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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Finn Alban
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

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 2 separate entrances.

Finn Alban purchased this house in 1966

Why Finn Alban chose Fredericksburg

'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 owner

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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Amenities

Fredericksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large bathroom with a shower in a claw foot tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming

Reviews

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An art filled, 120 year old limestone house, 4 blocks from Main St.
average rating of 4.716418 based on 68 reviews
5

Lovely limestone "Hobbit House"

  • 5 of 5

This home is the perfect blend of charm, comfort and Hill Country chic... Pulling into the property we felt like we were tucked away in our own little village-- the grounds are pretty and trees and shrubs create a private hideaway for guests. The owner greeted us when we arrived and showed us in. Her art work and pottery pieces are really beautiful and it was fun reading about them in the informational packet. Loved inside and outside care to the home - linens and towels were fluffy and smell divine.

While there isn't a "kitchen" we had everything we needed for coffee or tea in the morning, an ample fridge to store picnic snacks and beverages and space to keep fruit, crackers and the wine we brought back from our tour. Do yourself a favor and set aside time to sit in the rocking chairs on the front porch and around the table in the backyard. Thanks, Finn!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your kind words!
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5

Fantastic cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My parents and I spent the weekend at the Potter’s Cottage and it was lovely. The home was just as advertised and very clean. Finn was a wonderful host - she stopped by to say hi when we arrived, and had left some fruit and cereal in the cottage for us. Walking to the grocery store or into downtown Fredericksburg was very convenient. I highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a cute and convenient place to stay in Fredericksburg!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, clean little cottage with fantastic outdoor sitting areas and an owner who goes to great lengths to make your stay enjoyable. Will definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Very well kept house, clean, great location!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Geat Location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house is small and quant and has a great outdoor space to enjoy the weather.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming, comfortable and walking distance to shopping

  • 5 of 5

Potters Cottage was absolutely perfect for our girls trip. The owner went above and beyond to accommodate our needs and left treats we were not expecting that made our time there so very special. The home is charming, cozy and the location is perfect! Highly recommended and we can't wait to go back:-)

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so satisfying to have guests who fully appreciate the quiet character of the Potters Cottage and understand the nuances of a stay in this very personal home. I hope that future guests carefully read the description so they know what to expect. Thanks for the upbeat review!
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Map

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, is1/2 of a 120 year old limestone farmhouse ( like a duplex). The other 1/2 of the house is occupied by the owner but there is a stone wall separating the two and separate entrances with plenty of privacy. 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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Pet charges are $20.00 per night, per pet. I only take dogs up to 35 pounds and they must be crate trained and crated whenever the owner leaves the alone at the house do to much damage incurred by prior uncrated dogs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.