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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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 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 Waterloo

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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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.

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

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Countryside Chalet - Walk to Town, Minutes To St. Louis, Great for Families
average rating of 4.875 based on 35 reviews
5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, our hostess thought of everything to make sure we were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

a clean and quiet place

  • 5 of 5

The photos are accurate. The chalet is clean, looks nice and is well taken care of. Everything was great! And the owner is nice, too!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Glad your group had such a good time. It was fun to meet you! Please visit us again!
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5

Timberwolf Chalet has it all!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great get-away weekend in Waterloo. This house literally has it all. Plenty of room both inside and out. We were able to host a dinner party for family at the dining room table. The kitchen was completely stocked with everything you could possibly need! The place was immaculate too. You can tell that somebody takes good care of this property. Having a local manager was great. Brian met us at the house and showed us around. As someone who has been renting vacation houses for years, I know a good one when I see it. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear we exceeded your expectations. We've also rented homes without a local manager and agree that Brian helps our property stand out in the vacation home marketplace. We welcome you to return again and explore all Waterloo has to offer.
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5

A wonderful experience for 5 old college friends!

  • 5 of 5

If you want the perfect getaway for a family, a mini reunion, or a Girls' Weekend away, this is the place to go! The property is easy to find and close to everything, yet is wonderfully quiet and peaceful - you truly feel like you have gotten away to your own personal relaxing retreat! The accomodations are more than adequate, well appointed, and wonderfully maintained. The special touches are a wonderful surprise and my group of 5 old college classmates were all VERY pleased. The kitchen was clean and well stocked (the dishwasher and the 14-cup coffee maker made us all smile happily), the beds are comfortable, and the claw foot soaking tub an added pleasure. Our ONLY issue was the lack of good lighting - it is mostly overhead and mainly low wattage. A little too dark for an evening of needlework or working jigsaw puzzles or even reading (especially if you are a member of the more SENIOR generation!). We were also happy with the number of great restaurants and fun little stores we found in the Waterloo area. I am quite certain everyone in my party was impressed with this property, and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a place for relaxing getaway :)

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a memorable girl's weekend. I've hosted a couple myself and agree that the chalet is the perfect spot. Next time book in-home massages and foot baths for your group. Thanks for lighting suggestion- I'll add a desk lamp. Agree that Waterloo has it all. New wine bar opening soon and the 2nd craft brew pub opened recently. We welcome your group again!
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Quaint home

  • 4 of 5

Very nice home.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Have a great fall.
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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: September 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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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