3 bed/2 bath in the heart of San Antonio
I'm a locally-known writert, an older single mom, active in this community and devoted to my neighborhood and my daughter. We love it here. It's everything that's best about San Antonio. I transplanted from Chicago after a stint in NYC and college back east, so this Texas thing took adjusting, but now it is most definitely home. My daughter is a young actor who studied here at San Antonio's Northeast School of the Arts and now has a scholarship to a performing arts school in Los Angeles: We are located in LA throughout the school year (she's only 16 as of 2016) but we have great friends to look after you! Isabel got here start working with Bonham Academy Theater (the great program at our local elementary/middle school). Bonham Academy does amazing things, while serving an urban population that includes a disproportionate number of at-risk children. The grants we are able to give from this house help those children who might not otherwise be able to do some of the things my more privileged daughter could do: costume fees at NESA, summer theater camp, or pay for framing and arts supplies.
Owner purchased this House in 2002
Why Owner chose East Side
I bought this home in 2002 because I was Editor-in-Chief of a newspaper when 9/11 occurred. It was an intense week, and I vowed, 'Starting right now, I want to live where I want to live. I want to live HOW I want to live -- because anything can happen in an instant!' This is the greatest neighborhood in San Antonio, the only place in town I really wanted to live. As to the house, the openness of the living space meant a lot to my daughter. In 2008 the economy tanked while I had a note on a nearby dilapidated, distressed, investment house to meet, and I got caught underwater with no money and two notes to meet. So I moved to that house to live in it and incrementally renovate (because remember when you couldn't buy, or sell, or borrow?? It was then). Values in our neighborhood had really gone up dramatically and I realized that as a working single mother on limited means, I'd never be able to afford this house again! So I didn't really want to sell it even if the market improved. Besides -- it would break my heart if anybody ever painted over those beautiful exterior walls I stripped and exposed in the kitchen! Instead, I started renting it out and never looked back.
What makes this House unique
The neighborhood. Look it up online: King William/Southtown.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 8
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Holidays in San Antonio
Great location for a large family of various ages to easily access many downtown sites and restaurants.
We had a great experience at this property. It is in walking distance to the Alamo, Tower of the Americas, and to great local restaurants. And very close to the river. Scooters and share bikes were all around as well!
enjoyed our stay
Enjoyed our stay. Not fancy, but clean and homey. Only thing I would change is add a larger couch.
I absolutely loved this quaint little place!
Truly within walking/scooter distance of many attractions. The layout was perfect for our family to spend time visiting and get some alone time in as well. Plenty of room for kids to play.
There was a small plumbing issue when we arrived, but the homeowner had it taken care of the next morning. We packed with the intention of washing our clothes throughout the week. A better dryer experience would have been nice. It took literally three hours to dry the towels. They were nice quality towels, it might have been nice to have more of them. We already knew we loved the city of San Antonio. We were here to experience the once in a lifetime event of having the Thanksgiving Day Parade "rained out" a couple years ago. The River Walk being one of my favorite things. I can now add watching the New Year's fireworks up close from the porch of this house is an experience I'll never forget!
Laid back charm in San Antonio
What a comfortable, quiet and charming little home. It was our haven to return to after enjoying the wonderful sights of San Antonio. Walking to the heart of the city takes about 6 minutes. Many great restaurants right in the neighborhood and HEB store for groceries is about 10 minute walk. Loved all the porches for enjoying being outdoors. Comfortable house with well equipped kitchen. Owner was helpful with all questions we had before coming and referred us to a massage therapist who came to the house to provide service to us all.
We loved this property
Cozy, clean and warm home. The home is in a very convenient location - walking distance to many attractions.
Steps away from the Alamo, La Villita, Convention Center, Alamodome, art galleries, First Friday, and more!