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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

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 Hill Country

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
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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average rating of 4.9625 based on 80 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: Apr 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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The Art House -

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Art House! It was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed during our stay. Communication with Donna was clear and easy. And the location is perfect - close to the main street of shops and restaurants. I would definitely recommend this place, and would happily return here on my next trip to Fredericksburg.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and easy process

  • 5 of 5

Overall the house was great. We found everything to be as advertised and the overall process was easy. When I go back I'm definitely staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful hidden gem!! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for a short getaway, I loved it!! The layout and art work are amazing, it has such a beautiful design and feel to it. We had so much fun relaxing by the pool after a day of exploring Fredericksburg and all wineries. Thank you so much Donna for allowing us to stay in your home, can't wait to revisit!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had an amazing girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The house was so cozy and fun I didn't even leave the house. Some girls rode bikes to Main St. to shop and some laid by the pool all day. It was an amazing, unforgettable time.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for a hot Texas summer!

  • 5 of 5

The Art House and its beautiful pool have everything you need for a wonderful weekend in Texas heat! Perfect place for our "family girls weekend". Look forward to a return visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 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

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

***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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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