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Private Luxury, Views, Nature, German History And Texas Hospitality!

Bedrooms 1
Space 836 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Gorgeous, Spacious 1 Bedroom W/walk-in Shower, Full Kitchen, & Rock Fireplace.

Newly built, but vintage feel incorporating locally salvaged materials with all the modern amenities you enjoy - luxurious linens on a king bed, antique dresser, great lighting and ceiling fans with remotes throughout, fully outfitted corner desk in large bedroom, fluffy robes & bath towels, walk-in shower, comfort height toilet (all ADA friendly), travertine and antique oak flooring, fully outfitted kitchen with stainless appliances & granite countertops, antique oak dining table with leather upholstered dining chairs, covered porches front & rear with outdoor grill & great seating for wildlife watching - all on a historic German farmstead at the edge of historic Fredericksburg, Beautiful wood burning rock fireplace in the living room for those chilly evenings, but a cozy faux fire burns during the summertime, too! Cable television and free wifi, along with coffees, cream & flavored creamers, teas, and snacks to make your visit comfortable in this ADA friendly retreat. Come enjoy all the fun that Fredericksburg & the surrounding Texas Hill Country can provide, then come home & relax at your private, quiet haven on the edge of town with great views and wildlife to enjoy at your leisure.

Lynn Sample
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Lynn Sample

A love of history compelled the owners to purchase this historic German homestead in 2007. Both owners were originally from the Panhandle of Texas, and both were lovers of antiques, so property called out to them for a full restoration, and the final step in that process was the construction of this beautiful and comfortable guest house on a private corner of the property.

Lynn Sample purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Lynn Sample chose Fredericksburg

Escape from your every day stresses & demands to a quiet, comfortable and luxurious Cottage with views, wildlife, and its own unique history to recharge & refresh your outlook on life! The man who built the German limestone home on this property, Jacob Neffendorf, was one of the original surveyors of the Fredericksburg townsite. Later,, he returned as on of the first 120 settlers who founded Fredericksburg in May 1846. This property is on Outlot 319, as designated by the German Innigration Society, and the new owners were able to secure a Texas Historic Marker for the property in May 2012. A full copy of the research for the Marker, with photos and maps, is available for guests to enjoy in the Cottage - old world charm and history meet modern amenities and luxury on a historic German farmstead!

What makes this cottage unique

The property contains many original components of the German farmstead - the rock-lined, hand-dug well always has water, the three-legged Aeromotor windmill is in its original location near the Cottage, a Rooz block tank house with a rock tank on top supplied the two-story rock homestead with water beginning in the 1920s. The original rock lined cellar and smokehouse are on the property, too. All these unique and historic features can be enjoyed by Cottage guests, along with their spacious, luxurious quarters and their private views of the 1,500 acre ranch behind the homestead.


Fredericksburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 836 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk-in/roll-in shower, tall toilet, ADA sink, spa robes
  • The spacious ADA friendly bathroom can be made private to the bedroom, or accessible from the living area. Soft rugs outside the beautiful walk-in / roll-in shower and in front of the ADA compliant sink vanity cover travertine tile floors. A lighted magnified makeup mirror is provided for the ladies, as are makeup removal towels. A stainless steel trash can with automatic lid keeps all trash out of sight, and customary toiletries are provided (Q-tips, cotton balls, a first aid kit, spa level shampoos, lotions, soaps, etc.)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Beautiful and spacious bedroom with king bed, luxurious bedding & linens, two nightstands with lamps for reading, antique dresser, corner desk fully outfitted in case you need to work, or just stay in touch with your world using the free Cottage wifi. Large closet with luggage stands, clothes hangars, ironing board & iron with distilled water furnished in case you need to press something quickly before a memorable evening at one of Fredericksburg's great dining establishments / music venues. The bedroom has a Sony clock - radio unit, seasonal magazines & reading materials, and a remote controlled ceiling fan.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Private Luxury, Views, Nature, German History And Texas Hospitality!
average rating of 5.0 based on 68 reviews
Helotes, TX

Outstanding Property!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was hands down the best place we have ever rented through VRBO or any other service! The cottage is beautiful, clean, comfortable, quiet, and has everything you need for an enjoyable stay! The kitchen had everything we needed to cook with. The bathroom was very nice and clean and the bed was very comfortable. The owners are great people and go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay. We can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having you as guests, and as new friends. We enjoyed showing you around, and sharing the local history with you. Wishing you all the best until you return. Thanks, Lynn and Jerry
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It is a charming cottage that is so peaceful. The inside is Gorgeous. Lynn and Jerry are so kind

  • 5 of 5

We have never stayed in such a charming cottage. It is so peaceful sitting on the back patio watching the wildlife. Lynn & Jerry go out of their way to accommodate you. This is a must stay place.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hill Country Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was so cozy and clean and had a lot of attention to detail. It had all the amenities we expected and plenty of snacks were available to us. It was relaxing grilling out on the patio and watching the wild life. The owners even provided feed for the animals. The cottage is centrally located, within minutes of Main Street and other attractions. It was stocked with plenty of literature to aid us in exploring Fredericksburg. It was the right size for my husband and I. It was nice to sit back in the living room to watch movies in the evenings. Jerry and Lynn were very attentive and were SUPERB hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and your comments on enjoying the Cottage. It is larger than most 1/1 accommodations, and that does give you a chance to spread out and enjoy! We look forward to seeing you again!
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Beautiful, clean, and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage close to Main Street! The cottage was so welcoming and clean. Plenty of space for a couple! We look forward to coming back and staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - we try hard to make each stay special, and we look forward to hosting you again! All good wishes until then.
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Cottage is very quiet, clean, and up to date. Nice to see the wildlife(deer, turkey) off back porch. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the very nice review - glad you enjoyed the Cottage and mentioned the wildlife! We look forward to hosting you again!
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Very Nice & Private

  • 5 of 5

The house was nicely decorated, very private and not too far from town. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay and hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

We’ve been doing some thinking about what we consider to be some of the “best” places in Fredericksburg to visit, and here is our list so far:

• Fredericksburg – Veiren’s Kirche (the people’s church) in the Center of our Marktplatz across Main Street from the Gillespie County Courthouse. The original meeting house/church/fortress for the fledgling Fredericksburg community in 1846. Original structure was in the center of HauptStrasse (Main Street), torn down after the 50 Anniversary Celebration in 1896, then rebuilt in its current location by the Gillespie County Historical Society in the late 1930s.

• Fredericksburg – Possible Museum visits – Pioneer Museum, Main & Milam (3.5 acres and 11 structures with visitor activated voice narration in most buildings – I’m a former Board Member there and have provided you Free Passes (on the dining table). Nimitz/WWII Pacific War Museum , Main & Washington Street (several acres with displays, narratives, re-enactments on some weekends, etc.)

• Fredericksburg - St. Mary’s Catholic Churches , corner of Orange St & San Antonio Street – both the older Marienkirche (built during the Civil War) and the “new” church built in 1906. The new church is one the “Painted Churches of Texas” (highly embellished by amateur immigrant painters to comfort them and remind them of the great cathedrals of their homelands). Free & always open.

• Fredericksburg – St. Barnabas Episcopal Chapel/former Wright home (early fachwerk) on the south side West Creek Street between Acorn and Cherry. Free & always open.

• Fredericksburg, - Enchanted Rock, Hwy 965 North 15 Miles, large pink granite monolith covering approximately one section and rising 400’ above the surrounding terrain. It was recently voted the best hiking spot in the State of Texas on Texas Country Reporter. Even if you don’t have the time or inclination to hike it, a drive-by is worth the trip!

• Fredericksburg – Sunday Houses in various locations in the heart of town. Probably the best route to see several is Main Street south on Milam (several on the west side of Street), Stop sign at San Antonio Street, turn right on San Antonio and see several more on your right in the first block. Each of the first 500 settlers was given a Town Lot (1/2 acre) and a 10 acre Outlot. Many built on their Town Lot and commuted to their Outlot to work/farm each day. Living more close together, especially in the early years, was prudent due to the Indian threat, etc. The man who built our house, Jacob Neffendorf, lived on his Town Lot for over 20 years before moving his log cabin to his Outlot north of town.

• There are many wineries and a bourbon distiller in the area between Stonewall and Fredericksburg – we’ve not been to most of them, but know they are popular.

• Also, the Johnson presidential era is represented through both a state and national park near Stonewall. Tours of the “Texas Whitehouse” are periodically each day -

• Countless shopping and dining opportunities with lots of live music – you can’t help but have a great time!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $100

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.