Historic Urban Duplex Mansion w/ Pool Awesome!

Kitchen IIBreakfast RoomMaster bedroom with king size bedJunior Suite
“ Excellent ”
12 Reviews

From $225 / night



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
Type: Home
Per night: $225
Per week: $1,400
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the San Antonio vacation home rental
Experience San Antonio as a local! We have one of the more unique vacation rentals you’ll find, and in a great location. Our vacation rental occupies the entire first floor of our large 1925 duplex. Your friends and family Spread out 1900 interior square feet plus an expansive 10 x 42 covered veranda with outdoor dining. This comfortable space invokes a feeling of being in a quaint cottage. Simply furnished with an array of finds and simple antiques, our goal was to create an interesting, clean and comfortable spot for you stay in San Antonio. Sit back, relax and kick your feet up on the coffee table.

The entire space overlooks the lush yard with pool and spa. Feel free to treat yourself and family to backyard Texas BBQ and beat the heat in the pool. The pool is seasonal; however the hot tub is available year around.

There are two dining areas and a nicely equipped kitchen. You’ll find plenty of utensils, dishes, basic pots and pans, dishwasher, ice maker, everything you need.

There are two bedrooms each with a TV, private bath with a walk in shower, fresh towels and linens. Each offer a spacious closet and ceiling fan, The Junior bedroom has a queen size bed while the master bedroom includes a king size bed, separate sitting room, larger bath with a washer and dryer.

This residence is ideal for up to four people, sometimes over if ‘sofa camping is acceptable. Childs Pak N Play available.

Our unique duplex is large in scale and was designed by George Rodney Willis, a lead draftsman for Frank Lloyd Wright at the turn of 20th Century. Later in his career Mr. Willis designed many fine homes and significant buildings here in San Antonio. Comprising of two suites, we live in Suite 2, which is the upstairs residence.

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Area Information
We are located at the end of a quiet street literally in the backyards of Fort Sam Houston's Historic officers homes. While just over a mile to the infamous Alamo, enjoy a walk around the block at see horses grazing in pasture on Fort Sam's park like grounds. We're in wonderful small neighborhood rich in history and interesting architecture of the early 20th century,We feel we have established an urban oasis in the city.

This great central location just off Broadway 6 Blocks from the North End of the famed Riverwalk and Culinary hub at The Pearl. At around two miles north of the Alamo itself, we're adjacent to Fort Sam Houston, overlooking the stately historic officer quarters and San Antonio skyline. The location offers easy access to downtown, Fort Sam Houston, museums, The Zoo, Alamo Heights, great shopping and more. Easy highway access in any direction.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Brent Knapp

Brent Knapp

  • School:

    Milton High School, Community College of the Air Force, Park University, University of North Texas
  • Work:

    United States Air Force
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jul 02 2015 Jun 01 2016 $225 $225 $1,400 $3,900 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: 16.75% Included in Rates
Deposits: 10% of stay total.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: Additional fee for over 4 persons. Inquire.



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Lanai
  • Porch
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Private Pool
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (City Lights)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Patio
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Pool
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (3 miles)
  • Ice Skating
    (15 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (5 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (15 miles)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Lake
    (25 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (5 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (15 miles)
  • Winery
    (25 miles)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Awesome location in the Museum District of Midtown! Just 6 blocks to the North End of the Riverwalk and The Pearl. Here you'll find some of the best restaurants in Texas, The Granary, La Gloria, IlSogno, to an old fashion ice house flare at Taco Land.

Rental bicycles, Brackenridge Park, and running trails and are just a few blocks away.

Reviews (12)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in San Antonio, Texas

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“ Excellent ”
12 reviews
Colin Lane

Colin Lane

DAllas-Ft Worth, USA

Great get-away for the family

September 17, 2013

Our family (2 adults, 2kids) stayed for a long weekend at the Commandants Quarters. The home, backyard pool area was wonderful for relaxing on a hot Texas afternoon. Our hosts were gracious and always available for questions. We thoroughly enjoyed the house and would stay again without hesitation.

Brent Knapp

Owner's reply:

Thank you Colin!

Barb Engdahl

Barb Engdahl

Ogallala,NE USA

Great quiet location

November 25, 2012

My husband and I loved the relaxation and fun at this unique home. Mr Knapp was very accommodating. Beds are good, location is very central and the spacious area fit everyone's needs.

Ron and Beverley Askin

Ron and Beverley Askin

Miles City, Montana USA

San Antonio experience

March 26, 2012

We stayed at the duplex for 4 weeks. It was a great experience. The home is charming and has everything you need to set up housekeeping. The location is ideal. Close to the Alamo, Riverwalk, Botanical Gardens, Missions, etc. The pool was lovely, but it was a little too cool for swimming. We enjoyed our first experience at snow-birding very much, thanks to such comfortable accommodations.

Stephen Griffith

Stephen Griffith

Portland, Oregon

Great for My Family's Needs

September 29, 2011

I needed a place for my parents and sister (and her family) to stay for the weekend. This place worked out beautifully. It was very spacious, and a lovely backyard area for the kids to play. The kitchen area was also very accomodating. One evening, we hosted a dinner for some our my extended family, and this worked out really well, with enough space to ensure that everyone felt at home. I'd definitely rent here again under similar circumstances.

John May

John May

Shelburne, VT

An Oasis

July 9, 2010

I loved The Commandant's Quarters! Brent is helpful, and the place is stylishly appointed. The beds are great, and the house is clean. I felt completely at home. If you are staying in San Antonio, this is close enough to downtown to be accessible, but out-of-the-way enough for quiet.

K. Skinner

K. Skinner

Grapevine, Texas

Relaxing Vacation Home

April 26, 2010

We travel with friends and enjoy sharing a home with common visiting areas. This home was comfortable and easily accessible to all to entertainment venues in San Antonio. The home had lots of character and a wonderful porch and yard that was perfect for early morning coffee and evening cookouts. We will definitely stay here again when we are in San Antonio.

Robert Gibson

Robert Gibson

Annapolis, MD USA

Great Home

September 17, 2009

Greeted by the friendly owner upon arrival who had the home clean and a welcome basket (fruit/coffee). The home is nicely furnished and the 2 bathrooms are huge. Great location for both downtown and the surrounding area. Loved the pool. Will rent again if we travel to San Antonio in the future.

Tobie Moser

Tobie Moser

Arlington, Texas

Great Family Vacation Home

July 20, 2009

We cherish our family vacation every year and spent it this year in San Antonio and the Commandant's Quarters. We loved it! Our favorite things about The Commandant's Quarters: Tobie (the mom): The wonderful assortment of items that decorated the place; from vases to lamps to pictures. It was stylishly casual and oh-so-comfortable. I loved that it felt homey and yet so different from home, which is perfect for vacation! Bob (the dad): Big and comfortable; lots of room; we didn’t have to be on top of each other all the time. Also loved the dimmer switches on all the lights; it's the little details that make a place unique and interesting. Kylee (age 7): The pool of course! Also the cable TV with My Life as a Teenage Robot and the games; the big chess set; pretty much everything! Parker (age 4): The pool and the cable TV where we watched El Tigre. Thanks for a lovely place to relax and enjoy our vacation!

Donna Mercer

Donna Mercer

Blountstown, FL


September 24, 2008

This is the best rental house ever. The pool was so refreshing! The beds super comfortable, the owners so helpful!Is in a quiet neighborhood, convenient to everywhere we wanted to go!

Laura Schulz

Laura Schulz

Angleton, TX USA

Inviting and Relaxing

September 11, 2008

My gal pals and I rented this duplex in celebration of one of my friends turning 50. Normally we stay at Bed and Breakfasts or 4 star hotels. We found the house to be charming and comfortable and quite possibly the best place we have ever stayed. The accomodations were great with a king size and a full bed and 2 bathrooms. Having the use of the pool and spa in the wonderfully landscaped backyard made us feel as though we were in a luxury resort. All this for the price of a hotel room for 4. There are plenty of towels and beach towels and most everything you could possibly need. The owners were gracious and most helpful. We had a wonderful stay and would consider renting this duplex in the future.

Alex and Mary Calvario

Alex and Mary Calvario

Sacramento, California

A Very Comfortable Home

April 19, 2008

This was our first experience renting a house. Typically we would stay in a hotel close to the area we wanted to tour. However, we were pleasantly surprised how easy the owners made it. Everything from payment, maps, directions, and COMFORT! They describe the place as "somewhere off the beaten path" but it was far from that. We truly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the place to anyone looking to stay in San Antonio. Thanks again!

Laura Hinton

Laura Hinton

Niagara Falls

Highly Recommended

March 17, 2008

Wow! What an amazing rental! If you are looking for a home with all the amenities, and close to all the best attractions, look no further! This home is a fabulous find. We will certainly be referring family and friends who wish to visit the San Antonio area to this amazing home.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Thank you for a great stay. The snacks were thoughtful & the back court yard area was awesome. I love the accomodations. If we return to the area we will call you & definitely reccomend it to our friends & family.

Lorissa Goff

This was truly a wonderful place to stay. Loved the furnishings, the great quality linens, the fresh flowers on the tables, the pool, the hot tub, the location, EVERYTHING!! And, it was spotless!!
Terrilll Coggins, Bernice, Louisiana

"Thank you so much for your hospitality! This was such a relaxing weekend! Your home is lovely and we all enjoyed ourselves so much." Mr. & Mrs. Parkhill

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How close are we to The Riverwalk?
A: We are located 2 blocks off of Broadway in Midtown. The North end of the Riverwalk, named The Museum Reach, is only 6 blocks, or 1/2 mile away. From there you can stroll, bike or ride a river taxi into downtown. It's about 1.3 miles along the River into downtown. From there the Riverwalk meanders through the downtown, and continues for miles to the South in the newest section called Mission Reach.
Q: How close are Restaurants?
A: You'll find some delicious options starting with Fratello's just 3 blocks from here. A few blocks further you'll find some of the best dining in the city located at The Pearl. This is a destination of it's own, and located on The Riverwalk.
Q: So this is a duplex, who lives in the other unit?
A: We do! You would be renting the entire first floor residence of our large duplex home. This includes the large covered back porch, and invited to make yourselves at home in the pool area. You'll see us around, but we aren't intrusive. The sound between the units is minimal. No need to whisper..
Q: How does Hot Tub upon request work?
A: I'm happy to make the hot tub available for you most of the year. It takes about 40 minutes to heat, depending on the weather. It's a manual system that one of us need to tackle. Long story short, you control the hot tub with your phone, send me a text and I'll make it happen, happily.
Q: Are rental bikes available?
A: Yes! Several options from the City's Bcycle program, to several close by shops that rent bikes as well.

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  • School:

    Milton High School, Community College of the Air Force, Park University, University of North Texas
  • Work:

    United States Air Force
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