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PRIVATE In Ground Pool/Hot Tub - December Special book 7 nights pay for 5 nights

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Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms + overflow twin Bdrm, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10 @ 2/bed, 6 @ 1/bed, Hot Tub

Breaking News: The home now has a brand new roof and exterior paint, plus the beautiful garden Atrium is even better after painting! Check out this unique home for your San Antonio Destination Lodging!

We offer several special discounts. These can be found at the bottom of this description section. Click on "More Details" below to see if you qualify for a discount.

The IN GROUND Heated POOL is very nice and is only five feet from the master bedroom sliding glass door!

San Antonio Executive Rental presents several HomeAway properties which are all very fine furnished homes, all my homes have Hot Tubs, Four of my homes have PRIVATE Heated SWIMMING POOLS! Kindly see my other HomeAway listings 251770, 264687, 3165424 and 4223475.

Traveler Tip #1: If coming by air to San Antonio, please also price flying to Austin, Texas and going back to Austin when leaving, renting a car in Austin and driving to San Antonio. Many of my Guests who have done this have told me they save an average of $150.00 per person. So if you are traveling as a group of 8 persons you can save about $1200.00 which could be applied to cover a huge amount of the cost of my rental to you for your trip. Built in savings like that is truly a good thing!

Traveler Tip #2: When renting a car, make an early reservation and watch the prices about every ten days, if your price goes down, cancel the first reservation and make a new one. Car and truck rental prices are determined on the futures market, and has nothing to do with the day you reserve. Futures markets change often and so thus do the prices of their cars to you.

Active Duty Military plus parents/friends of BMT graduates from Lackland AFB get one night free per stay, 5 night minimum -- see bottom of this section for details! (This does not extend to retired military.)

This is a modern home with four queen beds and two (2) twin beds, 3 BR, 2 Bathroom, with HOT TUB - Sleeps up to 10

Why stay in an expensive hotel with one small room or suite when I provide you with a whole house for less!

Huge 7 foot square hot tub for six persons, for private use by Guests of Glass House, installed on the rear patio.

There is also a shared playground area for kids, with a slide, swings, and jungle gym.

Step in to your very own private Euro style Glass House with a lovely Atrium, when you stay in my executive rental home. The atrium is lovely, and include plantain trees and green foliage. This home is completely furnished, and includes an alarm system, bedding, towels and linens, dishes and pots and pans, washer and dryer and ice maker refrigerator, telephone service, lawn service, cable modem and expanded cable television in all bedrooms and living room and kitchen area!

As an added special feature we also provide complimentary Netflix and other internet channels on the Living Room flat screen TV!

This is a hotel style rental accommodation that provides special amenities only found in a single family private home.

Located in a very convenient neighborhood inside loop 410, near North Star Mall and Alamo Quarry Mall (one mile) and the San Antonio Airport (2.5 miles), close to 410 and 281, so commuting to Ft. Sam (5.7 miles), Randolph AFB (18.4 miles), or downtown (approximately 5 miles) is accessible in minutes from home when you stay at one of my Executive Rental properties. It takes me about fifteen minutes non-rush hour (6 miles) to get to the River Center Mall. There is an HEB grocery store, a Walgreens pharmacy, a liquor store and several restaurants within four blocks of this fine home.

This house features a lovely lot with a fenced-in rear yard.

Home features a master bedroom suite with private bath and queen memory foam bed plus a queen sleep sofa (memory foam mattress) bed. The Master bedroom overlooks the beautiful In Ground Private Swimming Pool. Custom paint and furniture make this a lovely space to stay in.

A second and third good sized bedrooms feature Queen-sized beds with a shared bath and color televisions.

We now have a 4th Bedroom that is small (6 x 9 feet) featuring a twin bed and wall mounted flat screen television, most suitable for teens. The room can double as a game room so bring your x-box or playstation and have some gaming fun! Note that this 4th bedroom is not listed in the ad.

There is a formal living room inspired by contemporary architect Mies Van de Rohe (often called the father of Modern Architecture). The Living Room also joins the lovely atrium. One twin sized Barcelona style day bed compliments this exclusive and beautiful living room. The day bed will sleep one person. The living room has two very comfortable sofas, a 42 inch retro television, and a very beautiful upholstered ceiling in black and white. The rear of the living room overlooks the hot tub and the rear yard, There is a privacy curtain to separate this part of the living room in case the sofa/day bed is being used for sleeping. The living room television now has complimentary Netflix and other Internet Television broadcasts via a Roku.

The newly rehabbed kitchen features a ceramic tile countertop and floor, contemporary lighting, GE stainless steel appliances (ice maker refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave oven, regular oven with cook top), a very large breakfast bar, maple cabinets, and maple colored oak dining room area that seats up to 9 persons. There is a dinner service for 12 persons provided with this house, and has all the items necessary to cook good meals.

Cancellation Refund-100% less $100.00 cancellation fee if cancelled 30+ Days before reservation commences, No Refund if canceled 29-0 Days before reservation commences.


DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE AS FOLLOWS - Discounts may not be combined.

Stays December 1-20 special: Stay 7 nights, pay for five nights.

First Responder Discount: 10% off the basic home rate for stays of five nights or longer. Thanks for your service!

Active Duty Military or Relatives visiting their active duty Military, one night free, FIVE (5) night minimum stay to qualify for this discount.

Last Minute Discount - arrive within seven nights of booking, one night free, FIVE (5) night minimum stay to qualify for this discount.

You can use "Request to Book" and still get your discount, provided you inform me at the time of booking in the comments section that you qualify for a discount. I will have to revise your total to include your discount and send back to you. You then can accept using "Pay Now". Requests for any discounts after booking will not be honored.

Due to an overwhelming response to holiday weeks, one week minimum stay if your reservation occurs on or near one of the following dates: Independence Day July 4, 2013, Labor Day September 2, 2013, Thanksgiving Day November 28, 2013, Christmas December 25, 2013 New Years January 1, 2014, Spring Break March 8-March 31, 2014 and Memorial Day May 26, 2014

Truly your home away from home while visiting San Antonio.

Keywords: Furnished Single Family Home, Private In Ground Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Lackland AFB

More Details

Jim Smith
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish,
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Jim Smith

Owner Jim Smith moved to San Antonio in 2004 from Washington, DC where he spent most of his adult career as a Realtor, Home Builder, and later as a Building and Zoning Code Consultant. In the earlier years Jim spent his free time as a Special Olympics County Coordinator in Maryland (7 years) where he set up a county Special Olympics program which almost five hundred Special Olympians spread around 35 schools. Later, he spent his free time as a community activist, being the President or Board or Committee Member of scores of community interest groups including his civic association, and also served on several Washington, DC Mayoral Commissions including the Building Code Advisory Board (8 years) and the Recreational Trails Commission which decided where to spend public transportation funds for recreational trails in Washington, DC (6 years). The fast pace and hypertension of Washington, DC was too much to bear, so Jim transplanted himself to San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, Jim has remodeled six properties, including his home and five other rental properties that are fully furnished. The furniture and interiors were selected for each home by Jim and his sister, Jan, and the results are fine rental accommodation that are reasonable in cost. Jim's full time job is making Guests comfortable, and helping them navigate San Antonio to its many attractions and restaurants. This adventure for Jim has been anything but a progression for retirement, having 14 bathrooms, 19 bedrooms, 26 beds, six sleep sofas, six kitchens, four pools and five hot tubs keeps him totally busy 24/7.

Jim is a Certified Tourist Ambassador and is extremely knowledgeable about San Antonio and its colorful history

In spite of all the hard work, it is indeed a reward to finally settle down in the same city as his lovely sister, Jan, and her husband, David. Jim hopes that all of you who are estranged from your loved ones, living in remote parts, can come together soon and enjoy your loving families!

Jim Smith purchased this house in 2004

Why Jim Smith chose San Antonio

When Jim used to visit his sister, Jan, in the early 2000's, he fell in love with the area. Jim started searching for an investment property that could be passed on to his family here in San Antonio, although at the time he lived in Washington, DC. When he came upon this unique home that has a central glass-enclosed atrium and a modernist (contemporary) interior, he could not resist the purchase of the home. Jim decided to move to San Antonio after he discovered this unique property, and now lives in the twin home next door. Later, he discovered that this home was designed by the former owner, Olga Dani, who was an interior designer from Austria. Jim learned from the former Owner that she had studied architecture in the 1930's as a student of Mies Van de Rohe, now known as the father of the Modernist period of architecture which spanned from 1929 to 1935. Ms. Olga explained to Jim that she designed this particular home to celebrate Mies Van de Rohe. Even though the home was built in the early 1960's, its stylistic period is Modernist. The Modernist Period of architecture was the bridge between Art Nuveau style of elegantly carved wood and incredible glass, and Art Deco, which had plastic as a desgin element and incorporated chrome, glass, and many elements of the Modernists. The Modernist period was a world-wide architectural movement. The unique Modernist style utilized glass, leather, and chrome as extensive design elements. Realizing this, Jim has maintained the Van de Rohe influence of this home, including furnishing the living room with knockoff furniture designed by Van de Rohe himself. This home is a beautiful, everlasting legacy of the Modernists, and a tribute to the Master Architect Mies Van de Rohe: its unique design now will be enjoyed by San Antonio visitors for the distant future. Come stay at Glass House, its totally incredible!

What makes this house unique

Benefits of being a Guest of San Antonio Executive Rental at Glass House are: 1) The home is super comfortable within a quiet community 2) Owner lives next door and is available to assist you at any time 3) The location is the center of San Antonio for commuting purposes, you can go anyplace in San Antonio in a reasonable amount of time and distance. 4) The location is two blocks to a grocery, 24/7 pharmacy, liquor store, several restaurants 5) Several caterers located within blocks, plus numerous restaurants, grocers and fast food from two blocks to one mile away 6) One mile south of North Star Mall and North Park Mall and one mile west of Alamo Quarry Market and other shopping means there are at least four hundred stores located within a mile radius of the property 7) Bus stop to go downtown or other places one two blocks 8) Fast travel downtown and to all parts of the city since the home is at the crossroads of the 410 beltway and US 281, the commuter freeway 9) Clean, comfortable accommodation with a private hot tub, heated in ground private swimming pool, shared playground for the kids, and very relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy your family while on travel to San Antonio 10) Reasonable, economical pricing for an accommodation that is priceless!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

PRIVATE In Ground Pool/Hot Tub - December Special book 7 nights pay for 5 nights
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Spacious house, great neighborhood!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this property called the Pool House. Jim (the host) was very accommodating and quick to respond. There was plenty of sleeping space for our party of 8 (four full bedrooms) with enough living space to hang out with our in-town family that came to visit (two living areas and a large kitchen). The pool is in ground, heated and the deep end is eight feet. The hot tub was comfortable with four but accommodated at least six. The eat-in kitchen was large and well equipped. The two car garage was an added bonus!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Outstanding for wedding week

  • 5 of 5

Ranch-style duplex in San Antonio. Other properties by same landlord available close by, if you have a very large group. Convenient to airport, Ft Sam, downtown, etc. I stayed here a week for a family wedding. We all enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Spacious enough for our extended family to come over for dinner and slept all 8 of us (ages 5 on up) who stayed here. Very clean. Comfortable beds, 3 bathrooms, and fully appointed kitchen. A great deal!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious home with everything we needed for our stay in San Antonio while attending our son's Air Force BMT graduation. The pool was a bonus during the 100+ degree August days! We loved the open layout and light from the floor to ceiling windows. It is also in a great locatiion and just a 20 minute drive to Lackland AFB. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I traveled with 6 adults and 3 children and we all enjoyed our stay. My dad is in his 80's and really enjoyed the walk-in shower, and heated pool. The kids had a blast as well with the convenience of the glass house I was able to watch them swim while fixing breakfast. Everything was provided for us and it truly felt like a home away from home. Jim, the owner, is very easy to get along with and told us just the right place for some real Texas style BBQ. The location was easy access to I-410 so getting to SeaWorld, Six flags, San Antonio Zoo, the base, everything was a short drive.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orem, Utah

Unique House

  • 4 of 5

This house is truly wonderful. Front and back walls are entirely glass and the atrium in the front is fantastic. Furnishings match the modern style of the house and are really pretty. There are a few problems - the bathrooms could really use some work (shower handle fell off when I turned it on; guest bathroom has no door, just a curtain), the sliding glass doors in the front and back don't lock (but the front door leading to the atrium locks so there is some security). Jim is a really nice guy and knows a lot about the area and about the house itself. The air conditioning works well, although it's difficult to control. (Good thing - it was in the high 90s while we were there!)

The only thing that was disappointing is that there are no longer two queen beds in the master bedroom. He took one out and replaced it with a sofa bed. Husband and I are used to a lot of space and had a bit of trouble sleeping in one queen, but that's definitely a first world problem.

My family of five spent a nice week in this house. It was a unique experience that we aren't likely to forget.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review! This home has sliding glass doors on the rear that lock but do not have keys, i.e. there is no key entry to the home from the rear yard. This tends to increase the security of the home. Most of my guests have told me they would prefer having one bed plus a sleep sofa or sofa or loveseat instead of two beds in the Master Bedroom. Two beds for most guests did not allow comfortable sitting in the Master for smaller groups, so we recently converted the room to have one queen bed plus one queen sleep sofa. The sofa has a brand new space foam mattress that is 64 inches wide, which is 4 inches wider than a standard queen bed. It is quite comfortable, and when not being used for sleeping easily converts back into a sofa. We were not aware that there was a loose faucet handle at the time but it has been repaired. It is so important to let your host know right away if there is an issue such as a loose faucet handle so we can repair it right away. We live next door to this home so we are only seconds away. The design of the home was originally intended to have an open bathroom. We have not had any negative comments about it until this review, but we hear our Guests and thus have ordered a bypass door for the bathroom (opening is five feet wide) which will arrive in a couple of weeks. To insure the greatest amount of comfort when you rent any vacation rental home, it is important to tell your Host about any items that may need attention such as a loose faucet described in this review. This will give your host the opportunity to repair or otherwise work out any outstanding issues. Happy Vacation Everybody!
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Sulphur, la 70663

Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Good location and overall good place to stay

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Luna Jazz Nightclub (Thurs, Fri, Sat)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Alamo Quarry Golf and Olmos Basin Golf
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 281 and Loop 410
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many restaurants and fast food, ask owner
Car: recommended

The ALAMO and the famous SAN ANOTNIO RIVER WALK is just six miles away, Six Flags Fiesta is about 14 miles, Sea World about 18 miles. Shopping at near by North Star Mall (1 mile) and centrally located to be at ALL San Antonio Destinations in minutes!


Rates & Availability

Shearer Hills / Ridgeview House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017 - Pool Heated
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break 2017
Mar 9 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Advance Cleaning Fee $86 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.75%

Active Duty Military Discount - Stay for five nights or longer, get one night free. You need to email me about this special rate.

First Responder Discount - (Police, Fire, EMT, retired Military) Stay for five nights or longer, get 10% off the nightly rate.

Maximum 10 occupants. Absolutely no pets.

No Hotel Tax on Monthly stays 30 nights or longer

Until confirmed, all rates are subject to change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Shearer Hills / Ridgeview House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shared Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Very Modern open bathroom, see photo
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Green Bedroom - 1 queen , TV, atrium view, uses hall bathroom
    Copper Bedroom - 1 queen , TV, Ceramic Tile Floor, uses hall bathroom
    Daybed Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , one twin day bed in living room with privacy curtains
    Master Bedroom - 2 queen , TV, Ceramic Tile Floor, Bath, next to Private Pool/Hot tub
    Overflow Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , small 9 x 6 room - 26' LED TV on wall -doubles as a game rm
  • A Pack and Play, Highchair, and stroller are available upon request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
The Glass House has over 100 linear feet of floor to ceiling glass and it surrounds a beautiful outdoor private ATRIUM, truly a most unusual contemporary home with lots of light for those light starved San Antonio Visitors.

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