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Central West End Carriage House with Hot Tub

Karen Karabell

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Karen Karabell

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015
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Central West End Carriage House with Hot Tub

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

St. Louis House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-6)

Elves Manor Guest House is an entire house all your own in St. Louis' most urbane and cosmopolitan neighborhood, the Central West End. Rates are based on how many beds are in use (as low as $160/night on weeknights with one bedroom in use, and as high as $345/night with all three queen-sized beds in use). You never share the house with strangers; whomever reserves the house receives the whole house.

Elves Manor consists of two stories and approximately 1,200 square feet of living space. The house sleeps up to six, with two bedrooms, two baths, and a second-floor sitting room with a truly comfortable queen sleeper sofa bed (one that is worth sleeping on!). The house is reserved for only one guest, or set of guests, at a time. Rates include an abundant and rotating selection of unguarded welcome treats, light breakfast foods, a wide selection of teas, the city's best locally roasted coffee (if desired), and your choice of organic brownies or the Elves Manor signature dish: Not-Gooey Butter Cake. Elves Manor has a gas fireplace, washer/dryer, a computer with complete Internet access as well as WIFI, copier/fax/printer, hot tub and secure two-car garage.

Elves Manor is in a location that makes it easy to park your car and walk, bike, or take public transit to all of the best attractions in St. Louis. Book online via the Elves Manor website (link below).

Keywords: Guest House

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Karabell (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015

About Karen Karabell

My name is Karen Karabell. I'm a St. Louis native who lives with my family in a 105-year-old house in front of the carriage house. When I'm not busy with innkeeping, I work in my family's property management business. In my spare time, I'm working in the garden, which I want to be full of flowers and vegetables. I'm an active and enthusiastic advocate for bicycle transportation--and St. Louis is a great city in which to ride!

Karen Karabell purchased this house in 2002

Why Karen Karabell chose St. Louis

Carriage houses are a St. Louis tradition in the Central West End, our wonderful walking neighborhood. We built our carriage house for my mother, who lived there from April 2002 until August 2006.

What makes this house unique

This may be one of the only vacation properties where you can park your car and forget about it! There is so much to do within easy walking or biking distance. Nearby are dozens of restaurants, two first-run movie theaters, coffee houses, and all kinds of shopping. A short walk east is the main campus of St. Louis University. About one mile west is the Washington University Medical Center, and our city's crown jewel, Forest Park. Forest Park is home to the world-renowned St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri Historical Society and St. Louis Science Center. The park's 1,293 acres also contain one of the area's finest golf courses, Steinberg Ice Rink, and a boathouse with its own restaurant.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 46 traveler reviews

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Central West End Carriage House with Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews
5

Fantastic Carriage House!

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away by the handsomely appointed two bedrooms, two baths, quite garden location, hot tub, friendly owners, and sumptuous treats left by them for us. A great place to stay!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago, Illinois
5

The best house I have ever rented for vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I have been renting houses for five years for vacation with my family but nothing compares to this rental. I arrived with three girlfriends for the weekend and it was just perfect! The place was comfortable, cozy and so clean we could've eaten off the floors! But the most impressive part of all was the food that Karen had waiting for us! I have never been in a rental with so much incredible and healthy food! And Karen herself was a doll! Plus, there were great restaurants within walking distance and a hot tub! I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Longmont, CO
5

Absolutely magical!

  • 5 of 5

The most perfect home-away-from-home! We traveled with our two children and could not have been more comfortable. The kitchen was full of delicious, healthy nibbles and breakfasts, and the hot tub was perfection. I've never experienced a more comfortable, wonderful B&B. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Iowa City, IA
5

Beautiful Accommodations and a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I just spent the weekend at Elves Manor in St. Louis and could not be happier about our experience. The carriage house was absolutely beautiful, and located in a wonderful neighborhood. While we learned that St. Louis is not really a walking town (everything is relatively spread out), Elves Manor was essentially 5 miles or less away from everywhere we wanted to be (including a bunch of great breweries), so this was not an issue. In addition, there were a couple of great bars and restaurants a couple of blocks from the house.

The house was clean, and well maintained and the hot-tub was fabulous. Karen, our host, made sure we had everything we needed and even stocked the fridge with healthy snacks and homemade treats! We could not have been happier with our stay - highly recommend Elves Manor! (The fact that there is a garage included with the carriage house was also a big plus!)

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A WONDERFUL Place!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our Honeymoon weekend at Elves Manor and can not say enough good things about it!!! Karen, the innkeeper, makes you feel so welcome and provides an abundance of food choices for breakfast with most of them being organic vegetarian (BONUS!). Elves Manor is decorated so warmly and oozes comfort. We never felt like we were staying anywhere but our own home. There is a hot tub available that we took advantage of and Karen even provides plush robes to make the 10 steps from the door to the hot tub nice and cozy. It was such wonderful experience that we are already talking about spending our one year anniversary there next year. Also I would not just recommend this place to out-of-towners but to locals (like us) too! It's a great escape and it's just down the road. :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Fort Collins, Co. USA
5

Just like kids at Xmas

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a dark rainy Friday afternoon to attend a family wedding. We traveled to STL from CA,CO and KS. Upon our arrival we found a lovely house where the elves had lit the house to show us the details Innkeeper Karen had prepared for us. It was like Xmas morning. We were always excited to find yet another small detail, notion or treat that Karen had placed in the house to make us comfortable and cared for. Karen is a gifted Innkeeper, hostess and elf. If in STL this area is a joy to walk through, close to Forest Park and major hospitals. Downtown is a short drive making location perfect for all that STL offers. The garden in front of this house is AMAZING. We throughly enjoyed our stay. At Elves Manor, the elves are getting it right.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Nearest Barpub
The Block & also The Scottish Arms (both great!)
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 64 (Highway 40)
Nearest Restaurant
The Block & also The Scottish Arms
Car: not necessary

Don't miss the Cathedral Basilica (two blocks west). Best interior mosaics anywhere. Also one-of-a-kind City Museum is 3.5 miles east.

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Amenities

St. Louis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full bathrooms. First-floor bath has washer/dryer available
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Two bedrooms and two full baths. In the second-floor sitting room is by far the most expensive item in the house: A Queen-sized sleeper sofa bed that is worth sleeping on
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Nightly rates include a full breakfast, ready in the house to serve when you like. Breakfast is not included in weekly rate. All rates include freshly roasted coffee (if desired), organic brownies or organic 'Not-Gooey Butter' cake, in addition to an array of unguarded welcome treats, ready in the house to serve when you like

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