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Private Log Cabin for 2, lake cove, 26 acresOpen the door, smile, sigh. A restored cabin for two with special comforts, seclusion, detached screened porch/fireplace. There is ONLY ONE guest cabin on 26 acres with a sandy Lake Travis shoreline perfect for kayaking. A serene sunrise on the porch with a pastoral view towards the lake and your 'cuppa' begins the day. Central A/C, clawfoot tub/shower, cotton bedding, duvet, robes, homemade cookies. Propane grill. See the night sky and relax in the shade of the aged oak at the cove. Roam free.
Luxury, Relaxing, Waterfront Villa on the IslandLuxurious, Relaxing, Resort-style, Waterfront Villa with a gorgeous balcony and beautiful lake view. Enjoy breathtaking sunrise and sunset views on the water in a peaceful and quiet setting. Scenic views with deer all over the place. A great romantic getaway with your partner or family. Elegant swimming pools, hot tubs. Many amenities on the island will keep you engaged and entertained. Enjoy a dinner at the island restaurant experiencing a beautiful sunset while you eat. Boat rentals close by
Panoramic views of Lake Austin high in the hills.This is a beautiful 3 bedroom home (2000+ sq/ft) with breathtaking panoramic views of Austin, Lake Austin, and Mansfield Dam. I have a 1GB internet connection so it's great for working remotely. It is a very relaxing home with an absolutely amazing view!! The outdoor areas of the house are what really make it special. House comes with access to private park on Lake Austin. The house is 50 minutes to COTA and 30 minutes to Zilker Park (ACL) and downtown Austin.
One of the Lone Star State’s most popular lake destinations, Lake Travis sprawls 20 miles northwest of Austin in the Texas Hill Country. Expect waterfront restaurants, renowned golf courses, and aquatic adventures on the 64-mile-long reservoir, which has 270 miles of shoreline. Ranches and open green space girdle it, along with four lively communities serving commuters to the state capitol. But visitors mostly gravitate toward the lake’s beauty and bustling social scene.
Cyclists, however, gear up for the undulating granite and limestone hills, part of a fractured plateau, blanketed by parklike open oak forests. World-class road-racers celebrate this terrain as among the world’s best places to ride. The Mansfield Dam Loop remains an especially popular road route: adrenalin seekers can hit speeds of 60 mph on the infamous Tumbleweed Hill. (Don’t worry, there’s a bypass for less gonzo cyclists!) Pump up your tires — and legs — early on weekend mornings to avoid heavy car traffic.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is 30 miles southeast of Lake Travis. At the terminal, you’ll find an array of rental car companies, plus fleets of limos, shuttles, and rideshares. After arriving at the lake, most visitors hop on a boat as soon as they can. Canoes, kayaks, and standup paddleboards linger closer to shore. Venture out further with a sailboat, houseboat, racing boat, or luxury yacht, all available to rent. Thirteen ramps cater to folks who bring their own vessels.
The climate stays relatively moderate year-round, and Lake Travis never closes, except during extreme weather events. It boasts around 300 days of sunshine annually, and summer highs can creep into the mid-90s Fahrenheit. But don’t sweat the thermometer — Lake Travis averages 78 degrees throughout the year. And it also has 118.2 square miles of water to cool off in. That said, the humidity can get intense from June to August, making the most popular months to visit September to October and March to May.
June does bring the new Lake Travis Film Festival, however, with screenings in Lakeway and Bee Canyon. The area also makes a big splash with its Fourth of July fireworks. And visitors base themselves here for March’s SXSW, August’s Pride celebrations, and October’s City Limits Music Festival, all in Austin.
A 19th-century criminal spurred the city to keep its residents safe by flooding its streets with light from 165-foot-tall towers. Today 13 of the 31 delicate original structures remain and are protected on the National Register of Historic Places. Visiting over the winter holidays? Don’t miss the Zilker Park tower’s transformation into one of the world’s largest Christmas trees.
Seventeen miles southeast of Lake Travis stands this tribute to a 19th-century German portrait sculptor. Elisabet Ney moved to Austin in 1882 and spent the rest of her life working in this museum, one of the state’s oldest. The limestone building itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has some neoclassical elements, along with landscaping and wildflowers attractive to pollinators.
Shade trees and lush lawns make this lakeside oasis a favorite among picnickers. Surprisingly, it also ranks among Central Texas’s top scuba spots. Divers can explore boat wrecks and submerged sculptures ― and those with advanced certification can descend into a dramatic underwater canyon.