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The Tram House - Austin's Best Secret

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Rental Home -
2 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Austin, Texas
Overlooking Lake Travis in the Hill Country, this one-of-a-kind architectural gem is off the beaten-path and at the center of things. As you approach over tree-covered hillsides which drop to the midnight-blue water below, you’ll get more the impression that you are in the Greek Islands or southern Italy than in Texas.

Since the Tram House can only be reached by tram, you’ll park at the base of the hill, climb into the tramcar, and let your horizon expand as you are carried 210 feet up the 55 degree hillside to the panoramic views of Lake Travis. Built in perfect alignment with the slope of the hill and standing at ‘treetop’ height, it is the only house east of the Rocky Mountains that requires a tram to access.

The Tram House boasts three private balconies, custom-designed skylights, and corner windows in the living room and bedrooms t...
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Listing #FKN2377215
About the Owner
Keith P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed December 1, 2014

Be prepared to be blow away by the views from each balcony! The owner lives on site and if you didn’t know us you would think they were part of my family. The rental it’s self was also up to high standards such as high...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2014

The house and its setting are just as pictured. As other reviewers have noted, it's away from the city but a only ten-minute drive to the HEB grocery and Target store. If anyone is wondering about the tram... Keith provides really clear instructions on how...More

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John
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets allowed
    Ask about smoking
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 1:00 PM
Bathrooms
    2 Full baths
    1 Half bath
Bedrooms
    2 Kings
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$4,000
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Fees
  • Damage Deposit: $300 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: $150 / stay - Fee
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About the neighborhood
Nestled in Hill Country overlooking Lake Travis ; stunning views of sparkling blue water, marina facilities, and summer weather; walking distance to Hippie Hollow, Texas’ only “clothing-optional” park, and to Bob Wentz Windy Point Park, a waterfront “family-friendly” area. Proximity to restaurants and entertainment! Watch the sunset from the patio of the famous Oasis on Lake Travis, just two miles from the Tram House, or head only 25 minutes into downtown Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World, to the celebrated 6th Street. Famous area events include South by Southwest and Austin City Limits.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Austin Bergstrom International: 29.8 mi
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 mi.
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