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St. Louis Entertainment Warehouses Attract Vacation Rental Guests 


St. Louis has some exciting new venues with fun things to do indoors and plenty of activity choices for everyone. These thriving establishments offer food, drinks and entertainment for locals and tourists alike. So, no matter what the weather holds, visitors can plan on having fun with friends or family at one of these bustling locations near popular vacation rental properties. 


City Foundry STL 


Tons of live music is on the calendar for this industrial warehouse turned entertainment venue, featuring 350,000 square feet full of kitchens, shops and activities. The concept of such a space was inspired by The Ponce City Market in Atlanta, where actor Will Smith and his father Steve Smith, CEO of the New + Found investment firm, first saw the idea in person. Cities like St. Louis are taking to the venue because of the diversity of shops and restaurants offered in one location. 


At 10,000 square feet, The City Winery is one of the newest additions to City Foundry STL, but plans to maximize the use of the space to increase brand awareness and sales. This location has a fully functioning winery in addition to its live event space. And BerryBox Superfood Store joined recently as well, adding on to the “17 kitchens” and counting. This first-ever food hall in St. Louis is especially popular with locals because it is open seven days a week. 


The “tech-infused” version of Top Golf is available from Puttshack, which also has a globally inspired cocktail bar and restaurant. The two-story interior design is in “night mode” with its neon-colored illuminated courses. Private and semi-private party spaces are available as well. 


If retail shopping is more your speed, this is the closest thing to a traditional mall for miles around. These boutique-style shops put local first by showcasing the talent and skill of nearby artists, designers, and jewelers. There’s also a space dedicated to women-owned brands, which includes a curated collection of gifts and sundries focused on wellness and self-care. 


The live music line up also has something for everyone. From DJ Rico to Eric Nelson, enjoy the sounds every Friday and Saturday night in the Food Hall with all-local St. Louis talent. If you’re looking to change things up, there’s also Trivia Nights every Thursday with free prizes and tough competitors.   


Only a mile away from the City Foundry STL is a beautiful three-bedroom short-term rental in The Grove, perfect for getting the full city experience with its exposed brick walls and stainless steel appliances. There is even a private fenced in yard and rarely found two-car garage. 


Modern 3 Bedroom Home in The Grove


For a four-bedroom option, there’s a light-filled row home property with high ceilings and a well-appointed kitchen that has been professionally decorated. 


Light-filled 4 Bedroom Row Home 


For those needing even more room, there’s a two-story single family home that is kid friendly with breezy decor a little further down the way. It also has two washers and two dryers, as well as a private backyard for gathering. 


Family Friendly Four Bedroom Home


Other Event Venues in St. Louis with Nearby Vacation Rentals 


The Armory STL 


Literally branded as “The Biggest Bar in STL”, this new St. Louis attraction is a 250,000 square foot space dedicated to food and entertainment – with one of its first shows starring Lil Jon. It’s designed to optimize ticketed, live entertainment, but is next generation creative in having a two-story slide, 92 tap handles and more than 40 interactive games. 


The venue got its name from its origins as a national guard armory in the 1930’s, where it housed military equipment and training areas. It is now the largest entertainment venue in St. Louis and is quickly becoming known as the city’s living room in Midtown. 


A short distance away from the Armory are these gorgeous townhomes with up to five bedrooms. Each has a unique downtown city feel to them but with consistently high thread count sheets and plush towels. They even come equipped with toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner and soaps. 


5 Bedroom Designer Home in Shaw


Fan of history? For smaller groups, there is a two-bedroom short-term rental property located in the historic district of McKinley Heights. Guests love it for its working fireplace, hardwood floors, and ornate doorway arches throughout the home. The furnished deck overlooks a large outdoor space. 


Charming Historic Home in St. Louis 


The Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery 


Even older than The Armory is the Anheuser-Busch brewery – its flagship location – which opened in the 1850’s. The brewing company, which has several locations in the U.S., is one of the nation’s largest beer brands. Today it has more than 1,500 Google reviews and a 4.6 star rating with most comments remarking about the fact that all the food is somehow made with beer as an ingredient or cooking element. The tours, with samples and education about the process, receive very positive reviews and the beer garden is available for those who just want to hang out. 


Some tours are subject to weather conditions, but do include a viewing of the famous Clydesdale stables. Featured in their commercials and advertisements for decades, these unusually large horses can be seen in the stables during the tour. 


The perfect vacation rental to complement a day of legendary tours in St. Louis is the exquisite La Grande Maison De Soulard. A former bed and breakfast, this converted property has five bedrooms and five baths and retains much of the original woodwork throughout the home. It’s in a prime location for visiting each of these popular venues, plus many more. 


5 Bedroom Luxury Home with En Suite Baths


Smaller groups traveling together should check out this smartly outfitted home with three bedrooms. It’s within walking distance to cute shops and restaurants. It even comes with two private parking spaces, which is rare for the Benton Park neighborhood. 


2 Bedroom Designer Townhome 


These new entertainment warehouses are continuing to attract more guests. St. Louis has more to offer than just these music venues and food halls, but they are a great place to start, or end the day. Finding a comfortable space to relax with hotel quality linens and enough room for your family or friends might be the best way to enjoy the entire experience.



Just a Little Luxury Weekend Getaway In Cabo

The beauty of a luxury vacation never dims. Choose Cabo San Lucas for your next getaway and JZ Vacation Rentals will make your stay next-level wonderful! We offer a wide variety of luxury rentals for every group and budget. This guide to your luxury weekend getaway to Cabo San Lucas ensures a stay full of excitement, comfort, and sumptuousness.

A Little Shopping

Every vacation deserves some time set aside for a little bit of shopping, and even though you may find it hard to tear yourself away from the sandy beaches framing turquoise waters, we think the wares in Luxury Avenue, located at Paseo de la Marina, will make it worth a quick escape!

This incredible shopping mall isn’t just extravagant; it is the first name in everything luxury! Sample a taste of Paris when you step into Longchamp Paris in search of the handbag that makes your heart beat faster. The Paris store has been in business since 1948 and this one shares its elegance and flair.

Can’t find what you want here? Follow the path to Rome with a visit to the Fendi Store. Also offering the PERFECT pair of shoes, you might want to pad your itinerary for some extra time in Fendi!

The Souvenir You Will Never Forget

And what is a luxury weekend getaway in Cabo without a visit to Diamonds International, conveniently located on Boulevard Marina Nacional! Offering all manner of sparkles, but especially those that glitter in the perfect diamond engagement ring. Many a proposal has been the culmination of a luxury weekend getaway in Cabo!

The Definition of Luxury

Ask a hundred different people what their definition of luxury is, and you will receive a hundred different answers. We believe that it should start and end with taking care of yourself.

We all go overboard with caring for our loved ones, and it’s time to extend that care to ourselves. Take some time for yourself during your luxury getaway for a massage, facial, or mani/pedi. Rather be pampered in the privacy of your JZ Vacation Rentals home? Eden’s Spa and Salon offers a mobile service.

The Ultimate Luxury

A fine meal could be considered the ultimate luxury, and when you visit Cabo, the opportunities to dine in style are plentiful, even during the pandemic, although you may need to order take-out in some of the places.

Enjoy a Mediterranean feast at Sunset Monalisa as the sun sets over the sea just outside your window or sample the flavors of Japan with an elegant evening at Nickson Cabo. Featuring an elegant dining room designed to add to your experience, the menu is filled with fresh seafood and meals created with locally sourced ingredients.

As stated earlier, many of our fine restaurants are only offering take-out at this time but having to eat delicious food in the comfort of your JZ Vacation Rentals vacation abode could be the best luxury of all! Spread out your feast from the Ocote Beach Club on the patio table located on the deck of your cozy Cabo hideaway, or enjoy something spicy from Casa Amigos at the dining table with a view of the sun setting over the sea.

Come Home to Luxury

Perhaps the best part of your luxurious weekend getaway is the sumptuous sanctuary from JZ Vacation Rentals Cabo San Lucas. Simmer in the bubbles of a hot tub, sleep in beds so soft it will feel as if you are sleeping in the clouds. Or simply sit out on the patio drinking in the views of the sea as you sip a frothy margarita. You can whip it up yourself in our fully equipped kitchens. Reserve your stay today!

It’s a Great Time to be Planning Your Getaway to Cabo

Any time of year is a great time to be planning your getaway to Cabo San Lucas. Some say it’s best during the cold winter months, but Cabo is never a bad idea! With dozens of properties to offer, JZ Vacation Rentals has the right home or condo for you!

Play a Little Golf

There is so much you can do while visiting the world’s playground! For starters, golfers the world over flock to Cabo, and with great reason.  The golf courses that dot the landscape are award-winning, offering challenge and fun to everyone who loves the sport.

The Oasis Short Course at Diamante is a favorite of all who visit. Meanwhile, Cabo del Sol offers more than just a challenging course. The beauty of the landscape often proves to be a distraction!

The Jack Nicklaus Signature Cove Club Course found here has been a Cabo favorite since opening day in 1994. Once called the Ocean Course, it is bordered by the Sea of Cortez on one side. It is famous for four holes that have the added obstacle of the rocky shores of the sea being a part of the play!

For many, planning a getaway to Cabo is all about this game of skill.

Fall in Love All Over Again at Lover’s Beach

Planning a Valentine’s getaway to Cabo? You might want to include a visit to Lover’s Beach, a remote beach that can only be reached via boat! Swimming is not allowed here because the currents are too tough, and the rocks are too “rocky”. Even still, this might be the most romantic spot on the sand! Work on your tan as you share secrets on a beach towel, or simply sit and watch the hypnotic scene. This day alone is worth the effort of planning your getaway to Cabo San Lucas!

Meet the Seals

Charter a fishing boat for a day of deep sea fishing, and don’t be surprised to catch a visitor trying to steal your catch! It is quite common for the wily seals to try to come aboard to sneak a snack. While it makes a good photo opp, be aware that seals are wild animals. They have bad tempers and should only be admired from a distance.

Enjoy the experience and concentrate on the real reason you are out in the middle of the ocean: catching giant tuna and marlin! The charter boat captain knows the secret spots where the biggest fish can be caught, and they do the hard work, allowing you to sit back and wait for the catch. There is one caveat, though; it is a tradition to sample your catch straight from the crystal-clear waters of the Sea of Cortez. If sushi does not appeal to you, however, they will let it pass!

Adventures in Cabo

You have already proven yourself to be something of a daredevil when it comes to your travels, so why not take it to the next level with an exciting tour offered by Cabo Adventures? Offering whale watching tours, swimming with the whale sharks adventures, camel safaris (yes, you will get to ride the camels!) and so much more, your Cabo San Lucas getaway would be missing something if you didn’t at least try one! Their Cabo Luxury Sunset Sail is one of our romantic favorites, and we would say that even if it was not accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine. The camel safari, of course, is our favorite offbeat adventure!

Vacation Dream Homes Come True

While there is so many more adventures you will enjoy during your journey to Cabo, the moments spent enjoying the luxury of our vacation rentals will be the ones that will bring a smile to your heart long after you have returned home. Offering the big luxuries that include private pools and hot tubs and smaller favorites such as private balconies that offer ringside seats to our most extravagant show (a Cabo San Lucas sunset is something that has to be seen to be believed!), your stay with JZ Vacation Rentals will make your vacation dreams come true. Reserve your stay with us in Cabo today!

The family vacation is a time-honored tradition experienced by people all over the world. We plan around dates and schedules, find the perfect location, book the plane tickets, and finally find a property.  Just as not all family vacations are created equal, not all vacation rental properties are designed for the average family. Looking at St. Louis? At JZ Vacation Rentals, we offer a family vacation home that will become an integral part of your getaway. Here’s our guide to all the family-friendly features in our homes!

Cheerful and Spacious

Families come in all sizes, and conveniently, so do our St. Louis vacation homes! Whether your family is small or large, we’ve got properties from 2 bedrooms all the way up to 5!  Next important family-friendly feature is the number of bathrooms! No one wants to wait in the bathroom line, so our properties come with as many as 3 bathrooms.

Your Home Away from Home

A home needs more than large bedrooms and multiple bathrooms to be considered a “family” home. Our properties offer that something extra that shows we understand the needs of your traveling party! Like kitchens with updated appliances, plenty of storage space, and in some cases, the glamour of granite countertops. More importantly, however, is the feeling that these are the spaces where secrets will be shared, jokes told, and chocolate doled out freely.

The dining rooms offer large tables that serve multiple purposes. Family dinners will definitely be enjoyed here. However, these spaces can also be used for board games, puzzles, or conversation. Families with the very youngest of children will be pleased to learn that we also provide high chairs and pack and play travel cribs, so you won’t have to drag these very important baby accessories cross country with you!

Living rooms are the spaces in which we live. We binge watch our favorite shows, we read for homework or for pleasure, and on a lazy Sunday afternoon, we stretch out on the couch for a little nap—all things that can be enjoyed in the living areas of our JZ Vacation Rentals family homes!

The televisions are state of the art, the sofas are plush and inviting, and that chair by the window offers the perfect place to sit and read for as long as you desire—some properties offer children’s books and games, as well! At night, when the moon rises high in the sky and the shadows under your eyes grow darker, our bedroom retreats are private, quiet, and designed to give the best night’s sleep of your life!

Living the Good Life

The good life does not end at the door to the outside in our unique and charming family homes. Large decks offer the space to sit watching the kids play in the yard; alternatively, because most homes have grills, perhaps watch dad or mom grill their favorite dinner choices!

Located close to where you want to be, the home you choose could be in the shadow of the Gateway Arch or just a short drive away from Busch Stadium, where the St. Louis Cardinals come home to roost. The City Museum at 750 N 16th Street is open again, much to the relief of locals and visitors, offering a safe place to have fun once more! The 100-year-old warehouse in which the museum is housed is chock full of activities that will be enjoyed by ALL members of your family and includes secret passageways, ball pits, and a school bus located on the roof of the structure.

Putting the Family Back into Vacation

In a world that does not easily accept children, it is a wonderful feeling knowing that your JZ Vacation Rentals family home away from home is designed to make your travel with children easier! Reserve your stay with us today.

Alex Zemianek’s business and personal philosophy compels him to give back to the community that has supported and nurtured him.

One of the not-so-secrets of Alex’s success is that it’s never about him. It’s always about supporting others.

Alex believes the best way to serve a community is to empower its members to elevate their own positions. He thrives on giving them the tools, the knowledge, and the self-confidence to thrive.

Those who know Alex well say, “If you hang out with Alex long enough, he’ll brainwash you into believing in yourself.”


The Catalyst

Alex gained his perspective through tragedy. When he lost his father at the tender age of 20, he realized that life is short and precious. That it should never be wasted or deferred.  So, Alex chose to use this adversity as a catalyst to propel him forward, rather than an inhibitor to keep him stuck.

The first step in Alex’s professional journey was to read the respected blockbuster book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. Armed with the principles set forth, Alex began his career by accepting a position with AT&T.

While it was always his intent to carry on his father’s real estate legacy, Alex knew that he had to have a solid business background from which to draw. It was this knowledge and foresight that saw him rise steadily through the corporate ranks of AT&T for 14 years. When he reached the pinnacle of #1 District Manager within the company, he knew it was time to accomplish new goals.


JZ  Vacation Rentals Founded

With the unconditional encouragement of his mother, and unwavering support of his wife, Alex founded KJZ Investments, LLC, which has since evolved into JZ Properties and JZ Vacation Rentals.

And honor it, he has. Alex has created a 7-figure business based on the principles of fairness, trust, collaboration, and giving back to the community that has helped him prosper.

JZ Vacation Rentals and its sister company, JZ Properties helps investors, hosts, and guests with many aspects of real estate. Some of these include long- and short-term rental properties, property management services, real estate development, and investment strategies.

Alex is particularly proud of the non-profit arm of his organization. JZ Gives Back, gives back to individuals and groups in the community.


JZ Gives Back to Community Organizations

Homelessness and children in need are just two of the groups that JZ Gives Back supports. In addition, they provide education and legal representation for the short-term rental industry.

Some of the organizations they work with include:

St. Patrick’s Center in St. Louis, which provides “opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Individuals and families build permanent, positive change in their lives through safe and affordable housing, sound mental and physical health, and employment and financial stability.”

In 2019, JZ Gives Back helped raise more than $8400 for the Heart & Soul Foundation, which supports children born with heart defects, with the donation of two 7-day vacation rentals.

JZ Gives Back hosts monthly “Meet-Up” events aimed at bringing the community together. They provide education for local entrepreneurs to help businesses evolve and raise awareness of the short-term rental industry in the St. Louis area. They also provide free real estate coaching, Airbnb education, and non-profit organization.


Alex Zemianek believes as strongly in giving back to his community as he believes in its inhabitants. If you are interested in donating to any of the JZ Gives Back’s causes, please get in touch. We appreciate you!


JZ Shows its Support to Vacation Rental Guests & Industry


One of the most basic principles of JZ Vacation RentalsJZ Properties, and JZ Gives Back is exactly that….giving back. During these challenging times, it’s become more important than ever to show our support to not just our vacation rental guests, but the short-term rental industry as a whole.

So, how do we do this? In many ways.


How We Show Support to our JZ Vacation Rentals Guests

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, we have significantly enhanced our cleaning protocols to keep all of our guests even safer.

Next, each of our vacation rental properties undergoes a stringent 100+ point inspection, to be sure it is conforming with JZ Rentals standards of excellence. No item will be missing when a guest checks in. It’s just one of the ways we make sure our vacation rental guests also have a “best in class” experience at a JZ vacation rental.

Then, as an additional safety measure, we have equipped all of our properties with keyless entry. This protects you by not having to come to a rental office to pick up keys. Shortly before your check-in date, you’ll be emailed your unique door code. It also cuts down on unnecessary travel by allowing you to go straight to your property at check-in time, rather than making an extra stop.

Last, our blog at JZ Vacation Rentals keeps all of our guests up to date on the latest happenings. We hope you subscribe and tell all your friends and family, too!


How We Show Support to the Vacation Rental Industry

This is one of the ways in which JZ Vacation Rentals truly shines.

JZ’s President and Founder, Alex Zemianek, is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs grow successful businesses. As a real estate developer, investor, and entrepreneur, he has focused his considerable efforts on the vacation rental industry. He founded STLSTR.org as a non-profit organization, whose goal is to raise awareness of the magical city of St. Louis as a short-term rental destination.

In addition, Alex volunteers his time to advocate for the vacation rental industry, lobbying for positive changes for both himself and all his fellow short-term rental entrepreneurs.

Also, it’s easy to join in on any of Alex’s weekly Meet-Ups! You’ll gain some invaluable strategies for small business growth, including real estate coaching, Airbnb education, and mentoring. All conducted on a volunteer basis!


Other Topics of Interest

Always near and dear to his heart, however, is the ability to draw attention to and help non-profit organizations.  To this end, he supports (and invites everyone else to, also!) several area non-profits, including St. Patrick’s Center and Cardinal Glennon’s Heart and Soul Foundation.

The most compelling thing about JZ Properties, JZ Vacation Rentals, and Alex Zemianek? His wife Molly sums it up perfectly, “If you hang around Alex long enough, he’ll brainwash you into believing in yourself.”


That’s a pretty good place to be.

Dynamic pricing is a strategy in which product pricing continually adjusts in response to real-time supply and demand. Without proper guidance, your Airbnb listing could be massively underpriced or overpriced in off-peak seasons.


The Strategy of Dynamic Pricing

Here at JZ Vacation Rentals, we leverage proprietary software systems to automatically adjust nightly pricing rates based on the dynamic situation, season, or demand.  This strategy within JZ’s Airbnb Management Services is known as “dynamic pricing”. We have also seen it referred to as surge pricing, demand pricing, time-based pricing or revenue management.

An example of dynamic pricing that one might be familiar with is Uber surge pricing. In times of great demand, pricing rises.  Our team was just in New Orleans for the Vacation Rental Management Association Conference. When we took an Uber to the airport, the cost was 2x the normal rate because demand was high. The vacation rental industry’s dynamic pricing is similar. We adjust pricing based on the demand. For our industry, we analyze the booking window in each city. For example, St. Louis’ average booking window is 40 days out. This means that the majority of people visiting this awesome city are typically booking their homes 40 days prior to their trip. We use that information as a factor when cross referencing pricing with seasonality when adjusting prices.



That’s a high level overview of dynamic pricing and how we use it in the vacation rental industry in order to increase revenue. To learn more about how to increase your vacation rental revenue or Airbnb occupancy, check out our other blogs here: www.jzvacationrentals.com/blog

To calculate your potential revenue by partnering with JZ Vacation Rentals click here