San Antonio Historic Home, 3 Bedrooms: Hill Country Views, Pets Welcome(29 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Vintage 3 bedroom, country cottage perfect for peace, romance, family and fun!
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?
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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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Member since: 2011
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Lawn / Garden
- Porch / Veranda
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- 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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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.
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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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.
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.
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 beautiful view will compete with cable TV for your attention.
This attractive hall storage offers extra towels, blankets, tissues, hair dryer.
A bathroom remodel uncovered this beautiful stone wall! Unique Rain shower head!
This table converts to a fire pit for a relaxing conversation setting.
The irises are blooming!
Our registered Welsh pony serves as the concierge for our property!
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 country kitchen has charming vintage touches!
Our Mimi Room features a queen bed with a charming iron-look head and foot board
The Mimi Room has elegant European touches.
Relax on the front porch! See the view reflected in the tall windows?
Fluffy, soft towels and bath robes for your pleasure!
This friendly horse will keep you company in the bathroom.
Our seven-acre property has been designated a certified wildlife habitat.
Our Party Barn accommodates about 25 people for a country gathering.
Enjoy morning coffee on this patio just outside the master bedroom.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017
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