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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom / 2 bath with boat dock on constant-level Lake Austin sleeps 8.

This handicap accessible, waterfront vacation rental house 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 a large boat ramp is just down the road.

For those who love to fish we have added a Beautiful Fishing Dock complete with Rod Holders and a Covered Fish Cleaning Station to clean all your fish!

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, Boathouse Grill (best burgers, shrimp and catfish), live music on weekends, Pizza Lakeside, (dine in or they deliver), and The County Line. 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 minutes from 'Live Music Capital of the World'.

Rental fee is seasonal ranging from $450 to $675 per night (8 guests) with an additional cleaning fee. 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 charming main cottage, porch-with-a-view, air-conditioned tree house bedroom, 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:
July 26, 2017

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 Austin

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • 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 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Very large with Washer and Dryer
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4) Both cottage bedrooms have custom made Queen bunks. (1) Air-conditioned Tree House has Queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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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Fantastic Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our week at the Lake Austin Waterfront Cottage. Mrs. Sharon, the owner has thought of everything! As a mom of 5 that was so nice! The house is clean, updated and perfect for families. The property is great for young kids. You are right on the water but the shady yard is big enough for kids to play. This is a great find on Lake Austin! We will definitely be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your stay at my property. You have a precious family and I had folks like you in mind when designing everything. Something for all ages to enjoy. Thank you for being awesome guests and leaving everything so perfect! I look forward to your next vacation. May God bless your family always.
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This place was wonderful! The house was lovely, clean, & very comfortable. Grounds were beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here this summer! It's a short walk from the house to the lake where you can jump right in! After swimming or kayaking, you can lounge on the large, shaded patio on top of the boat ramp where you can relax, take a nap, or play games- and- it's shaded and breezy! Choose a cozy spot there or on the adjacent barbecue patio area which also has a small fridge to keep drinks cold! Lots of table and chairs and chaisse's for everyone! The house was very comfortable and was just perfect! Sharon, our host, was kind and lovely! We will definitely be back!!!! Jo L.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jo for taking time to submit a review of you special getaway. I loved meeting your precious family. Yes, we have something for every age to enjoy. But most of all many beautiful photo opps to capture all your fun memories. I look forward to your next visit. Thank you for being awesome guests! God bless you and yours always ❤️
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The property was beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and atmosphere. Property was beautifully landscape. The dock was huge which included a summer kitchen and stereo. For an additional fee, we utilized the existing kayaks, canoe and paddle boats. The tree house room next to the house was a big hit. One thing the brochure did not mention, the entire backyard is lit up by string lighting. I have never seen a backyard done so well. We decided this cottage was one of the top ones we have stayed at and we stay at a few every year. I highly recommend this property for a family gathering.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your stay at our "little piece of heaven" on the lake. We are so happy your family had a fun vacation and enjoyed yourselves so much. It makes all our planning efforts worthwhile. We have tried to create something for everyone, and all ages to enjoy. You are right...the magical night lighting is always a beautiful surprise to all our guests. It's difficult to capture with photos. Our property is both fun and relaxing. Thank you for being awesome guests and I look forward to your next visit. May God bless each of you every day.
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Best kept secret on Lake Austin

  • 5 of 5

The atmosphere at night is unbelievable, you can have a romantic evening and dance the night away in the fairytale ambiance of the lighting strung throughout the property or you can enjoy a serene night with the moon and stars above while listening to the crickets and fish jumping. During the day the property has something for everyone; fishing, canoeing, sliding off a 2 story deck to swim in the lake, skiing with lift for your boat, it is geared so thoughtfully for family or small business events. This is our 2nd time, first was a girls weekend and this last was our family event of around 50 family members for a barbecue and fun in the sun. I would highly recommend this property for any event you want, it is an awesome get-away!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of our your stay. We have strived to create a memorable experience and atmosphere every age group can enjoy. That's what vacations should, relaxing, and memorable. That's why we have aways called our property "Our little piece of Heaven", and it truly is. Our photos can't possibly capture everything. It must be experienced. The breeze blowing off the cool waters of Lake Austin are an added plus in our hot summer heat. It is truly is the "coolest" spot in Texas during the heat. Thank you for being awesome guests, and for all the photos. I look forward to your next stay. May God bless each of you.
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Fabulous Austin Staycation!

  • 5 of 5

We love this place. We live less than a mile up the road, but it was the perfect place on the lake to have a friend and family gathering to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. The dock is massive and a great place to hang out all day.

Sharon (owner) is always wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to submit a review of your "Staycation". We have put much effort into creating a place for all ages to enjoy. There is something for everyone, even if just sitting in one of our comfy swings watching nature. That's why we call this property our "little piece of heaven". I am so happy you all had such a fun time making lifetime memories together. Thank you for being awesome guests and I look forward to your next event. May God bless each of you special.
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  • 5 of 5

Mrs. Sharon was the sweetest and the place was a vacation come true! Between the lights at night and awesome deck we had a blast!! Perfect in all aspects!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to submit a review of our "little piece of heaven". It was obvious your group was having a blast! Thank you for being great guests and I look forward to your next stay. God bless each of you, Sharon
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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

Panther Hollow Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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