AT JUST 2 MILES from Bergstrom airport and 3 FROM CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS, the Penny River cabin built in 2014 is located in the absolutely perfect location -- total peace and quiet if you want it , a short, paved, country road drive to 2 main highways and 3 main arteries that feed directly into north, central or south Austin. The ideal arrangement here is for 3 adults and 2 children (up to 8-10 years old). This settles mom and dad in a master bedroom on a beautiful new Tuft N Needle King Size bed and their own private bathroom, one adult child in a guest/study on a Murphy single (also brand new Serta, very comfy) and 2 kids on separate leather sofas in the living room. There are 2 single air mattresses that you can put down in the living room instead -- but -- if you choose air mattresses over the sofas please give us at least 48-hours notice to get them ready for you.
As a bonus you'll also celebrate not having to purchase either Property Damage Insurance or Renters Insurance. It's paid FOR you, giving you an average $150 savings up front to spend on yourself.
THEN KICK BACK
in one of our 3 comfy chaise lounges on the back lawn overloooking the beautiful Colorado and take in the view. Moms, pops, kids, seniors, friends, all are welcome, even *Parties, but please advise at the time of the booking the number of guests you will invite and the expected duration of the party! A huge plus at Penny River is that your cabin is basically 100% private; that is, the owner lives on the property in a unit that is gated and fenced separately from your cabin. The owner has to access the cabin driveway to get to his car but the cabin property is not accessed except during welcoming/departing and, of course, some unexpected emergency requiring maintenance or general attention.
Nights here are truly special. A large 115' x 30' back yard of plush St Augustine grass opens to a huge night sky above like you probably haven't seen in years. Enjoy the full moon and a million stars overhead, BBQ on the patio and handle a full party of guests (up to 25 total, which includes yourselves) on the deck. A very cool sliding glass kitchen window allows through-food-service to the deck for convenient serving and clean up. A screened Garden Room with overhead hanging baskets and 2 cushy high chairs await you for morning coffee. A Bose radio too.
We can't over-emphasize the 9 glorious miles Penny River is from downtown and the downtown noise, bustle and pollution, but if you must go into town you are mere blocks from 2 major highways to get you there and 1 of the 3 major arteries into Austin from the east side. Or maybe stay close and just visit one of several beautiful hicking trails in the immediate area.
Or if you're just needing a real rest, fill your pipe with your favorite tobacco, your glass with your favorite wine and drift away in the quiet and peace of Penny River. Grab one of 3 available chaise lounges hanging on the fence near the palms and enjoy the occasional canoe, kyack or fishing party as they drift by.
INSIDE THE CABIN:
Two large leather sofas in the living room (not sofa beds) are large enough to accommodate 2 smaller kids; you're welcome to throw down sleeping bags or air mattresses in addition if more space is needed. We can supply 2 single air mattresses with 2 day's advanced notice.
There's a Mexican cantera patio too with a solid Teak table and 4 matching chairs. A loft in the barn/garage nearby has tents and extra tables if you're wanting to host a dinner or small party.
If you do decide to explore downtown Austin don't miss beautiful Zilker Park, which abuts an amazing botanical garden. There are hiking trails in every direction, ask anyone.
Finally, Penny River is secured by a gated and locked entrance and further secured by a privacy fence on all sides except the River, of course. 2 cars can easily park inside the confines but it is possible to squeeze as many as 4 into the drive if required.
We are subject to scheduled and sometimes unscheduled maintenance (lawn mowing, a plumbing problem, an electric brownout or blackout from a storm, etc.) but we will always advise you with as much advanced notice of impending maintenance before coming into your general area, unless we can't reach you, in which case we'll attend the need unannounced. Unscheduled maintenance emergencies may not allow much advanced notice and possibly none. Thank you for understanding.