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


Property Details

Updated: Sep 19, 2016
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) 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.

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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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121 Reviews

based on 121 traveler reviews



  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect! The kids loved the pool, hot tub, and getting to watch the deer up close. The house was in a great location and had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent! That's what we like to hear!
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  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more beautiful setting for our vacation! The home itself is perfect for accommodating a lot of people. We had plenty of space for all and everything we could possibly need.

The location was perfect and centrally located to all the activities we planned. The neighborhood is beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the deer and growing up in Alaska, that says a lot! HA!

My husband did have one "complaint" - lack of Pokémon for hunting.....

This property was far beyond expectation and we will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a nice review. I really like "exceeding" expectations. :)
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Tim & Mildred Pegues

  • 5 of 5

We first entered the property for an early sneek, but returned after shopping for essentials, but someone had locked the bottom lock and we had to wait for a short period and it was unfortunately a very unusual hot summer all over the southern area that year. After a few phone calls we entered the home a few minutes later. Our whole family was very pleased with the space and spa/ pool area.

Loved it, Thanks Jeff & Marilyn!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and your patience. Glad it worked out for you guys once we got you into the house.
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Vancouver, WA

We loved the home. It was a great size and layout for our entire family.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in San Antonio. The home was the perfect size and setup for our family that included grandparents, parents and kids. It had everything we needed. The kids loved the pool and spent much of the week in it.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kim. I hope you all will come back.
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Perfect Family Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect vacation rental for a family. The home is lovely, spacious, & comfortable with something for everyone. Easy access to major roads/highways to get anywhere in San Antonio. We had early risers and night owls, but no one was disturbed because of the space this home offers. All in a wonderful quiet & safe neighborhood.

Our family totally enjoyed the pool in the backyard. The biggest attraction were the deer that roam thru the neighborhood. Our family, young and old couldn't get enough of the deer in the yard throughout the day. You feel very relaxed in a tranquil country setting yet so close to a major city!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You said it all. Thanks!
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Fabulous house and neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our stay. There was plenty of room for all. The pool and spa were a nice treat. The neighborhood was amazing with deer roaming front yards.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katy, glad it worked out for you guys. Please come back.
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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
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.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Week 2016
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holidays 2016-17
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
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
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
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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

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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


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • 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 ...


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


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


  • 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 ...


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

Location Type

  • Town


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


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


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • 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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