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Two Bedroom Historic Cottage - Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private historic cottage with gated parking and a private backyard


This cozy family-friendly private home includes gated parking. Start your morning with coffee on the front porch or enjoy a relaxing evening in the backyard garden. The Alamo is only a short walk! Other downtown area attractions in close proximity include the San Antonio Riverwalk, Tobin Center, The Majestic, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Sunset Station, and the Alamodome.


Known as the Engelmann-Muench House, this cottage was built in 1858 by Martin Engelmann, a wealthy German immigrant. The caliche block vernacular double house sits on a site which was once part of the Alamo farmlands. The structure is a good example of a once-common San Antonio house type and features original built-in end chimneys.


-Private home

-Owner not on premises

-2 bedroom, 1 bath

-Sleeps 6

-2 queen beds, 1 twin bed with trundle bed

-Full kitchen

-Washer and dryer

-Private parking

-TV and wifi

-Complimentary coffee

-Sorry, no pets

More Details

Barry & Mona Hagendorf
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Downtown in East Side

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Towels, Hair Dryer, Iron, Small Ironing Board
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , One twin bed with a trundle bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(64 traveller reviews)

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Two Bedroom Historic Cottage - Downtown
average rating of 4.84375 based on 64 reviews
Fort Collins, CO

Oasis in the City!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! We just stayed at Stonehaus for 5 nights during a conference my husband had at the Henry B Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio. We wanted to travel with him as a family (kids age 5, 3 and an infant) and were in search of an alternative to a hotel. We are SO SO glad we found Stonehaus! It was within walking distance to not only the convention center, but also the Alamo and Riverwalk (and I felt secure walking all of them myself with the 3 young kids). This was so much better than a hotel! The kids had their own room, there was more than enough space for a pack and play in our room, we had a kitchen to make our own meals and not eat out constantly, we had a washer/dryer but the best part was the HUGE gated yard that is so well landscaped you can't believe you are in the middle of the city! The kids were able to play, and even ride their bikes, and it is a fantastic spot to sit for coffee in the morning or wine in the evening. The house is so cute and is just the perfect mix of old and historic yet updated and comfortable. The sheets were super soft and the beds comfortable. Barry and Mona were fantastic to work with! They were so responsive to help and give us recommendations for places to go and take care of everything we needed! I would recommend this house to anyone attending a convention in San Antonio or just visiting to sightsee. The house is just about as close as you can park to anything but has free parking. It is so much more comfortable and enjoyable than a hotel and the history is so fun! We are so glad we stayed here and will for sure be back anytime we come to San Antonio!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lori & JD. We truly enjoyed meeting your beautiful family. Happy Holidays!
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Historic Cottage Review from Ivy McWilliams

  • 3 of 5

The house was very cute on the inside, very clean, and the owners left a bottle of wine which was very sweet. The beds were comfortable and the sheets were to die for...love love loved them. There was some road construction, so lots of construction tape around trees and front yard, so was a little disappointed about that. I didn't quite realize how close the house was to the highway or conditions of the neighborhood, but that was my fault for not researching the area more. There is a back iron gate that enclosed the parking area and house, which made 5 women feel safe. It was very convenient (walking distance) to Alamo, Riverwalk, and a small Mexican restaurant for morning tacos, AND a wine store, so I definitely did liked that aspect of it. The owners were very nice and welcoming and overall a very great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This Home Away property and the experience with the owners is the platinum level of experience. The property is SO close to downtown (literally blocks), it is very secure as well.

It is a charming historic home which has been beautifully appointed by the owners. It has wonderful front AND back patios. The back patio is charming and comfortable - we loved sitting out there in the late evenings just before bed.

The owners were pure class, responded quickly to inquiries, gave very detailed instructions on access and even welcomed us with a lovely note and bottle of wine. Best owners I have interacted with hands-down.

If you are headed to San Antonio - THIS is sensational!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful comments. We love StoneHaus and are so glad that you enjoyed it as well. Mona
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Comfy; Lil Pardise in the City; Amazing Historic and New blended beautifully

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous Historic House Will be staying many times because of the privacy in the city: convenient to Children's Hospital; and the hospitality from the owners. Security is well thought of in this home.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great piece of Texan Heritage

  • 4 of 5

Very interesting and historic place. Beautiful grounds and backyard. Went with my family (including my, at the time, 6 month old son). Second bedroom was perfect to set up a pack and play. Thick walls helped to prevent too much noise. Would go back again. Only complaints would be it's a very old building so there are some bugs (because it's so old) and it is in a random part of town (near funeral home, bus station, car shops), although it felt safe and was close walking distance to everything we needed. We would stay here again and recommend this to other families or couples. Hosts were friendly, quick to respond to any issues or questions. Book of recommendations was also helpful. Overall, great location and stay :)

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Great historic house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this historic home. We had six people and were comfortable and managed fine with one bathroom. The house was not too far a walk to the Alamo and restaurants and we felt safe doing so with theee adults and three teens. The home is renovated beautifully to retain historic architecture so if that is something you are into like we are you will appreciate it. And the bottle of wine left by Mona was a sweet surprise! Thank you for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
Amtrak Train
Car: not necessary

StoneHaus is a remodeled historic house built in 1858. It was part of the Alamo farmlands. The house is located within walking distance (4 blocks) to the Alamo and the Riverwalk. A front porch and a landscaped, shaded backyard provides a relaxing place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. Free gated parking is a plus.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Downtown, South Texas

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £52.2 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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