Urban Retreat Historic Retreat in the City

  • Great public transportation.  We are close to the 70 route which connects with the Metro that goes into downtown or Central West End where hospitals and Washington University are located.  Lots of great bars and restaurants too.
    Great public transportation. We are close to the 70 route which connects with the Metro that goes into downtown or Central West End where hospitals and Washington University are located. Lots of great bars and restaurants too.
$50-85/night
3 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • Sleeps 1-6
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. The pricing assumes that you are 2 people using 1 bed. There are additional fees for use of more than one bed/bedroom. The pricing occurs automatically if you are 2 people with one bed plus additional guests. If you are 2 people wishing to use more than one bed, let's have a chat.

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.

Property Type Apartment in a apartment on the 2nd floor
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 18
  • Long term rental allowed
Setting & View
  • City
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pots & Pans
Bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-6
  • Bedroom 1 – 1 Queen bed
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 Queen bed
  • Bedroom 3 – 2 Twin beds
Bedrooms have Green Tea Memory Foam mattresses which are super comfy.
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Games
  • Toys
Family
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
Outdoor
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Walkable to Park/Playground
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Museums
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Water Tubing
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
Accessibility
  • Single Level Home
Season Rate
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1/1 - 12/31
A Properties - High Season Spring
2/1 - 4/20
Monthly
$2,070 to $2,220
A Properties - Low Season Late Spring to Early Summer
4/21 - 6/20
Monthly
$1,650
A Properties - High Season Summer to Fall
6/21 - 10/31
Monthly
$2,250
A Properties - Low Season Fall to Winter
11/1 - 1/31
Monthly
$1,750

Cancellation Policy: Guest receives 100 % (less $25.00 cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 30 days before arrival; Guest receives 50 % (less $25.00 cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 15 days before arrival; No refunds within 15 days of arrival.