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'Bird's Nest Guest Cottage' Guadalupe River - Dog Friendly (Dog fee $15/night)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Vintage 40s-era cottage that is newly renovated and eco-friendly.

Relish the comforts of brand new furniture, cabinets and appliances. This little cottage is totally re-built from the inside/out using zero VOC paint and recycled blue-jean insulation!

The large, terraced yard is completely fenced, has a lovely view of the woods and offers maximum privacy.

Located on the banks of the Guadalupe River. It's an easy two minute stroll through the privately owned, wooded river bottom to a spectacular secluded section of riverfront.

On your vacation, enjoy the abundance of nature. Do some birding, view the deer and other wildlife while you relax on the deck in the inviting backyard (Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat), or walk to the river for a relaxing afternoon in or near the water!

Conveniently located within walking distance of many shops, grocery stores and local restaurants.

Area attractions include:

- Louise-Hays City Park (canoe and kayak rentals)

- Historic downtown Kerrville

- Museum of Western Art

- 30 minutes to Fredericksburg

- 1 hour to San Antonio

- Within 50 miles of 10 State Parks

- Easy Access to River Trail

- Dog fee payable directly to owner on arrival

(Proof of up to date vaccinations required)

Keywords: Riverfront, Cabin, Dog Friendly

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About The Owner

I own a massage therapy office that is located between the two cottages. I am the self-proclaimed matriarch of massage therapy in Kerrville, as I was the first one here 20 years ago. Before becoming a massage therapist, I worked in construction and have subsequently rebuilt/renovated this property myself. As a riverfront property owner, I feel a strong sense of stewardship in maintaining the integrity of the land and the River.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1993

Why The Owner chose Kerrville

I was fortunate to have purchased this riverfront property, 20 years ago, for my home. In 1997, I bought an historic building across the street, renovated it and it became my home. The 'Bird's Nest Guest Cottages' were renovated starting in November '08 and completed in May '09.

What makes this cottage unique

My guests have described how wonderful it is to be right in town, while at the same time having the peace, quiet and solitude of the country when you're out back. Breakfast items provided include coffee pot, juice, yogurt and pastries.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kerrville in Kerr County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin-size Aero-bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Twin-size sleeper sofa.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Property includes privately owned, wooded river bottom and a two-minute stroll to a spectacular, secluded section of the River.


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'Bird's Nest Guest Cottage' Guadalupe River - Dog Friendly (Dog fee $15/night)
average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews

Peace and convenience

  • 4 of 5

When I first got there the house seemed very small but then I got used to it and to having people next door and across the street (my home is in the center of 3 acres and a half block from the street). I enjoyed the view to the woods and the seating under the shade. When I sat on the rock seat at the riverbank I was so relaxed that I wasn't sure I would ever go back to the house. The house was stocked with everything I needed if I had forgotten anything essential and was clean and organized. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom had plenty of light and surface area to set out cosmetics, etc. The weather was cool at night during part of my stay and I was plenty warm with the two heaters, one in the living room and one in the bedroom. I also noticed a heater for the bathroom that I didn't use. When it got hot outside I opened doors, turned on ceiling fans and opened up windows and was just fine. I hate to turn on the AC and shut up everything. The walking river trail at the east end of the street is beautiful and so comfortable and convenient. I approved of the opportunity to recycle as I do at home. My only concern was that it seemed dark on the west side of the living room, which doesn't seem possible in one room with adequate light on the other side but it did seem dark over there. Loved the "landlady" Barbara and her doggy.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as expected, perfect for a two day visit in Kerrville

  • 4 of 5

Just as expected, perfect for a two day visit in Kerrville

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Cottage is small but very clean and comfortable. Good internet access. TV was very small and hard to see from the couch. The yard has many beautiful plants and flowers. Enjoyable to sit in the back yard looking into the woods watching the birds and wildlife. Walk to the river was a little farther than we expected but easy to follow the trail. The main concern is the very small sitting space outside and the fairly dangerous steps leading down to the sitting and wooded area. I would definitely recommend this cottage for a couple wanting a quite retreat. Barbara was very nice and helpful, if you needed anything, all it took was a call and it was done.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great piece of nature

  • 5 of 5

great place. convenient to everything. Spent many hours in the backyard - chilling and watching the variety of birds coming to the feeders. First time we took our dog on 'vacation' - She loved it!!

Barbara was awesome. A wonderful person with a wonderful heart.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very quaint and cozy home.

  • 5 of 5

I booked with the Birds Nest for my mothers birthday. She lost her only son in Kerrville in 2009. He was a part of BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse). My mother is disabled and she lives on a fixed income. Due to my brother being cremated and not having a grave site, she feels like his accident site is the closest she can get to him. However, living on a fixed income makes it too difficult for her to get to go. She had only been twice and just for a quick visit before coming back home. So, I worked with Ms. Barbara and told her my moms story and why I wanted her to be able to go. They truly enjoyed themselves. She needed this trip and the stay more than anything and I am so thankful for Ms. Barbara helping me to make sure she got what she deserved.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place for a getaway in Kerrville.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, I and our fur babies stayed at the Hummingbird Cottage. What a terrific find. The cottage is very comfortable, has all the amenities one can ask for and a terraced yard that is incredibly beautiful. In the early mornings or towards the evenings, one can see many different bird species and see deer walk along the wooded area. Barbara, the owner, is wonderful, friendly and thoughtful. She had treats for the fur babies in the refrigerator and some goodies for us too. I can't wait to return to a wonderful and peaceful cottage which is truly a gem and made our getaway wonderful. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves a unique, quiet and peaceful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kerrville, Texas

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

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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