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Lake Austin Guesthouse -- Family Friendly Retreat -- Saltwater Pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom/2 Bath Guesthouse On Lakefront Estate

Lake Austin Guesthouse is part of a unique, 4+ acre family estate with 300 feet of lakefront and offers privacy, beauty, and comfort. It sleeps 6 and is perfect for two couples or a small family. The guesthouse is attached to our main house, separated by a large breezeway and courtyard for privacy. We live on-site and want our guests to enjoy the lake and feel at home. The guesthouse provides a great opportunity to get-away and relax while offering a variety of activities for all ages. We offer a saltwater swimming pool and spa, outdoor fire-pit, hot tub, and easy access to the lake. Bring your boat or jet skis and use our extra boat slip. The guesthouse is located on the best stretch of Lake Austin for skiing/wakeboarding and fishing.

We offer weekly and monthly discounts, please ask! No weddings or large events allowed.

City of Austin License # OL 2014007836

More Details

Lynda & Marq Jones
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Lynda & Marq Jones

We have owned our lakefront estate since 1991 and have raised our children and pets here. Recently retired, we live here full-time so are on-site if you need any assistance.

Lynda & Marq Jones purchased this guest house in 1991

Why Lynda & Marq Jones chose Horseshoe Bend Estates

Lake Austin Guesthouse sits in Happy Hollow, a private estate on the upper end of Lake Austin, near Lakeway. The scenic road to our property passes through two miles of the Balcones Canyonland Preserve. With great consideration we keep the grounds as organic and native as possible and maintain the house with green building materials and green cleaning products.

What makes this guest house unique

Our gated property is unique and upon entry feels like you are stepping back in time, into an enchanted place. The entire estate is mostly shaded with large, hundred year-old live oak and pecan trees, native to Texas. The setting is semi-rural, private, yet two minutes away from all the amenities a guest could need.

Our boat dock, with two boat slips, has a large deck above and one open slip for our guests. So bring your boat and enjoy the best stretch of water on Lake Austin.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation guest house rental in Horseshoe Bend Estates, Texas

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full baths, master bath has large walk-in shower. Upstairs bath has tub/shower combo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 double
    Living Room - 1 queen , Queen futon with foam topper.
  • Master bedroom is on the main floor with a new king size bed, built-in desk, walk-in closet, and private bath. The upstairs bedroom has a king bed, full-size sleeper sofa (American Leather), a built-in desk, private deck, walk-in closet and full bath. Living room has queen futon with foam topper and shares the bath downstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Guests are encouraged to enjoy the saltwater pool and spa, the lakeside patio and fire-pit area (when burning is permitted), plus the hot tub and dock. We have two kayaks and one canoe. Bring your own boat and use the extra boat slip. Boat rental available in the area. Check -in 4 p.m. Check-out noon.


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Lake Austin Guesthouse -- Family Friendly Retreat -- Saltwater Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 66 reviews

Wonderful Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this lovely guest house last weekend and had a wonderful. The guest house is situated right next to the pool and has a beautiful view of the lake. Lynda and Marq were very accommodating and helpful. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing us! We enjoyed your family and look forward to seeing you later this summer when the lake is a little warmer!!
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Beautiful place to getaway

  • 5 of 5

Marq and Lynda did a great job. Upon arrival, even though it was late, they greeted us to show us around the place. The property was extremely nice with direct access to Lake Austin that had a pier. Also, the pool/hot tub was fantastic. We had intentions of renting a boat for Saturday but decided the pool was just fine. Lakeway Golf Courses were 3 miles away which was great for a group of guys looking for a few rounds of golf. Restaurants were in close proximity as well if you wanted to get out for a nice dinner and a few drinks. Definitely will return. Thank you very much

  • Submitted: 1-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property on Lake Austin

  • 5 of 5

Our stay of 28 glorious days at The Lake Austin Guesthouse @ Happy Hollow was, as my wife put it, “the best extended stay we’ve ever experienced anywhere in the world”. The tranquility and peacefulness of the property, with all the extra touches the owners provide, was outstanding. We planned our trip to Austin to coincide with bluebonnet season and we were not disappointed. The Guesthouse is situated on the west side of Austin near Lakeway and the Mansfield dam making it quite easy to visit the neighboring towns of Wimberly, Johnson City and Fredericksburg. Whether staying only a few nights or for an entire month you will not be disappointed. We’ve already made reservations for next year. Thanks Marq and Lynda for making our stay so wonderful!!

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Walking out onto the lawn and down to the boat dock was sublime. From the swing and adirondack chairs under the pecan tree where we had morning coffee with the view of the river to the perfectly situated pool and hot tub we enjoyed every bit of it. The kitchen had everything our family needed and we also enjoyed movies, games on the lawn, jumping off the second story of the boat dock and watching our dog play with the owners amazing bloodhound, Lady Bird. Marq and Lynda were the perfect hosts and we enjoyed the firepit and a glass of wine with them on our final night. Thank you for a great get away - we will be back!

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we decided to list our guesthouse with VRBO we identified our ideal guests: families like yours. Truly a pleasure to host you! Thanks for choosing to stay here....please visit us again.
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for opening your home to my family! We had a great relaxing get away! Everything was perfect! Ladybird is so sweet!!! We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Creating space for families to retreat and enjoy down time together brings us great joy. So glad you stayed with us!
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Girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place . So relaxing with everything you need to have a wonderful time. Grocery store is quite close and the drive into downtown Austin is only 30 minutes. The owners are awesome hosts and the property is beautiful.

  • Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes! This is the perfect retreat for a girls' weekend. Hope to see you soon!
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Hills & Lakeway, Falconhead, UT Club, Lakecliff,
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Ranch Road 620
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
La Verona & Santa Catarina
Nearest Ski
On Site Water Skiing
Car: necessary

Our Lake Austin Guesthouse is located in the heart of a recreational mecca. Boating, golfing, hiking, fishing, etc., the area offers activities for the entire family. We are located just a short drive from downtown Austin for those who want to hear live music, attend events at the University of Texas or Circuit of the Americas, and anything else Austin has to offer. For travelers with a private airplane, the Lakeway Airpark (3R9) is four miles away and we can arrange pick up. We are located west of the city with easy access to the Hill Country for scenic drives, day trips to Fredericksburg, Enchanted Rock, San Antonio and Willow City Loop.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation guest house rental in Horseshoe Bend Estates, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season 2018
May 24 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$128.17
Additional Guest Fee C$64.09
Pet Fee C$38.45
Damage Deposit C$384.51

Check-in 4 p.m. Check-out noon. Rental of thirty days or more is not subject to state hotel taxes. Winter Texans please call for prices. No weddings or large events allowed.

Pet fee: $25/dog -- 2 max.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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