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

Welcome to the Mountain Cottage, a private Lakeway Estate's premier Guesthouse.
13 reviews
Welcome to the Mountain Cottage, a private Lakeway Estate's premier Guesthouse.
Wonderful views abound from various points on the Cottage's 20 acre property.
Guests enjoy large windows, polished floors...with incredible views and wildlife
Outdoors is the private cottage patio with relaxing Texas Hill country scenery.
Guests enjoy majestic views as they come and go during their stay.
The Storybook Cottage in the warm afternoon sunshine.
Cottage Exterior and Patio at dusk. Perfect for that evening glass of wine.
One of several work stations with an inspiring view
With available seating, this work station easily doubles for scenic downstairs dining
LED TV, Furs and wonderful automatic gas fire stove to warm your heart during the winter months
Stairway to the grand loft above with additional dining/conference/study table and seating for 6
The Cottage has a complete kitchen with island, gorgeous woodwork, granite, and excellent lighting
Polished granite countertops throughout the kitchen
The kitchen is complete with all appliances and dishwasher!
The kitchen's convenient location makes it easily accessible from all rooms
An evening in the kitchen with more subdued lighting
Decorated and comfortable, the Cottage main bedroom has a California King size bed, desk and closet
The Storybook Cottage boasts a spacious and immaculate 2 sink bathroom with granite counters
The bathroom counters and cabinets are custom. The walls are decorated vintage Texas hill country
The bathroom woodwork is truly amazing!
The expansive Cottage bathroom is actually 3 separate spaces, including separate Toilet Room
Cottage guests enjoy the spacious open shower with opaque window and natural light
The large shower has dual shower heads and built-in seating
Loft view across the Cottage. For select guests, loft is converted into an additional sleeping area
Grand loft for study, meetings, reading, entertaining, and larger dining with views of space below
Main Entry into the Estate property and to the Storybook Cottage
Interior and exterior, the Storybook Cottage is a private, quiet and peaceful place to get away
The Cottage patio stone work perfectly captures the essence of the Texas Hill country
Cottage guests enjoy a Chateau exterior, stone landscaping, open spaces, and private parking
The daytime skies and grounds are expansive, clean and beautiful!
A close-up of the front porch at the cottage. Note the mountain views reflecting in the windows.
An aerial view of the Storybook Cottage & hill country beyond. The owners' main house is top right.
Decorative Rock and Flower Display at main entry to the property
Spring views along your private drive to the Cottage
Overlooking the property and estate stable
Spring Garden Flowers on the property
Guests enjoy majestic sunsets off the Cottage porch
Automatic gas Firestone to enjoy during winter evenings
Spring Bluebonnets along private entry drive
Estate Garden, Barn, Pastures and Equestrian Arena
Stone pathway from Cottage to lookout point. Incredible views.
Property's private Pond to explore (stocked with bass, perch, catfish, giant goldfish)
Owner's paint horses grazing on the property
Property Creek and Spring.
Spring Poppies along the garden wall.
Stone path to cliff-top patio and fire pit.
Stone cliff-top patio. Great for an evening fire, star-gazing and a glass of wine.
Wildlife on the Property
Ranch estate Equestrian Arena where guests often get to observe the horses and/or training riders
Did we mention the sunsets that guests often experience from the Storybook cottage porch?
Overlooking the north section of property. 

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Entering the Lakeway Community
Enjoy the wonderful Grove restaurant just a short 1 mile from the cottage.
Experience the famous Oasis restaurant just 11 miles up RR 620 from your stay.
Central Texas wineries abound in the area.
Tours and Tastings at the various wineries are offered year-round.
Lake Travis is just 10 minutes from the estate guesthouse.
The Marina. 10 mins away. Enjoy the lake, but return to estate peace & privacy!
Incredible Lake Travis sunsets. Enjoy Lakeway restaurants, views & water sports
Rock Jumping at Lake Travis.
Golf courses also abound in the Lakeway area.
Explore nearby Rivers and Springs: Hamilton Pool. 16 miles.
Krause Springs. 18 miles.
Enchanted Rock and Fredericksburg are wonderful day trip adventures.
Whole Foods at the Beautiful Hill Country Galleria just 7 minutes away.
Downtown Austin Dining & Entertainment - 17 m from Lakeway's great restaurants.
Tour Texas' beautiful State Capitol Building; observe art and historic displays
While in Austin, see the Congress Ave evening Bat exodus.
The University of Texas. Beautiful campus. World class museums. LBJ library.
Enjoy Fall Football at DKR Memorial Stadium.
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Lakeway, Texas
TEMPORARY SUMMER DISCOUNT PRICE: $229/night (2 night minimum).
Normal Base Price: $329/night
You Save: 30%
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><> 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, spacious 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)!


1. A 100% 5 Star* Rated Property across all vacation site pl...
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Listing #FKN2561082
About the Owner
Todd K
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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

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

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

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

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 5:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
THIS IS A PREMIUM 5 STAR* PROPERTY WITH SELECT OWNER CONDITIONS. 2 PERSON OCCUPANCY LIMIT. This is not a group-gathering destination (for which different pricing would apply...
    1 Full bath
    1 King
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
USD 329
USD 1,999
USD 5,950
8 Apr 2018 -
31 Dec 2018
TripAdvisor DISCOUNT Rate
2 nights
USD 229
USD 1,499
USD 4,950
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: AU$203 / stay - Deposit
  • TripAdvisor Cleaning fee: AU$134 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Owners reserve the right to charge a larger cleaning fee, larger damage deposit and/or greater insurance coverage for stays longer than 2 days or for other reasons determined in Owners’ sole discretion.

Holiday/Event Rates (ACL, F1, SXSW, Backyard Music, Xmas, Easter, July 4, etc) may be higher in owner discretion.


INFO NEEDED. As part of the booking process, we require EACH guest's full name, email address, physical address, and cell phone number. A RESERVATION IS NOT FINAL WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION.

DIRECTIONS, ACCESS, AREA ACTIVITIES. After you book and pay, and your contact information is received and the reservation confirmed, we will send complete Directions and Access instructions, a roadmap of the property, and Lakeway Mountain's Select Summary of Surrounding Area Activities, Dining and Entertainment--identifying some of the best local options in each category.

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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), this property's location is ideal for a vacation home 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. The area also 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).
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Austin Bergstrom International: 40.0 km
Railway: Amtrak: 34.0 km
Getting to your stay with us is easy! We email you with written Directions, Access Instructions, and Maps. We are also available by phone or text prior to, and on the day of, your arrival should you have any questions or need further assistance.

Also, with a confirmed booking, the owners email an excellent summary of suggested Area Dining, Entertainment and Activities to help guests plan and enjoy their stay.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.
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