San Antonio Hidden Treasures
Submitted: August 14, 2012
Stayed: May 2012
San Antonio is a beautiful city, but it's easy to get lost in the chaos of urban living. My family was making a 5-hour drive to visit me for my graduation and I wanted to make sure they had a spectacular weekend.
The King Williams area is the hidden gem of San Antonio (I didn't discover it until after 2 yrs of living there). The area is tranquil, the houses are charming, the restaurants are family-run, and there are groups of people walking down the street at 10pm (or riding bicycles). It's hard to believe you're only one mile from downtown. Instead of opting for the typical run-of-the-mill hotel, I looked through the HomeAway listings and found this treasure, Casa Linda. Tom & Stacy are wonderful hosts. I cannot thank them enough for their consistent communication and graciousness. Casa Linda is located within a few blocks of most restaurants and bars. We walked everywhere and my family repeatedly complimented my selection. The house consists of 4 bdrms, 2 restrooms, a kitchen (handy if you're on a budget), and a beautiful front porch where we spent most of our time. We walked to dinner at La Foccaccia (delicious italian) and then crossed the street to have a few drinks at the Friendly Spot (outdoors, pet friendly, and a playground for the kids). The rental rates are reasonable and absolutely worth every penny for the experience.
The property is clean, well-maintained, and comfortable. To keep a reader from thinking my review is biased and is too good to be true, I will point out a few details for consideration. First, there are two restrooms. This could be an issue if all of your guests plan on showering within the exact same hour. Plan ahead and you should be fine. Secondly, parking could pose a problem if each guest is bringing their own vehicle and there is an event in the area, in which case street parking could be problematic. Third, there are cats. This isn't an issue for my family since we have a rescue of our own, but not everyone is like us. Just ignore them. Fourth, if you don't appreciate antiques and culture, you're going to miss out on the beauty of this home and the area.
We had a wonderful weekend. We spent a lot of time bonding as a family and we would absolutely, without a doubt, rent here again. In fact, we are strongly considering it in the fall when it's cooler to take advantage of a "First Friday" festival. Thanks again, Tommy and Stacy. We had a wonderful stay.
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