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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) is also available, and sleeps up to 2 Guests. Please inquire 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:
June 20, 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 4.9693875 based on 98 reviews

Heaven on earth.

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to write this review because it will surely not suffice or do nearly the justice that Sharon or the property deserves. But here it goes.

I visited Sharon's property with a group of guys for a men's fishing weekend. Sharon met us when we checked in and we were greeted by a generous plate of cookies and open arms. Sharon couldn’t have been a more gracious host, she took the time to walk us through some of the in's and out's of using many of the properties gadgets and toys (stand up paddle boards, kayaks, bbq's, fishing equipment, etc.). Sharon was the epitome of Southern Hospitality and left us feeling truly welcome.

As for the property. The only word that comes to mind is Heaven. We rented the property with the idea we'd mostly be spending our time out and about, exploring the lake, downtown Austin and the surrounding area. Coming down we underestimated the amount of fun that could be had in one place. We spent 90% of the three days we stayed in Austin hanging out at the house and on her AMAZING deck/dock right on the water. The place was just so much fun it seemed silly to leave.

We spent our time catching world class Large Mouth Bass and catfish right off the dock (check out the refrigerator wall of for more pics!), Kayaking, Standup paddling, playing lawn games, BBQing, eating delicious take-out BBQ (Rudy’s took care of us very well), playing horse shoes, swimming, jamming to music, and just relaxing as we watched the boats cruise by.

When we did venture out, we were on Lake Travis in less than 15 minutes, downtown Austin was a half hour uber ride away (only like a $35 fare) and the world famous Oasis restaurant was less than 10 minutes. The location was ideal.

When we checked in Sharon mentioned that we wouldn’t want to leave, nobody does. And boy, she wasn’t lying. I encourage anyone traveling to the Austin area to look further into this place. It was absolutely amazing and if your looking for more details or information about my experience about our trip, or just want to hear more about my renters experience shoot me a message and I will respond with my #. I can’t thank Sharon enough for sharing her little piece of heaven with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to submit such an awesome review of your visit. I am so happy you had so much fun and made some lifetime memories. I understand how great it must be to get away from the hectic pace of life living in a Big City like New York and just hang out at "our little piece of heaven" enjoying nature and friends. I look forward to your next trip and thank you for being such great guests. God Bless each of you
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The Perfect Lake Austin Get Away for Water Enthusiasts!

  • 5 of 5

The Waterfront Cottage on Lake Austin made for the perfect vacation! When we return to Austin, this house and property will be our first choice every time. A group of us water enthusiast from the Midwest traveled here to find a secluded lake front home with ideal access to the water. This home was everything we hoped for, plus some. We had ski boats and pontoon boats pick us up at the pier everyday for boating activities as the water conditions are perfect at this location on the lake. And the rest of the evenings and mornings were spent swimming and relaxing on the beautiful multi-tiered deck. Plenty of room for 8 guests, awesome outdoor shower and the lights through the yard and deck were magical at night! I can not speak highly enough to the care and compassion Sharon puts into her cottage and making sure your stay is memorable. We can't wait to return! Thank you Sharon for such a great back drop to our fun trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with our choice to stay here for our family vacation/UT graduation celebration for our daughter. The most peaceful rental home we have stayed in to date. Also, we have a family member that is confined to a wheelchair, and the home worked out well. Also, we were able to get the chair down to the deck along the water. This, of course, is a BIG plus!! Can’t wait for the fortunate opportunity to be able to come back someday! Got to see wild turkeys at a very close range! Awesome! One word.....PEACEFUL

  • Submitted: May 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your week long vacation. You have a delightful family and I am so happy you had a fun and relaxing stay. I had families like yours in mind when planning the Cottage. I designed to so that no one would be left out. You were amazing guests. It was so thoughtful of you to even do some of the laundry. Thank you for leaving everything in such great shape. I look so forward to your next vacation. My property is definitely a place to get rid of the hectic stress of daily life! God bless your family
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Ideal setting for a family get together

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at this magical place on Lake Austin. We had a family reunion of all ages to celebrate my father's 90th birthday, and Sharon, the owner, has something for every age: multiple sand boxes for the little kids, lots of lake toys for the bigger kids (and kids at heart), and fabulous decks for the older crowd to enjoy the breeze and watch the skiers and the sunsets. Everyone in our group had a wonderful time. Sharon provided fantastic communication throughout the entire experience.

Thank you, Sharon, for making our family get together a special one!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your special Family Reunion. It was a privilege to host your Dad's 90th Birthday celebration at "Our little piece of heaven" on the lake. I am so happy your family had so much fun and made more memories together. I do believe every age showed up and there was something for everyone to enjoy. That was my goal in all our planning efforts. Thank you for being such great guests and I look forward to your next family reunion.
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Your Oasis on Lake Austin!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our girls' weekend! We LOVED it all. The house was cute and quaint. Beds were comfortable. Kitchen had everything that you needed. I would recommend that you bring towels to use at the lake and for showers. Otherwise, it had everything that you needed! The outdoor spaces were wonderful. We had planned to go have lunch at The Oasis and we loved the outdoor spaces so much we just stayed! Highly recommended for a relaxed time on the lake with comforts of home! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to submit a review of your girls getaway weekend. Like you said, no one ever wants to leave. Our "little piece of heaven" has something for everyone and every age. Thank you for being awesome guests. I look forward to your next visit. God bless you
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Sharon is this best. Magical property!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing experience in this magical getaway. The pictures don’t do it justice! Sharon is also a sweetheart

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to submit a review. I am so happy your group had a wonderful vacation. I look forward to your next stay and thanks for being such great guests. God Bless each of you
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

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.