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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. Our properties are protected by external security cameras. We also have a home security/automation system that works with door locks, smoke detectors, thermostats and other devices.

For LARGER groups, our cabin sleeps 3-4 and our cottage sleeps 5-6 (adjacent properties)

More Details

Rika Dockery
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2018

About Rika Dockery

I was bitten by the travel bug as a child. I've been to all 50 states and 42 countries on 4 continents (so far). I love welcoming people from all over the world. As a writer for Vacation Rental Travels Magazine, I also enjoy staying in other vacation rental homes. It was a complete fluke that I learned this home that my father built in 1997 was coming on the market. Its a joy to welcome guests to this special home.

Rika Dockery purchased this chalet in 2015

Why Rika Dockery chose Waterloo

My heritage is 100% German and my dad built this chalet on my grandparent's original property. He was the craftsman for the 25' stone fireplace. The woodwork was provided by the Amish in Ohio. Just across the lawn, our sister property "Timberwolf Cabin" was built in 1953 by my 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. I love being able to walk to town for craft breweries, wine bar, restaurants, shops, band concerts, plays, festivals... Its been fun to rediscover this town after living out of the area for so long.

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: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We will send a customized rental agreement to be signed & returned by email after booking confirmation.
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
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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, wine bar, 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 4.882353 based on 37 reviews

Great getaway for our small family.

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. Exactly what was advertised. Able to get to STL and area attractions without trouble.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to host your family and hope you visit us (and Waterloo) again soon. We now have the cottage open, just across the street. It will sleep 4-6 so keep that in mind. Have a nice spring!
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Wichita, Kansas

Comfortable well appointed home

  • 5 of 5

Our family is from the area, yet we have relocated. The hosts allowed us to rent their home for Christmas. The hosts and property manager were incredibly thoughtful with every detail. They even decorated the home with charming Christmas decorations, inside and out. The kitchen is well appointed and allowed for us to make family meals. The convenient location was perfect for our adult children to visit frequently. The home is attractive, comfortable and linens are nice. The neighborhood is quiet and safe, the yard is peaceful and was beautiful with the snow. Everything was impeccably clean, inside and out. The property manager lives nearby and is very helpful. Waterloo has several charming restaurants and shops for entertainment, and Schnucks is very handy. We would highly recommend this home to all.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review. I'm so happy you found our home comfortable, clean and peaceful. That is our goal! We hope you can bring your family back during another season. Have a happy new year!
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, our hostess thought of everything to make sure we were comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Our goal is to think of everything so you don't have to. Please come back and visit again soon.
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a clean and quiet place

  • 5 of 5

The photos are accurate. The chalet is clean, looks nice and is well taken care of. Everything was great! And the owner is nice, too!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Glad your group had such a good time. It was fun to meet you! Please visit us again!
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Arnold MO

Timberwolf Chalet has it all!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great get-away weekend in Waterloo. This house literally has it all. Plenty of room both inside and out. We were able to host a dinner party for family at the dining room table. The kitchen was completely stocked with everything you could possibly need! The place was immaculate too. You can tell that somebody takes good care of this property. Having a local manager was great. Brian met us at the house and showed us around. As someone who has been renting vacation houses for years, I know a good one when I see it. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear we exceeded your expectations. We've also rented homes without a local manager and agree that Brian helps our property stand out in the vacation home marketplace. We welcome you to return again and explore all Waterloo has to offer.
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A wonderful experience for 5 old college friends!

  • 5 of 5

If you want the perfect getaway for a family, a mini reunion, or a Girls' Weekend away, this is the place to go! The property is easy to find and close to everything, yet is wonderfully quiet and peaceful - you truly feel like you have gotten away to your own personal relaxing retreat! The accomodations are more than adequate, well appointed, and wonderfully maintained. The special touches are a wonderful surprise and my group of 5 old college classmates were all VERY pleased. The kitchen was clean and well stocked (the dishwasher and the 14-cup coffee maker made us all smile happily), the beds are comfortable, and the claw foot soaking tub an added pleasure. Our ONLY issue was the lack of good lighting - it is mostly overhead and mainly low wattage. A little too dark for an evening of needlework or working jigsaw puzzles or even reading (especially if you are a member of the more SENIOR generation!). We were also happy with the number of great restaurants and fun little stores we found in the Waterloo area. I am quite certain everyone in my party was impressed with this property, and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a place for relaxing getaway :)

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a memorable girl's weekend. I've hosted a couple myself and agree that the chalet is the perfect spot. Next time book in-home massages and foot baths for your group. Thanks for lighting suggestion- I'll add a desk lamp. Agree that Waterloo has it all. New wine bar opening soon and the 2nd craft brew pub opened recently. We welcome your group again!
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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

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £34.98
Cleaning Fee £52.47
Refundable Damage Deposit £174.9
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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