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Firehouse Loft, Entire Second Floor, Historic Charm Fun, Eclectic, Artisan Area.

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Kitchen/dining/party room, windows on two sides & a skylight, the light is great

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A centrally-located corner building has terrific views on 3 sides. Take a virtual tour, copy this address into your url bar: http://bit.ly/12SEBuF. Close to everything Springfield has to offer and within strolling distance to all the cool activities and offerings of the popular C-Street Historic District, our bright and colorful loft sleeps up to 10 family members or friends for short term stays. Perfect for mid-size groups or three couples, it has a large common kitchen/dining area, 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas and 1 1/2 baths. A skylight brightens the kitchen area and windows on 3 sides of this corner building fill it with light all year round. A keypad entrance accesses stairs to the loft from street level, a stairwell lit by the most amazing copper sculpture light fixture designed to fit the space. The kitchen/dining/party area is to the right at the top of the stairs with all the living/sleeping space to the left...an arrangement that accommodates both night owls who enjoy late-night visiting, card playing or dining and early risers who like to start their beauty sleep early.

There are two separate living areas, each with a Direct TV flat screen, a day bed and couch that makes into a bed. Three bedrooms with double beds round out the sleeping amenities. Lavatory facilities include a full bath with tub/shower and a half bath with laundry room which is in one of the bedrooms that has a murphy bed which can be folded into the wall during the day.

Our Firehouse Loft can be rented in conjunction with our Historic Firehouse just across the street, an amazing turn-of-the-century event venue where weddings occur every weekend from May through November. You'll be sure to see a bridal party or two when you choose our Firehouse Loft for your visit. It's actually one of the best forms of entertainment as you can see the beautiful and lush Courtyard Garden of our Historic Firehouse from your front windows.
As a matter of fact, if you'd like to schedule a picnic in our courtyard across the street, it can be arranged. Pizza House, our 53-year old local artisan pizzeria only delivers on historic C-Street!

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • Double Beds (1) Three double beds, one a murphy bed that folds into the wall, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two single day beds in the two living areas., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One sofa folds down to make a single bed., Murphy Beds (1) The Murphy Bed is in the bedroom with washer and dryer and sink and toilet. Folded into the wall during the day, this makes the second bath/laundry area....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Television:

    2 32' Flat-Screen TV's...one in each of two living areas...moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Located in the heart of the Commercial Street Historic District, a Railroad Boomtown and 6-block Local and Federal Historic District and 2 blocks from The Jefferson Avenue Footbridge. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Spelunking

Dining

  • Dining:

    Oversize dining room table, plenty of extra chairs for a large group....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Washer and dryer on site....moreless

  • Parking:

    Onstreet just outside or across the street on a private lot....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Four public parking lots within 3 blocks....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Depending on the signal, in one or both living areas only....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Several of our local eateries deliver and/or will cater a special function or meeting....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full Kitchen, pots & pans, utensils, silverware, glassware, plates, glasses...everything needed to feed a family or group of guests....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Small countertop microwave...moreless

 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Non refundable cleaning $75
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Terms for long-term leases, over one month, are preferred and terms negotiable based on number of people and length of stay.

Reserve Firehouse Loft with 50% deposit with remainder due upon arrival, or pay entire amount in advance for stays of 1 month or less. Multiple month or annual contract pay by the month with first & last month payment in advance.


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Location

This 6-block historic district is a unique, eclectic artisan destination featuring turn-of-the-century architecture, lofts, restaurants, coffee shop, professional massage and spa, Rapidly developing a reputation as an artisan area, C-Street (what the locals call it) features White River Brewing, a micro brewery, Lindbergs, Springfield's oldest tavern, Artisan Oven, a fabulous local bakery, Pizza House, a 53-year old local thin crust pizzeria, Eurasia Cafe, a coffee brewing & cafe destination and Askinosie Chocolate, one of the country's most acclaimed cacao roastery and award-winning chocolatiers. The 6-block district also boasts 3 hair salons, Sisters in Thyme, a bakery and small local grocery featuring hand/homemade items, Big Momma's coffeehouse, a local hangout open 7 days a week, The Savoy, an amazing dance studio featuring private lessons, dance classes and open dancing through the week, and a multitude of the most amazing antique, vintage and collectible shops...all within a few blocks to the east and west. Local attractions like the C-Street Market at the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge every Saturday morning from 8am to 1pm April through October are featured online. Annual events featured on this site include Mardi Gras on C-Street, C-Street Market Opening Celebration, Pet Stroll, September Loftwalk, Pets & Pumpkins, Thriller on C-Street (a Zombie dance ala Michael Jackson's 'Thriller.') and Decade's Annual Car Show.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: I purchased this building and moved my Graphic Design and Photography business downstairs in 1980. I renovated the second floor, where the loft is today in 1985 and moved my business upstairs and moved myself into what is today the kitchen/dining area. When Paul and I got married in 1990, I moved my studio across the street into the Historic Firehouse and began renting out the loft on an annual basis. Just this year, we decided to rework it, furnish it and provide it to all the wedding parties that bring in so many folks from out of town. It has become increasingly popular for weekend rentals for the brides of Historic Firehouse #2.

Why the Owner Chose Springfield:
I have always been interested in historic restoration. Our business name is Collette Parker Restoration; Paul & I own several historic properties in the Commercial Street Historic District which we continue to work on. As anyone who owns one of these knows, they're never really done but always 'a work in progress!' We are also avid recyclers and there is no form of recycling like restoring one of these fabulous buildings and adding another 150 years to its lifespan. Also, the people in this neighborhood are just as committed as Paul and I to building something beautiful in our wonderful little neighborhood!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Location, location, location! My corner location at Boonville & Commercial Streets is close to everything Historic Downtown Springfield has to offer. You can see Assemblies of God Headquarters and Cox North Hospital from the back windows and Drury University is about 5 blocks away. City and County offices and courthouse are just down Boonville a few more blocks and a few more get you to Park Central Square! And for sheer livability, I think the light from windows on 3 sides and bright, fun colors make this loft so special. When I lived up here years ago, I would often just watch the sun set by erasing individual blind slats that were shadows on the wall. The color changes in the loft as the seasons change. Also, this area is just so unique and so walkable. There are so many special people and places within just a couple of blocks...you'll have to see for yourself!


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Photos

  • Kitchen/dining/party room, windows on two sides & a skylight, the light is great

    Kitchen/dining/party room, windows on two sides & a skylight, the light is great

  • Front Living area features daybed, a couple of couches, gaming table (with games) and Dish TV. Great light with 5 windows, two facing east, three looking north at Historic Firehouse across the street.

    Front Living area features daybed, a couple of couches, gaming table (with games) and Dish TV. Great light with 5 windows, two facing east, three looking north at Historic Firehouse across the street.

  • and lots of outlets running the full length of the horizontal wall length mirror

    and lots of outlets running the full length of the horizontal wall length mirror

  • Our brightly colored 'tropical deco' double bedroom with closet, dresser and side table

    Our brightly colored 'tropical deco' double bedroom with closet, dresser and side table

  • Coming up the stairs, a gorgeous copper light sculpture lights the way in style.

    Coming up the stairs, a gorgeous copper light sculpture lights the way in style.

  • Living area with two bedrooms and second living area up by farthest window.

    Living area with two bedrooms and second living area up by farthest window.

  • Large full bath with shower, tub and lots of mirror space...

    Large full bath with shower, tub and lots of mirror space...

  • Here's the washer/dryer alongside the additional half bath.

    Here's the washer/dryer alongside the additional half bath.

  • And the more traditional bedroom with this antique 4-poster bed.

    And the more traditional bedroom with this antique 4-poster bed.

  • Firehouse Loft front door & lighted stoop with number punch entry system

    Firehouse Loft front door & lighted stoop with number punch entry system

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