Casa del Sol at Lake Travis B&B

3905 Highland Drive , Austin, TX 78734 USA (Show map)

About

Welcome to Casa del Sol, at Lake Travis. We are a small B&B with a laid-back Southwestern flavor, in business since 1996. We are 2 minutes to swimming, sunning and kayaking at Mansfield Dam County Park, or on the Colorado River. Or you can float in our own private pool with relaxing fountain, an onsite hot tub, and view of Lake Travis. (The Moonlight Suite has a private outdoor hot tub.) Nearby are world-class spas, and 5 star restaurants, as well as unique Austin eateries from Tex-Mex to Thai! Step out onto the secluded patio and deck for a view of Lake Travis. Or soak in the hot tubs, swim in the pool, read & relax in the hammock, or even get an on-site massage on the deck, or in your room. Relax and read to the sound of the pool and pond fountains. There is a small meditation garden , a gazebo, a fire-pit, and lots of bird feeders, bird baths, and birds, birds, birds!!! The flavor is relaxed, romantic, secluded, green and peaceful. The Golden Sun Cottage has a Queen bed, full kitchen, bath with shower, and pool view. The Lavender Suite has a Queen bed, kitchenette, fireplace, living room, full bath, and pool & lake view. The Garden Room has a King bed, kitchenette, full bath, and garden view. The Moonlight Suite has a King bed, kitchenette, tiled shower, lake view, and private hot tub. All rooms have parking and private entrances. Boat parking onsite.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Highly Recommended!!!!

5 on April 02, 2015

We have never stayed at a B&B before. This was a wonderful experience. Very relaxing! Doug was awesome and we loved little Muffin ( sweet little dog). We will definitely be back.


Wonderful Stay

5 on June 09, 2014

This was our first bed and breakfast we have been to and it was amazing. Doug is very accomidating. Great place for our mini honeymoon. Will book again!


Great Time without the city!

5 on March 05, 2014

let me start by saying that this place made me realize that most hotels are really not in the business of providing comfort or relaxation. Casa Del Sol was a most relaxing destination and made us forget all of our troubles. The service is great and Doug made sure that if we needed anything he was available. We rented both rooms and we were very satisfied with the level of comfort and decor. The entire property was clean and well kept. The rooms are decorated with a kitschy southwest feel (Sol is the focus) and the beds are really comfortable. The kitchen areas while a little small were very useful and the smaller unit had a full size refrigerator. this combined with the BBQ in the back yard and the comfort level gets even higher! The grounds are open and green with a fire pit and a fountain that will put you to sleep with its mellow sounds. The Jacuzzi was great and we used it every day of our stay (4 nights). The house dog Muffin was really well behaved and was not the way at any time. All in all a great place to stay and we will definitely be coming back again this year. If you like staying in hotels and you like the impersonal nature of those establishments this place is not for you. If you want to get away and enjoy yourself without any worries then this place is for you!


Our new favortie!

5 on October 29, 2013

This is my fiancé and my new favorite getaway spot! Not only because he proposed to me at this romantic little B&B, but because it is the perfect place to relax for the weekend! The rooms are clean and cozy and their quirkiness is charming! The owners provide great service without being ever-present, giving you plenty of time for privacy out by the pool, on your porch, lounging in one of many comfy spots, or enjoying the view! We will be back at least once a year!


Authentic Hideway

5 on August 29, 2013

We had an amazing evening and morning here. Beautiful property. Beautiful view. Eateries are everywhere. Fresh fruit and pastries for breakfast. The pecan roll was the best I've had. Can't wait to revisit!!


Oh, What a Night!

5 on February 27, 2013

Got married just down the road at Lake Travis and it was just a few minutes away after we left our wedding. Doug and Cata were awesome. Place looked amazing, all the pics cannot really show you this amazing little place. My wife (originally from Austin) said this was typical Austin and was thankful I found this cozy gem. It was perfect spot for us to tour the Hill Country wineries and enjoy a bottle of Cabernet in the hot tub underneath a blanket of Texas stars. Cannot wait to come back and celebrate an anniversary at Casa Del Sol!


the best R and R

4.8 on February 22, 2012

This property and suite was the most private and relaxing places we have stayed. We enjoyed every second! Romantic but also very suited for a man as well. I talked my hubby into a gorgeous leather sofa like theirs for our home; the front blew in and we snuggled in on theirs for a movie and appreciating the real wood fire. The suite allowed us to spend most of our time enjoying the property. The hot tub under the stars, with beautiful views of the lake and lights sealed the deal. The pool was perfect for larger groups as well. There was plenty of spots to lounge, even an outdoor shower. We thought it would be possible to have an intimate wedding there. We thought we might have used a microwave but they had plenty of beautiful dishes to eat in meals there. They had real wine glasses for sitting in front of the fire and watching a movie. We express appreciation to the owners for accommodating us at the last minute; it was a perfect place for recharging !


Wonderful and cozy

4.6 on June 13, 2011

We were there for four days and it was so nice and romantic (as much as can be with a four year old along). Our cottage was so romantically decorated! We had a small kitchen with all appliances needed. The property was clean and well cared for. The owner, Doug, was very nice and helpful but also gave us our space. I am so ready to go back to this BB!!!


Casa del Sol at Lake Travis

4.6 on April 05, 2011

My husband and I just spent this past weekend (April 1-3 2011) here. We were absolutely thrilled with the room and the privacy.Along with a romantic flair too. We needed some quiet,relaxing, LAZY time and that is exactly what we got here. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area if you are looking for that . Such peaceful surroundings made it well worth the stay. The room was very clean and Doug took care of everything. Fresh pastries,fruit,coffee& coffee cream. What we liked MOST was there was not a CLOCK of any kind in the room. Small thing,but when you live your lives on schedules during the week that was a nice plus to us. Only down side was, there was a BIG golf tourney on TV(Shell Open) and there was no ESPN in the room. Wasn't a down side for me,only hubby.:) We recommend this B&B highly if you are looking for "down" time.


Secluded, Near Lake & Fantastic Restaraunts!

4.4 on September 04, 2010

My husband and I, in need of a short mental break from the daily grind, wanted a private place to unwind but near the lake for quick swims and near great food to dine out. Casa Del Sol was just right. With only two cottages on site, we had the hot tub and pool to ourselves both days (day and night). It was quiet-no kids running around...could read a book and listen to the birds sing. The pool and hot tub were clean-a must! The owner was there when you needed him but respectful enough to give you privacy as well. The food in the immediate area was outstanding-4/5 star places like Hudson on the Bend or more moderate priced but exceptional food like Rocco's, Floras or Sandy's for a quick burger. If you're looking for peaceful, this little place tucked away near the lake is great.


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Rooms & Rates

Golden Sun Cottage

The room has yellow walls, lace curtains, rustic southwestern furniture, a queen bed, free wi-fi, Cable TV/VCR, CD Player. The small kitchen has cobalt blue tile, and is fully equipped with full refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee-maker, dishes and pots and pans. Glass cafe table for meals inside and on patio. Secluded patio and deck has view of pool, and Lake Travis. $975 per week

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

Lavender Suite

The Suite is a large living room adjoining the Lavender Room. It has Southwestern style furnishings, a fireplace, and lake and pool views. Cable TV, VCR, free wi-fi, library, videos, board games. Microwave, mini fridge, dishes, and silverware. Private entrance and full bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

The Moonlight Suite

A light spacious room with a King bed, small kitchenette, and private deck and hot tub. A big Lake Travis view. The bathroom has a cobalt blue tiled shower. Cable TV, free wi-fi, microwave, mini-fridge, dishes and silverware, hair dryer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Garden Room

This room has light mint green walls, and a vintage flavor. It has a King bed, comfy chair, a desk, a full bath, and french doors that open onto the patio. A short path leads to the pool and hot tub. There is a small kitchenette with a table, microwave, mini fridge, and dishes and silverware. Cable TV with VCR, free wi-fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakeview, Rural, Secluded

Airport

AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 25 miles

Directions to property:

From I-35, take the RR 2222 exit, going west. You'll meander through town a few miles. After you pass under the Loop 1 overpass, veer right at the 3rd stoplight, and continue west about 8 miles until you reach a stoplight at Hwy 620. Turn left onto 620 and go 4 miles. You will cross the bridge over the Colorado River at Mansfield Dam. After the bridge, take your THIRD left, Highland Drive. Casa del Sol is at 3905 Highland Drive. It's the 4th house on the left, and has a cedar and rustic tin gate.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Mansfield Dam County Park, near Lake Austin Spa, above Boat ramp, kayak rental on site, near Omega Institute, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Sports equipment rental, Videos , Near walking trails, Private full kitchen, Barbeque, Huge decks, Pond with fountain, Hammock

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Fountains, Meditation Garden, Hot-tub, Lake view, On-site massage, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 16 years and above.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required short term, inside room only
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $145-$185 (one night)
  • Cancellations: A 7 DAY advance notice of cancellation, is required, due to our small, intimate setting. If we are able to rebook your room, a full refund will be given minus a $25.00 per room rebooking fee. This policy also applies to reservations made with Gift Certificates. 14 DAYS advance notice of cancellation must be given for holiday weekends, or major holidays and events. If we are able to rebook your room, a full refund may be made minus a $25.00 rebooking fee. This policy also applies to reservations made with Gift Certificates. 14 DAYS notice of cancellation must be given for bookings that are more than 3 days long. If we re able to rebook your room, a full refund may be made minus a $25.00 rebooking fee. This policies also apply when paying with Gift Certificates.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Cata Low & Doug Miller

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , Schnauzer named Muffin

About the innkeepers

Doug and Cata are long-time Austinites who enjoy lake life!! They have lived from the Bahamas to Brazil, and love exploring. They enjoy reading, hiking, traveling, writing, chatting, quiet, and just appreciating life! They teach an international seminar called Avatar. Cata speaks some Spanish & Portuguese, and does the on-site massage.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: 6 AM to 12 noon
  • Serving Location: patio, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian