Staycation ~ Is 5 Hours Enough?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

There are no rules about the length of time a staycation can be. Some consider it a get-away week-end.  Some consider it a 24 hour period to relax and luxuriate in absolute peace and tranquility.

Then there are some us who just need a brief respite and will settle for a mini staycation …say 5 hours! You laugh but 5 hours of no phones, emails and only spending time with some beasties and switching to “robe mode” can make a new person out of you! 

                         

The Lake Austin Spa Resort is rated by Conde' Nast Traveler #3 in the US for a destination spa resort. It's right here in Austin and only 20 minutes from my home. Recently three of us beasties experienced the most delightful 5 hours, having lunch, wine, shopping in the gift shop, massages and just enjoying the quiet luxury of indulgence. A total magical experience!

 “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” Mother Teresa

The quieter you become the more you are liable to hear,” Rumi

 

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Comments (22)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dorie I have not been on vacation in over three years thanks to the Pandemic... now with that said I get stressed if my phone does not ring for five hours or no emails for five hours.... sadly that is the direction we are headed now... with 19+ listings and lots of StayCations:)Endre

Sep 03, 2022 10:55 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, what a treat, and sounds like heaven.   Haven't done a spa day for a while!

Sep 04, 2022 04:48 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love the quotes and the summary of your staycation. Yes, 5 hours can be enough!

Sep 04, 2022 04:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Joan, for sharing your positive experience.

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” Mother Teresa

Sep 04, 2022 05:10 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Endre Barath, Jr. ,

It's amazing what 5 hours can do of uninterrupted bliss!

Sep 04, 2022 05:15 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Joan Cox : Absolutely one of the best massages I have ever experienced!

Sep 04, 2022 05:15 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Kat Palmiotti : It is amazing how refreshed one can feel after 5 hours of complete indulgence with some beasties.

Sep 04, 2022 05:16 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Roy Kelley : Thank you.

Sep 04, 2022 05:17 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Happy Sunday,

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Sep 04, 2022 05:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Dorie... five hours sounds good to me! I took about five hours yesterday and went to a movie and dinner with my husband and it was a wonderful break.

Sep 04, 2022 05:43 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am glad that you got to experience that.  The gal that cuts my hair was just telling me about a similar staycation that she will do annually.  Usually, a great deal on a massage is offered and she takes advantage but she also spends the day at the resort, relaxing by the pool and then having lunch before the massage and sometimes staying for happy hour after the massage.

Sep 04, 2022 06:12 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley : Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 04, 2022 07:40 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker : That sounds like a good staycation to me!

Sep 04, 2022 07:40 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Brian England : That sounds like a good staycation your hair dresser plans!

Sep 04, 2022 07:41 AM
Brian England

I might even see if I can go with her the next time she goes, haha.

Sep 04, 2022 07:44 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie it was good to hear you took time for yourself.  You have deserved it!!!

Sep 04, 2022 12:39 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

One of the things the pandemic has taught me, is just how many places close to home, provide a feeling of getting away.  My favorites of these have been the free outdoor summer concerts that are held in parks and special areas in our community.

Sep 04, 2022 04:05 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi George Souto : I needed a break for sure! Glad the opportunity came up!

Sep 04, 2022 05:27 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat

Isn't it amazing how many places are close to us that we are rediscovering?

Sep 04, 2022 05:28 PM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Dorie, Yes 5 hours can do wonders, as it sounds like it did for you!  It is so important to have downtime to recharge.

Sep 04, 2022 05:44 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Gloria Todor : I couldn't agree more!

Sep 05, 2022 07:14 PM