27 Sep 2013
Haunted Texas landmark Weinert House for sale in Seguin
Bed-and-breakfast or home: Either way, this house has history and can be yours
By John Boyd | September 26, 2013 | Updated: September 26, 2013 2:03pm
Asking price: $425,000
Seguin School District, 1207 N. Austin St., Seguin, Texas, 78155
5 Full Baths
3 Partial Baths
4,633 Sq Ft
Water Softener (owned)
Security System (owned)
Are you the seeker of comfort and graceful beauty? The Weinert House in Seguin definitely has it. The only problem: its former occupants (very former occupants) may not be ready to hand it over just yet.
The home turned bed-and-breakfast is said to be haunted by the kin of its former namesake, Texas politician Ferdinand C. Weinert (1853-1939).
Several guests have reported sightings of the deceased Weinert sisters Clara and Miss Ella, according to "A Texas Guide to Haunted Restaurants, Taverns and Inns." Some say they've been tucked in at night by the sisters, others awoken mid-sleep.
The sisters also "seem to enjoy putting on impromptu recitals for guests, who marvel at the piano that plays by itself when no one else is near," according to the book.
If the thought of living with ghosts gives you chills, you can always retreat to the warmth of one of the six fireplaces of this historic Queen Anne Victorian estate, which also features efficient chandeliers, granite countertops and elegant mahogany trims for its new owner.
Among the comforts of this estate, there is an activity center with a bathroom and a 925-square-foot guesthouse with a private balcony – with two bathrooms accessible for outdoor events. The large event canopy, fantastic pool, and hot tub area – along with abundant covered outdoor areas and lush landscaping – accentuate the home's potential for entertaining a good number of guests.
In addition, the residence is offered fully furnished to continue as a B&B or as private home.