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Stunning Compound on Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,480 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12-18)

This spectacular vacation compound on Lake Travis can accommodate groups of families or friends. Two authentic 1850's log cabins offer private bedrooms while a huge timber-frame building provides central living, dining and a gourmet kitchen designed for multiple cooks, all with lake views.

The 3 historic buildings that make up Moriah have been meticulously restored into a private retreat in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Moriah has been featured in the Austin American Statesman, Country Home Magazine and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

For larger groups, see the adjacent property VRBO #165802.

Keywords: Vacation Compound

More Details

Nancy Anderson
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Nancy Anderson

In 2000 we (two sisters and our families) purchased this property to accommodate our large family gatherings. We had been frustrated over the years with the facilities we had found to accommodate our vacations together. In designing Moriah, we took the best features of the various places we had visited to create a compound specifically for several families to vacation together with ease.

Shortly after we bought Moriah, another sister (one of six sisters, and, yes, we have one brother) bought the adjacent property. Now, between the two properties, there is room for us all to be comfortable even when all 28 show up.

Nancy Anderson purchased this house in 2000

Why Nancy Anderson chose Marble Falls

We chose this location because there are activities for people of all ages. Volleyball, ping pong, swimming, boating, walking in the country, sitting on the porch - no one is ever bored. Located just one hour from Austin, it is easy to get away even for just a weekend.

What makes this house unique

We love the fact that the bedrooms are in separate buildings so that those who are sleeping aren’t disturbed by the people who are awake - no matter how boisterous they become. The kitchen, optimized for multiple cooks offers two sinks, two dishwashers and two refrigerators. A refrigerator for drinks is located at one of two entries to the kitchen so that the cooks aren’t disrupted every time someone comes to the kitchen for a drink.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow...what a wonderful place to spend the 4th of July with our family. Moriah was everything we hoped for and more!! This place is amazing and we cannot wait to return. Moriah is as close to heaven as it gets.
Feb 2006
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Marble Falls House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3480 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Return all furniture to its original position including rocking chairs on porches. We recommend taking pictures before you move furniture.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Private Dock


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Compound on Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 36 reviews

It was a hit!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time! We get together every two years and this property provided variety for many ages. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Even better than expected. Impeccable!

  • 5 of 5

Moriah was amazing. Impeccably clean. High quality furnishings, and exploding with character and charm. So much to do. Huge fire pit with wood provided. Ping pong, washers, slack line, boat dock, grill (propane provided), games, puzzles...we utilized it all and the kids were never bored. The kitchen was very well furnished with a comprehensive collection of dishes, utensils, gadgets, appliances and cookware. But most of all the setting. Gorgeous trees, river view, landscaping. This place has it all. Would absolutely return and would highly highly recommend this beautiful venue!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent Moriah

  • 5 of 5

Our knitting group has been staying at Moriah twice a year for the last 10 years. We continue to come back time after time not only because of the location and uniqueness but because the Owners are responsive. They truly value our feedback and continuously improve the grounds and interior of the cabins. We LOVE Moriah and will keep coming back as long as they will have us.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing June weekend

  • 5 of 5

This place is so much more beautiful than the pictures can portray. It was a wonderful weekend and the kids loved being able to swim off floating dock. Loved it! Thank you -

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion and everyone was enthralled with the whole property. From the cabins with etched tiles in the bathrooms, the "Big House" with the gourmet kitchen, the washer pits, the foosball table in the loft, to the large yard to where all the kids played, the multiple sitting areas, and fishing and swimming off the dock. We arrived Friday afternoon to explore the interior and admire the furnishings of the place. Many admired the fixtures, decorations, and wood work all around. Friday evening a thunderstorm with lots of rain and some hail popped up and watching and listening to it on the tin covered porch was pretty amazing. We had the property "Farr Side" next door too, so we had plenty of room to spread out. Kids played pool and volleyball there too.Some front porch sittin was done her as well as back porch rocking- chairs are very comfy. Moriah is a very unique place and well taken care of. Place was very clean , AC works great, nice gas grill to cook outside, and many great memories were made here. Thank you Nancy for having such an amazing place for us to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect! Peaceful! Beautiful! Heaven.

  • 5 of 5

I cannot imagine giving this oasis anything less than 5+!! I just returned from a weekend there for a class reunion and I thought the entire grounds, cottages, and great room were a work of art inside and out. The cottages were so restful and welcoming....great beds, so comfortable. Every cabin has it's own personality, but each give off the allure of love and care. The great room is furnished with wonderful sofas, easy chairs, long long dining tables, in the room and out on the porch, for eating or conversing. A well equipped kitchen for a culinary feast. Oh, I almost forgot....all of this is waterfront to the upper end of Beautiful Lake Travis! A wonderful retreat, giving homage to our Texas tradition of Big and Beautiful! Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 1431

Located on 3 acres of secluded waterfront, Moriah is only 10 minutes from Marble Falls which offers restaurants, golf, movie theaters, antiques, live theater and great shopping.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please contact the owner to discuss special events that will include a larger group than just the group staying on the property such as weddings or parties.

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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