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Luxurious Lake Travis Waterfront, $1 million views, Austin, Pool, Boat Dock

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 464 m²
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 homes with 5+ bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths, sleeps 28. Pool Table, Foosball, Pingpong

**PLEASE contact us before doing a "REQUEST TO BOOK" to check on rules and procedures!! We do not accept bachelor/bachelorette parties (even tame ones or non-traditional ones) and/or groups where everyone is younger than 35. Also, if you do not understand how Homeaway works, please check at the end of this description for more details and an explanation.

Set on a private, gated 74 acre ranch with 900 feet of Lake Travis shoreline surrounded by The Texas Hill Country, ACME Ranch is the PERFECT getaway for large gatherings. While it provides luxurious accommodations, it also has all the amenities you can imagine, and once you arrive, you will not want to leave. Amenities include free WiFi, satellite television, Sonos wireless stereo system, a floating boat dock, swimming pool, spa, chipping/putting greens, horseshoe pit, washers' pit, outdoor chess game, basketball hoop, foosball, ping pong table, pool table, bicycles, a kayak and paddle boards. If you love exploring, bring your mountain bike or 4 wheeler since there are 74 acres for you to enjoy! There are now walking trails throughout the property. You can even bring your horses! The location is perfect because although it feels secluded and private, you are very close to Lago Vista (This home is closer to Lago Vista than it is to Marble Falls.), great restaurants, golf, wineries, paint ball, zip lining, etc. It is only 40 miles from downtown Austin.

Acme Ranch is designed to give guests privacy and solitude while offering many gathering opportunities, from intimate weddings (not to exceed 30), family reunions or business retreats. It has a main residence, cabin and a bunkhouse and offers flexibility for sleeping arrangements up to 30 people.

The pristine surrounding area of limestone formations, rolling hills and many trees provides a very unique environment. There is also a 6 acre fenced pasture so you can bring your horses as well!

Main Residence:

Inside the main residence, there's the essence of sophisticated design: clean, simple lines and first-class materials. It blends space, light, and art beautifully with its high ceilings, open, airy rooms and stained concrete floors. It offers a sense of grandeur, all encompassing quality from its meticulous details to its broad architectural designs, and a designer's touch with striking uses of natural stone, metal, wood, and artistic glass accents. This is completed with comfortable fine furnishings throughout.

The spacious open floor plan of the kitchen, dining and living spaces is ideal for entertaining friends, family and coworkers. To satisfy your culinary needs, the kitchen has been stocked with all the amenities needed to prepare for a quick meal or for a formal dinner. It has gorgeous limestone counters, wood cabinets, double oven, two refrigerators, large pantry and Dacor appliances. The open floor plan allows interaction of the guests whether they are cooking, sitting at the breakfast bar, playing a game of pool, watching television, or simply relaxing and enjoying the view.

With each of the beautifully decorated bedrooms, it's easy to see that ACME Ranch is a vacation home of substance and style. The Master Suite has a king size bed, office, dressing room and a luxurious bathroom with great views of Lake Travis from the jetted tub. There is also an outdoor shower adjacent to the bathroom. Each of the two guest rooms has a queen bed, three twin beds and a private bath. The main residence sleeps 12 comfortably.

Transition seamlessly from indoors to outdoors by opening the expansive sliding glass doors. The living space extends to a large covered lanai with an outdoor kitchen and additional seating. It offers alfresco dining and relaxing possibilities with panoramic views of Lake Travis that will delight you. Stay a while and enjoy an amber sunset over the lake and hillside.

Cabin: The original homestead has been updated and is a perfect companion for the main home. With beautiful glass mosaic accents, full kitchen and an inviting interior, it offers a quiet getaway from the main home. The covered front porch encourages you to linger. It has 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds, futon, full bathroom and sleeps 4-6.

Bunkhouse: The bunkhouse is on the second floor of 'The Barn.' It is a spacious, open room with bunk beds (6 twin beds, 2 full beds), a futon, foosball table, a kitchenette with microwave and small refrigerator and sleeps 10-12.

The outdoor setting with all of the available activities gives this home a very unique advantage over most vacation homes. The combination of Lake Travis, The Texas Hill Country, and a private ranch will completely remove you from any stress and worries you might have had, leaving you revived and renewed. Acme Ranch is the essence of a luxury vacation home—and a little bit extra. The property is lakefront and you can enjoy water recreation like boating, fishing, skiing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and swimming in the lake. There is a boat slip with a lift available for your use. (You can launch your boat less than a mile away at Gloster Bend.) There are also 2 paddle boards and a 3 person sit on top kayak. There are some basic fishing poles so you can try your luck fishing off the deck. (Please bring your own hooks and tackle.)

If you would like to explore the area around the ranch, there are 3 adult size mountain bikes and 3 kids bikes. Walking trails have also been cut so you can enjoy the quietness outdoors.

With all of its amenities, once you arrive, you will not want to ever leave!!

Cancellation Policy: Reservation/Rental deposit & Final Rental Amount: Should you fail to utilize this confirmed reservation, LESSOR retains all funds received by LESSE as liquidated damages unless the confirmed unit is re-rented at the same rate for the same time period. If the latter occurs, we retain a 25% administrative fee.

RESTRICTIONS: No bachelor or bachelorette parties or other "drinking focus" parties. No large groups where everyone or most people are 35 years of age or younger. No weddings over 30 people--this includes all guests whether or not they are spending the night. No 1 night rentals. The maximum # of people on the property is 30. This includes ALL day and night guests so it does not matter if everyone is not spending the night. Thank you for understanding.

HOMEAWAY PROCEDURE: When you have interest in renting a property, you have 2 choices. You may do a "Request to Book" or you may "Ask Manager a Question." If you are not sure you want to book this home yet or if you are not sure if this home is a good fit, PLEASE choose "Ask Manager a Question." That will allow us to discuss any questions you might have or find out if it is a good fit WITHOUT your credit card being charged.

More Details

Property Manager
Kathi Miles, Reservation Specialist
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Epilepsy Foundation Texas held our annual staff retreat at ACME Ranch. What a beautiful house, cabin and bunkhouse. Our staff enjoyed all the amenities and the gorgeous area. We visited the local winery (only a couple minutes away) one afternoon as well. The house was perfect for our large group as we planned for the year ahead. Thank you for a fantastic retreat facility.
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Chimney Oaks At Lake Travis, Texas

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 464 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • No bachelor/bachelorette parties. No large groups if everyone or most everyone is under the age of 32. (Includes large prom/high school groups.
  • Please ask for more details about the cancellation policy. Unfortunately, Homeaway doesn't allow us to describe our specific policy.
  • Thirty is the maximum # of people allowed on the property. Day guests are not allowed so special events. This includes weddings & other celebrations.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Home - toilet
    Main Home - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , outdoor shower
    Main Home - toilet , bath with shower
    Main Home - toilet , bath with shower
    Homestead Cabin - toilet , bath with shower
    Bunkhouse - toilet , bath with shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Master Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Cabin - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Futon
    Bunkhouse - 2 double bed , 6 single bed , Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 3 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 3 single bed
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
AMENITIES: •The kitchen in the main residence is a chef's delight with two refrigerators, double oven, ice maker, large pantry and everything you need like an ice cream maker, coffee grinder and kitchen aid mixer! There are place settings for 40. •The cabin has a full kitchen with a microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, toaster oven, regular over and stovetop. •The bunkhouse has a kitchenette w. a small refrigerator, a microwave and a coffee maker. It also has a washer and dryer. ENTERTAINMENT: •The main residence living room has a 60' TV with DirecTV and surround sound and multi disc DVD player, stereo, pool table, WiFi, a computer and board games. The two guest bedrooms have TVs with local stations and DVD players. •The bunkhouse has a foosball table, 47' hi definition TV with a DVD player and Nintendo. •Cabin has a 32' TV with local channels and a fireplace. Coffee Makers are in Main Residence, Cabin and Bunkhouse.


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Luxurious Lake Travis Waterfront, $1 million views, Austin, Pool, Boat Dock
average rating of 4.85 based on 27 reviews

Incredible property and great management

  • 5 of 5

Pros: amazing main house with great entertainment options and lots of bed space, several side houses with additional capacity, great spot on the lake, helpful management that provides contacts for catering and other entertainment

Cons: is a little out there (an hour from the city) and the roads are a little rough to get to so I wouldn't plan on coming and going into Austin much

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg, we appreciate you taking time to write a review. I think clients find them very helpful. We are very happy that you thought ACME Ranch was an amazing home. I believe I told you it was featured in the Southern Living Magazine. It is definitely unique. While it is a ways out, most people come here fortunately for the quietness the 70+ acres offers. Hopefully, with as much as this property offers, people don't want to leave!
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Corpus Christi, Texas

Incredible place!

  • 5 of 5

We were here for a family reunion with 21 people. There was plenty of room for everyone, and so much to do for all ages! Beautiful property, very well maintained! The weather was not perfect for us, but no one cared because the place is heavenly! The views, the activities available and the comfortable surroundings made everyone happy! Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. We are very happy you all had a great time in spite of the weather. We would love for you to return when the weather is better.
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  • 5 of 5

Spent the weekend in a beautiful home surrounded by Lake Travis, acres and acres and land and had an amazing time! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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ACME Ranch is the PERFECT Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 25 stay at ACME Ranch for a retreat and were blown away by the place! The house is in great condition and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay! The views are INCREDIBLE. We loved working with Kathi and Jackie and are for sure coming back for future retreats!

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great company retreat

  • 4 of 5

We brought all of our GMs for a team building/weekend getaway to bond and have a little fun. This was a great property for that! It has a little bit of everything... swimming pool, lake front, great hiking on the property, close enough to grocery stores and restaurants, and plenty of space and amenities to make it feel luxurious. I would definitely recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Our first time at Acme was exceptional.

  • 5 of 5

Acme was ready for our 19 person group and kept us fully satisfied for our week long stay. Lots of fridge capacity and the very ample kitchen area made feeding our group easy and quick. We all enjoyed the numerous entertainment areas and would recommend the Ranch to any and all.

  • Review Submitted: 01/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.06 Miles
Flat Creek Estae Winery & Vineyard
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Lago Vista Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.06 Miles
Flat Creek Estate Winery & Vineyard
Car: necessary

This home offers the best Lake Travis location. While it is only 40 miles from downtown Austin and just a few minutes from restaurants, etc. in Lago Vista, you feel like you are away from everything on this 70+ acre ranch. It is located in the beautiful hill country area of Lake Travis but yet close to lots of activities. Wine tasting and/or lunch is only a couple minutes walk away at the Flat Creek Winery. You can go to a fabulous new upscale restaurant, The Grille at Highland Lakes, that has wonderful food and lake views. With a short drive, you can do zip lining, golfing, paint ball, etc. Most people say there is so much to do on the property that they do not want to leave. Besides the amenities of the house such as pool table, foosball, ping pong, chess, swimming pool and hot tub, there are now walking trails throughout the ranch. This home provides the perfect getaway for families and large gatherings since there are so many options of activities.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday estate in Chimney Oaks At Lake Travis, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
8 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
29 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
2 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
1 May 2018 - 23 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
24 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
29 May 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
10 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
25 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4 Holiday
30 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
9 Jul 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
13 Aug 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
30 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$3,185.75
Cleaning/Service Fee AU$586.25
Tax Rate 6.0%

**If you make your payment and fail to return the signed lease agreement before your due date or within a week of making your payment, you will not be refunded your payment in full unless we are notified within that time frame. A penalty of 25% of your deposit will be imposed due to removing the dates from the calendar. By making this payment, you accept these consequences.
Please ask for a quote before using the "Book It Now" feature.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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