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Historic Southwest Gardens Neighborhood, Convenient To Everything, King Bed (1W)

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 875 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Large 1 Bedroom Apartment with a Bonus Room (Sleeps 5)

The Southwest Gardens Apartment is a large one-bedroom, one-bathroom home with a bonus room located just one-block west from the Missouri Botanical Gardens, three-blocks north of the historic Tower Grove Park and less than a mile from the Hill neighborhood. This apartment comes with everything you would need for daily life and comfort. I have laundry machines located in the basement, WiFi and a fenced back yard for your enjoyment. This apartment can sleep up to five guests: one king-sized bed with a memory foam mattress, one queen-sized sleeper sofa with a three inch gel-infused memory foam mattress topper, a full-sized sleeper sofa with three inch gel-infused memory foam mattress topper and linens. The building is located in the heart of the city, making it a perfect location for getting out and about in St. Louis.

FAQ:

Q: Will you take a single night reservation?

A: Only during some fall/winter months, on NYE, or if it is a last minute reservation (call me for single day last minute reservations, I have to enter them manually)

Q: How far are you from downtown St. Louis and the Edward Jones Dome aka America's Center?

A: 5-6 Miles or about 10-12 minute car ride depending on where you are going.

Q: Is there public transportation close to the apartment?

A: Yes there is a bus stop one block away. However St. Louis is a car city and there is usually free parking or at the most $5.00 parking in most areas.

Q: When can I check in and how do I get the keys for the apartment?

A: You can arrive anytime after 3:00pm. I can do earlier check in times for no extra charge if the apartment is ready, contact me the day of your check in. There is a lock box next to the main entrance of the building with your keys inside.

Q: What time is check out?

A: (10:00am) However I can do later check out times for no charge if I do not have another guest checking in the same day. Contact me the night before you check out.

Q: Is the neighborhood safe?

A: Yes, I have been living in this building since 2009 with no problems of any kind.

Q: Where is parking and does it cost anything?

A: Parking is on the street in front of the building, it is free and there is plenty for everyone.

Q: What do you provide in the apartment?

A: Please review this entire advertisement, I am very detailed in what I DO and DO NOT provide with updated pictures of everything.

Q: Can we bring our pet if it stays in a cage, is really small, house broken or any other reason you could possibly come up with?

A: NO and if I find that you have a pet in my building I will ask you to leave and you will not get a refund. Also I live in the building so do not try to sneak one in, this includes visiting pets of local friends and family members.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: 60-days to receive a refund from me. However the website offers separate cancellation insurance that can be purchased for a small fee. You will be offered this when you make your reservation.

Q: Do you accept paypal, cash or paper check?

A: No, I accept payments through the website in the form of credit card or E check.

Q: Will you waive the service fee and/or cleaning fee?

A: The service fee is charged by the website, I have no control over this fee and I do not get it. NO I will not waive the cleaning fee.

Q: Are large parties allowed?

A: NO, the apartment has a maximum limit for the amount of guest that can stay. Family and friends are welcome to visit but nothing excessive. This includes family reunions, children's birthday parties, retirement parties, adult birthday parties, ETC.

If there is anything at all wrong with your apartment or something that needs to be addressed during your stay please contact me. I live in the building and can take care of any needs you might have at a moment’s notice.

More Details

Owner
Mike York
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Mike York

I bought this historic property in 2010 and have been working to upgrade it over the years. I was born and raised in the St. Louis area and enjoy getting out and about in the city by foot, bike and car. Most of my vacations are spent in the mountains either skiing or down-hill mountain biking. I prefer using VRBO for my vacations and have used my experiences to help shape my own. Feel free to ask me for recommendations of good local eats and key attractions on your visit.

Mike York purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Mike York chose Missouri

I bought this building because it is in a quiet, safe, and historic neighborhood. The centrality of the location allows you to drive, walk or bike easily around the city.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location. The apartment is just one-block west of the Missouri Botanical Gardens and three-blocks north of Tower Grove Park. You can walk to several restaurants, shops, parks, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, grocery stores and so much more. Some of the close by neighborhoods that you can walk or bike to include: South Grand, The Hill, Tower Grove South, Shaw, Central West End & The Grove. Also, you have easy freeway access to 64/40, 70, 55 and 44.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mike,

I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for our wonderful stay in St. Louis this past weekend. Your place was just as expected, clean and spacious, and the location was magnificent for our needs. We left your unit the gifts of a simple cheese grater and small cutting board:).

If we head back to St. Louis I will definitely think of you again.

Best Regards,

B. D.
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Southwest Garden Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • READ THE RENTAL AGREEMENT FOR A FULL LIST OF THE HOUSE RULES BEFORE MAKING YOUR RESERVATION.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One roll of toilet paper, hand soap, towels, travel-sized shampoo, travel-sized conditioner, and travel-sized bar soap. You will need to supply any additional toilet paper, soaps or personal items.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Memory Foam Mattress
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen pullout sleeper sofa with 3" gel-memory foam topper
    Bonus Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full pullout sleeper sofa with 3" gel-memory foam topper
  • FIVE GUEST MAXIMUM REGARDLESS OF AGE OR SIZE
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
Notes:
You are welcome to bring your own bicycles and store them in the basement, it is a great way to tour the city and/or the surrounding neighborhoods.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(96 traveler reviews)

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Historic Southwest Gardens Neighborhood, Convenient To Everything, King Bed (1W)
average rating of 4.6875 based on 100 reviews
5

Great host! Super simple self service from check in to check out.

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great host for a great price. No complaints.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying and taking the time to leave a review on my property. Please come stay again on your next trip to Saint Louis.
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5

Great apartment in a super cute neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean and nice. The owner left clear instructions about everything we needed to do. We've stayed in several vacation rentals, but this is the first to have hotel style amenities like shampoo, conditioner, soap and coffee. The apartment building -it looked like a 4-plex- was quiet and well maintained. It's close to anything you'd want to do in St Louis. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very nice, clean, stocked and ready to receive guests, we could not ask for anything more!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it, Mike was so nice and accommodating, we are planning to go back as often as we can!

Fabulous time, fabulous property!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and convenient

  • 5 of 5

this rental surpassed our expectatations. It was clean and comfortable with anything you would need supplied. The neighborhood was great with the Botanical Garden and a beautiful park within walking distance. Parking was available right in front of the building. Also many places to explore or dine withing walking distance. would highly recomend.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The apartment was comfortable, clean and met all our needs. We were traveling with our 2 children and felt very safe in the area. The location was close to all attractions. A sizable grocery store was just down the street. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful experience!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was clean and so close to everything we wanted to do. Check in and out was so easy. The neighborhood was nice and quiet. Would definitely recommend this place!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Schnucks
"My go to grocery store."
Three Monkeys
"My favorite place to eat and it is walking distance from the apartment. "
Sasha's Wine Bar
"I am not much of a wine drinker but my girlfriend claims it is the best in town and for the ..."
City Diner
"Great for breakfast but plan to wait a little bit during peak times."
Favazza's
"Amazing food!!"
Tower Grove Park
"Walking distance from the apartment and not as crowded as Forest Park. This park is amazing,..."
Missouri Botanical Garden
"The whole place is amazing but my favorite is the Japanese Garden. Free entry & free music o..."
World Fair Donut
"Awesome donuts!!! and walking distance from the apartment."
Pho Grand
"Vietnamese Food "
Gelato Di Riso
"You can walk here from the apartment, amazing gelato"
Shaw's Coffee LTD
"I am not a coffee drinker but my girlfriend goes here every morning and she loves them."
Zia's Restaurant
"Amazing Italian food, call ahead for a table."
Anthonino's Taverna LLC
"This is one of my favorite places in Saint Louis, I really enjoy their food. You can walk he..."
The Shaved Duck
"The best BBQ in Saint Louis, they were featured on the Travel Channel. There is usually a wa..."
Local Harvest Cafe -- CLOSED
"Healthy and Amazing."
Jay International Food Co
"International Grocery store, they have some interesting things to buy/eat."
Gateway Arch
St. Louis Zoo
"Amazing and one of the best in the world"
Busch Stadium
"Cardinals"
Saint Louis Art Museum
Forest Park
Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Fox Theatre and Tours
Soulard Farmer's Market
Old Courthouse
The Muny Theater
Crown Candy Kitchen
John D. McGurk's Irish Pub
Hodak's
"Chicken!"
Sweetie Pies At The Mangrove
"The one from the show on OWN"
Pin-Up Bowl
Schlafly Tap Room
"2nd biggest brewer in Saint Louis"
Square One Brewery & Distillery
Bailey's Range
Lucas Park Grille
Scottish Arms
Jewel Box
1860's Hard Shell Cafe and Bar
Amighetti's Cafe and Bakery
World Fair Donut
"Awesome donuts!!! and walking distance from the apartment."
Flannery's
Sub Zero Incorporated
Gus' Pretzels
Kiener Plaza
Moolah Theatre & Lounge
BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups
America's Center
St. Louis City Hall
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Old Rock House
Coffee Cartel
Nearest Airport
15.6 Miles
Lambert International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sasha's Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
4.8 Miles
Forest Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
Interstate 44
Nearest Restaurant
0.06 Miles
Favazza's
Nearest Ski
26.9 Miles
Hidden Valley Ski Resort
Car: not necessary

Must See Sites: Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis Zoo, Tower Grove Park, The Arch, St. Louis Science Center, Missouri History Museum, Art Museum, City Museum, Union Station, Busch Stadium, Budweiser Brewery, Schlafly Bottle Works, 6 Flags Over Mid America, Forest Park, The Hill, University City Loop, and many more.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25

Please read the full rental agreement and view the entire online advertisement before submitting your reservation. You will find all the information you need for the property including rules, location, how to enter/exit, parking and much more. If you have any questions at all please call me at the contact number I have listed or email me and I will respond immediately. Also I own the entire building and I live in the building, should you have any troubles, need help with anything during your stay or just need some tips on the city, I can be available at a moments notice. However during your stay I will not disturb you unless absolutely necessary but you will see me working around the building most days during business hours, feel free to come say hello.

-THIS APARTMENT ALLOWS A MAXIMUM OF 5 GUEST, I DO NOT ALLOW OVER CROWDING REGARDLESS OF AGE OR SIZE

-NO PETS (I HAVE A MEDIUM SIZED DOG WHO IS VERY FRIENDLY, IF HE IS OUTSIDE I AM OUTSIDE)

-NO LARGE PARTIES

-NO SMOKING INCLUDING E-CIGS

-MUST BE 24 YEARS OF AGE TO RENT

-60-DAY CANCELLATION POLICY TO RECEIVE ANY REFUND. TO MINIMIZE YOUR RISK PURCHASE THE OFFERED CANCELLATION INSURANCE THE WEBSITE OFFERS WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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