REST, a newly renovated, 3BR/2BA home just 5 blocks from Main with hot tub!
Ashton and Danielle Saunders
About Ashton and Danielle Saunders
My husband and I first visited Fredericksburg after a friend, who now lives there, recommended it as a great get away vacation spot. Well after just one trip we were won over! We bought this property as our first renovation project and have had a great experience the entire time! We love this property for the outdoor space which is perfect for our growing family with a 5 year old boy and twin 3 year old girls!! We can't wait to spend weeks here discovering the hidden treasures of this town and getting to know the wonderful people of this town!
Ashton and Danielle Saunders purchased this House in 2016
What makes this House unique
Newly renovated and only 5 blocks from the middle of Main St. Just a few blocks from our favorite restaurants and stores!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:9 (sleeps up to 9 adults)
Gillespie County or Hotel Occupancy Tax is not automatically collected, so to be transparent, has been added as admin fee by us until resolved by VRBO
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Such a great house on a quiet street. Close enough to walk to town. We had plenty of room for 6 adults. The beds were so comfortable and the kitchen has everything we needed. I’m so glad we found this gem!
A little disappointing after reading other good reviews
We booked this house for a girls trip. Good things first: The layout of the house worked well for the seven of us. Check in was easy and parking was convenient. The kitchen had enough to work with. The beds were mostly comfortable and the decor was nice. You can tell a recent remodel was completed. The showers were large and lots of towels and basic bath items were provided.
Now the not so good: The first thing we noticed was that there was no fire pit, which is in the homes description. After inquiring, we were informed that it was removed due to neighbors complaints. Unfortunately, only hours into our stay, the biggest roach I’ve ever seen came running through the kitchen. After removing that one, we saw one more on our last day there, also in the kitchen. We were really looking forward to relaxing in the hot tub. After removing the cover, we noticed the water was very low and had a weird/musty smell. The sides and bottom felt a bit slimy so I’m thinking it just hadn’t been cleaned in a bit. The fire pit and hot tub were big selling points in booking the house so this was a disappointment. Also, i think that the headline that it is “steps away” from Main Street is a bit misleading. Other people might have found this to be a walkable distance. But it definitely was blocks away and not walkable this time of year, with dark and cold coming at 5:30pm.
Overall, the house was nice but the roaches and lack of expected backyard experience definitely ruined it for us.
Thank you Amy for your review. I just wanted to comment on a couple of the things that you mentioned. Yes, we did have to remove the firepit suddenly by instructions from the city. There had been a complaint from the neighbors and as a short term rental, we have to take these complaints quite seriously until the issue is resolved or risk losing our short term rental license. We have resolved the issue and will be putting the fire pit back out for use now.
The second issue was with the "giant roach" . Like most cities in the south, we suffer from these insects which are actually water bugs and is one of the insects that is most often confused with the cockroach. Our homes are treated regularly for pests and insects.
Our home is located 5 blocks north of Main St near the center of town. It does get dark earlier and is chilly in January. The town of Fredericksburg is fairly dark with few street lights as we are working on being a dark-sky community.
Our hot tub is cleaned weekly if not more and we were not aware of any issues with the tub during your stay.
I hope that this helps other potential renters to better understand your review and issues.
Great location- great stay!
Overall a great experience. The house is decorated super cute and great location- easy walking to Main St. We had two families (5 adults and 3 kids) and the house fit our needs perfectly. We used the hot tub and fire pit for smores, the kitchen had everything we needed. Would stay here again! Thank you for a wonderful stay.
The house has been totally updated very nice!
Plenty of room for our family.
Fantastic for family!
We decided to take a vacation for the Thanksgiving holiday. Fredericksburg was the perfect choice and REST was the perfect “home away from home”. Beautifully appointed and decorated, and easily slept all of us - four adults and two children. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a great location near Main Street Fredericksburg.
The house was perfect for a family birthday celebration! It was so comfortable & the perfect size for all of us, kids & adults. We walked to Main Street & cooked dinner on the well outfitted kitchen. It felt just like home!