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Walk to Schlitterbahn and Tube Chute. Sleeps 14

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom + Loft, 3 Bath Near Schlitterbahn (Sleeps 11-14)

This 1880 complete rebuild is the perfect nostalgic vacation home with its open kitchen and living room displaying the 130 year old cedar siding and original bead board. This ‘one of a kind' cottage has all the modern conveniences from granite countertops and stainless steel appliances to HD flat screens and Blue Ray players in multiple rooms while preserving the old world amenities in the spacious claw foot tub. You can rest and unwind in one of the two outdoor seating areas overlooking a large fenced yard shaded by hundred year old pecan trees. Or, you can gaze at the stars while relaxing on your private balcony.

Once here, you can experience the delights of New Braunfels. A five minute walk will take you world's #1 water park - Schlitterbahn. Or, you can stroll two blocks to Prince Solms park and ride the tube chute or float the river. Looking for a unique dining experience? Try Pat's Place, Union Station Café or the historic Naeglin’s Bakery, an easy jaunt from the cottage. Shop or visit the museums while you’re out. Famous Gruene is only 4 miles away. Natural bridge Caverns is 20 min south and San Marcos outlet mall is 20 min north.

Beware. With these luxurious amenities and convenient access to all New Braunfels has to offer, you may not want to leave.

More Details

Melissa Hayes
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Melissa Hayes

Hello, Our names are Melissa & Phillip Hayes. We live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex and we have been married for 17 years and we have 4 children.

Melissa Hayes purchased this house in 2012

Why Melissa Hayes chose New Braunfels

We love New Braunfels and enjoy traveling there as a family and couldn't resist owning a part of the city.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the old 1880 house because it was so charming and was so close to all of our favorite things. I know you will love it as much as we do.


New Braunfels House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • People other than those in the Guest party set forth above MAY NOT stay overnight at any time or visit the property without owner permission
  • Smoking is outside only! Notify owner if any pets will be brought and pay pet fee or risk losing your damage deposit.
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clawfoot tub with shower spout
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - Sectional will sleep 2. NO PULL OUT
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 bunk bed
  • Also a rollaway bed upstairs
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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(39 traveler reviews)

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Walk to Schlitterbahn and Tube Chute. Sleeps 14
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

Kansas snowbirds

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying for the month of February. Very nice house with lots of room. Kitchen was well stocked with everything you would require. Location of house was close to our activities, eating places, shopping, golf, walking trails, etc. Owners were attentive to any questions. Highly recommend renting this house for a few days or monthly. We hope to return next year. Thank you Phillip and Melissa.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montrose CO

Second stay and looking forward to the next time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over the holidays again this year because we enjoyed our stay so much last year. We really like the location being near the Prince Solms park and walking distance to the Comal river and downtown area. (Refer to last year's review.) The house is very comfortable with lots of room for our grown up kids and their families visiting for Thanksgiving and Christmas and our granddaughter loves the loft and secret room.

This year we were surprised to find that the washer and dryer had been upgraded and that was greatly appreciated during our long stay. The entertainment system has been changed to a ROKU format. I'd have to say that we didn't find that system quite as user friendly but we quickly learned how to use it.

The grass in the back yard is still struggling so it continues to be a bit muddy on the rainy days. But we understand Melissa and Phillip are planning a makeover for the back yard this spring. So we'll be looking forward to seeing the results because we've already reserved our time for another stay this year.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg we very much enjoyed hosting your family again this year. Have a blessed year we meet again in the fall.
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Perfect spot for a gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Pecan Cottage to stay in while we were in New Baunfels for my daughter's wedding. The bride had her own private space upstairs when she needed to get away and everyone else had a spot to be together. It was perfect. The pictures are all beautiful and we had everything we needed to cook meals and entertain the wedding party, We had a hang-out spot with Wi-Fi and a lovely back yard table for young people to laugh and be on their computers and enjoy the time we had together. The children had a perfect little playground and we felt very safe. We were close enough to downtown to walk to the WurstFest and you could see Schlitterban parking just down the street. Perfect location and accommodations. Thank you, Melissa for making your house available for occasions such as this. We had a blast!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Round Rock,Texas

Reunion Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family (11) stayed at The Pecan Cottage for a family reunion. My wife and daughters take was, it's very cute and CLEAN. This is a very convenient location for New Braunfels activities. It is very close to Schliterban and best of all, right off major streets that lead right to Gruene , Landa Park, and, in our case, golf courses. The owners were very nice and responsive to all inquiries. Overall, the weekend was a very enjoyable experience. GO ASTROS 🤘

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with all our needs

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and it had all our needs, even those we didn't think we needed. The kitchen was fully stocked with seasonings, pans, and even plates and cups for kids. The beds were very comfortable, best sleep my pregnant cousin had in quiet some time! Will definitely be staying here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a cute house and had great charm.

  • 5 of 5

We loved all of the spaces that made sharing the property with family very enjoyable. Decor was so cute.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The San Antonio River Walk
This place is fantastic to get a genuine old feel of San Antonio past and present.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
I love this place because its a theme park as well as a waterpark. You get the best of both...
Landa Park
What a treasure this place is to have so close to the house. Everything is just beautiful a...
Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
The atmosphere at the place is so unique and amazing. The food is fantastic and its so clos...
San Marcos - Prime Outlets
So many options to shop and find good deals. So close to the house!!
Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts
My absolute favorite place about this town!!! Such a unique and fun park Great for the whol...
Huisache Grill and Wine Bar
Naegelin's Bakery
My kids favorite place to eat breakfast. Feel like you are stepping back into town.
Guadalupe River rafting
This can be a lot of fun. Check the river conditions before planning your trip.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! San Antonio
New Braunfels Tube Chute
This place is fantastic fun and only 2 blocks from Pecan Cottage. This is a free activity i...
Rudy's Country Store & Bar B Q
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Prince Solms Park
This is the perfect place to put in your float to go on the tube chute. Its only 2 blocks f...
McKenna Children's Museum
Very close to the house. Great for smaller kids
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Antonio or Austin
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Pat's Place
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs
Nearest Train
20 Miles
San Marcos Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
220 Miles
Car: recommended

Our property is located very close to the downtown square.

Activity Information:

Schlitterbahn 1 block

Comal Tube Chute 2 blocks

Landa Park (swimming/playgrounds/mini golf/train ride/free Summer concerts/golf) 1/2 mile

Several musuems within 2 miles of our property

Restaurant Recommendations:

Union Station Cafe (breakfast)

Pat's Place (American)

Herbert's Mexican (Outside area for kids)

Mamacita's (Mexican)

Granzines Meat Market (take and cook)




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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