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Authentic German Sunday House! Location, Outdoor Fireplace & Upscale Decor!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Accommodates 4, Stunning Back Yard With Fireplace...

Up to four can enjoy this quiet amenity-rich, centrally located home with a back yard laden with ivy-covered trees. Historic Sunday House, quiet but conveniently located to the town's attractions within walking distance. Well-equipped kitchen for cooking needs as well as an outdoor barbecue grill. Secluded back yard includes an outdoor fireplace with comfortable Adirondack chairs for relaxing lounging. High-speed wifi internet provided, along with cable TV. Decorated in a sophisticated style reminiscent of Architectural Digest.

Flagstone Sunday House was built around 1900. The German Emigration Company issued lot number 369 to Maria Elisa Dattner in the latter part of 1846. The house was completely restored and decorated for use as a bed and breakfast cottage in 2011. While respecting all of the historical importance of the house, no stone has been left unturned when it comes to providing guests with all the touches today's travelers enjoy.

You will appreciate the smart style and attention to detail as soon as you open the front door The front room, an enclosed sleeping porch, offers two built-in twin beds, perfect for turning a trip for two into a getaway for three or four! Next you enter the gracious den which boasts sophisticated style reminiscent of Architectural Digest! Above the drawing table you will find a unique touch…the white guest board, a large framed artist's message board for you to share a drawing, a kind word, a poem or just a passing thought with the owners and future guests. What a fun touch, particularly since the owner is an artist!

The downstairs also offers a full kitchen and dining area, plus a bathroom with a charming tiled shower. Upstairs is the main king-sized bedroom, clothed in a soothing white color scheme. The bathroom for this bedroom is at the bottom of the stairs. (Keep in mind that part of this home's charm is its multi-level design…BUT that does mean authentic, slightly narrow stairs. Only reserve this cottage if you are comfortable with stairs.)

As fabulous as all this is, the thing that will bring you back time and time again to Flagstone Sunday House may be the amazing back yard. Off the dining room, you will find a large deck with sitting areas and a sweeping staircase leading down to the ivy-covered lawn. Relax in the cool weather with our limestone fireplace. Take a little time from life's cares to walk among the branches, watch the birds, and put your feet up for a bit With all these great amenities plus an excellent location just one block from Main Street and 3-4 blocks to the heart of shopping, Flagstone Sunday House is a treasured retreat!

More Details

Amelia Banner
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Amelia Banner

A perfectionist with a ready smile for just about anyone! Love people, cooking, biking, gardening, volunteering and TENNIS! I am always busy and I wouldn't have it any other way!

Amelia Banner purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Amelia Banner chose Fredericksburg

I bought this because it has charm and historical significance. It's one of seven of the original German immigration Sunday Houses. But best of all, is the stunning back yard!

What makes this cottage unique

The location, the location, the location! Unbelievable backyard, with terraced flagstone throughout and large limestone fireplace. This kind of property just does not come up for sale very often because it's one that everyone wants...


Fredericksburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , shower
  • Baths have fully-travertined showers with eco-friendly shampoos and other toiletries for your convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Upstairs bedroom has King-sized bed in a soothing linen and white color scheme. 50" internet-smart TV. Downstairs has an enclosed sleeping porch with two built-in twin beds with custom made cotton and linen mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • tennis
Your local hostess is Betsy Pollard and she may reached at 830-998-4065. All guests may contact her or the owner with any questions or problems.


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Authentic German Sunday House! Location, Outdoor Fireplace & Upscale Decor!
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 52 reviews
Corpus Christi, TX

Absolutely the best B&B that I have stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

So incredibly unique. Steeped in history yet everything that one could possibly want or need. The beds are absolutely the most comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked, and the amenities are perfect. The cleanliness surpasses any place that I have stayed in. This is so hard to find in this day and age, so kudos to the owner and manager. We did a girls 3-day adventure to Fredericksburg and we will definitely return and re-book this lovely house. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We really do try to make it a wonderful experience for everyone, while keeping prices avoidable. Come back again. Amelia Banner
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San Clemente, CA

Very authentic

  • 4 of 5

Lot's of nice artwork, very comfy. Owner & housekeeper very attentive. Very close to Main street shops, restaurants & grocery store.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming roomy Sunday House, perfect for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

The host did a great job equipping the house for guests. Anything you could need she had prepared. Conveniently located near all of the downtown attractions. Would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming house quiet street

  • 5 of 5

This is my absolute favorite place to stay in Fredericksburg my husband on his mothers side is German it is like stepping back in time. The street the house is on is guiet and so close to town the place is nice and always clean. It was my husband and I 35th anniversary had a wonderful time. The lady who owns the house is very accommodating and nice love love love this house. Runay M

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We absolutley try our best to make it as comfortable and clean as we possibly can. Please come back! As ever, Amelia Zesch
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Beautiful and historic building; quiet but walking distance to Main st.

  • 5 of 5

Great property if you are looking for historical charm. It is convenient to shopping, restaurants, and St. Mary’s but not noisy like staying on Main Street is. Make sure you are comfortable with steep stairs.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the stay and would stay again. Quite and close to town.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Car: recommended

Access to winery tours, Nimitiz Museum, art galleries, music venues, First Friday and other festivals, Rockbox Theater, live Pari-Mutual horse racing (August), Oktoberfest, Food and Wine Fest, micro-breweries, Ntional Museum of the Pacific War.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.