The Palms - Waterfront with Dock/Near Oasis/Close to Town/Pool Table/Hot Tub(60 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Over 1 acre; On the water; Close to downtown - Sleeps up to 10 guests
Please note that we do not take bachelor parties, all-guy groups, spring break party groups, or any party groups,, as we strive to be a peaceful and relaxing getaway for families, couples, and girls weekends. If you are desiring more of a "party" atmosphere, then another location would be a better fit for your group. Thank you for understanding!
We do not take children under the age of 5, and those under the age of 25 years of age must be accompanied by a PARENT. All children are included in the total guest count.
Please submit inquiries with your information via the contact form or email for a faster response (vs phone calls). We give priority to HomeAway or VRBO Contact Forms and email. We are unable to return all of the calls received. We do, however, strive to respond to written inquiries as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding!
The Palms on Lake Travis is a privately-owned, gated, high-end, resort vacation rental for those who wish to stay on Lake Travis. The Palms is conveniently located lakeside, 1 mile from the Oasis ('The Sunset Capital of Texas') on the scenic Comanche Trail drive around the main basin of Lake Travis. This location is prime for those who want to enjoy Austin - it is only a 30 minute drive to downtown Austin and about a 35 minute drive to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport!
There are two guest units on The Palms property that sleep up to 10 in total (one unit sleeps 6 with two queen beds and a queen sofa bed, and the other unit sleeps 4 with one king bed and a queen sofa bed).
The quote provided is for both units, and up to 10 guests, unless otherwise specified.
For parties of 6 or less, we can sometimes offer the Garden House only at a lower cost, but this is not guaranteed.
A cove and covered dock is available to use for swimming, fishing, and sunbathing. Boaters may tie up to the dock with advanced notice. A public boat launch is located just across the main basin from us (you can see it from the property) at Mansfield Dam - it's about a 3 mile boat ride.
WEDDINGS AND EVENTS: Please note that, due to our setup, we are unable to participate in weddings or other events with more than 30 total guests. We also have chosen not to participate in bachelor parties of any sort. We welcome out of town guests and family members of the bridal party to stay with us, and we will make every effort to ensure they have an extremely enjoyable stay in Austin! If you have a wedding or event, it must be pre-arranged with 3 night weekend stay, a contract, and an event fee. Please contact Rodney & Robin if interested.
On some dates, one unit (Garden House Only or Lakefront Suite Only) may be unavailable, and the other unit could still be available for rent. On those dates, it will appear as a tentative rental, and we will have availability left for smaller groups of 4-6 guests at a lower rate, depending upon which unit is available. Feel free to reach out and ask us about those dates.
Our preferred method of contact is the Request Form on HomeAway or email. We have day jobs and receive too many calls to return in a timely manner. We have found that we can respond to you much more quickly via email.
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR STAY AT THE PALMS?
We strive to provide things that you need to feel comfortable during your stay. Our goal is to have delighted guests that want to return and highly recommend us to their friends...
Units are fully and tastefully furnished - and CLEAN!
We stock 'breakfast starter items' and condiments so you don't have to pack them (there is an HEB grocery store 3 miles away for more food items)
- Milk - 2%, unless you specify otherwise in advance
- Bread - Honey wheat, unless you specify otherwise in advance
- Orange juice
- Eggs - one dozen large Grade A
Kitchens have full sized dishwashers, stoves, microwaves, and refrigerators
12 Cup Coffee Makers with filters
Gourmet coffee and half and half/creamer
Toaster and/or toaster oven
Condiments - ketchup, mustard, mayo, relish, margarine, jam/jelly, sugar, splenda, salt, pepper, and spices
Paper Items - Paper Towels, and Trash bags
Dishwasher soap, sponges, washcloths, and dish soap
Kitchens are fully equipped with cooking utensils, pots, pans, plates, bowls, cups, and glasses
Snacks - some sodas in the fridge and chips
Linens are provided
Memory foam mattress toppers on all beds
Fold out sofabeds have upgraded mattresses for enjoyable comfort
Flat screen HDTVs
Alarm clocks that charge iPads and iPods
Washcloths and towels
Hand soap and lotion
High powered ionic hair dryers
Mini bath supplies
Each unit has a full sized washer and dryer with laundry soap and fabric softener provided
Each unit has an ironing board and iron
ENTERTAINMENT & ENJOYMENT:
Each unit has a large stainless steel gas grill
Each unit has an ipod dock
Each unit has covered and uncovered outdoor seating
Noodles for cove flotation
Umbrellas and a Hammock on the Common Area patio
Fishing poles and some gear - you will need bait
Games - Cards, Dominoes, and others
Movies - free Movies on Demand channels through cable
Basketball and football
Wireless internet is available throughout the property
City of Austin Operating License #2013 060335 / STR Type 1 Secondary
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Member since: 2010
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
We will take children ages 5 and up - they enjoy fishing, swimming, and playing in the yard! We are not setup for younger toddlers. All children under the age of 25 must be accompanied by a PARENT....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- There are two units on this property, located across the driveway from each other. The Garden House (sleeps up to 6) has 2 Queen Bedrooms and an upgraded sofa bed in the living room. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet, balcony, and flat screen HDTV. The bedrooms each have their own bathroom, and they jack 'n jill share the shower. There is a fully equipped kitchen, living room, powder bathroom, covered and uncovered patios with a chiminea and large stainless grill. The Lakefront Suite (sleeps up to 4) has a King Bedroom and an upgraded sofa bed in the living room. The msater bath has dual sinks and a jacuzzi tub for two. There are flat screen HDTVs throughout, a fully equipped kitchen, pool table, and a covered patio with a gas fireplace. Off the Lakefront Suite is a large patio, oversized hot tub/dipping pool, waterfall feature, firepit, expansive backyard, and the protected cove and dock for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing. This is a great place to get away and relax!...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms
- The Garden House has a bathroom (sink/toilet) for each bedroom and they jack 'n' jill share the shower. There is also a powder bath downstairs. The Lakefront Suite has a Master Bath with two sinks and a two person jetted tub with shower. There is also another full bathroom with a standup shower (and a semi-private outdoor shower)!...moreless
- We provide the first mornings fixin's for breakfast - coffee, milk, juice, eggs, and bread - so you can start your getaway in a relaxing way. We also provide condiments (salt, pepper, sugar, butter, jam, ketchup, mayo, mustard, pickles, etc). We have a fire pit, basketball court, large tree well patio, hammock, and waterfall feature in the common area. Bring your smartphone to plug into the audio docks! No Pets Allowed: We are firm on this policy. However, we do have a dog that resides on the property. Smoking Not Allowed: Strictly enforced (including electronic cigarettes). When looking at the calendar, if you see that there is a tentative date (with a yellow color), that means that only one of the two units (Lakefront Suite or Garden House) is available for that date. If you are renting only one unit, we charge a reduced rate. We hope we get to meet you!...moreless
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Pool Table:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Lake View:
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Filtered Water
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Maps
- Mobile Phone
- Mosquito Magnet
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items:
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Gated Community
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Private Pool:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Memorial Weeked 1
May 25 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Memorial Weekend 2
Jun 1 - Jun 4, 2017
3 night min stay
July 4th Weekend
Jun 29 - Jul 10, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $600
- Cleaning $200 + tax
- Tax Rate 6%
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. A weekend stay is often required with a midweek stay.
Any events/parties/weddings that would have more than 10 overnight guests and 4 visiting guests on the property, requires pre-approval, a 3 night weekend stay, an additional event fee, and an event contract.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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Less than 20 Miles to 6th Street (Downtown Austin); 29 Miles from Austin Airport
Other Activities nearby and in Austin: Parasailing, Boating, Basketball court, Health/beauty Spa, Aquafly Austin, iFly Austin, K2 Racing, Zipline, Waterpark, Windy Point Beach, and more!
UT Golf Course - Steiner Ranch
Falconhead - Lakeway
Riverplace Country Club
Barton Creek Resort
Year Purchased: 2010
About: We live on the property. We are there if you need something, but otherwise we stay out of your way. You might see us in the driveway or walking down through the backyard to get to the dock. We have both traveled a lot, and we strive to make The Palms everything that we want when we travel.
Why Comanche Trail, Austin, TX, USA:
The Palms is located on the gorgeous Lake Travis main basin. Lake Travis is a rock lake, which means the water is generally a sparkly blue color (vs the brownish water found in a muddier lake). The cliffs around it add to the beauty of the area. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway with a scenic view and privacy, this is the spot for you!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The main basin of Lake Travis is the closest area to downtown on the 65 mile lake. We are also conveniently located just a mile down the road from Oasis Texas, with several restaurants, shops, and live music! Since The Palms is on the main basin, we have a beautiful view of the lake, and you can walk down to the dock from the backyard! If you have a boat, you can even tie it up to the dock at no extra charge! We strive to provide everything you need for a relaxing getaway. We take care of condiments like salt, pepper, sugar, ketchup, mustard, mayo, pickles, butter, and jam. We provide all the fixin's for your first morning's breakfast (with a standard 2 night minimum rental) - coffee, eggs, milk, juice, and bread. A leisurely start is a great way to kickoff your time away. If you find you need other things, there is a grocery store about 3 miles away. The Palms is a very convenient and private lakeside retreat for couples, families, reunions, relaxing girls' weekends, and the like. We are always available to recommend nearby dining, suggest spa or golf locations, and provide ideas for fun activities for all ages. Many of our guests decide to just stay and enjoy property, and quite a few choose to extend their trips an extra day or two if availability permits.
- Fax: +1 8454635068 Faxes can be received anytime
Links to more information:
View of the patio, backyard, and cove with dock
Hot Tub/Dipping Pool for up to 12...
Waterfall feature on back patio...
Main gated entry and Garden House - 2 story / 2 bedroom / sleeps up to 6 guests
Garden House Dining Area
Garden House Red Bedroom - walk in closet, flat screen, balcony, and bath
Garden House Back Patio and yard overlooking preserve
Lakefront Suite Living Area
Lakefront Suite King Master bedroom with flatscreen
Lakefront Suite Pool Bath with shower
Lakefront Suite covered patio
Tree well patio with hammock and tree swing overlooking the yard and lake
Hot Tub / Dipping Pool for up to 12 in the Common Area...
Picture yourself relaxing here!
Dock and cove from the backyard... good for boating, fishing, and relaxing!
Garden House Living Area and Fully Equipped Kitchen
Garden House Gold Bedroom - walk in closet, flat screen, balcony, and bath
Gold Bedroom Balcony overlooking private backyard and preserve
Garden House Outdoor Patio with large stainless steel grill overlooking backyard
Lakefront Suite fully equipped kitchen
Lakefront Suite Covered Patio with large stainless steel grill and gas fireplace
Back patio off the Lakefront Suite
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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