USA Texas Lake LBJ Burnet Listing #57916

The Secret Cabin - Burnet, TX

22 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 2 King Bed, 4 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms 1 dog max 
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The Secret Cabin: LBJ Oasis w/ Huge Screened Porch, Lakeside Deck & Kayaks

Offering a serene spot directly on Lake LBJ, this 3BR/1.5BA home known as the "Secret Cabin" lets you swim, fish and kayak off a private deck on a quiet no-wake cove. There are two kayaks provided, and guests can paddle to the main lake in less than 5 minutes.

Perfect for groups, the gorgeously updated interior features a spacious Great Room and a gourmet kitchen. There’s also lots of outdoor space with a huge screened porch featuring rockers, a dining table, and a charcoal grill. Bringing your own boat? Tie it to the deck and launch it from the neighborhood boat ramp.

Discover lakes, pristine rivers, wineries, and gorgeous Texas Hill Country minutes from your door. Kingsland (a 6-minute drive) and Marble Falls (a 20-minute drive) are both local highlights.


Make yourself at home in the lake-view Great Room, highlighted by soaring cathedral ceilings and ample natural light. Unwind on stylish furnishings and stream favorite shows on the 55” smart TV.


Channel your inner chef in the sleek new kitchen, equipped with a full suite of stainless steel appliances.

Enjoy appetizers at the kitchen bar for four, then sit down to home-cooked meals at the dining table for eight.


This two-story home sleeps up to eight guests between three bedrooms.

The lake-view master bedroom is fitted with a plush king bed, while the second bedroom holds two twin-over-twin bunk beds and a 32” smart TV. The adjacent bathroom is equipped with a sparkling walk-in shower.

The third bedroom is a loft detailed with a king bed and an en-suite half bath.


With an idyllic waterside location, you can spend your days swimming, sunbathing, and fishing right from your own covered deck. The main section of Lake LBJ is only 5 minutes by kayak, and you can launch your boat from the neighborhood boat ramp -- just a 2-minute drive from home.

Rockers on the screened lake-view porch provide the perfect spot for morning coffee. After sunny days on the water, fire up the charcoal grill and dine alfresco at the table for six.


Guest amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi and a washer/dryer. Parking is available for up to four cars underneath the home.

This stilt home is accessed via a flight of external stairs.


Discover the beauty of Texas Hill Country in Kingsland -- a 6-minute drive. Hire a boat and jet skis from Wave Chasers, then spend the day on the region’s glittering rivers and lakes. Wine lovers can explore the award-winning Perissos Vineyards, while golfers can hit the fairways at Legends Golf Course.

Just 20 minutes away, Marble Falls offers more opportunities for watersports along with hiking, biking, zip lining, and horseback rides. Head to Krause Springs and take a dip in one of the most beautiful swimming holes in the state, or enjoy an afternoon of fruit picking at Sweet Berry Farm.

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




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules


Kitchen & dining





Lake view


Water view






DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Board games



Gas grill : Private




22 reviews

Tom B. Jul 2022
This is our second time renting this house. It's perfect for our family and a friend or two. The location is not too far from home, but you feel like you've taken a vacation. Sitting on the covered back porch with a cup of coffee is the best!!!
Derek S. Jun 2022
Host was very accommodating and we knew exactly what we needed to do to check in and out. Place was clean amenities were fantastic. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Kelly B. Jun 2022
We loved this house (not so much the stairs lol). We enjoyed our stay so much we extended it another 4 days. Highly recommend!!!
Vicki D. May 2022
This was an absolutely lovely place. I think you would be perfectly content if you wanted to be active on the water or relax on the screened in deck reading or watching the wildlife. The kitchen was well appointed, the beds were comfortable and the linens really nice quality. They even had sharp knives which is usually a problem when we rent. Everything was clean and tidy when we arrived.
I do have two things I'd like to point out. The only way into the house was via 22 steps which we didn't realize. Luckily my husband and I are in great shape for our age so we just had to pace ourselves while unloading but if you have physical challenges this is not the place for you. Also, even though there are 3 bedrooms there is only one closet so it you had a larger group of people that could be an issue.
Again - a lovely place with lots of small towns close by to visit, buy groceries and eat out if you don't want to cook.
Dorothy M. May 2022
Perfect for a family vacation. We loved sitting on the porch and watching the River . Appreciated the kayaks. My husband tried fishing but nothing was biting apart from the turtles! The house was bright, modern and really clean.
tim h. Apr 2022
Great location! Lovely home! Lots of beautiful views! However, you might want to let people know there are a lot of steps up…we are senior citizens but in good shape…some might not have been able to handle the stairs! And you might want to post a sign for your upstairs bedroom to duck if you are over 5 ft! My hubby scraped his poor bald head! We had an enjoyable time and we will come back & tell others! Thanks!
Richard A. Apr 2022
A great place, new home with a great view to the water. All the amenities were in the home that you would expect. There was never a problem during our stay. Would recommend to anyone.
Kim E. Oct 2021
Great property! We really enjoyed our stay. Would have loved a few basics like salt/pepper/oil- but otherwise everything was wonderful. The covered porch was so nice for breakfast snd the water crafts were an AWESOME addition! We caught lots of small fish, had a bbq on the back porch (so great to have a grill provided) and paddles on and off everyday. Super relaxing! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Belinda L. Sep 2021
We really enjoyed this home and the property management was terrific; very responsive. The home was nicely furnished with many extra amenities. They had both a Keurig and a basket-style coffee makers but no filters for the 2nd. I had asked what kind of filters were needed before the stay but they didn`t know.
Also, be aware the access to the upstairs loft/half bath is a spiral staircase so that could be tricky for some.

We enjoyed the paddle boat and kayaks. there were several kid-sized life jackets but only one XL adult life jacket.

We picked this location for its proximity to Longhorn State Cavern Park. It made for an easy Park visit. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Michael C. Jun 2021
We had a great time and the house is in a perfect location. Neighborhood is quiet and the house was great. All needed amenities and the screened porch was perfect. Definitely will be back. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Joann S. Mar 2021
Simply amazing This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jordan L. Dec 2020
The place is incredibly clean and it`s so peaceful right there on the river. We took our daughter and in-laws up there and it was great. Plenty of space for everyone to sleep and eat and hangout. If it`s going to be cold, bring some tea or hot chocolate so you can enjoy sitting out on the covered patio. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jason P. Nov 2020
We really enjoyed our stay! It was a beautiful home on a quiet portion of the river. We enjoyed kayaking and spending time on the screened-in porch. We were even given early check-in and late check-out without asking, which made our stay feel even longer, and was appreciated. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Harley R. Oct 2020
I had a girls trip and it was perfect for us. We did a lot of cooking so an entertaining space was important for me when finding a vacation rental. The common areas were perfect. We were so happy to be able to use the kayaks and paddle boat. There were plates, flatware and cooking pans/utensils so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own. Internet, TV, and games are also provider. We loved the screened in porch! I would recommend you bring water bottles because the water smells like sulfur. Such a great time! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sara R. Oct 2020
This riverfront property is very charming. It has been newly remodeled and the furniture is nice and comfortable. The location is superb and the views are great. We really enjoyed the kayaks. The paddle boat is extremely heavy and impossible to put in the water so we avoided that one. The internet is VERY slow. Just be aware of that should you be planning to use it. The water smells like rotten eggs so bring your own drinking water. That’s crucial.

Our biggest issue was the attached Screen Porch. The weather was gorgeous and we desperately wanted to spend time out there. It was a main reason for booking this place. However, we couldn’t because it was completely covered in live spiders (all sizes), egg sacs, and spider webs. I’ve never seen anything like it. My children were terrified. I attempted to clean it myself but a broom only caused the live spiders to fall on me and the vacuum was useless at sucking them up. I don’t mind a few spiders here and there but this was over the top. I don’t even mind spider webs outside the property but when you have an enclosed outdoor space it should be clean and free of pests.

I immediately complained to the Property Manager and they tried to blame the cleaning woman which made me sad. She keeps the interior of the home very clean. That porch is beyond her duties and should be regularly managed by a professional pest control company! I’m not sure it ever has been. I think they’re just being cheap which is even more troublesome. Running a vacation home is a business and it costs money to keep your guests feeling comfortable and safe. If you’re not going to properly manage that outdoor room, it should be disclosed beforehand and not highlighted as a main feature. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Jason G. Jul 2020
This is just what our family needed for a getaway this summer. The property was clean and loved the shade of parking under the house. The screened in porch was great to relax and not worry about bugs. We loved being able to use the kayaks also. Well thought out house with just the right amenities. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Claudette D. Jun 2020
Our family enjoyed our stay at the LBJ Oasis. The house was very clean and accommodating. We were close to all the attractions and activities we wanted to take part in. We were just minutes away from Inks Lake State Park and Longhorn Cavern State Park. We were forty minutes from Balcones Nature Preserve and Krause Springs, but it was an easy drive. We loved being right on the water. The kids went on the kayaks and paddle boats every evening.
A couple of things to take note of that are not in description of the house: they do have a BBQ pit for grilling, but it is a good idea to bring your own charcoal. Also make sure you bring extra paper towels and tall garbage bags. Our only complaint was the Wifi, it was very slow.
All in all, we had a fabulous time and would definitely return!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Adrienne L. Jun 2018
We went to the cottage for Father’s Day weekend. It is a beautiful setting on the water. We did lots of fishing and swimming. Unfortunately the double kayak had a major leak in it and was unusable. That meant only the one person kayak was available and couldn’t go out with our kids at the same time. There was only one tube so I suggest bringing your own, like we did. The cottage itself is small but clean and had everything we needed on hand. There were some maintenance issues. The kitchen sink leaked all over the floor but my husband was able to tighten the pipe and stop it. The bathtub drained so slow it was like having a bath when showering. Overall the cottage worked for us fine and my kids loved the secret room. The deck is lovely to sit out own and we saw lots of wildlife. It was a memorable weekend. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Mark M. May 2018
We had a great stay at this little cabin on the water. It`s rustic but comfortable. The beds are good, a/c works well. Fair water pressure. There are step downs in the house. The wildlife is abundant. Very quiet. Good little fishing hole. Deck has dock to tie a small boat up, to access the Colorado River and lake. Full kitchen and you are the dishwasher. We had a wonderful time! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Sherry P. Apr 2018
We enjoyed this rental mostly because of the shady location and Kayaks. I would consider renting here again but all renters need to know there is no dishwasher and no ice maker and you need to bring your own water. Also the shower has no pressure, so if you need to wash your hair, it would be impossible for long hair. I just didn`t wash my hair and we ate out the whole time. It was quiet and peaceful which was nice. I would only recommend this property if you know all the above up front. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
Regina M. Feb 2018
Kiddos loved the kayaks! Impressed that life vests for kids and adults were available. We had everything that we needed. The secret room was awesome! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.