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Iris Elaine Cottage- Whole House Historic Cottage Rental in Washington MO

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms ,2- 6 Sleeps

There is no sharing with people you don't know when reserving our whole house historic story and a half brick cottage. We welcome you to enjoy total privacy in 1,400 square feet of carefully restored and decorated living space that reflects warmth and hospitality. Our goal is to inspire comfort and vintage elegance using antiques and an eclectic mix of our favorite things

. Two spacious upstairs bedrooms await you with queen size beds and a bathroom. The upstairs has accommodations for 4 quest double occupancy. Relax on the first floor in the spacious living and dining area. The living room area can be converted to accommodate up to 2 additional guest on a modern queen sofa sleeper with a privacy screen for an additional charge. A half bath is found on the first floor. The cozy kitchen is connected to a three season porch that leads to the outdoor furnished patio.

You will find the guest cottage is walking distance to several shops, local restaurants and pubs where you can enjoy indoor and outdoor seating. Regardless if you choose to walk or drive it is approximately 6 blocks to the riverfront where you will find quaint shops and restaurant along the way.

Washington Riverfront Park greets you with sitting benches and a 5 mile fitness hiking and biking trail.

Washington has festival weekends,home to the county fair and fishing tournaments. There is an Am-track station on Front Street,Cab service and trolly service available. Please ask when booking and we will be happy to help answer any questions you may have to make your visit what you want it to be.

Please come be our guest!!

For additional individual rates contact Gail De Bourge -Engemann

More Details

Gail DeBourge - Engemann
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Gail DeBourge - Engemann

Bob Engemann and Gail DeBourge- Engemann are the owners of the Iris Elaine Cottage. Bob is a native of Washington and Gail moved here in 1998 and has had a love affair with all the city has to offer ever since. The cottage is the fourth house that we have restored and our second B&B. This beautiful town for us is a quaint and lovely place to call home.

We purchased this cottage in 2013 and did a complete restoration but put in modern amenities while preserving all the architectural features and saving the charm.

We hope you enjoy your visit and see what we see in this lovely community. Please come be our guests.

Gail DeBourge - Engemann purchased this cottage in 2013


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Washington in St. Johns

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Two queen bedrooms upstairs with a full bathroom Queen size Sofa sleeper in living room with privacy screen for additional guest price.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
full continental breakfast provided first morning. can be arranged for additional mornings as well.


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Iris Elaine Cottage- Whole House Historic Cottage Rental in Washington MO
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Sister's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Five of my sisters and myself were finally able to plan a weekend together and this house was perfect for us to spend some time together. Gail and her husband gave us a tour of the house in the afternoon and were very friendly and accommodating. The house was very clean and it is in a quiet neighborhood and they even had some pastries, fresh fruit and coffee for breakfast the next day. We brought some extra blow up mattresses to accommodate all of us and there was plenty of room. We will definitely book this house for our next sisters weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting all of you and thank you for the great critique. Please do remember us for your next visit.love haveing guest who leave the Cottage in such nice order. Bob and I feel good to provide a space that brings families together.
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Nice,comfy overnight stay.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was neat,clean and cozy. Really nice to be welcomed by Bob and Gail.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robin and her guest were just very nice people to meet at check in. They left the Cottage in great shape. Would recommend them and love to have them back.
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable home, antique decor. We stayed here with another couple for a few days during the eclipse, and were very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We loved having you. Please come again. Your group left the house in great shape. Bob and Gail
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Very Nice Property

  • 5 of 5

We brought a small group (6 adults/3 couples) for a retreat weekend. The owners were great. The property was very clean, nicely decorated, and comfortable. Two couples had very nice bedrooms and my wife and I took the pull out couch. Many dining options within a few blocks. Quiet residential neighborhood. Continental breakfast and beverages were actually pretty nice - although we added our own eggs and bacon and took advantage of the fully functional kitchen (even dishwasher). It is not large, but it had plenty of space for 6 people. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay. Would recommend it and would book again if we had the opportunity.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dan We are happy you enjoyed your groups stay. We would certainly welcome you back again. It was very nice meeting you and your wife. Gail and Bob
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Perfect cozy cottage for ladies weekend - great location!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is decorated beautifully and is very comfortable. So fun! Felt pampered w the beautiful linens, champagne, muffins, fruit, etc. Weather was incredible so we enjoyed the patio and walking about downtown Washington. Great location - several shops and eateries in downtown and just 15 min to nearby Augusta wineries.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You picked a perfect weather weekend for your stay. We are pleased you enjoyed our Cottage and certainly would welcome all of you back anytime and thank you for leaving everything so nice. Please come again. Gail
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Saint Louis Lambert
Nearest Barpub
The Old Dutch Washington MO (Several)
Nearest Train
AM-Track Washington MO
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 44

Washington is in the heart of Missouri wine country. Spending the day touring wineries on the wine road is an experience that includes breath taking scenery. Fun with friends or as a romantic day enjoying each other. Sitting outdoors with wine and cheese or touring and tasting


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Washington, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £25 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.35%


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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