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Beautiful Ranch Style Chateau w/ Scenic Views. Minutes From Lackland & Downtown.

San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Chateau / Country House3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps26
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 26. Large pond with Catch & Release Fishing.

A spacious ranch house nestled on 6 acres in the San Antonio country side. Located on the outskirts of San Antonio, yet only 15 minutes away from exciting downtown attractions such as the Alamo and Riverwalk. Serenity and scenic beauty is what makes this property truly special. There are tile floors throughout the entire house as well as a large fireplace that beautifully compliments the spacious living room. Two of the bathrooms are handicap accessible with walk-in showers. The house was built with accessibility and comfort in mind. The dining area has 2 tables with 12 chairs. Another key feature to the house is the massive back patio which runs the entire length of the home.

The property also offers a small basketball court and a large pond fed by well-water with a dock for fishing or just kicking back and enjoying the gorgeous view. The large Pond is about 100 yards from the house and is supplied by fresh clean well water. It is about 8ft at its deepest point so swimming is great and so is the fishing. The pond was built and stocked with Channel Cats, Bluegill Perch, and Largemouth Bass in in 2005. There is some fishing gear on site and a bait shop is only half a mile away. The spacious covered deck makes for a great picnic area. There is a Ping-Pong table on the back porch and a volleyball and basketball court as well.

The house itself is spacious and comforting. It's large enough to accommodate a large number of guests while never losing its warm and inviting country charm. There are 6 bedrooms in the home. 5 bedrooms have 2 queen size beds and the master bathroom has 1 queen size bed. Also, there are 2 sofa's in the living room and we provide 2 Queen size air mattresses as well. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and silverware and is also equipped with all the modern appliances a large group would need (coffee maker, crock pot etc.)

When all is said and done, the this property has everything you'll need to make your stay in San Antonio as memorable as possible!

Property Manager


Member Since 2014
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Response time:
within two days
english, Poquito Español
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Dustin

My name is Dustin and I am the property manager for this listing. I am prior active duty Air Force and a UT Austin Alum (Hook 'Em). My personal goal is to make sure that your stay in San Antonio is as memorable as possible. A few quick things about me, my favorite movie is the Graduate. My favorite band is Pink Floyd and my favorite book is 1984 by George Orwell. Also, I love basketball (playing and watching) and I am a huge Spurs fan. You'll be very hard pressed to find anyone in San Antonio who isn't. I'd love to have you stay with us and please feel free to email or call me with any questions you might have about the rental property or just life in general. I can't promise that I'll have all the answers on life but I'm pretty sure I'll know a thing or two about the property.

Dustin purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2007

Why Dustin chose Elmendorf

This property is located in the countryside just east of San Antonio. I have lived in the area all of my life and I have a deep love for the friendly feel of the neighboring small towns just a few miles away. I definitely recommend attending either the Peanut Festival in Floresville (October) or the Bluebonnet Festival in La Vernia (May). Both towns are just a few miles away from the property. Both events feature a parade, carnival and live music. Of course, Downtown San Antonio isn't too shabby either. It is one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the country and this house is just a few minutes away from the downtown area. If you're going to be traveling here in April, don't miss out on your chance to be a part of Fiesta San Antonio, one of the largest and most exciting celebrations in the US. I personally think anyone who can, should make a trip out here just for that, its a blast!

What makes this Chateau / Country House unique

Believe me, there is plenty to love about this home. A few of my favorite features are the well-fed pond located to the west of the property. It's great for catch and release fishing but that doesn't mean that you can't pass the time by just relaxing out on the dock during a nice cool day and enjoy a good book. The dock also has a shaded area for those 'not so cool' days which we happen to have a lot of here in Texas. Another feature I love about this house is the enormous patio that runs the length of the home. It's great for cookouts and entertaining family and friends. Another great feature is the large stone fireplace that is centered in the spacious living room. It really accentuates the rustic features of the house, one of those being the beautiful tile flooring that runs throughout the home. Okay, just one more thing that I absolutely love about this property is its location. I'm not a big city kind of person so I love how the property is tucked away in the countryside on the outskirts of downtown. It's nice and quiet and I love that. However, it's also just a hop, skip and jump away from the beautiful city of San Antonio and all of its many attractions, including the AT&T Center if you're looking to catch a Spurs game while you're here (which I highly recommend.)


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 queen, Features a sliding door that opens up to the outside.
      • Bedroom 3
        2 queen, Features a sliding door that opens up to the outside.
      • Bedroom 4
        2 queen, Features a sliding door that opens up to the outside.
      • Bedroom 5
        2 queen
      • Bedroom 6
        2 queen
      • All bedrooms have cable TV 2 Sofas in the living room 2 Air mattresses provided


      • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Very Large Handicap Accessible Bathroom & Sink
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower, Handicap Accessible Bathroom
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 6
        toilet, Located outside

        Location Type

          • Rural
            A new rustic Ranch style home nestled in the peaceful rural outskirts of the city of San Antonio yet still just minutes away from downtown. Features scenic country views and an on sight fishing pond.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                        The house is located in a rural are so WiFi signal from the satellite dish can be intermittent at times. The property owner is not responsible if the internet is not working properly during your stay.
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fireplace
                      • Garage
                        Covered car awning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        There is a spacious parking area on the property.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes and cooking utensils. As well as a crockpot, mixer and blender.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                The large covered patio outdoors also features 4 picnic tables which can seat up to 32 guests.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Direct TV
                                  • Television
                                    A large flat screen television with Direct TV is located in the living room. All of the bedrooms have a smaller flat screen television with Direct TV as well.
                                  • Video Library
                                    There are several popular DVD's to choose from.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        An enormous patio, perfect for outdoor gatherings.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Basketball Court, Volleyball Court and Horseshoes. The pond stocked with fish for catch and release fishing however fishing gear is not provided.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Charcoal is not provided


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            Wheelchair ramp for easy access to the house. 2 handicap accessible bathrooms.


                                              • museums
                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • cinemas
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • horseshoes
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing


                                                              • The property manager is on call if any issues arise during your stay and we do try to fix any issue in as timely a manner as possible. Feel free to call and ask about local attractions, dining, catering, event rentals (i.e. table & chairs) or any other questions and concerns you might have. A comfortable and memorable vacation experience is what we strive to provide for our guests.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: Flexible

                                                                Check-out: Flexible

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                71 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                So blessed with this beautiful house!!!

                                                                Maria Silvia R.

                                                                My family and I love this home!

                                                                We enjoyed so much because it’s perfect for large families, and perfect for kids because they have basketball court we are enjoyed to much, and sewet and beautiful home. On Saturday we do BBQ and all the family enjoyed too!!! We thanks God for the wonderful time that we have, and thanks to de owners for this wonderful, clean and beautiful home!!!!! ♥️

                                                                Sylvia Rocha.

                                                                Great place. Lovely home

                                                                Byron M.

                                                                Really enjoyed our stay at the Laguna house. House is wonderful. Kids had tons to do. Would definitely stay again

                                                                My family and I were very impressed with this home!

                                                                Tierra S.

                                                                Our experience from start to finish with this home was great! Dustin was very helpful with any questions I had. The house was VERY clean, kitchen was stocked with everything that you may need and there was plenty of room for our 17 guest! The pond, volleyball court, basketball court, and ping pong table were a huge bonus during our stay! I would recommend this house to anyone visiting the San Antonio area!

                                                                Beautiful House

                                                                Jeff E.

                                                                The house is very spacious & well decorated. Bathrooms aree outstanding. There is a huge kitchen, fully furnished. Everything about the property exceeded expectations. Definitely a repeatable vacation spot. We had some 20 family members gather here, and everyone was comfortable and enjoyed themselves.

                                                                Fantastic property with everything you need - quick drive to downtown SAT

                                                                Candida B.Piedmont, CA

                                                                We stayed here (12 adults, 5 kids) for my husband's 40th Birthday celebration. This house fit all of us comfortably, with plenty of bathrooms for everyone, and nice spaces to hang out (big dining area both inside and covered patio outside, comfortable couches, bonfire pit, lakeside pier). Having the 2 refrigerators in the kitchen was fabulous, as we were able to stock one with food, and the other with beverages, and the outdoor charcoal smoker/grill produced some delicious ribs and chicken! Two coffee pots were awesome as well - seriously, these home owners thought of everything. The kids had a blast fishing at the small "catch and release" lake, and playing basketball and ping pong. We can't wait to return with another group in the future. We really enjoyed ourselves thoroughly at the Laguna House. Thanks again!

                                                                Perfect Team retreat!

                                                                Daven B.

                                                                The Regis University softball team just completed a 5 day stay at this awesome home. Everything was there to make it a great stay. There were 22 of us in the group and we were all very comfortable and taken care of. We will definitely be back!


                                                                San Antonio, TX, USA

                                                                The location of this property is excellent. The house is located between Calaveras Lake and Braunig Lake, both of which have state funded parks which provide a variety of fun family activities such as boating and fishing. The house is just 11 miles away from Mission de Espada. The mission is the last in a chain of the 4 historic San Antonio missions all connected by The Mission Trail, an 8 mile hiking and biking trail that runs along the San Antonio river. If you're looking for some great food, just 10 miles away is Texas Pride BBQ and 14 miles away is Big Lou's pizzeria (both featured on the Food Network). Trust me when I tell you that they have some of the best grub in Texas. If you're making a trip to San Antonio to visit your new Air Force BMT grad, Lackland AFB is just 25 minutes away and the house is large enough to accommodate a large amount of guests. Floresville, Texas is located just a few miles to the south of the property and has some great restaurants (check out The Maverick Grill). It also has has some authentic antique shops located in the heart of the business district at the center of town. Let's not forget downtown San Antonio, the house is only 16 minutes away from the Alamo, the Tower of Americas, the Riverwalk and everything else that the vibrant city of San Antonio has to offer.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee

                                                                VRBO's quote is not always accurate and there is a very good chance that our quote will differ from VRBO's automated quote. The quote is based on $345 (nightly) standard rate and $395 (nightly) summer (01 May-31 Aug) rate. This rate covers 8 guests, all guests over the initial 8 will be charged $15 a night per person. A $800 event fee will be added for large events such as wedding, receptions etc. Also, there is no charge for children under 10 years of age. Please email the property manager for more details. Discounts - $100 Military Discount - Adjusted Rate of $320 a night if staying only during weekdays (Mon-Thurs)

                                                                71 Reviews
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