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Historic Southwest Gardens Neighborhood, Convenient To Everything, King Bed (1W)

Bedrooms 1
Space 875 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Large 1 Bedroom Apartment with a Bonus Room (Sleeps 5)

The Southwest Gardens Apartment is a large one-bedroom, one-bathroom home with a bonus room located just one-block west from the Missouri Botanical Gardens, three-blocks north of the historic Tower Grove Park and less than a mile from the Hill neighborhood. This apartment comes with everything you would need for daily life and comfort. I have laundry machines located in the basement, WiFi and a fenced back yard for your enjoyment. This apartment can sleep up to five guests: one king-sized bed with a memory foam mattress, one queen-sized sleeper sofa with a three inch gel-infused memory foam mattress topper, a full-sized sleeper sofa with three inch gel-infused memory foam mattress topper and linens. The building is located in the heart of the city, making it a perfect location for getting out and about in St. Louis.


Q: Will you take a single night reservation?

A: Only during some fall/winter months, on NYE, or if it is a last minute reservation (call me for single day last minute reservations, I have to enter them manually)

Q: How far are you from downtown St. Louis and the Edward Jones Dome aka America's Center?

A: 5-6 Miles or about 10-12 minute car ride depending on where you are going.

Q: Is there public transportation close to the apartment?

A: Yes there is a bus stop one block away. However St. Louis is a car city and there is usually free parking or at the most $5.00 parking in most areas.

Q: When can I check in and how do I get the keys for the apartment?

A: You can arrive anytime after 3:00pm. I can do earlier check in times for no extra charge if the apartment is ready, contact me the day of your check in. There is a lock box next to the main entrance of the building with your keys inside.

Q: What time is check out?

A: (10:00am) However I can do later check out times for no charge if I do not have another guest checking in the same day. Contact me the night before you check out.

Q: Is the neighborhood safe?

A: Yes, I have been living in this building since 2009 with no problems of any kind.

Q: Where is parking and does it cost anything?

A: Parking is on the street in front of the building, it is free and there is plenty for everyone.

Q: What do you provide in the apartment?

A: Please review this entire advertisement, I am very detailed in what I DO and DO NOT provide with updated pictures of everything.

Q: Can we bring our pet if it stays in a cage, is really small, house broken or any other reason you could possibly come up with?

A: NO and if I find that you have a pet in my building I will ask you to leave and you will not get a refund. Also I live in the building so do not try to sneak one in, this includes visiting pets of local friends and family members.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: 60-days to receive a refund from me. However the website offers separate cancellation insurance that can be purchased for a small fee. You will be offered this when you make your reservation.

Q: Do you accept paypal, cash or paper check?

A: No, I accept payments through the website in the form of credit card or E check.

Q: Will you waive the service fee and/or cleaning fee?

A: The service fee is charged by the website, I have no control over this fee and I do not get it. NO I will not waive the cleaning fee.

Q: Are large parties allowed?

A: NO, the apartment has a maximum limit for the amount of guest that can stay. Family and friends are welcome to visit but nothing excessive. This includes family reunions, children's birthday parties, retirement parties, adult birthday parties, ETC.

If there is anything at all wrong with your apartment or something that needs to be addressed during your stay please contact me. I live in the building and can take care of any needs you might have at a moment’s notice.

More Details

Mike York
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018

About Mike York

I bought this historic property in 2010 and have been working to upgrade it over the years. I was born and raised in the St. Louis area and enjoy getting out and about in the city by foot, bike and car. Most of my vacations are spent in the mountains either skiing or down-hill mountain biking. I prefer using VRBO for my vacations and have used my experiences to help shape my own. Feel free to ask me for recommendations of good local eats and key attractions on your visit.

Mike York purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Mike York chose Southwest Garden

I bought this building because it is in a quiet, safe, and historic neighborhood. The centrality of the location allows you to drive, walk or bike easily around the city.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location. The apartment is just one-block west of the Missouri Botanical Gardens and three-blocks north of Tower Grove Park. You can walk to several restaurants, shops, parks, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, grocery stores and so much more. Some of the close by neighborhoods that you can walk or bike to include: South Grand, The Hill, Tower Grove South, Shaw, Central West End & The Grove. Also, you have easy freeway access to 64/40, 70, 55 and 44.

Guestbook comments from the owner


I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for our wonderful stay in St. Louis this past weekend. Your place was just as expected, clean and spacious, and the location was magnificent for our needs. We left your unit the gifts of a simple cheese grater and small cutting board:).

If we head back to St. Louis I will definitely think of you again.

Best Regards,

B. D.
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Southwest Garden in Saint Louis

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 875 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • One roll of toilet paper, hand soap, towels, travel-sized shampoo, travel-sized conditioner, and travel-sized bar soap. You will need to supply any additional toilet paper, soaps or personal items.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Memory Foam Mattress
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen pullout sleeper sofa with 3" gel-memory foam topper
    Bonus Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full pullout sleeper sofa with 3" gel-memory foam topper
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • tennis
You are welcome to bring your own bicycles and store them in the basement, it is a great way to tour the city and/or the surrounding neighborhoods.


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Historic Southwest Gardens Neighborhood, Convenient To Everything, King Bed (1W)
average rating of 4.7027025 based on 115 reviews

Great host! Super simple self service from check in to check out.

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great host for a great price. No complaints.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying and taking the time to leave a review on my property. Please come stay again on your next trip to Saint Louis.
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Clean, well taken care of and well located.

  • 4 of 5

We used the master bedroom and both pull-out beds for our two teenagers. A little tight, but everyone slept well. Kitchen was well supplied. We appreciated the free cable and WiFi.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review my property.
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Great apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

My family of five (2 adults and 3 children) just spent 6 nights here for a spring break trip to St. Louis. The location was great - in a nice residential neighborhood, and very convenient to both downtown and the Forest Park area. The kitchen and bathroom are small but functional, and the other rooms are all good-sized with plenty of closets and corners to hold all of our stuff. The owner clearly stocks his units with thought and care - everything from nightlights to mattress toppers to aluminum foil was provided, along with the usual kitchen items and such. The toaster didn't work properly, and the owner responded to my text immediately and swapped it for his own. On street parking was easy - we were always able to find a spot within one house in either direction (either directly in front or sometimes across the street). Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review my property. Please come stay again on your next trip to Saint Louis.
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Great value in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed here for part of our Spring Break. Our kids are 13, 12, and 8. They all fit comfortably on the 2 pull out sofa beds. My husband and I are tall people and had plenty of room on the comfortable King sized bed. The apartment is snug for 5 people, but a million times roomier than a hotel room! And much more affordable! The neighborhood was clean, quiet, and right next to a nice park and the MO Botanical Garden. We didn’t have much time to explore much of the neighborhood or the nearby shops/restaurants, but there appeared to be lots of cute little areas to eat and shop. Coming from a small town, I was a bit concerned about crime, but never felt unsafe at all at the apartment or anywhere in St. Louis, for that matter. There are plenty of grocery stores close by and we tried the Chinese place that had its takeout menu on the fridge. It was great! If we come back to St. Louis, I will definitely book Mike’s place again!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review my property. Please come stay again on your next trip to Saint Louis.
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Great home base for seeing St. Louis!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took our two sons to St. Louis for several days on our spring break. This apartment was comfortable and IDEALLY located as a home base. We were so close to everything! The boys slept well on the pull out couches with cushy mattress toppers and we had great nights' sleep in the bedroom's King-sized bed! It was wonderful to come back from a busy day of sightseeing and hang out in the apartment, making a quick dinner, playing board games and watching a movie. Great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review my property. Please come stay again on your next trip to Saint Louis.
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Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town to work on cleaning out our deceased Mother's house, this apt. was wonderful for coming back after a long day to shower, cook dinner and relax. The Neighborhood was quiet and the 3 of us all enjoyed this rental. Thanks so much for helping to make a hard time much easier to get through! Bless you and your Business!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review my property, please come stay again on yur next trip to Saint Louis.
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My go to grocery store.
Three Monkeys
My favorite place to eat and it is walking distance from the apartment.
Sasha's Wine Bar
I am not much of a wine drinker but my girlfriend claims it is the best in town and for the ...
City Diner
Great for breakfast but plan to wait a little bit during peak times.
Amazing food!!
Tower Grove Park
Walking distance from the apartment and not as crowded as Forest Park. This park is amazing,...
Missouri Botanical Garden
The whole place is amazing but my favorite is the Japanese Garden. Free entry & free music o...
World Fair Donut
Awesome donuts!!! and walking distance from the apartment.
Pho Grand
Vietnamese Food
Gelato Di Riso
You can walk here from the apartment, amazing gelato
Shaw's Coffee LTD
I am not a coffee drinker but my girlfriend goes here every morning and she loves them.
Zia's Restaurant
Amazing Italian food, call ahead for a table.
Anthonino's Taverna LLC
This is one of my favorite places in Saint Louis, I really enjoy their food. You can walk he...
The Shaved Duck
The best BBQ in Saint Louis, they were featured on the Travel Channel. There is usually a wa...
Local Harvest Cafe -- CLOSED
Healthy and Amazing.
Jay International Food Co
International Grocery store, they have some interesting things to buy/eat.
Gateway Arch
St. Louis Zoo
Amazing and one of the best in the world
Busch Stadium
Saint Louis Art Museum
Forest Park
Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Fox Theatre and Tours
Soulard Farmer's Market
Old Courthouse
The Muny Theater
Crown Candy Kitchen
John D. McGurk's Irish Pub
Sweetie Pies At The Mangrove
The one from the show on OWN
Pin-Up Bowl
Schlafly Tap Room
2nd biggest brewer in Saint Louis
Square One Brewery & Distillery
Bailey's Range
Lucas Park Grille
Scottish Arms
Jewel Box
1860's Hard Shell Cafe and Bar
Amighetti's Cafe and Bakery
World Fair Donut
Awesome donuts!!! and walking distance from the apartment.
Sub Zero Incorporated
Gus' Pretzels
Kiener Plaza
Moolah Theatre & Lounge
BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups
America's Center
St. Louis City Hall
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Old Rock House
Coffee Cartel
Nearest Airport
15.6 Miles
Lambert International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sasha's Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
4.8 Miles
Forest Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
Interstate 44
Nearest Restaurant
0.06 Miles
Nearest Ski
26.9 Miles
Hidden Valley Ski Resort
Car: not necessary

Must See Sites: Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis Zoo, Tower Grove Park, The Arch, St. Louis Science Center, Missouri History Museum, Art Museum, City Museum, Union Station, Busch Stadium, Budweiser Brewery, Schlafly Bottle Works, 6 Flags Over Mid America, Forest Park, The Hill, University City Loop, and many more.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £17.94

Please read the full rental agreement and view the entire online advertisement before submitting your reservation. You will find all the information you need for the property including rules, location, how to enter/exit, parking and much more. If you have any questions at all please call me at the contact number I have listed or email me and I will respond immediately. Also I own the entire building and I live in the building, should you have any troubles, need help with anything during your stay or just need some tips on the city, I can be available at a moments notice. However during your stay I will not disturb you unless absolutely necessary but you will see me working around the building most days during business hours, feel free to come say hello.







Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.