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Southwest Home on San Antonio River

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms (sleeps 8) + Convertible beds for added guests, 2.5 Baths

No, we're not on the RiverWalk but we do have over a mile of San Antonio River frontage. Our home is located in the country away from city noises and congestion. However, we are only 15 minutes from the Riverwalk, Alamo Dome, The Alamo, SBC Center (Home of the San Antonio Spurs), Joe Freeman Coliseum and other exiting places and events in San Antonio. Sea World and Fiesta Texas are only 30 minutes away and Schlitterbaum, America's #1 Water Park is only an hour away.

We are situated on 110 acres with over a mile of San Antonio River frontage. Several nice areas have been cleared for fishing and/or swimming. Hiking and biking have been favorites for many who have stayed here. We are minutes from the Rodeo held in San Antonio every February. We have found many arrow heads and other Indian artifacts on our property.

This is a large spacious home (4,200 square feet) with lots of open areas. There is a courtyard in the front of the house, a terrace outside two of the three bedrooms and a large back porch perfect with an adjoining deck for cook-outs and entertaining. There is also a hot tub with access from 2 of the 3 bedrooms.

The large family room has a 70 inch big screen TV with surround sound. The large living room has a sofa bed and a large 32 inch TV. The dining room will seat 20-22 people comfortably.

We do require a $300.00 security deposit upon arrival. This will be returned to you when you depart if everything is left in good order and there are no damages. We also require a $100.00 cleaning fee.

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Margaret Heinesh
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Margaret Heinesh

Jack and Margaret enjoy sharing their home with others. We are an elderly couple with 5 children and 13 grandchildren. We actually live in the house. It is our home. However, when guests are here we stay in our master suite (a 4th bedroom). We have our own entrance to and from the house. We have our own bathroom and kitchen and do not need to share any of the rest of the house with our guests. We do not interfere with your activities at all.

Margaret Heinesh purchased this house in 2002

Why Margaret Heinesh chose Southside

Located on 110 acres with the San Antonio River as a border on one side, we are in the country yet only 8 miles from Brooks City Base where you find restraurants, shopping, banks, gas, hospital - everything you need.

We are within 25 minutes (more or less) of Lackland AFB and Ft. Sam Houston.

What makes this house unique

We are blessed with all kinds of wildlife. The Cardinals frequent our back yard. You can hear the Owls at dusk and the Peacock sounds off on a nightly basis. When walking the trails you might see squirrels, racoons, wild turkeys and wild hogs. The river provides a haven for ducks and has given up quite a bit of catfish, perch and bass.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. Got season passes for Sea World so we will definitely be back this summer.
Mar 2017
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Southside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom has a private bathroom.
  • Two bedrooms have Queen size Beds, One bedroom has a Double Bed and 2 Twin beds, There is available a porta-crib. The living room has a Queen size sleeper sofa. We also have 4 twin air mattresses and 2 Queen air mattresses.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Free WIFI, Satellite (DISH) 70 inch TV in family room. TV's in each bedroom and living room, Dishes and Cooking Utensils provided, Wheel Chair friendly, Extra sleeping provided on a sofa bed and air mattresses, and a porta crib, No pets


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Southwest Home on San Antonio River
average rating of 4.923077 based on 27 reviews

Really great stay

  • 5 of 5

There is so much room and plenty to do at the property. The kids loved fishing and the fire pit, and jacuzzi. Also great location for anything you want to do around San Antonio!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a good time. It was good that you took advantage of all that we have to offer on the property. Most people when they leave are disappointed that they didn't plan more time to just hang out here. Thank you for choosing our home for your family vacation. Margaret and Jack
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Great peaceful getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was a secluded, quiet, relaxing atmosphere. The property was clean and provided us with many different activities if we did not want to make the short drive into town and just wanted peaceful time to relax. Margaret and Jack were great from the time we reserved their home, providing us with maps around the area for great places to eat and sites to see, and answering any questions that we had. This is a large property that is quiet and secluded, but yet close enough to town for any site-seeing or activities. Margaret and Jack are awesome people with an awesome property - really enjoyed our stay!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remarkable retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family totally enjoyed this property. The house was spacious and had the feel of home away from home. The outdoor accomodations were ideal for nature lovers and city folk alike. The owners we amazing..friendly but respectful of our privacy.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful country property

  • 5 of 5

We were VERY pleased with the location and the property. If you dont like the city noise then this is your property. Loved the pit that we did smores in. The river is literally in the back yard and we enjoyed swimming in it almosy daily. Jack and Margaret were very courteous and respectful of our space. Jack even helped me unlock the keys from my trunk after my kiddo accidentally locked them in there while putting things in that we were taking down to the river. We loved this place so much that we are going back this summer!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The stay was nice, however, the only thing that we did not like was that we did not know at the time of leasing this house that the owners lived in the same house you lease. Making very uncomfortable. They are very nice people but just knowing that you do not have complete privacy made it uncomfortable for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gloria, I'm so sorry your stay was uncomfortable. I always tell people before they book that we do live in the house but we stay in our master suite and do not share any of the rest of the house with our guests. The only time we may see our guests is when we leave through our private door and walk along the back porch. Our guests have complete privacy and full use of the house. I'm very sorry you did not get this information and that you were uncomfortable.
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Spring Break- Indiana Family

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 uses Spring Break as an opportunity to sort of "explore" the US. We choose a state to which we've never been, and check it out. From San Diego to Homosassa - our week at Jack and Margaret's San Antonio house is at the top of the list!

In March/April - we were THRILLED to have the weather 80+ degrees the entire week! Us Hoosiers really needed that vitamin D after the world's longest winter! (In fact, we're still dipping into the 30's at night and it's almost May! Maybe we'll go back to Jack & Margaret's!)

With just 4 of us, we had a TON of room in this house! With Jack and Margaret living on the property, we weren't sure what to think initially. However, we discovered that you truly only interact with them as much as you WANT to (and we wanted to...they can tell you a lot about the history of the property.)

The property is huge so if you're up for exploring - you won't be disappointed. We found an arrow head on the riverbank our 2nd day! (In total, we found all kinds of fun "treasures.") There are scads of photo opportunities - cactus, cardinals, lowers my blood pressure just picturing it. Grab a cup of coffee & sit on the deck and just listen to the birds....(why do we see ONE cardinal at a time in Indiana, but in San Antonio Margaret manages to get "flocks" of them in the back yard? They must like her as much as we did!)

The city itself is not far at all. In fact, we LOVE finding houses outside the city so we can really have our own space. As everyone said, the riverwalk was beautiful. Again, maybe we're biased since in Indiana (in March) everything was brown and flowers and grass were a real treat for us! :) But ducks....people outside....dogs on the riverwalk....ahhhh......

THE DRIVE-THRU SAFARI!!!! DO IT!!!!! Get your camera ready, you seriously can get shots practically in the nostrils of these animals since their heads are INSIDE your car windows! LOVE!!!!

San Antonio - Spring Break 2014 - will surely be one we never forget. The boys were 16 and 10....we explored, fished, swam (ok, the boys did - but we were wimpy bc the water was cold!), cooked out, hot tubbed, took pictures, had dinner inside and on the GIANT deck....listened to animals....veg'd in front of their mammoth tv (we got home and laughed at how small ours seemed!)....strangely, we love that we were able to do laundry! Who doesn't love going home w/ clean clothes?! Yay!

Anyway - thanks, Jack and Margaret!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Holly, Jason and boys, Thank you for all your praises! We really enjoyed meeting you. I'm so glad that you all had such a great time. It was perfect weather for everything you wanted to do and then some! Glad you made it home safely. Margaret and Jack
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Beach
190 Miles
Corpus Christi
Car: recommended

Hiking amd Biking on the property, Fitness Center close by, Amusement Parks nearby, Schlitterbaum, Sea World and Fiesta Texas, Fishing on the property, Swimming on the property. Only 8 miles to shopping (Walmart, Target, groceries), restraurants, fast food, gas, hospital.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

Additional charge for groups over 8 is $10.00 per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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