About This Listing
Relax in this house in the country, among beautiful oak trees and country roads, and still be able to easily travel to the Hill Country and Austin. An outside patio and dining area, fully equipped kitchen and acres of pasture surround you.
Quiet cottage at the gateway to the Hill Country nestled among a grove (some 200-years-old) of live oak trees. Well-appointed 460 sf cottage (with additional 15 X 20 outdoor dining patio) is a respite all its own.
Love traveling and exploring? Go ..
West, Northwest (in less than 30 mins) to:
Damian Mandola’s Dutchman’s Winery
Driftwood’s Winery & Restaurant
Famous Salt Lick Barbecue in Driftwood
Quaint artsy town of Wimberley
The Blue Hole
Historic Blanco and lavender and flower farms
Go North (25-30 mins during NON-rush hour, about 50 mins if in rush hour), and see:
City of Austin with all its amenities of dining, entertainment, historic spots and natural beauty.
Go South 15 mins:
San Marcos with outlet mall, the Aquarena Springs
Go South 35 mins: New Braunfels with the tourist attractions, tubing, and dance halls.
Go South 1 hr: San Antonio
This listing is ideal for a couple that wants to relax at a Hill Country restaurant, or, cook their own meals with local farmers’ products and enjoy sunset from the patio.
Small cottage with everything a couple needs. Featuring a concrete stained floor, a full kitchen with gourmet cookware, french doors leading to patio (with Weber grill) and pastoral views, wifi and a small office nook, and netflix and viewing on tv monitor.
Refrigerator stocked with local goods for breakfast. Fully stocked (website hidden) glassware and shakers. Owner will gladly shop for more local farmers’ products.
The cottage is on the same premise as one co-owner's home, but separate from the main house. So, it is close by if assistance is needed, but the cottage maintains plenty of privacy. Suzanne needs 48 hours' notice, however, to accommodate a booking.
It includes one queen-sized memory foam bed, sizeable bathroom with shower and closet space, and plenty of clean towels, linens, and specialty soaps provided. Hair dryer, iron and small ironing board provided. The outside dining table seats four people. Inside features a kitchen bar for two for eating. Secure parking on 3.5 acre lot. Room can be made for 1 or 2 other people (besides who sleeps in the queen bed) on a full-sized auto filling Aerobed in the cottage living room.
SCORPION-WASP-INSECT SPECIAL NOTE: Because of the drought, we have seen a lot more scorpions around during warm weather. Randomly, one may show up inside the cottage once a month (March-Sept) and you just have to get rid of it. They are not life-threatening, but they have a nasty sting. Also, the wasps are everywhere now, making hives in eaves. We knock them down frequently, though, so they are not in your path. They do not bother you if you do not bother them. We also live in the country, so there are determined rolly-pollys and an occasional small spider that get in through our doors/windows. If you are especially adverse to any type of small bug, then this may not be to your liking. If you are allergic to wasps or scorpions--then this may especially not be the place for you.
The property owners, Suzanne and Carlos, live on-site with their two teen-aged sons, one dogs and two cats.
Guest may request laundry time (and cleaning items are provided) if needed, which is accessed by the backdoor of the big house.
Please do not go into the barn.
Interaction with Guests
The main host, Suzanne, will be present at the great house of most of the guests' stay. Suzanne and Carlos are working during the week, so during the day may be absent.
This area is on the edge of the "Old City" Kyle. We are adjacent to hundreds of acres of pasture, an organic farm next door, and 1 mile from the small main street of the city center. Kyle's main street has antique facades, a square and courthouse and old restored house of author Katherine Ann Porter's childhood and the old restored train station. Nearby is the state of the art library, and a city swimming pool.
We are not connected with public transport, so it's best to rent a car. Parking is right in front of the house.
Other Things to Note
We are currently finish up the build on a Tiny House in the backyard, and we do get started about 10 am most mornings with some hammering or sawing. You are welcome to join in on the team effort!
Need 48 hours notice for rental.
No smoking inside the Cottage. You may smoke outside the Cottage, but you need to pick up cigarette butts.
You are welcome to walk around our property of 3.5 acres, going around our barn and our house. The country road we are adjacent to is nice and meandering, but beware of fast-driving cars. Bicycle cruiser and 10 speed can be made available.
No pets allowed. You are welcome to get to know our pets! They are friendly.
Suzanne was very personable and went through the specifics of the cottage. It was wonderful to wake up and hear the birds singing
and walk out to the beautiful gardens. We had a great time at the cottage and visiting the area sights. Suzanne was very helpful when we needed directions, had questions about the area or just visiting about the plants and our lives.Thank you for making our first trip to Texas so special. Mark & Jean Brillowski
My stay at Suzanne's cottage was awesome! It's just a few minutes off the highway by it feels like you're on quaint country roads. It's about 20 minutes from San Marcos so if you're wanting to visit the college it's perfect. Suzanne meet me when I drove up and gave me the tour. She's super sweet and very friendly which made me feel right at home. If you're looking for a weekend getaway this would certainly be a great choice!
We enjoyed our long weekend away in Texas. The cottage was just as the pictures depicted - very clean and more than adequate for a weekend. Suzanne left us a few fresh grocery items to prepare breakfast in the cottage. The area was Texas as we'd envisioned it although it's very close to lots of shopping and within half an hour of Austin and an hour of San Antonio. There were even a couple of dogs and cats on the property that made us feel right at home. Thanks so much for letting us enjoy your cottage and for all the great recommendations!
Suzanne was outside ready to welcome us as we drove in. She showed us all the ins and outs of the cabin. It was just as described - very cozy and sweet! It was extremely clean and we had everything needed in the kitchen to do a little cooking. I really appreciated having some basic foods (spices, flour/sugar, oil, coffee, eggs, bread, milk, butter and apples) already waiting for us. Even though the weather outside was freezing cold and rainy, we were cozy and warm inside. The reliable internet connection was also very appreciated, as were the Netflix movies since we weren't able to spend any time outside.
The cottage was beautiful and very comfortable. Spacious yet cozy, with beautiful countryside surrounding. The kitchen came with everything my partner & I needed to prepare a lovely Thanksgiving dinner away from home. Suzanne & Carlos were open & welcoming. Their cottage & garden is a special place and I will cherish the memories of my time there for years to come.
I cannot recommend this charming cottage enough! The space is clean and airy; the kitchen and bath are new and well equipped; the bed is wonderfully comfortable; and Suzanne is a terrific host.
The cottage is nestled among trees and green space and is very cozy and quiet. Thank you, Suzanne, for such a wonderfully appointed space in which to stay. I'm looking forward to a return trip - for sure!
About the Host, Suzanne
I work in Austin, but one of my favorite things to do daily is to start with drinking coffee on the patio and listening to the birds. And after a full day of work, it is nice to get back to my home and enjoy the sunset or work in the garden. I love to cook, and have access to plenty of ranchers and farmers because of my work with farmers' markets. I enjoy travelling and searching out the 'road less traveled.' I'd love to share my knowledge about some of the farms and vineyards in the Hill Country and send you on the way to an adventure! I am also just as happy to share recipes and cooking tips or stories about the food with guests as they prepare their own meals.