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Guest Cottage in historic Washington on the Brazos

Entire guesthouse hosted by Daniel
3 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Sonntag Haus is a beautiful cottage in the heart of historic Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas. You will relax in the calm embrace of this lovely area. Stunning views of water, long views across the valleys to the hills beyond. Sunrise and sunsets to remember, views of the night sky that you forgot existed.

It is an approximately 500 SF guest house set between our home and one of the lakes. Walk, sit, run, bike, fish or just relax. We built this as a retreat for our family and friends with love.

The space
Washington County is an extremely special place. Hilly, verdant and a nearby historic German town that is becoming a farm to table food and activity hub for the area.

On property we raise organic vegetables, herbs, have a stocked pond, a large orchard with a variety of fruits, hens for eggs and we have two colonies of honey bees.

The property surrounding the cottage is highly maintained and is a joy to walk, fish or sit and enjoy the view on the two decks and star gaze at night with a glass of wine. You will forget about the noise and stress of the city. It is why all of us moved out here, to retreat to a different pace of life.

There are many, many activities and places to see in the area.

Brenham and Chappell Hill area restaurants, bars such as:
96 West,
Volare,
Kay's Cuisine for the Soul,
Home Sweet Farm Market & Biergarten,
Funky Art Cafe,
Must Be Heaven
Dos Brisas (Only Forbes 5 star restaurant in Texas),
BT Longhorn Saloon,
Washington on the Brazos State Park,
Biking on Texas Independence Trail,
30 minutes from Texas A&M's Kyle Field, Bush Presidential Library,
Antiquing at Round Top,
Music at Festival Hill Institute,
Blue Bell Creamery,
Antique Rose Emporium,
Wineries throughout Washington County

Guest access
The cottage is named in keeping with the German heritage in Texas, which pervades our area, of building small homes that were used on weekend wagon trips into town for shopping, visiting and Sunday church, hence the name-Sonntag Haus or Sunday House.

We just flipped the idea around and put the Sunday House in the country for city dwellers to have a place to stay away from the city! Think sophisticated, but totally relaxed.

We have tried to address every possible need of our guests and we have had many family friends and guests stay and say it was blissful. We even put a small air filter in the room as we had one guest say it was "too peaceful to sleep".

High end linens, a mixture of regular and down pillows, a high end Tempur-pedic mattress and foundation, a wonderful Japanese massage chair, luxury bathroom with Japanese toilet, walk-in shower, heated bathroom floors, plus the obligatory ranch watering trough soaking tub, two extremely comfortable chairs with ottomans, a guitar for the musically inclined, wi-fi, Apple HomePod music, plus a small kitchenette in an armoire with all of the items necessary to have a coffee or tea and prepare a small meal or snack. The coffee machine is a Nespresso unit. If you haven't tried it before, you are missing something special.

Other things to note
We are in the country and it is a wild environment here, though very polished on the 4-5 acres around the housing area. If you want to venture out extensively onto the ranch grounds, you will need proper hiking boots and clothing. Plus we will have to review some safety issues with you, that might not occur to you if you don't live on a ranch.
Sonntag Haus is a beautiful cottage in the heart of historic Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas. You will relax in the calm embrace of this lovely area. Stunning views of water, long views across the valleys to the hills beyond. Sunrise and sunsets to remember, views of the night sky that you forgot existed.

It is an approximately 500 SF guest house set between our home and one of the lakes. Walk, sit, run, b…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Iron
Cable TV
TV with standard cable
Heating
Air conditioning
Crib
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Room-darkening shades

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Washington, Texas, United States

We are in a pastoral setting of rolling hills with beautifully maintained, board rail fenced farm and ranches. Many began as weekend vacation homes and then we all fell in love with the land and many of us move here full time. Washington on the Brazos is the birthplace of Texas and the surrounding county is filled with history.

Hosted by Daniel

Joined in July 2017
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During your stay
We live on property and will be there to help you if you have an issue. We love the area and will be glad to help you and make recommendations to you on activities, food and to help make your stay a pleasure. We will let you range, within safety, as much as you want around the ranch. You choose what you want to do and we will try to accommodate you.
We live on property and will be there to help you if you have an issue. We love the area and will be glad to help you and make recommendations to you on activities, food and to hel…
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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