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

Bedrooms 2
Space 780 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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...


More Details

Robin Rucker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

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 Fredericksburg

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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Fredericksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • 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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The House That Jack Built. WEARY OF THE BIG CITY… COME HERE!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 69 reviews

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely visit! Great location, just a walk away from main street. The house itself is beautiful and very cozy.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as it states in description!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our little cottage and it was just as advertised, which is a huge relief as I have had rentals in the past that were a huge disappointment when I opened the door! Very cute and rustic with everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at the house. It was very comfortable and cozy. It was a great location. It was a very quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our new 2nd home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Fredericksberg & we couldn't have chosen a better place!

Our 3 small dogs were with us as we needed to escape roof work & it was perfect. We spent a little time with the owners who live a few doors down & they instantly seemed like old friends. We were in awe of Don's woodworking, the fenced backyard was funky & private and the home's interior was easy but stylish. We plan to return to Fredericksberg for my Thanksgiving birthday ONLY if The House That Jack Built is available. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely felt like home.

  • 5 of 5

The home was great. Really enjoyed staying there. It felt like being home.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming atmosphere and very comfortable. Very well located. Spiral stair case was a bit tight.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit to fredericksburg, we have had Jack's House with VRBO for almost 3 years and nobody has ever mentioned the staircase being a tight fit... sorry to hear you had a bit of trouble with it.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $65
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rate of $160 per night Monday-Wednesday, $209 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 UNDER 50 LBS. THERE IS A $100.00 NON REFUNDABLE PET FEE FOR FIRST DOG, ADDITIONAL 50FOR A 2ND... WE WILL ALLOW 2 IF WE DISCUSS FIRST. 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 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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