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Only Steps Off Main - Historic Dist w/ Hot Tub, Spacious, Walkable, & Breakfast

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,028 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2-3* bedrooms, 2.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6.

Fredericksburg STR Permit # FBGTX-14188

Location, location, location! First block off Main, on San Antonio. Short walk to cute shops and tasting rooms, and super close to eateries with great atmospheres and music!

Das Tejas is a 2002 timber and stone home built with the historic styling of an late 1800's German pioneer home. We have been the proud owners of this lovely home since 2014. Our home features fine period antiques and primitives, along with fine textiles and a growing collection of the owners quilts. Architectural features of this home include a wood burning stone fireplace, cypress beam and pine wood ceilings, stained concrete floors down with wide-plank pine floors up, and granite counters. The large master bedroom is located downstairs off the comfortable living room, and includes an on suite bathroom with recently remodeled walk-in shower and two separate sinks. Guests will appreciate the convenience of an additional half bath, also recently remodeled with double sink and make-up station, along with a super fast download internet connection. The fully equipped kitchen allows for the preparation of a nice family meal when not taking advantage of one of the fine Fredericksburg restaurants within walking distance. The dining area opens up to the kitchen and boasts a table that will accommodate guest seating to six. This area is a perfect location for after dinner games and puzzles found in the home. There is a second private bedroom on the second level, along with a *(semi-private) sleeping loft/television lounge, and an additional bathroom. Covered patios and around the home and a large stone patio in the back allow for relaxation, with private hot tub. Enjoy star gazing around the recently added fire-pit.This home is best used for up to two couples wanting their own private spaces, or a family/friends group of up to six.

Please be considerate of our wishes that our home remain restricted to children under 12 and all pets. Travelers with pets are encouraged to contact us in advance of their stay to receive suggestions on pet resorts in the area. This is a non-smoking (non-vaping) home. No Batchelorette parties or groups over six.

Das Tejas (DT) - Zwei, a second guest house, sits at the back of the super deep lot (200 feet). This unit is used by the owners. If you are in need of additional space for your group, contact us and let us know. We may consider rental of DTZ too. Guest homes are separated by a, newly installed and expanding landscaped yard space.

More Details

Property Manager
Missy Shelton
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Missy Shelton

Hello, our names are Brice and Missy and we have recently moved to Fredericksburg, Texas. Now empty-nesters, we are enjoying the Hill Country and al it has to offer. Brice enjoys cycling and occasionally, I will join him (new tandem). I enjoy quilting and this area has a few amazing shops. I'm also a real estate agent, so just ask if you have any interest in seeing something during your stay.

Missy Shelton purchased this house in 2014

Why Missy Shelton chose Fredericksburg

We had been looking to purchase a home in Gillespie County for several years and were so excited to purchase this home this August of 2014. We have now met our goal of moving to the area after Brice retired in late 2015. This is truly our dream come true and we are looking forward to sharing it with you.

What makes this house unique

The greatest benefit of this home is the fantastic location. In addition to that, this home has all the benefits of a modern home, while maintaining the feel of an early pioneer home. Communal spaces, both inside and on the back patio, make this an exceptional home for small gatherings of family and friends, up to six total guests.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Missy & Brice!

I just want to let you know we had a wonderful stay at your home this Mother's Day weekend! I wanted to leave a review but I guess that's for the actual person that booked the stay.

Your hospitality & warmth made us feel so welcome & I had no issue with the fact that you are in the house behind us. You both were so nice each time we saw one another. You really made us feel "at home". You two are so thoughtful with stocking the refrigerator with breakfast items. And the Banana Bread that Brice made for us was awesome! That made us feel so special! I hope we can visit Fredricksberg again in the future & hopefully Das Tejas will be available when we do!

That you again You guys are the best!
May 2018
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Fredericksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2028 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , En-suite attached to downstairs master.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs half bath. Trough sink vanity & make-up station.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bathroom accessible to bedrooms 2 and loft area.
  • Bath linens and robes can are available for guests up to four. Shampoo, conditioner, soap are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Super comfortable bed, ceiling fan, private en-suite bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lovely private guest room upstairs. Comphy bed. Ceiing fan.l
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeping loft & TV area, up. Bathroom access. Ceiling fan.
  • Bedroom 1 and 2 are private. Bedroom 3 is a closed sleeping loft that includes a television lounge area. Access to the upstairs bathroom is in the sleeping loft area. Sleeping loft area is best used by 'girls' weekends or families with children over the age of 12.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
Breakfast items are provided for overnight guests. Please contact owner with special dietary considerations.


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Only Steps Off Main - Historic Dist w/ Hot Tub, Spacious, Walkable, & Breakfast
average rating of 4.90566 based on 54 reviews

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us to celebrate an anniversary with another couple. The back yard provided a great retreat with the hot tub and fire pit, both ready to use! She even provided cozy blankets to use by the fire pit!

Missy provided all the makings for a delicious breakfast!! The kitchen had everything we needed!

We drove to Main Street to shop—we could of walked but we were afraid it would have been a little too much to carry all of our purchases back! :). Keep in mind that the shops hours are usually from 10-5ish, so be sure to plan accordingly.

We would definitely come back!

Thank you Missy!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Could not have enjoyed our stay more at this lovely cottage. Every detail was perfect and thoughtfully executed. Can't wait to stay again on our next trip to the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, we didn't want to leave. We wished we could have lived there. Owners very nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the house. So cute! Kitchen was stocked for breakfast! Excellent location. Loved owners.

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute and especially clean place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Fredericksburg. So much fun and lots to do. All the food was great too! The house we stayed in was such a cute place and the owners provided all the food for a nice breakfast. Would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Vacation Home for Best Friends Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything was first class. Missy and Brice provided everything as described and more. It was so clean when we arrived that, when leaving, one almost feels bad leaving it in less than clean condition. We met Missy and Brice and found them to be thoroughly engaging and enjoyable. The location could not have been better. Quiet and peaceful. Wine on the back porch is a must after a day of wine tastings and shopping. Everything at Das Tejas is planned and designed to give the guest the best experience possible.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
68 Miles
SAT International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lady Bird Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
Hondo's, Crossroads, Western Edge, West End
Car: not necessary

Must see and do activities include:

- Shopping Main ST

- Dining local restaurants, weekend reservations recommended

- Wine tastings at wineries and tasting rooms

- Antiquing

- Cycling the Hill Country

- Hiking Enchanted Rock

- Sightseeing the area

- Museums - Pacific War and Pioneer are among some

- Art Galleries

- Fresh local produce

- Peaches

- Festivals

- Trade Days


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Fee Description:
Tax Rate - State and Local tax rates = 13% (Beware, some other homes are charging over governed rate)
Damage Protection Fee - no longer charged! Owner has opted for a refundable deposit. That rate is $250. Assuming you leave the home undamaged, without bringing approved pets and children under the age of 12, you will get it back within 7 days!
Service Fee - VRBO/HomeAway fee, owner never sees
Cleaning fee - None! Standard cleaning is built into our rate!

Call owner with any questions, ie: making damage deposit by check.

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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