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

Horseshoe Bend Estates, Austin, TX, USA
  • Guest House1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

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.

We offer weekly and monthly discounts, please ask! No weddings or large events allowed.

City of Austin License # OL 2014007836


Lynda & Marq Jones

Member Since 2013
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
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 Guest House in 1991

Why Lynda & Marq Jones chose Illakee

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 Guest 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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 with a new king size bed, built-in desk, walk-in closet, and private bath. The upstairs bedroom has a king bed, full-size 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.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          The property offers several vistas of Lake Austin from various angles.
        • Lakefront
          Lake Austin is a constant level lake and part of a chain of lakes that make up the Highland Lakes.
        • Water View
        • Waterfront
          Our dock sits at the water's edge. Great for fishing, bird watching and boating.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Apartment size washer/dryer combo.
                    • Linens Provided
                      We choose high quality linens for your comfort.
                    • Living Room
                      Great room with TV, sofa, love seat, & futon. Kitchenette at one end.
                    • Parking
                      4 vehicles allowed. Parking on site for boat trailers.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bring extra towels for the dock and hot tub area. We provide a few pool towels but ask that you not take these off the property.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Apartment size washer/dryer combo.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Drip coffee maker, plus a French press.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Service for 8 provided.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Small, kitchenette size.
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen is well-stocked with pots, pans, bakeware and an outside grill. There is a kitchen cart plus an island for storage and prep.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          A few spices are on site.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Two-burner gas cooktop.
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster oven.


                            • Dining
                              Inside and Outside dining tables provided.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Board games galore!
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                      Small balcony off the upstairs bedroom
                                    • Boat
                                      Boat slip available - must bring your own boat and life jackets.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Deck has a fire pit for cozy evenings (depending on local fire bans).
                                    • Golf
                                      Guest privileges at Lakeway Country Club (additional fees). Nearby courses: The Hills at Lakeway, Falconhead, plus the UT course and other courses in the Austin area.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Two kayaks and one canoe on site.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Organically maintained.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber Grill -- bring your own charcoal.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Some gear is available, please ask.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Saltwater swimming pool & spa shared with owners.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Saltwater spa attached to pool, plus freestanding hot tub near dock. Both are shared with owner.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge


                                                    • live theater
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • churches
                                                    • 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

                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing


                                                                    • Guests are encouraged to enjoy the saltwater pool and spa, the lakeside patio and fire-pit area (when burning is permitted), plus the hot tub and dock. 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.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

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

                                                                      64 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      The property was amazing!

                                                                      Marion D.

                                                                      Walking out onto the lawn and down to the boat dock was sublime. From the swing and adirondack chairs under the pecan tree where we had morning coffee with the view of the river to the perfectly situated pool and hot tub we enjoyed every bit of it. The kitchen had everything our family needed and we also enjoyed movies, games on the lawn, jumping off the second story of the boat dock and watching our dog play with the owners amazing bloodhound, Lady Bird. Marq and Lynda were the perfect hosts and we enjoyed the firepit and a glass of wine with them on our final night. Thank you for a great get away - we will be back!


                                                                      Ryann P.

                                                                      Thank you so much for opening your home to my family! We had a great relaxing get away! Everything was perfect! Ladybird is so sweet!!! We will be back soon!

                                                                      Girls weekend

                                                                      Betj C.

                                                                      Such a great place . So relaxing with everything you need to have a wonderful time. Grocery store is quite close and the drive into downtown Austin is only 30 minutes. The owners are awesome hosts and the property is beautiful.

                                                                      Beatiful and relaxing get away

                                                                      Mari Jo S.

                                                                      This place is 5 star but, if I could give it more I would! Beautiful setting on the Colorado River, quiet and relaxing. Pool and hot tub are also nice to have right out your back door. Lynda and Marq are the nicest people and make you feel like this is your own home. Ladybird, Bonnie and Possum are fun to have around too :) We will be back next year :)

                                                                      Beautiful views and great location!

                                                                      brad C.Victoria

                                                                      Our family loved our stay at this beautiful property. It has amazing views.The place is clean and you can tell that the owners have thought about all the little details. The pool & putting green were great fun for all! We enjoyed the lake and use of the kayaks. Finally the location of this house is close to great restaurants and a new HEB. The owners were great at working with us due to hurricane issues in our home town and we really appreciated there flexibility with us.We would highly recommend this property.

                                                                      So relaxing and peaceful!

                                                                      Jan B.

                                                                      We really enjoyed our stay here. It was so peaceful. Loved having coffee on the porch in the morning with a great view. We rented a boat and had a great time tubing, knee boarding, wake boarding, and skiing. Enjoyed relaxing in the pool after being out on the boat. The guest house had everything we needed including a kitchen and washer and dryer. We are already planning on going back. Convenient to UT Austin so our college kids can meet us.


                                                                      Horseshoe Bend Estates, Austin, TX, USA

                                                                      Our Lake Austin Guesthouse is located in the heart of a recreational mecca. Boating, golfing, hiking, fishing, etc., the area offers activities for the entire family. We are located just a short drive from downtown Austin for those who want to hear live music, attend events at the University of Texas or 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

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                                                                      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.

                                                                      64 Reviews
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