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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Erika Dockery
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Waterloo in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , in loft, adjacent to bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Countryside Chalet - Walk to Town, Minutes To St. Louis, Great for Families
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
5

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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4

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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5

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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5

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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5

Peaceful home base from which to enjoy the intrigue of the Mississippi River and city of St Louis

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the use of this house while we did volunteer work in the area. The location allowed us to mix in personal entertainment by being close to so many regional interests and just a short drive across the river to St Louis. The caretaker, Brian was very responsive to any questions we had. One evening the Internet service malfunctioned. Brian quickly contacted the service providers who had to send in repair persons the next day while we were out. Brian met them so our day was not interrupted at all. All five in our group were thankful. The home was well stocked with everything we needed. If we return to the area we hope this chalet is available.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Papillion
5

The home was wonderful! Beautiful, clean and well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Waterloo, IL )June 20 - 24, 2016) Not having been to the area, other than to drive by, we did not know what to expect. We loved the Chalet and also Waterloo. The original plan was to spend most of our time on St. Louis, and we ended up spending only one day there. We toured historical sites around the area and enjoyed Waterloo. The Porta Westfalica Festival was going on while we were in town, and people were very friendly and welcoming. A part of our vacations is to try out local, non-chain restaurants and we were amazed at the good food to be found in Waterloo. Gallager's was fantastic! Our first night we ate at JV's and it was very good. I am not typically a beer drinker, but the bartender recommended a beer and gave me a sample - it was great! Again, everyone was very friendly and we did not feel at all like we were "out of towners."

Brian (manager) was very helpful and responded quickly to any questions or problems. We would definitely come back. The notebook provided by the owners contained local sites, restaurants (including menus), etc. and was very helpful and interesting. It loved reading the history of the Chalet. This would be a great place to come back to with family and friends.

We saw the Cathedrals in St. Louis as well as taking a walking tour of some of the older building. Both of us love history. We went to Ft. de Chartres, Kimmswick, Pierre Menard House, Ft. Kaskaskia and took the Kaskaskia Road to get to St. Genevieve. We plan to come back to finish our tour of St. Genevieve as we ran out of time!

We highly recommend the area and the Chalet. The owners and manager couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Even our two dogs felt at home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks - loved your review because I learned something new! Will have to update our guest binder with some new brochures from sites you mentioned. Its been fun to celebrate Monroe County's bicentennial year. Glad you tried a couple of our favorite Waterloo restaurants. We love all the local (non-chain) stores and restaurants. You and your dogs are welcome back anytime. You may enjoy the fall/winter when the fireplace warms and provides a nice atmosphere.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Waterloo, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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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
£414
for 2 nights
From
£177
From
£186
Fri,Sat
£1,126
£3,259
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£396
for 2 nights
From
£168
From
£177
Fri,Sat
£1,073
£3,082
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £40
Cleaning Fee £60
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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Location

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
255
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.

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