Summertime Fun at The Oasis on Lake Travis

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

Many say Lake Travis is not just a lake, it's a lifestyle. Guests from all over the world have it on their bucket list to come enjoy the sunsets at The Oasis which are breathtaking. For us locals we probably take the venue for granted but always make time to enjoy margaritas and nachos on one of the decks waiting to hear the bell ring and cheer when the sun goes down! Many refer to the Oasis as "The Sunset Capital of Texas."

Every restaurant has a story but this local icon started out as an idea by it's owner Beau Theriot (he still lives next door in a luxurious home). He never imagined when in 1982 he opened the Oasis his vision would morph into a waterfront, outdoor mall and entertainment venue that sits 400 feet above Lake Travis' Southeast shore.              



 I love just walking around the shops and enjoying all the art work strategically placed throughout the center. The whole complex has become a destination entertainment venue with some of the the Lake's most iconic restaurants and shopping added over the years.

Everywhere you meander you come across fountains and lush looking greenery and flowers. The feel always reminds me of our trips to Italy and to think this venue is right in our backyard in Austin on Lake Travis!

I love this little cowboy with his dog just whiling away the hours on a summer day.

On June 1, 2005 a fire destroyed the Oasis restaurant due to lighting but it was rebuilt bigger and better and every time you visit something new has been added. I'm always amazed at the additions. I've been to functions in the banquet rooms, an agent in our office was married with the sun setting at their many good memories !


 Shopping and leisurely strolling through the outdoor mall is always fun but you have to make time for some food and definitely margaritas on the deck watching the sunset.

So many levels to choose from and plenty of misting fans to cool you off on our hot summer Texas days and nights.

But the view is worth it!

The music is incredible and a wonderful friend and colleague John Lockhart whose band has become a household word in Austin "Suede" draws a huge crowd!  They are pure magic on stage! As their website says they are explosive, energizing and outrageously fun! It's all true and John is an inspiration for some many reasons!
















This is my third entry into the Active Rain July challenge of showing off our city by showing you one of our most iconic places to go for summertime fun.  Thank you Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 for hosting.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Looks like great eye candy on many levels !

Jul 28, 2019 05:31 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. I can envision myself on one of the balconies partaking of an adult libation as the sun sets! Enjoy your day!

Jul 28, 2019 05:35 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. This is so inviting and intriquing as well. Thanks for sharing this terrif place and the pictures.

Jul 28, 2019 05:48 AM #3
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That looks and sounds like it would be a very enjoyable place to hang out at, I can see why you like it.

Jul 28, 2019 07:17 AM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR -  I can certainly imagine a wonderful dinner there during sunset.  I am sure it is hard to get a reservation.

Jul 28, 2019 07:43 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We have friends who built a home on Lake Travis.  We were invited, and just did not get there for one reason or another.  They loved the lifestyle.  A

Jul 28, 2019 08:34 AM #6
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Wow what an awesome place Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR ! That is so interesting that the man who created the restaurant had no idea of where it would lead - what a fun place to ramble around and relax.  And the views - nice. I'll meet you for a margarita and watch the sunset!!

Jul 28, 2019 10:05 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - "Oasis" seems to be an appropriate words to describe Lake Travis based on your description and photos.  Very nice.  Quite appealing.  

Jul 28, 2019 11:26 AM #8
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie, Lake Travis is a gorgeous location and the Oasis sounds like an excellent place have a special meal, and enjoy the surroundings.

Jul 28, 2019 01:39 PM #9
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

What a delightful place to take a stroll, Dorie.  I love the picture with the fountains.

Jul 28, 2019 02:31 PM #10
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Dorie, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jul 28, 2019 02:33 PM #11
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Dorie.

While I've heard of the lake, I haven't seen it until today.  Like you said, I bet the sunsets are something to behold

Jul 29, 2019 01:57 AM #12
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

YOu do such an amazing job of advertising retaurants and special places around Austin - so inspiring

Jul 29, 2019 05:41 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- it's been years since we were at Lake Travis but it is a very special place!!!! What a wonderful post and pictures. 

Jul 29, 2019 05:54 PM #14
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