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Two Bedroom Historic Cottage - Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private historic cottage with gated parking and a private backyard


This cozy family-friendly private home includes gated parking. Start your morning with coffee on the front porch or enjoy a relaxing evening in the backyard garden. The Alamo is only a short walk! Other downtown area attractions in close proximity include the San Antonio Riverwalk, Tobin Center, The Majestic, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Sunset Station, and the Alamodome.


Known as the Engelmann-Muench House, this cottage was built in 1858 by Martin Engelmann, a wealthy German immigrant. The caliche block vernacular double house sits on a site which was once part of the Alamo farmlands. The structure is a good example of a once-common San Antonio house type and features original built-in end chimneys.


-Private home

-Owner not on premises

-2 bedroom, 1 bath

-Sleeps 6

-2 queen beds, 1 twin bed with trundle bed

-Full kitchen

-Washer and dryer

-Private parking

-TV and wifi

-Complimentary coffee

-Sorry, no pets

More Details

Barry & Mona Hagendorf
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018


Downtown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels, Hair Dryer, Iron, Small Ironing Board
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , One twin bed with a trundle bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

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Two Bedroom Historic Cottage - Downtown
average rating of 4.850746 based on 67 reviews

Quaint little home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this quaint, cozy little home near downtown.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Renee!
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Great historical cottage in downtown.

  • 5 of 5

Great historical Cottage right downtown within walking distance to mostly everything you would want to see and do. Don't let the word downtown scare you because the house is quite secure and we never felt unsafe.

The owner had the house ready for us and it was perfect! The house was very clean and had everything we could have asked for. The owner checked to make sure we had made it and if everything was ok. She was so nice and sincere.

I would recommend this Cottage to anyone coming to see the wonderful city of San Antonio TX.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Stonehaus is a very unique historic place which makes for an excellent place to stay for the downtown area. Walking distance to everything.

The hosts were the best. They made sure we arrived safely and if we had any questions. The place was so much nicer over a hotel room. Easy access in and out of the area.

I would recommend this for anyone staying downtown.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oasis in the City!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! We just stayed at Stonehaus for 5 nights during a conference my husband had at the Henry B Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio. We wanted to travel with him as a family (kids age 5, 3 and an infant) and were in search of an alternative to a hotel. We are SO SO glad we found Stonehaus! It was within walking distance to not only the convention center, but also the Alamo and Riverwalk (and I felt secure walking all of them myself with the 3 young kids). This was so much better than a hotel! The kids had their own room, there was more than enough space for a pack and play in our room, we had a kitchen to make our own meals and not eat out constantly, we had a washer/dryer but the best part was the HUGE gated yard that is so well landscaped you can't believe you are in the middle of the city! The kids were able to play, and even ride their bikes, and it is a fantastic spot to sit for coffee in the morning or wine in the evening. The house is so cute and is just the perfect mix of old and historic yet updated and comfortable. The sheets were super soft and the beds comfortable. Barry and Mona were fantastic to work with! They were so responsive to help and give us recommendations for places to go and take care of everything we needed! I would recommend this house to anyone attending a convention in San Antonio or just visiting to sightsee. The house is just about as close as you can park to anything but has free parking. It is so much more comfortable and enjoyable than a hotel and the history is so fun! We are so glad we stayed here and will for sure be back anytime we come to San Antonio!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lori & JD. We truly enjoyed meeting your beautiful family. Happy Holidays!
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Historic Cottage Review from Ivy McWilliams

  • 3 of 5

The house was very cute on the inside, very clean, and the owners left a bottle of wine which was very sweet. The beds were comfortable and the sheets were to die love loved them. There was some road construction, so lots of construction tape around trees and front yard, so was a little disappointed about that. I didn't quite realize how close the house was to the highway or conditions of the neighborhood, but that was my fault for not researching the area more. There is a back iron gate that enclosed the parking area and house, which made 5 women feel safe. It was very convenient (walking distance) to Alamo, Riverwalk, and a small Mexican restaurant for morning tacos, AND a wine store, so I definitely did liked that aspect of it. The owners were very nice and welcoming and overall a very great experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This Home Away property and the experience with the owners is the platinum level of experience. The property is SO close to downtown (literally blocks), it is very secure as well.

It is a charming historic home which has been beautifully appointed by the owners. It has wonderful front AND back patios. The back patio is charming and comfortable - we loved sitting out there in the late evenings just before bed.

The owners were pure class, responded quickly to inquiries, gave very detailed instructions on access and even welcomed us with a lovely note and bottle of wine. Best owners I have interacted with hands-down.

If you are headed to San Antonio - THIS is sensational!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful comments. We love StoneHaus and are so glad that you enjoyed it as well. Mona
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
Amtrak Train
Car: not necessary

StoneHaus is a remodeled historic house built in 1858. It was part of the Alamo farmlands. The house is located within walking distance (4 blocks) to the Alamo and the Riverwalk. A front porch and a landscaped, shaded backyard provides a relaxing place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. Free gated parking is a plus.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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