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Relaxing Waterfront Home on Lake Austin, W/ Private Boat Dock

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, (king, queen & 2 twins), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8.)

NOTE: Due to Austin regulations, going forward, this house is only available as 30 day or more rental. Great for moving into while your home is being remodeled or completed, or for visiting professors or other professionals in town a month or more.

You'll enjoy our lovely and comfortable house right on the water 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 when visiting Austin for work or play for 30 days or more.

While we are sure you will have a good time, this is a family neighborhood, and this is not a place for loud parties. In keeping with City of Austin ordinance, no more than 6 unrelated adults can stay in our lake house.

While we love kiddos, we want them to be safe. Because the house has so many steps and its proximity to the water, children under 6 years of age are not allowed.

Click on View Calendar button above for availability, which we keep updated.

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. 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 (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 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 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 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).

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.

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.

Keywords: House, visiting professor, 30-day rental, lakehouse, Lake House, Lake Austin, second home, vacation rental, boat dock, water skiing, summer home, weekend home, holiday home,

More Details

Owner
Mark Hastings
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Mark Hastings

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 Mark Hastings chose Austin

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Such a beautiful view! The sunsets were gorgeous! The house worked perfectly for our three generations of family! We zipped right into town for the Longhorn game on Saturday :) Thank you for allowing us into your home!
Aug 2012
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Amenities

Panorama Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks and makeup area. Two walk in closets.
    Powder room - toilet , Convenient powder room with unique mirror.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , blow dryer, body wash, shampoo & conditioner, makeup remover
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Back Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with roll-out trundle
    Mid-level Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , New queen size bed.
    Main level - 1 sleep sofa /futon , One sleeper sofas make out to queen.
    Master bedroom - 1 king , Note: This room is a loft open to the living area.
  • King size bed in loft master bedroom; Two Single Beds in back guest bedroom; New queen bed in mid-level bedroom; One of the sofas in living room makes into a queen sized bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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, Bluetooth connection to soundbar, Electronic piano keyboard, Fireplace wood & starter logs

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Relaxing Waterfront Home on Lake Austin, W/ Private Boat Dock
average rating of 4.84 based on 54 reviews
4

A great relaxing vacation

  • 4 of 5

My sister and her family stayed here for our family reunion and loved the place. Beautiful weather allowed them to hang out at the dock/deck all weekend but had fun playing games around the dining area when the rain set in. Overall a great experience. Our criticisms sound somewhat petty - the carpets are probably due for cleaning along with the deck windows and chairs. But that sounds pretty minor compared to the overall experience. My family and I thank you for the chance to stay there Mark and we look forward to staying again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic, relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Hastings Lake House as a base for family to celebrate our daughter's graduation from UT. We had parents, grandparents, aunts, uncle, and a cousin come from DFW and from Portland, OR, all of whom had a wonderful time. I liked that there was room for our group of 8 to all sit around the dining table for a meal or hang out on the deck without feeling too crowded. Getting together with family and friends is important, but this house also has room to spread out so that we weren't all on top of each other. We brought our kayaks and went out on the water each day; the lake access was perfect! The house is clean and is well-stocked with kitchen items. We grilled out on the patio a couple nights and also enjoyed watching the sunsets over the lake. Thank you Mark for opening your house to us, we hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great lake retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very friendly and communicative. The house is clean and well furnished, as is the kitchen. The deck offers a great view and the easy lake access is terrific.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. We are pleased that you had a good time.
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5

Great house in a great location. Had everything we needed for our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was helpful and the house was very nice. We really appreciated our time there.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Mark is very nice and the house is comfortble everything is great!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Thanksgiving Rental Home.

  • 5 of 5

Disclaimer: I did not stay in the house - I rented it for my parents and aunt to stay in over Thanksgiving.

My boyfriend's folks live in the same neighborhood as this rental home -- please be aware that this neighborhood is about 30 minutes from downtown Austin and is 100% residential. There are no street lights and some of the house numbers / street names are really difficult to read when traveling/driving at night. My folks got lost two or three times the first day or two, but then found their way around pretty easily. Again, it was perfect for us, location wise, because most of the get-togethers were at my bf's parents' place, which was less than a mile away.

The house: from what I could tell, it was really well stocked. Condiments in the fridge and shampoo/conditioner items in the bathrooms. Mark, the owner, also left us some fresh, homemade banana bread for the arrival and my folks raved about it. I'm pretty sure it was gone in 24 hours. The house is pretty much out of the nineties / early 2000s and you can tell it's primarily a rental home. There's a funky half bath with mirrors on the ceiling and the toaster plays disney music when the toast is finished (which is hilarious...but when you're trying to be quiet in the morning, it's a little difficult).

The layout is also a bit funky, but it works for people who are related. The master bedroom is a loft and overlooks the living area. There's a good private bedroom with a queen bed and a little bathroom off of it. Then the third bedroom had two twins and I suppose that bedroom can either share the bathroom in the master loft (which requires walking through the loft to get to) or the little bathroom down a small flight of stairs, which would be shared with the other private bedroom. Again, funky. But it works. It would be tough, I think, for multiple people who are not related or close.

The lake: is awesome. We were there in the winter, but the lake is one of the best waterskiing / wakeboarding lakes around Austin. (PS. It's not a real lake, but Austin decided to dam up parts of the Colorado river to make "lakes" and calls them all such, even though it's technically a river). ANYWAYS, the lake is sweet. I can see how the house would be awesome in the summer time for those with boats. There's also a nice little deck area on top of the boat dock so you can really get on top of the water.

Will definitely keep in mind for future family get-togethers.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
71 West

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Rates & Availability

Panorama Ranch House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Monthly Rates
Sep 4 2017 - Dec 5 2017
30 night minimum stay
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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