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Stylish Downtown/Convention Center 2B 2B

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house

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4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
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Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Lavaca

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Charming 1,200 square foot home. Originally built circa 1910, newly renovated into an energy efficient green home. Hardwood floors throughout, crystal chandelier, decorated with a mixture of modern and antique furniture,16 foot ceilings, gas stove, front porch and back patio with a chiminea. Two full bathrooms with bathtubs/shower, the master bedroom has its own private bathroom.

Includes parking, wifi and access to a local private gym open 24 hours a day.

Near the historic King William neighborhood in trendy Southtown.

The closest river access is .2 miles (about a 5 minute walk), and then its about a half mile to the start of the restaurants, starting with the Blue Star Arts Complex, next is the King William Neighborhood, then the main tourist drag picks up.

It is 1.7 miles to LaVillita and Hemisphere Park which is the main tourist part of downtown.

It is 1.5 miles to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

You can rent bikes at BCycle and there is one 0.8 miles up the road from me.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Jo Pierce
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 2016

About Jo Pierce

I am a yogi and attorney that works for a local non profit. I use this rental to supplement my income so I can continue to do the work I love. I love to travel and make sure my rental is as clean and welcoming as I would want the places I stay to be.

Why Jo Pierce chose San Antonio

I bought this home because I love the downtown lifestyle. I bike almost everywhere and from this location I can bike anywhere in the entire downtown.

The home is also an energy efficient green home and I do care about saving energy and saving money on utilities.

What makes this house unique

Its hard to find a 100 plus year old renovated energy efficient green home downtown that has two full bathrooms and funky décor, especially not for such a great price!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Joanna was responsive and accommodating to requests before we arrived. And the house turned out to be even better than it looked in the pictures. It's a really cool historic property with eclectic decor. The location is great, just a short drive to the Southtown restaurants and downtown.
Jul 2015
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Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Stylish Downtown/Convention Center 2B 2B
average rating of 4.1904764 based on 22 reviews
Dallas
5

Awesome Experience

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed at the home while conducting a trial in San Antonio. It was perfect. The owner was incredibly accommodating and it was the perfect location for us as it was close to the Courthouse. Five minute drive every morning! Additionally, the location is perfect with many great restaurants. It made the whole working experience enjoyable as we could come back from a long day in Court and relax in this comfy, cool, house. It also provided plenty of space to continue working and had wi-fi, which was a must for us. Oh ya, and we WON the trial! Loved it, will do it again, Thank you JO!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pet Friendly Vintage Cottage in Transitional Historic Neighborhood

  • 3 of 5

Pros: house is a $5-$6 Uber ride away from the downtown San Antonio, compared to parking in the downtown garages for substantially more money. It is pet friendly for a modest cleaning fee with a small fenced in back yard that allows dogs to do their business off leash. The house has vintage charm but modern amenities: central air, high end electronics, WiFi. The owner is low key and easy going--very few strict rules. The eclectic mix of antiques, IKEA and collectibles is fun and funky. Dedicated guest parking in the driveway with easy entrance and exit. Close to main roads making travel to outlying areas convenient.

Cons: There are maintenance issues: hard-to-manage antique door locks, holes in front porch boards, lots of light bulbs out (we suspect the house's older wiring isn't always compatible with the CFL bulbs), coffee pot that doesn't function properly (it took 1 hour to brew a pot of coffee). Additionally, the toilet ran continuously and couldn't be adjusted, although the owner did advise a plumber would be coming out after the weekend. We ended up just turning off the water at night, so it wouldn't disturb our sleep. Home is very near an active train track and crossing, with trains blowing their whistle/horns at all hours--some in our group liked this; others couldn't sleep. The home is lived in by owner when not rented, meaning closets and drawers are occupied, bathrooms contain owner's personal grooming and hygiene items. The home is neat and basically clean, but not ultra clean, for instance, shower curtain liner had mildew and our feet became dirty when walking barefoot on wood floor.

Overall, we felt like we were staying in the home of a friend; i.e., it's not the level of amenities you'd demand from a hotel, but stuff you would tolerate if you stayed with a friend who let you bring your dogs. As a result, it worked fine for our group which consisted of two adult daughters and their mother in town for a weekend getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The 2 week allergy attack

  • 1 of 5

We were moving from Missouri to San Antonio. We decided to give a rental property a try since we had pets and wanted to save some money by not taking the pets to a kennel. We stayed at this house for 2 weeks. The first impression of the house was amazing. It had a warm rustic/historic and antique feel to the place. Within a day or two my family started to have severe allergic reactions to the house. My daughter would break out in hives and her throat would get scratchy and start to close up at night. My wife's allergies were more severe. She swelled up at night and couldn’t breathe which resulted in her having to rely on allergy medication to sleep. The problems would clear up when we leave the house and go out for the day. Needless to say, we had to clean the house from top to bottom because it was extremely dirty. The vents in the bathrooms had dead cockroaches in them along with mold and mildew. The air vent in the kitchen was too high for me to reach but that particular vent was covered in a layer of dirt and filth. It was blatantly obvious that the house was not cleaned by a professional cleaner for a very long time. So why was I charged a cleaning fee if the house was a filthy mess? The original hardwood floors haven’t been mopped or properly treated in a few years. We would walk across the floor with our white socks and the bottom would end up covered with black filth. Last but not least, the house does not have cable TV. Instead it has an internet cable TV box (Roku 2), and the owner provided no instructions on how to use it. Since there was no form of entertainment, I unplugged an HDMI cable so I can use my laptop to play some previously saved shows. A few days after we left we were accused of damaging the TV and our deposit was held hostage. I offered to go back to the house to resolve the issue and hopefully repair what I supposedly broke but I was given one excuse after another; almost as if she didn’t want me to come and fix the issue. The owner informed me that she has been in contact with tech support and it turns out that once the HDMI cable is disconnected from the Roku 2 system, it breaks the entire device? Sounds like the owner has a faulty or outdated product, since simply disconnecting a cable broke the entire device. In the end, I was asked to replace the device which I did since I did not want my money to be held hostage anymore and I did not want to deal with this lady ever again. Will NEVER deal with this owner again

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I get a lot of compliments on the homes cleanliness in my other reviews and i encourage you to read them. This review was a result of the first time I ever asked a renter to replace something that was damaged and I guess the renter didn't take it well. There were no complaInts of allergies or cleanliness issues during the entire 2 week duration the family stayed, and I checked in on them multiple times. I even spent many hours trying to figure out what was wrong with my tv speakers (which turned out to be the less expensive Roku) rather than assume and charge them for the higher priced item that wasn't functioning upon their departure. I will always go out of my way to avoid charging my guests for damage if it can be avoided in any way.
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5

Great Gem in Southtown

  • 5 of 5

Great house and location. Would stay again without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a very interesting and unique place to stay. Minutes from downtown and all the San Antonio attractions. Home was clean and ready for our arrival, and owner left us detailed info and tips which we found useful. We stayed comfortably with four adults and dog. Owner provided fast responses and was friendly. It was a vintage style home, would not recommend for children as there are antiques and eclectic decor in most rooms. WIFI was perfect and plenty of space for family game night, which we enjoyed after our days sightseeing and traveling the city. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely home - everything top notch!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two nights and three days this past weekend, June 3rd - 5th. The home is lovely, featuring high ceilings, hard wood floors, and vintage ceramics and posters throughout. The home itself is also vintage, probably dating to the 1930s or 1940s, which was a big plus for me and my husband. The house was spotless, very clean and well-maintained. The kitchen had everything you'll need for cooking meals. There is a small back patio area that had a chiminea and pinon wood (remember to buy another bag for the next user if you light a fire). We spent the majority of our time outside in the city, namely riding the Mission Trail on bikes and walking through the King William District, located only one mile and a nice 30 minute walk away. Check out Feast and Bite - we had wonderful meals at both restaurants. This property is also extremely close to Roosevelt Park, a lovely, sprawling park that drops into The Mission Trail. You can rent B Bikes here or just stroll along the San Antonio River, where you will probably spot a plethora of water, migratory, and song birds.

Jo saved us and was quick to respond to an emergency text when we locked ourselves out, even though we had been warned of the possibility in the notes she left for us. Kudos to her for getting us back in without a fuss (I felt terrible, it was Friday night). I will definitely recommend this property to friends and family, and hope to return again on our next visit to San Antonio!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

The neighborhood is called Southtown.

The closest river access is .2 miles (about a 5 minute walk), and then its about a half mile to the start of the restaurants, starting with the Blue Star Arts Complex, next is the KIng William Neighborhood, then the main tourist drag picks up.

It is 1.7 miles to LaVillita and Hemisphere Park which is the main tourist part of downtown.

It is 1.5 miles to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lavaca, South Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Christmas Holidays
23 Dec 2016 - 24 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
£230
for 1 night
From
£168
 
 
New Years
31 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
£398
for 1 night
From
£335
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£197
for 1 night
From
£134
From
£155
Fri,Sat
£888
£2,743
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £394
Pet Fee £39 + Tax
Cleaning £59 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lavaca in South Texas

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
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 , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Trundle bed can be queen, sinlge or 2 singles.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Notes:
There is room for 3 cars tandem in my driveway and street parking is also available.

Partner Offers

 
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