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Luxury Lake Austin Cottage - 3BD, Next to Lake Austin, and 3 Miles from Downtown

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Tarrytown - Lake Austin Luxury Cottage

We are your answer to enjoying all Austin has to offer. Located just one block from Lake Austin, this beautiful three bed room house enables you to enjoy the wonders of boat life, being walking distance to a coffee shop and restaurants, and in just 3 miles be in downtown Austin!

Our goal is to make you enjoy your stay as much possible. This 1900 sqft home has three large bedrooms including a master with a comfortable king bed and two rooms with amazing queen beds. In addition, there are two large living areas each with their own big couch. One of these couches folds out to a bed but they are both perfect anyone needing a place to sleep. We take pride in all our furnishings, beds, sheets, and artwork and we hope you enjoy every bit of them!

The kitchen is very large with all the amenities you need to cook a 7 course meal. Pots, pans, basic cooking needs, coffee pot, blender, toaster. You name it, we got it. If we don't then there is a good chance I can get it for you.

The backyard is complete with a grill, plenty of seating, and a covered deck. The front porch might be the best part of the house with a two person swing and rocking chairs helping you to enjoy your morning coffee or night time cerveza.

Once again our goal is to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. I try to help you with anything you may need. I even write a blog trying to give you a locals idea on things to do. www.youraustinweekend.com

The house is conveniently located just a block from the eastern bank of Lake Austin and right next to the Walsh Landing boat dock. Meaning there is almost no easier way to enjoy the only level set lake in Austin. (Lake Travis unfortunately has gotten shallow while Lake Austin is always the same water level). I have developed a relationship with a boat renter just 100 yards away so renting a boat has never been easier. Maybe though you own your own boat and want to take it for a spin in Lake Austin. The City of Austin conveniently has a boat parking lot across from the house, so for just $10 a day you can park your trailer and your boat. The house also has reserved residential parking that will fit your car and trailer as well.

Being on the east side of the lake is very important because you are still so close to the city via car, bike, taxi, uber, and even your feet. Zilker Park (Home of ACL), Downtown (Home of SXSW), South Congress, Burnett Road, East Side, Manor Road, and The Domain are just a few of the cool places to eat, drink, and enjoy in Austin and you can get to them in minutes!! Check it out on google. You can be anywhere in minutes. :)

But sometimes being on vacation means you want to relax and not have to go far. Lucky for you the house is just two blocks from Austin's Oyster Landing. This Austin tradition is home to three lake front dining options. Mozart's allows you to sip coffee while sitting on a lake front deck. Hula Hut gives you great Tex Mex and Margaritas at your finger tips. Lastly, Ables on the Lake has every sporting event on tv you could imagine and you get to watch them from their deck on the lake.

Now if you want a little activity, Lions Golf Course is just a few blocks away. Lions is a classic course that rings vintage Austin. Also, there is a run/bike lane that can take you directly downtown if you would like.

As a successful renter of two properties, my goal is to make your stay as great as possible. I try to help all my renters make the best out of their vacation with friends or family (and their work trips too). I am always available via phone, email, and text. Need a last minute restaurant idea when you are out at night, just shoot me a text!

I look forward to having you at my house. Please message me with any questions about the house, Austin, or your chosen weekend.



More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Craig Carter
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2016
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About Craig Carter

I am an Austinite for over 4 years and have spent plenty of time in my day in Houston, Nashville, and Los Angeles. I love a great mix of traveling but also hanging out at my home base here in Austin.

Craig Carter purchased this house in 2014

Why Craig Carter chose Austin

Well we got this property for you! Our wonderful guests! The location was too good to pass up and we know you will enjoy being so close to the lake and all Austin has to offer.

What makes this house unique

Wait did I mention the location. Oh yeah and the beds, furniture, and art work are there to make you feel very special. Trust me you will enjoy it all!


based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Lake Austin Cottage - 3BD, Next to Lake Austin, and 3 Miles from Downtown
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Great Location/Comfortable Home

  • 4 of 5

Best location in Austin for accessing all of the city. You can easily get to Downtown/SoCo/The University in minutes. With the added bonus of being right on top of Walsh Boat Landing for access to Lake Austin!! All in a neighborhood setting, very nice at the end of the day.

The home has a well stocked kitchen, and generally is set up for comfort. The neighbors are very friendly too.

Craig was very helpful for us, accommodating a last minute booking and then adding an extra night at the end as we weren't quite finished with our business in Austin.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house/Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

I have rented several properties through VRBO including many in Austin. By far, this is the best experience I have had. The owner has the house organized with things to do. His welcome email includes several places near the house to eat/boat/get coffee, etc. The house was very very clean and is just a 3 minute walk away from Lake Austin. I messed up the TV one night at about 9 and texted the owner. He responded within 5 minutes and helped fix the problem. He is very engaged and great to work with. This place is a definite visit again!!!!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas


  • 5 of 5

I knew the location would be perfect to go downtown. Was so happy the house was just as perfect! The master was very spacious, kitchen nice and well stocked, outdoor space very private and relaxing. Would definitely stay again. For three couples it was a great value compared to what hotel rooms would of been.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Posh and homey!!!! We loved our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We rested and played and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly in this tranquil retreat. The spacious surroundings and hip decor added to our Austin wedding vibe. We will be staying in Craig's home again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

The home is just as it is pictured and in the perfect location for visiting downtown Austin. There are great restaurants on the water only one block away. The kitchen is stocked with anything you would need and there is a great porch on the front and back of the house to enjoy the outdoors. The rest of the home is very welcoming to sit around catching up with friends and family as well. Craig was a great resource for activities around Austin and made checking in/out a breeze. Would highly recommend a stay here when visiting Austin.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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San Antonio, Texas

Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

The house is cozy and cute, the area is perfect, and working with Craig was a breeze. I look forward to coming back and will definitely recommend to my friends when they are looking for a great stay in Austin.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Tarrytown, Texas Hill Country

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
F1 Weekend
20 Oct 2016 - 23 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Years
24 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Mar 2017 - 20 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
UT Graduation 2017
18 May 2017 - 22 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Memorial Day 2017
25 May 2017 - 30 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4th of July 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Cleaning £66
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tarrytown in Texas Hill Country

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking

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