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Serene Waterfront Lake Austin Cottage, Stunning Views & Spectacular Boat Dock

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bed, 2 bath Cottage on Lake Austin, Terrific Views, Private Setting

Enjoy magnificent views at the top of this gated 5.5 acre secluded, private lake front estate property. The 1950's lake house, perched at the top of a rocky bluff, was designed with huge windows to take advantage of the stunning views of Lake Austin.

Access serene Lake Austin waterfront with a new large private boat dock via steps leading from the vacation home above or via a separate driveway entrance.

A sparkling swimming pool with outdoor lounging and dining areas are also perfectly positioned to take in the view. The home retains its original charm (with three fireplaces and a hill country stone interior wall), and has been lovingly updated to include all the modern amenities needed for a fun-filled or peaceful getaway.

This 2500, sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage sleeps 6 – 8 and is just 20 minutes from downtown Austin. The cottage is beautifully decorated and comes with wifi, large screen 47” flatscreen TV and laundry.

The spectacular Boat Dock was completed in early 2017 with waterfront landscaping. The 2 level dock provides 1200sqft upper deck to relax, entertain, grill and lounge in the sun. The lower deck allows for easy water access and has stand-up paddle boards and tandem kayak for usage. Boats can be moored overnight close to shore.

This is a unique sanctuary on the shores of Lake Austin ideally suited for a private family getaway, yet so close to the excitement of downtown Austin and Lakeway.

Our property is not suitable for bachelor, bachelorette or other large party groups.

More Details

Peter Yates
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Peter Yates

We are an Austin family with Anglo / Kentucky roots. Having travelled extensively and lived in multiple cities around the world, we recently decided to call Austin home. As a family of 4, we love enjoying everything that Austin has to offer. Our 2 daughters are enrolled in the excellent Eanes schools and enjoy soccer, horse riding and all water sports.

Peter Yates purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Peter Yates chose Watersedge At River Place

This is a unique waterfront property in Austin and on Lake Austin. It was owned for 30 years by Texas's own Percy V. Pennybacker (yes, the guy the bridge is named after!). This property allows you to enjoy the party down at the lake and then retreat up to the serenity at the top of the Bluff.

What makes this cottage unique

The Views and the could you not fall in love with it. Whether it is the dawn when the birds are scouting breakfast over the lake, the sunsets that fall over the length of the lake or the evening where everyone's boat dock lights make the lake sparkle like an Italian port...every time of day is great.


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Grove Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Barton Creek Resort and Spa
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lupe Tortilla
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Barton Springs Pool
Car: necessary

Enjoy everything that Central Texas has to offer. Take advantage of Lake Austin, downtown Austin, Texas Hill Country, the Highland lakes and San Antonio. This is a great base for the major Austin events such as South by Southwest (SXSW), Formula 1, Austin City Limits (ACL), and Moto GP.


Watersedge At River Place Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds
  • Queen Air Mattress (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Serene Waterfront Lake Austin Cottage, Stunning Views & Spectacular Boat Dock
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Spectacular in so many ways.

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many homes on Lake Austin to enjoy family boating vacations, and this home reached the top of our list of favorites. There are many reason it topped our list:

Amazing views

First rate boat dock - owner thought of everything

Fabulous location on the lake

Home is Comfortable, Very clean, well equipped with amenities, and the windows are grand so one can appreciate the outdoors if one has to be indoors.

Last but not least, the owners are extremely pleasant.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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One with nature

  • 5 of 5

I went with my parents and my sister. The place is even better than the photos. It is 30 min from downtown. We spend most of our time on the lake , boat dock( which has a nice seating area) and poolside. It is very private and is very beautiful.

We rented a boat for a day from Austin boat-rentals for a reasonable price. I will def come back again to this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the amazing views! Great pool area and the new boathouse is fabulous! Had an awesome time relaxing with family. Enjoyed using the supplied paddleboards and kayak.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house with great views. Multiple areas for people to gather and have a good time.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed an incredibly relaxing Austin staycation at this lovely cottage. The views. The pool. The lake. The comfy master suite. All were top notch.

Peter was very responsive and remedied a water outage very quickly on a Friday morning. The cottage was stocked with everything we needed for a perfect stay.

I wish I could return here every weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

I would say there is some validity to the criticism that the steps to the dock are dangerous looking, but you can drive to the bottom, so it's sort of a non-issue. The dock is incredible, we enjoyed food and drink by the water several days and the beautiful pool and outdoor area up top gave a tremendous sunset each night. The house is nice and well appointed and the neighborhood is secluded and peaceful. I would recommend it to anyone that wants serenity and outdoor luxury.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.25%

CHECK-IN: 3:00PM Central; CHECK-OUT: 11AM Central. Check out time is firm. Cleaning fee of $125 per stay. Extra cleaning fees may be charged at owner's discretion. A check out list will be provided for renters to follow to avoid extra cleaning fees. Absolutely NO large parties - defined as more than 16 people at any one time. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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