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Casa del Sol Bed and Breakfast at Lake Travis
Ranked #5 of 36 Austin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 August 2014

My husband and I recently spent a few days at Casa del Sol for our anniversary. It had been many years since we spent time in the Austin area. When we get away on a mini-vacation for just the two of us, we generally like cities/towns with a much slower pace than Austin. However, we found this B&B via TripAdvisor and it looked nice, and far enough outside of busy downtown Austin that we decided to give it a try. It was perfect! The area around Lake Travis is really beautiful. Casa del Sol sits up on a hill with a lovely view. We stayed in the smaller Golden Sun Cottage. It was just a bedroom with a small bathroom and small kitchen. It was nicely furnished and very comfortable. Doug and Cata were very kind and wonderful hosts. The grounds were beautiful, the pool was nice....but cold, probably because of the heavy rains that had gone through the night before we arrived. We did brave the cold water and get in for a few minutes one afternoon, but couldn't stay in for very long. Hopefully the water is not always that cold! Overall, Casa del Sol is a wonderful place to rest and relax....and/or to use as a home base if you are planning to get out daily and do activities around the Austin area as we did. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

I have stayed here several times (in both cottages), and I invariably have a wonderful visit. To enter the beautiful and tranquil grounds via a tin-roofed porch is to enter a truly enchanted space. The cottages are charming and comfortable as well as spotless and well-appointed. The beds are luxurious, with crisp linens and your choice of pillow. The service is excellent--the innkeepers are available and friendly without being intrusive. The fresh pastry and fruit for breakfast are always delicious. It is a delight to awaken to a nearby rooster's crow and to fall asleep to the melodic sounds of the fountain in the swimming pool. Outdoors, guests are welcome to cook on the grill, enjoy the fire pit, take a dip in the pool, or relax in the sun or shade on the hammock or on any of the many cushioned loungers. I cannot say enough good things about Casa Del Sol. It is truly my home away from home.

Room Tip: Golden Sun cottage has a full kitchen. Lavender cottage has separate sleeping and living areas.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

If you are looking for a quite, clean, relaxing, soothing, serne this is the place for you. My husband and I went for a quick honeymoon getaway and this place was perfect. Doug was so inviting and acommodating. the room was amazing so relaxing and comfy, the entire place is nice and beautiful all the flowes and trees. Very nice pool, muffin was is a sweet dog, well trained. we will be returning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Carmen G
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

let me start by saying that this place made me realize that most hotels are really not in the business of providing comfort or relaxation. Casa Del Sol was a most relaxing destination and made us forget all of our troubles. The service is great and Doug made sure that if we needed anything he was available. We rented both rooms and we were very satisfied with the level of comfort and decor. The entire property was clean and well kept. The rooms are decorated with a kitschy southwest feel (Sol is the focus) and the beds are really comfortable. The kitchen areas while a little small were very useful and the smaller unit had a full size refrigerator. this combined with the BBQ in the back yard and the comfort level gets even higher! The grounds are open and green with a fire pit and a fountain that will put you to sleep with its mellow sounds. The Jacuzzi was great and we used it every day of our stay (4 nights). The house dog Muffin was really well behaved and was not the way at any time. All in all a great place to stay and we will definitely be coming back again this year. If you like staying in hotels and you like the impersonal nature of those establishments this place is not for you. If you want to get away and enjoy yourself without any worries then this place is for you!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

If you are looking for a super fancy, being waited on hand and foot and no peace bed and breakfast, then this is not the place for you. However, if you are looking for peace, serenity, quiet, charming and inviting, then welcome home. Casa del Sol at Lake Austin was by far one of the best trips we had taken in a very long time. I am from the mountains of the Sangre de Cristos in Colorado and this took me right back home. The tiles in the rooms, the ceramic suns, hammocks, everything was perfect. It is a bit on the rustic side, but that just adds to the charm.
The best perk of the trip was the resident dog Muffin. oh how we feel in love with Muffin. I am not a dog person but I must say that I had a hard time saying goodbye to her. She was so calm and quiet but loved being near us. We rented one room and our friends rented the other, so we had the entire property to our selves. So we would leave our door open to catch the breeze and have easy access to our fridge. Muffin would come in and take a nap at the foot of our bed. We just loved her lazy, calm attitude.
The hot tub was amazing, a little cool for the pool this time of year but the fountain in the pool made for such a sweet sound.
Our friends got engaged by the fire pit and I will say all of the ambient lightning made for some beautiful pictures as we caught their special moment on film.
We will most definitely return. Can't get back soon enough!!! Thank you Doug so much!

Oh one more thing, the bed was AMAZING!!! Very comfortable and loved the eyelet accented sheets. Gorgeous!!

Room Tip: Either room is great. The lavender room has a separate living area. The other room has a fridge and...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We returned to Casa del Sol after a wonderful, relaxing weekend there this past summer. Once again, we were well taken care of! The sounds of the fountain are so relaxing as we would sit on the patio multiple times each day. I love the location (we love the nearby Steiner Ranch). The owner's dog Muffin is a sweet sweet pup and we always enjoy the enthusiastic greeting and seeing her perched nearby as we relaxed.

After reading the negative post, I was taken a bit aback. We have been here twice and never noticed the smell they refer to. The facilities in the larger suite are indeed an interesting layout, but it didn't bother us to take turns in the space as I would rather relax by the pool than join my man at the vanity :)

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank suzburak
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

We chose this specific bed and breakfast based on all of the great reviews on TripAdvisor, but I have to say that we were not impressed and did not enjoy staying here. First, the place was overdecorated with out-of-date decor, which made the place seem very cluttered. The "bathroom/kitchenette" area is separated by a small trail that will only fit one person and we could basically sit on the toilet and make coffee at the same time as a result. The worst part is that the place smelled like SEWAGE!! Every time you flushed the toilet, ran the water, or took a shower, the scent of feces covered the entire place and lingered the entire time we were there, which made it almost unbearable to remain in the cottage. The pull out couch had the most uncomfortable mattress that not even my youngest daughter could sleep on and I question if the sheets were clean. Another thing is that while we are not dog lovers, we can tolerate dogs well. However, the owner's dog greeted us at the gate, jumped on us the entire time, and would enter our cottage every time the door was open. When walking around the pool, we stepped in dog poop indicating that the grounds are not as clean as one would expect since dogs were allowed. The "garden" area was unkept and needed to be maintained or groomed a little more aggressively. The pool and hot tub was nice, but only if you enjoy smelling sewage with your swim. The owner is super nice but that's about all this place has going for it.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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AustinCata, Owner at Casa del Sol Bed and Breakfast at Lake Travis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

I don't even know quite how to respond to this review, although I feel I must, since it's the first one to appear now, at the top of the list of 24 beautiful reviews, some from repeat customers...

We were chosen as one of the top romantic B&B's at Lake Travis by Austin Monthly Magazine.

Rest assured our Austin city water is quite clean, in the cottage, suite, hot tub and pool! (see other reviews)

We have guest review books in each room, going back years, full of beautiful reviews from new and repeat customers.

As for decor and garden, upon arriving, many people tell us that the website photos don't do it justice.

So take a look at the pictures of house, decor,... and garden, : ) on this website, and our own, at casadelsolbedandbreakfast.com. Or feel free to call us with any questions!

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Additional Information about Casa del Sol Bed and Breakfast at Lake Travis

Address: 3905 Highland Dr, Austin, TX 78734-2031
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Region: United States > Texas > Austin
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Austin
Price Range: £93 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa del Sol Bed and Breakfast at Lake Travis 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Casa del Sol at Lake Travis, an adults only, (16 and over) peaceful, rustic, Western-Zen Bed and Breakfast Oasis! We have a unique Austin flavor, and have been hosting happy guests for 21 years, since 1996! We are a private Spa-like setting, with a pool, 2 hot tubs, a fabulous Lake Travis view from the decks, and only 20 minutes to all Austin has to offer. We offer 5 secluded, unique rooms, a mix of semi-quirky and super-cozy and comfortable! Each has WiFi and flat screen cable, it’s own private bathroom, kitchen or kitchenette, adjacent parking, private entrance, and private deck or patio. ... more   less 
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