We (Nancy and Jon) live in a sustainable, energy-efficient home in the heart of Boerne, TX. Jon is the architect. It was featured in 2013 as the Best Retirement Home in Fine Homebuilding magazine's national Design Awards.
The apartment for rent is self-contained and is across the courtyard from our home, with its own entrance. We like the fact that we can walk to the Bear Moon Bakery (unbelievable breakfasts and lunch), the Boerne Wine Bar, the Peach Cafe, the Cypress Grill or the Creek Restaurant in 10 minutes, but we also have chickens next door and deer wandering along the creek behind the house. It's truly country in the city!
For outings, there's Enchanted Rock (pictured above) and Fredericksburg 1 hour away. Hilltop Cafe outside Fredericksburg should not be missed. Only 12 miles from here is Comfort, with it's well-preserved downtown and the beautiful Bending Branch winery. Listen to live acoustic sounds near the outdoor fireplace overlooking the hills. Guadalupe River State Park is 20 minutes away. Boerne itself boasts a well-known nature center, hike and bike trails, Second Saturday arts, crafts, and gallery hopping, and numerous other points of interest, which we will be glad to let you know about if you're interested. See the GUIDEBOOK for recommended restaurants.