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Beautiful Contemporary Retreat on the San Antonio River & Mission Trail

Bedrooms 4
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Covered Parking
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6 maximum)

Beautiful Contemporary Modern River Retreat on 1.5 acres - surrounded by park land on the original San Antonio River & walking distance to the World Heritage Site San Antonio Mission San Jose.

Enjoy a unique getaway at this secluded and peaceful San Antonio property. Situated in the heart of the Mission district and on one and a half tree shaded acres, this contemporary show place has all of the amenities including flat screen HDTV's, two king & two queen beds. Relax by the full size swimming pool in the Texas sunshine (even in the winter as the pool is heated). Tour the World Heritage Site San Antonio Missions from the property by foot, bicycle or car and enjoy local restaurants at one of America's favorite vacation destinations.

The home is the architecturally designed "dream home" of a local real estate developer. We purchased the property from the family in 2002. After extensive interior remodeling, Casa Mission Rio is now a modern showplace.

Many of our guests say they find the property so peaceful & enjoyable that they just stay "home" for much of their visit.

The property & Mission San Jose are 5 miles south of downtown & the Alamo; this area is called "Southtown." Southtown is where the arts district is & many great new restaurants are locating.

Distance from house to...

Alamo & Riverwalk 5 miles

Sea World 18 miles

Airport 15 miles

San Antonio Zoo 10 miles

Fiesta Texas 23 miles

Major SA shopping areas are Alamo Quarry 12 miles, North Star Mall 15 miles, and Shops at La Cantera 23 miles (next to Fiesta Texas)

Schlitterbahn water park (New Braunfels, TX) 38 miles

Republic Golf Club - '#1 Golf Course in San Antonio, 2006 - 2008' 4 miles

Keywords: Private Residence

More Details

Eric Foultz 209630
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2017


Southside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) One of the king beds is in the fully equipped garage apartment, Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Contemporary Retreat on the San Antonio River & Mission Trail
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Nelson, BC

Relaxing place to come home to!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful home for 5 weeks while I had a temporary work project in San Antonio. I brought my wife and 2 adult daughters and a co-worker used the private suite located across from the carport.

The master suite was fantastic with a comfortable king sized bed, large walk in closet, separate toilet, large shower with many shower heads, deep soaking tub, double sinks, office desk, tv and large bright windows. My daughters enjoyed their decent sized rooms with desks. They had plenty of room in their shared double sink, separate toilet bathroom. The laundry room is large, plenty of room for folding. The washer and dryer were small apartment size, but worked well.

The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of dishes, etc..and has a blender and vegetable steamer. And it has large unique refrigerator/freezer drawers. We paid extra to heat the pool and it was well worth it in February.

The home is very bright with many large windows. The grounds are completely private and the neighbours are quiet. The neighbourhood is safe and lovely with homes with acreages. We bought a couple of bikes on Craigslist and donated them when we left. Due to our 5 week visit, this was much cheaper than renting from a bike shop or using the city's bike share program (which was a 15 minute walk away). The Bike trails on the river are excellent and the Missions were all under a 30 minute bike ride away.

The host was a great communicator and responded immediately to all of our questions or concerns.

The only negative to this location is the traffic noise from SE Military Drive. You can barely hear the noise when inside. But can be quite loud during evening rush hour by the pool. We rectified this by playing music or using headphones when lounging outside. We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect place for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

There is so much to love about this vacation house. First off the location is great...close to downtown and everything you would need but felt so private as well. We used the pool everyday and the beds were very comfortable. Don't look any further if you want an awesome house in San Antonio. Eric was so great to deal with.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place. Great house.

  • 5 of 5

Liked it so much I want to buy it. Easily the best house rented for a vacation. 10 stars.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The house was in great shape and very clean. Don't be afraid to rent this one. Our family had a lot of fun and wonderful memory's staying in the house together. We would diffently stay here again if we were going to San Antonio. Eric was very attentive and called to make sure we found our way okay and see if we needed anything. Thanks Eric. The only change I would make is to put a privacy door on the master bedroom. Some people may like this but it wasn't for me.


Pine, CO

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A contemporary oasis on a large, unexpected, impeccable piece of property.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The house is terrific, and the property couldn't be more impressive. Stunning lawn, plenty of shade so everyone can be outside all day long, and a great pool. It's only 15 minutes or so into downtown, which was incredibly convenient, and yet we felt as though we were someplace remote when we were at the house. I highly, highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this home and we were very comfortable & secure. Everything was great the home was exactly as described! The home owner was very thorough in explaining how everything worked in the house instructions. We fully enjoyed the pool every day after visiting the sites in and around San Antonio. The home was perfect as a home base to day trip in the hill country then come back to the pool and house. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to visit San Antonio and/or the hill country.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is on the Mission Hike & Bike Trail which connects the Missions that comprise the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park


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7 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 16.75%

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