Private Estate's Storybook Mountain Chateau: Inspiring, Majestic, Rejuvenating(45 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Chateau / Country House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Custom-built Chateau with high-country views, space & privacy. Near everything
This Special Rate is in place of the $359/Night Standard Rate + Cleaning Fee.
2 Night minimum stay.
OCCUPANCY AND PAYMENT:
*FOR EXPEDITED BOOKING call: 512-263-8047.
*Bookings are LIMITED to 2 PERSONS (2 ADULT occupants).
*Checks and credit cards accepted. On-line booking available.
*Site-sponsored insurance (if available) or Refundable Damage deposit required.
*Ask about Early Check-in if you are arriving early.
VACATION SITE QUICK POINT SUMMARY.
1. Repeatedly a guest favorite and 5 Star* Property (Highest Rating). See Photos and Reviews.
2. The chateau is an independent guest home located on a section of owners' private Austin-Lakeway area country estate. The 1400 sq ft custom accommodation is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. (While a guest, you'll love just passing through the open freedom of the nearly 20 acre setting, gorgeous views, marvelous landscaping, native wildlife and grazing show horses!).
4. All utilities, amenities, towels, bedding, cooking utensils, dish-ware, appliances, Internet WIFI, Blu-ray, Cable, HDTV, & Washer/Dryer are included.
5. Private and peaceful, yet close to everything! Fine dining, entertainment, groceries, and shopping are all close-by (with so much to choose from!). The property is only 4.7 miles from beautiful (now re-filled) Lake Travis!
6. Free private tours of the larger property, area vegetation & wildlife, stable, and horses. Just ask the owners!
This property is perfect for rest & renewal escapes and/or as a base to explore Austin and the surrounding Texas hill & wine country. It is ideal for anniversaries, wedding stays, weekend retreats, short vacations, or even solitary work and writing projects.
VACATION SITE PROPERTY OVERVIEW.
You will love it! This accommodation has hosted couples from all over the world and is repeatedly rated 5 Star. Please read the Reviews. The property itself is a majestic 20 acre mountainside estate--wooded, pastoral and protected--hidden on the edge of Lakeway, just outside Austin. The storybook chateau is a custom-built estate guesthouse/cottage--independently located atop a scenic section of the estate property--and accessed via winding private drive, over pond and creek, through fields and trees, then up a hillside with scenic views, private parking and outdoor landscaping.
As a guest, you will enjoy authentic chateau-style high-country views, starry nights, cool breezes,, a vintage storybook Texas hill country feel ('quiet, spacious, & cozy'), and wonderful interior lodge-style wildlife and mountain decor. Finished out in 2012, the chateau is fully tech-equipped, has all kinds of custom touches, and is immaculately cleaned and prepared for each guest.
*NOTE: A major plus for this property is that, although privately located, it is also right in the midst of some of the best dining, entertainment, music, recreation, lake and leisure activities in the state!
Upon entering the custom accommodation, guests are greeted by an exquisite large main living area with high-gloss floors, stonework & area rugs, an antique-style gas iron fireplace, comfortable leather seating, beautiful high pine wood ceilings, and furs all around. The view and scenery back west through the panoramic windows is peaceful and relaxing (with guests also able to seasonably observe the area's native wildlife, as well as birds and hummingbirds via feeders perfectly placed by the owners).
A granite full kitchen, large custom bathroom (with huge shower, 2 separate shower heads, & tile seating), & cozy private bedroom add to the smartly designed charm of the place. The decorated stairway and grand 2nd floor loft above--both of which overlook the main living area--allow for even more space to enjoy and entertain from.
Because the chateau is outfitted with a 55' wall-mounted LED HDTV, free WIFI, and convenient workspaces on both levels, you can easily check-in with the world, home, and office--without missing a beat.
Returning outdoors, the chateau shines with high-country patio views, living space and areas to explore (private porch,, stone paths, flowerbeds, winding private roads, artistically crafted rock walls, seasonal wildflowers, & private pond, just to name a few.
For those venturing beyond the estate grounds, there are nearby hiking/walking trails, spas, lake and water activities, golf courses, places to dine and shop, wineries, as well as opportunities for excursions into Austin, Fredericksburg, Wimberley, New Braunfels, and other central Texas arts communities. Guests report that the location is ideal, and its convenience, beauty and privacy unequalled for the area.
VACATION SITE PROPERTY DETAIL
--1,400 square foot stone guesthouse/chateau/cottage decorated in vintage Texas Hill country style by the owners with high pine ceilings, interior stone and wood in the great room, and a beautiful black iron gas fireplace (operational 11/30-3/1 with instant on-off).
--Furs, hides and leather warm the main room with deer, turkey, bobcat, and other display mounts throughout.
--The loft boasts a large 6-person table for work or small gatherings.
--Quarter horses, rolling pastures and trees, white rail fences, a one-of-a-kind working stone barn, a spring-fed pond, and more grace the larger estate property.
--This is a custom-built independent stone structure...often described as a private lodge and hide-away for the male, and a romantic and tastefully decorated chateau with gorgeous kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom for the female.
--Beautiful high country panoramas and sunsets create a one of a kind authentic Texas Hill Country experience.
--A stone path from the chateau leads up to a patio overlook with outdoor fireplace and smoker/grill—perfect for a sunset bottle of wine or just relaxing under the Texas stars. Guests tell us they feel like they are at a private Texas mountain lodge, yet with all the modern conveniences.
ACTIVITIES & SURROUNDINGS
Boating, golf, tennis, water sports, shopping, fine restaurants, live music and winery opportunities surround this location.
Stroll the property, explore the barn, relax by the pond, hike the parks and nearby nature trails, play the area golf courses, enjoy Lake Travis water sports, or scout Lakeway and nearby Austin for the best area shopping, stores and restaurants; or venture west just 30 minutes or so into the Hill Country to visit the wineries, small towns and quaint shops. Or just sit & enjoy the privacy, amenities, birds and wildlife from the panoramic windows. A perfect spot for weekend TV sport watchers also!
The property is only 4.5 miles from Lake Travis, 3.5 miles from the Lakeway Airpark and 25 miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport. If you enjoy water sports, the Lakeway Marina is 10 minutes away. Rent boats and jet skis there. Fishing, water-skiing, and other lake activities are enjoyed year-round. Three public golf courses (Falcon Head, Flintrock Falls, The Hills) and the World of Tennis facility are all within 3 miles. The new Lakeway Regional Medical center is 5 minutes from the cottage (out of sight, but there if you need it). The Hill Country Galleria and Backyard music venue are both only 10 minutes away. During a Backyard event, one can relax on the cottage porch or on the high patio vista under the stars and often pick up the faint sound of live music from world famous bands drifting in on the night air.
Day trips to Fredericksburg (1½ hours away), Johnson City and the LBJ Ranch, Wimberley, and New Braunfels afford great opportunities to explore the Texas Hill Country from this Lakeway base. Downtown Austin, The University of Texas, and the Texas State Capitol complex are also all within 20 miles.
VACATION SITE FINAL COMMENTS.
After you book, make sure we provide you with our Area Dining and Activities Summary! It is excellent!
This property will not disappoint! It is one of a kind, and is the perfect place for (1) a couples scenic weekend escape/vacation retreat and base to explore the hill country (with beautiful sunsets and area restaurants); (2) an individual's peaceful and solitary escape from the fast-paced urban world; (3) a writer's hideaway with majestic views, paths and points for inspiration; or (4) a visiting executives’ business retreat for short stays. The custom accommodation has its own access drive, allowing guests to easily come and go.
The property is also occasionally made available for photo and film shoots, portraits, or small weddings and events of 25 persons or less. If you need a private place to take photos, hold a small event, or just make memories: (1) around an open fire, (2) alongside a horse at sunset, (3) in and around a beautiful hill country stone stable, or (4) maybe in the panorama of surrounding fields, flowers and trees (see our site photos), please check with us as to availability.
IMPORTANT: The property is scenic and beautiful, landscaped and maintained in a natural state. Seasonal change, short and long-term weather patterns and events (heat, cold, rain, drought, flood, etc) will of course affect appearance.
PETS are NOT PERMITTED due to compatibility issues with existing animals, property wildlife, and interior allergy concerns of other guests.
Additional visitors beyond the 2 booked occupants are not permitted without advance notice & approval by owners. Beyond the 2 booked occupants, no additional persons are allowed to sleep over. No Parties are permitted.
A standard release and indemnity agreement is required of all guests upon arrival.
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Member since: 2012
- Chateau / Country House
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 2
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- The Cottage has one full bedroom with California King size bed, high-gloss beautiful floor, end-tables, lamps, closet, small desk, window; decorated. On occasion, we allow families with children to utilize the loft as a 2nd sleeping area. Bedding pallets/pads can be put down on the carpeted floor, and has worked well....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Access the cottage via your own private estate drive, and observe wildlife, horses, meadows, a beautiful stone barn, and a spring-fed pond as you pass. The cottage home is an independent private residence completed in 2011 away from the owners' main home and other facilities on the estate. Walk and exercise on the property's private roads, or hike the majestic Rough Hollow trails and sidewalks just 3 miles away. The Lakeway Airpark is just 3.5 miles away. The Lakeway Marina and Lake Travis are just 4.5 miles from this location. The Flintrock Falls golf course is across the street, and there are many other nearby courses. The Hill Country Galleria, Shops at the Galleria, Backyard music venue, and many awesome restaurants surround this location. ...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
Vaulted 'mountain lodge-style' pine ceilings, high-gloss floors, stone, leather furniture, & a beautiful black iron gas fireplace. Various furs, hides and leather adorn, including a large bear rug....moreless
- Mobile Phone:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
Granite counters & island, large deep sink, full oven, stove, cubelet ice maker, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, coffee-maker, cooking utensils, pots & pans. A+ Filtered water....moreless
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
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- Outdoor Grill:
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HomeAway/VRBO SPECIAL Rate
Feb 15 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning Fee $99
- Taxes Not included
This a *Prime Property requiring a 2 Night MINIMUM STAY.
Posted Rates are for 2 persons.
Bookings are LIMITED to 2 PERSONS PER STAY (2 ADULT occupants). Occupancy by any additional persons (children, family or friends) is not permitted without prior owner approval and additional charges.
Check-in is 5PM, unless pre-arranged to occur earlier. Late check-in (after 9pm) add $50.00. Check-out is 11AM.
Rates include: Scenic Private Estate Cottage, fully furnished, with all utilities, WiFi, Cable HD, Washer & Dryer, & all Taxes paid by Owners.
Owners reserve the right to charge a larger cleaning fee, larger damage deposit and/or greater insurance coverage for stays longer than 2 days or for other reasons determined in Owners’ sole discretion.
Direct payment and Holiday/Event Rates (ACL, F1, SXSW, Backyard Music, Xmas, Easter, July 4, etc) may be higher in owner discretion.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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The mountain cottage is accessed via private vehicle entry gate onto the owners' estate property, then via scenic winding passage through hills and trees, across a pond and creek, and up a climbing drive to private parking immediately adjacent to the cottage.
Following booking, each guest is provided with complete directions, a roadmap of the property, and Lakeway Mountain's select Summary of Area Activities, Dining and Entertainment--identifying some of the best local options in each category.
Horses, meadows, a gorgeous and authentic stone stable, a spring-fed pond, and your own separate driveway are all part of the nearly 20 acre mountain estate cottage experience. Walk and exercise on the property's private roads, or hike the majestic Rough Hollow trails and sidewalks just 3 miles away. The Lakeway Airpark is just 3.5 miles away. The Lakeway Marina and Lake Travis are just 4.5 miles from this location. The Flintrock Falls golf course is across the street, and there are many other nearby courses. The Hill Country Galleria, Shops at the Galleria, Backyard music venue, and many awesome restaurants surround this location. The new Lakeway Regional Medical center is just off Flintrock road, approximately 4 minutes from the property.
Wineries and tours are also abundant around this Central Texas area.
AVAILABILITY FOR PHOTOS, PORTRAITS AND EVENTS: The entirety of this scenic hill country estate property, native stone stable, entire 5,000 sq ft main house, and cottage may be available for PHOTO SHOOTS, PORTRAITS, WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS AND SHORT TERM EVENT GATHERINGS. If you are making memories and want a private place to take some awesome photos alongside (or on!) a lovely paint horse, or in and around a beautiful hill country native stone stable, or standing in panoramic fields, riding horseback in a high-country arena with scenic views all about, or posing inside or outside a charming hill country stone cottage, this could be the place to do it all! See additional photos, and make inquiry.
Travelers with horses are also welcome.
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: The owners are an active couple, married over 30 years, who love the Texas Hill Country, its scenic views, hills, streams, lakes, rocks and wildlife. They purchased the first section of the subject 20 acre property in 1985, cleared and developed it, and raised their family on it. Now, they enjoy sharing it with friends and guests! They reside away from the guest cottage, on a different part of the property, in the main house.
Why the Owner Chose Two Creeks, Lakeway, TX, USA:
The owners purchased and developed the property because of its wildlife, majestic vistas and sunsets, starry nights, wide expanses, and privacy. It is safe, peaceful and comfortable. Horses, meadows, a working barn and garden, a spring-fed pond, and your own separate driveway are all part of the nearly 20 acre estate.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
This estate cottage chateau is the essence of Texas hill country style, charm and beauty!! Guests will feel as if they have been whisked away to a unique and secluded alpine-style stone mountain residence, yet will also be in the heart of an area with excellent restaurants, entertainment, music, shopping, and lakeside water sports--all close by. The property has its own access drive, its own scenic paths and patios, pond, indoor and outdoor fireplaces to warm the heart (you will particularly enjoy the dancing flames from the cast iron fire stove on chilly nights), room to walk, exercise and explore the nearly 20 acres, clean country air, wildlife, deer, rabbits, beautiful birds, breezes on the porch, wine, tea, horses, gardening, hiking, biking, walking, fishing, boating, shopping, eating out, movies, music, nature...you name it. This place has it all! NOTE: Periodically, for select customers, we also accept inquiries as to availability of the entire scenic Estate Property as a venue for weddings, receptions and other events! Please contact us for more information).
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Welcome to the Storybook Cottage Main Living area with beautiful views west!
The Cottage and patio area show wonderfully in the afternoon sunshine!
StorybookCottage exterior at sunset. Perfect for that evening glass of wine!
Cottage guests enjoy a Chateau exterior, stone landscaping, & private parking
Complete kitchen with island, gorgeous woodwork, granite, & excellent lighting
The Cottage has a spacious & immaculate 2 sink bathroom with granite counters
The Cottage bathroom is actually 3 separate spaces, with independent toilet room
Loft view across the Cottage. For select guests, loft is converted to sleeping
Owner's paint horses grazing on the property
Guests enjoy majestic scenes as they stroll or drive the grounds
Aerial view of Cottage & hill country beyond. Owners' main house is top right.
Private Estate Stable open to guests who like to walk and explore
Guests use the main private entry into the property and to the Storybook Cottage
Enjoy majestic views from the Cottage with clean, beautiful, expansive grounds
Looking north from the Storybook cottage patio over the Texas Hill country
Guests relax & enjoy large windows, polished floors, and incredible views.
Decorated & comfortable, the main bedroom has a California King size bed
Guests enjoy the spacious open 2 head shower with opaque window & natural light
Cottage Grand loft for study, meetings, reading, entertaining, and larger dining
Storybook Spring Garden Flowers on the property
Property's private Pond (stocked with bass, perch, catfish, giant goldfish)
The cottage sunsets are often extremely beautiful---to go with the wine!
Stone cliff-top patio. Great for an evening fire, star-gazing & a glass of wine!
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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