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Historic, family-friendly farmhouse w/ a lush patio - near wineries
This 1890s farmhouse is the perfect getaway for two in the Texas Hill Country! This family-friendly rental is a historic home, but has a shabby chic interior that you are sure to fall in love with. Inspired by simpler times, the rooms welcome you with cottage-style furnishings, vintage textiles, gleaming hardwood floors, and a warming fireplace. Enjoy the cosmos flowers from summer to late fall in the surrounding gardens. Relax at this peaceful home and enjoy the Hill Country where you can unwind in the back yard and enjoy the beautiful Texas sky.
What's nearby: Be sure to venture into downtown Fredericksburg where you will find excellent restaurants, tasting rooms, antique shops, and historic sites. Sample the renowned local wine at one of the many vineyards and tasting rooms in and around town, or join a wine-tasting tour that will transport you safely from vineyard to vineyard. Watch the horses at the Gillespie County Race Track, or sit down for dinner at the Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant.
Things to know: Free WiFi Full kitchen with a dishwasher Central air conditioning A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.
We’re excited to inform you that this unit utilizes a comfortable style of bed-making known as Triple Sheeting. Triple Sheeting is proven to be more hygienic and is used by five-star hotels around the world. It consists of a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, a blanket, and finally a decorative top sheet. Due to this change, the pictures for this home may not accurately represent the bedding that will appear during your stay. This has not affected any other amenities or the amount of beds available.
Parking Notes: Street parking available directly in front of the property. Quiet street, usually plenty of spaces.
Other permit number: FBGTX-39865
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Private
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Debra J.Jan 2022
We really loved the cottage, it was so cute and made us feel right at home. Close and convenient to Main St and H‑E‑B.
Howard W.Jan 2022
Old but very livable cabin just blocks away from Main Street.
Katherine K.Nov 2021
Cute house and Fredericksburg is great
Thomas F.Nov 2021
I really enjoyed my stay. The only issue I had was that the bed was not comfortable which the mattress needs to be changed. One end of the mattress is higher than the other with the middle caving in. Thank you.
Phil B.Nov 2021
Exceptionally clean, cute cabin. For the price of most one room BnBs, we got an entire house. Perfect size for one couple.
Melanie N.Oct 2021
Cozy, clean, cute cottage! Decor was great, but not much privacy in the evenings when dark. No real curtains to close. Located in a pretty good neighborhood, but off a main thoroughfare. Lots of traffic noise. We’re cooks & outdoor lovers! Kitchen needs over haul, as far as, cooking/cleaning necessities. A bit random! Outside was nice, but furniture not comfortable to lounge in for very long! Definitely would stay here again, but now we know a few extra things to pack!
Hi Melanie, thank you for sharing your review with us. We are glad you overall enjoyed your stay and appreciate your valuable suggestions for improvement. Housekeeping will do an inventory of the kitchen items to make sure it has all the basics. We will add and replace what is needed. After reviewing the house we believe it does not need more curtains or darker curtains. The windows in the bedrooms have shutters for privacy and the other rooms have a good sunlight/evening balance of light. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
KellyJo S.Sep 2021
We love this little cottage! It's perfect for two people. It's along a nice, quiet street which helped to give it a peaceful atmosphere. It was very clean as well. We plan to use it again in the future.
Vernon B.Aug 2021
This was a nice roomy place to stay. A quick car ride to town, but not close enough to walk to Main street in my opinion.
The description boasted of Cosmo flowers til fall, but we stayed in mid August and saw no flowers at all anywhere on the grounds except for 2 geraniums in pots on the porch. This was very disappointing. Also, the lighting in the place is not that good. Another reviewer mentioned the poor lighting and mirror in the bathroom. I would wholeheartedly agree with that. The antique mirror made it hard to see even if the lighting were excellent, which it is far from. Also, the track lighting in the bedroom had one light burnt out and the other so dim it was useless. Kitchen and dining room were both poorly lit as well.
The kitchen was equipped with what we needed for our short stay, as we didn't cook anything, but the dishes, etc that were in the cupboards seemed very random and not well thought out. Also, the place had no extra blankets to be found anywhere.
This was our first visit to the area and we were disappointed that there was no welcome info, no guest book, really nothing from a local perspective on where to go and what to do. No instruction book in the house at all. This is the first STR we have stayed at that did not have this.
Our biggest issue is the number of emails we received from Vacasa, the booking place. From the time we booked til the time we checked out was one week total. We got no less than 20 emails from Vacasa during that time, most of them unnecessary; things like "do you want to extend your check out time?". What a nuisance!
If we visited the area again, we would not choose to stay here. Although a nice place, there was a lot more they could have and should have done to make it feel more welcoming and comfortable.
Thank you for staying with us! We are so glad you had a great time! We take guest feedback seriously and have forwarded this information to the local staff so they can review and update the home as needed for future guests. We will be sure to follow up with the appropriate parties regarding your experience. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon!
Sara G.Jul 2021
Great place and would highly recommend it!!!
Lisa L.Jul 2021
What a great cottage for a relaxing getaway in Fredericksburg. It is close to the main strip of shops and restaurants,the museum and the HEB. The house is charming and has everything you need for a wonderful stay. The patio was perfect for breakfast outdoors and also evening cocktails. Very comfortable. Would definitely stay there again.
Mark J.Jun 2021
My wife and I loved this place. It was beautiful and very comfortable. Really no issues. Would stay again.
Maria A.May 2021
Loved this late 1890s house. It has been totally redone just great for 2 people !!
Patrick B.Mar 2021
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay but we may consider other properties if we return. Beautiful charming place.
Christina G.Dec 2020
Adorable cottage, close to downtown. Clean as a whistle! Does not disappoint!
Mary Ann G.Nov 2020
Perfect for a couple. Clean and comfortable.
Pamela M.Oct 2020
Nice quiet location not far from Main Street. The sunroom a great place in the morning watching the squirrels and even a fox came strolling by. The historic old laundry room by patio is pretty cool also.
S M.Oct 2020
Loved the location, the bedding, the ease of access, the outdoor patio and sunroom, the lantana, and the cleanliness. Several lightbulbs were burned out (1 in bedroom track light, 1 in entry way track light, and lamp on right side of bed) which was inconvenient. Would recommend having natural oils mosquito repellent for guests as we were unable to enjoy the patio due to mosquitos. Also, the traffic noise during morning "rush hour" was a bit louder than expected. However, all in all we loved our stay and would return with our mosquito repellant in-hand as we loved the character of the cottage.
Thank you for your review! Housekeeping will change out the lightbulbs. We hope to see you again!
Pam P.Sep 2020
This house is awesome. We had everything we needed. Bed slept very good. Had hot water issues but it did get fixed. Will stay here again
Thank you so much for your feedback! We're glad to hear that even with the hot water issues we were able to take care of you! We hope to see you again soon!
Joel H.Jul 2020
This place is perfect for a getaway weekend
Ilona S.Jul 2020
Cute house and amazing location!
Matthew A.Jun 2020
All of it
Stacy K.Feb 2020
Well done and loved the extras. Coffee, soaps.
Alan M.Dec 2019
We had a great time at Cosmos Cottage. The 1890 year old freshly restored home has all of the modern conveniences that one would want coupled with a rich history and beautifully restored interior. Many reminders of the past decorate the home as you enjoy the nice linens, old quilts, a picture from the granddaughter of the originally owner, and more. We especially enjoyed the dishes from the 1930s and the wonderful selection of books and magazines. The fireplace makes a cozy little fire and you can buy wood at the grocery store right next door to the cottage. The little porch room off the kitchen that is all windows gives you a wonderful view of the birds each morning while you have your breakfast. We highly recommend.