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FAMILY FUN:Lakefront, Water Trampoline, Sand Vball, Kayaks, PaddleBoard

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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

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

Austin 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
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 -
(83 traveler reviews)

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FAMILY FUN:Lakefront, Water Trampoline, Sand Vball, Kayaks, PaddleBoard
average rating of 4.6144576 based on 83 reviews
Austin, Tx
5

Completely enchanting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful carefree stay at Shelly and Chuck’s guest house by the lake! We were warmly welcomed by her and her cutie pie pup who was very sweet and playful. There were plenty of linens that the “cleaning fairies”, as Shelly so playfully put it, were happy to pick up so we didn’t have to clean on our vacation. The kitchen had every utensil we needed to grill and chill. One of the things I was most looking forward to was the water trampoline which we as 6 grown adults played Duck Duck Goose on as if we were 6 little kids. So much fun! We were worried we would disturb Chuck since his office is right under the guest house, but we had no issues at all. I think the one thing that should be taken into consideration is to plan on having no more than 2 vehicles as there isn't really parking for anymore unless otherwise discussed. The house is close to both her and her neighbor's so there was an encounter or two with people outside our party during the stay but I actually enjoyed the interaction as they didn't overstay and would let us have the area if they saw us coming. Very respectful. There was one room in particular that I found myself hanging out in most and that was the screened in tree house room. It had a very familiar camp-y feel to it that we all connected with and enjoyed. Even in with the heat in the middle of June, it was enchanting and not too hot to enjoy the room. Overall this is a great choice for both kids and adults and I only hope I can return soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks - loved having your fun loving party of revelers. ~Shelly
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San Antonio, Texas
5

Wonderful week and lifetime memories

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Great place for kids. The river/lake for swimming, kayaking, setting on the dock enjoying nature.

Shelly and Chuck have created a wonderful getaway spot.

Had the Grandsons for the week. It was like going to summer camp with them. They did not want to leave.

The house is comfortable and has a very good feeling about it. It is a second story and you have to go up a flight of stairs to get to it, but with the large windows you feel like your in a treehouse.

This was our second stay in three years. We will be back next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washougal, WA
5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

This is such a lovely place to spend some great relaxing time. The cabin is clean and comfortable and sweetly decorated. Shelly and Chuck were super hosts: friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the time by the water and easy access to town though we barely left the place as it was so nice to be there.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Do come back!!! Shelly
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Redondo Beach
5

A kids paradise

  • 5 of 5

It was 108 during our stay but the lake made the weather a nonissue. Our two girls ages 8&9 swam nearly the entire 3 days we were there. The Wifi signal was fine and allowed my husband to work and still come down and enjoy his time on the lake when possible. The loft was filled with books that the kids loved and we had fun playing board games at night. Cooking was easy, their pots and pans are a little old but got the job done and they could use some new wine glasses two were cracked when we arrived. The master is a queen and was a little uncomfortable for two because the mattress sank in the middle a lot. I still have to give it a 5 because the price was great, the lake was close and spectacular and who doesn’t love kayaking and water trampolines? We certainly would want to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the thumbs up - Lake Austin is a great place to endure and celebrate heat of summer, that's for sure! Your comments also let me know what needs attention. I'll buy new wine glasses and replace pots and pans pronto, will also check out mattress. First I'd heard of that! ~Shelly
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League City
5

Relaxing and Enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our family time with each other, even the rainy day that kept us indoors. Lots of games and movies, the guest home was perfect, very quaint, warm and inviting. It was relaxing, fun filled and memorable for everyone. Our Old English Bulldog was part of the fun as well. He misses Dude terriblely! It was an enjoyable stay! The kids loved the boat ride! Thank you Shelli for helping us create memories that will last a lifetime! We’ll certainly be back! 😊🌸

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you, and indeed, our black lab Duke appreciates his canine guests. Until next time! ~Shelly & Chuck
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Hobbs NM
5

Beautiful Home For A Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Shelly and Chuck's vacation home. Water front for swimming, kayaks to play on, tied our jet skies up at the dock and enjoyed ourselves. Plenty of space for all our group, 3 kids and 4 adults and 1 dog!! Kitchen and grill for all your cooking needs. Books to read, TV, Videos to watch, nothing left out!! Both hosts are so very nice and helpful!! I would highly recommend this rental for a relaxing vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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