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Opa's Haus looks out over gently rolling hills - quiet but easy access to town

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Last updated: 10/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Opa's Haus is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Three bedrooms downstairs each have a queen bed. Upstairs is one large bedroom with 4 twin beds. So the house can easily sleep 10 people. The house was originally built in 1860 by German immigrants who used 'fachwerk' (half timber) construction with which they were familiar in Germany. Some of these original walls have been exposed to show the structural beams held together with hand-whittled pegs instead of nails. Between the beams you can also see the handmade bricks. Even though built before Abraham Lincoln was President, the house now has all the modern conveniences of central heat and air conditioning and kitchen appliances. In the living room is a large TV with satellite service. There is also a large outdoor charcoal grill. The spacious front porch is the perfect place to relax after a day of activities - a good place to reconnect with family and friends. If your group is larger than 10 we also have 3 other houses on the property which could accommodate a family reunion.

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/28/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets allowed at our other houses...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Sixty-acre property surrounded by small family farms and ranches. Overlooks a pond where wildlife frequent....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    excellent reception for wireless cards, Iphones, etc....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with appliances, dishes, pots, utensils...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off-season
Oct 28 - May 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$195
$900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225
$1,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 8.25%

Notes:

Reservation is made with a credit card number. Card is run at time of stay or payment made with cash.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Bergstrom
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Grain Bin Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Starke Park
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 123
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Numerous

Car: Necessary

Opa's Haus is located in the rolling hills on the edge of the Texas Hill Country. The setting is quiet and peaceful with pastoral views of the countryside, yet you are just 10- 15 minutes from local attractions in New Braunfels, San Marcos or Seguin. These communities offer a wide variety of activities for visitors. There are numerous historic sites and museums in the area in addition to many festivals that highlight our area's heritage and culture. Our part of Texas is also blessed with rivers and lakes. You can tube or raft the Guadalupe, Comal or San Marcos Rivers. Area lakes offer more water sports and fishing. And of course there is Schlitterbahn, the largest water park in the world! If you are a shopper the Outlet Mall on IH 35 between San Marcos and New Braunfels is the place for you. Every visitor to our area needs to visit Gruene, a community which is now part of New Braunfels. In this historic town you will find numerous shops and restaurants. Don't miss Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas where many well known musicians play nightly. There is also a once-a-month Market Days where local artisans sell their wares. After a busy day seeing the sights come back to Opa's Haus and sit on the porch and enjoy the country views and gentle breezes.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We are life-long residents of this area. Joy was raised on this family farm and still has relatives nearby. We are both descended from the German immigrants who came to this area in the mid 1800's. We have always felt called to help restore architectural treasures of the past. Our two sons share our passion and helped to save this home.

Why the Owner Chose Kingsbury, TX, USA:
This house sat on property that was slated for future development and likely would have been destroyed. In 2010 we purchased the house and moved it to the family farm where we have 3 other vacation rentals. After 4 years of hard work the restoration was completed and the house was ready for guests. We have tried to preserve much of the original craftsmanship and charm. The house still has all the original handmade doors and windows. Reclaimed pine floors are throughout the house. The unique wood trim is a good example of the artistic abilities and the attention to detail of German artisans of the period. When you stay in this house you will have a real appreciation for the work that had to be done to build a home in this area in 1860.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When we first saw this house it was in an advanced state of disrepair. But even in this condition we could see the potential. The house had been untouched since about 1950. There was no electricity or plumbing in the house. But this afforded us the chance to 'start from scratch' to install modern amenities. All the original doors, windows, and pine flooring have been restored. We reconstructed the porch to give guests a good place to relax and visit. We have tried to furnish the house with 'old things', but at same time make it comfortable and useable - not like a museum.


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Speaks: german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/28/2016

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Photos

  • Opa's Haus looks out over gently rolling hills - quiet but easy access to town

    Opa's Haus looks out over gently rolling hills - quiet but easy access to town

  • Dining area adjacent to kitchen.  Table can be made larger with extra leaves

    Dining area adjacent to kitchen. Table can be made larger with extra leaves

  • A mix of old and new!  Original hand hewn beams and satellite TV.

    A mix of old and new! Original hand hewn beams and satellite TV.

  • Reclaimed pine in this bedroom

    Reclaimed pine in this bedroom

  • Upstairs bedroom has 4 twin beds

    Upstairs bedroom has 4 twin beds

  • View from the front porch

    View from the front porch

  • Grill up some steaks while enjoying the country views.

    Grill up some steaks while enjoying the country views.

  • Cottage garden separates Opa's Haus from The Cabin.

    Cottage garden separates Opa's Haus from The Cabin.

  • House was built mid 1800's.  We moved it from near New Braunfels.

    House was built mid 1800's. We moved it from near New Braunfels.

  • The kitchen is a blend of old and new

    The kitchen is a blend of old and new

  • Large living room with comfortable furnishings & satellite TV - next to kitchen

    Large living room with comfortable furnishings & satellite TV - next to kitchen

  • Reclaimed beadboard walls and pine flooring throughout house.

    Reclaimed beadboard walls and pine flooring throughout house.

  • Downstairs bedrooms each have a queen bed

    Downstairs bedrooms each have a queen bed

  • Stairway posts and spindles were reclaimed from a house being demolished.

    Stairway posts and spindles were reclaimed from a house being demolished.

  • Great porch with views of the pond and countryside.  But just 10 minutes to town

    Great porch with views of the pond and countryside. But just 10 minutes to town

  • Stroll through the gardens which surround the house.

    Stroll through the gardens which surround the house.

  • Bring your family for Christmas or a special occasion.

    Bring your family for Christmas or a special occasion.

  • Moved to present location.  Putting it back together.  Come see the results!

    Moved to present location. Putting it back together. Come see the results!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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