$377 / night
Total guests, Nights

Luxury Mountain Cabin | Private Ranch | Views | Near Austin, Lake, Wineries – Home 571267 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Luxury Mountain Cabin | Private Ranch | Views | Near Austin, Lake, Wineries – Home 571267

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 mi
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner




Positioned atop a private 19 acre suburban ranch and wildlife management estate (one of the last sizeable acreages in the area), this large picturesque guest cabin is a remote-feeling oasis that boasts comfort and luxury, a natural setting, and wonderful views. Guests enjoy exclusive cabin use, with central access to Austin, Lakeway, Bee Cave and the hill country.

Unlike more primitive settings, the area surrounding this property offers excellent dining, entertainment, shopping, music, hiking and exploring, lake and water sports, golf and tennis, spa and health facilities, and many scenic area wineries. Close-by dining options begin at The Grove, just 1 mi away. Groceries are 1.5 mi. The Bee Cave Hill Country Galleria is 3 mi. The Lakeway Marina and Lake Travis are 4.9 mi. Downtown Austin, Congress Ave, and 6th street are 18 miles. The Hill Country with it's lakes, rivers, parks and springs surround.

Custom-constructed, fully furnished, and tech-equipped, this luxurious Texas lodge-style guesthouse incorporates central HVAC, a filtered water system, full-size refrigerator-freezer, high-speed WIFI, Spectrum cable HDTV, Roku, Apple TV, and washer-dryer. All amenities provided: towels, bedding, kitchen utensils, dish-ware, small appliances, etc.

Polished flooring, a large living area, full kitchen, dining, bedroom, Cal-king size bed, a large dual sink bathroom, and a spacious Roman decorative tile shower comprise the main level. A grand loft with 6 person dining/work table and reading area comprise the 2nd level. Fur, gun and mount displays, a sofa loveseat, a gas iron fireplace, and individual leather seating add further to an authentic Texas feel. Well-arranged tables, desks, and chairs make for excellent workstations during longer term and business stays.

The setting is vintage Texas: 19 acres, gated entry, private drive, scenic views, hand-crafted stone landscaping, and native wildlife...all without having to go off-the-grid at a remote location.


Stays limited to 2 adults over 28 yrs old. No pets.

Owners separately reside on the larger property and check-in all guests.

Great dining options surround! Please plan to dine out, and enjoy a break from cooking/cleaning!

To preserve cabin cleanliness, only beverages, fruits, salads, sandwiches, cereal, snacks, pre-prepared, frozen, pick-up/take-out, and nominal (light) cooking/warming/microwave usage is permitted.




See Rental Agreement for complete details.


Balanced perfectly for couples, this luxury accommodation is an excellent base to explore Lakeway, Austin, and the surrounding Texas Hill, Lake & Wine country. It is ideal for short or long-term stays, for anniversary trips, weekend escapes, local exploration and tours, or to visit area family and friends. Business travelers receive reduced rates for repeat stays.

The cabin is immaculately kept. Comfort, space and privacy, bird and wildlife observation (from the interior and exterior), high-country sunsets, starry nights, patio rockers, breezes, strolls, and panoramic views (with morning coffee or an evening bottle of wine) are among guest favorites.

Beyond the property, exploration and sight-seeing abound. Opportunities include hiking, parks and recreation, dining out, shopping, wineries, craft beer, BarBQ excursions, golf, music and concerts, downtown Austin (to observe the history, museums, State Capital, UT, Congress, 6th St, etc) and adventures into the Hill Country (for spring wildflowers, fall color, quaint towns and villages).

Lake Travis boating, jet-skiing, water-skiing, fishing, paddle boarding and sailing are all easily accessible via rental from the Lakeway Marina, 5 miles away.


Perhaps the best thing about the cabin is that it's location on a large estate makes it feel almost "off-the-grid", while nearby dining and other attractions confirm it is not. In this way, the cabin combines the best of remote hill country beauty and privacy with the conveniences and amenities of Lakeway, Bee Cave and Austin.

Upon entering the private main gate, the cabin is accessed via winding private drive, over seasonal wet/dry pond and creek, through fields and trees, then up a hillside with scenic views, guest parking, and outdoor hand-crafted stone walls, trees, landscaping and flowers.

The property is managed and overseen by an owner and resident team that care about the outdoors and all those that visit. Guest comfort is made a priority by all.


The cabin offers visitors a storybook Texas hill country feel (peaceful, independent and cozy), combined with wonderful lodge-style wildlife and mountain decor.

Upon entering, guests are greeted by a large main living area with high-gloss floors, stonework and area rugs, an antique-style gas iron fireplace (with instant "on-off" and operational 11/30 to 3/1), comfortable leather seating, separate sofa love seat, beautiful high pine wood ceilings, and various decorative guns, furs and mounts. Views through the panoramic windows are inspiring, peaceful and relaxing. Close-by feeders offer observation of birds, hummingbirds and wildlife from the comfortable interior.

A granite kitchen, large custom 2 sink bathroom with king-sized walk-in tile shower, 2 separate shower heads and seating, and cozy private bedroom add to a luxurious, charming and spacious feel. The decorated stairway, artwork and 2nd floor grand loft above--which overlooks the main living area below--allow for even more space to relax and enjoy. The loft boasts a large 6-person table for dining, work or small gatherings.

The cabin is outfitted with a Main Room 55" wall-mounted LED Cable HDTV, bathroom Cable TV, free high-speed WIFI throughout (allowing use of a tablet or laptop for bedroom reading or personal TV), and convenient work-spaces on 2 levels - all of which allow guests to check-in with the world, home, and office without missing a beat. A perfect place for TV sport watchers also.


Downtown Austin, Zilker Gardens, The University of Texas, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the Texas State Capitol complex are all within 15-20 mi. Austin Bergstrom International. Airport is 25 mi. The Lakeway Marina on Lake Travis is 4.9 mi. 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 mi (Flintrock Falls is across the street; check with each to determine eligibility). The Lakeway Regional Medical center is 5 min away (out of sight, but there if you need it). Groceries, dining and shopping are within 2 mi, and the Hill Country Galleria and Whole Foods are within 4 mi.

Day trips to Fredericksburg (1½ hrs), Marble Falls, Johnson City and the LBJ Ranch, Wimberley, and New Braunfels afford great opportunities to explore the wider Texas Hill Country. Longer term guests often venture out on the hill country trail, visiting historic towns, quaint shops and wineries - returning each evening with new discoveries and great Texas folklore.

Upon booking, our recommended Dining, Entertainment and Area Activity Options Guide (with links) is emailed to guests.


For water-minded guests, Lake Travis, the Lakeway Marina and the Lakeway resort pools are close (4.9 mi), the water is clear and clean, and the views are wonderful. Lake access is usually free (or the charge is nominal). Lake activity options (boating, paddle-boarding, jet-skiing, sailing, fishing, etc) are endless. Watercraft rentals are available by the hour with easy reservation procedures. 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 web search), then contacting and taking advantage of them will deliver the best water recreation to interested guests. No home pool could ever compare, and the property does not maintain a pool or hot tub.


ALL INQUIRIES should expect a request for additional info (to include 1st names, location, purpose of stay, and activities intended) before formal processing can occur.

We are a private ranch estate. Upon arrival all entrants must (1) check-in with owners and (2) sign a claim release and indemnity form. Guests who object to this, or who are unwilling to identify themselves (name, address, cell, email) upon booking, or who dislike fur, gun and mount displays, wildlife and/or the outdoors, should stay elsewhere. No check-ins after 9 PM.

No visitors beyond the 2 booked occupants. No parties. Wise resource use required. We conserve and recycle.

Stays beyond 7 nights require:

(1) an additional deposit (TBD by stay);

(2) additional cleaning service and fees.

For those interested in beautiful, well-kept accommodations, maintaining them during a stay, and performing simple pre-departure tidy-up, this is your place.

We pray Jesus Christ blesses all our guests with what He has entrusted to us.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • Trampoline
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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).

Interaction with guest

> We love our guests and want your stay the be the best! We live in a separate residence (approximately 75 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.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $1,000.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

OCCUPANCY AND USAGE IS LIMITED TO 2 ADULTS. Entry into the property by additional persons is prohibited absent express authorization by Owners. SMOKING, PETS AND/OR PARTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED.

Upon arrival, all guests must first check-in with owners and sign a release and indemnity agreement.

All guests are required to use resources wisely, take good care of the property, keep it clean, and tidy up before departure.

Check-in: 4pm. Check-out: 11 am.

See Rental Agreement for all conditions.


About the owner

Tj And Laurie K.
Calendar last updated:
17 Sep 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





4 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect getaway cottage”

Reviewed 19 Feb 2019

Todd and Laurie's cottage is a great place to getaway. Even though it is nestled into the Lakeway area, it sits on enough acreage that you feel as though you were miles out in the country. Very… More

Response from the owner Thank you! Your Trip Advisor review is much appreciated, as so many of our guests come to us via other vacation sites or through our own website. Our guests regularly tell us that the location is the perfect combination of urban-style amenities mixed with nature, space, and quiet, that for them, was so important to assuring a relaxing get-away. The availability of easy and close dining and entertainment, as well as excellent access for excursion into the Texas hill country, all from a luxury cottage, is an unbeatable recipe. Again, thank you, and please return any time!

“A Piece of Heaven”

Reviewed 23 Feb 2017

My husband and I were very lucky to have stayed at the beautiful Storybook Chateau. Everything from the warm welcome by Todd, to the absolutely beautiful scenery/location, and all the details in this … More

Response from the owner What an awesome review! I have said this repeatedly, but we have the best guests that stay with us! You guys did it right: You explored the area, the wine country, enjoyed the area's wonderful dining, and had great adventures! Your fun marriage and happiness is a great encouragement to us all! We hope to see you again! T & L

“Nice place, nice people”

Reviewed 8 Apr 2016

We stayed here for three nights during our short Texas vacation, very nice alternative for your standard hotelstay, friendly reception by the owners, lots of privacy, nice surroundings. Place was well equipped and very tidy. Would definitely recommend it.

Response from the owner Thank you! We enjoyed your stay with us!

“Wonderful Getaway”

Reviewed 7 Mar 2015

We completely enjoyed our 12 day stay at this cozy Lakeway Cabin. It was a wonderful place to spend quiet evenings watching the fire and relaxing in the living room. We walked the grounds, weather p… More

Response from the owner Thank you! Even during cold and inclement weather, there is still no better, more cozy place to be than the Cottage. The scenic views, custom interior and warm comfort of the fire stove create a one-of-a-kind experience of rest and renewal, and can be almost magical on chilly nights! We look forward to seeing you guys again!

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with TJ and Laurie (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send TJ and Laurie (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact TJ and Laurie (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view TJ and Laurie the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send TJ and Laurie (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send TJ and Laurie (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to TJ and Laurie (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from TJ and Laurie (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. TJ and Laurie (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call TJ and Laurie (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact TJ and Laurie (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send TJ and Laurie (the owner) a message.

If TJ and Laurie (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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