Casa del Sol Bed and Breakfast

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

About

Welcome to Casa del Sol, at Lake Travis, a rustic laid-back Tex-Mex-Zen Oasis, hosting happy guests since 1996! We are a private, spa-like setting with a pool, 2 hot tubs, and a fantastic lake view from the decks. You are just 2 minutes to swimming, sunning or boating on the lake, or just 25 minutes to all that Austin has to offer! There are 4 unique Suites, each with a private entrance and bathroom, and private or semi-private deck or patio, with either lake, pool, or garden view. Casa del Sol is a great home base for short road trips to the best wineries and wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country. We are 2 minutes from one of the biggest boat ramps on Lake Travis, and have boat parking available onsite. You can sightsee, or just hang out on a raft in the pool, or swing in the hammock, listening to the music of the fountain. Read, rest, watch birds and squirrels at the feeders, soak in the hot tubs, or have a glass of wine overlooking the lake, or by the fire pit... Get a massage, grill a steak, or eat out at a fabulous array of new and old restaurants in the Austin area. The owners will be happy to recommend! All of our Suites Include the Following: Free WIFI, Flat Screen Cable TV, AC & Heat, Private bathroom, Adjacent Parking, Kitchen or Kitchenette, Coffeemaker, Microwave, Fridge, Dishes & Silver, Dining Table, Desk, Individual deck or patio area, Pool & Hot tub, Robes, Shampoo & Soap, Hairdryers, Towels, Spa towels, Yoga Mats

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Best B&B in all of Austin!!!

5 on June 03, 2016

We have stayed here numerous times in several of the suites & the ambiance is a force to be reckoned with. The pictures don't do this place justice, it is breath-takingly beautiful. Cata & Doug are sweet, fun & kind hearted. These two know Austin & can recommend some of the neatest places to see. I highly recommend this place & I promise you will not regret giving it a try!


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.


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Rooms & Rates

2. Lavender Suite

The Lavender Suite is our largest suite, with a spacious living and dining room in addition to the roomy light-filled bedroom. The romantic bedroom has a Queen canopy bed that overlooks your deck with a view of both Lake Travis, and the pool and hot tub. The living room's leather seating is arranged around the natural fireplace, and a 42" flat screen TV. The dining room has a Mexican pine dining table that is set up for 4 to 6, but has an extension that can be added to seat up to 8. The Lavender Suite has a full bathroom, with an Italian glass tile vanity. There is more than ample space in the living/dining room area for an extra portable Queen bed, if needed, for 2 more guests. Maximum 4 people.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

1. Golden Sun Cottage

The Golden Sun Cottage has warm sunny yellow walls, Saltillo tile, and a lovely Mexican iron King bed that looks out over the garden and pool. The small kitchen is fully equipped with a full sized stove and refrigerator, and all dishes, pots, pans and silverware. The bathroom has a shower. A covered patio has 2 comfortable rocking chairs, and a glass and iron Mexican table for outdoor coffee or meals. Southwest romance! Maximum 3 people.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

3. Garden Room

The Garden Room is a cute little "cowboy-shabby-chic-kitsch" room with a King bed, a kitchenette, and a full bath. The bed looks out of double French doors that open up to your private patio with seating area, a little copper fountain, and a secluded garden view. From there you can walk down a short path to the pool and hot tub. There is a small second room with a kitchenette that includes a mini fridge, microwave, dishes, small bistro table, desk, and a daybed for lounging, or for a 3rd person. The maximum occupancy is 3 people.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

4. Moonlight Suite

The Moonlight Suite is a light-filled spacious room with a great Lake Travis view from your bed and private deck. It has a magical iron King bed and very stunning, romantic lighting. Start or end your day in your own private hot tub tucked away in a secluded grotto. There is a little kitchenette in the room with a mini-fridge, microwavae, and dishes. The bathroom has a large cobalt blue tiled shower. A 50 foot shaded path leads you to the shared pool area. The Moonlight Suite is perfeact for 2, but can accommodate a maximum of 3 people.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakeview, Rural, Secluded, Waterview, Wine country

Airport

AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 29 miles

Directions to property:

From Austin-Bergstrom Int. Airport, you will turn Left onto Highway 71. Continue on 71 (also called Hwy 290) after it crosses I-35) At about 8.5 miles, you will take the exit onto S. Capitol of Texas Hwy 360. Go about 9.8 miles, and take the exit to Ranch Road 2222. Turn Left onto RR 2222, and continue about 5.2 miles. You will make a Left onto Hwy 620. Go 4.8 miles, (you will have crossed the bridge over the Colorado River at Mansfield Dam.) and turn Left onto 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. The Moonlight Suite is at 4001 Highland Drive, the 3rd house on the left. You will turn into the driveway next to the turquoise shed.

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, Night life, 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, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage

On-site amenities

Board games, 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, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Fountains, Meditation Garden, Hot-tub, Lake view, On-site massage, 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: Yes
  • 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 and holidays.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We take a credit card deposit, and charge the full amount 2 weeks prior to your stay.
  • Cancellations: Due to our small, intimate setting, a minimum of a 14 DAY advance notice of cancellation, is required. 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. For bookings that are more than 3 days long, or reserving more than one room, 14 DAYS notice of cancellation must be given. If we are able to rebook your room, a full refund may be made minus a $25.00 rebooking fee. This policy also applies when paying with Gift Certificates. For Holiday weekends, or Major Holidays, and Major Austin Events, 21 DAYS advance notice of cancellation must be given. 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Cata Low & Doug Miller

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Muffin and Butter

About the innkeepers

Doug and Cata are long-time Austinites. (Doug was born in Austin) who enjoy lake life!! They have lived in Hawaii, Alaska, California, Oregon, the Bahamas and Brazil, and love exploring! They enjoy reading, hiking, traveling, writing, chatting, quiet, and just appreciating life! Cata speaks so-so Spanish & Portuguese. Doug speaks fluent Texan!

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: Anytime
  • Serving Location: patio or deck, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

We serve delicious pastries and organic fruit from Whole Foods.
We buy all organic food, if humanly possible!