Ski Shores - Kingsland, TX
Max occupancy: 12 (10 adults)
1 King Bed,
2 Queen Bed,
2 Double Bed,
4 Twin Bed
2 dog max
508 Riverside, Kingsland, TX 78639
NEW LISTING! Dog-friendly lakefront home with private sun deck and boat lift!
Ski Shores sits on the popular Upper Colorado Arm of Lake LBJ, featuring an open living/dining/kitchen area, as well as an indoor sun porch for easy relaxation, all with spectacular water views. The kitchen boasts all new appliances, a bar with seating, and a large table. Outdoors, a new boat dock (completed July 2017), features a covered boat slip with lift (rated to 6000 lbs), a dual jet ski ramp, as well as an upper sun deck. Two complimentary kayaks are available for guest use. A deck stretches across the back of the home, which is perfect for outdoor dining and watching the sunrise. A shaded back yard is a perfect place for kids and pets to run around and play.
This home boasts a great location on the shore of the Colorado River, perfect for water fun including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, boating, swimming, fishing, and more! Fun day trips are possible to nearby Inks Lake State Park and Longhorn Cavern State Park, while conveniences in Kingsland are also a short drive away.
Things to know
This home is not available for special events such as bachelor parties, fantasy football drafts, prom, homecoming or senior graduation parties.
Nightly dog fee applies
Washer/dryer : Private
Gas grill : Private
All is as advertised. The house is clean, airy, and bright. Beds are comfortable and there are plenty of dishes and tools for cooking. The grill also reliable and works well. I recommend this home.
We stayed at the Ski Shores home for a few nights in late March - it was my husband and me, his mother and our three young kids. We were very impressed with the home, from the decor and modern look to the amazing view out the back windows and deck. Our kids were so excited to stay in the room with the bunk beds and ping pong table. It has its own bathroom, as well, which was an added bonus. All the rooms have shades that pull down and block enough light that it's not too bright in the morning. There were added items like board games, puzzles, and a handful of life jackets. All the rooms were really well done -- clean, modern, and really tasteful. The lake and country feel in the decor was consistent throughout. We loved it.
We used the kayaks, which were easy to load into the water with the automatic ramp (sorry I'm not sure what it's called!), and when the water warms up we will be back with our boat and use the lift there. It's super convenient!
There is a spot to make a fire down by the water, which we used as well, and the top deck over the dock is nice this time of year to sit above the water and enjoy the view. I think it would be really hot in the summer time, though, because it's all metal and there is no shade. The actual deck off the house looks like it would have some shade from the trees, however, and you can always sit in the shade near the water as well, as there are a few chairs and a barrel/table.
The only suggestions for the owners I would have would be to fix the locks on the doors, because they can be tricky to get to lock the front door and back deck door padlocks. The front door padlock would stick occasionally, too, making it hard to unlock. Also, maybe some kind of locking gate (or optional stair gate) for the deck stairs so you can sit and enjoy your coffee without worrying about your toddler who likes to explore down to the water. (since there is no fence blocking the water once you're down the stairs)
There was a local cat that liked to visit, at least while we were there. My kids loved him and we found the owner so he's not a stray, but if you are bringing your dogs just be aware that this could be a visitor there who tries to come into the house! :)
The house next door, and I believe the next few houses, really, are all rentals as well that turned over a couple of times with different large party groups while we were there. It didn't bother us at all but it's something to be aware of if you're sensitive to it. The house next door is built as a party house and attracts the large groups, and there is not much space between the two houses so you could really have a conversation with them if you wanted from the back decks. Again, it didn't bother us and even at night when we went to bed early and they stayed up with music, we were able to sleep with no problem. (so I think the house is at least well insulated!)
Overall we had a great visit and highly recommend this location. Thanks for sharing your home with us. We will be back!
Hi Kristen, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate your feedback and we will make sure the locks are properly addressed so as not to pose further issues. Thank you for staying with us!
Sara R left a 5 star rating after their recent trip to Kingsland, TX.
Ski Shores was a great central location for our family to meet for Thanksgiving. The house was the perfect set-up for our 4 generations ranging from 4 to 80 years old. The kitchen was well equipped to handle the holiday meal preparation. The living area is very open and has a great flow for a large group to spread out both inside and out. (Note that lack of grate and screen prevented us from being able to use the fireplace inside.). The bedrooms are spacious with very comfortable beds and the bathrooms have been adequately updated. We loved using the outdoor fire pit. The only drawback is that you are very close to the neighbors with dogs who bark whenever you walk outside - but then settle down, so it wasn’t a big problem. Would love to go back in the summer when we could take full advantage of the waterfront location.
We are sorry to see our guest expected to have use of the fireplace. This is not an advertised amenity for safety reasons. Thank you!
Jason J left a 5 star rating after their recent trip to Kingsland, TX.
This was a perfect get away for our friend group! The house is perfectly stocked with all the essentials and more. Highly recommended!
Catherine E left a 5 star rating after their recent trip to Kingsland, TX.