Seasoned travelers will tell you that San Antonio has some of the most amazing places to stay. While many River Walk and Downtown hotels offer luxury amenities and conveniences, sometimes it’s fun to seek out more unique accommodations with an authentic, local feel. Vacation rentals in San Antonio provide the perfect atmosphere for both large groups looking for a place to bond and solo travelers who want a true taste of life in the Alamo City. We’re exploring some of the most unique places to stay in San Antonio that aren’t hotels. So, pack your bags because we’re off!


Aequilibria Premium Rentals

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Aequilibria comes from the Latin word for equilibrium, and that is the mission behind Aequilibria Premium Rentals. The Ivy is a 2,800 sq. ft. luxury loft designed for the perfect balance of relaxation and play. Located in East San Antonio across from the Frost Bank Center, this converted loft space is just minutes from Downtown, the Pearl, and the River Walk. The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom space offers 5-star hotel amenities without the hotel, including private chef services, charcuterie boards, complimentary welcome beverages and snacks, and even the option for your own star-studded photoshoot!


Casa Azul Lavaca

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Casa Azul Lavaca is a charming three-bedroom, 3.5-bath bungalow located in the historic Lavaca neighborhood in San Antonio’s artsy Southtown. (If you have trouble finding it, just look for the cute blue house!) The freshly renovated property offers a light and bright feel, perfect for hosting families and groups. Here, you can choose to cook a meal together and spend the evening relaxing in the hot tub or walk just a few blocks to some of the city’s best restaurants and nightlife.


The Maverick, Powered by Placemakr

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The Maverick, powered by Placemakr, offers all the excitement of living Downtown like a local with the added bonus of hotel-inspired amenities. The historic Maverick building is in the heart of it all, just steps away from the River Walk, the Alamo, and plenty of things to do downtown. Rental options range from studio to 2-bedroom apartments, making this a flexible option that is perfect for everyone, from solo travelers on business to family vacations looking for convenience and a connected space.


Brackenridge Bed & Breakfast

Exterior view of building with pillars

The Brackenridge Bed & Breakfast is a historic inn located in the enchanting heart of the King William neighborhood in San Antonio’s Southtown. Known for stately landmark homes, this property truly takes you back in time. The bedroom suites are filled with charm, including clawfoot tubs in the bathrooms and original hardwood floors. Enjoy your breakfast in your room or on the veranda, where you can connect with other travelers and get local travel advice from your bed and breakfast hosts.