About this listing
A busy house full invites you to jump into a real Kansas City experience. A walkable area, easy access to bus lines, right in the heart of it all. Enjoy great restaurants nearby or cook on our 6 burner gourmet's stove. We have fiber speed internet.
This downstairs room is furnished with unique vintage and antique furnishings and original art. Due to popular demand, sleeping arrangements are a twin bed and trundle, and a love seat with pull out twin. This accommodates up to 3 comfortably. The beds have brand-new Sealy mattresses from Costco and brand-new linens, 325tc organic cotton from Target. Shared bathroom is down the hall and fitted with the original 19th century cast iron clawfoot tub. Need Kitchen and Laundry? Make yourself at home. Use the Sharpies provided to mark any food you don't want to share.
Large screen TV on the 2nd floor sitting room, right up the main stairs. Wii with Rock Band as well as a dozen other games appropriate for a range of ages, and Netflix streaming via the Wii. Chairs on the porch are fantastic in the afternoon for watching butterflies on the butterfly bush. Hula Hoops available for creative workouts. In summer months, an above ground chest deep exercise pool is available for cooling off or working out.
We are a large family that loves to open our home and meet new friends. In the morning we brew the finest Free Trade, locally roasted coffees. At your request, we can serve up espresso, fresh laid eggs, and Belgian waffles. A glass of wine or beer may be offered in the evening-- let me know if you would like me to reserve, during your stay, a tour of our local Boulevard Brewery.
Our house and street are children and family friendly. Some pets could be accommodated with negotiation (email hidden) cash pet fee on arrival, but we do have cats and a small Bichon-Cockapoo puppy on the premises. They've done fine with overnight pet guests in the past. Dogs should have a crate for overnight-we can arrange to rent one if that is helpful.
Our street is a registered historic district, 1 1/2 block from the busline that takes you right to UMKC/Rockhurst to the south or downtown to City Hall and the Convention Center. We're within a healthy walking distance to Hospital Hill, Crown Center, Westport, KCAI, several art museums, Crossroads District, Jazz District and the Plaza. You may want to try out Z's bakery or Texas Tom's around the corner or go a little further to Haus, You Say Tomato, Succotash or Cafe Gratitude. Please see the guide I've created.
WIFI included. No smoking in the house or within 20 feet of doors or windows, please. Ample lighted parking is available on our one-way street.
Laundry including product, two shared bathrooms. Porches and gardens. Above ground pool. Bicycles and helmets. The only place "off limits" is the third floor- that is our daughters' domain.
Interaction with Guests
We live in this house. We love to have you join us, but we respect your boundaries and comfort level. It's ok to ask for rides, to join us for meals, and to play board games or watch movies with us. Or not. Your choice.
I love the beautiful buildings with fine details restored. Some of the neighbors have amazing gardens. I find the "run down" areas curiously fascinating, looking for clues as to what once was. People are generally friendly. Can't-miss the Nelson-Atkins museum (always free!), the WWI memorial (free) and museum (totally worth the $).
Just one block east and south are stops for the Troost Max and the 54, which will take you right to the Main Max. Either bus will take you to the convention center downtown. B-cycle hourly rental stations are up the Main Max line.
Other Things to Note
This is really going to be more like a Hostel experience, a home-share.
We cannot tolerate any illegal actions including but not limited to marijuana or other street drugs, illegal downloads, prostitution. Smoking is not permitted in the house or within 20 feet of a window or door. Do not drop butts on the ground. Ask if you need help with anything.