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Where San Antonio Meets Hill Country...and the Deer and the People Play...

People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
14
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

About the property

4 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 6 TVs, sleeps 14; beautiful pool with spa

Enjoy the comforts of a large house with entertainment electronics on the inside, wireless throughout the property, and a lovely shaded backyard with a beautiful pool. This house is right for a large family or a few families who would like to vacation together--whether you want to hang out on the property or venture out to explore. It's in a lovely neighborhood where the deer roam freely through large lots covered with oaks. While you're situated serenely on a 3/4 acre, tree-covered lot in our quiet community on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, you're only 2 or 3 miles--depending on what direction you take--from two different Walmarts. So, we’re not far from civilization--if you know what I mean. We’re located a couple of miles from the 1604 Loop of San Antonio as well as Interstate 35, the corridor linking San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, and Austin. You're in a prime location to see San Antonio and the greater area.

Our Home is a 4BR/3BA, 15-year-old executive home located in an outer northeast suburb of San Antonio. This spacious house has a little over 4000 sq ft of living space. There are open living areas downstairs with all four bedrooms and a bonus/media room upstairs. There are 6 TVs (incl 50' flat screen) with one in each bedroom. Most of the home is carpeted except for tile through the bathrooms, kitchen, and traffic areas. We enjoy a large park-like, fenced backyard where we have a beautiful lagoon pool and heated spa. A large circle drive and garage facilitates ample parking. The home has wireless internet, and one old computer available if you don't bring your own laptop. This was our primary residence for a long time and is equipped accordingly.

San Antonio: A Vacation Destination: So much to see and do... It's become a vacation destination for more than just Texans--if that wasn't enough. While this list is far from exhaustive, here’s a few things conveniently located nearby:

10 mins to Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Ranch; 20 mins to New Braunfels, Schlitterbahn, nearest river tubing, historic Gruene; 25 mins to SA International Airport; 30 mins to Downtown, Riverwalk, Sunset Station, Alamo, Six Flags; 45 mins to Sea World, San Marcos tubing and popular San Marcos shopping outlets; 60 mins to Austin or charming Fredericksburg.

More Info: We can provide you more pix by email of the house and property, to include bathrooms and bedrooms not shown in the ad. We'll also be happy to give recommendations on what to see and do on your stay.

More Details

Owner
Jeff Keef
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2017

About Jeff Keef

I (Jeff) retired from the US Air Force in 2010; my wife (Gale) retired in 2015 from teaching high schoolers. We've been married since 1984--to each other! Because our three children have flown the coop, we are now empty nesters and are spending time chasing them and their families.

Jeff Keef purchased this house in 2007

Why Jeff Keef chose San Antonio

It's the right location--on the edge of San Antonio near I-35 in the direction of New Braunfels and Austin. I fell in love with the neighborhood when I started looking for a place to live following the completion of my USAF career and our residence on base. The property was perfect for my family of older kids who frequently entertained friends at home.

What makes this house unique

A quiet, large oak-covered neighborhood where deer roam freely, but so conveniently located to all that San Antonio and New Braunfels have to offer. I have never lived anywhere quite like this neighborhood.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I remembered some fond childhood memories when we pulled up and saw all the deer sitting in your yard. I remember deer roaming the neighborhood when we lived in Deerwood Estates in San Marcos. We loved sitting out by the pool (yes, the cool temps didn't scare off the kids) and having plenty of room for everyone. Thanks again for sharing your home and allowing us to rent it. It is beautiful. What a wonderful neighborhood.
Mar 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(132 traveller reviews)

Where San Antonio Meets Hill Country...and the Deer and the People Play...
average rating of 4.909091 based on 137 reviews
5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Great place, nicely appointed. Wonderful to have the hot tub after a day sightseeing.

Very comfortable and large though for our 7 adults to all be comfortable.

We pick a different place each year for our annual Siblings Great Escape in honor of our deceased parents, this was by far the best accommodations we've had. Doubt that we'll be back, only because we don't usually repeat cities (try someplace new for the majority of us) but if we did we'd certainly stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I suspected it would work for you guys. Glad you enjoyed it. If you don't do repeat visits, recommend us to friends and family. Thanks, again!
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Ridgway, CO
5

Peaceful & serene

  • 5 of 5

We visited Garden Ridge for our son's Air Force celebration. The property was in a country setting in a very pretty neighborhood. We enjoyed the hot tub, grilling in the yard & playing games. There was more than enough space for the 3 of us : ) It was nice to have the extra space for our son and his girlfriend to be able to visit and stay for one of the evenings.

I'd highly recommend for families.

Jeff & Marilyn were easy to work with and very quick to respond!

We were also blessed with perfect weather - and the ability to utilize the beautiful yard!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, Jill. And congrats to your son and best wishes for a successful and fulfilling AF career.
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4

Great layout and family friendly

  • 4 of 5

Booked this house for a family vacation for 3 generations. Layout of house provided plenty of space for everyone. It was nice to come home each day after sightseeing to a place that felt like home. We were blessed with warm weather and took advantage of the pool. The only downfall was the too soft mattress in the master bedroom.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. Sorry your bed was not to your liking. We sort of have an assortment at the house. A few firm mattresses, some soft, and some in the middle. Like you, I prefer firm, but my wife likes soft.
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5

Nice, big house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this Garden Ridge home for several nights at the end of January. There were three couples and the house was perfect. Three bathrooms was a plus and there was one bedroom we didn't even use. The house has lots of room, three big seating areas and a dining room, which we didn't have time to use. The neighborhood is pretty and I did see deer on a morning walk. The location was good for us, we went sight seeing north of the house and the airport was not far away. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Jeff was nice to work with and answered any emails within a short time. Thanks for sharing your beautiful house with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Susan--and thanks for taking such good care of the house.
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5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Our family had more than enough space to sleep comfortably, play board games, and we loved the huge kitchen. Thank you, we will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, Sally.
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5

Great house! Fantastic owners!

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our family and the owners made it seamless from beginning to end. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very good! Thanks!
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Location

Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Northcliffe Golf Coruse
The Vineyards Restaurant -- CLOSED
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Sea World San Antonio
The San Antonio River Walk
Historic Market Square
The Alamo
Olympia Hills Golf Course
Resort Course at La Cantera
Quarry Golf Club
Gruene
The Resort at Schlitterbahn
Grumpy's Mexican Cafe
Rudy's Country Store & Bar B Q
Capparelli's Pizza & Italian
Figlios Pizzeria
Taco Cabana
Lion & Rose British Restaurant & Pub
Java Junction
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Olympia Hills, Northcliff, TPC San Antonio
Nearest Motorway
2.3 Miles
Interstate 35
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Capparelli's...and many more just another mile
Car: recommended

This home accesses the best of two regions: the San Antonio greater area and the Texas Hill Country. It literally sits on the edge of both. You'll be close to major roads to get you in/out of San Antonio and to its surrounding areas. No doubt, you've already noted that there is a lot to see and do in this area which makes it the Texas vacation destination.

Golf: Bring your sticks. Plenty of great golfing in and around San Antonio, and better yet--it's year round.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Northeast Side, South Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£376
for 2 nights
From
£120
From
£145
Fri,Sat,Sun
£996
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2017
11 Mar 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£462
for 2 nights
From
£163
From
£171
Fri,Sat
£1,161
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
2 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£857
for 3 nights
From
£240
From
£257
Fri,Sat
£1,677
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 5 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,956
for 6 nights
From
£300
From
£309
Fri,Sat
£2,194
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2017
6 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£898
for 3 nights
From
£254
From
£280
Fri,Sat
£1,763
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£821
for 3 nights
From
£228
From
£254
Fri,Sat
£1,505
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Week 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,307
for 4 nights
From
£293
£1,763
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 2017
26 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£808
for 3 nights
From
£224
From
£250
Fri,Sat
£1,591
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays 2017-18
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,643
for 5 nights
From
£301
£2,107
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£782
for 3 nights
From
£215
From
£250
Fri,Sat
£1,505
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,132
for 4 nights
From
£249
From
£257
Fri,Sat
£1,763
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£857
for 3 nights
From
£240
From
£257
Fri,Sat
£1,677
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£774
for 2 nights
From
£318
From
£336
Fri,Sat
£2,280
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Caretaker fee £129 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £244
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates do not include the applicable Texas Occupancy Tax of 6%.
There may be a natural gas surcharge if pool heating is required.
Military discount is available. Negotiable premium charge for event hosting--please ask.
The Responsible Guest who signs or accepts the rental contract must be 25 years of age or older.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Northeast Side in South Texas

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 42 in plasma TV
    Bonus Rm - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This bonus room has a double futon, sofa, and wardrobe.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 32 in LED TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 32 in LED TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 37 in LCD TV
  • There is bed space to sleep 12 people plus two additional twin mattresses stored in MBR closet for a total of 14 sleeping spaces. All four bedrooms are upstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
This is a large 4000 square foot home and can accommodate up to 30 people easily for an event. There is dining space for 18 using the dining room, breakfast nook, and kitchen bar--add another 6 if you dine on the patio. There are simply plenty of options. With the ample parking, a large kitchen, multiple dining seats and 3 living/family rooms; you could easily host an event here. Note that all bedrooms are on the second floor. CAUTION: There is an open swimming pool in the backyard that is easily accessed from the rear door of the house. If you bring children, make sure you are comfortable with the need to properly supervise them.

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