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Historic House on San Antonio River and Mission hike and bike trail. Our casa is right next door to one of San Antonio's five mission's, Mission San Juan Capistrano. We are on the San Antonio River and the wonderful newly renovated hike and bike trail that connect all the Missions. Skip rocks on the river, watch the sunset or curl up in our comfortable, charming home. With extensive grounds, nestled on 2 acres, we have a real 'getting away from it all' feel while still being conveniently located to all of San Antonio's best attractions -10 miles to downtown-3 miles to grocery stores, restaurants, a movie theater and shopping!
King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (3) We have two twin blow-up mattresses available, can be easily used in loft or basement den.
There is a twin and daybed in the loft and a cot in basement/playroom. We have one pack-n-play and can provide a high chair., Baby Cribs (1) pack-n-play...moreless
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great bird watching, wild flowers, walk right next door to visit historic Mission San Juan, rock throwing, pencil rolling, kayak or canoe right in front of our house, ride our bikes on the mission trail
Year Purchased: 2008
Why the Owner Chose San Antonio: We fell in love with this historic treasure and renovated it to preserve its roots. When we bought the house it needed a lot of love - it had gone to disarray, but after a lot of sweat and restoration magic, it is now a treasure. The original house was built pre1900. The rest of the house was added in the 30s. It used to be a ranch (cows, sheep, goats) and a pecan orchard. There have been whispers of it being a stagecoach stop, brothel and popular spot during prohibition. The ruin across the street is what's left of Berg's Mill. San Juan, the mission next door was built mid 1700s. The ambiance of our property is seductively peaceful - we are so glad the house can continue to enchant visitors!
The Unique Benefits at this House: We have a fountain and a pond - our kids love looking for frogs, or feeding the fish. The birding on and around our property is spectacular. In the wintertime, we love having fires in the fireplaces, especially the fireplace in the master bedroom. Our property is surrounded by national park land so we are very secluded.