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Published in DWELL! The ART House! In-Town Perfect f/GIRLS, COUPLES, Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

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

The ART House has been Published in DWELL, 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, Aveda products.

The 2 additional rooms have handmade Queen 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, Aveda products.

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

More Details

Donna McMahon Owner of SurfBetty Owner/Broker Simplicity Real Estate
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Donna McMahon Owner of SurfBetty Owner/Broker Simplicity Real Estate

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". 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!

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Donna McMahon Owner of SurfBetty Owner/Broker Simplicity Real Estate purchased this house in 2011

Why Donna McMahon Owner of SurfBetty Owner/Broker Simplicity Real Estate chose Hill Country

This property is tucked away on a quiet street less then 2 blocks from Main Street. Gated and completely private, 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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

Published in DWELL! The ART House! In-Town Perfect f/GIRLS, COUPLES, Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.984375 based on 64 reviews

The Very Best of Fredericksburg

  • 5 of 5

I can think of no better way to enjoy Fredericksburg than sitting on the back porch at the ART house hanging out with family or friends. The house was even better than we had expected from the pictures. It is truly one of a kind -- from architecture, to interior designs, to outdoor spaces -- all of it worked well together and was fun for us to explore. The high ceilings, open spaces, abundant natural light, and stunning photography hung throughout the house made our stay delightful. The location is close to main street and downtown, so a walk out the front door gives access to all of Fredericksburg's offerings.

In and around Fredericksburg we enjoyed walking down main street, Hillcountry Donut and Kolache, and hiking Enchanted Rock, which is only 25 minutes away by car.

The hosts were enjoyable to work with and made the whole process as easy as any VRBO I've rented. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the AWESOME review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at The ART House! And HOW FUN that you got to swim in DECEMBER! Please come visit again!
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at the ART House in Fredericksburg. It was perfect for our group and everyone enjoy the accommodations. Would love to come back at some point and would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday at the Art House. The home is so well designed and equipped and is in a wonderful neighborhood that is an easy walk from all of Fredericksburg's attractions.

The Art House has so many fun areas that we had a hard time picking where to congregate. The kitchen has top-flight appliances and every pot, pan, knife and accessory ever needed. We really enjoyed the Sonos sound system, the great gas fireplace and the patio couches and chiminea.

We had a number of questions before we arrived in Fredericksburg and Donna was exceptionally responsive and helpful.

We could not have had a better experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We loved having you and your family stay at The ART House over Thanksgiving ... it makes us so happy that you appreciate the deign and thought that was put into the home! Come back and visit us again and our great town!
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  • 5 of 5

We came to Fredericksburg for a girls trip and were so excited to stay at the Art House. The house did not let us down. It was beautiful and well thought out. There was so much attention to detail. Unfortunately, it was cold and rainy in Fredericksburg during our stay but that gave us an excuse to hang out at the house! We loved sitting by the fireplace, talking and catching up. It was the perfect girls weekend.

Donna was a wonderful host. She was always responsive and easy to communicate with.

We are looking forward to coming back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Remarkable home: beautiful, serene, fine attention to details. Donna went above and beyond helping us deal with changing plans. Loved our time in the Art House !

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place with a true feel of home

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded our expectations as it was 3 couples who are celebrating our daughters all starting college this fall. The propert was perfect for just hanging out and getting caught up. Rooms were so comfortable and the living areas and kitchen again was just perfect. We planned to spend more time out in the city but found it more fun being here. Loved the bikes!

Highly recommend this location for anyone looking for a memorable experience in Fredericksburg.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: 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

Fredericksburg House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable Deposit $250
Housekeeping $180
Tax Rate 13.0%

100% refund cancellation 30 DAYS PRIOR to booking.

Consider purchasing Traveler's Insurance (provided on the check-out page). It helps protect YOU in the event that you cannot travel as planned!

Additional guest over 6, please contact owner.

Children: Need to clear with Owners before booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Fredericksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Handmade 'plow disk' Concrete Sinks in all Bathrooms. Pebbled shower floor w/Itilian tile. Aveda Products.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bath is attached.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Vanity w/sink in the bedroom for added comfort
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Vanity w/sink located in the room 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 Queen Platform Bed plus a vanity/sink
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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