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Central West End Carriage House With Hot Tub

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Elves Manor Guest House is an entire house all your own in St. Louis' most urbane and cosmopolitan neighborhood, the Central West End. The house consists of two stories of living space, with two bedrooms and two full baths. Elves Manor has a fully equipped kitchen, central air conditioning, a gas fireplace, washer/dryer, high-speed Internet service & WIFI, cable television, fax machine, year-round outdoor hot tub, and secure parking in a garage underneath the house for one car. Elves Manor sleeps up to six, with something truly unusual: A sleeper sofa bed in the second-floor sitting room that is worth sleeping on!

Guests are greeted with serve-when-you-want breakfast foods, unguarded welcome treats, a wide selection of teas, freshly roasted coffee if desired, and the award-winning signature dish, Not-Gooey Butter Cake. (If you prefer, you may substitute organic brownies.)

The house is reserved for one guest or set of guests at a time. You never share the house with strangers.

The base rate is for two people sharing one bedroom and one bathroom (choose which bed and bath when you arrive). Add $40/night for each additional person over two people. Pets are not permitted. Smoking is prohibited in the home or anywhere on the property.

Elves Manor is in St. Louis' Central West End, one of the city's best walking neighborhoods. Within walking distance is St. Louis University, IKEA, Cortex and Washington University Medical Center. The neighborhood features magnificent historic architecture, as well as numerous restaurants, supermarkets, coffee houses, bars and entertainment. Leave your car behind! This is the city's most transit- and bike-friendly neighborhood. When you're done enjoying or exploring the city, relax on Elves Manor's full deck overlooking its landscaped gardens.

More Details

Property Manager
Karen Karabell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Karen Karabell

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 Elves Manor, I work in my family's property management business. I am an instructor of CyclingSavvy, which helps people discover how to be safe when riding their bicycles anywhere. In my spare time, I am a gardener, meditator and yoga enthusiast.

Why Karen Karabell chose Missouri

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Amenities

Central West End Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Two full bathrooms. First-floor bath has washer/dryer available
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 Queen beds, 1 Sofa Bed bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes:
Rates include freshly roasted coffee (if desired), a large selection of teas, organic brownies or organic 'Not-Gooey Butter' cake, in addition to an array of self-serve breakfast foods and unguarded welcome treats, ready in the house to serve when you like.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

Central West End Carriage House With Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 64 reviews
Tremont, IL
5

Central West End Carriage House with Hot Tub

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

My family and I had a delightful and restful stay. The hospitality factor exceeded expectations - we were pampered with fresh flowers, fresh fruit, coffee, teas, breakfast and snack items. The hot tub was crystal clear and inviting. The garden with stone walking paths was beautiful, bringing us closer to nature. The garage was convenient for unloading and loading. This clean and well-maintained property was a cozy retreat in the heart of the city. Thanks for a wonderful time! We hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

I've been renting through VRBO for over 10 years now - Elves Manor sets the bar!

  • 5 of 5

This rental is truly magical. The house is open and inviting. The decor is eclectic, colorful and full of personality. Photos truly do not do this place justice. The aesthetics are just the icing on the cake - you can tell Karen has poured her heart and soul into creating the ultimate hospitable environment. She provides everything you need and then some, seriously WAY above and beyond. I don't know that I've ever stayed anywhere as accommodating.

The neighborhood is gorgeous, full of character and stately old homes. The location is super convenient. My only complaint is it rained the entire time we were there so we did not get to enjoy the hot tub or GORGEOUS, perfectly manicured courtyard. All the reason to come back another time! (And we will be back!)

Seriously, if you need a place to stay in St. Louis you'd be CRAZY not to go with Elves Manor.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay with impressive hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The Elves Manor Guest House is a delightful, comfortable place to stay in a convenient location. The hospitality of the owners was above and beyond. The guest house was perfect for two couples; allowing us our individual spaces, but with plenty of common space and kitchen for the four of us to visit and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: SF Shannon
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The Villages, FL
5

Holiday In Our Home Town, St. Louis

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Anytime we deal with SF Shannon, we can count on a wonderful stay. These folks work hard from arrival to departure to insure that your every need is met. It is nice to work with a company so concerned with their customers.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: SF Shannon
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San Francisco, CA
5

Elves Manor is the very best!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Four of us ( including a 3 year old ) stayed at Elves Manor for a long weekend visiting my daughter's family in St. Louis ( which included a 2 year old). Although i've stayed at other SF Manor locations in the past and have always been completely happy with my lodgings, this trip was nothing short of perfect. The two story cottage is charming, vey clean, well appointed and full of interesting books and decorations. It was both roomy and comfortable enough to accommodate our two families for meals and general hanging out. The little kids had plenty of room to play; the 3 year old asked if we could live there forever. Tasty snacks were abundant and an unexpected treat. Karen and Harold are the embodiment of outstanding customer service. They could not be more engaging, flexible and kind. As they always have been in my numerous experiences with them. I can't recommend this place highly enough!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: SF Shannon
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5

Above and beyond!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We were so impressed with the manor! Not only was it cozy and cute as can be, but also, very clean! Karen is kind and down to earth. She had the kitchen stocked with snacks, amazing coffee and anything you could ever want for breakfast. We ate breakfasts there and were more than satisfied. The beds and furniture were all really comfortable. The garden is beautiful and the hot tub is a fun added bonus!!! We had a blast and will definately be going back! I'm so glad such a great place exists ran by great people! Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: SF Shannon
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
  • From $160/night
  • Dollar
  • Elves Manor sleeps up to six. You never share the house with strangers.
  • Rates based on number of Queen-sized beds in use.
  • $160/$240/$320 night (one, two or all three beds in use)
  • Add $25/night Fridays, Saturdays & Holidays
  • $1050/$1500/$1950 per week (one, two or all three beds in use)
  • Missouri sales tax must be added (otherwise rates are all-inclusive)
  • All rates include self-serve breakfast, large selection of teas, coffee, and
  • Brownies or the Elves Manor signature dish, Not-Gooey Butter Cake
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