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San Antonio Carriage House: Hill country view, horses and live music

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage for Two, queen bed, spacious walk-in shower, dog friendly!

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.

Check out our other accommodation at the ranch, the Country Cottage (sleeps six) at

vrbo #373236.

If your trip takes you downtown, you'll be interested in our Alamo Heights CRAFTSMAN HAUS. Find more information at

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.

More Details

Linda Klar
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Linda Klar

My great grandparents bought this property along with more than 500 acres so they could farm and run a dairy. Erich and Lydia Menger spent more than 30 years there. After their passing, their four children inherited the property. My grandmother, her brothers and their families continued farming but in 1973, it was decided to sell the property. As a little girl, I was devastated to lose my favorite playground. I vowed that someday I would by the ranch back. The man who bought the ranch sold off the acreage but in 2000 the seven acres that contained the original houses and sheds came on the market. With my husband's support, I WAS able to buy the ranch back! I also got the pony I'd always wanted from childhood.

Linda Klar purchased this cottage in 1929

Why Linda Klar chose San Antonio

We enjoy the wildlife, the history, the farm ways. We hope you enjoy the charming old rock house, the vantage points from which you can relax and see the mountains.

Our special location allows you to enjoy Old Town Helotes with cute shops, market days, bicycling and live country music. Seaworld and Fiesta Texas are just 15 miles away. La Cantera mall offers department stores and your favorite shops. UTSA and Southwest Research are close by. And you can enjoy a day at the Riverwalk downtown and the retreat from the sounds of the city to the peaceful chirping of cicadas.

What makes this cottage unique

Government Canyon State Natural Area is closeby.


San Antonio Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking


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San Antonio Carriage House: Hill country view, horses and live music
average rating of 4.7843137 based on 51 reviews

Nice place!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for our daughter's wedding and were trying to find something close to the venue that was dog friendly. We weren't sure about this place by looking at the pictures but we were pleasantly surprised when we walked in! It was very roomy and the bathroom was huge making it nice to get ready for the wedding. The only complaint was no creamer for the coffee but other than that it was great! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for joining us! So sorry there was no creamer for you! That's a great suggestion. I'm jumping in the car right now, headed to the grocery store to take care of that. Please visit us again soon.
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Excellent Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful carriage house apartment. Everything you need for a quite Texas get-a-way!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carlsbad, NM

Perfect! Clean and roomy. Very cozy with all the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Such wonderful and pleasant hosts and a great place to stay. Very quaint and set back in the woods. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal in every sense

  • 5 of 5

As you drive along the main road leading to this place, you see some of the local and traditional charm along the way. Old-town Helotes and Floore's Country Store, but also some restaurants worth visiting. Then, you take a quick turn to the cottages. There's a tree-lined road that leads to the charming cottage on the right, and the carriage house on the left. It's cool and quiet inside, and it's set up for familiarity and comfort. There are some really interesting books inside if you just want to chill. There's a pleasant walk outside, some nice drives. Bikes would be great. On your forays nearby, you can go see the river walk and The Alamo and some super shoppin' and galleries. You can head out to Gruene Town Hall and take a spin on the dance floor with a good band. This place is just a great location. And... the air smells good outdoors.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and appreciated Linda allowing us to bring our dog. It was a beautiful cozy spot.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and our two dogs absolutely loved this place! It was so cute and cozy and the owner is such a nice and down to Earth Person.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In addition to the Carriage House, we have the larger Big Cottage on the same property in case your traveling party increases in size. The Big Cottage accommodates up to 6 people with two queen beds, a twin bed and a generously-sized sofa. The Grand Veranda affords a beautiful hill country view and the spacious side patio has an outdoor dining table for 6 plus conversation seating around a fire pit. It's all about relaxation and rejuvenation at Menger Cottages. Find out more about the Big Cottage at vrbo #373236.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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