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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017

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
  • 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 4.647059 based on 34 reviews

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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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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Property was clean and comfy. Plenty of space for guests, very charming decor.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to get away! I hosted my sisters bachelorette weekend, it was comforting to know only the cows and deer would here us laughing all night!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such good guests. And don't worry, the cows and deer wont tell what you were laughing about... Come back anytime
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  • 5 of 5

I have been renting vacation homes for more than ten years. This one delivered more than we expected. So comfortable, so peaceful, close to town- 6-7 minute drive and everything you need. House was much larger than we expected. We cooked big breakfasts and sat on the patio to eat. Loved watching the cows and deer. We actually go to fredricksburg a couple times a year. I look forward to staying here again!! Thank you for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review and I would like to invite you back anytime you are in the area.
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Felt like home! Great for group getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and clean home! Plenty of space for a large group to gather, visit and dine together! Just a few minutes to the Main Street of Fredericksburg. Beautiful country setting!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Family Gatherings are why the house was built. Thank you. Come see us real soon
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.