Spanish colonial architecture, antique hybrid homes with a fusion of exotic and traditional features, famed sites like the Alamo, and the restaurant-lined Riverwalk brings visitors to the culturally-rich (and budget-friendly) San Antonio. Yet, some may visit just for the incredibly flavorful chili served up in a variation of establishments. Whether you’re here to browse or attend a lively festival, Airbnbs can provide the most immersive lodging experience. These are the coolest Airbnbs in San Antonio, Texas.

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Downtown Bungalow Downtown Bungalow
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Downtown Bungalow

Downtown Bungalow

Baby blue and homey as can be, this one bedroom, historic bungalow is within easy access to all the excitement of San Antonio’s top attractions downtown. The lack of stairs is optimal for those with special needs. In the back is a little oasis with a small, adorable pool, surrounded by ample lounging space—it’s the relaxing retreat you’ll need after spending the day traversing San Antonio.

Private Cottage Deco District/Downtown New Private Cottage Deco District/ Downtown area
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New Private Cottage Deco District/ Downtown area

Private Cottage Deco District/Downtown

All your needs are met in this Deco District guest home in Monticello Park, which features a remodeled kitchen and slightly chic furnishings. Right off the private cottage is a heavenly pool lit with hanging string lights for nighttime swimming, and vibrant tropical foliage. A stone hot tub adjoins the pool and operates when the temperatures cool down outside.

Cozy Quarters in San Antonio’s Deco District Cozy Quarters in San Antonio’s Deco District
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Cozy Quarters in San Antonio’s Deco District

Cozy Quarters in San Antonio’s Deco District

The Deco District of San Antonia is an eclectic neighborhood with a variety of stunning homes, from craftsman to Tudor structures. This cozy guest suite has an appeal true to the area, and when staying here, the major perk is the mini resort-style pool space.

Casa Lejana Casita 3 Casa Lejana | Casita 3
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Casa Lejana | Casita 3

Casa Lejana Casita 3

Authenticity is the word at this 1930s casita, which has filled many different roles over the years, from a restaurant to a ranch. The kitchen, bathroom and bedroom have a charming, gritty appearance that is extremely fitting to San Antonio, and a true Spanish courtyard emerges when you step outside. Not only is the pool gigantic, because you know, this is Texas, but it’s surrounded by stone patios and mature foliage.

Grey Forest Cottages (Robert Wood Art Studio) Grey Forest Cottages (Robert Wood Art Studio)
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Grey Forest Cottages (Robert Wood Art Studio)

Grey Forest Cottages (Robert Wood Art Studio)

Robert Wood, a famed artist, once used this dual leveled cottage as his painting studio. Stone galore, along with tin and wood accents make this place look like something out of Snow White, but with quite a bit more refinement. From the modern kitchen touches to the snug bedroom, this dwelling could be the perfect spot for a honeymoon or romantic weekend. The patio space and fire pit are equally as magical.

Dazzling Downtown Contemporary Loft Dazzling Downtown Contemporary Loft Full Furnished
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Dazzling Downtown Contemporary Loft Full Furnished

Dazzling Downtown Contemporary Loft

If you’re wanting to stay right within downtown, there’s no cooler, more affordable choice than this contemporary third-floor loft, which once was a timber factory. So you can imagine this open, refreshing rental features lots of industrial aesthetics from brick walls to exposed piping, and a beyond simplistic kitchen. Located in the Old Warehouse District, the Riverwalk is quite close.

Cozy Bungalow with Pool in Historic Dignowitty Hill Cozy bungalow w/pool in historic Dignowitty Hill
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Cozy bungalow w/pool in historic Dignowitty Hill

Cozy Bungalow with Pool in Historic Dignowitty Hill

This special cottage has been around for some time but has been beautifully kept to preserve its old charm. Right outside the 660 square foot bungalow is a planked patio enveloping a lovely pool. Banana trees and bamboo offer shade, privacy and unparalleled beauty. Dignowity Hill, where the home is located, is a sought after destination proximal to sites like the Riverwalk and Alamo.

The Little Cottage & Enchanted Garden The Little Cottage & Enchanted Garden
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The Little Cottage & Enchanted Garden

The Little Cottage & Enchanted Garden

The name certainly says it all, as this Tudor style home is abundantly accented with a variety of greenery and foliage, from the front yard to the back patio. Guests have private access to their suite through a beautiful door imported from London, and the hosts are known to be extremely helpful in accommodating a special stay.

Exclusive RiverWalk Apartment Exclusive RiverWalk Apartment: Feel like a local.
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Exclusive RiverWalk Apartment: Feel like a local.

Exclusive RiverWalk Apartment

Of course, we’d have to include an Airbnb on the famous San Antonio Riverwalk, and it also happens to be that this particular one is a historic mansion. While you don’t have the whole place to yourself, the river-facing apartment has its own private entrance, accessible via stairs. Gardens, expansive porches along with Moroccan and Queen Anne design are some of the things to treasure in this late 1800s era San Antonio Gem. Keep in mind that lodging on the river is rare.

Downtown Large Historic Mansion Outdoor Space Pool Downtown Large Historic Mansion Outdoor Space Pool
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Downtown Large Historic Mansion Outdoor Space Pool

Downtown Large Historic Mansion Outdoor Space Pool

Why not go all out and stay at this multi-room mansion with a sleeping capability of 16? Decorated with furnishings that complement the intricate 1800s architecture, the home is fit for a fairytale wedding or lavish family get-together. Note that this work of art is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and should be treated gently and with respectful appreciation. Outside is a remarkable pool with diving board and water slide. Fireworks can be seen from the porch on certain holidays, so the vacay can go out with a bang.

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