10 of the most unique Airbnbs in and around San Antonio
Unique feature: Go camping without compromising on comfort among an eclectic range of colorful vintage caravans. The property includes many garden games and cooking tools. You are also a short drive from Crescent Bend Nature Park.
Starting rate: $ 80 per night
Small Houses in Pipe Creek
Unique feature: Greg and Jamie Otterman’s first cottage near Pipe Creek was such a success that they recently opened a second cottage known as The Nest. The couple stock the kitchen with farm-fresh eggs from their own chicken coop and other breakfast supplies and are known to provide special treats like s’mores kits for special occasions. The houses are built to help guests enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings and the Ottermans have also created two private hiking trails for visitors to enjoy. The Getaway is a great place to feel ‘in the woods’ while still being close enough to drive to Fredericksburg, Bandera or Helotes for a day trip.
Site: Pipe Creek
Starting rate: $ 151- $ 161
Gray Forest Cottages (Robert Wood Art Studio)
Unique feature: This historic rock cottage is on the site of the former home and studio of famous landscape painter Robert Wood. Many of his 1930s and 1940s oil masterpieces were created here. Enjoy the fire pit right outside the front door and quick access to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Helotes, and Government Canyon State Natural Area.
Site: Gray Forest (Northwest of San Antonio)
Starting rate: $ 125 per night
Lambermont Castle, North
Unique feature: This historic house (and event venue) was built in 1894 to imitate the castles of Belgium. The first floor is a common area for all guests and has a library, a music room and a traditional lounge.
Site: near Fort Sam Houston and Pearl
Starting rate: $ 150 per night
Parrots Hilton Studio at Enchanted Cottage
Unique feature: This charming private cottage rivals those from fairy tales. Step through the rose-covered arch doors and you may be visited by the owners’ parrots, who live in an aviary on the property.
Site: between the Deco District and Woodlawn Lake Park
Starting rate: $ 85 per night
Exotic play lodge
Unique feature: This high-end hunting cabin is backed by a game ranch where zebras, donkeys, giant tortoises and other exotic animals roam. The owner provides corn so you can feed the animals as they approach the fence. It sleeps 12 and is perfect for a crowd.
Site: Far North San Antonio near Timberwood Park
Starting rate: $ 395 per night
Briam Cottage filled with art
Unique featureDescribed as a functional art gallery, this 1870s cottage features stone walls each adorned with colorful artwork.
Price: $ 153 per night
Unique feature: Translated as ‘away from home’, Casa Lejana is the perfect getaway with a rich history dating back to the 1930s. During his lifetime it was the municipal swimming pool of the Helotes, a former ranch house and a family restaurant. The property has multiple casitas and the owners can work with you to book multiple casitas together if you are hosting a group.
Starting rate: $ 131 per night
Unique feature: Stay in nature with this treehouse built around a concrete tree and (during warmer months) quick access to a walk-in pool. The house can accommodate eight people and has a large patio so you can spend most of your getaway outdoors.
Site: New Braunfels
Starting rate: $ 322 per night
The Oge house
Unique feature: This historic pre-war mansion in the historic King William district has been restored and updated with modern comforts. With seven bedrooms, the house is perfect for family reunions or large gatherings.
Site: King William Historic District
Starting rate: $ 1,807 per night