GrandAnne's on the Lake

15953 Booth Circle , Volente, TX 78641 USA (Show map)
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Getaway to a lovely lakehome offering Southern hospitality along with a beautiful sunset overlooking Lake Travis. Upstairs for a couple $150, Downstairs for small group $200 or whole house for $350 that sleeps 6-8. Enjoy a full breakfast served at your convenience. More photos are available on request. Please call Anne at 512 677 6110 for any questions. Also, please email me for many lovely reviews. The recreational opportunities include a private boat slip and dock for swimming and fishing. Zipline Adventures, Billy's Beachside restaurant, Volente Beach, VIP Marina, Highland Lakes Marina and Aquaholics Watercraft Rental are located right here in Volente. The Oasis, the sunset capital of Texas, is only 10 minutes away. Also it is only 25 minutes to downtown Austin and within a leisurely drive to Hill Country amenities..

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

Maybe, 2018 review

2.4 on May 25, 2018

Anne was very gracious and the B and B was very convenient to VIP boat rental. However, the property was tired, in need of repairs and refurbishment.

Innkeeper Response
I am happy that the boat rental went well for your husband’s birthday. Some repairs are needed and are scheduled. Thank you for your review.

- Anne Steichen (innkeeper)


Memorable Moments Made & Treasured

5 on May 07, 2018

We were warmly greeted by Grand Anne, herself, into our comfortable quarters after our long journey. Upon entering Grand Anne's, we were welcomed into her cozy, quaint entry,a room full of stories to be told. Then, we proceeded into the spacious, furnished kitchen and dining area providing all forms of entertainment from Champagne toasts to convivial games. The convenience of a washer & dryer is situated next to the spacious bathroom and bedroom quarters downstairs,which leads into the living room filled with a personalized, homey ambiance. Once you step outside, your eyes are filled with a large outdoor terrace/patio chairs & tables, and barbeque, overlooking Lake Travis. Upstairs is the master suite with a inviting, king-sized bed, bathtub/shower, and attached private balcony with a view of the grounds and Lake Travis vicinity. Grand Anne provided all the basic toiletries, kitchen supplies, water sports necessities, tv/vcr/dvd, assorted book collection & dvds/cds/vcr tapes, Wi-Fi service, and more...She checked on us daily to make sure that our needs were taken care of and our stay was most enjoyable. It was Southern hospitality at its finest at a great value. We truly had a marvelous time at Volente on Lake Travis and a large part of it is thanks to Grand Anne's warm reception. We look forward to visiting y'all real soon!


Grandchildren's visit

4.6 on January 18, 2018

Wonderful and convenient accommodations for our grandchildren and great grandchildren. GrandAnne's has enough room for a 5 year old and 3 year old to roam and play inside and outside. They have already asked to come back during the summer so they can swim and go fishing. Ann Steichen is wonderful to deal with and accommodates our every wish. We will certainly have GrandAnne's as our first choice for future family accommodations with visiting us. PS - we live in Volente so the location of GrandAnne's couldn't be better for family visits. We certainly recommend GrandAnne's for a relaxing visit with lots of activities close by. Paul and Millie Wilson


Lakehouse

5 on November 16, 2017

Warm and cozy! Excellent lake view with nicely equipped kitchen. The owner is a wonderful lady with a kind heart! Strongly recommend it!


8 Year Old's Birthday Celebration!

4.4 on June 12, 2017

We spent a wonderful weekend at GrandAnne's On The Lake and Volente Beach Water Park! Anne was warm and welcoming and the B and B was much larger and prettier than I envisioned from the photos. The large yard was super for the 4 boys to run and play in. The views from the balcony and deck were spectacular! Relaxing, relaxing! We are already talking about our next trip down to visit the Austin cousins and staying at GrandAnne's! Thank you, Anne! You were a fabulous hostess!


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.

- Anne (innkeeper)


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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

Whole House

Whole House

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 3 Twin

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Location

Location Type

Lakefront, Lakeview

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, Aquarium, 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, University, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage

On-site amenities

Outdoor grilling, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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:: flexible
  • Check Out:: flexible
  • 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
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st night's rent

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Anne Cole Steichen

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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.

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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

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