This Lake Austin Cabin is located on the prettiest part of Lake Austin (behind an electronic gate) with panoramic views of the lake and natural wildlife preserve across the way. Come relax, enjoy the beautiful scenery, lounge on the screened porch, lay on the deck, or walk over to the Lake Austin Spa for a day treatment or massage. Bring your boat; launch it at the ramp next door, park it overnight on our lift. Fish off of our docks and bulkhead; play on the inner tubes, read that book you have been wanting to read, or bring your art supplies. Boat slip can be rented per night; check with owner if you wish to bring boat. Check out our kayaks and canoe for your use at no charge, take a beautiful trip up the lake and come back and picnic on the private grounds. There is a charcoal barbecue pit right outside your cabin. Located close to some of the best restaurants, Steiner Ranch Steak House (usually requires a reservation during the weekend), Cafe Blue, Santa Catarina (great interior Mexican food and fabulous Margaritas), Saigon (Vietnamese/Thai), Los Pinos (authentic Mexican food), Lakeside Pizza Grill (great and very near the cabin) the famous Oasis Restaurant, with outstanding views, sunsets snd cocktails; only seven miles away on Lake Travis. We also have two other cabins on the property if you are want to bring more family and friends. Contact owner and she can send you photos. We have some of the best neighborhood restaurants and some actually deliver to our property. There are golf courses in the area and shopping is extremely convenient; two large grocery stores nearby. It's so quiet on the property you wouldn't know all of these conveniences are mostly within five to eight miles away and property is just 25 minutes from downtown.
- Cabin1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, Sleeps 2 - 4 (the lakeside cabin)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 21, 2018
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
VRBO's Best Kept Secret
I'm tempted to list all the things that were "wrong" with this place, so no one else will stay there, and it will always be available for us, but that would be disingenuous. This place was absolutely perfect. It FAR exceeded our expectations. From the moment you enter the long winding driveway for the property, you feel like you have been transported away to a tropic paradise in the middle of the Texas desert, complete with Mango the Cockatiel and flowering banana plants.
The cabin was rustic, but very clean. It was tastefully decorated and stocked with EVERYTHING you might need for a weekend (or more getaway). I can't think of a single thing that we might have wanted/needed that wasn't there. All you need to bring is your clothing, and food. . It is literally feet away from the "lake." Two Kayaks were provided, for the use of guests. There is a public boat dock next door, but during the time we visited, traffic on the lake was minimal.
If you do find that you need anything, there are stores just ten miles or so down the road. Phillip and Linda made themselves available if we needed anything, but otherwise left us to enjoy the property. Linda did provide as great tip about visiting an eatery (the Oasis) that has an absolutely stunning view of a nearby lake (Travis). We also asked about renting paddle boards, and within hours Phillip gave us contact information on someone who not only rents them, but would deliver them to the property.
Like others, we are already planning out next trip back. Our only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer. Thanks Phillip and Linda for creating such a great experience for your guests.
Thank you so much for the very nice review on our lakeside property. You were wonderful guests and we will be delighted when you are able to return; it was truly a pleasure to meet the two of you. Thanks for coming all the way from Alaska!
Great, but shared space
I would more accurately describe this rental as “remote” rather than secluded and “shared” rather than private. There are windows everywhere, comfy furnishings, a large screened-in porch and a fully equipped kitchen which are all terrific features inside the cabin. To describe the bathroom as “rustic” would be a stretch. The only viable shower to use is a hand-held unit which you access by climbing inside the large Jacuzzi tub (if you have mobility issues, this cabin is not for you). The views and easy access to the deck & dock are also fabulous—you will have to remind yourself you are in Texas when you look at all the lush greenery and water that surrounds you. However, the description does not disclose that the cabin is sandwiched between the owner’s home and the owner’s office. So, the fabulous views you have include frequent sightings of one of the owners tinkering with the yard or working in his office. And, there is the realization that all those windows that allow you to see out, also allow the owners to see you inside. Now, the owners are totally entitled to enjoy their property, and Phillip is a very pleasant fellow. But, if you have fantasies of privacy, please know that this is very much a shared space and prepare accordingly [the property description should also be adjusted for full disclosure]. As mentioned in other posts, the property is next door to a public boat dock, and is next to a residence on the other side, so there is considerable noise from people unloading and loitering at the dock & from their activities in the water that may begin very early in the morning and extend late into the evening. While I would not stay here again, those of you that are more social and desire access to the water and views you won’t find anywhere else in Austin, this cabin would be right for you.
We have been sharing our beautiful oasis property with guests for over 15 years and remain a five star property with most guests returning often after they have been here. We
Have no way of moving our home and architect’s office from their locations but take great pride in sharing this beautiful setting with many guests. We are sorry these guests did not have the remoteness they were looking for but glad many guests have enjoyed the loveliness of the property, the water, and the wildlife preserve across the way. Thank you to our many happy guests it makes the property a pleasure for us. Thank you.
Peaceful, Green, Perfect
We got married and booked this place for an in town honeymoon for two nights. It's tucked away in a bend in the lake. Several other small, quaint buildings on the property but this lake house is only 20'-30' from the lake. Can see it from the living room and screen porch. No buildings can be seen on the opposite shore. We lounged on the day bed in front of a huge window, watching lizards and birds enjoy the sunshine. Later moved the lounging out to the dock to watch the sunset over the tree covered shoreline. Beautiful, secret garden type of place. So peaceful, green and relaxing. Exactly what we were looking for. Linda and Phil let us be, saying hi only while we were making our way to the dock outside. A really perfect get away for us. Wish we could have stayed longer. Definitely planning to return.
Thank you Matthew for the beautiful review; it is much appreciated and we are so glad the two of you were able to enjoy our little piece of paradise. We look forward to your return to the property. Our best to the two of you, Linda and Philip
Rustic Charm meets nature and is the ultimate get away!
A charming cabin by the Lake provided our family of four a chance to get away from the City, but have all the luxuries provided. If you are looking for that quiet romantic get away or a chance for your family to spend some time together, this is the perfect spot. We loved the dock where we could drink a cup of coffee, fish, use the kayaks and canoe. This quiet, beautiful property was a slice of heaven and the Owners are such a delight. This was our first experience to rent a house/cabin and I know that I am now spoiled by this property.
Hi Susan, Thank you for your wonderful review on our property. We loved having your beautiful family here and hope you will return when you can. Thanks and safe travels, Linda and Philip
We really enjoyed staying here. It is a tropical paradise. We kayaked every day and hung out on the deck over looking the lake. Can’t wait to come back
The place was wonderful. I felt like I was in a tropical vacation spot, not 30 minutes outside downtown Austin
Thanks for the wonderful review on our lakeside property. It was truly a pleasure to have you and your beautiful family visit the cabin. Please return whenever you all are able. Thank you so much, Linda and Philip
This romantic cabin is located 30 feet off of the prettiest part of Lake Austin with views from almost every room. The cabin is one bedroom with a wood burning fireplace, a double jacuzzi tub and shower, a queen size bed in the bedroom and two other single beds in the living area with a screened porch across the entire front of the cabin for dining or just lounging. We provide wifi, two televisions, lots of DVDs, a very workable kitchen space and all amenities, kayaks for our guests and a boat slip for overnight parking for a minimal charge. Located in a beautiful area for walking, hiking or boating. There are several golf courses just a short automobile trip away and a popular spa within walking distance. Cabin is best suited for two guests; but can accommodate four. Perfect honeymoon cottage, girls or guys getaway or celebration. UT Golf Course is three miles from the property. Lots of grocery shopping and restaurants within five miles of property.
Additional information about rental rates
There is a cleaning charge added to every visit of $50.00.