A Guide to the Best Vacation Rental Near The Oasis on Lake Travis

The OTX Bungalow overlooks the Main Basin of Lake Travis for world-class sunsets.
The OTX Bungalow overlooks the Main Basin of Lake Travis for world-class sunsets.

What is the OTX Bungalow? Why is it perfect for a vacation rental stay in the sunset capital of the Texas Hill Country?

If you are outdoorsy in the sense that you enjoy sunset drinks on a deck with a great view, the OTX Bungalow offers the outdoors experience for nature lovers with no camping required. You can book this vacation home on a clifftop overlooking Lake Travis, next door to The Oasis on Lake Travis and less than 30 minutes from downtown Austin and 6th Street’s nightlife. 

Located in the stunning Texas Hill Country, this four-bedroom vacation rental offers breathtaking sunset views and all of the amenities you need for a relaxing vacation. From its spacious living area and fully equipped kitchen to its outdoor deck with a Cowboy plunge pool, vacation rental home has everything you need for a memorable stay overlooking the famous Lake Travis sunset.

Why book the OTX Bungalow instead of hotels near Oasis on Lake Travis?

The OTX Bungalow offers views of Lake Travis, because you don’t visit the Texas Hill Country to stay in generic hotels in an office park.

Hotels near Lake Travis include the Holiday Inn Express, the Residence Inn by Marriott, Hyatt Place, and Vintage Villas. Of those hotels, only Vintage Villas has lake views. (Vintage Villas is also an event venue, with wedding parties booked on most weekends.) Most hotels near Oasis will have limited views, often of a parking lot.

OTX Bungalow with sunset deck and fire pit.
The OTX Bungalow features a private sunset deck and fire pit on a cliff overlooking Lake Travis.

The OTX Bungalow offers an exclusive, private experience you won’t find at nearby hotels.

Enjoy your sunset without teeming masses at a restaurant. There is never a wait for a good table. Sip your coffee in a bathrobe as the sun rises. Grill some fajitas on the gas grills while the kids splash in the cowboy plunge pool. 

The OTX Bungalow is a better value than nearby hotels if you want more than one bedroom.

Costs for a single hotel room at a local hotel start from $230/night on weekends. Downtown Austin hotels typically charge higher prices. If you need more than one room, the OTX Bungalow is almost always going to save you money. 

Separate bedrooms are better than “suites” with no privacy from a pullout sofa.

If you don’t want your kids’ bedtime to become your bedtime, it helps to put them to bed in a separate bedroom. 

floorplan of the Lake Travis vacation rental
Plan your stay – and where everyone will sleep.

The OTX Bungalow offers free parking, while downtown Austin hotels charge up to $80/night for parking.

If you have a car in Austin, the OTX Bungalow is almost always a better value than paying $60-80/night to park at a downtown hotel. The OTX Bungalow offers free guest parking for up to 6 cars. 

What makes the OTX Bungalow special? 

The views. The OTX Bungalow’s clifftop view centers on the Main Basin of Lake Travis and some of the islands in the Colorado River (the largest is Sometime Island). The view is so amazing the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas was built next door. The area has been nicknamed “Silicon Hills” because of all the wealthy tech founders that have built lavish houses to capture the same view of Lake Travis. The sunsets here are legendary.

Who stays at the OTX Bungalow?

Families and Friend Getaways on Lake Travis

Families and friend groups love the OTX Bungalow because there is space for everyone in the 4 private bedrooms, but the airy shared spaces (living room, dining room and sunset deck) gives the group enough room to hang out together. Even though the OTX Bungalow is a short distance to restaurants, shops and Austin, the gated cliffside property feels like a retreat. They like having a kitchen, so the group does not have to choose a restaurant for every meal.

Family Visits to the University of Texas

UT families book the OTX Bungalow for graduation weekend, UT football games, and other visits. They prefer to have a home base for the whole family instead of renting multiple hotel rooms. The deck overlooking Lake Travis makes every UT gathering a party. Use the grill to host a family BBQ, or order out from the Texas Oasis Brewery next door.

Girls Weekend & Bachelorette Trips to the Texas Hill Country

Champagne taste and prosecco budget? Book the OTX Bungalow and purchase a day pass to the famous Miraval Austin Resort & Spa. After a day of spa treatments, watch the sun go down together over drinks on your private deck. The OTX Bungalow is next door to the Oasis Texas – Lakeside Outdoor Mall and less than 30 minutes from 6th Street, if you’re looking for nightlife options.

View of The Oasis on Lake Travis - next to the OTX Bungalow
Yes, that is the famous Oasis on Lake Travis at the Lakeside Outdoor Mall. You can soak in the same sunset view without the crowds or $16 drinks.

Intimate Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners & Engagement Parties in Authentic, Affordable Austin

The OTX Bungalow hosts small weddings and engagement parties with the breathtaking views of Lake Travis sunset as your backdrop. With a beautiful view like this, you won’t need to spend much on flowers or decor. The OTX Bungalow is a self-service option for couples who prefer to plan their own Austin wedding in an authentically Texas setting.

Couples love having the option to customize the menu by providing their own food and drinks, or booking their own catering. It’s a great place to hold your rehearsal dinner on Friday night, your sunset wedding on Saturday night and your wedding breakfast or brunch on Sunday. Please note that event bookings are subject to advance agreement on terms and conditions for events. Email stay@lodgeur.com for event inquiries.

Rental home for SXSW, Formula 1 Races and Conferences in Austin

Small groups book the OTX Bungalow as a hotel alternative when they visit Austin for SXSW, Formula 1 races, or conferences. The OTX Bungalow is a better value than hotels, motels, suites or most vacation rentals, and serves as a gathering place for the team between event sessions. Your team can sit on the deck, soaking up the Texas Hill Country vibes without spending hundreds of dollars on dinner at a conference restaurant. Discover a sense of place you won’t get at the Hilton.

Who should not book the OTX Bungalow? Who is better suited for Lake Travis hotels?

The OTX Bungalow on Lake Travis is not a city location. The property is located between a busy road and an exposed cliff, in a wildlife preserve. This gorgeous location is not a good fit for all guests (or their pets).

What amenities can I expect from the OTX Bungalow? 

The OTX Bungalow is not fancy. This is an average home in a beautiful location with a relaxed, vacation atmosphere. Nearby Lake Travis Austin vacation rentals charge $4k/night or more.

You will have the same spectacular views as the multimillion-dollar mansions next door, but in a more casual setting. The OTX Bungalow is a renovated double-wide trailer that has served as the perfect place for friends and family to gather and enjoy views of Lake Travis sunsets.

These are the main OTX Bungalow amenities:

Tips for Making Your Stay at the Texas Sunset Capital Comfortable and Enjoyable

Top things to do near The Oasis on Lake Travis 

While the sunsets are the main event, there are several ways to have a great time at Lake Travis. Here is our list of the best attractions near The Oasis on Lake Travis:

Book Your Stay at the OTX Bungalow

If you’re ready for Lake Travis sunsets with specs of islands in the distance, book your stay now for the best lake view Austin has to offer

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