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Sheila Piazza

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks english, spanish

La Casa-Elegant, Designer Estate-Paradise only 5 Minutes from Airport

33 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Alamo Heights holiday estate

Beautiful Executive 5,000 SF home with lush landscaping, 5 Bedrooms, sleeps 12

This property is an entertainer's dream. Outdoor living spaces, large spacious rooms, steam room, jacuzzi tub, entertainment room with bar and theatre television. The pool on this property is 40,000 gallons, 40 feet by 20 feet. Swim and relax in the backyard outdoor Palapa and sip a cocktail at the bar or relax in the hammock by a waterfall while listening to the 15 foot fountain surrounded by carousel animals. Children will delight in spaces created just for their pleasure. Adults will appreciate this homes eclectic collection of furnishings and art. This is truly an artists gem. This home also comes with optional prepared meals for an extra fee. Property is located in Alamo Heights, close to the airport, downtown, the Quarry golf course and many fine restaurants and shopping attractions.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sheila Piazza (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks english, spanish

About Sheila Piazza

I am the daughter of a military officer who has traveled around the world with my family as my Father served our country. I am also a real estate broker and a mortgage broker. I understand the rental market and also travel around and stay at other property rentals for my design business. I have a personal understanding of a travelers needs.

Sheila Piazza purchased this estate in 1998

Why Sheila Piazza chose San Antonio

La Casa is the perfect property first of all because it is centrally located in San Antonio. Get anywhere in town in 20 minutes. Have a lot of out of town guests, don't worry, La Casa is only 5 minutes from the airport. But it is also very unique in its decor and layout. La Casa can also provide onsite daily housekeeping service as well as customized meals so you can sit back and relax. The perfect house for entertaining, corporate events, weddings and family accommodations. 'La Casa is su casa when in San Antonio!'

What makes this estate unique

What do you get when you mix Mediterranean style with the warmth of Mexico and classic southern hospitality--- La Casa.

The pool at La Casa is 40,000 gallons and is accentuated with an authentic Palapa. La Casa has a media room and bar for entertaining. You can hook up your computer and put on a family slide show or host a corporate training event. The rooms are spacious to host many guests or have a great party. Quality beds and linens from Italy make La Casa your resort stay in San Antonio.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a blast at "La Casa". We wanted a house that made us all feel like home. We love having family talks at night. We got to do it here! We all gathered in the living room or dining room area and caught up on everyone's life. We recommend this house to everyone!
May 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 33 traveller reviews

La Casa-Elegant, Designer Estate-Paradise only 5 Minutes from Airport
average rating of 4.818182 based on 43 reviews
5

Perfect meeting place

  • 5 of 5

The name says it all! My group was fortunate enough to secure this location for our yearly retreat over the July 4th weekend and the space was more than fantastic. The home came fully equipped with anything you could imagine, or hope for and Sheila was always right on time if there was a question or concern. The home is centrally located which made getting around town for our traveling guest quite simple. However, low and behold no one wanted to leave the property the entire weekend. There’s plenty of space indoors, as well as the outdoor terrace and pool areas gave everyone plenty of room to spread out. We had up to 20 people in the home at our peak meeting time and there was plenty of room for at least 20 more. Our group travels throughout the year to different locations, but none have come close to the experience we had at La Casa. As my guest departed it was stated over and over again how great of a time they had at this location, and this will be at the top of our list for our next San Antonio group getaway. If you’re looking for a gathering place for a group, or family you will not be disappointed with an investment in this property. Sheila and this property are the best!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Elegante was the perfect place to spend the days leading up to my wedding. Perfectly situated, anything you need is just about 5-10 minute drive away. Sheila was very welcoming and accommodating. I was able to stay with my entire bridal party and also host a rehearsal brunch. Not to mention it is a beautiful place for photos! Overall, it was a huge blessing to have stayed at Casa Elegante!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huntsville, TX
5

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with all the amenities a family could want! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this home. Lots of room, very nice neighborhood, easy access to freeways, stores and restaurants. Well maintained home with a great kitchen that was fully equipped! Very eclectic art gave the home a whimsical feel. We celebrated Christmas at the home and loved the decorations, stockings and tree! Sheila is wonderful to work with! We have rented homes in 6 states and can highly recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saratoga, NY
5

Lovely Home & Great Patio for Entertaining!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at La Casa for our Thanksgiving week multi-generational family reunion in San Antonio. This large house is clean and nicely decorated with colorful art and one-of-a-kind furnishings and fixtures. It truly is an Art House! We found the linens to be high quality and beds quite comfortable. The back patio and pool area with several seating areas, outdoor tiki hut bar offered more room than we needed for our dinner gatherings of 18 family members.

Sheila, the owner, is very reliable to deal with and her home is in a lovely Alamo Heights neighborhood section 10 minutes to downtown and 10 minutes to the airport. We highly recommend La Casa for family reunions and celebrations.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Lovely Place For A Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We held a family reunion for 13 people at this property and it worked perfectly!

The kids loved the pool and when it got too hot we spent time playing in the Wii room or checking out a movie in the theatre room! The outdoor kitchen and indoor kitchen worked were big enough to easily accommodate our large group.

The homeowner was pleasant to work with and the house was perfectly placed to check out SanAntonio for the portion of our family that doesn't live here. We'd definitely book this property again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Good Decision

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house the week of the Valero Texas Open. The home is very near the airport with restaurants and shopping near by. The home is well furnished and very large. The pool and patio area is very private and well positioned. We recommend this house and will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

La Casa is centrally located only 5 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from major attractions and just about anywhere in San Antonio. The Quarry is a five minute drive and there are several restaurants within walking distance.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday estate in Alamo Heights, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$934
A$6,099
A$19,534
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add A$67 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Party Fee $10 per person A$13 + Tax
Cleaning A$470
Property Damage Protection A$79
Insurance: nonrefundable A$134
Tax Rate 16.75%

WEDDING VENUE RATES:

Day Venue Rental: $2,000

Party Fees:

Events & Parties @ the property $10/person

Day Venue Rental
with overnight accommodations: 2,500

Weekend Venue Rental: $3,000

Weekend Venue Rental
with 2 night accommodations: $3,500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Alamo Heights, Texas

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Large marble steam room with built in seats.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Large Oval tub with glass enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Koehler fixtures
  • Marble master bathroom with double vanity. Jacuzzi tub and separate walk in steam room with built in seats that is also a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom #3: Ibiza - 1 large double bed , Pull out custom murphey bed
    Bedroom #2 Paris - 1 large double bed , Also roll out twin & small sofa floor couch
    Bedroom #4: Bombay - 1 double bed , 2 single bed
    Upstairs Family Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Natuzzi Leather Pull out in upstairs family room
    Master Bedroom #1: Miami Beach - 1 extra lg. double bed , King Bed & sitting Area
    Bedroom #5: Venice - 1 extra lg. double bed , Large Round King Bed
    Downstairs Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Living Room couch has a pull out sleeper
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Steam Shower
  • jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing