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Jayne's Chappell Hill Country Cottage - Remodeled - Fantastic Views - Secluded

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

When's the last time you drove down a graveled country road or sat swinging on a porch having your favorite beverage and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the country? Or had a romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle of work and the city life?

Well then, sit on the porch or deck of this recently remodeled and secluded cottage and enjoy fantastic views. Located in the heart of bluebonnet country less than 5 minutes from downtown Chappell Hill. This house sits on a hilltop on approximately 12 acres in a private development with graveled road access. Convenient to Brenham, Round Top, Bellville, Washington on the Brazos, or any where in Washington County.

House has 2 bedrooms, a fully functional kitchen with all new appliances. Master bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. Large living area with a working fireplace. Outside deck area and front porch swings to sit and enjoy the views.

Excellent location to stay during Bluebonnet or Scarecrow Festivals and the many other festivals in Washington County or the surrounding areas.

Other amenities: central air and heat; ceiling fans; washer and dryer, flat screen TV in living area with only local reception; sorry, but no WIFI is available; linens and towels provided; full compliment of cookware and eating utensils provided; closet space and drawers.

What to bring: paper products; personal toiletries; laundry detergents; food and condiments. Note: paper products and basic toiletries for a minimum 2 day stay are provided.

Restaurants nearby include The Chappell Hill Cafe, Bevers Restaurant, Chappell Hill Bakery Deli & Smokehouse, Subway, and Burger King. Visit the nostalgic ice house '291' on main street for a cold refreshment. Brenham is only 10 miles away with many other restaurants, antique shops, the Blue Bell Creamery, and other sights and activities.

Children welcome.

Pets considered with extra $25 non-refundable fee. Pet owners need to be mindful that this is a country setting and other animals occasionally come onto the property, such as raccoons, skunks, armadillos, opossums, deer, and neighboring dogs. Care should be taken before letting any pet outside unattended. Pets must be current on all vaccinations. Also pets must be caged or somehow restrained when left alone. Do not let pets on furniture and we suggest you bring a pillow or blanket for the pet to use.

Although quoted rates are for a 2-night minimum, single night stays are considered. Please inquire for fees associated with 1-night stays.

Check In time is 3PM, Check Out time is Noon - unless otherwise agreed with owner,

Extra information will be provided by owner after reservations are made.

More Details

Al & Jean
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Al & Jean

Being big city transplants, we have lived in Chappell Hill since 2002. Chappell Hill was the birthplace of my mother and grandparents on a small farm. I visited the area many times as a child after moving to Houston. My wife is a retired first grade school teacher having retired from the Brenham ISD.

Al & Jean purchased this house in 2014

Why Al & Jean chose Prairies & Lakes

This property is adjacent to our existing home. We bought it in 2014 and remodeled the house to make it a short vacation rental. The previous owner was one of the original land owners in the development, whose name was, what else but Jayne. We wanted to preserve the property in her name.

What makes this house unique

The views and rolling hills. This property is very secluded and peaceful. The house has a country charm which you have to experience. If you've been to Chappell Hill before you'll know what we mean about the area; if you haven't then you're in for a treat.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Jayne's Chappell Hill Country Cottage - Remodeled - Fantastic Views - Secluded
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful location for a quiet weekend away

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect location for a friend and I to have a quiet and relaxing weekend without a lot of distractions. The location is beautiful and secluded - the first thing I noticed upon arriving were how many stars I could see! The cottage itself was very clean and spacious, and the kitchen was very well-stocked. I loved the porch and the grounds as well. I highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a weekend to unplug, relax, and enjoy a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fiona, thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you both enjoyed your stay. We agree that Jayne's secluded country setting provides an excellent location for star gazing. We hope you were able to enjoy some beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We are also glad that the cabin met with your expectations. We hope to see you again! Al and Jean
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If I had my very own "home away," I'd like it to be like Jayne's.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment my husband and I drove up the road to the cottage, we felt our cares melt away. We walked to the pond and sat outside to watch the sunset, then caught the sunrise the next morning before the weather turned gray. Seeing deer, hearing cattle and the sound of the breeze was just what we needed. Our daughter and her fiance joined us for one day; we had a great time just sitting...talking, cooking, playing games. We all look forward to returning soon! Thanks, Al and Jean, for sharing!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathryn, first let us thank you for taking care of the cottage and second for the fantastic review. We're so glad that you experienced at least one beautiful sunrise before the grey skies rolled in. As luck would have it the two days following your departure produced photographic sunrises before the "big freeze". We truly hope that you can return to Jayne's during some good weather days and enjoy your 'home away' from home. We'll have a replacement Blue Bell waiting in the freezer! Al & Jean
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The home was very clean and homey

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful, very

quiet and lots of dear to watch. We enjoyed cooking in the well equipped kitchen too.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, many thanks for the review. Glad that the kitchen contained all the items you needed to prepare a good meal. Also glad that you got to see the many roaming deer in the area. Thank you for your business and your always welcome to return. Al & Jean
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Great get a way weekend retreat!

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, quiet and cozy. House and grounds nice and outside porch sitting refreshing. Plenty of room and convenient to sites in Washington County.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Travis, many thanks for the kind review. We hope Jayne's met or exceeded your expectations and provided a relaxing atmosphere after your sight-seeing excursions in Washington County. Thank you for your business and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Always a good time at Jayne's

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year to spend a weekend at Jayne's for the Scarecrow Festival in Chappell Hill. We love that it is away from the hustle and bustle of the city but close enough to go into Brenham if we wanted to. Our 2 and 1 year old grandchildren enjoyed walking around the property and watching the many deer in the area. The beds are comfortable and the house was clean. Chappell Hill is a quaint town with a few places to shop and good restaurants. We definitely plan to return to Jayne's for the Scarecrow Festival next year. Thank you Al and Jean for letting us rent your home each year.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deborah, thank you again for a 3rd year in a row! What a time to be in Chappell Hill with the gorgeous weather we had during your stay, especially to enjoy the Scarecrow Festival! We have to agree with your comments regarding the location and peacefulness of the area and of course the deer that roam the area. We saw the young'ins running outside and it looked like they were having a fun time. We hope to see you and your family again next year. Thank you once again, Al & Jean
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Peaceful, Pleasant, and Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My family and I came together from different towns/cities and stayed here to celebrate my 26th birthday while eating in Chappell Hill and Brenham, venturing downtown, and attending the County Fair. Everything was so neat and instructions were very clear as to how to access things and clean up after our stay. We had a greeter upon arrival (a very sweet dog), which my 2 year old nephew loved! I really can't say enough positives; Jayne's Cottage really made my birthday weekend with my family such a quality memory!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hannah, first let us wish you a belated Happy Birthday. Thanks again for the kind words and we're glad the house met with your expectations. We're glad to hear that your nephew loved the official "greeter". We get so many sweet comments about her that we're thinking about making her part of the rental package! We hope to see you and your family again and thank you for your business.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Brenham Municipal
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
291 in downtown Chappell Hill
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 290
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bevers and Chappell Hill Cafe
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of bluebonnet country. Nearby attractions: Blue Bell Ice Creamery, Washington-on-the-Brazos, antique shopping, Lavender Farm, Chappell Hill and Brenham museums, and festivals. Major events:

January: Brenham Uptown Swirl (Saturday of MLK weekend)

March: Round Top Antiques Fair (last weekend)

April: Round Top Antiques Fair; Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival (2nd weekend); Burton Cotton Gin Festival (3rd weekend)

May: Brenham Maifest (1st weekend)

July: Chappell Hill 4th of July Parade; HEB Fireworks Washington-on-the-Brazos; Brenham Hot Nights Cool Tunes Series (every weekend)

August: Chappell Hill Winefest at local wineries (2nd weekend)

September: Washington County Fair & Rodeo (3rd weekend Brenham); Round Top Antiques Fair (last weekend)

October: Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival (2nd weekend); Official Round Top Antiques Fair (1st weekend)

November: Fall Festival of Roses (1st weekend Independence)

December: Chappell Hill Teddy Bear Parade (2nd weekend); Brenham Downtown Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade (2nd Friday after Thanksgiving); Candlelight Christmas Washington-on-the-Brazos (2nd Saturday)


Rates & Availability

Chappell Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas New Years
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Bluebonnet Festival
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Scarecrow Festival
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

Single night stays are considered. Additional cleaning fee may apply for extended stays. Request information from owner before booking reservation.
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
In the event of a cancellation within the cancellation period we will attempt to rent the house but if unsuccessful then the cancellation policy will take effect. If we are successful in re-renting the house a re-booking fee of $75 will be accessed and we will refund the applicable rent, taxes, and pet fee. Fees assessed by VRBO are not within our purview to refund.

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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Chappell Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Fully remodeled
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Fully remodeled
  • Both bathrooms are totally remodeled. One is with a large tub and walk-in shower. 2nd bath includes a large walk-in shower only.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Guests are welcome to bring 2 additional people if they also bring additional sleeping arrangements such as sleeping bags or air mattresses. Some extra guests have used the couches to sleep on. Additional guest fees apply - Please be honest on your reservation requests as to number of overnight guests - owner lives next door and has eyes!
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
The property has its own water well drawn from the Brazos Valley aquifer. Some people are not accustomed to well water taste. If so, guests should consider bringing bottle water to drink. The house is also equipped with a water softener. The house has its own septic system. Care must be taken as to what is flushed or put in the drains. Please advise owner of any events you plan to hold on the property, such as BBQ's, parties, etc. Please be honest as to the number of guests staying. Owner lives next door and out of respect to other nearby residents must have first hand knowledge of this information.

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