check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

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

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 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.

Property Manager
Toni Marshall & Jim Bennett
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 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
  • 1 of 3


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Perfect Girlfriends Getaway 2BR/2BA Eclectic Mexican Casita & Gypsy Bower
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful, quaint, colorful, like stepping into Santa Fe.

  • 5 of 5

Owners are awesome, gracious and very accommodating. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to serving you again when you come to spend time in Fredericksburg!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Briarcliff, TX

Perfect setting for our girls getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful stay at our little Casita. We take pride in spoiling our guests and look forward to having you and your friends return! Warmly, Toni Marshall, Proprietor
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful Casita in Fredericksburg!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to your returning to stay in our little Casita and hope that you will tell your family and friends about us. Many Thanks, Toni Marshall
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful casita!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Toni and Jim for sharing this wonderful casita! Beautifully decorated, quiet and comfortable. Would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will tell your friends and family about us. We look forward to your returning to stay with us in the near future. Many Thanks, Toni
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for kind review. We take pride in spoiling our guests and hope that you will tell your family and friends about our little Casita. We look forward to you returning often! Many Thanks, Toni Marshall
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Soul inspiring location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Girls: You were darling and we thoroughly enjoyed having you. We hope that you will come back again soon and tell all your friends and family about us! Warmly, Toni Marshall, Proprietor
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
67.7 Miles
San Antonio
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.2 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

Enter dates for accurate pricing

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Fredericksburg Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.....

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

Partner Offers