GrandAnne's on the Lake

15953 Booth Circle , Volente, TX 78641 USA (Show map)

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Getaway to a lovely lakehouse offering Southern hospitality along with with a beautiful sunset overlooking Lake Travis. The recreational opportunities include a private boat dock for swimming and fishing. Zipline Adventures, Volente Beach, VIP Marina, Highland Lakes Marina and Aquaholics Watercraft Rental are located right here in Volente. GrandAnnes is only 20 minutes away from downtown Austin and within a leisurely drive of Hill Country amenities. More photos are available on request.

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Scenic stay on the lake

5 on November 02, 2016

Sweet lakefront property. Anne is wonderful. She wants you to have a great stay and will do everything she can to make you feel at home. I stayed upstairs and it felt like I was staying with family. I daily walked out to the dock and sat by the water. Very peaceful. Volente is gorgeous and you must see a sunset at The Oasis which is right down the street. I like that it felt like you were away from the rush, but could get to conveniences easily if needed. There is also weekend entertainment relatively close if you would like to have a nightcap or listen to music/karaoke.


Charming B&B on the lake!

5 on October 10, 2016

We had a very nice stay. Enjoyed the beautiful lake view and delicious breakfast. Also enjoyed eating dinner at The Oasis Restaurant.


Another great weekend at Grandanne's

5 on August 01, 2016

This was our second time to visit Grandanne's, its just like visiting family. From the brandy slush on arrival to the blueberry pancakes, its a relaxing and refreshing get away. We have had a full house both times and even with all the kids and adults, there was enough room for everyone. Right on lake and the marina in walking distance means easy access to swimming and kayaking (we brought our own kayak) to jet ski and boat rentals only minutes away. The zip line is about 3 minutes away by car and the Oasis is about 10 minutes away so the location is really great. Anne has accumulated enough books around the house to be a small library, so its easy to put your feet up and relax at any time. Grandanne is a wonderful lady and she has always gone out of her way to make us feel at home and welcome.


Like visiting your Grandparent's

5 on June 21, 2016

From the Brandy Slush on arrival to the blueberry pancakes, GrandAnne's is a favorite of our family. The kids feel right at home, nothing fancy, just like visiting your grandparent's house. The beds are comfortable, plenty of places to sit back and read or nap. A short walk down the stone steps to the lake and you can go swimming off the boat house (we brought our kayak this time too.) There is also a spacious deck on the back of the house where we spent most evenings. The marina is right across the inlet (15 minute walk) if you want to rent jet ski's or a boat and the Lake Travis Zip Line is only a few miles away. We plan to go back.


Charming and Homey

4.8 on May 27, 2016

Anne welcomes you like you're part of the family, and the location was ideal for us. Thirty minute drive into Austin, yet it felt secluded. The dock and lake view, back patio, beautiful trees and landscaping are all very relaxing. It is a charming place. The handicap access is true for inside with wide door ways and easy access from the first floor bedroom to the large bath, however getting into the house involves two large steps at the front door. Just so others are aware, there are large steps onto the back patio, but the first step is big enough for a wheelchair. Handicapp access is limited if not impossible into the back yard.The second floor bedroom is roomy, clean with a nice bathroom but it is accessed by steep stairs. The house was a bit crowded for five with no place to hang all of our stuff, but overall it is a charming place. Great for a get away weekend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the lovely review. In response to handicap issue, the 400 pound motorized wheelchair was a challenge. The family managed very patiently with the grandfather. Thanks for mentioning the closet space; I will work on that. Space is available in the chest of drawers in the bedrooms.


Better than Grandma's!!

5 on April 26, 2016

We had a marvelous stay at GrandAnne's on the Lake! A darling, quaint home on a beautiful lake with so much privacy gave us just the relaxation we needed. GrandAnnes elaborate library was an unexpected delight, with a myriad of genres! We were welcomed with such sweet southern hospitality that made us feel like we really had just come home to grandma's. The location is perfect, so close to Austin, where we were visiting friends and family, yet out in the beautiful rolling hill country, in a quiet neighborhood with gorgeous lake access for peaceful days, and yet close to lively entertainment, water sports, and great shopping, fun restaurants, with magnificent views. We were delighted with every aspect of our stay and will definitely be back!!


Bryan & Patty's great time review...

4.8 on September 18, 2015

First off, I apologize to ya Anne for the delay. Secondly, I wasn't able to click on the ratings up above so I will just write them in here. The rooms were outstanding. We loved the old timey feeling of the place. Just like gramma's house :-) The service, well, we have to say was outstanding as well and truly feel the personal conversation with Anne was a nice touch during breakfast. Her husband Bob was a very accommodating person even though we only spoke briefly upon arrival. The value I thought exceeded my expectations as I figured being in someone's home would be quite costly in comparison to a hotel but it was not, very similar and with a lake view. The whole place was very clean and organized. As far as onsite dining goes, we loved the back porch area with the picnic table as well as the dining area inside the lower part of the house with its spacious kitchen area. We will definitely be back Ms. Anne. It was an outstanding time for our very first time in your B&B.


Weekday getaway...we had mixed feelings about our stay!

3.2 on May 14, 2015

My husband and I visited this bed and breakfast a few weeks ago, just to get out of the city for a couple nights! We had mixed feelings about the stay, so I'm going to give both the positives and the negatives. Pros: 1. The location is great- the inn is in hill country so the drive is beautiful, with winding roads and tons of trees. It's close the The Oasis which is a great place to go for dinner. We also went hiking one day at Pernenales Falls, which I would definitely recommend! 2. The breakfast the first morning was great- pancakes, eggs, and bacon :) And unlimited fresh coffee! Cons: 1. The house is no longer on the lake, due to low lake levels. I realize this is completely out of anyone's control, but it would have been nice to know. Apparently the inlet of Lake Travis has been dried up for 8 years, so we didn't get the "on the lake" aspect we were looking forward to. 2. During breakfast the first morning, Anne asked if it was okay if she didn't cook breakfast for us the second morning, due to wanting to go out of town herself. We were paying for the bed-and-breakfast experience, and it was disappointing to not receive that. She did leave a packaged container of cinnamon rolls in the fridge and told us we could make them ourselves, but neither of us like cinnamon rolls so we chose to go out instead. Also, their RV was still there in the morning when we left, so we were a little confused about why she couldn't/didn't make breakfast... Overall, it was a nice vacation, but I wouldn't recommend this place, nor would we go back. We read a lot of reviews before going, so we were somewhat surprised. We've stayed at other bed and breakfasts and had amazing experiences, and we depend a lot on reviews, so I hope this is helpful to others looking to travel in this area!

Innkeeper Response
I am sorry you were disappointed in the Lake Travis view. Lake Travis most definitely fluctuates, and, going forward, I will be sure to mention the water level with potential guests. The good news is we are lakefront now due to the recent rains. You all did get an upgrade to the whole downstairs (master bedroom, several rooms and full kitchen) I know you enjoyed dinner at The Oasis and also the local Honey Bee Quilt Shop which were recommended by me. As far breakfast on the second day, I apologize. Candidly, more than half of my guests enjoy their privacy and prefer that I provide juice, coffee, pastries, etc. I try to balance my personal life and the B&B schedule. I actually did leave close to 9:00 AM after some last second details. Thank you for taking time to share feedback about your stay at GrandAnne’s on the Lake. Your opinion is important to me.


This place is amazing. It seems like you walk into your Grandma's house from the moment she greets you at the door. She has freshly made refreshments after she greets you. We sat and visited briefly on our arrival and she was always cognizant of our privacy and was there if we needed anything.

4.8 on April 19, 2015

The house was very quaint...Ms. Anne shares her life thru pictures and books as evidenced by all of the "memorabilia" displayed through out her past home. She lives off property and we had the entire lake-side home to ourselves. Spacious deck was so inviting to the sunset. She arrived on our cue to make us a custom ordered breakfast with fresh fruit. Her blueberry pancakes lived up to their reputation as were the highlight of breakfast. I enjoyed this stay, but even more I enjoyed her and her family.


A peaceful retreat

5 on April 02, 2015

Once in a while you find a place that provides immediate relaxation, feels very familiar and lets you breath in nature itself. I have stayed at GrandAnne's a number of times - and it always feels like visiting your favorite aunt at her lakeside retreat. It is very rustic, unpretentious, and extremely comfortable. If you get a chance, take a bar of soap and shampoo to the dock and bathe in the lake - it is primitive joy. Thanks Anne for the nice breakfasts. hope you see you all soon.


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Rooms & Rates

Downstairs Master Bedroom

Queen bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Beds 1 Queen

Upstairs Bedroom

Overlooks the lake with a private bathroom

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

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Location

Location Type

Lakefront

Airport

AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 32 mi miles

Directions to property:

1.From Hwy 183 and RR 620 go three miles south on RR 620 to Anderson Mill Rd turning right. In one mile turn left at the traffic light to FM 2769. Booth Circle about 5 miles further.(This is the tricky part). Booth is a horseshoe shaped circle. Turn left on the second leg of Booth. GrandAnne's is on the right, 15953 Booth Circle. Look for GrandAnne's sign in the yard and a rock marked COLE. 2.From 2222 in Austin, go west to RR 620. Cross RR620 which becomes Bullick Hollow. Go 3 miles to FM 2769. Turn left and go 4 1/2 miles to Booth Circle. Follow directions above. 3.From I-35, turn on RR 620 south (exit 252B)and follow directions above.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lake Travis Zipline, The Oasis, Sunset Capital of Texas, Volente Beach, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage

On-site amenities

Washer/dryer , Airscape Parasail, Volente Beach Waterpark, Zipline Adventures, Boat rentals nearby, The Oasis, nearby boat launch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Lake Travis Zipline, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Deck and outdoors only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: One night stays incur an additonal charge of $25
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st night's rent
  • Cancellations: 72 hours in advance

Innkeepers

Name(s)

same

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

GrandAnne is Anne's "grandmother name". Anne is a retired English teacher and a librarian at her church. Both she and husband Bob are active in the Village of Volente community (volente.org).

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: as guests' convenience
  • Serving Location: On the deck, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Brandy Slush
a refreshing summertime drink offered to guests.


Recipes