Downtown home, WI-FI, short walk ALAMO, RIVERWALK
From $225 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
One of the most inviting vacation rental homes in the most ideal location in San Antonio. Decorated with local touches unique to Texas and San Antonio, this open floor plan home has a charming personality making it stand out from your typical vacation rental. Perfect for a special get away or to make any getaway special. 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 ...Read more
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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 CĂŠsar E. ChĂĄvez 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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