The Guesthouse Cabin Retreat Near the River

River Hills Rd. , Austin, TX 78733 USA (Show map)

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"THE GUESTHOUSE CABIN RETREAT," is a modern luxury accommodation RETREAT, located on private 1.3 Acre estate in authentic Hill Country just 7 mi from Downtown Austin-Ideally located!~Near gourmet restaurants, wineries,& landmarks. (Rates based on double occupancy)Addtl guests=$40/person/night. Cleaning fees range (2/2=$175-3/3++=$675.#/persons/night)and REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT will be Invoiced w/Paypal. •PRVT POOL/SPA,OUTDOOR Fireplace, Lg Prvt DECK •Parks nearby w/ RIVER,BEACHES,PIERS!~Fish, picnic, swim! •Sleeps up to 4 adults-(or up to 8 persons if 4 are children).Main loft like living rm doubles as second bedroom w/ bedding accommodations: (1Qn sofa bed, hi-end blow up mattresses or cots) ~Great for Girl's GetAways! -7 mi 2 Downtown ~Enjoy HillCountry Wineries, hiking,restaurants, great parks! -Luxurious LG ROOMS! 16'ft. cathedral ceilings, VIEWS,Lots of light, w/Douglas fir trusses, ceiling fans, Surround casement windows, privacy, comfort. •Luxury linens,French milled soaps,plush towels ~One car parking incl. Xtra persons,cars,boats, pet/s considered but incur addtl fees. ~List of OPTIONAL "Add Ons" =Addtl fees ~Xtra persons,pets,rates/cleaning fees. ~Special Offer rates have "OPTIONAL List of 'Add Ons' including: Specialty Baskets & Spa Htg Pkgs! - "Welcome Baskets" or other "Special Occasion Baskets," Spa Pkgs also available. -"Add Ons" List will be emailed immediately following booking -NON SMOKING! Deposit/Rental Agreements agreed to w/ Bookings.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Great Space with a Few Things to Note

3.8 on May 16, 2018

This is a 1 bdrm/1 bath guest quarter above the owner's detached garage. It's a very clean, quiet and comfortable space with lots of light and a beautiful tree lined view. The host was very friendly and accommodating providing us with coolers and lawn chairs during our stay. The kitchen had everything we needed. We used the queen bed, the pull-out couch and a blow up mattress for our party of five. A few things to note: breakfast options and spa packages are additional and paid separately after booking. The pool is next to the owner's house. The private dock (pictured) was not accessible during our stay. Cleaning fee is taken out of the refundable deposit and dependent on number of guests. Rate listed is for parking one car. Additional cars will be additional cost. We enjoyed our stay but I wish I had asked for total additional charges that was going to apply for our party before booking.

Innkeeper Response
It is unfortunate when folks don't bother to READ the details of the listing and note that they are clearly outlined PRIOR to booking! Guests must adhere to rates as listed and schedule ahead for "Specialty Baskets" or "Spa Packages" which are just a couple of our "OPTIONAL ADD ON AMENITIES" as also carefully and thoroughly outlined. These items are per choice of guests to "customize" stays further, and billed separately in order to keep the percentage that is taken on the total of BASE RATES from being higher with "booking fees" and in order to save the guests money so that they may choose from the "Add On OPTIONS!" Guests may also feel free to reach out to property owners with any questions whatsoever ahead of booking! Again, it is unfortunate when guests simply do not read. River access is also available with several nearby parks and easements as also specified and guests are given directions and links to fit their preferences.

- Rates are for 2 persons/2 nights and "Special Offer/Discounted Rates" incur fees as outlined: (innkeeper)


Business Trip

4.6 on March 18, 2018

It was quiet, comfortable and hassle free. Easy access to downtown Austin, where I had several meetings. Nina was very courteous and helpful during my stay there.

Innkeeper Response
FIVE STARS on everything that was experienced at the property is ALWAYS nice, but it is unfortunate that this site lists "Onsite Dining" when there is not a restaurant or facility for this as outlined with the listing. INSTEAD however we provide OPTIONAL "Specialty Baskets" of Deluxe Welcome Baskets, Wine/Cheese Baskets, Picnic Baskets, Breakfasts Fixin's Baskets, and Breakfast 'Continental Style Breads' Baskets! The Baskets are always described as wonderful and delicious when guests choose to purchase them! However, it is an "Add On" Amenity that is completely OPTIONAL, so when guests such as this one do not purchase or add to their stay, then they are given the boxes to check for "Onsite Dining' is is understandable that they would not give it full stars because they have not chosen to "experience" this OPTIONAL Amenity! ;) Hope this makes sense! 'Wish that B&B would remove this category as it is OPTIONAL for my listing with lower BASE rates available and this is an "Add On" per choice of guests.

- Wonderful Stay! (innkeeper)


Beautiful weekend in the hill country

5 on December 27, 2017

I booked this gorgeous accommodation for a birthday weekend with my daughters. The spa package and fresh flowers were perfect for our girls weekend. The location is beautiful and close to the music action in Austin. We will be back


Great hillside retreat by the lake !

4.2 on December 18, 2015

The cabin is open and airy and well located near the lake ! Nina was a very accomodating host and always available. I enjoyed the pool and expecially the hottub. Its a nice short walk to the lake with a private pier for fishing and/or sunbathing. I look forward to the next time !

Innkeeper Response
FIVE STARS on everything that was experienced at the property by this guest is ALWAYS nice, but it is unfortunate that this site lists "Onsite Dining" when there is not a restaurant or facility for this as outlined with the listing. INSTEAD however we offer OPTIONAL "Specialty Baskets" of: Deluxe Welcome Baskets, Wine/Cheese Baskets, Picnic Baskets, Breakfasts Fixin's Baskets, and Breakfast 'Continental Style Breads' Baskets, fridge stocking, special occasion treats and floral arrangements, and MORE! The Baskets are always described as wonderful and delicious when guests choose to purchase them! However, it is an "Add On" Amenity that is completely OPTIONAL, so when guests such as this one do not purchase or add to their stay, then they are given the Review boxes to check for "Onsite Dining' it is understandable that they would not give it full stars because they have not chosen to "experience" this OPTIONAL Amenity! ;) Hope this makes sense! 'Wish that B&B would remove this category as it is OPTIONAL for my listing with lower BASE rates available and this is an "Add On" per choice of guests, but with MANY MORE OPTIONS than your usual B&B!

- Onsite Dining not chosen to be experienced by this guest! (innkeeper)


Great getaway by the lake !

4.2 on December 12, 2015

the cabin offered me a great little retreat to get away from it all near Lake Austin. Nina Beall was most accomodating ! The cozy cabin is nicely decorated with original art and the bed was very comfortable. Was a nice walk to a private dock on the lake and the hot tub was a great soother.

Innkeeper Response
FIVE STARS on everything that was experienced at the property by this guest is ALWAYS nice, but it is unfortunate that this site lists "Onsite Dining" when there is not a restaurant or facility for this as outlined with the listing. INSTEAD however we offer OPTIONAL "Specialty Baskets" of: Deluxe Welcome Baskets, Wine/Cheese Baskets, Picnic Baskets, Breakfasts Fixin's Baskets, and Breakfast 'Continental Style Breads' Baskets, fridge stocking, special occasion treats and floral arrangements, and MORE! The Baskets are always described as wonderful and delicious when guests choose to purchase them! However, it is an "Add On" Amenity that is completely OPTIONAL, so when guests such as this one do not purchase or add to their stay, then they are given the Review boxes to check for "Onsite Dining' it is understandable that they would not give it full stars because they have not chosen to "experience" this OPTIONAL Amenity! ;) Hope this makes sense! 'Wish that B&B would remove this category as it is OPTIONAL for my listing with lower BASE rates available and this is an "Add On" per choice of guests, but with MANY MORE OPTIONS than your usual B&B!

- OPTIONAL Dining OPTIONS!~NOT Chosen by this guest! See Below: (innkeeper)


INCREDIBLE PROPERTY WITH GREAT AMENITIES!

5 on December 11, 2015

THIS is a FABULOUS PLACE! It is everything anyone would want in the perfect GetAway Retreat!~ The easement to the river is very close to the main property and we enjoyed strolling down in this beautiful Fall weather, and just sitting on the pier watching nature!~Another highlight is the luxurious private Spa with its adjacent River Rock FP and you truly can see the stars galore on a clear night! AMAZING AND PEACEFUL with how the host, Nina, has it set up so that guests can come and go as they please, and plush bath sheet sized towels always available at pool/spa side to wrap up in. The pool was heated when we were there and we especially enjoyed that too!~ Nina prepared the most wonderful Welcome Basket w/ an exceptional bottle of wine, gourmet cheese/s, crackers, popcorn for watching movies in the Cabin, chocolates, cookies, fruit, and delicious breakfast breads (ours was banana chocolate chip muffins and croissants.)~ We especially enjoyed the Winery Tours which Nina has all organized w/ booklets, maps, and fliers, along with her favorites and why. The Concierge Book was especially helpful with searching for best restaurants and ordering in, grocery stores, shopping, and best of everything, all organized to make your stay relaxing and fun!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing The Guesthouse Cabin Retreat! We enjoyed making your stay EXTRA SPECIAL! :)

- FINALLY! A guest that chose the OPTIONAL Dining! (innkeeper)


The "Cabin Retreat" was so WONDERFUL, WE CAME BACK AGAIN!

5 on December 10, 2015

The Cabin was such a wonderful experience when we stayed here before that we came back for an even longer stay this time! It was just as FABULOUS the second time around, but even more relaxing because we stayed longer! Ideal and lovely location. Perfect retreat in the country but just a short drive to the best restaurants! We loved our spa time at night after a romantic dinner at The Grove, Sienna, Eleven Plates, or Cafe Blue. One night we ordered in the most delicious pizza. One day we did the wine country with Nina's recommendations and maps. She has everything that you need to organize your stay with info and brochures, concierge book has tons of good info. The huge River rock FP at the spa has plenty of logs, and we also enjoyed lighting the automatic gas log lighter to get our wood fire going and viewing the stars at night with Nina's beautiful property! We bought one of her smaller works, as she's a world class painter, and if you stay here, be sure to arrange to see her fabulous work in The Studio! The Cabin is a real FIND! :)


Delightful Stay at The Guesthouse Cabin!~HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

5 on December 04, 2015

We stayed at the Guesthouse Cabin for Christmas Eve and day. It's greatly underpriced for all the amenities and the location is perfect!!! It was beautifully decorated, with fresh flowers, orchid plants, and Christmas lights at the main house. We LOVED! The private spa and fireplace were perfect, with Nina keeping our plush bath sized towels ready for each usage, and everything about the place was extremely clean and first rate! Internet was lightning fast, and every single restaurant that Nina recommended was fantastic! We WILL be back! Highly recommend this property!


EXCELLENT PLACE TO STAY!

5 on December 04, 2015

We spent the weekend at this wonderful place in Austin. Since it is located by the river and surrounded by hills, you truly feel as if far away from the city. The tranquility that surrounds it is amazing. The unit was extremely clean, complete with all the basic amenities and some more extra ones. The kitchen was fairly equipped and prepared to serve more people than the place can hold. We had hoped to do some hiking around the area but had to postpone because of bad weather. We will definitely come back soon enough. Nina the owner was wonderful and always looking for us.


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Rooms & Rates

Prvt Guesthse-Lg 1/1-extra bedding avail MAIN room

The Master Bedroom Suite is 20ft across w/ hardwood flooring, luxury linens, large casement windows on either side overlooking the canyons of the Colorado, the back woods and the 1.3 acre grounds. Queen pillow top bed is top of the line comfy! Plenty of luggage racks, bedside tables, antique dresser w/ fresh flowers, two full sized closets.16' peaked ceiling, ceiling fans, and large master bath is just steps away. Ironing board, iron, plenty of quilts, pillows, plush towels. Guests should discuss accommodations if suitable for their group to share bath,etc.. Prvt pool/spa area w/ outdoor river rock fireplace,1.3 acres of grounds. Many nearby parks w/ access to Colorado River, hardwood piers, beaches. Guests are invited to enjoy porches of the Main House! A REFUNDABLE Damage Deposit will be assessed per booking based on number of persons,length of stay, pets,children,etc..Invoiced through Paypal after guests are booked.Please provide email address for invoicing.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Queen , 4 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250 - $350

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Location

Location Type

Private/Secluded Luxury Guesthouse on 1.3 Acre Estate~Peaceful Retreat- Loft-Like, MetalClad Guesthouse Cabin~UPSCALE amenities~w/ private Deck/yard, Main house porches/swings, Pool, Hot Tub, wood burning FP, Hill Country views! Lake Austin is short drive down lovely winding country roads with several nearby parks. Peace and Tranquility, Nature surrounds you!, Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Rural, Secluded, Urban, Waterview, Wine country

Airport

AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 20 miles

Directions to property:

From AUS Bergstrom Airport: Go west on hwy 71 and follow to exit hwy 360/Capitol of Texas Hwy. Go north on Capitol of TX hwy about 10 miles and take 2244/BeeCaves Rd. exit to right, going under 360 and continuing west about 3 miles. After guests are booked, they will be emailed the exact address and more details for their stay at this unique upscale property.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Guesthouse Cabin on 1.3 acre estate w/ main house that shares porches, Heated Pool weather permitting, Large hot tub, adjacent to large wood burning River Rock FP, torches, decking, views! Access to the property is a lovely drive down winding country road., Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Spa, Apartment, Cabin

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bike rental, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Secretarial services, Spa, Telephone, iPhone docking station , Guesthouse Cabin on 1.3 acre estate w/ main house that shares porches, Heated Pool weather permitting, Large hot tub, adjacent to large wood burning River Rock FP, torches, decking, views! Many nearby parks for hiking and enjoying the river, and access to the property is down a lovely winding country road. Many nearby parks for hiking, swimming, enjoying the Colorado or Blanco Rivers!

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Movie library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Guesthouse Cabin on 1.3 acre estate w/ main house that shares porches, Heated Pool weather permitting, Large hot tub, adjacent to large wood burning River Rock FP, torches, decking, views! Several parks nearby for hiking and access to the Colorado River w/ piers/swimming/beaches.

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Policies

  • Check In:: 16:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No STRICTLY NON-SMOKING PROPERTY-NO SMOKING ALLOWED ANYWHERE
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes DISCUSS BEFORE BOOKING-DEPOSIT/Cleaning/Laundry/Fees APPLY
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required MUST DISCUSS TO OBTAIN PERMISSION W/ HOST
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Nina Beall

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

I enjoy making my guests feel welcome by answering their questions and making sure that all the details are taken care of. I purchased this "old farmland property" in 1996 and worked w/ an architect to ensure that it was a place that not only would be a great place to vacation but also to come home to!

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Meals

Breakfast

To Go

  • Time Served: Delivered/fees apply
  • Serving Location: -Delivered to Cabin.~, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Paleo, gluten free, lactose free. You tell us!


Signature Dish

Nina's Specialty Baskets to Welcome your arrival w/ a variety of goodies included!
It's just Nina's way of saying "Welcome to the Guesthouse Cabin Retreat!" We hope you enjoy your stay. Baskets are arranged prior with booking to fit each guests' tastes and any special requests. From Special Occasion Baskets, to the Deluxe Welcome Basket complete with breakfast breads or authentic french pastries, homemade jellies/butters, fruit, and or a "Do It Yourself Breakfast Fixin's!" for the guest who really just wants to sleep in or have their own time frame and utilize the fully equipped kitchen w/ ease, and in their jammies. ;) Fees apply with a range of pricing based on choices made by guests to "customize" their stay! Invoiced through Paypal.


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