The reviews were so mixed on this place and because I also wanted to avoid "guesswork and no facts" (to quote someone below) I decided to go see the place before renting there. I contacted the Island on Lake Travis rental office and spoke with someone who must have been new because she could not tell me any details about specific condos or even whether there was a deposit required. So I told her I would come that afternoon to see the place and asked if she could find out the answers to my questions by then. Sadly upon arrival I found she had done nothing whatsoever to research the simple standard issues I raised. When I went to see the place I was a bit shocked by how "tired" and run down the place is. We viewed two condos - both very small and neither of which were clean and/or ready for occupation. One smelled rather foul. In one condo the walls were so badly marked and the carpet so old and badly stained I really wondered who would actually stay in a place like that. I then asked about Interent service and was told that there was Internet throughout the whole building. When I tested it I got no signal in either condo and then the agent changed her story to, "I know at least that it works down by the pool". This was rather entertaining as it was pouring down rain at the time.
Overall this place is quite nicely situated on the lake and the pool area looks OK. However "The Island" is very inconvenient to any realistic shopping or good restaurants. There is a place that passes for a supermarket about 7 miles away but if you actually want anything decent you need to go about 21-24 miles away to Cedar Park. The resort is very 'tired", not very clean and is really suffering from a general lack of maintenance all over the place (even the front gate was not working properly on the day I was there). The photos for one of the two condos (Unit 1104) which I viewed were very misleading ( read: very old).
The agent told me she was going to get back to me on a number of issues. Not surprisingly I have never heard from her again and frankly that is just fine as I would never consider staying here. This is not a place anyone looking for clean, good quality and functioning accomodation would ever want to stay.
- Also Known As:
- The Island On Lake Travis Hotel Lago Vista