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THE HOUSE OF COLORS: 4 MILES FROM DOWNTOWN & ATTRACTIONS, CALM NEIGHBORHOOD

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,321 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

SAFE, PEACEFUL NEIGHBORHOOD. NO NEED TO DRIVE ONE SINGLE FREEWAY TO DOWNTOWN

5TH NIGHT IS FREE BY BOOKING A MINIMUM OF 4 NIGHTS*

*For all bookings from August 15 to December 15, 2017. Applied to bookings from 4 to 6 nights. 7 days or after, a weekly price applies. (Not applicable for Thanksgiving Week)

Behind the simple facade of this historic and urban cottage style house, lies a whole new and cozy world of contemporary ambiance and decor. Based on its colorful decor, my Family and I named it 'THE HOUSE OF COLORS'

Our house was just rehabbed and remodeled during the second half of 2013. We tore walls, added new windows, wall texture, painting and floors to create open and friendly spaces with lots of light. Then we added brand new contemporary furniture full of colors.

The house is centrally located in the prestigious Historic District of 'Olmos Park Terrace' where new young and mature urban professionals are moving to. This is an amazing location as the house is just 10-15 minutes away from San Antonio's main tourist spots. 4-5 miles to Downtown, Riverwalk (Paseo del Rio) and Convention Center, 5 Minutes to San Antonio's Zoo and SA's top 2 shopping, dining and entertainment centers which are 'North Star Mall' and 'The Quarry'. 24 minutes to Lackland Air Force Base. 18 minutes to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and 23 minutes to Sea World.

Also our Historic District neighbors the small affluent/upscale City of 'Olmos Park' which is inside San Antonio. Within walking distance there is a great neighborhood cafe, and very nice restaurants (Mexican, Italian, French, Vietnamese).

After visiting all the tourist spots in SA, our house offers a cozy patio with brand new and contemporary furniture to enjoy a nice evening with family/friends or a nice BBQ

Very few vacation rental houses are so close to everything and at the same time offering a setting of luxury and contemporary decor with new furniture.

More Details

Owner
Ricardo Valdes
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Ricardo Valdes

After working many years for consumer product corporations in Marketing Management positions, I lost my job back in 2009 due to the economy collapse. That is when I decided to move from the busy lifestyle in Los Angeles to San Antonio where most of my family members live. Having nurtured a passion for real estate during the last years of my corporate life, I decided to start a new career rehabbing and selling properties. Then I decided to rent one of my houses in VRBO/Homeaway and the rest is history. Today I own 2 rental houses in San Antonio and my family and I love sharing our houses with other people visiting San Antonio.

Ricardo Valdes purchased this house in 2013

Why Ricardo Valdes chose San Antonio

Urban life is more fun and exciting than suburban life when going on vacation or living temporarily in a city. When you live or vacation close to downtown San Antonio, you are closer to the culture, energy and personality of a city. When a saw this house for the first time, I saw a very simple cottage house facade. But after seeing its amazing location in a safe Historic District less than 4 miles from downtown and all the nice restaurants, bars and shops located in less than 2 miles, my dream was to turn this house into a cozy paradise of contemporary ambiance and decor, full of light and color.

What makes this house unique

Amazing location close to everything. Safe Historic District with a mix of Hispanic traditional families and upcoming young and mature urban professionals (Single and Married)

Great contemporary decor and ambiance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the moment Ricardo accepted our request to stay at his Airbnb until the time we checked out our host made us feel like family. Six adults visiting San Antonio for the first time. None of us had ever used an Airbnb, but from this one experience will most definitely use it again. The house was even better than the beautiful photo's. His flare for decor was superb. Our beds were comfortable, the temperature in the house was perfect. He has a binder full of suggestions where to eat, grocery shop,and do laundry. We used his idea's and enjoyed true San Antonio cuisine. The neighborhood is delightful, we met neighbors on both sides of the house who were ultra friendly, we felt safe and protected. The location is ideal. We needed to be at the Fort Sam Houston base for Army graduation and it was easy peasy. Getting to the River walk was a short drive. In fact, all the sights and Texas BBQ we drove to was a short trek away. The highways are simple to maneuver on. WE found the people to be extraordinarily friendly. You would be crazy not to give this home a visit. WE loved it, loved our host and loved San Antonio. If our travels take us back to this glorious city we will stay at only one place. Casa Valdes!!!!
Apr 2015
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Amenities

Olmos Park Terrace House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1321 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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THE HOUSE OF COLORS: 4 MILES FROM DOWNTOWN & ATTRACTIONS, CALM NEIGHBORHOOD
average rating of 4.581395 based on 47 reviews
Lafayette, Indiana, US
5

Great home, location and homeowner.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was very enjoyable. The decor/design was very modern. The backyard space was great for entertaining and hanging out. We had seven people and a baby sleep and stay here. With that said the rooms are large and comfortable. The home was very close to many amenities as well as downtown. Homeowner was prompt in getting back to me. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

Host was very attentive. Great location to explore SA! We enjoyed our stay and ate at Tribeca several times! Food was amazing!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Family and Pet Friendly Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in "The House of Colors" we traveled with our family of 6 and 2 Yorkies this summer and loved it! This was our first time in a vacation rental home so the experience was great. We found everything we scheduled to do near the home so the location was great. If you are traveling with your "fur babies" just take into consideration that there are no gates or fences that will prevent your puppies from leaving the home. The house is well equipped with cooking utensils, pots and pans, glassware etc. We were very comfortable and will definitely consider staying here again in our next visit to San Antonio. Muchas gracias Ricardo por sus atenciones durante nuestro hospedaje.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 adults really enjoyed our stay in this home. It was very warm and welcoming the minute you step in the front door! The location is perfect for anything you might want to do in the San Antonio area. Ricardo met or exceeded all of our needs, we would definitely book this home again!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nice

  • 3 of 5

Nice

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice hone and great location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great and enjoyed the home.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

The San Antonio River Walk
San Antonio Zoo
San Antonio Botanical Garden
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Pearl Farmers Market
Olmas Perk Coffee Bar LLC
Tower of the Americas
The Alamo
Bistro Vatel
"The best French restaurant in San Antonio located in our neighborhood"
Urban Taco
"My favorite Mexican restaurant. Great Authentic Mexican Food. Located at "The Quarry" entert..."
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Antonio Airport
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
San Pedro Driving Range & Quarry Golf Club
Nearest Train
6.5 Miles
San Antonio Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
281 Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tribeca Italian Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Within walking distance of our Historic neighborhood (Half Mile), lies the affluent City of Olmos Park. Its main street McCullough Ave offers nice restaurant selections and a great and sophisticated neighborhood cafe.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

Maximum occupancy is 10 people. Nightly rates covers up to 7 people in the house. For additional people, a charge of $20 per person, per night.

$100 damage protection deposit (Kept on escrow account by Homeaway/VRBO). Deposit has been programmed to be reimbursed automatically by Homeaway/VRBO 7 days after the stay if no damages are reported.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.