Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

FAMILY FUN:Lakefront, Water Trampoline, Sand Vball, Kayaks, Owner shared Hotub

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 BR, 1 Bath, with sleeping loft too - sleeps 6. Close to spa & paddle-boarding

Top rated Lake Austin spa is minutes away, rent paddle boards at the park down the road, or paddle our kayaks to the nature preserve across the lake and hike up to a waterfall. Our sand volleyball court is regulation size, we have a water trampoline, and diving board. But the serenity of this property may lead you to R&R and forgo all that activity - the screened in porch with antique iron day beds and desk beckons as a writer's retreat. Custom built with cedar flooring and rugged beams. Feels like middle of nowhere but great restaurants (sushi, Mexican, Steiner Ranch Steakhouse) are in the neighborhood, famous sunsets at the Oasis on Lake Travis 7 miles away, and 30 minutes from downtown Austin.


Owner
Shelly Priebe
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Shelly Priebe

I grew up in a dreadfully nondescript area of Illinois (cornfields) but my parents wanted more than anything to live on the water and even though they earned a modest income as teachers they succeeded! In third grade we moved into a lakefront home in Central Illinois and it was THE gathering place for my friends as I grew up. They gave me the gift of prioritizing a water based lifestyle. Chuck and I bought this property when we got engaged in 1988 and our 4 children ages 22 to 9 relish the lifestyle I did as a child.

Shelly Priebe purchased this house in 1988

Why Shelly Priebe chose Austin

We fell in love with this ethereal part of Lake Austin and bought our home in 1988. It was 2 BR/1Bath with gold shag carpet and we were in heaven. Have added on to our home many times and we built the guest house in 2004 hoping to lure out of state grandparents. We failed at that but have loved being able to host many travelers, church youth retreat weekends, you name it!

What makes this house unique

Every piece of furniture hand picked over time from visits to the semi-annual Round Top antique fair except for the custom made cedar dining table with benches. Nothing matches but everything soothes in this eclectic and comfortable home. Want some activity? A sand volleyball court awaits. Or kayak across the lake and hike up to a waterfall.

Amenities

Lake Austin Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Deep Jacuzzi tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Open onto Screened in porch, lake view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , This 'red room' is the romantic suite.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Loft is carpeted and the kids love it. Ship ladder access
  • Queen bed, walk in closet
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

69% Complete
25% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
FAMILY FUN:Lakefront, Water Trampoline, Sand Vball, Kayaks, Owner shared Hotub
average rating of 4.644068 based on 59 reviews
5

Cool Lake House Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at The Lake House. Second time there & loved it! Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Returning guests make us smile. We'll hope for a third visit next time Lake Austin beckons.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Fun!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Right on the water, house is charming.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved this group and even our neighbor mentioned that this group of guests with scads of kids so full of energy and life made her nostalgic for the decibel level of all the years our kids were growing up on the lake. Good times.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Nice place, great dock and beautiful hills opposite dock

  • 4 of 5

Me and my family enjoyed the cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
austin, TX
5

owner and property fantastic

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time in this rental- very neat and decorated in a "woodsy" don't know if that's a word...style. Shelly and Chuck are super friendly and supportive and guided the process to make everything very easy. I will be back.

Thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate the newly coined decorator term....welcome to "woodsy!" These guests gathered family for a staycation and rally embraced a weekend of fun. One funny story - When I walked outside of my house next door to the property and heard country tunes jamming I commented to my son "Oh, I love their music!" Lucky thing as they were sitting out of line of sight behind a tree not far way. Ha!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful and great fun!

  • 5 of 5

The home was well kept, with great quality amenities. Super friendly hosts. Plenty of shade and sun to enjoy the river all day.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh thanks for the appreciative feedback. Our dock and grounds are shady most of the day which is soooo nice in hot Texas summers. But there are places to lounge in the sun, too. The water trampoline for example!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Exactly as advertised!

  • 4 of 5

My family had a wonderful get away. There was plenty of room in this relaxed tastefully decorated guest house to find your own space to chill. My children liked to read and play games on the screen porch. I liked the dock in morning with my coffee. Hubby liked the comfy couch in main area. Our small doggie liked exploring. The kitchen and dining table worked well for meals, we ate out at restaurants only twice. Once at the Oasis - at sunset....of course. ;) The water is cold but clean and clear. Just perfect in the heat with a Cypress giving some shade. Must not forget, we also had a lot of fun attempting to play badmitten on the beach volleyball court. You might want to bring yours too!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You all enjoyed the Lake Austin life fully - so pleased! Sorry I didn't get to meet you. You must think I am crazy for LEAVING this slice of paradise to go on vacation! Shelly
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Austin
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
UT Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lakeside Grill
Car: necessary

Top rated Lake Austin spa is minutes away, rent paddle boards at the park down the road, or paddle our kayak to the nature preserve across the lake and hike up to a waterfall. Our sand volleyball court is regulation size. But the serenity of this property may lead you to R&R and forgo all that activity - the screened in porch with antique iron day beds and desk beckons as a writer's retreat. Custom built with cedar flooring and rugged beams. Feels like middle of nowhere but great restaurants (sushi, Mexican, Steiner Ranch Steakhouse) are in the neighborhood, famous sunsets at the Oasis on Lake Travis 7 miles away, and 30 minutes from downtown Austin.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties