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

Bedrooms Studio
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


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:
May 28, 2017

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 Austin

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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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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Cool Art/Living Space & Studio - Near Soco & Downtown!!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
Houston, TX

Perfect space for our trip!

  • 5 of 5

We totally loved this studio space. The grounds were so charming and offered the right atmosphere for our group of women to meet and hold a happy hour. I highly recommend this place for people who are looking for something off the beaten path with the flavor of old Austin creativity. It is located very close to downtown in a peaceful neighborhood. The space had everything we needed and the beds were comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old River-Winfree, Texas

Quirky Austin Artist's Loft

  • 5 of 5

My family of six stayed comfortably in this studio apartment for the weekend. The loft is decorated very creatively - the kids loved the bathroom and shower. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of extra linens for the kids to sleep on the comfy sofas. The back of the property is stunning - I wish we had taken pics with the kids in the back yard. We are so impressed with this beautiful, light and airy studio. Thanks to Christina & Andrew for opening your home to our family!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little Gem hidden in Travis Heights

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this colorful little rental! Both the indoor and outdoor spaces were comfortable and inviting! Loved the eclectic decor, and the rental was smooth and pleasant. Thanks so much! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Perfect property in the heart of Austin

  • 4 of 5

This is an outstanding place to stay in Austin! Just minutes from the hopping South Congress, Rainey Street, Lady Bird trail and downtown areas of Austin. The neighborhood in this Travis Heights area is home to some spectacular bungalows including Casa Kenwood. Furnishings were very accommodating, the backyard oasis is an added bonus! The only negative about this place is the pillows were a little too hard for my taste but that is an easy remedy. We love staying in places like this to get a flavor of what we don't have at home. The hosts were extremely responsive to any questions prior to our stay and during our long weekend. Thank you for such a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clarkson, MI

funky artsy studio

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 teenage kids) stayed here in Feb 2016. We loved it!!! it was truly an funky artistic gem within walking distance to Soco. Cant' say enough. Had coffee in peaceful backyard, slept really well in the king bed. Was spacious enough for all of us to move about. Loved the bathroom!! I'm currently referring friends of mine to stay there next Feb, and hope to go back with girlfriends one day. This will be our go to place when staying in Austin for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this little place!

  • 5 of 5

It's a perfect little getaway spot with all the comforts of home and can accommodate up to 6 guests very comfortably! It's nice and quiet, the scenery is beautiful and it's close to so many things! We will be staying here again and again!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

South River City Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season 2017
Mar 20 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
ACL 2017 Week 1
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
ACL 2017 Week 2
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Formula 1 - 2017
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
SXSW 2018 - Film/Interactive
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
SXSW 2018 - Music
Mar 14 2018 - Mar 18 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 19 2018 - May 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest

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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