Solar Urban Oasis: Queen

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Private room in home hosted by Shelley

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 2 shared baths
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Shelley is a Superhost
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With all the charm of a southern provincial Victorian estate in the heart of STL, this solar-powered, recently renovated 129-years-young home boasts a low carbon footprint! A spacious wrap-around veranda overlooks flowering terraces; while the interior offers abundant common space (2 kitchens, sunroom, dining, living, deck, grill). Private rooms come with personal TV, DVD, and guest accounts for Netflix, Hulu, Prime, and HBOnow. Organic raised bed garden in back. Adjacent to YMCA (with pool).

The space
Cozy and bright room (second floor) with window AC unit, for personalized climate control. With the feel of a European hostel, we have guests from all over the world. The 1st and 2nd floor provide two lightly stocked kitchens where you can snack on anything that is not labeled with another guests name. There are two bathrooms with renewable bamboo toilet paper and other toiletries. Ample common space, both indoors and out (dining room, living room, sunroom, veranda). Three security cameras protecting entries. Towels, linens, fans, space heaters, cleaning supplies and hospitality items are provided in the room.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Security cameras on property

7 nights in St. Louis

Feb 5, 2023 - Feb 12, 2023

4.85 out of 5 stars from 359 reviews

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Where you’ll be

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The 'West End' neighborhood lies (you guested it) just West (and a bit North) of the 'Central West End': one of STL's trendiest and haute-est neighborhoods. Solar Urban Oasis rests just a 5 minute drive from Forest Park, one of the nations largest urban parks {well eclipsing NYC's Central Park (840ac)}, with roughly 1300ac. Forest Park houses many cultural icons of St.Louis: the expansive and FREE art museum; one of the country's last FREE zoos; one of the largest outdoor summerstocks in the Americas (The MUNY, w/FREE seats in the back); a boathouse, and Shakespeare glenne, a golfcourse, miles upon miles of trail, et cetera ad nauseam. Just a bit further West is the Delmar Loop, home of the Pageant (amongst other venues), Wash U, and international cuisine marketed toward college/concert goers. To the Southeast, you will find The Grove, on Manchester: a great option for barhopping and local acts. The North side of Forest Park is more residential and less crowded than those to the South, making commuting less troublesome. Solar Urban Oasis resides North of the Delmar Divide. At last census, the neighborhood was 85% Black, 8% White, 4% Hispanic, 3% Asian/Native American/Other. If those numbers make you uncomfortable, please consider other options. Discrimination will be met with only the minimum of civility. Openness and kindness will be matched in hospitality.

Along with my son, I have been renovating, flipping, and managing houses in the St.Louis Metro area for almost 20 years; focusing on ethical development: supporting sustainability, revitalization, affordability, and battling gentrification by cultivating neglected historic properties near cultural centers.

I own or manage many properties around St.Louis, and there has never been any issues with safety or theft on the SUO property. I hope that continues as I open my home to you.

The greenway starts 2 blocks away and heads straight (2 miles) to the Museum in Forest Park. Delmar Loop and Central West End are 2 miles away. Within 5 miles are the Zoo, Science Center, Fabulous Fox Theatre, Mo Botanial Gardens, Tower Grove and the City Museum. The Arch is 6.5 miles away, as is the Cardinal Stadium or Soulard. Cherokee Street or the Anheuser-Busch Brewery are only 8 miles away.

Hosted by Shelley

  1. Joined in December 2018
  • 1,598 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
I live in this property and love my backyard organic garden. I’m just learning but it has been a fulfilling project. I try to reduce my carbon footprint whenever possible and have solar energy, energy efficient appliances, get 50 mpg in my car...I even use toilet paper made of bamboo to help save the forests!

I have fixed up my 126 year old home with the help of some family and friends and it seems to be a never ending project - but satisfying when I get to a stopping point and look at the changes. I’m excited to start hosting and hope you like my home too.
I live in this property and love my backyard organic garden. I’m just learning but it has been a fulfilling project. I try to reduce my carbon footprint whenever possible and have…

During your stay

Individual coded door locks for easy access.

Owner is always home or close by to help make your stay pleasant.
Right now we have a House Manager, Brook Lyn, living on site (first floor bedroom next to the kitchen) who is there to help make your stay go smoothly. If you have issues or find a space unclean, or just forgot to bring a toothbrush... feel free to ask for her assistance. She is very personable and just adopted Bruno, who might great you on the front veranda.
Individual coded door locks for easy access.

Owner is always home or close by to help make your stay pleasant.
Right now we have a House Manager, Brook Lyn, living…

Shelley is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy