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Abby's Guesthouse + Pool: Featured on HGTV, 1 block from Main.

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom cottage + pool, a shower for two, living room fireplace + kitchenette

Featured on HGTV, Abby's Guesthouse + Pool is one of Fredericksburg's best. Decorated by the buyer for one of the state's chicest vintage-modern home decor stores, Abby's melds the French seaside with modern and vintage design for the perfect calming getaway for two. Just one block off of Main Street in Fredericksburg's Historic District, Abby's offers a luxurious king sized bed, a shower for two and your own living room suite complete with a romantic fireplace. Abby's kitchenette is equipped with a coffee maker microwave, small refrigerator, dishware, coffee supplies and a table for two. Relax on Abby's ample front porch with fresh peaches or local wine you might purchase while in Fredericksburg. Abby's pool and lounge chairs are yours for days of lounging and revitalizing.

Whether you are in Fredericksburg to enjoy a wine tour or tasting, to shop Main Street, climb Enchanted Rock or just get away from it all beside a quiet pool, Abby's is the perfect place to put your feet up and let your mind wander. There are bike shops in the area, if you have an itch for adventure. If you're looking for revitalization, there are spas, as well as yoga and pilates offerings that I would be happy to recommend.

If you'd like a few suggestions, I've created a guide to the best of Fredericksburg, which is available upon reservation.

Whether you're in town on a girl's weekend, looking for time alone to relax, or planning a romantic getaway, Abby's is just one block off of main and just a few minutes from the best restaurants and shops in Fredericksburg. Make yourself a home away from home at Abby's: the cottage + pool are ready to welcome you!

More Details

Owner
Carolyn Moore
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 September, 2017

About Carolyn Moore

An interior design lover at heart, I am the buyer for red: modern lines . vintage finds, on Main Street in Fredericksburg. I am the mother of two girls, now grown women, who are my delight and I spend most of my days looking for the best in modern and vintage home decor. Abby's is inspired by a trip I took with my daughters to Southern France in 1998 - I brought back a love for cool calming colors and seaside inspiration with a vintage-modern twist. I hope you enjoy Abby's as much as I have!

Carolyn Moore purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Carolyn Moore chose Texas Hill Country

I was drawn to Fredericksburg after my parents purchased a home from the town's early founding. After tiring of cold winters in the Midwest, the charm of Fredericksburg, the sunny days and beautiful green Hill Country won me over. I decided to move to the area with my girls and work on a home of my own.

The blue bonnets and wildflowers each spring, coupled with fresh peaches from the local orchards and now the emerging wine country make this a beautiful place to live. Octoberfest and other seasonal festivals bring life to this small town, as does our vibrant Main Street. One hour from both Austin and San Antonio, I can hop in the car whenever I need to feel the city. For so many reasons, I feel lucky to call Fredericksburg home.

What makes this cottage unique

When I bought my home, right next door to Abby's, I was charmed by the surrounding homes and the proximity to the heart of Fredericksburg. Many of the homes around Abby's were built over 100 years ago, and my dear neighbors are constantly gardening and maintaining them. Once I fell in love with the ample porch and vintage feel of my home, I immediately started to renovate - adding a pool in the backyard as soon as the spring came and building the limestone cabin that is now Abby's to share with friends and guests alike. I hope you'll make it your home away from home - a respite any time you want to get away from it all.

Location

Becker Vineyards
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Grape Creek Vineyards
Torre Di Pietra
"This vineyard is working to recreate the ambiance of a mediterranean vineyard - they often h..."
Vaudeville
"Vaudeville is Fredericksburg's most sophisticated bistro - incredible pastries for breakfast..."
Otto's German Bistro
"Otto's is a new and innovative addition to Fredericksburg's foodie fare. Serving local game..."
Navajo Grill
"Navajo Grill offers a solid Texas Hill Country ambiance with a nice wine selection to go wit..."
Sunset Grill
"Great for Brunch! Sunset Grill, a classic American bistro, creates simple yet inspiring dish..."
Red
Fredericksburg Herb Farm
"This is a lovely retreat, offering spa services, fresh herbal products and a tea room."
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
"Stay for an hour or stay for a day, there are several hikes and climbing areas for people of..."
Lincoln Street Wine Bar
"Terrific wine bar, with a great selection of wine by the bottle or the glass, available on t..."
Burger Burger
"For huge, juicy burgers, ample chicken sandwiches, delicious fries and even the option for a..."
National Museum of the Pacific War
"The Nimitz Museum and the National Museum of the Pacific War are great ways for history buff..."
Clear River Pecan Bakery, Sandwiches and Ice Cream
"This is a cute, locally owned, old fashioned Ice Cream shop on Main Street, full of deliciou..."
Java Ranch Espresso Bar & Cafe
"Best place to stop in for a cup of Jo."
Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Minutes from Lincoln Street + Crossroads
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 290
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Minutes from all the best restaurants
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of Fredericksburg's historic district, Abby's is close to everything. Spend the day on an area wine tour, or shopping the stores of Main Street. Hike Enchanted Rock, or rent bikes from the local bike shop for a day of adventure through the Hill Country. Located within 1 mile of any of the local restaurants, enjoy dinner out and return to the pool in your backyard for an evening dip.

Fredericksburg is also about an hour away from San Antonio and Austin and makes a terrific home base for trips throughout Central Texas.

We can't wait to share Fredericksburg with you, at Abby's.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Abby's Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Abby's offers a very ample shower made for two!
  • Abby's ensuite bathroom has a soft sand colored concrete floor, with white slatted wood walls and a vintage cabinet holds the sink. Fresh towels are found in a basket, rolled up and ready just for you. Abby's shower is ample enough for two, and has a bench for soaking it all in. Abby's provides shampoo and bath gel for each guest.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Abby's Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Romantic and inviting, brand new king size mattress
  • The soft, ocean blue walls of Abby's bedroom create an intimate space, complete with a wardrobe to hang your clothing, a vintage chest to support your suitcase and vintage lighting to read and relax by. One bedroom window let's in the sunshine, but shades and curtains let you block out the light and will let you sleep until noon if you choose! Fresh, soft and inviting white linens great you as you turn in for the night.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
Notes:
Abby's pool is exclusive to Abby's guests, yet it is in the shared backyard with my own home. I am rarely in the backyard except to water plants or the like, so that Abby's guests may feel they have the pool to themselves. Abby's is a NON-SMOKING facility. Smoking inside Abby's cottage will incur a $200 fine. - Check-in is at 3pm, Check out is at 11am. - Cancellations made 30 days before the first night of a reservation will be fully refunded. Cancellations made less than 7 days before the first night of a reservation will be charged the first full night's stay. Cancellations within 48 hours will not be refunded.

Reviews

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4

Cute little house that was perfect for a relaxing couple of days. Great location.

  • 4 of 5

The house was so cute and great for a short stay. The pool was green and a little dirty but after my husband cleaned it out with the net we enjoyed some pool time. Great house for a short stay and if you plan on eating out at various restaurants during the stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca, hello! Thanks so much for your review. Of course we're so sorry about the pool - as you'll remember there was an incredible hurricane in Houston that weekend and we got so much rain and debris that it changed the pool chemicals. We're very sorry this impacted your stay and hope you'll come back during clear weather for the full experience! Also, please do let us know anytime you are at Abby's if there is something that needs our attention so we can handle it for you immediately. Thanks again for staying with us!
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4

Cute cottage, super comfy bed, pictures don't do it justice! Quiet location but close to action.

  • 4 of 5

Abby's Guesthouse is just too cute for words! Loved the sea theme and decor. It was clean and the location was great - on a quiet street but not far from downtown action. There were some minor maintenance issues - the sink plug was broken and she needs to spray for ants and mosquitoes but overall it was a very pleasant property to stay at. The bed is super comfy. I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay at Abby's! Thank you for letting us know about the ants and mosquitos - it's been raining quite a bit and that always brings them out around the pool. And of course the mosquitos will sneak into Abby's if the bathroom window is left open. We do have someone that sprays the perimeter of Abby's regularly but we certainly appreciate you letting us know!
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5

Very private and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Terrific Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We loved the country style cottage and enjoyed getting to lay by the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

My Husband and I had a wonderful time! Very quiet and relaxing. The pool is a plus too! Would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway in Fredericksburg!

  • 5 of 5

What a great cottage! So cozy and quiet and the location can't be beat! Beautiful decor and amenities...the pool is awesome! We enjoyed staying here so much! We'll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fredericksburg, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£243
for 2 nights
From
£122
From
£138
Fri,Sat
£712
£2,347
 
 
February
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£130
From
£155
Fri,Sat
£712
£2,347
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£293
for 2 nights
From
£147
From
£163
Fri,Sat
£1,006
£3,520
 

Additional pricing information

***Abby's Guesthouse + Pool is designed to pamper 2 guests, maximum. We've thought each detail through carefully to make Abby's an intimate, special experience, and therefore additional guests are not allowed. Should additional guests stay at Abby's, guests will be charged $150 per person, per night, on the spot.

***Abby's also does not allow pets of any sort at any time. We love animals, but I have severe health threatening allergic reactions to even so-called hypoallergenic pets. If you have brought a pet of any sort at Abby's, you will be charged $250 on the spot (to pay for steam cleaning carpets, etc before I can enter again) and the pet will be asked to stay outside for the remainder of your stay. Thank you for understanding.

***Abby's is a NON-SMOKING facility. Smoking in the cottage will incur a $200 fine.

Cancellations made within 30 days of the reservation are 100% refundable. If cancellations are made within 7 days of the reservation, guests will be charged the first full night of the cancelled reservation.

Check-in is at 3pm, Check-out is at 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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