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THE HOUSE OF COLORS: 4 MILES FROM DOWNTOWN & ATTRACTIONS, CALM NEIGHBORHOOD

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,321 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue

Overview

About the property

SAFE, PEACEFUL NEIGHBORHOOD. NO NEED TO DRIVE ONE SINGLE FREEWAY TO DOWNTOWN

5TH NIGHT IS FREE BY BOOKING A MINIMUM OF 4 NIGHTS*

*For all bookings from August 15 to December 15, 2017. Applied to bookings from 4 to 6 nights. 7 days or after, a weekly price applies.

Behind the simple facade of this historic and urban cottage style house, lies a whole new and cozy world of contemporary ambiance and decor. Based on its colorful decor, my Family and I named it 'THE HOUSE OF COLORS'

Our house was just rehabbed and remodeled during the second half of 2013. We tore walls, added new windows, wall texture, painting and floors to create open and friendly spaces with lots of light. Then we added brand new contemporary furniture full of colors.

The house is centrally located in the prestigious Historic District of 'Olmos Park Terrace' where new young and mature urban professionals are moving to. This is an amazing location as the house is just 10-15 minutes away from San Antonio's main tourist spots. 4-5 miles to Downtown, Riverwalk (Paseo del Rio) and Convention Center, 5 Minutes to San Antonio's Zoo and SA's top 2 shopping, dining and entertainment centers which are 'North Star Mall' and 'The Quarry'. 24 minutes to Lackland Air Force Base. 18 minutes to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and 23 minutes to Sea World.

Also our Historic District neighbors the small affluent/upscale City of 'Olmos Park' which is inside San Antonio. Within walking distance there is a great neighborhood cafe, and very nice restaurants (Mexican, Italian, French, Vietnamese).

After visiting all the tourist spots in SA, our house offers a cozy patio with brand new and contemporary furniture to enjoy a nice evening with family/friends or a nice BBQ

Very few vacation rental houses are so close to everything and at the same time offering a setting of luxury and contemporary decor with new furniture.

More Details

Owner
Ricardo Valdes
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Ricardo Valdes

After working many years for consumer product corporations in Marketing Management positions, I lost my job back in 2009 due to the economy collapse. That is when I decided to move from the busy lifestyle in Los Angeles to San Antonio where most of my family members live. Having nurtured a passion for real estate during the last years of my corporate life, I decided to start a new career rehabbing and selling properties. Then I decided to rent one of my houses in VRBO/Homeaway and the rest is history. Today I own 2 rental houses in San Antonio and my family and I love sharing our houses with other people visiting San Antonio.

Ricardo Valdes purchased this house in 2013

Why Ricardo Valdes chose San Antonio

Urban life is more fun and exciting than suburban life when going on vacation or living temporarily in a city. When you live or vacation close to downtown San Antonio, you are closer to the culture, energy and personality of a city. When a saw this house for the first time, I saw a very simple cottage house facade. But after seeing its amazing location in a safe Historic District less than 4 miles from downtown and all the nice restaurants, bars and shops located in less than 2 miles, my dream was to turn this house into a cozy paradise of contemporary ambiance and decor, full of light and color.

What makes this house unique

Amazing location close to everything. Safe Historic District with a mix of Hispanic traditional families and upcoming young and mature urban professionals (Single and Married)

Great contemporary decor and ambiance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the moment Ricardo accepted our request to stay at his Airbnb until the time we checked out our host made us feel like family. Six adults visiting San Antonio for the first time. None of us had ever used an Airbnb, but from this one experience will most definitely use it again. The house was even better than the beautiful photo's. His flare for decor was superb. Our beds were comfortable, the temperature in the house was perfect. He has a binder full of suggestions where to eat, grocery shop,and do laundry. We used his idea's and enjoyed true San Antonio cuisine. The neighborhood is delightful, we met neighbors on both sides of the house who were ultra friendly, we felt safe and protected. The location is ideal. We needed to be at the Fort Sam Houston base for Army graduation and it was easy peasy. Getting to the River walk was a short drive. In fact, all the sights and Texas BBQ we drove to was a short trek away. The highways are simple to maneuver on. WE found the people to be extraordinarily friendly. You would be crazy not to give this home a visit. WE loved it, loved our host and loved San Antonio. If our travels take us back to this glorious city we will stay at only one place. Casa Valdes!!!!
Apr 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Olmos Park Terrace in San Antonio

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1321 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

THE HOUSE OF COLORS: 4 MILES FROM DOWNTOWN & ATTRACTIONS, CALM NEIGHBORHOOD
average rating of 4.5609756 based on 45 reviews
Lafayette, Indiana, US
5

Great home, location and homeowner.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was very enjoyable. The decor/design was very modern. The backyard space was great for entertaining and hanging out. We had seven people and a baby sleep and stay here. With that said the rooms are large and comfortable. The home was very close to many amenities as well as downtown. Homeowner was prompt in getting back to me. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 adults really enjoyed our stay in this home. It was very warm and welcoming the minute you step in the front door! The location is perfect for anything you might want to do in the San Antonio area. Ricardo met or exceeded all of our needs, we would definitely book this home again!!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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3

Nice

  • 3 of 5

Nice

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice hone and great location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great and enjoyed the home.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Great location on a remodeled older home with a covered patio to enjoy outdoor time.

  • 3 of 5

This home is located within minutes of many San Antonio attractions. Everything you need to feel at home is close. There are several great dining options within minutes and several shopping options also. It has been remodeled. The bedrooms are a good size. The master bedroom is sunken but you have to step up to get the master bath, which is small, or closet. Beds were comfortable. The living room needs a chair. There was only a sectional sofa or bar stools to sit on. Three people could sit comfortably. The kitchen was adequately stocked but the oven and refrigerator needed to be cleaned. Overall, the whole house could have been cleaner.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Nice, but some issues

  • 3 of 5

Ricardo was responsive and the house was clean and welcoming. Some suggestions for future improvements include supplying two keys instead of one, toilet paper and tissues instead of the guest supplying, and hand soap at bathroom sinks. One bathroom needs a trash can and the main bathroom still has no electrical which was inconvenient. Also, it would be nice to have an extra set of towels on hand. Some of the beds, including the master bedroom had no mattress cover or pillow case covers, just the sheets, which seems rather unhygienic. Most disturbing was the very loud noises of animals in the attic above the master bedroom. It was so loud and eerie that we were unable to sleep in that room. The owner did have an inspector sent out the next day to set traps, but again it was SO loud and unsettling, that we just wanted to move, but had no other options.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to know that our guest considered the house as nice, clean and welcoming. In relation to the issues reported, we have taken the following actions: We added a 2nd key for our guests. We added a trash can for the bathroom which was missing it. Only one of the beds was missing a mattress cover and we now included it. We added pillow covers besides the pillow sheets. In relation to the attic noises, we had a couple of squirrels which were using our attic as their shelter during the night. We found 2 small openings in the attic exterior siding which they were using as entrance. We covered these gaps. In relation to toilet paper, we provide for the 1st day of arrival. This is written in our contract and informed to every guest before their arrival.
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Location

The San Antonio River Walk
San Antonio Zoo
San Antonio Botanical Garden
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Pearl Farmers Market
Olmas Perk Coffee Bar LLC
Tower of the Americas
The Alamo
Bistro Vatel
"The best French restaurant in San Antonio located in our neighborhood"
Urban Taco
"My favorite Mexican restaurant. Great Authentic Mexican Food. Located at "The Quarry" entert..."
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Antonio Airport
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
San Pedro Driving Range & Quarry Golf Club
Nearest Train
6.5 Miles
San Antonio Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
281 Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tribeca Italian Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Within walking distance of our Historic neighborhood (Half Mile), lies the affluent City of Olmos Park. Its main street McCullough Ave offers nice restaurant selections and a great and sophisticated neighborhood cafe.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Olmos Park Terrace, 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
 
MAY SPECIAL
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£315
for 2 nights
From
£97
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£566
for 3 nights
From
£148
From
£166
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,022
£3,630
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

One time cleaning Fee £104.36 + Tax
Pet Fee £38.65 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £77.3
Tax Rate 16.75%

Maximum occupancy is 10 people. Nightly rates covers up to 7 people in the house. For additional people, a charge of $20 per person, per night.

$100 damage protection deposit (Kept on escrow account by Homeaway/VRBO). Deposit has been programmed to be reimbursed automatically by Homeaway/VRBO 7 days after the stay if no damages are reported.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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