Gillespie County, United States
  based on 28 reviews
  •   3
  •   1
  • SQF 230
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Parking


Willie is a luxurious one bedroom rustic modern tiny house with a full kitchen and bathroom sleeping up to 3 and nestled in the woods of a Texas Hill Country landscape.  Situated on 13 acres only minutes from Main Street Fredericksburg and all of the wonderful shopping, dining, and attractions offered by Fredericksburg and the surrounding Hill Country.   Perfect for short or long term getaways!  Willie is one of multiple luxury private guesthouses at Gladheart situated on 13 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country only minutes from Main Street Fredericksburg and close to the Pedernales River.  

Inside Willie you will first be welcomed by a complimentary bottle of wine as you experience the wonderfully rustic yet modern finishings of this beautiful tiny home.   The living room area is furnished with a couch and coffee table with a pop up tabletop which can also be used as a workstation or dining table while watching the wall mounted Smart TV.   A picture window in the living room offers scenic views of the woods and deer as they stroll by Willie or a peaceful spot to just relax with a book and a glass of your complimentary wine.  

The living room flows into a fully equipped rustic yet modern kitchen with a refrigerator, induction cooktop, convection oven, microwave, dishwasher, and the housewares needed to meet your culinary needs.  The kitchen is also equipped with a Keurig coffee machine and complimentary K-cups and creamers.  A drip coffee machine is also available should you prefer to brew your own coffee.    

On the main floor you will also find the full luxurious bathroom with tiled shower, floating vanity and toilet.  Complimentary shampoo, conditioner, and soap are also provided.  Take the stairs up to the bedroom loft with a king size memory foam mattress and luxury linens.   

A second loft with a pullout futon is also available as a second sitting area where an additional person can comfortably sleep.   

Willie is equipped with modern heating and air conditioning to ensure your utmost comfort throughout the year.  Willie also has a washer and dryer offering our guests a full service home perfect for both short and long term stays.    

Step outside where you can barbecue with the gas grill or just relax in the private hot tub or Adirondack chairs while watching the wildlife play, listening to birds sing and absorbing the stunning Texas sunrises and sunsets and bright Texas stars at night.  

The fun does not end there.  You will also have access to a common outdoor area with picnic tables, horseshoes, and a common gameroom available to our guests where you can enjoy shuffleboard, pool, ping pong, darts or play cards all while listening to classics on the vintage jukebox or watching TV on the Smart TVs.  


1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Playroom

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 King bed, 1 Sofa bed
  • Cooking
    Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Heating available
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Antenna)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Hot Tub
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Smoke Detector
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 1 Playroom
  • Parking
    Parking Included
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM

430 Glad Heart Trail , Gillespie County, 78624, United States



Check-in time is after 3:00 pm.


Any GPS navigation system/app should take you to Glad Heart Trail which is very close to the intersection of I-87 and River Road (next to the Pedernales River).  There are also signs for River Road on I-87.  Here is a Google Maps Link (https://goo.gl/maps/GU9r9keBucL2) to Gladheart.

Once you turn onto Glad Heart Trail which is a gravel road, proceed straight and slowly.  You will first pass the River Road Ranch Resort on your right and approach a gate with a keypad.  The code for this gate is 1111.  Proceed slowly through the gate once open and please wait for the gate to close behind you before continuing down the road (this is to ensure no animals get out and onto the road).  Continue down the gravel road following the signs for Gladheart until you see the first sign for Willie directing you to take a slight left turn onto the road into the woods.  Continue down this road and you will spot Willie on the right hand side nestled in the woods.


No need for keys!  You can access Willie via the front door using the keypad lock.  The code for this door is 2018.


All amenities have been provided including clean bedding, fresh towels, bathroom supplies, and more.  Bedding for the armless sofa bed in the loft can be found underneath the tv.

Our kitchen is at your disposal. Enjoy a cup of coffee using the Keurig coffee machine.  A traditional drip coffee machine is also available to brew your own ground coffee.  Feel free to use our cookware, utensils, and appliances as needed.


The cooktop is an induction cooktop so please use the cookware provided.  Also provided is a convection/microwave oven, and washer/dryer.  Please only use liquid detergent tabs in the washer.  Instructions for most of these major appliances can be found inside the Guest Binder under Operating Manuals.  

A rechargeable lantern is also provided for your use while relaxing at night outside Willie patio or during an evening walk through Gladheart.  We just ask that at check out you return it to its original location and plug it back in to be recharged.  

TV Instructions

The TVs are Roku SmartTVs which you can use to stream all of your favorite programming. The TVs can be fully controlled using the Roku remotes.

Please do not purchase any programming unless it is clearly using your own personal accounts and please don’t forget to logout of your personal accounts before checking out.

Finally, we ask that you please return all remotes to their original location upon checkout.  


A waterproof Bluetooth speaker for indoor and outdoor use during your stay can be found inside the storage underneath the stairs. Please return it to its original location and plug it back in to be recharged.  

Heating and Air Conditioning

Heating and air conditioning can be controlled using the AC remote mounted on the wall in the living room.  We recommend you use the Follow Me feature on the remote which turns the remote into a thermostat and will control the AC unit based on the temperature of the location of the remote. This is especially helpful when relaxing/sleeping in the loft bedroom to ensure the loft is cooled or heated to your desired temperature while you sleep. We have also provided a small space heater which can be found in the storage underneath the stairs for supplemental heat in case you need it for your utmost comfort. Please return the AC remote to its original location at check-out. During cooling seasons, please leave thermostat set at 74F when checking out.  During heating seasons, please leave thermostat set at 62F when checking out.

Outdoor Area

Entertainment and relaxation awaits you outside with a hot tub, seating, gas firepit, and gas barbecue grill.

Hot Tub

Enjoy the private outdoor hot tub.  Please make sure the hot tub is covered when not in use and please do not not turn the hot tub off.   


Please park your car(s) in front of Willie preferably to the side so your car does not block the nice views from the Willie picture window in the living room. Do not park your car on the gravel access road to Willie.

Getting Around

The closest grocery store is an HEB that is only 4.4 miles away. It is located at 407 South Adams Fredericksburg, TX 78624. There are also a variety of shops, banks, bars, and restaurants nearby.  Please let us know if you are searching for a specific type of store or restaurant, and we can point you in the right direction!


Wireless high-speed internet access is available throughout the property.  The wifi network name is Gladheart and the password is silvertip.


Please be very careful when using the stairs and always use the handrail!

Please DO NOT tamper with any of the utilities/utility controls.

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are installed in all living areas.  A fire extinguisher can be found mounted on the wall in the living room. 

Trails, Pond & ZZ TOP Gameroom 

Just a short stroll from Willie is Gladheart’s gameroom which is named the ZZ Top Gameroom. The ZZ Top Gameroom is a common area available for all Gladheart guests.  You can access the ZZ Top Gameroom using the keypad lock where the code is 2018.  Here you will find endless fun including a shuffleboard table, dartboards, and a pool table which can be converted into a ping pong table.  A beverage refrigerator is also available inside the gameroom.

Please be mindful of all guests when utilizing common outdoor entertainment areas and the ZZ Top Gameroom.

You can also take a stroll through where you will likely spot deer, jackrabbits, a variety of birds, and almost certainly the three friendly donkeys.  Along the walking paths on the property are beautifully crafted benches, picnic tables and a beautiful natural pond.  Relax next to the pond in Adirondack chairs around the modern and elegant steel wood burning firepit while watching a beautiful Texas Hill Country sunset.  Firewood is available on the firewood rack located close to the firepit.  


We don’t have any special rules other than to treat Gladheart and Willie with respect and care and to leave everything in the same condition and location as when you arrived.  Please note we do have a few very sweet and friendly barn cats living on Gladheart who love our guests.  They are well taken care of by us so do not feel obligated to feed them.  You are welcome to feed them and provide them water if you want and enjoy their company but please DO NOT let them into the homes out of respect for our other guests.  We also ask you to respect the reasonable peace, comfort and privacy of our guests whether while enjoying Willie or when using the ZZ Top Gameroom.  In addition, Gladheart is a non-smoking environment. If you need to smoke, please do so outside and dispose of your cigarettes afterward.

Checkout Instructions

We kindly ask that you check out of the house before 11am and to please wash all dishes and glasses and leave on the kitchen counter.  This will ensure that we have time to properly clean the home in preparation for other guests checking in.  Before departing please close and lock all doors to the house. Please do not leave any trash outside.  All trash can be disposed of in the nearby trash dumpster which can be found along the road entering Gladheart.  Finally, please leave any used or wet towels in the shower and not on the floor.

Thank you!

Once again, thank you for staying with us. We sincerely hope you enjoy your time in Fredericksburg. It truly is an awesome place. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need anything or have any questions. It is our goal to provide you with the best experience possible.

Finally, we would greatly appreciate it if you and everyone in your group would follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/gladheart430 and also check in to Gladheart on Facebook upon your arrival.  Great way to let all your Facebook friends know about us. 


Amer Akhras

(830) 307-8205


based on 28 reviews
Amazing Stay!

I booked Willie on a whim while researching places for a quiet, COVID era honeymoon. I had been to Fredericksburg years before during the summer but never during the winter, also had never stayed in a tiny home. I do not think you can ever be disappointed visiting Fredericksburg no matter what time of year. And the tiny home space was perfect for the two of us. It is a very small yet functional space on a beautiful ranch. While we were there over New Years it was very cold otherwise we probably would have walked the property more but we used the hot tub every day and enjoyed meeting the very friendly donkeys and barn cats and being greeted by all the other animals from afar while coming and going from the wineries. Main Street and many wineries are not a far drive away off the property. We like to cook so we prepared recipes ahead of our visit and cooked every night. I can’t say enough about how enjoyable our stay was and we Plan on booking again soon as once word gets out about Willie it will probably book up fast!

Young couple  |  stayed in 12/2021

Already Planning to Come Back!

We had an amazing time staying at Willie! Amer was so on top of making sure we had everything we needed. We loved the animals and quietness of being out in the country but close enough for a fun wine tour in town! I highly recommend staying here and we’re already planning a trip back!

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2021

Loved Staying at Willie!

We loved staying at Willie! It was spotless and cozy. We loved having the beautiful hill country scenery to wake up to each morning. Check in and out was simple. Would definitely stay again!

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2021

We Loved it Here!

We loved it here. Great space for a weekend getaway. Its a little of the beaten path but close enough to everything going on in town. Will likely be coming back soon.

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2021

Great Place to Stay!

Great place to stay while visiting Fredericksburg. Very clean and comfortable. The hot tub was wonderful. The Host was great and very easy to communicate with. I would definitely stay here again

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2021

Wonderful Weekend!

We had a wonderful weekend despite all of the rain. The location is ideal. We were close to town and the wineries but still had the feeling of our own private getaway. the tiny home was a fun new experience for us. The amenities are impeccably maintained, clean and exactly as listed on the site. No unwelcome surprises whatsoever. The cherry on top was the complimentary bottle of local wine left for us upon arrival. We will for sure check in on Willie to see if it’s available next time we visit Fredericksburg.

Young couple  |  stayed in 5/2021

Absolutely Loved this Stay!

Absolutely loved this stay! There was nothing more we could’ve asked for here, it was perfect all the way down to the smallest details.

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2021

Luxury in a Tiny House!

If you are a fan of the Tiny House movement than what better way to experience it for yourself then by staying in a true tiny house, as you have seen on t.v. Willie is the second property at Gladheart we have stayed at. It did not disappoint. Luxury in a tiny package and all the little extras you wouldn't expect. The overall property is such a nice sanctuary to relax and unwind after visiting the great wineries in Fredericksburg. Whether you take a walk along the Trails, hang out near the pond with a glass of wine, or enjoy a game of pool in the ZZ top gameroom this property does not disappoint. The friendly cats finish out a lovely experience.

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2021

Beautiful Little Gem! 10/10

Such a beautiful little gem! Tiny, yet clean, prime location and extremely accommodating host! 10/10 around the board -- have already recommended to friends and family who loved our photos from the stay. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2021

Perfect Spring Break Escape

Just got back from a girls trip to Fredericksburg. We stayed at the Willie and it was the perfect spring break escape. Every inch is thoughtful and intentional. The location is close to downtown, close to the outer vineyards, and is its own relaxing escape. Amer is a great host

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2021

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