Cabin in Fredericksburg with Off-Site Parking

El Jefe's Casa | Extraordinary 2-story Suite

Cabin

Overview

1 bedroom
2 guests max.
Cabin
1 bathroom
No pets

Amenities

TV
Air conditioning
WiFi
Fireplace
Microwave
No pets
No smoking
Kitchen
Children not allowed
Hot tub
Hairdryer
Coffee machine
Heating
Fridge
DVD player
Balcony
Parking
Suitable for events
Romantic
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:
*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 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 an authentic 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.

The Spanish word el jefe (the boss) is a fine description of this suite. A stand alone two story suite, it is entered through a Moroccan gate into the private terrace with fountain. Downstairs is a combination bedroom/sitting room, kitchenette and powder room with electric fireplace. Upstairs is a bath "palace" with jetted tub for 2, dressing table and balconette overlooking the Retreat.

The suite uses Brooklinen sheets and towels.

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

Michael
5.0
Outstanding
"Wonderful cabin with jetted tub. We will be back!"
Reviewed on 01/22/2023
Mike
4.0
Very good
"El Jefe was a charming little place that had unique features. Tucked away at the back of the property, it was pretty quiet. I wish the TV had an arm on it allowing you to view it from the bed, and the construction that began on Monday morning directly behind us was frustrating, but other than that, it was a nice getaway."
Reviewed on 10/12/2022
5.0
Outstanding
"Great stay"
Reviewed on 09/30/2022
Scott
5.0
Outstanding
"Great stay"
Reviewed on 09/29/2022
David W.
3.0
"Enjoyed the privacy that El Jefe afforded. The bed was comfortable, but the height of the bed could be difficult for some people. The tv, internet and wifi was terrible and virtually unusable. Attention to cleaning needs improvement, carpet, dusting, clean a/c filter. While the bathtub looked great, actual use was somewhat difficult. Will not return to El Jefe."
Reviewed on 06/24/2022
Tanya H.
5.0
Outstanding
"Perfect location and charming house."
Reviewed on 06/24/2022
Stephanie M.
2.0
"I have been coming to El Jefe for 17 years and have never walked in to a mess until this last stay. The tile surrounding the tub had dried, sticky soda that had exploded on it. I have pictures if you want to look further into this. I called the management company and told them and was told they would try to send someone out. No one ever showed so my husband had to clean the sticky tile himself with a towel."
Reviewed on 06/24/2022
Deborah B.
1.0
"We were very disappointed in the accommodations at El Jefe's. There are so many other choices in F'Burg but we have stayed at Austin Street Retreat MANY times and have a bit of nostalgia for the place. Upon arriving, the what used to be cute courtyard was messy and the fountain was full of black muck. We were looking forward to having a glass of wine in the courtyard as we have in the past, but chose to not spend any time out there. The first thing I noticed when we entered the room was the the musty (old hotel room) smell. The carpet was dirty (clearly hadn't been vacuumed). I stepped on a piece of glass (I left it on the counter in the kitchenette). Fortunately, I didn't get cut. My foot found another sharp object (a piece of broken plastic) before our stay was over. I ran a bath for myself. When I sat in the tub, I could feel the soap/bubble film above the water line, presumably left over from the last stay. It made me wonder, along with the other observations, if the room had been cleaned at all after your last guests. Rather than feeling like I had an “Austin Street Retreat” experience, I was disgusted by the room and feeling like I wasted my money. We will likely have to find another favorite place to stay on our next visit. Thank you for reading our opinion. Debi Brannan"
Reviewed on 06/24/2022
Charles E.
3.0
"Very different type lodging. Bed is high if you have short legs or arthritis take a step so you can get into bed. Could use a good cleaning vents were very dusty. Advertised water fountain is clogged and only a trickle comes out. Bath jacuzzi is also not a choice due to it being outlined in very slippery tile, a broken hand bar and dirty water that comes out of jets.. it was private and walking distance to town.."
Reviewed on 06/24/2022
Michael S.
5.0
Outstanding
"The El Jeffe was awesome. Once got onto the property it felt like being in an old village. Very cool compared to a traditional hotel or home. The room was clean and AC was cold which is a must."
Reviewed on 06/24/2022
Dianne C.
3.0
"I sh w stayed at 2 other houses on this property- I won't stay at this one again- half of the lights didn't work- the upstairs woukd not cool off- we finally decided to take the ac filter off of the unit and then it woukd finally blow some air- it was so dirty. The outside fountain was filthy and not in working order- it was at the front door. It woukd have been a nice little sitting area at front entrance but don't think it has been cleaned in I don't know when. Very disappointed- I stayed 3 nites there - very disappointed"
Reviewed on 06/24/2022
Conrad
4.0
Very good
"Very beautiful old world place. Felt like I was in Europe especially because the wet weather. Only drawback was the tub. Would've preferred to have a shower."
Reviewed on 01/26/2021
Craig
5.0
Outstanding
"We had a wonderful stay. We were able to check in early which was nice because it was too cold to walk around Main Street. We also loved that you could restock your own firewood. It would have been inconvenient to have to call and wait. The fireplace was the best part of the cabin and being able to have a real fire going without having to worry about running out of wood was great. The tub was also a nice feature. The venue felt secluded even though it was conveniently located off of Main Street. The following day we were able to walk Main Street without the worry of finding parking spaces. We will definitely use your locations again when we visit Fredericksburg. Thank you... we really needed a nice retreat."
Reviewed on 12/03/2020
Quay
5.0
Outstanding
"It is always a wonderful stay! We hope everyone enjoys the experience as much as we do. I would recommend staying at any Austin Street Retreat property. We come every year and look forward to it more and more. The guest service is great and the customer service is unmatched."
Reviewed on 11/17/2020
Vincent
5.0
Outstanding
"Great property, the A/C upstairs had an issues and they got it fixed quickly. Austin Street Retreat is a neat place to stay when in Fredericksburg"
Reviewed on 07/26/2020
Blaine
5.0
Outstanding
"El Jefe's Casa was perfect for our escape from Covid-19. We enjoyed the privacy of having our own, undisturbed space for a couple of days. While it is walking distance from Main Street, Fredericksburg only has sidewalks ON Main Street, so walk with caution. We enjoyed our meal coupons as they gave us an opportunity to sample some of the local favorites nearby. Even with Covid-19 restrictions lifted, we still opted for take out. We wore masks when out, but many people did not. We enjoyed the tub, a lot, it was perfect for a nice evening to relax. We have to admit that it has been a while since we brewed pot coffee, but the coffee beans provided were quite delicious. We even bought a bag on our way back home. The bed was super comfortable, and we enjoyed having Netflix available in the room. The check in and check out processes were simple to follow. We appreciated the convenience and the amazing accommodations. We not only have recommended the Austin Street Retreat to our friends, we have also recommended using Gastehaus as their booking source for the Hill Country."
Reviewed on 05/26/2020
Gary
5.0
Outstanding
"Very pleased with El Jefe and it’s stand alone space that was quiet and comfortable. Having the large tub upstairs from the bedroom was inconvenient but the spaces were well furnished. Would stay there again."
Reviewed on 05/21/2019
Erik
5.0
Outstanding
"The place was perfect! Amazing bathtub!"
Reviewed on 04/20/2019
Lindsey
5.0
Outstanding
"Great for a romantic getaway for 2."
Reviewed on 02/19/2019
Paul
4.0
Very good
"El Jefes Casa was a very nice dwelling, great location to town and very quiet. My only suggestion to owners would be to add a 4' by 4' shower addition on ground floor. Add to existing downstairs bathroom, build it out from where window is.... it would make it perfect! Use the stained glass as part of the shower to let light in, all your plumbing is right there...woohoo"
Reviewed on 01/03/2019
Stephanie
5.0
Outstanding
"Great property. Only complaint is the front door curtains are very see through"
Reviewed on 12/25/2018
Roger
5.0
Outstanding
"Very nice and convenient to downtown."
Reviewed on 12/09/2018
Rogelio
5.0
Outstanding
"We stayed at El Jefe on our first anniversary in November of 2002 and we are so grateful to have recently spent our 17th anniversary at El Jefe again this past weekend. We truly love this place and it holds a special place in our heart."
Reviewed on 11/27/2018
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