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10 Minutes to San Marcos, New Braunfels or Seguin - Family and pet friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Three bedroom, 2 bath turn-of-the-century farmhouse on 60 acres sleeps 10.

The Farmhouse is located in the beautiful rolling hills, on the southern edge of the Texas Hill Country. We are just 10 minutes to either New Braunfels, San Marcos or Seguin and about 35 minutes to San Antonio or Austin. The house sits on top of one of the highest hills in the area giving you fantastic views of the countryside.. The setting is one of rolling hills and small farms - a tranquil, peaceful spot - yet it's only minutes from shopping, restaurants and local attractions. It's a great place to vacation, honeymoon, or get away. The large front porch and garden area is the ideal place to relax and unwind. A charcoal grill is also provided for those who enjoy outdoor cooking.

The house has been in the family of the owners since it was built in the early 1900s. It has been lovingly restored with modern conveniences added. It is furnished and decorated with country antiques, patchwork quilts and 'Texas treasures.' The large kitchen, dining, living area is big enough for your family to gather together. The kitchen is fully equipped with full size appliances, pots and pans, dishes, and utensils. The home has 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed and a futon. The second bedroom has a queen bed and the third bedroom has two twin beds. There is also a trundle bed in the living room which opens to two twin beds.

The house has all the charm of a turn-of-the-century farmhouse combined with accommodations of the 21st century. It has central heating and air conditioning, satellite TV and a utility room with washer and dryer. So come visit and experience all that our country home has to offer.

Also on the same 60-acre property are The Cabin 38667, Opa's Haus 639244 and The Bunkhouse 1095714. All four could be rented to accommodate a family reunion or event needing housing for about 30 people.

More Details

Property Manager
Sherman and Joy Schlichting
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Sherman and Joy Schlichting

Sherman is a carpenter by trade and usually builds using modern conventional methods. But he and Joy especially like saving old homes. So when they were able to purchase the home from a family member they began the restoration project. Sherman and Joy grew up in the community surrounding the area and even though they are not able to make their living from the farm, they wanted to keep the property in the family. Having vacation rentals gives them a way to do that. They opened their first vacation rental in 2000 and have since then completed 3 more. Joy just retired from 30 years working as a teacher and counselor in the public schools. So now she can devote more time to the vacation rentals. Their latest project is restoring a house built before Abraham Lincoln was president! It has been moved beside Joy's Country Cabin and will hopefully be completed within the next year. It is definitely a labor of love, bringing a house back to life.

Sherman and Joy Schlichting purchased this house in 1998

Why Sherman and Joy Schlichting chose Kingsbury

Sherman and Joy have a real appreciation for old homes. It saddens them when they are not cared for. Their first vacation rental on the same property as The Farmhouse is The Cabin which is a restored log cabin. . They have a charm that is hard to beat. And they are part of our history. The log cabin which is now the living room of Joy's Country Cabin was built by German immigrants who came to the area in the mid 19th century. At that time there were no lumber yards or even lumber mills. There was not a hardware store around where you could buy nails. So the early settlers built with what they found in the area. In the case of this house, it was elm trees. Sherman and Joy have a real appreciation for the work that went into building these early structures and want to see them preserved. Having vacation rentals allows us to save some of these wonderful old homes and share them with others.

What makes this house unique

The property where The Farmhouse is located has always been special to Sherman and Joy, especially Joy, since it has been in her family for several generations. The area on the southern edge of the Texas Hill Country is some of the most beautiful and productive in Texas. The soil is black and rich which means the grass, trees and crops grow lush. Cattle and horses graze on the grasslands surrounding the house. In the Spring, Texas wildflowers bless the countryside. And at all times of the year, wildlife come to the pond which can be seen from the porch. Many, many guests from all over the world come back to The Farmhouse time after time just to be able to sit on that porch.


Kingsbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), ,Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(3 traveler reviews)

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10 Minutes to San Marcos, New Braunfels or Seguin - Family and pet friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Liberty Hill, TX

quaint and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house was an older home that has been very well cared for. It was very comfortable. We enjoyed the peace and quiet. The owners were very nice and very responsive. My friends and I have a wonderful weekend sharing this home.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manteca California USA

Tranquil and convenient!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in Joy's Cabin while in TX to attend graduation at Texas State. This cabin was conveniently located but yet secluded and peaceful! Love the cows! The beds and numerous pillows were comfortable and cozy! The bathroom had an ample supply of towels -- always a plus. The porch swing, porch and morning view to the east were most enjoyable. The kitchen was well stocked and the dining room spacious and pleasant. This cabin exceeded our expectations and provided us with a wonderful opportunity to spend time with family. Thank you, Joy and Sherman -- your cabin is a treasure -- it exudes warmth and charm.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Humble, TX


  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for the weekend while floating the river in San Marcos with friends. Was exactly what I was looking for, perfect secluded feeling getaway with close proximity to town when needed. Great views from the hilltop and PLENTY of room in the farmhouse. Sherman and Joy were very kind, friendly and accomodating, and everything couldnt have been more perfect!!Would definitely recommend to others and stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Austin or San Antonio
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Grain Bin
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Starke Park
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
IH 35 or IH 10
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Clear Springs Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Ski Ranch
Car: necessary

The Farmhouse is the perfect place whether you want to be active or relax. We are located in the rolling hills on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, just 10 minutes from New Braunfels, Seguin, or San Marcos. And it's an easy 35 minute drive to San Antonio or Austin. So you can take advantage of all the attractions the area has to offer. Many of our guests enjoy going to either the Guadalupe, Comal or San Marcos Rivers to float, raft, fish, ski or boat. We are also less than 15 minutes from Gruene, an old community which is now part of New Braunfels. The streets of Gruene are lined with gift shops, antique stores and restaurants. And of course there is Gruene Hall - the oldest dance hall in continuous operation in Texas. Here you can enjoy well-known and up and coming country bands and singers. Another small town worth checking out is Wimberly. From The Farmhouse you can take a scenic drive through the Hill Country to this wonderful little place built on the banks of the Blanco River. And if you have a son or daughter attending Texas State University in San Marcos or Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, our house, located just 10 minutes from either town, can provide the perfect place for the family to gather for the weekend. Or how about doing some major shopping at the Outlet Mall on IH 35? Ask us about the way to drive there in about 10 minutes and avoid all the traffic!Many of our guests have commented on the fact that The Farmhouse is the perfect combination of easy access to activities and a relaxing, peaceful retreat. What sets our house apart from many others is that at the end of the day, after sightseeing, shopping or floating the river, you can escape to the peaceful quiet of our country home. For many of our guests the front porch is the favorite spot. From the porch swing you have a view of a pond which is visited by birds and other Texas wildlife. And we are far enough from the lights of the city that on a clear night you can see the stars. So come visit us and experience for yourself.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.25%

Manager'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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