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Sophisticated and Fun Hill Country Retreat on Lake Travis

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 11 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, 2 1/2 Baths, Sleeps 16, Gourmet Kitchen

This is a great vacation lake house for family or family and friends that has a large gourmet kitchen. The house can sleep up to 16 comfortably. Renovations were made in 2013 to the master bathroom and a new couch and recliner were added to the living room. In 2016 and 2017, the interiors and exterior were freshly painted for a more contemporary look.

The home is split into three levels. You first descend the stairs to the ground floor where you'll find a half bath and the bedroom set up with two twin beds with trundle beds.

From the ground floor, you descend to another floor that has a half bath, a full bath, the room with queen bunk beds, and a room with a single queen. Both rooms open up to a patio that has views of the hills and the lake.

Above the ground floor is the large, open living room, dining room, kitchen, and game room. This floor opens up to a patio that is above the one below and has seating for 8 and the BBQ pit.

One more flight above the living room is the large master suite with master bathroom and a private patio.

The garage door is just for show! It was converted into the game room and kitchen by the previous owners.

More Details

Owner
John, Morgan, and James
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About John, Morgan, and James

James and Morgan (left to right) are long-time friends from Houston who have always loved the Texas Hill Country. They both attended Southwest Texas State University, but James now lives and works in Houston. For years they had rented other homes in the area to enjoy Lake Travis but finally settled on buying this home.

John (right) attended The University of Texas at Austin and lives in Austin with Morgan. He joined them in helping manage rentals for this home in 2010 and loves providing recommendations for things to see and do in the Texas Hill Country.

John, Morgan, and James purchased this house in 2005

What makes this house unique

In addition to the beautiful views of Lake Travis and the Hill Country, this neighborhood has a quiet, wooded charm. Homes are built right into the hills, allowing for great panoramic views of the surrounding area. Sitting out on the patio, you get the feeling of being up in the trees. Every day you will see deer grazing around the neighborhood and hopping through the coves around the home.

Amenities

Spicewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 4 queens, bunked
  • Bedroom #4 has two custon-made queen bunk beds so there are a total of 4 queen matresses in this room with individual fans as well as central A/C. Really a fun room for all the kids or for couples
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
In this large gated community there are (3) swimming pools, tennis courts, an outdoor BBQ pavilion, and also a landing strip in the neighborhood - Spicewood Airport (private planes only)

Reviews

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(3 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Great Experience on Lake Travis

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay with friends. John and Morgan were easy to contact and great to work with. The house and accommodations were more than amazing and the view and scenery add to the experience. It was easy access to the lake and community pool. I would recommend this property to anyone needing a weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great vacation rental for families!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed very much our stay in April. The weather was gorgeous. The house is very spacious, the jitchen well equiped. Our teenager kids enjoyed playing billard - and we enjoyed walking and jogging in the area. The house has a nice view on the lake and is in the middle of the nature - deers are everywhere and come very close to the house.

There is a pool just 50m away from the house which we appreciated a lot.

Austin is just a 40min drive away, so we went several times for shopping, sight seeing and dining.

The plot is situated directly oon the lake, but we could not access the lake at that time, the area was not cleaned up, probably too early in the season.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to get away

  • 5 of 5

We want to thank James for all he did during the process of us planning of

our family vacation a great experience. He was really informative to make

our time in Spicewood a very pleasant. The house was very clean and quite

comfortable. You felt like you could come in take your shoes off and read a

magazine. The neighborhood was so quite. You could sit out on the balcony at

night and here the deer walking around it was so quiet. We did see quite a

few deer that were so close you could almost touch them.

If you are not a lake swimmer the pool was very close to the house. We did

try and enjoy the lake but considering the drought this year it was hard to

get the true experience of how close the water is to the house. If the water

had been closer it looked to have been in a very nice well kept secluded

area away from all the busy boat traffic.

We loved the fact we could bring all our favorite foods and have great

family dinners around the huge dining table which accommodated all of us.

The kitchen was a dream to cook in while others played pool, cards or the

little ones watching Disney movies. You didn't feel like you were missing

out on all the action. You just felt like everyone was together and it was

perfect for family time.

Downstairs where the main bedrooms are is very nice. One full bath with

double sinks and a half bath made it very easy for everyone to get ready

without having to constantly wait to get in front of the mirror. The two

beds were really comfortable and fresh. One thing you must prepare for is to

bring the essential toiletries...paper and hand soap. It is fine as long as

you know this ahead of time. The master bedroom is a few stair steps up

from the main living room with a beautiful attached bath. The first bedroom

is to the right of the front door which has the twin trundle beds. You are

able to use one trundle so basically you have 3 twin beds in that room. I

cute little half bath right next to the bedroom. It is also very accessible

for everyone you only have a couple of steps down from the living room.

It is close to town to make it an enjoyable motorcycle ride. If you forgot

something from home it is not to bad of a drive to run to the store.

Our family of aunts, uncles, parents (grandparents), and the little one

truly enjoyed our weekend and we all are looking forward to renting this

house again next year. I sure hope this small novel will help to make your

stay as pleasant as ours.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
TX-71 E
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Opie's Barbecue
Car: necessary

The house is only 36 miles from Austin, Texas. The private gated community has (3) swimming pools and numerous tennis courts and a landing strip for private planes. We are only a few miles from Barton Creek Lakeside Country Club & Golf Course as well as several other area golf courses. We are also only a few miles from Stone House Vineyard that offers tours and 17 miles from the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Caves, TX where you will find wonderful shops and restaurants.

Additional nearby activities include the Cypress Valley Canopy Tour; Palmer Lakeside, Lakecliff, and Pedernales golf courses.

We highly recommend Plate by Dzintra in Bee Cave or Apis in Spicewood for incredible dining experiences.

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Rates & Availability

Spicewood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$700
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,000
$15,050
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
ACL Weekend 1 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
ACL Weekend 2 2017
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
New Years 2018
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
SXSW Music Festival 2018
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 19 2018
11 night minimum stay
$6,300
Flat fee
 
 
Easter 2018
Mar 30 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$2,100
Flat fee
 
 
Cinco de Mayo 2018
May 4 2018 - May 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
$2,100
Flat fee
 
 
Memorial Day 2018
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,450
$6,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $175
Property Damage Protection $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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