2 guests


1 bed

1 bath

2 guests


1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Located in Downtown Historic District.Historic use was a Sunday Haus. Close for Blanco events, shopping, swimming or picnics in the park and walk back to unwind before heading off for more activities or out to eat and enjoy live music.


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £28
Security Deposit: £80
Weekly Discount: 25%
Weekend Price: £60 / night


The space

Historic board & batten Sunday Haus, newly restored. Kitchenette with "ice box" (fridge), Keurig, & microwave. Bath with shower & separate closet. Decorated with family antiques and local art. Sleeper Sofa with
1.5 inch Therapedic Memory Foam mattress topper. TV with DVD player and DVDs. Dining table provides space for eating, playing cards or doing some computer work.

Guest access

The Cottage sits in back of the Kellam House, which is the main house and is accessed from Live Oak Street. Front door leads into a comfortable main room with kitchenette & bath. Adjoining the cottage yard is the back yard for the Main House but can be used to cut across to downtown.

Interaction with guests

You will be welcomed by me and I will orient you to the property and surrounding area. Cottage is on property with The Kellam House, where I was born and now live. I love to share the history and to answer questions about Blanco and surrounding area. I do want this to be special for your stay. Since I live on the property I will be able to take care of any unexpected needs. Your privacy will be respected.

The neighbourhood

Getting away to Blanco is great for people who need some time away from the busy city life. In the cool early mornings you can join the locals on their walk through Roland and Viola Bindseil City Park and continue through the Blanco State Park. You can enjoy some birdwatching or if you bring your fishing gear there have been some 30+ lb catfish caught in Blanco River. You can return in the evenings for (when scheduled), Arts in the Park at Bindseil Park or Stargazing and other activities in the Blanco State Park. The Blanco State Park was constructed in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) and has beautiful rock dams, tables and seats and the Clubhouse. My dad, at 18, came to Blanco with the CCCs and was the only one out of 160 boys to meet a girl, fall in love, marry and settle in Blanco to raise his family. Strolling on through downtown you will find several shops, The Pioneer Museum and the Old Blanco County Courthouse which was built in 1885. The courthouse scene for the 2nd True Grit movie was filmed in the courtroom. Market Days happens the 3rd Saturday on the Courthouse lawn but often there are other Saturdays that you see the lawn covered with tents and people selling their wares. There are 5 restaurants and a coffe house in the Downtown Historic District for delicious lunches. Returning for dinner you will enjoy live music at most of the restaurants. Right down the road is the Buggy Barn Museum with 53 historic buggies and carriages from all over the world and a Western Town with Wild West reenactments or gun fights and more. Across the Highway is the Real Ale Brewery to tour and sample some of their current 47 blends at their tasting room. Heading out in the other direction is the original town named Pittsburg, you will find The Historic Cemetery where civil war veterans and Texas Rangers are buried. If you like to do the Texas Two Step or Cotton Eye Joe the Historic Twin Sister Dance Hall, Fischer Store, Albert and Luckenbach Dance Halls are close. A unique experience in the evenings is to watch nine pen bowling teams next door at the Blanco Bowling Alley and Cafe. Nine pin bowling is a German team bowling sport and the competition can get exciting. You will soon be part of the cheering section so bring your ear plugs have dinner and a cold beer. Blanco is one hour from Austin and San Antonio with many historic places in between.

Getting around

Call the Buggy Barn and you can have a tour in one of their buckboards or buggies.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 5PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Check-in 3 pm - 5 pm
No Parties or events
No Smoking
No illegal substances

The Cottage is part of a neighborhood and town that usually roles up the streets at 9 or 10 p.m. Sometimes on weekends a little later! Please respect our neighbors.
All trash will need to be put into the trash receptacles. Glass and plastic can be rinsed and put into a basket by the front porch. Please do not take anything with you but pictures and memories.
If needed there are kitchen supplies in the cabinets a such as eating utensils, plates & glasses with dish soap and drain and tray hanging on the wall.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

35 Reviews

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Kathryn User Profile
April 2017
Host was very nice and kept a clean, tidy property. Smaller space. Centrally located.

Sara User Profile
April 2017
I absolutely loved this place! It was walking distance to the city center. Retta was a great host! I would definitely stay here again.

Jenna User Profile
March 2017
Retta's Sunday Haus was such a cute and cozy place within walking distance of the heart of the sweet town. She is so kind and accommodating. Made some delicious recommendations! This is a trip we will have to do again!

Sarah User Profile
March 2017
A charming tiny house with everything one needs,very cozy.

Felix & Noemi User Profile
March 2017
This little cottage is quiet, clean and centrally located in the Hill Country. We were only about fifty minutes away from Marble Falls and San Antonio. Retta has done a fabulous job in putting personal touches in her cottage.

Beth User Profile
March 2017
Blanco is a beautiful little town, and Sunday Haus is a quaint, small room where you can forget your normal, everyday life. Retta is a great person to meet and will do anything to make your stay more comfortable. It rained the entire time we were there, but never knew it at night. This is a great place to be close with your special person.

Lindsay User Profile
February 2017
Retta was a very special hostess, and her Sunday House is perfectly appointed with so many thoughtful details from care products, to water and juice, to snacks, to brochures. We really appreciated Retta taking the time to share her story and so much information about the Blanco area, it really enhanced our stay! Also, the location can't be beat, it seems to be the only accommodation where you can walk to the town center shops and restaurants- a big plus! Thank you Retta, and we hope to see you again some day!
Retta User ProfileRetta is a superhost.
Response from Retta:
I do hope to see you again someday! We will go listen to Bluegrass two doors down at Old 300 Back Forty. You have my best wishes for a happy future that you have planned out so well!
February 2017

Blanco, Texas, United States · Joined in February 2016
Retta User ProfileRetta is a superhost.

Sunday Haus Cottage is located, with my home, in the in Downtown Blanco Historic District. We are 1/2 block from Old Blanco County Courthouse, 5 restaurants, antique stores and 1 block from Blanco State Park, Blanco River and Bindseil City Park. I am retired and will always be ready to share our history with my guests!

My motto is "Blanco ~ A Sense of Place" "We preserve our history and our heritage!"

Response rate: 100%
(last 10 contacts)
Response time: within a few hours