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

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool

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 pilate offerings that I would be happy to recommend.

If you'd like a few suggestions, I've created this handy guide to the best of Fredericksburg, for everything from restaurants to wine tours: http://www.gogobot.com/homeaway/guides/5330000000000049495?brand_id=homeaway_us

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:
28 March, 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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
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. - 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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

Abby's Guesthouse + Pool: Featured on HGTV, 1 block from Main.
average rating of 4.837209 based on 43 reviews
5

Quaint cottage in lovely quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful Pinterest retreat a hefty walk from town but just right for fit folks. Darling and comfortable and far enough from the action to star gaze! Porch sitting and fireplace a plus! A fire pit out back by the pool is the only perk that could improve this property. Truly Home Away!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quaint

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, quiet but not too far from everything.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great weekend get away

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect for two people. It is located close enough to downtown to be in walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home & a Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We cozied up by the fire, lounged on the couch, were VERY comfortable on the King Size mattress, and felt safe and "at home" all weekend in Fredericksburg. Close enough to the action to not need a long drive, but far enough off that we weren't fighting bar-noise to sleep! Only note of imperfection: We bought a bunch of food assuming we could cook dinner one night, but there is only a microwave, no stove/oven. Probably missed that in the description initially, but was a bit of a bummer. Otherwise, great time!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

great little cottage

  • 4 of 5

House was great with plenty of room for 2. Separate bedroom from living room was a plus. Shower is awesome. Why no 5 star was bed. For my wife and me, bed was too hard and hurt 1st night. We slept on comforter which helped alot.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian, I am so surprised and sorry to hear that you and your wife found the bed uncomfortable! The comfort of the bed is one of the things our guests usually love and comment on the most, as you can see from all the other reviews. The mattress is a little over a year old and has an ample pillow top. Nonetheless, I am so sorry that it was not comfortable for you both. I am glad you were able to add the comforter to help. Thanks again for staying at Abby's! Carolyn
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5

Quiet and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Excellent choice for attending a wedding in Fredericksburg about five blocks from city center. Has a living area, kitchen, and master suite with large bath--shower only. Large pool behind this back house of the owner's main house would have been nice in the summer--weather didn't cooperate on this trip. Definitely worth the price.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

Check out this guide to our favorites in the area, for everything from restaurant recommendations to wine tours: http://www.gogobot.com/homeaway/guides/5330000000000049495?brand_id=homeaway_us

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.

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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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£316
for 2 nights
From
£158
From
£176
Fri,Sat
£1,085
£3,796
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 13.0%

***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.

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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