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Romantic and Luxurious Texas Hill Country Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, sleeps 4 maximum

Bella Vista Cottage becomes your own private world, a secluded escape from the pressures of everyday life. Our cottage feels like home because that's what it was built for.

The Cottage is nestled in a small vale situated on 55 acres of scenic Texas Hill Country property and just 20 minutes from downtown historic Fredericksburg, Texas. We pride ourselves on having created a luxurious tranquil setting and atmosphere.

Our careful attention to detail and the natural beauty of the location help promote a feeling of peaceful elegance and grace. Upon arrival guests receive a bottle of wine and a box of hand made chocolates to begin the healing process.

The Cottage is a soothing Texas Hill Country retreat full of “Charm, Character, Calm, and Charisma.” Tranquility permeates the atmosphere of Bella Vista.

Further Details: Bella Vista Cottage was designed and built by Kevin and JoAnna Burns with the help of Eric Mustard, a local Fredericksburg architect. The 2,000 square foot cottage is meant to be a weekend getaway home to relax and unwind from the hectic stress of city life.

Kevin and JoAnna’s dedication to quality at Bella Vista shines throughout all areas of the house -- from its individualized room decorations, the handmade glass tiles and custom made pendant lamps in the kitchen and the tastefully coordinated original window treatments. The Burns’ used green and recycled technologies where practical and there is free WI-FI throughout the cottage to allow you to stay in touch with the outside world if the mood suits you. There is also covered parking to protect your vehicle.

The exterior design of Bella Vista contains architectural elements of the local German farm houses, Victorian style cottages and American Prairie architecture melded into a unique, inviting and modern approach. The beautiful and scenic views offered from the front and back covered porches enhance the tranquility.

Staying at the Bella Vista Cottage is a truly luxurious, memorable, romantic and fun experience. The Kevin and JoAnna pride themselves on taking excellent care of their guests making them feel at home from the first moment they step into Bella Vista Cottage.

About the Owner: We like to travel and garden. We have an antique Italian car and 3 cats: Merry, Pippen and Mr. Darcy.

Why the Owner Chose Fredericksburg:

We have been in love with the Texas Hill Country since our 1st trip there. We built this cottage from scratch and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. There is much to do in the area: wine tastings, vineyard tours, the Nimitz Museum, Oktoberfest, many specialty and antique shops, Enchanted Rock and Lost Maples State parks, the LBJ Ranch and great roads to explore the local beauty.

More Details

Property Manager
Kevin Burns
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Kevin Burns

We like to travel and garden. We have an antique Italian car and 3 cats: Merry, Pippen and Mr. Darcy.

Why Kevin Burns chose Texas Hill Country

We have been in love with the Texas Hill Country since our 1st trip there. We built this cottage from scratch and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. There is much to do in the area: wine tastings, vineyard tours, the Nimitz Museum, Oktoberfest, many specialty and antique shops, Enchanted Rock and Lost Maples State parks, the LBJ Ranch and great roads to explore the local beauty.


Fredericksburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Jetted Tub in Bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King Bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Covered Parking, Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

Romantic and Luxurious Texas Hill Country Cottage
average rating of 4.972973 based on 74 reviews

If I could give Bella Vista Cottage more than 5 stars, I would...

  • 5 of 5

Awhile back I took a FB poll on places to stay when in the Fredericksburg area. Some good friends of ours suggested this special place that they return to as often as possible. I researched it and fell in love! Thankfully there was vacancy during a popular time to be in the region, known for the bountiful wildflowers that blanket the ground. It's too good not to share.

We just returned from 3 days and 2 nights at Bella Vista Cottage located in Doss, Texas. A short 20 minutes or so West of Fredericksburg in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Wow, wow, wow! Where to start?! What a "woosah place"! It can accommodate 2 bedrooms for a couples retreat or you can have it to yourselves. We had the latter. The luxurious and well stocked cabin is nestled pretty much in the middle of 55 acres with beautiful views and endless wildlife everywhere you look. There will also be a bottle of Becker Vineyards red wine and Fredericksburg chocolates waiting for you on the kitchen counter upon arrival. You're welcome to hike and walk around exploring if you wish. We saw deer anytime we happened to look outside, armadillos, skunks, raccoons and the bird life put on a perfect symphony to the surroundings. You cross through probably 5 property easements to get there going over multiple cattle guards, loose livestock (sheep, cattle, goats) and more of those beautiful Hill Country landscape views that could never get old. My wife loved the drives in/out with the abundance of springtime babies. Ya gotta admit, a baby goat is pretty cute! It's seclusion equates to a level of tranquility that I can't put into words. At night, you didn't even hear a distant car! Absolutely nothing. Just nature. I mentioned it was well stocked...As cliche as it sounds, it literally had everything you'd ever want or need. Pigs in a blanket, fresh fruit, OJ and great coffee was supplied; however if you chose to cook or dine in, the dream kitchen was ready to tackle anything you threw at it. A true home away from home. If you're looking for a place to recharge, unwind, unplug or celebrate...Then look no further. You will return home rejuvenated! By the way, there isn't even cell service there (Don't worry, there is a land line). These days, that's a good thing. We cannot recommend Bella Vista Cottage enough. They will be seeing us again!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home for a peaceful weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented the home with another couple for a long weekend to check out shopping and the wineries in the area. We were very pleased with the beauty of the home, and all of the extra "perks" to make us feel at home. Wine and snacks were available and some breakfast items in the fridge. We love the fact that it was in a remote area and we thoroughly enjoyed watching deer while relaxing on the back porch. Kevin was very responsive and replied immediately when we contacted him about an unexpected water issue. He kept in regular contact and made sure to have someone come out quickly to check out the problem, and offered special accommodations for our inconvenience. We will definitely plan a return trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Country Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time to rent this property. This beautifully designed cottage never disappoints. From the fresh ground coffee provided to the koloches waiting for us in the fridge for breakfast. If you want luxury in the country. This is the place to be. See you next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Tranquility and Luxury in a Gorgeous Setting

  • 5 of 5

By now, you've probably seen Bella Vista's video. It's excellent and enticing -- but the real thing is even better. This is no mere cottage. It's a thoroughly modern home with all the features of a luxurious city home, and it's beautifully decorated and maintained.

From the moment you enter the property and follow the winding driveway to the house, you appreciate the seclusion Bella Vista offers. The front yard is adorable and welcoming, and it even comes with the world's friendliest cat, Frida. (I'm not a cat guy, but Frida won me over in the first 60 seconds.)

As we entered the cottage itself, we were surprised at how spacious and contemporary it is. The kitchen has all the modern conveniences, and the appliances and cabinets are all top-of-the-line. Kevin and JoAnna put out a bottle of wine and chocolates, and breakfast was waiting in the fridge. There's also a home-theater setup, and wi-fi.

The kitchen and living areas set the bar high, and the bedrooms and bathrooms did not disappoint. Again, modern, stylish, and above all, comfortable. The master bed and bath are out of this world -- better than what you see in 99% of the houses out there.

And of course, there's the property itself. It offers a beautiful view of gently rolling hills. And because it's on 55 acres, it's quiet -- really quiet. At night, you can see the Milky Way, so bring your telescope if you have one. Oh, and the fragrance! I'm a city boy, so I don't know what it was -- sage? Whatever it was, it was all over the property and it put me in the best frame of mind.

We spent the day in Fredericksburg doing the Wine Passport thing (check it out at It's a beautiful drive of about 20 or 25 minutes. Oktoberfest was underway, so we had lots to do. That said, just staying at the cottage would have been enough.

My two days there were far too short. If you're looking to make a memory; if you want to experience the kind of serenity that you can only get in the country; but if you don't want to rough it, then by all means check out Bella Vista. I rarely use the word "amazing," but this place is amazing.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful setting with high end comfort

  • 5 of 5

We were rewarded for the drive beyond town and out into the Hill Country with a lovely home and beautiful setting. It was a delight to get a cup of excellent organic coffee in the early morning and then go outside to listen to the birds, watch the hummingbirds, rabbits and deer, and scratch Frida behind the ears.

Well appointed and lovely home. Didn't love the deer heads but oh well, hunters are hunters. It is true that there is no cell phone receptive but you don't have to drive far down the road to get it again. Just don't drive fast - sheep and deer and cows own the road!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heath, Texas

The ONLY way to Relax

  • 5 of 5

If you want to relax, hear no people, hear no airplanes, hear no cars, you better visit this property. First Class all the way. We enjoyed watching the deer every morning and evening. The Hummingbirds are everywhere. And the resident, "Freida the Cat" was a nice touch. We will be back many times. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Austin Bergstom International
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Hill Top Cafe

16 Miles West of Fredericksburg, Texas.

Other Activities: Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing


Rates & Availability

Fredericksburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Weekdays for 2 people, 1 Bedroom .. $250/night 2-night minimum.
Weekends for 2 people, 1 Bedroom.. $250/night 2-night minimum.
Weekdays for 2-4 people,2 Bedrooms .. $350/night 2-night minimum.
Weekends for 2-4 people, 2 Bedrooms.. $350/night 2-night minimum.
Contact owners for long term rates
Prices do not include applicable taxes.
Weekend rates apply for holidays and festivals.

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