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Historic Southwest Gardens Neighborhood, Convenient to Everything

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Southwest Garden - Southwest Gardens Apartment 2W

Large One Bedroom Apartment With A Bonus Room (sleeps 4)

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 four guests: one king-sized bed and one twin bed with a trundle twin bed with 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: 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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mike York
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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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 Missouri

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


Just wanted to let you know we really enjoyed our stay in St Louis.

Your place was just as advertised and very clean which we really felt good about.

I hope we were good tenants, Tiffney said she got to meet you.

We will definitely consider your place again when back in town and I bring the family or have an extended stay.

I will be working in Granite City off and on for a while.

Thanks again.

PS, I brought the rest of my Chicago Style Pizza home from the place you referred us to on Wyoming.

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Sep 2015
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based on 47 holidaymaker reviews

Historic Southwest Gardens Neighborhood, Convenient to Everything
average rating of 4.87234 based on 49 reviews
Saint James, MO

Convenient location

  • 3 of 5

PROs: Property was conveniently located to the university I was visiting for a few days. Neighborhood was pretty and reasonably quiet for being in St. Louis. Everything in the apartment was well-organized and it was very well-stocked with everything you would need for an extended stay, i.e., dishes, cleaning supplies, linens, etc. Bathroom was immaculate and kitchen was clean. Internet worked very well for the high bandwidth projects I had. Process for checking in and out was easy and owner always responded promptly if contacted. Owner worked with me and allowed an early check in to accommodate my schedule.

CONs: Sofa and love seat were dirty--they needed a good vacuum and shampoo or at least slipcovers. I just used extra linens to cover them. It seemed as if the apartment had been either vacant awhile or had not been given a good cleaning because all the curtains and blinds had lots of accumulated dust, as did some of the furniture. It is a very damp apartment, even when I ran the fan constantly. This was more than a minor inconvenience when I discovered all the clothes I hung in the closet smelled musty the next morning. Some of the kitchen flatware and utensils were dirty and needed to be washed before I could use them. Someone else's clothes were in one of the dresser drawers. Every minute spent at the apartment was busy with school projects, so I didn't have time for someone to come in and address these issues at that time. A good walk through before my arrival would have found them so they could be addressed before I checked in.

If a convenient location, basically nice place, and hands-off owner works for you, then this place is a good fit. If you want a well-appointed place that you can bring friends and family to or entertain clients at while on a business trip with a warmer, more hands-on style owner, this may not work as well.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is a bit extreme and has some false statements in it, please read my other 40+ reviews to get an idea of what my property truly has to offer. I have never had a guest stay here and make these types of claims or complaints, and I've been doing this since 2012. Also to call me a hands off owner is just false, this guest never contacted me while they were here about any of this. I live in the building and manage the property by myself, I am available at a moments notice to address any issues. I do not contact or bother my guest during their stay unless absolutely necessary but if you wish to contact me I welcome it and I am always available to help out with any problems or to give tips on STL. My building is definitely not a "damp" building. This is a second floor apartment and STL is a humid city. If you are not running the AC when it is warm out the apartment will get humid, just running a fan does not take moister out of the air. I checked the closets and there does not appear to be any signs of moister or a smell of any kind. As for the dusty items mentioned, I think this guest is being extreme, the apartment is not dusty at all. The couches are a bit old and faded from the sun but definitely not dirty (New couches coming 2017). I deep clean things like curtains and behind furniture every few months. I always clean the whole apartment including dusting the furniture after each guest. Before my guest arrive I always do a walk through, turn on the HVAC and turn on the hall lights. Clearly this time while rushing to get the guest checked in early I missed a drawer that a previous guest left some clothes in, that was my mistake and it has now been corrected.
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We came to drop our son off at Washington University and the location could not have been more convenient. The unit was clean and well maintained. It was perfect for a couple but I would not recommend more than two people. The price was great as it was half what we would have paid for a hotel and we had all the amenities of home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave my property a review. Please come back and stay again on your next trip to Saint Louis.
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a full week and couldn't have been happier! It was close to everything and in a safe neighborhood. The 'extras' Mike provided such as linens, travel size toiletries and even paper products made our stay that much better (and required us to have to less to pack which is always a plus!) The place was a perfect size for our little family of four. Extremely clean and well kept, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave my property a review. Please come back and stay again on your next trip to Saint Louis.
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Well maintained and conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the vacation rental very much. Everything in the apartment was well organized and in very good condition. It's conveniently located and on a tree-lined street. Thanks Mike, for helping make our stay enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave my property a review. Please come back and stay again on your next trip to Saint Louis.
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Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

If your looking for a clean, immaculate, fresh, friendly, quite, centrally located, safe place I recommend this property. I hope to stay there again in the future since we have a student in St. Louis for the next few years.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave my property a review. Please come back and stay again on your next trip to Saint Louis.
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Great Place, Great Price, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Amazingly convenient to so many attractions and easily highway accessible. The apartment was clean and had so many accessories. Parking was never an issue, we always found a spot in the front of the location. Bigger than anticipated kitchen and dinning rooms and well equipped with plenty of appliances.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave my property a review. Please come back and stay again on your next trip to Saint Louis.
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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
0.08 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

Prices for this holiday apartment in Southwest Garden, Missouri

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £20

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Southwest Garden, USA

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 875 sq. ft.
  • 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 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bonus Room - 2 Single Bed , Twin bed with hide away twin bed
  • Four guests maximum regardless of age or size.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
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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