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Provencial 2-Story Historical Charmer Within 5 Minutes From Downtown & Midtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

2 Bed/2 Bath, 1200 Sq Ft. Close To The Highlights That Springfield Has To Offer

Welcome to a little taste of Provence in the heart of Springfield, Missouri. Our historical home is nestled in the original Midtown area conveniently located within minutes to both midtown & downtown parks, shopping, theaters, restaurants, bars, breweries, and even Springfield Cardinal’s baseball. Historic Commercial St. is only a 2 minute walk away offering unique shopping and activities at some of Springfield's originals. Take a tour of a world-renowned chocolate factory, or grab a beer and enjoy live music at Springfield's oldest tavern from the 1870s. Feel free to stroll down the red brick sidewalks of our neighborhood offering hints of days past to find access to public parks, swimming pools, train bridges, and outdoor music venues.

Maybe you just opt for picking up a pizza at Springfield's oldest Pizzaria for a night in with a movie. We provide our guests with 2 Flat Screen Televisions and access to both Netflix and a 100+ disc video library that is sure to please adults & little ones alike. Additionally Springfield's top festivals and holiday activities are centered in the Midtown and Downtown areas so if you happen to coincide your stay with some of these fantastic events you couldn't be in a better location. Our home is comfortable to anyone looking for a unique, convenient and cozy place to stay, whether it is for an executive stay, family event, or short term rental.

The home sleeps 6 comfortably with 2 bedrooms (1 King bed, 2 Twin beds), 2 bathrooms, and 1 sleeper sofa. The bedrooms are located on the second story with a full bathroom containing a clawfoot soaking tub. Downstairs, just off the living room is a full size sleeper sofa with easy access to the second main floor full bathroom that contains a large walk-in shower. Next to the bathroom is a laundry room complete with iron & ironing board. There is a fenced in backyard with a brick patio and grill to enjoy all the seasons Missouri has to offer.

We hope you will consider our little provencial house as your home away from home for your stay in Springfield, MO. Bienvenue!

More Details

Property Manager
Krystal Drysdale
Member since: 2015
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Krystal Drysdale

I love to mix a little bit of old and modern which can be seen in the decor of my home. I have a love for the outdoors and the beauty this world has to offer. I hope that opening up my home to guest stays can help me to fund my aspirations for worldly travel.

Krystal Drysdale purchased this house in 2001

Why Krystal Drysdale chose Midtown

I bought this historical home while I was in college as a little bit of an art project. It was built in 1892 and at the time was in desperate need of some TLC and someone to rescue it from its current state. I worked hard over the course of 5 years to remodel and make improvements with the help of my mother, a local interior designer. My parents now manage rental properties and have kindly agreed to manage my home while I am away. I take pride in making it 'new' again while still maintaining the original charm of the home that first drew me to it. I hope you do too.


Midtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Downstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Twin Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are 2 bedrooms, however the sleeper sofa can accommodate 2 more guests. Make not it is in a public space and doesn't have the same privacy the bedrooms do.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(33 traveler reviews)

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Provencial 2-Story Historical Charmer Within 5 Minutes From Downtown & Midtown
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 33 reviews

Very nice and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This was a third year to stay at the house. Obviously we would highly recommend it for anyone needing a relaxing and comfortable place in Springfield.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It is such a pleasure to have returning guests. We look forward to having you back next year! You may notice on your next visit we are giving the inside a fresh coat of paint ;-) !
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Charming home

  • 4 of 5

The house is a charming old home with some modern upgrades that make for a pleasant stay. Lots of DVDs to entertain a family, comfortable beds, and close proximity to Springfield. Thanks for the stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you as a guest! Fall is a great time to visit Springfield. There are always great activities here and surrounding towns - various festivals, corn maze, haunted houses, auctions, crafts, music venues, wineries and more! The weather has been wonderful this year. We welcome you back anytime.
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Great old house in charming neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Six of us stayed in this charming historic home in downtown Springfield for a family wedding. It was my husband and I, our 2 adult sons and their ladies. The master bed was very comfortable. I didn't ask the "kids" how their beds were, but they all accomodated our needs. Two splept on the twin beds upstairs, and the other two slept on the couch as well as the pull-out bed/couch downstairs.

We didn't really spend a great deal of time in the home or in the neighborhood, due to alot of activities elsewhere for the wedding weekend. However, we did walk to a BBQ place the first evening. Also we walked to Eurasia Coffee a few blocks away the last morning. Definitely recommend stopping in there.

We only cooked breakfast in the home, but it has everything you could want or need for preparing meals and serving.

The only thing that might be somewhat helpful is to have a mirror in the master bedroom that could be used for getting ready/make-up, etc. Since there were 4 of us upstairs getting ready at one time, it was tricky with timing/scheduling.

There were plenty of towels and sheets and blankets, as well as a washer/dryer if needed.

There also was a closet full of kids games & puzzles in the upstairs bedroom, as well as an extensive library of kids movies for families with little ones. I also noticed some sort of gaming system upstairs. We weren't around enough to really pay much attention to it so say which system it was.

Would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! Sounds like a super happy gathering! We love hearing from our guests and want to know what we are doing right as well as what we could do to improve. I really appreciate your comment on the mirrors, while there is a large mirror over the dresser in the master, the second bedroom does only have a small one on the wall, and the bathroom mirror would only accommodate 1 girl with her make-up. So to help future guests I am going to provide a lighted make-up mirror that could be plugged in anywhere! Hopefully this will help. We have had wedding parties here and I can see where this would be appreciated, so thank you again for a great suggestion!
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Pricey for accommodations

  • 1 of 5

Older property in need of upgrade to creaky uneven floors

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry you feel this way. We are definitely an old Victorian property in the historic Midtown district and advertise the property as such. Older homes do have an uneven floor or two. We typically have guests who love this property and enjoy the fact that it has much of the original architecture left and the wood floors are one of the things we purposefully chose to leave in tact. We of course have newer appliances and maintain the property to meet the needs of a more modern time! We recently added a fresh coat of paint to the living room and hallway. Dining room is scheduled for next month.
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  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely beautiful home with everything you could ever need! We had 4 adults and 3 babies in pack-n-plays and we had plenty of room to spread out or be as close as we wanted to be, whether around the kitchen table or watching TV... great patio outside! Plenty of room for our dog to roam!... I would highly recommend this home! Probably the best I've stayed in! Thanks for a great time!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I can't tell you how happy it makes us to know we are doing a good job. We travel as well, and know how important it is to get somewhere and have what you need. We strive to make our rental clean and with all the comforts of home. It is also a great location for downtown and C street, I hope you got a chance to enjoy some of the sites of Midtown! Come back soon!
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It was very clean!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Plenty of towels, ironing board, coffee...

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We travel ourselves and cleanliness is always important to us when we do. So we strive to make sure everything is as it should be. In fact, we personally inspect the house after each housekeeping visit. Hope to have you back as a guest next time you are in Springfield, Mo!
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Please keep in mind you are walking distance from so much that historic & eclectic Commercial St. offers. Depending on the time of year you are staying with us, you will have unique opportunities to enjoy a little history and nostalgia. Below are just a few of the activities that are offered in our diverse little neighborhood and we would love to share these wonderful activities with you and your family. Additionally, we have included our favorite seasonal activities in downtown Springfield. Enjoy!


Mardi Gras on C-Street

St. Pat’s Day Parade on C-Street

C-Street Farmers Market


First Friday Art Walks in Downtown

First Friday Pet Strolls on C-Street

First Fridays Art & Music on C-Street


C-Street Loft Walk

Pets & Punpkins on C-Street

Thriller on C-Street


Candyland at the footbridge at C-Street

First Night on the square

Downtown Christmas Parade


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59

Both the cleaning fee and property damage protection are required for booking. We do not accept refundable deposits. The pet fee is optional and allows for small dogs under 30 lbs.

Manager'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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