Intimate dinners for two...or brunch style with the family...you've got it all here at Devine Bungalows.


Entire home/flat

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds


Entire home/flat

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

It's almost Fiesta season! Here is to a wonderful 2017 in San Antonio!!

Lavaca Historic District. The Riverwalk, Downtown, The Bliss, The convention Center and much much more!


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Keypad

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £16 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £64

Description

The space

Originally built in 1906, your space is a fully-renovated and modernized 500 sq. ft. historic bungalow situated in San Antonio's oldest living historic district.

THE RETAMA IS #1 IN A CUTE YELLOW BUNGALOW.

The Alamodome, convention, downtown, the Riverwalk, B-Cycle stations, bus stops, and a myriad of delicious eateries are all within walking distance.

All new furnishings include a queen-sized memory foam mattress; chaise sleeper-sofa; a fully-loaded kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a blender, slow-cooker, toaster & coffee maker; full-sized, front-loading washer/dryer; iron/board; fluffy robes; 2 web-enabled TVs, wi-fi, a/c; a private rear yard with a gas BBQ grill; and a front porch complete with 4-Adirondak chairs and a fantastic view of the Tower of the Americas.

Newly furnished, we hope that our guests find that our apartments offer the best amenities of a hotel -- fluffy robes, boutique toiletries, etc. -- while maintaining the unique feel of staying at an AirBnB.

Guest access

Location, location, location -- the river, the nightlife, the art, the downtown vibe, the convention center....all right here.

Guests will have access to their own backyard with xeriscape landscaping (no grass), as well as a shared front porch with amazing views of the Tower of the Americas.

Interaction with guests

We are respectful of your privacy, but we do live on the property -- and are available for any questions you may have during your stay. We love to chat and share our secrets about the best off-the-beaten-track haunts around the neighborhood.

The neighbourhood

The Lavaca Historic District itself is San Antonio's oldest registered historic neighborhood. According to the Office of Historic Preservation, it's "earliest settlers were carpenters, stonemasons, shopkeepers, clerks, tailors, bartenders, teamsters, and butchers; mostly of Germanic heritage, but also included those of Polish, Hispanic, and African American descent."

This neighborhood has maintained its cultural diversity, and is still home to many artists, architects, medical professionals, academics, stay-at-home parents, restaurateurs, sommeliers, small-business owners, etc.
The community is a wonderful place to live, and its residents embrace each other and socialize with fun gatherings of family and friends, and are always there when you need a hand.

Walk to the dog & kid-friendly "Friendly Spot," or "B & D Icehouse" for a craft beer and some excellent BBQ. We are also around the corner from Bite, Taco Haven, Bliss, and The Monterey for starters. A short walk will take you to our other favorites -- Stella Public House (incredible Naples-style pizza and craft beers), Halcyon Coffee House, Feast (excellent Sunday brunch, too), Beethoven (German Bier Garten), Tito's, Mad Hatter's, and Hot Joy.

The Pearl with its abundant shopping, restaurants and bars is just a few miles down the street, and is easily accessed by walking through downtown, bike or bus.

Our city just announced a $40million dollar investment into the Alamodome (1.8mi away) prior to the NCAA Final Four Game, is finishing the renovation of the brand new Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (.6mi), and is creating 4 brand new parks in Hemisfair Park (.5mi away)...this is definitely the place to be!

Getting around

B-cycle, skateboards, bikes, bus...I haven't seen a jet pack yet, but you would definitely find it here in Southtown first...

Other things to note

WE GIVE BACK.

Following our son's diagnosis of Williams Syndrome, we made it a family goal to learn, research and give to this amazing association. You've never met a more wonderful human being than a child with Williams Syndrome.

A PORTION OF YOUR RENTAL GOES DIRECTLY TO THIS ORGANIZATION!

So thank you. You just did a good thing.

WE LOVE PETS!

You and your pets (up to two) are welcome to stay with us. We are true animal lovers, and in addition to rescuing more than 6 dogs and cats since moving to San Antonio in 2013, we share our home with two rescue doggies -- a Korean Jindo and a standard Poodle. We are also the care-takers of 2 outdoor (formerly feral) kitties, and a few laying hens. Our pets are kept entirely separate from our rentals, but you are welcome to visit any of them if you like.

To account for cleaning, and any additional wear and tear on the furnishings and floors, we do charge a $10-night fee per night per pet.

****HOT****
While the Texas Legislature decides on the laws governing short term rentals, we have already reviewed the laws and have become compliant with all the potential code, fees and legal structure that it may require (if passed). We support all legal endeavors and hope you do the same!


House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM

For the comfort and safety of all guests and neighbors, please observe the following house rules:
* Check-in after 3pm.
* Please remove shoes inside.
* No smoking inside or within 25 ft of the property.
* PLEASE CLOSE ALL GATES BEHIND YOU!
* Please clean up after pets daily.
* Pet waste to be secured in a plastic bag and disposed of in black trash cans.
* Black trash cans for trash & blue for recycling.
* Quiet time please between 10pm to 7am.
* Check out by 11am.
* Limit of two cars at the property

Above all else, please have a wonderful time exploring the neighborhood and the city! Let us know if you discover a must-see or must-eat that we should add to our guidebook! We love feedback!

Thank you for choosing Devine Bungalows!


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

130 Reviews


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Jordon User Profile
April 2017
Really enjoyed my stay here! The home was very easy to find and located in a very quiet neighborhood downtown. If you have a bike the riverwalk is easily accessible. Plenty of local places to get some great food on foot as well. The hosts were extremely friendly and were awesome with the communication had no issues what so ever!! The place itself was very modern and quiet and I had no issues working from home! Definitely coming back!!

Marie User Profile
April 2017
Super comfy and private location. We felt very comfy and relaxed for our 3 day getaway!

Cindy User Profile
April 2017
First time using Airbnb as well as first time visiting San Antonio and this place was perfect! It's exactly as shown in the pictures. Parking big enough and made it feel safe to leave our vehicle when going out on an Uber. Giovanni and Kimberlee always a call/message away. They are very attentive and nice hosts. Would definitely recommend this place if visiting San Antonio!

Theo User Profile
April 2017
You will feel completely at home here. They even have a Chromecast on the main tv!

Tom User Profile
April 2017
Perfect. I feel like that's the most appropriate review I can leave.

Jody User ProfileJody is a superhost.
March 2017
Giovanni and Kimberlee's place worked out perfectly! The location is wonderful, . . . so easy to get to downtown, the hemisfair grounds, historical sights, the convention center, and the river walk. All within walking distance. Also you can easily catch the bike path south of downtown and walk, run, or bike for miles. Their place was just as advertised. Very comfortable and easy digital check-in. The unit next door can transfer sound across . . . so both sides need to be aware and courteous of their neighbor. Giovanni and Kimberlee are very conscientious hosts!

Linda User Profile
March 2017
The place was as described, great location for our needs.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States · Joined in February 2013
Giovanni & Kimberlee User ProfileGiovanni & Kimberlee is a superhost.

Hi there! We love to laugh, enjoy good food and best of all...explore!

I'm an Air Force radiologist, and Kimberlee is a professional sommelier and now an amazing small business owner preserving historic homes in San Antonio! Our young son, and I have four lovely rescue doggies (1-standard poodle and 1-Korean Jindo and some lovable American Stratfordshire Terriers), 2 adopted feral cat rescues, a small flock of rare-breed, urban chickens, a Betta and a horse -- none of whom will be a part of your stay with us, unless of course, you want to meet them.

We love AWESOME food, craft beer (no shortage of those here), and great wine (also, no shortage). We have a strong passion for architecture and preservation, which carries over into our homes.

Our favorite part of hosting is meeting new people, sharing the incredibly diverse history of our neighborhood with them, and then hearing about their San Antonio adventures. Although we deeply respect our guests' privacy, we like to make ourselves available whenever any of them may need us. To that end we have round the clock guest services and a small staff of handymen, cleaning crew, and concierge services.

OUR PROFESSIONAL AND TIMELY RESPONSE, HIGH QUALITY HOMES, FURNISHINGS AND COMMITMENT TO LUXURY (ORGANIC COFFEE, TEA, FLUFFY ROBES, HIGH SPEED INTERNET, NO VOC PAINTS, AND GREEN BUILDING TECHNIQUES) ITEMS IN OUR HOMES SEPARATES US FROM OTHERS.

Living in the heart of San Antonio's hottest historic district, we are part of a lovely community committed to resurrecting the downtown, urban core. We are proud to have been named the 2015 Green Builder of the Year and carry this ethic into our collection of botique homes.

We love the people of Southtown, the walkability, the restaurants, the River, and all of the amazing places to explore around our neighborhood. Every year we work with the city donating our time, effort and resources to rebuilding homes probono. We have also contributed thousands of $$$ in profit to various local and national nonprofit organizations.

We look forward to having you stay with us!

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