Casa del Sol Bed & Breakfast at Lake Travis

3905 Highland Drive, Austin, Texas 78734
Innkeeper(s): Doug Miller & Kathleen Low
 
  • Summary

    Relax in the Southwest

    Discover the height of peaceful relaxation in this southwestern hill country getaway overlooking the pool and the local lake.

    Casa del Sol Bed and Breakfast at Lake Travis in Austin, Texas is hidden in a secluded garden setting that you will never want to leave. Guests have access to the hot tub and pristine pool. The swinging hammock, pond fountains, the gazebo, and the small meditation garden and trail are sure to enhance your relaxation to the utmost.

    Once you've had your fill of quiet, there are plenty of activities and attractions nearby. Casa del Sol is less than a mile from the swimming at Mansfield Dam County Park on Lake Travis. More swimming at Hamilton Pool and Krause Springs is also close by as well as the biking and hiking trail around Town Lake. 

    Casa del Sol Bed and Breakfast at Lake Travis is just minutes from the great food, music, shops, and art of bustling downtown Austin and two minutes from the boating, kayaking, and swimming of Lake Travis. Kayaks are available for guest rental at the B&B. Don't forget to enjoy a winery tour before you leave!

    This secluded location includes two guest accommodations: the Lavender Suite and the Golden Sun Cottage. Both of the accommodations are equipped with private bathrooms, coffeemakers, microwaves, queen beds, and much more.

     

     

  • Introduction

    Welcome to Casa del Sol, at Lake Travis.  We are a small B&B with a laid-back Southwestern flavor.  We have a lovely view of Lake Travis from a spacious deck, and a private pool and hot-tub.

    There are 2 guest accommodations in a very private and peaceful, secluded garden setting, with plenty of parking for cars and boats.  (Boat launch is 2 minutes away). Enjoy the romantic 2-room Lavender Suite, with view of the lake from the picture window and deck. Or relax in the Southwestern style private cottage, with a fully tiled kitchenette. Both rooms open onto a view of the lake and pool, and we are 2 minutes from a wonderful park at the lake.


    You can soak in the hot-tub, lounge on a raft in the pool, read and relax in the hammock. Relax and read to the sound of the pool and pond fountains.  There is a small meditation garden and trail, a gazebo, lots of bird feeders, and bird baths, and birds, birds, birds!!!  The flavor is relaxed, romantic, secluded, green and peaceful!!

    We accept all major credit cards.


     

     

    Amenities

    Rental Kayaks
    Rafts
    BBQ grill
    Fire pit with chairs
    Outdoor tables & chairs
    Chimenea
    Copier & Fax
    Pool & Hot-tub
    Hammock
    Gazebo
    Boat parking
    Pond with fountain
    Barbecue
    Huge decks
    Private full kitchen
    Walking trails

    Casa del Sol overlooks Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country, just minutes from Austin.


     

     

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Doug Miller and Cata Low for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Vacations or weekend getaways at Lake Travis, or vacations and weekend getaways in Austin. Also, anniversaries, wedding nights,  and romantic weekends.

    What are you best known for?

    Austin, Lake Travis location: great lake view, pool, hot tub, unique ambiance and hospitality

    What makes your inn unique?

    Southwest Asian-fusion Tex-Mex

    What do you love most about your inn?

    We love the seclusion, the pool and fountains, and the kind of people we attract!

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Beautiful river and lake and hill-country setting. Bluebonnets in the spring, Great music and food! Art, Creativity, and fun people make Austin Austin!!

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    We receive a LOT of compliments about what a "hidden jewel" we are. People feel a peaceful and magical quality here.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    How you can be in such a beautiful natural area with lake and water, but be just minutes away from great urban restaurants and entertainment. Also Krause Springs.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Eat at a 5 star restaurant a half a mile away, "Hudson's on the Bend"
    Got to the famous "Oasis" restaurant with magnificent views of Lake Travis.
    Go on a Winery Tour.
    Rent one of our kayaks and do a 2 hour float down to Lake Austin Spa, where we pick you up.
    Rent a boat or jet-ski on Lake Travis. (Or park your boat here)
    Go to Lake Austin Spa, one of the top 5 spas in the US.
    Swim at Mansfeld Dam County Park, or Hamilton Pool, or Krause Springs. Eat great Thai Food at Madam Mams.
    Music music music downtown Austin.
    Go to Whole Foods Market, near us, or downtown.
    Bike on the hike and bike trail around Town Lake.
    Barbecue at the Salt Lick.
    Eat lots of Tex-Mex food.
    Get a bubble tea at Cocos!!

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    There are nice trails nearby, and we are 3/4 mile from Mansfield Dam County Park on Lake Travis.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Flores Mexican Restaurant and Whole Foods Market!!

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    LakeTravis.com

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have one cottage and one Suite.

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, we love well-behaved, quiet pets.

     

  • Meet The Innkeepers

    Innkeeper: Cata Low & Doug Miller

    Doug and Cata are long-time Austinites who enjoy lake life!! They have lived from the Bahamas to Brazil, and love exploring. They enjoy reading, hiking, traveling, writing, chatting, quiet, and just appreciating life! They teach an international seminar called Avatar. Cata speaks some Spanish & Portuguese, and does the on-site massage.

    The innkeeper speak: English, Spanish

  • Attractions/Activities

     


     

    • The University of Texas Tower
    • Texas Capitol Building
    • Texas Wine Trails
    • Austin Zoo
    • Fiesta Gardens
    • Carver Museum and Cultural Center
    • Jourdan Bachman Pioneer Farm
    • Austin Steam Train Association
    • Huntington Art Gallery
    • Zilker Botanical Garden
    • Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum
    • Inner Space Cavern
    • Wild Basin
    • Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
    • Schlitterbahn
    • Wonder World
    • Austin Museum of Art
    • Texas Memorial Museum

     

     

    Onsite or Nearby Activities

    Bicycle riding trails
    Billiards
    Bird watching
    Boating
    Canoeing
    Fishing
    Golfing
    Hiking trails
    Horseback riding
    Kayaking
    Lake swimming
    Mountain Bike trails
    On-site massage
    Meditation Garden
    Hot-tub
    Fountains
    Sailing
    Shopping
    Sight-seeing
    Swimming pool
    Skiing

  • How to Find Us

    Casa del Sol overlooks Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country, just minutes from Austin.

    Directions to property:

    From I-35, take the RR 2222 exit, going west. You'll meander through town a few miles. After you pass under the Loop 1 overpass, veer right at the 2nd stoplight, and continue west about 8 miles until you reach a stoplight at Hwy 620. Turn left onto 620 and go 4 miles. You will cross the bridge over the Colorado River at Mansfield Dam. After the bridge, take your SECOND left, Highland Drive. Casa del Sol is at 3905 Highland Drive. It's the 4th house on the left, and has a bamboo fence around it.

    Nearest major airport: AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 25 miles

    Directions from airport:

    • From Austin Bergstrom International Airport, turn left onto Highway 71, going west.
    • When you reach I-35, exit heading north. From I-35, the above directions apply.