About this listing
DUTCHTOWN is the largest community in St. Louis with over 18,000 households. For centuries known as the "Scrubby Dutch" locals who would always be scrubbing their front steps. There is eye catching architecture in the homes, church and shops. Over the last decade lots of changes are happening. Home prices are going up, boarded up buildings are now the home of unique shops and loads of revitalization happening. We are a neighborhood of an array of cultural, financial and economic folk
1 mile from highway 55 which connects to all major highways. Five generations have passed through our doors and after living on the second floor, where we raised our children, we have remodeled it and then moved to the first floor, where I was raised.
Several really great dining spots all within 5 minutes travel by car: Urban Eats, Feasting Fox, Iron Barley and Crusoe's are our favorites.
Within 20 minutes of St. Louis University and 25 minutes from the airport,home is awaiting your arrival. and TV, but no cable. DVD player and Wifi is available. Local calls only. One bathroom and three separate bedrooms 1) twin, 2.) double bed and 3.) one queen size bed. Queen bed room has doors, the other two beds are in an open floor plan. Completely furnished and has everything you'll need to prepare and serve all meals. Ironing board, iron , hair dryer and St. Louis Post Dispatch newspaper as well as anything you may need....so don't worry if you forget your razor or Q tips....toothbrush or tweezer!!! 3 window air conditioners help our second floor stay cool in our St. Louis summers.
You can enjoy both the front balcony or the back deck.....
We will provide breakfast items, usually juice, eggs, sausage, fruit , and bread. Regular and decaf coffee, popcorn too.
Street parking available in front ACROSS THE STREET. No smoking or pets please. We do sometimes dog sit our grand dog Netta Sue or even a friends Golden Doodle, Murphy...
So if your looking for a place to party or break the law..look further!
No smoking, no pets. Let me know as much about your stay so I can help to make it stress free and enjoyable. We live downstairs so we would be able to answer any questions and ask that you be considerate of us below you. There is a lower deck with a gas grill and with advance request, you are welcomed to use it. I don't charge a cleaning fee and with your help I won't have to start charging one. We don't allow parties , loud music or anything illegal. So come on and settle in and enjoy your vacation and our home...See you soon! Please remember that we would appreciate it if you would park ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE HOUSE...Thank you..this way all the neighbors stay happy .....
The 3 seat sofa has recliners at each end. Also a brand new 32 inch flat screen TV...new photos shortly
This place truly was a GEM! Diana was so incredibly kind and helpful, her apartment was spotless and comfortable and we really couldn't have asked for more!
We loved staying here! Our hosts went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. They provided milk, juice, eggs, bread, and lots of pancake mix for breakfast. They also set up a pack n play for our little one and had toys out for the kids. We loved staying here - there was plenty of room for our family of 5, and everything we wanted to visit was within 15 min of their house. Cannot recommend enough!
Casa grande, pulita e dotata di ogni comfort, con 2 spaziose camere da letto. Diana ci ha lasciato una variegata scelta per la colazione (preparati per waffle e pancakes, pancarrè, latte succhi e cereali). Ci è piaciuto vivere per 2 giorni in una tipica casetta americana!
Diana was a delightful hostess and was very accommodating with our late arrival. She took the time to show us around and had the kitchen well stocked. We enjoyed our brief visit with her and would love to return to the area again and stay in her lovely home! She also was helpful with local sites and directions. Thank you to Diana and Jim for a great stay!
Diana was a wonderful host. She made my family feel very welcomed. She also had food, coffee, and other items for our breakfast that we were not expecting. She also had a binder with information about the town, sites, and food for take out which was very helpful. We were able to correspond with her via text with any questions or issues we may have had. She responds most quickly to a phone call. With any metropolitan area it is wise to research the neighborhoods you may go through.
The Gem was the perfect getaway. Convenient location for all the things we planned to do in Saint Louis.
We were so pleased with the accommodations and hospitality. It was great to have our family be able to be comfortable for a nights stay. Not easy to do with 5 of us and one is a 3 year old!
About the Host, Diana
Born and raised in the same house, raised our children here and recently moved to the first floor. Jim and I love to travel, trains have become my new love and recently took Amtrak from St. louis to Reno...most beautiful ride Colorado and Utah breathtaking. We've traveled to Italy, London, Prague to name a few. We are devout Green Bay Packer fans and love attending early season games and training camp. We have 2 amazing grown children, our daughter a ESOL teacher and our son an Army Aviator and 7 grand chlldren, 2 local and the other 5 where the Army sends them..
I married the first boy I ever "fell in love" with at the age of 10 and met up 16 years later and married. Jim has worked for Fed Ex since it's inception and hopes to retire next year. Me....you name it, I've done it!! I've worked for a bookkeeper, salon, public relations consultant for an arts high school, founded a not for profit for artistic students, caretaker to seniors, janitor and an event planner. My proudestt event was a 3 day celebration including a house party, evening dinner party with a master illutionist, bagpiper piping,and getting the birthday "girl", who was a diehard St. Louis Caqrdinals fan onto the field for the first pitch for a game between the Cards and the Cubs.. Davis Freese was the catcher for her and an amazing pitch right to him to celebrate her 100th birthday.