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In-ground Pool/Hot Tub - Convenient Location - Mid Century Modern Glass Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
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.

This is a modern home with three queen beds and two (2) twin beds, plus a queen sleep sofa in Master Bedroom, 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 40 inch Roku television, with complimentary Netflix, 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. ñ

The newly rehabbed kitchen features a ceramic tile counter top 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+ nights before reservation commences, 50% refund if canceled 15-29 nights before reservation commences, No Refund if canceled 14 or fewer nights before reservation commences.


DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE AS FOLLOWS - Discounts may not be combined.

Redeeming a discount may be accomplished in two different ways:

1. (Best way to guarantee this booking) You can use "Request to Book" and still get your discount, provided you inform me at the time of booking in the Message to Owner 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.

2. (This method does not guarantee your booking since a "Request to Book" will automatically be the booking selected.) Click on Contact the Owner button next to my photo and fill out the stay dates and let me know under Message to Owner box that you qualify for a discount. I will have to respond to you with the discounted price and you will then have to book the home. (This method does not guarantee your booking since a "Request to Book" will automatically be the booking selected.)

Rent by the month (30 nights) and save hotel tax, plus the rate is substantially reduced!

First Responder Discount or Active Duty Military or Relatives visiting their active duty Military,: 10% off the basic home rate for stays of five nights or longer. Thanks for your service!

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, Labor Day September 4, Thanksgiving Day November 23, 2013, Christmas December 25, 2013 New Years January 1, 2014, Spring Break March 8-March 31, and Memorial Day May 29.

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

More Details

Jim Smith
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish,
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

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 Shearer Hills / Ridgeview

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!


Shearer Hills / Ridgeview House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No outside noise after 10 PM (respect our residential neighborhood!)
  • No campers, trailers or Recreational Vehicles allowed.
  • 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
    Overflow Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , small 9 x 6 room - 26' LED TV on wall -doubles as a game rm
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV, Ceramic Tile Floor, Bath, next to Private Pool/Hot tub
  • 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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
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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In-ground Pool/Hot Tub - Convenient Location - Mid Century Modern Glass Home
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews

There is plenty of room to sleep and hang out with family or friends including a small private pool.

  • 4 of 5

Jim Smith is a very personable owner. He is quick to respond if any questions or problems arise. The Glass House was a unique little getaway for our mini vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dexter NY

Very nice vacation

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this home to attend sons AFB graduation . Very quiet safe neighborhood.. walking distance to all your needs. 5 min to airport and car rental about 15 min from Alamo and river walk. 30 min easy drive to AFB Jim the owner is a doll and makes sure you have everything you need and is available for questions during your stay Definitely will stay here again

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Isanti, MN

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the glass house!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience renting a VRBO and it was fabulous!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Tempe, Az

Good home base for visiting San Antonio

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our 5-day stay at this property. It is located near two freeways with lots of shopping and restaurants nearby. To be fair to future renters, this is not a four-star rental. This mid-20th Century duplex is a bit run down and not the cleanest place you could stay but it has many advantages. It has a small heated play pool and a hot tub. There are even spa jets in the bathtub. It is quite comfortable with plenty of room and lots of beds. It is conveniently located and the renter, Jim, is very helpful and lives right next door. He was usually available and was quite attentive to our needs. It should also be noted that the house is located on a fairly busy street and is right on the flight path to the airport so you get quite a bit of traffic and airplane noise. Bring a sound machine. That being said, we had a great time here and would rent the place again when we return to San Antonio.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: November 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!




Additional information about rental rates

One Time Advance Cleaning Fee $85.65 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.75%

Active Duty Military Discount (including family visiting for BMT Graduation and First Responder Discount - Stay for five nights or longer, get 10% off the nightly rate. In order to get the special rate, you need to Book It Now or inquire, and under the comment section tell me your seeking the discount and how you qualify.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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