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Cozy Guest House Directly Across From Texas Tech

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Queen sized bed, bathtub, full kitchen. Very cute and perfect for a party of 2. Private entrance and off street parking. Small pets considered.

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

Dan and Margaret Gafford purchased the Krueger Mansion November 10, 2010. We have been happily married since December 1976. We are the owners of Battery Solutions Inc. and co-owners with our son Grant of Battery Joe retail stores.

Our three children Blake, Grant, and Megan currently reside in Lubbock.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Lubbock

Originally built by Dr. Krueger in 1937, it was the grandest home in West Texas. Dr and Mrs. Krueger lived in the servant's quarters while the main house was under construction. Dr. Krueger later became father-in-law to football Hall of Fame member Bobby Layne.

What makes this cottage unique

Conveniently located close to Texas Tech, the hospitals, and downtown Lubbock. A short walk to a wide selection of restaurants. If you have a child at Tech, odds are his/her dorm is directly across the street.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Cozy Guest House Directly Across From Texas Tech
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful place to stay! Convenient, clean and so very welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our trip, the house was very well equipped and located in a great spot! Loved the Keurig! This was an incredibly easy checkin, we were tired when we arrived and appreciated the ease. It was nice to stay at a home instead of a hotel! Great experience, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oaks, Hearth, and Comfort

  • 5 of 5

This rental blends a quaint cottage, stately oaks, and a dreamy bed with a convenient location one block south of Texas Tech. I thoroughly enjoyed the stay and look forward to returning. The fireplace is an excellent touch and feels like a tribute to olden times.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage near TX Tech!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the great accommodation's at this cozy cottage directly across from Texas Tech! It had everything we needed for our visit to see our kids at school. The owners were very quick to respond to any questions or needs we had. They also had a bottle of wine and a plate of cheese and crackers waiting for us when we got in! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your gracious comments and look forward to your next visit!
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Perfect Spot in Lubbock

  • 5 of 5

This was absolutely the best decision I've ever made - so grateful not to put up with hotel/motel Hell!!! This was the perfect place for privacy and comfort. I slept better in this bed than my own back home. No noisy neighbors; it was a big relief not to have to find a place for breakfast every morning (although Lubbock Breakfast House & Grill on 19th is awesome), and the biggest plus for me personally - the Gafford's sweet dogs!!! The Gaffords are marvelous, gracious hosts. This is my first experience with VRBO, so I don't know how other owners rate for courtesy and helpfulness, but I'll bet the Gaffords could give some valuable lessons!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The guest house was super clean and very well appointed. Stayed here during TTU move in. Super convenient to campus. The owners were very hospitable and welcoming!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I hate to write a great review

  • 5 of 5

I hate to write a great review as I wish it would be available every time I come to town. This pied-à-terre has the amenities and location you need and then some. When I arrived, I was presented with a cheese and cracker plate along with a bottle of wine on the bed. The owners are very kind and allow you your privacy. I hope you enjoy your stay as much as I did. Rest assured that the next time I am in town I will attempt to stay here... if it is available.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Cafe J
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Cafe J
Car: recommended

In the eclectic Tech Terrace neighborhood directly across from Texas Tech, the rental unit was originally the servant's quarters for the historic Krueger Mansion. Still one of the most impressive homes in Lubbock.


Rates & Availability

Tech Terrace Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $35
Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change and may be higher on event weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Tech Terrace Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
A small shopping area with a grocery store, pizza place, and coffee shop is available directly to the south on 26th between Boston and Canton avenue. Just a short walk.

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