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1BR Writing Barn on 8 Lush Acres in South Austin

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Escape to this 8-acre estate in South Austin, just 20 minutes from urban enticements. Built in 1954, the aptly named Writing Barn is brimming with books and creative inspiration.

Make your own music around the fire pit, or cue a favorite playlist with the Wi-Fi connection.

Inviting trails weave through the property, dotted with seating areas—ideal for a picnic, a journal entry, or a nightcap.

Enjoy the privacy of a master bedroom, plus a lofted living area. Stock the fully equipped kitchen with groceries and share meals in both the interior and exterior dining spaces.

Craving tasty BBQ and live music? Downtown and East Austin are about 20 minutes away. Be sure to check out ever-trendy SoCo or up-and-coming South Lamar, both less than 15 minutes from home.


Find eclectic and comfortable seating inside and out. Between the great outdoors and the engaging interior, this cabin home lends itself just as easily to birdwatching as it does to serving three-course meals.

Take advantage of the outdoor offerings, which include a fire pit, picnic tables, and lounge chairs. On chilly evenings, utilize the two outdoor heaters with a mug of tea in hand. Walk the 8-acre grounds and connect with the rest of your group—up to 20 guests can stay onsite with additional rentals.

Massive bookshelves in the main living area could keep you occupied for months on end. If your creative energy is more collaborative, open up the folding tables and chairs for additional work space.

The kitchen features modern appliances and all the essentials for satisfying your culinary cravings. A well-appointed full bathroom, complete with walk-in glass shower, can be accessed from the kitchen and from the master bedroom.

Up one set of stairs, the lofted living area provides more comfortable lounging space, plus a futon that converts to an extra sleeping space for two.

Sleep soundly in the master bedroom on the main level, with a queen-size bed, closet space, and direct access to the backyard.

There is ample parking in the gravel driveway.

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The Writing Barn sits on 8 beautiful acres in South Austin, a convenient 25 minutes from the airport. Highways MoPac and I-35 are easily accessible and can route guests to nearly anywhere in the city within 20 minutes—from the campus of UT Austin to the hip restaurants of East Austin. The nearest bus stop is a five-minute walk away, and within a mile of the property you can find Tex-Mex, pubs, and a charming cafe.


Your vacation rental is TurnKey Rental Certified. All photos, calendar, and rates are 100% accurate. We will notify you proactively when early check-in and/or late check-out are possible. You'll receive the comforts of home with a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens.

We make it easy to stay with us! Drive straight to your rental and access the home with your unique lock code. When you book, we will send you our mobile app with directions and home instructions. We’re available 24 hours a day with live help.

All TurnKey rentals follow local/state tax rules. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, cleaning fee, and Property Damage Protection policy. All leases require a minimum 31-day term.

More Details

Property Manager
TurnKey Vacation Rentals
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


South Austin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen bed, 1 Other bed
  • Books
  • Television
  • Golf
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf


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1BR Writing Barn on 8 Lush Acres in South Austin
average rating of 3.0 based on 2 reviews
mission, TX

Dont go there

  • 1 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was somewhat unhelpful.

The vacation rental was very dirty.

I was happy with the location.

I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Dirty, abandoned place.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: TurnKey Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Hi Charles, We are sorry to hear that you feel that way. Here at TurnKey we strive to offer an impeccable customer service experience so that our guests can have amazing stays in our properties, and it is our hope that you are conveniently able to reach us 24 hours-a-day regarding any questions or issues that may come up. All of our properties are TurnKey Rental Certified and all photos, amenities, calendar, and rates are 100% accurate. If there is anything we can follow up with to make your experience with us better, please feel free to reach out anytime and let us know. -The TurnKey VR Team
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McAllen, TX

A Creative Soul's Dream

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This place is exactly as advertised. If you want to get in touch with nature or your creative side, this place is for you. Wide-open screened in porch to keep the bugs away but not the fresh air and gentle breezes. Enjoy the respite and the many, many books. Namaste...

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: TurnKey Vacation Rentals
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. City and state taxes will be added to all reservation rates. Each reservation also requires a cleaning fee, and the standard Property Damage Protection policy.

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