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Luxury Retreat-Less Than 1 Mile From Town! (SLEEPS UP 16 WITH ENTIRE HIDEAWAY)

Ben Hartmann (www.rockhousehideaway.com)

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Ben Hartmann (www.rockhousehideaway.com)

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015
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Luxury Retreat-Less Than 1 Mile From Town! (SLEEPS UP 16 WITH ENTIRE HIDEAWAY)

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Fredericksburg House Rental Photos and Description

Main House By Itself Has 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps Up To 8)

This listing is for the Main House ONLY. You can rent both the Main House and Guest House individually by going to our website which is listed below.

GO TO OUR WEBSITE to find out about just renting any one of the 3 units individually or all of them together for the Entire Hideaway giving you capacities as high as 16 (Main, Guest and Tank)!! You can book directly from our website which has MUCH more information and pictures of the entire property.

The main house by itself can sleep up to 8 (NOTE: Recommended for 6 given the Main House only has 1.5 bathrooms 1 shower), with the Guest House being able to accommodate 4 - 6 by using 2 rollaways. You can also rent the ENTIRE Hideaway which includes a 1911 Tank House (Sleeps 2 with a King Size Bed on the third floor) to get to groups as large as 16. Again, go to our website for more information and all the possible combinations.

When you think of the Texas Hill Country, do you imagine stately old German rock homes, rolling hill country views, lush acreage and exquisite furnishings? Or do you imagine shopping, restaurants, variety shows, museums, and all that downtown Fredericksburg has to offer? If you were hoping for both, then the 1896-built Fully Restored Rockhouse Hideaway is just the place for you! With over 3,600 square feet of up-scale living space and located only 2 minutes from downtown Fredericksburg, it the perfect place for your next family reunion or group retreat! The home sits on 20 beautiful acres, and although you will feel as if you are secluded deep in the Texas Hill Country, you are only minutes away from all the downtown action!

WHEN RENTING THE MAIN AND GUEST HOUSE TOGETHER VIA OUR WEBSITE: Some of the many amenities include a full gourmet kitchen, upscale furnishings, 2 king-size beds, 1 queen, 3 doubles, 2 roll-aways for groups larger than 12, elegant linens, 5 private porches/balconies.

You can book directly on my website which is included in this listing. Or, just search for The Rock House Hideaway on Google.

Enjoy luxurious, upscale furnishings and a beautifully designed spaces prepared to meet your every need. When you rent the Main and Guest House, you also get the Guesthouse which is located in the side addition to the 1896 Rock House, and is completely on the first floor. The Guesthouse attaches to the main house and also has a private private patio side entrance, the perfect place for morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening! In the large bedrooms you will find a 2 beautiful king size beds, 1 elegant queen four-poster bed, and three doubles all with elegant linens.

The home also features large 50' plasma HDTV's with over 155 satellite selections. Whether you enjoy a long bubble bath in the claw foot tub or a quick shower in the Tuscan tiled shower as you dash off to town, you're sure to enjoy the indulgences of the enormous bath suites. In addition to the full gourmet kitchen in the main house, you will also enjoy a kitchenette, complete with refrigerator, microwave....even a washer and dryer! When romance and Hill Country elegance top your list of needs for a get-away, make plans to visit the Rockhouse Hideaway today!

Mountain View: Fabulous Hill Country Views all around. Property sits on 20 secluded acres less than 3 minutes from downtown Fredericksburg.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Ben Hartmann (www.rockhousehideaway.com) (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

About Ben Hartmann (www.rockhousehideaway.com)

I've always been an outdoor lover, and I must admit a rancher at heart. I did not hesitate to purchase these 20 acres that are right outside Fredericksburg when I had the chance. The Hill Country is beautiful and given my family is from there, it made perfect sense for me to own a piece of it. The 1896 Rock House is absolutely stunning! I have always loved rock homes given both sets of my grandparents were raised in them. The stars seem to be as close as the ground you walk on, the deer are close by and you really feel like you are miles out of town when its less than 1/4 mile from the city limits. (Only a 3 minute drive to downtown main street.) The Rock House Hideaway is a real experience, and one I am sure you will love. One that I'm sure will bring you back time and time again. Let me know how I can help make your vacation in Fredericksburg a memorable one for years to come!

Ben Hartmann (www.rockhousehideaway.com) purchased this house in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our extended family, all ten of us, recently stayed at The Rock House Hideaway and were so pleased with this home. We are very selective about where we stay, and this place exceeded our expectations! It provided a lot of space, both indoor and out, for us to do all that we wanted to do while in Fredericksburg. We cooked together, read books, relaxed, talked, laughed, danced and even flew kites on the 20 acres of property surrounding the home. The home provided enough space for all of us to gather in the common areas, but it also provided plenty of room for those who wanted to find a quiet place to read. Our children even found a "secret passageway" between two bedrooms. The home was built in 1865 and retains the character and charm of that period, yet it lacks nothing of today's modern conveniences. We loved the old door fixtures, the thick rock walls, the painted stairs, the old transoms, the wood floors, the beautiful fixtures in the bathrooms, including the claw foot tubs, the top-of-the-line kitchen appliances and the beautiful furnishings throughout. It truly was a pleasure to stay in this home, and it was a pleasure working with the owner to secure our rental of this wonderful property. Staying in this home added so much to our family trip. I highly recommend it to anyone who desires a beautiful home in Fredericksburg with outdoor space to enjoy and a close proximity to downtown, yet one who appreciates the feeling of being miles away in a wonderful, country setting. It is truly a treasure, and I'm so glad we found it!
Mar 2010
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Luxury Retreat-Less Than 1 Mile From Town! (SLEEPS UP 16 WITH ENTIRE HIDEAWAY)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews
Sanderson, Texas
5

OUR PERFECT CHRISTMAS VACATION!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Rock House Hideaway. We rented the "Entire" place, but soon discovered that it DOES NOT include the Tank House. We had rented for 14 people (from ages 6 to 90), but realized right away that without the Tank House, facilities would not be comfortable. Staci and Will stopped their Christmas activities to come to our rescue! We were able to rent the additional space (another bedroom and bath in the Tank House) and were delighted. The amazing kitchen and bathrooms were much more than anyone would expect in an older home. The furnishings are beautiful. We had a great time down at the fire pit! We enjoyed wonderful steaks at the Crossroads Saloon and would recommend it to everyone with a big appetite!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Absolutely perfect place to stay! ADORABLE!!!!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the Rockhouse Hideaway we were blown away! There was a bottle of wine and a note waiting for us and couldn't believe how adorable the house was! It was absolutely perfect for my best friend's bachelorette party! We will DEFINITELY be staying here again....we are already talking about couple's trip and girl's trips! Thanks so much!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
3

Not up to expectations

  • 3 of 5

This is a beautiful, clean place, but our family was disappointed. The main house sleeps 6 adults comfortably in the 3 bedrooms, not 8 as listed. Two couples shared the smallest room in the house in double bed bunk beds, the space was just too small for comfort. All 8 of us had to share the ONE shower too. When a family arrived to stay in the adjoining property, we could hear the kids clearly through the walls. Finally, it was very difficult to reach the owner before the stay. I never was able to reach him by phone directly with questions, and he was very slow about returning my call. It is a nice, clean place, but we felt that the house was too small for 8 people as listed. I would recommend the main house to 6 people, but not 8.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate to hear that one of my guests didn't have a completely satisfactory stay at the Hideaway. I truly strive to personally ensure everyone's experience is second to none. In this particular case I did make it very clear to the guest via 3 emails and 2 phone calls (That were never answered) that the Main House only has 3 bedrooms, with one of those having 2 doubles in a bunk configuration. I go out of my way to try to explain that when people reserve only the main house for 8, it will be a tight fit and only 1.5 bathrooms exists given its a 1896 home. I know many people want to conserve on costs and not reserve the Entire Hideaway if possible, and this guest decided to stay with the main house even after I contacted her with the layout of the home when making the reservation. I will be going into my descriptions to see if I can make it even more clear regarding the fact that the main house has only 3 bedrooms with 1 King, 1 Queen, and 2 Doubles. I would recommend that anyone considering the hideaway please check out my reviews on our website to see the 100% satisfaction rate we strive to maintain.
5

Heaven in the Hills

  • 5 of 5

Amazing! Somehow this heavenly hideaway is even better than the beautiful pictures! Everything was absolutely perfect. It felt like we had just stepped into a Good Housekeeping magazine. Wonderful privacy but very close to downtown Fredericksburg. Like everyone else that has had the pleasure of staying here; we plan to visit again! During day-to-day stresses we will reflect back on our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Dickinson, Texas
5

Rock House Hideaway Rocks

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 gathered at Rock House Hideaway over the weekend. The house surpassed our expecations. We all had a bed, even the closet in the guest house was big enough for the 2 twin roll away beds. We cooked, golfed, played washers, tasted the local agriculture, told stories, played games, shopped, and counted deer. The location was perfect for everyone. The girls loved the massages on location. This will be our yearly trip to Fredericksberg, and we are coming back to Rock House Hideaway for sure. Go ahead and put us on the book!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased that people are having such a positive experience with the Hideaway. It's reviews like this that make it all worth while, and I continually strive to offer something truly unique as far as quality, luxury and personal attention to detail. Thanks, Ben H. Owner
Cibolo, TX
5

Rock House Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation home - inviting, elegant and comfortable! This house has a wide range of amenities for families, couples and friends. We had my parent's anniversary party here and enjoyed dining outdoors in the beautiful land surrounded by native plants, an immense oak tree, hummingbirds and cardinals. My kids loved roaming freely around the spacious acreage. A relaxing escape that brings nature to you. The interior had a well equipped gourmet kitchen, plenty of space, comfortable beds, beautiful bathrooms and welcoming common areas. You won't want to leave this home.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am humbled by everyone's positive feedback on the Hideaway. I truly do want to make everyone's trip a memorable one and ensure that you will want to come back time and time again. Thank you for all your support and I am grateful everyone is enjoying the Hideaway as much as I have. Regards, Ben H. Owner

Map

Mountain View: Fabulous Hill Country Views all around. Property sits on 20 secluded acres less than 3 minutes from downtown Fredericksburg.

Other Activities: Wildlife viewing, Rock Climbing, Historic Sight-Seeing

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Rates & Availability

From $507 Per night

Fredericksburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Standard
Aug 28 2014 - Feb 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
$507
From
$667
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$507
From
$667
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Smoking Not Allowed: $250 cleaning fee will be charged should smoking evidence exist.
Perfect for reunions and family gatherings given the entire hideaway sits on 20 acres and sleeps up to 2 - 16 comfortably. Two of the beds are high quality Hotel Roll-Aways in the Guest House. MAIN HOUSE RENTS FOR ONLY $289/Night!!
Stay 3 consecutive nights get the 4th night @ 50% off!!

Cancellation Policy

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

Fredericksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Guest House Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Tank House Bathroom (Walk-In Shower)
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Guest House Side
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Guest House Side
  • King Beds (3) : King Size Beds (Main, Guest and Tank Houses) 1 Queen Size Bed (Upstairs Main House) 2 Double Size Bunk Beds (Upstairs Main House) 1 Double Bed (Guest House 2nd Bedroom) 2 Roll-Away Twin Size Beds (Guest House) (Note: Twins are high quality Posturepedic hotel mattresses)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • tennis
Notes:
High Speek Internet Access Available. (NOTE: Must have own computer) Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer Cable/Satellite TV: 3 HDTV LED TV's with over 155 digital channels Full Kitchen: 1 Full Gourmet Kitchen. Master Suite also has a small half kitchen for guests convenience. Cooking Utensils Provided: Coffee Maker along with coffee filters, coffee, creamer and sweeteners provided. Hot tea also provided. Catering Available: If you wish to have your event catered, just let us know and will help coordinate for you. Balcony: 5 Porches total with a upstairs balcony complete with rocking chairs.

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