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Perfect Lakefront getaway for Your Family!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms 2 Bath, (Sleeps 16)

Rejuvenate and reconnect with family and friends at our restorative family lake retreat. Perfect for R & R or lake activities on constant level Lake Austin. 100 feet of lakefront and a gently sloping grass lawn with 50 year old pecan trees planted by our grandfather, dock for your ski/fishing boat with public ramp 1 block away , use our 2 singles and double kayak and life jackets to explore wildlife preserve (Balcones Canyonlands Preserve) across the lake. Plenty of room for multi family get togethers. The kitchen is fully stocked and ready for that Holiday meal preparation and clean up is easy with the dishwasher!

There's plenty of outdoor space, grill and cast iron smoker for family cookouts, hammocks for relaxing, boat dock, kayaks, horseshoe pit and large patio seating with Firepit!! Inside there is a wonderful fireplace with plenty of firewood included. Lake Austin Spa Resort is within walking distance, too!

This is NOT a party house and we enforce no loud noise or music after 10:30pm. Please Respect our neighbors!!

Keywords: Lakefront, Lake Austin, family, pet freindly, large groups, lake activities, dock, pets, boat dock, boat, Lake Austin, grill, swimming, boating

More Details

Monta Kennady
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

About Monta Kennady

Home currently owned by 3 siblings who grew up coming to the Austin Lake House on a regular basis. We have now raised our own kids with regular visits - It never gets old!!

Monta Kennady purchased this house in 1949

Why Monta Kennady chose Austin

Our grandfather, who was comptroller for Texas Parks and Wildlife, bought the property in the 40's, knowing that a Federal Wildlife Preserve was directly across the lake. He and my father built the origional home in the early 50's. The house has been expanded twice and recently updated for comfort and convenience.

What makes this house unique

We love our family lake house and want to share it with you. We have had many family holidays and events on this picturesque property.The front lawn is expansive and has seen volleyball, frisbee, softball, and flag football games. The layout of sunporch and patio are conducive to outdoor BBQs and outdoor living. Two different sitting area with cable TV and DVD players allow 2 separate groups (kids/adults) to do their 'own thing'. Rooms are spread out so noise and privacy usually not an issue.


Sleepy Hollow House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , large hollywood bath between 2 upstairs bedrooms, incl w & d
  • 2 full baths. Both with shower/ tub combination. Large hollywood suite with full size washer/dryer upstairs between the spacious upstairs bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Lake view through the sunroom. Most privacy.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Lower bunk is double size.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Lower Bunk bed is double size
  • King size beds: 1 king in each of 4 bedrooms plus additional, Twin Beds: 1 twin in BR # 2, 1 twin in BR #3 and 2 twins in BR # 4. Sleep Sofa: Sofa bed in BR #4., Bunk Beds: Bunk in BR #2 and 3. Per COA code: not more than 6 unrelated persons in residence
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bring your boat or rent one. You can tie up at our constant level lake dock. Bring all your water toys for a fun filled time. We do have some noodles and floaties. We have a constantly changing assortment of lawn games, horseshoes, a double and 2 single kayaks. We love to lounge on the large floating mat ( can hold many folks).


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Perfect Lakefront getaway for Your Family!
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews
Plymouth, MI

Lovely cottage on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a mini reunion at this cottage on beautiful Lake Austin. It was much more a cottage than a home but it was perfect for our family. We had a wonderful time kayaking on the lake. The views and location are wonderful. I would definitely recommend this property to someone who doesn't need luxury and enjoys together time with family and friends. It was obvious that pets are welcome so it might not be a great place for someone with severe allergies.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing get away!!

  • 5 of 5

Family reunion with ages from 8-80; everyone stayed entertained for 5 days. Everything to be comfortable was there. Loved it :-)

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond TX

Family of Sons Weekend Fun.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend vacation at this home. They accommodated us with our every request.

Our family played horseshoe, frisbee target, golf tee practice, while the children scampered about the yard playing with toys. We rented a boat and the dock was perfect.

Sunsets on the floating dock were memorable. Evenings around the fire were perfect.

The long weekend was too fast.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Angleton, Texas

Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We have a large group and this property worked out amazing for us. The rooms are large and very comfortable. Each room has a window unit that cools the house very well. The sun porch is a wonderful place to eat, play games and enjoy the beautiful view. Our group enjoyed the kayaks and the yard and all the games that were made available for us. I would definitely recommend this property and plan on renting it again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pretty good; great hang out place for group

  • 3 of 5

My only negative comment would be that the dirt driveway isn't noticeable on the HomeAway page; we had terrible rain a couple of days and it made things quite messy. Owner VERY responsive though and certainly always appreciate great communication.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was so concerned about your weekend due to the unusual amount of rain that the Austin area has received this Spring and our drives can get muddy of course where there is not pavement. I hope you still had a good time and I'm curious as to why you gave us 3 stars if that was the only issue... We strive to maintain a positive rating for our property so that many families may enjoy it's unique charms and locations. Please contact me privately so that I may address anything needing attention for future guests. Please stay with us in the heat of Summer and we will take good care of you and your family. Thank You! The Owners
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  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely gorgeous. The view is fantastic, the house sleeps 10+, and there is a boat dock to tie your boat up to. Not to mention the actual boat ramp is a 1 minute drive from the house. They even provided us with a huge bucket of golf balls, golf clubs, and a mat to hit into the lake. There are restaurants, grocery stores, and bars near the house as well. The owners provided great customer service, and the house was very clean and maintained very well. Could not have asked for a better time. Highly recommend this to all my friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
All local restaurants have bars
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
University of Texas Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
FM 360
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Steiner Ranch Steak, Lakeside Grill, Cho Suishi
Car: necessary

Boating, large lawn for games, water activities, double and single kayaks with life preservers, hammocks and a float mat.

*World renowned Lake Austin Spa Resort within walking distance,

*18 miles of walking/ biking trails in Steiner Ranch neighborhood,

*University of Texas Golf Club -7,412 yd Bechtol Russel designed champion course 5 miles down the road.


Rates & Availability

Sleepy Hollow House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
ACL Weekend 1
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
ACL Weekend 2
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Special event dates are flexable, based on $550/night.
Per COA code: No more than 6 unrelated persons in residence. Strict noise restrictions between 10:00 pm and 10:00am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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