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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.
What’s nearby: 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 Free WiFi
2 dogs welcome in this home. No other animals are allowed without specific Vacasa approval.
Parking notes: No more than six vehicles/trailers.
Dock details: Covered boat slip, boat lift (rated up to 6000 lbs.), and dual jet ski lift available.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Nearby activities & attractions
Gas grill : Private
Ashley T.Mar 2022
There were so many more personal family comforts in the actual house than the description which added to the sense of luxury: dozens of fun games/puzzles, an Alexa, extra cozy throw blankets, a fusbol table plus a pool table hidden beneath the ping pong table with all the supplies! The window shades were perfect black out for sleep, the beds were comfortable and I even appreciated the heater fan in the bathroom post shower. There is a sweet little river offshoot a few houses away that was fun to kayak when the river was too windy for younger kids. My very curious, escape artist dog was completely foiled by the excellent fencing in the back yard, too. Great place to relax, enjoy the sunrise, and bond with the family. It is pricy but they don't skimp on anything.
marcia n.Nov 2021
everything was perfect, house was clean, plenty of room for all 5 adults , 2 teens and 2 dogs. Loved the fire pit, we did bring extra firewood. Alittle too chilly for the kayaks but the boys did get out to use them one day, we really liked it.
Cheryl E.Nov 2021
Great house layout and outdoors was amazing. Some pet smells/hair (mainly in bunkhouse room.) Would still stay here again. I'd love to come back in the summer and fully enjoy the water. We rented a boat and used the lift no problem. Took the kayaks out for a spin as well. There was a hammock as well that was a nice bonus.
We loved reading about your visit, Cheryl. We appreciate your feedback about the pet hair and will review it with our local housekeeping team. We hope you'll visit again very soon.
Todd M.Oct 2021
What a great place to stay. Really clean. Great/easy access to water. Firepit and chairs are really comfortable and great for a chat with friends and family. Love the layout of house with view of the water. Will definitely stay here again!
Jennifer M.Sep 2021
House slept everyone comfortably. We’d stay again. Our local property manager Melissa was great with communication and helpful.
Heather D.Aug 2021
We loved this vacation home! This house is small but provides the perfect setting for a busy day on the lake. The kids loved the double decker boat dock where they could jump off the top. The stretch of the river was gorgeous and perfect for waterskiing, tubing, etc. The inhouse amenities were nice including a nice kitchen, large table for eating, propane grill, etc. We hope to be back!
Marc H.Jul 2021
Great house and layout. Parking can be tight.
Karen L.Jun 2021
Perfect size house for our whole family. Wonderful to be right on the water. And the pool table was a hit!
Joseph W.Jun 2021
This place has everything you need to have a relaxing weekend! We’ll be back
LeAnne S.May 2021
This home has all the amenities you would want for a wonderful lake weekend getaway. The interior is decorated perfect for a lake home and the outside area and dock make enjoying the lake even easier. Would highly recommend this home and will definitely rent again!
Chad S.May 2021
This is a great house for family vacations. The refrigerator was not working when we arrived, but was fixed within a couple of hours of requesting service. The fire pit had holes in the bottom of it and screen was broken. But otherwise, house was clean, boat lift worked properly, and yard was in good shape.
Hi Chad, thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Ski Shores. We're delighted to hear that yu had a great time and enjoyed the home, though we would like to apologize for the times that needed some TLC. We appreciate you bringing these to our attention and have passed this information to the local manager for review. We hope to host you again soon for another great vacation!
Taylor M.Mar 2021
This house was great for us! We wanted an easy and safe Spring Break escape. Close to marina for boat and jet ski rentals. Kids played everyday out on the floating Lilly pad. Plenty of room for 10 people!
Jerome N.Jan 2021
This house is spectacularly located on the Colorado river, with beautiful views and direct access. We used the kayaks and swam, even with the cold weather!
The house is well furnished, and the kitchen is equipped with everything you need - although the carving knives could be sharper (or a new knife sharpener could be provided).
The large kids room is excellent, but unfortunately does not have heating, so in the winter it would benefit from some sort of heating system.
Kim C.Nov 2020
Spent Thanksgiving at Ski Shores with our family. Clean and comfortable home. We loved the fire pit area in the evening!
Lori S.Oct 2020
We had a great time here. The house was SO nice, the lili pad was fun, the kayaks were a great addition. The house was beautiful with enough space for everyone. It had all the utensils/amenities you could need. We will definitely go back!
*The biggest room w/all the bunkbeds has its own bathroom, but whomever installed the shower installed the bottom, metal lip backwards so that anytime someone showers, it leaks pretty badly. Just a heads up in case you're planning to use that shower.
*The deck / boat slip is RIGHT NEXT to the deck / boat slip next door. No one was there all week, so it was fine. But then a big group was there over the weekend. Luckily they were nice and fun, but I can imagine it'd be awkward if your neighbors weren't as friendly.
Thank you for your review, Lori. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our home. We have reached out to our local manager with your comments. Thank you for bringing them to our attention. We hope to host you again soon!
Tammy S.Sep 2020
This house is a great place to stay on Lake LBJ. House was very comfortable and felt like home away from home. Lots of room for our family get together. Had a blast watching all the boats from the dock when not out in the lake.
Would recommend for sure!
Kelly P.Aug 2020
Enjoyed the homes layout and boat dock. Plenty of room for everyone and a beautiful lakeview. We would love to rent again soon!
Ashley S.Aug 2020
Such a great weekend with friends celebrating at the lake house. We had plenty of space for a group of 10 plus our pup to stay comfortably. The outdoor amenities were fantastic with access to kayaks, a lily pad for floating, viewing dock, fire pit and grill - we never wanted to leave. It's the perfect mix of relaxation but still having plenty of activities. Highly recommend, we will be back again!
Stacey L.Jul 2020
The house was awesome!! Absolutely nothing needs to be changed. It was perfect in every way for our family
Dana M.Jul 2020
This was our second time to stay in the Ski Shores House. It is great. The house has plenty of room and the outside has great shade in the afternoon. Everything was super clean and easy to find in the house. The kids loved the lily pad and they caught a ton of perch off the dock. It has a great dock with a boat slip that held our boat with no problem. We would definitely stay there again.
Laura D.Jul 2020
Our crew had a great weekend at Ski Shores. Very clean, exactly as advertised. Super manager and housekeeper too!
Chris H.Jul 2020
The house was great for two families with a total of 9 people (There was even one bedroom that went unused). While the house was great, we spent most of our time in the yard shaded by a beautiful big tree or on the dock enjoying the breeze coming off the river. We used the boat slip for a boat that we rented a couple of days of the trip. Also enjoyed downtime hanging out and swimming at the house on the day without a boat rental.
Elle T.Jun 2020
The home was great! The backyard was our favorite and absolutely ideal! 10/10 for sure 😊
Donna H.Jun 2020
Went to Ski Shores with my daughters and their families -- total of 6 adults and 6 children, ages ranged from 7-68. This was a wonderful place for the kids, of whatever age, to play in the water, kayak, fish, "surf" on the Lily Pad as the waves from passing boats and jet skis came to shore and swim. Rented a boat one day, so the kids enjoyed tubing and playing on the sandbar. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would highly recommend it to others. The layout was ideal -- especially the kids' room, where every child had their own bed with plenty of room to spread out. The worst thing about our trip was having to leave!
Patrick H.Jun 2020
The location is great located on the quite end of the Lake. Beautiful spot!
Neissa S.Jun 2020
This lake house was exceptional! It was spacious, comfortable, beautiful and it had everything we needed to have a perfect girlfriend getaway! I would definitely stay again!
Michael A.Jun 2020
We visited Ski Shores for a few peaceful weekdays. House was clean, well maintained and very comfortable. The kids loved the added touch of the foosball table. Grounds were well maintained and shade from the trees was an added bonus. Extra dock space for water activities would have been nice. All in all a great place to relax and unwind for a few days.
Shae W.Mar 2020
This home is great. The views are amazing and don't let the size of the home fool you. It appears to be small but all of these bedrooms are large as well as the kitchen and living space. You will spend all day just gazing at the lake.
Hongwei D.Jan 2020
We love this place! It includes everything you need on the road. Rooms are very clean and big. Waterfront views are fantastic. Wish we spend more time to stay.
Ronald P.Oct 2019
Very good property! Loved the river the access, the neighborhood is quite and safe
The house is well equipped
Natalie M.Oct 2019
I just returned from a long weekend with my 2 brothers and 2 sisters and a couple of spouses at Ski Shores. We had a great time. Loved the float pad, the kayaks, the back yard, everything about the house worked well for our group. The house is very clean and fresh and the pictures are a good representation. Thank you Ski Shores! We may return next year.
Dana N.Sep 2019
I gave the property 5 stars because it greatly exceeded my expectations. In pictures (and even from the outside in person) the property looks tiny, but inside it is open, clean, updated and very comfortable. We really enjoyed our time there and hated to leave. It was an extra bonus to have the ping-pong table (fun!) and the kayaks. The fact that it's dog-friendly is even better -- especially with the fenced in yard and no worries about anyone escaping! We will definitely be coming back and have already recommended the property to a friend.
Bridgett S.Sep 2019
Very well kept, peaceful house! Beautiful property with lots of space. Only one minor issue, kitchen sink faucet needs replaced, sprayer feature does not disengage when released.
Marty M.Aug 2019
We have rented this house before and love the layout plus access to the lake. However the dishwasher’s top rack is semi broken and needs fixing. The patio door has opening/closing issues. TV cable instructions don’t match the service provider and need updating. Lastly the kitchen bar and dining lights need a dimmer. It’s too bright when playing cards/games at night. Everything else is great and the property is always so clean.
Kathleen K.Aug 2019
Home was well kept, clean and had everything we needed to make our 4 day stay very enjoyable. Wonderful waterfront location. The only thing we noticed that was "off" was an unpleasant odor at the entry of the bonus / game / bunkroom. Maybe the AC system?
We inspected the home for any unpleasant odors and were unable to find anything. We do apologize for whatever odor you were experiencing while staying with us. We hope to see you again, Kathleen!
Cyndy R.Jul 2019
This was our 2nd at this property. Great location, water and property. Plan on coming back..
Brenda L.Jul 2019
Great location, comfortable home. Great trip.
Ashley V.Jun 2019
We had a group of 10 adults (ages 24-33) visit Ski shores for the weekend. Beautiful view from the patio, sun deck, float pad and kayaks were awesome. Kitchen had everything you possibly needed to cook and all appliances worked great. House was very clean and bedding and beds were great. A couple maintenance issues arose (middle bath wouldn’t drain and back door absolutely would not stay shut - even when you slammed it. Let out the cool air and in lots of bugs). Before renting you should know that this home is VERY close to the house on the right. If you are on the sundeck or patio you are right on top of each other but it was okay for us since the people renting next door didn’t mind our noise and music. List of parking space too which was nice (fit 6 vehicles no problem). Overall would rent again if back door problem gets fixed!
Thank you for your review, Ashley! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We have scheduled maintenance for the back door and the bathtub drain to ensure that these issues are resolved for future guests!
Bianca C.Jun 2019
What a great view and vacation. This is our second time staying at this home in the past two years. We really enjoyed the space the house provided for our group of 10, the float pad, the cleanliness, and clean water. This time around, there seemed to be a few small maintenance issues that detracted from the overall experience. The back door was very difficult to close and our group spent a lot of time chasing people out to ensure the door was closed. The guest bath in the bunk room leaked a lot through shower door. The upper deck jump gate was locked so we could not do that this time around. Finally, there didn’t seem to be enough plates for all of us...we luckily brought paper plates and avoided having to do dishes every meal. Overall we would definitely return but hope that these items will be addressed. No show stoppers by any means. You will enjoy the views and the time with family and friends.
Thank you for your review, Bianca! We greatly appreciate guest feedback and are sorry to read you had some hiccups with your stay. The back door and shower are scheduled to be fixed, and we did have to lock up the upper jump deck for safety purposes due to the low water level. We hope to see you again!
Connie B.Apr 2019
Spacious and good layout with bedrooms in front. Comfy bed. Housekeeping was excellent! Clean and fresh when we arrived. The view from the windows is great. Quiet peaceful sunrises were very nice. Eating on upper dock was great. Short drive to HEB. Beautiful road full of wildflowers leading to the secluded neighborhood. Fenced yard for pets and little ones except for lakefront. Shade tree makes it really pleasant outside. Loved paddling down the river in the kayaks with an easy kayak launch. Each bedroom had a tv and ceiling fan. Conveniently close to the water making it easy to carry food, etc. to upper dock. Plenty of chairs too! Houses are very close together but no one was on either side. Caught a couple of fish. We went to nearby Longhorn Cavern State Park and kayaked and canoed across Inks Lake to Devils Hole. We had a wonderful time!
Marilyn C.Apr 2019
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.
Kristen W.Mar 2019
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!
Heidi F.Nov 2018
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!
Mardigan M.Sep 2018
This was a perfect get away for our friend group! The house is perfectly stocked with all the essentials and more. Highly recommended!