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Perhaps best known for its famous arch, sports teams, and iconic beer, St. Louis is a crossroads of America. The top Missouri city has a central location, lots of history to learn about, and some amazing barbecue too. Many first-time travelers to the city stay in a hotel, but there are also lots of great Airbnb options to choose from. For a unique and locally focused St. Louis experience, consider these top Airbnb properties.
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One Airbnb that is particularly popular is this ArtBnb, which can accommodate up to five guests. You’ll have this whole house to yourself and enjoy being in a good location to access Soulard, Lafayette Square, Cherokee Street, and Tower Grove South. This is an opportunity to ditch the hotel chains and embrace your artsy vibe. Guests enjoy the lightly stocked kitchen, patio, garden, grill, firepit, kennel, and parking pad. Your host is a local theater producer, renovator, and mixed media artist who owns the building. The property is a monarch butterfly sanctuary and has native plant rain gardens, an art studio, and two other rental units. Parking is free on the premises.
You can also stay in this two-bedroom penthouse in St. Louis with up to four guests. It has two beds and one bathroom, and you’ll have the whole loft to yourself. Enjoy the large windows throughout the penthouse and being close to all the city’s major attractions. From here, you can even walk to the Arch, Busch Stadium, City Museum, and much more. Restaurants, cafes, and grocery stores are all close by too. Guests who stay here take note of the designer furniture, fully stocked kitchen, and large television with Netflix. The Airbnb is in a building with an elevator for accessibility.
For something truly unique when you stay in St. Louis, book this vintage travel trailer in the heart of the city. It is within walking distance to nightlife, shopping, and restaurants and also close to the Anheuser Busch brewery. You’ll be in a historic neighborhood and close to Soulard, Lafayette Square, and downtown from here. This trailer is on the property behind your host’s home. It can accommodate up to four guests and has a private bathroom with a bathtub but no shower. An outdoor fire pit is available too.
This Soulard tiny house is close to bars and restaurants and can accommodate two guests. You’ll have the house to yourself and get to enjoy the shared backyard too. Pontiac Park is across the street. Built around 1897, this tiny house measures 340 square feet. It was originally used by a businessman who made and repaired umbrellas. Now it has been renovated and has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and lots of amenities. Guest perks include free Wi-Fi, free on-street parking, and cold Anheuser-Busch beer in the fridge.
Two guests can stay at this studio guesthouse and have it all to themselves in Lafayette Square. It was built by a Civil War major in 1884 and is in the carriage house at the back of the property. When you stay here, you’ll be within 10 minutes of everything the city has to offer. Bob Vila actually recommended this as one of the top Airbnbs to stay at if you love historic homes! The whole space is over 800 feet in size. There’s an outdoor common area that you can share with the hosts.
This beautiful apartment is also a popular Airbnb in St. Louis for two guests. It’s on Historic Antique Row/Cherokee Street and a private getaway with vintage décor. Just outside the door, you’ll find indie cafes, bakeries, and taquerias. You’re also just 10 minutes from downtown St. Louis and five minutes from Highway 44. Guests here get a full kitchen, back alley access, full private workspace area, and free private gravel parking spot. Keep in mind that this area is becoming a high-traffic destination, so it gets busy with all types of people.
Up to four guests can stay at the Upside Den and have the guest suite to themselves. This is a private basement apartment with a separate entrance and bathroom. Just keep in mind you may hear your hosts upstairs and meet their friendly dog, Bentley, in the backyard. You can walk to a diverse variety of restaurants from here. The guest space includes a full-size bed plus a futon, mini-fridge, toaster, and television with VCR.
Meanwhile, this quaint apartment on Airbnb can accommodate up to two guests with one bedroom and one bathroom. It’s located between two major highways for easy access and is decorated with handmade tapestries from India. Guests have a private entrance, kitchen with refrigerator, coffee and tea, laundry room, hot plate, living room, bedroom, and dining room.
This 450-square-foot guesthouse is an Airbnb property that works well for up to four guests with two beds and one bathroom. It is across the street from Tower Grove Park and two blocks from the botanical gardens. The home is the in historic Shaw neighborhood and within five miles of local tourist attractions. The Rabbit Hole has a full kitchen with amenities, as well as a new patio out back with access to a grill.