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Adorable Hill Country Cottage!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful Cottage, Fabulous Location - great views AND minutes from EVERYTHING!

Sweet and elegant, you'll love this cottage! It has everything! Both vintage and new, it features a cushy queen bed with lovely linens,. a cozy electric fireplace, a kitchenette (microwave, small fridge, sink) a bar and bar stools, sitting area, large TV, a gorgeous stone shower with separate dressing area, another seating area... it's just so nice. The cottage also has a great front porch with seating and its own bistro table, encircled by a picket-fenced courtyard. Enjoy beautiful sunrises there, while sipping your fresh-brewed Keurig coffee from the stocked coffee bar in your cottage. In addition, you have a back patio, nestled in the trees. Or sit in the lovely swing under the oak tree! We've thought of everything. You'll love the relaxed atmosphere here. (And we have other accommodations on this property as well: Live Oak Lodge - 817896 and Elegant Hill Country Getaway Guest Quarters-785910, as well as Lucky Star - 892497 and the big one: The Country House - 950087 which sleeps 10!)


Owner
Michelle Alexander
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Michelle Alexander

I'm a Texas girl! And although my hubby, Matt (of more than a couple of decades) is from California, it didn't take him long to find his heart here. And we fell in love with this beautiful spot in the country! We've always enjoyed all kinds of "hosting", and we love sharing this with others. This place is a labor of love, and our guests can feel that.

Michelle Alexander purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Michelle Alexander chose Dripping Springs

We chose this property for so many reasons. And when we saw this spot, with the wet-weather tanks, beautiful oaks, and hill-country views, we couldn't wait to get here. There's nothing I enjoy more than morning coffee on the porch with an amazing sunrise or an afternoon on the swing under a big oak. And Dripping Springs is so charming, along with nearby artsy Wimberley just down the way. Such a neat, relaxed getaway from busy, groovy Austin!

What makes this cottage unique

You can enjoy the peace of the countryside, with the ability to be "in-town" in 10 minutes or in the big city of bustling Austin in just over a half-hour. Wimberley is just minutes away, and Fredericksburg just an hour! As for the accommodations, It's not your ordinary place; serene setting, lovely linens, hand-picked décor, attention to the details that will make you just plain happy. You'll see!

We have additional accommodations on this property, also listed on VRBO: The Guest Quarters (785910) and Live Oak Lodge (817896), as well as Lucky Star (892497), and the big one: The Country House (950087)!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This little studio cottage was just what we were looking for. Set behind the Alexander's farmhouse, this cozy studio cottage was beautifully appointed with attention to detail. A small vase of wildflowers with a sign "Happy Getaway" even welcomed us along with some breakfast goodies and fresh fruit. The cottage had a comfortable bed, small microwave and refrigerator along with a Keurig coffee maker and plates/cups/flatware (both real and paper) to make a short stay enjoyable. The area was beautiful as we enjoyed quiet walks down the country road or simply sitting on the front porch or back patio and listening to God's creation. It was out in the country, yet a very easy drive into Dripping Springs and the surrounding areas. Lots of good restaurants in town too. We especially liked the "Crepe Crazy Cafe" and "Rolling in Thyme and Dough"



Michelle, the host, was pleasant and gracious and checked on us a couple of times by email in the four days we were there, so it was never intrusive. Overall, it was a lovely stay and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for a quiet place to rest.
Mar 2016
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Amenities

Dripping Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Beautiful stone shower. Vanity area separate from shower/commode area, so two folks can get ready at the same time! Vanity area has additional (and cute!) storage for your toiletries, and a full-length mirror.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , Roll-away bed available that would great for a child!
  • Cushy queen bed with lovely linens. Chiffarobe for hanging clothes, as well as drawers for storage. Beautiful electric fireplace. There is room for a pack n play or bassinet if you have a child. Mounted on the wall is your flat-screen TV, visible from your cozy bed, or the kitchenette/bar area. There's room for a pack 'n play or child-sized bed here; we have both available, so let us know!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Notes:
We have horseshoes, washers, a custom tic-tac-toe, and other lawn games available!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Adorable Hill Country Cottage!
average rating of 4.736842 based on 20 reviews
5

Beautiful Cottage in the Hill Country

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place, so quaint and beautiful. It felt like being at home!

Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Joe

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay! Just what we love to hear! Thanks for the review and hope to have you again sometime!
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5

Peaceful Getway

  • 5 of 5

A great quite place to stay. The facilities are very charming and there was not one thing we needed or felt like was missing.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love to hear that, Kim! Thanks for staying with us and come back soon!
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The property was nice

  • 1 of 5

Love the environment, but the cabins are too close together and the furniture was not comfortable. We were annoyed by a barking dog, the other guests, and the exterior lights. The saving grace was that we found a fire ring away from the cabins with some privacy. Having other cabins on the property was not mentioned, only the main house was. IMHO It was too expensive for what was offered.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So surprised by your single-star review! First to address: our description absolutely does mention our other accommodations on this property, and at least a couple of the photos show another cabin in the background, so we are sorry that you were expecting to be completely alone here! We are always happy to answer any questions or concerns a guest has, prior to booking, or while you're here!
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Tranquil

  • 5 of 5

Loved the quiet seclusion, beautiful surroundings & all the personal touches

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were staying to check out the area as we might make a move there from CA.

Matt and Michelle, the owners, talked to us about buying land, what to look for, etc.

They even gave us a tour of their beautiful property. It was breezy (even in July) and so quiet. Great home base for scouting all the surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely delightful little cottage. Impeccably clean and had everything you might need. Michelle was a gracious host, responding to me immediately and getting me items I requested within minutes. The cottage is on Creek Rd. which is a perfect cycling road. So, bring your bike and have a great time! I'll be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was great meeting you and we're so glad it was the little getaway you were hoping for!
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Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7.5 Miles
Hudson's on Mercer
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
El Rey
Car: necessary

We are minutes away from multiple wedding venues including Camp Lucy (down the street!), Vista West, Ma Maison, and many more. Easy access from 290 means we're in the country, but you can get "downtown" quickly, with dining, entertainment, shopping, and more. The sweet town of Wimberley is also close by, with multiple restaurants and shops. The charming town of Fredericksburg is also a big attraction, along with hiking at Enchanted Rock. Want big action? Austin is about a half-hour drive with all the nightlife!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 7.25%

We have additional accommodations at The Alexander, also listed on VRBO (#817593, 817896, 785910), so we can also accommodate groups!
We love the peace and solitude here. Our closest neighbors are the deer and bunnies you might see in the evenings! There may be other folks here, too, so we expect everyone to enjoy the peace and allow others to do the same. Also, this is the country! Watch for deer or other animals on the roadways, especially at dusk. While the road to our entry is paved, our driveway is not, so it may become muddy in very wet weather. But you can pull right up to the sidewalk to get to the cottage! Bring those practical shoes if you want to do some walking on this acreage. And Dripping Springs is a good place to sport those cowboy boots!
No coolers are allowed inside the house, but you're welcome to keep one on the front porch.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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