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Charming Historic Gresham House 2 Blocks From Main Street

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Escape to a perfect Texas small town retreat in this original 1890 Smithville jewel. Gresham House was artistically restored in 2013 to include modern amenities, great, open spaces with high ceilings, tall windows and plenty of natural light. A cook’s counter top centers the kitchen, overlooking the large bar to the TV room. The joining dining room opens to a cathedral ceiling featuring original stained glass, with views and french doors opening to the magnificent oak tree. Featuring 2 beautiful bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen) with private baths, plus 2 single sleep sofas with bedding and 1/2 bath off the TV room. Located in the heart of Smithville’s historic neighborhood and just a stroll to Main Street, enjoy antique stores, coffee shops, restaurants and the Railroad Museum while enjoying the town’s relaxed, friendly personality.

Property Manager
Julia Jones
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Smithville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vintage Footed Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two couches provide extra sleeping room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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Charming Historic Gresham House 2 Blocks From Main Street
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

The house was gorgeous, clean, and had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. Owner was very accommodating. Thank you for letting us experience your sweet home!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful! All of our needs were met and look forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming historic stay

  • 5 of 5

Was a different twist to an overnight stay for us. Charming home, lots of history, really cute house.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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So quaint and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Smithville?! Who knew?! We dropped our daughter off at Winterfest Pine Cove camp in Columbus and wanted to stay nearby... we ended up finding the best kept secret in Texas! This house was super cute and charming. The kitchen had been updated and the beds were very comfy. It is also only a few blocks from Main Street, where you'll feel like you're in a movie set. Everyone was welcoming and helpful. We ate at the Comfort Cafe, which has great food and an even better back story. We visited Bone Spirits & Distillery, Rohan Meadery and ended our days at the Front Room Wine Bar. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reminds me of Grandma's house

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our Smithville weekend. This home is Beautiful! It felt like we stepped back in time. It sits in an old town neighborhood with huge trees and quiet streets. My husband was there for work and I enjoyed feeling like I was in my grandparents house. My daughter came to visit and said it was her favorite vacation rental so far. Pretty impressive as we stayed in NYC in an apartment watching the Empire State Building change colors.

Very comfortable and our host was Great!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable property!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gresham House in Smithville. The house was beautiful and well-maintained with plenty of spaces to visit and relax. Beds were extremely comfortable and bathrooms were very roomy. Perfect for our girls' weekend. Smithville was also a beautiful town with very welcoming shops and restaurants. We shopped antique stores and galleries; ate and drank in wonderful restaurants; and I was able to photograph the inside of a great building that was in the beginning stages of renovation. Would definitely come back to Smithville and stay at Gresham House again.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 71




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning turn around fee $95
Tax Rate 13.75%

No deposit is needed however, damaged or stolen property will be assessed and charged to credit card on file.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.