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Published in DWELL! The ART House! InTown, POOL, Perfect f/GIRLS, COUPLES,

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

STUNNING! This house is perfect; every detail: architecture, amenity & style.

The ART House has been Published in DWELL, TRIBEZA, AUSTIN HOME, Urban Home, San Antonio Magazine, and San Antonio Express News! And recently received a NATIONAL AWARD at Best In America Living, in Las Vegas!

The "ART HOUSE" is a designers & entertainers dream for the upscale traveler seeking an experience! Artfully crafted, designed and built by the owner, Cavan McMahon, with love, care and attention to detail.

The private fenced L-shaped compound consist of an open-concept main area, a "garage door" room that opens up to an expansive deck with umbrellas, the perfect pool setting, an outdoor kitchen, plush gardens and just a short walk to Main Street, but you probably won't want to leave!

Open concept main area with a fully stocked gourmet Kitchen with Viking Appliances, an expansive Island, gas burning Fireplace, and separate Media Room.

Master Suite has a handmade King Metal Bed with Bamboo Sheets & Designer Linens, an en-suite Soaking Tub, River-rock Shower, 2 handmade Concrete 'Plow Disk' Sinks, and a separate Vanity, Spa products.

The 2 additional rooms both have handmade King Beds with Bamboo Sheets & Designer Linens, handmade Concrete 'Plow Disk' Sinks/Vanities in each room for easy "getting ready" in a group!

Shared Bath has Walk-in River-rock Shower, Spa products.

Open the Garage Door and the Sliding Glass Doors and let the FUN begin!

More Details

Donna McMahon, Owner: Art House & The Betty
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Donna McMahon, Owner: Art House & The Betty

A little about your residence hostess: We are designers, dreamers, adventurous, athletic, TEXANS and travelers! We are always on the GO! This is our second home to design/build in Fredericksburg. Originally from west Texas, graduates of Texas Tech & UT-Austin, after a sabbatical in the eastern Caribbean on our sailboat, Sea Gypsy, we decided to settle in Fredericksburg. The traditional values intermingled with the progressive nature of the town, offered the perfect setting for our family of 4. We have traveled extensively, from youth hostiles to the 5-star parisian hotels…and feel confident that you will enjoy our home!

Published in DWELL Special Issue "Your Rooms We Love", AUSTIN HOME and more. Designed and built by the Owner/Artist, Cavan McMahon. This home is a true inspriation and a piece of ART. Owner/Real Estate Broker, Donna McMahon manage all of their properties. We hope that you enjoy your stay, in our awesome town, creating your memories!

Check out our latest project in Port Aransas: "The SURF BETTY" VRBO #737805

Donna McMahon, Owner: Art House & The Betty purchased this house in 2011

Why Donna McMahon, Owner: Art House & The Betty chose Fredericksburg

This property is tucked away on a quiet street less then 2 blocks from Main Street. Gated entry and completely privately fenced, once you enter into the courtyard, you will feel as if you are at your own upscale resort. Attention to detail and an artful approach, will leave you feeling inspired.

What makes this house unique

Comment from a recent guest:

The Art House is a fashion forward designers showcase with a paradise pool & patio area. We spent most of our time on the patio even though the house was outfitted with high end appliances and very cool furnishings!


Fredericksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 100% Refund if cancelled 30 days prior to reservation date.
  • Children need to be cleared before booking. This is a modern retreat designed for an adult experience. House has lots of glass and unique finish-outs
  • Please check with owner if you need an earlier check in.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Vanities w/Sink in Bedrooms 2 & 3 - Bedrooms 2 & 3 each have vanities with a sink and mirror.
  • Handmade 'plow disk' Concrete Sinks in all Bathrooms. Pebbled shower floor w/Itilian tile. Spa Products.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bath is attached.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Vanity w/sink located in the room for added comfort
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Vanity w/sink in the bedroom for added comfort
  • Master Bedroom has Handmade King Metal Platform Bed Bedroom 2 Handmade King Metal Platform Bed plus a vanity/sink Bedroom 3 Modern Hive King Platform Bed plus a vanity/sink
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Published in DWELL! The ART House! InTown, POOL, Perfect f/GIRLS, COUPLES,
average rating of 4.9651165 based on 86 reviews

Stunning home

  • 5 of 5

You will not regret your stay in this home! We rented the Art House for our wedding weekend and it did not disappoint. The house has multiple lounging areas, including several outdoor spaces you will not want to leave. It's layout and details were very well thought out and executed. Thanks for a wonderful weekend in Fredericksburg we will never forget!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awhhhh! Thank you for the awesome review! We were so happy to be a small part of your first beginnings! Many many happy memories to you! :-)
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Art House

  • 5 of 5

Terrific house...even better in person. Donna is an exceptional attentive host.

I’ll be back!


  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Donna
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Upscale, easy and fun place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved it..our group of twenty-somethings and parents all thought it perfect

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Officialy in love with The Art House!

  • 5 of 5

Look no further if you're wanting an ultra modern, relaxing, and conveniently-located little gem that offers all of the amenities that you could ever want in a little Fredericksburg getaway. We loved absolutely everything about this house from all of the modern yet homey touches to the outdoor spa area (you literally will feel like you're at a spa). It was also decorated super cute for Christmas which was a really nice touch. Donna is a complete delight to work with and the whole process was extremely hassle-free. Will absolutely be visiting next summer to make use of the beautiful pool and to enjoy this incredible house again.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern home in a quaint town

  • 5 of 5

It was late in the evening when we arrived at the "Art House" our host Donna had left a few lights on and some jazz music playing. What a nice touch!! The grounds were beautiful and the home nicely decorated. The home was clean, well stocked and comfortable. We loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Contemporary and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

What's not to love about the Art House? The location in Fredericksburg is fantastic.... within a few blocks from Main Street and downtown. This home is so unique and inviting, we didn't want to leave. The owner Donna was terrific in helping us with questions and recommendations prior to our arrival. We were greeted with a beautiful fresh flower arrangement in the kitchen. When we first arrived, we walked around the home for a long time, just taking in all the remarkable detail. The layout of the home makes it feel spacious yet cozy. All three bedrooms are roomy. The master bedroom is the largest with a spa like ensuite bathroom. The additional two bedrooms share a hall bath but do have sinks in each room. There is a TV room with a roll up door that brings the spectacular outdoor area inside. The kitchen has high end appliances and every imaginable utensil you would need to cook a gourmet meal. Its the perfect gathering place for you and your guests. The outdoor area including the pool and summer kitchen were fabulous. Our weather was too cool to use the pool, however we enjoyed several hours lounging on the deck in the sun with a glass of wine. All of us were in awe of all the magnificent elements of this house. If your staying in Fredericksburg, do yourself a favor and stay here a few days. You'll never forget it.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hondos / Crossroads
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Boot Ranch / City Course
Nearest Beach
250 Miles
Port Aransas, Tx
Car: necessary

Small Town Charm/World Class Style...290 Wine Tours, Exquisite Cruisine, Shop till you Drop, Festivals, Museums, Enchanted Rock, Beautiful Architecture, Excellent Road Biking Area, away from it all.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Damage Insurance $59

***100% refund cancellation 30 DAYS PRIOR to booking.
******PETS: MUST BE CLEARED WITH OWNER. Refundable PET Deposit $250.00. Pet will be charged a $50 per night "boarding fee". SEE PET RULES, included on Rule Sheet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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