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Abby's Guesthouse + Pool: Featured on HGTV, 1 block from Main.

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Fredericksburg Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom cottage + pool, a shower for two, living room fireplace + kitchenette

Featured on HGTV, Abby's Guesthouse + Pool is one of Fredericksburg's best. Decorated by the buyer for one of the state's chicest vintage-modern home decor stores, Abby's melds the French seaside with modern and vintage design for the perfect calming getaway for two. Just one block off of Main Street in Fredericksburg's Historic District, Abby's offers a luxurious king sized bed, a shower for two and your own living room suite complete with a romantic fireplace. Abby's kitchenette is equipped with a coffee maker microwave, small refrigerator, dishware, coffee supplies and a table for two. Relax on Abby's ample front porch with fresh peaches or local wine you might purchase while in Fredericksburg. Abby's pool and lounge chairs are yours for days of lounging and revitalizing.

Whether you are in Fredericksburg to enjoy a wine tour or tasting, to shop Main Street, climb Enchanted Rock or just get away from it all beside a quiet pool, Abby's is the perfect place to put your feet up and let your mind wander. There are bike shops in the area, if you have an itch for adventure. If you're looking for revitalization, there are spas, as well as yoga and pilate offerings that I would be happy to recommend.

If you'd like a few suggestions, I've created this handy guide to the best of Fredericksburg, for everything from restaurants to wine tours:

Whether you're in town on a girl's weekend, looking for time alone to relax, or planning a romantic getaway, Abby's is just one block off of main and just a few minutes from the best restaurants and shops in Fredericksburg. Make yourself a home away from home at Abby's: the cottage + pool are ready to welcome you!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Carolyn Moore
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016

About Carolyn Moore

An interior design lover at heart, I am the buyer for red: modern lines . vintage finds, on Main Street in Fredericksburg. I am the mother of two girls, now grown women, who are my delight and I spend most of my days looking for the best in modern and vintage home decor. Abby's is inspired by a trip I took with my daughters to Southern France in 1998 - I brought back a love for cool calming colors and seaside inspiration with a vintage-modern twist. I hope you enjoy Abby's as much as I have!

Carolyn Moore purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Carolyn Moore chose Texas Hill Country

I was drawn to Fredericksburg after my parents purchased a home from the town's early founding. After tiring of cold winters in the Midwest, the charm of Fredericksburg, the sunny days and beautiful green Hill Country won me over. I decided to move to the area with my girls and work on a home of my own.

The blue bonnets and wildflowers each spring, coupled with fresh peaches from the local orchards and now the emerging wine country make this a beautiful place to live. Octoberfest and other seasonal festivals bring life to this small town, as does our vibrant Main Street. One hour from both Austin and San Antonio, I can hop in the car whenever I need to feel the city. For so many reasons, I feel lucky to call Fredericksburg home.

What makes this cottage unique

When I bought my home, right next door to Abby's, I was charmed by the surrounding homes and the proximity to the heart of Fredericksburg. Many of the homes around Abby's were built over 100 years ago, and my dear neighbors are constantly gardening and maintaining them. Once I fell in love with the ample porch and vintage feel of my home, I immediately started to renovate - adding a pool in the backyard as soon as the spring came and building the limestone cabin that is now Abby's to share with friends and guests alike. I hope you'll make it your home away from home - a respite any time you want to get away from it all.


based on 37 traveler reviews

Abby's Guesthouse + Pool: Featured on HGTV, 1 block from Main.
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 37 reviews

Very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Abby's house is very comfortable and spacious, with extra features such as a very large bedroom, super comfy king sized bed, and large walk in shower. It is within walking distance of shops and restaurants on main street, and it's a nice walk whether you take the main sidewalk, or walk through the lovely neighborhood instead.

I would recommend Abby's Guesthouse to anyone wanting a quiet place off the beaten path, but still within walking distance of the main attractions.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet little get away

  • 4 of 5

Abby house was quaint and quiet. Walking distance to Main Street but far enough away to allow for quiet evenings.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Relax at Abbey's

  • 4 of 5

Abby's provides a relaxing home-like atmosphere. The pool added so much relaxation for the both of us. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great 25th Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

What and wonderful house. Was very warm so the pool was great and well kept. Down town was a short drive away. The pearl harbor museum is a must. Thank you Abby House for a great 25th anniversary! Alan and Kelley

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Abby's cottage could not be more perfect. Darling decor, so tidy and very comfortable for two. Love!

  • 5 of 5

We love Abby's Cottage so much we just returned for a second weekend stay in a month! It is just a lovely way to spend a couple of nights in a darling town. Perfect as a private get away for a couple. Tidy as a pin, darling decor, a comfortable fresh bed, easy kitchen, terrific pool, and delightfully easy to use, Abby's is truly a find. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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What a delightful spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly lovely time at Abby's cottage. It is a peaceful, quiet, and charming getaway I think we will use over and over.

We felt welcomed and were allowed utter privacy. Both the cottage and the pool were immaculate and beautiful. The cottage has clearly been decorated carefully, and with an eye on detail and whimsy perfect for a night or two. The bed was clean and cozy and the kitchen was perfectly stocked and just the right size. There was not a thing I would change. What a delight!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Minutes from Lincoln Street + Crossroads
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 290
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Minutes from all the best restaurants
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of Fredericksburg's historic district, Abby's is close to everything. Spend the day on an area wine tour, or shopping the stores of Main Street. Hike Enchanted Rock, or rent bikes from the local bike shop for a day of adventure through the Hill Country. Located within 1 mile of any of the local restaurants, enjoy dinner out and return to the pool in your backyard for an evening dip.

Check out this guide to our favorites in the area, for everything from restaurant recommendations to wine tours:

Fredericksburg is also about an hour away from San Antonio and Austin and makes a terrific home base for trips throughout Central Texas.

We can't wait to share Fredericksburg with you, at Abby's.


Rates & Availability

Fredericksburg Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

***Abby's Guesthouse + Pool is designed to pamper 2 guests, maximum. We've thought each detail through carefully to make Abby's an intimate, special experience, and therefore additional guests are not allowed. Should additional guests stay at Abby's, guests will be charged $150 per person, per night, on the spot.

***Abby's also does not allow pets of any sort at any time. We love animals, but I have severe health threatening allergic reactions to even so-called hypoallergenic pets. If you have brought a pet of any sort at Abby's, you will be charged $250 on the spot (to pay for steam cleaning carpets, etc before I can enter again) and the pet will be asked to stay outside for the remainder of your stay. Thank you for understanding.

Cancellations made within 30 days of the reservation are 100% refundable. If cancellations are made within 7 days of the reservation, guests will be charged the first full night of the cancelled reservation.

Check-in is at 3pm, Check-out is at 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Fredericksburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Abby's Bathroom - toilet , shower , Abby's offers a very ample shower made for two!
  • Abby's ensuite bathroom has a soft sand colored concrete floor, with white slatted wood walls and a vintage cabinet holds the sink. Fresh towels are found in a basket, rolled up and ready just for you. Abby's shower is ample enough for two, and has a bench for soaking it all in. Abby's provides shampoo and bath gel for each guest.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Abby's Bedroom - 1 king , Romantic and inviting, brand new king size mattress
  • The soft, ocean blue walls of Abby's bedroom create an intimate space, complete with a wardrobe to hang your clothing, a vintage chest to support your suitcase and vintage lighting to read and relax by. One bedroom window let's in the sunshine, but shades and curtains let you block out the light and will let you sleep until noon if you choose! Fresh, soft and inviting white linens great you as you turn in for the night.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
Abby's pool is exclusive to Abby's guests, yet it is in the shared backyard with my own home. I am rarely in the backyard except to water plants or the like, so that Abby's guests may feel they have the pool to themselves. - Check-in is at 3pm, Check out is at 11am. - Cancellations made 30 days before the first night of a reservation will be fully refunded. Cancellations made less than 7 days before the first night of a reservation will be charged the first full night's stay. Cancellations within 48 hours will not be refunded.

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