Restored Hill Country Cottage w/ Updated Yard!

City: Medina, Texas Property ID: 405845

grand total: From $95 total Per Night

    Plan your next Texas Hill Country retreat to this charming 2-bedroom, 1-bath vacation rental cottage. Nestled on a 1.35-acre private lot, frequently filled with white-tail deer, this quaint unit sleeps up to 6 with use of the air mattress. The interior boasts new bamboo flooring, an updated kitchen, remodeled dining area, and a patio with country views. Explore the shops on Main Street, bring the kids to Moffett Park for a swim, or simply relax around the cozy fireplace in the living room!

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    Bedroom 1: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: 2 Twin Beds | Additional Sleeping: Queen Air Mattress (Only available upon request)

    Explore the lush hill country by day and relax on the furnished front porch by night with your favorite cocktail at-hand and a Texas sunset in front of you. This historic 1960 D'hanis Brick cottage sits on Main Street of Medina's friendly community and offers all of the comforts of home with plenty of Texas charm.

    Start your morning with a cup of hot coffee on the back screened-in patio and watch for deer wandering through the property. When you get hungry, walk through the French doors to prepare a hearty breakfast in the well-equipped kitchen, outfitted with stainless steel appliances. The newly remodeled dining area is the perfect place for family-style meals while both patios provide fantastic al fresco dining options!

    When you’re not out and about in Medina, relax on the comfortable loveseat in the front living room and watch your favorite show on the mounted 43-inch flat-screen TV. The cottage is also equipped with high-speed fiber-optic cable internet for any traveling professionals.

    There's no better way to celebrate your nights in paradise than grilling dinner on the new charcoal grill or roasting s' mores over the fire pit from the comfort of one of the 4 chairs. The cottage also has a brand new built-in BBQ smoker and 2 picnic tables for al fresco dining. Finish off the night by making a fire using the iron Franklin Stove in the den and look out the window at the gorgeous rolling hills.

    When it's time to call it a night, retreat to one of 2 furnished bedrooms to drift to sleep on the comfortable queen and twin mattresses. The master bedroom offers an ornate metal bed frame and access to the cottage bathroom, while the second bedroom offers 2 wooden bed frames!

    -- THE LOCATION --

    On the nights that you're not dining at the property, try out one of the many delicious local eateries by the cottage. The Core Coffee house is a short walk from the cottage and is a fantastic spot for coffee, pizza, and buffet style lunches. Another great option is Keeses BBQ, a family-style restaurant serving breakfast and lunch!

    Bring the kids to Moffett Park for the afternoon and have some fun in the sun! The park has plenty of spots for picnics, community grills for barbecuing, and access to the refreshing Medina River.

    The Medina Love Creek Apple Orchard is a fantastic time during the spring, summer, and fall for families looking to have a memorable experience. The orchard is less than a mile away and offers excellent hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and delicious homemade apple pies.

    Some other fun options around the town include the Medina community library with free WiFi and the Little Cottage Quilt Shop filled with unique textiles and sewing materials for the craft enthusiasts!


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    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a well-equipped kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances, free WiFi (high-speed fiber-optic with 70MB upload & download speed), carbon monoxide detector, washer and dryer, a private backyard with a screened-in patio and a front porch, Franklin stove, wood-burning fireplace (wood provided), flat-screen TV, 4 oscillating heaters, complimentary toiletries, 1-car covered parking, and much more
    - New outdoor amenities include a built-in steel pedestal BBQ, fire pit w/ seating, 48 feet of LED string lights, 2 picnic tables
    - Guests can stream Hulu, Youtube, Netflix, Pandora when using the LG Premium button, once the TV screen turns on
    - Fantastic Medina location - located on restaurant-filled Main Street, near the Medina Community Library and the Little Quilt Shop, less than a mile from the Medina Love Creek Apple Orchard, and close to the Medina River and Moffett Park!
    - Nearest Commercial Airport: San Antonio International Airport (~65 miles away)

    -- POLICIES --

    - No smoking
    - No pets allowed
    - No events, parties or large gatherings
    - Note that 4 guests can sleep comfortably in the bedrooms and 2 guests can sleep comfortably on the queen-sized air mattress (available upon request), bringing the maximum occupancy to a total of 6
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in

  • Location

    Area Activities

    • Cycling
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Kayaking
    • Restaurants
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Essentials
    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • First Aid Kit
    • Free Parking
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron/Board
    • Smoke Detector
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Spices
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster

    Nearby Amenities

    • Rural

    Other Amenities

    • Off Street Parking
    • Parking
    • Private Entrance

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Beach Towels
    • Charcoal Grill
    • Deck
    • Fire Pit
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture

    Property Amenities

    • Central Heating
    • Dryer
    • Fireplace
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Ground Floor
    • Internet Connection
    • Linens Provided
    • TV
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer
    • Wood-Burning Stove


    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Car Recommended
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
  • Guest Reviews (21)
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    Pleasantly Surprised

    Reviewed by: Micah C. on


    I enjoyed my stay, the cabin was immaculate with a homey feel. I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the beds were, I slept very well. I wouldn't hesitate to book here in the future.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2019

    Beautiful little house in the Hill Country.

    Reviewed by: david j. on


    Stayed here while visiting my parents who lived down the road in an RV community. Nice, clean home to come home to. Hosts were very friendly to deal with and they even had treats for us when we arrived. Will definitely stay here again!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2019

    Cute cottage

    Reviewed by: Alicia R. on


    This cottage is quaint and cute. The owners were very generous, leaving us snacks for the stay. My family enjoyed our stay.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2019

    Reviewed by: Kaylee on


    It was everything plus more ❤️
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2019

    Medina cottage

    Reviewed by: Cassandra E. on


    We enjoyed our stay so much. The house was perfect. The neighbors have chickens but the house is very well insulated and we couldn?t hear any noise from the road or the crowing rooster. The deer with their babies were very nice to watch from the screened back porch, they came right up to the door to eat the corn. The kids enjoyed all the games. The welcome gifts were very thoughtful and came in handy for the kids. The town shuts down early but that is part of the charm, in my opinion. We really hope to stay again on our next visit to Medina river. Thank you so much for letting us use your cottage ??
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    Definitely Will Stay Again

    Reviewed by: Steelman Family on


    This was the first time my family and have ever rented a cottage type home for a small vacation. We wanted to just take a break during the summer with the kids and get away from the city and away from the corporate lifestyle and hotels. We were not disappointed. The home was very accommodating and was able to hold a family of 6. Everything you would normally have at home can be found here in this cottage. From cookware, dishes, and utensils, to typical condiments, charcoal, and lighter fluid... The owner says all you have to bring is the meat, that's the truth. There's even horseshoes in the back and corn to feed the deer. If you don't mind scenic travel to places like San Antonio, Kerrville, Gruene, Lukenback, etc... you are in the right place. As a first experience, we will definitely do this again.

    Reviewed by: Dilcia on


    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in June 2019

    Reviewed by: Amy on


    Very nice place to stay. Hosts were amazing!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in May 2019

    Fantastic comfortable home

    Reviewed by: Sherry on


    Might think about larger sofa with hideaway bed. Love staying in this nice home this is our second stay we will stay again when we come to visit family.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2019

    Clean, great parking, key access was easy. Goid lughting outside. Fire pit and fireplace were a trea

    Reviewed by: Gale on


    Great place. Had everything we needed. Cimfortable beds. Plenty of towels, soap, shampoo. Left a great snack tray and nice welcome note. I would stay hete again!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in February 2019

    Loved this little cottage!

    Reviewed by: Sarah on


    Our group came down to TX this weekend to take on a 100K race in Bandera, so ease and comfort were a BIG deal! So much care and consideration was taken by the owners of this place to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We were stocked with all the amenities we could possibly need and more, the whole place was very comfortable and well thought out to aid to all guests needs! We absolutely loved our stay and would HIGHLY recommend this lovely place to anyone! Everything was super easy and enjoyable! Thank you so much to Pablo and Rosy for providing such a comfortable place to stay!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in January 2019

    Reviewed by: Scott on


    A wonderful and convenient space.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in December 2018

    Reviewed by: Katie on


    This cottage was the perfect place for my family to stay this Thanksgiving! So cozy and cute, and in walking distance of everything in Medina. There's a little convenience store next door and a dollar general in walking distance, so even on Thanksgiving day we were able to pick up some groceries on our daily walk. Such a quaint little town. Our hosts were so thoughtful- they left us wine, pumpkin pie, snacks, and a very well stocked kitchen. Everything is so well thought out and comfortable. My girls loved playing the board games and watching the DVDs. It was just what we needed to get away from the everyday business, slow down and be present with each other. We took beautiful drives, walked down to the river, and drive to Fredericksburg, Boerne, and Bandera for day trips. All such cute towns with great shopping! We will be back- thank you!!!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in November 2018

    Loved this cottage so cute!!! Very comfortable!

    Reviewed by: Cinda R. on


    Such a special place? four of us stayed and were very comfortable. It has the feel of being at home immediately. Loved us sitting around talking and laughing! Will so be booking again!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2018

    Interior is beautiful! All your needs are met, owners are extremely thoughtful & accommodating.

    Reviewed by: Michelle S. on


    Instructions were given in advance to alleviate any questions or concerns. Check in was quick and easy. Air condition was nice and cold! Perfect location to begin our motorcycle riding! Everything we needed from the stores was available within 1/2 mile walking distance. Peaceful spot with dozens of deer roaming within feet of the house. Owners are very thoughtful and want to do all they can to make your stay wonderful! They definitely succeeded with our stay which consisted of six adults.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    The best place we've stayed!

    Reviewed by: Angie C. on


    The house was an amazing getaway! Very clean, well thought out decor, plenty of room for our family of four, two which were teenagers, and they didn't want to leave, but neither did we! Very, very well stocked, had everything we needed to cook dinner, plenty of towels, extra blankets, everything needed for a complete stay, and we appreciated all the extras that were included. This place is a must stay, and we look forward to coming back! Thank you Pablo for the great area guide, it was well thought out, and we enjoyed reading it!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018


    Reviewed by: james w. on


    we enjoy very much and will do it again...........just one need a longer couch were four people can seat...but it was a great stay.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    Gorgeous Weekend in the Medina River!

    Reviewed by: Elizabeth P. on


    Can't say enough wonderful things about this lovely home! We're Airbnb hosts ourselves, and have traveled the world staying in short term rentals. This is certainly one of our favorites, situated so close to the Medina River (and the delicious burgers over at The Apple Store!). The hosts have arranged for every convenience, from fluffy towels to a fully-stocked kitchen, from ice-cold AC for the Texas summer to covered parking, and easy, gracious communication for questions about the area. We were a family of four, and were so comfortable on our weekend getaway that it was hard to head back to the big city. Medina is a gem in the Texas hill country, and so is this special cottage!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    Great vacation home

    Reviewed by: Debi R. on


    This vacation rental was a true gem. My daughter lives in Medina and we frequently have stayed in Kerrville, which is about a 45-minute drive, each way. But now that we have found this rental, we?ll be staying here. The owners did a fantastic job with the place and took good care and attended to every detail a renter could ask for. We?ll definitely be back!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2018

    Fantastic home-y feel in heart of Hill Country

    Reviewed by: Kyle J. on


    The Medina Cottage was absolutely perfect. It has a nice, warm home-y feel in a small quiet town. We came down to ride motorcycles in Hill Country and the location is perfect for the awesome winding roads in the area. The wildlife in the back yard was a neat touch! Pablo was very inviting and answered all of our questions right away and made sure we felt right at home. WHEN we come back to visit this area again, we will be looking the Medina Cottage up again!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in April 2018

    Reviewed by: Kelley on


    Enjoyed our stay at this cottage. Very clean, new appliances and fixtures, comfortable beds, and great location. Pablo was quick to respond and take care of the minor issues we had. Will definitely book again!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in April 2018