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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017


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! 4.8/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

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Two Bedroom Historic Cottage - Downtown
average rating of 4.84127 based on 63 reviews

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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Comfy; Lil Pardise in the City; Amazing Historic and New blended beautifully

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous Historic House Will be staying many times because of the privacy in the city: convenient to Children's Hospital; and the hospitality from the owners. Security is well thought of in this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great piece of Texan Heritage

  • 4 of 5

Very interesting and historic place. Beautiful grounds and backyard. Went with my family (including my, at the time, 6 month old son). Second bedroom was perfect to set up a pack and play. Thick walls helped to prevent too much noise. Would go back again. Only complaints would be it's a very old building so there are some bugs (because it's so old) and it is in a random part of town (near funeral home, bus station, car shops), although it felt safe and was close walking distance to everything we needed. We would stay here again and recommend this to other families or couples. Hosts were friendly, quick to respond to any issues or questions. Book of recommendations was also helpful. Overall, great location and stay :)

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great historic house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this historic home. We had six people and were comfortable and managed fine with one bathroom. The house was not too far a walk to the Alamo and restaurants and we felt safe doing so with theee adults and three teens. The home is renovated beautifully to retain historic architecture so if that is something you are into like we are you will appreciate it. And the bottle of wine left by Mona was a sweet surprise! Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique Vacation Stay for the Whole Family

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for somewhere to stay that's convenient to downtown, but with way more personality than a hotel, this is it. Our family of six (children ages 10-17) enjoyed four nights in this historic home while we explored San Antonio. It was a cozy retreat after our day spent out and about, and the kids really loved exploring Netflix. It is within walking distance of the Alamo and Riverwalk, but we also had a rental car so drove a few times. We always appreciated returning to the private, gated parking area which we used as our main entrance. The home does sit on a busy street, but there was minimal street noise and we always felt safe. There is a bus station around the corner, but it can easily be avoided. All contact with Mona was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.