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3 NEW Modern Farmhouses on 10 Acres, 5 Minutes From Main St. -- Sleeps up to 8

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Fredericksburg Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 guesthouses with privacy and great views. Great for couples, or larger groups!

Freshly built, Outlot 201 Guest Houses offer relaxing hill country views less than five minutes from Fredericksburg's historic Main Street. Nestled in a grove of trees, the guest houses are the perfect place to retreat in a refined, yet relaxed, setting. The three houses at Outlot 201 include:

House 1 (Parker House, property no. 3961685)

House 2 (Pfiester House, property no. 3961691)

House 3 (Smith House, property no. 3961692)

Outlot 201 (group listing: to book all three, property no. 4018349)

Pfiester House at Outlot 201 features a comfy, king size pencil post bed with luxury linens and plenty of pillows. The bedroom is also equipped with a DOHM White Noise Machine, for those who are serious about their sleep! The adjacent bathroom is spacious and brightly lit, with a double vanity, beautiful soaking tub and spacious shower. The bathroom has a toilet closet, for additional privacy.

You’ll find the separate living area a comfortable place to relax, with a flat screen television and free flowing Wi-Fi. The area also includes a small dining table and well-equipped (armoire) butler's pantry, with a microwave, refrigerator, sink, and electric tea kettle, as well as a coffee maker to brew locally roasted coffees from our friends at Ranch Road Roasters.

Upon arrival, you're pantry will be stocked with homemade quick breads and granola, fresh fruit, yogurt, milk, juice and bottled water. You'll also find plenty of coffee and tea on hand.

Out the back door, you'll find a charming rock patio overlooking the pasture, with our horse and sheep grazing in the distance. The patio offers a relaxing outdoor shower and (easy to use) clean-burning firepit.

Pfiester House has everything you need to make your stay comfortable, including Thymes toiletries, a hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

If you're interested in booking more than one house and would like to expedite the booking process, please feel free to contact the owner directly so we can block the houses for you and arrange for one payment to save you time.

We welcome children, with the simple request that they don't roam too far from your sight. We are not able to allow pets due to the livestock and other animals on the property. And lastly, Outlot 201 is a non-smoking property and we very much appreciate your support of our commitment to a smoke-free environment for our guests.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Darla + Mike Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Darla + Mike Smith

We are Mike and Darla Smith, and we live nearby in the property's 50's farm house. Both of our families live in and around Fredericksburg, and we feel incredibly blessed to call this place home! We have four children -- three grown kids and a fun little four year old who has been a champ as we've built these guest houses!

Darla + Mike Smith purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Darla + Mike Smith chose Texas Hill Country

Mike bought the property in 1999 from the Pfiester family, who were one of the original German families to settle Fredericksburg. As families arrived to the area in the mid-1800s, the German Emigration Company gave them a "townlot" and an "outlot" (just outside of town) which they could farm. As you've probably guessed, our property was Outlot 201. Mike was lured by the property's tranquil setting and convenient access to town. He also loved that the property was still surrounded by other member's the Pfiester family.

In January 2010, we were married; and that December, we welcomed our young son, Parker (Darla's maiden name). Though Darla had a charming 1920's cottage in town, there was no question that this was going to be our home -- we both loved it so much.

When we decided to add the guest houses, we knew we wanted to celebrate all of the families who've enjoyed living on Outlot 201 through the years. So, each house has been named accordingly -- Pfiester, Smith and Parker!

What makes this cottage unique

Every day, we feel thankful to live in Fredericksburg. It truly is a charmed life, and we know we are blessed to call this place home. Over the years, we've enjoyed sharing our home with family and friends, largely because the property offers such a pretty pastoral setting. We love how we feel a world away from it all -- yet we can hit the bank, the post office AND pick up a gallon of milk, then be back home in 20 minutes! :-) We felt visitors to the guest houses would really appreciate having the best of both worlds as well -- a quiet, country setting just minutes away from all Fredericksburg has to offer.


based on 19 traveler reviews

3 NEW Modern Farmhouses on 10 Acres, 5 Minutes From Main St. -- Sleeps up to 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

I'm coming back!

  • 5 of 5

I can definitely say I will be coming back and staying here again!! Darla was so welcoming and greeted us with homemade banana bread that was to die for. The fridge was stocked with breakfast food and drinks. The location was perfect, just a short drive into town. This place was an absolute dream. I had the best time staying here and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a million!! We're so glad you guys enjoyed your time with us...we hope you visit again SOON!
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay at Outlot 201 was perfect! The farmhouse is beautiful, the property is lovely, and the owners are extremely friendly and accommodating. The details and thought that went into the farmhouses and the stay experience are amazing - the decorations make the farmhouse seem trendy yet cozy, the homemade bread, granola, and local coffee we all yummy, and the bed is very comfy! We will definitely be back and have already recommended it to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a million, Aubrie! We loved meeting you guys and hope to have you back soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Outlot was a perfect retreat for me and my wife. The grounds were clean and the location was just outside of the busy-ness of town. The décor was spot on and the house is super clean and well appointed with everything you need.

The homemade bread and jar of granola were a huge hit. Darla was more than accommodating with her welcome, overview, and local suggestions.

We've stayed in Fredericksburg about 6-7 times and all of them have been really nice places to stay, but this was the best overall experience we've had. We highly recommend any one of the three houses and we will definitely be coming back.

And PS - most comfortable bed we've ever had away from our own home. Good job!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed at one of Darla and Mike's Outlot 201 houses, but it for sure won't be the last. Once again, Darla was a lovely host, and the house was wonderful!! I just can't say enough nice things about the entire experience. I've recommended Outlot 201 to several friends. I hope they book trips here in the future...just as long as they don't keep me from getting a reservation, lol! Thank you Darla and Mike for another wonderful Fredericksburg experience.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww, guys! You made us blush! We loved having you back and meeting your sweet daughter. Thanks for sharing your experience with friends...we really appreicate you.
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A+ for Absolutely Adorable!

  • 5 of 5

Our cottage was absolutely adorable from the clean fresh decor to the outdoor sitting area and fire pit. I still would like to know what the sheets and towels were washed with. They smelled so good! We were close enough to town, but had atmosphere of the country. Enjoyed watching the baby goat run and play in the pasture behind us. The only negative I could see was only having one mirror between the two bathroom sinks. With three ladies getting dressed we could have used one more! However, you will not be disappointed with this fresh, quaint cottage!! I definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, close to everything yet out in the country with amazing views. The property was brand new and everything about it was great. There are 2 other cabins on the property that were booked while we were there but never once saw either of them. Outdoor fireplace was great and the stocked breakfast items were a nice treat. Was just my wife and I on this trip but this would also be great to stay with our two kids. I highly recommend this place, cannot go wrong with this choice.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Gillespie County Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Officer's Club at the Hangar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lady Bird Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Fredericksburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Nov 7 2016 - Nov 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 30 days* prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation less a $25 processing fee per room.

In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than 30 days* notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room(s), a full or partial refund may be made.
Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and special requests. *A 60 day cancellation notice is required for some holidays and special events.

We can not confirm a reservation until payment is received. Two Night Minimum stay required on weekends & holidays.

Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM

Additional guests will be considered at a rate of $25 per guest beyond double occupancy. This is the event you are wanting someone to sleep on the sofa, or you'd like to bring a small child that will sleep in a "pack n' play" or are wanting to put up to two additional people on an air mattress. We are happy to consider these requests.

All rates subject to 13.00% state and local hotel tax.

In the unlikely event that damages occur in a room, the guest will be responsible for the repair or replacement of any breakage, loss or damage to the property and furnishings and will have to pay before departure or we reserve the right to charge this to your credit/debit card. Additionally, guests leaving a guesthouse overtly dirty will be charged an additional cleaning fee of $50.00 upon check out.

No Pets, please call for help in boarding your pet locally.
Outlot 201 reserves the right to refuse booking anytime.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 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
Floor Area:
  • 560 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
  • The bathroom is spacious and brightly lit, with a beautiful soaking tub, double vanity and walk-in shower . The bath includes a toilet closet for additional privacy.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Pfiester House at Outlot 201 features a comfy, king size pencil post bed with luxury linens and plenty of pillows. The bedroom is also equipped with a DOHM White Noise Machine, for those who are serious about their sleep!
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

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