Writing desk in guest bedroom  -- nice ceiling fanLiving room of cottage with  Library
Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

Old-fashioned double bed, TV with basic TV and DVD player. Private full bath. Sliding door closes off the area like a Suite.
Has Wi-Fi.

Writing desk in guest bedroom  -- nice ceiling fan

Writing desk in guest bedroom -- nice ceiling fan

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly discount: 10%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

My neighborhood -- River Road Historic District --is quiet, green, tree-filled -- bordered by the San Antonio River and a City Golf Course -- yet it is super convenient to downtown and many SA attractions. My neighborhood is FANTASTIC for walks -- short or long.

Guest Access

Guest bedroom is at the front of cottage. Guest bath is on the hall and is used only by guests. The hallway is made private by a pocket door, making a little suite. Guests are welcome to sit and talk, read in the lovely living room/library. Guests may use the kitchen with fridge, microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle. Guests are welcome to sit ( including eating) on front deck ( screened-in) or back deck ( open ) -- have a glass of wine under the Italian pergola with its bubbling, lighted fountain. Note : I am a non-cook. I have a kitchen range, but I seldom use it, and it has no vent hood. So I prefer that guests not cook, beyond using the small microwave, the blender ( for smoothies) , the electric kettle for tea or the coffee maker. There are great places to eat within easy walking distance, not to mention the plethora of downtown restaurants.

Interaction with Guests

I like to meet guests when first arrived and give super-brief orientation( 2-3 minutes) ; I enjoy taking guests on a drive around my special neighborhood
( 15 minutes ). I know a great deal about inner-city SA -- restaurants, bars, clubs for live music, tourist attractions, etc. -- happy to share info. I am absolutely content to leave guests on their own. A key is hidden for them and they may come and go at any time, including very late -- or very early.

The Neighborhood

Location provides EASY walks to : Big YMCA and in that building is a cool coffee shop with Wi-Fi. Cafe voted "Best Bakery" in SA. In front of the "Y" is a major bus stop for downtown and a new bike rental station. Walk out of the cottage and in one minute you will be at a completely natural stretch of the San Antonio River. Turn south and walk to a sidewalk-size crossing for walkers or bikers. This then makes a "loop" walk of one mile from the cottage. The east side of loop is well-known by bird watching visitors ( it's on some list). If you turn north at the River, you will walk in five min. into our Brackenridge Park -- with trails, picnic areas, a major Zoo, a cool little train, Japanese Sunken Gardens ( with a renovated Tea House, and the Witte Museum -- it's a BIG park!

Getting Around

Yes. Two bus lines are in easy walking distance and there is a bicycle rental franchise next to one bus stop

Other Things to Note

My guest bed is termed "full" we used to say "double" -- it is not queen or king. Most guests find it very comfortable.

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House Rules

1. Absolutely NO SMOKING inside or out. 2. Respect driveway access of my "Back House" tenant -- a great, quiet older guy ( like me ! )
3. I ask guests not to eat in bedroom -- other than water, tea, coffee. I provide dining table and both front and back decks for eating.
4. I provide a small microwave. I have a gas range, but is has no hood -- so I don't encourage cooking on it. I am a non-cook. There is a coffee maker and an electric tea kettle. San Antonio has many fine restaurants, from inexpensive to fancy -- four are in easy walking distance from cottage. Most of my guests enjoy eating out. I ask for no extensive cooking in the kitchen.
5. No pets. My cottage is too small.

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1 night minimum stay
Living room of cottage with  Library

Living room of cottage with Library

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San Antonio, Texas, United States · Member since March 2013

I am a long-time college English professor ; I'm currently teaching MWF through May 14.
I am very well-known and well-regarded in my small historic neighborhood. My first cousin, best buddy and close neighbor is one of the best Traditional Jazz musicians in the world ! I am quiet, love classical music, poetry, art. I am laid back, easy going. I'm an expert on much of SA, especially downtown. I have traveled a LOT around the world, especially Europe, and I have a LOT of experience (EMAIL HIDDEN)e be a tourist in SA !

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