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2nd fl entry, under rehab construction still2nd fl hallway, under rehab construction still. view of guest bedroom door and my work den. 10/19/15
CWE Metro/Bus, walk to Forest Park! guest room 2F
CWE Metro/Bus, walk to Forest Park! guest room 2F
3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 shared bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 shared bath
You won’t be charged yet

Exposed brick, gut rehab of a classic St. Louis old brick 2 family flat built 1898.
Chouteau Park across the street & Central West End across the bridge. Walk to Forest Park where all the major museums are or to The Grove entertainment district.

The space

Thanks for your interest in my new building, investing in STL. Here is update!

You will be in the second floor (door on the right), this guest bedroom is in the front of the building overlooking the park. Though the construction is done, details like: painting, window trim and applications, and closet shelving aren't yet in.

Cant predict the future state of the progress of the detailing, which will be slow since most of it I am doing myself in my spare time, which I have little of.

You get to have a private room in a 1500 square foot newly renovated apartment, located in high rent district. I provide a Full futon, a real roll out bed and/or twin aerobed and basics including WiFi/net as noted.

Note as my profile here shows, I have an additional listing for the living room sofabed also and it is often booked at the same time too.

The white wireless doorbell is the only working one, knock (door on right) or call. My office is directly above the doors. Make yourself at home: You can enter without notice to tenant and I or requirement of us being there, just follow the house manual and be mindful and keep the place locked at all times. Note this is an all hard wood floor building as pictured. The 2nd floor where I stay has a strict no shoe policy, but that doesn't mean no creaking in general for 100 year old hardly insulated floors. Noise is entirely random and cant be predicted, may be none, may be some, but should always be reasonable and minimal. If you have issue let me know immediately via a message.

Guest access

to Forest Park: FREE Science Center, FREE Zoo, FREE Art Museum, FREE Missouri History Museum, The Jewel Box botanical $1, The Muny outdoor theater has FREE seats.

The Grove Entertainment district on Manchester with a variety of restaurants: Layla, Gramophone, Everest Cafe, Sameems, Atomic Cowboy, Handle Bar and clubs and bars.

Located just South of the Central West End area of the city containing a variety of retail and restaurants, also the Basilica Cathedral.

Located just East of The Hill -all intact Italian neighborhood of mostly Italian restaurants (recommend Rigazzi's family or Zias or Gioia's lunch) and new location of the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company and free factory tours.

Located within minutes from downtown St. Louis and City Museum, take Chouteau East (historic route 66) all the way to the riverfront Graffiti Wall

Located minutes away from South Grand district, Cherokee Street urban or Cherokee antique row.

Free access to Missouri Botanical Gardens, the only other top 10 attraction that is otherwise not free.

The new IKEA is just NE a few blocks.

Interaction with guests

is flexible I can work from home, but am sometimes at my office downtown between Noon and 4:30-6PM (depending on workload). I may be available to be a tour guide of the city depending on how long you are staying or pre-plans we can make or at least give many recommendations.
I play a folk harp and will gladly perform my music set for my guests.

I cook breakfast when I am home for all guests including 1st floor guests/tenants/special guests when applicable.

First floor pictures are so you can see the rehab progress. The second floor is where we stay.

Other things to note

Spacious backyard, nothing fancy, but quaint for entertaining.

There is ample unrestricted street parking opposite side (park side) of the street. The street gets somewhat crowded Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm, but shouldn't be an issue. You might not get to park directly in front. Please dont park on the building side out front, unless there is space enough in front of the actual building. Space in front of neighbors buildings is for the neighbors technically, I strive to respect their spaces.
FYI: Elsewhere in the city only pay parking meters on Monday through Saturday from 8am to 7pm (Sunday and Federal holidays are free).

note: Indoor Fireplace's arent functional anymore, they just look lovely and are original. Building has central forced heat and air conditioning.

Uber is in STL, only Uber black from airport, you can only get regular Uber if you tram away from the airport first.

Barnes Care at 5000 Manchester is the closest local Urgent Medical Care walk in center close by, alternative to costly ER visits.

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Extra people $7 AUD / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 floor mattress
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 10AM - 11PM
Check out by 5PM
Self check-in with keypad

1. No Smoking within the apartment.
2. No pets.
3. Treat apartment respectfully, keep as found.
4. Four people max per night.
5. Treat neighbors/tenant with respect, and be aware of noise.
6. No parties! There are plenty of surrounding places to party at.
7. Have a great time in St. Louis!

Common courtesies some people need to know:
-ETA/ETE: the Check In/Out window is merely a guide for this fundamental communication.
-Shoes off at front door.
-Bath mat down in use, up when done.
-Ask if you dont know, no such thing as a stupid question.
How we all share: I clean, but you tidy after
-At least attempt to wipe up mess/water/hair on counters/sinks/floors with the designated rags/tools after use as needed.
-Let me know when guest supplies are running out.

note: for ages "0-12 friendly" does not mean my shelves are bolted to the walls nor my outlets are covered: watch your kids of course. I expect kids to be taught to be equally respectful as adults. I used to be a teacher for over a decade, I haven't ever had kids of my own though. I dont have baby things aside from kid shampoo and step stool; check the amenities list posted.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 25 steps
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
1 night minimum stay

307 Reviews

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Tarnya User Profile
September 2016
Zen is a fantastic host. Very generous and easy to get along with. I would definitely recommend staying at Zen's place and if I'm ever back this way again, I'll be sure to stay here! Thanks so much Zen!!

Matt User Profile
September 2016
Place is exactly as described. Lovely location and gracious host. Zen makes a delicious breakfast.

Charles User Profile
November 2017
Wonderful hospitality in an up-and-coming STL neighborhood.

Sean User Profile
November 2017
Great place, great value. Zen is very nice, no complaints at all. Great location for people interviewing/visiting WashU.

Andrew User Profile
November 2017
Zen's place is clean, quiet, and comfortable. He was very gracious with his time. Recommendations about the city, breakfast, and sharing his knowledge about the city. Thanks.

Lauren User Profile
November 2017
I loved my stay! Quiet, immaculately clean, lovely property, and great insights into St. Louis. Also, great value. Would definitely stay again.

Sally User Profile
November 2017
Enjoy Zen's historic brownstone in a cool, hip neighborhood in STL. Three blocks from restaurants, breweries, yoga, coffee and more. The space is large and interested, filled with art and harps. Zen will make you feel at home!

Saint Louis, Missouri, United StatesJoined in March 2015
Zen User Profile

I would sell everything and move to the mountains if only I could live without plastic.
See Zenitin on the social media Book of Faces.
I own two buildings ("Zentrilia" registered on social media on Goooogle and Book of Faces) in Eads Park/Gate District Neighborhood across from Lafayette Square Park neighborhood and the other in Forest Park Southeast location walking distance from Forest Park or The Grove entertainment district on Manchester.

I own and play a Gothic-Celtic style folk harp; I have a monthly gig and will play for guests.
I do regular local poetry slam events.
I enjoy board games and do local board game events, usually Mondays/Fridays.
I enjoy going roller skating (quad) every Wednesday rink/park.
I enjoy going to art, history, garden events; I do not attend sport events.
I provide a menu of teas for guests; The menu is listed on my Zentrilia page in the social media Book of Faces.

I am a two year alumnus of AmeriCorps: St. Louis and continue to volunteer with them and other organizations that better our society.
I started in Computer Information Technology about age 7 and worked in the first ever Internet marketing company in the world.
I have professionally done marketing and design for a decade.
I have been a professional tutor/teacher for a decade.
I have worked retail for a decade.
I have run my own and/or helped run/create other small businesses for a decade.

"The soul as a whole explains how all events in the soul involve thinking and reasoning; there is no stage of pure sensual receptivity, to be contrasted with subsequent ratiocination."
--Julia E. Annas, Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind

"Live Live Live", "Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death"
--Auntie Mame

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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