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THE ART BARN - Designer Haven in SoCo; 2 blocks from South Congress!!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Large 1 bedroom, 1 bath oasis in the heart of SoCo, private & serene.

The Art Barn offers an open 400 square foot living area, complete with kitchen, comfortable sitting areas inside and out, and bathroom. Brazilian hardwood covers the walls from ceiling to floor and the elements stay outside thanks to an exterior wrap of corten metal. Twelve feet of ceiling to floor glass sliders open onto a private 8' by 25' patio, creating your private oasis, complete with table and hammock. The bathroom of frosted glass is filled with light and comes equipped with a raindance shower-head. The queen size bed is luxurious and comfortable, and is made up with top quality bedding. Other design features include the high gloss grey kitchen, Twilight sofa, Eames molded plastic dining chairs and a marble dining table. All inclusive with wi-fi, off street parking, complimentary beverages and breakfast makings in the fridge.

More Details

Cassie Bills
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About Cassie Bills

Vicki Faust has been a part of the Travis Heights / South Congress community since 1994. She purchased the Art Barn in 2011 and personally choose all of the design elements from the property. Originally from Pennsylvania, Vicki moved to Texas in 1983 in search of sunshine and prosperity. A serial entrepreneur, Vicki is full of positive energy and enthusiasm. She embraces the South Congress neighborhood, lives next door to The Art Barn and is an expert in all things SoCo! Pepper, the dog, is her constant companion.

Cassie Bills purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Cassie Bills chose Greater South River City

Convenient and centrally located, the Art Barn offers the best there is to offer with it's panache and modern conveniences. The Art Barn allows you to live like a local in one of the best neighborhoods in Austin. Historically, the Art Barn was originally a 3-horse carriage house for the 1890 victorian house on Park Lane. Today, the Art Barn is a perfect example of harmony between old and new; convenient urban living and private oasis.

What makes this cottage unique

Every design element has been thoughtfully considered - from the floor to ceiling windows opening onto the private patio, luxurious bedding and linen, fully equipped kitchen and architectural outside elements. The living "Before I die...." art installation is an Austin landmark and forms one of the exterior walls of the Art Barn. The closeness to the neighborhood SoCo is a wonderful benefit.


Greater South River City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • A glass encased bathroom, includes luxurious rain showerhead and wonderful towels.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa can accommodate one sleeper, if necessary. Max Occ=2
  • An open air space of 400 ft2, the comfortable queen size bed easily accommodates 2 sleepers.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Contemplate and contribute to the "Before I Die...." art installation, located on the outside wall of the Art Barn. This wall is constantly changing as people add their wishes to it. A cool SoCo place to visit! Your entrance is separate from the wall, and noise is minimal.


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THE ART BARN - Designer Haven in SoCo; 2 blocks from South Congress!!
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Perfect place in perfect spot.

  • 5 of 5

Girlfriend and I went for four days. This is near a lot of cool places and only about 10-15 minute Uber to downtown. Very comfortable and loved having the outdoor area. Bathroom walls don't go to the ceiling, which was strange at first but we worked it out. Clean, modern and rustic. Will be going back, soon hopefully.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Austin Location!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay! The Art Barn is the perfect location if you want to be close to all of the South Congress restaurants and bars in Austin. Walk to everything. The furnishings were modern and the owner provided everything we needed. Off street parking too! We highly recommend this property and will rent again in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

Right on the edge of the things we wanted to do, but secluded and private. Clean and very well equipped. Highly recommend and Will Definitely stay again. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Super space to enjoy exploring South Congress! Provided for all our needs everything was extra comfortable. We throughly enjoyed our stay at the Art Barn! Cassie was quick to respond and accommodate every request. It was nice to have the private outdoor space to enjoy as well! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to escape to!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic room in a fantastic location! Modern, comfortable, and just two blocks from some great food & nightlife. No need for a car once you get there - everything is within easy walking distance.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than the pictures.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet but close to shops and restaurants of nearby commercial strip.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
8.3 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Continental Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Car: not necessary

Popular South Congress Avenue is located two blocks away, with it's live music, artisans, restaurants, bars and great shopping. Easy to rent Car2Go and B-Cycles make downtown Austin and Zilker Park (the location of Austin City Limits festival) readily assessable. The University of Texas is located 3.5 miles to the north and St. Edward's is 1.8 miles to the south. Be in the center of it all!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

PLEASE NOTE: There is a two night minimum for the weekend!
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made by 3PM ONE WEEK prior to your check-in date for a full refund. Within 7 days, if we are able to rebook your room, you will receive a full or partial refund less a 15% cancellation fee. Note: A ONE MONTH cancellation is required for all Austin special event bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.