If you love great design and want a perfectly central location, this Studio is your personal oasis! In a gorgeous historic neighborhood within 1 mile of downtown, our Studio is located one tree-lined block from either the Riverwalk or lively Alamo Street. This lovingly renovated property combines historic materials with fresh design, and is perfect for those who want to spend time in a unique place. Enjoy a book on the private shady wood porch or stroll to a fabulous nearby destination.
The Studio is perfect for a single traveler or a couple who are looking for a comfortable, intimate, beautifully-designed space to call home. The bedroom features a mix of original and new wood, while the unique bathroom features plaster and copper piping details. The design is definitely unique among any room you have stayed in before--we had fun with these rooms!
The queen-sized bed has nightstands, lights, and outlets on either side of the bed. On the opposite wall, the amenity shelves have all the essentials: wifi, Roku TV, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee-maker, and basic glassware and dishes. In one corner is a full-height wardrobe with room for hanging and drawer storage. The bathroom has a spacious stand-up shower, toilet and single sink with mirror above.
The ceiling fan will do a lot to make the space comfortable year-round, especially when combined with open windows on a lovely day. However, on hot summer days and cold winter nights, a new minisplit on the wall opposite the bed will do the heavy lifting to efficiently heat and cool the space.
The room features 100-year-old long-leaf pine on the bed wall, all of which is original to this 1907 house. The hardwood floors are also original. New white-washed pine boards line the other walls (and serve as the backdrop for some of our architecture drawings). The east-facing windows get beautiful morning light, which can be softened with translucent white curtains.
To bring daylight into the bathroom while maintaining privacy, we installed a frosted sliding glass door. The bathroom itself has a distinct palette of custom plaster, rich floor tile, and custom wood shelves (also made from long-leaf pine harvested from the house). We hand-made the vanity and mirror base with backlight. The plumbing is all new with custom-design exposed copper piping.
Don't forget to enjoy the private porch--perfect for relaxing outdoors under the trees, with great street/people-watching views from the right angle.
The Studio and its porch are private to you during your stay. Your room is on the ground floor of a larger main house, but it is not accessible from within the main house. The Studio is accessed by a side porch and door, which is off the well-lit driveway that runs alongside the main house. There is another separate back unit at the end of the driveway. You are welcome to share the outdoor non-porch spaces on property, especially the shade of the enormous pecan tree that towers over our backyard.
Generally, we have one parking space available for the studio in the back area. However this is not guaranteed depending on the occupancy of the main house. Guests always have access to the driveway to unload and load at the studio and street parking is also readily available. Even at busy times (like First Friday), we generally find parking within a block or two of the house.
Interaction with guests
We are happy to be as interactive as you like. Ryan will handle most communication and will be on-site to check you in for your stay.
We currently live in Austin, but we both have work in San Antonio and stay in town frequently. We love this property--we used to live there, and hope to live there again one day.
Other things to note
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns, or other thoughts. We are both happy to answer questions and certainly to provide recommendations.
Commercial video and photo shoots are strictly forbidden without prior and authorized consent. Associated day-rate fees, liability waivers and copyright contracts will apply if consent is given. Please note photo shoots done without prior consent face penalties of up to $2,000 a day.
- Please respect our neighbors, and keep outside noise to a minimum at night.
- For checkout, please clean up after yourselves (do the dishes, put away trash, etc) and place any moved items back to their original location. Please set the AC to 76 or Heat to 68.
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