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Downtown Dreams - Chateau Merlot

Rates: $149 - 225

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Address: 312 E. San Antonio , Fredericksburg TX 78624 - view map

Sleeps: 2 - 4 |  Bedrooms: 2  | Bathrooms: 1

Amenities

  • Beautifiul Mahogany King Size Bed with Sleep Number Mattress
  • Private Cottage to Yourselves!
  • Next Door to Chardonnay Hideaway
  • Ipod Dock Alarm Clock System
  • Huge Plasma TV Plus DVD Player In Bedroom
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Beautiful Cherry Wood Electric Fireplace in Bedroom
  • Jacuzzi Tub for Two Plus Shower
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Luxurious 600 Count Bed Linens with Pure Down Pillows plus Hypoallergenic Pillows
  • Sleeper Sofa in Den Holds Full Bed for 2 More - Children Allowed!
  • Full Kitchen with Keurig Coffee Maker and New Stainless Appliances
  • Large, Comfortable Den with a SECOND Huge Plasma TV, with Another DVD Player
  • Private Porch with Swing and Rockers
  • Walking Distance to Shops
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Beautiful Hardwood Floors Throughout
  • No Daily Housekeeping
  • Breakfast Gift Certificate to Local Eateries

Children | Pets | Smoking Policies:

  • No Smoking
  • Children Welcome (All Ages)
  • No Pets Please

Rate Details:

  • $225.00 Double Occupancy (2 people)
  • $149.00 Weekday Special (Sunday - Thursday...2 night minimum*)
  • $35.00 each extra person after 2
  • Maximum Occupancy: 4

*Click here to see which weekdays are excluded from special pricing.

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Chateau Merlot - Full Description

Chateau Merlot and Chardonnay Hideaway offer privacy and luxury in vibrant downtown Fredericksburg, located a half block from the world famous Nimitz Museum. Main Street shopping, great restaurants, live music, wine and cheese, and gourmet coffee shop all available within a one-block radius. Park your car and don’t move it the entire weekend!

Chateau merlot is a completely and professionally restored private cottage has it all! It is only 1/2 a block to Main Street shopping and restaurants. Simply walk across the street and have coffee at a precious coffee shop. Or just stay inside and enjoy all the luxurious amenities this wonderful cottage offers. The owners of Chateau Merlot spent an entire year renovating this jewel...just to be sure everything was perfection. Enjoy a long relaxing soak in the romantic whirlpool tub for two in the charming 1920's era bath! You get the best of both worlds...great vintage features plus the convenience and luxury today's traveller demands.

The Chateau Merlot and the Chardonnay Hideaway share a courtyard and can be booked together for group getaways. If you're looking for a light, bright, airy cottage only steps from Main Street, Chateau Merlot is just the place for you!

Reviews for Chateau Merlot

Thanks for a wonderful romantic weekend!

A gorgeous cottage with lots of extras It is in a wonderful location to enjoy all of Main St and then retreat to this getaway cottage! Thanks for a wonderful romantic weekend! Susanne and Christopher (Guest)
Reviews for Chateau Merlot

The location was great.

We have stayed at many b&b's and hotels, but this beats them hands down. We loved having a place all to ourselves with all the comforts of home. The location was great. We loved being walking distance from the shops and eateries (what a bonus!) We can't wait to come back and stay here again. Carmen and Michael (Guest)
Reviews for Chateau Merlot

This is a wonderful place to relax.

This is a wonderful place to relax. The best "bed and breakfast" we have ever stayed in. From the large rooms, great bed, and even the cat from next door that came to visit. It was perfect. We will be back. Ed and Barbara (Guest)

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We hope you are making plans to be our guest at Absolute Charm Luxury Bed & Breakfasts where our aim is to give you that perfect Texas Hill Country getaway you are seeking.  Whether you are interested in spending the weekend with us or taking a longer vacation, we know the charm of Fredericksburg, Texas will captivate you. Please acquaint yourself with our Policies below.  We look forward to having you as our guest!


Check In Instructions & Directions:

Check in is at 709 West Main Street, which is a beautiful historic rock building right on Main Street on the west end of town. The sign in the yard says both "Tea Rose Quilts and Gifts" and "Bed and Breakfast Reservations". Look for the five king sized quilts prominently displayed in the yard; you can't miss us! Just park in front and come on in!

If arriving after 6:00 p.m. (or 5:00 p.m. on Sunday), you will find a box on the front porch containing an envelope with your name, map, receipt and keys to your suite/cottage. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Cancellation Policy:

For your protection and ours, we ask that ALL cancellations be made in writing. Simply respond to this confirmation and request your reservation to be cancelled. Your cancellation request will be handled in one of the two following ways:                                 

  1. Any cancellation made 10 days or more in advance of your arrival will only be charged a $35.00 cancellation fee per suite/property. The deposit you made at the time of the reservation (minus this cancellation fee) will be refunded to the same credit card we originally charged.                                                                                                    
  2. If you cancel your reservation fewer than 10 days before your scheduled arrival, a $35.00 cancellation fee will be added AND the remaining balance will be charged to the card on file. If someone else reserves the room for the same night(s) that you have reserved, your card will be refunded all monies paid minus the $35.00 re-booking fee. If you have purchased travel insurance you may submit a claim to Travel Guard for the amount you are responsible for in the event of a cancellation within 10 days of your arrival.

We will email you a Cancellation Notice for your records once your request has been processed.


Packages / Spa Cancellation Policy:

Pampering Packages or Massages must be cancelled at least 48 hours in advance or you will be charged the full amount. Please help us respect our vendors by giving ample notice should you need to cancel.


Group Reservations Policy:

We are often asked if we offer discounts for groups who book all of one property. We do not offer such discounts, and in fact, we are sad to say we have had a lot of problems with groups in the past. More times than not, when groups have rented the entire Inn on the Creek, Queen Anne, etc., guests have actually taken food from our chef's refrigerator that was intended for the next morning's breakfast and have said, "Sorry, we raided the fridge last night; but we wanted a snack!" or "We looked around and found your candy stash and ate it all!" Groups almost always drink heavily and leave liquor bottles all over the property leaving our housekeeping team with double or triple the normal housekeeping load. It may seem that renting the entire building is "doing us a favor," but we almost never have a vacancy on a weekend and would have rented each room regardless. Accordingly, we expect groups to behave as individual guests do. We welcome respectful groups but are not looking to book these fine propeties to partiers. Please feel free to enjoy the full use of the facilities, enjoy the hot tubs, play cards in the common areas, etc. However, we ask that you treat these historic properties, not to mention our wonderful chefs, with the respect they deserve. If items are taken from the refrigerator, furniture moved throughout the property, excessive trash left around the premises, etc. a minimum charge of $50.00 per room will be charged to each member of the group's credit card. If items are broken or otherwise destroyed, the charge will be more than $50.00.


Payment:

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Money Orders, Cash and Absolute Charm Gift Certificates purchased from Absolute Charm. You will be required to hold your reservations with a credit card deposit.  Your credit card will be charged upon check-in. If you are arriving after 5:00 p.m. (4:00 on Sundays) your card will be charged the balance and your receipt placed in your envelope with your map and key.


Security Policy:

Your payment and personal informatino is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.


Rates:

  • Quoted are for single/double occupancy including breakfast.  Applicable taxes will be added to the rates quoted. Additional persons beyond 2 will be charged $35 per person per night in accordance with what each property lists on its description page.
  • Rates are subject to change without notice.

Taxes and Fees:

The State of Texas and City of Fredericksburg impose 13% lodging tax on every stay. In addition, Absolute Charm charges and retains a 3% fee in exchange for the services we provide in facilitating your transaction. There is no additional fee for booking your reservation by phone versus booking online.
 


Breakfast: 

Will be provided at each property in accordance with what is listed on that property's page.  Please check the property's page for information on the breakfast you will receive.


We do not allow:

Moving from room to room for purposes of determining the length of your stay.  For example, if you stay one night in one room and then move to another room that does not qualify as a two-night stay for purposes of receiving a weekday discount.  As you can imagine, housekeeping costs skyrocket when rooms have to be completely cleaned from scratch daily.  If you would like to move rooms during the week, you may do so but will NOT receive the weekday special price.  If you choose to move rooms on a weekend due to your preference, you may only do so with a $35.00 per move fee to cover additional housekeeping costs.


 

  • Smoking is limited to outside only. A $200 cleaning fee will be added to your bill if you smoke inside the room.
     
  • Hot Tub Rules:
    • If you leave the lid up or off after you leave the hot tub, the tub will fill with leaves and debris and will need to be completely drained.
    • If the weather is hot, guests often choose to lower the temperature while they are in the tub. That is fine, but you MUST raise the temperature when you leave as the tub cannot stay below 98/99 degrees for long (body temperature) before bacteria begins to grow.
    • NEVER, ever put any type of bubble bath or oils in the hot tub. The tub makes bubbles via the jets. Oils or bubble bath will cause the tub to have to be drained immediately.
    • Finally, PLEASE remove all makeup and body lotions/oils before entering the tub as well so it will stay clean and nice for everyone. A layer of disagreeable scum will appear in the tub if you enter it wearing makeup and/or oils.
    • A $75.00 hot tub cleaning fee will be imposed if these rules are broken and we have to drain the hot tub during or immediately after your stay. We do not want to do this, so please help us keep the hot tub nice for everyone.

 

  • Bedwetting and Other Damage Fee: If you bring children, or anyone, who wet the bed there will be a $50.00 fee per bed which has been wet. Also if sheets are ruined by spilling wine, coffee, blood, etc. on them a $50.00 fee will be charged to cover a portion of the cost to replace each set of sheets ruined. This type of destructive behavior should not be passed on to our legions of well-behaved delightful guests. Thanks for your understanding.
     
  • Children and pets are allowed at some of our properties, but only if it is specifically mentioned on that room's page and on the Amenities<Pets page from the top tool bar. Please call us if you need guidance on which rooms will allow children and/or pets. There is a $35.00 per pet per night fee at each property. This fee covers standard cleaning up after your pet(s). If your pet(s) cause any damage to the room or its furnishings, you will be charged the cost of the damages incurred. The fee for bringing an undisclosed pet is $200. No exceptions.
     
  • Children, if allowed (see above), ages 4 and under are free and accordingly will not receive breakfast. Children ages 5 years and older will be charged at the adult rate of $35 per person and will be provided with breakfast.
     
  • Lost Items: If you leave items in your room, give us a call and we will gladly send the items to you via US Postal Service via priority mail or overnight service...your choice.  You will be charged the exact amount the Postal Service charges PLUS a $10.00 handling fee to cover employee time. Items not claimed within two weeks will be donated to charity.
     
  • No split bills!  If you are sharing the fees for a room or rooms, please put the charges on one person's card and split the bill among yourselves.  We are sorry for the inconvenience, but there is no time to divide fees and process several cards at the time of check-in.
     
  • Candles Not Allowed: Please Note: For your safety and the safety of all our guests, absolutely no candles are permitted to be used on any of our properties.
     
  • Privacy Policy: We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. We may collect personally identifiable information when you visit our site. We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page(s) you visited. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to anyone.

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