San Antonio Carriage House sits off the road on seven acres in the Texas hill country. The 1929 limestone cottage is a reclaimed barn with the original sliding doors affixed to the outside. Inside the spacious open area, you'll find an exposed limestone wall and concrete floors. The round window in the front has a unique architectural design of cut limestone. The seating area features a unique niche in the wall that looks like a fireplace mantel. The oversized bathroom/dressing room features a glass, walk-in shower with a rainfall shower head and a towel warmer. Every window in the cottage has a woodland view of trees, wildlife or horses. The front porch, with comfortable chairs, is a great spot for greeting the morning with a cup of coffee and pastries. Around the back of the Carriage House is a place to sit with a glass of tea or wine and enjoy the hill country views. Down by the old rock wall there is a fire pit so you can roast marshmallows or make s'mores. You can say hello to our concierge ponies, Jack and Starbuck, and perhaps offer them a piece of apple through the fence.
Local-flavor restaurants include El Chaparral, Grey Moss Inn and La Hacienda. There are food trucks and live music just a mile down the road at Dino's & Gino's Liquors.
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homeaway #3581698. This charming 100-year-old home built by my great-grandparents 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.