3 BR/2 Bath, on Beautiful Lake Austin, Sleeps up to 12 INCLUDING Guest Quarters
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Charming and Relaxing Lake Living
We rented the Lake Austin Cottage for Spring Break and enjoyed it to the fullest! I especially loved waking up to all of the birdsong and enjoying coffee on the porch overlooking the lake while my husband & son enjoying fishing on the dock (all day & night!). We also took advantage of the kayaks and paddle boats available and the boat lift (since we had our own boat to use). The cottage was immaculate and had plenty of towels in the bathrooms (1 full bath & 1 half bath). The kitchen is very well appointed with basic plates & silverware as well as gadgets & pots/pans - you can make just about anything with all of the supplies! The property is perfect for relaxing or throwing a party - we basked in the sun on the top deck and danced under the stars on the lakefront bar/deck area. The whole property sparkles at night with twinkle lights and colored party patio lights. I perfected my turkey call and "talked turkey" with the wild turkeys across the lake at dusk. Sharon, the owner, is the most gracious of hostesses and is available for questions or any "fixes," if necessary (we couldn't get the boat lift to work when we first arrived but Sharon took care of it immediately!). The cottage is on a well and we preferred bottled water to drinking from the tap & using bottled water for making coffee - we just brought several gallon jugs of drinking water. If you're looking for a place to relax & enjoy the peace of the lake OR stay active kayaking & fishing, look no further! The Lake Austin Cottage is the BEST!
Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your memorable vacation. All the turkey had so much fun with you. Love our wildlife! 🦃🐿🐾🦋🦉🦆🦅
There’s something for everyone of every age to enjoy at our little piece of heaven on the lake. So happy your family had so much fun and created more memories together. I look forward to your next stay. Thank you for being such great guests! God bless each of you ❤️
Love love love this place
Sharon continues to improve this awesome place. This is our second, but not last stay. If you stay ask that Captain White come up with his Kareoke machine. Lifetime of memories
Thank you for taking time to submit a review. Your family is awesome and so happy you made some great memories. Yes having Capt’n White on the property definitely livens things up with all the fun music and singing 🎤�🎶�. By the way I loved your turkey call. Turkey were everywhere and oh so beautiful! Love the wildlife on the property and across the lake. Thank you for being such great guests.
Fantastic Property with Accommodating Host :)
Sharon runs an amazing property, and I would not hesitate to make this your next vacation spot. Perfect for a group, that enjoy being outside and secluded, yet close enough to all the action - Thank you Sharon!
Thank you so much for taking time to submit a review of your visit. So happy your group had so much fun and made great memories together. Austin is a great area to explore and at our property there is something for every age. I look forward to your next vacation.
A truly unique & magical place!
We have had the pleasure of staying at Sharon’s lake house twice over the past 5 years to celebrate my husband’s birthday (40th and 45th)! We have always received a warm welcome and enjoyed our stay. This property is magical and very family friendly! The cottage is cozy and we always find ourselves wanting to spend time outside next to or on the lake. The stretch of Lake Austin where this property is located is tucked away and very private. The children in our group love to run around the property and enjoy the numerous playing areas including the “Kids Kamp” next to the cottage, the sand box (in a boat) on the lower lawn by the lake and the fun boat dock slide. On our last trip we had a fun birthday party on the amazing party deck and there was plenty of room for Pappasitos to park and set up a cooking station in addition to having servers set up serving tables and a bar on the lakeside deck. Ski Shores is also a short (and beautiful) boat ride away! We feel blessed to be able to enjoy this lovely property and make wonderful memories each time we visit!
Thank you for the review of your stay at "Our little piece of Heaven". Our goal was to create something for everyone and every age to enjoy. And it makes me especially happy when family's like yours create lifetime memories while at the property. Our "Waterfront" is like no other on the lake. It's spacious, fun and beautiful and also relaxing for those who just want to kick back.
Thank you for being awesome guests. You went above and beyond to leave everything in great shape. I will always look forward to having you as my guests.
May the Lord bless you always.
Wonderful cottage in a beautiful, quiet location!
This place is a gem! Sharon was quick to respond and very accommodating. Very cozy, peaceful and clean. Loved hanging out on the decks . We enjoyed the setting so much we cooked or grilled every night .
Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your vacation. I am so happy your family enjoyed your time together at our "little piece of heaven". Seems no one wants to leave once they arrive. It truly is a tucked away gem and something for everyone of every age to enjoy. Thank you for being awesome guests and I look forward to your next stay.
God Bless your family.
Great Place to Party!
Had a great three day weekend at the property for wife's 60th birthday.
House is fine but the property is best for having plenty of deck space for hosting friends and family.
It also has all the toys - paddle boards, canoe, kayaks, floats etc.
Reasonable sound system
Nice barbecue location and great ambiance with lights.
Sharon (host) - was very helpful
Would certainly rent the property again
I am so happy your group made lots of great memories. Thank you for being great guests and choosing our "little piece of heaven" for your vacation and Birthday Event.
I look forward to your next stay.
God bless each of you
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.