The Hancock Lake Cottage "Mermaid Avenue" is an ideal spot for downtime in the hill country. Enjoy a fun-filled vacation—you will never be bored here.
The Hancock Lake Cottage is located at the end of a peninsula in a quiet lake community. Your house sits right behind the main house and is near boat ramps and lake-side parks.
Comfortable and cozy, the cottage has linens and housewares and everything you need to unwind for a week, a weekend, or a month. You will feel right at home in the bright kitchen and dining area of this delightful lakefront retreat.
Lake levels are at 1017 feet above sea level, and you can walk right in to the water off our private seawall just 50 yards from your cottage.
You will have access to the entire cottage, kayaks, and loungers. From time to time we are in the main house—a couple of weekends a month. There are also community boat ramps and parks all around Lake Buchanan.
The Hancock Lake Cottage is in a down to earth, cozy neighborhood with full-time residents as well as weekenders. There isn’t much traffic, so you can enjoy jogging and biking on our quiet streets. It gets dark at night and the stars are big and bright—enjoy gazing at the Milky Way!
If you need a snacks you can visit the convenience store, burger joint, and winery in nearby Tow. Or if you want a big grocery story you can go to the HEB in Kingsland 15-20 minutes away which also has numerous restaurants and cafes.
For a day out you might enjoy the caves at the Longhorn Caverns State Park, the Vanishing River Cruise, Canyon of the Eagles State Park, Inks Lake, Enchanted Rock, or the Fall Creek, Perissos or Torr Na Lochs vineyards. Another great day trip is Llano—which is just 20 minutes away where you can walk the river, go to Castell General Store, eat the best BBQ around, golf, or fish. Enjoy antique shopping in Llano, Fredericksburg, Historic Burnet Square, and nearby Marble Falls. Visit President Johnson's boyhood home in Johnson City or try out the Highland Lakes Air Museum or Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds.
Do you want to explore? Get in one of our kayaks and paddle around. There are also local fishing guides who can take you on Lake Buchanan and the Colorado River. Bring your binoculars you might even spot a bald eagle!
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