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La Casa-Elegant, Designer Estate-Paradise only 5 Minutes from Airport

Sheila Piazza

Member since: 2008
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Speaks English, Spanish
People16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Sheila Piazza

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2015
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La Casa-Elegant, Designer Estate-Paradise only 5 Minutes from Airport

People16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday estate in San Antonio - La Casa Elegante

Beautiful Executive 5,000 SF home with lush landscaping, 5 Bedrooms, sleeps 12

This property is an entertainer's dream. Outdoor living spaces, large spacious rooms, steam room, jacuzzi tub, entertainment room with bar and theatre television. This home comes with full time house keeper. The pool on this property is 40,000 gallons, 40 feet by 20 feet. Swim and relax in the backyard outdoor Palapa and sip a cocktail at the bar or relax in the hammock by a waterfall while listening to the 15 foot fountain surrounded by carousel animals. Children will delight in spaces created just for their pleasure. Adults will appreciate this homes eclectic collection of furnishings and art. This is truly an artists gem. This home also comes with optional prepared meals for an extra fee. Property is located in Alamo Heights, close to the airport, downtown, the Quarry golf course and many fine restaurants and shopping attractions.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sheila Piazza (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2015

About Sheila Piazza

I am the daughter of a military officer who has traveled around the world with my family as my Father served our country. I am also a real estate broker and a mortgage broker. I understand the rental market and also travel around and stay at other property rentals for my design business. I have a personal understanding of a travelers needs.

Sheila Piazza purchased this estate in 1998

Why Sheila Piazza chose San Antonio

La Casa is the perfect property first of all because it is centrally located in San Antonio. Get anywhere in town in 20 minutes. Have a lot of out of town guests, don't worry, La Casa is only 5 minutes from the airport. But it is also very unique in its decor and layout. La Casa can also provide onsite daily housekeeping service as well as customized meals so you can sit back and relax. The perfect house for entertaining, corporate events, weddings and family accommodations. 'La Casa is su casa when in San Antonio!'

What makes this estate unique

What do you get when you mix Mediterranean style with the warmth of Mexico and classic southern hospitality--- La Casa.

The pool at La Casa is 40,000 gallons and is accentuated with an authentic Palapa. La Casa has a media room and bar for entertaining. You can hook up your computer and put on a family slide show or host a corporate training event. The rooms are spacious to host many guests or have a great party. Quality beds and linens from Italy make La Casa your resort stay in San Antonio.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a blast at "La Casa". We wanted a house that made us all feel like home. We love having family talks at night. We got to do it here! We all gathered in the living room or dining room area and caught up on everyone's life. We recommend this house to everyone!
May 2013
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

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La Casa-Elegant, Designer Estate-Paradise only 5 Minutes from Airport
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 37 reviews
3

Decent Overall Stay

  • 3 of 5

Our impression of La Casa was ok. The location was great, the size of the house awesome. The property owner was also easy going and professional. The customer service was great and having someone available if needed was good peace of mind.

What some people didn't like was that the house needed some updating. The layout was not too great as to how you have to go in from one room to enter another and had issues with locking the door in one of the rooms. The kitchen is real nice and anything you need you will find in one of the cabinets. The house was also really clean but one issue was towels that we felt were short on, I believe we had like a total of 6 towel. The pool area was an awesome sight, very relaxing and a perfect set up with the palapa next to it. But when we tried to put some music outdoors to enjoy a couple drinks and saw some speakers but no where to connect something to play some music. The "inappropriate" bathroom art is still there, some people did not like it...but some did like it and thought it gave the house some character. Funny and unique...Last thing everyone agreed on was the weird feeling of being watched. Seeing those cameras inside the house, in the living room and kitchen feels awkward or it would take some time to get used to. Felt like it was an episode of Jersey shore or something.

All in all the house was a nice place to stay. Some minor things or setbacks but nothing to stop you from having a good time with friends and family. Not perfect but nice. We would recommend it and use it again if possible.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for wanting to stay at La Casa again. We enjoy our repeat guests! La Casa was built in 1964 and I agree there are things like you pointed out, the layout of the upstairs where two of the bedrooms share an adjoining bathroom with a connecting room, typical of the 60's. Unfortunately, there is not a way to add an extra bathroom without compromising the integrity of the space. Fortunately, there are 2.5 other bathrooms available to use. This is one of the things that makes us unique, and as you pointed out, we are not lacking in character. Regarding the "inappropriate" art in the bar bathroom, while we cannot be the judge of what one person finds tasteful or distasteful. The art can be easily put in drawers if someone in your group took offense at the artists' whimsical portrayal of a bar scene. La Casa is an artful, worldly place to stay and play for eclectic individuals who enjoy experiencing a thoughtful unique surrounding. The property does have security cameras as it is also a wedding and corporate venue. These cameras are for your protection as well as ours. The cameras are disclosed in the rental agreement and are only in the common areas. Most of our guests appreciate the consideration of their safety as well as the fact that we have a camera at the front door so you can see and speak with who is there before opening the door. I am sorry that you did not contact me regarding your shortage of towels as that is an easy fix. Our cleaning staff always leaves extras in the bathroom cupboards, but if for some reason that was not the case during your stay, I would have happily brought you more towels. Again, thank you for your review and we look forward to your next stay.
5

Fabulous! I would stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED AND SPACIOUS

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay at La Casa and It was just as wonderful and exciting as the first. This year I decided to have my company annual Christmas Party at La Casa for about 50 guest and everyone raved on how beautiful and spacious the home was. There was plenty of sitting/dancing room inside and out for everyone to enjoy. Sheila was very accommodating. She let me check in early to get everything set up for the evening party which happened went off without a hitch. Thank you for everything. We are looking forward to our next event at La Casa.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great House for a Hill Country Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a 10 man golf trip to San Antonio. Plenty of beds to accommodate everyone and an awesome steam shower that was great after long days of golfing. The outdoor area was perfect for cooking out and lounging while the inside bar area provided the perfect space for kicking back and watching college football on the big screen. The house is located in a great centralized location. All the best golf courses are within 20-25 minutes from the house. If you're into shopping, this house provides easy access to The Quarry and plenty of other shopping areas. The owner of this property is super friendly and communicates almost instantaneously. We would definitely stay at this house again if we return to San Antonio for another trip!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to seeing you guys again soon!!
5

Huge! Perfect for all needs!

  • 5 of 5

I got married in San Antonio at the beginning of October. We (my groomsmen and I) chose this house because of the size, pool, and location. We were not disappointed. In fact, we were pleasantly surprised by the space, the rooms, the pool, and the entire backyard. We hosted the rehearsal dinner at this location and it was perfect! The outdoor patio area was more than enough...add that to the spacious insides, I would highly recommend this house to groups large or small. Bar area both inside and out were put to use, along with each of the bedrooms that seem to have their own character.

I would also like to say something about the lovely woman who helped us throughout the process. Sheila was super accommodating from the start of the process, through the rental, and even dealing with me after the rental. I can't thank her enough for everything and I hope that I have a reason to rent this house in the future. People that attended the rehearsal dinner were very impressed with the house as well and were also looking for reasons to rent it in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
College Station Texas
5

Gigantic! Super clean! Tastefully novel!

  • 5 of 5

My Team combined our annual realtor convention with a mini-vacation… even brought our spouses! We worked hard during the day and then delighted in coming home every evening… Cooking together, swimming, dancing on the veranda – what a blast! The accommodations are spacious with privacy for everyone… Spotlessly clean and so curiously decorated that we were entertained at turn! We couldn’t have devised any better venue, and can’t wait to come back! ~ Barbara D.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Car: recommended

La Casa is centrally located only 5 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from major attractions and just about anywhere in San Antonio. The Quarry is a five minute drive and there are several restaurants within walking distance.

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Prices & Availability

From $759 Nightly

Prices for this holiday estate in San Antonio, Texas

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2 night minimum stay
$1,979
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$5,120
$15,628
 

Additional pricing information

Insurance: nonrefundable $100
Cleaning $350
Party Fee $10 per person $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.75%
Notes WEDDING VENUE RATES:

Day Venue Rental: $2,000

Day Venue Rental
with overnight accommodations: 2,500

Weekend Venue Rental: $3,000

Weekend Venue Rental
with 2 night accommodations: $3,500

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in San Antonio in Texas

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Large marble steam room with built in seats.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large Oval tub with glass enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Koehler fixtures
  • Marble master bathroom with double vanity. Jacuzzi tub and separate walk in steam room with built in seats that is also a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom #3: Ibiza - 1 Large Double Bed , Pull out custom murphey bed
    Bedroom #2 Paris - 1 Large Double Bed , Also roll out twin & small sofa floor couch
    Bedroom #4: Bombay - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Upstairs Family Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Natuzzi Leather Pull out in upstairs family room
    Master Bedroom #1: Miami Beach - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Bed & sitting Area
    Bedroom #5: Venice - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large Round King Bed
    Downstairs Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Living Room couch has a pull out sleeper
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Steam Shower
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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