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Ranch House, Pond, Lighted Pavilion, Basketball, Volleyball Courts

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 4.5 Bath- House

Take a step back in time at this charming, renovated Ranch House nestled on 10 acres, located just 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio.

Originally built in the early 1900's by a Rancher and famous Rodeo rider (Jess Akers). Many of the original Corrals and outbuildings are still on the premises.

With plenty of entertainment on the property (lighted basketball and volleyball courts, large lighted pavilion, ping pong and air hockey), you may not want to leave, but if you do, local attractions are just 20-40 minutes away.

The large, lighted Pavilion has four picnic tables and one decorative table with eight high back chairs, electricity, water, TWO charcoal bar-b-q pits, (one 5 ft. BBQ pit stored under the pavilion and one 7 ft Smoker / BBQ pit that sits across from the pavilion). There are two restrooms outside, one handicap accessible that can be used for small events.

Events are considered cases by case, additional fees will apply. This includes vacation rentals hosting birthday parties, graduation parties, family reunions, weddings, etc. See Wedding fees and additional event information down below.

The property boast a nice size pond, 75 yards long, 50 yards wide with a gentle slope to a depth of about 9 ft. The pond was built and stocked with Channel Cats, Bluegill Perch, and Large-mouth Bass in July 2002. With fresh well water supplying the pond fishing is great (Catch and Release). Bring your own fishing gear, and a bait place is only a half-mile away.

HOUSE LIVING ARRANGEMENTS: Upstairs has 3 bedrooms, two and a half baths. The upstairs master bedroom has a King-size bed and full bath, middle room has two full beds and a full hall bath, third bedroom has 2 Queen size beds and a half bath. All bedrooms have a TV and Direct TV cable except the downstairs bedroom. The downstairs Bedroom (4th bedroom) has a queen size bed, its own full bath and a washer and dryer. The living room is large enough to set up 3 air mattresses that we provide, has its own full bathroom with shower and a door to shut for privacy. Enjoy the large Screen TV.

HOUSE MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- 12, additional people considered upon request

HOUSE RATES include up to 12 people, additional people is $15 per night per person and must be approved. Children 2 years and under are free.

CABIN MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- 4, additional people considered upon request

CABIN RENTAL includes 4 guest, additional people is $15 per night per person and must be approved. Rent the small cabin for an additional fee of $100 per night. The Cabin sits 100 yards from the main house. It is a spacious one bedroom with it's own living quarters, two Queen beds, has a regular sofa in the Living room. This sofa can be used as a bed (though not a sofa/bed). The cabin is only available for rent to those staying in the main house.

Events- This property is a vacation rental, we do not advertise as an event venue, all request will be considered, additional fees apply.

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More Details

Property Manager
Beth Dorsett
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


San Antonio Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 Master Upstairs - 1 king , Private full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Access to hall full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Half bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Downstairs bedroom, Bath with shower/ sink / toilet.
    Living room - 1 full size air mattress available or 2 twins
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


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Ranch House, Pond, Lighted Pavilion, Basketball, Volleyball Courts
average rating of 4.949367 based on 79 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great experience. Beth was amazing in her customer service

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Years at the ranch

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect new year at the ranch! Kids and adults played volleyball and basketball we had so much fun. The house is really nice and has everything you need. Definitely recommend and hopefully we will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This Ranch was beyond awesome, our Family had a wonderful time with all the amenities and space! We all fit comfortably and stayed very entertained in and outside the house. The old time family feel was very welcoming! The pavilion definitely served it's purpose with seating and room for dancing. The pit for the fire was great and warm , perfect for the winter cold and the available seating around was accommodating. We got nothing but good feed back about the Ranch from our extended family that celebrated Christmas with us. We will be planning to stay again in the near future. A great big thank you to the Owners for their warm welcome, kindness and hospitality. If you have a big family ,need space this is the place to be! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than advertised

  • 5 of 5

The pictures really don't do justice to just how nice the house and property are. Everything was clean and the grounds were well taken care of. The space was just what we needed to have our Thanksgiving dinner. Beth was a pleasure to work with and booking was very easy. I would definitely stay here if I ever had a need again.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent and breathtaking place

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for my relatives that came from out of state for a wedding. It is a beautiful place, the family and I loved it. Very quiet and alot of space for outdoor activities. Beth and her family have kept this place in very good shape. Loved it and we will be renting it again for a family reunion.. 👍👍

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommened, you wont regret it

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience in the Ranch House, the photos and reviews dont do it justice. My plan was to rent it for 2 nights for my small intimate weddig, I ended up renting 4 nights and I wanted to stay more, my family loved it, guests in the wedding were amazed and asked for the contacts and webpage for their future vacations and gatherings, Beth is beyond nice and amazing to communicate with, every piece in the house is antique, but still presereved in a modern way. The kitchen is fully equiped, The pond was an added fun to the Sunday morning, the cabin has beautiful veranda, I cant talk enough about the place. we will for sure come back again soon, I will post photos once I get them. Thank you Beth for everything.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
San Antonio International Airport - 25 minutes
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Maverick Grill- 5 minutes ,Texas Pride 7 minutes
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Republic Golf Club - 12 minutes
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Maverick Grill- 5 minutes
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Water Ski - Lake Placid- 30 minutes
Nearest Beach
137 Miles
Rock Port 2hrs, Port Aransas 2.5 hrs
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 1.75%

House Rates include up to 12 people, maximum occupancy is 16. Additional people over 12 is $10 per night per person and must be approved. Children 2 years and under are free.

Cabin Rate of $100 includes 4 people, maximum occupancy is 6. Additional people over 4 is $10 per night per person and must be approved. Children 2 years and under are free.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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