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Lake Travis ACME Ranch, Luxury Retreat, Austin, Waterfront, 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 NOTE: **We would greatly appreciate you contacting us before doing an instant booking or reservation request. The quote given by Homeaway might not be the correct quote due to various reasons including group size (larger groups may be more expensive than what is quoted in the rate chart), # of nights, and whether or not the dates are that of a holiday or special event. Also, please be aware that Homeaway charges a booking/service fee for all reservations made through them.""

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. While it provides luxurious accommodations, it also has all the amenities you can imagine. 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! You can even bring your horses! This home is closer to Lago Vista than it is to Marble Falls.

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.

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

RESTRICTIONS: No bachelor or bachelorette parties. No prom or high school celebrations. No large groups where everyone or most people are 30 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Kathi Miles, Reservation Specialist
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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:
  • 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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Lake Travis ACME Ranch, Luxury Retreat, Austin, Waterfront, Pool, Boat Dock!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 23 reviews

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: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a large group and had an amazing weekend. The house is beautiful and has plenty of room for everyone. It is well stocked and the kitchen has pretty much everything you could need. Lots of space for everyone to lounge around the pool and enjoy the view.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hurst, TX

A perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated a 20th Anniversary vow renewal with our family and this home made it exactly what we dreamed it would be.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington TX

Great for large family reunions or celebrations

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough good things about this fabulous ranch. My family of 23 adults and kids of varying ages gathered here in June over the Fathers Day weekend. There was plenty of room in the very well equiped main house, large bunkhouse, and rustic cabin for all of us to spread out. The pool was fabulous, and the dock and boathouse were great hangouts for the young adults and teens. Room out on the covered patio for outdoor eating or just to hang out. The school aged kids loved playing the lifesized chess game outside and the regulation sized pool table in the main house. Huge kitchen, all the comforts of home. We never left the place except for trips into town for ice and beer. I was probably the oldest member of the group at 71 and I managed to make it down the stone steps to the boat dock...not for the faint of heart but doable for ambulatory seniors. No handicap access, tho. Our best gathering place yet, by far.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Acme Ranch has it all! We had six families totaling 23 people from age 2 through 75 for a family reunion and there was something for everyone. All three houses were very clean and well equipped. The pool was beautiful and popular with the younger kids while the older ones enjoyed the lake. The common spaces indoors and out gave our big group plenty of room to spread out. Kathi was easy to book with and Jacqui was accessible through texts while we were there. Refund was very prompt as well. Can't say enough good stuff about Acme!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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


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
Off Season
1 Oct 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
27 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
3 Jan 2018 - 7 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
8 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
2 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 - 27 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
July 4 Holiday
28 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 A$3,198.25
Cleaning/Service Fee A$588.55
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 $500 will be imposed due to removing the dates from the calendar. By making this payment, you accept these consequences.
**RATES ARE HIGHER FOR LARGE GROUPS (approximately $275 per night) Please ask for a quote before using the "Book It Now" feature.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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