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Kaiser House Heart of the Texas Hill Country

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1938 Beautiful Hill Country Home

1938 home 3 Bedroom 1 Bath sleeps 8. Hide away bed in the living room couch. Spacious living and dining room. Beautiful original Fireplace/electric. Central Heat and air. Ceiling fans, Outdoor living/dining area. Great area to watch your favorite sports team while grilling your favorite meals. Wonderful covered porches.

Wi Fi and Dish network. Garage was first location in Harper for the volunteer fire dept. truck, a must see. Kitchen has eat in dining. and all utensils for cooking. Laundry room on site. Play an outdoor game of horseshoes or one of the many games we have provided inside, dominoes, cards and various board games. We welcome you with a Texas wine. Please e-mail me to let me know if you prefer red or white wine.

Property Manager
Vickie Isom
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Vickie Isom

My siblings and I grew up in Harper, attended the same school as our father (who is now the owner of the Kaiser Haus along with our mother). At that time we had K-12 all under the same roof with just steps to separate the elementary and junior high. We grew up 2 blocks from this home and have many childhood memories. My sister, brother, parents, cousins, Aunts and Uncle's still live in Harper. They continue to have many ties to the Harper community. My sister, dad and I have worked many hours getting this home ready to share with others. The blessing is we have created many new memories. I live in the nearby town of Kerrville married my firefighter husband 30+ years ago. I have a career in the Salon industry. Thank you sis, dad and husband Jeff for a great journey.

Vickie Isom purchased this house in 1952

Why Vickie Isom chose Harper

This 1938 lovely rock home was purchased by my Grandparents Chester and Anita Tatsch in 1952 from William and Theresa Kaiser who were the original owners. Prior to this home there was a 2 story house on this site which was where the first Catholic Church Services were held. The front steps that lead up to the house were once part of a post office in San Antonio. The current laundry room was my grandfather's smokehouse. Not to worry not a hint of smoke can you smell. The meat was stored here through the winter months. It was also a storage area for the canned goods from the gardens and fruit trees. The current grill area was my grandmothers laundry area. She had an electric washer that agitated the clothes however we had to put the clothes through a ringer into a tub of rinse water and back through the ringer. Summer or winter this is where the laundry took place. The corner area is where the water was heated for laundry, baths, cleaning and making lye soap it still remains in this space. My sister and I have fond memories of helping my grandmother with the wash. This space is also where our family made sausage. My grandfather still has his recipe on the wall. Watching the parades from the front porch was a treat and is one of many childhood memories of this home. My father inherited this home from his parents and we feel blessed that this home has remained in our family. My parents decided to update it and list it as a vacation rental. I love going home to our quite community.

What makes this house unique

Harper offers something very unique. A safe, quite place where you can walk to our community park, visit the local Pioneer Memorial Museum, or library, grocery store, the antique store across the street, the Longhorn Cafe, that has been around since I can remember. Wanting to listen to live music check out the our local Headwaters Saloon. Harper also has a number of community churches. The great thing about this house is it's charm, location, and history. It's less than 30 minutes from wine tours, shopping, restaurant's and museum's in the nearby towns of Kerrville and Fredericksburg.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • spacious, very clean, plenty of towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Couch in living room converts to queen bed. Beds have new mattress's and pillows.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Live music at the Headwaters Saloon just minutes from the Kaiser Haus. Brochures available of nearby attractions and restaurants. Wonderful Guadalupe river in Kerrville. Great walking trail follows the river in Louise Hays park. Canoe's and bicycles's for rent in park. Shopping and wineries in Fredericksburg.


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Kaiser House Heart of the Texas Hill Country
average rating of 4.8 based on 40 reviews
Missouri City, TX

A Great, Historic and Out of the Way House

  • 4 of 5

This house, in Harper, TX is about a 20 minute drive outside of Fredericksburg. Don't let that scare you off. I'll explain later. One of the owners greeted us and showed us the ropes of the land and gave us a tour. The place is very much like home. The 3 bedrooms are suitable for couples or families. The King bed was very comfortable, and my kids slept like babies in the twins. The elder didn't want to sleep alone in the queen in the third bedroom. Each room has it's own private entrance, due to it being the old fire house. The bathroom was more than sufficient with stocked towels. The kitchen has everything you need, including a bottle of wine! The patio is great, where we played cards and looked at the stars.

Now, about the drive. It is probably one of Texas' most scenic stretches of highway. You roll through ranches, scenic vistas, and if you time it right, you are literally "ridin' off into the sunset"! Although the wife scoffed at having to go an extra 20 miles, by the end, she said she enjoyed the rides.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. Hope to have you stay again. Vickie
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Very clean and nice!

  • 5 of 5

This house had everything we needed and more. It was VERY clean and well kept and the owners were very friendly and hospitable. The back porch was perfect. I would definitely recommend renting this house!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this quaint house out in the country! The owner's rep was very friendly and got us settled in upon arrival. The house was clean and the beds very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again. The only complaint is that the owner had used moth bolls in the house, but once you got used to that smell, everything was great.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved this 1938 home! Super Clean and very comfortable. We were visiting family, and staying here was perfect! Connie and her family are lovely people, who made sure we were happy and had everything we needed. The home is well stocked with comfortable beds, linens, blankets, and lots of pillows. The kitchen has everything needed to make meals at home. Connie stayed in contact to make sure we were all happy! Thank you again, and we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cute, reminded us of grammas home

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, had everything we needed, beds were great. Only 24 miles from Fredericksburg and the local bar was fun to bring in 2018. It even snowed and sleeted for us. We also had a unannounced member of the home that well lets say hung around with us in the house. No worries we had a blast and will return again. Thank you connie for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was OK but a we did miss the bonfire

  • 4 of 5

When inquiring about this property, we did ask about the wood fire being provided among other questions. That subject was left out in the answers and we only found out about not having any place to burn wood, until after we had rented the place. It was cold, so we couldn't sit outside by the fire, which was our intention. The rest was good. The fridge door needs to be repaired properly (currently has tape to hold it together) and some extra bedspread or bedcover would have bee nice. Host was super nice.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carlos for your review. I apologize for the miscommunication on the fireplace. We have addressed the outdoor area with a propane heater. Most love the outdoor area and want to spend time outside. Extra blankets for each bed. As for the refrigerator door it will be fixed or replaced, although it's old it works perfectly. Outdoor fire pit will be added asap. We appreciate our guest and their reviews. We hope you will revisit us in the future. Sincerely, Vickie and Connie Managers
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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
National Museum of the Pacific War
won't want to miss this if you are a museum buff..
Fredericksburg Herb Farm
great place to spend a few hours. Wine tasting on site.
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
A fabulous museum.
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Antonio Texas
Nearest Golf
23 Miles

Wine tours available in nearby Fredericksburg Comfort and Kerrville.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Harper, USA

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

housekeeping £71.74
Refundable Damage Deposit £35.87
Tax Rate 13.0%

Check in time 2:00 pm Check out 11:00 am
Cancellation Policy. If cancellation takes place up to 2 weeks prior to date of stay 100% is refunded. 50% refunds are given 1 week prior to dates scheduled. No refunds are given 6 days prior to date of stay scheduled.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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