaway for our family! The property is even more amazing than the pictures. The house is right on the water with a beautiful lawn and lakeside access. The deck is perfect for relaxing and taking in the stunning views of the lake. The property really has everything you could ask for: grill, kayaks, canoe, deck, hammock, hot tub! Our whole family had a wonderful time and would definitely come back again! Highly Recommended for a trip to the lake.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Austin Berstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Fion's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
UT Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
183 and 620
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

Lake Austin Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$365
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
$6,500
 
 
ACL Fesitval
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

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.
Contact Owner for Holiday and Special Event Rates

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.
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