This Texas Historical marker home was built in 1909 for Emil & Bertha Riley and purchased in 1912 by Charles Enderlin, Sr. and remained in the Enderlin Family for more than seventy years. Features of the home that are so typical of Fredericksburg are the side-gabled roof, shed roof, front porch, and two front doors. You will see more of these features in homes as you drive around town.
The Blue Cottage is located only four blocks from the central part of downtown Fredericksburg in a residential neighborhood. It has been beautifully renovated to be completely fresh inside and out. The front porch features a porch swing and leads you to the living room (queen-size sleeper sofa) with charming country decor, cable TV and VCR, too. The bedroom is spacious with its lovely comforter and comfy antique chairs. The kitchen is large and completely furnished for you to cook. The counter tops are wood - and the cabinets beautifully crafted as is all the woodwork in this home. An antique primitive wood table and chairs complete this kitchen to make it a cheerful place to sit and visit. Of special note is the antique telephone on the wall along with lovely appointments throughout the home. The bathroom is a roomy, bright, and has single whirlpool with shower.
Upstairs the second bedroom offers a western decorating theme. There is a king bed. The second full bath offers a shower. The bedroom upstairs has an attic feel with the ceiling slanting on both sides.
An added feature of this home is the fenced backyard with a picnic area you would expect to see in a park. It beckons with an invitation to sit under the umbrella in the manicured yard and take in the fresh air.
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LOCATION - Four blocks from downtown Fredericksburg
HOST - No host on premises - home all to yourselves
SLEEPS - Six persons Downstairs bedroom has queen bed; Living room has queen
sleeper sofa; Upstairs has king bed
BATH - Downstairs bath has single whirlpool tub with shower; Upstairs Bath has
KITCHEN - Completely furnished for cooking
BREAKFAST - No breakfast--coffee and teas are provided
AMENITIES - Central heat & air, Two cable TVs and DVDs, upstairs and downstairs, living room DVD is also a Blue Ray player, one TV in downstairs bedroom (no DVD), Single Whirlpool tub, phone, microwave, refrigerator, stove/ oven, patio, porch swing, picnic table and grill, two bicycles, chimenia on patio, off street parking
Left on 06/19/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Claudia W.Reviewed Jun 19, 2012Stayed May 2012
We love this place! When you arrive to the cottage you are greeted by a large front porch with two quaint sitting areas decorated with fresh annuals. The home is decorated with a wonderful and slightly eclectic mix of antique and modern furnishings. The kitchen contains all the necessary amenities for preparing a meal. If you are a coffee drinker, I would bring your own as the coffee provided in the refrigerator seemed a little stale. The master suite offers a lot of privacy and comfort and is located upstairs in the built-out attic space. The king size bed was very comfortable. The downstairs bedroom is very charming, but we did find the mattress too soft for comfortable sleeping. There is also a lovely backyard with a seating area, a grill and a firepit. One of the things we loved the most were the bicycles that are provided by the owners. If you did not want to drive to the main shopping area, you could take the two bicycles. My impression when we reserved the cottage was that it is within walking distance to the Main St., yet we found it to be a little far away for a casual walk. We really enjoyed our stay at this cottage and look forward to staying there again.
Left on 06/19/2012 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 19, 2012Stayed Oct 2011
The location was great for us. Our daughter's wedding reception was at Turner Hall, so it was very convenient. The home was not clean - dusty and even had crumbs on the kitchen table. There was so much "clutter" that we had to move things off counters, dressers and even the kitchen table to put our things. It was too small for my daughter to have bridesmaids over to get ready for the wedding - had to do it elsewhere. Biggest issues though were the clutter and dust. I actually swept the floor before my daughter came over.
Left on 06/17/2012 for a stay in July 2009 | FrancesReviewed Jun 17, 2012Stayed Jul 2009
This was the prefect place for us to stay. There are 3 of us that have been friends for 57yrs. and this was a vacation getaway for the 3 of us. We had so much fun and it was such a relaxing place to be. We will definitely do it again...
Left on 06/16/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | WONTGOBACKReviewed Jun 16, 2012Stayed May 2012
Our first time in any B n B...could have spoiled it for us but we had friends there on the same weekeng in very nice B n B's at other sites.
If I owned it, first thing I'd do is fire the house keeper then empty it out completely, clean it from top to bottom, fumigate and start over. On a positive note, some of the decor was comforting however, everything dirty and don't expect adults to be comfortable upstairs.
"Our wonderful stay at the Blue Cottage in Fredericksburg Texas."
Left on 06/16/2012 for a stay in June 2010 | Linda & Christopher GutierrezReviewed Jun 16, 2012Stayed Jun 2010
Very quaint and cozy with a beautiful backyard. The homeowners provided everything you could possibly need or want from bikes to a bar-b-que grill to extra blankets,pillows,coal lighter fluid & spices available for cooking.I will never stay at another hotel in Fredericksburg again. The rental property was close to shopping and dining and after a long day it was wonderful to sit in the backyard on the swing with a glass of wine or on the front porch in one of the rocking chairs. The home even boasted a jet spa tub!
Left on 06/14/2012 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 14, 2012Stayed Jun 2011
Our stay at The Blue Cottage provided us with exactly the "recharge" we needed. It would be difficult to find another place as charming and comfortable as this rental. It reminded me of staying at my grandmother's house -an immediate feeling of welcome; being comfortable and at peace.
Left on 06/05/2012 for a stay in June 2011 | Jeannie ForehandReviewed Jun 5, 2012Stayed Jun 2011
We have used Gastehaus Schmidt numerous times over the past several years. They have delivered great service each time.
We have stayed several times at the Blue Cottage! We love staying there and will likely stay there when we return in a few weeks.
The location is quiet, in a beautiful neighborhood and the amenities couldn't be better!!!
The decorations are to perfection and lots of room!!!
Comfortable beds was the best thing about this cottage!
Left on 06/05/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 5, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
A small very charming two bedroom, lots of antiques and bricabrac. Well furnished with some nice little extras. It is a bit far to walk back and forth to downtown more than once a day, especialy after dark.
Left on 06/05/2012 for a stay in January 2010 | Auntie AnneReviewed Jun 5, 2012Stayed Jan 2010
Was a beautiful place...close to downtown ...lots of wonderful antiques...clean...roomy...stairs were a little much if you had problems..but there was upstairs and down stairs washrooms so that was good...very nicely decorated...t.v.did not work and was to complicated to figure out...but that was okay ...by the time we toured Fredericksburg no one wanted to watch tv anyway...would stay there again...we have also stayed at other places in town and it beats a motel anyday...worth the cost.Not exactly sure of the date we stayed so I will just guess
"Ample room for a crowd and close to town, but quiet."
Left on 06/05/2012 for a stay in July 2011 | JulieReviewed Jun 5, 2012Stayed Jul 2011
Great place to unwind after shopping all day. Backyard to enjoy the birds singing and sip wine with friends. We even had a yoga session there! The house is roomy with plenty of space to escape. We loved how the upstairs was laid out and arranged and the Texas cowboy theme. Affordable if split between several persons.
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