4k sq. ft., 6 BR, Movie Theatre, Trampoline, PingPong, Boxing, Basketball, etc.
About Tiffany Smith
I am faculty at UCLA, and do post-graduate research at Washington University. This is a great home for my large family of 6.
Tiffany Smith purchased this House in 2007
Why Tiffany Smith chose Creve Coeur
This is a great family home!!!
What makes this House unique
The only home that has this much fun, all built in.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Events can only be hosted pursuant to local law.
Minimum age of primary renter:23
Max guests:16 (sleeps up to 16 adults)
Trampoline waiver and indemnification required. Owner maintains inspection rights. Owner maintains space at home, please inquire.
Tenant must abide and agree to long term lease and/or Creve Coeur Ordinance Number 1903, Section 405.210.
Tenant will allow no inspection of the property by any third parties without first gaining permission of owner.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
When I review properties I give details that I wish
I had known, especially since we have infants to
6 year-olds. Read on if this property is the one
you select. It was our best choice for after-Christmas.
Pictures depict the house realistically. Location is great, just a mile from I-270, 10 minutes to a grocery store.
Owner and support staff very responsive. Excellent neighborhood. Good floor plan. Nice kitchen. Parking for 6 cars in the driveway and one in the garage. Big backyard. House was very clean. Nice theater room and family room on the lower level. Perfect for the grandchildren. Beds, closets, bathrooms all good. All bedrooms are very large size. Two bedrooms upstairs connect with master bath. Parents in one room, child in other room. Mid-level: One bedroom with it's own bath, 2 other bedrooms share a hall bath that has a bathtub. There is a room on the lower level that has a bed and there is a half-bath in the theater room. We are very used to vrbo properties being on target for all the minor details. Following is a list where this property missed. There is no house-binder with information about the home or surrounding area. We were aware of the previous reviews on the refrigerator and were diligent in making sure the door was closed. We still had aggravating performance: went to 50 degrees so we had to throw out meat - staff replaced meat and delivered a cooler with ice. Two days later, refrigerator went down to 33 degrees and froze our spaghetti. We had to keep a towel on the floor because it leaked. Put items in mini-fridge at bar downstairs. Toilet paper was one-ply so we bought our own. One smoke detector in downstairs bedroom was taken apart. Be absolutely sure to put the dresser that is in the upstairs child's room flat on the floor since it is not attached to the wall and is a definite hazard for children. There are only 12 glasses in the kitchen. But I always bring plastic cups and plates for the kids. I left some plastic bowls for children at the house. As they say, it's all in the details.
Ruth and company were delightful guests.
After they had formally made their reservation , we allowed them to view and tour the property. This gave them all the details they needed to enjoy their stay which they were most pleased to be able to extend.
After they they did the below we gladly helped them replace their food to ensure a positive experience for all. We do regular system checks and even place a thermometer in the back of the fridge for accurate readings - Ruth moved the thermometer and therefore with all the open and closing for A large group they didn’t realized they had effectively placed the thermometer as if outside the fridge whole the interior itself when closed was in the 30’s. We didn’t have the heart to tell them that so we just covered it for them and let them enjoy the trip.
They are welcome back anytime!
Great home for a group with kids
Nice property. Could use a few simple repairs... Enjoyed ourselves. As a home the place is fine. As a rental , these things, (carpet cleaning, fridge door, no toilet paper holder in a bath) need fixing.
Fixed!!! Thanks for the review Yvonne.
Outside condition of property unkept Floors and carpet not very clean
Side by side refrigerator doors had to be clamped together with Channel lock pliers because seal on frig was broken. Think about a group of people having to lock and unlock a frig every time they used it during the day😖�. Kitchen was not well equipped. The place had an awful odor, like someone dumped a box of nasty smelling carpet cleaner all over but didn’t vac it up. We had to sign a document stating that we were renting the place for two months then sign another document that released us of that document when we were originally scheduled to leave (Very weird).
This is the first time I rented on VRBO. In the future I will take notice of a few more things, like more reviews and more pictures. Thank goodness the beds were comfortable and they had a ping pong table in the finished basement because those were the only good points to this property.
"the beds were comfortable and they had a ping pong table in the finished basement "
I stay positive with tenants, so I will add a little flavor to what are otherwise unfair characterizations based on Susan's bizarre actions as a "first time renter".
Susan asked, like many tenants do, to come early and not have to pay for an extra day. I respected her effort, however, after she was told "no", she called again to ask a different person the same question expecting a different answer. She refused to believe that she could not come early (it was actually occupied the prior night). Having again being told "no", Susan decided to show up early anyway!!!
Well, that may have accounted for the fact that we were still cleaning when she got there. Not to be deterred, Susan left her belongings in the house. We regularly leave immediately upon arrival so as not to interfere with the tenant or subject ourselves to accusations surrounding their belongings.
Susan further wished to avoid simple compliance with the law, however, we resolved that as well to everybody's satisfaction.
We have a carpet cleaner and we clean on a regular schedule. The kitchen is huge and well-appointed with a convection oven, 8-slice toaster oven, solid surface counters with a four-top Jenn-air range, built in filtered water system, dishwashwer, microwave, dishes, etc.
The seal on the refridgerator door sealing was weak when Susan arrived. We gave her a quick way of tightening it while we found a solution that would not interfere with her time.
Do not stay here
We were required to sign a 30 day lease to stay here. Then we had to wait 30 days to get our deposit back. To get around the law. This was a year ago. Go somewhere else. The house was fine, nothing nice about it.
Janet stayed at the home more than 1 year ago. During her stay, the City did not allow for short-term stays which Janet sought. To help Janet stay at the property, the long-term tenant subletted her the property and ensured she could stay without being forced out by the city. (Janet bore no cost.)
The law in the city has since changed and with proper oversight allows HomeAway to operate without 30-day leases. (Thank you City!!!)
Janet also received a full refund of her deposit according to the terms and conditions only of HomeAway which automatically releases the deposit at a specific time.
We wish Janet had more to say about the house as our five-star ratings show instead of focusing on institutional issues.
Recent reviews more accurately reflect the state of affairs and our commitment to five-star ratings!!!
Great place for a group!!!!
Our group of 10 found this house a good fit. It was spacious and there were a couple areas to gather as a group or corners to escape to for quiet time. The location was great for getting around. The quiet neighborhood is lovely and we sat on the back deck every day. In a very short time there was easy access to the freeway to go downtown. Within 10 min. you could find restaurants, groceries, drugstore, etc. The owner had an assistant who was always available for anything we needed and that was so helpful. We needed more time to use all the things the home had to offer. There was never enough time to use the theater room but a couple of us did manage to get a couple games of ping pong in. St. Louis is a lovely town and this home was the perfect setting. I would recommend it to anyone I know.
Wonderful house for large groups
We had 7 people staying in the house with more than enough space for everyone! The house is well equipped for entertaining as it has a movie room, ping pong table, large deck on back of house! The home is located in a very nice and safe neighborhood. We felt comfortable and safe the entire time we were there. The owner and house manager were extremely accessible and helpful during the entire rental process and also during our stay. I will definitely stay here again the next time I am in area!