Thursday, April 4, 2013

Butterfly Beach House

If you've read my blog for a while, you'd know that my parents own a gorgeous house on Lake LBJ, about an hour from Austin in the Texas Hill Country. Both my mom and dad grew up going to their family lakehouses and knew they wanted the same for their family. They bought it about 10 years ago and it has been so much fun to grow up at the lake. Now that I am an adult, I really appreciate the time away from the city, technology, and the stresses of life. Yes there is a TV at the lake and yes I can get on my phone but I find that I am able to shut out the real world when I am there. Unplugging from technology at your own home is hard but when you are taking this view in, it's easy. 


An older woman owns thousands of acres across the lake from their house and refuses to sell or build so it just adds to the serene beauty. That ant bite of a bump on the horizon is Pack Saddle Mountain and I have seen some of the most beautiful sunsets in my whole life over that mountain. 

What is unique about their house is the fact that they have over 100 feet of zero dept sand making it feel like you're on vacation at the beach. At other houses on the lake, you're either sitting on the grass/dock or in the water...this house has the best of both worlds!



Before we got pregnant I had visions of future babies and cousins digging in the sand, jumping off the dock, and floating on life jackets during a hot summer day. Yep I think about that kind of stuff! I can't wait for our little man to grow up going to the lake.

Unfortuantely this summer has already become so busy for our family with babies, trips, and my brothers traveling basketball team. My parents were left with minimal lakehouse weekends and decided to start renting it out for other families to enjoy! They are using a local company, Your Front Desk, to manage the property and you can check out the listing here. If you and your family are looking for a summer getaway close to home, this could be your place. 




We call it the butterfly house because of the ceiling architecture, check out the pics on the posting

House features:
-Sleepts 14 in beds
-Full size crib
-3 full bathrooms
-3 TVs with cable, Dish, DVR
-Ping pong table
-Pool table
-Beautiful patio with outdoor seating
-Fire pit
-Propane grill
-Dock
-Outdoor shower
-Basketball hoop on paved driveway

....and so much more! 

Time to start making memories people!

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22 comments:

Claire Beeks said...

Looks amazing, Ruthie! I'd love to come down and hang with YOU there! That sunshine looks so so good right about now! Seattle has been nice, but not that nice! Is the heat sweltering though? I think I've adapted to Seattle climate and may not be able to handle heat like I used to!

KRISTIN said...

WOW! What a gorgeous place! Can I just move there?! I LOVE the Aggie flag. :)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I just want to live here. But I will let y'all come visit.

Lauren H. Edmondson said...

what a great opportunity for others to enjoy your family's place! I know what you mean about imagining future kiddies having fun in the place you've had such fun in, I could hardly wait for Sawyer to enjoy Hilton Head Island with our family last year after I had spent so many summers there myself.

Erika said...

Wow - looks beautiful! Both my families have beach houses too, and I can't wait for my babies to grow up with wonderful summer memories:)

Brandi Barrera said...

Wow! We might have to look into this :-) I love that it's not too far from Austin! I had a great time when we came to visit a few summers ago, I think that was the first time I met you :-)

Carolyn said...

SO PRETTY! :) Kristin and I are on our way. HAHA!

Amanda said...

Can I come visit the lakehouse?! It's absolutely gorgeous, and I'm jealous that you have a place so serene to get away to on the weekend! We need to plan a phone date or something so we can have a proper catchup please. What are your plans this weekend?

Heather Leigh said...

Wow! It looks amazing there!!!

Casey said...

That places looks like a dream! So jealous!! I hope one day D and I can own a lake or beach house so our little kiddies can grow up to love the water as much as we do!

Amanda said...

Haha now you have me obsessing over the whole website at properties... we just got back from a beach house trip in Cameron, LA on the Gulf Coast and are dying to go soon again just not as far. Eeep! :)

Mason's Mama said...

I just sent all of the information to my inlaws. They're always looking like places like this! If we rent it I hope you're in town so we could meet!!

Christelle said...

Aww..I love Lake LBJ! I used to go there as a wee little kid living out in west TX, and then more so after my grandparents retired to Burnet. The hill country is a great place!

We rented a house on LBJ for Thanksgiving a few years back and I caught several amazing sunsets out there - I'm a sunset picture taking fool! So jealous you're parents have a house there...it's always fun spending time with family on the lake making memories!

Love that Aggie flag, it should definitely help your parents rent it out quick! Hehe! :)

Casey said...

What a BEAUTIFUL house!! I'm sure your parents will have no problem filling up the summer with renters! How exciting for you to get to bring your little man here as he grows up! My parents have a River House, and I always think about how fun it will bring to take my kiddos one day.

Christelle said...

Oops...**so jealous YOUR parents have a house there**

michelle said...

i love that your parents have a lake house. when i grow up i really want to have a little vacation house that my kids can go to and pass it on in the family. my grandpa lived on catalina island when i was little and i would love to be able to buy his house back one day so my kids could play there too.

Lindsay @ Pursuit of Pink said...

That house looks awesome!!! So jealous you get to spend some much time there. I miss spending the weekends at the lake near my parents' house.

Candice Williams said...

You are so lucky you have this gorgeous place to go to!! I can't wait to see photos of baby boy here!!

themosbysinchina said...

Lucky girl! That's awesome! What a fun place to have grown up going to! I know your kiddos will love it as well! Who wouldn't!?

Brooke Houston said...

Omg that is a gorgeous lake house! No wonder you love going there so often. And it's really close to home... We have to drive 10 hours to get to our vacation condo!!! No bueno.

Kelsey Eaton said...

That looks like so much fun. What a beautiful lake house. Wish I was in Texas!!

Kato Pandorah's Box said...

What a gorgeous spot! If I lived even remotely close, I would be there in a second :D

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