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 5 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: 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 and Soap, Hairdryers, Towels, Spa towels, Yoga Mats

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.1

A great little place nestled in the woods near Lake Travis

4.4 on October 02, 2017

A cozy weekend spent with my wife while she visited me in Austin, Texas. We stayed in the Garden Room and it was quite nice. Also, we used pool on site and it was nice and relaxing...I would highly recommend this property.


Unique, special property near the lake

4.8 on September 08, 2017

We stayed in the Golden Sun Cottage and loved it! Our room was very clean, there was a great selection of fresh fruit and pastries, and each morning we had orange juice, yogurt, granola and coffee. The pool and hot tub area were gorgeous and very clean. We even brought our dog along to enjoy our weekend stay. We will be back!


Surprise birthday getaway for my fiancé

4.0 on August 14, 2017

This bed and breakfast was a great place for a weekend getaway. The location was so convenient. It was easy to make a fun day trip to Austin or to explore around Lake Travis. It's also an easy ride over to wine country, which if you're looking for an amazing vineyard, visit Spice Wood Vineyards (which was recommended by Cata). The views were wonderful, the pool was awesome especially in the summer heat in Texas, oh and the morning treats for breakfast along with the stocked fridge was a fun surprise. I also really loved that the rooms were cleaned daily and the room was restocked with anything we needed. My fiancé and I stayed in he Moonlight room and really loved it. I have to say it was a great time and a great place and my fiancé and I will definitely be returning for another trip. Thanks for the hospitality Doug and Cata :)


Great for a couple!

5 on July 20, 2017

This is our second time to stay here. For the money, it's a great value and it is one of the reasons why we have been twice. It is also very convenient to pull right up to the house.


Nice, But Allergens Killed The Stay

2.6 on July 06, 2017

The place looks quite nice, but when I arrived I had no idea where to go to "check in". I had no idea which room was mine, and had to call to get more information. Once in the room, my wife found a gigantic spider just above the entryway. It was only a daddy-long-legs, so we paid it no mind - still it was the absolute largest one I've ever seen. Soon after getting to the bedroom, my wife began sneezing and her eye became bloodshot. We left the Casa del Sol to grab some dinner. 30 after being away from the room, all of her symptoms subsided. After returning to the room, once again she had a sneezing fit, and we chose to go to sleep immediately before she got worse. In the morning she woke up with a really sore throat and sounded like she was a lifetime smoker (she's never had one EVER). Furthermore, we started noticing an alarming number of additional spiders around the room. Needless to say, we left the place immediately that morning. I don't expressly blame Casa del Sol for this, my wife has severe dust and pet allergies - so perhaps one of the previous guests had a cat or a dog in the room. Maybe there was just dust in the air vents. Either way, as nice as the place is, it just wasn't compatible with us. The owner called after we left when her housekeeper discovered that our bags were no longer in the room. Explained that nobody had ever reported similar problems in the past - like I said, room just didn't work well for me and my wife.


Great private get-away

5 on July 05, 2017

We stayed in the Garden Room. It was more than we expected. We loved the pastries and the coffee was awesone!!! We always stay at the Sonesta Bee Cave to avoid driving home in I-35 traffic after a long day in Austin but they don't have a hot tub. We chose Case del Sol for the pool and hot tub and enjoyed every minute. This is our new Austin retreat.


Awesome!

4.6 on May 31, 2017

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Armadillo for two nights! It was an awesome experience. It is small but cozy and it accommodated us very well. We are not small people but surprisingly we fit comfortably on the bed and there's also a day bed in there for more room and comfort. I loved that this place is secluded but it's also only a short drive away from many food options. Lake Travis is only a mile away. And it's great if you just want to spend your whole stay there. I love this place! Will definitely be going back!


Lovely Place for a Getaway

4.8 on April 26, 2017

Thank you for a lovely getaway! Casa del Sol sits on a beautiful property with an outstanding view. My husband and I stayed here on our trip to Austin. It was a nice, quiet place away from downtown where we could spend our evenings. The fruit and pastries for breakfast were great! There were also games and movies for when we had some downtime. We look forward to another stay here in the future!


Heaven with a hot tub!!

5 on April 21, 2017

This is a great place to go for a romantic getaway or to just relax. The room was beautiful and the private hot tub was incredible!! I would definitely recommend this place for anyone!! Ashley and Shari Wall


Moonlight Suite

5 on April 21, 2017

Had an awesome time. Perfect retreat, room was much bigger than it looked in the pictures, incredible view. Will definitely go back!!!


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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 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

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: $169 - $169

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: $159 - $159

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: $195 - $195

5. The Armadillo (Vintage Airstream Trailer)

This magical 1964 Vintage Airstream-style (Avion) travel trailer is total Austin Romance! It has a deck with a Lake ravis view. The renovated interior is fresh white, light and airy! It has a double bed, couch, mini-fridge and microwave in the kitchenette. Full bath with shower. Maximum 2 people

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

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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

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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, 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:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 16 years and above.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes 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. 3 weeks prior for Holidays, Major Events, and stays longer than 3 days.
  • 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, 21 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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Cata Low & Doug Miller

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , Muffin

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!


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