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Private Barn Apartment - Great For Couples and Families

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Located on three acres, this brand new barn apartment features granite countertops, white cabinets, sub-way tile and stainless steel appliances with custom barn wood accents inside and rustic natural edged cedar outside. It is a perfect blend of hotel comfort wrapped in Texas casual.


This is a great place for couples, families and adult professional groups. This is not a place for college students, bachelorette or bachelor parties. It is a quiet spot for adults who want to be close to Hill Country wedding venues or to all Austin has to offer.


There is one bedroom downstairs with a king bed and ensuite bath.

There are two private loft style bedrooms upstairs with two twins in each - with shared full bath. By loft we mean lower ceilings. They are very comfortable!

There is also one pull out sofa that sleeps two


We are just 10 miles from down town Austin and very near lakes and the myriad of Hill Country wedding venues

Just five minutes from shopping and grocery stores

On three acres of quite space West of Austin

Deer roam the property

Perfect place to take in a clear night sky


Reclaimed cedar walls and accents

Granite Countertops

Stainless Steel Appliances

Secluded country setting close to town

Huge subway tiled walk in showers

More Details

Brian Wallace
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Brian Wallace

Brian and Lisa have been married for 32 years and have lived in Austin since 1992. We love our city and we are excited to provide a way for folks to visit and enjoy Austin.

Brian Wallace purchased this guest house in 2004

Why Brian Wallace chose Werkenthin

We built this apartment inside our barn on our property. We love this place for our future grandkids.


Werkenthin Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking


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Private Barn Apartment - Great For Couples and Families
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Country Charm

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this place! Tucked away in the hills just west of Austin, this place really feels like a private country getaway. One of our favorite parts was waking up and sitting on the front porch with our coffee and watching the deer roam the property. You won't regret making a reservation for this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The barn apartment was great and worked perfectly for our family. We stayed here with 3 little kids while completing a house renovation in a different part of town. It worked great for us and the kids! The kids loved exploring the 3 acres and the Wallace's were very nice and hospitable. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McKinney, TX

This was the perfect weekend at the perfect accommodation. Everything was new, clean & very inviting

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our father / son Grand Prix weekend. A father & 4 sons from Texas & California that are all racing enthusiasts spent a great weekend together. The property was the perfect accommodation that allowed us to be together & relax after a long day. There is definitely pride of ownership - the place was clean and new and the owners couldn’t have been nicer. We’ll be back!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spotless and beautifully appointed

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property, well appointed and impeccable, perfect for a family with children or teenagers who will love sleeping on the second floor, an attic like space with low ceilings.

The owner is very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome property & a great place for kids!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great getaway not too far from the city, but far enough from all the traffic and close enough to a quick trip to the hill country. The accommodations were very clean, modern, cute decor. The kids loved the kid-sized rooms and bathroom upstairs. It made them feel right at home. Brian was a great host and the we would definitely come back and recommend to others looking for a nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin Trip

  • 2 of 5

Pros: Very clean, beautiful place, parking spots are limited, the place is spacious (was able to have a game night with friends), and the kitchen is amazing (was able to make breakfast with no problem).

Cons: The owner failed to mention that the place we rented out is connected to another apartment with people living in it because we woke up to a washing machine running in the morning (very strange seeing a random man living next to us). Also, the wifi sucks. To top it off, it was strange that the owner lived in a house across from us and he came over periodically to check up on us. I recommend this place for people who are much older and would like some peace and quiet.

Overall, I'm just glad the trip was fun and memorable!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deanna seemed like a nice person, but she is very young, and in future, I will no longer be accepting reservations from people under 25. It was disconcerting to have 15 or 20 people show up at the house. I did go over to see if a giant party was starting and to see how many of them were planning to spend the night. Again, they all seemed like nice folks and I think they simply met there and went out. Deanna is right, we prefer couples and families, not huge crowds of college kids. Sad about the internet. It has been acting up, so I have just upgraded all our equipment.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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