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

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Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 6 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Cool Art/Living Space & Studio - Near Soco & Downtown!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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
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Great studio near SoCo.

  • 5 of 5

This studio was perfect for our trip to Austin. Loved everything about it, especially the location. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Gorgeous and green!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely space and backyard! Even though the sleeping space is shared, it felt roomy and expansive. The colors and ambiance was wonderful. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

the neighborhood is very quiet, and it is located in a nice and convenient location, close to many attractions. I love the entrance to the home, and the studio was well kept and very vintage looking. Very clean, and everything we needed was provided. The patio was one of it's best features, very nature friendly. We met one of the homeowners and he gave us tips on where to go visit, since we were planning to go to Hamilton pool, but we arrive too late :(. I wouldn't hesitate to book it again if i ever plan on visiting Austin. i highly recommended.

Thank you to the owners that let us stayed there for the weekend, it was a pleasure.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Unique, Cool & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed for one night, but this property was amazing. Very cool space with everything needed. The location was great too.

Christina was extremely helpful and accommodating. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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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 Congress Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SXSW 2017 - Film/Interactive
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
SXSW 2017 - Music
Mar 14 2017 - Mar 19 2017
6 night minimum stay
Spring Season 2017
Mar 20 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning $35 + 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.

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South Congress Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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