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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.

Keywords: House

More Details

Property Manager
Beth Dorsett
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017


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


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 4.9452057 based on 73 reviews

Perfect for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this property! My family and I loved it. This was my first time using VRBO and the experience was great. The property site was perfect for our Son's graduation get together. We enjoyed the volleyball court, a game of basketball and the pond was very relaxing for the family after a long travel. The property also had all amenities and more. The property owner was also great from initial reservation the owner reached out to us to go over fees that were not disclosed before the payment was taken out of my credit card. Also the owner texted us days before the trip to verify time to obtain property keys and to go over the property which was very helpful. The owner also responded very quickly when we had any questions. Couldn't of asked for a better experience! Can't wait to return to this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This the second year in row we have rented this property.

The owner is very responsive and keeps the property in excellent condition .

The location is close to major highways but you can't hear any traffic.

Our group will be back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was an amazing, not too far from home, getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Oh my goodness, everything was breathtaking!! From the arrival to check out we loved every minute of our stay. My daughter's Sweet 16 was held outdoors, it was beautiful. More than I imagined. My guest were amazed by the property. They nor I wanted to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Country Setting!

  • 5 of 5

My family which included 6 adults and four children stayed here for a family vacation. We loved the Ranch. We had ample room and everything we needed was provided. We stayed so busy doing local attractions that we didn't have time to enjoy all the accommodations at the Ranch. We really enjoyed our stay and plan to return in the not too distant future. Thanks Beth, you made our stay everything we expected.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rick! We hope to have you back! Beth
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Great place for a family get-away!

  • 5 of 5

My family (8 adults, 2 teenagers) really enjoyed our stay at the Ranch. The charming country setting just outside of San Antonio was ideal. Walmart and HEB were just down the highway and it was an easy drive into downtown. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the pots, pans, and appliances that we needed. The pavilion was wonderful for evening meals and games. Everyone enjoyed the nice walk to the pond for fishing and paddle-boating too. Having all the property to explore was fun for everyone and made for a great family bonding. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds were super comfy. Although the home is older, it is really well maintained and all the appliances (including the AC) are updated and worked perfectly. The history of the property and the antique-style decor added to the charm. Thank you Beth and Richard for providing the perfect home for our family trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alicia, Thank you for the review! we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to have you back. Beth
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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