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Texas Blue Apple Cottage

Property Type : Houses

Property Description

Location is everything, they like to say in the business world. That also applies when you're looking for a great vacation home in the Hill Country, and the Texas Blue Apple Cottage in Medina fills the bill nicely! Its picturesque small town/country setting is kid and pet-friendly, and it's close to Medina River access, Lost Maples and Hill Country State Natural Areas. While you'll enjoy the peaceful perks of the location of your "home base," great Hill Country towns like Bandera are close by!

Embark with us on our amazing Hill Country Eclipse Journey! By astronomical luck, the Hill Country will be in the path of two upcoming solar eclipses. Saturday, October 14, 2023 will bring an annular "Ring of Fire" eclipse, and a full solar eclipse will occur Monday, April 8, 2024. We've got 125 great vacation homes in the region, covering 21 Hill Country towns, all in the eclipse "bullseye." Experience the enchantment of the darkest night skies and witness the finest solar eclipse viewing in the Hill Country.

Medina is the Apple Capital of Texas, so there's no better name for this beautiful sky-blue guest home than the Texas Blue Apple Cottage! What's more, Medina's Love Creek Orchards and Apple Store are next door to the Texas Blue Apple Cottage, for a unique fresh-air orchard experience, country store, patio cafe, and even a pumpkin patch in the fall. If you run into any locals at the Apple Store, tell them you're staying at the former home of Elayne's Hairstyling, and they'll know exactly what you mean; she was a familiar face and popular stylist in Medina for years!

The Texas Blue Apple Cottage has recently been remodeled, and its brilliant blue and white exterior gives it a storybook vibe the moment you approach. Behind the home, there's a wooden deck with outdoor furniture, a great place to sip morning coffee, discuss your day, or kick back and decompress. Kids and pets can expend their almost boundless energy in the backyard, and there's also a charcoal grill for tasty Texas-style cookouts.

A rustic ranch theme fills the interior, with barn-style doors and beautiful hardwood flooring. The spacious living area includes a large and comfy couch, which faces a Roku-equipped smart TV. For connectivity, there's Wifi service and a large table for when you need to be online. The full kitchen is equipped with modern appliances, a dining room table that seats six guests, and all the cooking and serving ware you'll need at mealtimes. There's central air and heat for year-round comfort, and even a washer and dryer to help you keep up with laundry!

With a plush and comfy queen-sized bed in the bedroom, a soft sofa bed in the living area, and an additional queen-sized blow-up mattress, the Texas Blue Apple Cottage offers restful accommodations for up to six. Both the bedroom and full bath are furnished with fresh linens for your stay. Speaking of the bathroom, we love the reactions we get from our guests when they first see the shower stall; its shower head is a watering can! It's one of the unique touches that make our visitors fall in love with the place.

Pamper your family with the wonderful small-town setting of the Texas Blue Apple Cottage. We can't wait to hear from you, so we can help make your Hill Country holiday a reality.

The House
Queen bed in the bedroom
Sofa bed in the living room
Bath with large shower
Living area with couches and chairs
Fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, regular coffee pot, stove, toaster, oven and microwave
All pots, pans, dishes, glasses, flatware, cutlery, and cooking utensils provided
Central air and heat

TV with Roku channels
Charcoal BBQ grill
Back deck with seating
Washer and dryer
Back patio with seating
Queen-sized blow-up mattress available
Cornhole, cards, dominoes, and puzzle games

Other Details
The nighty rate is for 2 guests
Maximum of 6 guests allowed
Extra guest fee is $20 per day, per person after 2 guests
Children allowed
Pets allowed (maximum 2 allowed)
Pet fee is $20 per pet, per night
A pet fee discount may be available for longer term stays
No discharging of firearms, fireworks or ATVs allowed
Backroads reserves the right to increase the nightly rate and fees within 5 days of all local event announcements
Event and holiday weekends may have a three night minimum requirement
Hill Country river and lake water levels vary depending on rain  

Approximate distance to the following sites
Frio River: 55 miles
Medina River: 1/2 mile (Moffett Park Medina River crossing)
Guadalupe River: 25 miles
Lost Maples State Natural Area: 25 miles
Garner State Park: 45 miles
Hill Country State Natural Area: 25 miles

About Medina: The orchards here earned Medina the title of "Apple Capital of Texas," but there's more here than that! Ride the challenging Twisted Sisters Motorcycle Trail through the Hill Country or take a more relaxing tube ride down the Medina River. Get your fill of satisfying barbecue and other American fare during your visit, too

Backroads Reservations
Bandera, Texas

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  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Air Conditioning
    Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
    Free Parking
  • Washer
    Queen Size Bed
  • Washer
    Cell Coverage
  • Washer
    Central Air and Heat
  • Washer
    Charcoal Grill
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen
    Fully-equipped Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Autumn Foliage
    Autumn Foliage
  • Restaurants
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Spices
  • Coffee Pot
    Coffee Pot
  • Coffee Pot
  • Bird Watching
    Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
    Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Groceries
  • Tubing Water
    Tubing Water
  • River
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Events Not Allowed
    Events Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
    Children Welcome
  • Long Term Renters
    Long Term Renters
  •  Smoking Not Allowed
    Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
    Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Budget
  • Budget
  • Romantic

What guests are saying...

What a charming delight! The cottage was just big enough to comfortably fit our family of 5, and the owners were kind and helpful. It was our first family trip to hill country…breath-taking! We’ll be revisiting this cottage for sure.
Patty Crick
My husband and I recently spent a few days at this charming cottage in Medina. It was one of those places where you can absolutely trust it looks just like the photos and better. It was warm and cozy and we felt so at home. We used the kitchen to make a full meal as it was Christmas Eve and we found everything we needed. We took a short drive into Bandera which if you've never been, is another one of those little Texas towns you must see. The Texas Blue Apple Cottage is truly one of those rare finds in which you leave a little piece of your heart behind so we will definitely be returning. Also, we didn't have to go through a lot of red tape to make our reservations on-line...just a few clicks and it was all done!