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The Cottage By The Creek - 10 beautiful acres with private creek access

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Luxury German bungalow located on 10 beautiful acres with private creek access.

The Cottage By The Creek offers the best in modern day luxury with the charm of days past. Our beautiful 1800's farm home has been meticulously restored to include every modern luxury. Located on 10 peaceful acres, loaded with wildlife, and private access to 400' of Sycamore Creek, you can't help but feel the stresses of life melt away as you make the turn down the winding private drive. Conveniently located within close proximity to many wedding venues and wineries this tiny hidden treasure is one you will want to return to again and again.

More Details

Janice Englehart
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Janice Englehart

Our family loves the outdoors and hosting friends. This property was a natural fit for us and we are so excited to share it with you!

Janice Englehart purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Janice Englehart chose Dripping Springs

This is a unique picturesque property with a magical setting. It's a perfect romantic getaway or a peaceful place to relax and getaway for a bit. You'll make friends with Mr Fox, the deer, the ducks and all of natures' bounty!!

What makes this cottage unique

Rural, creek front setting, wildlife galore!!!!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Dripping Springs, Texas

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Fireworks and no smoking on the property--inside or outside!!
  • No Shooting or Hunting
  • Please contact owner with # of children and ages
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Enjoy our beautiful oversized shower with optional rain shower head. The dimmer controlled lights, quartz counters, and beautiful fixtures add to the luxurious experience. We do have a water softener so no hard water or sulfur smell!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
This country cottage is a dream come true for our family, one that we want to share with you. The 1800's German bungalow was lovingly remodeled with hickory wood floors, custom cabinets, GE profile stainless appliances, quartz counters, & much more. No expense was spared in the appointment of our dream getaway and we know that you will love to share in the luxury and historic charm of our tiny home.


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The Cottage By The Creek - 10 beautiful acres with private creek access
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews

Comfortable and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Quiet. Very clean. All necessities covered. Perfect for couples. Great escape from the city. As much fun as our young kids would have epxloring the propery and walking the creek, we've decided to keep this as our own secret getaway.

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: LOL.....yes, it's a romantic getaway that all couples deserve. So happy to share iwth with you and glad you enjoyed your time here. Come back again...anytime of the year is unique and special!!! Warmly Janice
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Great space, nice views.

  • 4 of 5

This place was really nice.

  • Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great experience.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect get away for a few days. We started our honeymoon here and could not have picked a more relaxing and beautiful place. The House was perfect and we especially enjoyed the outdoor grill and eating area. We highly recommend this house for a relaxing retreat.

  • Submitted: 7-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ashley, We are so glad you chose the Cottage to begin your new life together and we wish you many years of happiness and prosperity. Please come back again anytime. Warmly, Janice & Peter
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Peaceful Get-away

  • 5 of 5

As we made our way down the winding drive, we came across a family of deer grazing. The fire pit by the creek was amazing with the smell of burning mesquite. Morning coffee on the porch presented roll call of many birds which was the only thing interrupting the silence. The next night as we enjoyed dinner outside, our dinner conversations did not seem to interrupt the evening grazing of the family of deer. There was a mysterious lack of mosquitoes (not a single one), which makes for a pleasant time for a family with sweet blood. The cottage was well appointed including soft close cabinets, stainless appliances, granite counters, Calphalon cookware, William Sonoma dishes/mixing bowls, rain head shower, Hunter ceiling fans and luxurious linens. Wifi was adequate for family of four (including 2 teenagers). Approximately 15-20 minutes into Dripping Springs for grocery store and it was about 40-50 min drive to Zilker Park or downtown Austin on the ONE day that we drove into the city.

  • Submitted: 4-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We love sharing our little slice of heaven with others! Please come back anytime!! Warmly Janice and Peter
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Dallas, TX


  • 5 of 5

Our family loved The Cottage by the Creek. Quite, clean, lovely grounds, friendly wild-life. We miss the fox already.

  • Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, Kelly!! Mr Fox is quite the celebrity at The Cottage By The Creek!!! Please come back anytime!! Warmly, Janice
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  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay. The property and home were beautiful and had everything needed or wanted. So many nice touches for a special time. We could not have picked a better place for our first visit to the hill country. Thank you so much for opening your home for others to enjoy.

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for taking such good care of our home! We love to share our beautiful slice of heaven on earth with others. Please come back again when the weather is warm and enjoy some bonfires by the creek. Warmly Janice & Peter
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Hudsons on Mercer, Mercer Street Dance Hall,
Car: necessary

Once you make the turn down our winding private drive I doubt you will want to leave. But, if you do feel like exploring the beautiful hill country, our cottage is just fifteen minutes northwest of downtown Dripping Springs and is conveniently located near numerous wedding venues, wineries and breweries. Pedernales Fall State Park is only 15 short minutes away. Historic towns such as Johnson City, Fredricksburg, Luckenback, and Gruene are an easy drive, as well as the cities of Austin and San Antonio if you care to venture out.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Dripping Springs, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer pricing
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$265.68
Cleaning Fee C$166.05 + Tax

Additional fee of $15 per person above 3 people. Maximum four

Verizon and Sprint cell service work fine. AT&T is spotty. You may need to go to the top of the hill for best reception. There is wifi available.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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