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La Casa at Alta Vista

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

La Casa at Alta Vista

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Take a virtual tour on YouTube videos: Casa at Alta Vista by Roger Mayen

For the special traveler that loves the sites and excitement of the town, with the privacy and feel of being at home. Very large & elegant second floor apartment available for vacation/corporate rental and special events. Historic antique home meets 21st Century! Completely remodeled and updated 2400-square feet of living space! Master suite includes whirlpool bath/shower, double-bowl sink, and lovely antique style chaise. 2nd bath with large walk-in shower & washer/dryer. Fireplace in both living and dining rooms. Fully equipped kitchen, office, & huge private deck.

Quiet neighborhood in historical Alta Vista district, near all major attractions and downtown Riverwalk. Lovely San Pedro Springs Park only blocks away has picnic areas, swimming pool, tennis courts, library. Close to wonderful local restaurants, entertainment, grocery stores, and shopping malls. The outlets at San Marcos just a short 40 minute drive away. Tour Natural Bridge Caverns & Safari, and dine and square dance in historic Greune. Visit Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World. All within 30 minutes. Easy access to Interstate Highway 10 & 35. A short 10-15 minute drive to San Antonio International Airport. Public transportation by city bus, just a block away.

Weekly cleaning included for monthly stays. More frequent cleaning can be arranged.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2018


Alta Vista Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , washer/dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1; Master suite with queen size bed Bedroom 2; Double (full size) bed Bedroom 3; Day bed (2 twin size)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(6 traveler reviews)

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La Casa at Alta Vista
average rating of 3.8333333 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us while we were here for work this week. It was minutes from downtown and the convention center and located in a beautiful neighborhood. The house was gorgeous and spacious. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review! I'm glad you enjoyed my place and hope to see you again. You were wonderful guests!
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Not as it appears!! Video makes it look stunning, but up close it is complete filth!

  • 1 of 5

Moldy dishes in dishwasher upon arrival.Mold was literally furry on a wooden spoon and black mold was on bowls;totally disgusting. Bed linens were dirty covered with hairs. Had to wash bed linens after a long day before we could sleep in the beds. Kitchen counters were crusty with old food. TV, shower, and electric outlets in master bedroom all did NOT work. The stove and oven were so disgusting with filth. It looked like they had never been cleaned.Everything was dusty.The mantles, dressers, shelves had dead bugs on them.There was leftover food in the refrigerator the prior occupants had left...tea, half used stick of butter,ice cream in freezer and bags of ice. We tried to find a hotel room because we were so grossed out, but with all the events going in the city all hotels were booked. The towels had a pungent odor to them. There was partially used soap in the shower. The hand towel had not been laundered, nor the towel bath mats. The kitchen was so filthy, we weren’t able to use it at all. We were so disgusted by everything, we had to purchase styrofoam cups, instant coffe, plastic spoons, tea bags, etc. at the store. There was no way we could use what was there after seeing the moldy dishes in the dishwasher and the disgusting filth on the stove. The morning after our first night’s stay, the owner’s friend contacted us and said the neighbor called her and said the outside water hose was on. She asked if we had it on and asked us to check on it? Really? We should not have been bothered with that at all! Someone obviously wandered into the yard and used the water and then didn’t shut it off. Which brings me to the location of the property. The neighborhood is very sketchy! At 2 a.m. in the morning, a large, loud group of people could be heard partying. It was scary to us because the front door to the apamrtment is glass and not very secure at all. It could be easily broken into and then the door that you enter into up the stairs doesn’t even have a lock. We paid for a 2 bedroom 2 bath and only one bathroom was fully usable and we had to launder our linens before we could sleep. This was a nightmare and a complete ripoff!! We have pictures, too, that I will post. From now own we will happily pay and stay at a hotel. We deserve a full refund! The video was misleading. It made it look charming, and advertised 2 fully functional baths and a useable not the case!Filthy kitchen, gross linens, dusty, unusable master bath. Unacceptable!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just took an overview of my web page and discovered this malicious and defamatory review. After considerable thought about how I should respond, I have decided to say the following: The video of the property speaks for itself. The previous reviews speak for themselves. I pride myself in providing a comfortable, clean, very convenient, and safe location. As any homeowner knows, the unexpected can happen. The water heater could suddenly go bad, a breaker could trip, a TV that was previously working could need the cable company to come out to repair or replace equipment, etc. Whenever any issue does arise with guests, as long as I am informed I get it taken care of ASAP. This guest informed me that they were not satisfied with the 'cleanliness' of my place, and instead of challenging their decision, I simply apologized and told her I would give her a full refund, which I immediately did. She was NOT "ripped off". I am not going to waste my time to address the other accusations and complaints, which are just ridiculous. Thankfully, there are many decent, kind people that are members of HomeAway. I look forward to hosting some of them.
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Beautiful but some problems.

  • 3 of 5

The house itself is beautiful and roomy!!! But if you stay in the winter time, don't expect the house to be very warm. The insulation is horrible and cold air was flowing into the house in multiple areas. The master is FREEZING. I let the owner know the heat was not running correctly, and she said she was unaware. It ran literally all night and the house never warmed up and just got colder. My babies woke up cold.

Don't expect to take long warm/hot showers. Even the first person showering had about 5 mins, if that, before the hot water went out and the water was cold.

There are some things needed to be worked on in this home..

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There was a snap of unusually cold weather in San Antonio. Ordinarily, there is very little need for the heat to be turned on, so I was unaware of any heating issues. This guest did not inform me that the apartment was not warm until the end of her stay. But, I Definitely will have that taken care of asap.
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

This place was great for our family of five. My husband and I stayed in the incredibly spacious master bedroom and set up a pack n play (which we brought) for my 3 month old. My 2 yo son slept in a pack n play (which we brought) in the room next door (that has a queen bed). My mother-in-law slept in a room on the other end of the rental over by the living room and had a bathroom to herself. This was nice so we didn't have to worry about the baby waking her up. She slept in the trundle bed. This place is meticulously clean. I'm impressed with the cleanliness and that's hard to do. Every corner has been attended to. I loved the open dining and living room and we spent a lot of time there. The neighborhood is in a good location: we went to the San Antonio zoo, Fratello's, Central Market, Fort Sam Houston (to visit family), and La Cantera/Chuy's over the course of our stay. We would have done the DoSeum and Riverwalk nearby, but didn't get around to it. Parking is outdoors, on the street. Neighborhood was overall quiet seeming. Do keep in mind that this rental is on a second floor. In case you have elderly folks or toddlers, they will need to be able to go up a flight of stairs or you can carry them. This wasn't really an issue for us - just something to keep in mind. There is a double door at the top of the stairs that kept my toddler at bay - though we did put a chair in front of it when he figured out he could open it. Only thing that threw me off was the room temperature was warmer in the master bedroom compared to the rest of the rental. Not uncomfortably so, but turning up the thermostat to the apartment meant the other two bedrooms were a bit on the chilly side at night. Overall, I would definitely recommend this place to someone else. The owner/manager/staff were incredibly welcoming and hospitable. Again, did I mention it was clean?

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. You were great guests to host! Hope you think of my place again when you decide to visit San Antonio.
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Spacious and absolutely beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

This property is absolutely gorgeous! The pictures don't do it justice. Everything was provided (fresh linens and towels, pots and pans, shampoo, conditioner, soap) Having a washer and dryer was very convenient. There are other occupants in the building, but we never heard a peep from any of them and the neighborhood is quiet as well. We were in town for my Son's BMT Graduation and the location was perfect. Just minutes from the River Walk, Lackland AFB and Sea World. Our family really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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So glad we chose to stay here!,

  • 5 of 5

This place was GORGEOUS! The pictures don't even do it justice. (I tried to take some of my own, but they didn't turn out well either) the video on YouTube shows it better.

We were traveling to San Antonio as a family group of 6 adults. We were initially looking for three hotel rooms, and decided to search here, and we are glad we did.

The place is spacious and clean, and had everything you could need. It is beautifully decorated, and comfortable. The bed, sofa and even the dining room chairs were great to relax in. I especially loved the chaise.

It is located in a quiet neighborhood of lovely older homes, yet not far from things you may want to see in San Antonio, 15 minutes will get you to the airport, to the RiverWalk, to the Alamo. There is plenty of street parking available, we always parked right in front of the door, and there is space in the back as well.

We did not meet the owner, as she was out of town, but communication was easy, and she had a friend help us out, and she was a lovely and gracious host.

I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

No smoking in the apartment. Sleeping in beds only, not on other furniture. Any food in the freezer is not for guest use. No loud music in consideration of the neighbors. Please wash any dirty dishes and remove all trash from the apartment upon check out. Trash barrels are located in the back yard.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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