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5501 Dober - St. Louis- Boarding Barn 2 homes

5501 Dober Dr, Saint Louis, MO, 63129, Saint Louis
$ 535,000
Impressive boarding/training facility on an efficient 3 acres, just 30 min from downtown STL. 2 homes include the 2 bed 1 bath “caretaker house” and the main house w/2 fireplaces, finished LL walkout. 19 stalls in this gambrel barn w/hay loft for 1400 bales, cinder block walls that keep the barn cool in summer along with great cross breeze and 2 cupolas. Enclosed outdoor arena is 240’x110’ Equipment barn is 37’x39’ and has foaling stall. 7 paddocks mostly dry lots with good quality fencing wood post and flexible Ram 3 rail. Little cottage w/stone fireplace is used as tack room has half bath. Public water and cable available. Sep electric to small house and to barn. Main home is vaulted ranch with 4 beds 3 baths, no carpet on main level, vaulted ceiling. Kitchen has secretary desk, main floor mud/laundry, breakfast bar for 4 stools, double doors to back patio with parklike yard private from the boarding barn area. Boarders would like to stay and you can start making money right away on this one of a kind equestrian estate.

240’ x 110’ Lighted Arena:

  • ·Clay base with large rock below, crowned properly for great drainage
  • ·Sand footing is dry after 24 hours of rain
  • ·Lighted arena with lights for evening riding in the summer!
  • ·Panels recently painted and can stay
  • ·Has been used for roping with 35’x 85’ cattle pen 

107’x32’ Barn:

  • ·Gambrel Barn is over 100 years old and gorgeous Bank style barn
  • ·2 Cupolas offer ventilation in hay loft 
  • ·Cinder block walls keep barn cool in summer & warm in the winter- just close doors and insulate with horse’s body heat, stock-piled hay and hunker down
  • ·North-facing barn keeps heat of day sun out and offers a great cross breeze 
  • ·19 Stalls with dirt floors & packed chat 10.5’ x 10.5’ 
  • ·Stalls all have windows to outside and views of the horses in neighboring stall
  • ·Drainage correctly run around the barn and down the hill and easy to walk in regular shoes- no muck boots required to feed the horses
  • ·1400 bales of hay can be stored in the hay loft
  • ·Separate Grain and feed room 
  • ·Outdoor cold wash stall on backside of barn
  • ·High output Fluorescent lighting
  • ·10.5’ aisleway 
  • ·Fans in aisleway and electric available for fans in stalls
  • ·Separate electric to barn and tack room pulled from pole on property
  • ·Bay sliding doors on both ends northside has people door

Hay/ Shaving Storage:

  • ·37’x39’ equipment barn paddocks and lean-to 12’ wide
  • ·Foaling stall in equipment barn allows for weaning use later also
  • ·Easy to drive tractor into and out of with turn around



  • ·Wood post with Ram 3 strung rail fencing 
  • ·Outdoor spot lighting for paddocks
  • ·Able to turn out 12 horses at one time 
  • ·7 individual paddocks but could be split off more with large arena helping out
  • ·Mostly dry lots w/good drainage means no mud on horses when you bring them in
  • ·All paddocks have large gates for easy tractor clean-out

24’x 14’ Tackroom/Cottage:

  • ·Tack room Cottage is vaulted w/wood beam & wood ceiling
  • ·Stone fireplace (would need repair to use)
  • ·Concrete floor makes clean-up easy
  • ·Restroom for boarders/guest


  • ·Current owner gets gravel and sand from Quarry nearby, who is great neighbor
  • ·Mowing of property is done in 45 min
  • ·Minimal fields of tall grass or ponds on this property means hardly any ticks, horseflies, mosquitos. Guineas have constantly been on property and 2 stay
  • ·Property is double fenced around barn for safety and keeping horses from escaping

Access and Parking:

  • ·110’x 30’ thick gravel pad designated for trailer parking
  • ·Easy drive with paved county roads all the way to driveway and not hilly 
  • ·Cliff Cave Park nearby for trail riding
  • ·2 minutes to grocery store, 30 min to downtown St. Louis
  • ·Great location for boarders wanting to get to the barn after work and before dinner or for kids wanting to take lessons after school

Mother-in-law or caretaker quarters:

  • ·2 bed one bath home on slab
  • ·Own electric meter with 100 amp
  • ·Own septic tank
  • ·Public water and cable available 
  • ·Approx. 960 square feet


  • ·1x year Fire Dept comes to inspect per county
  • ·All county communications allowing the running of a business in residential area are available for review with contract. Approved for boarding training camps etc
  • ·2 homes, barn & buildings, Care & Custody and over $1 million Umbrella policy $7500
  • ·Septic tank recently pumped and visually inspected
  • ·Seller would share vendor information for hay and manure if buyer wants to keep as boarding barn 
  • ·Mehlville Schools
  • ·Gas line from Spire is at front of property and available for hooking into
  • ·Spectrum service available for internet & cable. Public water to barn and houses


  • ·Tractor 1996 Ford w/backblade, front-end loader stays (about 2400 hours on tractor)

Wheelbarrows, shovels, buckets, fans, can stay


Rooms: 11
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Home SqFt: 2000.00


Style: ranch
Construction: frame
Flooring Types: Laminate
Built In: 1987
Stories: 1
Floor Area (Lower): 1800
Floor area (Main Level): 1870
Floor area (Total): 2500


Acres: 2.85 Acres
Lot: 2.85

Equine Features

# of Barns: 2
# of Stalls: 19
# of Paddocks: 7
# of Pastures: 1
Outdoor Arena Size: 240' x 110'
Outbuildings: 1
Outbuildings Sizes: 37'x39'
Areas Average Boarding Cost, Per Stall: $500

Acreage Details

Pasture Acreage: .3
Wooded Acreage: 0
Total Acreage: 3
Outbuildings: 2
Fencing: Ram
Farming Equipment: Tractor
Additional Structure(s): Broodmare barn
Additional Storage: Equipment barn

Additional Info:

Full Basement
Rec/Family Area
Sump Pit/Pump
 Garage & Parking
Two Car Garage
One Story
Tilt-In Window(s)
Bay Window(s)
Main Floor Laundry
Vaulted Ceilings
Breakfast Room
Backs to Trees/Woods
 Acreage / Farm
Outdoor Arena
Cross Fencing
Cold Wash Racks
Feeding Room
Hay Storage
All Weather Facility
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