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Jim Smith, CTA, Owner

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

Stone House - Kid-Friendly, Hot Tub, Central Loc, Popular for Lackland BMT Grads

6 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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San Antonio House Rental Photos and Description

3BR/2BA, 3 queen beds, 2 full sofa beds, sleeps 10 @ 2/bed, 5 @ 1/bed

Please read this whole description, I am an experienced owner and I cover a lot of different scenarios including how to save a lot of money in air fares and military discounts. So read all this please.

In the event your group has more than 10 persons up to 20 persons you may consider renting the Stone House (this house) plus the adjacent Trail House www.homeaway.com/190679. They are not internally connected but are convenient to go between. This will give you five bathrooms, two kitchens, two washer/dryer units, six bedrooms, plus three sofa beds and two day beds. This will provide you with more space, and can help make your San Antonio Vacation Experience more comfortable. This is specially suitable for 5 to 6 couples. Contact me if this situation applies to you. All of my homes are within 4 blocks of each other so there are many alternatives to address your space needs or your small group.

Traveler Tip #1: If coming by air to San Antonio, please also price flying to Austin, Texas and going back to Austin when leaving, renting a car in Austin and driving to San Antonio. Many of my Guests who have done this have told me they save an average of $150.00 per person. So if you are traveling as a group of 8 persons you can save about $1200.00 which could be applied to cover a huge amount of the cost of my rental to you for your trip. Built in savings like that is truly a good thing!

Traveler Tip #2: When renting a car, make an early reservation and watch the prices about every ten days, if your price goes down, cancel the first reservation and make a new one. Car and truck rental prices are determined on the futures market, and has nothing to do with the day you reserve. Futures markets change often and so thus do the prices of their cars to you.

This home (Stone House) is available for monthly rentals at $2500.00 per month (no hotel tax 30 nights or longer stays) plus $60.00 weekly maid service= $2740.00. The HomeAway and VRBO pricing engines does not allow us to accurately quote this flat rate.

San Antonio Executive Rental presents several HomeAway properties which are all very fine furnished homes, all my homes have Hot Tubs, Four of my homes have PRIVATE Heated SWIMMING POOLS! Kindly see my other HomeAway listings 251770, 3165424, 165973 and 190679.

Stone House is my smallest vacation rental home, but it is very clean and super nice. It is my most economical vacation rental home. Check out my affordable rates, get your instant quote on the right side of this web page!

Stone House has a private Hot Tub outside the Master Bedroom. As an added special feature we also provide complimentary Netflix and other internet channels on the Living Room flat screen TV!

Step in to your very own private rental Home with a lovely peninsula Kitchen and Great room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. This home is completely furnished, and includes an intruder alarm system, bedding, towels and linens, dishes and pots and pans, washer and dryer and ice maker refrigerator, telephone service, lawn service, cable modem and expanded cable television in all bedrooms and living room!

The home has all ceramic tile floors. Two tub/shower bathrooms plus three bedrooms all with queen beds. During the summer of 2013 the home was redecorated with accent paint colors; at the same time we replaced the carpet in the bedrooms with ceramic tile.

The living room has a new 39 inch LCD television. As an added special feature we also provide complimentary Netflix and other internet channels on the Living Room flat screen TV! There is a double bed sleep sofa in the living room plus a double bed sleep sofa in the convertible space next to the kitchen, so the home will sleep up to 5 persons at one to a bed, and up to 10 persons at two to a bed.

Cancellation Refund-100% less $100.00 cancellation fee if cancelled 30+ Days before reservation commences, No Refund if canceled 29-0 Days before reservation commences.

ONE WEEK MINIMUM STAY FOR THIS HOME.

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE AS FOLLOWS:

Active Duty Military, one night free per stay, must stay for five nights to earn this free night. You will have to contact me to get a quotation on this special deal.

Last Minute Discount - arrive within seven nights of booking and get one night free. You will have to contact me to get a quotation of this special deal.

Booking procedure: E-mail me and forward your name, billing address and cell telephone number, and tell me you want to book under comments section. I will prepare an electronic e-bill you pay online within 5 days with a personal or business check or credit card. I require a fifty percent (50%) deposit, and the balance three weeks before your arrival. If your reservation commences within 30 night of booking, the full amount is due within 3 days of invoicing.

Truly your home away from home while visiting San Antonio!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jim Smith, CTA, Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

About Jim Smith, CTA, Owner

Owner Jim Smith moved to San Antonio in 2004 from Washington, DC where he spent most of his adult career as a Realtor, Home Builder, and later as a Building and Zoning Code Consultant. In the earlier years Jim spent his free time as a Special Olympics County Coordinator in Maryland (7 years) where he set up a county Special Olympics program which almost five hundred Special Olympians spread around 35 schools. Later, he spent his free time as a community activist, being the President or Board or Committee Member of scores of community interest groups including his civic association, and also served on several Washington, DC Mayoral Commissions including the Building Code Advisory Board (8 years) and the Recreational Trails Commission which decided where to spend public transportation funds for recreational trails in Washington, DC (6 years). The fast pace and hypertension of Washington, DC was too much to bear, so Jim transplanted himself to San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, Jim has remodeled six properties, including his home and five other rental properties that are fully furnished. The furniture and interiors were selected for each home by Jim and his sister, Jan, and the results are fine rental accommodation that are reasonable in cost. Jim's full time job is making Guests comfortable, and helping them navigate San Antonio to its many attractions and restaurants. This adventure for Jim has been anything but a progression for retirement, having 14 bathrooms, 19 bedrooms, 26 beds, six sleep sofas, six kitchens, four pools and five hot tubs keeps him totally busy 24/7.

Jim is a Certified Tourist Ambassador and is extremely knowledgeable about San Antonio and its colorful history

In spite of all the hard work, it is indeed a reward to finally settle down in the same city as his lovely sister, Jan, and her husband, David. Jim hopes that all of you who are estranged from your loved ones, living in remote parts, can come together soon and enjoy your loving families!

Jim Smith, CTA, Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why Jim Smith, CTA, Owner chose San Antonio

The home is near the airport and North Star Mall, just one mile to the 281 communter freeway downtown. The neighborhood is in the demographic center of San Antonio as is the International Airport, so getting around is very fast. Also the homes are less than two blocks from retail and food locations, the commuter skip bus stop is one or two blocks away depending uon which home your staying in, convenient to get downtown on public transportation.

To Jim, San Antonio offers magical things that cannot be found quite the same anyplace else, such as the River Walk, the magnificant dining, the attractions such as the Alamo, the cultural events, the happy visitors, and the spontaneous, friendly folk of San Antonio. Even though San Antonio has a few nights of colder weather, Jim was attracted to San Antonio for its HOT weather, where for most of the year you must dress casual to survive, and where except for a dozen or so nights per year does the temperature go below 30 at night.

What makes this house unique

Benefits of being a Guest of San Antonio Executive Rental at Stone House are: 1) The home is super comfortable within a quiet community 2) Owner lives two doors away and is available to assist you at any time 3) The location is the center of San Antonio for commuting purposes, you can go anyplace in San Antonio in a reasonalble amount of time and distance. 4) The location is two blocks to a grocery, 24/7 pharmacy, liquor store, several restaurants 5) Within 1.5 miles is a Trader Joe's, a Whole Foods Market, a Walmart super store, and a Total Wine and More. 6) One mile south of North Star Mall and North Park Mall and one mile west of Alamo Quarry Market and other shopping means there are at least four hundred stores located within a mile radius of the property 7) Bus stop to go downtown or other places two blocks from home 8) Fast travel downtown and to all parts of the city since the home is at the crossroads of the 410 beltway and US 281, the commuter freeway 9) Clean, comfortable accommodation with a hot tub and very relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy your family while on travel to San Antonio 10) Reasonable, economical pricing for an accommodation that is priceless!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say thank you for your hospitality. The house was perfect and we enjoyed our stay so very much! Thank you for your kindness as well! We hope to come back and visit someday soon! Again,thank you!
Jul 2009
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Reviews

4.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

Stone House - Kid-Friendly, Hot Tub, Central Loc, Popular for Lackland BMT Grads
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews
4

Nice and cozy place for families

  • 4 of 5

All eminities well provided. Jim was very helpful responding to all our needs.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Williston
5

Excellent Vacation House for big groups or families!

  • 5 of 5

The house worked perfectly for us, it has ample space, and really great wide open rooms to relax after long days of walking in San Antonio. Everything was as described in the rental description and the instructions for taking care of the house are straightforward and simple which is a huge blessing! Jim is a wonderful manager who cares deeply about his community and about his guests. He gave me lots of great options for food and excellent advice on the surrounding areas which we took advantage of! He was also very flexible with our incoming and outgoing schedules which helped us in returning rental cars and getting to the airport on time. Everyone who stayed greatly enjoyed the house and if we all end up making it down to San Antonio again would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review!!! I really do appreciate it! I have found that most satisfied Guests do not leave reviews. When the quality of service they expect is met, they are satisfied so in most instances do not feel that a review is necessary. You have stepped up beyond the ordinary. Thanks for the detail in your comments. But some Guests who are seeking some kind or refund or cost adjustment for whatever reasons, or who are just mean, do not hesitate to leave a bad or negative review. In most cases a negative review is triggered by a single issue or incident. These issues are usually easily satisfied if the Guest will express to the Host (me) any issues that need attention at once, and to not carry them. Share your issues! Since I live within 4 blocks of all my homes, I can easily and quickly attend to any of my Guests needs. Unlike most Hosts, my full time occupation is to my 5 vacation rental homes. They are not perfect, but they are clean and reasonably priced. In addition, I personally meet all my Guests, and show them how the home operates. Plus I take extra care to present a neighborhood and city map to my Guests to show them how to navigate to grocers, restaurants, attractions, Riverwalk, public transportation, etc., and answer any questions they may have. I also provide a lot of tips for places to visit based upon my Guests needs or interests. It is my job to make your San Antonio experience memorable and comfortable. (Incidentally, my homes are all located within two blocks of city bus routes. They are also convenient to downtown, the airport, and all attractions.)
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5

We were very pleased with our stay in this home!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay, the house had enough space for all nine of us to enjoy our vacation. The house was very clean and stocked with all the necessities we needed for the week. The kids loved the pool area. We felt safe in the neighborhood, the grocery store was right up the street and for the shoppers a mall less than 5 mins away. We were less than twenty mins away from six flags which is where we spent the week. I loved feeling like I was in a home with my family instead of cramped in a hotel. I'd definitely recommend this property to my friends and family!! Thanks for everything you helped us make memories we'll never forget!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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5

Excellent house , very affordable

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the house and the hospitality from the owner, we thank you for everything, will definitely recommend this house for any ocation.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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5

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this house very much. The house was clean and large enough for our family. The pool and the play area were a big hit with the kids! The owner gave us tips of places to eat and shop and he was very hospitable. We would stay in this house again if we were ever in San Antonio again.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Satisfied Guests

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay at this property. We were in San Antoniio to attend my son's graduation from BMT at Lackland. We have a large family as well as a few friends that came along with us to celebrate this great accomplishment. This home was perfect for our stay. The property was conveniently located (close to grocery stores, the highway and shopping) and about 15-20 minutes from Lackland. The owner was very helpful and gave us a lot of information about the area and what to expect at BMT. All basic amenities were on hand at (pots, pans, clean linens, etc). This home was ideal for relaxing and spending quality time as a family. The price was great and the property is well kept and CLEAN!!!! (The home is a little bit older but is in great shape overall!) If we are ever back in the area we will be staying at this property.

Thank you again Mr.Smith for your hospitality!

Warmly,

Jeanette L.

Avada, CO

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ms. J, Thanks so much for the review! I am always happy to provide affordable housing to Lackland Air Force Base Airman BMT Graduates parents and family members! And thank you for leaving the home in such a nice condition, that was real nice! With all those boys, I am sure that you will be back as they also consider serving our country in the USAF. I have other fine homes listed here on Home Away, The Beechwood House (#251770) and the Pool House (#3165424) so when you return check them out also, they have in ground pools and hot tubs! Jim (Owner)
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Map

Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Numerous bars and pubs in local area
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Quarry Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak at Sunset Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Loop 410 and Interstate 281
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Over 100 restaurants within 1.5 miles
Car: recommended

Stone House is located in the demographic center of San Antonio. The Owner selected this neighborhood as being suitable for Furnished Rental Homes.

The airport is 2.5 miles away, downtown and the famous River Walk is 6 miles.

Lackland AFB is 20 miles, Ft. Sam Houston is 6 miles.

Sea World is 17 miles, Six Flags Fiesta 14 miles, Splashtowne 6 miles, Schlitterbahn Water Park 34 miles, San Antonio Zoo 3 miles, Alamodome six miles, Spurs Stadium and Rodeo grounds 8 miles.

Within two blocks of Stone House is a grocer, 24/7 pharmacy, liquor store, a deli, bbq restaurant, and a very good restaurant known as Charolas. The Via Bus has a downtown express bus stop within 2 blocks.

Within 1 mile of the home is North Star Mall with 200 stores, Alamo Quarry Market with scores of stores, Restaurants and Whole Foods Market. Golf at the Quarry and Olmos Basin 1 mile. Many restaurants (formal and fast) will satisfy the most discriminating Guests.

Very convenient to everything!

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Rates & Availability

San Antonio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring/Summer 2016
Mar 4 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$169
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
$159
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$169
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$159
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
$169
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year 2016-17
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$169
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$149
$2,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$169
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Advance Cleaning Fee $86 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.75%

Active Duty Military Discount - Stay for five nights or longer, get one night free. You need to email me about this special rate.

First Responder Discount - (Police, Fire, EMT, retired Military) Stay for five nights or longer, get 10% off the nightly rate.

Maximum 10 occupants. Absolutely no pets.

No Hotel Tax on Monthly stays 30 nights or longer

Until confirmed, all rates are subject to change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hall Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared hall bathroom
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , private master bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedroom has private full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , occupants share the hall full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , occupants share the hall full bathroom
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full sized sleep sofa for up to 2 persons, shared bathroom
    Kitchen area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full sofa bed sleeps up to 2 persons, shars hall bathroom
  • This home is designed to accommodate up to 10 persons at two to a bed, five persons at one to a bed, or a combination of up to 10 persons. Three queen beds and two full sleep sofas provided.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • water tubing

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