DUTCHTOWN GEM LLC: 4 mi so.of Arch

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Idaho Ave, St. Louis, MO 63111, United States

The Space

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!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $10 / night after 4 guests
Security Deposit: $150
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • If you are looking for accommodations roomy enough and comfortable for a family of five without feeling like you're on top of each other, the Dutchtown Gem will certainly meet your needs. Our family with 3 kids (ages 15, 12 and 8) stayed here for three nights and we were very satisfied with the roominess and location.

    Diana and Jim are wonderful and thoughtful hosts who will go the extra mile to meet your needs and make you feel at home. There are numerous small touches that add up - such as stocking the fridge and pantry with a few food items ( we took full advantage!), moving their car so we could park in their spot during a storm, and providing some extra info via email in advance related to the Comic Con event taking place that weekend. Their commitment to their neighborhood is evident by the recognition and certifications from the community that they received.

    We enjoyed getting to know the Dutchtown area a bit and checking into the funky secondhand stores. We felt the location was very accessible to the activities we had planned, downtown and in the Forest Park area.

    All in all, we had a tremendous stay and would enjoy returning at some point, without hesitation.

    April 2014
    Response from Diana:

    Thanks Joel. So glad you all enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return.

  • Our family of four had a great time staying at the Dutchtown Gem. 3 bedrooms plus living room and kitchen were the perfect amount of space for us. Diana is lovely: super helpful and friendly, and has created a wonderful little nest for visitors including a stocked frig! Easy location near Corondolet Park and right off highway 55 and the best napping couch!

    March 2014
    Response from Diana:

    Jana, Thanks for your kind words about the couch!!! Only sorry that I didn't tell you that each end were recliners! Glad you all enjoyed your stay.

  • Very cute space on the top floor of the house. There were three bedrooms and lots of space to spread out as well as a kitchen to cook meals. Everything was clean and tidy and they even left some food options for breakfast. We were about a 15 minute drive from downtown, 15 minutes from the Loop/West End and 10 minute drive to Cherokee Street. Diane was responsive, friendly and helpful and as long as you don't mind be a little bit outside of town, I would recommend this as a great place to stay.

    March 2014
    Response from Diana:

    Thanks for your comments. THE GEM is a separate house, ( a flat) rather than the upstairs or continuation of our house. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

  • The Dutchtown Gem is as described and easy to get to from downtown St. Louis. We (my kids!) enjoyed having the toys upon arrival and a few cookies to greet us. Diana was a great host and helped us out with food suggestions and laundry.I thought there was laundry facility and we needed to wash our baby's cloth diapers. She happily did these for us. A quiet and restful night. Clean and comfortable.

    March 2014
  • My father and I spent one night at the Dutchtown Gem. Firstly, we greatly appreciated the clear and easy-to-follow directions. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted and escorted upstairs to the large apartment/house. It was clean, comfy and cute. We each had a pleasant night's rest and carried onward the next morning. Thank you very much for your hospitality and for your generosity.

    March 2014
  • We picked the Dutchtown Gem based on the reviews and photos. What can we say? We agree with all the wonderful reviews. Everything was perfect from the rooms to their welcome to the free breakfast food they provided. Diana and Jim know what the definition of 'hosting' is. We will definitely be back. Thank you so very much! We had a lovely time.

    March 2014
    Response from Diana:

    Thanks so very much Erika. I hope you got to do everything you wanted to. Would love to host you and yours again, maybe next time you'll need to put the gate up to keep an eye on Noah ;)

  • Diana and Jim met my family and I at the front door. Diana showed the wonderful home to us and made sure we had everything we needed. They are GREAT HOSTS and have a GREAT location for a visit to St. Louis. My son loved the toys and angel food cake left by Diana. Parking is right in front of the home and neighborhood is near many attractions. We had a quick ten minute drive to Edward Jones Dome for our event. All three beds are comfortable, and the home, kitchen, and bathroom were extremely clean. We have a family of four and had room left for at least two more in the home.

    February 2014
    Response from Diana:

    Thank you very much Harry. We sincerely appreciate your kind review and am glad that your first airbnb experience was a good one. We welcome you back anytime. Our best to your wife, Max and PopPop.
    .Diana and Jim

  • Diana went above and beyond to ensure that we had a comfortable living space! What a charming home and interesting couple! Thank you so much, Liza and I enjoyed our travels very much, thanks to you included.

    January 2014
    Response from Diana:

    Thanks Andy, so glad you enjoyed your stay and got to go up in the Arch. Rather you then me. I loved that Liza left me a note in the guest book, sad that I have no idea what it says. ;) I'm sure your time together was awesome and sorry it couldn't have been longer. You two make a great couple. Diana

  • My friends and I wanted to stay together in the same space as we were taking workshops in St. Louis and this Gem was the answer. We all probably spent the first hour of arrival 'oooh'ing and 'ah'ing and the cute and quaint features of the apartment. Diana was incredibly friendly and helpful. We're looking forward to visiting again in the future!

    November 2012
  • We had a mini family reunion in St. Louis. The Gem was the perfect size to host our 6 members (including 3 young boys). Diana was very communicative and helpful leading up to and during the visit. She was also very kind to the kids and even provided some toys that they really enjoyed. The house is just as it appears in the photos.

    October 2012
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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 (email hidden). 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.
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