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“Beautiful Place to RELAX” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Shores at Lake Travis

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The Shores at Lake Travis
1917 American Drive, Lago Vista, TX 78645   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lago Vista
Houston, Texas
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“Beautiful Place to RELAX”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2006

We have just returned (May, 2006) from a week at The Shores at Lake Travis. My husband and I enjoyed the resort very much. It is not a place with a lot of planned activities but that was what we were looking for. The unit we were in was #3008. The furnishings were rustic as in handmade looking dining table, chairs, tv stand, coffee and end tables as well as the night stands in the bedrooms. Someone has taken the time to decorate the condo with wall hangings, silk flowers, etc. The master bedroom had a nice, firm Queen sized bed with an attached bathroom which had a jacuzzi tub. The second bedroom had firm Twin beds that were quite comfortable. It also had access to the second bathroom from inside the bedroom which was a plus for the people staying in that room. The sofa and loveseat were very comfortable as well and there were TVs in both the living room and master bedroom.

There were deer everywhere! In the mornings we would have our coffee looking out at the deer wandering around grazing on the grass and plants by our patio. A unique thing to watch up close.

The swimming pool was clean and situated on a hillside with the lake in the background through the trees. There was a bathroom, drink machine and a covered patio beside the pool so you could get out of the sun if you wanted to. There were also shuffleboard courts and tennis courts available.

There was a restaurant very close to the condos called Cabo Lago, which has live music on Saturday nights on their patio overlooking the lake. You can also rent boats and/or jet skis from a place beside the restaurant. There was another unusual restaurant about 8 miles from the condos in a little community called Point Venture. It is the community's marina restaurant and is called Shades. Shades is on a floating pier in Lake Travis and there are huge catfish that swim up "begging for a handout" while you are dining. Apparently they get quite a few handouts because some of them were around 4 - 5 feet in length! A very interesting outing!

Lake Travis itself is quite picturesque. One side of the lake slopes gently down to the water and the other side has beautiful rock cliffs. We went swimming in the lake and found the water to be very clean and clear. It was a wonderful place to relax and just be.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2003

We purchased a bonus week through RCI at this resort. When we arrived, the lady at reception was informative and pleasant, as were the other staff members that we encountered. As we approached our assigned condo we noticed paint was peeling on many of the buildings. The white painted entry door for our condo was very dirty, making for a bad first impression. On entering the condo we were ready to turn around and go home. There was a strange odor inside and the carpet, sofa, love seat, and pillows were so dark that it was impossible to tell if they were soiled or not. The rustic wooden furnishings were poorly made and unattractive. The decor in our condo might be called a cheap, country crafty look and was not of the standard that we expect from an RCI approved resort. The kitchen floor was extremely slippery in places and sticky in others. Rubbing the floor with paper towels reduced the slipperiness but the floor remained sticky (like wet varnish) for two days. The bathroom floors were sticky, as well. Some of the kitchen appliances seem to be in need of replacement.. The large wooden deck appears to have suffered greatly from a lack of annual maintenance and the plastic deck furniture was not in a condition that we cared to use.
Because of the uncomfortable mattresses and general condition of our condo, we decided three nights were all we could tolerate at this resort and so we departed.

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Address: 1917 American Drive, Lago Vista, TX 78645
Location: United States > Texas > Lago Vista
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lago Vista
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Number of rooms: 46
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