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Private Country estate's Storybook Mountain Chateau: Inspiring, Majestic

Welcome to the Storybook Cottage Main Interior Living with Beautiful Views west!
12 reviews
Welcome to the Storybook Cottage Main Interior Living with Beautiful Views west!
Main Entry into the Estate property and to the Storybook Cottage
The Storybook Cottage grand exterior shows itself well in the warm afternoon sunshine
There are beautiful panoramic cottage views looking west
Cottage Exterior and Patio at dusk. Perfect for that evening glass of wine.
There are more gorgeous views, animals and wildlife as guests explore the property
Interior and exterior, the Storybook Cottage is a private, quiet and peaceful place to get away
The Cottage patio stone work perfectly captures the essence of the Texas Hill country
Cottage guests enjoy a Chateau exterior, stone landscaping, open spaces, and private parking
The daytime skies and grounds are expansive, clean and beautiful!
A close-up of the front porch at the cottage. Note the mountain views reflecting in the windows.
Looking north from the Storybook cottage patio over the Texas Hill country
An aerial view of the Storybook Cottage & hill country beyond. The owners' main house is top right.
The large windows, polished floors, and incredible views allow guests to relax and enjoy it all.
One of several work stations with an inspiring view
With available seating, this work station easily doubles for scenic downstairs dining
LED TV, Furs and wonderful automatic gas fire stove to warm your heart during the winter months
Stairway to the grand loft above with additional dining/conference/study table and seating for 6
The Cottage has a complete kitchen with island, gorgeous woodwork, granite, and excellent lighting
An evening in the kitchen with more subdued lighting
Polished granite countertops throughout the kitchen
The kitchen is complete with all appliances and dishwasher!
The kitchen's convenient location makes it easily accessible from all rooms
Decorated and comfortable, the Cottage main bedroom has a California King size bed, desk and closet
The Storybook Cottage boasts a spacious and immaculate 2 sink bathroom with granite counters
The bathroom counters and cabinets are custom. The walls are decorated vintage Texas hill country
The bathroom woodwork is truly amazing!
The expansive Cottage bathroom is actually 3 separate spaces, including separate Toilet Room
Cottage guests enjoy the spacious open shower with opaque window and natural light
The large shower has dual shower heads and built-in seating
Grand loft for study, meetings, reading, entertaining, and larger dining with views of space below
Loft view across the Cottage. For select guests, loft is converted into an additional sleeping area
Decorative Rock and Flower Display at main entry to the property
Spring views along your private drive to the Cottage
Overlooking the property and estate stable
Spring Garden Flowers on the property
Nectarine Tree in bloom
Guests enjoy majestic sunsets off the Cottage porch
Automatic gas Firestone to enjoy during winter evenings
Spring Bluebonnets along private entry drive
Estate Garden, Barn, Pastures and Equestrian Arena
Stone pathway from Cottage to lookout point. Incredible views.
Property's private Pond to explore (stocked with bass, perch, catfish, giant goldfish)
Owner's paint horses grazing on the property
Property Creek and Spring.
Spring Poppies along the garden wall.
Stone path to cliff-top patio and fire pit.
Stone cliff-top patio. Great for an evening fire, star-gazing and a glass of wine.
Wildlife on the Property
Ranch estate Equestrian Arena where guests often get to observe the horses and/or training riders
Did we mention the sunsets that guests often experience from the Storybook cottage porch?
Overlooking the north section of property. 

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Lakeway, Texas
$269/Night (ALL TAXES INCLUDED) + one-time Vacation site Cleaning Fee.
This Special Rate is in place of the $369/Night Standard Rate + Cleaning Fee.
2 Night minimum stay.

*Bookings are LIMITED to 2 PERSONS (2 ADULT occupants).
* On-line booking is available.
*Site-sponsored insurance (if available) or Refundable Damage deposit required.
*Ask about Early Check-in if you are arriving early..

1. An established guest favorite and 5 Star* Property (Highest Rating). See Photos and Reviews.
2. The chateau is an independent custom guest home located on a section of owners' private 20 acre Austin-Lakeway area country estate. The 1400 sq ft accommodation is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. (While a guest, you'll come and go thr...
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About the Owner, Todd K
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 11 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2013
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 15 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
We love our guests and want your stay the be the best! We live in the main house on the property and are available in person and/or by phone or text to answer questions and assist with your stay.
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed April 7, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Staying here left us feeling completely relaxed and at peace due to the quiet, the hilltop location, and the view! The serenity washed over us when we sat in the rockers on the porch as the sun set with a gentle breeze stirring the trees. The interior of the house has upscale finishes and furniture. Nothing but the best. The...

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These guests are 5 Star! Thanks for your kind comments! You are welcome back anytime.


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Hazel S
Beaumont, Texas
1 review
Reviewed May 22, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

What a gorgeous cottage! Vey relaxing and rejuvenating. Todd and Laura made us feel at home the moment that we met them. Very down to earth and accommodating. We enjoyed our afternoon walks and seeing different creatures around the property - Buck, their dog, birds, deer, jack rabbit, butterflies, horses and chickens. Had fun chasing fireflies at night. We loved...

Management response:

We are continually blessed with the most wonderful travelers and guests who stay at the cottage! For us, as owners, there is no better reward than hearing encouraging words from you, and knowing that your stay has been rejuvenating! That will always be our goal for visitors to the storybook mountain cottage! Thanks again for being wonderful 5 star guests!


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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed September 23, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My husband and I spent a long weekend at this guest house. The place was spotless and had everything we could possibly need. The property is well maintained and the view from the front porch is lovely. We enjoyed sitting in the rocking chairs in the morning and watching deer and birds and sitting in the cool of the evening...

Management response:

Thank you for your kind comments. You were great guests! And you are right: The Cottage is an awesome place of escape, with super views and privacy, yet near to everything! Please do come back!


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
Feb 1, 2017 -
Dec 31, 2017
TripAdvisor Special Rate
2 nights
  • TripAdvisor Cleaning fee: $110 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
This a *Prime Property requiring a 2 Night MINIMUM STAY.
Posted Rates are for 2 persons.
Bookings are LIMITED to 2 PERSONS PER STAY (2 ADULT occupants). Occupancy by any additional persons (children, family or friends) is not permitted without prior owner approval and additional charges.
Check-in is 5PM, unless pre-arranged to occur earlier. Late check-in (after 9pm) add $50.00. Check-out is 11AM.
Rates include: Scenic Private Estate Cottage, fully furnished, with all utilities, WiFi, Cable HD, Washer & Dryer, & all Taxes paid by Owners.
Owners reserve the right to charge a larger cleaning fee, larger damage deposit and/or greater insurance coverage for stays longer than 2 days or for other reasons determined in Owners’ sole discretion.
Direct payment and Holiday/Event Rates (ACL, F1, SXSW, Backyard Music, Xmas, Easter, July 4, etc) may be higher in owner discretion.
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About the neighborhood
The area is the Texas Hill Country, one of the prettiest places in the world. There are beautiful views, lots of wildlife, lakes and rivers, area wineries, historical sites, the Texas State Capital, the University of Texas and so much more. See our Property Description and photos.

Please also Google: Lake Travis, Texas Hill Country and Austin, Texas
Getting around
You should definitely have a car in order to fully enjoy all that the area has to offer. Driving is a wonderful experience in the hill country (with hills, winding roads, and beautiful scenery to experience).
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Austin Bergstrom International: 24.9 mi
Railway: Amtrak: 21.1 mi
Getting to your stay with us is easy! We email you with written Directions, Access Instructions, and Maps. We are also available by phone or text prior to, and on the day you of, your arrival should you have any questions or need further directions.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 12.4 mi.
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