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1830'S LUXURY BRICK COTTAGE,COZY FIREPLACE,COBBLESTONE STREETS,GREAT LOCATION!

Audrey and Matt

Advertiser since: 2012
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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1830'S LUXURY BRICK COTTAGE,COZY FIREPLACE,COBBLESTONE STREETS,GREAT LOCATION!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

St. Louis Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Open main floor bedroom, 2 twins upstairs, Missouri River view

'The Riverfront Guest House' located at #422 Rear S. Main Street centrally located in the historic district of St. Charles, Missouri is a charming, upscale brick guest cottage built in 1830's and 100% remodeled in 2013 for the vacation rental experience and sleeps 4 people. The Riverfront Guest House was originally a wheelwright shop that made and repaired wagon wheels for the thousands of new settlers and explorers coming through St. Charles and heading westward. Today it has been completely refinished with beautiful modern amenties while restoring much of the original, unique qualities such as exposed brick walls, and large exposed wood beams. This ambiance continues to the surrounding area of Main Street St. Charles and Riverfront. With over 10 blocks on the Historic District National Registry, its one of the largest districts in the country. Panoramic views of the Missouri river greet you right out the front door.

The main floor (ground level) of this quaint cottage sleeps 2 people and includes a lovely queen size bed with luxury bedding and mattress. There is a very large corner gas fireplace with elevated brick hearth, kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, and microwave, and an antique table and chairs where you can sit and gaze out at Frontier Park and watch the beautiful Missouri river go by. Enjoy cable TV on a large wall hanging flat screen from the bed or seating area. The full bathroom also on the main ground level includes a walk in shower with two shower valves, one rainshower shower head and another multiple mode shower head.

The 2nd floor of the cottage sleeps two more guests with two cozy built-in beds with comfortable twin mattresses and bedding and individual lighting. Warm walnut floors and low ceilings make this an inviting place for children or adults to sleep. A window in the exposed brick wall provides a great view of Frontier Park and the Missouri River. A separate flat screen TV is also included with a Wii gaming system for the children to enjoy on this floor.

The historic cottage has been completely remodeled and designed entirely with vacation renters in mind. The cottage is completely private and separate from 'The Main Street Guest House' located near the cottage, and can be rented separately or with The Main Street house for guests traveling with multiple parties or large groups. All modern amenities are included such as two 40 gallon hot water heaters so you never run out of hot water, cable TV, Wifi, Keurig coffee maker, and high efficiency heating and cooling, and much more. Take a short troll across Riverside Drive into Frontier Park along the Missouri River, ride a bike on The Katy Trail directly in front of the cottage, or walk the cobblestone sidewalk along the one of the largest historic districts on the national registry. Countless shopping and dining options await you, all within walking distance (less than a half mile in either direction). The best part, most are unique businesses that you won't find anywhere else, like Braddens restaurant, Lewis and Clark restaurant, Winery of the Little Hills (great outdoor seating with fire pits located right across the street), Mother-in-Law House restaurant 98ft away, The Hobbit Hole Antiques, Moss next door for some of the latest fashion, Trailhead Brewery, Grandmas Cookies a few doors down, Kat and Me, and countless others. A personal favorite with our family of four small of children is Riverside Sweets located only two doors down where visitors of all ages can enjoy some of the best ice cream, homemade candy and fudge, caramel apples, and walls and walls of candy and collectibles to choose from. A few blocks north, Picasso's offers a great cup of coffee and some live music at times. Grab breakfast at The Bikestop Cafe and rent a bike for a peaceful ride on The Katy Trail just a few hundred feet from the home. Ameristar Casino is also located within a mile of the home just outside the Historic area for those looking for a little nightlife. Two major malls, Mid-Rivers Mall, and St. Louis Premium Outlet Mall, are located 10 minutes in either direction. Located on the other side of highway 70, The St. Charles Convention Center and Family Arena are located about five minutes from the guest house. A short 25 minute drive will get you to most St. Louis Attractions such as The Arch, The St. Louis Zoo, The Magic House, The City Museum, The Art Museum, Grants Farm, Busch Stadium, The Fox Theatre, The Peabody, The Art Museum, and so many other fun things to do and see. Spend the day seeing the sights of St. Louis and then head back to family friendly St. Charles, walk to dinner, and kick back and relax and visit with your loved ones at night. The home is located approximately 10-15 minutes from St. Louis Lambert Airport, with plenty of public and private transportation available. St. Peters Catholic church is just a short 1/4 mile stroll away, as well as the Main Street Church on North Main. SSM St. Joseph Health Center is also located within 1/4 mile for those needing a place to stay while visiting loved ones, or if health issues should arise. With many fantastic festivities on Main Street and in Frontier Park for year round interest for all ages, there's always something new to experience when you stay at the Main Street Guest House! For some additional information, please go to www.historicstcharles.com for lots of great information and a calendar of upcoming events. Please feel free to call us at anytime at 636-439-9394 or email at theguesthouse@centurytel.net We sure hope to hear from you, and thank you!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Audrey and Matt (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014

About Audrey and Matt

Our family of six loves to travel, and when we discovered the vacation home option instead of hotels, we knew we wanted a rental property of our own to share with others. We hope our cottages enhance your vacation like so many homes have done for us. We love meeting and talking with people from all over, so please feel free to give us a call!- Audrey and Matt

Audrey and Matt purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Audrey and Matt chose St. Louis

We've always loved Old Town St. Charles because of its charm, fun atmosphere, and historic architecture. When we saw this little historic house that had been forgotten and left to deteriorate, we both really wanted to save it and bring it back to life. We love to remodel and are happy to share it now with couples or small families to enjoy St. Charles like we do.

What makes this cottage unique

You can get a real feel for the heritage of this unique town when you stay at The Riverfront Guest House. The same walls and ceiling beams that that were there when Herman Kuhlmann was making wagon wheels for pioneers in 1830, surround you now for a very cozy and inviting atmosphere. This combined with the Missouri River out the front window and all the shopping and dining you could want out the back, make it a very special place to stay for your vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Staying here was on our bucket list. Thank you for fulfilling that dream! We are so impressed with the transformation you have created. The before and after pictures are astounding! We frequent St. Charles often and are thrilled to have found this jewel! We look forward to returning and renting the Main Street Guest House as well. The only challenge is finding vacancy :) Once again, amazing work you and your family did on this old homestead!
Apr 2014
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Reviews

4.9
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1830's Luxury Brick Cottage,Cozy Fireplace,Cobblestone Streets,Great Location!
average rating of 4.95 based on 24 reviews
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1830's Luxury Brick Cottage,Cozy Fireplace,Cobblestone Streets,Great Location!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469831vb
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St. Louis Missouri
Matthews, NC
5

Exceptional Quality and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
The Riverfront Guest House was perfect in every way. The location is right in the middle of historic St. Charles, you could not ask for a better location. The guest house itself is very beautiful and has a ton of character and charm. The snacks, beverages and Christmas decorations were unexpected but, very thoughtful. All amenities are of high quality and the place is very inviting, cozy and offered a very relaxing atmosphere. Audrey was very accommodating in every way. We will most definitely be staying here again and I can not recommend this place enough. It was perfect.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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1830's Luxury Brick Cottage,Cozy Fireplace,Cobblestone Streets,Great Location!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469831vb
-6364399394
St. Louis Missouri
Springdale, Arkansas
4

Great, except the bed.

  • 4 of 5
Very nice in every way except the bed which was noisy. You couldn't move without waking your partner. Also, the web site says king size in some places and queen size in others. If they fix the bed it would be perfect.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and I'm very sorry that you had issues with the bed. We only wish that we would have known during your stay as we would have been happy to try to fix the situation had we known. After receiving your review today, we immediately looked at the bed, tightened all the bolts and applied thread locker to make sure none of the bolts come loose again. It seems there were just a couple bolts that had apparently loosened slightly causing a little noise but should be fixed now. We also added more supports underneath the mattress in case the box springs were part of the problem. It seems that all is well now and noise free!
We checked the websites, and you were correct. There was one place on our personal website that said "king", and we have changed that to say "queen" and apologize for the confusion. With three rental homes available and so many different listings and websites that we advertise with we must have overlooked that one detail and appreciate you letting us know. We are glad to hear that everything else was perfect, and hope that you will come stay again!
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1830's Luxury Brick Cottage,Cozy Fireplace,Cobblestone Streets,Great Location!
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St. Louis Missouri
Louisville, KY
5

Perfect in Every Way

  • 5 of 5
We are so grateful to have found this property! Audrey and Matt have done an amazing job turning this historic property into a well appointed modern place to stay with all the charm you expect and hope for in historic St. Charles. The location is perfect for local interests and makes for a nice respite after visits into St. Louis (most attractions are an easy 30 minutes or less). Our children (14 and 10) loved the guest house and thought the upstairs space was perfect. We are already looking forward to our next visit and will be back for sure. It was perfect in every way...
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Brian! I'm so glad we got to meet you and your family, and that you enjoyed the guest house. We look forwarding to having you back!
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1830's Luxury Brick Cottage,Cozy Fireplace,Cobblestone Streets,Great Location!
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-6364399394
St. Louis Missouri
LONDON
5

Perfect for short visit to St Charles

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at the cottage and it was perfect for our weekend trip to the St Louis area. The cottage is well equipped and although it is quiet small everything you need is there and it is kitted out to a very high specification. The snacks were also much appreciated!

St Charles is a lovely old town and very relaxing. You can park right next to the cottage which is great. You can also walk out of the cottage and withing a couple of minutes stroll along the riverside or go to one of the many restaurants.

The cottage was perfectly located for our Keith Urban concert on the other side of the river and we also took the opportunity to go and see the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on another evening.

We will book this cottage again if we are in the St Louis area. Thanks for looking after us so well.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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1830's Luxury Brick Cottage,Cozy Fireplace,Cobblestone Streets,Great Location!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469831vb
-6364399394
St. Louis Missouri
Minneaplis
5

St. Charles Guest House

  • 5 of 5
A delightful surprise! Charming, exceptionally well maintained with all the right amenities to make an extended weekend easy. Perfect location, just a hop, skip, and a jump to all of historic Main Streets restaurants, shopping, Katy Trail. Close to airport. Will return next year without a doubt!
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
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1830's Luxury Brick Cottage,Cozy Fireplace,Cobblestone Streets,Great Location!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469831vb
-6364399394
St. Louis Missouri
5

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Riverfront Cottage for a few days and loved it. We were riding on the Katy bike trail and this place is great. The trail is right in front of the door. Everything is within biking or walking distance, sightseeing,restaurants, and shopping. We were a couple and didn't use the upstairs which would be best for children but could work for other adults if needed. The kitchen is best for quick food preparation but why try to cook when you have great restaurants within steps of this place. The owners, Matt and Audrey are available if needed and very accommodating. I hope we can visit this place again.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Lambert St. Louis
Nearest Train
18.4 Miles
Kirkwood Amtrak Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Mother-in-Law House or Winery of the Little Hills
Car: not necessary

Just west of St. Louis you'll find St. Charles, a river city with a unique historical perspective, beautiful sites, friendly people and a pace just a little slower than that of the big city. Founded as Les Petites Cotes (The Little Hills) by French Canadian fur trader Louis Blanchette, Saint Charles, MO grew into a thriving riverfront trading center for a young America.

Thousands passed through on their journeys westward, replenishing supplies before departing into new territory. Saint Charles is a source of historical encounter: the Lewis and Clark Rendezvous, Missouri's First State Capitol, origin of the Boone's Lick Trail and home to Daniel Boone.

The people of St. Charles have labored lovingly to preserve and share its treasured river heritage. As destination for almost one million visitors each year Saint Charles history comes alive to welcome you.

You'll find St. Charles offers a first rate vacation experience with over 150 restaurants to choose from, numerous unique shops, and so many things to do, you may have to come back to try everything.

Experience the charm and beauty of a city that has been welcoming visitors since 1769.

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

St. Louis Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.45%
Notes Holidays $195 and 3 night minimum stay

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Amenities

St. Louis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Dual shower valves
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing

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