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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 less than 30 minutes from..
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
City of Austin with all its amenities of dining, entertainment, historic spots and natural beauty.
San Marcos with outlet mall, the Aquarena Springs
New Braunfels (about 35 minutes away) with the tourist attractions, tubing, and dance halls.
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, internet connection at small office nook, and netflix and dvd viewing on tv.
Refrigerator stocked with local goods for breakfast. Fully stocked pantry. Bar 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 on a full-sized air mattress in the cottage.
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, because of the recently installed hives at our neighbor's property, there are now bees that come to 'get a drink' from the pottery fountain. They do not bother you if you do not bother them. If you are especially adverse or allergic to these critters--bees or scorpions--then this may not be the place for you.
The property owners, Suzanne and Carlos, live on-site with their two teen-aged sons, two 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.
The main host, Suzanne, will be present in the big house for most of the stay of the guests. Suzanne and Carlos are working during the week, so in the daytime they may be absent.
This area is on the edge of "Old Town" Kyle. We are adjacent to hundreds of acres of grasslands, an organic farm next door, and 1 mile from the small main street of the town's center. Kyle's main street has vintage frontages, an old courthouse square, the restored girlhood home of author Katherine Ann Porter, and a historic train station museum. Nearby is a state of the art library, and a town pool.
We are not connected to public transit, so it is best to rent a car. Car parking is right in front of the cottage.
Suzanne was a great hostess and was nice enough to call me to let me know I left my water bottle after I checked out in sufficient time before heading back to Houston. The cottage was super cute and clean. The only downside on the stay was one of the cat on the property. (Animal on property was listed in the description) Very friendly cat, but my boyfriend and I aren't big cat people. We weren't able to fully enjoy the nice patio area because the cat was kind of needy and wanted attention from us. So, if you are a total cat person this wouldn't have bother you.
My boyfriend and I had a great experience and would plan to stay in this cottage again sometime in the future.
We just finished a four day stay while escaping the gray skies in the PNW with a visit to family in Austin and touring of the Texas Hill Country. Horses at the fence and Daisy and Marshmallow (the dogs) to greet us each morning along with the very friendly cats. Suzanne, our host, could not have been more accommodating. The refrigerator was stocked with wonderful cheese, eggs, bread, and REAL milk and great fresh ground coffee. She brought us over warm scones and on Valentine's Day, organic strawberries dipped in dark chocolate. We also lucked out with lemon poundcake that she had baked for her sons. Suzanne had told us about the wine trail that was happening while we were there so we toured a number of the local wineries. She is the manager of Sustainable Food Austin so we got a private tour of one of the local Farmer's Markets which is a "don't miss". The cottage had everything we needed and perfect for a couple. Carlos, the co-owner of the property, and Suzanne helped us build a bonfire one evening when family came "out to the country" to visit us which was also very nice. Austin was within 45 minutes so for guests that want a country feel with easy access to the city, this is a great spot!
Suzanne was a wonderful host, with a wonderful place! I booked Suzanne's lovely cottage as a gift for my wife, Jennifer (gave her a couple of days of solitude and quiet away from the kiddos). She returned with rave reviews about the place (clean, cozy, very well-appointed), about the setting (quiet, serene, bucolic), and about Suzanne (warm, hospitable, and happy to give Jennifer her space).
Would highly recommend.
Suzanne very graciously made her cottage available to my fiancée and I during a family visit for the holidays. My mother lives nearby and fell ill with a very serous flu which canceled most of the festivities. Staying at Suzanne's literally saved our Christmas. The cottage is delightful and we enjoyed watching NetFlix each night as we decompressed from our daily holiday drama.She provided us with tasty holiday treats and local, organic for our breakfast. I highly recommend a stay at Suzanne's if you are looking for a place in the Hill Country.
The Cottage was a great place to stay for our visit. Charming and off the beaten path. Very easy to get to the Circuit of the Americas. Suzanne was very nice and had some really good recommendations for places to eat. The Leaning Pear in Wimberly was especially good.
PERFECT weekend getaway. My husband and I decided to plan a last minute weekend getaway for some R&R and a little wine tasting. Suzanne was the perfect hostess. She not only had everything you would need for a wonderful homemade breakfast, including fresh scones, but she also picked up some meat and veggies for us from the Farmers Market. Carlos was great as well and gave us fresh veggies from his garden right outside. It really was a perfect weekend and we look forward to visiting again!
A wonderful two days in the country - loved the view, and wow - what delicious scones! Our hostess was great and we felt very much at home. We hope to go again.
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Suzanne's cozy and very well-appointed cottage. The views, quiet setting, and thoughtful set-up of the cottage made for a very relaxing and peaceful stay, and the location made it easy for us to explore Austin, San Marcos, and the surrounding hill country. Suzanne was very friendly and accommodating of our arrival, departure, and dietary needs. We felt very much at home. And, Suzanne's scones are delicious--not to be missed! We hope to return again soon.
Staying at Suzanne's place was a wonderful experience while traveling through Austin and the Texas hill country. I had been to Austin a few times before, so I didn't have a real need to stay inside the city - in fact I was looking for a nice alternative. Suzanne's place is wonderfully located to provide the peace and quiet of the country while still being convenient to town. I had friends that live on the south side of the city and there was only about twenty minutes between us. Suzanne's cottage is lovely with a lot of charm and interesting things to admire - She has a great library of healthful cookbooks and Slow-food-movement type reading , and she supplies a great farmers market starter kit to your fridge as well! The kitchen has everything you need - a few of my Friends came over for dinner one night and we were not without any utensil! Suzanne was super accommodating and flexible to my slightly play-it-by-ear schedule and gave so many wonderful tips for enjoying the hill country. Take her advice on the area ! I enjoyed Wimberly, TX and lunch at the Leaning Pear there, the Blue Hole is a beautiful swimming hole with some nice trails, and even just driving from here to there in that region is enjoyable. Plenty to see and a sweet cozy resting spot to end each day if you decide to stay with Suzanne.
We were looking for a peaceful weekend away from Houston to celebrate our anniversary, and that is exactly what we got. The cottage is adorable and well equipped for our needs. Delicious scones and other yummy breakfast makings made it really easy to relax outside in the morning until we were ready for our Hill Country adventures. The stars at night were great. Suzanne is a genuinely wonderful person who went out of her way to provide a good experience for us. Her restaurant recommendation in Wimberly was awesome. We also enjoyed visiting with Carlos, property co-owner and loving on Ray, their sweet outdoor cat. I highly recommend this place if you want to stay somewhere with a rural feel while not being far from San Marcos, Wimberly or Austin. Two thumbs up!