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Charming Bungalow in Missouri Wine Country, Perfect for Multi-Families

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Family home sleeps 1 - 8. Large wrap around deck & hot tub!

Well appointed 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with wrap around porch, hot tub, pool, and private tiki bar! Family friendly & comfortable. 3 queen size pillow top beds & 1 full pillow top bed. Kitchen fully equipped, outdoor grill as well for lean cooking! Home completely remodeled from the ground up. Located in the heart of Missouri's first wine district, you'll find 10 wineries within 15 minutes of property. For a great meal & atmosphere, visit Grapevine Wine Bistro next door. In the backyard is the historic Katy Trail for hiking and biking with a bike rental shop one block away. Minutes to casual & fine dining, to accommodate any budget. Free WiFi, TV, satellite. Located in St. Charles County - 45 minutes to downtown St. Louis and many wonderful attractions.

Kelly Brazil
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Kelly Brazil

We currently live in the area so it is with great pride to be able to rent our home to travelers and extend our hospitality acting as 'tour guides' to some of the area's best attractions! We are involved with the community, and local government so it is of utmost importance to us to maintain and preserve the area & it's beauty for years to come.

Kelly Brazil purchased this house in 2008

Why Kelly Brazil chose Missouri

Less than an hour from St. Louis, MO with any imagineable activity at your fingertips but nestled in the heart of Missouri's wine district for the relaxing & rejuvenating vacation you imagined, we're certain we have the accomodations for your needs!


Defiance House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Charming Bungalow in Missouri Wine Country, Perfect for Multi-Families
average rating of 4.230769 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The staff is incredible. This home was beautiful. It's clean and as comfortable as home. The restaurant next door has great food, and great outside entertainment with live music Friday and Saturday. My husband and I rented this home with 2 other couples and everyone had a great time. We can't wait to make this at least an annual tradition. We loved it so much we wanted to book it again next month but they fill up fast! So book early and enjoy this beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Came to Defiance for a friends wedding great place for friends to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay, enjoyed the house the only complaint all of us had- the beds are noisy noisy if you move you'll wake up bed partner!! House is clean, comfortable and has everything you'll need to enjoy Missouri. Close to Katy Trail with Bikes, rafting and night life with winery's throughout the valley! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a blast here

  • 5 of 5

I loved this property. The pool was perfect. The owner was on top of everything, I texted her at 8 am due to the hot tub wasn't working properly and she had someone out in 30 mins to have the issue taken care. They went way out of their way to have this taken care. I was very impressed. The house is large and has plenty of room, the rooms are very nice and large enough to sleep 8 people. The property was next door to a restaurant that had live entertainment. We enjoyed a bomb fire at night, and the deck on the back porch was perfect, the sound of the fogs and watching the lighting bugs at night was so relaxing.

If you do stay here taken a trip a few miles down the road to a little town called Augusta? I believe that's the name, and go take photos. What a cute little town lots to see back in time. I loved it.

Thank You for a wonderful stay

Kelly Wilson

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

Hayley with the mgmt co is awesome! This was a great house with plenty of room for our family of 7. The hot tub was fun and we have talked about renting it again next summer to enjoy the pool. We just wished we had more time except for one night.

Our only complaint would be the beds. They were not very comfortable...reminded us oF the "sample" beds at a store.

Overall, it was great and highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great atmosphere but lacks basic necessities

  • 4 of 5

This house offered a great atmosphere with the pool and the hot tub! We stayed along with 3 other couples for our yearly friendcation. We did find it strange, however, that simple necessities were not included in your stay. Be prepared to bring your own toilet paper, napkins, dish soap, ect. After multiple home rentals through this site, I can be sure to say that this is the first experience we have had that those items were not provided. Overall it was a fun house to stay in that offered plenty of room for all our guests but were disappointed with the amenities (or lack there of). Would stay again but come more prepared! Nearby Katy Trail and wineries were also a plus!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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some maintenance problems

  • 3 of 5

We encountered several maintenance issues. The dishwasher didn't work, with multiple faults--eventually we gave up on it and washed everything by hand. The internet was down over 90% of the time, and the rural location has little cell coverage, so that hampered our ability to research area attractions. The owner was unable to address these issues in the week we were there--and unwilling to rebate us anything for the inconvenience--but said they'd get the internet and dishwasher fixed for future visitors. There were also cleaning problems here and there.

Assuming then that they fix the dishwasher and internet this would be a 3-star rental: a fun place to vacation if you don't go in expecting the Waldorf. The kids loved the pool and hot tub, and the washer and dryer worked and were handy to have. The location has its charms if you're looking to get away from St. Louis a bit into the countryside--it's convenient to the Daniel Boone homestead, hike & bike trail, and there's a nice regional park just a few miles away along the Missouri river that I would have liked to explore more.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Lambert St. Louis Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Defiance Roadhouse
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Washington Mo
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Highway 40/64
Nearest Restaurant
Grapevine Wine Bistro & Visitor's Center
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Hidden Valley
Car: recommended

Located in the country's first viticulture area, with 10 wineries within 15 minutes, Defiance is the gateway to Missouri's Augusta wine district. Enjoy a day of sightseeing & take in some of the scenery while enjoying a glass of Missouri wine at some of the most beautiful wineries in the country! If outdoor activities are your thing, hop on the historic KATY trail located literally in the backyard of our property for a bike ride along the bluffs (bike rentals 1 block)! Take the kids fishing or hunting at Klondike Park or in the August A. Busch Memorial Area. Craving a history lesson? Travel 5 miles to the historic Daniel Boone Home. Casual & fine dining options within minutes to accommodate any budget. Beautiful outdoor & indoor wedding venues to make your day special, with spa & bridal makeup/hair packages available for your party. For a fabulous day trip, head out to downtown St. Louis & enjoy our art galleries, museums, The St. Louis Zoo, The Gateway Arch, or take in a sporting event at Busch Stadium (home of the St. Louis Cardinals), The Edward Jones Dome (home of The Rams), Scottrade Center (home of The Blues), or Chaifetz Arena (home of SLU men's & women's basketball). Cap off the evening on 'The Hill' where some of the best Italian cuisine in the country can be found. Spend the following day visiting The Missouri Botanical Gardens, Forest Park, The Butterfly House, Grant's Farm or the Science Center. Further south, but still a short day trip is the renowned Meramec Caverns, reputed hideout for the outlaw, Jesse James. If a more action-adventure packed day is what your after, visit Six Flags over Mid-America featuring a state of the art water park. Lastly, but surely not least (or all), depending on time of year, visit Alton, just a hop across the river into Illinois to see the bald eagles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.