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Where San Antonio Meets Hill Country...and the Deer and the People Play...

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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 23, 2017
  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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

Recent Review

About the Owner

Jeff Keef
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Jeff Keef

I (Jeff) retired from the US Air Force in 2010; my wife (Gale) retired in 2015 from teaching high schoolers. 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.

Jeff Keef purchased this house in 2007

Why Jeff Keef chose San Antonio

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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
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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
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130 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(130 traveler reviews)

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Great layout and family friendly

  • 4 of 5

Booked this house for a family vacation for 3 generations. Layout of house provided plenty of space for everyone. It was nice to come home each day after sightseeing to a place that felt like home. We were blessed with warm weather and took advantage of the pool. The only downfall was the too soft mattress in the master bedroom.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice, big house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this Garden Ridge home for several nights at the end of January. There were three couples and the house was perfect. Three bathrooms was a plus and there was one bedroom we didn't even use. The house has lots of room, three big seating areas and a dining room, which we didn't have time to use. The neighborhood is pretty and I did see deer on a morning walk. The location was good for us, we went sight seeing north of the house and the airport was not far away. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Jeff was nice to work with and answered any emails within a short time. Thanks for sharing your beautiful house with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Susan--and thanks for taking such good care of the house.
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5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Our family had more than enough space to sleep comfortably, play board games, and we loved the huge kitchen. Thank you, we will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, Sally.
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5

Great house! Fantastic owners!

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our family and the owners made it seamless from beginning to end. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very good! Thanks!
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5

A family get-together for our son's wedding

  • 5 of 5

From the time we pulled up to the time we left just amazing. If we find yourself back in San Antonio we would definitely be staying here. What a way to get the family together, enough space to spread out, but yet cozy enough to feel like family. All the amenities you could ever think of were here and more. Very secluded but yet close to everything. The pool and hot tub were a big hit. No complaints on our end it all. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ken. That's why we do this. It just makes a lot of sense for families like yours.
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Everything was fantastic and Cleaning crew and Maryilyn were above and beyond!

  • 5 of 5

Jeff does a fantastic job of ensuring all the details big and large are thought of and communicated. The stay was excellent! What sets this property above the rest is the property management team. Maryilyn and crew are exceptional!! A member of our group left some valuables in a dresser and they promptly called and were able to get it back to us. Over the top!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric, so glad you highlighted the team. The team, indeed, makes this endeavor a success. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Location

Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Northcliffe Golf Coruse
The Vineyards Restaurant -- CLOSED
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Sea World San Antonio
The San Antonio River Walk
Historic Market Square
The Alamo
Olympia Hills Golf Course
Resort Course at La Cantera
Quarry Golf Club
Gruene
The Resort at Schlitterbahn
Grumpy's Mexican Cafe
Rudy's Country Store & Bar B Q
Capparelli's Pizza & Italian
Figlios Pizzeria
Taco Cabana
Lion & Rose British Restaurant & Pub
Java Junction

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.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$139
From
$169
Fri,Sat,Sun
$999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$1,190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Apr 2 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$279
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
$349
From
$359
Fri,Sat
$2,390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 6 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$265
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,590
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Week 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$340
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$260
From
$290
Fri,Sat
$1,690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays 2017-18
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$290
Fri,Sat
$1,590
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$289
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$279
From
$299
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
$370
From
$390
Fri,Sat
$2,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Caretaker fee $159 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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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

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • 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
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 4000 sq. ft.

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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