Casa del Sol Bed and Breakfast

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


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



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Comfortable Heavan

4.0 on October 17, 2016

We stayed for 3 days in the Garden Room. Decor was wonderful, the gardens were so beautiful and peaceful. The perfect casual retreat. We easily drove into Austin each day to explore, then back to our retreat. It was perfect.

Great place to spend a honeymoon!

4.6 on October 13, 2016

My wife and I stayed here after our wedding, and it was outstanding. Fresh fruit, pastries, and drinks in the fridge. We already have plans to head back for our anniversary!

Awesome B&B!

5 on October 13, 2016

This place was so quiet and peaceful - truly a retreat!

Perfect stay!

4.0 on October 07, 2016

I was there for two nights to attend a wedding. The rooms were cozy and really clean and well kept. There were fresh pastries and fruits every morning and a stocked fridge with organic breakfast items. The property was spectacular and extremely peaceful. Parking is a good added perk. Definitely going back whenever I am in Austin!

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!!

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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 Type

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


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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  • 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.



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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  • 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!