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1870's Luxury Guest Cottage, Historic Downtown St. Charles, Mo.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

The Old Town Guest House is an upscale vacation home originally built in 1870 and beautifully renovated with tasteful and modern accomodations to make your stay a perfect one. The history and charm of a bed and breakfast with the privacy and space of your own home. Located in the historic district of old town St. Charles, you'll love strolling along the cobblestone streets, visiting all the unique shop, restaurants and entertainment Main Street has to offer. Right off the Katy Trail and great for cyclists looking for lodging beyond the hotel scene. Only 9 miles from Lambert Airport and a short half-hour drive to the all St. Louis Attractions, you can explore it all!

The bottom floor with walkout to the the backyard and parking, has 1 bedroom with a king size bed, full bathroom, and washer and dryer. Main floor boast a beautiful kitchen with breakfast and snacks awaiting you (full kitchen except for no stove/range), comfortable and lovely livingroom, room with a daybed, and another full bathroom. Upstairs is a charming half story room with 2 queen beds, closet, and plenty of space.

Perfect for a romantic weekend, wedding night stay, girlfriends' getaway, family fun retreat, or anything other group looking a unique vacation. We are here to make your stay an unforgetable one, and would love to have you as our guests.

Keywords: guest house, bed and breakfast, colonial, historic

More Details

Audrey and Matt
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 house in 2012

Why Audrey and Matt chose St. Charles

We've always loved Old Town St. Charles because of its charm, fun atmosphere, and historic architecture. When we saw this little brick house for sale we thought it was just perfect and would be a way for us to enjoy the area even more and let other people experience it too.

What makes this house unique

With everything in walking distance, we love that we don't have to pile everyone into the car when we want to go eat, shop, or play. The many festivities and events happening all year round, give the whole family something to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I was excited about renting the Old Town Guest House over Thanksgiving. My husband and I rented the River Town Guest House in July for our anniversary and were so charmed by the town and the many things to do, as well as the gorgeous and cozy carriage house itself, that we decided to bring the family back. We originally wanted to rent the River Town along with the Main Street house but they were booked for the Thanksgiving weekend. The Old Town Guest house was better than I could have ever imagined. So roomy yet cozy. Gorgeous. Very comfortable and classy. Extremely reasonably priced for the size of the place and all its amenities-including washer & dryer. So close in proximity to Main street. I had been concerned that since it did not have an oven I would not be able to cook as much as I wanted but I got along just fine with the crock pot and microwave and electric skillet. Seriously, who needs an oven?? It was so fun to be able to walk down the street to get to wherever we wanted. We were so charmed by the actors dressed up as Christmas characters and I had as much fun trying to run into all the characters as my grandchildren did. And what a unique way to learn the history of all the characters. Everyone loved the shopping, including the short drive to Bass Pro Shop-truly something for everyone. We also enjoyed chestnuts roasting on an open fire, renting a 4 person bicycle to ride along the riverfront, a 1/2 day jaunt to St Louis, morning walks on the Katy Trail, marshmallow roast at the Bike Stop, night life at Llywelyn's Pub, pizza at Frankie Tocco's, seeing Santa at the train depot, voting for our favorite gingerbread house, riding in a horse drawn carriage, the many groups of carolers and the short but sweet Christmas parade of characters. All the decorations & lights were so beautiful-and I LOVED seeing that the restaurants were not daunted by the chilly weather-their outdoor seating is still available this time of year-they all have outdoor heaters/fire pits. I had never been out of town for Thanksgiving in my entire life and was a little apprehensive about that. Not to worry- I already miss the place and would love to make it a Thanksgiving tradition-at least every few years if we can't return every year. In the meantime, I know St Charles will be a win any time of year. And I would not stay anywhere but one of the Guest House Company properties. What a very special set up. I wish there were 10 stars because that is what these properties deserve!
Dec 2016
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St. Charles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Town
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Daybed and trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • pack n' play, and a crib size mattress for the floor
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
Some snacks and drinks; Keurig Coffee Maker; Crock pot, toaster oven, electric skillet, toaster; Iron and ironing board; NO stove/oven Outside games- washers, soccer ball, football, toys, etc; Wii system and games; Cd player with Ipod dock


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1870's Luxury Guest Cottage, Historic Downtown St. Charles, Mo.
average rating of 4.925234 based on 112 reviews

Exceeded our expectations. Very comfortable accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first girls trip and first house rental. Everyone was extremely pleased with the house and parking. This sets the bar high when we venture out on another trip and desire a house rental. Thank you for having such an outstanding rental

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome for our family of five!

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting family in St. Louis and the guest house was perfect for our family. Clean, quiet, close to Hwy 70 and the airport. We rented bikes at the Bike Stop Cafe one day and rode on the Katy Trail. I also ran on the Katy Trail each morning and my husband enjoyed tea at Picasso’s. It was fun to be so close to Main Street and the Missouri River. All in all a great place to spend our Passover weekend in St. Louis. Thank you! 😁

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Too many great things to mention.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

This charming place was perfect for our girls weekend! Very clean, cozy, and comfortable! Plenty of sleeping and gathering space. Great location close to historic downtown. Hosts were very accommodating! Will definitely keep this place in mind and recommend it!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Love staying at this great house!!

  • 5 of 5

Beds are comfy. Plenty of room. Fantastic location -- walk to restaurants, candy store :-) , and quick drive to convention center. And owners are helpful and provide great communication.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was out of a movie! Amazingly beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The house we rented was amazing, beautiful, clean, we absolutely loved it and it helped make our stay in St. Charles, MO an unforgettable experience for all the good reasons. The location of the house is unbeatable, it has charm and character yet it included all the possible elements to make you feel comfortable, it had history and technology, it was truly amazing we will definitely be renting this house again

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Lewis and Clark Restaurant
Car: not necessary

One block from numerous shops, restaurants, and other historic attractions


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Cleaning fee of $50 and taxes for 12.95% not included in nightly rate
Holidays require a 3 night minimum stay
June and July 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.