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The house as seen from a remote control helicopter. The only way to get a pic!

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Last updated: 03/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

*********WATCH THE VIDEO*****

Overlooking Lake Travis in the Hill Country, this one-of-a-kind architectural gem is off the beaten-path and at the center of things. As you approach over tree-covered hillsides which drop to the midnight-blue water below, you’ll get more the impression that you are in the Greek Islands or southern Italy than in Texas.

Since the Tram House can only be reached by tram, you’ll park at the base of the hill, climb into the tramcar, and let your horizon expand as you are carried 210 feet up the 55 degree hillside to the panoramic views of Lake Travis. Built in perfect alignment with the slope of the hill and standing at ‘treetop’ height, it is the only house east of the Rocky Mountains that requires a tram to access.

The Tram House boasts three private balconies, custom-designed skylights, and corner windows in the living room and bedrooms that allow unobstructed views. The three-level, contemporary-style home is comfortably furnished with all new décor. It has been featured in Austin Monthly and Parade magazines.

With its unparalleled views, exclusive location, modern comfort and competitive rates, neighbors and visitors alike rave about the unique Tram House. Come and see for yourself! Contact us for more information about this exceptional lake destination.

LOCATION:
Nestled in Hill Country overlooking Lake Travis ; stunning views of sparkling blue water, marina facilities, and summer weather; walking distance to Hippie Hollow, Texas’ only “clothing-optional” park, and to Bob Wentz Windy Point Park, a waterfront “family-friendly” area. Proximity to restaurants and entertainment! Watch the sunset from the patio of the famous Oasis on Lake Travis, just two miles from the Tram House, or head only 25 minutes into downtown Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World, to the celebrated 6th Street. Famous area events include South by Southwest and Austin City Limits.

The House is a 2 bedroom, both Master bedrooms with King Size Beds. It sleeps 4-6. We allow 4 people to stay in the house at that rate. After 4 people, extra people are $25/day.

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Looking a unique addition to your stay. We can help you find a Chef, Masseuse, Jet-Ski/Boat Rental, or anything else you'd like to add to your trip.

For a Cajun Private Chef, contact Chef Mike with NOLA Kitchen. He will come out to the house and prepare a customized meal just for you. Chef Mike is from New Orleans and specializes in Cajun/Creole cuisine, but can prepare just about anything you may desire. He can be reached at 512-751-7957 or mike at nolakitchen. com.

For a Spa Day at the Tram House, contact Tanya Procer. She is an excellent masseuse who also offers Spa treatments such as hot rocks, facials, foot massages and more. (512) 797. 6533.

For Jet Ski / Boat Rentals, contact "Just for Fun" boat rentals at (512) 266. 9710. They are located about 20 mins away, on the other side of the lake. Here is their addr. 5973 Hiline Rd, Austin, TX 78734.

Keywords: lake house, view, lake view, Lake Travis, Austin, unique, contemporary, modern, close to Austin, mountain, romantic, getaway, secluded, hill country, tram, tram house, Oasis, Windy Point, vacation rental, private, sunset, stylish, value. Starting in 2015, rentals over 90 days are $3500/month.

Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/13/2017

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Actually, it's a Tram outside the house

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We can have all sorts of additions to your stay added for a fee. Additions include a Masseuse, a chef, Concierge Services, Aestheticism, etc. Ask for it, and we can probably get it for you. ;)...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The Tram House boasts three private balconies, custom-designed skylights, and corner windows in the living room and bedrooms allowing for unobstructed, panoramic views....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    Actually, it's a Tram outside the house...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    www.chefedup.com...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
March
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$325 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,000 $6,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$1,200 $3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $375
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Soleil -- CLOSED

    "This place has a great view of the lake, is next door to the Oasis and has great food. It's..."

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  • Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

    "Great food, live music most nights, great view of the lake, fun atmosphere, great place to m..."

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  • Windy Point Park

    "This is a great place to watch the sunset. Famous for it's scuba diving and outdoor camping."

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  • Bob Wentz Park at Windy Point

    "If you are near the main basin of Lake Travis and you want to access the lake, this is the b..."

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Keith and Sheila wish you a warm welcome to the Tram House! Keith is a financial planner who, when he’s not at work helping one of his clients plan a financial future, can be found on his boat on Lake Travis. Sheila is a technical writer for an Orthopedic Manufactuer who also enjoys boating and traveling with her husband. Both Keith and Sheila are very active in the Comanche Trail Community Association that oversees the lakeside community in which their beloved Tram House is located.

Why the Owner Chose Comanche Trail, Austin, TX, USA:
“We originally bought our home because we wanted to live close to the lake,” explains Keith. While the Tram House is their primary residence, in order to “share the beauty of waking up to the lake every day,” Keith and Sheila often reside in the garage apartment that is located on the premises and rent out the main house. It works out well for them as they are often away on traveling adventures, or spending the weekends on the lake in their cabin cruiser, “Lady Luck.” Since moving into their unique home in 2005, Keith and Sheila have discovered many pleasures beyond what originally drew them in: Sunday drives through the winding Hill Country, the myriad nearby attractions and eateries, and the tranquility of being perched above it all. Their hope is for each of their visitors to love waking up to the lake, and to enjoy staying in the only home east of the Rocky Mountains that requires a tram to gain access!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love to eat out. At the Tram House, you'll be close to famous restaurants like the Oasis(view), Steiner Ranch Steak House, Boat House Grill, Hill Country Pasta House, Flores(Mexican), Ciola's(Italian), Carlos & Charlies, Cafe Blue', Hudson's on the Bend(Exotic Game), Rudy's(BBQ), Thai Spice, Nygori's, Rice'(Thai/Sushi) and many others. Also, we've been complemented many times for having such a fully stocked house. In other words, we provide soap, paper towels, bath towels, toilet paper, hand towels, shampoo, conditioner, plates, glasses, pillows, sheets, etc. There's a lot that is provided that we have heard other vacations rentals do not provide. If you have any questions about what to bring, be sure to give us a quick call or email.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/13/2017

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Photos

  • The house as seen from a remote control helicopter.  The only way to get a pic!

    The house as seen from a remote control helicopter. The only way to get a pic!

  • 2nd Floor Master Bedroom

    2nd Floor Master Bedroom

  • The living room. Notice the expansive windows and the main basin of Lake Travis.

    The living room. Notice the expansive windows and the main basin of Lake Travis.

  • View to the Left

    View to the Left

  • View to the Right

    View to the Right

  • Award winning bathroom with Jucuzzi Tub

    Award winning bathroom with Jucuzzi Tub

  • You won't need to leave for a sunset toast.  It's right on the deck.

    You won't need to leave for a sunset toast. It's right on the deck.

  • You won't want to leave.  Ever!

    You won't want to leave. Ever!

  • Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

    Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

  • Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

    Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

  • Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

    Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

  • Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

    Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

  • Pictures don't do the view any justice. You must see and experience it.

    Pictures don't do the view any justice. You must see and experience it.

  • 3rd Floor Master Bedroom

    3rd Floor Master Bedroom

  • Private Deck off the 2nd Floor Master Bedroom

    Private Deck off the 2nd Floor Master Bedroom

  • View Straight Ahead

    View Straight Ahead

  • A Living Room made for Entertaining.

    A Living Room made for Entertaining.

  • Most people never want to leave the deck.

    Most people never want to leave the deck.

  • You should try being here.  Photos can't capture the way it looks to be here.

    You should try being here. Photos can't capture the way it looks to be here.

  • Another Sunset Photo.....we can't help but think they are all beautiful!

    Another Sunset Photo.....we can't help but think they are all beautiful!

  • Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

    Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

  • Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

    Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

  • Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

    Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

  • Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

    Did we mention that we like sunsets around here?

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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