The Hollows Overflow with Life On The Shores of Lake Travis
published on November 8, 2011
Austinites don’t have far to travel to find a home or vacation retreat that appears culled from the pages of a luxury travel brochure. The Hollows, situated thirty minutes from Northwest Austin on the north shore of Lake Travis doubles as a sleepy community for homeowners seeking a peaceful retreat in the hill country – and as a vacation spot for city dwellers who want an escape to nature just off the balcony of their downtown Austin condo. The development spans 1,400 acres, encompassing over 18 miles of scenic hiking trails, a marina, a Beach Club, dining and bar-b-que facilities, swimming pools, and an array of amenities for locals or the weekend vacationer from Austin, Houston, Dallas, or any metropolitan area.
Brian Talley, the founder of Regent Property Group, is an expert on hill country resort property, providing video tours and online information for anyone interested in property in beautiful Lago Vista, home to The Hollows community.
History in The Hollows is as rich as the luxuries afforded to residents. Prior to the creation of the lake from damming of the Colorado River in 1939, the property was predominately part of a ranch owned by the Levitt and Carlton families, the main house of which now sits under the waters of Lake Travis. The restored school house that served the Carlton children is still visible on Old Burnett Road.
Today The Hollows offers a wider range of choices for prospective homeowners than a ranch house, including stone cottages, villas, or lots to build a beautiful custom home. Owning property in The Hollows grants an all-access pass to the private amenities found throughout the community.
The Hollows Beach Club is the place to be for relaxing, hosting friends, or planning a large party. A large outdoor fireplace provides the ideal setting for sipping wine or roasting s’mores, and bands often play at the beachside Amphitheatre or alongside the swimming pool. The Beach Club Grill restaurant provides an easy choice for dining without having to do the dishes.
“Anytime I tour The Hollows with clients, there is an instant sense of community that stems from the presence of families, neighbors, and visitors who all love their homes, love the sense of being out in nature, and love to spend time together pool and lakeside. It’s a feeling that’s communicable through one visit,” Regent Property Group founder Brian Talley commented, when asked what draws prospective buyers to choose a home in The Hollows.
Active residents will spend their evenings winding down at the Beach Club, while daytime offers volleyball, swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, and a fitness center to keep the blood pumping. If all this sounds tiring, the lakeside picnic area has hammocks ready for napping. The trails are equipped with mile markers and wind through oak-filled forests, letting residents discover waterfalls and sandy beaches that can only be reached on foot or by boat.
Boating isn’t limited to motor sports, and the Long Hollow Kayak Club allows residents to borrow kayaks for a peaceful paddle around Lake Travis with a book, a friend, a fishing rod, or simply the open sky. Power boats also have their space for play at The Hollows, with a large covered marina housing motor boats, jet skiers, and sail boats. Lake Travis has over 60 miles of shoreline to explore, most of which can only be reached by watercraft.
If life where stars are visible and clear blue water is steps from your doorway sounds like heaven, contact an Austin Realtor to see what The Hollows has to offer for you.
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