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Cool SOUTHTOWN downtown home, walk to ALAMO, RIVERWALK close to all FREE WIFI

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

charming 3 bdrm, 2 bath, fenced backyard, plenty of parking, great for families

Walk to Alamo and river, etc! 1 mile to the Alamodome. 1.2 miles to the Alamo and Riverwalk. 1.3 miles to Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. 4.7 miles to the Pearl Brewery. 4.9 miles to Trinity University. 5.7 miles to the University of Incarnate Word. 11 miles to Lackland AFB. 11 miles to Fort Sam Houston. One of the most welcoming vacation rental homes in the most ideal location in San Antonio. Decorated with local touches unique to Texas and San Antonio, this open floor plan home has a charming personality making it stand out from your typical vacation rental. Perfect for a special getaway or to make any getaway special. Bordering King William in the Lavaca historic district of San Antonio, recently professionally remodeled, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, early 1900s home with modern appliance upgrades. Sleeps 8 with a king bed, queen bed, and 2 full size futons as well as a possible extra sleep space for a ninth person on the large leather sectional sofa. Driveway, 2 spaces inside the back fence for longer stays, and street parking totaling space up to 7 cars or trucks if you need it. View of the Tower of Americas from the front porch. About a mile walk to the Riverwalk and Alamo Plaza and about a 10 minute walk to city-provided bicycle rental kiosk. City bus line, VIA, is a short walk away. Located in one of the closest (if not the closest) residential neighborhoods to downtown. Very easy accessibility especially on foot or bike. There is no need to cross any interstates or bad areas en route to downtown.

Adamantly, no smoking inside the house. As long as your pet isn’t destructive, we do not mind animals. If you are allergic to pets, please keep in mind that pets do stay here on occasion, but the property is cleaned thoroughly between guests. The backyard is fully fenced in (6 ft tall) and even a burrowing dog would have a hard time getting out. The cold water dispenser is inside the refrigerator and goes through a five stage reverse osmosis filtration system. Since we also stay at the house sometimes, you can be assured someone has checked on the house recently. If a repair or maintenance is necessary, we can usually be there typically within 60 minutes during any reasonable hour (6am to midnight). We live in Austin.

If you have further questions, in addition to email, you may call or text eight three zero six six zero ate too zero six. We are not professional concierge by any means. We do travel often and treat others how we would expect to be treated, with cultural sensitivity and no discrimination. We have several reviews from previous guests on FlipKey, TripAdvisor, and Airbnb if you would like to take a look.

Food is not included, but feel free to help yourself to coffee and the Keurig coffee maker.

More Details

Property Manager
D'Lana Bailey
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About D'Lana Bailey

I am a fifth generation Texan. I grew up in north Texas and moved to the Texas Hill Country 15 years ago. San Antonio was the closest large city so I found myself spending a lot of time here. I fell in love with the city's history and diversity. I chose this home for me and my daughter to use when we came into town. We bring family and friends along to have a little weekend escape every now and then. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

D'Lana Bailey purchased this house in 2013

Why D'Lana Bailey chose San Antonio

The King William district is known for its historic mansions, but that is not all King William has to offer. This home is located in the Lavaca area of King William. Lavaca is the oldest existing neighborhood in San Antonio. It is defined by its small 19th century vernacular houses built primarily by working class families beginning in the early 1870s.

The first City Directory for San Antonio was published in 1877, and at that time, Lavaca Street residents included families with German, Polish and Hispanic surnames.

This remodeled historic home was built in 1910. It has an open floor plan and is great for large families and entertaining.

Lavaca is an area rich with history, and I have tried to reflect that in the decor and feel of the property.

What makes this house unique

The neighborhood is so charming. It is a very short walk to popular restaurants and bars in the neighborhood. There are small businesses of all kinds nearby. There is a perfect view of the Tower of Americas from the front porch. It makes for a spectacular spot for fireworks on Independence Day and New Year's Eve.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family plus a few team members stayed here for a one and a half week long conference. Great location to Alamodome, convention center, and downtown. We especially appreciate all the careful touches and thoughtful features throughout. It's clear the owner knows what she is doing! We felt so welcome and comfortable at this house. If we are ever in the SA area again, we definitely would stay here again!
Jul 2015
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Handheld and wall mounted dual shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Handheld and wall mounted dual shower heads
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king size pillowtop bed and large flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size foam top bed and large flat screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 full size futons. It can also be used as a 2nd living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Notes:
You are going to love it!!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cool SOUTHTOWN downtown home, walk to ALAMO, RIVERWALK close to all FREE WIFI
average rating of 4.852941 based on 42 reviews
5

Fantastic stay. Close to riverwalk and Pearl. Wonderful home.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this home from the minute we stepped in the house. Lights and music welcomed us home. Lots of room to spread out. Kitchen had all we needed. And the decor is so fun. loved the back yard. We played games every night outside. Fan outside keep us cool and plenty of comfy chairs for all, so heat was never a issue. It was a wonderful place to have our immediate family and grandchildren to enjoy our yearly family vacation. So close to riverwalk we went there often. Saturday morning a must do for everyone at Pearl was just 5 minutes away. Best of all there is a grocery store close by. So glad we chose this home to stay in. If we had been further from riverwalk we wouldnt have enjoyed it as much as we did. And with the main highway less than a mile away we were able to go to sea world and caves and many other things. Highly recommend this home for a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and clean place. Close enough to activities but far enough away for relaxing. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amarillo, TX
5

Great Location, Easy and no hassles

  • 5 of 5

Cool house, great back patio, well-stocked kitchen, everything laid out and easy to understand. The owner/manager has very quick response times! I appreciate no hassles. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
4

Nice home in a central location

  • 4 of 5

This property is located in an older, central part of the city with many original homes in mixed condition with occasional traffic / train noise. Location has great access with an easy 20-25 minute walk to the Alamo, downtown and the Riverwalk. The Convention Centre is only about a 15 minute walk away

The house has been fully renovated and everything mostly works well. It is homey and eclectic. The appliances all work well and the backyard is very nice to relax in. Parking in the driveway is easy.

D'Lana was quick to address our questions when we first arrived and were getting used to the house.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Walk to downtown!

  • 5 of 5

Easy walk to downtown, plenty of space for a group of 7.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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5

We enjoyed the patio- very relaxing. Everything was nice and clean.

  • 5 of 5

The neighborhood was a little questionable. But we walked everywhere during the day and Ubered at night. We felt it was a great place to stay and would stay there again. We had to text the owner and she got back to us right away.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Adele! Lavaca is an historic neighborhood that is experiencing an exuberant revitalization as is all of Southtown. Walking late at night in any city does require some caution and judgement, I would say, but I have walked in the neighborhood with a group of friends home from some of the great restaurants nearby. Your walking/ Uber combo is what many guests do. Thanks for visiting!
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 37
Nearest Beach
142 Miles
Corpus Christi
Car: not necessary

King William/ Lavaca historic district is a rather gentrified, very diverse, and unexpected part of San Antonio. The Lavaca neighborhood is the oldest existing neighborhood in San Antonio. It is bounded on the north by César E. Chávez Boulevard (formerly Durango), on the south by the Missouri-Kansas Railroad Line, on the east by IH-37, and on the west by South St. Mary’s Street. The area is going through modern renovations. It is a mix of old traditional and modern with properties that have remained untouched for decades alongside fully renovated homes. If you’ve got the time to take a stroll, bring sun block and a large lightweight umbrella for shade. It's away from the madness of the river walk but still very close by. Might remind you a little bit of some areas of New Orleans. Unique mix of German and Latin heritage. There are restored Victorian mansions right next to disused properties that might be up for sale. City bus line, VIA, is just minutes away. City-provided rental bicycles are also about a 15 minute walk away.

Very near Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, Alamodome, River Center Mall, Blue Star Arts Complex, First Friday, Beethoven Maennerchor Halle, Missions & Historic Parks & Mission Trail, Steves Homestead, Villa Finale, The Alamo, La Villita, Market Square, Emily Morgan Hotel, Menger Hotel, Magik Theater, Hemisfair Park, Guenther House, Institute of Texan Clutures, McNay Art Museum, La Tuna, The Station Cafe, The Monterey, Liberty Bar, River Walk, Majestic Theater, Tito’s Mexican Restaurant, Rosario’s, AT&T Center, King William Fair, the million dollar home of Charles Butt, owner of the 4 billion dollar HEB grocery store is in the neighborhood.

Close to Pearl Brewery, San Antonio Western Shooting, Botanical Gardens, Japanese Tea Garden, Witte Museum, Kiddie Park, Symphony, San Antonio Zoo

Other attractions in the city are Fiesta Texas, Splashtown, Seaworld, Morgan's Wonderland...

I want to build many positive reviews on this vacation house. Please keep many things in mind. This area can get very hot in the summer.. When you plan on touring the area, if you are new to South Texas, walking any distance can be a challenge during summer afternoon hours. Upon reading all the reviews of houses for rent in San Antonio, I noticed one reviewer had actually left less stars for a very nice house because the city is hot at midday in the summer. Another negative home review was from area gentrification.

During the winter the city is usually only mildly chilly in the early morning & late evening, and beautiful all day long.

During the summer its opposite, usually beautiful early morning, late evening, and can get very hot midday. Please keep all of that in mind during your travels & have a great time.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in East Side, South Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£493
for 2 nights
From
£204
From
£222
Fri,Sat
£1,257
£3,836
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.86
Damage Insurance £45.85

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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