Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 12 Sleeps
About Donna Long
I'm a native to St. Louis. I have been a Vacation Hostess for 8 years now and love what I do:-) I began renting out my 4b/4b condo at The Lake of The Ozarks and now rent out the rest of my properties and manage a few others, (4 Villas, a few homes in and near St. Louis, 2 Condos at the Lake, and Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home on 55 acres with pool and lake), since the loss of my husband, 8 years ago. I have 2 beautiful children, a wonderful son in law, and three darling grandchildren:-) I LOVE what I do and enjoy the hospitality business:-) Thank you for checking out my properties:-) I sincerely appreciate your business!
Donna Long purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Donna Long chose Eureka
This property is close, within 15-30 minutes, to all the St. Louis attractions! It is in a very safe neighborhood and semi-private due to this is a building that has only 4 Villas and sits on 1.3 acres. You will love the location of this property for ease of getting anywhere in St. Louis quickly, as it sits just 1 block off intrastate 44.
What makes this Villa unique
The unique benefits to this property are, each villa has its own private deck or patio with outdoor furniture and a gas grill. Each entry is on either end of the building to lend more privacy, however if you are renting more than one villa, there is a inner staircase and doors that can lead you to your neighbor without having to go outside! I am very confident that you will enjoy the accommodations here as they are very comfortable:-)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Not what we expected
This property was not what we expected when we pulled up. It is an old office building that has been converted into rental properties instead of a single family home. The front door is an office door and this is one of 4 units all connected. You can hear a lot from the other guests staying in the unit next door. You are only separated by a thin door. The unit needs some TLC and did not feel completely clean. We were also missing some sheets. Donna however is very easy to reach and willing to help out with any need that arises. She is flexible with check out time and accommodated us well. A few simple upgrades could make this a great place to stay. There was plenty of room.
New Years Eve stay--place needs a little TLC
The Villa is in a very convenient location. The unit fit our needs as far as size goes but the place needs a little touching up. A good cleaning is needed-carpets cleaned, walls scrubbed, walls patched. We arrived to 1/3 roll of toilet paper with no replacements, no paper towels or napkins, no cookie sheets and only 8 forks for a 5 bedroom place. There was also no trash can in the bathroom which seemed a bit odd. These are fairly minor things and very fixable in my opinion. There also needs to be a more secure lock between units. We were able to go into the next unit with the turn of a knob. So, the place was ok for one night but we did have to make a trip to the store to buy toiletries, paper products and cookie sheets for our family get together which was a bit frustrating.
Thanks for your review and I do agree with you on the carpet and walls! I am tearing out ALL carpet in all my vacation rentals, this month and next month:-) Plus all the walls will be painted with a new updated color. I would like to apologize about the toilet paper and other paper products, I was out of town and had a friend clean, apparently he didn't check those things:-( It's good to know about the cookie sheets, had you contacted me I would have been happy to allow you in another villa to retrieve one, however you shouldn't have to do that. I actually counted 11 forks, but things in these villas are constantly being moved from one unit to the next. Thank you very much for the review:-) I welcome you and your family back when I have my villa updated:-)
I wouldn't let animals sleep here let alone my family.
First of all this picture must have been taken a loooong time ago. I had walked into the 4 unit building, and heard dogs barking at 10 PM, the unit was dirty, there was a broken bed, the sheets looked like they hadn't been changed, in the hallway there was blood on the wall, and on the fridge there was stains as well as on the couch. My daughter has a horrible allergy to pets and the unit smelled like a horrible dog stench and bleach. I had guests come all the way from Germany to get this mess? Unbelievable! We called Donna and she showed up right away stating that she would fully refund me because the unit was dirty. Then she said that she called VRBO and said that she would only give me $1,000 dollars back, then she said she wasn't going to give me anything until I gave her hotel receipts. She also called me rude just because I confronted her about the unit being a mess. She pretty much ruined our vacation with this place and her problems. She tried placing us farther and farther than where we needed to stay. She eventually gave us a nice house that was really far away, but there was a few issues with that. I am medically not okay and due to the amount of stress Donna was putting me under, my sugar levels skyrocketed, and I had so many other issues. It cost me a lot more than I was budgeting for. All in all, it was a bad vacation for me and my family, the only one we've had in 2 years together. *KEEP IN MIND THIS SPOT IS NOT A HOUSE... IT'S A 4 UNIT BUILDING SO BE PREPARED FOR OTHER PEOPLE AND THEIR ANIMALS BARKING ALL NIGHT LONG*
Donna home was pretty awesome. She is a great host. Her home was conveniently located to everything and had plenty of space for my family.
Excellent Surprise Party Get Away!
The property was just as I expected. Everything was in order when we arrived after an 11 hr drive cross country. There was plenty of sleeping accommodations for our group, and great spacing for our surprise 50th birthday party. My Sister was TOTALLY surprised.
The property owner, Donna, was very personable, yet professional! I was so pleased/impressed, that I introduced her to our party invitees! We had a wonderful time and couldn't have asked for a better place to host our event. I highly recommend that vacationers contact Donna before you consider other properties/property owners!
I loved the fact that there was a Walmart, Chick Fil A, grocery store and other restaurants/businesses nearby. This made last minute event shopping very convenient!
Signed: Happy St Louis Vacationer
Awesome experience! Dona was super nice and very helpful with everything. She was very easy to contact and replied instantly. The home was marvelous and very accommodating. I would definitely recommend this!
You will find something appealing around every turn in St. Louis. If golfing is your pleasure you will find dozens of courses. If it's the nightlife you thrive, you will find many venues playing a wide range of music to suit everyone's listening pleasure. Hidden Valley Ski Resort is 1 mile away!!!
Families, we've got you covered also, take the kids to a baseball game at Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, visit Six Flags St. Louis, just 1 mile east of this property, or the newly expanded St. Louis Zoo, explore the nationally recognized Magic House and then it's your turn to shop til you drop at West County Mall or The Galleria. The list goes on and on!
So what are you waiting for, give me a call and make your reservation, time is slipping away for this summer season and the winter season will be booking up fast! Don't worry though, if someone reserved this villa before you did, there are 3 other villas in this building. (#7085866, 468352, 485697) I also have a beautiful luxury estate situated on 50 acres with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms just 50 minutes from downtown St. Louis, #49416.