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Lake Austin Guesthouse -- Family Friendly Retreat -- Saltwater Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom/2 Bath Guesthouse On Lakefront Estate

Lake Austin Guesthouse is part of a unique, 4+ acre family estate with 300 feet of lakefront and offers privacy, beauty, and comfort. It sleeps 6 and is perfect for two couples or a small family. The guesthouse is attached to our main house, separated by a large breezeway and courtyard for privacy. We live on-site and want our guests to enjoy the lake and feel at home. The guesthouse provides a great opportunity to get-away and relax while offering a variety of activities for all ages. We offer a saltwater swimming pool and spa, outdoor fire-pit, hot tub, and easy access to the lake. Bring your boat or jet skis and use our extra boat slip. The guesthouse is located on the best stretch of Lake Austin for skiing/wakeboarding and fishing.

No weddings or large events allowed.

City of Austin License # OL 2014007836

More Details

Lynda & Marq Jones
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Lynda & Marq Jones

We have owned our lakefront estate since 1991 and have raised our children and pets here. Recently retired, we live here full-time so are on-site if you need any assistance.

Lynda & Marq Jones purchased this chateau / country house in 1991

Why Lynda & Marq Jones chose Austin

Lake Austin Guesthouse sits in Happy Hollow, a private estate on the upper end of Lake Austin, near Lakeway. The scenic road to our property passes through two miles of the Balcones Canyonland Preserve. With great consideration we keep the grounds as organic and native as possible and maintain the house with green building materials and green cleaning products.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our gated property is unique and upon entry feels like you are stepping back in time, into an enchanted place. The entire estate is mostly shaded with large, hundred year-old live oak and pecan trees, native to Texas. The setting is semi-rural, private, yet two minutes away from all the amenities a guest could need.

Our boat dock, with two boat slips, has a large deck above and one open slip for our guests. So bring your boat and enjoy the best stretch of water on Lake Austin.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Lake Austin Guesthouse -- Family Friendly Retreat -- Saltwater Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

The guest house at Happy Hollow was a wonderful getaway for my family. Marq and Lynda were extremely gracious and anxious to help in every way. The property is beautiful and had everything we needed for a great family weekend. We will definitely be back soon! - The Casey's

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lake Austin Guesthouse is one of the most bucolic settings I've ever stayed at thru VRBO. This guesthouse sits on the banks of the Colorado River surrounded by nature's beauty. No matter what the time of day there is something to enjoy in this home. Whether we were swimming in the heated pool , enjoying the canoe and kayacks or just sitting on the rocking chairs with our morning coffee, we had an absolute wonderful stay.

Lynda and Marq are very gracious owners and willing to help us make our stay the perfect family gathering.

I highly recommend this beautiful guesthouse

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very relaxing/ beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our weekend at The Lake Austin Guesthouse ! Marq was very helpful ( Lynda was gone visiting family) when needed and we enjoyed the kayaks, watching football, putting on the green and just sitting on the rockers and swingsenjoying the breeze ! Lady Bird was awesome, escorted us to the boat house. Thank you very much, we will be back. The Neylands

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, great location with views

  • 5 of 5

If your looking for a relaxing weekend, with great amenities this is the place to stay. Thanks to our host for making our stay a stress free weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

A few girlfriends and I stayed at this property for a weekend away and we could not have asked for a better place! Lynda and Richard were so sweet and we loved their dog, Ladybird. We spent our days jumping off of the beautiful boat dock into the refreshing lake, swimming in the salt water pool, and sitting in the rocking chairs on the porch. I would highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a relaxing getaway. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your visit was great fun! We hope to see you girls again soon.
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Perfect place for a family to relax and enjoy stunning views of and access to Colorado River

  • 5 of 5

Happy Hollow is a little slice of heaven! Our family included 3 generations of guests and this guest home was perfect for us! Happy Hollow has all of the space and amenities needed for a truly comfortable and relaxing stay for a family or small group. The best parts are the stunning views of the Colorado River from the upstairs balcony and downstairs patio, as well from the dock and deck (from which the kids loved jumping). The kayaks, pool and putt-putt area are a bonus and were enjoyed by all. Thank you Marq and Lynda for your hospitality and for sharing your guest home with us - we look forward to coming back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again next summer.
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lakeway (private); Falconhead (public); Lakecliff
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Ranch Road 620
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Verona (Classic Italian) & Fore (Chic Sports Bar)
Nearest Ski
On Site Water Skiing
Car: necessary

Our Lake Austin Guesthouse is located just minutes away from a recreational mecca. Boating, golfing, hiking, fishing, etc., a plethora of activities for the entire family. We are located just a short drive from downtown Austin for those who want to hear live music, attend UT events, Circuit of the Americas, and anything else Austin has to offer. For travelers with a private airplane, the Lakeway Airpark (3R9) is four miles away and we can arrange pick up. We are located west of the city with easy access to the Hill Country for scenic drives, day trips to Fredericksburg, Enchanted Rock, San Antonio and Willow City Loop.


Rates & Availability

Horseshoe Bend Estates Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer Season 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check-in 4 p.m. Check-out noon. Rental of thirty days or more is not subject to state hotel taxes. Winter Texans please call for prices. No weddings or large events allowed.

Pet fee: $25/dog -- 2 max.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Horseshoe Bend Estates Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full baths, master bath has large walk-in shower. Upstairs bath has tub/shower combo. Outside shower in breezeway.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 double
    Living Room - 1 queen , Queen futon with foam topper.
  • Master bedroom is on the main floor and has a new king size bed, built-in desk, walk-in closet, and private bath. The upstairs bedroom has a king bed, sleeper sofa (American Leather), a built-in desk, private deck, walk-in closet and full bath. Living room has queen futon with foam topper and shares the bath downstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Guests are encouraged to enjoy the lakeside patio, fire-pit area (when burning is permitted), the hot tub and dock. Please bring your own life jackets and beach towels. We have two kayaks and one canoe. Bring your own boat and use the extra boat slip. Boat rental available in the area. Check -in 4 p.m. Check-out noon.

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