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Shamrock Cottage Overlooks Bumble Bee Creek in Texas Hill Country.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Baths, Sleeps 5. Large pool, Free Cable, WiFi, Local phone

Shamrock Cottage is a 500 sf house across the driveway from BumbleBee Lodge ( listing 386) in the Texas Hill Country.

It has a king bed in the partitioned sleeping area and a queen hide-a-bed couch in the living/dining area.

A screened porch off the kitchen has a queen and twin bed that overlook BumbleBee Creek.

Guests in the Cottage have full access to the 1,000 sf pool in front of BumbleBee Lodge.

Free wifi, cable TV, full kitchen with microwave.

Property Manager
Rocky McAshan
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2018

About Rocky McAshan

Dairy farm stone house with 2 other buildings and 2.2 acres purchased by R. B. McAshan in 1945. He added first Hill Country pool in 1947. House remodeled in in 1946 and pool modernized in 2008. Cottage rebuilt in 1990. Property now in family partnership managed by Robert B. (Rocky) McAshan, III.

Rocky McAshan purchased this house in 1945


Ingram House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Persons with pet dander and dust allergies should look elsewhere or bring antihistamines
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower no tub
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , screen porch
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Kitchen has a 4 burner electric range with an oven, undercounter refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. Cable TV, VCR, free wireless internet and free local phone. A/C and ceiling fan. Free Washer and Dryer available for use. Utensils, linens and towels provided.


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Shamrock Cottage Overlooks Bumble Bee Creek in Texas Hill Country.
average rating of 3.7857144 based on 14 reviews

Cute little cabin right across from the river

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was clean and already cool when we arrived, Kitchen was sufficient for cooking breakfast, back patio is raised and offers a great view of the woods behind (watching lightning bugs all night was a real treat), Decor was very eclectic and cool, King size bed in main area was very comfortable, did not sleep on patio so hard to say but was comfortable enough to sit and watch natures fireworks show. Sufficiently stocked with towels, soap, and toiletries. Overall VERY pleased with our stay. If I had to make a complaint it would just be the outdated vcr/dvd combo and tube TV, but not a big deal as the last thing we were concerned with was watching TV.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Shamrock Cottage. We are working on an upgrade to our electronics. I have memories of watching the firefly show when I would spend the summer on the place. Hope to see you in the future.
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Great place if you like dirt

  • 1 of 5

I wish the Shamrock Cottage had been cleaner. I had previously read reviews about the cottage being dirty but I thought that surely the owner would have addressed this after previous complaints. I was miserable from allergies because of the dust and dirt. Dust and cobwebs on the hanging light fixtures, dust on the nick-nacks, on the shelves, dust on lampshades, edges and corners of the rooms, under the beds, and window sills. Also the patio could use a good blower treatment.

Upon arrival I noticed that the bathroom sink had toothpaste in it and an open tube with toothpaste oozing out of it. They simply did not clean the sink after the last guest had been there.

There was also a lot of "junk" inside and outside of the property. I think they make it hard on themselves to clean when they have too many unnecessary decoratives. The shamrocks add to theme, but they had ocean theme stuff, chinese things, Mexican things and other things. It was like a catch-all place to put things that they did not want in their home. Less would definitely be more.

Yes, it sleeps 7, if you don't mind 3 of those sleeping spots being in the summer heat on the open-air back porch. The place supplied 3 towels for our 5-day stay for our family of 4 adults. The refrigerator was too small and there was no toaster. The dish-drying rack was very dirty. Ewww.

The only comfortable seating was the couch. I could not find a comfortable place to use my laptop.

I was not given the correct wi-fi password. There was a posted sign of a different password. It was outdated. The listed phone number to contact the owner did not work. I had to ask around to get contact information of the owner to get the password.

The place could be a very charming place if the owner would invest a little more in it. If it was my place, I'd put a hot tub in the back screened-in area. It would be a nice romantic getaway for a couple, not a family with young adults.

Even after rain the creek was dry, much to our disappointment. We chose this venue because of the creek.

I had the opportunity to view the inside of the other rental space on the property - the lodge. It was so much cleaner. I felt like a forgotten step child.

We will not return primarily because we were treated like it did not matter whether we return or not. The dirt and cobwebs were a total insult.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place was okay.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed it since it was our first time in Ingram & Kerrville. The place was okay we really liked the fact that it had a pool. Our kids played in the pool most of the time since we didn’t have access to the river. The bed was so comfortable and the water pressure in the shower was awesome! The view at night was beautiful! We were able to see so many stars. We also liked that it was so quiet at night. The things that can improve to give this place a five star would be a good cleaning. There was a lot of dirt and dust under and on the furniture. We couldn’t really sit outside on the patio because the chairs and tables were extremely dusty and dirty. We also had to buy a few utensils to bar bq. We either couldn’t find any or didn’t trust the ones there. There was also no instructions on what to do (Incase you ran out of clean towels) so I helped myself by washing the towels next door lol. The tv could also be updated. It’s pretty old but we made it work and didn’t really watched tv during the day.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, clean and peaceful. Perfect location. Great management. U bet i will take my wife there again

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it 🍀🍀🍀

  • 5 of 5

St Patrick's at Shamrock Cottage definitely made us feel like lucky leprechauns. 🍀🍀🍀

Thanks Rocky ,Misty and Kyle your the best !!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love Love Love

  • 5 of 5

Misty and Kyle were awesome.

The cottage reminds us so much of Grandma's house even with grandmas sheets !( only problem was barely elastic in the bottom sheet) But honestly everything was wonderful we enjoyed our time there... the view cannot be beat !!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review of Shamrock Cottage. It was acquired by my grandfather in 1945. My mother rebuilt it in the 80's when they moved onto the property. She added the screen porch with the view. It is where I slept when visiting. Linens are being upgraded and will be ready for your next stay. We are fortunate to have Kyle and Misty. They have been living in the back and taking care of the place for several years.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
San Antonio
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Ingram Social Club
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Swimming, hiking, fishing, sunbathing, star gazing.

Nearby: Lake Ingram, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Point Summer Theatre and a replica of Stonehenge. There are multiple summer camps. Drive up-river to see deer in the evening .

Visit Chocolat, the Quintessential Chocolate factory, wineries and antique stores in Fredericksburg 25 miles north.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax

Nightly Rate: $100 - $120

Weekly Rate: $595 - $700

Monthly Rate: $1,785 - $2,100

$15/night per person over 4 people. $20/stay for pets.
15% discount November 1 to March 1, Except Holiday weeks
10% discount if Bumble Bee Lodge is rented at the same time, Except Holiday weeks

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.