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Gorgeous Barndo! New Outdoor Bar!

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Great weekend getaway with lots of activities for all different interests!

The 12 Armadillos Barndo is the perfect place for those who want to get away from the busy hustle and bussle of every day life. If you want to see EXACTLY what the property looks like, go to this link You can also check out a commercial that was made for our barndo Located on 7 acres of land, you will love sitting on the porch overlooking the gorgeous views of the valley. We have a small section of woods on the property where you can explore and see the small stream that runs through it! Our kids spend hours roaming the property! You may even see cows from the property behind us! You will have access to all of the modern day luxuries but set in the country. What about those who still love the city life? No worries! We are located three miles from the cute historic town of Brenham where there are lots of things to do and see. We are located 1.5 miles from Pleasant Hill Winery where you can enjoy a glass of wine while overlooking the beautiful landscape.

You and your guest will absolutely love the 12 Armadillos Barndo. There are so many little touches that we have added to make all of our guest's experiences very unique.

12 Armadillos Barndo is a 4000 sqft barndo with an additional 1500 sqft of an outdoor covered porch. The front 2000 sqft is one large grand room that includes a large kitchen/island, a long table that seats 20, a tv/ couch area, a large custom built bar, and a pool table. The kitchen has three ovens to accommodate large groups. The bar has a commercial ice maker and small beverage fridge. There is a half bath in this space. Slide the barn door where you will enter the back 2000 sqft living quarters. Your kids will love the super large game room that has a ping pong table, foozeball table, tv, and tons of board games and DVD's. There are several games for you and your family to play. Fall in love with the unique and beautifully decorated "Texas themed" rooms. There are six bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom. Each bedroom has its own smart tv. The Bluebonnet Room is a master with a king size bed and a sofa that turns into a futon. The bathroom has a double vanity. The room has a door that goes out to the covered porch. The Yellow Rose of Texas Room is the second master. It has a king size bed and a sofa that turns into a futon. The bathroom has a double vanity. The Fiesta room has a queen size bed and has a door that goes out to the covered porch. The Austin room has a queen size bed and a door that goes out to the covered porch. The Prickly Pear has a queen size bed. Your kids will fall in love with the Cowboy and Indian bunk room. There are two sets of twin bunks and a twin trundle. If you are on a couples only trip, we have bedding to convert the trundle and one of the bunk beds into a king size bed. The over sized covered porch is the perfect place to have your morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine. There are several seating areas to have dinner overlooking the view or just to hang out. Right off the porch is a fire pit area that includes retro metal chairs and lights strung from poles. There are outdoor games for the family to enjoy. There is a large grill that can be used as a gas or charcoal grill. It also has a smoker option. The barndo has a fully stocked kitchen with several pots/pans/a crockpot/ serving trays, etc. If you let us know, we have a high chair, pack and play, baby swing, and a few baby toys.

Like to have fun? Why don’t you plan your own barndo olympics at the barndo? We have several events to choose from (horse shoes, ping pong, billiards, corn hole, darts, etc). We have even come up with a template for your group to create your own olympics!

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Christa Wilson
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Christa Wilson

Two twin sisters and husbands decided to purchase seven acres of land "in the country" together for their families to have a place for weekend getaways. They chose Brenham because there is still a lot of fun things to do in the area and the views on the property are gorgeous. They built the barndo to be an entertainers dream house so they could build memories as their kids (8 between the two families) grew up. They named it the 12 Armadillos because there are 12 of them between the two families.

Christa Wilson purchased this house in 2017

Why Christa Wilson chose Brenham

You will fall in love with the 12 Armadillos Barndo. It has something for all ages and you will want to come back every year! It is close to Houston, Austin, and San Antonio

What makes this house unique

The 12 Armadillos Barndo has beautiful views, great location, really neat grand room for large groups, and a fun atmosphere!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Brenham in Washington County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • House is on septic! No flushing of anything (EXCEPT toilet paper) Use make-up wash clothes Stay away from bees
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bluebonnet - Toilet , Bath with Shower , two double vanities
    Yellow Rose of Texas - Toilet , Bath with Shower , two double vanities
    Fiesta - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Austin - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Prickly Pear - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cowboys and Indian - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Grand Room Half Bath - Toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bluebonnet - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Master/ porch access
    Yellow Rose of Texas - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Master
    Fiesta Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Porch access
    Austin Room - 1 Large Double Bed , porch access
    Prickly Pear Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Cowboy and Indian Room - 5 Single Bed , twin and trudle can be converted into a king bed
  • 3 twin roll away beds are available upon request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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(6 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were in Brenham for my son's wedding and had family coming in from the east coast, Briggs and Cypress. This is a great place to catch up with family and friends. You can lose track of each other when staying at a hotel. Family members came and went to explore the surrounding area and gathered in the Great Room or out the porch to socialize. The Barndo has all the comforts of home and then some. You could keep yourself busy with fun and games and not leave the property until check out.

And the owners are so nice to work with. Being the mother of the groom I had some moments of indecision and Christie was very patient and helpful with me.

Along with all my family, we highly recommend the Barndo

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joan for the kind words!!!! We appreciate it! We are so glad you guys had a great time!!!!!
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The perfect get away! No detail forgotten...

  • 5 of 5

We used the Barndo for our Board of Directors planning retreat for our non-profit organization. When we booked the property, we really just needed a large space to meet that was “away” from distractions. We did not expect to find this little piece of luxury in the country! The decor was beautiful and the patio was gorgeous. Like an episode of Fixer Upper!

We all wished we had less planning to do so that we could enjoy the peaceful retreat even more! The outdoor space, games, and attention to detail were exceptional! They even have a photo printer with paper and candy to greet you upon arrival.

This property is the perfect place for a large family/Friend get away weekend, holidays and just a place to recharge... this property is definitely one not to miss! I am already checking my calendar to see when I can bring my family and friends back for a visit!

The owners were generous and accommodating... easy to work with from start to finish.

Thank you for a great retreat!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect retreat for a cousins weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at 12 Armadillos, the accommodations were perfect for 11 women wanting to visit, eat, relax, drink, relax and visit some more! The owners thought of everything and even left a little special “treat” if you’re lucky enough to find it! Even in this Texas heat we thoroughly enjoyed the cool breeze on the comfortable patio area. Highly recommend visiting 12 Armadillos - it won’t disappoint!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words. We thoroughly enjoyed having you ladies. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and for the blue bell!!!!
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LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We can’t wait to come back!!! The place was fantastic and the owners were wonderful! I’ll definitely be recommending this spot to others!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words!!!! We hope you guys made great memories!!!
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Best Weekend Getaway For A Family!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the Barndo for the weekend for graduation from Texas A&M, whoop! We had both sides of our family stay at the Barndo, and it was absolutely perfect. All of the amenities and even things beyond basic needs were supplied at the house. It was beautifully designed and decorated. The house has tons of variety for entertainment both indoor and outdoors. The entertainment is great for kids and also for adults. I HIGHLY recommend this rental for anyone with a large group of any age and for family events. The fact that each room has its own bathroom is another huge plus when traveling with a large group (especially a lot of girls)! The views were gorgeous in the morning and at night. The owners were easily available and there to help when we had any questions. I cannot wait to book another trip to the Barndo!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kourtney for the kind words!! We are so thankful that you guys had fun. Good luck on your teaching career!!!! We are improving the barndo and will have a neat outdoor bar sometime in June:))
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Stunning home and property!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I stayed here during our trip to Round Top which was only about a 20 minute drive. The Barndo and grounds are gorgeous and very spacious. The home is fully stocked with anything you might need. The home owners also left cute little notes and games that made our trip feel special and personalized. We definitely plan to return!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so happy that you guys had fun at our barndo. We will be improving it over this year so if you guys come back next year, you will see our improvements!
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12 Armadillos Barndo

Camp fire

Cook outs

Pool table

Ping Pong Table

Foosball Table

Several Board games

Outdoor patio entertainment with beautiful view



Indoor entertaining area

Brenham, Tx

Pleasant Hill Winery: (1.5 miles)

Historic Downtown Brenham (shopping and food): ( 3 miles)

Blinn College: (3 miles)

Brazos Valley Brewery: (4 miles)

Bluebell Ice Cream Factory: (5 miles)

​Surrounding Brenham area

Kenney Store: (10 miles)

Peeka Ranch (Alpacas) (12 miles)

Texas Star Winery (12 miles)

Saddlehorn Winery (13 miles)

Lake Somerville (16 miles)

Antique Rose Emporium (17 miles)

Chappell Hill Lavender Farm (18 miles)

Independence, Tx (19 miles)

Round Top (23 miles)

Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site (24 miles)


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £215.71
Refundable Damage Deposit £392.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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