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Cool Art/Living Space & Studio - Near Soco & Downtown!!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

Open loft space 1 King + 1 Queen, 1 Bath

Artistically inspired, 'Studio Azúl' is a truly unique property! It's on a heavily wooded lot in the middle of the rolling hills of Travis Heights. Surrounded by a lush garden, this place is a great getaway opportunity!

Over 1000 square feet of art studio space. Perfect for traveling families or bands. Great for traveling artists in need of creative space....even if you're an individual traveler, this is a great wide-open space to relax (or work).

Huge windows with forest views. Pets welcomed. Huge backyard deck awaits with two ponds! A very special bathroom that is a work of art . And we upgraded kitchen area too (larger oven and stove, more pots & pans) for our guests who want to stay in and cook meals.

Within walking distance to South Congress, Austin's best entertainment district and within one mile of downtown!


• King-sized bed + Queen bed

• Additional Queen fold-out couch

• Refrigerator (full-sized), microwave, toaster oven and 4 burner stovetop and Keurig coffee maker and more...

* Pots, pans, dishes

• Linens, toiletries, dishes are provided

• Shower, vanity, and room for clothes

• Studio overlooks out onto 3-tier waterfall/pond

• Window A/C unit in indoor area

• Space heaters provided when needed

• Safe and very private

* High Speed wireless internet connection



• Only two blocks from the Lady Bird Lake hike & bike trails (formerly known as Town Lake)

• A short walk or short bike ride to South Congress shopping district, Congress Avenue bridge to see the bats, and downtown shopping district

More Details

Christina Shapter
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Christina Shapter

He's a filmmaker and veteran photographer; she's a boho crafty mama.

Christina Shapter purchased this studio in 1999

Why Christina Shapter chose Greater South River City

We work really hard to make our units unique! There is an artistic touch everywhere you look. Not to mention, it's the best neighborhood in Austin. One mile from the heart of what makes Austin great!

What makes this studio unique

We have a beautiful neighborhood lined with trees and rolling hills. I sometimes forget how close we are to downtown because we're surrounded by a nature reserve area known as Blunn Creek.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is so much bigger in person. We had a wonderful stay! The windows, the artistic tile work and the unbelievable waterfalls and gardens are well worth every dime!
Apr 2010
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Greater South River City Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Open loft space - 1 king , 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Open loft space living/bedroom combo; two single cots avail
  • This is one open living space with 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, and one Fold-out Queen bed
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
950 sq ft artist studio/apartment that sleeps 2 to 6 people. Two extras could sleep on single-sized cots if necessary. Photography and video lighting available for professionals. Ideal natural light studio! Kitchen cooking appliances upgraded! New master bed available in November 2009.


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Cool Art/Living Space & Studio - Near Soco & Downtown!!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews

Such a great, unique getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

This is a fun, eclectic, unique place with a great backyard. Owners were awesome and very helpful and flexible for us. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Studio Azul on our annual Girl's trip with my mom, sister and niece. The room was very eclectic...especially the bathroom. The grounds were just amazing. And our hosts were very accommodating. Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Only stayed here for one night, but the Owner allowed us a late check out, which was SUPER awesome. The place is small but laid out in a smart and cozy way. The outdoor area is shared, which is cool, just make sure if you bring a dog that they are people and dog friendly. Overall, loved the place, would stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location, awesome property

  • 5 of 5

The location of the house was awesome. Less than a mile from south congress and all the great shops and restaurants. The actual house is so cool! Colorful and fun. Everything we needed was there. The property was beautiful and private for the most part. Far enough away from the hustle bustle of the city and surrounded by green plants and the running water in the pond in the backyard is so relaxing, but we were never more than 4 minutes from the closest Uber. We will definilty be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as pictures!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Azul was exactly as pictured! It was close to everything. Christina was quick to respond to questions and had everything provided for. We

will stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice space, great garden, pet friendly, and people friendly! Close to every pet friendly restaurant

  • 5 of 5

Loved it close to the everything and pet friendly! Gorgeous garden! I'll go back for sure! Better than any Austin hotel!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
9.3 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Whip In
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Curra's Grill

Studio that can be used by traveling artists. Perfect for yoga, work outs, dancing, music rehearsal, and more...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

For stays that are longer (four days or more) we may offer you a payment plan option. Please reach out to us to inquire about this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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