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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type 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:
June 26, 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.


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.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

Lake Austin Guesthouse -- Family Friendly Retreat -- Saltwater Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

Wonderful Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this lovely guest house last weekend and had a wonderful. The guest house is situated right next to the pool and has a beautiful view of the lake. Lynda and Marq were very accommodating and helpful. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing us! We enjoyed your family and look forward to seeing you later this summer when the lake is a little warmer!!
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Perfect In Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 spent 3 nights at the Lake Austin Guesthouse and enjoyed every minute. Lynda & Marq set the bar high in just about every way including being very pleasant and courteous to work with throughout the process. They communicated promptly and provided all the necessary information at the right time, all along the way. The entire process was simple, all we had to do was fulfill our part of the agreement and they took care of the rest as if it was on auto pilot.

Everything advertised was as stated (and more), the property is very well kept, clean and is situated in a secluded location which allowed us to take in and enjoy the peaceful setting on Lake Austin. We all loved being able to go boating from the property, lounging around on the patio, river front, boat dock/deck and especially soaking in the salt water pool & spa.

The Guesthouse was very clean throughout, comfortably air conditioned and provided all the comforts of home. The kitchen is well stocked with the tools needed to prepare just about any meal. Bathrooms are nicely designed and even included a number of things one may have forgotten to pack. The bedrooms are very quiet and peaceful. The beds, linens, blankets and pillows are super comfortable (I now know what kind of pillow I like).

Thank you Lynda & Marq for making this a pleasant and memorable experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful beauty

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on Lake Austin.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace tranquility and FUN!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every moment of our third visit to the Lake House! This is such a rare find they have taken great care to make their guests welcome! The home is spotlessly clean and stocked with everything you could ask for in a vacation home! From the pool and spa to the rolling lawns and relaxing rocking chairs everywhere you go there is not a bad view. Private, tranquil, and pristine. Can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lake Austin Guesthouse was a wonderful choice for our girls' weekend! It's close enough to enjoy all that Austin has to offer (about 20 minutes away), yet in a quiet, secluded area with the Colorado River and beautiful bluffs just outside the door. We all agreed it was the perfect getaway allowing my three daughters and I to renew, refresh, and reconnect. Highly recommend. Thanks Marq and Lynda!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting with lovely Relaxing Guesthouse

  • 5 of 5

Our family stay at Lake Austin Guesthouse was everything we could ask for. The setting is so beautiful and relaxing. The pool and hot tub are gorgeous. The house has everything you could need and is so tastefully done. The owners were so helpful with anything we asked. We would highly recommend for any family and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We enjoyed meeting you and your family and hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes for a lovely spring!
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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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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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