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Enjoy an Amazing Historic Home In Lafayette Square, St Louis (downtown) Missouri

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Enjoy an Amazing Historic Home In Lafayette Square, St Louis Mo

Welcome to beautiful LaFayette Square … If this is your first time here, you are in for a treat! The area has a rich history dating back to the mid-1800’s; this wonderful historic home was built in 1880 in the Victorian style. You will enjoy the old-world architecture with the classic two parlors separated by pocket doors, a beautiful formal dining room, and the two staircases, one in front along with the back spiral staircase by the kitchen. The home is within easy walking distance to many outstanding restaurants, specialty shops, and the oh-so-beautiful and historic Lafayette Park. There is so much to enjoy within walking distance, but don’t miss out on the other treasures of St Louis – The Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, the Missouri Botanical Garden, Fox Theatre, Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, the St Louis Zoo, and so much more, all within a 10-15 minute drive from this home. Enjoy cocktails on the top-floor deck overlooking the city before enjoying a sumptuous night on the town in Lafayette Square, then return home to the luxurious three bedrooms on the second floor. Longing for a night in? Enjoy our fully stocked kitchen to create a delicious feast, to be savored in the luxurious formal dining room. The pantry is stocked with staples and spices to make your stay extra welcome. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall… each season offers a unique charm that will make your stay captivating and memorable. To learn more about the home and area, please feel free to visit our website found under 'Manager Info.'

Rachel Harbour
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Rachel Harbour

Our Father, Joe Fitzgerald, purchased the home in 1979, shortly after it was renovated as part of a focused effort to resurrect the beauty of the neighborhood that had fallen into disrepair. Dad was a twenty year military man, with multiple degrees in psychology, engineering and business, and who spoke three languages. He passed away in November, 2012, just a few weeks short of his 80th birthday.

We decorated his home to honor its history while preserving Dad’s personality and his rich life experiences. Our Father deeply loved this home and often said, “I feel more like a steward than an owner of this home. It is my job to preserve it for generations to come.” We were blessed to inherit this home from our Father and we feel the same sense of responsibility. We are happy to share this treasure with others to enjoy as we have. Cynthia and Rachel (Joe's Daughters)

Rachel Harbour purchased this house in 1979

Why Rachel Harbour chose Lafayette Square

This home is a true treasure that was built in the late 1800's. If you enjoy a taste of the historic in a walking neighborhood with excellent restaurants and a magnificent park, this home is for you.

What makes this house unique

Roof-top deck overlooking the city and the St Louis Arch, a Foody-inspired fully stocked kitchen, great classic Victorian architecture, exquisite luxury, along with 21st century technology. The home is within walking distance of Park Avenue, the main street in Lafayette Square that has many wonderful restaurants, little shops and bars.


Lafayette Square House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Asia Room - 1 queen
    Forest Room - 1 double
    Parlor Room - 1 twin/ single , A perfect 'over-flow' room for a single adult.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
Please note, this house is not "child-friendly" and is not recommended for walking children under the age of 7 years old. There are numerous steep stairs, including a spiral staircase, that makes the home dangerous for little ones. Thank you for your understanding.


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(36 traveler reviews)

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Enjoy an Amazing Historic Home In Lafayette Square, St Louis (downtown) Missouri
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

Lovely neighborhood and Home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much! The area is beautiful with its tree lined streets and gorgeous old homes! Only a few minutes from the Old Spaghetti Factory!! Yum!

The house was HUGE! More than enough room for us! The third story room makes for a secluded quiet getaway. The kitchen was well stocked for all of our family meals and the big dining room table was just what we needed. There were more than enough rooms and seating for a large group. Plenty of extra towels and blankets for everyone. Nice comfortable beds too! The house even had a lit Christmas tree! What a nice surprise!

Thank you for sharing your home with us over the holiday!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This historic home is full of charm and every amenity, with multiple levels, varied sitting and entertaining areas, a well furnished kitchen, comfortable beds and even several outdoor areas for relaxing. The neighborhood is quiet and beautiful, with a coffee shop, restaurants and the park only one street away. This will be our home away from on in Saint Louis for all future trips.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan, I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at our home and lovely Lafayette Park. We look forward to seeing you again for your future travels. Rachel
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Wonderful Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place!!! Would recommend it to everyone. Could not ask for a better place. A home the family must be proud to own.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, great location, very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The house is a beautiful spacious home. The architectural features are very interesting and the house is very comfortable.

The location is great, with several restaurants and bars nearby. We were in town to watch Cardinal baseball and the ride to the ballpark is only a few minutes.

My family enjoyed gathering to cook and spending time eating at the house. Full amenities made clean up and washing clothes easy. We can't say enough things about this house and our stay. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, Thanks so much for the kind review. We too love the home and its convenient location. Our Dad would be delighted to know you enjoyed the kitchen. He stocked it well to meet his "foodie" heart and many feasts have been enjoyed there. We look forward to your next visit. Rachel and Cynthia
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Beautiful! Great neighborhood too, quiet and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

House is so well stocked in addition to being beautiful and well maintained. We all loved it. Even the incredible stairs can't dissuade how wonderful a place this is!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karri, We're so glad you enjoyed the home and that it met your needs. Yes, we love the shape those stairs leave us in afterwards, even though we may grumble while we are there! :-) warmest regards, Rachel and Cynthia
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Great location, size, and price

  • 5 of 5

With four beds and three sofas of varying lengths and widths, we had no problems accomodating our six-some.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dan, We're glad to hear your party of six were all comfortable. It is indeed a very large house with plenty of space. :-) We look forward to your next visit to St Louis. best regards, Rachel and Cynthia
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Lambert–St. Louis International Airport
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Service fee $25
One time cleaning fee $100

Extra $50 per night per person for more than 4 adults.
3 night minimum
AARP, AAA and Military Discount available at $240.00 per night for 4 adults. Please advise owner when making reservation.
Enjoy one night free with a 7 night stay at $1500

Inquiries requesting discounts off the rates posted above are not considered at this time.

Please note, this house is not "child-friendly" and is not recommended for walking children under the age of 7 years old. There are numerous steep stairs, including a spiral staircase, that makes the home dangerous for little ones. Thank you for your understanding.

Cancellation Policy: Deposit 100% refunded if the cancellation is prior to 30 days of reservation. If within 30 days of reservation, deposit will be refunded, minus $50 administrative fee, if an alternate renter is identified for the same time period. Owner will use best efforts to re-rent the property should the reservation be cancelled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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