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San Antonio Historic Craftsman Haus in Alamo Heights, Close to Museums/Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Gracious 3 Bdrm Historic Craftsman, Near Downtown

This charming 100-year-old home built by my great-grandparents in San Antonio features a wide front porch for lounging in the cool breezes, sipping lemonade and enjoying conversation. Step through the 100-year-old door into the living room with original hardwood floors and working fireplace. Curl up in a chair next to the fireplace for a cozy hour of reading. Or lounge on the leather sofa to watch TV. Further in the house, the gracious dining room has a table for four. You'll fall in love with the built-in china cabinet and the floor-to-ceiling windows that let in natural light. The Vienna bedroom has a sophisticated air with a mirrored dressing table and period accents. Open the closet door to reveal a full-length mirror. The Bavarian Room has a chic European feel with elegant touches. Both rooms have queen beds and luxurious sheets. The bathroom has a granite-like countertop and a vessel sink. The original hardwood floors in the kitchen have just recently been rediscovered! What a warm feeling to wake up to the smell of coffee and step into this kitchen with old world butcher block countertops and a bright view over the sink. A granite peninsula adds even more counter space. Coffee maker, toaster, microwave, wine rack and other modern conveniences are provided. The large backyard is furnished with outdoor seating so you can relax under the palm tree with the beverage of your choice after a busy day downtown.

Within walking distance: Starbucks, Local Coffee, BIRD Bakery, Broadway Daily Bread, Central Market grocery store and more. Restaurants include Cappy's, Cappyccino's, Mon Thai Bistro & Sushi, Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine, Lion & Rose British Pub.

We are within five miles of the Alamo, RiverWalk, convention center, Alamodome, Majestic Theater, Witte Museum, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio Museum of Art, botanical gardens, zoo, Pearl Brewery, Institute of Texas Cultures, Quarry Market, Trinity University, Incarnate Word University, Children's Hospital, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital.

Within 10 miles, you can reach UTSA downtown, Our Lady of the Lake University.

Check out our other San Antonio cottages at VRBO 401196 and VRBO 373236

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Linda Klar
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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About Linda Klar

I grew up in San Antonio and I even have faint memories of Hemisfair 1968 when the Hemisfair Tower was built. My grandparents, who owned the house that is now our vacation house, made sure that me and my sisters were exposed to culture so they offered us opportunities to see the San Antonio Little Theater and performances of the opera. Since my husband, Joe, is a classical music enthusiast, he fit right into the family and my grandparents loved him. With my husband's help and support, we are able to offer this precious home to others to enjoy it's architecture, history and charm. We live in Austin but are in San Antonio every weekend to visit with my mother, sisters and nieces and nephews.

Linda Klar purchased this cottage in 1910

Why Linda Klar chose San Antonio

My great-grandparents built this craftsman house circa 1910. Later they moved out to the hill country where our other vacation rental homes are located. But they held on to this downtown house. In 1968, my grandparents, reclaimed my grandmother's childhood home. My sisters and I have so many wonderful memories of Christmas Eve parties, backyard barbeques, spending the night with our grandparents, family meals in the big dining room. My husband and I took ownership of this sweet old house and we feel so incredibly blessed to have the love of three generations watching over us when we're there.

What makes this cottage unique

I've always been fascinated by personal histories of cities, houses and families. Since this home was built by my great-grandparents and was the home of my grandmother and her brothers, I frequently think about how they played as children in the yard and how my great-grandmother probably watched them from the kitchen window. I think about the family sitting on the front porch to enjoy cooling breezes and greeting neighbors walking by. I've researched the Craftsman school of design to understand the architecture and beautiful wood trim details, the built-in china cabinet, the divided light windows. I love that almost all the glass in the home is either wavy or beveled.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

San Antonio Historic Craftsman Haus in Alamo Heights, Close to Museums/Downtown
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Great Location! Historic Home.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Linda, for a wonderful stay we had with our sons. We were close enough to our family that I could even walk to their homes. I will contact you again! Laura

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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The Craftsman House was a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I was attending the AVMA conference in San Antonio, the Craftsman House was close to the convention center, had a great big backyard for my dogs to play in, and was nice and cool due to the AC. I would highly recommend the Craftsman House for anyone visiting San Antonio.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Craftsman Haus

  • 5 of 5

This house has been a perfect spot for our family to stay while in San Antonio. This is our second stay with Linda and we enjoyed ourselves even more. The house is located close to great restaurants, shopping, and parks. Our family has youngsters and they really enjoy the big back yard. Linda was so kind and patient with me in responding to things I forgotten from the first stay. We had 5 adults and 2 children and we all had plenty of space.

Thank You Linda!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great and we were very happy to bring our small dogs along on this trip. Thank you Linda for your hospitality and for a wonderful place you have. The property was very clean, well-maintained and has a spacious backyard. We liked the fact that everything was close to the house such as restaurants and stores to do our groceries. The Alamo and downtown are very close as well. During our stay there was little traffic and this was in the summer. Once again thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Craftsman in Wonderful Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay in San Antonio! We absolutely loved the location--it was close to food, shopping, nature, AMAZING houses, etc. We woke up early and walked around enjoying the different assortment of homes, as well as the nature trails near Olmos park. My bed in the sun porch was very comfortable. The home was clean and decorated with pictures over it's 100+ year life. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed, too. Great place to stay and explore San Antonio.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect, well stocked, and the views were incredible. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
4.2 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.43 Miles
The Lion and the Rose
Nearest Golf
2.51 Miles
Quarry Golf
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
McCalister Freeway/US Hwy 281
Nearest Restaurant
0.27 Miles
Cappy's Restaurant

Our downtown cottage is in the historic Alamo Heights neighborhood. When my husband and I stay there, we walk to Starbucks, Central Market grocery store or Cappy's restaurant. There are so many beautiful historic houses in the neighborhood that we also just enjoy walking to take in the architecture and landscaping. Our house was built by my great-grandparents circa 1910 and this neighborhood dates back even before that so it was one of the first to be built just outside of downtown. We are within five miles of almost anything you'd want to see in San Antonio: the Alamo and Riverwalk, convention center, zoo, botanical gardens, etc. We are also within five miles of the Witte Museum, San Antonio Museum of Art and McNay Art Museum. If you're in SA for educational purposes, we are also just minutes from Trinity University, UTSA downtown, Our Lady of the Lake and the University of the Incarnate Word. For shopping fun, check out the Quarry Market and North Star Mall. It's also quick and easy to get to La Cantera shopping center.

Rates & Availability

Alamo Heights Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 16.0%

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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Alamo Heights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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