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Comfortably Elegant Cabin-Perfect for Romance & Relaxation or a Girl's Weekend

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Join your friends and relax on the porch after a day at the wineries or shopping

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 bedroom 1 large bath, sleeps 6 with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.

Comfortably elegant Tuscan-style cabin set in an exceptionally peaceful setting with a large, 34 foot long covered front porch to sit back, relax and sip a glass of Texas Hill Country wine while enjoying the panoramic sunset views. The 680 sq ft Casetta features an open plan kitchen/dining/living area, a roomy bath and 2 bedrooms (1 king bed & 1 queen bed) as well as a queen sized sofa bed (with a Memory Foam mattress) in the Living Area. The full kitchen is equipped with a gourmet coffee maker to make single serve K-cup coffee and a small drip coffee maker. Your choice of a 'Welcome bottle' of local wine is provided (for guests over 21) and can be accompanied by a bread, fruit & cheese plate with advance notice for an extra charge. The hosts have tried to think of everything to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Although off the beaten path, the Casetta is only minutes away from Fredericksburg and the famed 290 Wine Trail and Hill Country wineries. Casetta Toscano is the perfect place to escape and relax in the tranquil countryside and experience a little bit of Tuscany in the Texas Hill Country. 10% discount for active & retired US military and first responders.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 680 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    The yard is in the process of being fenced to make it more dog friendly. Estimated completion is June 1, 2015....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Oversized Walk-in shower

Other Amenities

  • There is another cabin located approximately 200 yards from the Casseta. It is off set back far enough that it is not visible from inside the Casseta or on the front porch....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Learn all about grapes and wine from our mini-library....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray player...moreless

  • Games:

    playing cards, board games, croquet & horseshoes....moreless

  • Television:

    Television is not hooked up to satellite. Works with DVD or hooked up to your laptop for Netflicks or Hulu, etc...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A small selection of DVDs is available (westerns, children's, action, romantic comedy)...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The cottage is situated on a 31 acre ranch with clear views of beautiful Hill Country sunrises and sunsets. 1.5 Miles to the Pedernales River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    password secured wifi available...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Makes either small pots of coffee or single serve K cups....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with coffee maker, toaster, microwave,stove and refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee (both Keurig & drip coffee makers), tea, hot chocolate, cold bottled water, some basic spices, napkins, toilet paper and paper towels...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Not a full size fridge, it is about twice the size of an under counter fridge and has a small freezer. If you are bringing beverages and groceries, it is recommended that you bring a cooler as well....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Dining for 4-6 and adjoining seating area under the covered front porch. A fire pit was recently completed in the front yard....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front lawn with fenced in yard ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal & lighter fluid provided There is also a fire pit....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016
4 night min stay

$795
flat fee
New Year's Eve
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay

$855
flat fee
Off-season
Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$175 $185
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$185 $200
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Friday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $35
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 13%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

8.05 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gillespie County Airport
7.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course
1.27 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Texas Highway 16 South
6.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cabernet Grill

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Rick & Sue met and married after college while on active duty in the Air Force. Both retired in the late 90's (Sue was an HR manager and Rick a pilot) and moved with their kids from metropolitan Washington D.C. to Texas to begin the next phase of their lives. They knew that Wisconsin (where Sue was raised) was too cold for Rick & West Texas (where he grew up) too brown and flat for Sue. Central Texas with its low unemployment, favorable taxes, affordable cost of living, good schools and reasonable weather seemed like the right choice. We'd looked at Austin & San Antonio, but both cities were growing into huge metropolises so quickly and we really wanted our kids to grow up in a small town environment. We planned an overnight stay in the Fredericksburg area as a part of an RV vacation to check out where to settle. Due to engine problems in the RV, we ended up in town for 4 days and fell in love. The rest is history. (Just ask Rick to tell you about it...he loves to share the story.)

Why the Owner Chose Fredericksburg, TX, USA:
Both Rick & Sue love wine and were toying with the idea of growing grapes and making wine themselves. Even back in the late 1990's, Fredericksburg was a designated viticultural area and showed great potential. So, first they bought a wine tasting room on Main St to learn all about what the consumer was looking for in wine and get to know local winemakers. Then they purchased their property with the plan to plant a vineyard and follow their dream. One thing led to another and before you knew it, they not only had the wine tasting room, but had also started Fredericksburg's very first winery touring business while each having their own full time jobs. After 7 yrs and quickly growing kids, they decided it was time to sell both businesses and focus on family. They never did plant vines on their property, but have help plant vines, haverst and produce wine with their good friends from Texas Hills Vineyard. Now that their kids have grown and moved on they wanted a place where the kids could stay and bring their friends and families along to visit. So tehy designed and built the Casetta in the summer of 2014 and furnished it like some of the lovely B&Bs they stayed in on a recent trip to Italy. They hope you will find it as friendly as visiting family and as comfortable and elegant as a 5-star hotel. They look forward to sharing the beauty and peacefulness of their property with you.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
This property is located just outside Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country. Fredericksburg is a small town with a unique German flavor in its Hauptstrasse (Main Street) architecture and unique Sunday Houses. Weekenders from nearby San Antonio and Austin have long appreciated the charm of our small town with its selection of high class restaurants. delicious BBQ and live music scene. The surrounding Texas Hill Country is home to lush peach orchards and vineyards. It is one of the country's largest viticulture areas and Wine Spectator magazine recently named it one of the Top 10 Wine Travel Destinations in the World for 2014. Wildlife abounds with a wide variety of birds, Axis and Mule deer, and Mouflon sheep along with usual horses and cows can be seen on grazing ours and adjoining ranches. The best part about this property is that you can just sit on the front porch overlooking the hill country, enjoying the peace and quiet, spectacular sunsets, while sipping a glass of world class local wine and feel your worries slipping away.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Join your friends and relax on the porch after a day at the wineries or shopping

    Join your friends and relax on the porch after a day at the wineries or shopping

  • Bedroom 2 has a beautiful queen-size bed with comfy memory foam mattress.

    Bedroom 2 has a beautiful queen-size bed with comfy memory foam mattress.

  • There is a large flat screen TV with BluRay & DVD player.

    There is a large flat screen TV with BluRay & DVD player.

  • The over-sized bathroom has a walk-in shower stall and Egyptian cotton towels.

    The over-sized bathroom has a walk-in shower stall and Egyptian cotton towels.

  • The rock work, including the fire pit is finally completed.

    The rock work, including the fire pit is finally completed.

  • Enjoy the spectacular sunsets.

    Enjoy the spectacular sunsets.

  • Just another example of the panoramic beauty of the sunsets you can enjoy.

    Just another example of the panoramic beauty of the sunsets you can enjoy.

  • Some of the wildflowers found on the property in the springtime.

    Some of the wildflowers found on the property in the springtime.

  • Pretty pink wildflowers.

    Pretty pink wildflowers.

  • Sunsets light the sky on fire.

    Sunsets light the sky on fire.

  • Bedroom 1 has a gorgeous king-sized bed with memory foam mattress.

    Bedroom 1 has a gorgeous king-sized bed with memory foam mattress.

  • The living area has a queen-sized sofa bed with a Serta memory foam mattress.

    The living area has a queen-sized sofa bed with a Serta memory foam mattress.

  • Enjoy making meals in the full-size kitchen.

    Enjoy making meals in the full-size kitchen.

  • Enjoy a bottle of Texas Hill Country wine and relax on the covered porch.

    Enjoy a bottle of Texas Hill Country wine and relax on the covered porch.

  • An example of the beautiful sunsets.

    An example of the beautiful sunsets.

  • Stunning sunset as seen the the front porch.

    Stunning sunset as seen the the front porch.

  • Did I mention the beautiful sunsets.....

    Did I mention the beautiful sunsets.....

  • Winecup wildflowers in the field.

    Winecup wildflowers in the field.

  • View of the springtime wildflowers from the front porch.

    View of the springtime wildflowers from the front porch.

  • Beautiful even when it rains.

    Beautiful even when it rains.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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