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An art filled, 120 year old limestone house, 4 blocks from Main St.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Fredericksburg House Rental Photos and Description

Charmingly furnished 2 bedrooms,1 bath historic art-filled limestone house.

The unique, charming Potter's Cottage is the private and separate half of a 120 year old limestone house. It is located in a country-like setting just 4 blocks from Marketplatz on Main Street. There are two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the other has two twin beds. One room is 4 steps up, the other 9 steps down from the comfortable living room. Walk through the private entrance into a living room filled with art. Two outdoor seating areas, one with a chiminea, offer a lovely setting to enjoy the drier, cooler weather of the Texas Hill Country. The patios are fenced as this is a pet friendly home away from home.

Finn, the owner of this house is an award winning potter. The art- filled rooms reflect her love of beauty, simplicity and the hand made.

You'll enjoy a quiet stay here, reminiscent of simpler times in a small Texas town.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Finn Alban
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Finn Alban

Finn Alban, is the current owner of this historic farm house bought by her parents in 1966 as a place to retire. She is a 5th generation Texan and an award winning potter who creates pottery and sculpture in her studio behind the house. Finn's portion of the house is completely separate from the B&B.

Finn Alban purchased this house in 1966

Why Finn Alban chose Hill Country

'While growing up in San Antonio, I had often visited the Hill Country as a child. Even then, I knew that some day, some way, I would live there. When my son was 4 years old, that opportunity came and we moved here to this very special small town with its wonderful community.'

What makes this house unique

This antique and art filled property, is a well cared for, family home that has in the past, sheltered many people in a loving way. The sun bleached limestone walls give this house it's rightful sense of place in the Texas Hill Country.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Finn,



We had a lovely time here. This was our first visit to Fredericksburg and will remember it fondly. We really enjoyed sitting in the backyard with the fire going at night. The cottage had everything we needed for a comfy stay. Zoey loved being able to roam around your fenced yard.

Thank you so much. Have a lovely Holiday! We will be back again!
Dec 2014
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

An art filled, 120 year old limestone house, 4 blocks from Main St.
average rating of 4.810811 based on 38 reviews
5

Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a few days with our teenage girls exploring Fredericksburg. Finn's cottage was just the right size and spot for us. The girls enjoyed their bedroom in what had previously been a wine cellar and now is set up as a precious children's room. My husband and I were delighted to walk to the grocery store and to see the many museums. The patio and front porch gave us the opportunity to spend time together outdoors. We also loved the opportunity to enjoy Finn's beautiful collection of artwork.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and relaxing cottage just a few blocks from Main Street

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is very welcoming and comfortable. The owner lives next door and was quickly available to solve some minor issues with the TV and AC. Highly recommended for a weekend getaway in the Hill Country!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I was a pleasure to have you all and I hope you will return soon!
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Cozy and comfy. Water got shower could have been hotter.

  • 4 of 5

The only two complaints is that there didn't seem to be much hot water. The showers were with luke warm water. Also the wood for the chiminea outside was too wet to burn. Other than that the cottage was cozy and enjoyable. We were within walking distance to downtown. Overall a great stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great place for a Grandma's Weekend Away (GWA)

  • 4 of 5

The Potter's Cottage was perfect for our Grandma's Weekend Away. The weekend weather was beautiful so we stayed outside quite a bit. The beds were very comfortable. The "kitchen closet" is sufficient. Normally, we take too much food - end up doing too much work, so this time since the refrigerator is small and space is limited, the most work done was deciding where we should go eat! We decided this is now our new way to travel! Less is more!

The garden area is beautiful, quiet and serene. It was perfect for conversation, laughter and just "catching up". Thank you, Finn! Enjoyed our weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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A great get away!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time here!! Close to everything. We walked mostly everywhere, and everything was provided that you would find in a hotel, plus more. Our dogs tagged along with us, and there was a huge yard for them. We all loved it, and would definitely return. There was also games provided which came in hand after getting severely sunburned at the lake!. The house is decorated beautifully and the second room is so charming we loved it! We hope to make a trip down again since we didn't get to see everything. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Beautiful, cozy place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house. Everything was clean and organized, and we had everything we needed. The two bedrooms were very comfortable. We enjoyed having coffee on the front porch in the morning and playing cards on the patio in the evening. It was great to be so close to downtown Fredericksburg. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a joy to share the place with people who appreciate it! Thank you!
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
San Antonio, TX
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Municipal Gol Course
Nearest Train
75 Miles
San Antonio TX
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 290, Hwy. 87 in Fredericksburg
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Port Aransas, TX

This unique, art filled B&B, the Potter's Cottage, is a 120 year old limestone farmhouse. It is located within an easy 4 block walk to the historic Marketplatz on Main Street.

Fredericksburg is rich with varieties of recreational activities including the local History Museum, The Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and the LBJ Park in Stonewall. The region is known for it's Texas wineries and wonderful restaurants. It is also fast becoming a destination for Texas music with many venues for listening and dancing.

This part of the Hill Country offers many opportunities for outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, birding and viewing wildflowers and beautiful scenery.

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Rates & Availability

Fredericksburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
$135
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $75
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Fredericksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large bathroom with a shower in a claw foot tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • One bedroom with queen size bed 4 steps up from living room. One bedroom with 2 twin beds 9 steps down from living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming

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