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The Cottage By The Creek - 10 beautiful acres with private creek access

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Luxury German bungalow located on 10 beautiful acres with private creek access.

The Cottage By The Creek offers the best in modern day luxury with the charm of days past. Our beautiful 1800's farm home has been meticulously restored to include every modern luxury. Located on 10 peaceful acres, loaded with wildlife, and private access to 400' of Sycamore Creek, you can't help but feel the stresses of life melt away as you make the turn down the winding private drive. Conveniently located within close proximity to many wedding venues and wineries this tiny hidden treasure is one you will want to return to again and again.

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Janice Englehart
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Janice Englehart

Our family loves the outdoors and hosting friends. This property was a natural fit for us and we are so excited to share it with you!

Janice Englehart purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Janice Englehart chose Dripping Springs

This is a unique picturesque property with a magical setting. It's a perfect romantic getaway or a peaceful place to relax and getaway for a bit. You'll make friends with Mr Fox, the deer, the ducks and all of natures' bounty!!

What makes this cottage unique

Rural, creek front setting, wildlife galore!!!!


Dripping Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Fireworks and no smoking on the property--inside or outside!!
  • No Shooting or Hunting
  • Please contact owner with ages of children
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Enjoy our beautiful oversized shower with optional rain shower head. The dimmer controlled lights, quartz counters, and beautiful fixtures add to the luxurious experience. We do have a water softener so no hard water or sulfur smell!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
This country cottage is a dream come true for our family, one that we want to share with you. The 1800's German bungalow was lovingly remodeled with hickory wood floors, custom cabinets, GE profile stainless appliances, quartz counters, & much more. No expense was spared in the appointment of our dream getaway and we know that you will love to share in the luxury and historic charm of our tiny home.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Cottage By The Creek - 10 beautiful acres with private creek access
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay. The property and home were beautiful and had everything needed or wanted. So many nice touches for a special time. We could not have picked a better place for our first visit to the hill country. Thank you so much for opening your home for others to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for taking such good care of our home! We love to share our beautiful slice of heaven on earth with others. Please come back again when the weather is warm and enjoy some bonfires by the creek. Warmly Janice & Peter
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Christmas at the Cottage by the Creek

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I desperately needed some R&R after a very busy 2017 so we decided to stay at the Cottage by the Creek. This was the perfect place for just that. The property is beautiful and Cottage was well very appointed and clean. The owner was gracious and provided a nice bottle of wine and some delictable muffins.

We truly enjoyed our time in the Dripping Springs area and the Cottage by the Creek. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Clint. We love sharing our beautiful cottage with our guests and are glad you found the R & R you were looking for. You were perfect guests and we look forward to your return anytime!! Blessings, Janice
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Hill Country Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely perfect. The property is very well thought out and designed for the perfect weekend get-a-way. Everything you need is at your fingertips from the grilling utensils, plates, glasses, firewood, paper towels, etc. The wild life in the area is very active around the house. We saw several deer and even a small friendly fox.

I would suggest bringing your own lighter just in case. Thankfully we did because all of the lighters there were out. Also, note that the WiFi works very well, but there is no cell service in the area.

Overall I would recommend this cottage by the creek to everyone and I will definitely be back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage Philip, and congratulations on your engagement! Thanks for the heads up on the lighters, I will throw them away and put out new ones. There is a supply of everything you may run out of in the Cedar House. Also, Verizon works well in the area but AT& T is spotty...hence the jetpack. Hope you can come back soon!! Warmly Janice & Peter
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Great getaway!!

  • 4 of 5

The property was very peaceful and there was a lot of wildlife to look at. Lots of room to play games outdoors and the fire pits were amazing. I spent most of the time relaxing in the amazing hammock! The kitchen had everything we needed to make our meals. There was no reason to need to leave...I definitely would recommend this place to anyone! Janice was beyond kind and accommodating. If you’re thinking about staying here, stop thinking and book it!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marianne, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love sharing our little slice of heaven with others and hope you'll come back soon!! Janice & Peter
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for the week leading up to our wedding, which included Thanksgiving. What a PERFECT spot. It was secluded and serene but close to our wedding venue and Dripping Springs. It had everything you could possible want, and provides incredible outdoor space to relax, unwind and watch the deer. We enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at the outdoor table, next to the fire and under the chandelier. It was neat as a pin and the owners were great to work with - cannot wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jen, Congratulations!!! We are so thrilled you chose The Cottage for your wedding week and were able to enjoy an outdoor Thanksgiving feast with your family. Please come back anytime!!! Warmly Janice & Peter
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Adorable cottage in the picturesque Hill Country

  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage with rustic decor that sits in the middle of the beautiful Hill Country. The cottage was immaculate and completely updated. There is an outdoor kitchen with a fireplace and couches, which makes a convenient second space to hang out and relax. There is also an area down by the creek with a fire pit and chairs to enjoy the wildlife and outdoors. We had an absolutely wonderful time in this enchanting cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joni So glad you enjoyed your time at The Cottage and you had some cooler weather to enjoy the fireplaces. It is a little slice of heaven and we feel blessed to be able to share it. We hope you'll come back again soon!! Warmly, Janice & Peter
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Hudsons on Mercer, Mercer Street Dance Hall,
Car: necessary

Once you make the turn down our winding private drive I doubt you will want to leave. But, if you do feel like exploring the beautiful hill country, our cottage is just fifteen minutes northwest of downtown Dripping Springs and is conveniently located near numerous wedding venues, wineries and breweries. Pedernales Fall State Park is only 15 short minutes away. Historic towns such as Johnson City, Fredricksburg, Luckenback, and Gruene are an easy drive, as well as the cities of Austin and San Antonio if you care to venture out.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Verizon and Sprint cell service work fine. AT&T is spotty. You may need to go to the top of the hill for best reception. There is wifi available.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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