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Susan Holeman

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Historic Luxury Retreat

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Location and Luxury!! Welcome to our beautiful, restored and updated turn-of -the century three story home. Located in the heart of the Historic Lafayette Square District, it is within walking distance to many outstanding restaurants, specialty shops, and the picturesque Lafayette Park. Explore the many attractions St. Louis has to offer: The Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, Missouri Botanical Garden, Fox Theatre, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, the St. Louis Zoo and so much more! All within a 10-15 minute drive from this home away from home. Experience the charm of the quaint Lafayette Square neighborhood while enjoying all the amenities of this spectacular retreat. Cozy up next to the fireplace, chill out watching the big screen HDTV in the third floor theatre room, or relax on the deck overlooking the lovely view of the private courtyard. Regardless of the season, your stay is sure to be memorable at our Lafayette Luxury Retreat. Always included for all guests is coffee, an asssortment of teas, and snacks.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Susan Holeman (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Why Susan Holeman chose St. Louis

I love older homes and this house has so much character, is nestled in St. Louis' premier historic neighborhood, sits on a quiet street, and is close to downtown.

What makes this house unique

Relaxing backyard deck....convenient location...quiet... comfortable...nicely furnished.


based on 38 traveler reviews

Historic Luxury Retreat
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews

Could not have been happier.

  • 5 of 5

Such a stunning old victorian in one of St. Louis's oldest neighborhoods. The Lafayette neighborhood is so centrally located and charming. I loved that we could walk to many restaurants, stores and shops. The homes around the park have all been rehabbed back to their original splendor. The house if perfect for a group of friends or family and working with Susan was a pleasure.

I hope to be a frequent renter of this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Location was the greatest. Within walking distance of a lot of nice places. Short drive to everything else we were doing. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcoming, Warm, Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My family (six adults) stayed in this beautiful home for Thanksgiving. Everyone felt like they had enough space to stretch out and have privacy, yet we could all easily gather in the kitchen or movie room for family time. We prepared Thanksgiving dinner in the well-appointed, spacious kitchen (professional stove, subzero fridge!), we enjoyed coffee in the beautiful backyard sitting area, we did puzzles in the dining room, and we were minutes away from the sights and museums.

Susan was a communicative, friendly, generous host. She made us feel welcome and well-taken care of. The whole experience was so special. The historic home is in a safe, nice location, and the neighbors were friendly. I hope we have a chance to return soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great neighborhood and very nice house

  • 5 of 5

This historic house in a great neighborhood of St. Louis puts you just minutes from attractions. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay in a Great House in a Great Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

What an excellent experience! The Lafayette Park area of St. Louis is an amazing historic section of town, with beautifully restored late-1800's homes (Painted Ladies), good restaurants, the park itself, and good walking. We stayed in 1811 Hickory for three nights with our two sons, their wives, and our almost-three-year-old grandson and enjoyed it immensely. Susan the property manager was very personable and very helpful from the time we made the reservation throughout the stay.

The house was good for our size group. Each couple had their own bedroom, and the top floor theater room served as the grandson's bedroom, with Susan providing a Pack 'N Play crib for him. That worked out very well. The only caveat, and it wasn't a big issue, was that the main queen-bedded bedroom in the 'library' doesn't have direct access to a bathroom once everyone has closed their doors. There is a bathroom between the two full-bedded bedrooms. The couple staying in the main bedroom has to either go downstairs or upstairs to use a bathroom during the night. Again, not a big deal, but you ought to know that. All the beds were comfortable. The house's air conditioning system kept the house comfortable during our hot visit.

The downstairs is very comfortable. The front living room is a nice get-away spot for reading or quiet. I would imagine it is very cozy in the colder weather with its fireplace. Next to the living room is a good sized dining room, with seating around the table for 6. We had two candlelight dinners here. Both rooms are well appointed with antique, period furniture, a cool look for this old house.

The kitchen is wonderful, very modern, with top drawer appliances and lots of granite counter space. We cooked dinner one night, brought in Ricardo's Italian Cafe' another, and the kitchen served us well. There is a 4-seat table in the kitchen for breakfasts and hanging out. Out the back kitchen door is a deck with two chairs and footrests, well shaded by trees. Very comfortable.

A few comments on the area:

- Fields Foods on Lafayette Ave is a very nice grocery store. Avoid Save-A-Lot at all costs!

- Randall's Wine & Spirits on S. Jefferson at I-44 is a superb liquor store, a fun experience.

- City Museum is not a museum at all, it's a giant athletic amusement park. Take the kids by all means!

- Walk the neighborhood, walk the park, walk, walk, walk. The houses are amazing...

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Gathering House!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 days with our daughters and their families. Two babies and one toddler. The house was perfect for us. Plenty of space for hanging out in the kitchen, living room and the 3rd floor TV room. The bedrooms were all spacious. Beautiful neighborhood. Easy walk to the park, coffee shop and restaurants. Even the major attractions were a quick drive away. The house looks just like the posted photos. Beautiful! Susan greeted us when we arrived, showed us all around the house and gave us good suggestions for groceries and resturants. We all want to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lambert STL
Nearest Train
0.75 Miles
Amtrack and Metrolink (light rail)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I-64, I-44, I-55
Car: recommended

The house is very centrally located--near downtown, near Forest Park, near the Missouri Botanical Gardens, near the Science Center, Art Museum and Zoo.


Rates & Availability

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Refundable damage deposit $300
one time cleaning fee $100

Extra $50 per night per person for more than 4 adults.

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St. Louis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Main bedroom has queen bed. Guest bedroom and office each have a double bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading

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