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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017


Rio San Antonio Cruises
Schilo's Delicatessen
"Enjoy a sandwich and the homemade root beer."
Alamo Beer Company
"Just opened. San Antonio's newest brewery. Walk across the Hays Street Bridge for a quick h..."
Majestic Theatre
"Sight of The Broadway Series as well as many famous performances. Built in 1929. Along with..."
San Antonio Zoo
"We recently visited the zoo to see its newest exhibit...the indoor Hippo's habitat. Believe..."
Pearl Farmers Market
"Along the scenic San Antonio River, the old Pearl Brewery has been transformed into a modern..."
La Fonda on Main
"One of our favorite restaurants. Medium price. Delicious food. Great service. Dine outsi..."
The Alamo
"Just a short walk down Ave. E. When visiting San Antonio, the Alamo is a must see especiall..."
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
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.


East Side 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


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Two Bedroom Historic Cottage - Downtown
average rating of 4.866667 based on 60 reviews

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: Jun 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: Jul 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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Week in San Antonio

  • 5 of 5

The house was much more than I expected. For two old guys, the house was a great place to rest, sit in the wonderful patio, drink a cold beer and veg. I would recommend the house to any one coming to this city.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I give this home 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay my family enjoyed it the week of 4th of July. We loved the proximity to downtown that was just a short walk and we took advantage of the back patio for our morning coffee. The house has been beautifully restored we loved the history of the home. By the way thank you for the bottle of wine we will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome location and cute historic house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 really loved our stay at Stonehaus. Mona is a very attentive hostess and gave great suggestions. The location is within walking distance to the Alamo, Riverwalk, and The Pearl. We had a great 4th of July in San Antonio.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.