|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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 400 Square Feet with full ensuite bath (shower only) and Suite #2 has 300 sq. ft. with a full bath (shower only) ensuite. The suites are back to back with each having a private entrance. Guests share the beautiful 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 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. Owner serves a Continental breakfast, provides water, German pastries, juices, fresh fruits and snacks to lodgers. 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.
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
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!
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!
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!
Owners are awesome, gracious and very accommodating. We will be back!
We stayed in the beautiful Wildchild Casita and it was the perfect setting for a relaxing girls weekend! Toni and John were incredible hosts and this Casita provided all the amenities you could want or need with beautiful touches like homemade cookies to welcome us. Perfect location for enjoying the shopping and town of Fredericksburg. Did I mention how comfortable the bed was? Best two nights of sleep these Moms have had in years! Thank y'all for a great weekend, we will be back!
This property is fabulous - - quiet, beautiful inside and a lovely patio to enjoy while exploring Fredericksburg. Toni and Jim make you feel special as soon as you arrive. We will book again for next year!!
Thanks Toni and Jim for sharing this wonderful casita! Beautifully decorated, quiet and comfortable. Would love to come back!
The casita was simply amazing! Gorgeous colors, handmade art, funky furnishings, and comfort all in one place. Every detail was thought out and anything a guest could need was provided: snacks, linens, utensils, extra toothbrushes, soap, shampoo and even deodorant if you happened to forget yours. Nice and quiet, yet close to everything. Perfect for a mother daughter weekend and we always felt completely safe. We explored Main Street, Enchanted Rock, and Luckenbach. We tasted wine and listened to live music. It was a blast! I plan to return sometime in the near future with my husband and spend more time exploring the area. I would absolutely recommend the casita to anyone.
Thank you, Toni and Jim for the wonderful stay! This property is gorgeous, the casita is perfect. The yard is breath taking and the owners are as friendly and kind as people come! The danishes, cookies, water, fruit, etc. were extra perks we greatly appreciated! We also took advantage of the patio and fire pit. We came for a girls weekend to celebrate 30th birthdays and have left with memories we'll cherish for a lifetime! This place is amazing! Must stay.
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.
Will take one night stays but there is a two night stay minimum on event weekends.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.