|Minimum Stay||1 - 4 nights|
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: 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.
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.
Great little apartment and perfect for what we needed. Our children live in smaller apartments in St. Louis and we needed a larger place to gather for our Christmas celebration. This was our first Christmas celebration away from home and we were very pleased with the accommodations and the added benefit of being exceptionally clean!! Highly recommended!
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.
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.
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.
-THIS APARTMENT ALLOWS A MAXIMUM OF 4 GUEST, I DO NOT ALLOW OVER CROWDING REGARDLESS OF AGE OR SIZE
-NO PETS (I HAVE A MEDIUM SIZED DOG WHO IS VERY FRIENDLY, IF HE IS OUTSIDE I AM OUTSIDE)
-NO LARGE PARTIES
-NO SMOKING INCLUDING E-CIGS
-MUST BE 24 YEARS OF AGE TO RENT
-60-DAY CANCELLATION POLICY TO RECEIVE ANY REFUND. TO MINIMIZE YOUR RISK PURCHASE THE OFFERED CANCELLATION INSURANCE THE WEBSITE OFFERS WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION.