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Countryside Chalet - Walk to Town, Minutes To St. Louis, Great for Families

Bedrooms 3
Space 134 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cathedral ceilings w/25' fireplace featured in this 3 story home. 3 bdrms 2 bath

Unique timber frame home w/ stone fireplace located in safe Illinois community / part of St. Louis metro area. Why fight traffic and worry about parking or safety? Guests love our clean and tranquil chalet in the welcoming town of Waterloo.

3 bedroom 2 bath features 2 queen & 2 twin beds to sleep 6 max guests. Loft bedroom has private balcony. Stocked with kitchen appliances, cooking & dining items, bed linens and towels, robes, 3 tvs, dvd player, washer/dryer. Free wifi & premium cable (HBO, Showtime, Cinemax), foosball table.

RV, trailer, motorcycle parking, driveway through property from main street to back alley/side street.

Across street from historic stage coach stop, Peterstown House. Walking distance to restaurants, theaters, and shopping. Summer Tuesday night band concerts and Sunday concert series at town square. Area public golf courses, parks, wineries and two craft beer brewing companies. Easy drive to downtown St. Louis and larger shopping centers. Close to 255, I-55, I-44, I-64 & I-70

Dogs considered with prior approval. Non-smoking home.

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Erika Dockery
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Erika Dockery

Mike & I love to travel in the US and abroad. We have 4 grown children and a dog. We enjoy rides on our Harley & fishing or tubing from our bass boat - though not as often as we'd like. Erika has been to all 50 states and over 40 countries. We enjoy staying at all types of properties, from private (like vrbo) to boutique hotels to chain properties.

Erika Dockery purchased this chalet in 2015

Why Erika Dockery chose Illinois

Rika's heritage is 100% German and her father built this property and the beautiful stone fireplace in 1997. The woodwork was provided by the Amish in Ohio. Just across the lawn, our sister property "Timberwolf Cabin" was built in 1953 by Rika's family the Wolf's.

What makes this chalet unique

If you "like" our social media page (Timberwolf, Waterloo IL) you will see links to area attractions. Small town, country living while near the city provides the best of both worlds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. It was the perfect getaway for our family. We gathered at the large table at dinner and planned our next getaway by the fire. You have truly thought of everything.
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Waterloo

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 134 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , in loft, adjacent to bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , loft bedroom with private deck & bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading
3 nearby public golf courses, winery, craft breweries, restaurants within walking distance, 5 local parks, antiques in town and nearby, under 30 minutes to downtown St. Louis. Many area attractions with information provided in guest book.


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Countryside Chalet - Walk to Town, Minutes To St. Louis, Great for Families
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Wonderful Waterloo Chalet

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The chalet was clean and very comfortable for our family of 4. It was fun to take a short stroll to charming, downtown Waterloo! Inside the chalet, there are thoughtful touches that you don't see at all rental properties... Washer and dryer including detergent. Foosball table for fun! Black-out blinds in the bedrooms. Suitcase racks in every room. Lots of hangers in closets. Informative binder of things to do and places to see in Waterloo and St. Louis. Coffee condiments. Big dining room table. A pack-n-play is available and the stairs have built-in gates, which is great for families with toddlers. Outside there is ample off-street parking and a lovely little yard with a picnic table. I grew up in Waterloo, so we'll look into this chalet when we visit again. We highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place to stay only 20 minutes from St. Louis

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing cabin style home just 20 minutes away from St. Louis. Home was very clean and well kept up. We enjoyed our time here and would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best!

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love your short and sweet review :-) Have to say you win the prize for leaving the chalet clean. I could hardly tell we had guests. Hope you can visit again! Great time to come is during cool weather when you can light the outdoor fire pit and indoor fireplace. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
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great weekend

  • 5 of 5

really enjoyed the house and walking downtown to shops and dinner

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting you. Glad you got to walk around town. So many festivals and events. Maybe you can return for one of the summer concerts.
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Super cute and convenient!!

  • 4 of 5

My family traveled from Florida to spend our spring break with Grandma and Grandpa. The Location was close to St. Luis, grocery stores, and dining.

We especially loved the little bunnies that were hopping all around the property. We took advantage of the coloring books and colored pencils. I don't often get the chance to color with my teenage daughter!!

The only reason I didn't give it five stars was because of some toothpaste splatter in the bathroom. Other than that, everything was perfect!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed time with family during your stay. Sorry we missed a spot but glad otherwise you found the chalet perfect. Hope you can visit again.
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Perfect Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with our stay!

This Chalet was beautiful, clean, well-stocked and comfortable. It was a halfway point for get-together to celebrate my sister's birthday. We loved the little town of Waterloo with quaint shops and wonderful restaurants. We hope to be able to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We'd love to have you visit again. How about during warmer weather so you can walk to town, take in a summer band concert, enjoy our new bikes and cornhole games? Waterloo has festivals year round!
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
St Louis Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.67 Miles
JV's Downtown Bar
Nearest Golf
1.31 Miles
Mystic Oak Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
St. Louis Gateway Station
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Imo's Pizza
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Hidden Valley
Car: necessary

Annbriar and two other golf courses are minutes from house. Ball fields across street. Skate park less than 10 minute walk. We provide a guest binder with brochures for area activities + menus for local restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Waterloo

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
25 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$94.58
Pet Fee A$63.05
Damage Deposit A$315.27

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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