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Charming Bungalow in Missouri Wine Country, Perfect for Multi-Families

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Defiance

Family home sleeps 1 - 8. Large wrap around deck & hot tub!

Well appointed 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with wrap around porch, hot tub, pool, and private tiki bar! Family friendly & comfortable. 3 queen size pillow top beds & 1 full pillow top bed. Kitchen fully equipped, outdoor grill as well for lean cooking! Home completely remodeled from the ground up. Located in the heart of Missouri's first wine district, you'll find 10 wineries within 15 minutes of property. For a great meal & atmosphere, visit Grapevine Wine Bistro next door. In the backyard is the historic Katy Trail for hiking and biking with a bike rental shop one block away. Minutes to casual & fine dining, to accommodate any budget. Free WiFi, TV, satellite. Located in St. Charles County - 45 minutes to downtown St. Louis and many wonderful attractions.

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Kelly Brazil
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2016
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About Kelly Brazil

We currently live in the area so it is with great pride to be able to rent our home to travelers and extend our hospitality acting as 'tour guides' to some of the area's best attractions! We are involved with the community, and local government so it is of utmost importance to us to maintain and preserve the area & it's beauty for years to come.

Kelly Brazil purchased this house in 2008

Why Kelly Brazil chose Missouri

Less than an hour from St. Louis, MO with any imagineable activity at your fingertips but nestled in the heart of Missouri's wine district for the relaxing & rejuvenating vacation you imagined, we're certain we have the accomodations for your needs!


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Bungalow in Missouri Wine Country, Perfect for Multi-Families
average rating of 4.111111 based on 9 reviews

Great atmosphere but lacks basic necessities

  • 4 of 5

This house offered a great atmosphere with the pool and the hot tub! We stayed along with 3 other couples for our yearly friendcation. We did find it strange, however, that simple necessities were not included in your stay. Be prepared to bring your own toilet paper, napkins, dish soap, ect. After multiple home rentals through this site, I can be sure to say that this is the first experience we have had that those items were not provided. Overall it was a fun house to stay in that offered plenty of room for all our guests but were disappointed with the amenities (or lack there of). Would stay again but come more prepared! Nearby Katy Trail and wineries were also a plus!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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some maintenance problems

  • 3 of 5

We encountered several maintenance issues. The dishwasher didn't work, with multiple faults--eventually we gave up on it and washed everything by hand. The internet was down over 90% of the time, and the rural location has little cell coverage, so that hampered our ability to research area attractions. The owner was unable to address these issues in the week we were there--and unwilling to rebate us anything for the inconvenience--but said they'd get the internet and dishwasher fixed for future visitors. There were also cleaning problems here and there.

Assuming then that they fix the dishwasher and internet this would be a 3-star rental: a fun place to vacation if you don't go in expecting the Waldorf. The kids loved the pool and hot tub, and the washer and dryer worked and were handy to have. The location has its charms if you're looking to get away from St. Louis a bit into the countryside--it's convenient to the Daniel Boone homestead, hike & bike trail, and there's a nice regional park just a few miles away along the Missouri river that I would have liked to explore more.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property for a large family to stay at!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at this property very much! There were 7 adults and 2 toddlers that stayed in the home. The kids and adults both loved the pool. One night we discovered the air conditioner wasn't working right. The owners/managers were very quick to respond to our communication. They had someone there in the morning to take care of it and even gave us a free dinner at their restaurant the next night. The management was extremely kind and we would recommend this property to any family!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property! A well-kept, nice place to stay. Eight of us ladies stayed here for a bachelorette party and enjoyed the warm, welcoming atmosphere. The hot tub was a perk, for sure! Of the four beds, only one said their bed was a tad stiff. Overall, our stay was a success and we loved every second!

The owners provided excellent service, instructions, and were very nice through the entire process. I would recommend this place to anyone traveling to the area!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Should you ever decide to head our way again, do so knowing you will enjoy a 20% discount on your stay. Many thanks and have a wonderful weekend! Kelly Brazil, property owner
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Grapevine rental Defiance MO

  • 2 of 5

While the house is fairly comfortable the beds are not. Some of us either slept on the couch or the floor rather than sleep in the bed in the room with the antique furniture. Considering what we paid for the rent the owner should invest in new mattresses. The location is good --close to St Louis , St Charles & vineyards in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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fun stay

  • 5 of 5

pleasantly surprised , we had 7 women for a girls weekend the house was very clean . plenty of room large eating area everything we needed in the kitchen for cooking. with in walking distance to winerie, and a bar that had great food. we were able to be in the pool and listen to the band at the bristo next door . the katy trail is right behind the house, great for biking. overall a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Tina!! It really is nice to hear such good feedback from guests. Even the not so glowing ones are great so you know how to improve for an even better guest stay. We hope your group will return again in the future. :) Kelly Brazil, Property Owner
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Lambert St. Louis Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Defiance Roadhouse
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Washington Mo
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Highway 40/64
Nearest Restaurant
Grapevine Wine Bistro & Visitor's Center
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Hidden Valley
Car: recommended

Located in the country's first viticulture area, with 10 wineries within 15 minutes, Defiance is the gateway to Missouri's Augusta wine district. Enjoy a day of sightseeing & take in some of the scenery while enjoying a glass of Missouri wine at some of the most beautiful wineries in the country! If outdoor activities are your thing, hop on the historic KATY trail located literally in the backyard of our property for a bike ride along the bluffs (bike rentals 1 block)! Take the kids fishing or hunting at Klondike Park or in the August A. Busch Memorial Area. Craving a history lesson? Travel 5 miles to the historic Daniel Boone Home. Casual & fine dining options within minutes to accommodate any budget. Beautiful outdoor & indoor wedding venues to make your day special, with spa & bridal makeup/hair packages available for your party. For a fabulous day trip, head out to downtown St. Louis & enjoy our art galleries, museums, The St. Louis Zoo, The Gateway Arch, or take in a sporting event at Busch Stadium (home of the St. Louis Cardinals), The Edward Jones Dome (home of The Rams), Scottrade Center (home of The Blues), or Chaifetz Arena (home of SLU men's & women's basketball). Cap off the evening on 'The Hill' where some of the best Italian cuisine in the country can be found. Spend the following day visiting The Missouri Botanical Gardens, Forest Park, The Butterfly House, Grant's Farm or the Science Center. Further south, but still a short day trip is the renowned Meramec Caverns, reputed hideout for the outlaw, Jesse James. If a more action-adventure packed day is what your after, visit Six Flags over Mid-America featuring a state of the art water park. Lastly, but surely not least (or all), depending on time of year, visit Alton, just a hop across the river into Illinois to see the bald eagles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Defiance, Missouri

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak season
1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £82
Tax Rate 5.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Defiance, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • river ...
  • rural ...
  • town ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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