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The Cottage By The Creek - 10 beautiful acres with private creek access

Dripping Springs, TX, USA
  • Cottage1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Luxury German bungalow located on 10 beautiful acres with private creek access.

The Cottage By The Creek offers the best in modern day luxury with the charm of days past. Our beautiful 1800's farm home has been meticulously restored to include every modern luxury. Located on 10 peaceful acres, loaded with wildlife, and private access to 400' of Sycamore Creek, you can't help but feel the stresses of life melt away as you make the turn down the winding private drive. Conveniently located within close proximity to many wedding venues and wineries this tiny hidden treasure is one you will want to return to again and again.


Janice Englehart

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Janice Englehart

Our family loves the outdoors and hosting friends. This property was a natural fit for us and we are so excited to share it with you!

Janice Englehart purchased this Cottage in 2015

Why Janice Englehart chose Dripping Springs

This is a unique picturesque property with a magical setting. It's a perfect romantic getaway or a peaceful place to relax and getaway for a bit. You'll make friends with Mr Fox, the deer, the ducks and all of natures' bounty!!

What makes this Cottage unique

Rural, creek front setting, wildlife galore!!!!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Sleeper Sofa
        1 sleep sofa /futon


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Enjoy our beautiful oversized shower with optional rain shower head. The dimmer controlled lights, quartz counters, and beautiful fixtures add to the luxurious experience. We do have a water softener so no hard water or sulfur smell!

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Visit Dripping Springs historic downtown just 10 miles down the road on Mercer Street. Enjoy live music 7 days a week from the Mercer Street Dance Hall, Hudson's on Mercer, The Barber Shop and more
          • Rural
            Located on 10 peaceful acres with private access to Sycamore Creek you can't help but feel the stresses of life melt away as you make the turn down the winding private drive.
          • Waterfront
            Enjoy 400 feet of Sycamore Creek frontage from your private fire pit. Take a small walk to a swimming hole or just sit on the shore and watch your stress float away.


              • Away From It All


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                        There is wifi available
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fireplace
                        We offer an outdoor fireplace.
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        There is a large covered parking area for two cars plus a circular driveway.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            The kitchen is fully outfitted with everything you need to prepare a delicious meal.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                            The property offers a mini refrigerator in the house as well as a full size refrigerator in the cedar house.
                          • Stove


                              • Dining
                                The outdoor dining table seats 12 while the house offers a 2 seat table.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television


                                      • Balcony
                                        Lovely balcony off the bedroom
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Lots of comfortable seating around a large outdoor patio with double sided fireplace. Outdoor dining table seats 12 and there is a fire pit and 4 chairs by the creek.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            The cottage is not ideally suited for small children under 2 yrs, as there are stairs, a balcony and un-restricted creek access. Please contact owner if requesting rental with children and provide ages. We want you to enjoy every minute of your vacation. The Cottage is also located in a lovely, quiet residential area and is not the ideal location for you if you want to play loud music or party. No fireworks are permitted at any time.


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • swimming


                                                              • This country cottage is a dream come true for our family, one that we want to share with you. The 1800's German bungalow was lovingly remodeled with hickory wood floors, custom cabinets, GE profile stainless appliances, quartz counters, & much more. No expense was spared in the appointment of our dream getaway and we know that you will love to share in the luxury and historic charm of our tiny home.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                42 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Comfortable and Relaxing

                                                                kirk d.

                                                                Quiet. Very clean. All necessities covered. Perfect for couples. Great escape from the city. As much fun as our young kids would have epxloring the propery and walking the creek, we've decided to keep this as our own secret getaway.

                                                                We had a great experience.

                                                                Ashley V.

                                                                This cottage was the perfect get away for a few days. We started our honeymoon here and could not have picked a more relaxing and beautiful place. The House was perfect and we especially enjoyed the outdoor grill and eating area. We highly recommend this house for a relaxing retreat.

                                                                Peaceful Get-away

                                                                David/Alycia F.Dallas, Texas, USA

                                                                As we made our way down the winding drive, we came across a family of deer grazing. The fire pit by the creek was amazing with the smell of burning mesquite. Morning coffee on the porch presented roll call of many birds which was the only thing interrupting the silence. The next night as we enjoyed dinner outside, our dinner conversations did not seem to interrupt the evening grazing of the family of deer. There was a mysterious lack of mosquitoes (not a single one), which makes for a pleasant time for a family with sweet blood. The cottage was well appointed including soft close cabinets, stainless appliances, granite counters, Calphalon cookware, William Sonoma dishes/mixing bowls, rain head shower, Hunter ceiling fans and luxurious linens. Wifi was adequate for family of four (including 2 teenagers). Approximately 15-20 minutes into Dripping Springs for grocery store and it was about 40-50 min drive to Zilker Park or downtown Austin on the ONE day that we drove into the city.


                                                                Kelly S.Dallas, TX

                                                                Our family loved The Cottage by the Creek. Quite, clean, lovely grounds, friendly wild-life. We miss the fox already.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                So glad you enjoyed your stay, Kelly!! Mr Fox is quite the celebrity at The Cottage By The Creek!!! Please come back anytime!!




                                                                Merrelle M.Krum

                                                                We loved everything about our stay. The property and home were beautiful and had everything needed or wanted. So many nice touches for a special time. We could not have picked a better place for our first visit to the hill country. Thank you so much for opening your home for others to enjoy.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank You for taking such good care of our home! We love to share our beautiful slice of heaven on earth with others. Please come back again when the weather is warm and enjoy some bonfires by the creek.


                                                                Janice & Peter

                                                                Christmas at the Cottage by the Creek

                                                                Clint L.

                                                                My wife and I desperately needed some R&R after a very busy 2017 so we decided to stay at the Cottage by the Creek. This was the perfect place for just that. The property is beautiful and Cottage was well very appointed and clean. The owner was gracious and provided a nice bottle of wine and some delictable muffins.

                                                                We truly enjoyed our time in the Dripping Springs area and the Cottage by the Creek. We will definitely return!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks so much, Clint. We love sharing our beautiful cottage with our guests and are glad you found the R & R you were looking for. You were perfect guests and we look forward to your return anytime!!




                                                                Dripping Springs, TX, USA

                                                                Once you make the turn down our winding private drive I doubt you will want to leave. But, if you do feel like exploring the beautiful hill country, our cottage is just fifteen minutes northwest of downtown Dripping Springs and is conveniently located near numerous wedding venues, wineries and breweries. Pedernales Fall State Park is only 15 short minutes away. Historic towns such as Johnson City, Fredricksburg, Luckenback, and Gruene are an easy drive, as well as the cities of Austin and San Antonio if you care to venture out.


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                Additional cleaning fee of $25 per stay for more than two guests. Verizon and Sprint cell service work fine. AT&T is spotty. You may need to go to the top of the hill for best reception. There is wifi available. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                                                                42 Reviews
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