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

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Linda Klar

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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

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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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed

Linda Klar

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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,

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Historic Hideaway, Hill Country Views, Pets Welcome, Close to Eats & Drinks!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 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
5

We made an excellent choice

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We stayed at this home over a long weekend. Had a mini-reunion with my daughter and her husband and two children (ages 4-6). The house was neat and clean and very welcoming. The highlight was for the children to have access to the horses. I have no idea how many carrots and apples we went through, but to see the kids faces light up when they fed the horses and spoke to them was a real treat. Our stay was excellent. Thanks Linda for providing this property.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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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

A great find

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
My husband and I took 3 grandchildren (aged 3-11) for a trip to San Antonio last week and made arrangements to stay in the big cottage. All of us had a great time. The kids loved swinging in both the tree swing and the front porch swing. We ate breakfast and dinner outside everyday on the super large patio and watched the deer and horses. The "city" kids loved exploring the property, talking to the horses and listening to the sounds of summer. We all liked having high speed internet and cable TV available. The location is very convenient to all SA sites, yet just enough away from the city to be relaxing.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks, Shari! Our place is a great location to help kids connect with nature. We try to encourage and protect various species so hopefully future generations will be able to see these creatures, too. We keep seed in the bird feeders to attract the birds closer to the house, we provide rock shelters for lizards and we love that a deer family has taken up residence in our front pasture. I saw a granddaddy long-legs spider a few months ago! Haven't seen one of those since childhood!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
Northwest Tennessee
5

The absolute BEST place to stay if you're visiting San Antonio!

The absolute BEST place to stay if you're visiting San Antonio!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
I'm not even sure where to start...

My family booked both the house and the carriage house. I've rented several other vacation rentals over the years, and I always get a knot in my stomach hoping everything is as described (or there) when I arrive. I've never rented a property that was as exactly as stated and the pictures 100% accurate - until now. This was the real deal and you couldn't ask for better hosts. Linda and Joe were there to meet us when we arrived, and are absolutely wonderful! They have definitely carried on the family hospitality tradition, and go above and beyond what you would expect to make sure you're comfortable and enjoy your stay. They beat any five star hotel!

The location was perfect. We were close to all the attractions - Sea World, Six Flags, the Alamo. Shopping and restaurants were nearby, and yet we felt so far away from it all. To get up in the morning and go outside to enjoy breakfast with the family, the kids being able to run around and play without having to worry about them, the horses frollicking in the pastures, made us feel like we were a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of San Antonio - we couldn't have asked for more.

If you're planning on visiting the area - this is the place to stay. Texas the way it should be...
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you and the whole crew had a great time and hope to see you back again sometime soon!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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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
Northwest Tennessee
5

The BEST place to stay while visiting San Antonio!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
I'm not even sure where to start...

My family booked both the house and the carriage house. I've rented several other vacation rentals over the years, and I always get a knot in my stomach hoping everything is as described (or there) when I arrive. I've never rented a property that was as exactly as stated and the pictures 100% accurate - until now. This was the real deal and you couldn't ask for better hosts. Linda and Joe were there to meet us when we arrived, and are absolutely wonderful! They have definitely carried on the family hospitality tradition, and go above and beyond what you would expect to make sure you're comfortable and enjoy your stay. They beat any five star hotel!

The location was perfect. We were close to all the attractions - Sea World, Six Flags, the Alamo. Shopping and restaurants were nearby, and yet we felt so far away from it all. To get up in the morning and go outside to enjoy breakfast with the family, the kids being able to run around and play without having to worry about them, the horses frollicking in the pastures, made us feel like we were a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of San Antonio - we couldn't have asked for more.

If you're planning on visiting the area - this is the place to stay. Texas the way it should be...
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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

Hideaway Ranch Dream!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
We were planning a vacation and always wanted to go to Texas. As we googled around we discovered this lovely listing at Homeaway.com. We felt drawn to it instantly with the acreage for our kids to run around, the lovely porch and sitting area and plenty of room for our 5 kids to spread out a bit. When we arrived we were very pleased! We were able to stay at both locations on the property and thoroughly enjoyed both! We especially loved seeing Tinkerbell the sweet horse every morning out to pasture! The location was a delight and we all have wonderful memories of our stay here!

The stable house where my husband and I stayed alone a few nights was just amazing! We loved the shower, the amenities of the bath robes, cozy bed and sweet charm!
Thank you so much for the wonderful stay! We had a great time!!! Linda was also tremendously helpful as I had to have a package delivered and they went out of their way to be there in case of it being delivered while we were out. She also recommended a nearby horseback riding area that we loved!
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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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Availability & Rates

San Antonio Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Theme Park Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
$175
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$150
$175
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100.00
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
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 twin/ single , 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • cycling

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