|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
ONE FREE NIGHT IF YOU BOOK 5 NIGHTS OR MORE
Behind the simple facade of this historic and urban cottage style house, lies a whole new and cozy world of contemporary ambiance and decor. Based on its colorful decor, my Family and I named it 'THE HOUSE OF COLORS'
Our house was just rehabbed and remodeled during the second half of 2013. We tore walls, added new windows, wall texture, painting and floors to create open and friendly spaces with lots of light. Then we added brand new contemporary furniture full of colors.
The house is centrally located in the prestigious Historic District of 'Olmos Park Terrace' where new young and mature urban professionals are moving to. This is an amazing location as the house is just 10-15 minutes away from San Antonio's main tourist spots. 4-5 miles to Downtown, Riverwalk (Paseo del Rio) and Convention Center, 5 Minutes to San Antonio's Zoo and SA's top 2 shopping, dining and entertainment centers which are 'North Star Mall' and 'The Quarry'. 24 minutes to Lackland Air Force Base. 18 minutes to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and 23 minutes to Sea World.
Also our Historic District neighbors the small affluent/upscale City of 'Olmos Park' which is inside San Antonio. Within walking distance there is a great neighborhood cafe, and very nice restaurants (Mexican, Italian, French, Vietnamese).
After visiting all the tourist spots in SA, our house offers a cozy patio with brand new and contemporary furniture to enjoy a nice evening with family/friends or a nice BBQ
Very few vacation rental houses are so close to everything and at the same time offering a setting of luxury and contemporary decor with new furniture.
USE THE LINK BELOW TO SEE MANY PLACES THAT I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY US AND THAT ARE JUST A FEW MINUTES FROM OUR HOUSE:
I am originally from Monterrey, Mexico. San Antonio has been my 2nd hometown for me and many of my family members. After working many years for consumer product corporations in Marketing Management positions, I lost my job back in 2009 due to the economy collapse. That is when I decided to move from the busy lifestyle in Los Angeles to San Antonio where most of my family members live. Having nurtured a passion for real estate during the last years of my corporate life, I decided to start a new career rehabbing and selling properties. Then I decided to rent one of my houses in VRBO/Homeaway and the rest is history. Today I own 2 rental houses in San Antonio and my family and I love sharing our houses with other people visiting San Antonio.
Ricardo Valdes (Se habla Espanol) purchased this house in 2013
Urban life is more fun and exciting than suburban life when going on vacation or living temporarily in a city. When you live or vacation close to downtown San Antonio, you are closer to the culture, energy and personality of a city. When a saw this house for the first time, I saw a very simple cottage house facade. But after seeing its amazing location in a safe Historic District less than 4 miles from downtown and all the nice restaurants, bars and shops located in less than 2 miles, my dream was to turn this house into a cozy paradise of contemporary ambiance and decor, full of light and color.
Amazing location close to everything. Safe Historic District with a mix of Hispanic traditional families and upcoming young and mature urban professionals (Single and Married)
Great contemporary decor and ambiance.
From the moment Ricardo accepted our request to stay at his Airbnb until the time we checked out our host made us feel like family. Six adults visiting San Antonio for the first time. None of us had ever used an Airbnb, but from this one experience will most definitely use it again. The house was even better than the beautiful photo's. His flare for decor was superb. Our beds were comfortable, the temperature in the house was perfect. He has a binder full of suggestions where to eat, grocery shop,and do laundry. We used his idea's and enjoyed true San Antonio cuisine. The neighborhood is delightful, we met neighbors on both sides of the house who were ultra friendly, we felt safe and protected. The location is ideal. We needed to be at the Fort Sam Houston base for Army graduation and it was easy peasy. Getting to the River walk was a short drive. In fact, all the sights and Texas BBQ we drove to was a short trek away. The highways are simple to maneuver on. WE found the people to be extraordinarily friendly. You would be crazy not to give this home a visit. WE loved it, loved our host and loved San Antonio. If our travels take us back to this glorious city we will stay at only one place. Casa Valdes!!!!
Our stay here was very enjoyable. The decor/design was very modern. The backyard space was great for entertaining and hanging out. We had seven people and a baby sleep and stay here. With that said the rooms are large and comfortable. The home was very close to many amenities as well as downtown. Homeowner was prompt in getting back to me. Would definitely return.
The house was ok, at least we had somewhere to stay and enjoy our 5 day stay in Texas. House needs minor fix ups and needs to be kept clean. Also, we heard mice or something similar noises and running around in the attic. The house was so dusty, I'm surprised my allergies didn't act up. Other than that, house was close to alot of places including the Air Force base. I wouldn't mind going back if the minor things got fixed and the house was cleaner.
Overall, the property more than met our needs. The rooms are spacious, & the master bedroom is quite large, with enough space to accommodate an air mattress. (We slept 3 adults and 4 children comfortably.) The outdoor seating was a huge plus, providing a shaded area where we could relax while the kids played. While we didn't cook much during our trip, the kitchen was adequately stocked with the basics. Many of the items which guests are required to furnish were already there, left behind by prior renters: hand soap, dish soap, sponges, etc. As stated in the rental contract, we were provided one tower per guest, which was sufficient for our short stay. However, the only dish towel provided in the kitchen was a small, square wash rag.
The location is fabulous in terms of proximity to nearby attractions, and the owner did an excellent job of providing information, directions, and recommendations to nearby groceries, restaurants, and local attractions.
While the décor is comfortable and family-friendly, the house itself could use some work. Both towel hooks in the master bathroom are falling out of the wall (perhaps due to the lack of drywall anchors), so they would not support the weight of a towel. As mentioned in other reviews, the kitchen tiles near the garage access door are loose; the door is unusable, and the loose tiles were a safety issue for our 18-month old. The remodeling work is very much DIY with mostly low-end finishes - however, it is fine for a short vacation, especially at this price point.
We were a bit disappointed with the cleanliness of the home. While high-traffic surfaces had been dusted, nothing else had; some decorative items, knick-knacks, and wall-hangings had what appeared to be years of dust accumulated on the surfaces. The outside trash cans were completely full when we arrived; in fact, the recycling bin was also stuffed with trash.
A few notes to potential buyers: while the carport is technically long enough to accommodate three cars, nose-to-end, it is VERY narrow. Neither of our SUVs would fit, so we parked at the very end of the driveway, nearly into the road, without the benefit of cover. Also, there is essentially NO counter space in the bathrooms, and only one of the two bathrooms have outlets. (Ladies, that means hair dryers, curlers, and makeup are going to be very difficult.) We ended up taking down a wall mirror so we could get ready in a bedroom.
Still a great value for the price!
Our family stayed here during our visit to San Antonio. We attended our son's Graduation Ceremony from Air Force Basic Training. This was our first time renting a vacation home. The owner made our experience very easy and very comfortable. Our goal was to have a home feel during our time with our Airmen. We were able to relax, enjoy sitting at the table and living room. The best part was being able to cook meals in the kitchen, just like home. The backyard was comfortable, we used the grill to cook dinner and then relax on the patio furniture. The home is located very close to downtown and were only 15-20 minutes from Lackland AFB. We enjoyed our time with our son and this place made it feel like home. The place was clean and the kitchen was well equipped.
The house overall was pretty nice! I was a little disappointed to see different bedding and the lack of a rug in the living room from the pictures, but the surprise extra seating in the backyard makes up for that. The house did seem to tilt to the right, which got a little annoying after a few days. 2 of the lights in the kitchen didn't work but the lighting at night in the kitchen was fine for cooking. Other issues we had were the loose tile by the kitchen table, not being able to use the back door that leads to the driveway, the slight smell of wet dog by the kitchen table, dog hair on the lampshades, and a few things incorrect in our rental agreement.
The kitchen had many cooking materials that definitely came in handy, we didn't have to buy any cooking supplies other than food of course. During the day, having the natural light throughout the entire house was beautiful and great. Overall, we loved the art work, style, and feel of the house, it was nice staying here for 4 nights. The beds were very comfortable, the bathrooms were clean, the outside seating area could use a good cleaning but was nice to sit and eat breakfast, and it's a great house in general. We most likely would rent from Ricardo again, maybe just try out a different house.
Thank you so much for sharing your home with my Family. We went to San Antonio for my sons Wedding. Everything was close by for all of our needs. We would definitely stay here again!!
Within walking distance of our Historic neighborhood (Half Mile), lies the affluent City of Olmos Park. Its main street McCullough Ave offers nice restaurant selections and a great and sophisticated neighborhood cafe.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 10 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$75 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|One time cleaning Fee||$135 + Tax|
ONE FREE NIGHT IF YOU BOOK 5 NIGHTS OR MORE
Maximum occupancy is 10 people. Nightly rates covers up to 8 people in the house. For the 9th and 10th person, there is an additional charge of $10 per person, per night.
$250 damage protection deposit (Kept on escrow account by Homeaway/VRBO). Deposit has been programmed to be reimbursed automatically by Homeaway/VRBO 7 days after the stay if no damages are reported.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.