About the property
- Bungalow752 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
2 bedroom 2 bath Eclectic, GIRLFRIENDS getaway with outdoor lounging space
Perfect Girlfriends, 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 430 Square Feet Bedroom/Lounging space with fireplace and with full ensuite bath (shower only) and completely stocked coffee/tea bar. Suite #2 is 322 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. Safe, off-street alley way, private parking and secure storage for bicycles in the covered patio.
If you are looking for a property that will accommodate large groups and family reunions, up to 12 people, please see our property #4630803 (The White Rabbit Inn.)
Toni Marshall & Jim Bennett
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- Apr 24, 2018
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 owned 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 and owns Backstreet Bungalow BnB managed by Absolute Charm.We 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 and in Corrales, NM at Red Paint Studio. 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 Fredericksburg
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!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Undoubtedly One of the BEST Places We Have Stayed
The Wildchild Casitas are calling. . . and you must go! Beautifully decorated, quiet location, everything you need. This was the perfect place for our just-girls getaway to Fredericksburg, TX. We will come back!
Thank you for your very kind review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will tell your family and friends about us! We look forward to hosting you and your girlfriend again soon!
Very cute decor. Friendly hosts. Convenient location. Very quiet neighborhood. Would have liked a connecting door between the two rooms.
Perfect Girl's Getaway!
Our stay at The Gypsy Bower was absolutely perfect! Ms. Toni greeted us upon arrival and was very friendly. The rooms were even prettier in person. Her attention to detail is truly a gift. The rooms were also very clean. I would HIGHLY recommend this condo! I will definitely stay here again when I return to Fredericksburg.
Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Please tell our family and friends about us!
Super clean pretty place! Nice outdoor patio
We had a great time staying here. Clean, cute, nice hosts, great outdoor patio.
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They deliver on all their promises.
A fine getaway place for two couples or 3 or 4 friends. A convenient distance from downtown.
Very cute, clean, and cozy!!
Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
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
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Two night minimum stay....