This country home is perched on the side of a little hill overlooking a wooded seasonal creek as it meanders through the property. The fifty-foot porch has a view of the creek from the Adirondacks chairs. This Fachwerk home was originally built in Seguin and moved to this location. Additions to the original home are made in limestone and plaster construction. The Bungalow setting looks as though a German pioneer had carefully placed the home.
From the porch you enter the living room-dining room where you will find the fireplace in the Fachwerk wall with large windows at the second floor level -- to let in the morning sun. The hearth of the fireplace is one large carved limestone rock. Original beams cross the ceiling of this large room and along with the primitive antique furnishings give the feeling of days long past. (Your host has made sure all the comforts of modern-day living are available for your stay).
There are two bedrooms downstairs each have a queen bed and each is spacious and light The two (downstairs) baths have sinks set in antique furniture to make the most unique of cabinets with towel racks and the shower for two in the master bath is truly a special design. Upstairs are two bedrooms ideal for children. The ceilings are pitched and one bedroom looks down over the living room and the fireplace. A double bed is in one bedroom and the other has two twin beds. The kitchen has a wood stove and cabinets built have weathered wood with leather hinges and screen panels. Large antique baskets and other antique kitchen items attract your attention before you notice the modern stove, refrigerator.
More than 8 people? Behind the Main House is a Bunkhouse which has 6 twin beds, two silos each sleeping 4 persons with a queen and double bed. Hill Country Bungalow sleeps up to 22 people. There is also a swimming pool built to look like an old stock tank. Guests also enjoy the llamas on the property.
If furniture is moved in the house or to and from the game room a charge will be applied to your credit card—when this is done someone extra must be hired to move back to the appropriate place.
LOCATION - 11 miles from Fredericksburg
HOST - Home to yourselves - No host on site
SLEEPS - Up to 22 persons - Main House—Two downstairs bedrooms; each has queen bed, Two upstairs bedrooms - one has double bed other has two twin beds (In the summer upstairs tends to be very warm);
Bunkhouse—6 twin beds;
Silo 1 & 2—queen & double
BATH - Main House—2 baths downstairs-each has shower large enough for two;
Bunkhouse—1 bath with shower;
Silo 1 & 2—full bath with shower
BREAKFAST - Coffee & teas left, guests may want to bring their own drinking water
KITCHEN - Furnished kitchen with minimal cooking utensils, microwave
Amenities include swimming pool,game room with ping pong table, and llamas on the property.
Main House—$395.00*/1 to 8 persons/night
Bunkhouse—1 bath—6 twins—$175.00*/1 to 6 persons
Silo 1 with full bath Queen/full—$150.00*/1 to 4 persons
Silo 2 with full bath Queen/full—$150.00*/1 to 4 persons
All four houses $875.00*/1-22 persons/night
*plus 6% Tax
Four houses cannot be rented separately—must be rented to one group. Each rental includes the Main House. Before arrival—we must know how many people and which properties you want to have access to and least 48 hours before your arrival. Grape Creek is also on property and can be rented separately. THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF PEOPLE DURING YOUR STAY WILL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT CHARGED DURING YOUR ENTIRE STAY.
TWO NIGHT MINIMUM
This property is desgined for over night guests only. We ask that you refrain from having parties, weddings, receptions, bachelorette parties or any other event that will bring extras guests to Hill Country Bungalow. If the manager determines that such an event has taken place am minimum of $500 will be charged to your credit card.
Due to a few unkind guests, the home owner finds it necessary to make a list of “requests”. The following list is derived from actual actions of guests. Just like warning signs on products, they are put on there because someone has actually done what they are warning you about. So here goes……
If you move furniture off of the back porch and do not put it back, there will be a $100 charge on your credit card.
If you move furniture around in the house and do not put it back where it was, there will be a $100 charge on your credit card.
If you leave anything in the pool i.e. floaties, beer bottles, beer cans, glow in the dark sticks, cups, rocks, toys of any kind, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc. there will be a $100 charge on your credit card. The reason for this is, the items get clogged in the skimmer which burns up the pump.
If you do anything to harm any animal on the property you will be charged the veterinarian bill and will be banned from ever returning. Do not attempt to pet or feed the llamas. They will spit and kick at you. They are for looking at only.
If you smoke outside, please do not throw your butts on the ground. Either throw them in the trash or put them in the round metal buckets that are provided outside.
If you drink beer, please do not throw your beer tabs or bottle caps on the ground.
Thank you for your cooperation! Have a great stay!
Left on 06/14/2012 for a stay in July 2010 | judy j.
This house has everything needed for a large or small group. We had a family reunion there. The kids loved the pool and we liked having the separate facilities for different families. Older folks stayed in the main house and the "youngsters" had the bunkhouse and pool house! The photos don't do it justice; it's darling We would definitely stay there again.
Left on 06/14/2012 for a stay in March 2011 | The Chumlea Clan
This was the perfect setting to celebrate my husband's birthday with our children and their spouses. And room for lots more if we had wanted! Great pool, fun activities like hot tub in the silo, ping pong matches in the barn loft, and a challenging game of washers or horse shoes. Cooking accommodations allowed for easy meal preparations with a table that accommodated all of us on the screened porch. The front porch was a great gathering place for easy conversation while we kept an eye on the comings and goings of the goats and llamas. Delightful nooks and crannies to explore in and around the house Sleeping there brought sweet dreams. All we lacked was a little cool weather so we could try out the fireplace. Close enough to town for all that fredericksburgh has happening but a quick trip in the opposite direction offers an amazing hamburger. I'd go again in a heartbeat!
Left on 06/05/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Walter Reed
This was the 4th time we have stayed at the Hill Country Bungalow and each time has been great, the atmosphere and location are ideal. There is plenty of room for everybody to be comfortable and have privacy. We have always ridden down on motorcyles the gravel road in can be a little challangeing, but managable. The only real issue with staying in the summer time is the upstairs sleeping quarters in the main house. There is no air conditioning vents upstairs and at night it does not cool down to comfortable tempature the fans do not work well enough. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a good country get away.
Left on 06/05/2012 for a stay in September 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Hill Country Bungalow had the best of everything, although the kitchen was small. The pool and entertaining facitlities were incredible. We very much enjoyed the large barn with ping ping, the animals roaming around the property, and the mystique of a property further out of town. The stars at night were incredible. We were a short 10 minute drive from the best burger I have ever eaten in my life at alamo Springs Cafe and the Grape Creek, Luckenbach and a couple of really good vineyards. I was on a girls weekend trip but this property would be great for a large group celebrating a birthday, or a boys bachelor weekend. I would reccomend this place again and again.
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