4.6 on October 06, 2016
This is no mere cottage. It's a thoroughly modern home with all the features of a luxurious city home, and it's beautifully decorated and maintained. From the moment you enter the property and follow the winding driveway to the house, you appreciate the seclusion Bella Vista offers. The front yard is adorable and welcoming. As we entered the cottage itself, we were surprised at how spacious and contemporary it is. The kitchen has all the modern conveniences, and the appliances and cabinets are all top-of-the-line. Kevin and JoAnna put out a bottle of wine and chocolates, and breakfast was waiting in the fridge. There's also a home-theater setup, and wi-fi. The kitchen and living areas set the bar high, and the bedrooms and bathrooms did not disappoint. Again, modern, stylish, and above all, comfortable. The master bed and bath are out of this world -- better than what you see in 99% of the houses out there. And of course, there's the property itself. It offers a beautiful view of gently rolling hills. And because it's on 55 acres, it's quiet -- really quiet. At night, you can see the Milky Way, so bring your telescope if you have one. Oh, and the fragrance! I'm a city boy, so I don't know what it was -- sage? Whatever it was, it was all over the property and it put me in the best frame of mind. We spent the day in Fredericksburg doing the Wine Passport thing (check it out at http://texaswinetrail.com/store/item/2016-texas-wine-month-trail). It's a beautiful drive of about 20 or 25 minutes. Oktoberfest was underway, so we had lots to do. That said, just staying at the cottage would have been enough. My two days there were far too short. If you're looking to make a memory; if you want to experience the kind of serenity that you can only get in the country; but if you don't want to rough it, then by all means check out Bella Vista.
4.8 on May 06, 2016
This cottage more than exceeded our expectations and was perfect for relaxation and becoming one with nature. The back patio had amazing views of the ravine and creek bed. At dusk and dawn we watched as the deer would travel up the ravine right outside the cottage. Not to mention the amazing views of the skies at nights and being able to see stars as far as the eye could see. The bed was so comfortable and the dual showers were amazing. This cottage had more than we could ask for and more.
4.8 on February 22, 2016
We experienced this sweet gem for the first time recently and will most definitely go back again and again. The excellence that accompanies every detail is almost more than you would ever expect out here in the country. We wanted to read, relax and enjoy the country and that's what we did....in a first class cottage. Thank you Kevin and JoAnna!
4.8 on January 04, 2016
I would go recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone. BEAUTIFUL!!!! We will be going back.
5 on October 22, 2015
The Bella Vista Cottage was a wonderful place to stay for our honeymoon! It's so peaceful and you have lots of privacy, but it is not too far away from down town Fredricksburg. The views are incredible, and there are deer and other wildlife at all hours of the day. We can't wait to come back!!!
3.6 on May 07, 2015
Beautiful home on acreage. Great attention paid to the small amenities. Ended up spending the majority of our Fredericksburg stay hanging out on the property. We would recommend this property without any reservations.
4.2 on March 29, 2015
What a serene and relaxing getaway - just a short drive from Fredericksburg. This is a true jewel seated on fifty acres of gorgeous Hill Country enjoyment. We have visited twice and look forward to many more tranquil and romantic vacations here.
5 on January 02, 2015
There are not words to express our thanks to Kevin and JoAnna! We had the most relaxing week of our lives and have already started planning our next visit. We loved the remoteness of not seeing the neighbors BUT knowing they were just over the hill was comforting. We would love to experience it when the tree's are in full bloom and green. Thr only hitch we had was with the TV in the livingroom, not a complaint as we were not there a whole bunch, maybe it was just batteries in the remote. Everything else was PERFECT!!!!! I have highly recommended it to ALL my clients and friends! Look forward to being SUPER BUSY! Thanks from the bottom of our hearts!
5 on December 26, 2014
We really enjoyed our stay at this secluded bed and breakfast. The cottage was very nice and had every possible amenity you could think of. We especially enjoyed the jacuzzi hot tub and large shower. The muffins and kolaches tucked away in the fridge were an especially nice touch. The property has several deer feeders that drew in at least a dozen or more every evening. We will definitely be returning to enjoy a nice deep breath of fresh air and comforting get away!
5 on September 21, 2014
Lovely cottage and a wonderful, restful stay! My only complaint is that we didn't stay long enough.
5 on September 03, 2014
Our stay was wonderful! We wanted a place quiet to relax and get away and Bella Vista Cottage was beyond anything we hoped for. The binders with recommendations for eating and day trips were very helpful. The property was lovely and we had everything we could possibly need. Loved our stay and would highly recommend it to anyone!
4.6 on June 19, 2014
One word to describe our stay: Perfect!
4.6 on February 20, 2014
The Bella Vista Cottage is a beautifully built and maintained property on a wide open, secluded property. Everything inside is made with the highest quality materials and the kitchen is awesome. It is truly a getaway from everything kind of place as it is about 30 minutes to the nearest town (not even a 7-11). As long as you prepare ahead you will be set to enjoy a wonderful and peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!
5 on October 30, 2013
We had a wonderful, very relaxing time at Bella Vista Cottage. It was so peaceful and secluded with a pretty view and fun wildlife watching (deer, fox, skunk, birds...). The owners thought of everything from fresh flowers throughout the house to chocolate, wine and snacks. The kitchen was super well equipped and the house was very clean. Great recommendations by the owner of things to do and places to eat. Such a nice change from the city. Will most definitely recommend this place to our friends.
4.8 on July 04, 2013
Bella Vista Cottage is a beautifully appointed home in a very remote location of Texas Hill Country near Fredericksburg, TX. It was a very relaxing atmosphere with views of the rolling hills and lots of wildlife. The owners are very accommodating and attentive to every detail. If you want to be close in to Frederickburg this is not the place for you. But if you want a quiet retreat...this is your place....Bring your checkbook...it is pricey....but top notch in every way.
4.4 on May 11, 2013
We celebrated our 10th anniversary at Bella Vista Cottage and had a wonderful time. Unlike other B&Bs, the cottage is alone on 55 acres and there is no one else around. Even though the owners were not on site, they are very easily contactable and were very responsive. We had the house to ourselves and it was very peaceful and relaxing. It is about 15 miles outside of Fredericksburg, but it is easy to get to there. We would definitely go again!
5 on March 11, 2013
We spent our 10 year anniversary at Bella Vista and absolutely loved it. Everything was perfect. My husband loved feeding the deer every evening, watching all the birds, the racoon who came to visit, and Frida the cat. The kitchen had everything imaginable to cook with, we didn't have to rush into town to get breakfast before all restaurants stopped serving - a plus in our book! We will definitely be back. It is definitely a great, clean, well taken care of home. Thank you Kevin and JoAnna for creating such a peaceful place to relax and unwind from the big city hustle and bustle!
4.2 on September 04, 2012
The house was very comfortable and had everything you could possibly need for a relaxing stay. The wine and breakfast goodies were a nice touch. We spent countless hours enjoying the back porch and the constant breeze made it pleasant, even in August. The location was the perfect distance from downtown (about 15-20 minutes) but yet, not terribly far from anything we wanted to do. We enjoyed driving the rural roads and soaking in the beauty of the Texas hill country. I hope staying at Bella Vista will become a tradition!
4.6 on June 26, 2012
I planned a stay in the hill country to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. The Bella Vista cottage is truly a remarkable gem. We were able to ride our mountain bikes right from the cottage on quiet country roads, enjoyed the wonderful amenities and were able to spend some great quiet time together. The vista off the back deck brought deer every day, hummingbirds and other wild life. A great B & B!
5 on June 25, 2012
Bella Vista exceeded our expections. This home is wonderful to stay in. You truly feel like you are in a friend's or family home. It is so warm and cozy. The amentites are over the top. The attention to detail is amazing. I would recommend it to any and all. Hurry and book a special time to get away with your spouse or friends. You won't be disappointed.
4.6 on May 15, 2012
We spent our honeymoon at Bella Vista, and we absolutely couldn't have asked for a better place! It was beautiful, private, and the views were absolutely gorgeous. Between the animal life, the colorful wildflowers and the proximity to Fredericksburg, I would recommend this spot to anyone. We will definitely be back for anniversaries and other trips with friends and family!!
4.8 on April 11, 2012
We stay at B&Bs in Fredricksburg every year (15 years running) and this was the best one we have ever stayed in. Very secluded, very well laid out, very clean, very cozy, very quit, very well equipped. It is an all new structure perhaps 3 years old.
4.6 on February 10, 2012
This is our first stay at this cottage. All I can say is that it is fantastic! I would highly recommend it to a couple or two couples. We leased the entire cottage because we have two couples. It is more perfect than it looks on the website. The place looks brand new and spotless. When they say a fully stocked kitchen they mean it. It has everything from cookware, spices, dishes, and even spices, sugur/flour anything you need to cook. Do not bring anything from home except your groceries. They left us a beautiful bottle of Zinfandel (one of my favorites), homemade breakfast, juice, coffee, snacks, fresh fruit and as a bonus...fresh flowers. Awesome place!! Come see it, I promise you will enjoy.
5 on January 29, 2012
Bella Vista Cottage not only met, but greatly exceeded all of our expectations! The cottage is a bit off the beaten path, but if you're looking for a place to "get away from it all", then this is definitely the place. It's very secluded with beautiful views of the surrounding hill country and the native wildlife. It has a full kitchen that is well stocked with pots & pans of various sizes, a collection of spices and a variety of herbs grown outside if you want to do a little cooking. The cottage has a large collection of DVD's to watch on either of the 52" flat screen TV's and a large collection of books that range from popular fiction to histories. The owners surprised my wife & I with a bottle of wine from a local vineyard and kolaches, muffins & juice for the next morning's breakfast. Needless to say, we will definitely by back - maybe even for next year's anniversary!
4.6 on January 04, 2012
The home and surrounding property were absolutely stunning. I can't recommend this place highly enough. My wife and I can't wait to go back.
5 on January 03, 2012
I stumbled upon Bella Vista Cottage online...and thought - "this is too good to be true", and because of their terrific webpage - my expectations were really high. Every detail - fresh flowers, excellent wine, awesome chocolates, most comfy beds, the outstanding meal that Kevin prepared for us, the views, etc. etc - was perfect. We cannot wait to come back!! Thanks for every effort to helping us "unwind" and feel at home in this beautiful place!
5 on December 30, 2011
I can not begin to explain how great this place is. Not only was it perfectly clean and decorated to the max, but the whole place was very cozy and relaxing. I can not think of another place where I would want to stay in Fredricksburg and we will want to stay here every year. We loved it so much we did not want to leave. If you need a place to unwind or just have that romantic weekend getaway, then this is the place to go!
5 on December 26, 2011
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. We couldn't have dreamed of a more romantic gettaway. Bella Vista is beautiful and perfect for an escape from everyday life. We fell in love with the place and hope to return again soon. We would recommend this to anyone who wants to escape from the stressful life that we all find ourselves in. This place is amazing.
4.6 on November 06, 2011
This was our second visit to Fredericksburg -- had stayed in another B&B before -- but Bella Vista Cottage exceeded our expectations in so many ways. What an AWESOME escape! We had enjoyed the shopping and antiquing the last visit, but were looking forward to something more relaxing. Winding through the backroads on our way to the cottage increased our anticipation of a weekend escape with plenty of R&R! Most fav moment...sitting on the back porch, enjoying the crisp fall air, sipping a cup of my favorite coffee...and watching one deer after another appear just beyond the first small hill. Amazing!!! I didn't want to leave this little piece of heaven. I can't imagine another Hill Country property ever living up to our expectations after this. We're DEFINITELY coming back! JD
4.0 on October 24, 2011
Slept like a baby, due to the very comfortable bed. The well and septic systems were very nice. The house was Immaculate, smelled great, and had all the cooking amenities you could need for a lovely dinner. The star of the show was the master bathroom. We loved the spa tub!!!!!!!!!!!!!!