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Linda Klar

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

San Antonio Hill Country Carriage House, Close to Live Music

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Romantic Cottage Hideaway for Two, Hill Country Views, Dog Friendly!

Our Carriage House in San Antonio is a charming loft space with a full kitchen, dining area, queen bed and concrete floors. The bedroom features an exposed limestone rock wall. The spacious bath doubles as a dressing room and features a large shower with a rain drop shower head. Every window in the cottage has a woodland view of trees, wildlife or horses. The seating area features a unique niche in the wall that mimics a fireplace and mantel. 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 are several spots to sit with a glass of wine or margarita and enjoy the hill country views. We are just 13 miles from Fiesta Texas and 15 miles from Seaworld. Local flavor restaurants include El Chaparral, Grey Moss Inn and Scenic Loop Cafe.

Check out our other accommodation at the ranch, the Big 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Linda Klar (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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 South Texas

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)
San Antonio Hill Country Carriage House, Close to Live Music
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Linda was an excellent host. Cottages very private and if you want to get away you can sit out on the front porch and relax and always go inside when it's too hot. Everything works perfectly and hostess was nice and accommodating.

We would like to come back again on our next visit to San Antonio

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for getaway with my husband and dogs.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect space for the 2 of us because we brought our 2 dogs. Big yard to walk the dogs around. Close enough to all the attractions. Right down the road from an excellent Mexican restaurant. The only down side was the shower has zero water pressure. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer - I'm glad you found El Chaparral restaurant and enjoyed our beautiful seven-acre property. The irises are starting to bloom and the grass is so incredibly bright green! I am so sorry about the water pressure in the Carriage House. We just went in and pulled that shower head out to replace it. The hard water in our area causes clogs so we have it on our maintenance schedule to change those out regularly. I'm sorry we didn't get it before your stay. But thank you for brining it to our attention; we'll check the shower head in the Big Cottage, too. We hope to host you and your dogs again soon!
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Setting

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is surrounded by beautiful landscape and was wonderful for our stay. We brought our dogs and it was a perfect place to take them for walks. The cottage needed a bit more cleaning. There were some cobwebs in the shower and on the ceiling and walls but overall it was a fantastic little place. We will definitely stay here again the next time we are in town.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alicia - Walking on our property is so peaceful! The next time you're here, you might walk your dogs up Chimney Creek Road to see some of the property that used to be a part of the original ranch. At the top of the hill is a breath-taking view over the surrounding hill country land. I'm sorry about the cobwebs! No excuses but out in the country these things can form more quickly than in the city. And since we are a certified wildlife habitat, we do not use pesticides. We hope to see you again soon and we promise to be more diligent.
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Beautiful, cozy property

  • 5 of 5

We loved this gem of a vacation spot! We found everything as promised, and the place was neat, clean and comfortable. We will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely country party!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my new wife were visiting San Antonio to celebrate our recent nuptials with family there and we very please with the accommodations of the Carriage House for our stay as well as the brand new event space in a converted barn available on the property. After celebrating with ~25 of our close friends and family, it was perfect to have our own private cottage to retire to once the party was done. We've stayed with Menger Cottages in the past, and we continue to be pleased by the ever extending amenities of our stays that we look forward to doing it again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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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

San Antonio Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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San Antonio Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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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