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The House That Jack Built. WEARY OF THE BIG CITY… COME HERE!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 loft Bedroom,1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps,

Built in 1945 (not by Jack), this house is nestled on a quiet street 3 blocks off West Main. This jewel has been renovated inside and out (by Jack). Jack cut and milled the trees on the family farm creating every detail of the beautiful custom built kitchen along with each and every inch of trim and cabinets throughout the house. When it comes to one of a kind details you will find much to appreciate… The 'House that Jack Built' will speak to those looking for something more than merely an accommodation, it is an experience in loving craftsmanship.

The open floor plan offers plenty of seating in the living room, new central air/heat make the house the perfect stay in summer or winter. Vaulted ceiling in the kitchen with wonderful old farm table which seats 4 comfortably. A beautiful spiral staircase takes you to the open loft area with a double bed for additional guests.

The bedroom downstairs is a king. From the bedroom you continue outside to the large deck that sits in a beautiful private backyard. Grill some burgers, drink iced tea, or have a local LOBO beer. Tired of the backyard, sit on the front porch and watch the world go by and listen to the mourning doves and the roosters saying good morning and good night.

You are a 'walk away' from all the excitement called Main Street. Live music at Hondo's and Crossroads are a 'walk away'. If you don't want to make coffee before heading into your day. Ranch Roasters Coffee is just up the street where you will find the best latte, best scones and breakfast tacos in town. Tell Daniel Robin and Don sent you. The 'winery trail' is 15 to 20 minutes from this great location.

Any found items will be kept for one week and if not claimed will be given to a local charity. We are happy to mail anything you forget if you cover the cost of the shipping.

We live in this neighborhood. We love this neighborhood, once you come we think you will too. Come for a weekend, come for a week, come for a month or more...


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Robin Rucker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2017

About Robin Rucker

We moved here from Nashville in 2007, the call of a smaller town made us pack our bags, and we have never looked back. Robin is a producer in the film business, the majority of her work being with HGTV and DIY and enjoys the luxury of working from home. Don (aka Jack) is a contractor/builder/craftsman.His forte is restoring homes back to what they used to be… and enjoys every step of the process.

Robin Rucker purchased this house in 2001

Why Robin Rucker chose Hill Country

This was a run down rental property when we purchased it… Don used it for his shop for several years making beautiful cabinets and furniture and installing them in other peoples houses… when we decided it was time to bring it back to life… which we did.

What makes this house unique

This place has it all in terms of being in town but also very quiet and private. It is a short 2 block walk to all the shopping, restaurants and wine bars. It is perfect for a romantic get away or a girls weekend! We do not live on site so you have complete privacy. We allow a self check-in with the key left on site.( Please treat our home as you would your own:)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved hosting you two and the pup.... Please come back soon... you are exactly the kind of guests we love to share our home with
Nov 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

The House That Jack Built. WEARY OF THE BIG CITY… COME HERE!
average rating of 4.965517 based on 59 reviews

Lovely getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have visited Fredericksburg several times and stayed at hotels or b&bs. I must say that loved this house! I enjoy cooking, so having the kitchen was great. We were also able to bring our little dog, which was a plus. We stayed over new years weekend and they even had a Christmas tree set up in the living room. A few things that I never think to ask, but are always good to know : the bed was SUPER comfortable and the water pressure in the shower was excellent. The TV has basic channels, but there's a dvd player, so if you're planning to spend an evening in, bring some dvds from home or check them out at your local library (or stop by the redbox just a few blocks away). There's a good selection of books too. The owners texted to check in and make sure we didn't need anything, which was nice. Thanks for the excellent getaway weekend! Next time we're in town, I'll be booking here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting you 3.... i am sorry we didn't get to actually meet. We would love to have you ALL back any time... Have a wonderful new year and look forward to your return. Robin
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Nice Stay, BYOC

  • 4 of 5

Jack's House was very clean and comfortable, all as advertised, and in a convenient location. We enjoyed our stay.

We would have relaxed more with more privacy. People on neighboring properties and in the street had clear views into the house. With the exception of the master bedroom, the windows only had curtains on the bottom halves, and had no blinds, leaving the top halves completely without cover. We had to rig up full cover for the bathroom window. This was the first place we've stayed that didn't have curtains or blinds that could completely cover every window and we never got used to it. You may want to Bring Your Own Curtains.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my, we are so sorry to hear you didn't like our window treatments... we have been renting Jack's House for over two years and nobody has EVER commented on this, if anything quite to the contrary... there have been comments that they love the light that the 3/4 curtains let in... guests can see out, and nobody can see in. I suppose if somebody decided to bring a ladder over that could be a problem.. and as sly and the family stone said... "different strokes for different folks." But we really don't think it necessary that guests BYOC... Happy New Year Jason to you and your wife.
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A true Frederickburg experience

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cozy, quiet and comfortable. Incredible handmade woodwork throughout. Well stocked kitchen for cooking. A new grill outside. Great location, you can walk to main street. Hosts, Robin and Don are dandy folks. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your visit to Jack's House. Please be sure to consider us on your next visit to town and Happy New Year
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Perfect way to kick of my birthday weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Robin was so sweet and very accommodating of us. The house was clean and quaint and a perfect way to celebrate my birthday and getting out of my first trimester. It was very relaxing and all of the amenities were great. House is in a great location just a few blocks from Main Street. Hope to stay in this house again in the near future!!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled you enjoyed your birthday weekend...please return soon to our little town and to Jack's House.
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this very nostalgic home in Fredericksburg for 3 nights along with our little dog. Everything was spotless, well decorated and extremely comfortable! We really enjoyed sitting on the nice deck in back and enjoying the October weather. We will return.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phyllis and her family( including their darling) dog were perfect guests...We would welcome them back at any time...
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Great Weekend Get Away

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our brief stay at "Jack's House". The property looked just as the pictures posted on-line. The owner made it very easy to gain access to the home, which we appreciated.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
San Antonio or Austin Airports
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hondo's,Crossroads,German Bakery, Ranch Roasters
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lady Bird Golf Course
Car: necessary

Enchanted Rock is 20 minutes away and offers hiking, birding, stargazing and much more. The antique town of Comfort is 20 minutes away, with wonderful shopping and charming restaurants. LBJ Nation Park is 25 minutes away and is stunningly beautiful. And don't forget that every third weekend is Trade Days, a must for those looking for outdoor shopping, live music, biergarten and is across the street from the Wildseed Farm. We have lavender trails, we have 13 award winning wineries on the 290 Trail.

Luckenbach is 15 minutes away… Willie, Waylon and the Boys aren't there, but LOTS of good music, LOTS.. Your days in Fredericksburg can be as busy as you want them to be….or stay home and read a book


Rates & Availability

Fredericksburg House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $65
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rate of $160 per night Monday-Wednesday, $215 Thursday-Sunday and additional fees apply for over 2 people
and pets.

Check in 4:00pm -Check out 11am-need more time ask please.. if we can we will

PETS MUST be crated or in the yard when you are gone and you MUST take out $59 damage protection if you are bringing your pals.

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.
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Fredericksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • and beautiful hand crafted concrete sink..along with all the gorgeous built in cabinetry
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2/loft - 1 double , Beautiful loft space with double bed, please see pictures
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The bedroom downstairs is a king. There is a wonderful open loft bedroom upstairs with double bed for extra guests .
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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