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San Antonio Historic Home, 3 Bedrooms: Hill Country Views, Pets Welcome

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Nestle next to the fireplace. The living room overlooks a hill country meadow.

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to Menger Cottages in San Antonio! On our beautiful seven-acre property, we have two cottages (both on VRBO) plus an available party barn for small gatherings. Our BIG COTTAGE (sleeps 6) is a like a German limestone castle with hill country views from the elegant front porch. Inside, the spacious living room has gracious stone fireplace & original hardwood floors. A French door leads into the MOZART Room w/ queen bed & luxurious linens. Enjoy coffee on the private side porch. The MIMI Room has a queen bed & lots of natural light. The PONY Room has double bed, a Ralph Lauren feel & a view of horses. The updated kitchen has farmhouse sink, lots of counter space, dining table, a pass-thru to the living room, bar seating & Old World charm that makes cooking a social activity! The European bath has spacious shower & exposed limestone walls. Enjoy meals outside in our biergarten patio w/ dining table & conversation seating. The huge fenced back yard is perfect for dogs. A tree swing gives the kiddos a fun activity! And there's a hammock for relaxing under the trees. Starbuck, the Concierge Pony, greets you each day! Check out our CARRIAGE HOUSE, too! A quaint cottage w/ open floor plan, queen bed, concrete floors, spacious bath, full kitchen, dining and entertainment areas, exquisite exposed limestone walls, treed views out every window. Check it out @ VRBO 401196!

Family Home Recaptured, Now Shared with Others: In 1919, my great-grandfather, Erich Menger, and his brother Rudolph, purchased 560 acres in the hill country. In 1922, Erich and his wife, Lydia, bought Rudolph’s share and built a charming rock cottage. My great-grandparents raised registered Angora goats, cattle and sheep, and ran a dairy. Together, they spent nearly 30 years at the ranch. During my childhood, our family harvested our Christmas trees, camped, hunted and gathered for picnics with extended family at the ranch. We swam in the cistern full of fresh rainwater or we rode on the tailgate down to the pool made by a dam in the Helotes Creek. But in 1973, our family sold the property. I vowed that someday I would buy the ranch back. In 2000, my sister drove past and saw the sale sign. Most of the land had been subdivided but the remaining 7 acres contained the original ranch house, a smaller cottage, carriage house and barns. In December 2000, my husband and I fulfilled my dream of recovering the ranch!

People come to our cottage to be close to Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld, UTSA and other major attractions but other types of people who love our place include historians, architects, authors, novelists, naturalists, bird watchers, bicyclists, botanists, conservationists, horse people and tree lovers. Which might you be or become after you visit our magical place?

Check out our other San Antonio cottages:
Carriage House VRBO 401196
Craftsman Haus HomeAway 3589618

Hospitality a Menger-Klar Family Tradition: For more than 100 years, my family has been known in San Antonio for their hospitality and generosity. One ancestor, Rudolph Menger and his wife, Babette, along with his in-laws, William Menger (a different line of the Menger family) operated the famous Menger Hotel. My great-grandfather, Emil Klar, was a butcher who specalized in home-killed meats and “the sausage with a flavor.” Opi, as he was known in the German tradition, gave meat to hungry neighbors during the Great Depression until he could no longer run his business. My grandfather, Roland Klar, along with my grandmother, Floy (nee Menger) Klar, brewed homemade beer to share with their salon of many friends. Today, my cousin Erich Menger is one of the most sought-after caterers in town. Now my husband and I continue that tradition of hospitality with executive and vacation rentals of our historic family properties known as the Menger Cottages. Willkommen!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
 

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$165 $195
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 6%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

Car: Necessary

Shop for antiques in Old Town Helotes or for the latest fashions at La Cantera mall with Nordstrom's and other high-end stores. Enjoy local Mexican food at El Chaparral, elegant dining at the Grey Moss Inn and pizza and hamburgers in between. Check out Floore's Country Store concert schedule where Willie Nelson got his start. You can tour wineries in nearby Comfort and Sisterdale. Take expedition trips to Bandera, Medina Lake, Boerne, Kerrville and Fredericksburg. Nature lovers will appreciate Government Canyon State Natural Area, the Helotes Creek Nature Center and our own backyard. For the kids, Fiesta Texas is 13 miles and Seaworld is just 15 miles from our home. If you're here for a horse show, you'll appreciate being only 9 miles from the San Antonio Rose Palace, 30 miles to Retama. Both UTSA and the UT Health Science Center are also nearby.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
If you're looking for a smaller getaway or if your traveling group is growing larger, we have another cottage on this property called the Carriage House VRBO 4011960. The Carriage House accommodates two people with a full kitchen, dining area, queen bed and spacious bathroom/dressing room. It is close to the Big Cottage so you can still enjoy together time on the patio and yet savor a bit more privacy and the convenience of extra bathroom With our Carriage House also on the property,


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Photos

  • Nestle next to the fireplace. The living room overlooks a hill country meadow.

    Nestle next to the fireplace. The living room overlooks a hill country meadow.

  • Bar seating in the kitchen means friends can keep you company while you cook.

    Bar seating in the kitchen means friends can keep you company while you cook.

  • We provide coffee and sugar.  We also have tea and a tea kettle.

    We provide coffee and sugar. We also have tea and a tea kettle.

  • This serene and elegant bedroom has a view of ancient oak trees.

    This serene and elegant bedroom has a view of ancient oak trees.

  • The elegant Mimi Room is a soothing sanctuary at the end of the day.

    The elegant Mimi Room is a soothing sanctuary at the end of the day.

  • The Pony Room features a double bed in a cozy room.

    The Pony Room features a double bed in a cozy room.

  • The beautiful view will compete with cable TV for your attention.

    The beautiful view will compete with cable TV for your attention.

  • This attractive hall storage offers extra towels, blankets, tissues, hair dryer.

    This attractive hall storage offers extra towels, blankets, tissues, hair dryer.

  • A bathroom remodel uncovered this beautiful stone wall! Unique Rain shower head!

    A bathroom remodel uncovered this beautiful stone wall! Unique Rain shower head!

  • This table converts to a fire pit for a relaxing conversation setting.

    This table converts to a fire pit for a relaxing conversation setting.

  • The irises are blooming!

    The irises are blooming!

  • Our registered Welsh pony serves as the concierge for our property!

    Our registered Welsh pony serves as the concierge for our property!

  • Our spacious and elegant living room has books, games and cable TV.

    Our spacious and elegant living room has books, games and cable TV.

  • Our kitchen has lots of counter space, coffee maker, microwave, toaster,  more!

    Our kitchen has lots of counter space, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, more!

  • Our country kitchen has charming vintage touches!

    Our country kitchen has charming vintage touches!

  • Our Mimi Room features a queen bed with a charming iron-look head and foot board

    Our Mimi Room features a queen bed with a charming iron-look head and foot board

  • The Mimi Room has elegant European touches.

    The Mimi Room has elegant European touches.

  • Relax on the front porch!  See the view reflected in the tall windows?

    Relax on the front porch! See the view reflected in the tall windows?

  • Fluffy, soft towels and bath robes for your pleasure!

    Fluffy, soft towels and bath robes for your pleasure!

  • This friendly horse will keep you company in the bathroom.

    This friendly horse will keep you company in the bathroom.

  • Our seven-acre property has been designated a certified wildlife habitat.

    Our seven-acre property has been designated a certified wildlife habitat.

  • Our Party Barn accommodates about 25 people for a country gathering.

    Our Party Barn accommodates about 25 people for a country gathering.

  • Enjoy morning coffee on this patio just outside the master bedroom.

    Enjoy morning coffee on this patio just outside the master bedroom.

VRBO #373236

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, July 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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