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Large Comfy Home with Stellar Views and Room to Roam, Nestled among Oaks

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps up to 12, 3 bathrooms w/showers, perfect for gatherings large or small

An inviting country home perfect for family reunions, girls (or guys) weekends, romantic getaways, or any special occasion. A hidden gem for a quiet retreat that offers easy access to Main Street and area attractions. Large master bedroom w/bath & private entry (handicap accessible), family room w/wood stove and satellite TV, formal dining room easily seats 6-8, informal dining area w/beautiful view which opens up to patio w/gas grill, 2nd bedroom on ground floor, library w/DVDs available, upstairs loft w/bedroom, bathroom, & additional sleeping accommodations. Fully equipped kitchen. Tire-swing for tykes and horseshoe pits. Scenic views perfect for stargazing and exploring.

Jim and Kathy Herrington
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Jim and Kathy Herrington

I am the daughter of Art and Elane Petersen who purchased the land and built this home back in 1980's for a retirement retreat. Art was raised on a ranch 11 miles up the road but had a career as a Marine JAG officer, then as a city attorney and finally opened his own office as a financial planner before REALLY retiring to his hometown. They raised Longhorns and enjoyed a few good years before leaving the property for others to enjoy.

I LOVE this place!!! After enjoying over a decade of Thanksgiving and other celebrations here w/ my entire family; I have a desire to share the beauty & wonder of these twin hills and surrounding area.

Jim and Kathy Herrington purchased this house in 1988

Why Jim and Kathy Herrington chose Fredericksburg

Our home was designed by my late parents for family gatherings and for retirement. It is comfortable and quiet, cant see another house in any direction.

What makes this house unique

We are over the hill from Fredericksburg which gives us the most wonderful views of the stars without the city lights. Almost always a breeze so sitting out on any of the porches is comfortable.


Fredericksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Master - toilet , shower , walk-in shower
    Downstairs Hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Cowboy Room - 2 twin/ single , Cowboy themed
    Upstairs Master - 1 queen , Small TV in the room connected to the satelite TV
    Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Has large sitting area w/ 2 lazy-boy chairs, and ADA bath
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Open area next to upstairs bathroom
    Parlor - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The Parlor coach folds out to sleep 2
    Library - 1 sleep sofa /futon , We have a large library with lots of books, sofa sleeper
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing


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Large Comfy Home with Stellar Views and Room to Roam, Nestled among Oaks
average rating of 4.675676 based on 37 reviews
houston, tx

Beautiful property in the country, still close to town.

  • 5 of 5

House easily slept 5 adults and 3 kids. We took back roads from the home to several wineries and the kids were amazed by all the deer we saw along the beautiful drive. Love the peace and serenity this place offers while still a very easy/short drive to town. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A bit of nature

  • 5 of 5

It is a very peaceful place with a wonderful setting and nearby shopping at unique shops.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Keeps getting better

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay in this home. It is perfect for a girls' weekend or for family time. It is spacious, comfortable, and very clean. We love having breakfast on the patio and enjoying the country morning! It is stocked with everything you need - it is 5-6 minutes to town, and you can even get Freericksburg's version of Uber if you need it. Already looking forward to next year's annual Girls' weekend and will be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Quiet Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Great place for three couples to meet for a long weekend get-away at Octoberfest in Fredericksburg! The owners provided everything we needed. Place was very clean & spacious!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. The property is gorgeous and peaceful. I watched the sunrise, sunset and the cattle graze from the front porch.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's what this place is all about. pease and quiet. Glad you enjoyed it. Come back anytime
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houston, tx

Beautiful, quiet, private, and close to town.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house as a place for the women and younger children to stay while we camped at our land near Enchanted Rock with some of the older kids. One of the nights we did so, we all gathered here for dinner. Place is absolutely perfect for multiple families with children. Plenty of room for them to run, and the location is very close to town while still feeling like it's in the country. It's an easy, beautiful drive to access the place, and once you're there, the views, surrounding acreage, and home are wonderful.

We can highly recommend this place for groups and will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You would be welcomed back anytime. Thank you
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
San Antonio Airport
Nearest Train
82 Miles
San Antonio Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Car: necessary

This home is located 4.5 miles from town, only about 10 min. Close enough to run in to shop or dine but far enough to be quiet and peaceful. Fredericksburg is located in the heart of the hill country, with lots of eclectic shops and restaurants on the city's main street offering a taste of the local culture.

If you want to stay close to the guest home during your stay you can hike, bike, bird watch, or just enjoy the quiet beauty of nature.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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