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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 - 4 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. CURRENT SATELLITE PHOTO ON GOOGLE WAS TAKEN WHILE WATER WAS LOWERED 4 FEET FOR MAINTENANCE. 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 -
(32 traveler reviews)

~SAKS~ Retreat-Sandy Bottom Lake ~LBJ~ Great for Kids
average rating of 4.71875 based on 33 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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Everything was great.

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our family. We will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place, house very nice, view beautiful..Can't wait to go back. Great deck too! Trees nice

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the owners' special things he did and had extras most places don't.

He had life jackets, boats, to list a few. Not counting the extra's in the house. We look

forward to going back next year! This was our family vacation, with our children and grand children we do every year Lord willing. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation and conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

Obviously the owner takes a lot of pride and care with this place. It was very well appointed with granet kitchen counters, laminate and tile flooring abundant towels, pots and pans, dishes, nice furniture, kayaks, paddle boat and a convenient river lake frontage with a bulkhead to fish or sun from. We will stay here again .

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lazy Llano River Days

  • 5 of 5

Everything was there just as it was described. Great place for young and old.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your trip and thank you for taking great care of our property. Hope to see you again.
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Great location right on the river!! Great for kids! Plenty room for large families!

  • 4 of 5

House was perfect for large families it had plenty of room for our large group! House had everything we needed with kayaks & paddle boats thats the kids could use! Walk to the lake is pretty steep & ladder to get into water is semi broken & our kids were having a hard time getting in & out cause the ladder was so high up. Water depth off the dock is about 6 ft but in the middle is a perfect area for the kids to play & swim & waves are not bad at all because of the no wake zone behind house! House had 2 barbeque pits with propane tanks full & ready to use super convenient! Overall house was great & had everything we needed & would definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kingsland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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