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

People14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Northeast Side in San Antonio

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • Downstairs bath is shower only.
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 Bedroom 4 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:
  • 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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Where San Antonio Meets Hill Country...and the Deer and the People Play...
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 149 reviews
5

Spacious, clean, well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

From easy communication with the owners to an absolutely wonderful home to stay in, we could not be happier with our stay at Garden Ridge. The home was spacious and well equipped, from extra towels to mattresses. The living areas were cozy and the bedrooms were quiet and comfortable. The location was perfect for us to navigate between New Braunfels and San Antonio. We will definitely recommend this property to family and friends! Thank you for providing a true home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jacque, so pleased this worked out for you guys. Thanks for the great review!
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5

The home is beautiful and the surroundings picturesque. The deer that roam around are a plus!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our vacation. It's homey and comfortable and completely vacation-like. ❤️ We've stayed here before and couldn't wait to come back. It's a home away from home. It's keep so clean that you can't help but keep it that way, too. The owner and keeper of the house are both so friendly and easy to reach for any questions. Thank you for an amazing home for our repeat family vacation!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a nice to get away

  • 4 of 5

We live a business life, it was I nice place to relax my the pool and visit and play with the kids with no worries of work. we hope to go back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Not True Enough!!

  • 5 of 5

Before booking this home I went through every review and picture listed in the HomeAway portfolio, as they practically sold me on the property. However, upon our arrival we determined that all that had been written, even the pictures had not come close to accurately depicting the home. It is so much lovier, serene, all inclusive than we imagined. This is not our first time renting a HomeAway property, but it was the first time we've rented a home that had EVERY SINGLE THING WE NEEDED...EVERYTHING!! The house is enormous, with extremely generous room sizes, and the grounds offer an amazing park like feel. There was supposed to be eight of us, but life happened and only five of us showed up. Our five included a 7-year old who completely fell in love with OUR NEW HOUSE! The owner had games, books, Nintendo, and an amazing pool ALL FOR HIM, and to top that off the "coolest thing like ever" were the stand in host sprawled out over the front lawn awaiting our arrival. Though we left the house a few times to visit San Antonio parks and museums, we were completely satisfied just enjoying this beautiful home. For those using my review to make your decision regarding this home, I apologize for not adequately describing it for you. Jeff thank you again for allowing us to vacation in your lovely, lovely home! We will definitely be back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Barbara! If I had a marketing dept, you'd be in charge. What a nice review! Please come back when you can.
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5

Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house was perfect and had plenty of room for our family. The fully equipped kitchen was great. We prepared several meals which the kids enjoyed since we could hardly tear them away from the game cube upstairs. The highlight for the adults and kids both were the frequent deer sightings and visits. It's rare to get the opportunity to see them so close. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Game cube? Not a prominent feature of the house, but glad they enjoyed it. :)
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The house is very spacious with room for everyone. The pool area is the best, we used it everyday!

  • 4 of 5

Everyone enjoyed the property, especially the deer roaming around.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer 2017
6 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£860
for 3 nights
From
£243
From
£268
Fri,Sat
£1,687
 
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
£786
for 3 nights
From
£218
From
£243
Fri,Sat
£1,440
 
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
£1,251
for 4 nights
From
£280
£1,687
 
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
£773
for 3 nights
From
£214
From
£239
Fri,Sat
£1,522
 
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
£1,572
for 5 nights
From
£288
£1,984
 
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
£748
for 3 nights
From
£206
From
£239
Fri,Sat
£1,440
 
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
£1,083
for 4 nights
From
£238
From
£246
Fri,Sat
£1,687
 
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
£820
for 3 nights
From
£230
From
£246
Fri,Sat
£1,605
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 5 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,872
for 6 nights
From
£287
From
£296
Fri,Sat
£1,984
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£740
for 2 nights
From
£305
From
£321
Fri,Sat
£2,099
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Caretaker fee £123.51 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £233.04
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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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