USA Texas Austin Listing #21521

Waterfront Wonder - Austin, TX

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27 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Chic riverfront home with private dock to the Colorado River!

Your next Austin adventure awaits at this chic and serene riverfront home! Perfect for a family trip or a couples getaway, you will find a host of luxurious amenities throughout the rental including tall ceilings, an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, unique lighting fixtures, funky furnishings, sumptuous bedding, and amazing art by several local artists. The outdoor area is even more spectacular with a shared dock and immediate access to the Colorado River.

What's nearby:
Not only is Austin one-of-a-kind and unconventional, the state capital of Texas is also a fantastic place for a fun-filled getaway! When you stay at this home, you'll be close to all the music, arts, culture, biking, restaurants, and outdoor fun that make Austin such a wonderful place to visit.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen with a dishwasher
Central air conditioning
One canoe and one stand-up paddleboard are provided upon request.
A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

Parking Notes: The driveway is a bit narrow, but it can fit up to four vehicles.

Dock Details: Shared dock access

City/town permit number: OL 2017 144346

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Jetted tub


Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view






Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Canoe available for guest use

Boogie board


On-site activities

Board games



Gas grill : Private


Beach towels


27 reviews

Sarah F. Oct 2021
This rental is right on the water with incredible views! A good amount of space and amenities were great. It is so peaceful and quiet and truly makes you never want to leave. The next door neighbors (also the owners) are very friendly and let us know we were free to use their canoe! All in all it was a great long weekend stay. We stayed here during ACL and I will say the Uber was a bit of a hike but wasn't horrible and we were still able to find Ubers out there! A beautiful little getaway. Highly recommend!
Clay C. Jul 2021
We are frequent vacationers to Lake Austin and have been towing our boat here from Dallas for almost 20+ years. So, we know the lake well and have stayed in multiple rental type lake properties. As such, I feel highly qualified to write a very favorable review of this property. The home is incredibly clean and dare I say a "fun" decorum style. Everything worked as it should, AC blasted air so cold we had to back it down a tad (usually not the issue in Texas) and the kids loved the bunk beds. Kitchen was perfect and the view over the lake (and our boat) was beautiful. Especially at sunset. This end of Lake Austin is much quieter which we prefer. The lake is appreciably cooler as you are much closer to the dam where the natural spring water is almost intolerable the lake is so cold. Even in July. For my boat, the boat dock was more than serviceable. While I'm not wild about having to tie up to a dock and watch it get tossed by every passing wake boat, it was fine. At night, the area is just peaceful and relaxing. Very little boat traffic unlike the areas down by the 360 bridge where the water is very rough and boats traverse constantly at night with music at decibel levels I have not appreciated since I was 18. I have ZERO complaints and we LOVED this property. My only concern was simply the price. Our 3 night rental cost us $1280 total. But after taxes, cleaning fees, convenience fees and booking fees from Vacasa it added an "additional" $772 to our 3 night stay making our total for 3 nights stay $2052. That is 37% of "fees" relative to the total billing for the stay. I asked for some relief from Vacasa as I felt this to be excessive and I was told basically 'no.' Please don't judge this property by what appears to be 3rd party charges for managing it. The property is phenomenal and I might just eat the additional cost and come back but seriously? Almost $800 in ancillary 'fees/taxes' for 3 nights? It just seems like gouging from my experience.
Stephanie H. May 2021
How is so clean and precious and you couldn’t be any closer to the water! Communication with the local property manager was great too! Only thing to note is it’s listed as sleeps 8. This is putting two people in two diff double beds which doesn’t work for adults. One of the doubles is a pullout couch in the living room with no shades on the window. If you had a few adults and some kids it would be perfect! Or 5 adults, we were on a girls trip so we made it work! Great location too!
liz b. Apr 2021
This property was amazing. The house and decor is beautiful. There was nothing we wanted or needed that was not there. It was so nice to be able to dock boat right there. There was a good supply of different sizes of life jackets. Loved the lily pad, stand up paddle board, kayak and a variety of blow up floatables. We grilled every night on the gas grill. We can’t wait to go back.
Angelique W. Nov 2020
You literally can see the water from the front door. Absolutely peaceful setting located on a dead end street. The water is shallow in front of the house, BBQ pit is provided, two sitting areas in the backyard too. Very quiet in the evenings. I'm very comfortable walking in the community and staying alone at the house. Plenty of local shopping and area resturants deliver too. This is my favorite location.
Marni A. Sep 2020
We traveled with our 14, 12, 6 year olds for a getaway from Houston. This was a great jumping off point for enchanted rock and pedernales and also was so great to spend time doing the included water sports - canoe, kayak, SUP. Our youngest loves the water mattress too. Smores every night. Can’t go wrong. My oldest called it a great trip even tho he had to share a room With his sister. We will be back!
Michael C. Aug 2020
Our stay at Water Wonder was just what the doctor ordered! Relaxing and fun, and a nice retreat away from our home.

The water in that part of Lake Austin was bracingly cold and refreshing on a hot Texas day. There was plenty of shade on the porch, yard, and the dock.

Our son got to fish and kayak which were his top two vacation requests. Playing on the lily pad with his friend was tremendous water fun. I kayaked for the first time to a nearby park beach. And my husband took a couple of longer distance kayak trips down to Emma Long City Park and back.

I loved the interesting details -- fairly conventional cups and plates with funky unique cups mixed in was a nice touch of keeping Austin weird -- and creative. There were interesting decorative touches like a wooden fish totem in the living room. Nice touches like several kids bedtime books in the kids room and games for families. We would definitely come back and stay again, and we’re sending the listing to our friends.
Jill H. Jul 2020
We had a fabulous and comfortable stay. Our 11 and 8 year old had so much fun on the mat to put in the lake and we all enjoyed the kayak, canoe and paddle board. Great location on the lake and the home is a dream. We ordered groceries for delivery to arrive shortly after our check in time so we could cook all meals at the house although we did order in one night from Austin‘s pizza nearby. Would have been great to have some olive oil and more dish towels provided but that was the only core items missing. Thank you so much for an incredible stay. We cannot wait to come back.
Brian W. Jul 2020
This place has everything you need. Four adults and two children slept comfortably. River water is shallow which allows for fun in the water. Even caught a good sized catfish from the dock. Had a wonderful weekend there and would stay there again if we're ever in Austin again for the weekend!
Cameron S. Jun 2020
The house was great! Very clean inside and out. The owners that live next door are very friendly and helpful. It would be great to know if you can use the boat ramp that’s 100 yards away from the house before you leave for your trip.
Only negative is I sent two emails to the Vacasa property manager several days before our trip and never got a response. But overall I would definitely stay here again!
Manager response:
We apologize our communications have been slow while experiencing a large uptick in phone calls and emails. We are actively working on hiring more hands to help us bring back our 5 star customer service. Thank you!
Lake S. Jun 2020
House was clean and the master bedroom and bath was surprisingly roomy. We enjoyed the canoe, kayak and paddle boards available at the home.
kimberly s. Jun 2020
We loved this peaceful community on the lake. It was the perfect start to our summer. The house had everything we needed. It had a fully equipped kitchen. The 2 bedrooms had very comfortable beds. The house was extremely clean. The outdoor area was perfect with lots of relaxing areas looking out at the lake. We will definitely be back.
Julie P. Jun 2020
We had a great time with our daughters at this cozy home! It was equipped with plenty of water toy fun and the homeowners even offered more if we wanted. Perfect space with grill for evening dinners and chiminea for smores! The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful for your morning walks and the spot on the lake is just right to catch the weekend water activity! We loved it!!
Jennifer B. May 2020
The house location is prime on Lake Austin. The owners live right next door so they are involved with your stay. The back deck is a great place to watch boats and enjoy family.
Manager response:
Hi Jennifer, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are glad to read that you loved the location of this gorgeous home. We are grateful for the attention and care the homeowners place into this home for our future guests. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to host you again soon!
Lacy Y. May 2020
We couldn’t have had a more perfect stay - the owners Victor and Diane put so much intention and charm into their guest home, the photos do not even do it justice. Very clean, chic details and one of the best views in Austin. Our two year old had a ball feeding the local ducks and swans, and swimming right off the dock with a sandy bottom. Thanks again for the memories, we will be back!
Christen S. Mar 2020
Awesomely clean, great location!
Terese R. Mar 2020
Cozy and modern lake view home. Great location and peaceful atmosphere. The sunset views of the lake in the evening were scenic; morning coffee on the deck provided nice bird watching and boat activity views. Property was clean and there was plenty of outdoor lakeside seating . The kitchen area is modern and spacious, sleeping areas and bathrooms were clean and spacious and beds were comfortable. Perfect place for small family or two couples. We were visiting children in Austin and it was a great location for everyone to stop in and visit. Will definitely stay here again!
Nancy N. Dec 2019
Loved being able to sit out on the deck and watch the lake. The home is very comfortable especially the Master bedroom that opens on to the lake.
Carrie N. Nov 2019
Wish we could come back in warm weather!
Monica J. Sep 2019
This place is well-taken care of. The pics don't do it justice. I was sad to leave after my 2-day stay. They thought of everything to make this place a home.
Roger C. Sep 2019
Perfect house for us. We docked our boat at their pier and enjoyed the river, whether boating, or just having coffee on the deck or the dock. Will definitely consider staying there again.
Jessica H. Aug 2019
After having a few problems with the 1st location we booked Vacasa worked quickly to upgrade us into this home that worked better for us. We looked forward to vacationing here very soon.
audrey r. Aug 2019
Jacob H. Jul 2019
Location was amazing! Victor was very kind to provide us a kayak, canoe, lily pad, and paddle board to enjoy the water with!