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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate with guesthouse on Lake Travis

Paul Gray

Member since: 2013
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People25
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms10
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Paul Gray

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2015
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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate with guesthouse on Lake Travis

People25
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms10
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 10 bedroom holiday estate in Lago Vista - Escondido-Lake Travis Chateau

10 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms. Main house sleeps 20. Guest house sleeps 5.

This spectacular estate perched on Lake Travis transcends the Hill Country near Lago Vista…whisking you off to a stately chateau in the heart of France. The column-flanked, tree-lined approach to the classic circular drive sets the stage for the grand home.

This 10 bedroom, 10 bathroom home sits on 12.6 acres with 800 feet of water front. Celebrating the natural stone of both Texas and France, the exterior and interior of the home features detailed stonework custom carved onsite by a French sculptor. Grand columns with custom Corinthian capitals, traditional stone balustrades and two-story waterfall adorn the entrance.

Before even entering the home, one’s eyes are drawn to the surroundings on which the house sits. Smooth lawns, formal plantings and spectacular lake views all add to the feeling of being at a European retreat.

An undeniable focal point of the entry is the large waterfall that flows from a massive window into a decorative pond, adding a soft ambient sound to the entrance.

Indoors, the waterfall continues as it enhances the formal living with the same waterfall ambiance, a step over river, and special lighting for the evenings.

Entry grandeur is continued inside the house, from the sweeping iron and stone staircases to the limestone arches, and dark-wood accented ceilings that carry you into the formal sunken living area. Creamy walls with stone accents and tumbled travertine floors create a cool, elegant feel, while a large two-story wall of windows captures remarkable views. An adjacent full service wet bar, and hidden wine cellar (with handcrafted stone walls) is perfectly located for service to the north-east outdoor terrace.

Escape to France itself from this covered terrace, with walls and ceilings cloaked in ivy. Ideal for relaxing evenings of indulging wine or retreating from the Texas sunlight, this terrace captures the best breezes and views, year-round.

Back indoors a formal dining room showcases mesquite-floors, a small European fireplace and plenty of windows to enjoy the views, it’s a perfect place to linger over a meal with friends.

Across the living room lies a study/office that transcends to an upstairs library. Custom maple paneling covers both the walls and ceiling, which features an iron-railed opening to the second story, flooding the room with light.

The kitchen is fit for a chef; warm natural-wood cabinets contrast beautifully with the limestone and granite accents. The spacious island holds an extra-large sink; an additional sink, high-end appliances and a huge walk-in pantry. An open breakfast bar allows the cook to chat with family at the adjacent breakfast room.

Retreat in luxury to the airy master bedroom, which enjoys lake views from every window. Cool nights call for a fire in the fireplace, while warm evenings invite a nightcap on the breezy private terrace. In the master bath, thoughtful details combine with elegant materials to make the space a pleasure. Two vanities plus a separate makeup counter allow room to spread out; a unique mirrored freestanding wall is an inspired touch. A glass wall encloses the oversized shower with 10 separate shower heads including an overhead rain can. Linger in the corner tub overlooking the vista, or splash in the walk-in travertine shower. No need to share closet space; huge his and hers closets with custom built-in storage mean everyone has plenty of room.

The lower level south wing accommodates four additional bedrooms, a billiards room, a full kitchen, family room, and exercise room. Two large bedrooms with walk-in closets and en-suite baths complete the second floor south wing.

While the inside is stunning, this home was designed to enjoy the extraordinary scenery outdoors. With sun decks and a crow’s nest balcony from the roof there is always a place to relax and feel the breeze.

Landscaped with a nod to a more formal time, the smooth, manicured lawns are accented with gracious walkways, cypress trees and a grand stone staircase leading down to the negative-edge pool. With the appearance of spilling in to Lake Travis, the pool is a breathtaking finale to the grounds.

Precisely situated and built to maximize the breeze and sun schedule, no detail has gone unnoted in this palatial estate. For those that enjoy European luxury at its finest and have the heart of a Texan, this incredible home offers the best of both worlds.

We have a boat dock that accommodates our 50 ft yacht and has plenty of space to tie jet skiis or another boat.

We are here to accommodate you and offer concierge-like service to our guests! If you need something just ask.

Guests love to hire our chefs - they take care of everything for your dining pleasure.

Please read the current Rate Information and Availability Calendar before inquiring. These are always kept up to date. Emai inquiries are preferred. We will respond quickly.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paul Gray (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2015

What makes this estate unique

Landscaped with a nod to a more formal time, the smooth, manicured lawns are accented with gracious walkways, cypress trees and a grand stone staircase leading down to the negative-edge pool. With the appearance of spilling in to Lake Travis, the pool is a breathtaking finale to the grounds.

Rounding out this remarkable property are attached guest quarters complete with kitchen, a separate garage apartment, an equestrian paddock, a barn with 3 to 4 stalls, a pasture large enough for helicopter pad, and an adjustable floating boat dock large enough for 50’ yacht.

Precisely situated and built to maximize the breeze and sun schedule, no detail has gone unnoted in this palatial estate. For those that enjoy European luxury at its finest and have the heart of a Texan, this incredible home offers the best of both worlds.

The property is large enough to permit helicopter landings. Please note that this property is monitored by security camera's for yours' and our protection.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our father just turned 85 and the family decided to have a special celebration in his honor while he and my mother are still in good health. This property came highly recommended and they certainly were right on!

There were 19 of us aging from 6 months to 85 and there was ample space and everything that we needed. The owners went to great lengths before our arrival to satisfy all of our special requests. This home is magnificent inside and out and we all felt special staying there. We have never witnessed our parents being so excited. Wonderful memories. Thanks to Wendy and Paul for their attention to detail.
Nov 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 38 holidaymaker reviews

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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate with guesthouse on Lake Travis
average rating of 4.868421 based on 41 reviews
Windsor, Ontario - Canada
5

The best of the best

  • 5 of 5

Normally I do not take the time to post a review, but in this case I just had to. I have never seen a more beautiful property in my life, from the meandering driveway encased in flowers to the outside waterfall and immaculate grounds. We had 4 families with several children and we could have arrived with just our bathing suits and been fine. There is nothing that this home does not provide. Truly it was as if we had our own private 5 star resort, completely private with every amenity that one could possibly think of including all of the extras required for young children. Every room had a spectacular view of the lake, and all of the bedrooms have their own balcony. Their chefs, Mike and Linda stocked the home before we arrived - very beneficial as we came from all different states - and prepared and served a wonderful dinner under the stars. The owners took their time to explain how everything worked and we did not see them unless we called with a request. Our entire family is still talking about our time together. This trip was the best of the best. Thanks to the owners Paul and Wendy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience - it helps us as owners, and also renters. We aim to please so it looks like we scored! Thank you and we hope that your plans have a return in mind.
United States
5

Breathtaking Property for 40th Anniversary Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying the online pictures doesn't do the property justice. From the time we were welcomed to the Estate until departure we were in awe. The property was just stunning. The estate is simply gorgeous, spacious and had the perfect ambiance for our Anniversary weekend. The referred chefs cooked us a delicious anniversary dinner that was awesome. My group of 16 adults and 3 children had a super wonderful time. Hands-down I picked the perfect property to accommodate my family and friends for our anniversary weekend. Love, Love, Loved my stay here and plan to return!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that your anniversary celebration was a success. Your family is amazing and our chefs so enjoyed being able to spend time with all of you - their comment was "that was the coolest and nicest family we have ever met". We are looking forward to having you back. Thanks for sharing your experience. Paul and Wendy
5

The property is clean and well managed.

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect for a large group get together. The dining hall was amazing and the Land is big enough for group activities. Super nice management and they are very accommodating! Loved my stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that our property was everything that you expected. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Paul and Wendy
5

Fantastic retreat for a group

  • 5 of 5

The home is spacious and luxurious. We had a group of 15 adults and we were comfortable inside or out all week, and had ample space to enjoy each other's company as a group or to spread out for some solitude, if needed. The owners were gracious and always available for any questions. We cooked all our own meals and found the kitchen to be well-appointed and able to handle anything we came up with. The grounds and pool / spa were wonderful and we used them extensively.

Only negatives you should prepare for are if you're a tech-connected person or group. Wireless internet is provided throughout the house, but given its scenic location it appeared to be satellite-based and the connection speed was extremely low, especially if you have multiple people online. However, we had no problem getting adequate cellular signals in the home and we were able to satisfy our connection needs via hotspots on our mobile devices. Further, while 2 DVD players were available, there were no BluRay players. So if you are bringing your own or renting movies, make sure to grab DVDs only.

All in all, our group had a great time and we were extremely satisfied with our 5-night stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
austin, texas
5

Lake Travis holiday

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Escondido!! Despite the rainy weather, our children played in the pool and hot tub for hours! There was everything we ever needed to keep our children busy. The amenities are amazing and we wish we had more time there. The owners were so accommodating and available for any question we had. We will recommend this property to all our friends and family for the perfect get away!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience. So pleased that the miserable weather did not keep you from enjoying your time together.
5

Best Birthday Weekend Ever!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this home for a weekend in hopes of my husband having a happy and memorable 40th birthday. The memories this home provided were beyond any hopes I could have had!! We had 7 families - 13 adults and 8 children (people ranging in age from 2 - 48) - and every single one of us had a the most amazing time. The home is unbelievable - spacious, grand, cozy, welcoming, relaxing, entertaining, you name it - it has it all. And the owners, Paul and Wendy, were fabulous - showing us around, giving us the history of the house and how it was built, offering the use of toys, games, bikes, etc for the kids - even graciously taking a group photo of us on the front steps before we left. We had a weekend unlike anything we could have dreamed, anything we've ever experienced - and one we will never forget.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Angie for your comments. We are pleased that the weather did not put a damper on your birthday celebration. We hope to see you back again.

Location

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Rusty Allen Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Lago Vista
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lago Vista
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
1431
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Lago Vista
Car: necessary

This is the most incredibly private and peaceful property on the lake. Although we have complete privacy we are only 10 minutes from Lago Vista shopping. We do NOT do weddings, bachelor or bachelorette parties. We are 3 minutes from Flat Creek Winery. There is also a kayak company that delivers. (Viking kayaks).

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Prices & Availability

From $2,825 Nightly

Prices for this holiday estate in Lago Vista, Lake Travis

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Memorial Weekend
23 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$10,869
for 3 nights
From
$3,390
 
 
July 4th
3 Jul 2015 - 5 Jul 2015
2 night minimum stay
$7,479
for 2 nights
From
$3,390
 
 
labor Day
4 Sep 2015 - 7 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$10,869
for 3 nights
From
$3,390
 
 
Thanksgiving
25 Nov 2015 - 28 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$9,174
for 3 nights
From
$2,825
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2015 - 26 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
$10,869
 
 
New Years
30 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
$10,869
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$6,349
for 2 nights
From
$2,825
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection $99.00
Cleaning Fee $600.00
Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500.00
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Rates above and automatic "Quoted Rates" are for the main house only. Guest House adds $500/ night plus tax and cleaning fee of $100. Discounts for stays of 4+ nights. Tax 13%
Also a cleaning fee of $500. to be added to your quote for main house only.
Any additional cleaning over and above the usual will be charged by the
hour and added to your credit card.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Lago Vista in Lake Travis

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 16000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Bunk Bed , bottom bunks are full size and tops are single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Large Double Bed , bedroom 9 is in guesthouse
    Bedroom 10 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed , bunkbeds are full size and are in guesthouse
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ideal for corporate retreats and family reunions. We do not permit weddings, bachelor or bachelorette parties. There is a fee of $500 for any event with a maximum of 25 people on the property over night. We supply tables, chairs, linens, dishes, etc. for outside seating. Functions on the property need owner's approval.

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