Sundance Studio

  based on 145 reviews
  •   4
  •   1
  • SQF 700
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Parking


Sundance Studio is one of multiple guesthouses at Gladheart - a luxury guesthouse development in the beautiful Texas hill country.

Just minutes from downtown Fredericksburg and close to the Pedernales River, Gladheart is a 13 acre scenic property with multiple guesthouses that is perfect for a peaceful getaway. Relax on the porch with a complimentary bottle of wine or soak in your private hot tub while watching the wildlife play, hearing the birds sing and absorbing the stunning Texas sunsets. Take a stroll through the property and you will likely spot deer, jackrabbits, a variety of birds, and almost certainly three friendly donkeys.

Sundance Studio is spacious and perfect for 2 while comfortably sleeping up to 4 people. Our most luxurious accommodation and well decorated throughout, it’s a must for a romantic rendezvous destination! Inside you will find a brand new kitchen, a king size bed with memory foam mattress and luxury linens and an open flow living area in a studio setting. It offers you opulent decorations and a peaceful tranquil inspired space. 

But the absolutely amazing bathroom will leave you speechless. A huge 2-person bathtub and shower with rain head, body sprays and individual showerheads all controlled at your desire with a heated towel rack to wrap things up! 

We didn’t stop inside either, once you step out onto the marvelous deck you can choose your destination! Large hot tub, dining outdoors, relaxing at the seating areas, lounging in the sun or simply napping in the outdoor bed, you will be able to breath in the fresh air and soak in stunning views.

Beyond Sundance Studio, you can take a stroll through the Gladheart property 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.

The fun does not end there.  You will also have access to a common outdoor area with picnic tables, horseshoes, and a 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, Luxury bedding

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Fold-away bed, 1 King bed, Pull out sleeper sofa in living room
  • Cooking
    Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating, Fireplace
  • Outside
    Private Terrace, Patio furniture throughout, Outdoor hot tub, Outdoor shower, Private Deck
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Satellite)
  • LivingRoom
    43" Flatscreen SmartTV in living room, Fireplace
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set, Hot Tub, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board
  • Miscellaneous
    Safe, Vacuum cleaner
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, Luxury bedding
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Spa & Gym
    Ping-Pong-Table, Pool table, Private Fitness-Room
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Deck chairs
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7 Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM


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 ( 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 sign for Sundance Studio.  


No need for keys!  You can access Sundance Studio 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 sleeper sofa in the living room can be found in the under the TV in the cabinet.  

Our kitchen is at your disposal. Enjoy a cup of coffee using the Keurig coffee station.  A traditional coffee machine is also available to brew up to 12 cups of coffee using your own ground coffee.  Feel free to use our cookware, utensils, and appliances as needed.

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.  

Heating and Air Conditioning

Heating and air conditioning can be controlled using the AC remote mounted on the wall in the living room.  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.


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.

Outdoor Area

Endless entertainment and relaxation awaits you outside with a large surround deck, hot tub, outdoor shower, plenty of patio seating, gas firepit, and gas barbecue grill.

Hot Tub

Enjoy our large outdoor hot tub and shower.  Please make sure the hot tub is covered when not in use.  


Please park your car(s) in the Sundance Studio driveway.

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.


Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are installed in all living areas.  A fire extinguisher can be found in the cabinet underneath the kitchen sink.

Trails, Pond & ZZ TOP Gameroom 

Just a short stroll from Sundance Studio 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 Sundance Studio 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 Sundance Studio 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 place any dirty dishes and glasses in the dishwasher and run the dishwasher before departing.  This will ensure that we have time to properly clean the house 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 a bathtub 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 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 145 reviews
This Place is Great!

This place is great! The private cabin was set back off the main road, and just outside of town. we loved how quiet it was. The road is a dirt road but we had no issues getting down it in our car, even with some of the rain that poured that weekend. I would love to hire the interior decorator that designed this interior.

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2021

Beautiful, Quiet, and Peaceful!

Beautiful, quiet, and peaceful! We couldn’t have picked a better place for our anniversary trip! Just far enough to be away from the hustle and bustle of town but close enough to be convenient. The location/land was just perfect, as well as the house! 10/10 would come back again.

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2021

Beautiful place in a perfect location!

Beautiful place in a perfect location!

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2021

Highly Recommend!

Great Airbnb! Very clean and easy to get into. Only 10-15 minutes from downtown and 20 mins from the wineries outside of town. The hot tub was AMAZING! Would highly recommend. Very exclusive as well.

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2021

Definitely Staying Here Again!

A beautiful spot with a view and a wonderfully comfortable bed. What more could you ask for. The location was just a short drive south of Main Street. Not too far away but far enough to enjoy being away from the crowds. The road is a bit bumpy to get there so that should be noted for lower cars on the gravel road. I would definitely stay here again.

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2021

Great place to get away and romantic!

Great location, amazing deck, the hot tub was pretty awesome. Felt like we were in the country but still close to downtown. Great place to get away, romantic, we liked the friendly animals in the field, but still real close to downtown. We had an amazing time playing games by the fire out in the deck and getting in the bath tub was so relaxing.

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2021

Great Experience!

Amer was great, quick responses and helpful and honest with suggestions about the winter storm that was going on.

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2021

Great Place!

Great place. Beautiful amenities and awesome host!

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2021

It was Great!

It was great!

Young couple  |  stayed in 1/2021

Derek (Louisiana )
Great Stay

My wife and I had a fabulous stay here for our anniversary. Very short ride to town and perfect place for some peace and quiet. We saw all kinds of different animals right off the back porch and the car ride in. The road to the studio is a gravel road with red clay dirt. We rented a Camaro and thought we possibly could have gotten stuck in a small spot, good thing it didn’t rain. Was the perfect place to come back to after a busy day and light a fire, chill in the hot tub, and have some drinks..

Mature couple  |  stayed in 1/2021

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