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

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Jeff Keef
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

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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Amenities

Northeast Side House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • 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
  • Downstairs bath is shower only.
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 Bedroom 4 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:
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(136 traveler reviews)

Where San Antonio Meets Hill Country...and the Deer and the People Play...
average rating of 4.904412 based on 141 reviews
5

Spacious, clean, well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

From easy communication with the owners to an absolutely wonderful home to stay in, we could not be happier with our stay at Garden Ridge. The home was spacious and well equipped, from extra towels to mattresses. The living areas were cozy and the bedrooms were quiet and comfortable. The location was perfect for us to navigate between New Braunfels and San Antonio. We will definitely recommend this property to family and friends! Thank you for providing a true home away from home!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jacque, so pleased this worked out for you guys. Thanks for the great review!
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4

Very nice home.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice location & house.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nebraska
5

Great location and neighborhood. Enjoyed seeing the deer!

  • 5 of 5

Short trip (3/30 - 4/4/2017) to visit my original home town (moved in 1966, so long time ago!). Enjoyed the stay at the property. Overall the home was lovely and in a very nice neighborhood. The deer were very fun to see. A few amenities were a challenge (coffee maker) and the upstairs was a bit cool for the time of year we were there, but we managed. Thanks to Jeff for all the well disclosed information about the property and requirements during our stay. We would stay again should we make another trip to beautiful San Antonio.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lot of fun! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: and Thank You! Come back when you can.
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Ridgway, CO
5

Peaceful & serene

  • 5 of 5

We visited Garden Ridge for our son's Air Force celebration. The property was in a country setting in a very pretty neighborhood. We enjoyed the hot tub, grilling in the yard & playing games. There was more than enough space for the 3 of us : ) It was nice to have the extra space for our son and his girlfriend to be able to visit and stay for one of the evenings.

I'd highly recommend for families.

Jeff & Marilyn were easy to work with and very quick to respond!

We were also blessed with perfect weather - and the ability to utilize the beautiful yard!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, Jill. And congrats to your son and best wishes for a successful and fulfilling AF career.
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4

Great layout and family friendly

  • 4 of 5

Booked this house for a family vacation for 3 generations. Layout of house provided plenty of space for everyone. It was nice to come home each day after sightseeing to a place that felt like home. We were blessed with warm weather and took advantage of the pool. The only downfall was the too soft mattress in the master bedroom.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. Sorry your bed was not to your liking. We sort of have an assortment at the house. A few firm mattresses, some soft, and some in the middle. Like you, I prefer firm, but my wife likes soft.
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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

Northeast Side House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Apr 2 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$299
From
$329
Fri,Sat
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 6 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$265
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,590
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Week 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$340
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$260
From
$290
Fri,Sat
$1,690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays 2017-18
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$290
Fri,Sat
$1,590
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$289
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 24 2018
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 2018
May 25 2018 - Aug 5 2018
6 night minimum stay
$349
From
$359
Fri,Sat
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$370
From
$390
Fri,Sat
$2,390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Caretaker fee $159 + Tax
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.

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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