3.8 on November 28, 2012
First of all, the home La Casa de Joy at the Living Waters on Lake Travis is a beautiful luxury home and you will not be disappointed. The wife and I decided to stay there for a three day get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Even the backwoods and winding roads to get there was a lot of fun. A stay there is worth every penny, I would definitely recommend it. Best way to describe it is to give you the pros and cons. Pros: Very beautiful, nice view of lake, plenty of fireplaces inside and out (if it is cold enough outside), nice fishing cabin on the lake, kept clean and everything inside and outside is very well taken care of, the care takers are very nice, a lot of nice details like a TV right on the bed, all day and night there are deer in the back and front yard (My suggestion is to get up early and watch all the deer drinking from the lake when the sun comes up while you’re sitting on one of the lower seating areas). Cons: There are about 40 light switches in the house but only about 20 work or are labeled as to what they are for. You will be confused on what lights up what and where, most windows do not have window covers, the care takers stay in the house next door and can see inside the house night and day so no privacy, even for the high price they still want a huge cleaning fee (I did see that other people that rent houses on Lake Travis also charge a huge cleaning fee but I still don’t think it Is right), would be nice to have basic condiments, there are a lot of rules like you have to have it as clean as when you got there or they charge you extra (which again makes me wonder about the huge cleaning fee) All in all it is a nice place and I would stay there again. Know that it is not a place to watch the sun go down but watch the sun come up as the back of the house faces east.