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

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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chateau / country house
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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, swimming or even 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!

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Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Poquito Español
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

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 South Texas Plains

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.)


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Beautiful Ranch Style Chateau w/ Scenic Views. Minutes From Lackland & Downtown.
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Very nice ! Very clean ! Great accommodations for a large group !

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations for a large group ! Easy access to sites in San Antonio ! Very nice ! Very clean !

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Fantastic clean exceptionally manicured property

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have rented this fantastic facility we also rented the adjacent property but used this home as our meeting and eating location. The owners are extremely easy and accommodating to work with. With the combination of both properties they will sleep 19 people with each person having their own bed. For sure we will return next year for our annual event in San Antonio and utilize both facilities again.

Thanks to Destin for allowing us to utilize this fantastic piece of property.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Walker, LA

As Advertised!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 16 had plenty of room without using sofas. It is very roomy, clean and the manager was extremely friendly and helpful. Close to San Antonio and water parks and tubing and Sea World. Great family time around the fire area for smores and fishing. Surprisingly comfortable outside even in July! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing with plenty of room for all 20 of us for our family reunion. It was fully stocked with everything you would need to cook with.

Kids loved the basketball and volleyball courts as well the pond. We will definitely be back to stay here again in the future. Exceeded all of our expectations by far!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accommodated our three families well

  • 5 of 5

Our group included three couples and nine kids (12 and under) and this rental house suited us perfectly. There were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for us to all spread out in, and lots of space outside for playing. It was clear that the owners take pride in this property and it was well equipped with everything we needed. Everyone enjoyed fishing in the well stocked pond, and the kids loved the large paved spaces for riding their scooters and skateboards. The large smoker was a nice surprise. Honestly, the property exceeded our expectations in many ways. (Our GPS took us to the wrong area where the houses are very interesting - use Google maps or call for directions!)

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Houston, Texas

Nice, relaxing family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a family getaway here and the property was perfect! Our group included 9 adults and 6 children under the age of 9. The house was very roomy and clean. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook breakfasts in and to eat a couple of dinners at the house. The kids had a blast running around and "exploring" the trail outside. They played volleyball and did a lot of fishing. We all enjoyed seeing rabbits and different birds - it was perfect because the house seemed like we were out in the country but well within driving distance to San Antonio.

The booking process was easy and we were met on property by Richard. Richard was friendly and handled all of our issues promptly. In fact, my mother forgot her iPad and a makeup bag. Richard called me as soon as the cleaning crew found it and mailed it back to me right away. We will definitely be renting again the next time we have another family gathering. Thank you for the great memories!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Republic Golf Club
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 181/ Loop 1604
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Las Lagunas (Mexican restaurant)
Nearest Beach
170 Miles
Port Aransas
Car: recommended

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

San Antonio Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $200

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 2 years of age. Please email the property manager for more details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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San Antonio Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • 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.

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