About This Listing
Live downtown, 2 blocks from River Walk. Organic cotton linens, mid-century modern furniture, in-unit washer/dryer, wi-fi/ethernet, cable TV + HBO, printer/copier/scanner, 1-car parking, private balcony, garden courtyard. Available May 1, 2015.
Available in Fall 2015. Walk to the Riverwalk, the Majestic Theater, the Central Library, and everything downtown. Located at Lexington and Augusta, just 2 blocks from El Tropicano; directly on the streetcar line (blue 305) to King William, the Convention Center, the Alamo, Southtown, Blue Star Art Complex, Hemisfair Park, and La Villita. The condo is near Bcycle (bikeshare) stations and within 2 blocks of the city's major bus lines for travel beyond the downtown area.
Thoughtfully furnished with mid-century design details. You'll love cooking in the modern kitchen with cookware, plates, and utensils. The apartment features a side-by-side washer and dryer en suite, walk-in closet, spacious bathroom, bedroom/dining, and living areas.
The bedroom features an Inova TableBed, which converts from a 6-person dining table by day, to a Queen Size bed by night. The 4 dining chairs are beautiful clear acrylic chairs and easily stack out of the way when not in use.
A floor-to-ceiling curtain can be pulled across to separate the bedroom / dining from the living room, kitchen, and main hallway. The living room features seating for (email hidden), with 2 swivel chairs from the 1960s, a Queen size European sleeper sofa, a mid-century writing desk with plenty of drawers for storage, and a Heywood Wakefield loveseat and lounge chair.
The living room has French doors that open out to a lovely little New Orleans style balcony, with a view of crape myrtles right outside, and Victorian homes at the next corner.
The condo is on the first floor, so there are no stairs to climb. Covered, secure parking for 1 car is provided. Take the elevator or stairs to the upper mezzanine and enjoy views of the San Antonio skyline and the brand new Tobin Center for Music and the Arts (2 blocks away). The condo features a Spanish style interior courtyard with a fountain, landscaping, and ample tables and chairs, right outside your front door. A true oasis in the city!
I hope to find the right Airbnb guest who will appreciate this beautiful place in downtown San Antonio. Short-term stays are not allowed; all guests must sign a six-month lease.
This is to rent the whole condo unit, including private balcony. The courtyard with fountain and BBQ / parking areas are shared in this quiet condo complex (only 20 units). Guests will have access to one (1) assigned covered parking space.
The rent of $1600 per month includes all utilities plus cable TV & HBO, internet, and unlimited long-distance phone to the U.S. and Canada.
If you'd like weekly maid service included, the rent is $1900 per month. Or you can schedule maid service separately and pay for it directly; the maid service we recommend charges $75 per visit.
Interaction with Guests
Although I typically wouldn't see the guests at all, it's possible I may be there to greet you at the beginning or the end of your stay. I'll e-mail you a key code prior to your arrival so you don't need to meet up with me for keys. I'm available via phone, e-mail, or text, if you have any questions or problems.
Check out my Airbnb Guidebook for great places to visit in the area (click Guidebook).
Covered parking for 1 car is included with the condo. The VIA #5 bus goes from the San Antonio airport to only a half block from the apartment, for $1.00 (takes less than 30 minutes). Multiple VIA bus lines + the blue tourist trolley stop are a block or two away, and we're walking distance from Megabus, Amtrak, Greyhound, and multiple Bcycle bike rental spots.
Other Things to Note
No smoking, no pets. There is 1 (and only one) covered parking space available with the condo. If bringing more than 1 car, feel free to research other options for additional parking downtown.
Any tenant staying at the condo is responsible for abiding by the condo rules established by the Home Owners Association (HOA).
Please maintain quiet hours from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily.
No smoking inside the apartment, and sorry, no pets. I strive to maintain an allergy-free environment, as many guests do have pet and smoke allergies.
You have to be the kind of person who appreciates a nice furnished apartment and will take good care of it. We encourage monthly or bi-weekly maid service, and we'll give you references for a trustworthy maid service.
Do not give the key code out to anyone not listed on the lease. There is a phone and intercom system that allows people to call you from the front gate; then you can remotely grant access (so you don't have to run outside to let someone in at the gate).
Although the condo is near the hustle and bustle of the River Walk, the condo is on a quiet block. The common areas are shared, so please be respectful of our neighbors, especially with regards to noise, any time you are arriving and departing from the condo. When moving in and out with your luggage, take care to be quiet and not disturb the building's other residents.
It is not allowed for the Airbnb guest to have other guests staying at the condo or using the common areas when the Airbnb guest is not home. Any invited guests must be accompanied by one of the guests listed on the Airbnb agreement. This is for the safety / security of the other condominium residents.
Kitchen utensils and appliances are provided (French press, 4-cup drip coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, toaster, blender, hand mixer, microwave, stove, dishwasher, fridge, stove, rice cooker, etc); you are free to bring in additional kitchen items of your own.
All furniture and appliances provided must remain in the apartment and be maintained in good condition; for example, use coasters to protect the wood finish. Modifications to the interior walls, such as picture hangings, paint, etc, are not allowed.
Please be responsible and take reasonable care of the apartment's contents; if something breaks or is damaged, please let Rachel know right away (don't wait until check-out time), so Rachel can begin immediately working on a repair or replacement.
We won't charge for small things like broken wine glasses or normal wear and tear, but we do require a $1000 security deposit. This is to protect us in the event of a "bad apple" guest who might intentionally harm the apartment's contents or who may allow for theft, fire, or other damage to happen due to negligence (such as leaving the doors unlocked, or leaving the stove unattended and starting a fire). In such an event, the amount for damages up to $1000 would come out of the guest's security deposit.
Prior to check-out, the following is required:
1) Load the dishwasher and set it to clean (or wash by hand, if desired); and leave them on the drying rack. The point is simply not to leave any dirty dishes, pots and pans, behind. We don't mind putting the clean dishes away for you. :)
2) Remove your opened and/or perishable food items, from the cabinets and fridge, either by taking them with you, putting them down the garbage disposal, or putting them in the trash. It's OK to leave unopened, non-perishable food items for the next guests.
3) Take out your own trash and recycling on a regular basis, every few days or at least weekly. The trash and recycling receptacles are located in the parking lot, just inside the entry gate. Trash pick-up occurs every Friday morning. Take out your trash prior to departure.
4) Check the washer and dryer, closets, dresser drawers, electrical outlets, etc and make sure you picked up all of your own clothes, devices, and belongings.
5) Hunt down all your used towels, wash cloths, dish rags, etc, and put them in the hamper. This way the maid can easily find them! Otherwise, sometimes we find a wet towel or washcloth tucked away somewhere, 10 minutes prior to the maid leaving, and now there's no time to wash it. We don't know where you left everything so please put your used towels etc in the hamper.
6) If you used any additional bed linens that haven't been washed (pillow cases, blankets, sheets, etc), simply leave them on top of the sofa prior to leaving. No need to strip the bed linens on the Murphy Tablebed as we'll assume those bed linens need washing and will take care of that after you leave.
7) Leave the pedestrian gate key fob and garage gate clicker on the kitchen bar.
8) Be sure doors and window latches are all locked! On the door to the balcony, ensure the top and bottom latches are in place, as well as the dead bolt. Depart from the front door and ensure that the keypad dead bolt is locked behind you.
Check-out cleaning fees are INCLUDED in your reservation; if you leave the apartment in an unusual mess, such that the usual cleaning is not sufficient ... you will be charged for resulting cleaning fees.
What an incredible pad....
I was the first guest in that newly renovated one bedroom appartment, (it can accomodate up to 4 people without any problem) and I can share without any doubt that I had an incredible experience.
Everything has been meticulously thought and extremely well appointed. You get top notch quality between the bed and the solid wood furnitures, it is back to the early 60's. Everything is included from the coffee machine to the french press without forgetting a rarely but useful umbrella. It has it all.
You need a printer/scanner, it's available; obviously a high speed internet connection is ready (15 M Down, 1 M up) to be used... You want it, it has it!!!
I do not have to mention that you are less than 200 yards away from the famous River Walk and its attractions. So for 1 night or for a month, do not hesitate to book Rachel flat; you will have a fantastic experience.
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About the Host, Rachel
Hi! I'm Rachel. I'm a civil engineer. I used to do transportation analysis for projects in the California wine country; now I'm a bridge inspector on the SF Bay Area's toll bridges. We inspect our bridges via rope access / rappelling, boats, simple walking, climbing, scrambling, and what I would call spelunking (instead of descending into caves, we go deep inside steel towers or concrete structures).
I live part-time in San Francisco, CA, and part time in San Antonio, TX. I have Airbnb vacation rentals in both cities.
When I travel, I prefer to "live like a local" and stay in a bona fide neighborhood, in a well-cared for home with history and personality, rather than in a faceless corporate hotel. As an Airbnb host, I bring that enthusiasm toward creating a wonderful space for my guests ... on the outside: in a fab neighborhood, convenient to public transit, bike lanes, walkable to some charming town center ... and on the inside: aesthetically pleasing, clean, modern, comfortable and practical in every way.
About me personally ... I'm into dancing, music, reading, knitting, art, interior design, vegan food, nutrition, rock climbing, languages, hiking and camping, riding bikes, stretching, and running outdoors (not on a treadmill). I apologize, but I don't watch TV or read any magazines or newspapers. I learn about "what's happening out there" via the radio (NPR), the books I read, the people I talk to, and of course: the internet. :)
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