Looking for the best San Antonio Airbnbs for your next trip to this historically significant city? We’re here to help you out with these twelve suggestions.
Historic sites and neighborhoods surrounded by modern shops and restaurants make San Antonio a fascinating city to explore both by foot and by bike. Walk the grounds of The Alamo and learn about its history, stroll along the San Antonio River Walk before popping into your favorite restaurant for lunch, or rent a bike and ride between each of the Missions.
In order to make the most out of your trip you’ll need to find the perfect place to stay, and that’s where we come in. As a whole, San Antonio Airbnbs are very affordable, and some of the options on this list are even within walking distance of the River Walk and The Alamo. Click here to learn about some of our favorite things to do in San Antonio.
Staying in an Airbnb gives you the opportunity to connect with locals, stay in historic homes, and fully immerse yourself in the city. So go ahead and check out this list and decide which of these Airbnbs in San Antonio will help make your trip unforgettable.
12 Best Airbnbs in San Antonio Texas (Farmhouses, Cabins, and More)
Guadalupe River Valley
If you want to relax in the tree-filled Hill Country, but also be able to quickly get to downtown San Antonio, this is the perfect VRBO for you! You’ll enjoy a balanced vacation by a relaxing pool with an unbelievable view and lots of trees while being less than an hour from San Antonio. On your way into the city be sure to stop at Natural Bridge Caverns, one of Texas’ most popular caves.
This luxurious property can sleep 5 people in 2 bedrooms. It has two full bathrooms. The house is set on a cliff above the Guadalupe River Valley. The views from this private pool and hot tub might make it hard to ever get out!
The grill and outdoor fire pit here invite you to experience true Texas indoor/outdoor living. The fully equipped kitchen and pool table mean that your stay here is sure to be a party. This is a truly special San Antonio vacation rental!
Walk to River Walk & The Alamo
If you want your San Antonio Vacation Rental to be right in the thick of things, this is the perfect one for you! This VRBO boasts a 3-minute walk to the famous San Antonio River Walk and Pearl Brewery. This home is only a 1.3-mile walk to the Alamo! If you love exploring cities on foot, this house is a dream come true.
This walker’s paradise can sleep 10 people in 3 bedrooms. There are two full baths and one-half bath. It has a sleek modern kitchen including a wine fridge. The house has a chic, colorful, and modern feel. You’ll love the private backyard space! For a $25 fee, you can use the lovely hot tub to unwind after a day of San Antonio sightseeing. This VRBO truly lets you live like a local in one of Texas’ most popular cities.
If you’re visiting San Antonio to soak up Texas history, you’ll love staying at this VRBO! This cabin was built in 1858 on what was once part of the Alamo’s farmlands. The house has been lovingly preserved. The original limestone stonework and chimneys are so cool!
This historic property will surely enhance your stay in San Antonio. You won’t believe how close you are to the Alamo, River Walk, and Convention Center. After coffee, on the wide front porch, you’ll be ready to walk to all of San Antonio’s attractions!
Even though this property is over 150 years old, it has been updated with all the modern conveniences you’d expect in a VRBO. It even has a dishwasher, a washer, and a dryer! The property can sleep 6 people in 2 bedrooms and has 1 bathroom.
This property is a great choice if you’re looking for lots of space to spread on in a vacation rental. Located only 5 miles from the River Walk and the Alamo, this property is modern and spacious. You’ll love the solar heated pool and backyard!
This property can sleep 16 people in 5 bedrooms, so you can bring the whole family or friend group! It has three full bathrooms. The sleek, large, kitchen would be a dream to cook in. Quickly whip up a delicious TexMex meal for your crew after a long day of sightseeing!
The backyard has an outdoor grill and a fire pit so that you can really enjoy that poolside life! If you happen to catch a rainy day in San Antonio they have an epic game room with a Ping Pong Table, Poker Table, and Fooseball to keep your crew entertained.
Teal Vintage Apartment
This VRBO has lots of Southern Charm, with its old fashioned columned porch and teal accents. The inside is just as cozy, with lots of vintage touches and a serene turquoise color palette.
This property can sleep 5 people. It has 3 beds and 1 bedroom. It has one bathroom. The kitchen has a gas stove and lovely granite countertops. You’ll love relaxing on the front porch with a cup of coffee or a margarita!
The teal vintage apartment is located a little over a mile from the Alamo and the River Walk. It’s only a block away from St. Mary’s Street, which has some of the best live music in San Antonio! This is a great spot for couples, solo travelers, and business travelers.
Artist Studio/Loft in Southtown
We’ve found the perfect space for creative souls looking for unusual San Antonio Airbnbs. This artist studio/loft was once part of a mattress factory and now has been transformed into a local artist residence and studio in San Antonio’s art district of Southtown.
Brick walls, plants hanging throughout, vintage furniture, and modern art all add to the unique appeal of this open concept loft. This space sparks creativity and you can’t help but feel inspired amidst so much color and artwork.
If it’s important to you to find Airbnbs in San Antonio that are close to major tourist attractions, this artist studio will do the trick. A short drive or bike ride will get you to the River Walk and The Alamo, both of which are under two miles away.
One thing to note before booking this loft is that it is located near a railroad track so if you’re a light sleeper this might not be the location for you. That being said, the trains have certain rules they must follow to minimize noise so the noise levels aren’t obnoxious.
Exclusive River Walk Apartment
Who can resist the opportunity to stay in a unique, historic home right on the edge of the River Walk? San Antonio River Walk Airbnbs are rare finds and this exclusive River Walk apartment is particularly special.
You’ll find this architectural mix of Moroccan and Queen Anne style designs in the historic King William neighborhood. You’ll be staying in the second-floor apartment of the home (note that you must be able to climb the 26 stairs to reach the apartment from its private garden entrance).
Drink your coffee on the elevated back porch for a view of the River Walk. Access to the river, its walking/bike riding paths, and other activities such as paddle boarding and kayaking doesn’t get any easier than this.
A 10-15 minute walk will take you to the downtown section of the River Walk and a 5-minute walk will get you to Southtown and its restaurants and shops. Whether you’re exploring the quiet, historic neighborhood or are venturing out to the more touristy spots of the city, this Airbnb provides the perfect, centrally located home base for your adventures.
Beautiful wooden plank walls and purple accents welcome you to the Pearl Place VRBO. The house is over 100 years old but has been recently renovated. Located right in the middle of the up and coming Pearl District, this is a hip and fun place to stay.
If you’re excited about the San Antonio craft brewing scene, Pearl Brewery is just blocks away! The location is a little over a mile from the Alamo and just blocks from the North Entrance to the Riverwalk. You’re sure to have a great time exploring San Antonio from this fun home base.
This modern, cool, property can sleep 6 people in 3 bedrooms. It has 2 full baths. One of the bathrooms has a full sized washer dryer in it, so you can pack light. The thoughtfully designed kitchen will make whipping up produce from the nearby farmers’ market a breeze.
Golf Course Retreat
This one is for our golf lovers, or anyone who wants their vacation rental to be out of the hustle and bustle of the city. This property just north of San Antonio has an amazing backyard with a pool and hot tub overlooking the golf course. This is a truly special backyard, with lounge chairs, a hammock, and an outdoor grill.
This VRBO has 7 bedrooms and can sleep, 12 people. It has two full bathrooms. The house has lots of fun touches like a pool table and a vintage PacMan arcade game. The modern kitchen will make it easy to get snacks ready for all your poolside hangouts.
Visit the North Hills Golf Course at the rear of the property, relax in a lounge chair by the pool, or drive downtown to visit the Alamo and the Riverwalk. You’ve got lots of options for how to enjoy your stay at this San Antonio Vacation Rental.
Vibrant Downtown Bungalow
It’s easy to feel at home in this vibrant downtown bungalow from the colorful, turquoise exterior to the mix of modern and antique furniture awaiting you inside. You’ll find this charming little bungalow in the historic Lavac neighborhood.
The Airbnb is ideally situated within walking distance of the River Walk, The Alamo, and the Southtown arts district. Bringing your own bike or renting a bike is a great, easy way to travel back and forth from the Airbnb to the major sights as well.
A shared pool in the backyard is the perfect way to wind down after an adventurous day. End the evening on the porch admiring the lights from the Tower of the Americas in the distance.
This bungalow is among the best San Antonio vacation rentals for couples who don’t need a lot of space but can appreciate a small, cozy haven.
Historic House on San Antonio River
Wishing you could stay within a 15-minute drive of downtown while also enjoying ample space and seclusion? This historic house on the San Antonio River offers you the best of both worlds.
You’ll find this 2 acre property right on the river only a 5 minute walk from the Mission San Juan Capistrano, and the house itself is within the UNESCO World Heritage area. Because the Airbnb is surrounded by national parkland, it offers more privacy and seclusion than most San Antonio Airbnbs do that are this close to the heart of the city.
Though this is the priciest of our Airbnb suggestions, the house can accommodate up to 10 guests in 3 bedrooms (1 king and 8 singles) so you can split the cost among friends or gather with extended family. Take note that the loft and its twin beds are best for children or young adults who don’t mind climbing the steep staircase.
The home and surrounding property is incredibly inviting with a beautiful sunroom, coffee nook, fire ring, koi pond, outdoor lounge area, BBQ, plunge pool, and more. Toast some marshmallows, make some s’mores, watch the sunset and the fireflies at night, and enjoy lounging with your companions at this charming San Antonio Airbnb.
Staycation | Children’s Hospital | Near Riverwalk
This third-floor apartment is so colorful and fun. The apartment complex is located on the river and is just a short drive from downtown as well as the Blue Star Arts Complex with its shops, studios, and restaurants.
Staying in a complex has its advantages including access to a large resort-style swimming pool, a grill area, and fire pit by the pool, a fitness center, a Wi-Fi Café, and a Media Lounge with complimentary coffee and tea. As with many of the Southtown Airbnbs on this list, there are railroad tracks nearby, but the train noises are relatively quiet and are unlikely to disrupt your stay unless you’re a light sleeper.
The apartment itself has charming décor and contains everything you need for an enjoyable stay including a well-equipped kitchen, a smart TV, bathrobes, an iron and ironing board, a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries, and a washer and dryer with laundry detergent. If you need it, the host has probably already thought of it.
A queen bed and a sofa bed can accommodate up to four guests. Individuals, couples, or small groups won’t regret calling this apartment home for their next San Antonio trip.
Southtown Guest Cottage
Looking for a place with a pool and outdoor dining area less than a mile from the Alamo and the Riverwalk? This is the best vacation rental in San Antonio for you!
You’ll never forget dining under this fragrant jasmine pergola or dipping in your private plunge pool. As if this backyard wasn’t epic enough, it also boasts a ping-pong table, a chimenea fireplace, and a wonderful view of the Tower of America.
This adorable red cottage can sleep 3 and has 1 bathroom. It’s a small space but has everything that you could need, from an antique French coffee bar to a beautiful walk in shower.
You’ll love walking to all the main downtown San Antonio attractions from this cottage. The magic of San Antonio will be all at your fingertips from this amazing location!
You’ll love unwinding at this 1.5-acre oasis full of huge trees. Located only 5 miles from the Alamo and the Riverwalk, this is a retreat that can’t be beaten! The full-size pool under the 300 year old pecan tree and the sweeping lawns are like something out of a movie.
The property is surrounded by parkland and is within walking distance from Mission San Jose. The Mission San Jose is a World Heritage Site not to be missed on your trip to San Antonio!
This house has lots of cool architectural touches like a mid-century modern malm round fireplace. The gas stove and open shelving in the large kitchen will make cooking a breeze. This property has 4 bedrooms and can sleep 7 people. It has 3 full bathrooms including a jetted soaking tub.
This is such a cool, open concept, modern farmhouse. Every detail has been lovingly thought out by the hosts. From the outdoor dining table to the super cozy bedrooms, you’re sure to feel right at home here.
No Texas farmhouse is complete without a tin roof front porch! You’ll love gathering out there or on the wonderful back deck. This property can sleep 8 people in 3 bedrooms. It has 2.5 baths. The gas stove and open concept kitchen would be a great place to whip up a taco bar spread.
This property is located in the Government Hill neighborhood. It is a little over 2 miles from the major downtown San Antonio attractions like the Riverwalk and the Alamo. It is only 1.5 miles from the Pearl Brewery District and Ft. Sam. This sweet spot would make a great home base for your San Antonio adventures! Click here to learn about some of our favorite things to do in San Antonio.
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We’re thrilled you’ve chosen to call San Antonio home for your next vacation. We hope one of these San Antonio Airbnbs will catch your eye.
Whether you’re looking to stay in the heart of the city within walking distance from the River Walk and The Alamo or wish to stay on the outskirts closer to nature, you’re sure to enjoy your time in this city filled with history. As you decide which of these San Antonio vacation rentals is best for you, please let us know if you have any questions or comments.