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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, full bathroom with huge walk in shower, sleeps 6

Beautiful River Front Log Cabin Treehouse with the Colorado River running through the back yard. This newly remodeled 2 bedroom 1300 sq ft cabin has a wrap around upper deck for spectacular views of the river, gas grill; spacious living room with vaulted ceiling; stone gas fireplace; Mayan family indoor/outdoor hammock; Sleeps 6 king and queen bedrooms and very comfortable pull out sofa bed; fully equipped kitchen with all amenities; large bathroom with huge walk-in stone and glass tiled shower; washer/dryer; ping pong table, picnic table and porch swing on downstairs patio; private dock great for fishing and kayaking. Only 2 miles from historic downtown Bastrop; 25 miles from the airport (AUS) and 40 minute drive from Austin. Golfing, kayaking, bicycling, shopping, fishing, live theater, antique shops, farmer's markets.

Beautiful Log Treehouse: We bought this cabin in the summer of 2009 and feel so fortunate to be able to share it with guests and friends and family. All three of our kids (now grown) love coming here to kayak, fish, golf, bird watch, relax and explore with their families. Our cabin is nestled high up in Pecan, Sycamore, Mimosa and Redbud trees. The view from the upper deck is fantastic. Great for bird watching. We hear the owls at night and watch red tailed hawks make nests and raise their babies. We have left the chicken coop standing as some day we hope to retire here and raise a small flock. You can't beat this for a perfect vacation spot whether you're wanting adventure or relaxation.

Most Historic Town in Texas: Bastrop is known as the 'most historic small town in Texas'. Historic Main Street has lots of interesting shops great for hunting antiques, great restaurants, live music in the evenings and a good old down home environment. There are an abundance of parks, several excellent golf courses, places to rent bikes and kayaks, live theater at the Bastrop Opera House and incredible historic homes. We're only 40 minutes from Austin and 30 minutes from the Austin Bergstrom Airport

More Details

Steve Smith and Linda Scott
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Steve Smith and Linda Scott

Steve and I (Linda) live in Austin, TX. Steve has a tile installation business in Austin and I am a counselor. Steve was born in west Texas. I'm from New Jersey but have lived more than half my life in Texas. Our children were all born in Houston. We love Austin and the surrounding area especialy Bastrop and may retire there one day.

Steve Smith and Linda Scott purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Steve Smith and Linda Scott chose Bastrop

We were so lucky to find this incredible cabin on the Colorado River in Bastrop that was previously owned by a friend of my sister. Once we saw how beautiful and peaceful it was we couldn't believe our good luck. We fell in love! It's such an incredible place for our family to gather. We fish, swim, kayak, ride bicycles, play ping pong and, oh yes, completely relax from the stresses of our busy lives.

What makes this cabin unique

The back yard has a private dock where you can sit and fish or launch a small boat or kayak. The cabin is kept immaculately clean. It's so spacious with vaulted ceilings in the living room. The Mayan family hammock is always up inside the cabin but can easily be hooked up on the upper deck. It's hard to find a more peaceful experience than having breakfast or coffee on the deck overlooking the river.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Linda and Steve,

My wife and I had a great stay in your cabin. The accommodations were better than advertised. My son and his wife came out from Manor and we all had a very nice visit. The weather was perfect and the cabin was well stocked with all the extras. We definitely will return and will whole heartedly recommend it to our friends. Thank you for sharing this place with us.
Sep 2017
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Bastrop Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large bathroom with huge walk-in shower newly tiled with natural stone and glass tiles. Soap, linens and towels, toilet paper, tissues provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 large bedrooms with ceiling fans, clock/radios, bedside lamps, linens, comforters and comfortable pillows. Wood floors and log walls with beautiful Bolivian tapestries, dressers, chairs and large closets. King bedroom overlooks the river. Queen bedroom has an additional very comfortable Queen pull out sofa.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
This cabin has all amenities from the wrap around deck to the outdoor gas grill, indoor and outdoor hammock, full kitchen and laundry room with washer and dryer, laundry detergent, iron and ironing board. Ping pong table, porch swing and picnic table on the downstairs patio and lots of puzzles and games for young and old. Stereo system, radios, very comfortable new living room furniture. The main feature is the amazingly beautiful and relaxing natural outdoor environment right on the river. Having your morning coffee or breakfast on the upper deck overlooking the river, or fishing off the private dock is a real treat. Great for bird watching. Two red tailed hawks made their nest high up in the trees this summer (3 babies). No television to interfere with your spontaneity and inner peace. Lots of time for family fun. Local bicycle and kayak rentals available.


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average rating of 4.7894735 based on 73 reviews
St. Petersburg, FL

Wonderful rustic treehouse!

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our extended stay at the Bastrop cabin. The place was spotless and had real Texas charm! The wrap-around porch was our favorite place for coffee at the start of the day. The bird watching was such a treat. It was very quiet and peaceful. My husband especially enjoyed the hammock. We had everything we needed and enjoyed cooking on the gas grill. It got a little chilly the last weekend and we were eager to tryout the fireplace inside and had great family time with our daughter. Would highly recommend to anyone. Owners were easy to reach and very friendly.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed our wonderful cabin. We really strive to create a beautiful, homey, clean retreat for all our guests whether it’s a quiet get away that you are wanting or a place to rest and relax after a day of exploring the area or having adventures on the river. We wish you all the very best. Linda and Steve
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Hill Country getaway

  • 4 of 5

Really loved getting out of the city and into this little corner of the country log cabin treehouse. Great views of the misty morning Colorado river and the interior is well done. Momma loved the kitchen and bathroom. The shower was amazing. Very comfortable living area and beds. We had read about the local train and barking dogs, but we didn't experience either throughout our 3-night stay. We had a very nice, peaceful Christmas here and certainly recommend it for VRBO users.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bastrop, Texas

Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Roaches.

  • 3 of 5

Hubby and I stayed here for 4 nights while waiting to move into our new home in Bastrop. I try to be honest when writing reviews, so I will list the pros and cons of this listing.

Pros: Indeed a beautiful cabin...inside. Wood from top to bottom, great shower, comfy beds, all appliances in working order. Clean sheets and towels. Plenty of dishes and other kitchen items. Relaxing great room furniture. Fast internet.

Cons: Located in a run down part of town, with roads leading to cabin so rutted and unpaved, that one needs an off-road vehicle to arrive. I would not want to try to drive there in rainy weather or one would be stranded. Upon first glance, the stairs and decking need refinishing, the greenery around the place trimmed back, and the trash picked up in the yard. While situated on the banks of the Colorado, we did not find it pretty, as the river appeared to be a stagnant large pond. Noise was the biggest issue: the drone of small aircraft, train tracks a block away that are still is use, and the constant road noise from 71/21. This all noticeable inside the home...much louder outside. Neighbors dogs barked continuously all through the day and night. The windows are filthy both inside and out. We picked up/killed 6 very huge roaches. There is no TV, which is noted in the listing...but way at the bottom. Hubby was really mad that I didn't notice this issue before booking and paying.

I would not recommend this property to anyone having difficulty with stairs. It is a long hike, especially when lugging items up.

After reading reviews, I was much disappointed with this cabin and its location.

Bottom line: would I stay here again? No.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve and I are glad to hear that you enjoyed many things about our beautiful cabin: wood top to bottom, kitchen with all amenities, great shower, comfy beds and furniture, clean sheets and towels and fast internet. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the outside environment, which we love. We, as well as all of our guests through the years, find the environment to be quiet and peaceful and very relaxing. Although there is a train nearby, in all the years we have had the cabin, we have heard one train go by and no airplanes. And honestly we have never seen a roach in the cabin. We are sorry for any noise that disturbed you. We strive to keep the cabin grounds clean, mowed with shrubs, plants appropriately trimmed. Steve loves a pristine park like look. I prefer a slightly "wilder" look but he tends to win out. You are correct that a few feet of road needs repair so thank you for bringing that to our attention. We will fix that in a few days. The road still allows easy access to the cabin although it is helpful to drive slowly. The cabin is high off the ground as our photos indicate. If about 15 stairs are a problem, we are probably not the best place for you to stay. We wish you happy and healthy holidays and a safe move to Bastrop. Linda and Steve
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Beautiful fall weekend on the river

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect retreat for our family this weekend! Outdoor space to enjoy the beautiful weather and a cozy cabin feel to spend time together. We had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it! Only wish we had it longer!

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful location. Comfortable and clean log cabin with lots of charm and all necessities. Breathtaking views of the Colorado River. Bastrop is a super cute little town with lots of live music and Austin is a short drive away and Gruene is not too long a trek! We will be back again and again!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve and I are so delighted that you enjoyed the cabin. Thank you for being such great guests. Bastrop is definitely a quaint and interesting little town. We look forward to your return. All the very best to you and your family and Happy Holidays!
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Amazing Log Treehouse Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This treehouse cabin was just beautiful!! It was soooo quiet next to the river. The inside is just beautiful--bedrooms are so spacious as well as the bathroom. My husband couldn't join us, but I can't wait to go back again when he can come. My daughter and her family who live in Austin just loved it and want to go back some day, too. The town of Bastrop is a quaint little town and can't wait to go back again and explore the area more. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home with us!

Judy E.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you loved the cabin. We welcome you to return. Thank you for being such great guests!
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This gorgeous treehouse log cabin is located 30 miles east of Austin and 15 miles west of Smithville. It is located right on the Colorado River with over 100 feet of river frontage. Private dock is great for fishing or launching your kayak, wrap around upper deck with beautiful river view and lower patio with ping pong table, picnic table and porch swing. Kitchen and bathroom have all amenities including hair dryer. Wireless Internet. Spacious king and queen bedrooms with a very comfortable queen pull out sofa. Vaulted ceiling in living room with gas fireplace. Ceiling fans. Indoor/outdoor Mayan Family Hammock. All linens, towels and soaps provided. Washer and Dryer. Everything you need for a wonderful get-away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.75%

Reservations are not secured until the Rental Rules Agreement is signed and returned to the property owner and payment is made in full.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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