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Adorable private cottage!!!!

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Property type cottage


About the property

This rental is for the ENTIRE COTTAGE!

Adorable 2 story, 1 bedroom/1 bathroom homes is not only unique, but includes all the comforts of a hotel but with the privacy of your own entire home. Perfect for 2 people, but can accommodate more. Free Wi-fi. Does not include a TV.

Main floor: Kitchen + futon couch that turns into a full-size bed.

Upstairs: Queen bed (with a pillow top mattress cover) + full bathroom.

The cottage is located on a residential area in a wooded area right outside Castlewood State Park. It is located on a private street on 3 lots so you'll have a lot of privacy but you're not far from others. It's fully updated with A/C and and heat (all electric). Includes all furnishings, fully stocked kitchen, coffee maker, microwave, all utilities, linens and towels. It's walking distance to Castlewood State Park, which has walking and biking paths, playgrounds, picnic/BBQ areas, and even a beach along the Meramac River (which you can walk, bike or drive to in minutes).

The house grounds are very private with neighbors on the street below. Includes a paved front yard patio on one side, perfect for relaxing and nature watching, and a small fire pit and bench on the other side.

The upstairs has a queen sized bed, two closets and a large bathroom with a full size tub and shower, sink and toilet, and ample storage. The windows are double-paned with a screen in between, allowing you to open them up to get the fresh air and hear the birds day and night.

Heat: base-floor heating

Air conditioning: Two window units (one upstairs and one downstairs).

It's very comfortable throughout the year, on all seasons. The rock foundation of the home keeps the house (at least the main floor) fairly cool naturally. There is also a ceiling fan upstairs for additional air circulation.

INCLUDES FREE high-speed internet and FREE WI-FI.

It is truly unique and different--you feel like you live far away from civilization although you're only a minute away from everything, including outlet shopping, stores, parks and restaurants only a few minutes away.

Available for an annual lease as well as short term rentals for a weekend getaway, including month-by-month, seasonal rentals and even holiday/vacation rentals and event rentals.

If you've ever wanted to get away without going far, this is it! And offered at a very reasonable price, priced well below area hotels. Please note that there is no washer/dryer or hook up (enjoy your stay at the house and leave the laundry for later).

No smoking anywhere in and on the property.

No pets.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a very unique dwelling and experience. It is not your cookie cutter Hilton. The foundation of the home is 100+ years old, but of course, updated. The main floor flooring is a textured, stained concrete. This allows us to minimize issues associated with having a dwelling located in a wooded area. The upstairs has vinyl flooring. There are area rugs throughout the cottage. The windows are double-pane with a screen between them. Because it's located in the woods, there is going to be natural exposure to bugs. To minimize them coming into the house, please keep the screens down when you open the windows and make sure to keep the front door closed at all times and do not store any trash or food outside. There isn't trash service to the house.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017


Saint Louis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Please note that while Wi-fi is included, a TV is not provided. No trash pick up.


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Adorable private cottage!!!!
average rating of 4.25 based on 16 reviews

Nice little cottage for the price

  • 4 of 5

Nice place hidden behind some residences. Also within walking distance to the state park trails. The renter before us messed up the messed up the Wi-Fi but my mobile phone hotspot worked out great.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Nice but needed cleaning.

  • 3 of 5

We loved the location of this house but felt pretty disappointed when we entered and it smelled of mold. After we turned on the A/C it got better but the odor remained the whole visit. Upon walking through the house we also found it wasn't as clean as it should have been. One example was there were still food particles on the counter and table from the previous customers. If it wouldn't have been for these two things we would have given it five stars. The cottage itself is adorable and well set up. We just wish it would have been cleaner.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet & Restful

  • 4 of 5

The cottage has eclectic rustic appeal and is a charming place to rest after a long day. We appreciate the green lush surroundings and the relative closeness of many types of activity centers. We would certainly choose it again.

Thanks, Dennis & Gayle

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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comfy and cozy

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to the area for a wedding and we stayed at this cottage for quiet time for just the two of us. It is tucked away into a hillside, serene, in a neighborhood surrounding by rolling hills. The cottage was clean, well-provisioned, and had everything we needed for a stay. The owner Caroline was very thoughtful and accommodating, and even mailed me some items I forgot. I hope to return, especially in the fall because I think the foliage would be lovely.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice change from a hotel

  • 4 of 5

comfortable & clean

able to cook if you want - everything provided in the way of cookware and dishes

owner very responsive - checked on us by phone before our arrival as we were traveling in bad weather

replied to all questions and concerns

would stay here again

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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  • 3 of 5

Enjoyable stay in this quaint little cottage. Peaceful. Although there is no yard there is a beautiful state park very close by. Parking arrangements are not to our liking.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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