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Civil War home, close to downtown

Bedrooms 1
Space 200 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Room available for long term rent

Private room with shared bath upstairs. This room is built for long term stay with large long term (7+ days) discounts, a mini fridge and full dresser.

This Civil War era home was built in 1870 by a retired Union General. It is located on the highest point in the area and overlooks downtown Cape Girardeau. Your room is on the second floor with a shared second floor bathroom.

There is one cat on this property and she is extremely friendly.

Andrew Bard
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Andrew Bard

Born and raised in central Florida but my family is originally from Cape Girardeau. I moved here shortly after graduating high school in 1998 and have been here all my life since.

Andrew Bard purchased this house in 2016

Why Andrew Bard chose Cape Girardeau

The home is a fortress. Built by a Union General right after the Civil War (1870) on the site of the original Fort A in Cape Girardeau... the outside walls at 4-layers of brick thick and the home is crazy solid. You could not begin to build a home like this again. It stands as a testament to "they don't make them like this any more" and I love that.

What makes this house unique

I love the history of the home. I love the view as well. It's one of the highest points in the city.


Cape Girardeau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 8:00 AM / Check-out: 9:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Long Term Room - 1 queen
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • racquetball
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Civil War home, close to downtown
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews

More like a room in a boarding house

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful location close to everything you want to do. I did stay on short notice and got very good service from the owner even though is was away... My biggest concern was there was no lock, or even knob on the bedroom door... I was traveling alone, and there were two other men staying in the house... I'm not saying I felt unsafe, only that this situation is sub standard, and seems easily remedied...

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I completely agree with the lock situation. The locks are being rebuilt by a company in Portland (there's only two locations in the US that rebuild 150+ year old locks). I was told they will ship back today actually so if you're in the area again, please stop by. The house is in a constant state of remodel. The locks upstairs are next on "the list".
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Andrew was a congenial and informative host. His house was in walking distance of most of the things we wanted to do in downtown Cape Girardeau. The house was clean and as advertised and he had the makings for breakfast, which we were not expecting.

The room we stayed in was as advertised, clean with the bathroom next door. If you have privacy concerns, the bedroom door was not lockable, but that was not a requirement for us.

I would stay with Andrew again if I needed a place near downtown Cape.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Civil War

  • 4 of 5

Accommodating owner, he allows you to use the house as your own.

Comfortable and quiet.

Nice place to crash when away from home but still have the conveniences of a home.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Minglewood Brewery
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Port Cape
Car: recommended

We are located at the highest point of land in the country centrally located between the Casino, university, river campus and downtown. This is truly the best spot in Cape Girardeau.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $5

Refunds not available if cancelled within 48 hours of date of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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