Convenient to all things New Braunfels, the fully furnished Libelle Haus, circa 1930 Craftsman-style Bungalow with high ceilings, transom windows, fireplace, large backyard & deck, was completely renovated in 2010 w modern comforts & conveniences. 1/2 block to park with playground equipment and basketball court and just a few blocks to our award winning Sat. Farmer's Market with live music. And, no more train horns!! YAY!
** Less than 1 mile to the crystal clear Comal River, Schlitterbahn (voted Worlds Best Water park 11 years in a row), Rockin'R tubes, Naeglin’s bakery (the oldest bakery in TX), other downtown Restaurants & Shops, historic Faust St. bridge over the Guadalupe River, & the Public Boat Ramp on Lake Dunlap.
** Drive 5 minutes to historic Gruene, Gruene Hall, Gristmill Restaurant & many other restaurants, Landa Park & Golf Course, spring-fed pool, and Wurstfest.
** Drive 20 minutes to the infamous San Marcos Outlet Malls or Natural Bridge Caverns.
** Still want more to do? Drive 35 min. to San Antonio or 50 min. to Austin - limitless activities!
History of The Libelle Haus: Thanks to notification from people on the New Braunfels Historic Commission in the fall of 2009, we rescued The Libelle Haus from demolition. Originally built in 1930, the Craftsman-style Bungalow had seen better days and was in need of major renovation. The new owner of the house felt that the land was worth more without the house on it, and therefore wanted to demolish the house. So, we contracted to move it down the street to its current site. On its new foundation, we embarked on a major renovation down to the studs inside and replaced all of the shingle-skirting outside. The general lay out of the house is the same. We enclosed the back porch and reconfigured the kitchen a little bit to accomodate the master bathroom, walk-in closet, and washer/dryer closet. We also tweaked the main bathroom to make a large closet in the 2nd bedroom. Original to the house are the wood floors, all of the shelving in the living and dining rooms, and the window seat area of the dining room.
Above the kitchen sink window hangs the flue cover we took off the old stove stack. Everything else is new: AC/heat, ductwork, insulation, plumbing, electrical, window glass, cabinets, fireplace, appliances, back deck, etc., etc. The name Libelle Haus, German for Dragonfly, evolved from the interior furnishings. While working on the interior design, we located replicas of historic Dragonfly Tiles (artist Nawal Motawi) that were popular during the Craftsman era. We ended up using the Dragonfly tiles on the fireplace surround. The 'Libelle' house theme evolved from there, and the rest, as they say, is history...We completed the renovation in April 2010. We LOVED bringing this house back to life and are very proud of it. We sincerely hope you enjoy it, too!
Need to sleep more people?: Combine with Owner's 2 other NB properties approximately 1 mile away.
HomeAway property #240655, sleeps 8-11. The charming Market Street House, circa 1908, is a completely renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage with tall ceilings, transom windows, covered front and back porches, gas grill, yard with tall privacy fence, lots of off street parking and RV electrical hook up.
HomeAway property # 29...., sleeps 6. The 'retro' Cool on the Comal River Condo is completely renovated inside and out with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, fireplace and private 300’ Comal Riverfront park above The Tube Chute for the second longest toob ride on the Comal River.
Texas Tubes & Landa River Trips are located between The Market Street House and the Cool on the Comal River Condo.