Urban Retreat 1 Urban Retreat

  • Ecclectic, super large apartment with touches from the past and modern touches.
    Ecclectic, super large apartment with touches from the past and modern touches.
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Table will seat 6
    Table will seat 6
  • Guests from around the globe
    Guests from around the globe
  • Mini bar
    Mini bar
  • Desk for work
    Desk for work
  • Eat in kitchen
    Eat in kitchen
  • Cooking supplies
    Cooking supplies
  • Love a kitchen with spices
    Love a kitchen with spices
  • Snacks
  • Lovely Queen bed with amazing Green Tea Mattress.  Love this bed!
    Lovely Queen bed with amazing Green Tea Mattress. Love this bed!
  • French decor
    French decor
  • Bath with tub and shower
    Bath with tub and shower
  • Toys for the "Littles"
    Toys for the "Littles"
1 Bedroom • 1 Bath • Sleeps 1-2
Allows pets Internet (more...)

Gorgeous, eclectic, vintage is an apt description for the 1 bedroom apt with loads of living space and a 10 min drive to all of St. Louis' attractions. The Retreat is super close to the area hospitals and St. Louis University.

You will find everything you need for a short or extended stay. It is set up for work or play including a desk and a bar set up .

Enjoy our super comfy Green Tea memory foam mattresses to rest. The space includes three separate, private bedrooms.

I love a place that has the things I didn't remember to bring. Let's face it...no one wants to buy salt and pepper or a huge jar of spices for a short stay. We have tried to think of everything, but if we missed something, let us know and we will get more stuff to make the next guest's stay even better.

We love furry friends and have three in our home. There is a $25 pet stay fee. Just let us know if your furry friends are in tow.

Please note, this is a non-smoking house. Smoking in the house is a $200 charge for deodorization.  We welcome pets if you clear your pet's visit with us first.  We charge an additional $25 per pet fee for pets.   We also ask that you clean up after your pet's unique mess.

All guests have access to the the entire apartment -  kitchen, living area and dining room which are super spacious.

We are available by email or through the Airbnb or VRBO app for any issues that arise during your stay. We have staff nearby and we have a property manager that can respond to maintenance issues.

Until I experienced St. Louis, I never would have known what a delightful cultural hub it has become. There is so much to see, I still haven't covered all of the attractions during my many visits. Making matters even better, Saint Louis is a foodie haven. We are super close to the area hospitals and St. Louis University which is just around the corner.

There is lots of public transport in St. Louis and Ubers a plenty. If I wasn't working when I come to the city, I would take Uber everywhere.

There are also lots of buses and a trolley that goes from the city to the Central West End.

If you prefer to rent a car, there is plenty of space to park on Lafayette.

The laundry is in the basement. There is one set of free washer and dryer and a pay washer and dryer for which you will need about $3.00 in quarters for the wash. Laundry soap is under the sink.

The Marquette Buillding is owned by City Castle LLC operated by Lisa Gallagher and Devon Rucker. We bought the building from Jim Roos of Neighborhood Enterprises. Jim had a long history of working with the city to improve St. Louis City neighborhoods. Like many cities, it suffered through a period of suburban flight leaving the city without the tax base and investment to keep the city vibrant. When we took over the building in 2016, the area was just seeing signs of true investment and diversity. This is my favorite building in my portfolio. Totaling 12 units, the apartment building was the 4th 3 story building in the area. One other 3 story building ibuilt by the same builder is the Lafayette which sits opposite the Marquette Building. The St. Louis Daily Globe penned an article, dated December 8 1812, chronicling the building's ground breaking. The building's construction cost a whopping $30,000 back then which was considered to be a tidy sum. Immediately after the 3 bedroom apartment now known as The Retreat became vacant, Lisa went about creating a variable stay rental with furnishings acquired in antique shops and from other sources in the area. The art work in the unit exmplifies people from around the world. Since Lisa is a world traveler, she loves the experience of meeting and knowing people from all over the world. She feels that world travel is a humbling and mind opening experience that offers the greatest opportunity for world peace.

St. Louis, Missouri

Property Type Apartment in a apartment
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Long term rental allowed
Setting & View
  • City
  • City Skyline View
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pots & Pans
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Bathroom 1 – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 1 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-2
  • Bedroom 1 – 1 Queen bed
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
  • Children's Books & Toys
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Private Yard
  • Street Parking
  • Luggage Dropoff Allowed
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
Season Rate
Urban Farmhouse
1/1 - 12/31
A Properties - Low Season Late Spring to Early Summer
4/21 - 6/20
A Properties - High Season Summer to Fall
6/21 - 10/31
$2,123 to $2,652
A Properties - Low Season Fall to Winter
11/1 - 1/31
$2,264 to $3,043
A Properties - High Season Spring
2/1 - 4/20
$2,010 to $2,888

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges (less $25.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges (less $25.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 15 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 15 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.