Your Austin Holiday Gift Guide

With mere days before the big day we’ve amassed a shopper’s shortlist of our favorite local goodies to put more fa-la-la-la-la in your holaday gift giving. ❄️ ❄️❄️  These gift ideas are sure to delight the senses!
Hill Country Water Garden Owl
Owl bet you have someone on your list who would love one of these granite owls. Perfect for the garden! Available at Hill Country Water Gardens – our go-to place for inspiration for special things inside and especially outside the home!

Hemlock and Heather Texas Art

Show them the love for your favorite state! These one-of-a-kind works of art are made from recycled wood. Gift cards, T-shirts and more available at Hemlock & Heather online.

Just For Fun Watercraft Rental

Don’t just give them a present – give them an *experience* to remember! Boating Lake Travis is one of my family’s favorite things ever. Gift cards are available beginning at $60 at QuickGifts. Surf’s up!Lizard Lips SPF 22 Lip Balm

Kiss goodbye to dry lips and give a hello kiss to a great smile, compliments of Austin-based Lizard Lips! This stuff heals, moisturizes, and protects for life’s greatest adventures (like when you’re enjoying the lake). Available online or at our favorite home away from home… Buc-ee’s! 
Music Of The Spheres Wind Chimes

“Create world peace one backyard at at time!” Wind chimes from Music of the Spheres are tough as Texas nails but create etheral sounds that delight. You can purchase these online or swing by the East Cesar Chavez showroom to get yours. *And theirs!*

Round Rock Bourbon Barrel Honey

It may be local honey but you’ll send their taste buds into outer orbit with Round Rock Bourbon Barrel Honey. This stuff is the bomb diggity that’s fresh. Raw. And local. Score it online! Plus try our honey-roasted cashew recipe that was inspired by this tasty liquid gold.

Flat Creek Super Texan Wine

What do super Texans drink? Super Texan wine, of course! This wine hails from Flat Creek Estate and it’s won several awards including “most romantic wine,” from the Home Style Austin Team. Available at select HEBs, online… or via short drive to the wine estate. From Cedar Park head west on 1431 for about 30 scenic minutes.

Soul Popped Popcorn Austin Texas

Gift them comfort food for the soul! Soul Popped is a small biz on the rise with Texas-sized flavors like Chicken ‘n Waffles, Banana Pudding, and Heavenly Macaroni & Cheese. Dash to Barton Creek Square or the Soul Popped website to get your groove on.
Home Sweet Home 1803 Candle

Dorothy won’t be the only one claiming “there’s no place like home” when your lucky gift recipient lights one of these “Home Sweet Home” soy candles! Vanilla bean, spice, juicy raisins, and oats will ignite the heart and home. We score ours regularly at Honey & Hay in Cedar Park.

Neighborhoods Of Austin

They’ll always be able to find their way home with this Austin’s Neighborhood poster. Maybe it’s the Realtor in me but what a fun way to celebrate the neighborhoods that make Austin so great. Available on Etsy.

All the best for the happiest of holidays from us to you!

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaulReider.KW.com

Open House in Cedar Park Town Center

1807 Lost Maples Loop Cedar Park TX 786131807 Lost Maples Loop, Cedar Park, TX 78613
4 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, 1,880 square feet
Offered at: $259,900

We’re hosting an Open House Saturday, February 23rd from 1-4 PM in Cedar Park. Here are some of this home’s features:

1807 Lost Maples Loop Cedar Park TX 78613

I’m happy to give you a personal tour of this beautiful home – or join me at my Open House on Saturday, February 23rd from 1-4 PM! Please call or email me with any questions!

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaulReider.KW.com

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All property information in this post is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. I can help you validate any concerns or discrepancies!

For Sale In Canyon Creek

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9100 Dona Villa Place, Austin, Texas 78726
3 bedrooms / 2.5 bathrooms / 1 Study / 2,660 Square Feet

I’m proud to be representing this home which just listed!

Nestled in northwest Austin’s desirable Canyon Creek neighborhood here’s a preview of this home’s many features (click the links in green to fully enjoy what this home has to offer):

  • Beautiful stone exterior with a spacious front verandah
  • Open floor plan with high ceilings, tile and berber throughout
  • Extras you’ll find include two large bow windows, a 3 car garage, and a one-of-a-kind wine storage crafted by a local artisan of oak and iron. Get the full list of this home’s upgrades here.
  • Kitchen extras include granite counter tops, a custom tile backsplash, a double oven, and fluted kitchen cabinetry with glass door accents
  • Enjoy the benefits of gas in the cook’s kitchen and family room fireplace
  • A spacious yard with mature trees and a full sprinkler system
  • Located in the acclaimed Leander ISD
  • Mere steps to a peaceful greenbelt that connects to Trailhead Park with over 4 miles of nature trails – read our blog post for the full story and some sample pics are below
  • Well positioned between two HEBs, Four Points’ Trails at 620 shopping, dining and entertainment district and just 10 minutes to The Oasis on Lake Travis
  • Offered at $454,900
  • More pictures at my MLS Listing
  • Check our Facebook page for upcoming Open Houses. Hope to see you there!

Please call or email me with any questions and be one of the first to preview this property. I’m happy to give you a personal tour of this beautiful Austin home while it’s available!

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512-222-3302
Web: JoePaul.KWRealty.com

The New Keller Williams Real Estate Mobile AppFree Real Estate App:
If you’re home hunting, download my free and powerful Keller Williams real estate app – it’s chock-full of features!

  • Text “KWCP11X” to 87778 to download (this is the easiest method)
  • Or visit this link with more details and to download http://bit.ly/kw-mobile-app

Please Note:
All property information in this post is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. I can help you validate any concerns or discrepancies.

Here are some pictures taken at this neighborhood’s greenbelt:

A Fallen Tree In Canyon Creek

The Great Old Oak Tree Of Canyon CreekA Split Tree In Canyon CreekA Wild Mushroom Grows in Canyon Creek

 

Open Houses at 8133 Breeze Way in Jonestown

8133 Breeze Way Jonestown Texas 78645

Join Us This Weekend For An Open House!

Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30, 2014, 1-4PM Both Days
8133 Breeze Way, Jonestown, Texas 78645
4 bedrooms / 2.5 bathrooms, 4,714 square feet

Come visit this beautiful Hill Country home located in the peaceful hills of Jonestown, near Lake Travis. A few of this home’s amazing features: 

  • Built in 1992 on more than 7 acres in High Hat Mountain
  • Open layout floor plan, hardwood floors and a gas log fireplace
  • Large kitchen with granite countertops gas cooking and stainless appliances
  • A gorgeous pool with water feature overlooking the Texas hills
  • Covered front and back balconies and porches with greenbelt views
  • Covered walkway leading to a guest house and 2-car garage
  • Offered at $599,000

Call or email me with any questions! Even if you can’t make this weekend’s open houses, I can give you a personal tour of this gorgeous home while it’s available.
The Swimming Pool At 8133 Breeze Way Jonestown Texas

8133 Breeze Way Jonestown Texas Brochure

Hope to see you there!

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512.222.3302
Web: JoePaul.KWRealty.com

The New Keller Williams Real Estate Mobile AppFree Real Estate App:
If you’re home hunting this weekend or beyond, download my free Keller Williams real estate app here: http://bit.ly/kw-mobile-app

It’s chock-full of features!

The Nurture Of Nature

The Big Majestic Oak Tree Of Canyon Creek

One of the great things about living in Central Texas is that we’re never too far away from nature’s influence.

My family and I live in Northwest Austin near Lake Travis which means easy access to abundant hills and wildlife. So during the recent holiday break we went for many relaxing walks with friends and family alike – each trip pushing deeper into the nearby woods surrounding our neighborhood near Canyon Creek.

What my adventures taught me is to make the most of Austin’s magnificent views; to experience the wind, water, woods and wildlife as close as possible, not just from afar.

I first encountered the neighborhood trails from Trailhead Park then learned the area was much more than “just a park” – the lands are near the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve which provides a protected habitat for endangered song birds and invertebrates found nowhere else on Earth. So aside from the obvious beauty there’s a magnificent significance to this area.

Below are a few pictures from one of the nearby trails that connects with Trailhead Park. Tip: Click the pics for bigger photos.

While you can discover the trails from the back of Trailhead Park proper, I entered from a less obvious trail during a short walk with my Labs. Off Boulder Lane you’ll see this sign (below). Dart behind it and you’ve just entered one of the trail’s hidden entrances. Hint: veer right.

Dart Behind The Savannah Ridge Sign To Enter The Trail
This old gate can probably tell us a few stories … like answering the question “What were you doing the day your swing swung you into your resting position?” 

The Old Gate Of Canyon CreekThis fallen tree cast a pretty reflection in the water. When it fell was anyone around to hear if it made a sound?

A Fallen Tree In Northwest Austin

I wasn’t sure if this wild mushroom was poisonous or not but it sure was cool to look at. “Keep It Weird,” little shroom!

A Wild Mushroom In Austin Texas

Sometimes a “River Runs Through It.” In this case the trail runs straight through the middle of this tree. 
A Split Tree In Austin TexasCrossing a few of the creeks takes a little balance for both young and young at heart. 

Crossing The Creek Austin Texas

This field of green sure is impressive! I’ve never seen so many wild cacti in one blink of the eye.

Wild Cacti In Austin Texas

Kinda like the Tree of Souls from the movie “Avatar” this giant oak tree must be 150 or more years old. Look closely and you’ll see something I’ve never seen before – a cactus growing in a tree!

A Cactus Growing High Up In The Big Majestic Oak Tree Of Canyon Creek

The Big Majestic Oak Tree Of Canyon Creek, as we called it, is as beautiful as it is big – I could hardly capture the entire tree in one picture so let’s have a look of the tree in this video.

Near the Big Oak Tree was this stream of clear water. The water made a peaceful sound. I’m glad my Labs didn’t jump in the water so I could capture the water in its native state. What’s really interesting is that the water was running over and through a big hole in the rock that you see here.

Back on the trail this canopy of cedar trees seems to stretch for miles. 

A Trail Of Trees In Austin Texas

At the top of a hill near Trailhead Park is this great canyon view.

Spicewood At Bull Creek Canyon View

As the sun begins to set we pop back onto Boulder Lane and back to “civilization.” Funny, I never look at the tree-covered hills the same way these days.

A Sunset In Austin Texas

Whether you experience a hike, bike, run, walk or picnic always make sure to be careful when heading into the wild. Wear appropriate footwear for the rocky terrain, keep pets near (or at home) and your phone nearer, just in case. Have responsible fun, make a day of it, and “leave only footprints” as the saying goes!

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Email: JoePaul@KW.com
Mobile: 512.222.3302
Web: JoePaul.KWRealty.com