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Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property


Architecturally Unique w/ luxury amenities. Includes pool, large private deck, views for miles! Make your GetAway FABULOUS! UPSCALE MODERN FARMHOUSE STYLE/Guesthouse on 1.3 acres! IDEAL LOCATION!~Just 7 mi to Downtown Austin, and near several short hikes to Lake Austin/ Colorado River, with Beach areas, private hardwood Piers and HUGE bald cypress trees for shade!

~ENJOY a HOT SOAK in the in-ground luxurious spa under the stars, next to Huge River Rock Fireplace, sipping your favorite beverage~RELAX!

PERFECT LOCATION FOR ALL THAT AUSTIN HAS TO OFFER! Exclusive neighborhood-NOT a subdivision.

Guests may take a day trip easily to Hill Country Wineries and landmark sites!~Then come back to enjoy your ROMANTIC, PRIVATE, PEACEFUL RETREAT at the GUESTHOUSE CABIN, surrounded by nature, yet near the best gourmet restaurants, groceries, and shopping in Austin!

MORE INFO: This luxury Cabin is a separate and completely private dwelling from the Main House. SPACIOUS, w/ upscale amenities. There is river access nearby w/ swimming areas, hardwood piers for fishing, picnicking, sunbathing or in warmer months enjoying a cool swim in the Colorado River! Barton Springs cold water is not far either for the hottest months!~Or how about Hamilton's Pool? Spa/pool area has large outdoor rock FP, stone deck, long wide porches w/ swings overlooking gardens/creek.

PERFECT in WINTER AND SUMMER ! Enjoy a roaring fire next to your outdoor spa under the stars in colder months, heated pool in temperate climates, and cool waters in the private pool or river access in the summer! ALL MONTHS ARE ENJOYABLE!

ACCESS: A winding country road shaded by overhanging oaks, where nature is bountiful. UNWIND! ~Perfect spot for a ROMANTIC Getaway, Girl's Weekend Getaway, Family VACAY!

Casement windows surround the treetop structure for amazing views of canyons of the Colorado River! Aromatic cedar, Douglas Fir trusses, elm and slate floors, 16ft pitched ceilings, luxury linens. Upscale antiques and modern combine to complete charming uncluttered ambience. It even has it's own large private deck onto the woods w/ fenced in backyard, Adirondack chairs, and hammock for relaxing under the trees, or bbq'ing for your group!

REMOTE enough to feel like you have stepped into the woods, yet an ideal location for all that Austin has to offer!~For questions on potential discounts or larger groups, special events, please feel free to call, so that I can reach out to you and work w/ your budget as appropriate!

Join us at this unique nature oriented property for luxury accommodations w/ all the amenities to make your stay memorable.


~Leather bound "Concierge Book” inside Guesthouse w/info on “Fun Things To Do in Austin,” suggestions for Restaurants, Wineries, Hiking, etc..

~Several parks nearby with access to the River w/ beach, pier, and shade trees.

~This Guesthouse Cabin property enjoys 1.3 acres of estate grounds! -PRIVATE POOL/SPA/OUTDOOR FP: natural stone deck overlooks spring fed creek/grounds, torches, Plush oversized Pool towels, Loungers


~BIKE RENTAL-ON PROPERTY FOR 2 ,available with touring bicycles. Deposit/daily rates $25/day-just ask.!

~Boat Rental available and nearby: Kayaks, Paddle boards, canoes, swans, peddle boats, motor boats, pontoons of all sizes!

~Golf at Barton Creek Resort just 3 mi away.

***"CUSTOMIZE" your stay! Choose one of our Specialty Baskets or include a Spa package to have all the "extras" prepared just for you!

When you are ready to venture out, we are located just west of downtown off BeeCaves Rd, on old farmland property that yields peace and seclusion while being just a short drive to everything that makes Austin special!


-PETS considered (fees)

-CHILDREN accepted

-RATES ARE BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY (2 persons/2 nights), but additional persons/pets, fees, are stated w/ rates and always DISCOUNTED IF PAID TIMELY per Special Offer Rates! (pets and pet rates considered individually based on weight/breed-ask owner!)


-Fresh flowers

-FREE Hi Speed WIFI, Lg Flat Screen TV, DVDs, BlueRay, Cable

-Complimentary Gourmet Coffees/Tazo Teas

-Luxury linens-HighThread Ct. sheets/fluffy pillows/TOP line bedding

-Plush towels-French milled soaps,bath gels, lotions -Luxury toiletries

-FULLY equipped KITCHEN: cookware/dishes/tools, Cuisinart blender

-Coffee-Filter/Tea pots, & French press

-DW, oven, fridge, range, microwave, toaster, blender, ice maker

-Luxurious Large rooms/Upscale furnishings

-16'ft. cathedral ceilings w/Douglas fir trusses/Ceiling fans

-Surround casement windows/Treetop Views


-Weber grill

-W/D for longer stays-(deposit)


~Over 30 excellent Gourmet and/or family friendly restaurants, shopping, groceries, parks within 2-6 miles of The Guesthouse.

~ 7 mi to Downtown, Zilker, UT campus, 6th Street, Rainey, Congress Ave!

~20 minutes to first stop-Day trip Hill Country Wineries w/ over 60 Vineyards and tasting rooms!~THE AREA and is rated in the TOP TEN WINE DESTINATIONS IN THE COUNTRY!~"Salt Lick" famous BBQ in Drippin’ Springs- on way to/from Wineries

~Parks for Hiking, Cycling, Running, &Nature Trails-NEARBY:SEVERAL EXCELLENT PARKS within 5-20 minutes, access to River, Hiking, closest one-Commons Ford Park allows dogs w/ leashes on 215 acres.

~EXCELLENT ENTERTAINMENT VENUES just a short drive-(see list below)


Sip a glass of wine at the private Heated Pool & Spa next to the large River Rock FP, and gaze up at the stars... Tranquility. There are swings available on the main house porches AND a large private deck to the Cabin to read a good book, sip coffee/wine, or just enjoy relaxing.


High end Queen pillow top in Master Suite, Queen sleeper sofa w/ addtl. 3" foam padding in large main room that is extra large/ doubles as second bedroom. Other bedding for children or additional guests includes: 3 Deluxe top of the line Queen blow up (18-21"high) mattresses, 2 TWIN Blow ups, 2 Super Deluxe high end padded oversized cots/convert to lounge chairs-in the Main room of the Cabin. PLEASE DISCUSS w/ owner if right for your group!

-The Cabin CAN sleep up to 6-8 persons. (w/4 children pending ages ), or is great for "Girl's GetAway Stays!" However, it may not be ideal for more than 4-6 if all are adults and need more privacy, or not "close friends/family, etc." . Main room doubles as second bedroom. Main room is very large, loft like, w/ variety of choices for bedding. (outlined in detail under bedding)


You'll see a multitude of stars on a clear night from your large private deck or the pool/spa area, and you'll hear the country surroundings w/ night sounds of an occasional owl hoot or coyote call heard in the distance. After a relaxing good night's rest on luxury high thread count linens, you may awake to a rooster crowing and native birds chirping.

"SPECIAL RATES:” Guests may customize their packages according to their budgets and preferences with “ADD ONS” (List of pricing sent at request: CHOOSE FROM: Fridge Stocking, Picnic Baskets, Specialty Baskets: Wine/Cheeses, Deluxe Welcome, Breakfast Basket, Spa/Hot Tub/FP setups, Prvt. Chef meal preparation, Cooking Classes, Art Retreat Workshops!***Amenities can be adjusted to preferences/budget.

Examples: 'Welcome Basket’'-with wine, gourmet cheeses/crackers, breadsticks, chocolates, cookies, popcorn, seasonal fruit, and other goodies! Special diets/allergies catered to.

-"Deluxe Welcome Basket" includes 'Continental Breakfast breads' and is filled with all sorts of goodies to make your stay completely special and pampered!’

-"Breakfast Baskets"- with options

-Fridge stocking

-Picnic Baskets for the pool or day trips, or a 'Special Occasion' basket!


THE ARTIST’S Studio is on the first floor of the Main House, and GUESTS MAY schedule FREE tour!

ENTERTAINMENT VENUES NEARBY: One World Theatre-3 miles away, The Long Center-, Austin Ballet, Austin Symphony, LBJ Library, Bullock History Museum, UT Campus, PAC, Harry Ransom Center, Blanton Museum, Lady Bird Wildflower Center, Austin Botanical Gardens, Hamilton's Pool, Zilker Park w/ it's outdoor summer theatre and Cold Springs!

Did you know that the Colorado River, also known as Lake Austin is rated in the TOP FOUR BASS FISHING rivers in the country? Then of course, there's SXSW and ACL Music Events, F1, various Festivals and MORE!


I enjoy speaking w/ guests in order to get them the best rate, answer questions, customize their stay for their needs, and generally make sure that the property is perfect for their needs! If you have questions, just call, and feel free to reach out to me to discuss potential discounts for larger groups, longer stays, types of pets for approval, special events, info on our wonderful amenities, etc. so that we can get the best rate for your stay and get you booked.

Pricing is Based on DOUBLE Occupancy. Additional OVERNIGHT OR DAY TIME GUESTS ARE WELCOME, BUT DO INCUR ADDTL FEES. PLEASE CALL TO DISCUSS as necessary for additional guests or special events. Special Rates/FLASH SALES do not include "Add Ons" such as Specialty Baskets, Spa Pkgs. Pricing available upon request!~INQUIRE for list. Cleaning/Refundable Damage Deposits vary w/ numbers of guests/length of stay. Cleaning/deposits vary w/ more than two persons. Acceptance of Pets or adding guests beyond 6 max adults is considered on an individual basis. Discuss w/owner. Additional non staying guests do not have access to pool unless paid ahead.

Note: Extra persons, cars, boats, pet/s incur additional fees-Please disclose.See House Rules,/Terms Conditions/Rental Agreement. Pool heated when temps average 65 or above. *Processing fees deducted with refunds per terms. ALL BOOKINGS NON-REFUNDABLE, BUT MAY BE TRANSFERRED/rescheduled AT DISCRETION OF OWNER, PER TERMS.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Nina

Hi! I am the owner of the property, Nina Beall, and I reside in the main

house that is adjacent but completely private and separate from the Guesthouse Cabin. Please feel free to reach out to me to discuss potential discounts for larger groups, longer stays, pets, or special events! I'm always happy to help!

I purchased this land in 1996 and oversaw the designing and building of the unique structures that make this property so interesting. I am a professional artist/painter, and my studio fills the first floor of the main house, where I create large colorful works collected by many private, corporate, and museum collections. Guests are invited to tour The Studio by simply arranging a bit ahead. For more information on my work there is lots of info, just ask! I'll be happy to refer to links, and I'm happy to coordinate PAINTING/DRAWING Workshops for my guests. If you are interested in Art Retreat Workshops with your stay, please reserve ahead! Learn to paint or draw! NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Grant Recipient. The Studio is just a short walk over to the Main House from the Guesthouse Cabin. Please feel free to inquire. Lots of fun!

I purchased this old 'farmland' property in 1996, when I was drawn to the area and its quiet, peaceful environment, where I just knew nature would abound, flowers and landscape would blossom, and my creative energies would flow!

I enjoy making The Guest house Cabin Retreat Special and memorable for my many and varied guests. Welcome Baskets; catering to Special Occasions; making Special picnic baskets, fridge stocking the fridge, are just a few of the ways that I enjoy making my guests feel welcome and pampered!

Nina purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Nina chose Rob Roy On The Lake

This property is unique, in one of the most prestigious and upscale, yet interesting areas of the city! NOT a SUBDIVISION!~ONLY 7 MILES from Downtown Austin!~Tucked away on a private road that and with the expanse of "un lit" Emma Long City Park across the river, it makes for star gazing in clear skies!~ It was old farmland property, and sits with pride as part of an older, more peaceful way of life. It is because of this, that the Guesthouse is so special, secluded and away from the hustle bustle, yet near so many wonderful places to visit during your stay. There are many types of birds and other wildlife that frequent the property, and one has only to sit and listen to be reminded that one is truly in the country here.... But short drives to everything Austin and the Hill Country has to offer make it the "#IDEAL LOCATION!"

What makes this cabin unique

GUESTS may "CUSTOMIZE" their stays w/ multiple choices of "Add Ons" to make it EXTRA Special! Upgrades include choice/s of: Specialty Baskets for: Arrival, Breakfast, Picnics, appetizers, or Spa Packages. Lists of items and details available upon booking. Art Retreat Workshops to learn or enjoy painting and/or drawing in the studio or grounds of the property are also easy to schedule with the property owner!

As the landlord on the premises in the main house, I am almost always available to give you feedback or answer questions to make your stay more enjoyable! BUT otherwise, you will not be aware of my presence as I ALWAYS give guests total privacy!~There is a 'Concierge Book' for more details on things to do in the Austin Area, directions, brochures, favorite restaurants, and too many to name fun things to do in Austin, nearby. Several neighborhood parks with access to the Colorado River and hiking nature trails, fishing, swimming!

We look forward to your visit. Nina Beall, Hostess.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Recent guests stated: "What a FANTASTIC location, near to downtown but so private and surrounded by nature!~ 'Can't beat the pricing for all the amenities!" I LOVE it when guests really take advantage of all that my property offers! GREAT GUESTS! :)
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Rob Roy On The Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NOTE Rental Agreement file attached for your review. ALL bookings agree to abide by these terms. Card processing fees deducted from "REFUND" if due .
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , outdoor shower , XTRA LG,mag.mirrows, slate floor, hdwds, granite, shower/tub
  • Large oversized bathroom with lots of counter space-granite counters, slate floors, hardwd craftsman style cabinets, ample drawers, floor to ceiling armoir built ins, window onto private grounds. Plush towels, rugs, a large well lit mirror, 3 amplifying: 5X stand and wall fold out mirrors, all French milled soaps or choice of hypoallergenic, shampoo and other essentials, and its own view onto the woods, characterize this comfy bath. There is also a pool shower by pool area for washing off sand, or rinsing off river water, etc..
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , Master Suite-20' across x 16'deep, QueenDeluxBed,TwinBlowups
    Main Room - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , LARGE Main:20x24'+Sleeps:4-6Adults+2-4child,discuss if 4+
  • VERY Large 20ft wide bedroom has beautiful 16ft. pitched ceiling, fans, peak windows let in ambient light, large surround casement windows yield panoramic view of the hills overlooking the canyons of the Colorado River. Hdwd Floors, Jotoba wood window sills, antique custom long leaf pine French doors open onto the main living room for extra beds: 6 ADDITIONAL blow up top of the line mattresses, Queen sleeper sofa, 2 padded oversized cots. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: up to 8-guests w/ discussion/by agreement on sleeping arrangements). Between is hallway to fully stocked kitchen, granite counters, pantry, bar area! You will be enveloped in comfort, high thread count sheets, fluffy pillows, plush towels, French milled soaps, and quality furnishings. May be able to accommodate up to 7-8 persons-(discuss your group w/ owner/by agreement.) Master bath. Plenty room to put Deluxe Cots in either room. Pets are considered. Main room is very large and open. It doubles as the 2nd bedroom. FREE WIFI
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Lake Austin, Luxury Guesthouse on 1.3 Acres~CABIN IN THE WOODS~Luxury~Nature~FREE WiFi~POOL~SPA~FP~Relaxing! Access Colorado River w/ sepiers/ beach. Prvt pool/spa(fees)/outdoor Fireplace! PLEASE call owner-send your email so"Add Ons"list to be sent AFTER UR Booked-Nina Beall, Owner, "The Guesthouse Cabin Retreat" Private secluded guesthouse on private estate, efficiently designed. Owner in Main House. ***ADDITIONAL GUESTS (whether overnight or Daytime), are welcome *but discuss w/Owner for details of fees. Xtra beds avail.for family, children, couples. Visiting guests=fees. #FREE WiFi LARGE ROOMS!~16'ft. pitched ceilings, Douglas fir trusses, ceiling fans,views, casement windows. Property overlooks canyons, Lg private deck, shade trees. Stroll down to spring fed creek, picnic at picnic table! Just relax and sip coffee/wine by the pool. Granite's,hardwoods, slate,cedar, FULL appliances/ well stocked kitchen. May not be suitable for more than 4adults, so discuss w/owner!


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Perfect weekend getaway near Austin music scene

  • 5 of 5

My daughters and I loved this location and the beautiful guest house. The spa package and flowers were totally worth it and it was a short drive into Austin to enjoy the best of live music in the state. I will book again. Nina was a wonderful host!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you and your daughters enjoyed your stay! You were delightful to host, and I hope you'll book again with us soon! Thanks for choosing "The Guesthouse Cabin Retreat!"
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Lovely guesthouse and property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and unique. This rental was perfect for my family of three. The apartment is very tastefully decorated, comfortable and well stocked! We particularly loved Nina's original art. The location was quiet, beautiful and restful. Lovely views out the large sunny Windows. We easily explored Austin and surrounding sites each day then retreated back to this hideaway for great night sleep.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad that your family enjoyed your stay. You were wonderful guests and we so enjoyed meeting you and your lovely family! I’m delighted that you found the Retreat restful and took full advantage of the amenities with your spa packages after long days of hiking and exploring the many interesting things to do in the Austin and Hill Country area! Come back soon!
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Top notch accomodations in a beautiful, rust setti

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted a secluded, rustic setting that was close to the Austin entertainment scene and this was the perfect choice. Outstanding amenities and the bed was very comfortable. We will be back forACL and looking forward to enjoying the river when its warm

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay! The river is warming up now and there are so many things to do and have fun doing in Austin, especially in the spring and summer! :)
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Peaceful, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Every detail was taken care of by Nina ahead of time. She’s an excellent host and I would not hesitate to return. She made my daughter’s birthday special with her delicious baskets!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was truly a joy to host your stay and make it special! I'm so glad that you found the property to be FIVE STAR accommodations! Come back soon!
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Great Place - Greater Baskets

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this guesthouse all last week. It was meticulously clean and I really appreciated the extras - like specialty soaps in the bathroom and makeup remover wipes. The large deck off the back is a perfect place to just relax. We saw deer every day. The location is convenient - just a short drive to downtown Austin.

The guesthouse was nice and WiFi was good. We ordered 1 picnic basket and 1 breakfast basket. They were special - lots of items we had never seen or tried before. I can tell you that we ate breakfast and lunch every day from these two baskets and still took food home.

I would highly recommend this place if you ever want a get away that is close to Austin!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that y'all enjoyed your stay. You were such wonderful guests, and I'll hope you will book again soon! So glad also that you chose to try a couple of our "customizing Add Ons" and added a couple of "Specialty Baskets" as well, and that you were pleased with them! I enjoy putting those together for guests, especially the two that you ordered, because I get to make homemade chicken salad and yummy things like that! It's also a great way for guests to relax and have plenty of good eats w/o having to leave the Retreat!
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  • 5 of 5

Sudden road trip was on our minds and we found this cute BnB. Easy GPS directions took us down this cute hill country road and I was tired by the time we arrived. I woke up next morning pleasantly surprised to how rested I felt. It must have been a magical bed. I was skeptical at first because I'm not a big BnB person but this one was extremely clean and I appreciated that detail. Swimming pool and hot tub was all ours and it was amazing. Hostess Nina is so charming and thoughtful. She did not leave out a single detail.

Surrounding restaurants are a must. Ask Nina she knows them all. Thank you Nina for giving us a magical stay. I've already text my friends and family about you and your place. Will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you two enjoyed your stay! I enjoy making every stay SPECIAL, and keeping the property top notch! Hope y'all will be back soon!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Austin Bergstrom
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
TheGrove, JackAllens,Maudies,CafeBleu,Tadeshi, ++
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Barton Creek Country Club Resort, Lakeway
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 360
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Grove,Maudies,Jack Allens,China Town Bistro,+
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
.19 miles (less than 1/4 mile)-Beach/Pier/River
Car: recommended

THIS PROPERTY HAS several very nearby parks with access to THE COLORADO RIVER w/ hardwood piers for fishing, swimming, or just sitting and watching the boats go by, small private beach areas, picnicking, and parking. It's just about a 5 -10 minute drive/s from the house. Also, private POOL, SPA, OUTDOOR FP overlook the spring fed creek and canyons of the Colorado. The Cabin Retreat is separate from the Main House but shares some wonderful long expansive porches w/ porch swings, BBQ grill, table/chairs for dining, etc., and is located on 'old farmland property' so it feels like you are really out in the country! The Guesthouse Cabin Retreat is surrounded by woods and nature abounds! The Cabin has incredible views, large private deck, fenced in backyard, shade trees.~~~ Stroll down to the spring fed creek and have a picnic at the picnic table there, or relax and sip your coffee or wine on your own private deck (approx. 14x20 ft)-

ONE NIGHT stays are possible when not a holiday or Austin Event weekend/week, with a 60% rate increase for Special Offer rates and FLASH Sales! Just ask! Dates can be edited within the quote/response.

PLEASE contact me for more information on location, property, or questions on groups and discounts! I'm always happy to work with guests and budgets: Nina Beall, owner, "The Guesthouse Cabin Retreat Near the River."

Large flat screen TV HD, cable, free wifi, Netflix, dvd's, fliers for local restaurants and fun things to do, access to the river with beach, and great hiking trails in neighborhood parks!

Just a short 15-20 minute drive to so many wonderful places to see: Downtown Austin, Blanton Museum, Harry Ransom Center, Austin Zoo, Water parks, Botanical Gardens, excellent golf courses and resorts/spas/Fitness Centers just minutes away, cycling abounds in the area with nearby bike rentals, paddle board, canoeing, boating, jet skis, kayaking, picnicking, fine upscale or hole in the wall ethnic restaurants abound. The ever growing and now internationally recognized Hill Country Wineries tours are all over the area, and this location is an excellent place to stay to do the tours! The landlord who lives in the main house on the property can guide you to whatever you are interested in.

The wonderful pool and spa area with large stonepaved decking and river rock fireplace adjacent to the spa is private and surrounded by trees as it perches up over the spring fed creek with bald cypress and Spanish oaks galore. Granite counters, elm hardwood and slate flooring, aromatic cedar porches, access to Colorado River with pier and private beach area. This very private and secluded guesthouse sits on 1.3 acre private estate and is efficiently designed with lots of storage, cabinetry, architecturally unique and functional. One bedroom, one bath, both are exceptionally large. Plus plenty of room in the main living area (approximately 20x24ft) for high end queen blowup mattress-extra deep, queen sleeper sofa, and 2 padded oversized cots that hold up to 350lbs. so very comfy, sturdy, and relaxing. Great for kids!~

It's like living in your private cabin in the woods, w/ all the amenities! Maid service, grocery shopping, Hot tub packages, picnic or other food items can be "customized" w/ a variety of one of our SPECIALTY "baskets," etc., can be arranged for reasonable extra cost!

Sip your coffee by the pool or on your large private deck and just enjoy the tranquility of the nature that surrounds you.

River Hills Rd is OFF 2244 JUST about 4 miles WEST OF 360, (7 miles from Downtown), EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE COUNTRY~HILLS OF WESTLAKE, AUSTIN, TX

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
#Fees Deposit $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Clean/Lndry:2/2$175-675. $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

NON-SMOKING ONLY! GUESTS ACKNOWLEDGE & AGREE TO NONREFUNDABLE BOOKING-May be transferable@ 90 days before stay.Undisclosed guests billed/deducted @$95/person/day rate if not paid 1wk ahead of stay for LOWER XTRA PERSON FEES discount.
*ADDTL GUESTS/PETS(overnight/Daytime)must be Paid 1week AHEAD of stay per rental agreement w/ pricing/fees. Additional non staying/unpaid for guests do not have access to Pool w/o payment. 1 NIGHT stays wkends incur $175.upcharge/$150wkday +tax/fees.
-Private Pool heated pending temps-65+ave wk temp, and Spa pkgs only.
PETS CONSIDERED-PER size/specifics.Shorter stays $100deposit+$25-55./DAY based on weight/details of pet.RATES based on DOUBLE occupancy/Addtl persons=addtl fees. Specials do NOT include Pkgs or Specialty food items/Baskets/Spa htg. Pets/guests that are not disclosed or paid with booking will be deducted from RDD(w/ per day rates.
Cars,boats,trailers=$10-25/nt/ite AND MAY BE DISCOUNTED BASED ON LENGTH OF STAY.Spa pkgs "customized"per booking. Special Offer rates do not apply for extra person fees when paid late/after booking or initial payment & rates per rental agreement. ALL GUESTS AGREE TO HOUSE RULES RE PARKING, POOL/RIVER HOURS/RULES. Credit Card Fees will be deducted from RDD (REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT)but guests have choice of booking through Paypal.
-Call/write/request: RE:1nite stays- incur $50. or 50% up charge on sale rates.
-HOURS posted for pool/river/spa
-Children/PETS must be with adults at all times.
-Alcohol not served 2 minors
-Special events pricing subject to Rules and Agreements
-RDD return-(less credit card fees), pending no damages or additional unordinary cleaning within approximately 7-14 days.
- "OPTIONAL ADD ONS"-ASK for LIST-order ahead!~Spa pkgs,Specialty Baskets including: Welcome Basket,Wine/Cheese/s Basket,Breakfast Baskets,variety of Picnic Baskets! CUSTOMIZE STAY!
~ALL"Specialty Baskets!"/Spa heating,"Add Ons"-OPTIONAL and Non-Refundable!

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.