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☀️Touch-Free Historic Cottage❤️of Downtown

Retreat in the city! Our space is a clean, rustic, historic, 19th-century Cottage nestled in a private gated garden right in the heart of San Antonio. Literally across the street from the world famous Riverwalk and within walking distance from great shopping, restaurants, and bars. Only a 10 min walk from the World Heritage Alamo and a 1/2 mile from the Blue Star Arts Complex. It's perfect for a honeymoon escape or filming location!!! The cottage is an experience with the comforts of home, even though you're right in the heart of a city full of things to do and see! This romantic cottage is located on the estate of the Gustav Giesecke House in the King William Historic District of San Antonio and is a perfect romantic getaway or experience - something other than your traditional boring hotel room. There are no elevators or flights of stairs, although it is a bit of a cross the yard hike to the property so you may choose to reconsider wearing heals. Its rustic charm is more akin to a stay in a log cabin in the forest than a century-old guest house in the middle of the city, yet its fully appointed with linens, terry, soaps and shampoos - all the amenities you'd expect from a hotel stay. The bedroom, the majority of the original structure, houses a comfortable queen-sized bed with pillow top mattress. Original wood floors still run throughout. When you'd like to freshen up, the bathroom has a nice shower, the original claw foot tub and is stocked with thick, oversized towels, soaps, and shampoos/conditioner. This cottage, “the wash house”, is what remains of the Victorian frame home and wash house build here in 1889 by Gustav Giesecke and his bride, Anna Francisca Groos. Their original frame home was demolished in 1915 when the couple expanded the property and built the large, brick, two-story, Arts-and-Crafts house which now stands as the main home on the estate. The Victorian wash house was converted into a guest cottage in 1950 with the addition of the sitting room and kitchen area and renovated in 2010. The red brick 'main home' is not available; however, grounds just outside the cottage are. Inside the cottage, in the area added by the two renovations, there's living/dining space, a small but 'mighty' kitchen, 32" flat panel TV with free Netflix. The kitchen is small but appointed with refrigerator, range/oven, microwave... and all the necessary cooking and dining utensils, drip coffee maker (and Keurig), plates, glasses, etc. to enjoy your own home-cooked meals, if you choose to cook. However, the entrance to the Riverwalk is right across the street and restaurants serving all varieties of cuisine can be found a short walk away. Parking is free, but only available on the street and is time limited by the city. We’ll help you stay in compliance so it remains free. Since 1889, only two families have owned the home and grounds. You'll see magnificent pecan and cypress trees on the property, these are believed to be centuries old. Native plants fill the lush garden surrounding the cottage. These plants provide a haven for wild birds so you'll likely see many varieties during your visit.

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Private parking for 1 car

Truck / motorhome on site parking: Street

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
500 sq ft
Lot size:
2451 sq ft

Location Rules

No adult filming
No smoking
No pets
No loud noises


Air Conditioning


Clawfoot Bathtub
Conventional Ceiling
French Doors
Large Grounds
Dark Wood Floor
Linoleum Floor
Large Yard
Rose Garden
Walk-in closet
Breakfast Nook
Dated/50's to 70's Kitchen
Colored Walls
Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
Slider Windows
Exact location provided after booking