This Luxury Estate sits on 7.5 acres of Texas beauty, only minutes from Slaughter Lane and near the Lady Johnson Wildflower Center. Featured in Real Magazine! Three homes combined for a perfect retreat to enjoy the Hill Country without leaving city.
Nestled on 7.5 acres of untouched Texas beauty, we have three unique homes for a combined 4,300 sq. foot, 8BR rental experience. Each property has been uniquely renovated and converted to create an ideal gathering spot, centered on a love of reading. Painstaking details were used to create a unique space unlike any other in the city. The Writing Barn has one private bedroom with a futon loft and features a large kitchen/ living space and grand screened in back deck. The Cabin is a modern cabin-style unit featuring one queen-sized bed in the loft and two daybeds on the main floor. The Book House is a grand five bedroom house and features the ideal views of Texas’ natural surroundings. Our property is a modern-day, book lover’s dream and is great for guests looking to relax and unwind, recently featured in a four-page glossy spread in Austin's REAL magazine. You will be warmly greeted by the owners who live on the property. Dogs are allowed, but on a leash at all times for the protection of the pet from Texas native critters. Dedicated to providing intense relaxation and tranquility, the Barn is a meat-free facility and there are plenty of restaurants in the area for non-vegetarian guests, such as Galaxy Café and Maudie's Tex-Mex.
Our Writing Barn, with the master bedroom features a comfortable queen-size bed and a lofted space acts as the second bedroom with a comfortable futon for an additional guests. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, microwave, two refrigerators, coffee maker, toaster, and plenty of dishes and glassware. The floor-to-ceiling bookshelves set the scene for tranquility and the modern bathroom is stocked with plenty of plush towels and linens. The Barn is equipped with AC and heating and there is a washing machine and dryer on the property. Inside there are hookups allowing guests to access the web, play music, watch instant movies, etc. A screened-in back porch allows guests to enjoy the beautiful property, which includes walking trails and outdoor seating - perfect for enjoying the great outdoors. Standing on the front porch will allow guests to watch the deer of the Texas Hill Country stroll by and the rain lilies pop through the ground after a refreshing Texas shower.
This modern cabin-style unit features one queen-sized bed in the loft and two day beds on the main floor. The coach house is equipped with AC and heating and there is a washing machine and dryer on the property. The kitchenette is equipped with a stove, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, and plenty of dishes and glassware. The full bathroom has lovely copper accents and plush linens. A screened-in back porch allows guests to enjoy the beautiful property, which includes walking trails and outdoor seating - perfect for enjoying the great outdoors. Standing on the front porch will allow guests to watch the deer and enjoy the grounds.
The Book House is a grand five bedroom house, which mainly focuses on creating a comfortable place to sleep. A brilliant wrap-around deck with great seating, allows you to take in all the great natural landscapes around the home. There is a combined living room and dining area with a couch for three people and comfortable dining for six. This area connects directly to the kitchen, which is fully equipped and features brand new appliances. There are multiple bedrooms in this ideal set up, each one creatively named! Each room has two twin beds and connects to a shared bathroom with a standing shower. The bedrooms are decorated in a classic, comfortable style with pops of color to showcase their personality! The yard has large shade trees and a private sitting area with chairs that look like hands (so cool!)
Highways MoPac and I-35 are nearby and will take guests anywhere in Austin. There is also the large Southpark Meadows shopping center just east down Slaughter Ln. The property is a five minute walk to the nearest bus stop. The Writing Compound is a 15-minute drive to downtown Austin and to the popular South Congress neighborhood. During SXSW and ACL a shuttle service is available by the property owners. While staying in our superior Austin property, don’t miss an opportunity to try out Matt’s El Rancho which has some of the best Mexican food and margaritas in town. Also grab some burgers and a brew at Black Sheep Lodge. Gourdough’s Public House mixes the Texas favorites of donuts and burgers –trust us you are going to love it! Don't miss out on Alamo Drafthouse, which is an Austin original too, a great place to catch a flick and be served a full meal and drinks!
Other Things to Note
Our property is TurnKey Rental Certified. All photos and amenities have been verified by TurnKey staff. Our calendar and rates are 100% accurate. We strive to make it as easy as possible to stay at our property - you just drive right up and enter via our secure electronic lock. No more keys and no more security concerns with a unique code that works for your reservation only. We will notify you proactively when early check-in / late check-outs are possible and you'll receive the comforts of a luxury home when you arrive like a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. In addition, when you book we will send you our mobile app with property directions, details, unlock code and instructions. And if you need us, we are available 24 hours each day with live help. TurnKey Vacation Rentals uses the industry's most trusted brand of software to securely store all guest data - (website hidden) Software for Professionals. All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee and a Property Damage Protection Program.
The Writing Barn is a meat free property. However, there are many local area restaurants in the vicinity for guests to enjoy. No smoking. Deer are on the property--no taunting but feel free to enjoy their company.
*Guests must be over the age of 25 and will be an occupant of the unit during the entire reserved period.
*No parties, excessive noise, or any illegal activity shall take place at property.
*No pets are allowed unless otherwise noted for specific properties.
* No smoking is allowed in or around any property.
Cleaning: Each property will be cleaned and inspected after your departure. We ask you to help us enable the cleaning crews as much as possible. Simple things like leaving the property tidy, running the dishwasher, starting to wash the towels, and taking out the trash are expected of our guests.
If excessive wear and tear is found on property, or additional cleaning is necessary due to spills, trash left on site, unclean dishes, stains to furniture, carpeting, linens, paint, wallpaper, or flooring, Guest authorizes the property manager to bill them for additional fees. If at any time the maximum number of occupants is exceeded or if the property manager receives information about excessive noise, TurnKey has the right to evict Guest and all occupants immediately and to bill the guest a minimum service fee of $250. If any sign of smoking is discovered Guest authorizes the property manager to charge the guest a minimum $500 cleaning fee. Unless the rental policy specifically allows, if any sign of any pet is discovered Guest authorizes TurnKey to charge the guest an additional minimum $500 cleaning fee.
Properties are fully furnished properties that will include bedspreads, linens, blankets, pillows, towels, a fully equipped kitchen, TV, furnishings unless otherwise specified.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended for any stay.
I recently booked the Writing Barn for a photography workshop with 16 guests. This was the perfect peaceful setting for our event. The hosts were so gracious and welcoming and the quiet giving atmosphere was the perfect environment for my clients to feel welcome and loved and supported. The deer surrounded us each morning and night and made us almost forget that we were so close to the city. I highly recommend the Writing Barn for anyone who is needing a get away from the every day shuffle of life. It is the perfect retreat. Thank you so much for all of your help! Blessings and hopefully we can return soon.
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The cabin is in a nice wooded area and we saw two deer in front of the yard one morning. The beds are really comfortable and there is a really nice screened in porch. We enjoyed the place.
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