Relaxing Waterfront Home on Lake Austin, W/ Private Boat Dock(46 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, (king, queen & 2 twins), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8.)
This is a great location when you come in for UT anything. Only 20 minutes to UT for Longhorn football, basketball, and baseball/softball fields. Book now for a great place to come back to after SXSW concerts and all great Austin area festivals, for out of town family for graduations and weddings, among other things. Also great for a writer's quiet time for writing.
NOTE: Weekdays & holidays have 3 day minimum stay, weekends, 2 days. (The "rate calculator" doesn't always take this into consideration, but we hold to the minimums.:)
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. (No pontoon boats on it, please.) The dock is only a few steps down from the house, so you can quickly hop in your boat and be on your way. On either side of the dock is a generous swimming area for a bracing dip in the cool waters of Lake Austin. Lake Austin is a constant level lake, so the boat ramps are always open.
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 (including Whole Foods Market.) The Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve is close by if you’re interested in hiking & seeing the Texas Hill Country.
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, the Convention Center, Zilker Park & the 6th Street entertainment district.
The house is a tri-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 more visual privacy. There is a flat-screen TV with DVD/VCR in this bedroom and an iPod/iPhone clock radio. 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, a wall of lakeside windows & a lovely limestone fireplace. One sofa folds out into a queen-sized bed for sleeping accommodations. 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 separate 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).
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.
See more pics & 'like' us on our page on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/HastingsLakeHouse
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.
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Member since: 2009
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Private dock with lift for boats up to 24', Outdoor Propane Grill, Reading library, Clothes iron, Ironing board, Blow dryers, Trash compactor, Electric ice-cream maker, Chaise loungers, Board games, Puzzles, Broadband WiFi, iPod/MP3 connection to stereo, Electronic piano keyboard, Fireplace wood & starter logs...moreless
- CD Player
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- Satellite / Cable
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
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- Wireless Internet
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- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
Includes Jenn-Air cooktop, Coffee maker, Trash compactor, In-sink garbage disposer, Plenty of plates, etc. including plastic ones for picnics outside. Basic cooking supplies on hand, also coffee & selection of teas...moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
July 4 Weekend
Jul 1 - Jul 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Tax Rate 6%
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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About the owner: Hastings House is owned by the Hastings siblings- Annette, Mark & Scott. We all stayed in the Austin area, and all enjoy spending time at Hastings House with our friends and family, too. We hope you enjoy it as much as do we.
Why the Owner Chose Panorama Ranch, Austin, TX, USA:
Our parents bought the property over 50 years ago based on the beautiful sunset views. The house was built in 1984. It is close enough to town that it is convenient to get to, yet far enough so that you can still get away.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Privacy with the constant level lake just a few feet away. A bit of Austin history in the old bricks from Congress Avenue over the fireplace. At Hastings House, it is easy to forget your cares and just relax.
- Primary: (512) 479-9222 (Texas, USA)
View of house from Lake Austin private boat deck
Kitchen with Jenn-Aire stove, quiet dishwater and all dishes and cooking needs.
New sofas, facing one has queen-sized sofa bed in it.
Many fun games for making good family memories.
The living room seen from the master loft.
Master bedroom, king-sized bed
Queen-sized bed in private bedroom.
Back deck, overlooking Lake Austin, taken from Master Bedroom deck
Propane grill with spare tank
Lake Austin boat dock and deck.
Lake Austin view from boat deck at dusk.
Street view of Hastings House. Lake Austin is on opposite side of house.
Dining room and kitchen, lots of room for good times at Lake Austin
House on Lake Austin great for small conferences
Large family room, with 60 inch HD TV and all the accoutrements.
Vaulted natural wood ceiling.
New king bed and night stands in master bedroom.
View of loft part of Master. Curtain closes room off visually for privacy.
Twin with trundle underneath. Private bedroom.
Back deck from master bedroom balcony overlooking Lake Austin
Private boat dock on Lake Austin with boat lift and deck above
Fun in Lake Austin from boat dock.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Friday, February 24, 2017
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