Renting From S.F. Shannon

COVID-19 | To conform with precautions to prevent its spread, S.F. Shannon may not have full staffing in its main office. Before coming over, call 314-367-1106 to ensure we are expecting you.

You’re welcome to call or text either of us directly:

  • Rachel: 314.568.6941
  • Karen: 314.568.0236

No Smoking

Smoking is not allowed in our long term apartments, guest accommodations or anywhere else on the premises of any of our apartment buildings.

This is a 10-year-old policy. Our business is more than 50 years old. Some of our residents have been with us that long! If they are smokers, we have not and will not ask them to move, provided they do not smoke in their apartments or anywhere else in the building, including public hallways, lobbies, and fire escapes. Violators of this policy will be kindly asked to move.

Renting From SF Shannon

  • What are the requirements for renting an apartment from SF Shannon?

    All applicants must be at least 18 years of age; have a good current landlord reference; a good source of income; and good credit. The $25.00 application fee pays for the cost of a complete credit check done through Experian.

    We cannot accept anyone who smokes (any substance whatsoever, including e-cigarettes). We also cannot accept anyone with previous evictions, or a police record (we typically don’t worry about traffic violations).

  • Since you don’t typically offer leases, what protection do I have against regular rent increases?

    Every new resident has the guarantee of no rent increase whatsoever for a minimum of 12 months. This affords the protection against arbitrary rent increases that otherwise would be provided by a lease, while offering you the flexibility of not being bound to a one-year rental period.

  • What about when I’m ready to move?

    Move when you want! You’re not locked in to a lease. We ask you to give us at least 30 days’ notice, as required by Missouri law. If you’re in residence less than one year, you forfeit your security deposit.

  • Do you accept pets?

    We accept well-behaved cats and dogs. You will be asked to sign a pet addendum and pay a $500.00 canine or feline security deposit per dog or cat. The pet security deposit is fully refundable, provided that no damage whatsoever to the property has been caused by your pet(s).

    By “well-behaved cats and dogs” we mean animals who do not cause trouble for their neighbors by (for example) barking excessively or acting in an aggressive manner. And animals who not destroy property by (for example) scratching the woodwork or using the floor as a bathroom. Such pets are not welcome in any of our apartment buildings.

    And all pets must have responsible owners/caretakers. Dogs must be walked on leashes away from the property. You must clean up after your pet and properly dispose of the feces. Any “accidents” in or around the building must cleaned up immediately.

Answers to Common FAQs & Maintenance Requests

  • How do I clean my AC filter?
  • There's a faint smell of gas in my apartment.
  • I don't smell gas, but I can't relight my range.
  • I've locked myself out! Can you help?

    Yes. Call 314-367-1106. If the office is closed, call the emergency number listed on the message service. Here's the let-in fee schedule:

    — $25 on weekdays and $50 on weekends between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM;

    — $50 between 7 PM and 10 PM all days of the week;

    — $50 on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 7 AM and 10 PM;

    — $250 between 10 PM and 7 AM all days of the week.

    This fee is payable to the SF Shannon employee or representative who let you back into the apartment. Residents or vacation rental guests may add this fee to their account; SF Shannon will then reimburse the employee or representative who let you back in.


Vacation Rental Policies

You will see all policies described in full on the "Vacation Rental Policies" page of this site.

Payment Schedule

This payment schedule does not apply to guests reserving on Airbnb. All other guests booking more than 7 days in advance hold their reservation with a $50 down payment. Balance will be charged 7 days before arrival. Full payment required when booking fewer than 7 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund with 8 or more days' notice. Within 7 days of arrival, cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee. Guests who cancel within 48 hours of arrival pay a $100 processing fee. Mid-stay cancellations: With 48 hours' notice, S.F. Shannon will refund unused days.

Automatic Damage Waiver

A $49 Automatic Damage Waiver will be charged as part of your overall reservation. This non-refundable fee covers accidental or inadvertent damage reported to S.F. Shannon within 24 hours. Intentional damage, theft or gross negligence is not covered and will result in additional charges.

E-doc for Expectations

Upon making your reservation, you will be asked to electronically sign a document indicating your acceptance of and cooperation with SF Shannon's policies. Read what the e-doc says on the "Vacation Rental Policies" page of this site.

Leave Something Behind?

Yay! According to an old wive's tale, that means you'll be coming back. In the meantime, contact us to send it back to you. We'll ask to be reimbursed for the actual cost of packaging and shipping.

Thank You

We know that you have many lodging choices. We look forward to earning your business.