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Premier Arts District Loft in Downtown Kansas City

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Restored historic loft near everything downtown KC

A lovingly restored vintage apartment with fully equipped kitchen, three queen beds, newly remodeled bath and an embarrassment of outdoor space—a huge deck and two balconies with amazing views of downtown KC.

Ideally situated in downtown Kansas City between the historic West Side and Crossroads Arts District. Walking distance to the Convention Center, Kauffman, restaurants, music, bars, light rail line and lots more.

You'll be staying in a loft that takes up the entire first floor of a historic brick building. Ideal for business trips, family vacations, or friends traveling together. The enormous 1600 square foot space includes a living/dining room, fully-equipped kitchen, gorgeous bedrooms and newly remodeled bath.

The open living area and front bedroom feature walk-out porches. The enormous full-size deck off the kitchen/back bedroom overlooks the Crossroads District.

You'll have the key code to unit 1, which takes up the entire first floor and is also known as the "Gold Lion." Also, not to be overlooked—the basement laundry room. (If you're staying five nights or more, request a key if needed.)

We may not meet face to face, but I'm typically close by and happy to offer tips and recommendations on the local arts and food scene, especially all things related to indie music, coffee culture, craft cocktails and beer.

Neighborhood overview:

You likely already know. But if not: You'll be in the heart of downtown Kansas City, which is enjoying an urban renaissance reflected in painting and music and dance and architecture, and also in local breweries, bistros, cocktails and coffee. It's a fun time to be here and you'll be in the middle of it all. You'll be within walking distance to everything (slight exaggeration, but not a large one).

Two blocks from the Kauffman Performing Arts Center. Dozens of galleries, bars and restaurants around the corner. A half mile from Liberty Memorial, Crown Center, Union Station. Under a mile to the Sprint Center, the College Basketball Experience, and the Power and Light District. If you're looking for a home base for your downtown Kansas City adventure, this is it.

Just So You Know... Depending on the route you take to arrive, your first impression of my neighborhood may not be awesome (a couple guests have mentioned this)—the city has some delayed maintenance to do on a highway ramp and several sidewalks, and there are a couple ugly buildings slated for redevelopment. But have no fear! This area is highly sought after and once you arrive, you'll see why (guests mention this too)—your loft is right in the middle of KC's downtown renaissance. So no worries.

Getting around

A lot of your destinations will be within walking distance if you're working or playing downtown. Light rail runs downtown, and Bike Share KC rentals are available nearby, as well as a comprehensive bus system. Uber is also popular around here. You'll have free street parking at our location, a quiet residential boulevard just around the corner from all the action.

Other things to note

I supply bedding, towels, an equipped kitchen, and all basic amenities as well as high speed internet, a blue tooth music player, and Netflix and Amazon Prime video on demand. If you have questions about specific items, feel free ask. The loft has two fully functional wood stoves. If you'd like to use them, let me know in advance, and I'll stock them with hardwood and give you a rundown on operation for an additional $15. There's a basement laundry room available if you're staying five nights or more. If you'd like a key, just ask.

More Details

AJ Vanderhorst
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About AJ Vanderhorst

I’m a husband, dad and writer, who loves indie music, the outdoors, and bourbon. The answer to basketball? espresso? or adventure? is Yes. I rehabbed this building over six years with the help of youtube DIY videos, so I guess I like restoration too.

I've lived in downtown Kansas City for over a decade and it's been fun to watch the urban core change and grow as my family grows too. Five things I can't live without are my Kansas Jayhawks, a great crime novel, pickup basketball games, my wife and kids (I'm bending the rules here) and a new challenge.

My traveling style is probably a lot like yours; I tend to hit the ground running, explore the new city, and pretend that I actually live there. Bars, restaurants and venues a little off the beaten path.

As a host, my style is personable and flexible. I'm happy to meet and greet when possible, but I'm also perfectly fine giving you space to relax and explore.

AJ Vanderhorst purchased this condo in 2009


Kansas City Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • I've restored this 100-year-old building by hand over several years and it's been a labor of love. Act accordingly: Respect. No crazy stuff.
  • Keep noise down (yelling, arguing, stomping up stairs, loud music, common sense stuff), especially after 10pm. Other guests share the building.
  • Please wash dishes and utensils if you use them, and leave the loft more or less in the condition you found it. Extra points for taking out trash.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , One of the queen beds is an air mattress.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking


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Premier Arts District Loft in Downtown Kansas City
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

Location is great if you like to walk around or use public transportation (free street car is a 5 minute walk) and see Kansas City. You could stay multiple days and never have to drive. Apartment is large and nicely updated.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Always awesome and responsive

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.