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Donna Long

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Paradise on Lake and 55 Acres

19 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Missouri Estate Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This is truly a paradise for the most private of parties. Our home cannot even be found on MapQuest. They have the location wrong and so far have not fixed it! Lock the gate behind you and no one will enter unless you want them too! This home cannot be seen by the road and nobody knows you are here, but me! This is my private home and now that I am an empty nester I thought I would like to share it with others, so you can experience the beauty of nature and the unique architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's teachings. Once you arrive you will not want to leave! Every day is a new day here with something different to see. I promise you, you won't be disappointed, you may not even want to leave!

Main Floor: dining - seats 8, kitchen - seats 6 at breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, sunken great room, laundry room, 2 bedrooms, a King lakeside and a smaller bedroom with a bunkbed - double on bottom and single on top, 1 1/2 bath, the large bathroom has sunken tub with hand held shower head the half bath is off of the dining area.

Second Floor: 3 bedrooms - 2 masters (1 king and 1 queen) the 3rd also a queen. 2 bathrooms 1 with 2 seated shower the other with large 2 person seated shower, double sink, and Jacuzzi tub.

There are so many things to offer one that stays here. It's large enough for a family gathering and personal enough for a private getaway!

Fully equipped kitchen, linens, beach towels, gas grill, 2 kayaks, and two pedal boats. Peacefulness, views, and nature, along with all the above!

* You will enjoy swimming (heated concrete pool 15x30), kayaking, pedal boating, fishing until your heart is content, hiking, barbecuing, or just relaxing and taking in all the views.

* Don't forget on a cool evening you can sit around the bonfire down at what we call the park area!

* Wineries are close by! Don't want to drive back, we will see if we can arrange a DD for you!

* Restaurants, well there are just a few, that we will recommend, otherwise it's off to St. Louis for dinner!

* Golf courses are very near, several of them!

* Hunters-(pheasant, clay-skeet, deer) horseback riders, we have activities for you within 5 miles of this property.

Call to inquire about larger parties over 11 and corporate gatherings for the day/weekend. $15 additional charge per person per day over 11 guests.

Decorations for the holidays are available upon request.

Luxury buses and other motor homes are welcome and easily accommodated.

Keywords: House, Lake House, Unique home, private getaway,

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Donna Long (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Donna Long

This was our 4th home, we actually bought it to develop the property around the lake and once we moved here, in August 1995, we couldn't do it! With our children grown we thought why not allow others to enjoy this beauty, it's so peaceful and inspirational! The response was so great the first year, 2009, that I continued doing it after my husbands passing, October 2009. It warms my heart to know that so many people travel from all over the United States to meet family & friends here to create wonderful memories! I really enjoy meeting everyone and I hope to be doing this for many years to come!

Donna Long purchased this estate in 1995

Why Donna Long chose Missouri

This was our personal home where we raised our two children for 15 years! It's a private paradise that is relaxing, rejuvenating, very peaceful, and inspirational! I'm sure you will find it the same! We are close to Six Flags, Wine Country, and about 40-50 minutes to downtown St. Louis.

What makes this estate unique

You will enjoy getting back to nature here. It is your own private resort to enjoy with your close personal friends and family! Swim in the pool or lake, kayak, pedal the paddle boats/LOL, enjoy the sounds of nature or the outdoor music, fish, hike, relax and listen to water trickling into the concrete pond, have a bonfire in your own private park by the lake and roast some marshmallows by the open fire while watching the moon dance across the lake - if your lucky it'll be a full moon - how romantic will that be? Best of all enjoy the architecture of this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home that was designed by one of his apprentices, Ralph Fournier and the previous owner, built in 1970 and 2nd story added on by us in 1998.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Words can not begin to express the wonderful time my family had being together in your amazing home! Everything was perfect and the surroundings, breath taking! I don't believe I could have found anything more enjoyable and relaxing. We take with us so many great memories and pictures. Everyone is already hoping we do this again next year and make it a family tradition! Thanks for everything!
Jul 2010
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4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Paradise on Lake and 55 Acres
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 54 reviews
Marion, Iowa
5

Beautiful, private getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our week at this beautiful property. The pool, lake with the kayaks , and the large outdoor areas were wonderful. Grandchildren ranging in age 8 to 23 spent many hours using the pool and lake. We drove to downtown St. Louis to visit the zoo, science station, Grants Farm, a Cardinals game, and a must visit to the City Museum!,and a new, close by attraction, Purina Farms. However it was always nice to get back to the peacefulness at the house.

Shopping for groceries was convenient at the nearby Super Walmart.

Donna Long was wonderful about getting us anything we asked for, and called to check how things were going.

We would recommend this for a great family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO
5

Beautiful Wedding Location

  • 5 of 5

Donna was fantastic from the time I first contacted her about the property online. When we went out to see it, I knew it would be the perfect place for my wedding. I spent a year and a half thinking about how things would be set up there and dreaming about that day. When the big day came, it was everything I hoped for. My family and close friends were able to stay at the house for the weekend. We had our own lake. ( I even canoed in my dress for wedding photos!) The pool was great for those who stayed in the house. We released butterflies at the wedding since it was outdoors, and staying there for the whole weekend allowed me to see my butterflies hang around for the next couple days. Family and friends could relax and spend time together instead of the normal one night wedding rush. The house and property could not have been more beautiful and we were able to have 60 guests easily for the wedding day. Donna was patient and accommodating with all the questions that go into planning a big event and coordinating all the vendors (hair, caterer, and photographers) to come to the site. It was much more reasonable than renting a hall because we were not stuck with one choice of caterer. Shopping around for the best quality service saved money and gave me more choices on the food that I wanted. People were able to serve themselves with drinks that we provided, and so we saved money by preventing a bar service fee. I got a whole weekend to remember for less than the cost of most one day events in a hall. Thanks to Donna for making my big day everything I wanted it to be!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The place I had the wedding of my dreams

  • 5 of 5

Donna was fantastic from the time I first contacted her about the property online. When we went out to see it, I knew it would be the perfect place for my wedding. I spent a year and a half thinking about how things would be set up there and dreaming about that day. When the big day came, it was everything I hoped for. My family and close friends were able to stay at the house for the weekend. We had our own lake. ( I even canoed in my dress for wedding photos!) The pool was great for those who stayed in the house. We released butterflies at the wedding since it was outdoors, and staying there for the whole weekend allowed me to see my butterflies hang around for the next couple days. Family and friends could relax and spend time together instead of the normal one night wedding rush. The house and property could not have been more beautiful and we were able to have 60 guests easily for the wedding day. Donna was patient and accommodating with all the questions that go into planning a big event and coordinating all the vendors (hair, caterer, and photographers) to come to the site. It was much more reasonable than renting a hall because we were not stuck with one choice of caterer. Shopping around for the best quality service saved money and gave me more choices on the food that I wanted. People were able to serve themselves with drinks that we provided, and so we saved money by preventing a bar service fee. I got a whole weekend to remember for less than the cost of most one day events in a hall. Thanks to Donna for making my big day everything I wanted it to be!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for our Wedding. It was absolutely lovely. All of our guests enjoyed it, and we had a blast just hanging out by the pool or fishing in our downtime. Donna checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed as well. We had a couple glitches-some squirrels got into the garage and ate some of our cupcakes! But overall I don't think we could have asked for a better place. The Wifi is very testy, which left us without any sort of connection for most of the weekend-but in all honesty we didn't mind that much as there was so much to do. I do believe we're going to try and get everyone together and do it again next year! (without the wedding part)

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway while still being close to civilization!

  • 5 of 5

Donna has been great to work with in this, our third year of the annual Bitch Posse get together (our second at this property) where five women get together from all over the United States for relaxation, fun, and conversation. (Oh, and wine. Lots of wine). Donna has been so wonderful that we had to make her an honorary Bitch, which she accepted graciously.

The house is particularly perfect for us due to the size. With five bedrooms there is room for us all. We loved hanging out in the sunken living room together, enjoying our view out to the lake. We also enjoyed using the large dining room to sit and have great family-style meals, be it breakfast (late, of course), lunch or dinner.

The history of the house is also phenomenal for a few of us who are architects and designers and who really appreciate the mid-century design interiors and the beautiful prairie-style lines of the house itself. There's even a wonderful hudee-ring sink in the downstairs bath! It's really quite fabulous.

The location is great; not to far out of the city that amenities aren't available but situated far enough away on a lush, private acreage with a private lake. We couldn't hear a peep of any man-made noise, except for the clinking of our wine glasses. We even saw a family of deer come up to the far side of the lake and graze for quite some time which we enjoyed watching.

I would never hesitate to rent from Donna in any of her rental properties. She is quick with an answer to a question and an all-around Rennaissance woman. I hope that those of you looking DO book and that you enjoy yourselves as much as we have.

The Bitch Posse will be back for year four and beyond!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Benson, AZ and Bloomington IN
5

Donna is an angel

  • 5 of 5

This woman has made one of hardest weekends for me a lot nicer. I am relocating to Bloomington from Arizona for work for at least a year, my two beautiful children 19 and 21 and the love of my life must stay in Az because of his job and the kids because of college. Donna made it possible for me and my husband to enjoy each others company and we can laugh, cry and or both in the privacy of her beautiful home. I can't thank you enough. My angel:)))

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
St. Louis Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Birch Creek
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak - Washington, MO or Kirkwood, MO
Nearest Motorway
3.7 Miles
Hwy 50
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Junie Moon
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

St. Louis Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER RATES
May 15 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
$750
From
$850
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,550
 
 
SPRING RATES
Mar 16 - May 14
2 night minimum stay
$600
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$750
From
$750
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,550
$12,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee pool open $350
Cleaning Fee pool closed $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 5.97%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Missouri Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1/Mstr upstairs - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Your private ensuite:-)
    Bathroom 2/Upstairs - toilet , shower , Access from Bdrm 2 and shared with bedroom 3
    Bathroom 3/Main Floor - toilet , tub , This Bathroom is shared by Bdrm 4 & 5
    Dining Rm Bathroom - toilet , This Bathroom is off of the dining room
  • 1 Sunken Tub on main floor 1 half bathroom off of dining room 1 Full bathroom in Master Bedroom upstairs - Seated shower - Jacuzzi Tub - Double Sinks 1 Double Seated Shower off of Queen bedroom upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Main Mstr Bdrm upstairs/Bdrm 1 - 1 king , The view from this bedroom is Magnificant!!
    Mstr Bdrm 2/Upstairs - 2 queen , Beautiful view of the lake.
    Bdrm 3/Upstairs - 1 queen , Striking view of the lake!
    Bdrm 4/Quiet & Secluded/Main Flr - 1 queen
    Bdrm 5/Main Floor/Oasis rm - Unbelievable lakeside view of pond and lake!
  • 2 King size beds 3 Queen size beds 1 King and 1 Queen on main floor 1 King and 2 Queens upstairs
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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