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The Island on Lake Travis

Lago Vista, TX
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Lago Vista, TX
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Richard E wrote a review Aug. 2021
Cedar Park, Texas40 contributions15 helpful votes
And have not had a renovation in years. Do not buy one of these units unless you get a DEAL or ready to drop 100k into one ie a/c replacement / carpet - counters / kitchens. When you get there just look at the cobwebs when you go up and down the escalators. Place needs a pressure wash front, back and side. Maybe change out the light fixtures with new light to give the place a nice look? Then paint the place. Buyer beware.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Peter Z wrote a review Jun. 2021
Cancun, Mexico8 contributions15 helpful votes
Condo nice no laundry service and Laundry room out of service the week we stayed making it difficult to for a family of 4. Contacted there office Melinda Madero stated they didn’t have to provide that service but could use the facility in a building on the other end of the facility only to find out you need sack full of quarters to do laundry and no place here to get them !! Thanks For All You Help Peter Zmyewski condo 1104
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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BeachBumBecki wrote a review Apr. 2021
Little Rock, Arkansas40 contributions41 helpful votes
First a little rant about rentals and the sites that rent them. The owner fees, cleaning fees, and taxes about doubled the actual cost of this unit. I could understand having taxes listed separately since taxes vary greatly from location to location, but owners fee of over $300 and cleaning fee of over $200 should be really included in the listed rental price. End of rant. A few red flags before we ever arrived at the unit. The VRBO listing clearly stated that because of covid19 issues to check and be sure any amenities that were important to you were available. I emailed through the listing asking who or where to check for this information. I waited 6 days without a response and emailed again. I never received a reply. The second issue was in trying to gain access to The Island. The instructions we received included a code to enter to open the gate. The touch screen had definite malfunctions. We tried for 20-30 minutes with no success at opening the gate and so called the number included in the instructions. They could not help but said they would contact the appropriate person and we would get a call back. That call never came. As far as the help number is concerned we could still be trying to gain access to the property. After multiple tries and about a hours time we finally got the touch screen to work enough for entry. This was an issue our entire stay. We saw many cars going to the left of the entry and through a drive with no gate or code required - it was also the exit. It appears we were the only ones using the actual entry. Also, just about all the info on this unit was contradictory. From the website, to the emailed info, to the info book in the unit just differences in amenities, allowed guests, parking, etc... The lake around The Island was about dry (see pictures below). Not very pretty to look at so that was disappointing. So, no boat ramp, no swimming, no lake access. The pools were open. The gym was open. The hot tubs were not. The overall property and the unit itself are showing their age. Not totally unloved, but needing much maintenance. Patio/balcony of our unit was a little crumbly. Wear shoes as the floor is not pleasant to bare feet. The patio furniture was clean. Our unit was what I call surface clean. See picture below of woodwork. Bugs in the light fixtures - dead bugs. Walls very scuffed and you can see where the scuffs were painted over as the new cover paint didn't exactly match the old wall paint. Grout on floor and shower tiles needed a deep clean. The trash can needs a thorough cleaning inside and out. So there was much to be desired on the actual structure. The linens, while worn, were nice, clean, and abundant. We were much pleased that dishwasher pods, washer pods, dish soap, hand soaps were well stocked. Also, paper towels and trash bags enough for our stay. A little stingy on personal care items - shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper. Coffee maker and Keurig with pods were nice. Kitchen was well stocked with utensils, pots and pans, dishes - again things showing their age, but they were functional. The second bedroom closet is full of fun things - games, beach towels, extra linens, and sports equipment. The mattress' on the beds were comfortable. Of course the unit is much smaller than the pictures advertising it portray it. The second bedroom is very small. There is no where to set anything. There was no rack to set luggage on (we had to use the floor), no nightstand by the bed. The dresser top was full of TV. And the closet is very full of fun things so that there was no place to unpack and store a suitcase. The master closet is very empty and I would suggest maybe dividing things so second bedroom closet is less full. A luggage rack is a definite need in this room. I would suggest that the second bedroom might be ok for small children, but not comfortable or functional for adults. The pullout couch bed has a very thin mattress. Not very comfortable for full sized adults. The furnishings in the unit appear to be very new. The furniture was comfortable and clean. It was decorated nicely for a rental. I would stay here again except for the cost. Very overpriced for the condition of the unit and overall property.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Matt M wrote a review Jul. 2020
Missouri City, Texas50 contributions8 helpful votes
We made it here for 5 nights during Covid after mandatory masks were in effect. I appreciate the property making masks mandatory and reducing the pool capacity. Since we were here mostly during the week, it was not crowded at all. Friday picked up significantly. The pool areas were very nice and enjoyable and allowed for plenty of distancing. Our unit 3304 was great. The view was amazing and the unit was well stocked in the kitchen. The master bed was very poor and the fans squeeked. The property manage said he would notify the owner. That is the only negative. We loved jumping off the cliffs at both edges of the property (at dusk, we did see a snake in the water). We tried fishing and lost a lure to a big fat bass that tried to get rid of it. We saw it jump and the lure rattled.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Try to find room maps so you know where your room is. We had lake front views.
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Robyn L. wrote a review Sep. 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin33 contributions7 helpful votes
Didn’t know what to expect when booking a place on Lake Travis, this condo was available at a good rate. It came with an assigned parking spot as well. This is off the beaten path a bit and has private access which was nice. Views are very good when facing the lake, though the picture of view for the unit we rented was not accurate. The grounds are nicely landscaped and generally well maintained, though I would say some details are overlooked, cobwebs and debris in the elevator shaft and stairwells. There is a restaurant, but only open on certain days and times, conflicting info on this between google, condo website, and owners info. If you are looking for a quiet getaway, this will do nicely.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
United StatesTexasLago Vista
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Island on Lake Travis
Which popular attractions are close to The Island on Lake Travis?
Nearby attractions include Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge (6.9 km), Hippie Hollow (6.8 km), and Pace Bend Park (1.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Island on Lake Travis?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at The Island on Lake Travis?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Island on Lake Travis?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Island on Lake Travis?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Island on Lake Travis?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lee's Almost By The Lake, J & J BBQ & Burgers, and The Bistro at Flat Creek Estate.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Island on Lake Travis?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Island on Lake Travis have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is The Island on Lake Travis accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.