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An art filled, 120 year old limestone house, 4 blocks from Main St.

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charmingly furnished 2 bedrooms,1 bath historic art-filled limestone house.

The unique, charming Potter's Cottage is the private and separate half of a 120 year old limestone house. It is located in a country-like setting just 4 blocks from Marketplatz on Main Street. There are two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the other has two twin beds. One room is 4 steps up, the other 9 steps down from the comfortable living room. Walk through the private entrance into a living room filled with art. Two outdoor seating areas, one with a chiminea, offer a lovely setting to enjoy the drier, cooler weather of the Texas Hill Country. The patios are fenced as this is a pet friendly home away from home.

Finn, the owner of this house is an award winning potter. The art- filled rooms reflect her love of beauty, simplicity and the hand made.

You'll enjoy a quiet stay here, reminiscent of simpler times in a small Texas town.

More Details

Property Manager
Finn Alban
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Finn Alban

Finn Alban, is the current owner of this historic farm house bought by her parents in 1966 as a place to retire. She is a 5th generation Texan and an award winning potter who creates pottery and sculpture in her studio behind the house. Finn's portion of the house is separated from the B&B by a stone wall and has a2 separate entrances.

Finn Alban purchased this house in 1966

Why Finn Alban chose Texas Hill Country

'While growing up in San Antonio, I had often visited the Hill Country as a child. Even then, I knew that some day, some way, I would live there. When my son was 4 years old, that opportunity came and we moved here to this very special small town with its wonderful community.'

What makes this house unique

This antique and art filled property, is a well cared for, family home that has in the past, sheltered many people in a loving way. The sun bleached limestone walls give this house it's rightful sense of place in the Texas Hill Country.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Finn,

We had a lovely time here. This was our first visit to Fredericksburg and will remember it fondly. We really enjoyed sitting in the backyard with the fire going at night. The cottage had everything we needed for a comfy stay. Zoey loved being able to roam around your fenced yard.

Thank you so much. Have a lovely Holiday! We will be back again!
Dec 2014
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Fredericksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large bathroom with a shower in a claw foot tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • One bedroom with queen size bed 4 steps up from living room. One bedroom with 2 twin beds 9 steps down from living area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

An art filled, 120 year old limestone house, 4 blocks from Main St.
average rating of 4.6744184 based on 44 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We spent Easter weekend at the cottage! We had an excellent stay! Family of four and our dog Charlie! We had all we needed! The yard is beautiful and had ample space for the kids and dog to run around and explore. The cottage was clean, quaint, and decorated beautifully! Thanks Finn!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Very quiet, serene spot with comfortable surroundings.

  • 4 of 5

Very much enjoyed our stay at the Potter's Cottage. It is very spacious for 2 and the kitchen was nicely stocked for our needs during our three day stay. Bed was very comfortable and the bathroom very large. The shower is an old clawfoot tub. The lounge area has a pleasing couch, chairs, and tv. We really enjoyed the outdoor space, where we were able to dine and have a nighttime fire in the chimnea. It is conveniently located near town and we would certainly stay here again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Charmning place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here! It was very relaxing and had a lot of personality! The yard was great for our 2 dogs.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rental part of owners home and we misinderstood

  • 1 of 5

Owner upset and we were too when we thought we were renting the whole cottage but got there and only had 2 bedrooms and I bath with no kitchen attached to owners own home. Had to find accommodations at almost 5 pm on a Friday and Vacasa Property Management saved us by placing us in a small home. Expensive lesson though original owner was good enough to refund 1/2 of the charges.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was so sorry that this guest did not read the description of my rental before she rented it. I have never had this kind of thing happen before. Everything that she objected to is clearly described on the website and so I was taken aback when she was so upset. The BnB is a part of my house as in.a Duplex and it has separate entrances with stone walls between. It does not have a full kitchen but does have a coffee closet with coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave etc. I find that most people visiting Fredericksburg want to sample our fine restaurants rather than cooking. I hope that future guests will read the website so there are no surprises about the accommodations.
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Wonderful little cottage, perfect for our needs

  • 4 of 5

Just great

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The potters cottage

  • 4 of 5

We were a party of 3 women so having 2 bedrooms(with 3 beds) was very nice.

The bathroom was very large but the sink and mirror vanity was too small for more than one to use at a time.

We arrived at dark and the property was not well lit. But once inside we were delighted with the decor of the spacious rooms.

Overall, we were very happy with our weekend stay just blocks away from downtown Fredericksburg.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I will address the outdoor lighting with more solar lights along the walk to the door. Fredericksburg is in an internationally designated dark sky area so I try to keep the outdoor lighting to a minimize so that we can all enjoy the starry skies! Thanks again! Finn
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
San Antonio, TX
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Municipal Gol Course
Nearest Train
75 Miles
San Antonio TX
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 290, Hwy. 87 in Fredericksburg
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Port Aransas, TX

This unique, art filled B&B, the Potter's Cottage, is a 120 year old limestone farmhouse. It is located within an easy 4 block walk to the historic Marketplatz on Main Street.

Fredericksburg is rich with varieties of recreational activities including the local History Museum, The Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and the LBJ Park in Stonewall. The region is known for it's Texas wineries and wonderful restaurants. It is also fast becoming a destination for Texas music with many venues for listening and dancing.

This part of the Hill Country offers many opportunities for outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, birding and viewing wildflowers and beautiful scenery.


Rates & Availability

Fredericksburg House Rental Rates

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Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $75
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

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