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Solar Urban Oasis: Full

SuperhostSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
Private room in house hosted by Shelley
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed2 shared baths
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95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
With all the charm of a southern provincial Victorian estate in the heart of STL, this solar-powered, recently renovated 126-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
Third floor bedroom, with window AC unit for personalized climate control. Two lightly stocked kitchens. Two bathrooms with renewable bamboo toilet paper and other toiletries. Ample common space, both indoors and out. German Sheppard lives downstairs with owner. Four security cameras protecting entries.

Guest access
Your room is private and the two bathrooms are shared but have a locking door for privacy. All other rooms are shared.

Other things to note
Since there are 4 other guest rooms in this facility, the other guests deserve the quiet enjoyment of their stay. Each room is listed with the maximum number of allowed adults. Additional adults are not allowed for both day-time and night-time. Violators will have their reservation cancelled without refund.

With health concern everywhere... Did you know…

The safest place to sleep is between the sheets: suitcases and backpacks can transfer their germs to the bedspread or chair. (note: there is a suitcase caddy in the closet)

I use a disinfectant on all handles, knobs, remotes, light switches, keypads, chair tops and countertops to keep the germs at bay after every checkout. I am usually a chemical free environment but with an abundance of caution I want to make sure everyone can enjoy a germ free space until we know more about coronavirus. I apologize for the chemical smell.

I have tissues (made from bamboo) available in almost every room for sneezes and coughs (please be considerate of other guests). If you miss the tissue or your elbow, disinfectant wipes are in the kitchen.

We strive to provide a safe environment to be enjoyed by all. Let me know if you have other healthful suggestions.
With all the charm of a southern provincial Victorian estate in the heart of STL, this solar-powered, recently renovated 126-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,…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 air mattress

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Hair dryer
Hangers
TV
Heating
Essentials
Air conditioning

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4.81 out of 5 stars from 68 reviews
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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 live at this property with my 100lb German Shepard, and of all the properties I own or manage around St.Louis, 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 '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 Fo…

Hosted by Shelley

Joined in December 2018
  • 390 Reviews
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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
Apart from the private bedroom, guests will have access to a full kitchen on the first floor, as well as an efficiency kitchen on the second. Living room, dining room, sun room, full (shower/bath) bathroom on second floor, 3/4 (standing shower) bathroom on first floor, and the foyer are all available to guests 24/7. Outside, guests can enjoy the wrap-around veranda, backyard deck, grill, raised bed vegetable/spice gardens, and native flowers.

This listing is not for the entire house; it is one of the five private rooms.
Apart from the private bedroom, guests will have access to a full kitchen on the first floor, as well as an efficiency kitchen on the second. Living room, dining room, sun room, fu…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm