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Cozy Barndominium Loft in Quiet Neighborhood

SuperhostSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
Entire house hosted by Gill
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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You’ll have the house to yourself.
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A modern, but cozy, 562-sq.-ft. loft apartment with full kitchen, full bath, queen bed, custom-built twin Murphy Bed with floating desk, living room, walk-in closet, Roku TV, cable, DVD player and WiFi.

Note: We have implemented Airbnb's Enhanced Cleaning Guidelines, including the CDC 48-hour buffer between guests. To protect our guests, we wear masks and/or practice social distancing during all personal interactions. We ask our guests to do the same.

The space
The apartment was built in 2013, then completely cleaned and repainted in 2016 and newly furnished. It can sleep two in a queen bed and one in a custom-built twin Murphy Bed.

The kitchen and bathroom cabinets, entertainment center, Murphy Bed with floating desk and queen headboard were handcrafted by me (Gill Wagner).

Decorating kudos and attention to amenity detail goes exclusively to Cindy, my lovely wife and co-host. This space is a labor of love designed for those who want to relax in a homey environment; we truly hope you're as comfortable here as you are at home.

We are next to a highway, and if you open the windows you will hear some highway noise. But more than 100 guests have commented on how quiet it is inside the apartment.

Guest access
You have free parking in our driveway, and independent, locked access to the apartment. There are stairs to climb, with no access for wheelchairs. You may use the shared patio just up the yard at the back of the house -- the way we see it, when you're here, you're family, and we hope you feel the same before you leave.

Other things to note
While the space can accommodate non-business travelers, it's also got everything the traveling business professional or salesperson will need, including a desk with wipe board and WiFi. We're located near the intersection of two major interstates (I-270 and I-55 in South County), so both Clayton and Downtown St. Louis are just 15- to 20-minute drives away.

Resources abound nearby. Within 2 miles are Target, Costco, a major retail mall, FedEx Office, five large grocers and a 20-plex cinema. Extend that to 4 miles, and you could visit the beautiful Grant’s Farm, enjoy nature on an 8-mile paved biking and walking trail, or wander through a 50,000-square-foot antique mall. Within minutes, you could be dining at any one of hundreds of restaurants – from fast food to fine dining. Yet, your accommodations are tucked into a cozy neighborhood with rolling hills.

As for comfort, you can adjust the thermostat yourself. The rule is to stay at or above 72 in the summertime, and at or below 72 in the winter. If you need it warmer or colder than that, please indicate the requirement during booking. (Note: We have a "smart" thermostat -- if you exceed those limits without informing us it will reset to 72 and the display will lock.

We also strive to keep the apartment as allergy free as possible so that our guests are confident they'll be comfortable when here. That means absolutely no animals of any kind in the apartment (we exercise the home-owners exclusion allowed by federal and state laws when it comes to service and therapy animals).

We also prohibit smoking, e-cigarettes, incense, burning of candles, or anything else that will give the apartment a strong scent that might impact a future guest. We even strive to rent to non-smokers only, that way the particulates that cling to clothing can't be transferred to the couch, pillows, drapes, etc., and possibly affect future guests.
A modern, but cozy, 562-sq.-ft. loft apartment with full kitchen, full bath, queen bed, custom-built twin Murphy Bed with floating desk, living room, walk-in closet, Roku TV, cable, DVD player and WiFi.

Note: We have implemented Airbnb's Enhanced Cleaning Guidelines, including the CDC 48-hour buffer between guests. To protect our guests, we wear masks and/or practice social distancing during all personal i…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Cable TV
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Hair dryer
Hangers
TV
Dryer

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States

You'll feel at home here (if a quiet neighborhood fits your definition of "home"). Our barn sits on nearly an acre lot, among the rolling hills of South County. Trees abound, the neighbors are nice, and crime is virtually non-existent in this neck of the woods. We've lived here since 1985; it's a great neighborhood, not far from everything you'll need.
You'll feel at home here (if a quiet neighborhood fits your definition of "home"). Our barn sits on nearly an acre lot, among the rolling hills of South County. Trees abound, the neighbors are nice, and crime i…

Hosted by Gill

Joined in October 2015
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"Business Gill" is a sales expert with 40+ years of advocacy for the elimination of deceit and dishonesty in the profession he loves. His peers named him the “Father of Honest Selling,” the “Best Business Connector in St. Louis” and one of the “Top 100 St. Louisans to Know” to succeed in business. His passion is sales and his model is prospecting, marketing and selling on a 100 percent commission basis. “Craftsman Gill” built a barn in his backyard and created a cozy loft apartment on the top floor, complete with hand-built cabinets throughout, a custom Murphy bed and a really cool headboard made from an old, wooden extension ladder. Business travelers can find the “Barndominium” on Airbnb if they’d like to ditch the St. Louis hotel routine and try something unique. “Hobby Gill” has ridden a bicycle 200 miles in 14 hours and then balanced it on his chin. He can say the alphabet in six different directions. Dogs follow him obediently. Puzzles fear him. And he can juggle anything from beanbags to bowling pins (both literally and metaphorically). “Husband Gillby” is a hopeless romantic who met the girl of his dreams at 14, FINALLY got her to go on a date with him at 22, married her at 23, and has claimed the title “World’s Most Sickeningly in Love Husband” for himself. He also calls the 7.5-year courtship “My most successful, long-term marketing plan ever.”
"Business Gill" is a sales expert with 40+ years of advocacy for the elimination of deceit and dishonesty in the profession he loves. His peers named him the “Father of Honest Sell…
Co-hosts
  • Cindy
During your stay
Cindy and I will give you our cells; you can call or text any time with any questions. Or feel free to use the Airbnb messaging interface instead. And if you want to sit on the patio and chat some time, just let us know. But if you're the type who would prefer privacy and solitude, this is an independent living space. You decide how much quiet time you'd like.

For business travelers, I'm a business professional too, so while you're in town, I'm happy to connect you to the business leaders I know, show you where the great business-networking events are (and attend with you if you like) or even set up a connection breakfast, lunch or dinner (with enough notice). We have two incredibly well-trained dogs, but they are in our house up the hill and are never allowed in the apartment. And while you're here, we'll keep them out of the back yard too if you prefer.

When the weather is nice, we often sit on the patio and socialize with neighbors or light the fire pit. We consider it common ground, so if you see us out, by all means join us and relax for a bit if you want!
Cindy and I will give you our cells; you can call or text any time with any questions. Or feel free to use the Airbnb messaging interface instead. And if you want to sit on the pat…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $133