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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,860 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms (Sleeps 1-16)

Book your vacation within 30 days and receive our special rates (Holiday's & Events may be excluded)!

For your unique family experience, learn more about the birthplace of Texas Revolution! Free historical tour available with your stay. Take a look at Owners Info - See OUR LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION to learn about "THE HISTORY OF GONZALES". Also, for your events go to for more information.

The Gonzales Mansion is your perfect family vacation OR for your special event, for up to 250 people.

So...if it's your afternoon tea party, family reunion, wedding, prom, reception, graduation or weekend long corporate retreat. The Gonzales Mansion is truly your solution! WWW.THEGONZALESMANSION.COM

Ask us about our Historic Tour options for your guests?

This 100 + year old Classic Greek-Revival Mansion is NOT a B&B, but an exceptional opportunity to enjoy a little Texas History and charm. Where else can you rent a Mansion for this value?

Our fully furnished 6,000 square foot mansion has 5 bedrooms & 3 1/2 bathrooms. Four of the rooms are located upstairs and the fifth room is downstairs. Three of our bedrooms offer private access to adjacent bathrooms and all of our suites have a flat screen TV, sitting area, Wi-Fi and 12 foot ceilings with a historical feel unlike any of the other modern venues. As a bonus, our basement & "speakeasy" bar and game room has a sofa bed perfect for the kids. The house is covered in its original hardwood floors.

In the downstairs of the home, which we refer to as our 'museum' section has several antiques, a chandelier and even a piano for our musically talented guests and their entertainment. Our family room has leather furniture with a 'oil mans' historical motif look that sets directly off the 500 square foot covered patio overlooking the sparkling POOL/HOT TUB and FIRE PIT.

Other amenities include a fully stocked kitchen, dinning room, living room, two sets of washer/dryer (upstairs & downstairs) and an over-sized private yard. Our kitchen has ample flatware and cooking utensils for 20 people and a second refrigerator for those extra beverages. If you are preparing to cook a holiday dinner or host a large group, there is a double oven and formal dining room that comfortably seats 12 people.

This beautiful home sits on an acre of meticulously manicured lawn, which is canopied by 100 - 400 year old oak trees.

We are here to create 'FOREVER MEMORIES' for you, your family and friends!

For your event we can provide outdoor tables, chairs and linens for seating for up to 125 people. We have suitable parking for 15 vehicles on site as well as additional public parking across the street. We also, have preferred vendors; caterers, photographers, bands, and florists at discounted rates. For your additional lodging needs for your guest, ask us about great new hotel rates as low as $59 per night.

For wedding parties, the home can be easily divided into separate bride and groom quarters. Upstairs we have a luxurious bridal area with a wedding gown fitting stage and comfortable seating. Downstairs in the basement is our underground "Speakeasy" bar and game room. The groom and his entourage can enjoy relaxing and reminiscing about good times while playing pool, poker, watching sports and enjoying a cocktail at the bar.


This beautiful Mansion was built and designed in 1910 by Gonzales entrepreneur, O.B. Robertson. He was an attorney before taking up banking as well as involved in farming and lumber. Robertsons' most known endeavor was building a brick company on the banks of the Guadalupe River in Gonzales, first called the Sunset Brick Company, later Robertson renamed it, The Gonzales Brick Company. Interesting enough this Mansion is not built out of the brick from the Gonzales Brick Company. Rumor has it, that Robertson wanted a different brick than what was in most of the town. So he traded his brick to his friendly competitor named, D'Hanis. You will find most of the buildings on the Gonzales Square made out of this brick.

This breathtaking jewel is located on a beautifully manicured acre of natural beauty on the edge of the official Texas historical museum district.The Gonzales museum is walking distance from the Mansion and is where the famous "Come & Take It" cannon is located; which shot the First shot of the Texas Revolution. The elegant entrance opens onto one of the most historic residential avenues in the state of Texas – the avenue of ancient oaks where Sam Houston, his troops, and the population of Gonzales heroically marched to Texas victory and independence in 1836.

Gonzales, the home of “Come and Take It” the battle cry where the first shot of the Texas revolutionary war happened, is an irresistible, carefully planned canvas of historic homes, churches and museums, of public park lands and playgrounds, just ten minutes south of interstate 10 on an inviting stretch of hwy 183 as it winds its way to the Texas coast.

A short one-hour drive time to Austin and San Antonio and a little more to Houston and the gulf coast, Gonzales is among the most desirable locations in the state.

In the heart of the eagle ford shale oil and gas activity, economic indicators place Gonzales as one of the wealthiest rural counties in the nation within the next five years. With its charming 19th century storefronts, five Texas history museums, and avenue upon avenue of elegant historic homes, the quality of life opportunity and economic potential of life in Gonzales today is unparalleled.

More Details

Roxana Kappmeyer
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Roxana Kappmeyer

I, Chris Kappmeyer grew up in Gonzales, TX and bought this home in 2013 to help provide long term housing for the recent oil and gas boom as well as provide a much needed venue in Gonzales, Texas. We love visiting Gonzales as often as we can. It is a second home to us!

Roxana Kappmeyer purchased this house in 2013

Why Roxana Kappmeyer chose Prairies & Lakes

Luxury home in a Quiet neighborhood. Large outdoor Patio with 100 year old oak trees that provide a lot of shade and a fabulous Pool to cool off in the hot summer Texas sun.

What makes this house unique

The breathtaking surroundings, natural beauty and 100 year old oak trees as you pull up to this historical home says it all! The spacious steps leading up to the covered porch and the large white historical columns that surround the house absolutely take your breath away. One of our favorite places to spend during the hot summer Texas heat is on our private covered and fully shaded patio as well as swimming in the pool, enjoying steaks on the BBQ and playing sports with the family in the large backyard. This home is truly a 'memory maker' for all!


Gonzales House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - Located adjacent to the pool/outdoor patio
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Downstairs entered through hall and downstairs bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Upstairs, connected to hallway & master with King & trundle.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs with hall access and queen bedroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 4 (located downstairs) - 1 queen , Also includes flat screen TV, desk & Wi-Fi
    Bedroom 3 (upstairs) - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Adjoin. bathroom, flat screen TV, desk & Wi-Fi
    Bedroom 2 (upstairs) - 1 king , Flat screen TV, desk, Wi-Fi
    Bedroom 3 (upstairs) - 1 queen , Private adjoining bathroom, flat screen TV, desk & Wi-Fi
    Bedroom 5 (upstairs) - 2 double , Flat screen TV, desk & Wi-Fi
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms 3 of the bedrooms have adjoining bathrooms
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Hot Tub fee: $150 plus tax Pet Fee: $60 per dog plus tax


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

I booked the mansion with Julie last minute for a holiday weekend after I decided I could not let another 3 day weekend go by without getting out of Southeast Texas! My husband & I were going to rent the place just for ourselves but decided to take my step kids with us last minute. My goal for the weekend was to stay away from people in general and get some sun! What woman or little girl doesn't want to stay in a mansion?!? The pool was great, big shallow end, deep deep in with benches inside the pool. Big yard with huge, gorgeous oak trees and our 2 dogs LOVED running around and playing on the bushes. The yard does have a privacy fence but you're not too far from the main road and it's not completely enclosed, so if you're bringing your furbabies you have to keep a close eye on them. The house is old & beautiful but has a flat screen tv in almost every room with wifi and 3 AC/HEAT units for all 3 floors you'll use. The appliance are great & updated, gas stove but the kitchen fridge, although on the coldest temp when we got there, wasn't keeping everything super cold. We bought plenty of groceries so we just put some in the laundry room fridge and it all worked out. All the bathrooms were clean & beds were comfy. The basement is a game room/speakeasy which is updated & fun. We opted out of the hot tub being that it's hot out & with the additional fee for it we decided we wouldn't use it. The backyard had these Edison bulb light strings among the oaks and it's just so peaceful and romantic. We had a great time an we're sorry to have to leave. They have a museum my husband & the kids checked out and enjoyed themselves, they ever drove about 20 minutes to Shiner to check everything out even though the brewery was closed. Gene was great checking in on us upon check in and answered his phone the few times we did have to call him. The owners were friendly & communicated through phone & email before our arrival.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so happy that your last minute getaway was wonderful at the Mansion. We really hope you come back for another stay. Thank you for sharing with others more details about the home, your stay and things to do in the area. You were also great to have a guest and work with. Many thanks!
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived to the moment we departed, we felt welcomed and at home in this beautiful mansion. Even though we were a large group, we had plenty of room in which to relax and visit. My favorite spot was the covered porch overlooking the beautiful yard and pool area. I would recommend the Gonzales Mansion as an ideal place for any event. Upon leaving, you'll take with you not only wonderful memories but an important piece of Texas history as well.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us and I am delighted to hear that you felt that there was ample room for your large group. Gonzales does in fact hold a lot of great history for our guests. We look forward to having you back soon!
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Austin, TX

Wonderful weekend family get together!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Gonzales Mansion for a girl cousin weekend. We could not have asked for better accommodations!! We had plenty of room, comfortable beds for everyone, enjoyed every meal together after cooking in the adorable kitchen and relaxed in the gorgeous backyard setting! The owners are wonderful - Chris happened to stop by our last morning there and was gracious enough to take multiple pictures of our group and give us some history about the house!! I would definitely recommend this gem to anyone looking for a comfortable, welcoming place to stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, Thank you so much for your review and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your girls weekend stay with us! So glad we were able to assist in capturing some digital memories for you as well as share a little interesting history about the Mansion. We would love to have you back again soon!
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Girl Cousins Reunion

  • 5 of 5

First impressions are never made a second time -- My first impression was "How clean and smelled so sweet!" That is hard to get from an older home. There was so much space that none of us 10 women were tripping over each other. I have already told many friends of the beauty of the house and surrounding yard which was so relaxing and private. Beds were comfortable, plenty of indoor comfortable seating as well as great outdoor lounge furniture. Can't wait to return! Thank you for preserving Gonzales historical mansion.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Grace, Thank you for taking the time to write about your girls weekend - stay with us! We take pride in keeping the Mansion clean for our guests. We hope to have you back again very soon and thanks for sharing your experience with others.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful rooms, lots of sitting areas, beautiful. It was perfect for our group who were there for a family reunion

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, Thank for your kind review and I am glad that The Mansion was a great option for your reunion events needs. Hope to see you back again soon!
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Orlando, FL

Wonderful Stay, Will Be Back!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing venue! My family attending a birthday celebration at the Gonzales Mansion early February. The home was able to accommodate over 250 guests, a full band and dance floor. There were tables set up around the stage and dance area, in addition there were several seating areas throughout the home and yard. There also are several gathering areas inside the home so there was a place for everyone, whether you wanted to be right in the middle of the action or quietly off to the side people watching. Stepping inside is just as you would imagine if visiting a southern mansion. Several families stayed overnight, most rooms are upstairs and there were enough bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate several families or groups. Our favorite part of the home is the basement speakeasy, equipped with a bar, pool tables and darts. The Gonzales Mansion has something for everyone, and is the perfect place to stay when visiting Gonzales!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, Thank you very much for your kind words and review. We are glad to hear your attending b-day event was a big hit and the Mansion comfortably accommodated this large groups needs. We hope to have you back again soon!
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Running M Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Gonzales Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Running M Bar and Grill

Gonzales, TX is a place full of Texas History. A 2 minute walk to Gonzales Museum. Historical Home Tours with over 80 homes built in the late 1800's or early 1900's (including ours)


Rates & Availability

Gonzales House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 17 2017 - Jul 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 31 2017 - Aug 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer/High Season
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Columbus Day
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
MLK Holiday
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
1 night minimum stay
Presidents Day Weekend
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 19 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

*BOOK YOUR VACATION WITHIN 30 DAYS AND RECEIVE A SPECIAL RATE OF $395 PER NIGHT* (Holiday's and events may be excluded)

*FOR EVENTS (family reunions, corporate retreats, weddings, etc) PLEASE CONTACT JULIE AT 512-720-1584. Rent the Mansion for affordable pricing at $500-$1200 for your 1 day event. Please go to for more information.


3-4 night minimum may apply on holidays.

*Rates may vary depending on number of adults, season, booking last minute

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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