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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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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 1890-1900). 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 Street.....perfect for relaxing with your favorite book or cup of coffee. 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

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Trina Word
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Trina Word

Long time residents. Grandparents raised cattle, sheep, and goats in the area. 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.

Trina Word purchased this house in 2000

Why Trina Word chose Hill Country

We chose this home due to its excellent location, historical charm, big front porch, and large lot. One of the original homes in Bandera (c 1890-1900), it is ideally located for walking the city. Purchased in 2000 we have spent the last decade and half 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. 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Downtown Bandera! Beautifully renovated home just steps from Main & 11th Street
average rating of 4.9375 based on 23 reviews
Calgary Alberta Canada

Perfect for us

  • 4 of 5

The house is an historical property and Is located near the center of town so we could easily walk to restaurants bars shops and stores. The house had everything we needed to relax and enjoy our stay. Every day deer were in the yard so we often took pictures or just watched them. The owners were very polite and quickly available to chat if we had questions or resolve any concerns. The house suited us well and We would not hesitate to stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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FANTASTIC historic home in the heart of Bandera, TX!!

  • 5 of 5

We escaped to Bandera for the weekend with family and the property was not only charming but clean, spacious, and decorated to fit the period of the home. The Flying L Resort was overbooked and lucky for us....because we got to enjoy this hidden treasure instead. We enjoyed several local attractions (Flying L water park, NEW Bandera Natural History Museum, antique stores, local eats) as well as live music at night. The owner went out of her way to make us feel welcome and even took time out of her busy schedules to show us the unique qualities of the home and must-see places in town (thanks Trina!). Very family friendly and I would HIGHLY recommend staying here. We will definitely return soon for round two. Our extended family joined us & rented the attached apartment...perfect space for everyone. Again, this was a 5-star stay with a historic charm-twist. We loved it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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We felt right at home!

  • 5 of 5

The 10th Street Cottage was just what we needed for our stay in Bandera. We were able to get out and shop or visit the local attractions and then go 'home' to rest for a while before heading out again. The house was charming and inviting and the location was the best. The porch was a favorite hangout at the end of the day. Easily one of our best road trips ever. And we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The house was in good condition and accurate to the pictures shown.

  • 5 of 5

The history on the house was neat to read about. The property was within walking distance of town. The Ward's did a great job at supplying information on restaurants and things to do! Loved having the deer on the property!!

Overall it was a great experience and we will def stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Very clean and comfortable gives you the feel of the 1860's with all the elements of 2016

  • 5 of 5

We used the cottage as our hq for day trips throughout the hill country. Quite neighborhood just off center of town owners are great

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this home. Clean and comfortable. Will be staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Bandera House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Cowboy Mardi Gras
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Thunder in the Hill Country
Mar 30 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oilmans Rally
Apr 20 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sassy Women LGG Rally
Sep 28 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Hunters Weekend
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates not guaranteed until confirmed.
1 BEDROOM APARTMENT ALSO AVAILABLE ON PROPERTY-$89/weekdays.$119/weekends.$149/event weekend. $650/wk, $1300/month.
SEE our website: for more photos and information.
Check-in after 2pm. Check-out by 11am. You agree to leave property orderly. 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.
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Bandera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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