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Where to Find the Best Vacation Rentals in Texas

You won’t be slumming it when you use Front Desk Vacation Rentals, which has an eclectic range of rentals across Lake LBJ from which to choose. Courtesy photo

While planning a visit to the Texas Hill Country, one conjures images of swimming, boating, and fishing on the lakes and rivers.

For a stay that truly takes your breath away, consider an escape to a lakeside rental on the banks of the water in Llano County.

Whether it’s a getaway for two or a retreat for 20-plus, these vacation homes and cabins are the best of the best in the Highland Lakes.

Front Desk Vacation Rentals

Front Desk offers dozens of vacation rentals to suit any need, spanning the waters of Lake LBJ and the rolling Texas Hill Country. Front Desk Vacation Rentals has everything from modern homes to charming dwellings.

Easily search for a vacation rental online by separating the homes into categories. Choose rentals on either the Colorado River arm or the Llano River arm of Lake LBJ. There are family-affordable listings, luxury vacation rentals, pet-friendly rentals, and rentals with swimming pools. Front Desk even lists “beach homes” that are situated on the sandy shores of Lake LBJ.

Each home is impeccably clean and outfitted with all the bells and whistles. Guests will enjoy fully equipped kitchens, comfortable beds, and prime waterfront. The homes are perfect for family reunions with each able to host 10-21 guests.

For more information, visit frontdeskvacationrentals.com or email frontdeskrentals@gmail.com.

Nestled in the 175-acre Log Country Cove community are 34 private log cabins with all the bells and whistles — a true dream if you’re looking for a scenic getaway. Courtesy photo


Log Country Cove

Log Country Cove’s 175 acres are packed with so many cabins, the property is like a neighborhood for vacationers. Choose from 34 different cabins, such as the waterfront Tree House with a rooftop putting green or Cloud 10 with a private, heated pool.

Go as big as you want. There are cabins that sleep just a couple as well as enormous lodges that sleep up to 35. Consider the Big Timber Lodge, complete with 250 feet of waterfront, a sandy beach, a pool, waterfalls, swings, and so much more.

Each cabin contains all the comforts. The kitchens are fully equipped and have rustic cabinets stocked with dinnerware, wine glasses, tumblers, and more. Whatever is included in your rental is all yours for the duration of your stay, whether it’s a heated pool, a bubbling jacuzzi, or a volleyball court.

Throughout the property, you will find trails, swings, fire pits, grills, creeks, and granite outcroppings to explore. Many of the cabins are pet-friendly.

Log Country Cove also rents everything you need to enjoy the lake: speedboats, pontoon boats, personal watercraft, canoes, kayaks, and standup paddleboards. Those craving an adrenaline-fueled ride can rent skis, tubes, wakeboards, and kneeboards. Guests can also rent golf carts to get around the property.

Log Country Cove is located at 617 Log Country Cove in Burnet. For more information, visit logcountrycove.com or call (512) 756-9132.

Stay in an authentic, hand-built log cabin at Willow Point Resort, just steps away away from the inviting waters of Lake Buchanan. Courtesy photo


Willow Point Resort

Willow Point lives up to its motto, “A Getaway So Close to Home,” with its modern cabin rentals on the shores of Lake Buchanan. No matter which cabin you choose, you will be mere steps away from the shoreline.

Each cabin sleeps up to six guests and is equipped with a full kitchen, a front porch, a charcoal grill, a picnic table, and all of the essentials for a comfortable getaway.

For total privacy, stay in Willow Point’s Lake House Vacation Home with a large yard and a private sandy beach. With five bedrooms and four bathrooms, the home accommodates up to 25 guests.

Willow Point offers daily boat rentals for guests. Explore the lake by pontoon boat, personal watercraft, kayak, canoe, or standup paddleboard.

Enjoy the Club House with two TV rooms equipped with free satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and a movie library with buttery popcorn. Guests can indulge their competitive side with ping-pong, foosball, basketball, volleyball, tetherball, horseshoes, and more.

Willow Point Resort is located at 427 Ellison in Buchanan Dam. For more information, visit willowpointresort.com, email info@willowpointresort.com, or call (512) 793-5000.

Stay the night in a vintage train car at The Antlers Inn for a vacation you can write home about. Staff photo by JoAnna Kopp


The Antlers Inn

Travel back in time to a historic railroad resort at The Antlers Inn. With carefully curated antique furniture and artwork throughout, each room at The Antlers is delightful.

Stay in the main house, built in 1901. It has been restored with modern amenities and outfitted with first-class linens and five-star features. Or, stay in a vintage train car: choose from three colorful cabooses or a beautiful wooden coach. There are also cottages and cabins scattered across the grounds, each with its own charm and appeal.

The sprawling, 5-acre property feels like a small village with a massage depot, a cafe and bar, and a coffee shop. Cast a line at a lakefront fishing dock or go for a ride on a standup paddleboard or kayak.

The Antlers Inn is located at 1001 King St. in Kingsland. Visit theantlers.com for more information.

Cool off in the calm waters of Lake LBJ or relax on the leisurely patio at the Summer Breeze Lakehouse. Courtesy photo


Summer Breeze Lakehouse

At 4,000 square feet, the Summer Breeze Lakehouse is large enough for the whole family. Situated on Lake LBJ, the six-bedroom, five-bathroom home can comfortably accommodate up to 24 guests.

This leisurely lake house includes a stocked kitchen to plan a grand meal for the whole family. Go to the game room for a round of foosball or shuffle board, a hand of poker, or a game on the Xbox connected to the 60-inch TV.

The house is equipped with everything for its guests: linens, bath and pool towels, toiletries, and more. Plus, from Wi-Fi to satellite TV, there’s nothing you could want that isn’t already provided.

Outside, there’s no shortage of things to do. Enjoy the cool waters of Lake LBJ just steps away from the porch. Swim off the pier or go on an exploration with the complimentary kayaks. Spend time on the spacious deck with outdoor speakers and a grill. Take a dip in the beautiful heated swimming pool or large hot tub. In the morning, grab a cup of coffee and relax in the lakeside bench swing.

Summer Breeze Lakehouse is located at 1102 Euel Moore Road in Kingsland. View the online listing for more information.

Rio Vista Resort is B.Y.O.B. — Bring Your Own Boat. Enjoy 600 feet of lakefront at one of the 11 vacation rentals scattered across the property. Courtesy photo


Rio Vista Resort

Located on 600 feet of open water on Lake LBJ, Rio Vista Resort has been family-owned and -operated since 1982. Spread across the property are 11 unique vacation rentals with cozy interiors and stunning lake views.

Choose from charming lake houses and cottages, which can sleep anywhere from two to 20 guests. They are perfect for a family reunion, big or small. Guests can rent multiple cottages if need be.

Launch your boat and explore Lake LBJ. When you’re done for the day, park it in one of the resort’s boat slips. Take a dip in the swimming pool or relax in the hot tub.

Rio Vista Resort is fun for kids, too! The little ones will enjoy the water slide and water trampoline, a round of mini-golf, swinging on the playground, and more.

Rio Vista Resort is located at 234 Rio Vista Drive in Kingsland. For more information, visit riovistaresort.com.

All of the properties listed on Lake Me Away have stunning views of the lake and the surrounding Hill Country. Just think of all the panoramic photographs you can take on your phone! Courtesy photo


Lake Me Away

For Lake LBJ views from a beautiful home, find a vacation rental through Lake Me Away. The service has 18 vacation homes situated on Lake LBJ, each fully furnished inside and out with stocked kitchens and cozy linens in the bedrooms and bathrooms as well as basic toiletries. All homes feature high-speed internet.

No rental is exactly alike. Many are new or freshly remodeled. Some have contemporary accents; others a cozy lake vibe. The properties have two very important things in common, though. First, each home is impeccably clean. Second, guests can be sure the whole family fits as each rental sleeps eight to 20 guests.

Guests may bring their own boats for the duration of their stay as many properties have docks or boat slips for storage. For those looking to rent watercraft, Lake Me Away will assist with boat rentals from a range of local rental companies.

For more information, visit lakemeawaylbj.com.

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