Our beautiful cottage is located in Austin, TX just steps from Lake Travis. It sits near the end of a quiet street with friendly neighbors. We think you'll enjoy it as much as we do and we hope to have you as our guests soon!
This unique one of a kind 1940's era cottage oozes with charm and sophistication. It has been completely updated inside and out for one purpose; to be the perfect vacation home. Whether you're looking for an active vacation or a relaxing one you'll want to stay here. For the active set, you can launch your boat just 10 minutes away at Mansfield Park on Lake Travis or rent a boat or other fun toys at Just for Fun at Emerald Point Marina which is also only 10 minutes away. For the party set, our Austin themed backyard is perfect for intimate celebrations. Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, or even a wedding, our backyard offers a live music stage, dance floor, picnic tables and a bar all in an eclectic, authentically Austin theme!
For the easy going set, you can just relax and take in the beautiful Texas sunsets from our front deck or stroll next door to Sundancer Grill for a margarita on their water front deck. Location, location, location. You're away from it all yet close to everything on the West side. You're only 30 minutes from downtown Austin and its live music and entertainment scene. Great dining choices are only a few minutes away and shopping and movie theaters are about 10 minutes away at the trendy new Hill Country Galleria. We also provide access to Mansfield Dam Park, The Lakeway Swim Center, and Emma Long Park. For more on reimbursement to these locations please review our Rental Agreement.
Seasonal activities in and around Austin include:
The Austin City Limits Music Festival- (ACL) Festival is a 2 weekend, 3-day, eight stage annual event happening in Austin, Texas each Fall. ACL Fest is known as the most green and environmentally-friendly music festival in the country and brings together more than 130 acts from all over the world to play rock, indie, country, folk, electronic and more. Over 70,000 fans attend the festival each day. With over 130 bands you won't want to miss out on these two back to back fun-filled weekends in Austin, the Music Capital of the World!
Formula 1 Race in November- If you love Formula 1 races then this is the one for you! The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix Race is in Austin, Texas each November.
SXSW Festival in March- If you love music, like all of us in Austin do or you're interested in art, music, digital media, and film, SXSW (South by South West) is definitely for you! Happening over the span of a week and a half, SXSW occurs every March accompanied by SXSW Interactive and followed by SCXSW film festival. SXSW happens every year in Austin, Texas and is not to be missed!
When you rent our home you're renting the entire home to yourself. A few days prior to your arrival we'll send you a Welcome Letter. The letter will provide all the important information you'll want to know about our home as well as the lock box code to retrieve the house keys when you arrive for a self-check in.
Interaction with guests
Although we are not on the premises during your stay, we are only a phone call away and are always available. A property manager is available for emergencies.
Other things to note
Popular local restaurants:
Sundancer Grill- 100 yard walk from our home
Lucille's on the Lake- 10 minutes by car
Rudy's BBQ- 20 minutes by car
Closest grocery store- Randall's 2 miles by car
Closest gas station- Texaco 1 mile by car
1) We require a 3 night minimum on all holiday weekends.
2) In a pet friendly town like Austin we welcome pet owners as our guests. However, pets are negotiable on a case by case basis depending on the size, kind and number of pets. All guests must be approved by the owners and agree to our Pet Policy along with the additional pet cleaning fee of $60.
3) For guests with 5 or more in their party, the cleaning fee of $100 is for usual cleaning that would be expected upon guest departures. However, if the property is left overly messy (beyond normal cleaning) where we have to ask our housekeeper to stay overtime to clean, remove items left behind, etc., the additional cost will be deducted from the guests' security deposit via Airbnb.
4) No smoking inside our home. We have provided ashtrays both on the front deck of our home as well as in the backyard bar area for those who wish to smoke outside. Please dispose of all cigarette/cigar butts in the ashtrays provided.
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We’re a nice, fun loving, down to earth couple who split our time between Newport Beach, California and Austin, Texas. We’re two self-employed professionals who work from home and appreciate the flexibility that it offers. We love the great outdoors and enjoy most outdoor activities including camping and hiking in our state and national parks. Whenever possible, we love to travel and explore interesting places, as well as meeting interesting people which is the main reason we’ve decided to join Airbnb. If we’re going to take advantage of being guests of others, we might as well return the favor and host others since we can. We know you'll love our home as much as we do and we look forward to having you as our guests.