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Lake Travis * 16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate with guesthouse

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths4
Space 16,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

10 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms. Main house sleeps 20. Guest house sleeps 5.

This spectacular estate perched on Lake Travis transcends the Hill Country near Lago Vista…whisking you off to a stately chateau in the heart of France. The column-flanked, tree-lined approach to the classic circular drive sets the stage for the grand home. See LINK for additional pictures at the bottom of our web site.

This 10 bedroom, 10 bathroom home sits on 12.6 acres with 800 feet of water front. Celebrating the natural stone of both Texas and France, the exterior and interior of the home features detailed stonework custom carved onsite by a French sculptor. Grand columns with custom Corinthian capitals, traditional stone balustrades and two-story waterfall adorn the entrance.

Before even entering the home, one’s eyes are drawn to the surroundings on which the house sits. Smooth lawns, formal plantings and spectacular lake views all add to the feeling of being at a European retreat.

An undeniable focal point of the entry is the large waterfall that flows from a massive window into a decorative pond, adding a soft ambient sound to the entrance.

Indoors, the waterfall continues as it enhances the formal living with the same waterfall ambiance, a step over river, and special lighting for the evenings.

Entry grandeur is continued inside the house, from the sweeping iron and stone staircases to the limestone arches, and dark-wood accented ceilings that carry you into the formal sunken living area. Creamy walls with stone accents and tumbled travertine floors create a cool, elegant feel, while a large two-story wall of windows captures remarkable views. An adjacent full service wet bar, and hidden wine cellar (with handcrafted stone walls) is perfectly located for service to the north-east outdoor terrace.

Escape to France itself from this covered terrace, with walls and ceilings cloaked in ivy. Ideal for relaxing evenings of indulging wine or retreating from the Texas sunlight, this terrace captures the best breezes and views, year-round.

Back indoors a formal dining room showcases mesquite-floors, a small European fireplace and plenty of windows to enjoy the views, it’s a perfect place to linger over a meal with friends.

Across the living room lies a study/office that transcends to an upstairs library. Custom maple paneling covers both the walls and ceiling, which features an iron-railed opening to the second story, flooding the room with light.

The kitchen is fit for a chef; warm natural-wood cabinets contrast beautifully with the limestone and granite accents. The spacious island holds an extra-large sink; an additional sink, high-end appliances and a huge walk-in pantry. An open breakfast bar allows the cook to chat with family at the adjacent breakfast room.

Retreat in luxury to the airy master bedroom, which enjoys lake views from every window. Cool nights call for a fire in the fireplace, while warm evenings invite a nightcap on the breezy private terrace. In the master bath, thoughtful details combine with elegant materials to make the space a pleasure. Two vanities plus a separate makeup counter allow room to spread out; a unique mirrored freestanding wall is an inspired touch. A glass wall encloses the oversized shower with 10 separate shower heads including an overhead rain can. Linger in the corner tub overlooking the vista, or splash in the walk-in travertine shower. No need to share closet space; huge his and hers closets with custom built-in storage mean everyone has plenty of room.

The lower level south wing accommodates four additional bedrooms, a billiards room, a full kitchen, family room, and exercise room. Two large bedrooms with walk-in closets and en-suite baths complete the second floor south wing.

While the inside is stunning, this home was designed to enjoy the extraordinary scenery outdoors. With sun decks and a crow’s nest balcony from the roof there is always a place to relax and feel the breeze.

Landscaped with a nod to a more formal time, the smooth, manicured lawns are accented with gracious walkways, cypress trees and a grand stone staircase leading down to the negative-edge pool. With the appearance of spilling in to Lake Travis, the pool is a breathtaking finale to the grounds.

Precisely situated and built to maximize the breeze and sun schedule, no detail has gone unnoted in this palatial estate. For those that enjoy European luxury at its finest and have the heart of a Texan, this incredible home offers the best of both worlds.

We have a boat dock that accommodates our 50 ft yacht and has plenty of space to tie jet skis or another boat.

We are here to accommodate you and offer concierge-like service to our guests! If you need something just ask.

Guests love to hire our chefs - they take care of everything for your dining pleasure.

Please read the current Rate Information and Availability Calendar before inquiring. These are always kept up to date. Email inquiries are preferred. We will respond quickly.

Please see other photos under "Links and Videos".

More Details

Escondido Chateau - Kassy Acree, Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

Why Escondido Chateau - Kassy Acree, Property Manager chose Paradise Cove

This property has complete privacy and feels like you are staying at your very own resort.

What makes this estate unique

Landscaped with a nod to a more formal time, the smooth, manicured lawns are accented with gracious walkways, cypress trees and a grand stone staircase leading down to the negative-edge pool. With the appearance of spilling in to Lake Travis, the pool is a breathtaking finale to the grounds.

Rounding out this remarkable property are attached guest quarters complete with kitchen, a separate garage apartment, an equestrian paddock, a barn with 3 to 4 stalls, a pasture large enough for helicopter pad, and an adjustable floating boat dock large enough for 50’ yacht.

Precisely situated and built to maximize the breeze and sun schedule, no detail has been forgotten in this palatial estate. For those that enjoy European luxury at its finest and have the heart of a Texan, this incredible home offers the best of both worlds.

The property is large enough to permit helicopter landings. Please note that this property is monitored by security camera's for yours' and our protection.

Guestbook comments from the owner

To Wendy and Paul

Thank you so much for having this facility available for my 90th Birthday celebration with my family. I am so grateful to have the loving family that sponsored this event. My Mother lived to be 93 years of age but was unable to enjoy her last few years. I am the last of my generation and to have three wonderful and caring children is so great.

Thanks again - this is such a beautiful property.
Jul 2015
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Paradise Cove Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 16000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 4 Half Baths
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet
    Bathroom 9 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 bunk bed , bottom bunks are full size and tops are single
    Bedroom 9 - 2 queen , bedroom 9 is in guesthouse
    Bedroom 10 - 2 queen , bedroom 10 is in guest house//Also FULL Size Sleeper in LR
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Ideal for corporate retreats and family reunions. We do not permit bachelor or bachelorette parties. We do not permit any events with large numbers of guest and we do not permit any more than 25 people sleeping on the property at any time.


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Lake Travis * 16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate with guesthouse
average rating of 4.9375 based on 84 reviews
Wells, TX

Ladies Getaway Group

  • 5 of 5

I cannot even begin to praise our host Kassy and all that she did for our ladies group to make us comfortable. The home was gorgeous, extra clean, comfortable, extraordinary. With 25 ladies it would be hard to please everyone, but this getaway was over the top. All of the ladies want to return. The bathrobes and slippers were such an awesome touch as was the welcome snacks. The view is out of this world, it seemed like you have been magically transported back to the shores of Italy! Pool and spa were super clean and some of the ladies even got in the lake on the supplied kayaks to enjoy the water. We felt very secure in the home and even the apartment over the garage was comfortable for the women. It was fun exploring and finding all of the different special touches that this chateau has to offer. I especially loved the covered veranda and it was used often! The heated pool and spa were perfect, as ladies are sometimes shy in public pools. There were plenty of beautiful features inside as well. The well-equipped kitchen; pots, pans, crockpots, coffee pots, dishes, and silverware were easy to use for every occasion; from a sit-down semi-formal dinner to breakfast on the go. Everything was provided which made it extremely easy to check in and just start enjoying the beautiful location. I have to admit, I could not find anything that was wrong with this stay except we did not want to leave! Over the top hospitality.

We also went to Fredericksburg, 1 hour drive, and were accommodated at the "Mamacitas" restaurant. Their flaming cheese appetizer is something you must put on your "to-do" list! One evening we went to "Capital Cruises" out of Austin. They accommodated our ladies on a private evening cruise, very affordable, including a full fajita dinner, with the beautiful sights of Austin at night rolling by, very relaxing and spectacular.

Kassy, the caretaker of this fantastic chateau, has stolen our hearts with her thoughtfulness and efficiency!! She worked with us to accommodate every lady's wishes, which is hard at best! We loved it! Would definitely recommend this one!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow... thank you for your kind words. We love to hear about your experience and love to know you enjoyed the property so much. Your group was a joy to work with, it was a pleasure getting to know you all. We do hope you guys will come back for again for another visit!
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Exceeds all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Stop looking! This is THE place and it will exceed all of your expectations. The stunning house is only the beginning. From the moment you drive through the gate, you feel like royalty. The grounds, the pool, the boathouse and all of the many private balconies beckon you to relax and enjoy your stay. Kassy and her team treat you like family. Their attention to every detail will customize your stay to surprise even a perfectionist. We have used VRBO on many occasions and have never been disappointed. But this time we walked away with memories of a lifetime. Stop looking. Reach out to Kassy and her amazing team to see how they can make your dreams come true. This is THE place!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, so happy you all enjoyed your special weekend. It was such a pleasure having your family and friends as our guest. What great memories you all have made! We hope you will come back soon.
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The property was spectacular. The pieces you see in the pictures do not do this property justice.

  • 5 of 5

The overall experiences was great Kassy was a very accommodating host and readily available. Which is important with a property of this scale. This is a perfect space for any large gathering. It provides enough space for everyone to be together and enjoy different activities without feeling crammed in one space. This is difficult to do with 25+ people.

I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a luxury lake house experience or a location for a group of 15+.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Coming from an expert in the service industry, this means a lot! I'm happy that your large group was so comfortable. We enjoyed having you all. Hope you will make it back.
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Would stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

I was here at the end of July for my 40th birthday celebration...we had 16 people in our group. The property is beyond beautiful and perfectly maintained. We hired Chef Tim for our stay and we are so happy we did. Not only was his food amazing, he was always there to help us or pick things up at the store for us, if we had forgotten something or needed anything. When our group left and returned home, it took us all a few days to regroup...We all missed Escondido so much!! The pool and the view is my favorite part of the house...we also were able to kayak on Lake Travis. I can't say enough about the house, the Chef and the trip as a whole. 5 stars!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to celebrate your 40th with us!! We loved having you all and hope you will come back for another celebration soon!
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Absolutely stunning, everything and more that was advertised!

  • 5 of 5

After searching long and hard to find a private, large house, large enough for 20+ people, we stumbled across this amazing property! The views are stunning, the house is extremely clean, well kept, and completely functional. Tons of access points, plenty of opportunity for privacy and many areas for congregating together. Water front access and boat dock provide a great resource for fishing, paddle boarding, or getting out on the water. Any issues that arose (all minimal and inconsequential) were handled immediately and completely by the amazing property manager! She stayed in constant contact making sure our needs were met and that the house was everything we expected. It was, and more. We could not have been more impressed and will definitely be back every year as our schedules allow. If you are looking for a place that is as clean and stunning as it is in the pictures, look no further!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience. You have touched on so many things we love about the property! We enjoyed having your group and hope you all will make this a tradition!
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  • 5 of 5

Great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comment!
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VIP Marina Lake Travis
Just For Fun
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Rusty Allen Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Lago Vista
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lago Vista & Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Lago Vista
Car: necessary

This is the most incredibly private and peaceful property on the lake. (See video on first page of listing). Although we have complete privacy, we are only 10 minutes from Lago Vista shopping. The only people allowed on the property at any time are the people actually staying there. (20 max in main house and another 5 is the guesthouse is rented). We are very strict with our numbers. We are 3 minutes from Flat Creek Winery. In addition to our paddleboards & kayaks, there is also a kayak company that delivers. (Viking kayaks).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $700
Refundable damage deposit $3,000
Tax Rate 13.0%

Discounts for stays of 7+ nights. Tax 13%
Also a cleaning fee of $700 to be added to your quote.
Any additional cleaning over and above the usual will be charged by the
hour and added to your credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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