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

Audrey and Matt

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a girls weekend and stayed in 2 of your rentals (The Main Street Guest House and the Riverfront Guest House). The moment we stepped foot in the door we were VERY impressed.....these 2 homes made 11 woman VERY VERY happy! The accomodations were above and beyond any rental we have stayed in previously. Your decor was charming and welcoming, it felt like home! We can not praise these houses enough, as well as the fun time we had staying right on main street St Charles!! We hope to plan another trip and would LOVE to stay in your homes again!! We give you 5 STARS!!! * Upscale kitchen accomodations with nicely supplied cupboards * Towels & bathroom supplies GREAT (on top of the FANTASTIC showers!) * washer & dryer very handy * Comfortable beds & bedding * Loved the cipher locks (not to worry about keys) * Great recommendations on places to eat You thought of everything and we LOVED it!
Oct 2013
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Audrey and Matt

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5
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1830's Luxury Brick Cottage,Cozy Fireplace,Cobblestone Streets,Great Location!
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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
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1830's Luxury Brick Cottage,Cozy Fireplace,Cobblestone Streets,Great Location!
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St. Louis Missouri
St. Joseph, MO. USA
5

PERFECT PLACE TO BE!

  • 5 of 5
We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived in St Charles and to our Cottage, they both were picture perfect! A welcoming town with great shops and resturants. Traveling with my husband & I was my 19 year old daughter and a friend visiting from Japan. She really loved this cottage, as we all did, it is the cottage to visit. We will return to this lovely find!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • 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
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1830's Luxury Brick Cottage,Cozy Fireplace,Cobblestone Streets,Great Location!
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St. Louis Missouri
Broken Arrow. Oklahoma
5

BILLY TULSA

  • 5 of 5
Great location. Walked a couple minutes to Bike Shop for breakfast and coffee. Easy access in and out of St Louis. Very cool A/C ....a big plus in my book! And comfy beds
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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1830's Luxury Brick Cottage,Cozy Fireplace,Cobblestone Streets,Great Location!
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St. Louis Missouri
Excelsior Springs, Mo
5

PERFECT STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We were in town for a Geocaching event. What a great location. We were able to hike,bike,shop and eat without ever moving our car. The place is beautiful. The snacks were a very much appreciated touch after spending the day out with friends. Thanks so much!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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1830's Luxury Brick Cottage,Cozy Fireplace,Cobblestone Streets,Great Location!
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6364399394
St. Louis Missouri
5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
Had a great girls weekend here! It is absolutely the perfect location! Well worth the extra money to stay here vs a hotel! Hoping to go back this fall with our other halves :)
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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St. Louis Missouri
Roselle IL
5

SPRING BREAK GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We are a family of 4, husband, wife and 2 children, ages 6-years and 3-years. We stayed at the "cottage" for 3 nights as part of our spring break. It was PERFECT for our family. The sleeping arrangements were great. The kids loved their 'bed(s) in the wall,' and enjoyed their own little oasis on the top floor. My husband and I appreciated being able to put the kids to bed while having our own space in which to relax for the evening with a glass of wine, conversation, and a fireplace! The cottage is walking distance to anything you might like to do in St. Charles. We walked to dinner each evening of our stay. The view of the river, and its activity, (tugboats and barges), was a highlight for our family. St. Louis was a short drive and we easily navigated to both the Gateway Arch and the St. Louis Zoo, on 2 separate days, without issue.

The only (slight) issue we had was regulating the temperature of the upstairs sleeping area. It tended to run very warm, despite opening windows both upstairs and downstairs to create a flow of air for the kids. We had evening temperatures of approximately 40 degrees, or less, and we needed to keep the heat off in the cottage in order for the upstairs to remain comfortable for sleeping. While we slept with the fireplace on one night - for our own comfort - the next 2 nights we kept it off, as the kids were pretty hot that first night.

Other than this minor issue - we had an absolutely perfect stay and are anticipating a return visit in the future! The only adjustment...we will bring a fan!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the kinds words and are glad to hear your family enjoyed your time! It is so great to hear from guests after their stay and often wonder how it went, so thank you. These reviews are extremely helpful to us as well as future guests and we are very grateful for taking a moment to share your experience. It is our goal to always create the very best stay for our guests and will never stop improving. Our apologies for the discomfort on the second floor for the kids the one night. With the fireplace running through the night, I could understand it could be warmer on the floor above. We already have one fan in the upstairs closet but after your review, we decided to buy two more powerful fans right away to make sure everyone is completely comfortable at all times and to make sure the fireplace can be used any time you desire. The large brick fireplace is one of our favorite things in the cottage and want to make sure it is being utilized! After a complete 100% remodel less than one year ago, we added plenty of insulation and tightened up the historic 1830's cottage back to where it needed to be, and I guess on nights when the temperature outside is mild, it can be a little tougher to regulate inside with the fireplace running constantly. That being said, we always encourage our guests to set the thermostat however it suits them best during their stay even if you wanted to turn the air conditioning on briefly to put a chill back in the air while running the fireplace. Also, the thermostat could be set to fan only to circulate the air evenly to both floors as another option. Again, we thank you for your kind words and for using our home for your spring break destination. We look forward to hearing from you in the future!
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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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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:
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , toilet , Dual shower valves
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Video Games ...
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
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