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ELEGANT HISTORIC 3BED/2BATH HOME IN HISTORIC ST. CHARLES- 6 GUEST MAXIMUM

Ed Akers

Advertiser since: 2007
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Advertiser since: 2007
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ELEGANT HISTORIC 3BED/2BATH HOME IN HISTORIC ST. CHARLES- 6 GUEST MAXIMUM

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

St. Charles House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious Second Empire French style 3 bed, 2 bath in quiet Historic District

L'auberge ('the inn') St. Charles, circa 1868 Second Empire French home contributing to the National Register Historic Frenchtown District. Recently underwent a complete restoration saving original doors, wavy glass transom windows and beautiful woodwork while adding a full gourmet kitchen, beautiful bathrooms and high end furnishings. You get the best of both worlds; the quaintness of a bed and breakfast with the comfort and privacy of a fully furnished home. Located in the quiet, Frenchtown District of old town St. Charles, yet still within walking distance of all the shops, restaurants, historic sites and festivities of Main Street, Steel Shop Indoor Tennis Club, Missouri Riverfront and Katy Trail and just 8 miles to St. Louis Lambert Airport and only twenty minutes to St. Louis. Within a scenic 40 min. drive to many of Missouri's award winning wineries. Come see why picturesque St. Charles is nicknamed 'the Williamsburg of the Midwest'

This home includes secure off street parking, outdoor gas grill and comfortably furnished covered back porch area. Inside, the main floor has a large living room with large flatscreen TV, game table and desk: full bathroom with tub/shower; large dining room that seats six; and the kitchen has cherry cabinets, stone countertops, gas range with warming drawer, dishwasher, Keurig coffeemaker, micro, full sized ref/fzr, toaster, mixer, blender and more. Plus, full sized laundry equipment is tucked in a closet.

Upstairs are three bedrooms; The king bed room has a hand painted Missouri River scene headboard, reading area and flat-screen TV with DVD player. The queen bed room also has a reading dormer and TV with DVD player. The equally beautiful, albeit smaller, full bed room has an antique brass bed. All have ultra comfortable cool gel foam mattresses, luxury linens and hardwood floors with access to the large bath with antique claw-foot soaking tub. We also provide luxury bath salts and soaps from Herbaria.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Ed Akers (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Ed Akers

Interior designer and sales manager during the week and historic property restorers on the weekends, the guest house is our sixth project in St. Charles, this is our only guest house in St. Charles. We do, however have another guest property in Panama City Beach, Florida (see #125313). We live one block away, so we're usually 'on site' managers to assure a wonderful stay.

Ed Akers purchased this house in 2010

Why Ed Akers chose St. Charles

We bought this property in our continued effort to restore and improve our historic neighborhood. It took over a year to complete the rehab and all of the approvals that St. Charles required to open the first guest house in historic Frenchtown.

What makes this house unique

We had long admired the beautiful Mansard roof windows, pretty front porch woodwork and large lawn of this house in our neighborhood. When it came up for sale, we immediately purchased it thinking we would move into it ourselves and only after it was mostly redone did we decide to turn it into a vacation house. So, it has high end finishes and accents that are seldom seen in guest houses. The rooms are large with tall ceilings with cherry hardwood flooring throughout and all of its original ornate woodwork. The covered back porch is a favorite spot to relax and we know you'll love it as much as we do!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Elegant historic 3Bed/2bath home in historic St. Charles- 6 guest maximum
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
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Elegant historic 3Bed/2bath home in historic St. Charles- 6 guest maximum
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p440148vb
+1 -(636) 288-3363
St. Charles Missouri
Chicago, IL
5

Perfectly beautiful & comfortable historic home with modern amenities!

Perfectly beautiful & comfortable historic home with modern amenities!
  • 5 of 5
We rent vacation homes from VRBO several times per year. Most often, the homes we rent meet our expectations, but L'auberge exceeded what we read in the reviews and saw in the pictures.

L'auberge is located on a quiet street in the historic Frenchtown District of St Charles, MO, just 20 min from St Louis.

From the lighting to the decor, it was perfectly comfortable. The house has a well stocked modern kitchen, two bathrooms, a dining room for six, comfortable living room with plenty of seating and washer/dryer.

Outside, there was plenty of off street parking, an outdoor gas grill, outdoor dining for six and plenty of other outdoor seating.

The house was immaculate and perfectly decorated. Every room inviting & comfortable. The owners were very responsive to the couple of questions /needs we had.

It was a great place for our family of six for a weekend away!!
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We have been operating our Guest Houses for over 7 years and the people we have met are really wonderful. Besides having great comments about L'auberge, these guest were delightful to work with and they left our house spotless. Thank you for staying with us, it has been our pleasure.
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Elegant historic 3Bed/2bath home in historic St. Charles- 6 guest maximum
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p440148vb
+1 -(636) 288-3363
St. Charles Missouri
Doylestown, PA.
5

What an Excellent Experience!

  • 5 of 5
We booked this wonderful Historic home for a family getaway. L'auberge was beautifully decorated and very comfortable, we felt right at home. The owners have thought of everything, full kitchen, shampoo and snacks. L'auberge is keep immaculate we were very pleased with this guest house. The owners were very accommodating and were delightful to work with. We highly recommend L'auberge for anyone looking for a great place to stay with family and friends while in the St. Louis area. We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you! Thank you for taking great care of our property, we look forward to seeing you again.
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Elegant historic 3Bed/2bath home in historic St. Charles- 6 guest maximum
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p440148vb
+1 -(636) 288-3363
St. Charles Missouri
Chicago
1

Very bad experience

  • 1 of 5
There is a reason this is a 1-star review. I would never recommend this place. First, let me acknowledge the place is nice and clean. It's not quite in the middle of the old St. Charles area that everyone likes to visit when they are there. It is a mile or so away from that. Maybe some people prefer that. But the backyard is large and nice. It has a space on the side of the house, kind of a double lot, so some people might like that. It has a grill outside and a patio area and again, the place is overall rustic and clean. I booked this in conjunction with another house so that my extended family could stay a couple miles away and could vacation together. We did not exceed the maximum people for either location, and were ALWAYS honest with what we were doing. The other house we had a great stay with; their owners were very happy with our stay in their house.

We gather in the backyard of L'Auberge the first morning we are there, have breakfast, talk about what we are going to do for the day. Owner begins texting me that we have too many people in the house. I text back, say only 5 people are staying in the house. He says the contract says a maximum of 6 people can enter the house at all. I called him. We talked it out. I did not read the contract to be so strict that we can’t merely congregate in the backyard and talk. I said we wouldn’t park extra cars in the front, would talk quietly, etc, and the call ended amicably (I thought).

But from that point, we did not feel welcome in the house. We were being completely harmless, but for rest of the trip, we tried to congregate elsewhere.

When checking out there was a check-out slip there; we followed that. The only thing that was remotely dirty was the baby dropped bath salts on the bathroom floor and there was no broom to sweep up. Otherwise, we cleaned things up and left the place in perfectly fine shape.

We later get a very rude letter full of lies and exaggerations. I guarantee the owner will respond to this with the same lies. He says we left the place "filthy" which is a huge exaggeration. He claims we broke a glass; we did NOT. We put dishes in the dishwasher but he complained we didn’t start it; that wasn’t in the check-out procedure. Basically, he is exaggerating/lying to keep part of our deposit. If he says we left the place dirty, that is my only conclusion.

He can claim whatever he wants, and he WILL respond to this. They are lies. I don't recommend doing business with this person.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When you have a Beautiful Historic house these are the people you don’t want to have as renters. Our listing on our VRBO website clearly states that we can only allow six (6) people staying at our guest house and this guest signed our rental agreement that states just that. This guest admits that he didn’t even read the rental agreement that he signed. We are licensed by the City of St. Charles that gives us the ability to accommodate only 6 people.

On Friday we saw 15 people streaming in and out of our guest house with 5 cars parked outside. Very early Saturday morning these same 5 cars were still parked in the same spots that they were in on Friday, these cars never moved. We knew we had a problem.

We confronted this renter with the facts and were met with stammering and stumbling when he was trying to explain his way out of this situation. There is no doubt this guest obfuscated the truth about his real intentions. This guest decided to hold a family reunion at our guest house and pile in these 15 people and was caught red-handed.

We have seen this before, people will make fraudulent statements about the number of people staying at a guest house to reduce their costs. By Missouri laws this is “Defrauding an Innkeeper”. This guest by his actions purposely Defrauded this Innkeeper and was caught.

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that our guest house was left very filthy with grease stains on our Loveseat, Bath Salts all over the bathroom, a broken drinking glass and our DVD player smashed. We know this damage was done in retaliation.
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Elegant historic 3Bed/2bath home in historic St. Charles- 6 guest maximum
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p440148vb
+1 -(636) 288-3363
St. Charles Missouri
Indianapolis, IN
5

Perfect place to stay while visiting the St.Louis area

  • 5 of 5
Spent the July 4th weekend with our 2 adult children in L'Auburge. Exactly as shown in the pictures. Clean, comfortable & elegant. We felt completely safe and at home. The home was well stocked with comfort in mind - too many thoughtful details to list here. This will be our first choice for subsequent visits to the area.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elegant historic 3Bed/2bath home in historic St. Charles- 6 guest maximum
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p440148vb
+1 -(636) 288-3363
St. Charles Missouri
Indianapolis, IN
5

Perfect Vacation HQ

  • 5 of 5
Recommend this guest house for a family visit.
My wife and I reserved this home for a family reunion/national dance competition. The house was great for us. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, (never ran out of hot water) took care of us all. We were even able to entertain friends and relatives that were staying in local hotels.
Although on a main street for St. Charles and near a flight path for the airport it was really quiet inside and comfortable in the back yard.
The washer & dryer were right there to refresh the towels etc. midweek. And a kitchen that became the center for activity. The gas stove was beautiful, everything in the kitchen worked like new. Grocery store about a mile away for those things you didn't think to bring. Plenty of plates, but only three packets of dishwashing detergent, could have been more for weeks stay.
The convention center for the dance competition was close and easy to get too. The Historic Main Street has lots of shops to peruse and even more bars and restaurants. We were so busy visiting venues in St. Louis I didn't really get to see the park and historic sites in St. Charles, we'll just have to come back.
The owners maintained excellent communication via email from making the reservation to giving us information about entering the house on arrival. They responded quickly to all our questions.
They should be very proud proud of this property. I am looking forward to seeing if they have a single bedroom property for our return.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Elegant historic 3Bed/2bath home in historic St. Charles- 6 guest maximum
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p440148vb
+1 -(636) 288-3363
St. Charles Missouri
Morton, IL, USA
5

Felt Right At Home!

  • 5 of 5
We had a family girls get-a-way weekend and absolutely loved our stay here! We felt right at home in this cozy spot in St. Charles. Close enough that it's only a 5 minute car ride to downtown, but far enough that it was quaint and quiet. We enjoyed sitting on the back patio and sipping wine from the local wineries and catching up. You guys have thought of everything when it comes to amenities, maps and restaurant menus available. My aunts are already talking about coming back!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
St. Louis Lambert Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Quintessential
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I - 370
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lewis & Clark's
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Hidden Valley

Located in historic Frenchtown and within walking distance to historic Main street St. Charles with all kinds of wonderful shops, antiques, outdoor Cafes' and weekend festivities including horsedrawn carriage rides, parks, hiking, convention center, Lewis & Clark museum, Dusable riverside nature walk, scenic Missouri River trail - bicycling, Bass Pro Shop, Casino St. Charles and more.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $195 Per night

St. Charles House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$195
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$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,470
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $80
Tax Rate 12.45%
Notes Minimum stay is 2 nights. Weekday rates are $195.00 per night. Weekend rates are $250.00 per night. The house is located within easy walking distance of Main Street (8 scenic blocks) in the National Historic Register-Frenchtown District.
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Amenities

Amenities

St. Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Main floor bathroom has tub/shower, marble mosaic floor and French walnut vanity. Second floor bathroom has antique claw foot soaking tub with shower, marble floor and demilune vanity with marble top and cast brass sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1) Deluxe foam mattress, high threadcount linens, antique furnishings, fine artwork, large flatscreen tv with dvd player, reading corner with comfy chaise lounge and clock radio., Queen size Bed (1) Deluxe foam mattress, high threadcount linens, antique furnishings, flatscreen tv with dvd player and quiet reading dormer and clock radio, Double Bed (1) Deluxe foam mattress, high threadcount linens, antique brass bed and fine artwork.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • tennis
Notes:
Large fenced lawn

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