Beautiful guesthouse with private drive; 3 acre estate; country setting; Deer!
About Jhane Ivers
I'm a native Texan, but my husband Gordon and I love to travel! Our first experience with vacation rentals was as guests ourselves staying in several across Europe, especially across Italy and Spain! Great way to experience the culture and flavor of the places you visit! You get a real experience. Think that holds true about San Antonio also. It's a great city with so much to offer! The best gift you can give yourself is to stay in a place that provides an authentic look. You will love our place because it does exactly that! This is Texas, and this is San Antonio. Come on over!
Why Jhane Ivers chose Oakland Estates
Life among the oaks is a beautiful life! Villa Encino offers country acreage in the heart of busy city living. When you drive onto our property, you can feel at ease. But also convenient to all city luxuries within a few minutes. Restaurants, shopping, golfing, adventure parks, and military bases! You will love our place!
What makes this House unique
You are quickly within reach of major shopping (LaCantera) and entertainment (Palladium theatre, Six Flags), a variety of wonderful restaurants (Wild Fish, Paesanos, Magnolia Pancakes), and the medical center. And view is hard to beat! Green belts and wildlife. Doesn't get any better!
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Awesome place and location
Property managers were very nice and welcoming. The place is very cozy and the location makes you feel like you are out in the country but yet minutes away from the city life. The place was clean and had everything we needed to make morning coffee and breakfast. The property owners were readily available to answer any questions we had during our stay. Overall would definitely recommend anyone to stay here.
Thank you guys so much for choosing our property. We enjoyed meeting you both and hope you come back to see us. There's plenty more to do here in San Antonio. Thanks again!
Jhane & Gordon
Would definitely stay again
A very well appointed, clean, relaxing and enjoyable cottage. Quiet and secluded but just minutes from amenities. Close enough to downtown and the airport, as well as for a trip north to the Hill Country. The hosts were gracious and kind enough to quickly find and mail our son's wedding ring which he left behind. About 20 minutes to Lackland AFB where we were attending a BMT graduation. Highly recommend!
Thank you for choosing our property! So happy to help out with that ring! Please thank your son for his service!
Jhane & Gordon
This property was great, everything was just as described if not more. Conveniently Located to everything in San Antonio. The home owners were great, we met them when we arrived and gave us a tour of home. The house was in a safe area which was out main priority. Will definitely stay again when traveling to San Antonio...
Thank you for choosing us! We enjoyed meeting you guys and your son. Come back any time, and stay even longer!
Jhane & Gordon
Wonderful property and owners Jhane and Gordon are very accommodating hosts. We rented this house last year and liked it so much we rented it again this year! Very comfortable, all the amenities, we really couldn't’ ask for more. I don’t know what else to say except we will return again!
This is our second stay with Jayne and Gordon in San Antonio and it certainly won’t be our last! The property is gorgeous and their attention to details is incredible. They are as welcoming and kind as can be and we look forward to seeing them again soon!
Thank you for coming back to stay! We loved catching up with you and hope you make us an annual stop in your travels. You guys take such great care of the property while you are here. Looking forward to your next visit!
Jhane & Gordon
Reserve this property now! Excellent house and estate.
We've stayed at lots of VRBO's, mainly in TX but also in Hawaii. This house is hands down the best we've ever stayed in. It was perfect for my wife and I and our 18 month old. The house feels as if it's in the country but it's within 20 minutes of anything (SeaWorld, Zoo, Pearl, Market Square, etc).
We (especially our daughter) enjoyed watching the deer in the morning/evening (literally every day). The house is comfortable with a nice cottage feel. A large lot with ample shade provides lots of room for plenty of outdoor time. Do your thing in the city and come back "home" to this estate.
Thank you so very much! Your review made our owners' hearts soar! It's certainly our goal to provide our guests with the very best, and we are so happy that you enjoyed the property and your stay! Thanks for taking such great care of the house. We hope you guys will come back soon.
Jhane & Gordon
Activities in Area
LaCantera Shopping Center
—an open-air shopping complex near Loop 1604 and Interstate 10 that houses high-end retail stores (Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus) along with technology shops (Apple, Microsoft) and upscale restaurants (Whiskey Cake, Perry’s Steakhouse).
—Perry’s Restaurant is a favorite! On Fridays, the amazing pork chops (none like them anywhere!) are the lunchtime special. You will truly remember them forever.
Shops at the Rim
—LaCantera’s sister shopping complex within 10 minutes with World Market, Target, JC Penney, Nordstrom Rack, James Avery, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bass Pro Shop, etc.
Great restaurants— Maggiano’s Little Italy, Bob’s Steak & Chop House, BJ’s Brewhouse, The Hofbrau. There’s outdoor seating and entertainment at Hofbrau, and you can enjoy a variety of good beer!
Santikos Palladium IMAX Art-house Movie Theatre with AVX Entertainment
—a multiple screen complex located in the Rim Shopping Center
Before your movie, you can sit upstairs at the bar and order Margaritas and Nachos!
There’s even a band playing outdoors on the upper balcony on most Saturday nights.
—a small town 20 minutes from guesthouse in the county seat of Kendall County and part of the Texas Hill Country. Every 2nd Saturday, there are goods for sale by private vendors in the town square. Have a glass of wine at Boerne Wine Company. Shop at multiple antique stores on Hauptstrasse. Eat lunch at Dienger’s on market square or one of many great restaurants along River Road. Have a bear claw dessert at the famous Bear Moon Bakery. You won’t regret spending your day here.
Top Golf, Fiesta Texas, Sea World
—Top Gold & Fiesta Texas— 10 minutes
—-Sea World— 20 minutes
Restaurants on Interstate 10--
—we call this Restaurant Row along this interstate. They are numerous and in close proximity. Some of these are—
Mexican— Chuy’s, Alamo Care, Pappasitos, Mamacitas
Steak— Outback, County Line, Saltgrass
Italian— Olive Garden, Carrabba’s, Macaroni Grill
Burgers— Chester’s, Whataburger
Restaurants on Loop 1604
—another Restaurant Row. Some of our favorites are close to the 1604/10 exchange area.
Seafood— Wildfish (excellent!)
Italian— Paesano’s (5 star!), Scuzzi’s
Steak— Chama Gaucha Brazilian, Silo (New York style!)
Downtown San Antonio
—shop at Market Square for Mexican goods for sale. Be sure to check out the Katrinas, Mexican dishes, and pottery. You will find them as reasonable as shopping at the Mexican border. No visit is complete without a visit to the Alamo, rich with Texas History. Have a drink at famous bar on the bottom floor of the old Menger Hotel. (Many claim Menger is haunted.) Then take a walk along the river. A river barge ride on the San Antonio River and a quick visit to River Center Mall are well worth the time.
—Mi Tierra Restaurant at Market Square— Your visit won’t be complete without a visit here. Drink a margarita at the bar and purchase a pastry/candy from the amazing bakery of world-famous Mi Tierra’s Restaurant. Mariachis will serenade you during dinner here. Be sure to taste their flour tortillas.
New Braunfels and Gruene, Texas
—New Braunfels is located about 45 minutes from the guesthouse. A city in Comal and Guadalupe counties and popular as a tourist town. Home of Landa Park, the Comal River for tubing, Schlitterbahn, and Canyon Lake. Many restaurants in the area serve authentic German food.
—Gruene, Texas is designated a Historic Town by the State of Texas. Visitors love Gruene so much they come back every year. Gruene Hall is a bar and dance hall built in 1880’s and is the oldest Dance Hall in Texas. Learn how to do the Texas Two Step here. Legends perform here—Willie Nelson, George Strait, Lyle Lovett, and John Travolta in the movie Michael. There are antique and hand-crafted stores and a great restaurant—the Grist Mill! Market Days here are the 3rd weekend from February -November.
an hour and 30 minutes drive from the guesthouse on the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, Austin is not only the state capital, but lays claim to being the live music capital of the world. Home to the University of Texas and Formula 1’s Circuit of the Americas raceway. It’s a fast-growing city with residential prices more like New York and LA. Great shopping on Congress and famous Guero’s Mexican restaurant. A swim in Barton Springs and visit to Zilker Park round out a great day!