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The House that Jack Built. Weary of the Big City… Come Here!

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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...



Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 780 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome children, but please be AWARE the loft with the double bed is really up there and children over 12 are well suited to this set up....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO smoking on the premises, PLEASE..NOT ANYWHERE ON THE PREMISES....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We need to discuss if you would like to bring your dog. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2/loft: 1 double

    Beautiful loft space with double bed, please see pictures...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • The bedroom downstairs is a king. There is a wonderful open loft bedroom upstairs with double bed for extra guests ....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • and beautiful hand crafted concrete sink..along with all the gorgeous built in cabinetry...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    There is a dvd player and we have a fairly good selection of dvd's and REDBox is at Walgreens located a few blocks away....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    We do have basic cable....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Our downtown is quite the highlight of Fredericksburg. Shopping, Eating, more shopping...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    We have our own sort of mountain Cross Mountain, north on Milam lovely hike up and you can see for miles...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Seating for 4 at antique farm table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    gas fireplace in living area...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Directly in front of house on Peach or to the side on Cottonwood.. Please do not park across the street....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked, from baking a pie to roasting a turkey, we think its all there and if its not let us know… because it can be, blender and toaster can be found in a drawer....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Bicycles:

    Two bicycles are available for checking out the local neighborhoods...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lovely covered porch in the front as well as deck in the back yard....moreless

  • Golf:

    we have a great golf course out at Lady Bird Park...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There is great canoeing on the Guadalupe....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Great private back yard with fire pit and firewood available....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


from 61 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$165 $209
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,100 $3,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Cleaning Fee $65
  • Tax Rate 13%


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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Antonio or Austin Airports
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hondo's,Crossroads,German Bakery, Ranch Roasters
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Fredericksburg, TX, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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:)

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from loft into living area

    View from loft into living area

  • Welcome to Jack's House

    Welcome to Jack's House

  • Beautiful farm table for great dining

    Beautiful farm table for great dining

  • Spiral stairs to loft bedroom

    Spiral stairs to loft bedroom

  • King bed

    King bed

  • Beautiful bathroom with shower

    Beautiful bathroom with shower

  • Your loft awaits you

    Your loft awaits you

  • Private fabulous backyard

    Private fabulous backyard

  • Relax and enjoy..

    Relax and enjoy..

  • Kitchen area to bedroom

    Kitchen area to bedroom

  • New stove, fully equipped kitchen

    New stove, fully equipped kitchen

  • The view from above!

    The view from above!

  • Concrete sink made by "Jack"

    Concrete sink made by "Jack"

  • Enjoy a local brew, local wine, or just enjoy in the backyard

    Enjoy a local brew, local wine, or just enjoy in the backyard

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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