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.
3 Bedrooms • 1 Bath • Sleeps 1-6
Allows pets Internet (more...)
Gorgeous, eclectic, vintage is an apt description for the apartment 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.
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.
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. 

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
  • 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 – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 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.
  • Television
  • Games/Board Games
  • Toys
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Walkable to Park/Playground
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Museums
  • Zoo
  • Antiquing
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Water Tubing
  • 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
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Single Level Home
Season Rate
Urban Farmhouse
1/1 - 12/31
A Properties - Low Season Late Spring to Early Summer
4/21 - 6/20
$1,620 to $1,700
A Properties - High Season Summer to Fall
6/21 - 10/31
$2,860 to $2,990
A Properties - Low Season Fall to Winter
11/1 - 1/31
$2,600 to $2,730
A Properties - High Season Spring
2/1 - 4/20
$1,940 to $2,165

Cancellation Policy: Guest receives 100.00 % (less $25.00 cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 30 days before arrival; Guest receives 50.00 % (less $25.00 cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 15 days before arrival; No refunds within 15 days of arrival.