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~SAKS~ Retreat-Sandy Bottom Lake ~LBJ~ Great for Kids

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12 comfortably)

Remodeled 4 bedroom, 2 bath house with an extra lot for parking RV's, boat trailers and plenty of cars. This house has it all with 4 bedrooms and two full baths. Comfortable sleeping arrangements: Master bedroom with king-sized bed, second bedroom with two bunk beds (one twin/twin and one twin/full), third bedroom with queen bed, and a game room with a king bed and two full size futons. A sleeper sofa in the living area rounds out the sleeping arrangements and make this location ideal for multiple family getaways. Rental rates are based on 8 guests. Additional guests are $25 per night.

The Llano River arm of Lake LBJ is a unique location due to the sandy bottom that is great for kids and adults. Don't take a chance on a channel or cove location when the clearest, cleanest water on the lake is available at SAKS Retreat.

UPDATE January 2016 - Dredging is underway! House will once again be boat accessible. There will be a shallow sandbar about 50 feet out from the house which will be a great spot for volleyball or just relaxing in the shallow water. Water depth at the dock will be about 4 to 6 feet.

The entire area in front of the house is a no wake zone, so it is safe for swimming. Not a water lover? Then just relax in the hammock with a good book while enjoying the best view of Packsaddle Mountain, or take up a round of golf just down the street at the Lighthouse Golf Club..

Pay extra for kayaks and paddle boats??? Not at SAKS Retreat. 4 kayaks and a paddle boat are included in your rental!

A stay at SAKS Retreat will make memories that will last a lifetime and you'll want to return again and again.

Keywords: House, Lake, Slab Road, LBJ, swimming, fishing, boating, golf,

More Details

Steve Counts
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Steve Counts

Owners of SAKS Remodeling in Austin Texas.

Steve Counts purchased this house in 2003

Why Steve Counts chose Lake LBJ

Purchased this property because of the kid friendly location on the lake. Quiet relaxing views of Packsaddle and a sandy lake bottom make this property a 'must stay' for families with kids of all ages. The Llano River arm of Lake LBJ is the preferred spot to park your boat and hang out in the water that averages from 4 to 8 feet deep. It is also the preferred spot for wake boarders due to the long straight stretch of water and the limited boat traffic. A small sand island right off the shore is a favorite for smaller children and creates a private swim area. Kayaking is also a favorite activity on this part of the lake and four kayaks are provided for use during your stay. A paddle boat is also included and is a great way to explore the lake and meet the neighbors.

What makes this house unique

You won't find a better view on the lake. Undisturbed natural shoreline across the lake with Packsaddle mountain in the background. A Western view makes for beautiful sunsets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was great! The paddle boat and kayaks were fun. The beds were comfortable and bathrooms were clean. we had a great time. Thanks!!
Aug 2013
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Kingsland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (2) King beds in both the master bedroom and the bonus room, Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 2 futons in the bonus room and a sleeper sofa in the living area., Bunk Beds (2) Twin over full and twin over twin
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

~SAKS~ Retreat-Sandy Bottom Lake ~LBJ~ Great for Kids
average rating of 4.740741 based on 28 reviews
Arlington, TX

Great vacation experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for our family of 7 grownups and 4 grandchildren to hang out. The place was everything we could have hoped for -- clean, comfortable, and well-maintained. Inside, there were plenty of games and videos for all to enjoy. We had fun playing air hockey and foosball in the game room. Outside, the dock area was a perfect place for the kids to play. They had a wonderful time in the paddleboat. And, the shallow and sandy lake site was just great for our young grandkids. The departure check list was very helpful for making sure we were set to leave. Just a great place to relax and enjoy the Lake LBJ area. We would have loved to have been able to stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Be sure to keep us in mind for your next trip to the lake.
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So relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do it justice! We always take our own pots and pans. We didn't need them everthing is fully stocked. We normally wash all dishes before we use them, but we didn't have to here. Everything was spotless!! Water was shallow which made it easy to get in and out of the kayaks. There was plenty of room for everyone. We had an amazing week and didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved SAKS!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8. 4 adults and 4 small children. We had a great time at SAKS! The photos do not do this property justice! The water depth is perfect for younger kiddos. The kitchen is fully stocked with all your cooking needs. There's a local coffee shop down the road that is adorable. Check it out as well! The only recommendation I would make is to bring water shoes as the sandy bottom can do a number on bare feet. We will be returning to this property in the near future.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ashley, So glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again. Steve & Kelly
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GREAT Weekend with our family

  • 4 of 5

This was our first experience with any VRBO property. It exceeded our expectations. The house was already cooled down when we arrived, which was very important considering the temperature was close to 100 when we arrived. all of the living areas, bedrooms, and bathrooms were all very clean and inviting. The house was very clean, and there were more than enough bath towels, hand towels, and wash clothes to accommodate our needs. We had need of cooking utensils, and again there more than enough to meet our needs To sum it up, everything we needed was supplied. There were better than adequate beds and bed rooms to accommodate 6 adults, 1 teenager, and 3 children ages 5-2. There were also several TVs ( 5, I think) for everyone to enjoy in most rooms. Some of the family enjoyed using the kayaks, and we all enjoyed the easy access to the shallow water for the little kids. Overall an excellent experience. The pictures led us to believe the shallow water was crystal clear, but it did have lots algae where the children played. They were not bothered by it, though and the shallow water near the sand bar got very warm by the afternoon. We brought a boat and the public boat ramp was a little ways away and we had to ask around to find it. Kids and grandkids had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time making memories with your family. It had been several weeks since we had any rain so some algae is normal under those conditions. Pictures on the website are not touched up and are accurate at time of publication. Water is normally very clear and because it gets filtered through the sand upstream, it is also very clean. We will be dredging this winter to bring the deeper water a little closer to the house. Be sure to check for updated photos on the website. Thanks again for choosing SAKS Retreat.
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San Antonio

Great Spacious House for a Large Group

  • 5 of 5

House was spacious for our party of 8 (our 3 daughters and their significant others and us). We like to take a vacation with our daughters and their mates each year and they choose to go to the lake to jet ski instead of going to the coast again since there grandmother sold her house in Horseshoe Bay and moved to San Antonio to be near us. They had a great time jet skiing from the nearby park where they could also float in the water. The house is great for smaller children to wade on the sand bar, but too shallow for older kids, but the park nearby with the pavilion and docks was a great place for us to picnic and enjoy the day. The house was wonderful because it had everything we needed to barbeque and cook our large meals. The house was beautiful and relaxing. I spent a lot of time on the cover patio and enjoyed the mornings and evenings. The checkout list was very helpful to let us know what was expected of us before we left. I would definitely recommend this house for families with small children and large groups!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Be sure to consider us again on your next visit.
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Property was not very clean.

  • 3 of 5

Nice setup but the house was not very clean. The price was high so it was not quite the value for the money that we would have liked.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know that the house was not properly prepared. If you would have notified us upon your arrival, we could have had the maid service return to make it right. They normally do a really good job so we are a little surprised and will forward your feedback. So sorry that the house was not up to your expectations.
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Rates & Availability

Kingsland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High 2017
Mar 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Weekend 2017
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
July 4th Weekend 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter 2017-18
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Columbus Day 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are based on 8 guests. $25 per each additional guest per night. Small dogs will be considered but are not allowed on any furniture. No cats. Cancellations outside 60 days will only be charged credit card transaction fees.

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