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Cozy cottage close to Pearl, Riverwalk, and Ft. Sam

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio home near Pearl dining, downtown, historic sites, sports arenas

A wonderful remodeled private cottage on a quiet full city lot, complete with off-street parking inside your fenced yard. I've furnished your getaway with new appliances, a full kitchen with everything you need, a lovely full bath with tub/shower, a comfy memory foam queen-size mattress, plus basic cable AND wi-fi! Located an easy 6-block walk (or bike ride) to the Pearl and Riverwalk, 1/2 a mile to the heart of downtown San Antonio and the Alamo, this is one of the city's hottest neighborhoods. You'll enjoy being able to walk to the restaurants and bars a few blocks away, or taking Uber/cab to other areas of town. I live across the street, so if you need anything I'm available. I am a food writer, food tour operator, and avid fan of this fantastic city. Come and enjoy this great town and our friendly folks. PS: Don't let the great rate dissuade you. I prefer to keep the property rented and to provide a great value to San Antonio visitors.

Member since: 2016
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Julia

I've lived and worked in San Antonio for 35+ years and have seen wonderfully positive changes. I am involved in the business community, specifically in the culinary and advertising industries, and am proud of the people who make this city tick. I run a culinary tour business, Food Chick Tours.

Julia purchased this house in 2016

Why Julia chose Government Hill

After living in several other parts of the city, I settled here in 2013. I love this neighborhood and its easy access to all the action. I bought the cottage property across the street from my home, poured a lot of love into fixing it up, and now have a great opportunity to share this area with visitors.

What makes this house unique

We are SO close to everything, yet it is quiet and peaceful on this block. The bus stop is two blocks away, the Riverwalk is six blocks away, we can hear the bugles at Ft. Sam and the birds in the trees. The Convention Center is not far away either and the cottage has proven to be very convenient for those attending events there.


Government Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Verified travelers with valid phone number only.
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Tub/shower combo, hairdryer, fan, heater, body wash, soap, TP, towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Memory foam queen sized bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • rafting
  • water tubing
Cottage guests receive a discount on Food Chick Tours booked during the stay.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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Cozy cottage close to Pearl, Riverwalk, and Ft. Sam
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

I may never stay in a hotel in SA, again. This was perfect in so many ways.

  • 5 of 5

Just enough of a home away from home...

The size, area, decor, amenities, proprietor were all near perfection!!!

We will be booking with Miss Julia again and again.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What wonderful comments, thank you! I am so glad to host lovely guests like you, Stephen, and happy I can provide a comfortable home away from home. I sincerely look forward to hosting you again very soon. Best, J.
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The cottage was described correctly. It is close to the Pearl business & the river walk.

  • 4 of 5

The pictures of the cottage are good. The cottage was extremely clean. Julie has a lot of information in a book on good restaurants & tourist attractions. Julia was very friendly & quick to respond to our needs. Sandy got sick and she drove us to a clinic at least 15 to 20 minutes north. Julia sprays quarterly for bugs. The first two days in the cottage Sandy found a huge black spider in the bathroom. After killing the 2nd spider I talked to Julia about the problem & she had a professional spay of the outside & the bathroom that afternoon. No more problem with spiders the next 6 days. The cottage is well stocked with kitchen & bathroom supplies. The cottage is a good per day price.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always happy to help my guests have a great stay at the cottage and I'm pleased you spoke up and allowed me to get rid of the spiders for you. Sometimes little critters find their way inside during cold weather, even after a quarterly pest control treatment! Hope you both stay well and enjoy the remainder of 2018.
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The best in San Antonio!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. Julia was the perfect hostess. Her cottage was lovely and she helped us with our planning the whole stay with suggestions about everything! You must stay here, plain and simple. Icing on the cake; location was fabulous

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thoroughly enjoyed having you as temporary neighbors! I hope you'll consider another trip south in the future, and a good long stay in sunny SA.
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in San Antonio. We did not rest but toured museums, Missions and even attended the theater for a fantastic live show. The food was awesome thanks to Julia's expert advice. We will definitely be back. The Cozy cottage was a wonderful place to stay. It is clean and very comfortable and did not lack any amenities. Julia is truly the best hostess we have ever rented from. She had a wonderful breakfast waiting for us and even called to ask we we required a ride downtown. We did not rent a car instead used the great transportation San Antonio has to offer. Thank you Julia for a fabulous adventure!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Let me first say, Julia is such a great hostess 😁 The cottage was so cute and cozy.. a great place for me & my husband to get away to. The area is beautiful. There's so much do to in San Antonio, and if you want to do absolutely nothing, the cottage is comfortable enough to do just that. Julia was very welcoming, and made us feel like old friends on her's. Any time I am doing an overnight trip to San Antonio, I plan to look up this place to see if it's available.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure getting to know you and helping you celebrate your new marriage! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to having you back again in the near future. Congratulations again and here's to your happy future!
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Five Star

  • 5 of 5

Cute and cozy! Close to everything. Hostess very informative! Would highly recommend to any one or two people.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. It was a pleasure meeting you, and I hope you'll come back again soon. All my best, J.
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
San Antonio International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Brackenridge Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak: Sunset Limited & Texas Eagle lines
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
281, 35, 37, 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
tons of restaurants nearby!
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Corpus Christi

Close to the famous Riverwalk and the quiet and artistic section of the Riverwalk called the Museum Reach; blocks from the Pearl, a high-end culinary center; walk or drive to the, San Antonio Museum of Art, the SA Botanical Center, McNay Art Museum - and don't forget the Alamo!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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