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We love getting feedback and suggestions from our guests! We are grateful for every comment left in the guest book at the “Jessie.” More guest reviews are on Vacation Rentals By Owner.

IMG_1986Thanks for your hospitality. The suite was perfect and we enjoyed our stay immensely. The bed was very comfortable–wish our bed at home was so comfortable! David enjoyed the HUGE TV and it was the highlight for him! 🙂 Thank you for the computer & Internet access. We ended up using it for directions (a lot). Very comfortable place. Thanks!

P.S. Go VCU Rams!

Dara & David, Des Moines

Great place. Food delish–especially the seaweed treats, they are always a favorite. The coffee is so good: Sweet sweet aroma after grinding the Sumatra love. For a guilty pleasure my friend and I went to Jack-In-The-Box and got the tacos. They are excellent! We are not fast-food enthusiasts. Highly recommend Magic Hat Brew and Charles Shaw Wine. Oh wow, totally forgot the meteorologist forgot to mention that a “light dusting” was actually a three-inch mess. Aside from that, this place rocks. The beds are mucho comfortable–and be aware that the early bird does get the worm 🙂

Jessica & Hannah, Little Rock

st louis, accommodationsRay and I totally enjoyed this wonderful apartment with so many “niceties” 🙂 The decor really “wowed” us and of course all of the kitchen treats went beyond expectations. Can’t say enough about the quaintness & coziness. We look forward to another stay (at any of your properties!). Thank you so much.

Dawn & Ray, St. Charles, MO

Had a wonderful stay. Everything was great! Thank you.

Mary & Phil, Arnold, MO

Thank you for such a cute & comfy apartment. It was so nice to be close to everything–especially to our boys! Our Christmas was “homey” with our “special place.” Great beds!!

Karen & Mike, Sarasota, FL

Thank you so much. Wonderful to have so much space and comfy bed so close to our children!

Nancy & Bruce, Hamilton, NY

Not enough words to explain the fun & relaxation I had. So in that case: Thank You.

Therese, Bridgeton, MO

Back again for a wonderful week in our second home. Visited with family and friends and took in some St. Louis classics like Amighetti’s, Crown Candy–we had their famous BLT for two lunches and a breakfast–Kemoll’s, and McGurks. What fun to show these old favorites to Jim.

We even got some Christmas shopping done at Plowshares & the Botanical Garden.

Thanks for all the lovely touches and everything we needed for a perfect stay. We even entertained old friends one evening and had everything we needed.

Connie (& Jim), Expanola, NM

Apartment? More like a bed-&-breakfast!! Our stay was wonderful. We had plans to walk to breakfast, but because of the supplies & food that was stocked, had a great rainy St. Louis morning right here. Umbrellas in the apartment will definitely come in handy this afternoon.

Our daughter’s birthday, Rams win!, Botanical Garden & Zia’s. What’s not to like in St. Louis? Will remember this apartment on our next visit.

Maurice & Jeanne, Glen Ellyn, IL

Jessie bedroomPerfect! Awesome!

We are so happy we found this place in our soon-to-be neighborhood. It was just right for our stay for a family event and to let us “practice” living in the Central West End.

The suite is warm and comfortable (I mean “warm” in a feeling way :)). Easy access to everything we needed and soooo appreciated the great coffee!

There will be more trips to St. Louis before we move back here next year, so we’ll be back!

Linda & Mary Lynne, Wichita, KS

Loved every minute of it!

Carol & Ivo, Antwerp, Belgium

We really enjoyed our stay at the Jessie Benton. Staying here was part of our big adventure in St. Louis. Everything was so cute and comfortable! It was like home, without the laundry. We appreciate your kindness and hospitality, you made us feel very welcome. I pray you will find much joy and many blessings over the next year!

Jennifer (& Barry & Chad), Tulsa

We love this place! It’s much better than my first apartments in Seattle. And so well stocked with fruit and chocolate and my favorite Pellegrino. Wish we were staying several days 🙂

I really like how you’ve decorated with an eclectic mix of styles and beautiful colors. And every detail looks well though through–even a computer! That’s over the top. Thanks so much ~ we’ll certainly keep your info for our next trip to St. Lou ~ we should be so lucky!

P.S. Loved the Lantern Festival at the Botanical Gardens, too.

Vicki (& Brian), Sparks, NV

What an awesome place. The apartment is so cute. The towels, linens, pillows and bed are super fantastic. All the little amenities in the kitchen were great. We loved the bagels and the candy. The computer and printer use was great. We were able to look up Metro times. For those of you using the Metro: Although the #10 goes to both the Central West End and Civic Center Metro [train] stations, we found the #42 on Sarah more quick and prompt going to the Central West End Metro station. Great location here for public transit.

Great food choices: Pappy’s Smokehouse (down the street): Ribs that fall off the bone. Gian Tony’s on The Hill: Chicken cannelloni that is exquisite. Lots of bars nearby with ice cold beer 🙂

Karen, you are a great host! Thanks for picking us up at the Metro station. You are so full of energy and very attentive to everything. We have had a great vacation here in St. Louis. The air conditioner in the apartment was excellent (we Californians aren’t used to the humidity!). We will definitely be back to enjoy the “Jessie” again.

Julie & Leo, Oakley, CA

Roy and I have had a wonderful stay here in St. Louis!! Thank you for letting us stay here! This place is beautiful and you made us feel so welcomed. Thank you again for everything. Thanks for the coffee and the chocolates!!! Hope to see you again 🙂

P.S. Cardinals won 9 to 3 and I caught a ball!!! Best baseball game ever!

Katie (& Roy), Walsenburg, CO

This is a great location. We are having a GREAT TIME. We wish we could stay longer; George and I love all your treats!

Carol (& George), Deland, FL

I’ve had the most magical two days I can remember. This is the most spectacular place I’ve ever stayed in my 24 years of life. I could go on and on about the fantastic million-thread-count sheets, the brilliant pillows, the amazing coffee, the great water pressure and the fact that everything important is only 9 minutes away. I danced to Abba, played an intense game of Scrabble and ate great bagels. I could have spent my entire weekend in this apartment and been completely happy. I will definitely make sure to be back here in the near future. I enjoyed this trip immensely, mostly because I saw great friends, but this suite made it so much better.

Elizabeth, Columbia, MO

What she said 🙂

Karimar, Columbus, IN

What she said. And…now I want to go home and watch The Full Monty. Everything was perfect. Thank you so much.

Karen, Columbus, IN

What a convenient location to everything we wanted to do. The apartment is great! The kids loved the treats. We had a great visit to St. Louis.

The Lawsons, Little Rock, AR

Awesome place! Better than staying in a hotel. I will stay again if I return to STL. What an awesome tea selection, too! Thank you for the thoughtful ideas.

Rebecca, Las Vegas

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and beautiful accommodations as I got to revisit my hometown and reconnect with special friends. Love the “Jessie” and you both and can’t wait to return!

Jim, Lake Charles, LA

We join our voices with the swelling chorus of voices exclaiming their joy at staying at this lovely apartment. It was comfortable and convenient. The “special touches” were much appreciated.

We used our days visiting the St. Louis Zoo and the Missouri Botanical Garden. It was exhausting for two old people, but we quickly rejuvenated in the comforts of the “Jessie.”

Pat & Gene, Salem, IL

We had a wonderful time in your apartment–so convenient and nice. You provided all we needed plus much more. Hope to stay with you again.

Kevin, Wanda, Mark & Beth (Kentucky)

st louis, guest apartmentsSuch a great time to be in St. Louis ~ 95 degrees, sunny, and sweaty. We love the city and returning to The Fremont each night was a blessing. Thanks for helping to make our visit so enjoyable. Looking forward to hearing about your Detroit trip.

Jon & Donna, Grand Rapids, MI

We had a lovely time here! Such a cozy and comfortable place to lodge. We relaxed completely, which was very much needed! Thank you for supplying a perfect place for us to celebrate our 34th anniversary!

Jo & Phil, Gladstone, MO

Thank you for sharing your cozy & beautiful suite with us. We had a wonderful and relaxing visit to St. Louis for our anniversary. The weather was perfect and we had fun. You thought of every little detail to make this stay memorable. Thanks so much! God bless.

Tim & Sheryl, Carterville, IL

fremont apartments, st louisThank you so much for your overwhelming hospitality! The amount of niceties were very generous. My box of “necessities,” such as cooking oil, ketchup, coffee filters, salad dressing, was already provided. We fixed all but one meal here and found the kitchen to be well appointed.

Our visit was a family vacation specifically to watch the 2012 VISA Gymnastic Championship. We got to see all the men and women who will be competing in the London games. My bet is on Gabby Douglas & John Orozco. Two fantastic young athletes!

Beyond the gymnastic competition, we enjoyed the Arch (Gus got his 4th Jr. Park Ranger badge), went to Mass at the Basilica, and visited Forest Park multiple times. If we ever move to St. Louis, we would live near Forest Park. It is incredible.

Thank you again. This apartment has very positive karma!

Adria (& Tom, Page & Gus), Panama City, FL

We really enjoyed staying in your suite. The Fremont is located so close to all the locations we wanted to visit. The weather, the suite and the area were great. Thanks for everything.

Gary & Karen, Wentzville, MO

It was totally a delight to stay in your classy abode! Everything was perfect–from the abundant thick towels to the note paper and pens (just like Roy) to the maps in the top drawer. We kept discovering what we needed!

Thanks for the treats and the special coffee. We had a wonderful weekend and attended a beautiful wedding. We left you the two ribbon wands (in lieu of rice). Wish we’d found you when our daughter was at Wash U!

Margo & Roy, Palo Alto, CA

We enjoyed our stay in this apartment. The beds were super comfortable and the kitchenette was a huge help. The complimentary snacks & beverages are an awesome touch. It gives a warm feeling about the friendliness of this place and this city of St. Louis. We found the location of this apartment to be central to all our needs and is in the middle of a nest of wonderful and very different restaurants. We really loved our stay in St. Louis and we hope to come back some day.

P.S. The Southern hospitality here has put us Southerners to task.

Henry, Leasa & Collin, Aiken, SC

My first trip to St. Louis was a hit in all ways! Karen, the apartment is wonderful, but what you added to the stay made it fantastic. All the reviews on VRBO were true. Thank you for your suggestions and hospitality. Loved the Scottish Arms down the street. What did I do in St. Louis? The list for three days is huge! I did the usual for a first trip, but also did The Loop, Calvary Cemetery, the Laumeier Sculpture Park and one of my favorites: Saratoga Lanes, where I visited with Bob and bowled a game on Monday afternoon. Cool place! I really loved Forest Park ~ what a deal! I’m going back tomorrow before I leave.

The location of the apartment is great. I had no problems getting anywhere from here. So thank you again and again. I LOVE St. Louis!

Sue, Litchfield, MN

"Cool as a cucumber"My husband planned such an awesome 7th anniversary weekend for us: Dinner & drinks in the Central West End, a trip to the top of the Compton Hill Water Tower, Cinco de Mayo festival and antique shopping on Cherokee Street, breakfast at Cafe Osage, and “Memphis” at The Fox. The best part was staying here at the Jessie Benton Suite. One hundred times better than a hotel ~ so cute, cozy & convenient with tons of character! I’m sure we’ll be back when we do another “stay-cation.”

Thank you for your hospitality!

Dana (& Nick), Columbia, IL

My brother and I stayed here while we were on a business trip. The week here was wonderful. The hospitality was great. So nice to come home to the apartment rather than to a motel. Thanks so much for everything. If another convention comes here, we will again stay here.

Kirk & Lucinda, Big Timber, MT

Suitekeepers’ note: Thank you, Lucinda & Kirk! Just want to let you know that returning guests always receive a discount 🙂

We have had a wonderful stay. The apartment has so many nice comforts. We loved having a computer and printer so that we could print maps for all the fun places we wanted to visit.

My husband and I got up each morning and went for a walk around the neighborhoods while our teenage daughter slept away in the cozy room she fell in love with. We’d come back, make a pot of coffee, eat breakfast, pack a lunch and head out for the day. The suggestion of visiting the Basilica was a good one. The artwork is beautiful.

We walked for dinner over in the Central West End, and my daughter loved your suggestion of Zia’s up on The Hill.

We played cards, Scrabble (can we suggest Yahtzee?) and more cards while listening to a CD of ABBA. It was great fun.

Kris (& Stuart & Zoe), Chicago

Suitekeeper’s note: Yes! We’ll be glad to get Yahtzee for the “Jessie,” and think of your family fondly when we see the box on the game shelf 🙂

Thank you so much for a wonderful place to stay while we had a vacation within our family visit to St. Louis. We had such a great time ~ your place is cozy and wonderful. We will be back.

Sarah, Ryan, Tuva (age 2) & Seamus (age 4), Los Angeles

Jessie Benton Suite bedroomFrom Jeff: Thank you for the wonderful welcome to St. Louis and for the hospitality while we were here. Any of the suggestions you made that we were able to explore (food, leisure, places to go) were all good choices, but we couldn’t hit them all! 🙂 We lovedit here and look forward to returning!

From ClaireThank you for such a fabulous place to relax on our long weekend away. It was a perfect place to come back to in the afternoons to rest before more sightseeing, etc. Thanks again!

Claire & Jeffrey, Lincoln, NE

Thank you for the wonderful accommodations and the warm welcome! Your suite was truly amazing! We loved and appreciated the warm touches. We had a great time in St. Louis, two days simply was not enough. We look forward to coming back and will make your suites our #1 choice of stay. Wishing you all the best.

Kimmy & Ian, Los Angeles

Thank you, Karen, for being such a marvelous hostess. We truly enjoyed our stay.

Ginny (Portland, OR) & Kathleen (White Salmon, WA)

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Thank you so much. We had a wonderful time. This was the perfect place four our little family of four. We hope to come stay again. Ruby loved watching the traffic go by and Herbie did his first crawling here!

Chris, Holly, Ruby & Herbie, Austin, TX

Thank you so much for your hospitality. Zach & I really enjoyed your apartment. Everything we needed was right here and it was very comfortable and accommodating. We hope to come back again.

Mike (& Zach), Evansville, IN

Thanks again for another wonderful weekend at the Jessie…it gets better with each visit. Thanks, as always, for sharing. We love the bagels, too! Until next time,

Jan, Tom & Kate, Charlotte, NC

This place is charming, and Karen, your reception and tips were fantastic. Our memories of the Jessie Benton and St. Louis will be so sweet ~

Rex & Ann, Stillwater, MN

We LOVED this place. It was so warm and cozy. We made such awesome memories. Unfortunately we did not take advantage of all the extra special little touches, but Will touched my soul and made me a delicious meal, thanks to the kitchen. I will stay here again.

P.S. Go Blues!

P.S.S. Much love, Albert Pujols 🙂

Danna (Knoxville, TN)

We really want to thank you for the warm reception, and especially all of the special little touches & treats! The apartment was so warm and cozy, and so convenient to everything here in St. Louis. We rarely get to have little getaways, but coming here was a perfect one. The whole neighborhood is beautiful and really fun to walk around. From pizza at Pi to Thai food at The King & I, and even stopping for a beer at one of the brew pubs, the food here is great. But one of the best meals was right here with the bagels & cream cheese with strawberry jam you left for us. And the coffee was FANTASTIC!

Thanks so much,

Donn & Debb, Evansville, IN

Karen, Brad and I had a wonderful stay in your cozy little apartment. Thank you for all the extras that were left for us. We had a fantastic time and we will be sharing this with all our friends and family. The apartment was just darling and had everything we needed to enjoy our weekend away. We will be back!

God Bless,

Carla & Brad, Davenport, IA

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Such a cute apartment with so many special touches: Snacks, luxurious bedding, computer and exceptional service from Karen & Rachel. We’ll be back!

Nancy & Ron, Glenn Dale, MD

I had a great time.

Kennedi, age 7

It was awesome!

Alexandria, age 12

The apartment was very nice, and for my first time here, great stay!

Todd & Becky (with a special “welcome home” to Todd, who is back in the US from Afghanistan), Navarre, FL

Karen, had a wonderful stay in the “Jessie.” All the amenities were great. We ate our way through the neighborhoods of St. Louis! Thanks again.

Dave & Julie, Friendswood, TX

Thanks again for another wonderful weekend at the “Jessie”–our third. It was every bit as special as our first weekend. We’ll see you in the Spring!

Jan & Tom, Charlotte, NC

Thanks so much, Karen. We really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks for all of the “special” touches!

Alan & Jule, Plant City, FL

Thank you, Karen…We shall return.

Eric & Angela, Pistol City, IL (celebrating Halloween 2011 at the “Jessie”)

Everything was wonderful! Thanks so much for everything.

Brittany & Tyler, Kansas City

We have really enjoyed our stay in the “Jessie.” For my first time in St. Louis, this truly became our home away from home. This was the first major trip for our son and the warm personal touches of the “Jessie” really helped to put him at ease during our stay. Thank you for your warm hospitality in welcoming us to your city. We look forward to returning here in the near future.

Doug, Nicole & Henry, Rocky Mountain, VA

What a perfect place for our first family vacation! Our 15-month-old, myself and husband enjoyed the place like it was our home. Location was perfect for all the family attractions we did around the city. We are already looking forward to our next stay at the Jessie.

Jay, Ashley & Liv, Teutopolis, IL

We have found our new home in St. Louis! We love everything about the apartment: Great location, luxurious linens, good bed, Internet access, special treats ( coffee, fruit, chocolate, popcorn). We cannot think of anything to improve upon. Karen and Rachel have thought of everything! Thank you so much. Can’t wait to come back in the Spring to visit our daughter. We recommend the Moolah Theater, Schnucks, and Scottish Arms Pub.

Kitty & Ken, Black Mountain, NC

Thank you, Karen, for making our stay here at the “Jessie” absolutely wonderful. We could not appreciate more your kindness and all of your helpful recommendations!

Christine & Blake, Bloomington, IN

Thanks for another wonderful weekend at the “Jessie.” Rachel & Karen think of everything…including the weather! Seriously: It’s the best, and you are, too! See you in November.

Jan & Tom, Charlotte, NC

jessie benton suite, guest apartment, st louisThank you, Karen, for a fantastic stay. My new home-away-from-home in St. Louis!

Jay, Charleston, SC

Thank you so much for the perfect place to stay. We loved it. The touches of home made this apartment just like home: Fresh coffee and treats! If we come back to the city, we will be back to stay here!

Carrie, Jeremy, Riley & Mason, Raymond, IA

Thank you so much for sharing the “Jessie” suite with us. Your generosity and attention to detail were greatly appreciated. What a lovely place from which to explore St. Louis! Conveniently located.

Carolyn & Nathan, Rockwall, TX

Thank you so much for having us at the “Jessie”! We walked to the Cardinals’ game! We’re close to everything ~ our little home away from home…

Margaret Rose & Jeff, Nashville, TN

This was our second visit and again it was the best. We had a great time at the City Museum and enjoyed Cunetto’s and PI pizza! We are off to the Omaha College World Series. Great time and stay! Happy Birthday to my wife, Dawn, today!!

Gary (& Dawn, Carter & Courtney), Roswell, GA

Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful vacation rental!! After reading all of the comments online, I knew this was the right place for our little family. Still, I was surprised by how amazing wonderful the Jessie really is!

We spent 700 miles on the road with a sometimes fussy toddler, and thought we’d collapse from sheer exhaustion when we arrived. Instead, we were energized by Rachel’s bubbly personality, and found an immediate sense of home here. We immediately headed out to explore our new community, and were so glad to see that everything is so nearby. The Schnucks grocery store is right across the street!

We loved staying here! The bed is the most comfortable one we’ve slept on, outside of our own home (and we are bed snobs!). The towels were so luxurious, I’m going to miss them. We did a lot of cooking here, and found nearly everything we needed. Please accept the cooking spray as our contribution to the supplies.

One last thing: The interior bedroom served as perfect shelter during the two tornado warnings. It was a bit scary for us, but we felt quite secure within the walls of the Jessie!

This was our first trip to St. Louis, but it won’t be our last. Until next time!!

Sharon, Mike & Tony (16 months), Louisa, VA

jessie benton suite st. louisOur little family completely enjoyed its stay in the “Jessie.” It is so clean and well appointed ~ Karen and Rachel have thought of everything you could need ~ it almost seemed like we were at home; everything was so intuitively and logically placed! Our kids, Julian (9) and Isabella (3), liked playing with Scrabble on this lovely oak table before going to dinner at Pho Grand (and then frozen custard at Ted Drewes!). The Fremont is ideally located for most things we wanted to do in St. Louis.

I had a wonderful birthday staying at the “Jessie” with my family. Affectionately,

Leigh (& Christopher, Julian and Isabella), Quincy, IL

P.S. K & R: The coffee was fantastic! Thank you! The kids loved the treats. Your are such thoughtful hostesses.

Above & beyond:

  • fresh roast coffee
  • fresh fruit & treats
  • Mini-Moos & Splenda for coffee
  • Game for kids of all ages
  • Fluffy towels & good shower
  • Computer (though we didn’t use it)
  • Crazy comfy beds ~ even the sleeper couch!!!

Suitekeeper’s note: Thank you, Leigh! Rachel and I must, however, give credit where it is due. Our guest Seresa is the generous and thoughtful person who donated Scrabble to the Jessie Benton Suite. And we are very proud of our beds! Here’s a shout-out to Meyer Bedding, which makes the *best* beds available in their south St. Louis factory. Yes, the sleeper sofa, made by American Leather, truly is one worth sleeping on–or, as Jessie says, “The best damn sleeper sofa this side of the Mississippi” 🙂

What a great apartment! Convenient, comfortable, fully equipped. Karen has thought of everything ~ from a personalized welcome letter, right down to Q-Tips and Scotch tape. If we’re ever back in St. Louis, we will stay here. If it’s not available, we’ll change our itinerary so it is!!!

Thank you so much!

Rick & Rory, Columbia, SC

Jessie Benton Suite bedroomThanks for the lovely welcome and beautifully appointed apartment. We really appreciated the fabulous job that was done mid week in servicing the apartment. It was a pleasure to come home to.

Great coffee and so nice to have a grinder and plunger on hand as well as a few beverages when needed. We’ve had a great time. Many thanks.

Kathleen, Bruce & James, Australia

Thanks so much for the wonderful stay in your lovely apartment. It was so nice to stay in a place that feels like “home”! We really appreciate all of the extra hospitalities and snacks. It was wonderful!

Fred, Alva, Wanda, Laura & Carmen, Ashland, KY

jessie benton mugThanks so very much for sharing your wonderful apartment with us ~ it very much exceeded our expectations. You’ve thought of everything–except a “to-go” mug for your superb coffee–which we’re leaving for you. We’ll hope and plan to be back again soon!

P.S. We discovered tonight that you know Tom’s sister, Linda Stewart…it’s a small world.

Tom & Jan, Charlotte, NC

jessie benton suite st louisThank you, Rachel, for the warm welcome. I enjoyed the place very much. Everything about it contributed to making my visit to St. Louis a wonderful occasion. I appreciate the attention to detail, the good taste–and the snacks!

Will certainly recommend the apartment to friends and colleagues.

Mohamed, Oxford, UK

As always you know how to do things right! This cute apartment was perfect for our weekend with 18-month-old Kaden. Hope to see you again soon!

Martha & Alyssa (Kaden, too!), Normal, IL

Thank you for your gracious hospitality. We enjoyed your wonderful apartment. St. Louis is our favorite city to visit and we look forward to coming back very soon.

Maureen & Maurice, West Peoria, IL

P.S. The fruit, coffee and snacks were delicious. We’ll be back!

guest apartment st. louisThis is such an adorable little place to stay. We loved how convenient it was to great restaurants and cool things to see. Thank you, Karen, for such an excellent way to visit St. Louis.

Heather (& Jay), Memphis, TN

Thank you so much for providing us with such a lovely place to stay during our stay in St. Louis!! You really made us feel at home!! Have a great gardening year!!

Suzi & Steven, Talent, OR

"Cool as a cucumber"This place is hot! It’s so hot, the fire department had to come and check it out. They’re thinking of renting it for a night, too.

Thank you so much for everything. Erin and I had a memorable night. It was the best Valentine’s Day ever!

Michael, Columbia, MO

Happy Valentine’s Day! This was the perfect retreat for Dennis, Snoopy and myself. Our stay was very comfortable and complete with a gambit of amenities. The location was very accessible to the many attractions in St. Louis. Thank you both for the coffee, it was awesome!

P.S. The pictures you have posted online do not relay half the beauty this apartment has to offer.

Staci (Carbondale, IL), Dennis (Bowie, MD) & Snoopy (the first canine occupant of the “Jessie”)

My daughter and her best friend and I loved the apartment. My daughter lives in Chesterfield, and I will be visiting once a month. I am so excited to have found you and your vacation rental.

The "Jessie" bedIt is a home away from home. We can veg and relax without the nuances a hotel has. The special touches are fabulous. We are leaving a Scrabble game for other guests to enjoy, and so that we can use as we continue our Scrabble challenge.

Seresa, Eufaula, OK

Happy New Year. We enjoyed our stay and we appreciate all your special touches. The coffee was great. The apartment is so warm and cozy. Thank you!

Kathleen & Joe, Kansas City

Thanks very much ~ we had a wonderful graduation celebration! We especially appreciated the coffee, the lint remover (!), access to as many towels as we wanted, the charm and coziness of the apartment. Best wishes in all,

Debra, Ron and Ann, Woodstock, IL

We can’t thank you enough for the wonderful stay we had this weekend! The apartment is perfect ~ incredibly comfortable, super convenient and filled with so many personal touches that it really felt as though we were visiting friends. It was the perfect first family trip as a threesome. We had such a great time exploring all of the great neighborhoods around The Fremont. If we head back to St. Louis in the future, we definitely hope to stay here again. Thanks for everything!

Kate, Brooks & Evangeline (who is 12 weeks old), Lebanon, OH

New guest book!

The Jessies new guest book!

Marvelous news! The Jessie Benton Suite has a handsome new guest book, thanks so very much to returning guests Connie and Jim. Once they heard that our previous guest book had disappeared (see below), they thoughtfully replaced it during their November 2010 stay with a book of beauty. Connie inaugurated this book with her kind words below:

Thank you for another wonderful stay. The first time was a “discovery” visit, as we learned our way around the apartment. This time was even better–it felt like our home away from home. We settled in in minutes. All of your thoughtful touches were greatly appreciated.

We look forward to staying with you on our next trip.

Connie [and Jim], Espanola, NM

In June, our guest book was taken by a guest 😦

First guest book

The Jessies first guest book, remembered fondly

Here is a picture of it:

We haven’t replaced it, instead asking guests to leave comments of the Jessie Benton Suite at Vacation Rentals By Owner. But a recent guest from North Carolina encouraged us to replace it. We will. Meanwhile, here are comments that were in the guest book that was spirited away:

Thank you for allowing us to use the “Jessie.” We really enjoyed our stay here! Your advice on places to eat was great. We really made the most out of our stay here in St. Louis. And if we’re ever in town again, we’ll be sure to look you up!

Rita, Frank, Jonathan & Jacquelyn, Winfield, IL

Thank you for your hospitality and for providing such a sweet place to rest our heads. The attention to detail is so apparent! Having this apartment for our daughter’s graduation made the celebration more lovely. We will recommend the suite to many others. Best of luck & continued rich blessings!

Stacey & Brad, Columbia, SC

We enjoyed our stay! Big thanks and big hugs!

Paula & Royce, Cherokee, AL

Thank you for everything. The apartment was great. It was so easy to make yourself at home here. There were so many things here that we use at home. My five-year-old daughter made herself at home right away. She thought we had moved. It was so cute. Thanks for all the extras that you wouldn’t get at a hotel. The location was great as well. You can plan on us staying here again.

Jenny, Chris & Haley, Seward, NE

Traveling with children is fun, but not always easy. However, with your suite it was a breeze! Thank you. Should we visit St. Louis again, we’ll be sure to try for this place.

Dirima, Joe, Hazel & Jules, Fremantle, Western Australia

This place was wonderful. I was actually quite skeptical about going to St. Louis because I’m not a huge fan of traveling. But I enjoyed my stay immensely. I think a huge part of that was knowing that I had a lovely place to return to after a long day out in the city. So thank you very much for being so hospitable and letting my family stay here.

Geneva (traveling with her mom, dad and sister from Baton Rouge, LA)

Comments from four who traveled from Chicagoland for NCAA “March Madness”:

Thanks. (Hayden) This is the dankest place in town. Thank you. (P.J. –Note from suitekeeper: I am unsure whether this is a compliment from this 17-year-old guest, but all comments are always welcome!) This place is great! I will definitely come back again. (Michelle) This was a wonderful place to stay. Thank you for the hospitality. Definitely will spread the word. (Joe)

Noah & I enjoyed every minute of our stay in the Jessie Benton. The coffee and treats were great–and so thoughtful. Thank you for a clean, cozy and convenient place to stay while we visited a portion of St. Louis that was new to us.

Karen–it was such a pleasure to meet you–thank you for everything.

Debb & Noah, Evansville, IN

Thank you so much for having us. The apartment was lovely. Tommy and I had an amazing time. We felt very at home. Thank you.

Abigail (& Thomas), Austin, TX

We had a lovely time on our mini-vacation. Thanks for all the little extras. The apartment is lovely and we had a most comfortable stay.

Josh & Ami, Crestwood, MO

Thanks for sharing your wonderful apartment with us. It was great to be able to stay in the heart of the city with my out-of-town guests! The homey touches (wine, coffee, etc.) made it extra special and by the end of our time here, we truly felt like it was “our place.” Thanks again!

Jenny (Richmond Heights, MO), Miako (Japan), Cindy (Cincinnati, OH) and Joyce (Portland, OR)

Finding your place at The Fremont has made all of the difference for my trip back to St. Louis for the holidays. After a long flight from California, Karen and Harold’s welcome felt like a family greeting. The suite itself is beautifully decorated and includes all of the comforts of a home plus more. Thank you so much for all of your hospitality and care. Having such personal attention to making sure we had everything we needed was truly a quality I never expected but am so grateful to have received during my stay.

Looking forward to more visits in the future.

Serina & Paul, Oakland, CA

Thank you for a lovely stay in St. Louis. We adore our family and the grandchildren, but “a place of our own” made our weeklong stay just perfect. Your attention to details is amazing! Every time we looked for something it was there. We look forward to staying with you again.

Connie & Jim, Espanola, NM

Lauren and I really enjoyed our time in the ‘Jessie’; it made our time here in St. Louis much better, considering that we were here while our daughter was having surgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

We will definitely try to stay here again during future trips to St. Louis. And you should give info to the hospital(s) about your place. It is a terrific alternative to hotels when a long stay is required for ‘out-of-towners’ like us.

Jeff (and Lauren and Jenna), St. Augustine, FL

I was here for work, but this fabulous apartment made it feel like a vacation! I hope that I get a chance to visit St. Louis and The Fremont again with my family.

Marianne, Kitchener, ONT

Your photos do not do justice to this elegant apartment. Your thoughtfulness pervades all the details. We appreciate your kindness.

Nancy & Larry, Bloomfield Twp, MI

Thank you so much for the experience of St. Louis. We met a lot of nice people while staying here! The apartment was great. Even with our short experience here, we loved the fact that we could cook and relax. It was wonderful for us! We will definitely come here again to enjoy the apartment, people, and many sights of St. Louis.

Wally & Dawn, Fond du Lac, WI

St. Louis has been a wonderful surprise, and the Jessie Benton Suite a great treat! The location was perfect for exploring the city, with easy access via car or mass transit. Rachel, we understand that you are responsible for the decorating and furnishing. The apartment is lovely–like stepping into a story in Metropolitan Home–and so well stocked with everything needed–as well as extra touches that go above and beyond what we’ve found at other vacation rentals.

We hope your visitors will take time to check out the notebooks with area attractions and menus. They were a great source of good info. And Karen, thanks so much for the Cathedral Basilica recommendation. The mosaics surpassed those of the Baptistry in Florence, Italy.

As your second set of guests, we hope that we are followed by a long line of others who will enjoy your suite as much as we have. Given what we saw of St. Louis and didn’t see, we want to return and trust that, given your great hospitality, will find the suite doing a booming business, but available for us “pioneers.”

Renee & Larry, Raleigh, NC

We had a most wonderful time. You made our month together even more special by allowing us to enjoy your welcoming apartment and beautiful city.

Deborah (Springfield, MO) and Harold (stationed in Afghanistan)

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Jessie Benton Suite at The Fremont
Karen Karabell & Rachel Presley, suitekeepers
4066 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108 USA


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