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Cottage on a Working Texas Cattle Ranch

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage


About the property

Cows, horses, donkeys - come spend time with them!

Come and enjoy the serenity and beauty of our restored and decorated vacation cottage. The cottage is situated on our working cattle and horse ranch with views of beautiful hills and pastures.

The single cottage bedroom sleeps two adults on one queen-sized bed and the living room can accommodate one or two children on an inflatable air mattress.

The kitchen is culinary designed, fully equipped, and spacious.

Dogs only with prior approval. Contact us first, thanks. TV with DVD player only (no channels). Bring your own DVDs.

The dining area has a pass through bar opening into living room and TV/sitting area. The single bedroom is large with a spacious closet, and the bathroom is has a garden Jacuzzi bathtub, and shower. There is a washer/dryer laundry area in the kitchen.

We care for a healthy herd of horses, cattle, and donkeys. The cottage lies within a 21 acre hay meadow, allowing you to bring your horses. We provide the water trough. Enjoy the beauty of a sunrise, or sunset from the large open deck from the front of the cottage and the view of a stand of oaks up the hill.

Conveniently located one hour from the Austin airport and 30 miles south of Bastrop, guests can take advantage of Austin's eclectic food, hip music scene including the SXSW music event, Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL), as well as shopping, antiquing and events in the well-known historic towns of Smithville, Flatonia, Gonzales, and Lockhart. FORMULA ONE is a drive along beautiful back country roads to the race track.

Off the beaten track and away from city limits, you will enjoy our peaceful place. For anyone looking for a quiet environment for work or relaxation, we welcome you. Our most recent improvement? A brand new 18K BTU HVAC unit to keep you cool in the summer!

Please reserve right away through HomeAway booking to visit us soon.

More Details

Chuck Herrick
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 30, 2017

Why Chuck Herrick chose Waelder

Quiet, rural, in the country - on a working cattle and horse ranch.


Waelder Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Come for the quiet, to get away from it all. Local restaurants and bars have TVs that broadcast sports games.


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Cottage on a Working Texas Cattle Ranch
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Country Charmer!

  • 5 of 5

A pooch friendly country charmer...say Whaat?!! Yes! Hardwood floors, tons of character and peaceful! Great get away! We enjoyed several weeks here with a fully fenced yard for our large dog too! Owners are friendly and always available if needed. Cows and horses grazing. The kitchen is pretty big and ready if you'd like to cook. I made a country chicken dinner the first night then soaked in the jacuzzi tub.

Loved iT!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcoming, quiet, dark. Great spot.

  • 4 of 5

Went to escape from the city and watch a meteor shower. The sky didn't have much to offer but Chuck was an excellent host. Flexible and accommodating. Super helpful when we reached out. Cool little home on a beautiful ranch. Rustic and very comfortable. I slept like a baby.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Country cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great place for peace and quiet! Enjoyed our evening of relaxation. The sunset is wonderful and the stars shine bright outside of the city. Owners were available but gave us complete privacy, which is what we wanted. House is equipped with games, DVDs, and some cooking supplies. The tub is a great soaker. Make sure to bring everything you need cause the grocery store is a bit of a drive. Overall clean and comfortable spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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