|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Historic House on San Antonio River and Mission hike and bike trail. Our casa is right next door to one of San Antonio's five mission's, Mission San Juan Capistrano. We are on the San Antonio River and the wonderful newly renovated hike and bike trail that connect all the Missions. Skip rocks on the river, watch the sunset or curl up in our comfortable, charming home. With extensive grounds, nestled on 2 acres, we have a real 'getting away from it all' feel while still being conveniently located to all of San Antonio's best attractions -10 miles to downtown-3 miles to grocery stores, restaurants, a movie theater and shopping!
Keywords: homey, cozy, comfortable, updated, historic, convenient, inspiring
We fell in love with this historic treasure and renovated it to preserve its roots. When we bought the house it needed a lot of love - it had gone to disarray, but after a lot of sweat and restoration magic, it is now a treasure. The original house was built pre1900. The rest of the house was added in the 30s. It used to be a ranch (cows, sheep, goats) and a pecan orchard. There have been whispers of it being a stagecoach stop, brothel and popular spot during prohibition. The ruin across the street is what's left of Berg's Mill. San Juan, the mission next door was built mid 1700s. The ambiance of our property is seductively peaceful - we are so glad the house can continue to enchant visitors!
We have a fountain and a pond - our kids love looking for frogs, or feeding the fish. The birding on and around our property is spectacular. In the wintertime, we love having fires in the fireplaces, especially the fireplace in the master bedroom. Our property is surrounded by national park land so we are very secluded.
Our family stayed at this home for about 5 days. Best way to review is in the form of pros and cons.
Pros: Beautiful home on large property which you cant tell from pics the full extent. Grounds have wonderful sitting areas, fountain, small wading pool (can sit 5 maybe? to cool off on hot days. Nice bbq area with firepit which we used; backyard with lots of area to roam, chickens running around and yes, fresh eggs if you want; Alfredo, the groundskeeper is very courteous and helpful. Bikes to ride, and basketball to play. Garden area which we picked fresh green onions from. Indoors is extremely spacious, two huge bathrooms, two awesome fireplaces, one of which is in main bedroom. beautiful Spanish tile everywhere, fits san Antonio culture. The kitchen is so well equipt we did a lot of cooking and found everything available that we needed. Sitting areas everywhere with huge windows throughout. Not too far from airport as well as Lackland Air base. Owners were awesome to deal with, and helpful with information and anything we needed. There were beautiful small flowers throughout the home which makes it feel like you are at home. Cons: None. Other than you don't want to leave! Thank you Margaret for working with us during our stay with our Airman. Highly recommend staying here.
It was a great place from which to explore the mission trail. We picked up bikes from one of the nearby missions and also used the ones at the house. My children aged 10 and 11 were very happy with their beds, the swing and seeing the chickens roaming around! We loved all the interesting artifacts in the house. The master bed was very comfy. The whole house had a lot of character. The house was unlike anything we had every stayed in before. We would definitely like to come back. Great treatment by the owner.
We spent spring break week here with our two teenage daughters and their two best friends. The house was really the highlight of the trip. Beautiful, 100 year old house with endless interesting things to look at in every room. Wonderful grounds as well with an arbor, fire pit, bocce ball, tether ball, swings, and places just to sit and relax. There's even a vegetable garden guests are welcome to if it's the right time of year. The house is right on the river - you can "literally" (as my children say 800 times a day) ride a bike out the front gate and onto the paved hike/bike trail that runs next to the river and by all the missions. You can even ride a bike to the Alamo. We brought our own bikes, but there are several on the property and you can rent them at the Mission that is next door. There was ample room for the six of us. The house has a bit of an odd layout, and the second bedroom and bathroom are accessed through the enormous master, but that wasn't a problem. The kitchen is totally decked out - even had baking powder for my pancakes. The caretaker, Alfredo, is charming and helpful, and full of interesting stories about the property (if you speak Spanish.) The key to complete bliss at the Walker River House is ear plugs. There are chickens and a rooster that roam the property. Up side is fantastic fresh eggs. Down side is said rooster crowing a zillion times at the crack of dawn. The house also seems to be in the flight path of a small airport, as there were often small planes buzzing not very far overhead. Stick some earplugs in at bedtime, and sleep till 11 in one of the very comfortable beds. Everyone describes their properties as "unique," but this one truly is. Highly recommend.
This is truely a unique property, that screams San Antonio! We really enjoyed building a fire in the enourmous living room fireplace, and our kids loved the loft space! You won't need an alarm clock with the roosters about, but as long as your goal isn't sleeping in - this place is great.
We are from San Antonio, and came back to visit family and friends. It tugged at my heart strings to be in this charming yet beautifully updated home that reminded me of what it is that I love about San Antonio.
We loved our stay at this ranch house in San Antonio! The location was unique and memorable, and the house's quirky vintage decor and style were appreciated by my interior design-loving family. The kids in our group were equally enchanted and had a blast exploring the grounds and watching the chickens parade by. Responsive and helpful homeowner and nice to have someone on-site for last minute questions. We'll be back!
My husband and 2 adult children thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Walker House. The house itself was very interesting. We spent a bit of time trying to imagine what the house layout was back when it was built since I'm sure it didn't have 2 very nice bathrooms then. The kitchen is well equipped. AC worked like champ. It was quiet overall - we were not bothered by the early morning rooster noises. There were vegetables to eat from the garden which was a special treat. Being adjacent to the Mission Bike Trail was great - we walked 30-40 minutes every morning. The "mini-pool" was a welcome respite from hot June afternoons. I grew up in SA and we spent time going places I hadn't seen in many years such as the Witte Museum, Missions, the Spanish Governor's Palace and San Fernando. We didn't get to the Zoo or SAMA. I'd definitely recommend this as a place to stay. The only drawback is that occupants of the 2nd bedroom have to walk through the Master to get to the rest of the house. We didn't go down to the basement area since there was only 4 of us.
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2 night minimum stay
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