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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

"AUSTIN ST HAUS" 3/2. Historic home. IDEAL LOCATION. Quiet neighborhood

At the "Austin Street Haus", you can walk everywhere. Schlitterbahn is a short 4 blocks away. Downtown is 1 mile away. The entrance to float the Comal River and the Chute is only 1 mile away. The last public exit on the Comal River is only 1 mile away.

When you are finished playing on the river, enjoy the solitude of this charming Victorian German home that was built in the early 1900s. It is tucked away in a residential historic neighborhood. Sit on the front porch with your favorite beverage to enjoy the friendly neighborhood cat and watch the hummingbirds and other local wildlife. Dream of the days when the oxen cart and horse with buggy passed by this home on the road to Austin. Step into the living room and notice the high ceilings, hardwood floors, window transoms, and charming décor and embellishments. You are truly in a doll house. Yet you have all of the comforts of home. 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths make this a comfortable home for 6 guests. The master bedroom has a king bed as well as it's own flat screen TV. A 2nd small bedroom has a set of bunk beds. The 3rd bedroom has a king bed plus it's own bathroom and flat screen TV. The living room has a flat screen TV and a stereo/tuner. There is a separate dining area in the sun room. The kitchen comes fully furnished with utensils, dishes, pots and pans, and has a microwave, refrigerator, and gas range/oven. There is even a Keurig coffeemaker for your enjoyment. The back screened porch has a washer and dryer. The backyard has a table with umbrella and an outdoor BBQ grill for you to use.

Property Manager
Kathy Steffan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

Why Kathy Steffan chose Hill Country

We chose this property because of the two rivers - the Comal and Guadalupe, Landa Park with the streams running through it, delightful restaurants, the I 35 corridor, Texas Hill Country, Wurstfest, Brauntex Theater, Luckenback, Fredericksburg, Austin music scene, San Marcos, San Antonio Alamo and River Walk, Kerrville Folk Festival, and Schlitterbahn. There is so much to do in New Braunfels.

What makes this house unique

We love the Victorian style of the home along with the high ceilings, leaded glass windows, and transom windows. It is an easy walk to Schlitterbahn. The home is in a quiet residential block with great neighbors. We especially like the Texas hospitality.


New Braunfels House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hall bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bathroom is shared by master and guest bedrooms
    Guest bathroom - toilet , shower , Guest bathroom is inside 2nd guest bedroom
  • The hall bathroom accommodates the master bedroom and bedroom 2. It has a combination tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Guest bedroom has a set of bunk beds.
    Master bedroom - 1 king
    2nd guest bedroom - 1 king
  • The Master Bedroom and 2nd guest bedroom both have flat screen TVs.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This home is ideal for a family, couples, or group of friends that want to be close to Schlitterbahn, downtown, and the river. You have the advantage of being in a quiet residential neighborhood where you can get away from all of the hustle and bustle.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews

Everything you want

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just right with this place. Kathy was very accommodating and my family and I felt very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy Steffan is our go to gal who welcomes our guests with grace and a smile. We are always so pleased to be rated well by our visitors. In large measure, the warmth of our winter home, combined with our property managers knack for making folks feel right at home, makes the stay comfortable and worthwhile. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your time with us.
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The Comfy Pink Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this comfortable, clean cottage. My 3 year old granddaughter thought we had personally picked the pink house for her.

Kathy was very accommodating without being overly involved. There is a fine balance.

We had everything we needed and more. Appreciate the ziploc bags, extra bathroom tissue, trash bags, salt, and dish washing liquid. Nice not to have to go buy all these items! Plenty of towels too! Including kitchen towels. Lots of closet and drawer space.

The seven deer and two spotted fawns next door were fascinating to watch. Walked to convenience store and Schlitterbahn! Hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It delights me when my guests have a wonderful experience. Stocking the home with ample staples is one of those amenities I provide to make your stay convenient and comfortable. The location is ideal for enjoying wildlife as well as local attractions. Thank you for being such a lovely guest!
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Fun & Relaxing Stay

  • 4 of 5

Very cute cottage house located centrally between downtown New Braunfels and Gruene. Minutes away from all that both have to offer.

Home is perfect for family getaway. 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths give nice privacy and convenience.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT STAY!! Wonderful home and great hostess!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had the absolute best time at the pink house! It is cozy and very close to all of the fun attractions New Braunfels has to offer. The hostess, Kathy, did a wonderful job making us feel right at home! I highly recommend staying at this adorable house!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Pink House

  • 5 of 5

My family and I lived in this sweet little home when we first moved to Texas while we looked for a house to buy ourselves. We are so grateful we got to call The Pink House home for three months. The property manager Kathy is amazing and very accommodating. She had the house set up very nicely when we first arrived from our long journey from Colorado. It felt cozy and quickly felt like home to us. We had plenty of room with three bedrooms for our family of 4. Even though the square footage is small the three bedrooms give everyone the space and privacy they need. We were more then taken care of, we were looked out for. The Pink house will always be our first TX home.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you for your very kind comments and review. Kathy is an amazing lady who always welcomes our guests with true Texas hospitality and awesome accountability. We've known of the Pink House (The Austin Street Haus) for many years and actually stayed there ourselves. We loved the property and home so much, we recently purchased it. We've made a few little adjustments here and there, while keeping the same tone and temperament--and truly appreciated your feedback. So happy you enjoyed. John and Marilyn K. (New Owners)
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Super clean and super cute! Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Spotlessly clean, this cute as a button victorian is in a great location just a few blocks from Schlitterbahn. Well equipped kitchen, and very attentive manager. This manager takes her job seriously and does not miss a trick. The bedding was ample and comfortable, and the bathrooms even had a stock of a few basics in case you're forgetful. Ditto in the kitchen, where she provided some coffee and filters (no keurig here) amongst other basics. Speedy wifi and laundry. This one's a winner!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Antonio, TX
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Downtown New Braunfels, TX
Nearest Ferry
175 Miles
Corpus Christi, TX
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Landa Municipal Golf Course, New Braunfels, TX
Nearest Train
20 Miles
San Marcos, TX
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 35, New Braunfels, TX
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pat's & Union Street Station, New Braunfels, TX
Nearest Ski
625 Miles
Ruidoso, New Mexico
Nearest Beach
175 Miles
Corpus Christi, TX
Car: necessary

There are so many things to see and do in New Braunfels and the surrounding area. From your front door, you are at the entrance of Schlitterbahn waterpark or at the entrance of the Tube Chute of the Comal River after a short 4 block walk. The walk downtown is about .5 miles. While downtown be sure to visit Henne Hardware, the oldest hardware store in Texas and Naegelin's Bakery, the oldest bakery in Texas. There are also a number of unique shops, the historical Sophienburg and children's museums, taverns, and restaurants downtown. Take the children to Landa Park to ride the miniature train through the park, for a picnic, to hike through Panther Canyon, to visit the Founder's Oak that dates back to the 1700s, to swim in the springfed swimming pool, and to hear a summer evening concert at the dance slab. Visit Gruene Hall, the oldest dancehall in Texas, to listen to live music and see where legends like George Strait, Lyle Lovett, and Willie Nelson got started. While in Gruene, visit the General Store and other unique shops, music venues, and restaurants. Take the scenic drive up River Road to Canyon Lake for horseback riding, hiking, and water sports. Plan to spend a day at the San Marcos outlet stores. Natural Bridge Caverns is a short drive away for a day of spelunking. San Antonio is a short drive away to visit the Alamo, River Walk, and Seaworld. Austin is another short drive away to visit the Capitol building, 6th Street and the surrounding area to learn why it is known as the 'Live Music Capitol of the World.' New Braunfels sponsors 'Wurstfest' each year along with many other festivals. You are in the ideal location to enjoy local activities as well as those in the nearby hill country area.


Rates & Availability

New Braunfels House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

There is a 3 night minimum for holiday weekends: Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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