You'll enjoy our lovely and comfortable house right on Lake Austin as the perfect venue for fun with family & friends. It is a great place for just relaxing on the deck or taking your boat out for a day of skiing on the lake. Or you can do some fishing off our dock, visit nearby shopping areas, restaurants and golf courses.
Only 20 minutes to downtown Austin and the UT campus, the house an ideal home base for you and your guests when attending events and business conferences in Austin. Hastings Lakehouse is also minutes away from popular wedding venues such as House on the Hill, The Vista at Seward Hill, One World Theatre and many more SW of Austin.
We have a nice private boat dock & large deck above with great views. It has a powerful boat lift that accommodates most ski boats up to 24 feet & you can bring your own boat. The dock is only a few steps down from the house, so you can quickly hop in your boat and be on your way. Lake Austin is a constant level lake, so our boat lift is always usable. The nearest public boat ramp is about 5 miles away at the Loop 360 bridge.
On either side of the dock is a generous swimming area for a bracing dip in the cool waters of Lake Austin.
This home affords privacy, but is an easy trip in your boat to the Hula Hut (Mexican food), Ski Shores (for burgers) or County Line on the Lake (BBQ.) Ten minutes away is the fabulous Hill Country Galleria for shopping, restaurants & movies. The Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve is close by if you’re interested in hiking & seeing the Texas Hill Country. Lake Austin Spa is nearby across the lake and is an quick water taxi ride.
There is a convenience store just blocks away and HEB Supermarket and Whole Foods are just 10 minutes away for food or anything you may need. It's only takes about 20 minutes to get to downtown Austin, UT, college football, baseball and basketball games, the Convention Center, Zilker Park & the 6th Street entertainment district.
The house is a split-level home built on a hillside, designed by architect Robert Pringle. On the entry level is the 'middle' bedroom which has a queen-sized bed. There is a 40 inch TV with DVD player & cable in this room. Also on this level is a full bath with a shower.
Upstairs is the loft master bedroom with a king-sized bed. The master has a private balcony overlooking Lake Austin & the loft overlooks the living room. There are vertical blinds to close off for visual privacy. There is a flat-screen TV with DVD/VCR in this bedroom and USB outlets for charging your phone. The master bath has a bathtub with shower along with double sinks & a separate vanity & 2 walk-in closets.
Also upstairs is the 3rd bedroom, with a twin daybed & trundle.
All bed linens & bath towels are provided. We can sleep 6 people in beds, 2 more on a queen sofa bed.
Downstairs is the living room with its soaring natural wood ceiling, the kitchen, a wall of lakeside windows & a lovely limestone fireplace. One sofa folds out into a queen-sized bed. The house has WiFi, so if you need to work or do a little Internet surfing, you can do it easily. In the living room, we have a 60” LED HD TV with a Blu-ray player and Netflix access, but with the view from the house, deck & boat dock, you may never turn on any of the TVs at all!
The fully furnished kitchen includes a Jenn-Air range with optional grill. Our Energy Star dishwasher saves water & energy and is extra quiet! The oak table in the dining room seats eight & there is a rolling drop-leaf table for additional seating. The refrigerator has in-door ice & water. We’re fully stocked with lots of dinnerware & cooking utensils. Basic cooking supplies are on hand, (spices, flour, corn meal, popcorn, etc.) as well. Also on this level are the powder room & the laundry Energy Star washer & dryer. Just out the back door is a propane grill for doing a bit of outside grilling.
There are four ceiling fans in the home & two new air handling units to keep the house very comfortable in the summer or winter.
Adjacent to the house & overlooking the lake is a large tree shaded deck with three large pecan trees growing up next to and through the deck, or you can go out on the deck above the boat slip & enjoy the quiet, smooth water early in the morning & the sunsets in the evening.
You can cook out on the gas grill & dine under the stars on the house or boat deck. Outdoor tables on both decks make that easy. Relaxing on the boat deck as dusk falls is the perfect way to end the day. The deck above the boat dock is great for sunning, dining or entertaining. From the boat deck, watch the bats chasing insects in the summer as you enjoy a fabulous Hill Country sunset.
There is plenty of parking for 4-5 vehicles or 4+ your boat trailer. The house is at the end of a private road so there is no traffic (except the neighbors), but please do not block the gate to the last house on the road. Garbage pick-up is Fridays, so please be sure to have your trash out on Thursday night if you’re staying over a Friday.
Austin generally has a temperate climate year-round, so you can hop aboard your boat & be skiing in minutes, or go swimming off of the dock most of the year. If the water is too cold for you, do some early morning fishing, visit area shopping or just do some serious relaxing.
Families enjoy making this their “home base” when in town for weddings or family reunions. It is a good place, too, for the bride & groom's first night as a married couple. How romantic to be right on the lake to enjoy your first married night & morning.
While we are sure you will have a good time, this is not a "party house." In keeping with City of Austin’s ordinance, no more than 6 unrelated adults can stay overnight in our lake house, and no more than 6 adults may be outside at any time. A maximum of 10 people may be on property at any one time, as long as there are no more than 6 unrelated adults. Failure to abide by these strictures will result in your immediate eviction from the premises, to protect our short-term rental license.
NOTE: Weekdays & holidays have a 3 night minimum stay, weekends, 2 nights. (The "rate calculator" doesn't always take this into consideration, but we hold to the minimums.:)
While we love kiddos, we want them to be safe. Because the house has so many steps, a fairly open loft, and its proximity to the water, for their safety, children under 6 years of age are not allowed.
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If this sounds too good to be true, well, this is our second home & we love it, so we may be a little biased. We hope you will build great memories as has our family through the years.
Austin license number: OL 2015 000311
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