Austin St. - Kristin's Suite Private Patio Fireplace

Cabin

Overview

1 bedroom
2 guests max.
Cabin
1 bathroom
No pets

Amenities

TV
Air conditioning
WiFi
Fireplace
Microwave
No pets
No smoking
Children not allowed
Hot tub
Hairdryer
Coffee machine
Heating
Fridge
DVD player
Parking
Suitable for events
King-size bed
Sound system/stereo
Patio
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
Bed linen
Towels

Safety and hygiene measures

Disinfected between stays
Use of highly effective cleaning agents to sanitize surfaces

What's nearby

Outdoor

Balcony/patio
Rooms
Bedroom
1 king size bed
Additional rooms
1 bathroom
Description

Things to be aware of:
*From March 31st until October 1st, the fireplace will not be available for use.*
*The suite only has a whirlpool tub with a handheld shower wand. There is no standup/walk-in shower.*
*Construction is occurring at the property behind this one. As a result, you might experience construction noise, particularly during day light hours on weekdays.*

The original settlers' home was ingeniously added on to just four decades ago but retained the feel and integrity of the 1800's. As you enter the foyer paved with D'Hanis tile, a warm sense of history greets you. The bedroom/sitting room is magnificently large, rising to twenty foot ceilings at the peak. A wood burning fireplace provides warmth near the king size iron bed.

Kristin's bath has a long and colorful history. In 1885, the Sheriff of Fredericksburg was the home's original builder and owner, John Walter. An unfortunate fire destroyed the local jail and what better place to house the lawbreakers than the Sheriff's stone barn. Iron bars were added over the windows to prevent early checkout and they remain today. This former barn and jail has limestone walls and a triangular jetted tub for two.

Kristin's large private terrace is anchored by an ancient ivy covered pecan tree and a softly bubbling fountain. Relaxing and inviting for two, it is the perfect space for convivial gatherings. Have your morning coffee or relax with an evening glass of wine here for a memorable and authentic Fredericksburg experience.

About Austin Street Retreat:
The Austin Street Retreat is an authentic historic home built by European settlers well over a century ago. Restored and embellished through the decades with modern amenities, there are now five unique suites. Located one block off Main Street in Fredericksburg's National Historic District, this premier property is a genuine Texas treasure built of stone, timber and stucco. It is situated on a large double lot shaded by old growth pecan trees and perennials from the LBJ Ranch. Each suite features elegant, charming decor along with a private terrace.

Popular for Hill Country Wine Tours, family and friend reunions, special occasions and celebrations, the Retreat can sleep a total of twelve people.

The suite uses Brooklinen sheet and towels and a Helix mattress.

House Rules as Required by the City of Fredericksburg's Short Term Rental Ordinance
- Observe the City of Fredericksburg Quiet Hours (10pm to 7am in residential zones). No music of any kind after 10 pm.
- The City of Fredericksburg is a Dark Sky Community with outdoor lighting restrictions. All outdoor lighting is encouraged to be turned off when no one is present to use the light.
- Observe the designated on-site and off-site parking spaces.
- Place all trash in designated containers.

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 21 years old

House rules
Pets not allowed
Smoking not allowed
No children allowed
Host
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

408 W Austin St

78624 Fredericksburg, TX, United States

Quay O.
5.0
Outstanding
"Fantastic place to get away!"
Reviewed on 11/15/2023
Roxanne M.
5.0
Outstanding
"I love this place. It's spacious and comfortable and super unique."
Reviewed on 11/07/2023
Kay S.
5.0
Outstanding
"Convenient"
Reviewed on 10/03/2023
William D.
5.0
Outstanding
"Wonderful B&B that is much larger than it appears on the listing. We happen to have stayed during one of the years last cold snaps so made good use of the fireplace. Location was 2 minutes from the main street and multiple restaurants."
Reviewed on 03/29/2023
Karen M.
2.0
"The overall feel of Kristen's was quaint and cozy. The bed however needs to be replaced! My husband is 6'4” and had a hard time getting UP in the bed! The mattress topper is so thick to make up for the sagging mattress that this bed is so high off the ground! Also, I would recommend the leaf blowers not show up at 8: 00 on a Saturday morning. This went on for hours. We had several people try to enter our suite because of the confusion of the address and the suite signs. We were glad the door was locked!"
Reviewed on 11/09/2022
Melvin V. P.
5.0
Outstanding
"Enjoyed very much"
Reviewed on 06/24/2022
Linda G.
4.0
Very good
"We enjoyed our place but 2 things kept us from rating a 5. One was the fact that we were up half the night after calling the police on guests behind us fighting. That was not your fault but it made us very uncomfortable and kept us from resting well. The second was the bathing situation. My friend is handicapped so it was quite difficult for her to bathe. We managed but I wish I had realized how hard it would be for her. Other than that we had a great stay. We loved the fireplace at night."
Reviewed on 06/24/2022
Brenda S.
5.0
Outstanding
"The feel of a small cottage. Clean and well supplied with towels and toiletries. The tub was nice but would've preferred more of a shower. Would highly recommend."
Reviewed on 06/24/2022
Steve W.
5.0
Outstanding
"Our cottage was very nice and convenient for our 3 day visit to Fredericksburg & Luckenbach. Clean. Good amenities. Well done. We'll definitely be renting again in the future. Steve & Laura"
Reviewed on 06/24/2022
Heidi
5.0
Outstanding
"Kristins Austin Street Retreat is the ultimate GEM of Fredericksburg! My husband doesn't like to vacation, so it was difficult to get him convinced… but walking into this sweet place was an absolute game changer! The bedroom was the biggest we've ever stayed in, with the most comfortable king-sized bed ever. It was summer so we didn't need the fireplace, but it made for completion of charm. The bathroom was beyond romantic… the bathtub y'all! ️ ️ ️ ️ The kitchen had everything we needed for our coffee. It was small, but we had zero plans to cook so that was fine for us. The A/C was cold and quiet. The courtyard was paradise. Our trip was short so we didn't get to take advantage of it, but I cannot wait to plan a couples retreat, where we ALL stay at the Austin Street Retreat houses and we can all hang out together in the courtyard. Seriously, this place is the coolest! As far as location, you can't beat it. This place is located within walking distance of strolling, shopping, wine tasting, & dining. No need to drive at all! Convince the husband, wife, friend, whoever… book an Austin Street Retreat house & load up in the car…. You are guaranteed a great time! FIVE STARS, Y'all!"
Reviewed on 05/31/2022
Martha
5.0
Outstanding
"A lighted make up mirror would be excellent in the bathroom due to poor lighting otherwise everything else was great!"
Reviewed on 10/20/2020
Abigale
4.0
Very good
"We stayed in Kristin, and the property is beautiful and cozy. Beautiful living space and bathroom, but the bath only ran hot water for about 1 min before turning cold the entire weekend."
Reviewed on 04/16/2019
Stefnie
4.0
Very good
"Been staying in one of the Austin Street Retreat Units for years... never had a problem until this trip. 2nd day there alerted mngmt that the hot water tank needed addressing. Told it was but never had enough hot water to bathe. Mentioned it again at checkout and no apology made or compensation offered."
Reviewed on 04/03/2019
Ken
5.0
Outstanding
"We've been coming to Austin Street Retreat for 24 years, and absolutely LOVE it! We've never had a bad experience w/ any of the rooms there, but Kristin's is our favorite for sure! Thanks again for another great respite and time to re-charge."
Reviewed on 01/30/2019
Sally
5.0
Outstanding
"Wonderful stay. I told Cynthia a couple maintenance items that are hard to discover without staying there. Here you go: 1. The tub can only be filled to about 60% before it runs out of hot water. Hot Water heater probably needs service 2. The bathroom could use some hooks near the sinks to hang hand and washcloths 3. Patio Door would not latch securely 4. The toilet seat is loose so moves (pinches) sometimes when you sit 5. Water fill of toilet is low. A nice to add would be putting electric extension cord next to each side of the bed in this day and age of electronics. Again we had a lovely stay."
Reviewed on 12/30/2018
Quay
4.0
Very good
"Everything was great!"
Reviewed on 11/20/2018
Mark
5.0
Outstanding
"Perfectly charming place. Clean. Amazing stay."
Reviewed on 11/12/2018
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