10 SA Homes For Rent That are Cheaper than a Flight to Australia

Whether you love lounging on a white-sand beach, channeling your inner adrenaline junkie on an adventure tour, or experiencing extravagant art, food, and wine culture, we can all pretty much agree that Sydney, Australia is what dream vacations are made of.

But what about when the vacation’s over? Because a short-lived vacation sure is lovely...but when you stumble weary and jet-lagged into your front door, drop your keys, and crawl into bed after that international flight, there’s nothing more comforting than being home.

And the cost of “home” in San Antonio, TX is actually pretty comparable to the cost of this lavish air fare.

Hear us out: a round-trip ticket from San Antonio, TX to Sydney, AU averages out around $1,500. And, albeit a little less glamorous, the rental rates in SA (even despite rising property values and interest rates) still remain less expensive than the plane ticket to and from Australia’s premier city. We’ve compiled a few examples below!

1. 7701 Wurzbach Rd: $1,075

If luxury living is your thing (but a lavish price tag isn’t), Wurzbach Towers will likely be your high-rise condo of choice. Located in Central West San Antonio, this apartment features extraordinary amenities (fitness center, swimming pool, private balconies, etc.), close proximity to employers (USAA, UTSA, and the Medical Center), and courtesy officer front-door service. You might say it’s the private, comfortable, and affordable rental property of your urban dreams.

2. 6823 Dulce Meadows: $1,200

Located in the Solana neighborhood in South San Antonio, this beautiful home lies in a peaceful area close to Loop 410 and Highway 90 (just minutes from Lackland AFB!). Complete with new flooring (tiles and vinyl plank) and a generous backyard, this tranquil home is a steal for $1,200 per month!

3. 7723 Eastbrook Farm: $1,275

In the oft-forgotten Northeast corner of San Antonio lies a hidden gem: 7723 Eastbrook Farm is every bit as idyllic as it sounds, with recent updates (roof, carpet, and fence), tile flooring, and an open floor plan. The spacious living area opens up to the kitchen and dining room, making it perfect for entertaining.

4. 16845 Showdown Path (Selma): $1,250

Just Northeast of San Antonio lies the adorable town of Selma. Renting in this area lets residents enjoy the feel of a small town while still retaining big-city perks like premier shopping, dining, and entertainment. This modern two-story townhome features an open floor plan, open floor plan, crown molding, adorable backyard, and plenty of room to breathe!

5. 8415 Fredericksburg Rd: $1,300

Tucked away in a prestigious gated community in the heart of Medical Center (Northwest San Antonio), 8415 Fredericksburg Rd features plenty of custom touches and unique details. With wood floors and shutters, a stunning entryway, and modern kitchen, this unit is the largest in its complex.

6. 9903 Amber Breeze: $1,345

If West San Antonio is your thing, you might want to consider this gorgeous two-story home in the Amberwood neighborhood. Featuring tons of recent updates, beautiful laminate floors throughout the home, refinished kitchen cabinets and counters, and neutral interior walls, this home is waiting for your unique touch.

7. 15023 Kamary Lane: $1,450

Does it get more picturesque than this? Located in Northeast San Antonio, this single-story lies nestled in a quaint cul-de-sac and boasts an immaculately manicured lawn, fireplace, long driveway, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and more. If you want to make the scene even more all-American, bring your golden retriever along because pets are negotiable!

8. 330 Burkwood Lane (Cibolo): $1,450

A Hill Country community in Northeast San Antonio, Cibolo is the perfect place to settle into a tranquil lifestyle without giving up big-city perks. Located in the established neighborhood of Thistle Creek (and zoned with enviable schools!), this is the kind of rental you can call “home” for years to come.

9. 5831 Forest Canyon: $1,495

Featuring four spacious bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a two-car garage, this first-time rental in West San Antonio sits on a cul-de-sac that allows for plenty of backyard privacy. The exterior landscaping features a covered patio with ceiling fan and deck, and the location allows for easy access to Sea World, Lackland, and major roadways.

10. 8418 Timber Bridge St: $1,500

Located in West San Antonio neighborhood Great Northwest, this beautifully updated contemporary property features granite countertops, stainless steel gas convection stove, stainless steel dishwasher, water softener, a two-car garage, and extended patio. Yard maintenance included!

And when you’re ready settle down and buy a house, we’ve totally got you covered. (If buying a home feels like an impossibility to you, you might want to check out these 6 Myths about buying a home in San Antonio you are too smart to believe!) Download our exclusive Buyer’s Guide (or Seller’s Guide if that’s more your thing), then contact an agent to get started. We’ll hook you up with a lender and get you a one-way ticket to the home of your dreams.  

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