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2 BR Historic Treasure w/ Swimming Pool on N Flores, Pets Welcome

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Swimming Pool, 5 Min to town, 12-15 min to LAFB, Riverwalk, Alamo,

Come and enjoy our charming 1920’s era, just renovated, 2-bedroom house with off street parking.

This rental shares a pool with two others on the same property. It can be range from private to slightly shared based on the other two rentals. The back door to this rental opens into the pool area so small children and pets be cautioned.

Artwork adorns the walls for a warm and homelike feel and the ample living area and dining area provide an open and inviting atmosphere. Original hardwood floors add to the charm and warm feeling of the house.

Amenities: Stearns & Foster pillow-top king beds, three panel tv’s (living room and each bedroom--HBO, SHOWTIME, CINEMAX, STARZ, ENCORE), full kitchen with full size side-by-side fridge with ice maker, coffee pot, microwave, dining area and a beautifully restored claw foot tub with shower in the bath.


5 minutes from downtown (Riverwalk, Rivercenter Mall, Hospitals)

15 minutes from airport

5 minutes to grocery (HEB) or pharmacy (Walgreens)

Blocks from San Antonio College

Minutes from universities: UIW, Trinity, St. Mary’s, OLLU, UTSA Downtown campus

30 minutes from Seaworld, Fiesta Texas, UTSA Main campus

Surrounding towns: New Braunfels (Schlitterbahn), Gruene (The Grist Mill and Tubing), Bulverde (Antiques), Boerne (Antiques) and Fredericksburg (Antiques, wine, and peaches when in season)

Near Ft. Sam and 15-20 min. from Lackland AFB

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Property Manager
Frank Almaraz
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Frank Almaraz

I've been working on the property for some time and am very pleased with the outcome.

Frank Almaraz purchased this house in 1992

Why Frank Almaraz chose San Antonio

Recently renovated and well appointed. I put thought in to every decision putting the place together.

What makes this house unique

So very close to downtown, but also close to shopping, groceries, drug stores, and antiquing.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

2 BR Historic Treasure w/ Swimming Pool on N Flores, Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews

Perfect getaway for enjoying our son's Air Force BMT graduation

  • 5 of 5

This house was clean, comfortable and close to everything we needed. My family stayed 6 nights for my son's graduation from BMT in the Air Force at Lackland, AFB. We also stayed after the weekend to enjoy some of the great things San Antonio had to offer. We were 15 minutes from the Air Force Base and 5 minutes from downtown. The neighborhood was comfortable so we could also enjoy the porch and walking. Brett was the perfect host helping us with directions, replacing a burnt light bulb, and cooking us a real Texas BBQ on the last night. Thank you again for making this feel like home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pretty and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The beds were so comfortable!

We had a relaxing, cozy time. The house is located in a historic district with unending charm. The design was clean and calming; it honors the age of the home and neighborhood, yet is upgraded with modern technology and amenities.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are the best. Thanks for taking the time to review our property. It's nice to know the work and effort is appreciated. Thank you for cleaning up when you left. it makes a difference to us and we appreciate it. Please come back soon. Frank
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Lovely home, Helpful Host and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 visits family in San Antonio regularly and we always rent a home so that we can have our private family time and enjoy entertaining our family. Our prior 'go-to' home was sold and we were happy to find this home.

Brett was so accommodating in ensuring we had baking supplies for making our Christmas cookies and making us feel welcome to BBQ and entertain our guests in the house and in the lovely courtyard by the pool. We had super weather despite the forecast and enjoyed walking around the neighborhood. We met neighbors and other visitors on our walks and found the neighborhood very safe and friendly.

The drive to the River Walk was lovely down San Pedro - much more relaxed than getting on the highway - as we enjoyed seeing more of the character of the area by going through the charming neighborhood. We also had occasion to use the local post office which I mention because it was the best post office experience I've ever had - a testament to this San Antonio neighborhood that each postal employee smiled and said hello.

So, back to the property - it was a perfect size for our small family - with a roomy and fun kitchen, comfy living room, the two bedrooms and a large bathroom. We enjoyed being surrounded by light in the master bedroom and my daughter was thrilled that she had a huge bed to herself and her stuffed animals. The furnishings and decor intentionally pull together some vintage items with some modern comforts. I loved the claw foot tub and the amazing gas stove. Brett showed us how to use the old stove and once we got over a bit of fear, it was terrific. It has really been kept in amazing condition and looks so great - they just dont make anything that well anymore I guess (can't imagine my stove working 50 or 60 years from now). We spent a lot of time enjoying the front porch and the courtyard area. There is plenty of seating and open space for gathering or just sitting back and reading in the warm sun. The separate laundry came in handy. A dishwasher was missed just a touch but not much.

Brett also showed me the other apartments on the property and I was very impressed with the decorating and workmanship. I was glad to know he also plans to renovate the property next door and cannot wait to see his vision brings to life. I was a little concerned about the old building next door when we first looked at the house and was glad to know he is planning to restore it.

Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to leave your comments. We enjoyed meeting you and your extended family at the cookouts. It's very comforting when a guest takes full advantage of the area, neighborhood walking, doggie adventures, etc. You guys are always welcome back.
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Great location, friendly owners!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at this rental. The price was right and we brought the pups. The owner was nice and was onsite if we had any issues. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 month stay

  • 5 of 5

Brett and Frank are one of a kind!! Highly recomend this place, it's in the best location of San Antonio and you couldn't feel any safer! We stayed for 3 months and had the greatest experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, Comfortable, Convenient- Everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

My Mom, husband & I came to San Antonio for my brother's wedding and stayed 3 nights. The house is super convenient to both the airport and attractions (Alamo, Riverwalk, etc) and has Amazing character. Frank & Brett were just the right combination of warm, friendly and inviting without being overbearing. Beds were super comfy and since we were staying with my Mom, it was great that the bedrooms weren't right on top of each other- we both had space to go to when we wanted to. Neighborhood was very quiet. Once the pool is completed, it will be the perfect spot to gather & relax!

All-in-all, we have found our place when we come back to visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were wonderful guests. I hope you enjoyed the BBQ Brett brought over. Thank you for the kind words and for taking such great care of our place. Frank
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Antonio International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Varies on interest
Nearest Ferry
140 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Olmos Basin or Brackenridge Park
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak Sunset Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
within minutes of Hwy 281, IH 35, IH-37 and IH-10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Varies on interest
Nearest Ski
750 Miles
New Mexico (Taos)
Nearest Beach
140 Miles
Padre Island National Seashore
Car: recommended

We are 10 minutes from The Alamo, River Walk, Mission Trails, The Historic Pearl, San Antonio Museum of Art, the Zoo, the McNay Art Museum, El Mercado and the Botanical Center. 25 minutes to Sea World, Fiesta Texas (Six Flags), and the Palladium IMAX theater. We're on the cusp of the Hill Country, which boasts world class antique shopping (Fredericksburg) and numerous wineries (Bending Branch recommended).


Rates & Availability

Alta Vista House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Winter Rate
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 16.75%

I expect timely payment and I will provide timely returns when it applies. There is a 30 day cancellation policy.

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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Alta Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Claw foot tub requires step up. Access from each bedroom
  • Claw foot tub with shower and low flow toilet. Soft Water!!!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Pillow Top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , pillow top
  • Bedrooms are furnished with pillow top king size beds, panel tv's with Direct TV incl. movie channels and is accessible to full bath room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis

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