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Countryside Chalet - Walk to Town, Minutes To St. Louis, Great for Families

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cathedral ceilings w/25' fireplace featured in this 3 story home. 3 bdrms 2 bath

Unique timber frame home w/ stone fireplace located in safe Illinois community / part of St. Louis metro area. Why fight traffic and worry about parking or safety? Guests love our clean and tranquil chalet in the welcoming town of Waterloo.

3 bedroom 2 bath features 2 queen & 2 twin beds to sleep 6 max guests. Loft bedroom has private balcony. Stocked with kitchen appliances, cooking & dining items, bed linens and towels, robes, 3 tvs, dvd player, washer/dryer. Free wifi & premium cable (HBO, Showtime, Cinemax), foosball table.

RV, trailer, motorcycle parking, driveway through property from main street to back alley/side street.

Across street from historic stage coach stop, Peterstown House. Walking distance to restaurants, theaters, and shopping. Summer Tuesday night band concerts and Sunday concert series at town square. Area public golf courses, parks, wineries and two craft beer brewing companies. Easy drive to downtown St. Louis and larger shopping centers. Close to 255, I-55, I-44, I-64 & I-70

Dogs considered with prior approval. Non-smoking home.

More Details

Erika Dockery
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2017

About Erika Dockery

Mike & I love to travel in the US and abroad. We have 4 grown children and a dog. We enjoy rides on our Harley & fishing or tubing from our bass boat - though not as often as we'd like. Erika has been to all 50 states and over 40 countries. We enjoy staying at all types of properties, from private (like vrbo) to boutique hotels to chain properties.

Erika Dockery purchased this chalet in 2015

Why Erika Dockery chose Illinois

Rika's heritage is 100% German and her father built this property and the beautiful stone fireplace in 1997. The woodwork was provided by the Amish in Ohio. Just across the lawn, our sister property "Timberwolf Cabin" was built in 1953 by Rika's family the Wolf's.

What makes this chalet unique

If you "like" our social media page (Timberwolf, Waterloo IL) you will see links to area attractions. Small town, country living while near the city provides the best of both worlds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. It was the perfect getaway for our family. We gathered at the large table at dinner and planned our next getaway by the fire. You have truly thought of everything.
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Waterloo in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , in loft, adjacent to bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , loft bedroom with private deck & bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading
3 nearby public golf courses, winery, craft breweries, restaurants within walking distance, 5 local parks, antiques in town and nearby, under 30 minutes to downtown St. Louis. Many area attractions with information provided in guest book.


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Countryside Chalet - Walk to Town, Minutes To St. Louis, Great for Families
average rating of 4.869565 based on 26 reviews

great weekend

  • 5 of 5

really enjoyed the house and walking downtown to shops and dinner

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting you. Glad you got to walk around town. So many festivals and events. Maybe you can return for one of the summer concerts.
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Super cute and convenient!!

  • 4 of 5

My family traveled from Florida to spend our spring break with Grandma and Grandpa. The Location was close to St. Luis, grocery stores, and dining.

We especially loved the little bunnies that were hopping all around the property. We took advantage of the coloring books and colored pencils. I don't often get the chance to color with my teenage daughter!!

The only reason I didn't give it five stars was because of some toothpaste splatter in the bathroom. Other than that, everything was perfect!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with our stay!

This Chalet was beautiful, clean, well-stocked and comfortable. It was a halfway point for get-together to celebrate my sister's birthday. We loved the little town of Waterloo with quaint shops and wonderful restaurants. We hope to be able to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We'd love to have you visit again. How about during warmer weather so you can walk to town, take in a summer band concert, enjoy our new bikes and cornhole games? Waterloo has festivals year round!
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Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful little cabin. It was very clean and well stocked. Sweet little touches like, stuffed animals and coloring books. Yes, we were all grown women but we used them and enjoyed them. Lots of restaurants and stores close by. The small historical buildings across the street were a great surprise. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I try to stock the home with items that will help guests relax and have fun with family and friends. We'd love to have you return and find more surprises in the area. I try to find a new store, restaurant or even golf course each time I visit. Hope to see you again.
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Quiet, comfortable getaway

  • 5 of 5

Timberwolf Chalet made the perfect location for our family to gather from out of town in preparation for our oldest daughter's wedding. We had a quiet place to prepare for the wedding and relax after the event. One of our daughters, a chef, actually made the wedding cake at Timberwolf!

Owner Rika and property manager Brian were accommodating, flexible, and helpful.

In short, I'd recommend this delightful home for a quiet getaway that's close to St. Louis.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were honored you chose our home to prepare for your daughter's wedding. I'd love to see pictures of the cake! Maybe you can come celebrate their anniversary and have more time to relax and explore the area. So much to do - we're still finding new restaurants and activities.
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Fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with 5 kids from Ireland & timberwolf was just like home from home a fabulous comfortable home that had everything we needed if we return to St. Louis we will definitely stay here

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you chose to stay with us during your time in the US. Glad you all had a nice visit and were able to enjoy Waterloo and St. Louis. You have a lovely family and you are welcome to come back to your "home away from home" in the US anytime.
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
St Louis Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.67 Miles
JV's Downtown Bar
Nearest Golf
1.31 Miles
Mystic Oak Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
St. Louis Gateway Station
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Imo's Pizza
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Hidden Valley
Car: necessary

Annbriar and two other golf courses are minutes from house. Ball fields across street. Skate park less than 10 minute walk. We provide a guest binder with brochures for area activities + menus for local restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Waterloo, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2017
25 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £192.35
Pet Fee £38.47
Cleaning Fee £57.71
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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