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Beautiful Contemporary Retreat on the San Antonio River & Mission Trail

(14 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6 maximum)

Beautiful Contemporary Modern River Retreat on 1.5 acres - surrounded by park land on the original San Antonio River & walking distance to the World Heritage Site San Antonio Mission San Jose.

Enjoy a unique getaway at this secluded and peaceful San Antonio property. Situated in the heart of the Mission district and on one and a half tree shaded acres, this contemporary show place has all of the amenities including flat screen HDTV's, two king & two queen beds. Relax by the full size swimming pool in the Texas sunshine (even in the winter as the pool is heated). Tour the World Heritage Site San Antonio Missions from the property by foot, bicycle or car and enjoy local restaurants at one of America's favorite vacation destinations.

The home is the architecturally designed "dream home" of a local real estate developer. We purchased the property from the family in 2002. After extensive interior remodeling, Casa Mission Rio is now a modern showplace.

Many of our guests say they find the property so peaceful & enjoyable that they just stay "home" for much of their visit.

The property & Mission San Jose are 5 miles south of downtown & the Alamo; this area is called "Southtown." Southtown is where the arts district is & many great new restaurants are locating.

Distance from house to...

Alamo & Riverwalk 5 miles
Sea World 18 miles
Airport 15 miles
San Antonio Zoo 10 miles
Fiesta Texas 23 miles
Major SA shopping areas are Alamo Quarry 12 miles, North Star Mall 15 miles, and Shops at La Cantera 23 miles (next to Fiesta Texas)
Schlitterbahn water park (New Braunfels, TX) 38 miles
Republic Golf Club - '#1 Golf Course in San Antonio, 2006 - 2008' 4 miles

Keywords: Private Residence


Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 30 years of age (not including their children)....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    HDTV's in the living room, master bedroom & garage TV lounge room. Flat screen TV's are in the kitchen and master bath. TV in garage apartment bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The house has 2 new units and the garage apartment has a unit....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    For 2 cars...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Jetted Tub


from 14 traveler reviews
Lounging by the pool before exploring the tree fort 05/05/2010

VRBO Bear stayed here:

While planning my trip to San Antonio, Texas, I anticipated a terrific vacation and knew the property was going to be great from the first day I corresponded with owners Eric and Alice. They were always quick to respond, helpful, informative and full of answers and suggestions!

My expectations were exceeded as I caught my first glimpse of the large stucco house. Eric was there to meet me and we hit it off immediately! Before entering the house, I explored the backyard with the lush vegetation, stately pecan trees, and the heated pool. Then I spied the tree fort positioned high in one of the large trees! Climbing the ladder to the fort, I had a great view of the San Antonio River running along the rear of the property. Beary, beary pretty!

Upon entering the house I oo'd and ah'd as I inspected the eclectic art collection, the interesting group of art deco furniture, the centrally-positioned circular gas fire pit, and the contemporary surfaces -- lots of high-end amenities in a modern and inviting setting. I brought a few friends with me, so we had our choice of three beautiful bedrooms inside the main house (only one word for the master bedroom suite: WOW!). One couple chose the garage apartment with its king-size bed, private bath and efficiency kitchen. No one minded cooking in the incredible kitchen -- very open and spacious with a gorgeous view of the pool and grounds. The garage TV room was an amazing retreat where we watched movies in a cozy and comfortable setting.

Though we definitely had fun at the famous San Antonio River Walk, the Alamo, the San Juan Mission and lots of wonderful restaurants, it was always a special treat to come back to this beautiful VRBO property where we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

The VRBO Bear

The VRBO Bear
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 16.75%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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Property is on the Mission Hike & Bike Trail which connects the Missions that comprise the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • House & pool from backyard

    House & pool from backyard

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen towards dining & living areas (note under counter subzero refrigerators)

    Kitchen towards dining & living areas (note under counter subzero refrigerators)

  • Master bed

    Master bed

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Detached TV / Ping Pong Room

    Detached TV / Ping Pong Room

  • Google Map View

    Google Map View

  • Bike Share on Mission Hike & Bike Trail

    Bike Share on Mission Hike & Bike Trail

  • Street view

    Street view

  • Kitchen looking out at pool

    Kitchen looking out at pool

  • Living area looking out towards backyard

    Living area looking out towards backyard

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bedroom #1

    Bedroom #1

  • Garage Apartment Bedroom

    Garage Apartment Bedroom

  • Detached TV / Ping Pong Room

    Detached TV / Ping Pong Room

  • Mission Hike & Bike Trail

    Mission Hike & Bike Trail

VRBO #209630

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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