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Adorable Lil Red Guest House Riverview

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, 6 Sleeps

Lil Red Guest House was built in 1860 but with the modern amenities. Nestled against the bluffs with beautiful unobstructed riverview. This quaint and adorable cottage is 1200 square foot with a wrap around porch comes with a master bedroom (queen size bed ) downstairs & dresser and two bedrooms upstairs (full size beds). Upstairs bedrooms have hardwood flooring and exit door off one of bedrooms to a viewing deck overlooking the great Mississippi River. Bathroom with tub/shower combo, towels, hair dryer. "Wining" Room (Dining & Wine Room) with table seating for four which includes corner hutch filled with all wine and bar accessories such as wine, martini, margarita glasses, blender, bottle openers, kooziees. Enjoy your morning coffee at the cozy coffee bar. Take your glass of wine to the back sitting room with views of the bluffs surrounding the outdoor deck. Laundry room with full size washer, dryer, ironing board and iron. Kitchen is fully furnished with full size refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, crockpot, pans, skillets, cooking utensils, toaster, glass dishes, mixer, baking dishes, etc.

Lil Red Guest House provides a 12 x 12 deck with patio furniture and firepit for roasting marshmellows or warming your hands in the evening. Conveniently located on Main Street Lil Red allows guests to stroll across the street to enjoy the fine cuisine at the popular Oyster House, several popular wineries (no need for Uber), bars, antique shops, ice cream/fudge shops, ice skating, ziplining, Pere Marquette State Park Lodge, and more. Local ferries provide convenient transportation and only minutes to St. Charles and St. Louis.


Entire home rental 3

Direct TV Satellite in Living Room & 2 bedrooms

DVD player

Coffee/Breakfast Bar

Wine/Bar Cabinet with Accessories

Fully Furnished Kitchen

Laundry Room

Bonus Room

Riverfront View

Walking/Bike Trail outside front door

Outdoor patio 12 x 12 deck

Walking distance to downtown shops

More Details

Mary Lyles
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

Why Mary Lyles chose Grafton

I previously owned Lil Red ten years ago when I ran a coffee house out of it. It later became a guest house and has continued to be known as "Lil Red Guest House of Grafton".


Grafton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No moving, rearranging of any household items, furniture, linens, etc.
  • Must remove all trash to outside receptacle, remove all linens from the beds and take to laundry rm, do not leave ANY food in the fridge, wash dishes
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Towels, hair dryer, complimentary bath products
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Upstairs bedroom with hardwood floors, tv viewing deck
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs queen bed dresser small closet tv
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upstairs bedroom hardwood floors
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Adorable Lil Red Guest House Riverview
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
Denver, CO

Great little house

  • 5 of 5

Good to keep in mind that this house is little. Almost has a doll house feel to it. A 6' tall person has to do a little twisting and ducking to get upstairs. There is a ground level bedroom so anyone having trouble with the stairs could stay there. The living room is plenty big enough for socializing and the bedrooms have good beds with enough space for your bags so it's a great landing pad for a weekend getaway. The kitchen is pretty tight so I wouldn't plan on preparing any large meals. We spent our time in restaurants and wineries so it wasn't an issue for us. The owner has everything set up nicely so we had zero issues. I'm sure they would have been on top of it if we did have any problems. The location is on the edge of town so you don't get a ton of street noise but it's still convenient to everything Grafton has to offer. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! I enjoyed having you stay at Lil Red. And hopefully Lil Red will get an expanded kitchen soon! 😜�
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great little house and very clean

  • 4 of 5

Loved the house - was disappointed because no WIFI or hot tub as advertised.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The house was very clean and great location close to the marina.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a very nice place.

  • 5 of 5

2nd time we have stayed here and really enjoy ourselves. This is such a great place to stay and go to all the wineries and all the bars in the Grafton area. It is walking distance to everything so would recommend this to anyone. Also has a hot tub and really enjoyed this also. Thank you Mary!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A terrific place

  • 5 of 5

This is a great getaway for a couple, the family, two families, or a bunch of friends. It’s awesome to sit in the hot tub and look at the stars at night. You can walk to several great eating spots and can also walk to several cute shopping spots. Everything that you would need is provided, towels, sheets, dishes, paper towels, toilet paper… It is clean and adorable and a great getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the awesome review. Glad you enjoy d your stay.
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Awesome little house!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Lil Red for a girls weekend. This house is small, however very comfortable for all.

We are making plans for next year already!

Lois Hess

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.