Casa del Sol Bed and Breakfast

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

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.0

The cycling family has a home away from home

5 on May 21, 2018

I found this hidden gem and thought the spacious outdoor space and separate rooms would be a great fit for our cycling family adventure- and it was perfect. Saturday evening we got to meet Kata and Doug, the couple that runs this B and B, and they both are the sweetest, kind and welcoming people ever. They have worked hard to create a place that guests can stay and have a peaceful ambiance along with an opportunity to enjoy Austin’s unique nature. We have already booked the house for next year!


Love this Hidden Gem

5 on April 27, 2018

Close to everything, great quiet location tucked away from the craziness


Hidden Gem in Austin

5 on April 16, 2018

Quiet, relaxing perfect place for a night away!


Cute and cozy

5 on April 12, 2018

Perfect for an overnight trip. Quiet , cute and cozy just what I needed!!


38th honeymoon

4.4 on April 12, 2018

Wanted a cozy relaxing place to celebrate 38 years together. The Armadillo trailer was a cozy new experience. Breakfast was good. Felt like far away from hustle but close to everything we wanted to do. I would go back but probably try out a room, trailer got to cozy after a few days. All together a great experience.


Lovely and relaxing

3.4 on April 10, 2018

My husband and I just loved this place. We were very impressed with the décor and the attention to detail. The owner left us a nice fruit basket and homemade pastries. The kitchenette was well supplied with dishes, glasses and silverware. There is coffee and a coffee maker, some oatmeal, creamer and sugar and a small fridge and microwave. The view of lake Travis is very nice from the private deck and the hot tub is amazing! The owners are there if you need them but otherwise leave you to your privacy. The location is close enough to many restaurants.


Moonlight Sweet

4.6 on April 04, 2018

We recently stayed in the Moonlight Sweet. It was quite wonderful, relaxing and so comfortable. We enjoyed the private hot tub. The deck was lovely at night where we enjoyed a glass of wine. Highly recommend!!


What a great place

4.8 on March 27, 2018

This place is amazing! When you arrive you enter through a gate that leads you into a gorgeous courtyard with a bubbling fountain. There are beautiful trees and lots of areas to sit and relax. There is a pool that overlooks a small valley of trees. We relaxed in a really great hot tub while enjoying the sounds of the evening. Our cabin was very quaint with a southwestern feel. I would go back in a heartbeat. The photos don't do it justice. I could have forgone the inside and just spent all my time outside on the deck. The breakfast consisted of coffee, juice, milk, yogurt, fruit and some great pastries.


Perfect Honeymoon spot

5 on March 24, 2018

We got married in March and I knew I didn't want to stay at a standard hotel. Where I would have to walk in with my wedding dress with tons of people that I didn't know. We found Casa del Sol B&B through dozens of reviews that I looked through. It just seemed the ideal place due to location and our style. It didn't disappoint! Casa del Sol is set in a quiet area in Lakeway. The room was perfect and we woke up to a view of the lake. They had a built in kitchen in the closet and it was lovely! I would totally recommend staying here. We had pastries and fruit in our room everyday. Coffee, coffee pot, and a small fridge that held granola, orange juice, milk, and half and half. We couldn't have stayed in a more perfect place for this special day! It is also close to local restaurants like Lucy's on the lake that has a great patio!


Charming B&B

4.2 on March 13, 2018

Was a nice quiet and clean place to stay. Owner was very helpful and friendly. Would stay with them again.


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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: 3
  • 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 perfect 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 tiny-house Romance! It has a deck with a Lake Travis 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 , 1 Twin

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 , 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:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • 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

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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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