Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Property Manager
Finn Alban
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 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 2 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
  • 1 of 1

Amenities

Fredericksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
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

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

77% Complete
18% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
2% Complete
An art filled, 120 year old limestone house, 4 blocks from Main St.
average rating of 4.6938777 based on 50 reviews
5

Quaint BnB.

  • 5 of 5

Wife and I really enjoyed a weekend getaway at the Potters Cottage. Easy to get to and pretty close to downtown and all of the eateries.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Loved this darling cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was perfect in every way.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed staying at this well loved home which is evocative of a simpler time in Fredericksburg and very dear to my heart!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Cool, historic little cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed my morning coffee in the rocking chair in the pretty front yard, very relaxing place to stay. Good location, short drive to all the Main Street shopping and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
San Antonio, TX
5

Perfectly lovely

  • 5 of 5

This was my 1st time using HomeAway, so I was a little nervous, but we loved it! Host said hello when we arrived, and then gave us full privacy. The cottage was adorable and cozy. Perfect size for my mother and me to spend time together, but also have some privacy at bed time. Glad we didn't buy a ton of food before checking in though, since it had only a mini fridge, but it held everything we had just fine. They provided the coffee, but also fresh fruit, granola, and even chocolate, was great and unexpected! Would love to stay again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Charming Experience

  • 5 of 5

I had an amazing time staying in this 120 year old cottage! The owner has it decorated beautifully and there are so many details in every aspect of the home. There is quite an amount of attention given to every function of the home to create a relaxing and warm stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Quaint little place, lots of character.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lot of fun staying here. Just remember that there is no kitchen. But it is such a beautiful property and very close to shopping and dining. There is also an HEB about 2 blocks away. We took 2 small dogs and they really enjoyed the large fenced in yard. Fynn, the owner, was very gracious. Thanks for letting us stay!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: They were lovely guests to have in my house! Thanks for the kind words. I am going to redo the web site emphasizing that there is only a coffee closet with no full kitchen. We do have coffee and tea makers, a frig and microwave but most people want to experience our great restaurant and not cook anyway. Thanks again!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Fredericksburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
$850
 
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%

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Contact Manager
Available
Unavailable