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Lake Travis Vacation Rentals   by Caitlin Moore


Perhaps it's the sparkling blue water accompanied by a seemingly endless string of summer days, or maybe it's the nearness to one of the country's most exciting and explosively expanding cities. Whatever the reason that ends up convincing you, the fact of the matter is that Lake Travis has made its way to the forefront of prime vacation locations.

West of Austin and planted in the midst of the surprisingly beautiful Texas hills, Lake Travis helps to shape the identity of this region in the most positive of ways. Its cool waters provide relief from the heat, its friendly vibes make for great sporting and merrymaking conditions, and its laid-back pace gives tired souls an excuse to leave the real world behind for the chance to truly relax.

Austin's skyline and all the action and activity that go along with it aren't very far away, but most visitors find the array of water pursuits and stunning sunsets to be too enticing to stray from. Travelers in need of an escape from the break-neck pace of their daily lives would be wise to check into renting a vacation rental on the shores of Lake Travis. There are many properties to choose from, and all have the potential to serve as vitally important ingredients in the making of a memorable trip.

If luxury is on your mind, a five-bedroom waterfront home with top-notch amenities and gorgeous views will surely satisfy your highest expectations. The lake is your backyard, and a dock will allow you to motor off for a day of fun with the greatest of ease. Trapeze swings from the top level will have the kids entertained for hours, and a nearby ramp means you'll have little trouble if you plan to bring your own boat along.

Away from the water, you'll find several golf courses and other sports facilities for the athletes in the family. An early morning tennis game on hard court, grass, or clay will be the perfect beginning to an otherwise lazy day, and some time spent on the greens will keep the golfers from losing their touch. Come dinner time, everyone can meet up on the spacious deck for a casual barbecued meal. The outdoor dining area will help to create the perfect atmosphere for an evening of laughter and conversation, and the fact that everyone has plenty of space means that later on you'll all be enjoying a wonderful night's sleep.

A media room with HDTV and internet access will keep you connected to whatever you need to know, however it might be a good idea to grab a book and head to the patio instead for a quieter and less stressful diversion. Feel free to take a nap on the comfy couch or enjoy your morning coffee in front of the picture windows, and be sure to fully appreciate the time you have set aside to rediscover the feeling of doing what you want, when you want.

Many vacation rentals have game rooms, so don't worry about the kids complaining of boredom. Sleepyheads can head upstairs to bed for a good night's rest behind closed doors as the night owls continue their ping-ponging and card playing for as long as they please. Nearby grocery stores mean that the kitchen can be stocked with snacks and simple meal supplies, but area restaurants will also prove a tempting option when you feel like heading out.

Smaller groups and couples will find good choices as well, as more modest homes are available. Simply decorated and fully equipped with kitchen appliances and a washer and dryer, you and your significant other will feel right at home in your cozy new home away from home. Chances are, however, that many people like the sound of a vacation on this Central Texas oasis in a homey little place, so be sure to start planning well in advance of your desired vacation date to ensure the best possible outcome.

All in all, the themes of your Lake Travis vacation will be relaxation and choice when you elect to stay in a vacation home, so if this sounds like your kind of trip, go online to discover the Lake Travis Vacation Rental that is right for you.

About the Author

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