Wife and I went with our son (one year old). Lago Vista is a nice place to stay. Very quiet area. The Island on Lake Travis is sort of a strange resort. It essentially is an apartment complex on a great piece of real estate. Was told by some staff that about 50% of the unit owners actually live there primarily.
Things to be aware of.
1. You are isolated on the island. Lago is an older area. Older families and residential. So if you are looking for a crazy beer drinking time and "party like a rock star" you may want to look elsewhere.
2. WASPS!!!! As my review title implies. They are everywhere!!! This is a property issue and not an issue of my individual unit owner. I am not over exaggerating. Every piece of recess lighting has them nesting or trying to nest. Every front door light cover has them. Every tree in the courtyards has them. And worst of all every back deck/balcony has them. We had a 2nd story balcony that we were never able to enjoy. As a wasp would "buzz" you every couple minutes. The property manager needs to address this as they really are everywhere. All types of stinging insects are represented. Red wasps, black wasps, bees, and I believe a couple yellow jackets.
Our individual unit was 2213 (tripadvisor I am not sure if including a unit number is allowed so please delete if not). I have to say this unit was very nice. Small one bedroom which is all we needed. Well furnished and decorated. Great location with a corner deck overlooking Lake Travis. However, again the wasps do not really allow you to enjoy this.
They have a little bar and restaurant on site that was nice. Quiet, but I was told it can get rowdy depending on who is renting at the time. My 3 beers did not constitute a rowdy time.
Golf in the area. Two courses are nearby. Lago Vista GC and Highland Lakes. Both have been bought/taken over by the City of Lago Vista as the previous owners let them deteriorate. They are both coming along nicely. Greens were surprising but fairways are not filled in (to be fair they are very open with this info) yet. Both are very short. And very hilly (it is the "hill country") so you can pretty much leave your driver at home.
I hope this helps people. If you are allergic to insect stings, stay away!
- Also Known As:
- The Island On Lake Travis Hotel Lago Vista