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Theatre District Historic Mansion with 4 Beautifully Restored Private Residences

Grand Center, Saint Louis, MO, USA
  • Apartment10000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

4 Private Apartments in Historic Mansion (Rent 1 or all 4 Apartments)

This Theatre District Mansion is located in 'GRAND CENTER' considered the Arts and Entertainment District of Saint Louis City or more commonly known as 'MIDTOWN' (equal distance to all points in the city).

This 10,000 square foot Historic Mansion has been meticulously restored and converted into 4 separate Private Residences / Apartments.

(Rent 1 Apartment or All 4. Perfect for Large Groups).

1) Luxury Townhouse (1100 sq./ft.) - sleeps up to 6.

2) Flat #B 2bd/1ba (1100 sq./ft.) sleeps up to 6.

3) Flat #C 2bd/2ba (1100 sq./ft.) sleeps up to 4.

4) Flat #D Studio Apartment (400 sq./ft.)sleeps up to 2.

*note: call for pricing regarding Flats #B, C & D.


To view the Neighborhood / District Map for a list of Venues, Restaurants, and Event Calendars within walking distance go to www.grandcenter.org

DISTANCES to the most visited Landmarks in Saint Louis:

Gateway Arch --- 3.0 miles (walk time 25 -30 minutes / drive time 8 minutes)

City Museum ---- 1.9 miles (walk time 10 -15 minutes / drive time 3 minutes)

Cathedral Basilica ---- 1.4 miles ( walk time 8 - 15 minutes / drive time 3 minutes)

Busch Stadium --- 3.0 miles (walk time 25 - 30 minutes / drive time 8 minutes)

Americas Convention Center --- 2.8 miles (walk time 25 minutes / drive time 8 minutes)

Edward Jones Dome --- 2.8 miles (walk time 25 minutes / drive time 8 minutes)

Scott Trade Center --- 2.5 miles (walk time 20 - 25 minutes / drive time 6 minutes)

Washington University ---5.0 miles (drive time 10 minutes)

Saint Louis University --- 810 yards

Fabulous Fox Theatre ---- 528 yards

Powell Symphony Hall ----299 yards

Sheldon Concert Hall --- 264 yards

Contemporary Art Museum --- 105 yards

Forest Park --- 2.0 miles

*note: Public Transportation ---- Metro Link Light Rail (Grand Station Stop) is located 0.9

miles away (walk time 8-10 minutes).

Light Rail Stops toward downtown include: 1)Union Station, 2)Scott Trade Center,

3)Busch Stadium, 4)The Convention Center and The Arch.

Designed for the extended stay Business/Vacation/ Independent traveler.

*note: only registered Guest will be allowed on the property. Rates described are for

Lodging only. Special Events ie..weddings, parties, social gatherings etc.. must be

discussed prior to booking.


Eric Darnell

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Eric Darnell

I am originally from Houston and have been living in Saint Louis for the past 12 years. As far as cities go Saint Louis is a great city to visit.

Eric Darnell purchased this Apartment in 2004

What makes this Apartment unique

If you love tall ceilings, pocket doors, large glass window, original wood floors and all of the other things that go along with Historic buildings you will love this 1888 house. When this property was originally built, it was the original home to Elizabeth Meriwether, a suffragist, and the first woman to cast a vote in the state of Tennessee.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, second floor bedroom with private bath
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, First floor bedroom with private bath
      • Bedroom 3
        pull-out sofa
      • The second floor bedroom is accessible via the private staircase from the first floor living/dining/kitchen area. Four knee-high windows overlook the Fox Theatre, the Powell Symphony Hall, The Contemporary Arts Museum and The Sheldon Concert Hall. The first floor bedroom is separated from the living/dining/kitchen area by a set of 11' tall double doors. This room has a private bath. There is a private deck accessible privately through three sets of double french doors. Two huge windows looking towards east frame the front entrance of the Powell Symphony Hall 300 yards away.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, Antique clawfoot tub and double pedestal sinks
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Downtown


              • Family
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central private system
                      • Fireplace
                        non working decorative firplaces
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central private system
                      • Internet
                        free WI-FI
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                        Free gated parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Keurig coffe maker supplied
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            All kitchenware supplied
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            huge circa 400 sf kitchen/living/dining. 13' tall ceilings. 11' tall french doors
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            basic items and spices
                          • Refrigerator
                            Viking Proffessional side by side refrigerator freezer with icemaker
                          • Stove
                            six burners plus oven gas stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    TV in all rooms


                                      • Lawn / Garden


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • botanical garden
                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • golf

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            4 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Beautiful Property

                                                            Stephanie W.

                                                            If you love historical houses, this is the place for you! It is absolutely beautiful. The woodwork is pristine, the ceilings are incredibly high. The windows are amazing. It is in a great location. You can walk to the Fox theater and SLU, among other midtown jewels. We loved the townhome. It was perfect for us. We would definitely stay here again.

                                                            Family Had A Great Time

                                                            Spencer J.Friendship, WI

                                                            This place was great. My wife and kids loved it and we had a great time. Our hosts were on the ball and answer every question promptly and to the point. We would definitely recommend this place and we will be back next summer.


                                                            serious concerns about this

                                                            Matt R.

                                                            I stopped and took time as I departed to document the disabled smoke alarm and dysfunctional fire escape serving the 2nd floor rooms. The rooms are all located above a commercial kitchen and there were no sprinklers added in the remodel. The fire marshal needs to be notified and reassess the danger here. Future safety is my motivation for leaving this review.

                                                            Also of note, the entire balcony was boarded up with cheap plywood. When the toilet flushes the sink in the kitchenette gurgles - very gross at the least. A dangerous hidden step-down exists between shower and sink and bare plywood left when viewed from below. I fell but was able to catch myself. Excess paint and gaps in baseboard installation further evidence the remodel was not professional.

                                                            Aside from safety concerns, the ceiling of the second floor booms with every single footstep overhead. On the worst night we were kept awake past midnight, awoke to a 3:15am restroom break and finally the 5am departure of the guest above. Other nights were less extreme and presumably experiences on other floors would be different but having a guest of any sort above you on floor 2 is a miserable experience.

                                                            This property was abandoned for decades and sits in a vacant development zone with empty lots as neighbors. It's an admirable effort to turn it into something viable, but there is no excuse for disabled smoke alarms and neglected escape routes. Something is amiss in the ambition of the owners to promote this space in the state it was in. Safety should come first. Comfort next. Only then can your guests enjoy being wowed by what could have been beautiful.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Just so our future Guest will know, Matt from our area (St. Louis) is referring to Unit #B. Thus far our location has been in business for 6 plus years. And, we have hosted a few thousand Guests from around the world. Matt's Real Motivation for writing this is based upon a couple of reasons. But, we will only address one. Unfortunately, during the course of Matt's stay we were forced to ask Matt to take control of his 2 sons and his younger girlfriend. We only asked that his two sons and younger friend "be considerate and not trash other peoples properties", as they did ours. It was not our intention to hurt Matt's feelings. Thus, him becoming so disgruntled, trying to put down this building. However, his 2 sons actions were something that we have never experienced from anyone else's child. But, hopefully for the sake of other VRBO renters he will take the time to educate and teach his two sons and young girlfriend to be more considerate when renting someone else's property.

                                                            As a side note Matt's facts are incorrect / false regarding:

                                                            - The smoke detectors. All smoke detectors in the building, on all levels are hard wired and interlinked together. What that means is....if one smoke detector goes off all will respond. And, each is equipped with a back up battery. There are a total of 24 interlinked smoke detectors thru out the building (including 3 inside the Flat that Matt rented.) Every room in the building has a hardwired smoke detector.

                                                            - Sprinkler system should have been installed on the second floor because there is a commercial kitchen? We are not sure where that comes from.

                                                            The only thing that we ask is, do not do like Matt. Please review responsibly. Do not tell a story that is half true and make things up and then camouflage it in the form of a review.

                                                            Excellent place with warm, friendly hosts

                                                            SharonCorpus Christi, Texas

                                                            Vacation rentals and B&B’s have always been my preferred form of lodging. Grand Center Inn stands head and shoulders above every other experience. We LOVE this place!

                                                            Our hosts Renato and Eric went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. Eric always had a sunny disposition and was eager to provide assistance with anything we needed… from recommendations for a good jogging route, to coordinating last minute airport transportation when our taxi was a no show.

                                                            With a bad back, I rarely manage extended stays without missing my premium mattress. It was great to sleep well and awake each day “rearing to go”. The shower was nice & and hot with top quality fixtures.

                                                            This is a beautifully restored historic building with modern comforts everyone can appreciate... flat screen televisions, Keurig coffee and reliable Wi-Fi. And frankly, the photos do NOT do this place justice. It is beautiful!

                                                            The property is located in the heart of the Theatre district. As women traveling alone, safety is a high priority. I’d selected this place for that reason. We enjoyed a peaceful stay and felt comfortable enough to explore the area on foot several times. Our week-long visit could not have been more delightful. We had become so attached to the inn; we spent our final evening playing a game of Clue in the parlor.

                                                            We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and highly recommend the Grand Center Inn to other travelers!


                                                            Grand Center, Saint Louis, MO, USA

                                                            The property is located in the heart of 'Grand Center' the arts and entertainment district of the city of Saint Louis. It's within one block from Fox Theatre(528 yds), Grandel Theatre (200 yds), Powell Symphony Hall(300 yds), Sheldon Concert Hall(150 yds), Contemporary Arts Museum (100 yds), Saint Louis University Campus (3 blocks), John Cochran VA Medical Center (150 yds), Arts Galleries and Performing Venues.

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            Rates are for standard occupancy: "TOWNHOME", "FLAT B", "FLAT C" 4people. "FLAT D" 2 people. Add $35/night for every extra guest above standard occupancy up to stated max occupancy.

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                                                            For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                            Property # 461878