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Cottage on the Guadalupe River in Hunt, Texas-Kipp Cottage

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View from Main House porch, on hilltop, of Guadalupe River

View from Main House porch, on hilltop, of Guadalupe River Main House View from hilltop overlooking Guadalupe River Guadalupe River, South Fork Main House living Main House living.  Country decor. Main House Master with Queen Main House twin room. pine floor. central a/c Main House Kitchen Main bath with footed tub dock. View is from river up to hilltop where houses are. raft for property River bank looking East. Large cypress trees, carpet grass with lightning bugs river bank looking West hot tub overlooking river below grade, river-level dock. One row boat, two kayaks, and four inner tubes Barrel raft Guest House with central air.  Sleeps 4.    Photos: Guest House room 1. Daybed with trundle daybed (2 twins) in Guest House Guest House queen bed, room 2 guest kitchen with refrigerator with ice maker. bathroom is off to the left.

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Last updated: 04/20/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hunt cottage description

Buildings:
#1: 1940's 'Main House' with 2br/1b. Queen, set of twins, Q sleeper sofa. Pine floors, footed tub/shower. fireplace. central air. Limestone interior and exterior walls. High ceiling. Limestone patio overlooking river.

#2: 2br/1b, 1950s 'Guest House' has a queen, and a day bed with trundle, kitchen. central air. Carpet/tile. Limestone interior and exterior walls. Tile shower.
#3: 'Bath House' has washer-dryer, tile shower and commode

outside.
500' feet of river front secluded by bluff on opposite side. 4'-8' depth. Redwood barrel-raft in center of river. Dock recessed into bank. Large cypress, walnut, and pecan trees. Row boat, tubes, and kayaks. Hot tub. 1/2 acre carpet grass yard by river, One acre carpet grass yard, up top, by houses.
Gazebo with hot tub inside, overlookiing river.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 years old...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bath House

            Washer, dryer, toilet, huge shower...moreless

          • Main House Bedroom #2: 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • Main House Living area: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            ...moreless

          • Guest House Bedroom #1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Main House Bedroom #1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Guest House Bedroom #2/Lvg: 2 twin/ single

            Daybed w/ trundle, dining table...moreless

          • Total for both houses: Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Queen sleeper Sofa (1) Each house rents separately....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            in Main House...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            in Guest House...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            in Bath House...moreless

          • Bathroom 3 is a separate building which houses the washer/dryer, a toilet, and a large tile shower....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Both Main House and Guest kitchens have all the necessary appliances except dishwashers. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            both refrigerators have ice makers...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            both kitchens have coffee makers...moreless

          • Toaster:

            only in Main House...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            I have a 30Amp RV connection, water, No sewer. $20 extra/night. Let me know so I can trim trees first. ...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            white towels for the house only and colored towels are for the river...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            large circle drive plus area in front of garage...moreless

          • Heating:

            central heat in both buildings...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Guadalupe river for swimming and fishing. You do not have to cross a road or take a bus to it. Only 100' from house. Walking distance to Camp Mystic. Short drive to Lost Maples State park....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

                no voice service. Limited texting service unless you use iMessage...moreless

              • Telephone:

                need calling card to make LD calls...moreless

              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    quad-barrel raft anchored in middle of river with a redwood top...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    2-acres of yard. We've had two weddings here!...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    great view of the South Fork Guadalupe River...moreless

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming
                      • Restaurants
                      • Churches
                      • Antiquing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Bird Watching

                      Other Activities

                          • We are about 15 minutes from the nearest restaurants (3) and 30 minutes from Wal-mart and HEB(Grocery store). James Avery Headquarters and Showroom is 40 minutes away. The movie theater is about 40 min. The Hospital is 40 minutes to Kerrville. Lost Maples State Park is approx. 45 minutes west from the house. Basically we are out in the country, but close to all the camps on the 'South Fork.' We are about 30 minutes from Camp Waldemar, Stewart, and Honey Creek which are on the north fork Guadalupe River. Mo Ranch is close to 45 minutes away. Fredericksburg is an hour away....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Karl's the Man!

                            Karl's the Man!

                            • Guest Heron L.
                            • Date of stay 02/21/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/26/14
                            Went to the Kipp Cottage not knowing what to expect. It was more beautiful than the pics posted by Karl. Wow! It was fully stocked, from the canoes and kayaks, to the BBQ pits. The backdrop of the river behind the cottage was breathtaking. Water crystal clear you could see the boulders, to the fish at the bottom. Leave the blankets and pillows at home, the place has plenty of extras. The hot tub is in a perfect location overlooking the river bank down the hill. If you have trouble getting in and out of bathtubs,there is a walk in shower stall over in the laundry room. The bathtub in the main house is quite tall and cumbersome getting in and out of if you're elderly. Lost Maples State Park is 30-40 minuets away. Its perfect for an exhilarating hike or bike ride. Oh, bring plenty of water and trail mix for energy, you're gonna need it. We are definitely going back if we can reserve it. It seems to be booked solid for the holidays and peak season. We went in late February and got lucky with the weather being perfect.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: Glad you used the shower over in the laundry room because not too many people do. I hope the water heater was plugged in! It is my favorite since it's roomy. Winter is a unique time to come since the leaves are off the trees. You can see the bluff across the river and the color of the river seems more vivid. It is a guessing game as when to book a reservation due the constant fronts that arrive in the winter. It could be 20 or 75 degrees. Waiting a couple or 3 days beforehand, like you did, is sometimes the best.

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                          • Relaxation on the River

                            Relaxation on the River

                            • Guest Amanda T.
                            • Date of stay 12/30/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/05/14
                            The house and property are very well kept. River front clean and manicured. Rowboat and kayaks were great. We brought a croquet set and kids loved it. Fireplace wasn't working but owner informed us ahead of time. Generous with towels and blankets. Beds are very comfortable and kitchen well stocked with pans and cookingware. Will definitely come back for some R&R!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                          • The best little cabin get-a-away ever!

                            The best little cabin get-a-away ever!

                            • Guest John G.
                            • Date of stay 11/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/13/13
                            We were looking for a romantic, relaxing weekend retreat, and Kipp Cottage exceeded our expectations. We loved the property so much, that we never made it to Lost Maples! Everything was clean and well appointed. Even though we went in early November and was too chilly to swim, we kayaked, did yoga on the beautiful lawn, soaked in the hot tub, had coffee on the porch and pretty much enjoyed the heck out of ourselves. We look forward to coming back!!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: We're so glad you all enjoyed your stay. Even though you didn't make it to Lost Maples, you caught the tree color perfectly, locally. Come back and stay, again.

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                          • Heaven on Earth!

                            Heaven on Earth!

                            • Guest Donna F.
                            • Date of stay 10/25/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/30/13
                            A beautiful property! I would definitely recommend it, we want to come back with our kids! Only wish we could have stayed longer.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: Thanks for the review. This Fall looks to be colorful for the native cypress and china berry turning colors. It was a great time to visit.

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                          • Perfection

                            Perfection

                            • Guest Sara S.
                            • Date of stay 09/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/27/13
                            The cabin, guest house and amenities exceeded our expectations. Our family spent a wonderful, long weekend relaxing at Kipp Cabin. Fishing, kayaking, rowing, swimming, barbequing, hot tubbing and long conversations on the porch, it was all there. The setting is lovely and the fireflies at night are not to be missed. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare wonderful meals to be enjoyed in the fresh, cool air. Karl was a wonderful host and we look forward to partaking in his hospitality again on a return visit.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: You all were a pleasure to have and we are glad to have folks that enjoy our house as much as we do. Staying at the cabin there on the river always brings back good memories of fishing, swimming and hanging in a hammock. Come back to stay!

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                          • Bill

                            Bill

                            • Guest Bill (Grapevine, TX)
                            • Date of stay 08/23/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/02/13
                            This cottage proved to be all that was described and more! The 2 houses are the most comfortable without a doubt, that we have ever stayed in. Karl has thought of everything. The cleanliness, comfort and efficiency are without any "wish we had" thoughts and that's hard to say about most rentals. We especially enjoyed the back porch overlooking the river both during the day and evening. Although we had some concerns about the river's "condition" considering the hot, arid summer we had, it turned out to be most enjoyable for swimming and boating. We will be back in the or early winter to enjoy it some more.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

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                          • Superb getaway on the river!!

                            Superb getaway on the river!!

                            • Guest LMCM (Texarkana, TX)
                            • Date of stay 08/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/28/13
                            We enjoyed a long weekend just girlfriends and it was just the perfect spot for us on the river and location in Hunt. Equipped with all amenities and very peaceful! Our favorite spots were the back porch watching the hummingbirds and enjoying the river each day. Will definitely return!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children.

                            Owner response: So glad you all enjoyed the house. Sitting on the porch watching the river is definitely very relaxing. Please come back!

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                          • Great Place

                            Great Place

                            • Guest Todd T.
                            • Date of stay 07/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/24/13
                            The owner was very nice and accomodating. The property was well maintained and had everything you would need. I would recommend this property to friends and family.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: Thanks for staying and leaving the place so clean! Hope you all come back again.

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                          • Charming Cottage

                            Charming Cottage

                            • Guest saldav (Austin, Tx)
                            • Date of stay 05/17/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/28/13
                            We thoroughly enjoyed this charming riverfront cottage. It was so relaxing sitting on the back deck surrounded by large pecan and cypress trees with a beautiful view of the river. We had originally planned to go into town and rent kayaks, but once we got to the property we didn't want to leave. It's really a gorgeous property and Karl has it appointed with everything you need; including a row boat, private floating raft and hot tub. The cottage itself has well equipped kitchen, comfortable mattresses in the bedrooms, plenty of towels, an extra shower and washer dryer in the bathhouse. Truly a little shangri-la.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

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                          • Beautiful

                            Beautiful

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 05/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/29/13
                            Loved the old house and the wonderful view in the backyard, it was very relaxing

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: Thanks for taking time to leave a review. Maybe the weather will be better next time.

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                          March 15-Sept 15: $250/n main house, $150/n guest house (Main house overflow)
                          Sept 16-March 14: $190/n main house, $125/n guest house 
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                          Last updated: 04/20/2014
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                          Location

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                          • Nearest Airport: Kerrville at 20 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: Highway 39 at Hunt
                          • Nearest Barpub: Ingram Social Club at 10 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Kerrville at 20 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: 'The Hunt Store' at 6 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1950

                          About the owner: The photo is my sister and me around 1967. I live here in Hunt, TX and co-own and operate with my sister, from Austin, the Lincoln Hunting Ranch in Encinal, TX as well as this property.

                          Why the Owner Chose Hunt:
                          This place was purchased as a summer get-away by our grandparents, who cotton farmed in the Valley. It was convenient for them since their daughter (our mother) was a camper at Camp Mystic in the mid 50s. It has been a wonderful summer spot for us for 50+ years.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          One of many unique benefits is having the bluff on the other side of the river. Not only is it fantastic to look at but it secludes our place more since there are no improvements there. Another plus is the yard. Having flat land in the HIll Country is sometimes hard to come by so having a flat yard makes it fun for kids to play on. Being across the highway from Camp Mystic and a couple of miles from Crider's Outdoor dance Hall and Rodeo makes driving there... or walking there a breeze. Fredericksburg is a short drive away as well.


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                          Photos

                          • View from Main House porch, on hilltop, of Guadalupe River

                            View from Main House porch, on hilltop, of Guadalupe River

                          • View from hilltop overlooking Guadalupe River

                            View from hilltop overlooking Guadalupe River

                          • Guadalupe River, South Fork

                            Guadalupe River, South Fork

                          • Main House living.  Country decor.

                            Main House living. Country decor.

                          • Main House twin room. pine floor. central a/c

                            Main House twin room. pine floor. central a/c

                          • Main bath with footed tub

                            Main bath with footed tub

                          • raft for property

                            raft for property

                          • Large cypress trees, carpet grass with lightning bugs

                            Large cypress trees, carpet grass with lightning bugs

                          • hot tub overlooking river

                            hot tub overlooking river

                          • Barrel raft

                            Barrel raft

                          • Guest House room 1. Daybed with trundle

                            Guest House room 1. Daybed with trundle

                          • Guest House queen bed, room 2

                            Guest House queen bed, room 2

                          • Main House

                            Main House

                          • Main House living

                            Main House living

                          • Main House Master with Queen

                            Main House Master with Queen

                          • Main House Kitchen

                            Main House Kitchen

                          • dock. View is from river up to hilltop where houses are.

                            dock. View is from river up to hilltop where houses are.

                          • River bank looking East.

                            River bank looking East.

                          • river bank looking West

                            river bank looking West

                          • below grade, river-level dock. One row boat, two kayaks, and four inner tubes

                            below grade, river-level dock. One row boat, two kayaks, and four inner tubes

                          • Guest House with central air.  Sleeps 4.    Photos:

                            Guest House with central air. Sleeps 4. Photos:

                          • daybed (2 twins) in Guest House

                            daybed (2 twins) in Guest House

                          • guest kitchen with refrigerator with ice maker. bathroom is off to the left.

                            guest kitchen with refrigerator with ice maker. bathroom is off to the left.

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                          Date last modified - Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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                          4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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