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Charming, Historic Property, Central - Close to Downtown, Mall, Mizzou

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Last updated: 02/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Columbia cottage description

Known by locals as the Gingerbread House, Hansel and Gretel House, and Fairy Tale House, this 1400 square foot cottage started as a two room cabin built in the early 1900's. The cottage was built around the cabin in 1935, and has been impeccably maintained since. Craftsman woodwork is a major feature of this property. Beautiful gardens surrounding the cottage receive constant praise. This home, combined with updated furnishings that enhance the interior charm and comfort, will make you feel like you have taken a step into a storybook tale.

Keywords: House, Cottage, Downtown, Centrally Located, Near MU Campus-University of Missouri Campus, Stephen's College, and Columbia College


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Sadly -- especially since an owner is a part-time wheelchair user -- the cottage is pretty horrible for wheelchairs. We hope to have the money to remedy that someday, but a 1909 historically recognized home is incredibly expensive the retrofit....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Our video library has a few hundred DVD's, lots of movies and TV shows one might have bought between 1995 and 2005....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Main dining table in kitchen seats 4 people. Additional dining table in enclosed porch has an additional four seats....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    The wifi is free and fast....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Trash bags, toilet paper, paper towels, some condiments and oils....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


Write a review 4.8
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
MU Graduation
May 15 - May 16, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
MU Football -- Southeast MO
Sep 4 - Sep 5, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
MU Football -- Connecticut
Sep 18 - Sep 19, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
MU Football -- South Carolina
Oct 2 - Oct 3, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
MU Homecoming
Oct 9 - Oct 10, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
MU Football -- Tennessee
Nov 20 - Nov 21, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$725 $1,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Included


Nightly rates vary from $175-$225 per night. A 10% discount for state, federal, and university employees may apply.

Payment accepted by check or through Paypal. A refundable reservation/security deposit is required on all reservations. Extended stay renters welcome!

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Last updated: 02/21/2015
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Walking distance to downtown, the ARC, campus, and shopping. Make this property your home base while visiting Columbia, Missouri for the weekend, or call it home for short term stays during extended work trips...


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: My wife Leigh has loved this home her entire life, first as a child, then as the mother of a child who loved to drive by and catch glimpses of one of Snow White's Seven Dwarfs. We are proud to own this piece of Columbia, MO heritage.

Why the Owner Chose Columbia:
This home is an integral part of Columbia's history and we look forward to sharing the experience of the home with others.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Cozy and comfortable. Full of history. Close to everything. Beautiful back yard for sitting. (Cable and wifi, for those of us who can't totally break away!)

Contact us

Speaks: english

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VRBO #387766

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Date last modified - Saturday, April 18, 2015

$225 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
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  • Calendar last updated: 02/21/2015
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Charming, Historic Property, Central - Close to Downtown, Mall, Mizzou

Columbia #387766

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