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This Irish-themed B&B rests in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood just north of downtown. Built in 1904, the property's large, two-story structure is home to a delightful, southern, homestyle inn with a charm that is elegant and welcoming. More Texas in style than Irish in any real way, the building is graced with stately white columns, a broad front porch, and a wrap-around gallery upstairs. The rooms are named for Irish cities, and they're homey and sweet in much the same manner as Irish hotels I've known, with quilts and soft colors and nice draperies. Everything is cozy and romantic in the way B&Bs are supposed to be. Some rooms have chandeliers, and many have a good mix of Victorian antiques and rustic, wooden, Texas-style furniture. Don't let the romantic features fool you, though—this is not a stuffy Victorian place suitable only for honeymooners. In fact, O'Casey's is one of the few B&Bs in the area that welcomes pets and families with young children. Suites in the main house and shared living spaces have been renovated as of early 2014. The studio suite has a new kitchen, added in 2013. Many rooms have bathrooms with deep claw-footed tubs. Outdoor spaces have recently received an upgrade, too, including a new roof for the gazebo. Knowledgeable innkeepers Madonna Paul and Cherith Kavanagh are happy to share their suggestions for area attractions and good eats with guests. A big, homestyle breakfast is included in the rate, and guests' dietary restrictions and preferences are respected. Besides that daily special, my favorite features of this inn? The Texas-style outdoor fireplace, barbecue grill, and pergola area that's perfect for sitting outside in the evenings. The neighborhood is nice, as well—giving guests a good look at one of San Antonio's attractive, old-money areas.