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Cozy downtown historic private cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Cozy downtown historic cottage home | 8 minute walk to the Alamo | Sleeps 6


This cozy family-friendly private home is an 8 minute walk to the Alamo! 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 and local handmade soap

-Sorry, no pets

More Details

Barry & Mona Hagendorf
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Cozy downtown historic private cottage
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews

Great Stay and close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

This place was great. It's close to downtown and has some old Texas charm.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Very Smooth and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 4 of my college roommates stayed at the Stonehaus for the weekend. First off the location is prime. Easy walking distance to the Riverwalk and Alamodome. We fit comfortably with plenty of sleeping room. Great place. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient Location, Charming House

  • 5 of 5

The Stonehaus was super conveient to all that we were doing - walkable to Convention Center and Riverwalk - and an easy drive to the Pearl Brewery, Alamo Heights and Southtown...pretty much wherever you want to go in the center of town. The secure parking lot is nice and easy. We were surprised how quiet it is in this part of downtown at night. The house itself is hisotric and charming. I can't say enough about this place!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little place to stay in San Antonio

  • 5 of 5

This house was wonderfully well kept and inviting. It's within a short walking distance of the Alamo and Riverwalk. When we arrived, we were greeted with a complimentary bottle of wine which was an unexpected and nice gesture. Other reviews state that this isn't in the nicest area of town but never once did we feel unsafe. Overall, I would stay here again if I were to visit San Antonio in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house is gorgeous a must see

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing the pictures don't do it justice. My family and I stayed in this house for a week.We were all very comfortable, and were very amazed and pleased with the house, As well as the decore the stone walls and the floor in this house gives you a glimpse back in time. This house is with in a short walking distance from downtown, and the river walk which me and my family enjoyed as it saved on gas and parking. We would definantly recommend this house to any of our relatives and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, Happy, Very close to Alamo and Riverwalk

  • 5 of 5

We went to San Antonio for our daughter's 10th birthday and our anniversary. We stayed at Stonehaus for one week. There were 6 of us total. The house was really adorable and smelled really good. It was very clean. There's a full-size kitchen and a really large living room with a flat screen TV and then one really large bedroom with two queen beds. There's another smaller bedroom with a daybed and a trundle underneath. We put our four children in the big room with two beds and took the small bedroom. The only downside is that my wife and I couldn't sleep in the same bed because of the daybed/trundle situation. The room is small but a bigger bed seems like it would have fit better so that kids could have one room and parents have privacy in the next.

The house was really cool. It even has the historic location plaque on the front of it. It was built not long after the battle of the Alamo. It was clean and had a modern feel but the old walls were really awesome.

There are shade trees and a small yard in the back which our kids loved. While inside you feel secluded, you are only a few blocks walk straight down Ave E to the Alamo. There is a parking lot that is gated in the back which is your main point of entry. Being downtown there are a lot of homeless people between Stonehaus and the Alamo but we never had a single problem and we came home from the riverwalk late every night walking with the kids.

Everyone loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.75%

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Downtown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

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