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Landmark Historic German farmstead on 5 acres inside the city!

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,904 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

This historic turn-of-the-century limestone rock home is set in a verdant pecan orchard, yet it is actually inside the city of Fredericksburg and just 3 minutes from Main Street. This bucolic 5 acre property is a "throwback", being what remains of a 30+ acre farm established by German immigrants in the 1800s. Texas Dall sheep and native whitetail deer graze in a pastoral scene that effectively becomes your own personal enclave (throw out some corn for them if you don't mind).

Experience the bustle of Main Street, tour Wine Road 290, take in some tunes at Luckenbach, hike Enchanted Rock, experience the Nimitz Museum, or encounter any of the numerous other unique Fredericksburg offerings, then return to this sanctuary. Relax and refuel.

This is a very cool old house with tons of charm, but it does NOT have all the amenities of typical B&Bs. For example the bathrooms are just regular tub and shower combinations. There is no hot tub. There is NO CABLE TV and NO WIFI (other than perhaps what you bring with you on your personal cell phone). There is a large flatscreen TV where, if you are technical, you can connect your computer or other device if so inclined. It receives a few over-the-air channels, but no prime channels.

The house has quite a lot of character and most guests should find it fitting for their needs and expectations if the goal is to tour, see the sights, experience Fredericksburg and then afterwards have a kind of old-world place to relax with lots of "elbow room". If you are coming to see the Hill Country rather than the TV, this could be the place for you!

Let us know of any questions you may have.

More Details

Owner
Bill Haley
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Bill Haley

We are native Texans. High school sweethearts, married for 40 years, raised in Houston, then lived in Colorado County, TX for 17 yrs. We moved to the Texas Hill Country in 2000.

Bill Haley purchased this house in 2001

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fredericksburg in Gillespie County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1904 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , One queen plus a trundle in the master bedroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , The middle bedroom has one Full size (Double) and one twin.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , This front bedroom has one queen bed and one twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Landmark Historic German farmstead on 5 acres inside the city!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Waco
5

Great house! Great price! Quiet location!

  • 5 of 5

This house is great! Lots of character and perfect for a small group! The goats in the field behind the house were very entertaining to watch and the fire pit was a favorite spot during our trip!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us Jeff. We love sharing the house with family groups. I trust Heather has received the left-behind-item that I mailed on Monday. Thank you so much for leaving the place in such good order. Please come again.
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5

The property was perfect! We would love to go back!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful. The owners made sure the house was inviting and had literally everything we needed. There is a lovely fire pit out back they even stocked with fire wood for us to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas
5

Perfect cozy farm house

  • 5 of 5

This house was sooo awesome!!!!! We loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and Comfy

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this house so much! Bill was very quick to respond to any questions I had. We had two families in the house and it was roomy and well stocked. The kids would have enjoyed outside even more if it would not have been 9 degrees out. Crazy for Texas I know!! The goats in the back were a fun addition. We loved being able to use the fire pit outside and view it from the sunroom(since it was freezing outside)!! We cooked out, played games, and shopped a bit downtown. The only thing that would have been better, for the guy folk anyways, was their was no WiFi to be able to watch the big game on New Year’s Day. The tv didn’t have the channel either. They survived and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

TERRIFIC.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous experience. The house and area was perfect!! Close to town but still private. Could feed the sheep and could build a fire in the fire pit. We truly enjoyed this place.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place to stay. Very convenient location and very comfortable accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to stay...lots of room and very comfortable beds. The sheep and deer were great along with the fire pit. Would definitely recommend staying here!!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

This property has an authentic country atmosphere, but is inside the city and convenient to all local attractions.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £42.34
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until a booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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