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1830's Luxury Brick Cottage, Cozy Fireplace, right off the Cobblestone Streets!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Open main floor bedroom, 2 twins upstairs, Missouri River view

'The Riverfront Guest House' located at #422 Rear S. Main Street centrally located in the historic district of St. Charles, Missouri is a charming, upscale brick guest cottage built in 1830's and 100% remodeled in 2013 for the vacation rental experience and sleeps 4 people. The Riverfront Guest House was originally a wheelwright shop that made and repaired wagon wheels for the thousands of new settlers and explorers coming through St. Charles and heading westward. Today it has been completely refinished with beautiful modern amenties while restoring much of the original, unique qualities such as exposed brick walls, and large exposed wood beams. This ambiance continues to the surrounding area of Main Street St. Charles and Riverfront. With over 10 blocks on the Historic District National Registry, its one of the largest districts in the country. Panoramic views of the Missouri river greet you right out the front door.

The main floor (ground level) of this quaint cottage sleeps 2 people and includes a lovely queen size bed with luxury bedding and mattress. There is a very large corner gas fireplace with elevated brick hearth, kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, and microwave, and an antique table and chairs where you can sit and gaze out at Frontier Park and watch the beautiful Missouri river go by. Enjoy cable TV on a large wall hanging flat screen from the bed or seating area. The full bathroom also on the main ground level includes a walk in shower with two shower valves, one rainshower shower head and another multiple mode shower head.

The 2nd floor of the cottage sleeps two more guests with two cozy built-in beds with comfortable twin mattresses and bedding and individual lighting. Warm walnut floors and low ceilings make this an inviting place for children or adults to sleep. A window in the exposed brick wall provides a great view of Frontier Park and the Missouri River. A separate flat screen TV is also included with a Wii gaming system for the children to enjoy on this floor.

The historic cottage has been completely remodeled and designed entirely with vacation renters in mind. The cottage is completely private and separate from 'The Main Street Guest House' located near the cottage, and can be rented separately or with The Main Street house for guests traveling with multiple parties or large groups. All modern amenities are included such as two 40 gallon hot water heaters so you never run out of hot water, cable TV, Wifi, Keurig coffee maker, and high efficiency heating and cooling, and much more. Take a short troll across Riverside Drive into Frontier Park along the Missouri River, ride a bike on The Katy Trail directly in front of the cottage, or walk the cobblestone sidewalk along the one of the largest historic districts on the national registry. Countless shopping and dining options await you, all within walking distance (less than a half mile in either direction). The best part, most are unique businesses that you won't find anywhere else, like Braddens restaurant, Lewis and Clark restaurant, Winery of the Little Hills (great outdoor seating with fire pits located right across the street), Mother-in-Law House restaurant 98ft away, The Hobbit Hole Antiques, Moss next door for some of the latest fashion, Trailhead Brewery, Grandmas Cookies a few doors down, Kat and Me, and countless others. A personal favorite with our family of four small of children is Riverside Sweets located only two doors down where visitors of all ages can enjoy some of the best ice cream, homemade candy and fudge, caramel apples, and walls and walls of candy and collectibles to choose from. A few blocks north, Picasso's offers a great cup of coffee and some live music at times. Grab breakfast at The Bikestop Cafe and rent a bike for a peaceful ride on The Katy Trail just a few hundred feet from the home. Ameristar Casino is also located within a mile of the home just outside the Historic area for those looking for a little nightlife. Two major malls, Mid-Rivers Mall, and St. Louis Premium Outlet Mall, are located 10 minutes in either direction. Located on the other side of highway 70, The St. Charles Convention Center and Family Arena are located about five minutes from the guest house. A short 25 minute drive will get you to most St. Louis Attractions such as The Arch, The St. Louis Zoo, The Magic House, The City Museum, The Art Museum, Grants Farm, Busch Stadium, The Fox Theatre, The Peabody, The Art Museum, and so many other fun things to do and see. Spend the day seeing the sights of St. Louis and then head back to family friendly St. Charles, walk to dinner, and kick back and relax and visit with your loved ones at night. The home is located approximately 10-15 minutes from St. Louis Lambert Airport, with plenty of public and private transportation available. St. Peters Catholic church is just a short 1/4 mile stroll away, as well as the Main Street Church on North Main. SSM St. Joseph Health Center is also located within 1/4 mile for those needing a place to stay while visiting loved ones, or if health issues should arise. With many fantastic festivities on Main Street and in Frontier Park for year round interest for all ages, there's always something new to experience when you stay at the Main Street Guest House! for lots of great information and a calendar of upcoming events. Please feel free to call us at anytime at 636-439-9394 or email at theguesthouse@centurytel.net We sure hope to hear from you, and thank you!

More Details

Owner
Audrey and Matt
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Audrey and Matt

Our family of six loves to travel, and when we discovered the vacation home option instead of hotels, we knew we wanted a rental property of our own to share with others. We hope our cottages enhance your vacation like so many homes have done for us. We love meeting and talking with people from all over, so please feel free to give us a call!- Audrey and Matt

Audrey and Matt purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Audrey and Matt chose Missouri

We've always loved Old Town St. Charles because of its charm, fun atmosphere, and historic architecture. When we saw this little historic house that had been forgotten and left to deteriorate, we both really wanted to save it and bring it back to life. We love to remodel and are happy to share it now with couples or small families to enjoy St. Charles like we do.

What makes this cottage unique

You can get a real feel for the heritage of this unique town when you stay at The Riverfront Guest House. The same walls and ceiling beams that that were there when Herman Kuhlmann was making wagon wheels for pioneers in 1830, surround you now for a very cozy and inviting atmosphere. This combined with the Missouri River out the front window and all the shopping and dining you could want out the back, make it a very special place to stay for your vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Staying here was on our bucket list. Thank you for fulfilling that dream! We are so impressed with the transformation you have created. The before and after pictures are astounding! We frequent St. Charles often and are thrilled to have found this jewel! We look forward to returning and renting the Main Street Guest House as well. The only challenge is finding vacancy :) Once again, amazing work you and your family did on this old homestead!
Apr 2014
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Amenities

St. Charles Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Dual shower valves
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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1830's Luxury Brick Cottage, Cozy Fireplace, right off the Cobblestone Streets!
average rating of 4.9054055 based on 78 reviews
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying in this cottage. As before everything was wonderful. And the location is perfect. We will definitely return to St Charles again. We may try to stay in the larger one next time since it has a king size bed. Thank you Audrey and Matt for a wonderful weekend!

Deb

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Practically perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

I loved this guest cottage so much that I almost don't want to tell anyone about it! I feel these properties are probably the best kept secret in St. Charles! Every detail is attended to, and the owners are more responsive than so many others I've encountered. ❤️

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in St Louis for three days due to a wedding and loved this cottage. It had all the comforts of home, the bed was comfortable and there were also snacks included which was much appreciated as our schedule was hectic.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, TN
5

Very clean and owners were a breeze to work with

  • 5 of 5

Loved the view of the river and easy access to stores, restaurants, and great coffee shops.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Bloomfield
5

Perfect Cottage in Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here almost a full week while attending our dance nationals at the St. Charles Convention Center. It only took us a couple of minutes to drive back and forth and it was so nice being able to prepare meals at the cottage and save some money! Loved the location and the open space this provided compared to a hotel. Can't wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Olympia, WA
4

Warm and Cozy Cottage House in center of St. Charles

  • 4 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed at this cottage and would return again if the opportunity presents itself. This was actually a business trip mixed in with a mini-family reunion. Even though the business was tended to in downtown St. Louis, it was well worth the drive to stay in St. Charles. We actually stayed in the guest house while other family members made use of the main house and it is just a very nice and cozy location with plenty of shopping and eateries right out the back door onto the cobblestone roadway. Would definitely recommend staying at this location.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Lambert St. Louis
Nearest Train
18.4 Miles
Kirkwood Amtrak Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Mother-in-Law House or Winery of the Little Hills
Car: not necessary

Just west of St. Louis you'll find St. Charles, a river city with a unique historical perspective, beautiful sites, friendly people and a pace just a little slower than that of the big city. Founded as Les Petites Cotes (The Little Hills) by French Canadian fur trader Louis Blanchette, Saint Charles, MO grew into a thriving riverfront trading center for a young America.

Thousands passed through on their journeys westward, replenishing supplies before departing into new territory. Saint Charles is a source of historical encounter: the Lewis and Clark Rendezvous, Missouri's First State Capitol, origin of the Boone's Lick Trail and home to Daniel Boone.

The people of St. Charles have labored lovingly to preserve and share its treasured river heritage. As destination for almost one million visitors each year Saint Charles history comes alive to welcome you.

You'll find St. Charles offers a first rate vacation experience with over 150 restaurants to choose from, numerous unique shops, and so many things to do, you may have to come back to try everything.

Experience the charm and beauty of a city that has been welcoming visitors since 1769.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Cleaning fee of $50 and taxes of 12.45% not included in nightly rate
Holidays require a 3 night minimum stay
No Sunday check-ins, please (This ensures that our cleaners do not have to work that day)
Inquire about extended stay discounts!

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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