The Best Vacation Rentals to Book in San Antonio, Texas

Love a bit of history and culture? San Antonio has both in abundance, along with stunning riverside locations to spend an afternoon
Love a bit of history and culture? San Antonio has both in abundance, along with stunning riverside locations to spend an afternoon | © philipus / Alamy
Julia Sayers Gokhale

The south-central city of San Antonio is packed with history and culture. Learn about the city’s colonial past at sites like the Alamo – an 18th-century Spanish mission that marks the site of the state’s battle for independence from Mexico. The San Antonio River flows through the city and the famed River Walk follows it – a pedestrian promenade lined with outdoor seating, cafes and quaint shops. When you’re ready to bunk down, check out our list of the best home vacation rentals in San Antonio, Texas – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Cozy Manor, for living like a local near Six Flags


A bedroom at Cozy Manor
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Live like a local at this three-bedroom home in a residential suburb of San Antonio. Guest spaces include two bathrooms – stocked with toiletries – a full kitchen, dining room and a cozy living area with a fireplace. One major draw of this home? The large, well-landscaped backyard with a grill area and an outdoor dining table. When you’re ready to have some fun, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is just six minutes away and the Shops of La Cantera less than 10 minutes.

2. Gateway Casita, for group stays in Rainbow Hills


A double room at Gateway Casita
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In the Rainbow Hills suburb of San Antonio, this home rental is only 15 minutes from the heart of downtown. With four bedrooms – including one with two beds in it – the home can accommodate up to 10 people. After a long day of exploring, guests can relax in the home’s deep-soaking tub. TVs at the house come with Netflix and guests can grill out in the backyard to their heart’s content.

3. Palo de Rosa, for retail and restaurants in the Deco District


A living room area at Palo de Rosa
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Located just outside of downtown, this cute Spanish-style home is surrounded by great restaurants and shopping. Modern decor and an updated kitchen and bathroom make this one-bedroom home a comfortable escape for a solo traveler or couple. If you have a small group of friends, the home also has a queen futon in the living area.

4. Douglas Way Remodeled House Near Downtown 1BA/1BA, for a convenient location near Sunset Station


The living area at Douglas Way Remodeled House Near Downtown
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This remodeled home offers a modern stay in one of downtown’s surrounding neighborhoods. Just minutes from Hemisfair Park and just 1mi (1.6km) from the Alamo, this Douglas Way property couldn’t have a better location. The house includes one bedroom with a sitting area, one bathroom, a full kitchen, living area and a washing machine and dryer for guest use.

5. Houston St Guest House Near Downtown/Military Base, for a homey stay in Dignowity


The living area t Houston St Guest House Near Downtown:Military
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In an up-and-coming neighborhood on the east side of downtown, you’ll find this well-executed home remodel. The property sleeps four between one bedroom and a queen-size sofa bed. A full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils makes it easy to self-cater during your stay – while parking is available next to the home and includes space for an RV or large truck.

6. Beautiful Guest House on New Built Home Near Downtown, for modern comfort near Sunset Station

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The outdoor patio at Beautiful Guest House on New Built Home
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This one-bedroom apartment is part of a modern home just on the outskirts of downtown – the guest house includes its own separate entrance, accessible via a staircase. Inside, the accommodations are light, bright and modern with a marble shower, full kitchen and cozy seating area. Guests are also welcome to use the home’s deck and backyard.

7. Cozy Downtown Guest House 2br/1ba, for nights out near Sunset Station


The front entrance to Cozy Downtown Guest House
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Perfect for a group of friends who want to experience San Antonio’s downtown and nightlife, this guesthouse sleeps eight people across a futon and two elegantly decorated bedrooms, each of which sleeps three people – take your pick between side-by-side beds or adult-sized bunk beds. The kitchen with a small dining table is ideal for breakfasts at home before a day out.

8. Downtown Remodeled Cozy 2BR/1BA Home, for a bright and airy stay in the Arena District


A twinroom at Downtown Remodeled Cozy 2BR:1BA Home
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Two spacious bedrooms sleep eight guests in this updated modern home. Light and airy rooms with hardwood floors provide enough space to accommodate one queen bed and one single bed in the first bedroom and a bunk bed and a single bed in the second. One of the rooms even has a balcony – which leads out into the backyard. Downtown attractions are an easy walk or Uber ride away.

9. Huge Remodeled 5BR 4BA House Downtown, for special occasions in downtown


Front entrance to Huge Remodeled 5BR 4BA House
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Bachelorette party, family reunion – whatever the occasion may be, this home is perfect for it. With five spacious bedrooms and four bathrooms, it can sleep up to 20 people. The home is gorgeously decorated with mid-century modern decor and honeycomb tile showers – along with a dining table for 12 inside and a party patio with a grill, tables and Adirondack chairs out back.

10. Prosperity Place Remodeled 3br 2ba Near Downtown, for boutique chic near Sunset Station


The living area at Prosperity Place Remodeled 3br 2ba
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The stunning master bathroom is the selling point of this remodeled rental near downtown San Antonio. The marble tile shower – featuring a rainfall showerhead – and standalone soaking tub might as well be part of a luxury resort. The rest of the house is just as impressive – complete with a modern living area, three bedrooms and a huge backyard with tables, chairs, a deck and a grill area.

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