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Downtown Bandera! Beautifully renovated home just steps from Main & 11th Street

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom house

Excellent location!

Just 1 block from historical 11th Street and 2 blocks from Main Street, the Medina River, restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, and live music. One of Bandera's original houses (c 1881). The home was renovated and updated with the goal of maintaining the unique character and charm.

Main House has 2 bedrooms/1 bathroom and features a large covered front porch overlooking 10th for relaxing with your favorite book or cup of coffee. Although located on a quieter side street you are in downtown with all the downtown activities. Most guests love being in the middle of the action. !

Guest Apartment has 1 bedroom/1 bath, small porch, private covered parking, and outdoor seating area.

Available for rent together or separate.

The Main House consists of a large living room, large master bedroom, good sized second bedroom, bathroom with tub/shower, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. WiFi and Satellite TV. Central Air & Heat. Washer & Dryer.

Private covered parking with generous additional parking in front of house.

Available daily (2-3 night minimum), weekly, or monthly. Please SEE RATE NOTES. Rate depends on time of stay and length of stay.

Guest Apartment - SEE RATE NOTES for information.

Keywords: downtown, cottage, historical, vintage, 11th Street, main street, fully equipped kitchen, covered parking, carport, house, walking distance, no car necessary, original, restored, Cowboy Capital

More Details

Tim & Trina Word
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Tim & Trina Word

Long time residents. Tim's Grandparents raised cattle, sheep, and goats in the area and his Great-Grandfather was the postmaster in nearby Vanderpool. We live just outside Bandera and feel fortunate to have raised our children in the beautiful Hill Country. We love the Texas Hill Country and feel Bandera has some of the friendliest people anywhere. Our children are grown allowing us the time (and energy) to open our vacation home to guests.

Tim & Trina Word purchased this house in 2000

Why Tim & Trina Word chose Bandera

We chose this home due to its prime downtown location, historical charm, big front porch, and large lot. One of the original homes in Bandera (c 1881), it is ideally located for walking the city. Purchased in 2000 we have spent the last 18 years (and counting ! ) renovating this home and feel privileged to be a part of its restoration. After numerous requests we have decided to open the home so guests may enjoy it also.

What makes this house unique

Ideally located for walking the city yet on a quieter side street with plenty of parking. The large front porch is equipped with four rocking chairs just waiting for you to rock your cares away. Larger parties can rent both the Main House & the Guest Apartment. Multiple live music venues close by. Favorite activities within 2 blocks of the cottage include: Bandera's historic Main Street, 11th Street Cowboy Bar (live bands/dancing/Wednesday Steak Night), numerous shops & honky tonks, Bandera's recently restored courthouse, the Medina River (century old cypress trees, picnic areas, walking trails, tubing & kayaking) and more. The river is also a favorite of Whitetail deer and songbirds. Some mornings/evenings you may even see a family of deer grazing/resting in the yard of the cottage!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a delightful cottage !

We had a wonderful time in Bandera! Perfect location, beautifully furnished, everything we needed was here. Great place to celebrate my birthday and our anniversary. Hope to be back next year!
Sep 2012
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Bandera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have Queen size pillow-top Beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Smoking/ice chests outside only Check-in after 2pm. Check-out by 11am No cleaning fee if you leave property in good condition (we ask you take the trash out and please wash the towels). Sorry, no pets allowed. Property is for guests use only. No commercial activities, parties, gatherings, occupied trailers, tents, extra guests, etc without owners written permission. Quiet time from 10pm-8am.


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Downtown Bandera! Beautifully renovated home just steps from Main & 11th Street
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 30 reviews

Nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice place to stay when in Bandera. Everything worked and house was clean.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our girls weekend! Bandera is full of friendly people and we loved walking everywhere!!! Lots of fun and enjoyed your home very much! The front porch was great for watching deer and our seeing our morning visit from the town rooster! Your home was very clean and comfortable. We all had a good time!! Thank you very much - we'll be back!

Mary and friends

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surprisingly comfortabe ; charminly decrated and homey. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location. Will definitely come back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect, we enjoyed watching the deer and relaxing on the front porch. The location is ideal we were able to walk down to Main Street and enjoy all that Bandera has to offer! We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place close to all the action!

  • 5 of 5

Great rental owners were amazing and very attentive. We will definitely be booking again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was excellent. Attractive. Clean. A great getaway spot.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this VRBO. We plan to rent again. Owners were helpful and responsive if needed. House was lovely. Great front porch with deer roaming thru yard. Location is on a quiet street but not far from places to eat, shop, or hear music. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates not guaranteed until confirmed.
1 BEDROOM APARTMENT ALSO AVAILABLE ON PROPERTY-$89/weekdays.$119/weekends.$149/event weekend. $600/wk, $1300/month.
SEE our website: for more photos and information.
Check-in after 2pm. Check-out by 11am. You agree to leave property in good condition. Check-out instructions by front door (we ask you take trash out & start towels in washer). No cleaning fee unless property requires more than a standard cleaning.
No pets.
Smoking & ice chests outside only.
No parking on the grass.
Questions? Just ask! Owners available by cell, text, or email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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