Experience storybook Texas with this luxury villa on a 19 acre Austin area private wildlife management ranch estate. A+ views and scenery. Not remotely located, but perfectly central to Austin, Lakeway, Bee Cave and the Texas Hill country. Lots of close-by dining, recreation, lake and entertainment options. 1400 sf of space. Tech equipped. Wifi, Spectrum cable, Roku and Apple HDTV all included. Gorgeous Texas setting.
DUE TO COVID-19, AREA ACTIVITIES MAY BE PROHIBITED. ATTRACTIONS MAY BE CLOSED. GOVERNMENTAL RULES MAY CHANGE. OWNERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCESS, AREA ENJOYMENT OR GUEST NOTIFICATION. UPON ARRIVAL, ALL ENTRANTS MUST SIGN A RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT TO PROTECT AGAINST ALL CLAIMS, INCLUDING COVID-19-RELATED CLAIMS. We provide good standard cleaning, but do not follow CDC, PPE, SD protocols.
Positioned atop a private 19 acre suburban wildlife management estate, our picturesque ranch guest villa is a remote-feeling oasis that boasts comfort and luxury, a natural setting, and wonderful views. Guests enjoy exclusive villa use, as well as central access to Austin, Lakeway, Bee Cave and the hill country. Unlike more primitive settings, the area surrounding this property offers excellent dining, entertainment, shopping, music, hiking and exploring, water sports, golf and tennis, spa and health facilities, and many scenic area wineries. Close-by dining options begin at The Grove, just 1 mile away. Groceries are 1.5 miles. The Bee Cave Hill Country Galleria is 3 miles. The Lakeway Marina and Lake Travis are 4.9 miles. Downtown Austin, Congress Ave, and 6th street are 18 miles. The Hill Country with it's lakes, rivers, parks and springs surround.
Custom-constructed, fully furnished, and tech-equipped, this luxurious Texas lodge-style guesthouse incorporates central HVAC, a filtered water system, full-size refrigerator and ice-maker, high-speed WIFI, Spectrum cable HDTV, Roku and Apple TV, and washer-dryer. All amenities provided: towels, bedding, cooking utensils, dish-ware, small appliances, etc.
Polished flooring, a large living area, full kitchen, dining, bedroom, Cal-king size bed, a large dual sink bathroom, and a spacious Roman decorative tile shower comprise the main level. A grand loft with 6 person dining/work table and reading area comprise the 2nd level. Fur, gun and mount displays, a sofa loveseat, a gas iron fireplace, and individual leather seating add further to an authentic Texas feel. Well-arranged tables, desks, and chairs make for excellent workstations during longer term and business stays.
The setting is vintage Texas: 19 acres, gated entry, private drive with scenic views, hand-crafted stone landscaping, and native wildlife...all without having to go off-the-grid at a distant location.
NUMBERS AND AVAILABILITY
Stays limited to 2 adults. Owners personally check-in all guests (Owners reside in a separate residence on the larger property).
Early check-in? Options exist. Just ask!
NOTE: Availability is constantly changing. If your preferred dates appear taken, please inquire anyway because they may actually be open.
A RETREAT FOR COUPLES, TRAVELERS and EXPLORERS
Balanced perfectly for couples, this guest villa serves as an excellent base to explore Lakeway, Austin, and the surrounding Texas Hill & Wine country. It is ideal for short or long-term stays, for anniversary trips, weekend escapes, local exploration and tours, or to visit area family and friends. Business travelers receive reduced rates for repeat stays.
The accommodation is immaculately kept. Comfort, space and privacy, bird and wildlife observation (from the interior and exterior), high-country sunsets, starry nights, patio rockers, breezes, and panoramic views (with a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine) are among guest favorites.
Beyond the property, there is exploration and sight-seeing, hiking, parks and recreation, dining out, shopping, wineries, craft beer, BarBQ excursions, golf, music and concerts, downtown Austin (to observe the history, museums, State Capital, UT, Congress and 6th Street, etc) and venturing into the Hill Country (for the wildflowers, fall color, quaint towns and villages). Many guests enjoy abundant Lake Travis water activities. Boating, jet and water-skiing, fishing, paddle boarding, sailing, and spa treatments are all available close by and accessible via the Lakeway Marina, a short 5 miles away.
LOCATION, ACCESS AND MANAGEMENT
To repeat, perhaps the best thing about this property is that it is not remotely located. Although guests feel "off the grid", the property is actually a hidden oasis surrounded by dining, shopping, entertainment, recreation, lake, and leisure activities (many under 5 minutes away).
After entering the main gate, the guest cottage is accessed via winding private drive, over seasonal wet/dry pond and creek, through fields and trees, then up a hillside with scenic views, private guest parking, and outdoor hand-crafted stone walls, trees, landscaping and flowers.
The property is managed and overseen by an owner and resident team that love and care about the outdoors and all those that visit. Guest comfort is made a priority by all.
The villa offers visitors a storybook Texas hill country feel (peaceful, independent and cozy), combined with wonderful lodge-style wildlife and mountain decor.
Upon entering, guests are greeted by a large main living area with high-gloss floors, stonework and area rugs, an antique-style gas iron fireplace (with instant "on-off" and operational 11/30 - 3/1), comfortable leather seating, separate sofa love seat, beautiful high pine wood ceilings, and various decorative guns, furs and mounts. Views through the panoramic windows are inspiring, peaceful and relaxing. Close-by feeders offer observation of birds, hummingbirds and wildlife from the comfortable interior.
A granite kitchen, large custom 2 sink bathroom with king-sized walk-in tile shower, 2 separate shower heads and seating, and cozy private bedroom add to a luxurious, charming and spacious feel. The decorated stairway, artwork and 2nd floor grand loft above--which overlooks the main living area below--allow for even more space to relax and enjoy. The loft boasts a large 6-person table for dining, work or small gatherings.
The guest villa is outfitted with a Main Room 55" wall-mounted LED Cable HDTV, bathroom Cable TV, free high-speed WIFI throughout (allowing use of a tablet or laptop for bedroom reading or personal TV), and convenient workspaces on 2 levels - all of which allow guests to easily check-in with the world, home, and office without missing a beat. A perfect place for TV sport watchers also.
OTHER LOGISTICAL INFO
Downtown Austin, Zilker Botanical Gardens, The University of Texas, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the Texas State Capitol complex are all within 15-20 miles. Austin Bergstrom International Airport is 25 miles. The Lakeway Marina on Lake Travis is 4.9 miles. Boats and jet skis can be rented by the hour and lake activities are enjoyed year-round. Golf courses (including Falcon Head, Flintrock Falls, Yaupon and The Hills), as well as the World of Tennis facility, are all within 5 miles (Flintrock Falls is across the street; check with each to determine eligibility). The Lakeway Regional Medical center is 5 minutes away (out of sight, but there if you need it). Groceries, dining and shopping are within 2 miles, and the Hill Country Galleria and Whole Foods are within 4 miles.
Day trips to Fredericksburg (1½ hours away), Marble Falls, Johnson City and the LBJ Ranch, Wimberley, and New Braunfels afford great opportunities to explore the wider Texas Hill Country. Longer term guests often venture out on the hill country trail, visiting historic towns, quaint shops and wineries - returning each evening with new discoveries and great Texas folklore.
Following booking, a Dining, Entertainment and Activity options summary is emailed to guests.
AREA WATER (LAKE, SPRINGS AND POOL) RECREATION
For water-minded guests, Lake Travis, the Lakeway Marina and the Lakeway resort pools are close (4.9 miles), the water is clear and clean, and the views are wonderful. Lake access is usually free (or the charge is nominal). Lake activity options (boating, paddle-boarding, jet-skiing, sailing, fishing, etc) are endless. Watercraft rentals are available by the hour with easy reservation procedures. Access to the Lakeway resort pools (with poolside food, bar, etc) is usually secured with the purchase of a short massage or spa treatment there. Last, but not least, our beautiful area springs (Krause Springs, Hamilton Pool, and Barton Springs) are literal oasis's, presenting yet another incredible water recreation opportunity. Considering these (via google search), then contacting and taking advantage of them will deliver the best of both private villa and water recreation to interested guests. No home pool could ever compare, and the property does not maintain one.
IMPORTANT FINAL NOTES
Owners will not consider inquiries that lack background, including names, relationship, home location, and purpose of stay.
This accommodation is on a large private ranch estate. Upon arrival all guests must (1) check-in with owners and (2) sign a claim release and indemnity form. Guests who object to this, or who are unwilling to fully identify themselves (name, address, cell, email and purpose of stay) upon booking, or who dislike fur, gun and mount displays, wildlife and/or the outdoors, should stay somewhere else. No check-ins after 9:30 PM.
Owners love animals. Unfortunately, allergy concerns of other guests, as well as wildlife compatibility, require that we not permit pets.
Additional visitors beyond the 2 booked occupants are not permitted absent advance notice and written owner approval. Parties are not permitted. Resources must be used wisely. We conserve and recycle.
Stays beyond 6 nights will require:
(1) additional deposit (TBD based upon length of stay) and
(2) additional cleaning fees ($79 per week paid each week during your stay).
For those interested in well-kept accommodations, keeping them that way during their stay, and performing simple pre-departure tidy-up, this is your place.
We pray Jesus Christ blesses all our guests with what He has entrusted to us.
Enjoy staying perfectly nestled amongst 20 acres of beautiful hills, just west of the Austin city limits. Feel remote while on the estate, but find some of the best dining, shopping, entertainment, music, recreation, and leisure activities nearby.
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