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Jeff Keef

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Where San Antonio Meets Hill Country...and the Deer and the People Play...

116 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Overview

San Antonio House Rental Photos and Description

4 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 6 TVs, sleeps 14; beautiful pool with spa

Enjoy the comforts of a large house with entertainment electronics on the inside, wireless throughout the property, and a lovely shaded backyard with a beautiful pool. This house is right for a large family or a few families who would like to vacation together--whether you want to hang out on the property or venture out to explore. It's in a lovely neighborhood where the deer roam freely through large lots covered with oaks. While you're situated serenely on a 3/4 acre, tree-covered lot in our quiet community on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, you're only 2 or 3 miles--depending on what direction you take--from two different Walmarts. So, we’re not far from civilization--if you know what I mean. We’re located a couple of miles from the 1604 Loop of San Antonio as well as Interstate 35, the corridor linking San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, and Austin. You're in a prime location to see San Antonio and the greater area.

Our Home is a 4BR/3BA, 15-year-old executive home located in an outer northeast suburb of San Antonio. This spacious house has a little over 4000 sq ft of living space. There are open living areas downstairs with all four bedrooms and a bonus/media room upstairs. There are 6 TVs (incl 50' flat screen) with one in each bedroom. Most of the home is carpeted except for tile through the bathrooms, kitchen, and traffic areas. We enjoy a large park-like, fenced backyard where we have a beautiful lagoon pool and heated spa. A large circle drive and garage facilitates ample parking. The home has wireless internet, and one old computer available if you don't bring your own laptop. This was our primary residence for a long time and is equipped accordingly.

San Antonio: A Vacation Destination: So much to see and do... It's become a vacation destination for more than just Texans--if that wasn't enough. While this list is far from exhaustive, here’s a few things conveniently located nearby:

10 mins to Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Ranch; 20 mins to New Braunfels, Schlitterbahn, nearest river tubing, historic Gruene; 25 mins to SA International Airport; 30 mins to Downtown, Riverwalk, Sunset Station, Alamo, Six Flags; 45 mins to Sea World, San Marcos tubing and popular San Marcos shopping outlets; 60 mins to Austin or charming Fredericksburg.

More Info: We can provide you more pix by email of the house and property, to include bathrooms and bedrooms not shown in the ad. We'll also be happy to give recommendations on what to see and do on your stay.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jeff Keef (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Jeff Keef

I (Jeff) retired from the US Air Force in 2010; my wife (Gale) retired in 2015 from teaching high schoolers. We've been married since 1984--to each other! Because our three children have flown the coop, we are now empty nesters and are spending time chasing them and their families.

Jeff Keef purchased this house in 2007

Why Jeff Keef chose San Antonio

It's the right location--on the edge of San Antonio near I-35 in the direction of New Braunfels and Austin. I fell in love with the neighborhood when I started looking for a place to live following the completion of my USAF career and our residence on base. The property was perfect for my family of older kids who frequently entertained friends at home.

What makes this house unique

A quiet, large oak-covered neighborhood where deer roam freely, but so conveniently located to all that San Antonio and New Braunfels have to offer. I have never lived anywhere quite like this neighborhood.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I remembered some fond childhood memories when we pulled up and saw all the deer sitting in your yard. I remember deer roaming the neighborhood when we lived in Deerwood Estates in San Marcos. We loved sitting out by the pool (yes, the cool temps didn't scare off the kids) and having plenty of room for everyone. Thanks again for sharing your home and allowing us to rent it. It is beautiful. What a wonderful neighborhood.
Mar 2012
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4.9
based on 116 traveler reviews

Where San Antonio Meets Hill Country...and the Deer and the People Play...
average rating of 4.9051723 based on 121 reviews
5

Perfect Family Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect vacation rental for a family. The home is lovely, spacious, & comfortable with something for everyone. Easy access to major roads/highways to get anywhere in San Antonio. We had early risers and night owls, but no one was disturbed because of the space this home offers. All in a wonderful quiet & safe neighborhood.

Our family totally enjoyed the pool in the backyard. The biggest attraction were the deer that roam thru the neighborhood. Our family, young and old couldn't get enough of the deer in the yard throughout the day. You feel very relaxed in a tranquil country setting yet so close to a major city!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great time.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in San Antonio. The house was great with plenty of space. Loved having the pool and hot tub right outside the door in the back yard. Deer watching became a great past time. I want to thank Marilyn. If we had any questions or problem she was always their for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad it worked out for you and the family. And while I'm always hoping for a 5-star review and get them 9 out of 10 times, I suppose it's good to get 4 stars every once in a while so everyone knows these are real reviews coming from real guests. :) Thanks again.
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Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting from Ohio for a wedding. The house was perfect for our family. The owners were very flexible and accommodating. Great space. Very clean. Nicely stocked. We own a vacation rental in Loudonville, Ohio called Maray Hills and use Homeaway to advertise it, which is how we found this gem. When we travel back to to Texas to visit family, we will definitely stay again. Lara and Joe

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You, know, we just went on vacation this past week ourselves and stayed in a lovely vacation home. Hotels and motels make no sense anymore if it's more than 1 or 2 guests for more than a night or two.
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5

Exceptional!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house for a Senior Trip for 7 seniors. We stayed three nights there. The kids had plenty to do around San Antonio during our stay. However, their best memories were made at the house. They were able to just hang out and spend some quality time together before going their own ways after high school. The house was clean when we arrived and the amenities made it easy to keep clean during our stay. The owner and the property manager were very courteous and easy to communicate with. What I enjoyed the most, was being able to keep a close eye on the kids since we were all under one roof.

The listing of the property was described accurately. One place to go for a once in a lifetime dining experience is Chama Gaucho. It was amazing.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Misty. It's nice to know we had a part in creating some good memories--and let the kids know we appreciate them taking care of our property and we pass along our congrats and best wishes on their commencement. Oh, and thanks for the restaurant recommendation--other guests appreciate those.
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Big house with lots of amenities

  • 5 of 5

My family and I are from California and were thrilled with this house. We had a lot of out of town visitors for my brothers wedding and it made the perfect location to visit with family and friends. The pool and spa worked flawlessly and the owner and manager were very organized and available to answer questions anytime. They even bought and delivered a blender to the house after I suggested it would be a nice to have item in the future. This is a very comfortable, quiet and nicely furnished vacation home for someone wanting to visit and entertain a large family.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Tommy, glad it worked for you. If it takes a blender to make our guests feel at home, that's what we want. :) Please come back.
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Absolutlely Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

My family all stayed at the Garden Ridge home in San Antonio and we were so surprised how beautiful the home and property was.

The pictures on the web site are good but once you step inside the home we all felt as we were in a fairy tale.Not to mention upon our arrival we were greeted by two deer that were hanging out in the front yard.

There were a total of eight of us and believe me, we never really bumped into one another.

The kitchen was very spacious so you could have more than a couple of people working on making meals without getting in each others way.

All of the bedrooms were very spacious not to mention the master bedroom with the huge bathroom with his and hers sinks and a double shower along with the beautiful jacuzzi.

And last but least the lagoon swimming pool with the hot tub attached such a beautiful layout.

So I would advise anyone looking to head to San Antonio here is a perfect home to stay at.

Plus one bonus is Jeff Keef the owner is always willing to call you back and answer any questions you might have.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: Gotta say, couldn't be happier with a review than this one. Thanks!
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Map

Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Northcliffe Golf Coruse
The Vineyards Restaurant -- CLOSED
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Sea World San Antonio
The San Antonio River Walk
Historic Market Square
The Alamo
Olympia Hills Golf Course
Resort Course at La Cantera
Quarry Golf Club
Gruene
The Resort at Schlitterbahn
Grumpy's Mexican Cafe
Rudy's Country Store & Bar B Q
Capparelli's Pizza & Italian
Figlios Pizzeria
Taco Cabana
Lion & Rose British Restaurant & Pub
Java Junction
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Olympia Hills, Northcliff, TPC San Antonio
Nearest Motorway
2.3 Miles
Interstate 35
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Capparelli's...and many more just another mile
Car: recommended

This home accesses the best of two regions: the San Antonio greater area and the Texas Hill Country. It literally sits on the edge of both. You'll be close to major roads to get you in/out of San Antonio and to its surrounding areas. No doubt, you've already noted that there is a lot to see and do in this area which makes it the Texas vacation destination.

Golf: Bring your sticks. Plenty of great golfing in and around San Antonio, and better yet--it's year round.

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Rates & Availability

San Antonio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 28 2016 - Aug 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$290
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2016
Aug 8 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$295
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Week 2016
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$340
$1,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$260
From
$290
Fri,Sat
$1,620
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays 2016-17
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$345
$2,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$230
From
$270
Fri,Sat
$1,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$290
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Apr 2 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$279
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
$349
From
$359
Fri,Sat
$2,390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Caretaker fee $159 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates do not include the applicable Texas Occupancy Tax of 6%.
There may be a natural gas surcharge if pool heating is required.
Military discount is available. Negotiable premium charge for event hosting--please ask.
The Responsible Guest who signs or accepts the rental contract must be 25 years of age or older.

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Amenities

San Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 42 in plasma TV
    Bonus Rm - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bonus room has a double futon, sofa, and wardrobe.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 32 in LED TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 32 in LED TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 37 in LCD TV
  • There is bed space to sleep 12 people plus two additional twin mattresses stored in MBR closet for a total of 14 sleeping spaces. All four bedrooms are upstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
This is a large 4000 square foot home and can accommodate up to 30 people easily for an event. There is dining space for 18 using the dining room, breakfast nook, and kitchen bar--add another 6 if you dine on the patio. There are simply plenty of options. With the ample parking, a large kitchen, multiple dining seats and 3 living/family rooms; you could easily host an event here. Note that all bedrooms are on the second floor. CAUTION: There is an open swimming pool in the backyard that is easily accessed from the rear door of the house. If you bring children, make sure you are comfortable with the need to properly supervise them.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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