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Elegant Mountain Cottage on Large Scenic ATX Lakeway Estate (IDEAL H&W GETAWAY)

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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*ASK IF YOU QUALIFY FOR OUR SEASONAL SPECIALS* DURING JANUARY 2019: Select guests stay 3 consecutive nights for the price of 2! (Pre-approval required). Need EARLY CHECK-IN? Just inquire (often available as early as noon). ><> Hidden in the beautiful hills of Lakeway just west of the Austin City limits, this exquisite 'storybook' mountain-style estate cottage-guesthouse is a perfect spot for couples visiting or exploring the area. Perhaps one of the best things about it is that, while scenic and private, the property is not remotely located; it is actually right in the midst of some of the best dining, shopping, entertainment, music, recreation, lake, and leisure activities in the state (many under 5 minutes away)! ><> QUICK HIGHLIGHTS. 1. Nothing but 5 Stars* across all vacation si...*ASK IF YOU QUALIFY FOR OUR SEASONAL SPECIALS* DURING JANUARY 2019: Select guests stay 3 consecutive nights for the price of 2! (Pre-approval required). Need EARLY CHECK-IN? Just inquire (often available as early as noon). ><> Hidden in the beautiful hills of Lakeway just west of the Austin City limits, this exquisite 'storybook' mountain-style estate cottage-guesthouse is a perfect spot for couples visiting or exploring the area. Perhaps one of the best things about it is that, while scenic and private, the property is not remotely located; it is actually right in the midst of some of the best dining, shopping, entertainment, music, recreation, lake, and leisure activities in the state (many under 5 minutes away)! ><> QUICK HIGHLIGHTS. 1. Nothing but 5 Stars* across all vacation site platforms (See photos and reviews on this site and others). 2. Custom-built, elegant, and clean, this 1400 sq ft lodge-style mountain chateau is located on a nearly 20 acre Austin - Lakeway estate adorned with native flowers, deer, fox, bobcat and beautiful hill country song birds. 3. Guest access is via private entry onto exclusive estate drives (paved and gravel) with gorgeous views, marvelous stone landscaping, native wildlife, and periodically grazing show horses. After daily activities in the surrounding Lakeway - Austin area, this property offers a return to privacy, open spaces, scenic views, quiet walks, and natural surroundings. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the guest cottage for the duration of their stay. 4. The cottage interior is custom-furnished, with magnificent polished flooring, fully equipped kitchen, separate living, separate bedroom, king size bed, large elegant bathroom, and a grand loft above. A sofa loveseat, antique gas iron fireplace, and leather seating adorn the lower level living, and are accompanied by well-arranged tables, desks, & chairs (above and below) that double as excellent workstations for longer term and business stays. 5. Constructed in 2011 for owner guests, the mountain-style cottage is private, scenic and fully tech equipped. All utilities (A/C, heat, water, etc), amenities, towels, bedding, cooking utensils, dish-ware, appliances, high-speed WIFI, Blu-ray, Cable, HDTV, & Washer/Dryer are included. 6. The property is spacious, safe and peaceful, yet close to everything from Austin-Lakeway fine dining, entertainment, groceries, and shopping to Lake Travis water recreation, golf courses, wineries, spas, and health facilities. 7. Last, but not least, the cottage is immaculately cleaned and prepared for each guest. All stays are private and limited to 2 adults at a time. A RETREAT FOR COUPLES Balanced perfectly for couples, this property not only offers a large, beautiful, private retreat, but also serves as an excellent location base to explore Lakeway, Austin, and the surrounding Texas Hill & Wine country. It is well-suited to short or long-term stays, for anniversary trips, weekend escapes, local exploration and tours, or to visit area family and friends. The property also attracts business travelers, engineers, scientists, writers, artists and medical professionals on short or long term assignment. Based on guest reviews, it is the beauty, quiet, and spacious privacy of the cottage that gets the most appreciation. Additional high marks are given for active bird and wildlife observation (from the comfortable cottage interior, front porch, and other places on the property), watching the onset of sparkling high-country sunsets, then gazing up at starry nights, enjoying patio rockers, breezes, conversation and panoramic views (with a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine, of course), taking quiet walks on the property's private drives, or climbing the gentle path to the adjoining cliff-top patio to scan the horizon. Beyond the property, there is sight-seeing, hiking, dining out, shopping, wineries, craft beer, BarBQ excursions, golf, music and concerts, exploring Austin (history, museums, State Capital, UT, Congress and 6th Street, etc). Many guests enjoy the area spas and abundant Lake Travis water activities. Boating, jet-skiing, water-skiing, fishing, paddle boarding, sailing, etc are all available close by and accessible via the Lakeway Marina, a short 4.5 miles away. LOCATION AND ENTRY Perhaps the best thing about this property is that it is not remotely located. In fact, it is actually right in the midst of some of the best dining, shopping, entertainment, music, recreation, lake, and leisure activities in the state (many under 5 minutes away). After entering the main gate, the guest cottage is easily accessed via winding estate drives, over wet/dry pond and creek, through fields and trees, then up a hillside with scenic views, private guest parking, and outdoor hand-crafted stone walls and landscaping. COTTAGE ENVIRONMENT. The guest cottage offers visitors a vintage storybook Texas hill country feel (peaceful, independent and cozy), combined with wonderful interior lodge-style Hill Country wildlife and mountain decor. Upon entering the cottage, guests are greeted by an exquisite large main living area with high-gloss floors, stonework & area rugs, an antique-style gas iron fireplace (with instant 'on-off' and operational 11/30 - 3/1), comfortable leather seating, separate sofa love seat, beautiful high pine wood ceilings, and furs placed all around. The view and scenery back west through the panoramic windows is inspiring, peaceful and relaxing. Close-by feeders offer observation of area wildlife, birds and hummingbirds from the comfortable interior. A granite full kitchen, large custom bathroom (with king-sized walk-in decorative tile shower, 2 separate shower heads, & seating), and cozy private bedroom add to the relaxed, spacious feel and smartly designed charm of the place. The decorated stairway, artwork and 2nd floor grand loft above--which overlooks the main living area below--allow for even more space to explore and enjoy. The loft boasts a large 6-person table for dining, work or small gatherings. The cottage is outfitted with a Main Room 55' wall-mounted LED Cable HDTV, bathroom Cable TV flatscreen, free high-speed WIFI throughout (allowing use of a tablet or laptop for bedroom reading or personal TV), and convenient workspaces on 2 levels - all of which allow guests to easily check-in with the world, home, and office without missing a beat. The cottage is a perfect spot for weekend TV sport watchers also. Rolling pastures and trees, white rail fences, a one-of-a-kind working stone barn (and more) grace the larger property now devoted to native land preservation and private wildlife enhancement balanced with small footprints of organic agriculture and seasonal quarter-horses. OTHER ACTIVITIES AND LOGISTICAL INFO Longer term guests or those with day-trip opportunities often venture further west into the Hill Country for wildflower observation and tours of the more remote towns, villages, quaint shops and wineries - returning each evening to the guest cottage with great discoveries, plenty of stories, and fascinating historical data and Texas folklore. The cottage is only 4.5 miles from Lake Travis, 3.5 miles from the Lakeway Airpark and 25 miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport. The Lakeway Marina is 4.5 miles away (boats and jet skis can be rented by the hour) and lake activities are enjoyed year-round. Golf courses (including Falcon Head, Flintrock Falls, Yaupon and The Hills), as well as the World of Tennis facility, are all within 5 miles (check with each to determine eligibility). The new Lakeway Regional Medical center is 5 minutes away (out of sight, but there if you need it). Groceries, dining and shopping are within 2 miles, and the Hill Country Galleria and Whole Foods are within 4 miles. Downtown Austin, Zilker Botanical Gardens, The University of Texas, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the Texas State Capitol complex are all within 15-20 miles. Day trips to Fredericksburg (1½ hours away), Marble Falls, Johnson City and the LBJ Ranch, Wimberley, and New Braunfels afford great opportunities to explore the wider Texas Hill Country from this Lakeway base. With a confirmed booking, each guest is emailed an excellent summary of owner-suggested Area Dining, Entertainment and Adventures to help plan and enjoy the stay. AREA WATER (LAKE, SPRINGS AND POOL) RECREATION For water-minded guests, Lake Travis, the Lakeway Marina and the Lakeway resort pools are close (4.5 miles), the water is clean, and the views are wonderful. Lake access is usually free (or the charge is nominal) and lake options (boating, jet-skiing, sailing, fishing, etc) are endless and rentable by the hour. Access to the Lakeway resort pools (with poolside food, bar, etc) is usually secured with the purchase of a short massage or spa treatment there. Last, but not least, our beautiful area springs (Krause Springs, Hamilton Pool, and Barton Springs) are literal oasis's, presenting yet another incredible water recreation opportunity. Considering these (via google search), contacting and taking advantage of them will deliver the best of both private estate cottage and water recreation to interested guests. No home pool could ever compare, and the cottage property does not maintain one. FINAL NOTES The owners love PETS. However, for various reasons (including pet safety, allergy concerns of other guests, and compatibility issues with existing animals and property wildlife), guest PETS are not permitted. Additional visitors beyond the 2 booked occupants are not permitted without advance notice & owner approval. Beyond the 2 booked occupants, no additional persons may sleep over. No parties are permitted. The property is scenic and beautiful, but largely landscaped and maintained in a natural state. Changing seasons, short and long-term weather patterns and events (heat, cold, rain, drought, flood, etc) will affect appearance, conditions on the property and in surrounding areas. NOTE: Texas’ climate includes regular periods of drought. All utilities, especially water, must be used wisely and conservatively to preserve resources and protect our aquifers. WE THANK ALL OUR GUESTS IN ADVANCE FOR DOING SO! A standard release and indemnity agreement is required of all guests upon arrival. Thanks for visiting us at this website. We welcome questions, and hope to welcome you to a wonderful stay at the storybook cottage!More
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About the Owner
Todd K
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
Interaction with guests
We love our guests and want your stay the be the best! We live in the main house (approximately 100 yards away) and are available in person and/or by phone or text to answer questions and assist with your stay. We may say hello and chat if we encounter you exploring the property, but otherwise respect your privacy. ><>
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We had a wonderful stay at Majestic Austin Lakeway Guesthouse. It is on a very private estate in the hill country west of Austin. It's quiet, clean, and has easy access to Austin and Lake Travis. Todd was a gracious host and very accommodating. Would...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Dshaker
Management response:Responded 31 May 2018

Thank you! You were wonderful guests. Please return anytime.

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Staying here left us feeling completely relaxed and at peace due to the quiet, the hilltop location, and the view! The serenity washed over us when we sat in the rockers on the porch as the sun set with a gentle breeze stirring the trees....More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank 14travelalot
Management response:Responded 9 April 2017

These guests are 5 Star! Thanks for your kind comments! You are welcome back anytime.

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

What a gorgeous cottage! Vey relaxing and rejuvenating. Todd and Laura made us feel at home the moment that we met them. Very down to earth and accommodating. We enjoyed our afternoon walks and seeing different creatures around the property - Buck, their dog, birds,...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Hazel S
Management response:Responded 24 May 2016

We are continually blessed with the most wonderful travelers and guests who stay at the cottage! For us, as owners, there is no better reward than hearing encouraging words from you, and knowing that your stay has been rejuvenating! That will always be our goal...More

Reviewed 24 September 2015

My husband and I spent a long weekend at this guest house. The place was spotless and had everything we could possibly need. The property is well maintained and the view from the front porch is lovely. We enjoyed sitting in the rocking chairs in...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Laurie_in_Houston
Management response:Responded 25 September 2015

Thank you for your kind comments. You were great guests! And you are right: The Cottage is an awesome place of escape, with super views and privacy, yet near to everything! Please do come back!

Reviewed 2 July 2015

The cottage was beautifully crafted and well appointed... Grand and yet cozy! This little slice of the hill country was like having our own private park for taking a walk and enjoying nature. Lakeway is a lovely community and Austin is only a few miles...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Lil8121
Management response:Responded 9 July 2015

The beauty, privacy and space is one of the many great things that the cottage has to offer! It's hard to believe that fine dining and entertainment is also just around the corner! Thanks for staying with us, and we look forward to having you...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Trampoline
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Good Nightlife
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
This beautiful property, while spacious and private, is not remotely located. Perfectly nestled in the scenic hills of Lakeway just west of the Austin City limits (central downtown Austin is approximately 18 miles), the property is an ideal getaway. It's westside (of Austin) venue makes it higher and dryer, with splendid views, cleaner air, plenty of natural setting, and more average days of sun than central Austin. But beyond the views and setting, the area has great dining, shopping, entertainment, music, recreation, lake, and leisure activities (many under 5 minutes away)! Regular guest favorites include the outdoors, dining out, shopping, wineries, craft beer and BarBQ excursions, exploring Lakeway-Austin, and enjoying Lake Travis.
Getting around
You should definitely have a car in order to fully enjoy all that the area has to offer. Driving is a wonderful experience in the hill country (with hills, winding roads, and beautiful scenery).
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