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Countryside Chalet - Walk to Town, Minutes To St. Louis, Great for Families

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cathedral ceilings w/25' fireplace featured in this 3 story home. 3 bdrms 2 bath

Unique timber frame home w/ stone fireplace located in safe Illinois community / part of St. Louis metro area. Why fight traffic and worry about parking or safety? Guests love our clean and tranquil chalet in the welcoming town of Waterloo.

3 bedroom 2 bath features 2 queen & 2 twin beds to sleep 6 max guests. Loft bedroom has private balcony. Stocked with kitchen appliances, cooking & dining items, bed linens and towels, robes, 3 tvs, dvd player, washer/dryer. Free wifi & premium cable (HBO, Showtime, Cinemax), foosball table.

RV, trailer, motorcycle parking, driveway through property from main street to back alley/side street.

Across street from historic stage coach stop, Peterstown House. Walking distance to restaurants, theaters, and shopping. Summer Tuesday night band concerts and Sunday concert series at town square. Area public golf courses, parks, wineries and two craft beer brewing companies. Easy drive to downtown St. Louis and larger shopping centers. Close to 255, I-55, I-44, I-64 & I-70

Dogs considered with prior approval. Non-smoking home.

More Details

Owner
Erika Dockery
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Erika Dockery

Mike & I love to travel in the US and abroad. We have 4 grown children and a dog. We enjoy rides on our Harley & fishing or tubing from our bass boat - though not as often as we'd like. Erika has been to all 50 states and over 40 countries. We enjoy staying at all types of properties, from private (like vrbo) to boutique hotels to chain properties.

Erika Dockery purchased this chalet in 2015

Why Erika Dockery chose Illinois

Rika's heritage is 100% German and her father built this property and the beautiful stone fireplace in 1997. The woodwork was provided by the Amish in Ohio. Just across the lawn, our sister property "Timberwolf Cabin" was built in 1953 by Rika's family the Wolf's.

What makes this chalet unique

If you "like" our social media page (Timberwolf, Waterloo IL) you will see links to area attractions. Small town, country living while near the city provides the best of both worlds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. It was the perfect getaway for our family. We gathered at the large table at dinner and planned our next getaway by the fire. You have truly thought of everything.
Mar 2017
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Amenities

Waterloo Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , in loft, adjacent to bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , loft bedroom with private deck & bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading
Notes:
3 nearby public golf courses, winery, craft breweries, restaurants within walking distance, 5 local parks, antiques in town and nearby, under 30 minutes to downtown St. Louis. Many area attractions with information provided in guest book.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Countryside Chalet - Walk to Town, Minutes To St. Louis, Great for Families
average rating of 4.888889 based on 30 reviews
5

A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 2 children under 2 were very pleased with this hidden gem. We had more than enough space for personal time and spacious to have family time. Home was beautiful and quiet area in a neighborhood. Loved the extras (robes) which made it feel 5 star! This home met all our needs and then some. Would love to come back again for a girls trip. Thank you for allowing our family to have a relaxing weekend in your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and for taking such good care of our home. We're glad you enjoyed quality family time and made happy memories. The robes and soaking tub are waiting for your return girls trip. I can even arrange massages in front of the fire for you! Have a wonderful fall.
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5

Wonderful Waterloo Chalet

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The chalet was clean and very comfortable for our family of 4. It was fun to take a short stroll to charming, downtown Waterloo! Inside the chalet, there are thoughtful touches that you don't see at all rental properties... Washer and dryer including detergent. Foosball table for fun! Black-out blinds in the bedrooms. Suitcase racks in every room. Lots of hangers in closets. Informative binder of things to do and places to see in Waterloo and St. Louis. Coffee condiments. Big dining room table. A pack-n-play is available and the stairs have built-in gates, which is great for families with toddlers. Outside there is ample off-street parking and a lovely little yard with a picnic table. I grew up in Waterloo, so we'll look into this chalet when we visit again. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice place to stay only 20 minutes from St. Louis

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing cabin style home just 20 minutes away from St. Louis. Home was very clean and well kept up. We enjoyed our time here and would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The best!

  • 5 of 5

Terrific!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love your short and sweet review :-) Have to say you win the prize for leaving the chalet clean. I could hardly tell we had guests. Hope you can visit again! Great time to come is during cool weather when you can light the outdoor fire pit and indoor fireplace. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
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5

great weekend

  • 5 of 5

really enjoyed the house and walking downtown to shops and dinner

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting you. Glad you got to walk around town. So many festivals and events. Maybe you can return for one of the summer concerts.
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Super cute and convenient!!

  • 4 of 5

My family traveled from Florida to spend our spring break with Grandma and Grandpa. The Location was close to St. Luis, grocery stores, and dining.

We especially loved the little bunnies that were hopping all around the property. We took advantage of the coloring books and colored pencils. I don't often get the chance to color with my teenage daughter!!

The only reason I didn't give it five stars was because of some toothpaste splatter in the bathroom. Other than that, everything was perfect!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed time with family during your stay. Sorry we missed a spot but glad otherwise you found the chalet perfect. Hope you can visit again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
St Louis Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.67 Miles
JV's Downtown Bar
Nearest Golf
1.31 Miles
Mystic Oak Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
St. Louis Gateway Station
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
255
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Imo's Pizza
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Hidden Valley
Car: necessary

Annbriar and two other golf courses are minutes from house. Ball fields across street. Skate park less than 10 minute walk. We provide a guest binder with brochures for area activities + menus for local restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

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.