Casita Corazon, in the heart of San Antonio, six minutes from downtown and all San Antonio's famous landmarks and is close to restaurants, trendy shops, coffee houses , bakeries, upscale grocery store , parks, museums, public transport, near downtown, the Riverwalk , 10 minutes to airport with easy access to I-281, I-37, I-35 and I-10. Enjoy San Antonio's beautiful fall and spring weather , mild winters or cool off with your kids at nearby Schlitterbahn world famous water park with it's seventy acres of river adventures and water playgrounds. At Casita Corazon you will be be hosted in contemporary, stylish rooms filled with art , large, flat TVs, wifi, work areas, new comfortable beds, 1.5 new baths, multiple beautiful decks, patios , outdoor seating & dining areas. In addition to nearby upscale restaurants, Central Market, our neighborhood gourmet grocery store, a minute or so away: "daily menu features dishes and delights prepared by our chefs with the freshest ingredients around, including international deli meats and cheeses, scratch-baked breads and desserts, and savory main dishes and sides" changing daily, to go, pick up or delivery.
Location, location and location. Casita Corazon is located in the prestigious and upscale neighborhood of Alamo Heights, dubbed “09” for its iconic zip code; with it’s safe streets and old leafy trees, many of San Antonio’s elite have homes in this two mile square area, where security and all other services maintain a high bar for its small but demanding clientele. It is also home to many students, yuppies, Gen Xers and Millennials who enjoy it’s unique shops, walkable and bike friendly, tree-lined streets and its knack for constantly keeping apace with the upscale and trendy.
The center of Alamo Heights has an upscale “village” ambiance ,with artisan bread stores, antique stores, unique coffee shops for after dinner or after the theater, like Cappyccino’s, unique gourmet restaurants like Cappy's, some of the best, upscale Mexican food in San Antonio at Paloma Blanca, old fashioned and funky beer and hamburger spots like the Broadway 50-50 and pastry shops like Bird Bakery, run by Elizabeth Chambers of San Antonio who is married to actor Armie Hammer, of “the Social Network” and “the Lone Ranger.”
Despite the fact that Alamo Heights is filled with “old money”and traditional values, a family friendly spirit of fun prevails and Alamo Heights hosts many festive events ranging from ultra exclusive at the Argyle or San Antonio Country club to a Fiesta community cook out type event at Alamo Heights Swimming Pool where all 09’ers are invited and the Fiesta King hands out medals. Other events include a competitive “Pooch Parade” at H-E-B’s Central Market, the uber grocery/ gourmet store for shopping and mingling with other 09’ers and numerous other parades and community events. The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) and Trinity University are nearby.
Casita Corazon is also a few blocks from the McNay Art Museum, and minutes from the Broadway Cultural Corridor, featuring the Witte Museum, the Doseum for children and the San Antonio Museum of Art with world class collections, including The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art, one of the most comprehensive collections of Latin American art in the United States. San Antonio is a great city for a family visit with many place and activities to explore with your children. Casita Corazon is only a few minutes from the Zoo, Brackenridge Park, the Witte Museum with it's new and impressive dinosaur exhibit, and the Doseum, the Children's Museum, that the entire family would enjoy. A few minutes away is the Alamo Quarry, home to many fine stores and restaurants, a multiplex theater, three major grocery stores, Lincoln Heights HEB, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, and sits between two golf courses, and near a wooded park with picnic areas, sports complex and public swimming pool.
For a more urban vibe, Alamo Heights is only minutes away from the Pearl , an historical brewery and industrial jewel, now transformed into a vibrant, multi-use urban destination and gathering place for the trendy, fashion-forward, artistic, visionary or anyone of any age who wants to enjoy an urban lifestyle and all the artistic, culinary and intellectual diversity it can offer, distilled into one charming setting. The Pearl is also the nascent epicenter of San Antonio as a culinary destination with its diverse, chef centered restaurants and location of the world's premier culinary college, the Culinary Institute of America. The Culinary Institute is a welcoming community of students, instructors, alumni, and food industry leaders who all share a deep commitment to the culinary arts. The CIA San Antonio campus is home to the world's best professional culinary education, and a public restaurant that celebrates the flavors and cooking traditions of Latin America, a not to be missed experience while you are in San Antonio, with its unique flavors, spices and cooking capabilities.
From there, a few minutes South on Broadway Street, is the Alamo, the Riverwalk with its many famous restaurants, and a captivating River barge ride through downtown, particularly spectacular in the evenings, the Briscoe Western Art Museum, including its fascinating collection of silver work on saddles and spurs, and Pancho Villa's saddle. At night, in Main Plaza, the heart of the City, projected against San Fernando Cathedral, is a world class light show, displaying the city's history, San Antonio, the Saga, which you can enjoy while having a taco and cold drink.
At your San Antonio home, Casita Corazon guests will be given a unique code to the Alamo Heights Casita Corazon which is a 1-story, completely separate from a main house, with central heat and air conditioning, new kitchen appliances, granite counters, and new full size washer/dryer. Both the Living Room and the Master bedroom have new, large Flat Screen TV’s with Spectrum cable, HBO, Showtime, Roku , Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.
The new sofa in the living room folds out to a premium queen size bed. There is also a sleeping - working alcove off the Living Room, which can be closed off with a screen , if desired, with a comfortable daybed and work desk, and access to Wifi and Internet. An additional pull out sleeper bed is folded away into a suitcase in the walk-in closet in the master bedroom. There is a half bath or powder room off the living room with new fixtures, tile & lighting to give privacy to the bedroom.
The spacious bedroom has its own ensuite, full master bath with new fixtures, tile & lighting, safety bars, and designer soap and shampoo. There is a large walk-in closet and comfortable, king size bed.
We provide an Amazon Kindle Fire device for guests, so you can use the online links to to help you navigate our curated suggestions of San Antonio’s attractions and favorite dining places online and go directly to the websites of recommended spots. It is also preloaded with 3 ebooks: Top 10 San Antonio recommendations in every category , including landmarks; American Venice: The Epic Story of San Antonio's River by Lewis F. Fisher, for a deeper dive into the San Antonio River’s charm; Saving San Antonio describes the preservation of three centuries of San Antonio’s historic landmarks and folkways that imbue the city with its unique heritage and culture. We have a signal booster that allows you to access the Internet from outside in the event that you are dining or relaxing on the decks or patio. We also have a small portable speaker system that you can use with your iPhone or Android device for music, inside or out.
The kitchen has dishes, silverware, paper plates, microwave, toaster oven, cooktop, measuring cups, pots, pans, mixing bowls, can opener, knives, dish towels, Keurig coffee and tea maker.
The bathroom has plenty of fresh bath towels, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, soap, extra toilet paper, iron, small ironing board, and laundry hamper.
From a door off the living room, is a large, well appointed deck, with ample, comfortable seating, looking over a large, shaded back yard with a wall of bamboo to assure complete privacy, a large gazebo with comfortable seating and a dining table across the yard. Mild fall and spring weather invite you to enjoy the beautiful greenery of the outdoors and the canopy of the large shade tree. For Christmas and the colder winter months, the fire pit , along with your own special music and ,perhaps, a glass of wine make for a beautiful, cozy and relaxing evening. Warm throws are waiting in the bedroom closet.
Owners, who are also world travelers, connoisseurs of fine wining and dinning - one of the owners launched the first premium vinifera vineyard in Texas -and aficionadas of all things San Antonio, including its exuberant and festive bi-cultural vibe, are always available at your request to give you insider's tips to the best the City has to offer.