The Bear House, Wheland Wing, Downtown (St. Elmo), First Class Property
About Sharman Sherfey
The Bear House is a beautifully restored 6,900 square foot house built in 1890. We have lived here for 25 years, raising our four children and enjoying this small community (St Elmo) within the city. Our long-term plan has been to share this special property as a B&B/Short Term Rental when we retired. We opened as The Bear House in March of 2017. It has been a truly special year and brought great joy sharing The Bear House and meeting so many wonderful guests. Steve and I live on the 1st floor of the house, which is completely separate from the 2nd story listings as well as the basement/lower level listing. In addition, we have the Carriage House with 2 listings. We are proud of The Bear House and think you will have a wonderful stay!
Sharman Sherfey purchased this Apartment in 1992
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Infants and children are welcome!Infants and children are welcome!
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Spring get away!
So comfy and cozy! We felt at home from the very start. Centrally located and close to downtown. Will definitely stay there again next time.
Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay with us here at The Bear House. Please come again anytime!
Loved the Bear House!!!
Our stay at the Bear House was amazing from start to finish. The Sherfeys answered questions for us before we booked. The unit was unbelievable. The beds were comfortable. Linens were amazing. The unit was spotless! There were local soaps and lotions and goodies for us to enjoy. We were worried about it being one-year-old friendly but there was NO need to worry. Our little one loved being there!!! It was a great location. The Sherfeys and their house are the best!!!
Thank you so much for another visit at The Bear House. We strive for you to have luxurious comfort and everything you need during your stay. We want you to feel at home. Please come again anytime!
3rd Stay at The Bear House
Another wonderful stay!
Thank you so much for another visit at The Bear House. We love having return guests! We strive for you to have luxurious comfort and everything you need during your stay. We want you to feel at home. Please come again anytime!
Made the stay special!
I had seen the pictures on line but they did not live up to the charm of this place! The owners had taken extra measures (like fresh fruit, popcorn and candies) to make us feel welcome.
The stairs were a bit hard for me with my bad knee, but I had my son with me and he helped with luggage and such. I also discovered the front stairs were easier than the back ones.
There was a lot of natural light and everything was so clean and the place was decorated so anyone would be comfortable. At first I worried about the mattress being too soft, but apparently they knew what they were doing when they picked those because I didn't move all night and neither did my son. Best sleep we've had in a long time. There is a lovely front veranda where you can sit or eat and watch the world go by. The neighborhood is older but lots of folks out walking and such.
Bear House is also in walking distance of a ton of things to do and places to eat. Recommendations are listed in a book along with other information that made it all so easy.
My son sent videos to his sister and brother-in-law and to his better half and they are planning on booking there, and let me tell you, it's difficult to impress my son!
I would stay here again in a heart beat and I hope I get the chance to, soon. Can't say enough good things about it!
Thank you for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We have tried to keep the historic with modern updates in all of our apartments here at The Bear House as the spaces were being renovated. The house was built in 1890 and the stairs are original to the home. If stairs are an issue we would recommend Sherfey Suite (1 bedroom apartment) in the Carriage House. We love being able to provide snacks and Local Soaps for our guest to make it extra special. We strive for you to have luxurious comfort and everything you need during your stay at The Bear House. Please come again anytime!
We could not have been more pleased with our stay. The hosts were very polite and helpful, and made us feel welcome. Excellent communication, too. The property was a delight. Old school comfort. Plenty of living space, comfortable bedding, a plethora of miscellaneous amenities like a coffee maker, or a bowl of candies on the bureau. A small kitchen area and also a recreation room at our disposal. Plenty of space to park the car. Charming landscaping. As I said, we could not have been more impressed. Excellent. Highly recommended.
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us here at the Bear House! We strive for you to have luxurious comfort and everything you need during your stay. We love being able to provide local snacks and toiletries for our guest to make it extra special and supporting local entrepreneurs. Please come again anytime!