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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 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
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.....

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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Perfect Girlfriends Getaway 2BR/2BA Eclectic Mexican Casita & Gypsy Bower
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Very comfortable and within walking distance to downtown.

  • 5 of 5

Jim is very friendly and had fruit, cookies, water and juice ready when I arrived. I highly recommend Wild Child Casita as it is tucked in a nice neighborhood away from the craziness of the downtown crowds. The design and colors of the Casita is very warm and inviting.

There is a nice little sitting area outside the door with a bubbling water fountain.

I will be going back.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bobby: Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will tell your family and friends about our little Casita! Many thanks, Toni Marshall
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Awesome! Wonderful place to relax. Easy access to downtown. Had a great time! We will return.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Sorry we had to leave early. We would love to return when we can stay longer and enjoy your amazing porch!! Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Than 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 your return!!! Toni Marshall
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the covered patio. Very unique!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. Please tell your family and friends about us and we hope to see you again soon! Warmly, Toni Marshall
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Awesome weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at the Casita and enjoyed every bit of it! The decorating is beautiful and every detail has been thought of, overall a very unique/cool experience. The beds are large and super comfortable, there's also a nice patio if you want to relax outside, and the owners left welcome cookies! We would definitely come back and stay again.

Also the location is great as it's close to downtown so everything is within a couple minutes drive from the Casita.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your kind review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will tell your famiy and friends about us. We look forward to your staying with us again soon! Sincerely, Toni Marshall
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, relaxing, and full of thoughtful extras. Comfortable bed! Will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I hope that you will come back soom and tell all of your friends and family about us!
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San Antonio, TX USA

Great Find!

  • 5 of 5

My college roommate & I chose the Wildchild Casita for our weekend getaway to Fredericksburg and it was perfect for what we wanted. The owners spent a lot of time and effort decorating this gem - very colorful decor with creative details that made it very "homey" & fun. I've stayed at several VRBO properties and have never been to one with so many welcoming & thoughtful amenities. The delicious cookies, pastries, fresh fruit, juices, bottled water, oatmeal, & cereal that were provided were wonderful. The king sized bed & abundance of pillows were super comfortable. Although we didn't have a chance to use it, the outside living/cooking area is a real bonus with this property and the indoor gas fireplace is a nice touch. The location is very convenient & quiet - nestled in a neighborhood just a few blocks from Main Street. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting Fredericksburg - especially for ladies on a getaway trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review. We take pride in providing our guests with a wonderful experience in the hopes that they will return and tell their family and friends about us! We are thrilled you had such a wonderful time and hope that you will return again soon! Many Thanks, Toni Marshall
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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

Fredericksburg Bungalow Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

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.
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