This recently restored second floor loft apartment is located on Main Street in Historic Sainte Genevieve. The first floor is the home of Beanik Cafe and Pastry. The apartment has a private front and rear entrance and features an alcove with seating facing Main Street. The apartment offers a spacious country kitchen with stove/range, refrigerator/freezer, cabinetry, seating as well as dishes, pots/pans, coffee maker, blender, toaster and microwave. The two private bedrooms offer a queen and a full. The large, artistically lit and beautifully decorated living room offers two full couches and extra seating. The dining room off the kitchen and living room seats six comfortably. The bathroom offers a tub/shower, vanity and commode with shelving for toiletries. Other apartment features include, closed in sun room, ample closet space and back stairs leading to an enclosed shared garden.
Shannon McBride and Sam Conlon
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 21, 2019
About Shannon McBride and Sam Conlon
Sam Conlon, third generation artist, raising fourth generation artist, moved to Ste. Gen. in 2000 from San Francisco. Sam has always made her way with innovative and unique jobs. She is a former street performer, worked in retail for Patagonia and was a professional footbag "Hacky Sack" player to name a few. Sam is a 25 time World Champion as well as a member of the Footbag Hall of Fame. Eighteen years ago, Sam passed through Ste. Gen. and fell in love. Thus began this leg of her unique journey. While not fully appreciating what she would actually sell, she bought her first building on that visit and Only Child Originals was born. Sam creates one of a kind jewelry as well as many other forms of art. Her current obsession is art created from reclaimed materials. Sam then purchased Sadie, a brick building from the 1900's. Sadie was filled in 2012 with the materials from a 100 year old barn that she tore down with a friend. The materials have morphed into incredible luminaries, decorative shelving and gorgeous tables now sold across the street from Only Child in a store called Rust. Sam is a hard working single mom who is teaching her son to explore his creative side just like her mother offered her young daughter. Sam brings vitality and creativity to each endeavor in her life and invites you to escape into her world for a little while. Her friend and business partner Shannon supports and reminds Sam of daily necessities and balances out the art and life part. Shannon owns Beanik Cafe and Pastry and has a similarly unique approach to the concept of a "job". Shannon spent 22 years as a professional gymnastics coach and aquatic director. She would love to be a full time student and has degrees in art, art history, sport exercise science and sport behavior science. Like Sam, Shannon fell in love with Ste. Gen. and decided to join Sam in her amazing world and has not looked back. Together, they hope to offer you a unique and memorable experience
Shannon McBride and Sam Conlon purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Shannon McBride and Sam Conlon chose Ste. Genevieve
Ste. Gen offers Sam an opportunity to live the artist dream. Where else can an artist own one historic building let alone three! Sam wanted to expand her first shop, Only Child Originals, and discovered that is was cheaper to buy the whole building than to rent just the shop space. The proceeds from Rust go directly to the restoration of all three of her historic buildings. The Rust apartment is a culmination of a year long labor of love, as well as sweat and a little blood. Sam would be happy to show you the before and after video :)
What makes this Apartment unique
Rust's location could not be more ideal. Being in the heart of the historic district allows you to get lost in your imagination. Whether it is the architecture, the vibe, the nostalgia, the serenity or the friendly and welcoming locals. In this overworked, fast paced, ever changing world it is comforting to know that a safe, serene town like Ste. Gen. is alive, well and right here patiently waiting for you.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Charming New Years Eve in the Apartment of Lovely Lights
We love Rust Apartment !! It's truly a magical place at night, with Sam's artful lamps and lanterns a-glow and casting beautiful shadows on the walls. It's also a really comfortable place, the large dining room table, couches in the living room, spacious vintage kitchen --and uncommonly comfortable bed. The latter was a welcome surprise for my ailing spine and hip arthritis. Many has been the time that I've spent a sleepless night in an upscale hotel. It was such a relief to be able to fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up late at Rust Apartment -- then enjoy excellent coffee and muffins handcrafted by Shannon in Beanik Cafe & Pastry downstairs. Best of all was Sam's upbeat, humorous, and inspiring personality, her genuine love of her adopted town and her chosen art form, as evidenced in the even more magical displays in her Rust boutique. My only disappointment was we only booked Rust Apartment for one night -- I so wish we'd stayed for days !! We'll be back, for sure..
Wonderful, spacious place to stay! Highly recommend!
My husband and I were attending a wedding in the area and decided to stay in St. Genevieve. This place was cute and provided more space than we needed! We also enjoyed a relaxing breakfast and baked goods at the Beanik downstairs the next morning.
Great location, spacious, cool decor. Nice place.
This second floor loft is clean and comfy. They downstairs coffee shop called Beaniks has yummy made to order French press coffee’s, tea’s made from scratch sandwiches and salads which was super convenient. They also accommodated a late check out and a single nights stay, which is hard to find. The only downsides was early morning noise from the busy business downstairs and a few of the cool light fixtures were not working. Minor details, we’ll be back!
Quiet town steeped in history. Our accommodation was great. Just what we needed to wander.
The people here are all so friendly and helpful! Our apartment sits above Shannon's coffee shop. Who wouldn't like to smell baking pastry in the morning?? We loved it.
This apartment is HUGE! It's decorated so cute, and the light fixtures at night make this almost magical. Sam was a great hostess and went above and beyond to make our 1 night stay great!
Clean and comfortable
We stayed here for two nights for our anniversary. The place was easy to find and we were able to get in pretty soon after arrival, even though we arrived around 7pm. The place is spacious and clean. Plenty of room for families or groups, for just the two of us it was more than enough, we didn't even use half the space. There are lots of windows and high ceilings that really give it an airy feel. Cool original features like the built-in closets, beautiful staircase and moldings were very nice. The bed was ok, I have back issues and it did give me a little trouble, but there were plenty of pillows and bedding to help with that. A little bit of a downer was the lack of any kind of tv service, even local channels. (This is as advertised, but we felt like that could be an easy addition.) The DVD player was a little quirky and malfunctioned several times and the door to the bathroom would not close completely, but these were really minor issues to us - if I could do 4.5 stars I would. The apartment is located in an ideal area, right on Main street near restaurants and lots of shops. A scenic drive took us to several nice wineries (the best late lunch ever at Chaumette).
Ste. Gen is a great town, rich in history as well as rich with fascinating people. The Rust apartment sits in the middle of Main Street surrounded by great shops, restaurants and art. Take a stroll and visit Sam at Only Child Originals, Kara at Simple to Sassy, Joy at Arts and Antiques, Gary at the Spirit Haus, Terrri at Art is Life, Kelly at the Show-Me Shop and Kay at Studio 221. After having a coffee or tea with a bite of sweet from Cafe Rust, enjoy chocolate with Nicole at Sweet Things, a great salad and sandwich with Janece at Stella and Me, a thick steak sounds great with MaryBeth at the Audubon, some homemade onion rings with Jerry at the Anvil, a slice with the Mayor at Sirros or have some liver dumplings at the Old Brick. If wine gets your taste buds tingling, there are many to choose from in the area just follow the Route De Vin! How about a little hiking in Hawn State Park. The trails are breathtaking and enjoyed by all abilities. History buff? You have come to the right place! Sainte Genevieve is steeped with history and offers guided tours of houses dating back to 1792. The Bolduc House, a National Landmark, offers an opportunity to live the French Colonial life with period costumes to boot. The town offers many events and festivals throughout the year and are enjoyed by all. The French Militia marching down Main is a sight to behold. I can hear the cannons now! Artists are everywhere in Ste. Gen. The 4th Friday Art Walks followed by the after party is not to be missed. Music can be heard in the streets with talent around every corner. Jour De Fete is held in August and brings craftsmen and artisans out onto the blocked streets. If this is your scene, book your room early for the second weekend in August. Other festivals include the French Heritage Festival, the Christmas Festival, the Chocolate Walk, Romancing the Grape, Jour de la Tere, Ecole de Soldat, the Garden Walk, Bolduc Day and don't forget the July 4th Freedom Celebration. Sainte Genevieve is a treasure in Missouri and offers a calm, peaceful, wonderful getaway with fascinating people, great food, unique art and great wine. See you in Ste. Gen!
Rates are subject to change until rental is booked.