The Bee’s Knees

The Bee’s Knees: excellent – the very best

Step back in time onto the historical Locust Street District of Downtown Washington, Missouri to our exclusive collection of Missouri Haus vacation rental homes.

The Bee’s Knees is two of our neighboring homes together — the Mill Haus and the Beekeeper’s Cottage — giving you the exclusive use of the private swimming pool, backyard, and large game room in addition to both houses.

THE SPACE

Bring your whole family, your besties also, for a wine country or golf getaway, ride the Katy Trail, or celebrate a wedding at one of the nearby wedding venues. The Bee’s Knees properties are in the heart of WashMo and Missouri wine country and less than an hour from St. Louis.

On the National Register of Historic Places as a part of the Locust Street Historical District, the renovated early 1900 historical homes are fully updated with modern amenities. With a total of 7 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, and 3 half bathrooms, the Bee’s Knees sleeps a total of 18 people.

(See below on how the bedrooms and bathrooms are located in the two homes next to each other.)

Over a century old, the fireplaces (nonworking), doors, woodwork, and hardwood floors have all been refurbished, adding a beautiful charm to the brick homes.

The Bee’s Knees homes are dog friendly for pre-approved dogs only.

MAIN LEVEL: BEEKEEPER’S COTTAGE

The living area on the main level is an open floor plan showcasing the fireplace centerpiece and hardwood floors.

From the living room and through the double sliding pocket doors is the dining area with a gorgeous hardwood dining table and seating for 6 people.

The beautifully detailed full kitchen has everything you need to make your own meals, including place settings, pots and pans, wine glasses, and a regular coffee maker.

MAIN LEVEL: MILL HAUS

The living area on the main level is an open floor plan stretching the entire side of the house, showcasing the old fireplace and hardwood floors.

Across the hall is the parlor room with additional period pieces of furniture and a nonworking fireplace.

The dining area seats 6 people, with additional seating in the kitchen and on the screened back porch.

The beautifully detailed full kitchen has everything you need to make your own meals, including modern appliances, place settings, pots and pans, wine glasses, and a regular coffee maker.

Bonus quirk is a hall turned into a pantry/bar area with an ice machine. Then a half bath located between the kitchen and the parlor room.

SECOND LEVEL: BEEKEEPER’S COTTAGE

Up a flight of 100 year old steep stairs, the upper level has all three bedrooms and both of the full bathrooms.

Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed with crisp white linens, a nonworking fireplace accent, and an en suite bathroom with gorgeous clawfoot tub and shower.

Bedroom 2 has two queen size beds, and Bedroom 3 has a queen size bed. These bedrooms share the second full bathroom. This bathroom has double pedestal sinks and a walk-in shower.

SECOND LEVEL: MILL HAUS

Up a flight of century old stairs (take either the grand front staircase or the kitchen staircase), the second level has three bedrooms and both of the full bathrooms.

Bedroom 1 has a king size bed with crisp white linens, a nonworking fireplace accent, and an en suite bathroom with an amazing dressing room with delicious natural light.

Bedroom 2 has a king size bed with en suite full bathroom, and Bedroom 3 has a queen size bed.

THIRD LEVEL: MILL HAUS

Take another flight of narrow steps to the top floor for the finished third level and Bedroom 4. This bedroom has two (2) queen beds.

LAUNDRY and HALF BATH

The set of front loading washer and dryer is located between the bedrooms on the second level at Mill Haus. Another set is on the main level at the Beekeeper’s Cottage. A half bath is located on the main level near the kitchen at each house, and a third half bath is in the garage for when you are enjoying the swimming pool.

BACKYARD, SWIMMING POOL, HOT TUB

The fenced backyard is a treat with the PRIVATE hot tub and heated swimming pool. Note that the fence encloses the backyard for both the Beekeeper’s Cottage and the Mill Haus, and there is no fence separating the yards nor an additional inside fence around the swimming pool.

***Pool is open mid May through September weather permitting.***

Dogs are welcome in the yard, but not in the swimming pool or hot tub.

Bee’s Knees also has access to a gas grill, a charcoal grill (charcoal not provided), patio table, and fire pit (firewood not provided).

GAME ROOM ABOVE GARAGE

The game room above the garage is INCLUDED. More family fun with the pool table, darts, shuffleboard, and big screen TV.

EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE HOT TUB, POOL, GAME ROOM, and BACKYARD

Your group has exclusive use of the hot tub, swimming pool, game room, and backyard since you are booking both the Beekeeper’s Cottage and the Mill Haus together — the Bee’s Knees.

Beekeeper’s Cottage

Mill Haus

Private Hot Tub, Swimming Pool, Game Room

WEDDING and OTHER CELEBRATIONS

We welcome bridal groups for wedding preparation as well as bachelor and bachelorette groups. The light is beautiful in the house and will make for stunning wedding prep photos for both the bride and the groom.

Only the maximum of 18 guests are allowed on the properties together at any time. No day guests or additional overnight guests.

NOTES

When planning your stay and celebrations, please keep in mind the following:

  • NO EXTRA GUESTS – maximum of 18 guests only
  • All groups must adhere to city quiet hours beginning at 11:00pm
  • NO glitter or sticky decorations
  • NO SMOKING inside the house or garage, and any outdoor smoking must have trash disposed of properly and responsibly
  • Vomit cleaning fee of $150 per room

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • $25 per night per dog
  • $35 per night pool heat is not optional (mid May through September)
  • Game room is included
  • 2 night minimum on weekends
  • 3 night minimum on holidays
  • Local tax and cleaning are additional
  • Quiet hours begin at 11pm. We use a Minut device that monitors the level of sound in the house. If you are louder than 80db (a regular dinner conversation level) after 11pm, we will be notified. Parties and excessive noise are not allowed and will result in your group having to leave without a refund.
Missouri Haus vacation rentals - dog friendly, near Purina Event Center, wineries, Katy Trail

Our stay at the Bank Haus was a wonderful experience. It is a combination of modern conveniences and the robust architecture of a century old brick building built to be a symbol of stability and strength in the community.

It was clean and comfortable. The transom windows, squeaky wood floors, high ceilings covered in tin ceiling tiles, expansive windows and doors, long staircase, real wooden doors and two vaults all added to the experience. The modern kitchen and bathrooms were integrated in a way that made it easy for three families to move around easily and be comfortable.

– Dee M., Alabama

LOCATION

Sitting on a classic tree-lined downtown residential street, the Bee’s Knees is only a few blocks from the riverfront and all the best cafes, restaurants, local pubs, and boutique shops in downtown Washington as well as the festival zone.

The Missouri River, the Amtrak Station, and the Riverfront Park, are an easy stroll or bike ride from the house.

Downtown Washington is a destination on its own, but if you want to explore further out, you don’t have far to go:

  • Mercy Hospital @ 5 minutes
  • Katy Trail (Dutzow Trailhead) @ 9 minutes
  • Augusta (Wineries and Shops) @ 17 minutes
  • New Haven (Wineries, Distilleries, Glass Shop) @ 18 minutes
  • Purina Farms and Event Center @ 23 minutes
  • Six Flags Theme Park @ 30 minutes
  • Hermann (Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries) @ 35 minutes
  • St. Louis @ 55 minutes
  • Huzzah Valley Floating @ 75 minutes
GETTING AROUND

You can bike or walk anywhere in Downtown Washington or drive your car. You’ll need transportation of some type with you (car, bike, or your feet) as there are very few Uber drivers available in the area.

Winery shuttles are available to the local wineries as well.

Features

  • Sleeps (18)

  • (7) Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: King bed

  • Bedroom 2: King bed

  • Bedroom 3: Queen bed

  • Bedroom 4: (2) Queen beds

  • Bedroom 5: Queen bed

  • Bedroom 6: Queen bed

  • Bedroom 7: (2) Queen beds

  • (4) Full bathrooms

  • (3) Half bathrooms

  • WiFi

  • (4) TVs

  • (2) Washer and Dryer sets

  • Iron and board

  • Heat

  • Air conditioning

  • Private swimming pool

  • Private hot tub

  • Fenced backyard

  • Gas grill

  • Wrap around porch

  • Game room

  • Pool table

  • Shuffleboard

  • (2) Fully equipped kitchens

  • (2) Refrigerators

  • (2) Stoves

  • (2) Ovens

  • (2) Microwaves

  • (2) Dishwashers

  • Coffee maker

  • Dishes and utensils

  • Cooking utensils

  • Wine glasses

  • Toaster

  • Blender

  • Tea kettle

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Rates

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  • $395-$1595 per night
  • $25/nt per dog
  • $35/nt pool heat (required mid May through September)
  • 2 night minimum
  • 3 night minimum on holidays
  • 13.85% local tax
  • $375 cleaning fee
  • $50 hot tub fee

NOTES

  • Quiet hours begin at 11pm. We use a Minut device that monitors the level of sound in the house. If you are louder than 80db (a regular dinner conversation level) after 11pm, we will be notified. Parties and excessive noise are not allowed and will result in your group having to leave without a refund.
  • Please be respectful of the neighbors

Have a smaller group? You can book only the Mill Haus or only the Beekeeper’s Cottage. Note that they are available to book individually within 45 days of arrival. During pool season, the pool is shared with guests in both houses.

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