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Cool SOUTHTOWN downtown home, walk to ALAMO, RIVERWALK close to all FREE WIFI

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

charming 3 bdrm, 2 bath, fenced backyard, plenty of parking, great for families

Walk to Alamo and river, etc! 1 mile to the Alamodome. 1.2 miles to the Alamo and Riverwalk. 1.3 miles to Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. 4.7 miles to the Pearl Brewery. 4.9 miles to Trinity University. 5.7 miles to the University of Incarnate Word. 11 miles to Lackland AFB. 11 miles to Fort Sam Houston. One of the most welcoming vacation rental homes in the most ideal location in San Antonio. Decorated with local touches unique to Texas and San Antonio, this open floor plan home has a charming personality making it stand out from your typical vacation rental. Perfect for a special getaway or to make any getaway special. Bordering King William in the Lavaca historic district of San Antonio, recently professionally remodeled, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, early 1900s home with modern appliance upgrades. Sleeps 8 with a king bed, queen bed, and 2 full size futons as well as a possible extra sleep space for a ninth person on the large leather sectional sofa. Driveway, 2 spaces inside the back fence for longer stays, and street parking totaling space up to 7 cars or trucks if you need it. View of the Tower of Americas from the front porch. About a mile walk to the Riverwalk and Alamo Plaza and about a 10 minute walk to city-provided bicycle rental kiosk. City bus line, VIA, is a short walk away. Located in one of the closest (if not the closest) residential neighborhoods to downtown. Very easy accessibility especially on foot or bike. There is no need to cross any interstates or bad areas en route to downtown.

Adamantly, no smoking inside the house. As long as your pet isn’t destructive, we do not mind animals. If you are allergic to pets, please keep in mind that pets do stay here on occasion, but the property is cleaned thoroughly between guests. The backyard is fully fenced in (6 ft tall) and even a burrowing dog would have a hard time getting out. The cold water dispenser is inside the refrigerator and goes through a five stage reverse osmosis filtration system. Since we also stay at the house sometimes, you can be assured someone has checked on the house recently. If a repair or maintenance is necessary, we can usually be there typically within 60 minutes during any reasonable hour (6am to midnight). We live in Austin.

If you have further questions, in addition to email, you may call or text eight three zero six six zero ate too zero six. We are not professional concierge by any means. We do travel often and treat others how we would expect to be treated, with cultural sensitivity and no discrimination. We have several reviews from previous guests on FlipKey, TripAdvisor, and Airbnb if you would like to take a look.

Food is not included, but feel free to help yourself to coffee and the Keurig coffee maker.

More Details

Property Manager
D'Lana Bailey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About D'Lana Bailey

I am a fifth generation Texan. I grew up in north Texas and moved to the Texas Hill Country 15 years ago. San Antonio was the closest large city so I found myself spending a lot of time here. I fell in love with the city's history and diversity. I chose this home for me and my daughter to use when we came into town. We bring family and friends along to have a little weekend escape every now and then. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

D'Lana Bailey purchased this house in 2013

Why D'Lana Bailey chose San Antonio

The King William district is known for its historic mansions, but that is not all King William has to offer. This home is located in the Lavaca area of King William. Lavaca is the oldest existing neighborhood in San Antonio. It is defined by its small 19th century vernacular houses built primarily by working class families beginning in the early 1870s.

The first City Directory for San Antonio was published in 1877, and at that time, Lavaca Street residents included families with German, Polish and Hispanic surnames.

This remodeled historic home was built in 1910. It has an open floor plan and is great for large families and entertaining.

Lavaca is an area rich with history, and I have tried to reflect that in the decor and feel of the property.

What makes this house unique

The neighborhood is so charming. It is a very short walk to popular restaurants and bars in the neighborhood. There are small businesses of all kinds nearby. There is a perfect view of the Tower of Americas from the front porch. It makes for a spectacular spot for fireworks on Independence Day and New Year's Eve.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family plus a few team members stayed here for a one and a half week long conference. Great location to Alamodome, convention center, and downtown. We especially appreciate all the careful touches and thoughtful features throughout. It's clear the owner knows what she is doing! We felt so welcome and comfortable at this house. If we are ever in the SA area again, we definitely would stay here again!
Jul 2015
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Lavaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Handheld and wall mounted dual shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Handheld and wall mounted dual shower heads
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , king size pillowtop bed and large flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen size foam top bed and large flat screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 full size futons. It can also be used as a 2nd living room
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • tennis
You are going to love it!!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Cool SOUTHTOWN downtown home, walk to ALAMO, RIVERWALK close to all FREE WIFI
average rating of 4.84375 based on 40 reviews
Amarillo, TX

Great Location, Easy and no hassles

  • 5 of 5

Cool house, great back patio, well-stocked kitchen, everything laid out and easy to understand. The owner/manager has very quick response times! I appreciate no hassles. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home in a central location

  • 4 of 5

This property is located in an older, central part of the city with many original homes in mixed condition with occasional traffic / train noise. Location has great access with an easy 20-25 minute walk to the Alamo, downtown and the Riverwalk. The Convention Centre is only about a 15 minute walk away

The house has been fully renovated and everything mostly works well. It is homey and eclectic. The appliances all work well and the backyard is very nice to relax in. Parking in the driveway is easy.

D'Lana was quick to address our questions when we first arrived and were getting used to the house.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Walk to downtown!

  • 5 of 5

Easy walk to downtown, plenty of space for a group of 7.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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We enjoyed the patio- very relaxing. Everything was nice and clean.

  • 5 of 5

The neighborhood was a little questionable. But we walked everywhere during the day and Ubered at night. We felt it was a great place to stay and would stay there again. We had to text the owner and she got back to us right away.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Adele! Lavaca is an historic neighborhood that is experiencing an exuberant revitalization as is all of Southtown. Walking late at night in any city does require some caution and judgement, I would say, but I have walked in the neighborhood with a group of friends home from some of the great restaurants nearby. Your walking/ Uber combo is what many guests do. Thanks for visiting!
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Great place to spend New Year's Eve

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 had an enjoyable stay over New Years Eve. It was good to have a kitchen and we watched a couple of movies on Netflix. The two beds were comfortable and the futons were fine for one. Two bathrooms were helpful in the morning. The neighbourhood is pretty quiet but there a few places to eat out. It is a 25 minute walk to the Riverwalk or a cheap fare on über. On New Years Eve we could watch the fireworks from the front porch

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing! !

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home!! It was very cozy and made us feel very welcomed. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing a place to stay in SA!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Antonio International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 37
Nearest Beach
142 Miles
Corpus Christi
Car: not necessary

King William/ Lavaca historic district is a rather gentrified, very diverse, and unexpected part of San Antonio. The Lavaca neighborhood is the oldest existing neighborhood in San Antonio. It is bounded on the north by César E. Chávez Boulevard (formerly Durango), on the south by the Missouri-Kansas Railroad Line, on the east by IH-37, and on the west by South St. Mary’s Street. The area is going through modern renovations. It is a mix of old traditional and modern with properties that have remained untouched for decades alongside fully renovated homes. If you’ve got the time to take a stroll, bring sun block and a large lightweight umbrella for shade. It's away from the madness of the river walk but still very close by. Might remind you a little bit of some areas of New Orleans. Unique mix of German and Latin heritage. There are restored Victorian mansions right next to disused properties that might be up for sale. City bus line, VIA, is just minutes away. City-provided rental bicycles are also about a 15 minute walk away.

Very near Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, Alamodome, River Center Mall, Blue Star Arts Complex, First Friday, Beethoven Maennerchor Halle, Missions & Historic Parks & Mission Trail, Steves Homestead, Villa Finale, The Alamo, La Villita, Market Square, Emily Morgan Hotel, Menger Hotel, Magik Theater, Hemisfair Park, Guenther House, Institute of Texan Clutures, McNay Art Museum, La Tuna, The Station Cafe, The Monterey, Liberty Bar, River Walk, Majestic Theater, Tito’s Mexican Restaurant, Rosario’s, AT&T Center, King William Fair, the million dollar home of Charles Butt, owner of the 4 billion dollar HEB grocery store is in the neighborhood.

Close to Pearl Brewery, San Antonio Western Shooting, Botanical Gardens, Japanese Tea Garden, Witte Museum, Kiddie Park, Symphony, San Antonio Zoo

Other attractions in the city are Fiesta Texas, Splashtown, Seaworld, Morgan's Wonderland...

I want to build many positive reviews on this vacation house. Please keep many things in mind. This area can get very hot in the summer.. When you plan on touring the area, if you are new to South Texas, walking any distance can be a challenge during summer afternoon hours. Upon reading all the reviews of houses for rent in San Antonio, I noticed one reviewer had actually left less stars for a very nice house because the city is hot at midday in the summer. Another negative home review was from area gentrification.

During the winter the city is usually only mildly chilly in the early morning & late evening, and beautiful all day long.

During the summer its opposite, usually beautiful early morning, late evening, and can get very hot midday. Please keep all of that in mind during your travels & have a great time.


Rates & Availability

Lavaca House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 16.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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