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Quiet Country Life 10 Minutes to New Braunfels or San Marcos

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The front porch of Joy's Country Cabin overlooks a pond frequented by wildlife.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

New Braunfels house description

Joy's Country Cabin is located in the beautiful rolling hills, on the southern edge of the Texas Hill Country. We are just 10 minutes to either New Braunfels, San Marcos or Seguin and about 35 minutes to San Antonio or Austin. The house overlooks a cottage garden and a small pond frequented by wildlife. The setting is one of rolling hils and small farms - a tranquil, peaceful spot - yet it's only minutes from shopping, restaurants and local attractions. It's a great place to vacation, honeymoon, or get away. The large front porch and garden area is the ideal place to relax and unwind. A charcoal grill is also provided for those who enjoy outdoor cooking.

The living room is a circa 1850's log cabin which has been lovingly restored. The remainder of the house is newly built using old materials, giving the home a charming, rustic feel. It is furnished and decorated with country antiques, patchwork quilts and 'Texas treasures.' The large kitchen, dining, living area is big enough for your family to gather together. The kitchen is fully equipped with full size appliances, pots and pans, dishes, and utensils. The home has 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed. The second bedroom has two double beds and the third bedroom has a twin bed. There is also a futon in the living room.
The house has all the charm that only a log cabin can have combined with accommodations of the 21st century. It has central heating and air conditioning, satellite TV and a utility room with washer and dryer. So come visit and experience all that our country home has to offer.

Also on the same 60-acre property we have just furnished the 100-year old Farmhouse for a vacation rental. It is located on top of a hill and from there are fantastic views of the countryside. It has similar amenities as Joy's Country Cabin and is roomier so it can more easily accommodate larger groups. Call or email to ask about either The Cabin or The Farmhouse. You can also see these homes on our website - joyscountrycabin.com

Keywords: New Braunfels house, San Marcos house, Seguin house, country house, log cabin

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Miniature Golf
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Lakefront
          • Rural

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Racquetball
          • Rafting
          • Sailing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Whitewater Rafting

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Mobile Phone:

            excellent cell phone reception in the area...moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine

          Kitchen

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio
          • Outdoor Grill

          Payment Type

          • Mastercard
          • Visa
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Off-season
          Sep 17 - May 21, 2015
          2 night min stay
          $150
          $600 $1,500

          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Pet Fee $10 + tax
          • Tax Rate 8.25%

          Notes:

          Rates are based on first 2 people. For each additional guest, $10 is added to the per night rate.


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          Location

          30 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          San Antonio or Austin
          2 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Grain Bin Restaurant
          11 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Starke Park
          10 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          IH 35
          10 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Many

          Car: Necessary

          Joy's Country Cabin is the perfect place whether you want to be active or relax. We are located in the rolling hills on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, just 10 minutes from New Braunfels, Seguin, or San Marcos. And it's an easy 35 minute drive to San Antonio or Austin. So you can take advantage of all the attractions the area has to offer. Many of our guests enjoy going to either the Guadalupe, Comal or San Marcos Rivers to float, raft, fish, ski or boat. We are also less than 15 minutes from Gruene, an old community which is now part of New Braunfels. The streets of Gruene are lined with gift shops, antique stores and restaurants. And of course there is Gruene Hall - the oldest dance hall in continuous operation in Texas. Here you can enjoy well-known and up and coming country bands and singers. Another small town worth checking out is Wimberly. From Joy's Country Cabin you can take a scenic drive through the Hill Country to this wonderful little place built on the banks of the Blanco River. And if you have a son or daughter attending Texas State University in San Marcos or Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, our house, located just 10 minutes from either town, can provide the perfect place for the family to gather for the weekend. Or how about doing some major shopping at the Outlet Mall on IH 35? Ask us about the way to drive there in about 10 minutes and avoid all the traffic!Many of our guests have commented on the fact that Joy's Country Cabin is the perfect combination of easy access to activities and a relaxing, peaceful retreat. What sets our house apart from many others is that at the end of the day, after sightseeing, shopping or floating the river, you can escape to the peaceful quiet of our country home. For many of our guests the front porch is the favorite spot. From the porch swing you have a view of a pond which is visited by birds and other Texas wildlife. And we are far enough from the lights of the city that on a clear night you can see the stars. So come visit us and experience for yourself.

           

          Owner info

          About the owner: Sherman is a carpenter by trade and usually builds using modern conventional methods. But he and Joy especially like saving old homes. So when an old log cabin was offered to them in 1998 they took on the challenge of restoring it. The log walls were moved to the farm where Joy was raised. Sherman and Joy grew up in the community surrounding the area and even though they are not able to make their living from the farm, they wanted to keep the property in the family. Having vacation rentals gives them a way to do that. They opened their first vacation rental in 2000 and have since then completed two more. Joy just retired from 30 years working as a teacher and counselor in the public schools. So now she can devote more time to the vacation rentals. Their latest project is restoring a house built before Abraham Lincoln was president! It has been moved beside Joy's Country Cabin and will hopefully be completed within the next year. It is definitely a labor of love, bringing a house back to life.

          Why the Owner Chose New Braunfels:
          Sherman and Joy have a real appreciation for old homes. It saddens them when they are not cared for. They have always been especially attracted to log cabins. They have a charm that is hard to beat. And they are part of our history. The log cabin which is now the living room of Joy's Country Cabin was built by German immigrants who came to the area in the mid 19th century. At that time there were no lumber yards or even lumber mills. There was not a hardware store around where you could buy nails. So the early settlers built with what they found in the area. In the case of this house, it was elm trees. Sherman and Joy have a real appreciation for the work that went into building these early structures and want to see them preserved. Having vacation rentals allows us to save some of these wonderful old homes and share them with others.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          The property where Joy's Country Cabin is located has always been special to Sherman and Joy, especially Joy, since it has been in her family for several generations. The area on the southern edge of the Texas Hill Country is some of the most beautiful and productive in Texas. The soil is black and rich which means the grass, trees and crops grow lush. Cattle and horses graze on the grasslands surrounding the cabin. In the Spring, Texas wildflowers bless the countryside. And at all times of the year, wildlife come to the pond which can be seen from the porch swing. Many, many guests from all over the world come back to Joy's Country Cabin time after time just to be able to sit on that porch.


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          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • The front porch of Joy's Country Cabin overlooks a pond frequented by wildlife.

            The front porch of Joy's Country Cabin overlooks a pond frequented by wildlife.

          • Dining area looks out to front porch. Extra leaves are available for table.

            Dining area looks out to front porch. Extra leaves are available for table.

          • The house is furnished with country antiques. All sturdy and meant to be used!

            The house is furnished with country antiques. All sturdy and meant to be used!

          • Master bedroom with queen bed. Large closet and dresser on opposite wall.

            Master bedroom with queen bed. Large closet and dresser on opposite wall.

          • Cozy third bedroom has a twin bed with shelves and a bench on opposite wall.

            Cozy third bedroom has a twin bed with shelves and a bench on opposite wall.

          • The favorite spot - the front porch swing!

            The favorite spot - the front porch swing!

          • A short 10 minute drive to Texas Lutheran University in Seguin.

            A short 10 minute drive to Texas Lutheran University in Seguin.

          • From our property to Gruene Hall - 12 minutes!

            From our property to Gruene Hall - 12 minutes!

          • From our property it's an 11 minute drive to events at Texas State University.

            From our property it's an 11 minute drive to events at Texas State University.

          • View from The Farmhouse porch.

            View from The Farmhouse porch.

          • Farmhouse dining room is large enough to seat 8-10.

            Farmhouse dining room is large enough to seat 8-10.

          • Fully equipped kitchen of Joy's Country Cabin

            Fully equipped kitchen of Joy's Country Cabin

          • The living room is the original 1850's log cabin moved to our property.

            The living room is the original 1850's log cabin moved to our property.

          • Comfy chair in the living room to watch a little TV

            Comfy chair in the living room to watch a little TV

          • Second bedroom has 2 double beds, a dresser on opposite wall and an ample closet

            Second bedroom has 2 double beds, a dresser on opposite wall and an ample closet

          • Even the bathroom has country charm with beadboard salvaged from an old house

            Even the bathroom has country charm with beadboard salvaged from an old house

          • The pond from the porch. There's also a walking trail around the pond.

            The pond from the porch. There's also a walking trail around the pond.

          • Schlitterbahn - largest waterpark in the world - less than 15 minutes away.

            Schlitterbahn - largest waterpark in the world - less than 15 minutes away.

          • San Marcos Outlets and Tanger Outlet Center - less than 15 minutes away!

            San Marcos Outlets and Tanger Outlet Center - less than 15 minutes away!

          • On the same 60-acre property is The Farmhouse.

            On the same 60-acre property is The Farmhouse.

          • Farmhouse has a large country kitchen - glass top range is to the left.

            Farmhouse has a large country kitchen - glass top range is to the left.

          • The Farmhouse has a large living room with satellite TV.

            The Farmhouse has a large living room with satellite TV.

          VRBO #38667

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          This listing was first published here in 2004.

          Date last modified - Thursday, October 23, 2014

          $150 per night (USD)
          13

          3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 9

          View calendar: Updated 08/28/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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          Member since: 2004
          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated 08/28/2014
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          830-379-2982 (Texas, USA)

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