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HISTORIC HIDEAWAY, HILL COUNTRY VIEWS, PETS WELCOME, CLOSE TO EATS & DRINKS!

Linda Klar

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Linda Klar

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
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HISTORIC HIDEAWAY, HILL COUNTRY VIEWS, PETS WELCOME, CLOSE TO EATS & DRINKS!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

San Antonio Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Front Porch w/Hill Country Views, Historical Charm, Outdoor Dining, Horses

Welcome to the Menger Klar Reynolds Ranch! Our BIG Cottage (sleeps 6) is a welcoming limestone castle with hill country views from the elegant front porch. Inside, the spacious living room has gracious stone fireplace & original hardwood floors. A French door leads into the MOZART Room w/ queen bed & luxurious linens. Enjoy coffee on the private side porch. The MIMI Room has a queen bed & lots of natural light. The PONY Room has queen bed, a Ralph Lauren feel & a view of horses. The updated kitchen has farmhouse sink, lots of counter space, dining table, a pass-thru to the living room, bar seating & Old World charm that makes cooking a social activity! The European bath has spacious shower & exposed limestone walls. The large patio w/ fire pit, dining table & conversation seating.~ Hill country views, oak trees, tree swing, hammock. Starbuck, the Concierge Pony, greets you each day! Check out our CARRIAGE HOUSE, too! A quaint cottage w/ open floor plan, queen bed, concrete floors, spacious bath, full kitchen, dining and entertainment areas, exquisite exposed limestone walls, treed views out every window. Check it out @ vrbo.com/401196! Visit us at www.mengercottages.com.

Family Home Recaptured, Now Shared with Others: In 1919, my great-grandfather, Erich Menger, and his brother Rudolph, purchased 560 acres in the hill country. In 1922, Erich and his wife, Lydia, bought Rudolph’s share and built a charming rock cottage. My great-grandparents raised registered Angora goats, cattle and sheep, and ran a dairy. Together, they spent nearly 30 years at the ranch. During my childhood, our family harvested our Christmas trees, camped, hunted and gathered for picnics with extended family at the ranch. We swam in the cistern full of fresh rainwater or we rode on the tailgate down to the pool made by a dam in the Helotes Creek. But in 1973, our family sold the property. I vowed that someday I would buy the ranch back. In 2000, my sister drove past and saw the sale sign. Most of the land had been subdivided but the remaining 7 acres contained the original ranch house, a smaller cottage, carriage house and barns. In December 2000, my husband and I fulfilled my dream of recovering the ranch!

People come to our cottage to be close to Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld, UTSA and other major attractions but other types of people who love our place include historians, architects, authors, novelists, naturalists, bird watchers, bicyclists, botanists, conservationists, horse people and tree lovers. Which might you be or become after you visit our magical place?

Check out our other San Antonio cottages:

Carriage House www.vrbo.com/401196

Craftsman Haus www.homeaway.com/3589618

Hospitality a Menger-Klar Family Tradition: For more than 100 years, my family has been known in San Antonio for their hospitality and generosity. One ancestor, Rudolph Menger and his wife, Babette, along with his in-laws, William Menger (a different line of the Menger family) operated the famous Menger Hotel. My great-grandfather, Emil Klar, was a butcher who specalized in home-killed meats and “the sausage with a flavor.” Opi, as he was known in the German tradition, gave meat to hungry neighbors during the Great Depression until he could no longer run his business. My grandfather, Roland Klar, along with my grandmother, Floy (nee Menger) Klar, brewed homemade beer to share with their salon of many friends. Today, my cousin Erich Menger is one of the most sought-after caterers in town. Now my husband and I continue that tradition of hospitality with executive and vacation rentals of our historic family properties known as the Menger Cottages. Willkommen!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Linda Klar (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

What makes this cottage unique

If you're looking for a smaller getaway or if your traveling group is growing larger, we have another cottage on this property called the Carriage House (www.vrbo.com/4011960). The Carriage House accommodates two people with a full kitchen, dining area, queen bed and spacious bathroom/dressing room. It is close to the Big Cottage so you can still enjoy together time on the patio and yet savor a bit more privacy and the convenience of extra bathroom

With our Carriage House also on the property,

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Historic Hideaway, Hill Country Views, Pets Welcome, Close to Eats & Drinks!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
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Historic Hideaway, Hill Country Views, Pets Welcome, Close to Eats & Drinks!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p347337
+1 -5125858307
San Antonio Texas

A very convenient San Antonio holiday home

  • of 5
Just back from a happy few days at this quiet cottage on the edge of San Antonio. Now that our family is grown up, our focus is dog friendly accommodation and this place is great with a large fenced yard and non fussy wood floors throughout. Downtown is half an hour away by car, and Fiesta Texas, around 20 minutes.
An initial issue we had was quickly sorted out by Linda. We would definitely stay here again when visiting the area.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic Hideaway, Hill Country Views, Pets Welcome, Close to Eats & Drinks!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p347337
+1 -5125858307
San Antonio Texas
Rowlett, TX
5

Don't overlook this quiet retreat in Hill Country

Don't overlook this quiet retreat in Hill Country
  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the big cottage right before Thanksgiving and were thoroughly impressed with the property and Linda’s hospitality. We arrived after dark, so we didn’t get a chance to see the property until the next morning. We stepped outside the next morning to a beautiful view of acres of trees, horses, the entire ranch, and the hill country in the background. We’d read the reviews and seen the pictures, but they weren’t able to fully convey the beauty and serenity of the property.

As a host, Linda was exceptional. We’ve stayed in a few rentals before, but I must say our interactions with her from when we made the initial reservation earlier in the year to when we left was wonderful. She pleasantly rearranged our reservation twice, followed up immediately, and when we had a minor issue during our stay, she arrived in person the next morning to make sure it was corrected. She even shipped us a jacket we left after checkout free of charge!

If you want to “get away” from the suburbs/city, this is the perfect property. Secluded enough for ample privacy, yet just a few minutes away from shopping, activities, etc to make it the perfect place to stay. We can’t wait to come back, and can be assured we’ll be staying here again. Thanks Linda!
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Hideaway, Hill Country Views, Pets Welcome, Close to Eats & Drinks!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p347337
+1 -5125858307
San Antonio Texas
5

Perfect retreat in Texas Hill Country

  • 5 of 5
This cottage and the surrounding Texas Hill country has forever spoiled me. No place on earth will ever compare. We are currently living overseas in Italy, and all I do is dream of coming back here!
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic Hideaway, Hill Country Views, Pets Welcome, Close to Eats & Drinks!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p347337
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San Antonio Texas
Houston TX USA
5

Beautiful historic ranch we loved it!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at the Big Cottage we were able to bring our little dogs and had a Wonderful Stay! It was so peaceful at the ranch it was nice seeing the horses Starbuck and Jack they are super cute! The house is lovely and super spacious allot of books to read and games to play. The house is set up with everything you need the location it's close to pretty much everything all stores and food places. Love El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant great fish tacos, Bill Miller Bar B Q is everywhere. Close to Auto Repair, Walmart, Walgreens, Petco, Petland, even a vet doctor is a block away, great location. We had a blast I went ghost hunting on the property and was super excited to capture photos and video my wife laughed at me, the ghost I thought I found was a hissing water sprinkler. Ha, ha but there were allot of orbs I captured on photo. Anyways we had a blast we went to Six Flags, SeaWorld, Ripleys downtown San Antonio. The rode is pretty dark but you'll get use to it. Anyway, this is a Very Great place to stay! We took allot of photos of the ranch had fun on the swing in the backyard loved hearing the crickets at night and seeing the stars up in the sky it was really nice. Linda the owner is super sweet we called her when we came into town it was pretty late we got lost she didn't mind and was very kind. Linda is a sweatheart looking forward to seeing you and your husband in December! Many thanks Dan & Ivy
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Hideaway, Hill Country Views, Pets Welcome, Close to Eats & Drinks!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p347337
+1 -5125858307
San Antonio Texas

A wonderfull place to stay!

  • of 5
Menger Cottages are a unique place to stay when visiting the Helotes area. The cabins are homey and comfortable and the patio area with a fire pit table is perfect for a peaceful evening cookout. The location is ideal for anyone attending a concert at Floore's Country Store, only 4 miles away. You can feel quite secluded yet, you are only a short distance from restaurants and shopping.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Historic Hideaway, Hill Country Views, Pets Welcome, Close to Eats & Drinks!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p347337
+1 -5125858307
San Antonio Texas
Frisco, TX
5

What a wonderful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, two kids and dog all stayed at the big cottage. What a beautiful house and property. It was easy travel into San Antonio and we went to Shlitterbahn which wasn't a bad drive at about 40 minutes away. Even though it was August while we were there, we were always drawn outside by the great property, porch, swings and fire pit. The huge old trees and the breeze we got at the top of the hill where the house sits created such a pleasant temperature. Even the kids ignored the electronics most of the time and spent most their time outside. The main road was far enough away that the dog could roam and explore without us worrying about cars. The horses are very friendly and deer sightings happened every day. I can't wait to have an excuse to stay at the cottage again and have already recommended it to my friends.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

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Car: necessary

See our video at http://alturl.com/ap8uo. Shop for antiques in Old Town Helotes or for the latest fashions at La Cantera mall with Nordstrom's and other high-end stores. Enjoy local Mexican food at El Chaparral, elegant dining at the Grey Moss Inn and pizza and hamburgers in between. Check out Floore's Country Store concert schedule where Willie Nelson got his start. You can tour wineries in nearby Comfort and Sisterdale. Take expedition trips to Bandera, Medina Lake, Boerne, Kerrville and Fredericksburg. Nature lovers will appreciate Government Canyon State Natural Area, the Helotes Creek Nature Center and our own backyard. For the kids, Fiesta Texas is 13 miles and Seaworld is just 15 miles from our home. If you're here for a horse show, you'll appreciate being only 9 miles from the San Antonio Rose Palace, 30 miles to Retama. Both UTSA and the UT Health Science Center are also nearby.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

San Antonio Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San Antonio Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Mozart Room - 1 queen
    Mimi's Room - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , comfy 8ft-sofa
    Pony Room - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • water skiing

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