Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

I hope you're lucky enough to catch a thunderstorm while sitting on the porch swing, or sample some grapes from the vines in the backyard. Built in the 1920s, this cozy getaway is the perfect way to experience the Queen City of the Ozarks.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Security Deposit: £80
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: £30 / night


Guest access

You will have access to the entire cottage, minus the Management Office (my bedroom).

Interaction with guests

I love to show people around Springfield, also known as the Queen City and the Birthplace of Route 66. Restaurants, trails, shopping, entertainment, underground tunnels—Springfield has it all. I enjoy entertaining guests, but if a relaxed, private stay is what you're looking for, you've found the right place.

The neighbourhood

A two minute walk will take you to Bambino's, an Italian café local to Springfield. The Missouri State University campus is a four minute walk north of the cottage, and a two minute walk down Loren will find you at Phelps Grove Park, where students nap in hammocks and joggers make their rounds.

Getting around

There is a bus stop four minutes from the front door. You are within walking distance (fifteen minutes) of a local grocery store.

If you need help getting anywhere in Springfield, let me know and I'd be happy to find you a taxi, bus, or rental car (and now Uber).

Other things to note

You will have a complimentary self-serve breakfast for every morning of your stay. I'll check with you to see what sounds good. Please let me know if you would like anything else, don't hesitate to ask. I can also recommend nearby cafés and restaurants.

There is no garbage disposal in the kitchen sink. Instead, any compostable material can be placed in a container in the freezer. There are a waste basket and container for recycling below the kitchen sink. I have a washer/dryer and laundry detergent in the basement, which you may use at no charge.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

The Cottage is non-smoking, but you are welcome to do so outside. Pets are welcome! There is a one-time $15 cleaning fee for pets.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

149 Reviews

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Jamie User Profile
April 2017
My boyfriend and I loved staying here. Sam was really friendly and great to talk to. He gives great suggestions but also gives you privacy as well. It's a great place to stay, especially if you want to be near MSU!

Garrett User Profile
April 2017
Sam was awesome. Super friendly guy who seems he would do anything to help. Nice location

Matt User Profile
April 2017
Sam is quick to respond and a great host. Highly recommended.

Amanda User Profile
April 2017
Sams home is very comfortable and clean. He is a very kind and flexible host. He left dog treats out for my dog appreciated it! The cottage is great! I would definitely recommend it to anyone needing a place to stay!

Desiree User Profile
April 2017
My stay was wonderful. House was clean and quiet. Sam provided several notes around the house which were extra helpful during my stay. Looking forward to visiting again.

Jordan User Profile
April 2017
Sam's place is comfortable, well-located, and an excellent place to stay! Sam is a wonderful host who goes out of his way to make his guests feel welcome.

Ian User Profile
April 2017
Sam's place was as great as always!

Springfield, Missouri, United States · Joined in January 2015
Sam User ProfileSam is a superhost.

I have a passion for hospitality and for Springfield. Before coming here, I couldn't have imagined how attached I would become to the people and the city. I grew up both in Missouri and in Taiwan, as the son of missionaries. My heart is split across two continents, but hosting people from across the U.S. and around the world is good therapy. I love a good cup of coffee (just started using a French press) and any film written by Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig, Charlie Kaufman, or Paul Thomas Anderson.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour