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Austin Street Retreat

408 West Austin St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Austin Street Retreat
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Willow Park, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed in El Jefe for our honeymoon. It was very cute and enjoyable! It was close to the center of town, but we loved how secluded Austin Street Retreat felt. The only minor complaint my husband and I had was that there was no stand-up shower. The tub (which was WONDERFUL and relaxing) had a hand-held... More 

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peony128, Owner at Austin Street Retreat, responded to this review

Congratulations!!! We love honeymooners. It is an honor for Austin Street Retreat to be part of a celebration of your new life. Wishing you many happy years together and come back to see us! More 

Kyle, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in Kristin's Room at Austin Street Retreat! This room was amazing! The sitting area was nice and cozy with the fireplace (wood provided) going. Since Fredericksburg is a town that closes down pretty early, it was nice to have this area to just sit an enjoy a nice glass of wine and good conversation. The... More 

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peony128, Owner at Austin Street Retreat, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear about your time in Kristin's Suite. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Plano, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I loved the room at El Jefe and thought it was so charming! However, the bed sagged beyond what was comfortable and for the price, I thought it was not acceptable. After we returned home, I contacted the manager (who is not on site) and let them know that I was unhappy. They told me that a part of the... More 

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peony128, Owner at Austin Street Retreat, responded to this review

Luxury, grace, privacy. This is the Austin Street Retreat motto. To insure privacy, we list a 24 hour 7 day a week phone number for guests in the event of any questions or concerns. And we follow up immediately. If a concern is presented one week after checkout, there is usually little or nothing that we can do. The staff... More 

Austin, Texas
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12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for a couple days right after our wedding in 2013 as a sort of pre-honeymoon before our trip to Scotland months later. Austin Street Retreat has a few different houses on the property to choose from. We stayed in El Jefe, a somewhat Spanish-style two-story place. The bedroom/living room is on the ground floor... More 

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peony128, Owner at Austin Street Retreat, responded to this review

Congratulations! We are glad you chose El Jefe Suite for your pre-honeymoon. Hope to see you again. More 

Round Rock, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have stayed in the Kristen Cottage twice and have thoroughly enjoyed both stays. The cottage rooms are large with a large private courtyard area. Even in town, you feel secluded in your own little oasis. The two person jetted tub is a perfect way to wind down the day. It is a little bit of a walk form the... More 

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peony128, Owner at Austin Street Retreat, responded to this review

We are glad to hear about your romantic getaway. Krisitin's Suite is made for romance. Hope to see you again! More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stayed in Kristen's cabin and loved it! It was built in 1876 and has a lot of charm. The outside courtyard is also nice. The only draw back is no shower, but it does have a large jetted tub. The location is great, it is only a short one block walk to Main Street.

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peony128, Owner at Austin Street Retreat, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit in Kristin's Suite. The courtyard is one of our favorite places too for relaxing and enjoying the pecan tree and bird songs over morning coffee or evening glass of wine. Hope to see you again! More 

Houston
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed at the Austin Street Retreat for a four day New Year's Eve & New Year get away. The cabin we selected was Maria. It was lovely. The home is an authentic cabin built in 1860's. It has been restored and updated. It has 2 Bedrooms with queen beds, one long room has a kitchenette & seating area for... More 

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peony128, Owner at Austin Street Retreat, responded to this review

We had a fun time meeting y'all. Loved the four legged members of the family. Come back to see us! More 

Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed in Annie's for two nights. It is spacious, has a shower and Jacuzzi tub in a large (formerly patio?) separate bathroom. There are steps down to the bathroom, so must be careful in the dark! Has a microwave and mini fridge kitchenette, which allowed us to eat breakfast in the room. Very pet friendly, with lots of grass... More 

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peony128, Owner at Austin Street Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us in Annie's. We love guests and their dogs and also accept them in our 2 bedroom suite, Maria's. Hope to see you again! More 

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Found this jewel, Eli's Cabin, on an internet search. It is an authentic home built in 1863. It has been lovingly restored by the owners. The staff from the rental agency, Gastehaus Schmidt, are very interested in their clientele having a pleasant experience. We would gladly return to rent Kristen except for one draw back, there is no shower.

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peony128, Owner at Austin Street Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you... We like that word "beginnings". Hope to see you again. Fredericksburg is beautiful in all seasons. Summer hikes, Fall festivals, Winter by the fireplace and Spring wildflowers. More 

Sugar Land, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

So I booked the Kristen for a couple of nights. We were looking forward to sitting out in the courtyard but the hammock is covered in mold and the fountain is green from the algae growing for what looks like years. Inside the cottage, there is mold growing on the walls in the bathroom and the place smells as well.... More 

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peony128, Owner at Austin Street Retreat, responded to this review

We regret the lost opportunity to correct any problem and make it easy to do so. We have staff on the property every day and a 24/7 management phone contact. In spite of the fact that no mention of problems were made at checkout, everything in Kristin's suite was inspected and met our superlative standards. Fortunately we had just had... More 

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