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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 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.


Due to recent event request involving falsified information and damages incurred to the property during events in which we were unable to reach renters upon departure, you may be asked to provide a copy of your photo ID and a $500 deposit in the form of a check with information matching the photo ID. This $500 will be applied to the rental should you decide to proceed. It will be mailed back to you should you cancel. Copy of Photo ID is shredded should you decide not to proceed or upon departure of your stay.

Wedding Rate- This property is a vacation rental, we do not advertise as a wedding venue, all request are considered.

In addition to the vacation rental fees that includes the house, a separate wedding fee of $1,500 applies. Cabin rental is an additional $100 per night. Using both house and cabin there are accommodations for 18 people (14 in house, 4 in cabin. This property offers you the convenience of an unlimited time frame during your stay to host your rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception.

A refundable damage deposit of $700 is required at the time of down payment, to be mailed back 7 days from departure date once the property and houses have been inspected for damages. A non-refundable property damage fee of $79 applies providing additional property damage protection through VRBO.

Contact property manager through vrbo/homeaway to set up a time to view the property.

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More Details

Property Manager
Beth Dorsett
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017


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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 68 reviews

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place for a family reunion and a relaxing stay. Richard gave us a warm welcome. Felt the Texan hospitality :). Beth has been great and excellent communicator. We were there with a large group and Beth arranged many large and small things proactively. The place is great, very clean, including the cabin. We thoroughly enjoyed the barbecue area, basketball, ping pong, air hockey and volleyball. There are balls over there. Don't need to take with you. Kids had a LOT OF FUN. We highly recommend. Will surely comeback, if the plans come together.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic getaway for families or large groups

  • 5 of 5

I think this listing actually undersells this property.

Fair warning: if you're looking for elegant and modern this isn't the place for you.

If you're looking for country charm, out-of-the-way but easy driving to civilization, and lots to do on-property, you've found it.

The a/c worked great, as did all the appliances. The wifi was spotty but when it functioned it worked fine. It was clean though old-fashioned and shabby chic. There was a TON of storage- something often lacking! Every area with a bed had a closet or wardrobe and at least one dresser which was amazing with a large group! The cabin is nice with its own kitchen. Plenty of linens everywhere.

The kitchen was great with modern large stove and dishwasher. There are smokers outside and lots of free mesquite wood- we made DIVINE brisket! Also a fire pit! The pavilion has lots of seating, fans and a microwave.

The property is really beautiful and would be great for a small country wedding or a reunion- there are even outdoor bathrooms! The kids loved the swing (also great for photos) and the air hockey and table tennis. We spotted an armadillo, a family of vultures, and some cottontails. (Do watch out for the mosquitos in the evening in summer at least... There is bug spray but you may need extra!)

Only a few things needed attention- a bathtub with a broken stopper (but the other worked), and we spotted a giant roach and a scorpion in the house (ah, Texas...) and had a few slow drains. I am sure they would have attended to these issues if we hadn't had them right at the end of our stay and really, they were minor.

The owners were communicative and friendly. Checkout time and procedures were more than reasonable. We were even offered early arrival if needed.

Overall a great experience and I'd love to come back in the spring or fall when it wasn't so hot and we could spend more time enjoying the beauty of the grounds!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6, my mother, my brother and his family of 5, and a friend stayed in this beautiful ranch home for Memorial weekend. The home is very beautiful and roomy. Although we were out for the most part, we were still able to enjoy many of the amenities this home had to offer. Our children were able to play with the air hockey table, the ping pong table, the basketball court, the volleyball court, and the fire pit to make smores during our stay. I wish we would have had more time to stay in this lovely home as we did not get to explore the whole property and see all it has to offer. We will definitely stay here again when we visit San Antonio! The property owner Beth is also very lovely and was very helpful before, during and after our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love the Ranch House!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing! We rented the property for a graduation celebration and the place was perfect. We had family from out of town and they were definitely impressed. It's got the country feel but close enough to a grocery store to feel comfortable. The space is great. The pavilion is AWESOME! There is also a pond on the property that's great for hanging out or fishing. I thought the outdoor restrooms were perfect. They are kept very clean. The property is very well taken care of. Beth, the property manager is the best! She made sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely stay here again. 5 stars for sure!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our sons Rehearsal dinner and groomsmen

  • 5 of 5

The Ranch House was perfect for our sons rehearsal dinner and for putting up all the groomsmen in one place. My husband and I had our own retreat in the cabin. The rehearsal was beautiful in the pavilion and there was lots of room for the guests and kids to wander and play. The grounds are wonderful, there is even a pond to go fishing, swimming and paddle boating. The main house was perfect for the boys to hang out and the small cabin was perfect for my husband and I to enjoy our time too. The nicely lit pavilion had fans, table and chairs and picnic tables,even a space to put your snacks and drinks and it was wonderful to sit out at night and enjoy the sounds of nature and just relax. We even saw lightning bugs! Many of the guests commented on how nice the area was and how did we find such a great place to host the dinner. Lots of family started thinking about future family reunions. Beth and Richard were great to work with and so helpful with questions and making us feel very comfortable. I would highly recommended the ranch for weddings, rehearsals, family reunions or even just a great family vacation. You could go into San Antonio within minutes and there is a Sams and Walmart within 15 minutes or less. The house really has a lot to offer with movies, ping pong, air hockey , basketball and I even got in my exercise while walking the property every morning. You will enjoy your stay at the Ranch House, its a wonderful property with great owners. We hope to stay again at the Ranch House! Thanks Beth and Richard for your hospitality , your the best!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easter Weekend 2017

  • 5 of 5

Great times were had with my family at this ranch house this past Easter weekend. The owners were very friendly and easy to work with. They were very helpful and addressed all our inquiries. I recommend this house to anyone looking to build great memories in a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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


Rates & Availability

San Antonio Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving & Christmas rates
Nov 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
Jan 13 2018 - Jan 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
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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