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1830's Luxury Brick Cottage, Cozy Fireplace, Right Off the Cobblestone Streets!

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'The Riverfront Guest House' located at #422 Rear S. Main Street centrally located in the historic district of St. Charles, Missouri is a charming, upscale brick guest cottage built in 1830's and 100% remodeled in 2013 for the vacation rental experience and sleeps 4 people. The Riverfront Guest House was originally a wheelwright shop that made and repaired wagon wheels for the thousands of new settlers and explorers coming through St. Charles and heading westward. Today it has been completely refinished with beautiful modern amenties while restoring much of the original, unique qualities such as exposed brick walls, and large exposed wood beams. This ambiance continues to the surrounding area of Main Street St. Charles and Riverfront. With over 10 blocks on the Historic District National Registry, its one of the largest districts in the country. Panoramic views of the Missouri river greet you right out the front door.
The main floor (ground level) of this quaint cottage sleeps 2 people and includes a lovely queen size bed with luxury bedding and mattress. There is a very large corner gas fireplace with elevated brick hearth, kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, and microwave, and an antique table and chairs where you can sit and gaze out at Frontier Park and watch the beautiful Missouri river go by. Enjoy cable TV on a large wall hanging flat screen from the bed or seating area. The full bathroom also on the main ground level includes a walk in shower with two shower valves, one rainshower shower head and another multiple mode shower head.
The 2nd floor of the cottage sleeps two more guests with two cozy built-in beds with comfortable twin mattresses and bedding and individual lighting. Warm walnut floors and low ceilings make this an inviting place for children or adults to sleep. A window in the exposed brick wall provides a great view of Frontier Park and the Missouri River. A separate flat screen TV is also included with a Wii gaming system for the children to enjoy on this floor.
The historic cottage has been completely remodeled and designed entirely with vacation renters in mind. The cottage is completely private and separate from 'The Main Street Guest House' located near the cottage, and can be rented separately or with The Main Street house for guests traveling with multiple parties or large groups. All modern amenities are included such as two 40 gallon hot water heaters so you never run out of hot water, cable TV, Wifi, Keurig coffee maker, and high efficiency heating and cooling, and much more. Take a short troll across Riverside Drive into Frontier Park along the Missouri River, ride a bike on The Katy Trail directly in front of the cottage, or walk the cobblestone sidewalk along the one of the largest historic districts on the national registry. Countless shopping and dining options await you, all within walking distance (less than a half mile in either direction). The best part, most are unique businesses that you won't find anywhere else, like Braddens restaurant, Lewis and Clark restaurant, Winery of the Little Hills (great outdoor seating with fire pits located right across the street), Mother-in-Law House restaurant 98ft away, The Hobbit Hole Antiques, Moss next door for some of the latest fashion, Trailhead Brewery, Grandmas Cookies a few doors down, Kat and Me, and countless others. A personal favorite with our family of four small of children is Riverside Sweets located only two doors down where visitors of all ages can enjoy some of the best ice cream, homemade candy and fudge, caramel apples, and walls and walls of candy and collectibles to choose from. A few blocks north, Picasso's offers a great cup of coffee and some live music at times. Grab breakfast at The Bikestop Cafe and rent a bike for a peaceful ride on The Katy Trail just a few hundred feet from the home. Ameristar Casino is also located within a mile of the home just outside the Historic area for those looking for a little nightlife. Two major malls, Mid-Rivers Mall, and St. Louis Premium Outlet Mall, are located 10 minutes in either direction. Located on the other side of highway 70, The St. Charles Convention Center and Family Arena are located about five minutes from the guest house. A short 25 minute drive will get you to most St. Louis Attractions such as The Arch, The St. Louis Zoo, The Magic House, The City Museum, The Art Museum, Grants Farm, Busch Stadium, The Fox Theatre, The Peabody, The Art Museum, and so many other fun things to do and see. Spend the day seeing the sights of St. Louis and then head back to family friendly St. Charles, walk to dinner, and kick back and relax and visit with your loved ones at night. The home is located approximately 10-15 minutes from St. Louis Lambert Airport, with plenty of public and private transportation available. St. Peters Catholic church is just a short 1/4 mile stroll away, as well as the Main Street Church on North Main. SSM St. Joseph Health Center is also located within 1/4 mile for those needing a place to stay while visiting loved ones, or if health issues should arise. With many fantastic festivities on Main Street and in Frontier Park for year round interest for all ages, there's always something new to experience when you stay at the Main Street Guest House! for lots of great information and a calendar of upcoming events. Please feel free to call us at anytime at 636-439-9394 or email at theguesthouse@centurytel.net We sure hope to hear from you, and thank you!

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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    24 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Dual shower valves...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games:

    Nintendo Wii and some games...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    1 private parking space as well as a large public parking lot in the near vicinity...moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette, plus toaster oven, and electric skillet ...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small back patio and seating...moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125 $175
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.45%

Notes:

Cleaning fee of $50 and taxes of 12.45% not included in nightly rate

Holidays require a 3 night minimum stay

No Sunday check-ins, please (This ensures that our cleaners do not have to work that day)

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Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lambert St. Louis
18.4 Miles
Nearest Train
Kirkwood Amtrak Station
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mother-in-Law House or Winery of the Little Hills

Car: Not Necessary

Just west of St. Louis you'll find St. Charles, a river city with a unique historical perspective, beautiful sites, friendly people and a pace just a little slower than that of the big city. Founded as Les Petites Cotes (The Little Hills) by French Canadian fur trader Louis Blanchette, Saint Charles, MO grew into a thriving riverfront trading center for a young America.

Thousands passed through on their journeys westward, replenishing supplies before departing into new territory. Saint Charles is a source of historical encounter: the Lewis and Clark Rendezvous, Missouri's First State Capitol, origin of the Boone's Lick Trail and home to Daniel Boone.

The people of St. Charles have labored lovingly to preserve and share its treasured river heritage. As destination for almost one million visitors each year Saint Charles history comes alive to welcome you.

You'll find St. Charles offers a first rate vacation experience with over 150 restaurants to choose from, numerous unique shops, and so many things to do, you may have to come back to try everything.

Experience the charm and beauty of a city that has been welcoming visitors since 1769.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Our family of six loves to travel, and when we discovered the vacation home option instead of hotels, we knew we wanted a rental property of our own to share with others. We hope our cottages enhance your vacation like so many homes have done for us. We love meeting and talking with people from all over, so please feel free to give us a call!- Audrey and Matt

Why the Owner Chose Saint Charles, MO, USA:
We've always loved Old Town St. Charles because of its charm, fun atmosphere, and historic architecture. When we saw this little historic house that had been forgotten and left to deteriorate, we both really wanted to save it and bring it back to life. We love to remodel and are happy to share it now with couples or small families to enjoy St. Charles like we do.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You can get a real feel for the heritage of this unique town when you stay at The Riverfront Guest House. The same walls and ceiling beams that that were there when Herman Kuhlmann was making wagon wheels for pioneers in 1830, surround you now for a very cozy and inviting atmosphere. This combined with the Missouri River out the front window and all the shopping and dining you could want out the back, make it a very special place to stay for your vacation.


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • Original Kuhlmann Wagon Shop sign from the 1830 wheelwright

    Original Kuhlmann Wagon Shop sign from the 1830 wheelwright

  • Large walk in shower with dual shower heads, and antique ice chest vanity

    Large walk in shower with dual shower heads, and antique ice chest vanity

  • Child sized rockers with little toy chest filled with games, puzzles, and toys

    Child sized rockers with little toy chest filled with games, puzzles, and toys

  • Grandma's Cookies just down the street is always a favorite

    Grandma's Cookies just down the street is always a favorite

  • Numerous festivals year round in Frontier Park, right out your front door!

    Numerous festivals year round in Frontier Park, right out your front door!

  • Antique table with 4 chairs (2 not shown)

    Antique table with 4 chairs (2 not shown)

  • Kitchenette with mini fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster oven, and Keurig coffee

    Kitchenette with mini fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster oven, and Keurig coffee

  • Original beamed ceiling from 1830

    Original beamed ceiling from 1830

  • The Riverfront Guest House with private parking

    The Riverfront Guest House with private parking

  • Bradden's, one of the many fantastic restaurants on Main Street

    Bradden's, one of the many fantastic restaurants on Main Street

  • Catch a St. Louis Cardinals game and see ballpark village!

    Catch a St. Louis Cardinals game and see ballpark village!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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