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Where San Antonio Meets Hill Country...and the Deer and the People Play...

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

4 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 6 TVs, sleeps 14; beautiful pool with spa

Enjoy the comforts of a large house with entertainment electronics on the inside, wireless throughout the property, and a lovely shaded backyard with a beautiful pool. This house is right for a large family or a few families who would like to vacation together--whether you want to hang out on the property or venture out to explore. It's in a lovely neighborhood where the deer roam freely through large lots covered with oaks. While you're situated serenely on a 3/4 acre, tree-covered lot in our quiet community on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, you're only 2 or 3 miles--depending on what direction you take--from two different Walmarts. So, we’re not far from civilization--if you know what I mean. We’re located a couple of miles from the 1604 Loop of San Antonio as well as Interstate 35, the corridor linking San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, and Austin. You're in a prime location to see San Antonio and the greater area.

Our Home is a 4BR/3BA, 15-year-old executive home located in an outer northeast suburb of San Antonio. This spacious house has a little over 4000 sq ft of living space. There are open living areas downstairs with all four bedrooms and a bonus/media room upstairs. There are 6 TVs (incl 50' flat screen) with one in each bedroom. Most of the home is carpeted except for tile through the bathrooms, kitchen, and traffic areas. We enjoy a large park-like, fenced backyard where we have a beautiful lagoon pool and heated spa. A large circle drive and garage facilitates ample parking. The home has wireless internet, and one old computer available if you don't bring your own laptop. This was our primary residence for a long time and is equipped accordingly.

San Antonio: A Vacation Destination: So much to see and do... It's become a vacation destination for more than just Texans--if that wasn't enough. While this list is far from exhaustive, here’s a few things conveniently located nearby:

10 mins to Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Ranch; 20 mins to New Braunfels, Schlitterbahn, nearest river tubing, historic Gruene; 25 mins to SA International Airport; 30 mins to Downtown, Riverwalk, Sunset Station, Alamo, Six Flags; 45 mins to Sea World, San Marcos tubing and popular San Marcos shopping outlets; 60 mins to Austin or charming Fredericksburg.

More Info: We can provide you more pix by email of the house and property, to include bathrooms and bedrooms not shown in the ad. We'll also be happy to give recommendations on what to see and do on your stay.

More Details

Jeff Keef
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Jeff Keef

I (Jeff) retired from the US Air Force in 2010; my wife (Gale) retired in 2015 from teaching high schoolers. We've been married since 1984--to each other! Because our three children have flown the coop, we are now empty nesters and are spending time chasing them and their families.

Jeff Keef purchased this house in 2007

Why Jeff Keef chose Northeast Side

It's the right location--on the edge of San Antonio near I-35 in the direction of New Braunfels and Austin. I fell in love with the neighborhood when I started looking for a place to live following the completion of my USAF career and our residence on base. The property was perfect for my family of older kids who frequently entertained friends at home.

What makes this house unique

A quiet, large oak-covered neighborhood where deer roam freely, but so conveniently located to all that San Antonio and New Braunfels have to offer. I have never lived anywhere quite like this neighborhood.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I remembered some fond childhood memories when we pulled up and saw all the deer sitting in your yard. I remember deer roaming the neighborhood when we lived in Deerwood Estates in San Marcos. We loved sitting out by the pool (yes, the cool temps didn't scare off the kids) and having plenty of room for everyone. Thanks again for sharing your home and allowing us to rent it. It is beautiful. What a wonderful neighborhood.
Mar 2012
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Northeast Side House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Downstairs bath is shower only.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 42 in plasma TV
    Bonus Rm - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bonus room has a double futon, sofa, and wardrobe.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 32 in LED TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 32 in LED TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 37 in LCD TV
  • There is bed space to sleep 12 people plus two additional twin mattresses stored in Bedroom 4 closet for a total of 14 sleeping spaces. All four bedrooms are upstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
This is a large 4000 square foot home and can accommodate up to 30 people easily for an event. There is dining space for 18 using the dining room, breakfast nook, and kitchen bar--add another 6 if you dine on the patio. There are simply plenty of options. With the ample parking, a large kitchen, multiple dining seats and 3 living/family rooms; you could easily host an event here. Note that all bedrooms are on the second floor. CAUTION: There is an open swimming pool in the backyard that is easily accessed from the rear door of the house. If you bring children, make sure you are comfortable with the need to properly supervise them.


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Where San Antonio Meets Hill Country...and the Deer and the People Play...
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Spacious, clean, well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

From easy communication with the owners to an absolutely wonderful home to stay in, we could not be happier with our stay at Garden Ridge. The home was spacious and well equipped, from extra towels to mattresses. The living areas were cozy and the bedrooms were quiet and comfortable. The location was perfect for us to navigate between New Braunfels and San Antonio. We will definitely recommend this property to family and friends! Thank you for providing a true home away from home!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jacque, so pleased this worked out for you guys. Thanks for the great review!
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded all expectations!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Cliff. Glad you enjoyed. And, thanks for taking such good care of the place during your stay!
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We came to the San Antonio area from out of state for my sons wedding. We had our rehersal dinner at this beautiful house. The kitchen had all we needed. And the yard was beautiful. We ate outside near the pool. Our bedrooms were clean and very comfortable. I would highly recommend staying at this home.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sequim, Washington

Six "girls" get away

  • 5 of 5

We are six "girls" who went to high school together, class of 1961. We had a fabulous time in San Antonio and really enjoyed staying at this house. The house was perfect as each of us had our own bed (very comfortable beds) and had plenty of room to spread out. The three bathrooms were an added bonus.

All of us enjoyed the deer in the yard every day.

The only negative was an unfortunate incident when the water was inadvertently shut off to the house because of a leak in a sprinkler in the front yard. The owner was very responsive and we had water the next day.

I would love to return to San Antonio and stay at this beautiful house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Becky, Thanks for your patience as we dealt with that main supply line to the house sending up the geyser in the front yard. Glad we could get it repaired the next day while you were out touring. These things happen. But, you guys were great guests and I appreciate your generosity with the 5 stars.
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Houston, Texas

Extremely comfortable roomy home. Really well stocked kitchen a big plus. Would stay again.

  • 4 of 5

Large comfortable home. Lovely outside areas. Kitchen exceptionally well stocked.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern Virginia

Exactly what we were hoping for!

  • 5 of 5

As nice as the pictures are, they do not do the house justice. It is huge, beautiful and wonderfully equipped. The backyard is a real oasis with the private pool/spa, and the large lot full of live oak trees, deep in the quiet neighborhood. The location is excellent for Hill Country day trips. There is a neat “back way” to New Braunfels/Gruene via Schoenthal Rd N and FM 1863 so you don’t have to deal with I-35. There are various good ways to the different parts of San Antonio, too. Of course, you don’t have to go anywhere for a great vacation - this house can BE the vacation. We’re very grateful to Jeff for making such a wonderful property available!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Northcliffe Golf Coruse
The Vineyards Restaurant -- CLOSED
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
SeaWorld San Antonio
The San Antonio River Walk
Historic Market Square
The Alamo
Olympia Hills Golf Course
Resort Course at La Cantera
Quarry Golf Club
Gruene Texas
The Resort at Schlitterbahn
Grumpy's Mexican Cafe
Rudy's Country Store & Bar B Q
Capparelli's Pizza & Italian
Figlios Pizzeria
Taco Cabana
Lion & Rose British Restaurant & Pub
Java Junction
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Olympia Hills, Northcliff, TPC San Antonio
Nearest Motorway
2.3 Miles
Interstate 35
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Capparelli's...and many more just another mile
Car: recommended

This home accesses the best of two regions: the San Antonio greater area and the Texas Hill Country. It literally sits on the edge of both. You'll be close to major roads to get you in/out of San Antonio and to its surrounding areas. No doubt, you've already noted that there is a lot to see and do in this area which makes it the Texas vacation destination.

Golf: Bring your sticks. Plenty of great golfing in and around San Antonio, and better yet--it's year round.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Caretaker fee $159 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates do not include the applicable Texas Occupancy Tax of 6%.
There may be a natural gas surcharge if pool heating is required.
Military discount is available. Negotiable premium charge for event hosting--please ask.
The Responsible Guest who signs or accepts the rental contract must be 25 years of age or older.

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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