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Charming home with large & shady front porch


Last updated: 05/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Step back in time with a visit to Miss Lillie Dobie's House - like visiting Grandma! Just blocks from the 'Square' in downtown Wimberley & close enough to walk. A quaint and charming little village, Wimberley is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Just 40 minutes from either Austin or San Antonio, 30 minutes from New Braunfels, 20 minutes from San Marcos, Wimberley offers a host of activities. Beat the heat with a swim in the cool local swimming holes - Blanco River or Cypress Creek at Blue Hole; shop to your heart's content at the famous first Saturday 'Market Days' (Apr-Dec), two overflowing Thrift Stores with great bargains, or in the many unique boutiques and antique stores around town; visit art galleries; or dine at any one of several excellent restaurants.

Miss Lillie Dobie's House is a historical home built in the 1920s by John and Lillie Dobie, and was originally part of a 133-acre farm owned by the founding Wimberley family in the 1890s. Situated on an acre and a quarter of completely fenced land, Miss Lillie's house offers accommodations for overnight guests, private parties, or small, intimate weddings. WE WELCOME LONG TERM RENTALS!

This historic Hill Country home has been lovingly decorated with special attention to vintage and antique furnishings. The house contains all of the original doors, windows, wood floors,light fixtures,ceiling fans, & beadboard walls and ceilings,along with the original windmill which towers above the back yard. A rock wall fence with the original gate still in place graces the front yard, while an ancient, majestic oak shades the relaxing comfort of a wonderful front porch spanning the length of the house. Yet it is also fully insulated with central air and heat.

This cozy retreat offers two bedrooms, one bath, a living room, dining room, full kitchen, and will sleep four comfortably. The whole house is reserved for your stay. In addition, the quaint Bunkhouse out back will sleep 2 on the queen bed in sleeping loft, and one on futon downstairs, and has its own bath/shower and kitchenette. The Bunkhouse can be added to your reservation to allow additional guests in excess of 4 in the Main House at reasonable additional cost - contact owner.

Centrally located, Miss Lillie's house is within walking distance of the Blanco River and downtown, yet retains its charm as a cozy country 'oasis.' [This property is not handicap accessible due to its age]

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Queen size Bed in each bedroom (2) roll-away bed available upon request (at additional charge) Bunkhouse out back will sleep 2 on the queen bed in sleeping loft, and one on futon downstairs...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Central Air and Heat, Large and Comfortable Front Porch, River Access nearby(drive & park $5), Close to Downtown & shopping...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Historic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Although the house is located close to town (within 0.5 mile of the downtown 'square'), the yard is 1+ acre, so it still maintains a country feel....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    everything but dishwasher: full size fridge, 4 burner apt size stove, huge microwave, toaster,dishes, coffee maker...moreless

  • Microwave:

    very large!...moreless

  • Oven:

    apt size stove/oven...moreless



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from 11 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 6%


$150-$225/nt - $800/wk Main House only

Minimum two night stay first Fri/Sat., April - December (Market Days) $150/night weeknight(s) or two weekend nights

$400 any three day weekend (add Thursday or Sunday night) $225 for single weekend night [Not available first weekends above] $800 for one week/ 7 days - contact owner for longer term rental Rates include 4 guests max in Main House only; additional guests require Bunkhouse at additional cost. $150 Deposit (more if booking extended stay >7 days or if booking less than three weeks in advance, immediate bookings [less than 10 days] requires payment in full); Balance due upon arrival. Add 6% hotel tax to all of the above

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Last updated: 05/28/2015
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41 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin, TX
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
on the square in Wimberley
177 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Aransas Pass, TX
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Woodcreek Golf Course
37 Miles
Nearest Train
Austin, TX - Amtrak station
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
IH35 in San Marcos, TX
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
San Angel Mexican Bar & Grill

Car: Recommended



Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Managers Leslie & John Howe live only 6 miles away. They are available to answer questions about the area activities and sites, and if you need anything at the house taken care of during your stay - John is a handyman. They have lived in Wimberley for 31 years.

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Speaks: english

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Charming home with large & shady front porch

    Charming home with large & shady front porch

  • Relax on the porch!

    Relax on the porch!

  • Shady front yard

    Shady front yard

  • Vintage interiors and furnishings - front bedroom

    Vintage interiors and furnishings - front bedroom

  • Seperate dining room

    Seperate dining room

  • View of house from across the street.

    View of house from across the street.

  • Relax on the porch!

    Relax on the porch!

  • Front Hall

    Front Hall

  • Vintage interiors and furnishings - back bedroom

    Vintage interiors and furnishings - back bedroom

VRBO #61746

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