Winter view from the porchView of fire ring from the porch
Quiet Texas farmhouse, lovely views
Quiet Texas farmhouse, lovely views
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Small homestead in the heart of Texas bluebonnet country--this is Unwind Central. Open-plan two bedroom home, wrap-around porch overlooking peaceful wildlife pond. Terrific kitchen and bath, wood stove, coyote chorus, every window has a lovely view.

The space

If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is the place. It's sometimes difficult to get people to move off the back porch, where they tend to park in one of the comfy rocking chairs, gaze at the pond, enjoy the ever-present breeze, breath the incredibly fresh air, and heave a sigh of contentment.
It's also convenient to Round Top and associated venues.

Guest access

All parts of the main house are accessible, including use of the washer-dryer, kitchen appliances (there is a shelf reserved for guest's food), internet access. Limited space is available in each of the bedroom closets.
In the rare case that guests have livestock, there are 2 fenced pastures that can be used, one with an overhang shelter. Guest should feel free to wander about and enjoy the tranquility, sample whatever might be growing on trees or in the garden.

Interaction with guests

I'll be generally available and staying in the little cottage (a favorite getaway place for writers). Although I do sometimes have to take day trips, I'm always accessible by phone or email. I respect your privacy, so will not disturb you, but I have very much enjoyed interaction with my amazingly diverse and interesting guests!

Other things to note

Although there isn't television service, there is access to movies, etc. via NetFlix.
During certain time of the year, grass stickers and burrs abound. It is best to wear covered shoes if you plan to go wandering around, especially children.
Likewise, the "lawn" is more like a pasture, so has the occasional gopher hole or armadillo burrow so care should be taken when zipping around the place.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Essentials
Shampoo

Prices
Extra people £4 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £16
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 couch

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

This is the country, and water is precious. Please be as conservative as you are comfortable with.
As well, there are no sewers here, only a septic tank, so please think carefully about what you flush :-)
You are welcome to use the burn pit for a fire, as long as there is NOT A BURN BAN in effect.
Smoking is allow outdoors only.
Pets are allowed (including horses, etc. with prior permission). However, there are 2 rather fierce feline hunters on the premises, so if your pet is a mouse or a tiny dog, be aware.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The house is accessed via a front porch, which has a few (4 or 5) stairs (please see photos). The house itself is a single story.
Pet(s) live on property - Two outdoor cats (who have access to the closed-off laundry room via a pet door); a horse (not available for riding).

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Michelle User Profile
October 2017
We came for antiques week, but had difficulty leaving the porch and its’ views each day. Such a peaceful & comfortable place.

Robbie User Profile
September 2017
Great location for Round Top and a wonderful home with calm atmosphere and great outdoor views.

Brenda User Profile
June 2017
We arrived and everything was as posted...clean, quiet and comfortable. It was wonderful having a cup of coffee on the back porch in the morning while watching the cows wander and Gerri's horse pranced and posed for our pictures taken. Beds were clean and comfortable and the kitchen was stocked with everything that we needed....Very relaxing time had by all. Hopefully we will be able to return in the near future. Gerri is a wonderful Host!!!

Rick User Profile
May 2017
Gerri's Place is perfect for getting away and decompressing. The covered porch and rocking chairs are a perfect spot to sit and watch the horse and cows, listen to wind in the trees, and relax. The house is very comfortable and well furnished. The kitchen has everything one would need. There is a TV with Netflix and a DVD player if the silence gets to be too much. We will definitely be back.

Nick User Profile
April 2017
What a peaceful time we had for a weekend getaway! Gerri is extremely friendly and has a wonderful home. It was great being able to bring our pups along for the trip. My dog misses his friend, the horse on property, beautiful friendly horse. During roundtop antique days we will book again

Ann User Profile
April 2017
This house is our own private retreat. Gerri is a great host and we love coming here. We will be back!

Robin User Profile
April 2017
This is the second time we've stayed at Gerri's for our family get together. It is perfect. Great shady yard, wonderful porch, easy distance from houston and austin, very comfy and cozy. After our big family picnic, my family stayed on and had a great time being in the country. Porch sitting, a walk under the stars after dark, nice morning having coffee and breakfast on the porch. The kitchen is new and the bathroom is great--clawfoot tub and great shower. Gerri is super helpful and friendly. We love this place!!!

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New Ulm, Texas, United StatesJoined in June 2015
Gerri User ProfileGerri is a superhost.

Professor of cognitive science and romance novel writer. Love the outdoors, gardening, animals, people, food, words, traveling, new experiences.

As a guest or host, I'm friendly and curious (scientist :-)), but appreciate privacy for guests and as a guest.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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