CENTRAL WEST END CARRIAGE HOUSE WITH HOT TUB

Karen Karabell

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Karen Karabell

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CENTRAL WEST END CARRIAGE HOUSE WITH HOT TUB

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

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 by far the expensive item in the house: A truly comfortable queen sleeper sofa bed. The house is reserved for only one guest, or set of guests, at a time. For nightly guests, an abundant vegetarian breakfast available to serve when you like is included in the rate. Always included for all guests is the best fresh locally roasted coffee (if desired), a wide selection of teas, your choice of organic 'Not-Gooey Butter Cake' or organic brownies, and a rotating selection of welcome treats. 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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Karabell (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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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
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 42 traveler reviews

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Central West End Carriage House with Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
business
Central West End Carriage House with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162054vb
-(314) 568-0236 (Missouri, USA)
St. Louis Missouri
St. Louis, MO
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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Central West End Carriage House with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162054vb
-(314) 568-0236 (Missouri, USA)
St. Louis Missouri
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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Central West End Carriage House with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162054vb
-(314) 568-0236 (Missouri, USA)
St. Louis Missouri
5

A wonderful visit...

  • 5 of 5
My husband and our friend stayed here for four nights and it couldn't have been more relaxing. The cottage, two story, has been well designed with attention to details as to what the traveling person could need. Very clean, comfortable beds and the use of a computer/printer if one needed. The food was yummy, fresh (loved the organic eggs!) and healthy. The neighborhood is great for long walks; Forrest Park is close by to walk, run, cycle, and explore. Good restaurants are in walking distance, a grocery store two blocks away, and a great Jacuzzi tub to relax in just off the porch! We have stayed in several rentals and this is by far is one of the best. Thank you both for being great hosts; we had a wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Central West End Carriage House with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162054vb
-(314) 568-0236 (Missouri, USA)
St. Louis Missouri
5

Oasis in the city

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I along with another couple spent 4 nights at Elves Manor. The guys were a short cab ride away from Bush stadium. We had fun walking the neighborhood and sightseeing. It was so relaxing to come home to the garden setting,sit on the deck with a glass of wine, and then walk to a great restaurant for dinner. Comfy beds, yummy food and snacks and hot tub. What more could you ask for!!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Central West End Carriage House with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162054vb
-(314) 568-0236 (Missouri, USA)
St. Louis Missouri
Califiornia
5

Loved our visit to St. Louis

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed at Elves Manor because our son was getting married in nearby Swansea. We loved the house and neighborhood. The house was clean, beds very comfortable, and everything that you wished was there was! We couldn't believe all of the delicious snacks and breakfast goodies. The hot tub and patio were used extensively and the gardens were a delight. We found time to go up the Arch (was a very long wait with small children) and loved the beautiful Cathedral. Karen was very sweet and helped us get settled and feel very much at home. We will definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Central West End Carriage House with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162054vb
-(314) 568-0236 (Missouri, USA)
St. Louis Missouri
5

Still excellent

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed at Elves Manor twice, in March 2014 and in 2011. I love the house, the hosts, the food, the location. My wife and I are considering another trip to St. Louis just to stay here again, even though St. Louis would not normally be one of our preferred destinations. When we travel to other cities, we try to find someplace like Elves Manor, but have not been successful. Yes, there are lots of good B&Bs, and also good apartment or even house options, but Elves has it all. Karen could not be nicer, her food offerings are wonderful, the house is filled with thriving plants and fascinating details, etc. We enjoyed walking around the area, exploring St. Louis Univ. We saw wonderful exhibits at the St. Louis Univ Art Museum and the Contemporary Art Museum. There is much more to see and do within walking or easy driving distance.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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St. Louis House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $160/nt
  • US Dollars
  • $160/night, two people using one bedroom; breakfast in house to serve anytime
  • $240/night, up to four people using both bedrooms; breakfast in house
  • $320/night, up to six people using all three beds; breakfast in house
  • Weekend rates (Friday & Saturday): $25 per night will be added to any rate above
  • $960/$1450/$1940 per week (one, two or three beds in use; breakfast not included)
  • No minimum stay, except on weekends. Two-night minimum on weekends
  • Weekend rates apply on major holidays, and Sundays before Memorial Day & Labor Day
  • Missouri sales tax is added at time of payment

Amenities

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 second-floor sitting room, a truly comfortable sleeper sofa--the best available, and 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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