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16,000 SQ. FT. WATERFRONT LUXURY 12+ ACRE ESTATE ON LAKE TRAVIS

Paul Gray

Advertiser since: 2013
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People20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Separate WC's2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Paul Gray

Advertiser since: 2013
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Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
28 November, 2014
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16,000 SQ. FT. WATERFRONT LUXURY 12+ ACRE ESTATE ON LAKE TRAVIS

People20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Separate WC's2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday estate in Lago Vista - Escondido-Lake Travis Chateau

8 Bedroom, 7.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20, NO WEDDINGS Over 20 people.

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 8 bedroom, 9 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paul Gray (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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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

Reviews

4.8
based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate On Lake Travis
average rating of 4.821429 based on 31 reviews
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16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate On Lake Travis
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p490043vb
+USA -512-297 6018
Lago Vista Lake Travis
Windsor, Ontario - Canada
5

The best of the best

  • 5 out 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: 08-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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.
business
16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate On Lake Travis
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p490043vb
+USA -512-297 6018
Lago Vista Lake Travis
Houston
5

girl's 20th highschool reunion

girl's 20th highschool reunion
  • 5 out of 5
We are a group of 15 girls, all married with children. We made a pact our senior year to stay close by meeting once a year for a few days. This home came highly recommended and wow did we score! Our weather was not the best, but it did not matter at all. So much room and so many different living areas - the home is spectacular. We had their caterers, Mike and Linda prepare and serve a 5 course gourmet dinner and it was worth every penny. It was just like having your own dinner party with no work and no mess to clean up. Originally our plan was to visit different locations each year, as we live all over the map, but we have already decided to return here. GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL. Thanks
  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Quite impressive that you have managed to continue your pact for this many years. The older that you get the more you will appreciate your girlfriends. Good for ya'll and so pleased that it was everything that you had anticipated. Thanks for the review.
business
16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate On Lake Travis
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p490043vb
+USA -512-297 6018
Lago Vista Lake Travis
Canada
5

A Luxurious Oasis...

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at the home for just over a week and I cannot begin to express how wonderful our stay was. Paul and Wendy, the owners, are the most wonderful and friendly people you will ever meet. They explained everything to us about the house and were available whenever we needed them. These owners take great pride in their home and make sure that their guests have a wonderful experience. The property is stunning - immaculate gardens and pools, incredible views from each bedroom, and wonderful ammenities. Thank you so much for providing our own personal luxury resort! We will definitely be back!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad that your group had such a wonderful week - always good news for us. See you next year hopefully.
Regards Paul
business
16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate On Lake Travis
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p490043vb
+USA -512-297 6018
Lago Vista Lake Travis
Canada
5

Can we stay?.....permanently?

  • 5 out of 5
WOW! Just returned from a fabulous week here. We booked this house on the recommendation of friends who stayed previously. Beyond description and far beyond expectations. As grand as this house shows in the pictures, you gotta see it to believe it, yet it has a very homey feel. Chefs can fully stock the home, you can cruise the lake in a 50" yacht, relax and unwind in an unbelievable ambiance anywhere on the property. Too bad there is a maximum of a 5 Star rating!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to share your visit - and we are so pleased that you had such a wonderful time. What a great group you were!
business
16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate On Lake Travis
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p490043vb
+USA -512-297 6018
Lago Vista Lake Travis
Houston, TX
5

Absolutely Perfect Weekend!

  • 5 out of 5
We rented this home for our family of 17 for our wedding weekend. I cannot express how the owners made it a seamless fairytale weekend! I have absolutely no doubt it was worth every penny for the memories we made over the weekend. Thank you both!!! You are amazing!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a gorgeous couple you are - so happy that you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for the comments.
Paul and Wendy
business
16,000 Sq. Ft. Waterfront Luxury 12+ Acre Estate On Lake Travis
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p490043vb
+USA -512-297 6018
Lago Vista Lake Travis
Canada
5

Amazing honeymoon

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I were just treated to a few days in paradise. Paul and Wendy are the property owners and the most gracious hosts you could hope for. Never once did we see them during our stay as we enjoyed total privacy. The master bedroom and ensuite are the definition of luxury!!! The entire property- inside and out were spotless and immaculately kept. These people obviously take great pride in what they do. The entire stay was a dream. Thank you so much!!! We are hoping to come back for many anniversaries to come.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and found the property to be as romantic as we do. You are welcome back anytime - and thanks for taking the time to post your comments.
Paul and Wendy

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Rusty Allen Airport
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.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday estate in Lago Vista, Lake Travis

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Thanksgiving
25 Nov 2014 - 27 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
$10,759
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
$9,064
 
 
New Years
31 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
$9,064
 
 
Peak Time
1 Mar 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
$6,239
for 2 nights
From
$2,825
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$5,109
for 2 nights
From
$2,260
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500
Property Damage Protection $89
Cleaning Fee $500
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Tax 13%
Also a cleaning fee of $500. to be added to your quote.
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.

Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 16006 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • 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. Staff are situated on the property but in no way infringe on your privacy. We do not permit weddings, bachelor or bachelorette parties. There is a fee of $500 for any event with a maximum of 20 people on the property over night. We supply tables, chairs, linens, dishes, etc. for outside seating. Functions on the property need owner's approval. No bachelor or bachelorette parties.
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