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Perfect Girlfriends Getaway 2BR/2BA Eclectic Mexican Casita & Gypsy Bower

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 bath Eclectic, GIRLFRIENDS getaway with outdoor lounging space

Perfect Girfriends, Couples or Mother/Daughter Getaway! Just 2 minutes to the center of downtown near shopping, museums, restaurants, night life and wine country tours! Suite #1 is 410 Square Feet Bedroom/Lounging space with fireplace and with full ensuite bath (shower only) and completely stocked coffee/tea bar. Suite #2 is 300 sq. ft. Bedroom/Lounging with a full bath (shower only) ensuite and fully stocked coffee/tea bar. The 2 bedroom/lounging suites are back to back with each having a private entrance in the same building, under one roof. Guests share the beautiful 425 sq. ft. of outdoor lounging space and outdoor kitchen area with grill and firepit. Decorated like a lovely Mexican Casita and an eclectic Gypsy Bower by the owner/ Artist who has a working fiber arts studio on the grounds. Step into 'Old Mexico' or imagine traveling like a Gypsy and enjoy the antiques, brightly colored walls, hand painted furnishings & accessories - all chosen by the owners from their favorite Texas and New Mexico haunts. There is a fireplace for those cool hill country evenings in the Casita and a king-sized bed where you can relax in comfort under the high ceilings covered with cedar viga's and latilla's typical of Casita's in old Mexico. In the Gypsy Bower second bedroom there is a vaulted ceiling covered in old barn wood, a queen size bed, a lovely sitting area complete with repurposed vintage beadboard closet, bathroom ceiling and coffee bar area. The lovely bower is peppered with eclectic furnishings and local artwork from the owner and other artists who are friends of the owners. There are refrigerators with ice makers all stocked with water and juices and the coffee bars are stocked with coffee's, tea's and hot chocolate. There are microwaves & toasters. Amazing, private, 425 sq, feet of covered, outdoor lounging space complete with swings, loungers and table and chairs. There are multiple fountains and an outdoor kitchen with two burner cook-top and grill. There is a fire pit and both the Casita and the Bower are wired for secure WIFI. New Flat screen TV's with local channels, Netflix & Pandora. Bicycles are available for lodgers use upon request. Safe, off-street, private parking and secure storage for bicycles.

If you are looking for a property that will accommodate up to 12 people, please see our property #4630803 (The White Rabbit Inn.)

More Details

Property Manager
Toni Marshall & Jim Bennett
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Toni Marshall & Jim Bennett

Toni Marshall and Jim Bennett moved from Florida to Fredericksburg in 2013 to be near Jim's family. Jim's brother, John Bennett, is a bronze sculptor and was Texas State Artist of the year in 2010. He and his wife own Agave Cottage and the Chapel B & B's on San Antonio Street. Jim's sister, Annette, is a water-color artist who also shows at Artisan's Gallery and lives in Fredericksburg. They bought the home on Morse Street because of its proximity to downtown and because it had ample out buildings to accommodate a studio for Toni, who is an award winning fiber/textile artist showing works at Artisans - A Texas Gallery on Main Street in Fredericksburg. They remodeled the main house, and one of the garages into a studio and then began the process of turning an unused workshop into the Casita and the Gypsy Bower. Toni lived in New Mexico for 12 years and fell in love with the culture, the colors, and the style of the southwest. So, as the process of building B & B's evolved, the design and style of the casita and bower were born! Furnishings were hand-picked from Toni & Jim's favorite haunts in Texas, Florida, New Mexico and Georgia. They scoured on-line auctions, Santa Fe, Etsy and Ebay and many of the accessories and furnishings were hand-painted and repurposed by Toni, herself. Artworks are from Toni and other local artisans and friends of Toni & Jim's.

Toni Marshall & Jim Bennett purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why Toni Marshall & Jim Bennett chose Texas Hill Country

There is something magical about living in the Texas Hill Country. Fredericksburg is the 'Santa Fe' of Texas and is full of galleries and working artists studios and fine craftsmen. The wineries have brought so much to the area, and it is now second in wine production to Napa Valley minus the 'stuffy pretense' of California Wineries. Texas Vineyard owners are friendly, kind, and accommodating as are the shop owners and service providers. The weather is superb and the people of Fredericksburg are wonderful. It's a small Texas town with a big heart!

What makes this bungalow unique

The great yard, the outdoor space in the back with the covered porch, the swings and the outdoor firepit & cook area. The ability to have a working studio and a great house that had good bones. We remodeled the house from the studs up and were able to design a home that was open, inviting, and just right for our lifestyle. We entertain, we love meeting people and having them stay with us. We love sharing our beloved 'Hill Country' mixed with a little southwest Mexican/Gypsy style!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Toni!

From one artist to another your casita is wonderful! I told Thomas every night I felt like was coming home. We'll be back. Thanks for thinking of all the "details", we hope to meet you the next time we come!
Nov 2014
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Fredericksburg Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Rates are based on 2 people. Any unregistered guest will be charged 60.00 per person, per night.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Well stocked small full baths with shower only, handicap toilets and sinks. Owner provides toiletry items for guests who may have forgotten something!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
    Gypsy Bower - 1 queen
  • King size bed with reading lamps and bedside tables in the Casita one-room suite with a full bathroom ensuite. And Queen size bed in second bedroom with reading lights in the suite with full ensuite bathroom. Fifth Person: In a rollaway which will limit move-around space inside the Casita.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
Proprietor provides lodgers a Continental Breakfast, fresh fruit, juices, water and snacks..... If you are looking for a larger property that sleeps up to 12, please see our other property at #4630803 (The White Rabbit Inn).


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Perfect Girlfriends Getaway 2BR/2BA Eclectic Mexican Casita & Gypsy Bower
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Excellent get a way

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, homey details, excellent stock of breakfast foods and pastries. The patio and firepit greatly added to the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to hosting you and your family and friends again soon! Toni
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Comfortable and homey!

  • 5 of 5

We were on a girls weekend and rented the Wildchild Casita and Gypsy Bower for the 4 of us and it was so perfect! The location was great and the owners left us water, fresh fruit and danishes which we thoroughly enjoyed. Such a nice touch! We had everything we needed in the unit. The patio was amazing and the sound of chimes and the water feature were so relaxing. Both units were beautifully decorated and were fun and eclectic. We would definitely rent here again and are already planning our next girls wine weekend. Could not have been more perfect! Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope you will tell your family and friends about us! Toni
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Perfect weekend!

  • 5 of 5

JIm and Toni were wonderful! They accommodated every request we made. The casita and bower are so well appointed, are decorated in such a fun and whimsical fashion and even the house Cat is warm and friendly. This place is perfect for a girls weekend getaway or two couples who want to experience Fredericksburg but not stay in the hustle and bustle of Main Street. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review.. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope you will tell your family and friends about us. We look forward to hosting you again on your next trip to Fredericksburg! Toni
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Simply lovely

  • 5 of 5

Our girls weekend stay at the casita was just perfect. The rooms were lovely and had everything we needed. The location was close to everywhere we wanted to be and so easy to find. The owners left German pastries for us when we arrived and just the right things for breakfast. Thank you so much. We would give this place our full recommendation and will totally come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again soon. Please share your experience with your family and friends! Toni
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I would highly recommend this casita.

  • 5 of 5

Delightfully charming

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope you will tell family and friends about us. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Toni
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It was home away from home. The decor was beautiful and the hospitality was above and beyond.

  • 5 of 5

The rooms were talently decorated and had the comfort of home. I would definitely return and recommend it to others. This great little hide-a-way offers a nice quiet, relaxing, and peaceful stay in Fredericksburg, Texas.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind d review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again soon. Please tell family and friends about us! TONI
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Nearest Airport
67.7 Miles
San Antonio
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lady Bird Gold Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Car: recommended

Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country with Limousine and Shuttle services to multiple winery and distillery tours. First class boutique shopping experiences, spa's, and internationally recognized art galleries with working artist studio tours. A must see is the World War II - Museum of the Pacific Nimitz Museum and live musical performances at the Rock Box Theatre.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Will take one night stays but there is a two night stay minimum on weekends and event weeks.

Manager'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.

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