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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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. 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.

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 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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Amenities

Fredericksburg Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
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 ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • WILDCHILD"S CASITA - 1 king
    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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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).

Reviews

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Perfect Girlfriends Getaway 2BR/2BA Eclectic Mexican Casita & Gypsy Bower
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
central Texas
5

Great getaway for sisters

  • 5 of 5

What an enjoyable weekend. Our stay at the Gypsy Bower/Casita cabins was beyond fun. From the fresh baked cookies to the stocked fridge to the patio complete with a cat for company-- we could not have asked for better accommodations. The cabins were spotless and we lacked for nothing. We may have to make this our annual sisters' getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your returning again, soon. Please tell your family and friends about us..... Toni
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5

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
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Odessa, Texas
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in probably six different houses in Fredericksburg, and this is one of the best! A beautifully appointed room where the hosts take A-plus care of you. A lovely outdoor area is the icing on the cake. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your returning again soon. Please tell your family and friends about us. Toni
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5

L.O.V.E.D.

  • 5 of 5

If you are considering a trip to Fredericksburg...please do hesitate to book this place! It was perfect in every way! The decor is spot on and hospitality right on par! I would stay here again in a New York minute.

Thanks Toni & Jim...can't wait to see your new property!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are always thrilled that our guests appreciate what we do and how we do it! We look forward to hosting you again in the near future and hope that you will tell all of your friends and family about us..... Toni & Jim
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5

A wonderful, quiet place to get away for the weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We recently took a mother/daughter getaway to Fredericksburg and stayed in both rooms. They were clean, quiet, comfortable, and so uniquely decorated. Toni had left waters, snacks, coffee, pastries, wine, and freshly baked cookies for us upon our arrival! The weather was amazing, so we were able to enjoy the outdoor space as well. Everything was so perfect and I would 100% recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will tell your family and friends about us... We look forward to hosting you again soon! Toni Marshall, Proprietor
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5

A Prefect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

I am so glad we picked to stay at the Casita for our trip to Fredericksburg. We loved everything about it. Toni and Jim were so welcoming and accommodating. The room was the perfect size and stocked with water, juice, cookies, fruit and pastries from a local German bakery. The bed was extremely comfy. We went with another couple who stayed in the Gypsy Bower room. The patio was an added bonus and perfect for enjoying some wine with friends. The Casita is very close to the main drag. Can't say enough good things. We would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
67.7 Miles
San Antonio
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Hondo's
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lady Bird Gold Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Hondo's
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.

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Rates & Availability

Fredericksburg Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Rates
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$159
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall & Holiday
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$179
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$179
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$169
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night

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

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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