CENTRAL WEST END CARRIAGE HOUSE WITH HOT TUB

Karen Karabell

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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CENTRAL WEST END CARRIAGE HOUSE WITH HOT TUB

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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).

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Karen Karabell

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
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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

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.

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.

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
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Central West End Carriage House with Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
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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
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, 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
Kansas ćity
5

THREE GENERATIONS LOVED IT HERE

  • 5 of 5
thehere the accomadations were lovely with books and music too. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The garage downstairs was great for unloading. AND the food was fabulous for the 9 year old and me, the grandma. We want to come back!
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, 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

ANNIVERSARY GET-AWAY

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in many a b&b, we move Elves Manor to the top of our list. We will return because we needed more time to explore the area and soak in the hot tub.

Karen is the best...every need and want, and more!
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, 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
kansas city
5

GREAT STAY AT ELVES MANOR

  • 5 of 5
It was perfect! Loved the garden, deck, hot tub and beautiful carriage house that was stocked with amazing food & drinks. Did not want to leave!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, 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
Indiana
5

ELVES MANOR

  • 5 of 5
This place is exceptional. The owner was as hospitable as if she was "kin folk". We are not organic or vegetarian but, it was a fabulous experience. We tasted food we had never had before nor would we purchase in any store. We tried everything she had to offer. We joked about some of the offerings but all of us were impressed with the quality of everything provided us during our stay. The location is nothing but perfect, close to everything St. Louis has to offer. We stay in many, many vacation condos during the year and this is one, in which, if not the best, is certainly in the top tier. We look forward to visiting this place again. It is truly an experience not to be missed and is among the crown jewels of St. Louis. The accommodations are as good as it gets for two couples. You get a private garage for parking that leads right up to the condo. Had I designed the place, I would change nothing. It's great!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, 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
Asheville, North Carolina
5

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL, CHARMING, AND EXCELLENT STAY IN ST. LOUIS

  • 5 of 5
Elves Manor is the perfect vacation house to stay in while in St. Louis!! We couldn't have asked for a better experience! The house itself is charming and nestled in the heart of St. Louis. Beautiful and safe neighborhood with all of the amenities one could ask for! Roomy and the hot tub was such a wonderful thing to have after a long day of activities and sight seeing! The gardens surrounding the house are gorgeous and Elves Manor is so conveniently located to all of the finest things St. Louis has to offer. Minutes away from Bush Stadium, St. Louis Zoo, Missouri State Botanical Gardens, City Museum, Forest Park, and many more! 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk to the Metro Link if you want to ride the train. Karen and her family were the best hosts and so gracious to share their space, advice and suggestions with us! You will surely miss out if you don't stay at Elves Manor!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 64 (Highway 40)
Nearest Barpub
The Block & also The Scottish Arms (both great!)
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

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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

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:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • golf
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • water tubing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • racquetball
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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