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Charming Hill Country Carriage House, Enjoy Wildlife, Close to Eats/Drinks/Music

Linda Klar

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Linda Klar

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Speaks: english
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Charming Hill Country Carriage House, Enjoy Wildlife, Close to Eats/Drinks/Music

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Helotes Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Romantic Cottage Hideaway for Two, Hill Country Views, Dog Friendly!

The Carriage House is a charming loft space with a full kitchen, dining area, queen bed and concrete floors. The bedroom features an exposed limestone rock wall. The spacious bath doubles as a dressing room and features a large shower with a rain drop shower head. Every window in the cottage has a woodland view of trees, wildlife or horses. The seating area features a unique niche in the wall that mimics a fireplace and mantel. The front porch, with comfortable chairs is a great spot for greeting the morning with a cup of coffee and pastries. Around the back of the Carriage House are several spots to sit with a glass of wine or margarita and enjoy the hill country views. Find local info at www.shophelotes.com and www.liveatfloores.com. We are just 13 miles from Fiesta Texas and 15 miles from Seaworld. Local flavor restaurants include El Chaparral, Grey Moss Inn and Scenic Loop Cafe.

Check out our other accommodation at the ranch, the Big Cottage (sleeps six) at

www.vrbo.com/373236. Or explore our website at www.mengercottages.com

If your trip takes you downtown, you'll be interested in our Alamo Heights Craftsman Haus. Find more information at

www.homeaway.com/3581698

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Linda Klar (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Linda Klar

My great grandparents bought this property along with more than 500 acres so they could farm and run a dairy. Erich and Lydia Menger spent more than 30 years there. After their passing, their four children inherited the property. My grandmother, her brothers and their families continued farming but in 1973, it was decided to sell the property. As a little girl, I was devastated to lose my favorite playground. I vowed that someday I would by the ranch back. The man who bought the ranch sold off the acreage but in 2000 the seven acres that contained the original houses and sheds came on the market. With my husband's support, I WAS able to buy the ranch back! I also got the pony I'd always wanted from childhood.

Linda Klar purchased this cottage in 1929

Why Linda Klar chose Helotes

We enjoy the wildlife, the history, the farm ways. We hope you enjoy the charming old rock house, the vantage points from which you can relax and see the mountains.

Our special location allows you to enjoy Old Town Helotes with cute shops, market days, bicycling and live country music. Seaworld and Fiesta Texas are just 15 miles away. La Cantera mall offers department stores and your favorite shops. UTSA and Southwest Research are close by. And you can enjoy a day at the Riverwalk downtown and the retreat from the sounds of the city to the peaceful chirping of cicadas.

What makes this cottage unique

Government Canyon State Natural Area is closeby.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Charming Hill Country Carriage House, Enjoy Wildlife, Close to Eats/Drinks/Music
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House was perfect for us - we enjoyed the peaceful country setting with places to stroll or sit outside. The cottage was larger than we expected and everything was provided that might be needed, right down to laundry facilities, board games & local travel info books. Linda responded immediately to email questions and was so interesting to visit with (tho our privacy was completely respected) . The fun little towns of Bandera and Helotes are an easy drive away - good BBQ suppers available in both. We found the Park & Ride from UTSA an excellent way to get around San Antonio.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you took advantage of the Park and Ride system to go downtown! It's not a long drive to downtown but our great bus system relieves you of parking issues. And, in the other direction, you found Old Town Helotes and the cowboy town of Bandera a short drive away. I hope to see you back again when the cold winds of Saskatchewan blow next winter!

Anniversary

  • of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Carriage House for our stay and loved it! We were celebrating our 2nd anniversary/New Years and just loved the serenity, nature, and quaintness of everything. This is a wonderful place to stay due to the surroundings yet close proximity to every necessity.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Sacramento, CA
5

Great Country Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is exactly what I was looking for. Sleeping accomodations was perfect for the two of us, but also large enough to have my daughter and her family over for Thanksgiving. There was ample room inside to set up a large table, and lots of running around room on the ranch. The kids loved feeding the horses, and Linda was a great host...she even provided marshmallows and skewers and invited everyone over to the campfire at the big cottage. Thank you Linda!!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great place on business

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodations versus staying in a hotel, secluded, quiet, away from town...enjoyed staying here very much. Thanks Linda!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Houston
5

Darling

  • 5 of 5

What a darling place to spend our weekend. This was just perfect for us. Just the two of us, and our dogs. We were able to meet the owners and get the Grand Tour of the property. It is all so charming. The history of the farm, and the fact the it still remains in the family is fantastic. I encourage anyone to stay here. The cost compared to a 1 bedroom suite at any of the chain hotels is crazy. You so get more bang for your buck here. I give this place 5 stars!! Come spend the weekend!!! You will fall in Love, and never stay at a hotel again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Tracy! Sometimes we can't believe our own good fortune that we were able to reclaim this ranch property back into the family. And it IS charming - almost like a movie set. My great-grandfather knew how to site and build beautiful limestone rock houses. I'm glad you found it a great value, too. The Carriage House is plenty roomy with a full kitchen, dining area, queen bed, entertainment space and generously-sized bathroom. Plus those breathtaking hill country views! We look forward to seeing you back at the ranch again sometime really soon!
5

The title is almost correct. The location was rejuvenating but there was some traffic noise

  • 5 of 5

Regardless of my title review, my husband and I loved our stay in San Antonio. Our accommodations were absolutely beautiful and I loved our host's taste. The space was very well appointed. The property itself was gorgeous. The only minor flaw was that we heard traffic noise when outside. When inside you couldn't really hear it because of the solid rock walls, I think. When we were there we happened to meet the owner of the property who took the time to walk us around and tell us about the fascinating history of the property. Learning about it made us love it even more. I would recommend these accommodations to anyone visiting San Antonio but prefer to stay just a ways out of town.We would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've just been approved as a certified wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation! Our seven acres of trees, shrubs, grasses and rocks provides food, water, shelter and places to raise young. We supplement the natural resources with bird baths and seeds. It's a great place to spot colorful birds, cool lizards, deer, etc. Come see us again soon!

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In addition to the Carriage House, we have the larger Big Cottage on the same property in case your traveling party increases in size. The Big Cottage accommodates up to 6 people with two queen beds, a twin bed and a generously-sized sofa. The Grand Veranda affords a beautiful hill country view and the spacious side patio has an outdoor dining table for 6 plus conversation seating around a fire pit. It's all about relaxation and rejuvenation at Menger Cottages. Find out more about the Big Cottage at www.vrbo.com/373236.

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Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Helotes Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Break
Mar 1 - Mar 31
2 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
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$125
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy

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

Helotes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking

Partner Offers

Other Vacation Properties

$1,050 - $1,225 per week
2 - 3 night minimum stay
  • 1 BR,
  • 1 BA,
  • Sleeps 2
$460 per week
  • 2 BR,
  • 1 BA,
  • Sleeps 4
$750 - $1,225 per week
2 - 3 night minimum stay
  • 2 BR,
  • 1 BA,
  • Sleeps 2

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