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Casa Aurora 3/2 North Central - 20 Mins from Downtown

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Private deck off of Master Bedroom is also accessible from Kitchen french doors

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Last updated: 10/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casa Aurora has been appointed with you in mind. I've stayed at a number of vacation homes and so emphasized the things that were important to me when putting the Casa Aurora together. Here's what you won't find:
-one small frying pan that you have to use to cook every thing.
-no serving dishes
-using the same glass over and over.
- I could go on and on.

Instead we've tried to ensure that you're equipped with plenty of all the basics and even some of the 'nice to haves'. For instance, the kitchen is stocked with basic spices, cooking oils, flour, sugar, ketchup and miscellaeous other items that you might want to use but may not use up an entire container. There are coffee beans (and a grinder), as well as an assortment of K-cups. Our intent here isn't to necessarily keep you fully supplied in these items throughout your stay, depending on the length of your stay, but rather to get you started. We hope your use some common sense and a spirit of community as you consume these items. If you use something, please leave something.

Netflix is available on all the TV's and there's a ROKU 3 box connected to the Living Room TV. Feel free to login to other services you might own and be able to access. Local channels are available on the upstairs TV's via antennas, and there's a DVD player connected to the Master Bedroom TV. Any paid services will be at the guests expense.

The house is located in a neighborhood with a community center. There's free access to the park, playground, tennis courts , sand volleyball and basketball courts, and horseshoe pits. The Olympic sized swimming pool is open during summer months. Within the pool area, cabanas can be rented at guests' expense.

Prior to your arrival, I am available through both the website and mobile app to help you with questions about Casa Aurora or San Antonio as you plan your vacation. I keep my calendar up to date although I do book vacations outside of this site.

Once you book a stay at my home, I will be available to ensure you are comfortable knowing what amenities are available and what you might need to bring from home.

After you arrive, I'll either greet you personally or by telephone to once again ensure everything is up to you expectation and to help with any questions you have.

Here are a couple of reviews from another vacation booking site:

'Torri is an excelent and honest host. She was great and very communicative, even though we never met each other in person!"

"The house was very clean, so relaxing and (website hidden) was as described on the website, but with many nice goodies: condiments, pans, plates, glasses, cutlery, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and more that will facilitate your stay. Having a washer and dryer (soap included) was very convenient. "

"For a family of 6 members, the beds are sufficient. The house was perfect for our family to stay a week in San Antonio. The master bedroom is large, with spacious bathrooms and dressing. "

"The pool, tennis courts and community park was so near the house (50 yards away). The house is north of the city of San Antonio, but there are many businesses for all needs. The neighborhood is friendly and quiet."
August 2014

'Torri's house was really a lovely place to stay. It was right near a community park and pool, and we enjoyed taking walks in the neighborhood. And of course the Hill Country is a great place to spend time! We would definitely consider renting again.'
August 2014

"The house was wonderful. I treated it as my own. Marla was wonderful. Thanks again for your hospitality."
Feb, 2015

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 10/09/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be at least 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    My house is not baby or toddler friendly, but I want to work with you. Lets talk about your situation and needs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking of any substance, including e-cigarettes inside at anytime. Smoking is allowed in the back yard and sand cans have been provided for your use. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets of any kind are allowed inside or out. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Full Room: 1 double

    Located upstairs, blackout blinds for a goodnight's sleep...moreless

  • Twin Room: 2 twin/ single

    Located Upstairs, blackout blinds for a goodnights sleep...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Located Downstars w/adjoining Master Bath, blackout curtains...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs, all new fixtures...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Double Sink, extra large dressing area, walk-in closet...moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is also a playground, sand volleyball and basketball court, and horseshoe pitch nearby. There are balls and horsehoes at the house....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a small library of adult books and childrens books in the Full room...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    The Master Bedroom TV is connected to a standard DVD player...moreless

  • Games:

    Monopoly, Bananagrams, Backgammon, Parchessi, Cards, Yahtzee, Bogle...moreless

  • Television:

    The living room and all 3 bedrooms each have TV's...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    All TV's have Netflix logged in. The Living Room tv also has a Roku 3 and has other channels available. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Kitchen table seats 6. Formal Dining table aslo seats six. Table on covered porch seats 6. Picnic table + small table and chairs on backyard patio seat at lease 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air runs throughout the house...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    The Dryer is available in the house and is available for your use...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Indoor Fireplace, please burn duraflame type logs only....moreless

  • Garage:

    There is a garage with automatic garage opener available for use during your stay....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating runs throughout the house...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless is available throughout the house. If you need wired, you're limited to the living room and please bring your own cable....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Contains a 60'LCD TV, seats 8 comfortably. There are many board games available....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is driveway and street parking available in addition to the garage. NO RV, BOAT, OR TRAILER parking is available ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The washing machine is located in the house and detergent is available for your use...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr Coffee, Keurig, French Press. There are some K-Cups, and some coffee in the freezer. There's also a grinder if you bring your own beans. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A full service for 8 including large and small plates, bowls, large and small glasses, silverware. Full set of cookware including 2 eggpans. Several serving bowls, plates....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Pankcake mix, sugar, flour, cooking oil, olive oil, ketchup, syrup, mayo, mustard, many spices, some paper plates, some paper towels. If you use this stuff, Please replace something when you shop....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    4 slicer that easily accomodates bagels...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Both TPC and Sonterra golf resorts are within 5 miles of the house. Your on your own for equipment and green fees....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The front and back yards are a combination of old growth trees and brand new indigenous drought resistant grass and plants. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a small charcoal burning BarBQ in the backyard...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are 2 community tennis courts available on a first come, first served basis. There are 2 basic rackets and some balls at the house for your use....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    During the summer months there is a pool staffed by life guards about 50 yards away....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter1
Nov 18 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$200
$1,200 $4,500
Spring Break
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$175
$1,050 $4,000
Summer
Apr 1 - Sep 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$175
$1,050 $4,000
July 4th
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,000
flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$700
flat fee
Winter
Nov 17 - Jan 1, 2018
4 night min stay
$175
$1,050 $4,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$900 $3,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • House cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 16.75%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

9.3 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Antonio International
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
TPC San Antonio
16.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 281
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fish City Grill
194 Miles
Nearest Beach
Port Aransas, TX

Car: Necessary

My favorites are the McNay Art Musuem, The Cove on Wednesdays for Jazz, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and walking the new river extension near Pearl Brewery.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I travel extensively for work and pleasure and that has led me to hosting my future retirement home. I grew up in San Antonio and still spend a fair amount of time in town. I love sharing its rich history and charm. Among my favorite things to do are visiting the McNay Art Museum, exploring the exploding restaurant scene, listening to jazz at places like the Cove or Blue Star Brewery and attending Missions baseball games or Stars basketball games. My favorite travel destinations are Paris, Oslo, NYC, San Antonio, Eresos, and most other beaches. If I wasn't living near San Francisco right now, then SF would be at the top of my list. I like big cities and beaches. I guess my life's motto would be the old golf adage, 'Clean up after yourself and a little more.' I try to live this way and believe most of our big problems wouldn't seem so overwhelming if everyone took this to heart.

Why the Owner Chose Far North Central, San Antonio, TX, USA:
I bought this house to be near friends and lived here for several years. I hope to retire here in a few more years but in the meantime I'd like to share my home with you. Since I've owned the house, I've made several improvements that I hope will make your stay more comfortable; these include new flooring upstairs and down, a new covered deck, and all new furniture (purchased in early 2014). I also like where the house is located within San Antonio; easy access to all the downtown attractions (15-20 min drive) but also close to the Texas hill country - Guadalupe State Park, Schilitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels and Canyon Lake and are between 15 and 45 minutes from the house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
My favorite spot in the Spring months is the backyard porch. The wildflower garden is usually in full bloom at that time which means lots of color and butterflies. During the Fall and Winter months, my favorite spot is the covered deck during a thunderstorm. I built the deck specifically so I could sit outside during our wonderful San Antonio lightning shows.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 10/09/2016

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Photos

  • Private deck off of Master Bedroom is also accessible from Kitchen french doors

    Private deck off of Master Bedroom is also accessible from Kitchen french doors

  • Working wet bar behind the wrap-around couch

    Working wet bar behind the wrap-around couch

  • A full service for 8 as well as a full service of cookware

    A full service for 8 as well as a full service of cookware

  • Kitchen table are with french doors opens to back patio with picnic table BarBQ

    Kitchen table are with french doors opens to back patio with picnic table BarBQ

  • Master Bedroom is located downstairs and features a kingsize bed

    Master Bedroom is located downstairs and features a kingsize bed

  • Master Bathroom includes standalone shower with built-in seat, WC is seperate

    Master Bathroom includes standalone shower with built-in seat, WC is seperate

  • Full room is upstairs and contains a 32' LCD TV and blackout blinds

    Full room is upstairs and contains a 32' LCD TV and blackout blinds

  • Upstairs bath is shared by Full and Twin rooms

    Upstairs bath is shared by Full and Twin rooms

  • Twin Room TV and dresser

    Twin Room TV and dresser

  • Back Patio with picnic table, small table, also a BARBQ

    Back Patio with picnic table, small table, also a BARBQ

  • Front Door entry

    Front Door entry

  • Living Room has fireplce, 60' LCD TV and hardwood floors

    Living Room has fireplce, 60' LCD TV and hardwood floors

  • View of the Living Room from the top of the stairs

    View of the Living Room from the top of the stairs

  • Fully appointed kitchen with many brand new appliances

    Fully appointed kitchen with many brand new appliances

  • Kitchen includes microwave and Soda Stream

    Kitchen includes microwave and Soda Stream

  • Formal Dining Room is seperate from Kitchen eating area

    Formal Dining Room is seperate from Kitchen eating area

  • Master Bedroom features a 42' LCD TV, DVD and french doors to the covered deck

    Master Bedroom features a 42' LCD TV, DVD and french doors to the covered deck

  • Master Bath has double sinks and an extra large mirror

    Master Bath has double sinks and an extra large mirror

  • Plenty of bed linens, bath and pool towels as well as closet space in every room

    Plenty of bed linens, bath and pool towels as well as closet space in every room

  • Twin room contains black out blinds and a 32' LCD TV

    Twin room contains black out blinds and a 32' LCD TV

  • Washer and Dryer available for your use

    Washer and Dryer available for your use

  • Front of Casa Aurora, yard is newly planted drought resistant grass seed

    Front of Casa Aurora, yard is newly planted drought resistant grass seed

  • The covered deck at night

    The covered deck at night

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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