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Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Br/2 Bath, on Beautiful Lake Austin, Sleeps up to 10 INCLUDING Guest Quarters

This handicap accessible, waterfront vacation Rental House sleeps 8 Guests. For an additional small fee the Guests Quarters (located only about 40 feet from the Cottage) sleeps up to 2 Guests. Please contact owner at 512.914.4431 for more information. Our property is nestled on smooth watered, constant-level Lake Austin in the Steiner Ranch Community. It is the perfect place to relax and is close enough to experience all the activities Austin and the Hill Country area have to offer. Whether you're looking for a regular weekend getaway, a family reunion spot, ACL, Formula 1 Race escape, South by Southwest Music Festival, ROT Rally hideaway, planning a girls weekend retreat, wanting to host a church event, birthday party or plan your 'Honeymoon'... our rental house is IDEAL!

We are also located only 14.8 miles from the Lakeway Airport, Lakeway, Tx. Our Charming Cottage is across the Lake from a beautiful nature preserve for all the nature lovers.

For those with Boats or Watercraft we offer a Boat Lift to secure your Boat, and for launching there is a large boat ramp just down the road.

For those who love to fish we have added a Beautiful Fishing Dock complete with Under Water Night Lighting that attracts fish, Rod Holders a Covered Fish Cleaning Station and Magical Night Lights under the roof.

There is plenty of private, secure parking for guests and trailers. We are located near some of the best restaurants our area has to offer; Steiner Ranch Steak House, Hudson's on the Bend, Pizza Lakeside, (dine in or they deliver), The County Line, and we are only minutes from the 'Oasis' restaurant known as the Sunset Capital of Texas, One World Theater, Galleria Shopping Mall, and just down the street from one of the top rated Spa's in the world 'Austin Spa Resort'. We are about 20-25 minutes from 'Live Music Capital of the World'.

Rental fee is seasonal ranging from $450 to $700 per night in Main Cottage which sleeps 8 Guests with an additional cleaning fee. Guests Quarters, Holiday, Special Event, & Small Group pricing is different. Please call or email us for specific details on rates and availability for the dates you're interested in. Reservations are confirmed with a 50% deposit. Sorry, NO PETS and NO SMOKING allowed.

Rental includes use of our 2 Bedroom charming Main Cottage which sleeps 8 Guests, porch-with-a-view, air-conditioned Treehouse Bedroom which sleeps 2 guests, and enclosed children's play area. Amenities include HD TV with surround sound, stereo system with iPod adapter for indoors and porch, fully equipped kitchen, gas grills on porch and at waterfront. Our bedding is super comfortable with high thread count sheets for restful sleeping.

Also included is 'SHARED' access with property owner to boat dock with sound system, bluetooth, and auxiliary adapter, water slide and spacious waterfront lawn area for fun activities. We have a 20' SandBoat for kids to play in on waterfront. Also a 1,500 square foot party deck including fully equipped covered outdoor kitchen at waterfront.

The entire property is well lit for evening enjoyment with lots of fun festive lighting. You'll love our 'little piece of heaven' on Lake Austin!

To see more Photos go to "Lake Austin Waterfront Cottage" on Facebook.

More Details

Property Manager
Sharon Stanley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Sharon Stanley

I grew up in the Houston, Texas area and fell in love with Austin after spending my honeymoon here in 1961. We spent many weekends and vacations with our children on beautiful Lake Austin. We purchased our property in 1977 when Steiner Ranch was actually a working ranch. We have seen many changes through the years, but one thing has never changed...the beauty and peacefulness of our 'little piece of heaven'. Gardening is my hobby and our property is extra beautiful because I spend lots of time tending my gardens. I am truly blessed.

Sharon Stanley purchased this cottage in 1977

Why Sharon Stanley chose Panther Hollow

Although our property is now surrounded by the Steiner Ranch Community, we have remained very remote all these years. Our Cottage sits on 1.5 acres beside a beautiful 5 acre 'day use only' park. There is a nature preserve across from us and beside the park which makes our property a nature lovers dream. The beauty and wildlife must be experienced because it's difficult to describe with words.

Our location offers the smoothest water on Lake Austin for watersports, fishing, or just sit and enjoy it's breathtaking view. Because the south breeze blows the cool temperature of the lake toward our property, it truly is the 'coolest' place in Texas in the hot summertime.

What makes this cottage unique

I love to help others create special memories with friends and family which is exactly what happens everytime anyone visits. No one ever wants to leave...children and adults. There is something here for everyone to enjoy and remember.


Panther Hollow Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Very large with Washer and Dryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , outdoor shower , Extra Guests Quarters
  • Property has 2 Fun Private Outdoor Showers also.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Extra Guests Quarters
    GUESTS QUARTERS - 2 double , Guests Quarters located 40 feet from Cottage with Bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (4) Both cottage bedrooms have custom made Queen bunks. (1) Air-conditioned Tree House has Queen bed. Guests Quarters has 2 Full size beds with Bathroom 40 feet from Cottage
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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The perfect place to experience Lake Austin

  • 5 of 5

Sharon's cottage on Lake Austin has plenty of space and easily accommodated our group of 12 adults. There is plenty of room to relax outside on multiple different decks with incredible views. There is a well-equipped kitchen, 2 grills, an outdoor fridge down near the deck, and so much more that Sharon provides for your comfort. We spent many of our 7 days at the house, only running out in the morning to the local grocery store (approx 10 min away) to make sure we had what we needed for the day. On top of that, Sharon has plenty to do on the water - kayaks, stand up paddle boards, a large canoe, pedal boats, and many floats and noodles. There was never a boring moment. At night, we either ventured to downtown Austin (approx 35-40 min uber ride) or spent the night on the beautifully lit property. Staying at Sharon's cottage is a no brainer for any group!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your stay. I am so happy your group had so much fun. I've worked hard to make sure there is something for everyone to enjoy even if it's just sitting in a swing watching the wild turkey, deer, birds or enjoying the spectacular view. It's definitely the "Best" spot on Lake Austin to vacation. Thank you for being such great guests and I look forward to your next trip. May God bless each of you everyday.
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I could retire here if they let me!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely property on the Colorado river. During the day it is absolutely beautiful and during the night the lights make for a transporting experience. Our entire group absolutely loved this spot and we cannot speak highly enough about it. I cannot wait to get back there!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Girls Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the waterfront cottage was just what we needed for a relaxing girls weekend. When we arrived our main goal was to explore the city of Austin, but we fell in love with the waterfront property and spent most of our time by the lake. Wonderful cottage, we will definitely be back with fishing poles!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your special weekend. I am so happy your group had so much fun. Our spot on beautiful Lake Austin is so unique in many ways. No one ever wants to leave. It's self entertaining! Thank you for being such great guests and I look forward to your next trip with your fishing gear. God Bless
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Perfect Retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

The dock is amazing with plenty of lights, seating, and an outdoor kitchen/grill. It's perfect for fishing off of and you overlook a beautiful nature preserve across the water. The owner is incredibly helpful and friendly. We hated to leave and hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your stay. I am so happy your group had such a fun time together. Everyone enjoys the Nature Preserve across the lake and all the wild life. I especially love the photo of you and your 5 pound Bass caught off the fish dock. The underwater lighting is not only beautiful it also attracts fish which makes for a great fishing experience. Thank you for being awesome guests. I look forward to your next visit. May God bless each of you.
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Loved, loved loved this place

  • 5 of 5

Great place for family’s. Has everything you need to have a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review. I am so happy your family had such a great time and made some lasting memories. I love the photo of the wild turkeys in the yard that you sent. It was obvious you girls enjoyed your spa treatment at Austin Spa Resort just down the road. Thank you for being such great guests and I look forward to your next vacation this summer. God bless you all, Sharon
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We had a great time! Such a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

The waterfront cottage was 2 bedrooms that could easily sleep up to 8 people in queen sized bunk beds with 1 full bath and one half bath inside the house. There was a separate tree house that slept two with AC that was neat. The house has a full modern kitchen, dinning area and living-room, the place is very clean, neatly decorated, spacious and located right on the water. There is a large outside area with plenty of space to park. I would recommend this property to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your weekend. We have tried to create a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere and fun for all ages. I am so happy your group enjoyed your stay. I look forward to your next visit. God Bless
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We are located in the Steiner Ranch area of the Austin hill country very close to Lake Austin Spa and the UT Golf Course. Water sport rentals, restaurants, spas and the Hill Country Galleria shopping mall are all very close. And the Oasis Restaurant (Sunset Capital of Texas) is only 10 minutes away for you and your group to experience.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100

Manager'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.