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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, a desktop computer and a fenced back yard for your enjoyment. This apartment can sleep up to four guests: one king-sized bed with a memory foam mattress, one twin-sized daybed accompanied by a twin trundle-bed and linens for all. 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: Yes, if I have a single day gap in my calendar or if it is the day before and I have the night available. Otherwise it is a two night minimum reservation.
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.
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
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.
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.
The apartment was clean and decorated beautifully! The owner was exceptional with giving us information about the city, places to eat, etc. The one thing I must be honest with is that there was a strong odor in our apt. We asked if anyone was smoking in the building because it smelled strongly of old ashtrays. The owner offered air fresheners/candles, but we just dealt with it for one more night. I've seen other comments about it being an "old building", and that it is, but this was not an old building smell (that was the smell in the hallway). If not for the odor, this place was really great. Loved the location close to "The Hill", too!
This is our second visit to Mike's property. As before, the description at VRBO was matched in reality as we entered the unit. It was just as pictured, and exceptionally clean. The bed seemed new and very firm, which we liked. The property is in an excellent location, only two blocks from the Missouri Botanical Gardens, and less than a mile away from all of the great restaurants on the Hill. It is about a fifteen minute drive to Forest Part and about the same time to Ted Drewes. We recommend Pappy's Smokehouse for BBQ. We also recommend a snack at Gus' Pretzel Stand, just a block from the Budweiser Brewery complex.
We had a great time in St. Louis. The place is convenient to just about anywhere. He provided everything we needed and will stay there again! Thanks!
Nice place, worked perfect for what we needed. Only problem was the door knob to the bathroom wouldn't open from the inside so we just had to leave it cracked.
Property was well-maintained and clean . Mike was always ready to assist if you had questions or problems. My husband & I stayed in one of the units last year which was on the first floor which was easier for us as the unit we rented this year was upstairs and it was harder for us to climb stairs with suitcases etc. All in all, we would recommend the properties. Very convenient for us.
Mary G. St. Joseph, Mo.
For a family, this rental is less than desirable. To start off, I would assume the owner probably is used to renting to college-aged/single travelers. There were no less than 5 signs hanging throughout the residence that were size 50 font, bolded, underlined telling the rental what NOT to do. It was not very welcoming. If i could post pics, i would.
If you are bigger (225lb+), good luck using the toilet. It is a very close to the wall/tub.
The tv in the bedroom is 15 inches or so. Very hard to see.
The full size bed was very uncomfortable (very springy)
The sheets were very scratchy.
The air conditioning did not cool the back room well.
Parking at night was difficult to find a spot close.
The wifi in the bedroom was weak (made it difficult to do work)
The building is old and it has a "smell" (there were no less than 6 air fresheners out, but that didnt seem to help)
Nightly price is good, as well as the proximity to downtown.
The desktop PC was nice for the kids to use.
The remodeling of the bathroom looked nice.
While the owner seemed friendly through both of his visits to see us, his notes hanging everywhere were very condescending. If I were traveling solo, it would be fine, but after a conversation with him, it appeared as if he didnt want families in HIS BUILDING.
I do not like leaving reviews written like this, but of all the VRBOs we have stayed in (10+), this one was the least enjoyable/comfortable. It appeared as if we were bothering him by staying there.
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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Sun - Thurs $99.00 per night
Fri - Sat $110.00 per night
$25.00 Cleaning fee
Minimum 2 night stay
Credit Card Accepted