- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
Description from the owner
Bordering King William in the Lavaca historic district of San Antonio, recently professionally remodeled, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, early 1900s home with modern appliance upgrades. Sleeps 8 with a king bed, queen bed, and 2 full size futons as well as a large leather sectional sofa. Driveway parking in front and back for up to 6 cars or trucks if you need it. There is additional street parking too. View of the Tower of Americas from the front porch. About a mile walk to the Riverwalk and Alamo Plaza and about a 15 minute walk to city-provided bicycle rental kiosk. City bus line, VIA, is a short walk away. Located in one of the closest (if not...Read more
Home with contemporary updates in King William his
San Antonio, Texas
Additional Location Information
King William/ Lavaca historic district is a rather gentrified, very diverse, and unexpected part of San Antonio. The Lavaca neighborhood is the oldest existing neighborhood in San Antonio. It is bounded on the north by César E. Chávez Boulevard (formerly Durango), on the south by the Missouri-Kansas Railroad Line, on the east by IH-37, and on the west by South St. Mary's Street. The area is going through modern renovations. It is a mix of old traditional and modern with properties that have remained untouched for decades alongside fully renovated homes. If you've got the time to take a stroll, bring sun block and a large lightweight umbrella for shade. It's away from the madness of the river walk but still very close by. Might remind you a little bit of some areas of New Orleans. Unique mix of German and Latin heritage. There are restored Victorian mansions right next to disused properties that might be up for sale. City bus line, VIA, is just minutes away. City-provided rental bicycles are also about a 15 minute walk away.
The King William district is known for its historic mansions, but that is not all King William has to offer. This home is located in the Lavaca area of King William. Lavaca is the oldest existing neighborhood in San Antonio. It is defined by its small 19th century vernacular houses built primarily by working class families beginning in the early 1870s.
The first City Directory for San Antonio was published in 1877, and at that time, Lavaca Street residents included families with German, Polish and Hispanic surnames.
This remodeled historic home was built in 1910. It has an open floor plan and is great for large families and entertaining.
Lavaca is an area rich with history, and I have tried to reflect that in the decor and feel of the property.
The neighborhood is so charming. It is a very short walk to popular restaurants and bars in the neighborhood. There are small businesses of all kinds nearby. There is a perfect view of the Tower of Americas from the front porch. It makes for a spectacular spot for fireworks on Independence Day and New Year's Eve.
Very near Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, Alamodome, River Center Mall, Blue Star Arts Complex, First Friday, Beethoven Maennerchor Halle, Missions & Historic Parks & Mission Trail, Steves Homestead, Villa Finale, The Alamo, La Villita, Market Square, Emily Morgan Hotel, Menger Hotel, Magik Theater, Hemisfair Park, Guenther House, Institute of Texan Cultures, McNay Art Museum, La Tuna, The Station Cafe, The Monterey, Liberty Bar, River Walk, Majestic Theater, Tito's Mexican Restaurant, Rosario's, AT&T Center, King William Fair, the million dollar home of Charles Butt, owner of the 4 billion dollar HEB grocery store is in the neighborhood.
Close to San Antonio Western Shooting, Botanical Gardens, Japanese Tea Garden, Witte Museum, Kiddie Park, Symphony, San Antonio Zoo
Other attractions in the city are Fiesta Texas, Seaworld, Splashtown, Morgan's Wonderland...
I want to build many positive reviews on this vacation house. Please keep many things in mind. This area can get very hot in the summer.. When you plan on touring the area, if you are new to South Texas, walking any distance can be a challenge during summer afternoon hours. Upon reading all the reviews of houses for rent in San Antonio, I noticed one reviewer had actually left less stars for a very nice house because the city is hot at midday in the summer. Another negative home review was from area gentrification.
During the winter the city is usually only mildly chilly in the early morning & late evening, and beautiful all day long.
During the summer its opposite, usually beautiful early morning, late evening, and can get very hot midday. Please keep all of that in mind during your travels & have a great time.
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Last updated on February 27, 2015
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- Housekeeping Optional
- Central heating
- High chair
- Ceiling Fans
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Hair dryer
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Alarm Clock
- Bachelor or bachelorette parties allowed
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Washing Machine
- Corporate bookings allowed
- Towels Provided
- A/C or climate control
- House swap allowed
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Wireless Internet
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no