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The Retreat Is A Family Friendly Home In A Gated Community.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom , 3 Bath 8-12 Open floor plan, Sleeps Home in Nearly one Acre of Land

The Retreat is a beautiful luxury home located in a secluded and peaceful gated community on the north west side of San Antonio. The house is nestled among 300 year old oaks trees on nearly an acre of land. The single family home its a one story level and has 4 bedrooms, and 3 full baths. It includes a quiet reading/music area, two eating areas as well as a large bar counter in a large gourmet kitchen. The living room is an open floor plan where large family and friends can gather. The newly remodled large outdoor deck, overlooks an outdoor kitchen with BBQ grill and Fireplace. The house has a large back yard, with a koi fountain and pergola to sit and enjoy the outdoors. The retreat is tastefully decorated and fully stocked with linens, towels cleaning supplies, and laundry facilities that you may need during your stay. The house includes one King, three Queen, and one Full bed / futon in its bedrooms. There are two additional inflatable queen beds for your use if needed. The three bathrooms are complete with shower and tub and fully stocked with all the essentials. There are additional pillows and blankets to keep your and your family at a comfortable level.

Wi-Fi internet is available in the house, and two I-pads are supplied for your use while staying at The Retreat. Many shopping conveniences and restaurans are near by and easy freeway acces is near the house for your convenience.

More Details

Roberto Gonzalez
Member since: 2013
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Roberto Gonzalez

I purchased this property in 2005 with the intentions on making it my retiring home. I designed and installed all the outdoor features of this home during the 8 years I lived in it. I spend the last 8 years making the Retreat a paradise to enjoy with family and friends. I come from a large family (11 siblings) and have many family members that visited me during that time. The retreat offered us the perfect gathering pace for family groups. Now I want to share my house with visitors to enjoy what The Retreat has to offer.

Roberto Gonzalez purchased this estate in 2005

Why Roberto Gonzalez chose San Antonio

I bough this property because it was in a secluded gated community where the hustle and bustle of the city can be forgotten, but still be near a large cosmopolitan city like San Antonio.

What makes this estate unique

Quiet, safe, and peaceful. Perfect for family gatherings.


San Antonio Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bathroom has double sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom locater between two Bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Full Bathrooms, 2 Additional Queen size Inflatable beds available.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Has own Full Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 12 Beds for 8-12 Bedroom 1, Master Bed, King Size Bed Bedroom 2, Queen Size (1) Bedroom 3, Queen Size (1) Bedroom 4, Queen Size (1) Convertible Inflatable Bed(s) 2 Queen+ 1 Queen Futton in Living Room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
Quiet gated community neighborhood, Walking Trails and nearby shopping areas near by. Sea World near By, Fiesta Texas Adventure Park 15 min drive. Restaurants all within a 5 minute drive. Movie theaters now open


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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The Retreat Is A Family Friendly Home In A Gated Community.
average rating of 4.731707 based on 41 reviews
Garland, TX

Just Like Home

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay at this house was awesome! The house is beautiful, neighborhood is amazing, and the homeowner was more than accommodating the entire time. We had a horrible experience with a different homeowner canceling our reservation the day before we were expected to arrive and Roberto welcomed us at the last minute even when there weren't many hotel rooms left in the whole city because of events going on that weekend. It's a bit of a drive from the air force base where we were going but super close to Sea World and not too far from the River Walk. The house had more than enough sheets, pillows, and blankets for our family and it was great to have all our kids in the backyard for a BBQ. The kids also loved the parakeets and coy pond. Overall a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review, I am so glad I was able to accommodate you and your family and that you enjoyed your stay. I was more than please to hear that you find the house well stocked, that is alway been my goal, to provide all the essentials for my guests. One more reason I always have my house ready and prepared for whomever may become my unexpected guest. Thank you again, and hope to see you again in the near future. Best Regards, Roberto (owner)
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Great experience, nice area!

  • 5 of 5

Nice neighborhood great location.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

House was great for our needs.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a large group

  • 5 of 5

This house worked perfect for our large multiple family gathering to celebrate Christmas. Only challenges were the dining tables (only 2 small ones separated by rooms) and most of the kitchen knives weren't very sharp for food prep. The outside was great for BBQ and smores. Overall great stay for our group.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Retreat, Oct 23-30 2017

  • 4 of 5

enjoyed the house, always walk around the first few days on eggshells, knowing this is someone else's home. Enjoyed the quiet and solitude of the area, the private gate and

keyless door great. One of the guests wrestled with the keyless door but the rest of us figured

it out.

Would like to have had a Keurig coffee maker as we are all getting lazy and dont know the

scoop ratio to coffee pot, but we figured it out.

Left some drinks, some extra TP we picked up and a few other food items in the fridge.

Overall had a great experience and are noodling it out whether to try to rent again next


Not sure how the cleaning/security deposit works


Al Negosian

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for a Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect fit for our family of 12 plus a fur baby. Nice set up with a very relaxing backyard. We enjoyed the outdoor fireplace as well as the water fountain. Great communication with the owner, Roberto. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
30 minute drive to San Antonio Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Sports Bars within 15 minutes drive
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Near Texas Golf Course, and La Cantera Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Easy access to HW 151, Loop 1604 and Loop 410
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many Restaurants within a 15 minute drive.
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
20 minute drive to Lackland AFB
Car: necessary

Conveniently located near Sea World, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Lackland AFB, The Riverwalk and Shopping Centers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change without notice, until reservation is made. Call to confirm reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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