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

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
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)

Smith House at Outlot 201 features two bedrooms, each with a comfy, king size pencil post bed with luxury linens and plenty of pillows. The bedrooms are also equipped with DOHM White Noise Machines, for those who are serious about their sleep! The bathroom is spacious and brightly lit, with a double vanity and large walk-in shower which includes a relaxing rain shower overhead. The bath includes 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 Bunn 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 spacious outdoor living space overlooking the pasture, with our horse and sheep grazing in the distance. French doors lead to a charming alcove with a table perfect for dining or late night card games. Just down the steps, you'll find a clean-burning fire pit surrounded by cozy chairs on the patio -- the perfect spot after a long day of shopping or wine tasting!

Smith 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 26, 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 loved 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 17 traveler reviews

NEW! 3 Modern Farmhouses on 10 Acres, 5 Minutes From Main St. -- Sleeps up to 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Relaxing, beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

The property and homes were so well done. Every detail was carefully thought out and we enjoyed the home. Thank you so much for creating a great space to get away and within minutes of Main Street but a few blocks away so you are surrounded by nature. We loved sitting outside at night around the fire pit. The place was lovely. Can't say enough about how attention to detail was truly felt in every way, big and small. Can't wait to come back again. Thank you Darla!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: Many thanks for the amazing review! We hope to see you guys again soon!!
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Exceptional property with exceptional hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My sister, mother and I enjoyed a wonderful stay in Mike and Darla's beautiful cottage as we explored Fredericksburg for my mother's 75th birthday! This property is beautiful and is conveniently located just 5 minutes from town. Darla and Mike have thought of every detail to make their guests feel special! Fresh tulips, homemade chocolate chip banana bread, fresh clementines, homemade granola, yogurt, orange juice, milk, plenty of storage and abundant white fluffy towels are just a few of the amenities that enhanced our stay in this lovely cottage! We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: We loved having you ladies, and appreciate the wonderful review! Thank you for staying with us! We hope to see you again soon!
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Cottage is absolutely beautiful!!! Darla and Mike were great hosts!!!enjoyed ourselves so much!!!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and peaceful retreat!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you guys enjoyed your visit to Outlot 201! We appreciate you staying with us and hope to see you again soon!
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Serenity Now!!! Our thoughts as we set eyes on this adorable setting of "Three Little Farmhouses".

  • 5 of 5

THIS PLACE WAS AMAZING!!! We stayed in the Smith House. The perfection is in the details.....bowl of fresh peaches on the table; homemade banana bread; homemade granola; amazing coffee; yogurt, milk and OJ in the fridge; fresh flowers on the table; the design, furnishings and artwork on the walls were beautiful....Chip and Joanna Gaines would have been proud, lol; the beds were so comfortable; the bathroom was ridiculously adorable; and the outside area was fantastic (deck with picnic table, firepit area with chairs). The house was meticulously clean. When we first arrived, Darla stopped by to see if there was anything else we needed and she has such a warm and inviting personality, we felt as if we had known her for years. Oh and did I mention this place was amazing! We will absolutely be coming back to this little piece of paradise. Thank you so much Darla & Mike for everything and for building such a unique and peaceful place!

Our Best,

Three Sisters from the Panhandle/North Texas

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The cutest modern farmhouse in Fredericksburg!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful farmhouse was the cherry on top of a perfect weekend in Fredericksburg for my best friend's bachelorette party! When we arrived, it was impeccably clean and stocked with all the amenities we needed for a comfortable stay. Mike and Darla were on hand to show us around and bring us anything we needed (extra towels, the best peach scones ever!) but gave us enough privacy to make us feel like we were in our own backyard. The beds were among the most comfortable I've ever slept in and the rain head shower gave us the perfect opportunity to relax after a long day. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone and will definitely be staying here again if I find myself back in Fredericksburg! Thank you for a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aww, man! THANK YOU! You made my day with your sweet words! We loved having you girls, and hope to see you all back very soon. Darla
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Wonderful Girls' Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This was a Pinterest perfect place to stay. We loved every last detail. So much for our 4 girl's group weekend. We loved the private outdoor sitting, fire pit, and awesome display of stars out our backdoor. The Smiths were 5-star hospitable from beginning to end!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Gillespie County Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Fredericksburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Wine conf
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
My Standard Rate
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:
  • 915 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is spacious and brightly lit, with a double vanity and large walk-in shower which includes a relaxing rain shower overhead. The bath includes a toilet closet for additional privacy.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • 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
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • 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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