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

Sleeps26
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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 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!

More Details

Property Manager
Dustin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Poquito Español
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 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.)

Amenities

San Antonio Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Beautiful Ranch Style Chateau w/ Scenic Views. Minutes From Lackland & Downtown.
average rating of 4.982143 based on 56 reviews
5

Absolutely Beautiful inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

We had plenty of space inside the house without being all over each other . The outside space was great for the kids to run and play. The house was stocked with everything you need just like your at home! We love it and plan on coming back again to stay. The owner was very nice and polite!

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

Like visiting family

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Our vacation consisted of my family of 5, my three brothers and their families (4 each) and our parents. We were all very comfortable. I told my family several times that I felt like I was at one of their homes not in a rental. We had one small issue that was taken care of swiftly by Richard and did not even put a wrinkle in our vacation. The property was beautiful, they need more pictures! My oldest brother, who is a photographer, actually did a photo shoot for my youngest brother' family while we were there. I definitely recommend this property to anyone looking to privacy and family fun. Our ages ranged from 0 to 62 and we all had a great time. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The best Ranch for your vacay!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay at the Ranch! Everyone I had the opportunity of talking with when I was planning this trip, (Dustin and Richard), was absolutely pleasant and so helpful! The Ranch has everything you could possibly think of, which made our stay so comfortable. There was more than enough room for my family to enjoy themselves! The beds are comfortable, the lake is awesome, the basketball court was great for the men, and the grill was prefect for barbecuing! I can't express how much my family and I enjoyed our stay. If your thinking of staying here, don't think twice! Go ahead and book. You will not be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for Family Reunion Event

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place, would rent again! It was perfect for our needs, and the two handicapped accessible bathrooms were perfect for our needs. Pics accurate, and house perfect for a large group.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Location for a Wedding/Renewal Ceremony

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome and beautiful location to have our Renewal Ceremony for our 5th Anniversary. The house was large and spacious and had plenty of room for my large family. The large kitchen accommodated everyone that attended the event and with the covered porch and benches, it gave my company options for outdoor or indoor seating. The yard was an absolutely gem as well. We had our ceremony among the trees with the pond in the background which gave the ceremony a wonderful scenery. The fire pit made for a lovely evening sitting around the fire laughing/joking and enjoying s'mores. Even though it is on outer loop of San Antonio, it wasn't far removed from any of the amenities of the city. Any groceries we need there were stores within 10 miles of the property and the city was only 20-25 mins away. I would highly recommend this house to friends and family in the future and look forward to one day visiting this home again for any event I may have. I had a wonderful time and a very memorable one and wouldn't want any other property to stay at.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Wonderful place for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We loved the huge house, rooms for the individual families to have their own space. Loved the picnic tables out on the porch for playing card games and talking and the kids ate out there. Large kitchen was adequately supplied with all of the utensils we needed, and we did all of the cooking there. One thing that sold us was the 2 refrigerators. Space for a dog that was brought in a fenced in area. Plenty for us to do with basketball, volleyball, baseball and Frisbee golf course nearby. Able to go into downtown which was close by but far enough that we really felt out in the country. Stores nearby for little things we needed. Such good memories were made there. So glad we chose this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

San Antonio Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Summer
May 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$345
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $300

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
- $100 Teacher Discount
- Adjusted Rate of $320 a night if staying only during weekdays (Mon-Thurs)

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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