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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Mar 2, 2015
4 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 6 TVs, sleeps 14; beautiful pool with spa

Enjoy the comforts of a large house with entertainment electronics on the inside, wireless throughout the property, and a lovely shaded backyard with a beautiful pool. This house is right for a large family or a few families who would like to vacation together--whether you want to hang out on the property or venture out to explore. It's in a lovely neighborhood where the deer roam freely through large lots covered with oaks. While you're situated serenely on a 3/4 acre, tree-covered lot in our quiet community on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, you're only 2 or 3 miles--depending on what direction you take--from two different Walmarts. So, we’re not far from civilization--if you know what I mean. We’re located a couple of miles from the 1604 Loop of San Antonio as well as Interstate 35, the corridor linking San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, and Austin. You're in a prime location to see San Antonio and the greater area.

Our Home is a 4BR/3BA, 15-year-old executive home located in an outer northeast suburb of San Antonio. This spacious house has a little over 4000 sq ft of living space. There are open living areas downstairs with all four bedrooms and a bonus/media room upstairs. There are 6 TVs (incl 50' flat screen) with one in each bedroom. Most of the home is carpeted except for tile through the bathrooms, kitchen, and traffic areas. We enjoy a large park-like, fenced backyard where we have a beautiful lagoon pool and heated spa. A large circle drive and garage facilitates ample parking. The home has wireless internet, and one old computer available if you don't bring your own laptop. This was our primary residence for a long time and is equipped accordingly.

San Antonio: A Vacation Destination: So much to see and do... It's become a vacation destination for more than just Texans--if that wasn't enough. While this list is far from exhaustive, here’s a few things conveniently located nearby:

10 mins to Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Ranch; 20 mins to New Braunfels, Schlitterbahn, nearest river tubing, historic Gruene; 25 mins to SA International Airport; 30 mins to Downtown, Riverwalk, Sunset Station, Alamo, Six Flags; 45 mins to Sea World, San Marcos tubing and popular San Marcos shopping outlets; 60 mins to Austin or charming Fredericksburg.

More Info: We can provide you more pix by email of the house and property, to include bathrooms and bedrooms not shown in the ad. We'll also be happy to give recommendations on what to see and do on your stay.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I (Jeff) retired from the US Air Force in 2010; my wife (Gale) continues to teach HS English part time. We've been married since 1984--to each other! Because our three children have flown the coop, we are now empty nesters and are spending time chasing them and their families.

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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

I remembered some fond childhood memories when we pulled up and saw all the deer sitting in your yard. I remember deer roaming the neighborhood when we lived in Deerwood Estates in San Marcos. We loved sitting out by the pool (yes, the cool temps didn't scare off the kids) and having plenty of room for everyone. Thanks again for sharing your home and allowing us to rent it. It is beautiful. What a wonderful neighborhood.
Mar 2012
  • 1 of 5

69 Reviews

4.9
based on 69 traveler reviews

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Where San Antonio Meets Hill Country
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p355794
-+1 210-478-0662
San Antonio Texas

Our week at Garden Ridge

  • of 5
Jeff,
What an outstanding home you have. What we paid per nite was the same as a room at one of the conference hotels. We were 5 people and would have needed 3 hotel rooms. Traveling around with our GPS's was very easy. We were never more than 30 minutes from any of our destinations. The people were very friendly no matter where we went.
Feeding the deer was a treat. They even ate out of your hand. Hopefully your house is available when the conference returns to San Antonio in 2018. We have used VRBO in many cities but none can compare to Garden Ridge!

Best wishes, Mike Hermanson
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, what a nice review! My caretaker told me you left the house in great shape. Thanks! I hope you guys certainly do return in 2018. In the mean time tell your friends about us. :)
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Where San Antonio Meets Hill Country
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p355794
-+1 210-478-0662
San Antonio Texas

Review of Garden Ridge vacation rental.

  • of 5
We had a wonderful stay at this property. With our plans for the area the location was perfect and allowed for easy access to everywhere we wanted to go. We had more than enough room (at least 3 rooms we didn't even use!) and had plenty of space to spread out and relax, although everyone seemed to like hanging out around the large island in the kitchen. The time of year we went really didn't lend itself to using the pool, but the spa was used a couple times and very nice. There was every amenity we could ask for, and appreciated the details of having even the little things like handsoap in the bathrooms, dishwasher soap and laundry soap. We shopped for groceries at the nearby HEB & Walmart but appreciated not having to also buy paper towels and such. We also enjoyed the local wildlife which visited us so frequently. Very nice, quiet neighborhood, and beautiful home. We would most certainly stay at this property again and recommend it to friends/family.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for pointing out the small things that made the difference for you. :). And I have to admit you made me a little nostalgic for the time when we lived there with our kids because we too--no matter how many were at the house--hung out around that big kitchen island.
business
Where San Antonio Meets Hill Country
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p355794
-+1 210-478-0662
San Antonio Texas

It's a beautiful home

It's a beautiful home
  • of 5
Thanks Jeff. It was an amazing experience.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad it worked for your get together. :)
business
Where San Antonio Meets Hill Country
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p355794
-+1 210-478-0662
San Antonio Texas
5

Wonderful place for family get togethers!!

  • 5 of 5
We have never rented a vacation home before and our first experience with this home was truly wonderful from beginning to end. We spent Christmas with family coming in from all over. They were just as happy with the home as we were…especially the grandchildren (teenagers) with the media room upstairs. They could break away from the “old folks” and play games and watch movies. The house is spacious, beautifully furnished with lots of room. Everything was clean and ready for our family to step in and enjoy Christmas together. The kitchen was gorgeous and had all the utensils needed for cooking and serving the meals. The kitchen was a great place for just talking or playing games in the breakfast nook and of course the den area was great for watching TV or the family opening their Christmas gifts! The neighborhood is lovely especially the deer that visit everyday. All we needed was snow and the Christmas scene would have been perfect!

The website was excellent with photos of the house, the layout and the list of what is provided. That helped us to make decisions on what we needed to bring with us from home which wasn’t much except recipes and food. Jeff (owner) was very helpful and promptly answered any of our questions. Excellent customer service!

San Antonio is a great place to visit but like any city, it is busy especially at Christmas. It was great to go back to this home in a peaceful neighborhood and get away from the crowds after shopping. The house was fantastic. We would highly recommend this home for anytime of the year!
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review. If I could rate my guests, you guys would get 5 stars back at you. It's so nice that this worked out and made some good Christmas memories. That's what we like to hear.
business
Where San Antonio Meets Hill Country
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p355794
-+1 210-478-0662
San Antonio Texas
5

Great place for a fun and relaxing family reunion.

  • 5 of 5
Property exceeded our expectations. Clean and well maintained. Jeff was very responsive and answered all our questions promptly. Kitchen was large and well equipped to handle all our cooking needs for the large Christmas dinner party. Rooms were large enough to accommodate all guests but still had a wonderful cozy feeling. Can't wait to lease again !
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad it worked for your get together.
business
Where San Antonio Meets Hill Country
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p355794
-+1 210-478-0662
San Antonio Texas
Walingford, CT
5

Beautiful home, awesome owners!

  • 5 of 5
This property was amazing! Immaculately clean and well provisioned! The owners are superb people, very kind and accommodating. The home is roomy and so comfortable. The spa was amazing! The deer are an added bonus. My family will surely be back! Thank you so much for making our family reunion such a memorable and stress free experience! God bless you!
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice! :)

Location

From the Owner

It's the right location--on the edge of San Antonio near I-35 in the direction of New Braunfels and Austin. I fell in love with the neighborhood when I started looking for a place to live following the completion of my USAF career and our residence on base. The property was perfect for my family of older kids who frequently entertained friends at home.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Antonio International Airport at 12 Miles Nearest Golf : Olympia Hills, Northcliff, TPC San Antonio at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstate 35 at 2.3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Capparelli's...and many more just another mile at 1 Miles Car: recommended

This home accesses the best of two regions: the San Antonio greater area and the Texas Hill Country. It literally sits on the edge of both. You'll be close to major roads to get you in/out of San Antonio and to its surrounding areas. No doubt, you've already noted that there is a lot to see and do in this area which makes it the Texas vacation destination.

Golf: Bring your sticks. Plenty of great golfing in and around San Antonio, and better yet--it's year round.

Availability

From $160 Per night

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Break 2015
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$280
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2015
Mar 30 2015 - May 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$190
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Aug 9 2015
6 night minimum stay
$320
From
$340
Fri,Sat
$2,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2015
Aug 10 2015 - Sep 8 2015
4 night minimum stay
$315
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2015
Sep 9 2015 - Nov 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$285
$1,590
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Week 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
$320
$1,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 2015
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$230
From
$270
Fri,Sat
$1,590
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays 2015-16
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$320
$2,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2016
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
$230
From
$270
Fri,Sat
$1,590
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2016
Mar 5 2016 - Apr 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
$280
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2016
Apr 3 2016 - May 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$260
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$340
$2,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $300
  • Management/Cleaning fee $149 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates do not include the applicable Texas Occupancy Tax of 6%.
There may be a natural gas surcharge if pool heating is required.
Military discount is available. Negotiable premium charge for event hosting--please ask.
The Responsible Guest who signs or accepts the rental contract must be 25 years of age or older.

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Amenities

From the Owner

A quiet, large oak-covered neighborhood where deer roam freely, but so conveniently located to all that San Antonio and New Braunfels have to offer. I have never lived anywhere quite like this neighborhood.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Town

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 4000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Master Bathroom - toilet, shower, jetted tub

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king, 42 in plasma TV
  • Bonus Rm - 1 sleep sofa /futon, This bonus room has a double futon, sofa, and wardrobe.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 32 in LED TV
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, 32 in LED TV
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, 37 in LCD TV
  • There is bed space to sleep 12 people plus two additional twin mattresses stored in MBR closet for a total of 14 sleeping spaces. All four bedrooms are upstairs.

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • This is a large 4000 square foot home and can accommodate up to 30 people easily for an event. There is dining space for 18 using the dining room, breakfast nook, and kitchen bar--add another 6 if you dine on the patio. There are simply plenty of options. With the ample parking, a large kitchen, multiple dining seats and 3 living/family rooms; you could easily host an event here. Note that all bedrooms are on the second floor. CAUTION: There is an open swimming pool in the backyard that is easily accessed from the rear door of the house. If you bring children, make sure you are comfortable with the need to properly supervise them.

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