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Barton by AvantStay | Lake Views w/ Hot Tub, Pool & Ping Pong!

Welcome to Barton! A hilltop abode above a small lake just off the Colorado River, this is the perfect place for those seeking a tranquil getaway just a short distance from all the action. Spend your days in total leisure, playing ping pong and watching the big game on the living room patio or sipping on cocktails as you lounge in the hot tub or baja shelf pool. When the sun sets, cook up dinner on the built-in outdoor grill before curling up under blankets around the fire pit with your crew. Enjoy! AvantStay provides an upscale experience with services that elevate your stay and save time so you can enjoy every moment. Guests have access to a 24/7 support team and a tech-enabled concierge to book services, such as fridge stocking, mid-stay cleanings, and private chefs. For anything you need (or never knew you needed), we’re at your service! Nearby Attractions: Steiner Ranch Steakhouse, River Place Nature Trail Canyon Trailhead, Colorado River, Barton Creek Habitat Nature Preserve, Austin Zoo, Lake Travis, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Rudy’s BBQ, Oasthouse Gastropub, Jefeberto’s Taco Shack. There are so many reasons to love Austin and its incredible barbecue is just one. The live music capital of the world, Austin has a thriving art scene and a party culture to match. Its crown jewel, Lake Travis, is lined with lively bars, restaurants, golf, and parks. Spend your days on the lake’s crystal clear waters, bar hopping on Sixth Street, and shopping down South Congress Ave. Locals and visitors love to “keep Austin weird”, which is reason enough to travel to this quirky city. *Home Truths:* - Please note that pool heat is not available between May and September. ​​​​​​​- Pool heat is available for an additional fee but needs to be requested before your stay. Parking Details: 2 cars on the carport, plus the driveway. 1 parking spot is also located at the top of the driveway. This home comes with a pack n' play travel crib available. A high chair can be provided upon request with at least 24hrs advanced notice. Just ask and we are happy to accommodate you and your little ones! All bookings over 30 days require a security deposit to be charged after booking

$904 per night
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Chic riverfront home with private dock on the Colorado River

 

$427 per night
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Cozy Cabin w/ Private Water Access to Lake Travis

An acre of land right on the shore of Lake Travis. The cabin offers couples and families private lake access to create lasting memories and celebrate life events. Comes equipped with: life jackets, swimming/ lounging tubes, 2 kayaks, a paddle board, and more! Indoor comfort: Tempur-Pedic mattresses, high-speed internet, hotel-quality WHITE linen for cleanliness, blankets, etc. Nearby activities: boat rentals, breweries, sunset dinners at the world-famous Oasis.

$301 per night

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Stay near Lake Austin's top sights

Photo of Pennybacker Bridge
Pennybacker Bridge34 locals recommend
Photo of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell
Covert Park at Mount Bonnell28 locals recommend
Photo of Emma Long Metropolitan Park
Emma Long Metropolitan Park26 locals recommend
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Mount Bonnell541 locals recommend
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Mayfield Park5 locals recommend
Photo of River Place Nature Trail Canyon Trailhead
River Place Nature Trail Canyon Trailhead5 locals recommend

Lake cabins in Lake Austin

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✷ Magical Cabin on Lake Travis ✷ Dream House ATX ✷
$415 per night
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Beautiful lakefront home with outdoor firepit, patio & netflix streaming
$225 per night
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LakeTravis Bungalow 4:Free waterpark+walk to lake
$232 per night
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LakeTravis Bungalow 3:Free waterpark+walk to lake
$260 per night
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Lake Austin Get Away
$750 per night
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Lake Travis FAMILY Casita with Large GAMEROOM
$289 per night
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Lago Del Rey of Hudson Bend
$624 per night
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Lake Travis 2BR : Free waterpark + walk to lake
$296 per night
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THE HIDEAWAY 3BR Modern Cabin at LAKE TRAVIS
$475 per night
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Lonestar Cabin ~ Waterfront!
$150 per night
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Lake Travis Luxury 5bd/3bath Cabin Hollows Resort
$793 per night
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Private Oasis in the Upscale Hollows Resort on Lake Travis - 4bd/3ba Cabin
$597 per night

Lake Austin house rentals

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Waterfront Adventure on Lake Austin
$360 per night
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Calm, cheerful 1 bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
$83 per night
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Romantic Studio: Koi Pond, Rain-Fed Pool & 5 Acres
$333 per night
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Artist Corner
$41 per night
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Highland Heights | Lakeview Oasis
$171 per night
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Enjoy this Entire Austin Home in Highland Park West + Pool + Parking
$311 per night
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Lake Austin Cliffside Cabin w/hot tub close to DT
$361 per night
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Lost Horizon Escape near the Domain and Arboretum
$279 per night
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Stillwood Lodge private entrance/studio
$50 per night
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Beautiful mid-century modern home in Wooten park
$63 per night
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Lake Travis home / Main Sailing Basin
$299 per night
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Rustic Hill Country Cottage-Multiple Nights
$82 per night

Lake side condo rentals in Lake Austin

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Relaxing Moments Getaway at Lake Travis Island TX
$121 per night
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New! Paradise Cove at The Island on Lake Travis
$163 per night
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Lovely Lake Travis Island Condo
$97 per night
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Beautiful 2 BR/2 Bath Lakefront Condo on an Island
$150 per night
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Lake Front Getaway-The Island on Lake Travis!
$212 per night
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Breathtaking Lakefront condo on the island
$272 per night
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Charming Villa with wrap around balcony!
$145 per night
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Sunset Paradise Island On Lake Travis
$267 per night
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Private Lake Front Retreat ll
$136 per night
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2/2 Lake Travis Island Penthouse - BALCONY VIEWS!
$283 per night
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Luxury Villa with stunning Lake views
$140 per night
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Water Views ❤ Couples Retreat ❤ Resort Access
$287 per night

Your guide to Lake Austin

All About Lake Austin

There is so much fun to be had in Austin — live music, delicious barbecue, outdoor bars, chicken-poop-fueled bingo games, and kinetic festivals like South by Southwest — that it’s a good idea to take a breather before you fling yourself back in the fray. Enter Lake Austin. Located a little over ten miles from downtown, this reservoir along the Colorado River invites you to chill out and relax for a while. Swimming isn’t the thing here — you aren’t allowed to swim or float more than 50 feet from the shore. Instead, hop on the watercraft of your choice — canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and motorized vessels are all available to rent nearby — and make your way through the winding waters, gliding under an award-winning bridge as you pass the stately mansions that dot the shore. After a day on the lake, head to one of the waterfront restaurants, where you can dine under a palapa.


How do I get around Lake Austin?

Fly into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). If you opt for a rental car, it’s a little over 30 minutes from downtown Austin, or you can hire a taxi or rideshare to drop you off.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Austin?

Austin runs warm to very hot just about year round. June through August are the hottest months, with temperatures in the 90s and sometimes in the triple digits Fahrenheit. October cools down with temperatures in the 80s, and November through March bring temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees. March and April spike back up into the 80s. If you’re visiting during the summer, you should pack for very hot weather, and in winter expect cool nights and bring layers. You may experience thunderstorms any time of year, especially during spring, so always bring an umbrella and raincoat just in case.


What are the top things to do in Lake Austin?

Mount Bonnell

Head to Covert Park to get a whole new perspective of the lake. This hillside park is home to the 775-feet Mount Bonnell, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors have been coming here since the 1850s to enjoy panoramic views of the water, city, and surrounding hills. To get to the top, you’ll have to climb 102 stairs. Once there you’ll find a small stone pavilion, so settle in for a picnic with a spectacular view before making the trek back down.

Pennybacker Bridge

Also known as the 360 Bridge, the Pennybacker Bridge’s two stately arches span Austin Lake without touching the water — all the better to accommodate the many boats that float beneath it. Designed to blend into its surroundings, its weathered, rust-colored exterior has received awards for its innovative design. The bridge has become such a recognizable part of the Austin landscape, you can find it on many souvenir posters, keychains, and mugs. For an incredible view of the real thing, park in a small lot off the western road of the north span, then complete a short but steep hike to an overlook that offers incomparable views of the bridge, Austin, and — if you time it right — the sunset.

Emma Long Metropolitan Park

If you truly feel the need to jump into the cool waters of Lake Austin, this is an excellent (and legal) place to do it. This 1,142-acre park features waterfront barbecues and picnic tables, docks, piers, and a designated swimming area with a small sandy beach — where you’re likely to jostle with little ones wearing water wings. There is also a network of hiking trails, including the popular Turkey Creek, a tree-lined 2.8-mile path that winds alongside, and at several points crosses, a babbling creek.