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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 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 the Harper in the United States

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 ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4.8139534 based on 43 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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Nice find in Harper

  • 5 of 5

What a nice find! Nice and quiet. We really enjoyed the history of the house and looking at the pictures that are there in a photo album. The back patio was great! Very nice are to sit and talk or play games. Very clean and plenty of room. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet little house

  • 5 of 5

Three guys riding Harleys touring the hill country in the heat. The air condition was very much appreciated. The house had everything we needed or wanted. It is on our list for a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Madison Iowa

Great house, great location and great owners!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group. Close to Fredericksburg and the area that we want to ride our motorcycles. It is clean, has a great porch and bbq for grilling. Connie, the owner was great in getting us checked in and giving us the outline of the house and the town. You can't go wrong with this town or house or host.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Dallas, TX

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
Owner's Response: I appreciate your review and apologize for the smell. However we don’t have any in the house or under the house. When remodeling they were used to get rid of skunks under the house. I guess we don’t notice it when cleaning. Hopefully it won’t deter future guest. Maybe we can use something to have a pleasant aroma. Thanks for letting us know. Vickie and Connie.
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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 the Harper, North America

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

housekeeping £78.44
Refundable Damage Deposit £39.22

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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