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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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 -
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Two Bedroom Historic Cottage - Downtown
average rating of 4.857143 based on 84 reviews
Pasadena, TX

Beautiful historic house

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. I have 2 teen age boys and they brought one of their friends and we had plenty of room for us all. The beds were very comfortable and the house is beautifully remodeled. Great location for walking to river walk and Alamo and other attractions. Also good location for going to Fiesta Texas. We had breakfast two mornings at The Oasis Mexican Cafe which is right out the back door and the food and service was awesome. The owners checked in with us to make sure we made it in okay and asked us to let them know if we needed anything. They even left us a bottle of wine when we arrived which we thought was a very nice touch. The book at the house tells all about the history of his 1800 home and even has pictures which was very interesting. The gate around house and parking adds to your comfort in leaving your vehicle even though we never felt unsafe it was just extra security and comfort. We definitely recommend and will have to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We loved having your family as our guests. Please do come back and visit us again.
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Long Weekend from HOU

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend. The property is maintained well and is in good order. The property managers provided all the necessary details to access the house and useful supplemental info about the surrounding area. This accommodating historic home has plenty of character which certainly adds to the SATX experience. Thank you for a comfortable, unique and memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Beautiful Comfortable Historic House in Downtown San Antonio

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Barry and Mona for renting your beautiful home to us! This is the oldest house I have ever stayed in! The location is excellent (walking distance to the Alamo and River Walk). The lights, air condition, fans, bathroom and kitchen make the home very comfortable. My kids enjoyed watching Netflix!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Francesca. We love the history of our little cottage too. We often spend a night to enjoy downtown since it is so close to everything. You were wonderful guests. Please come back again. Mona
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Beautiful Unique and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

The house is so unique and beautiful. We loved being able to stay in a place with so much history. Mona was so pleasant and checked on us to make sure everything was going well. The house was clean and felt very much like home. The beds and linens were 5 star and better than any hotel I’ve stayed in. The house is gated and surrounded by several churches which was comforting. I was on a girls trip with my mother and daughter and we felt safe enough to walk 4 blocks to dinner. There were a few homeless people around, which is normal in any big city, but was nothing that made us feel uncomfortable. The only small negative I could mention (and is totally not the fault of the owners) was the noise from motorcycles racing a few streets over. It was quiet by 10:30-11 most nights, but I will mention so as to warn light sleepers or people who go to sleep earlier in the evening to keep that in mind. I would hate for this place to get a bad review over noise that cannot be controlled by the owners. All I can say is if the pictures have you intrigued, it is even better in person. We will definitely be back and this is now our 1st choice to stay when coming to San Antonio. Thanks for the memories. ❤️

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jami, How very nice of you to provide such a pleasant review! We love StoneHaus as well. I am a sound sleeper so I have not heard motorcycle noise, but so sorry it was an inconvenience. Thanks for taking such good care of StoneHaus for us. Please do come back again. Mona
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Great home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The House was great and less than 10 minute walk to the Alamo. We loved our stay and had a very minor hiccup which Mona came to personally resolve. Loved our stay and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Stephanie. I enjoyed meeting you and your family. Also, I appreciate your help with the key. Mona
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Cute house filled with character and great location

  • 5 of 5

The house is well decorated and comfortable. I love the natural light from the big windows. The gated parking area was also very convenient and secure. Overall we had a great trip

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carmen. So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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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 Fee $70

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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