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There's no place like your 'Wichitawesome' Home Away from Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights


About the property

Wichita is awesome. Find out for yourself!

Our home, fully furnished, is located in a quiet subdivision with friendly neighbors. Featured are three comfortable bedrooms, 2 full baths, a living room, dining room, and fully-equipped kitchen. We have recently finished a spacious family room in our basement. In addition, we have a three car garage.

Views of farmland and the lake are seen from our home. Catch and release fishing is also another possible recreation. There are walking/ hiking trails, and a swimming pool (summer season), for our guests to enjoy. Not far from our home is a YMCA. shopping and restaurant areas, and a beautiful library/park in the community of Andover. If you are not a member of the YMCA, you may have a daily use fee of $10. Downtown Wichita is easily accessible from our home with the freeways.

Included with our home are paid utilities, lawn mowing, cable television, and high speed internet. Sheets and towels are provided. For your laundry needs, we have a high efficiency washer and dryer in a separate laundry room. There is a very nice master bedroom with queen bed, and two other bedrooms; one has a queen and the other a twin bed with trundle bed. There is also a queen bed in the basement family room.

A pet may be considered if approved with a refundable deposit, but we want your pet to be kenneled when you are away from our home. We do not have a fenced backyard. Our home is smoke-free! We therefore require an additional deposit to make sure smoking is not detected.

Our goal is for you to be comfortable while you live or stay in our home. Come stay with us and enjoy more space and comfort than a traditional hotel room.

More Details

Property Manager
Meredith Gillman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2017

About Meredith Gillman

Our family has lived in the Wichita area for many years. In addition, we also were a military family and experienced living overseas. Living in the Wichita area has been enjoyable. Wichita is a community with lots to offer, but not as hectic as some of the larger cities.

We, too, enjoy traveling and staying in rental homes. Using the HomeAway/VRBO rental site has been a great experience for our family.. Compared to staying in a hotel, a" home away from home" has enabled our vacations to be very memorable!

My husband and I decided it would be desirable to offer a home for out of town guests, travelers, and business clientele, so that they may have the comfort of "home" while visiting Wichita. It is our desire to help our guests feel as comfortable as we can! Our motto is "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"! As we prepare our home for each guests, we think about this verse from the Bible. So we hope you will stay with us whenever you are visiting Wichita!

Meredith Gillman purchased this house in 2012

Why Meredith Gillman chose Kansas

The experience of staying in our home helps you to feel more connected to our city and to understand more of what it would be like to live in the Wichita area. Our home is in a safe, private community with great neighbors. We have walking trails, small lakes to fish in, and a pool in the summer season. If you are a YMCA member( or pay a daily fee), we have a beautiful Y located in the nearby community of Andover. There is so much to see and do in the Wichita area, and why not be as comfortable as if you were living in your own home while visiting. We always clean our home to the highest standards and many of our guests often comment on this. Our house is fully equipped for your stay while you are away from your home. It is our desire for you to be comfortable and we are always glad to hear your ideas and recommendations on how we might be able to meet your needs.

What makes this house unique

Our subdivision, with its country-like feel, has a pool in season, walking/hiking trails, and catch and release fishing. The community of Andover is close by with desirable restaurants and a very nice grocery store, Dillion's MarketPlace. There are also very nice parks and a beautiful library in Andover. The city of Wichita is easy to get around and offers so much to do with it's 8 shopping districts, 17 local festivals, 22 live theatres, 28 art galleries, 33 museums and 1000 plus restaurants. We are close to all areas of Wichita, on the easily accessible highways.


Wichita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A no smoking deposit will be required, but will be returned if no evidence of smoking is detected.
  • Only 3 cars will be allowed to be parked by those who are staying and they must be in the driveway.
  • The trashcan is to be kept in the back of the house by the patio. Trash is picked up Thursday and be put out by the street on Wednesday evening.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Extra queen bed in family room basement
  • Master bedroom(queen bed) with attached bath with tub and shower. In addition there are 2 more bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the other with a twin bed and pull out. There is also an queen bed in the family room in the basement.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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There's no place like your 'Wichitawesome' Home Away from Home
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews

Clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Meredith was great to work with! The home was clean, very comfortable, more than adequately supplied. I've been to enough VRBO type accommodations to know this so was not a problem but could be if you don't know: bring your own bar or liquid soap for the shower.

This was a GREAT house. We enjoyed watching the deer and the turkeys in the field behind the house. Thanks Meredith!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying! Your group was great and left our home immaculate! Never thought of liquid soap for the shower. Thanks for the idea! Hope you will consider staying again!
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Spacious, comfortable, and convenient. Suited our family wonderfully. Meredith was kind and prompt, very good to communicate with. A lovely home and a nice value.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, convenient, and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

This was a clean , comfortable home located in a quiet neighborhood and conveniently close to everything Wichita has to offer. We were visiting our daughter, son-in-law, and new grand-twins and were only about 12 minutes away from their home. Also a reasonable distance from the Wichita zoo, shopping, theaters, and good restaurants. Not to mention golf courses! Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying in our home! We appreciate you taking good care of our home! Hope you will stay with us again! Blessings to your family!
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Super house--beats a hotel

  • 5 of 5

As Wichita natives, we travel back from Dallas to visit often. Tired of cramped hotels, we decided on a house and this one was great. Well equipped and roomy, comfort is no problem here. Neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. Everything a person or family needs--highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect "home away from home"

  • 5 of 5

It worked out perfectly for us. It was centrally located between all of our family activities, close to grocery stores & gas stations. It gave us plenty of space for our family to not feel on top of each other. We enjoyed the community pool. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place, amazing owners

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us to stay during our two months in Wichita. It's in a beautiful, quiet location. The house is in great condition. The community is quiet and friendly. The pool is within walking distance, as is the lake. Fishing was fabulous. We saw deer and wild turkeys in the field, which you can see out of the dining room window. The house is very well-equipped with bedding and towels and kitchen equipment. There are two picnic tables in the backyard and a total of eight chairs, which was perfect for our family meals when we chose to eat outside . The owners were very helpful and the whole experience was fabulous.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of our home! We were so blessed to have you as guests. I do believe you are our first overseas guests. You all sure know how to pack a lot of activity into a short amount of time and it was so interesting to find out all the activities you participated in while you were in Wichita! So glad to hear that you enjoyed the fishing and pool while you stayed on our home! Please comeback and stay if you return to the Wichita area! Many blessings to your family!!
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Car: recommended

Wichita is awesome! It is a city with many things to do and a good stopping place as you travel north, south, east or west with its location in the south central U.S.

There are restaurants for all tastes, 2 large malls, unique shopping areas, the award winning Sedgwick County Zoo, and a beautiful botanical garden named Botanica. Some of the museums in Wichita are Old Cowtown, Exploration Place, Wichita Art Museum, Museum of World Treasures and Kansas Aviation Museum to name a few

Not too far away lakes, Cheney and El Dorado State Parks are also places to visit. Fifteen minutes away, Sand Creek Station is in the top 25 of the best municipal golf courses in the nation. We are also very close to Flint Hills National Golf Course.

Wichita boast several fantastic YMCAs, one which is located close to our home.We have roller and ice skating rinks, mini golf courses, and Star Lite Drivein Theatre for the children and adults. There is also Intrust Bank Arena, and Hartman Arena where you can purchase tickets to the many attractions. Then there is the world famous Orpheum Theatre. Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, and Cabaret Old Town. We have Frog Holler Paintball and laser tag. Not too far from Wichita is Tanganyika Wildlife Park and Hutchinson with its Salt Mine Underground Museum and

Kansas Cosmosphere Space Museum. These are just some of things to do in Wichita area. So spend some time in the middle of the country and experience Wichita.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $150

If you stay 6 months or longer, I will give you a 10 % discount.
Cleaning fee is included in the nightly, weekly, and monthly price. No pets ever without prior approval. $100 for each pet and the pet should be approved in advance. The pet deposit will be returned if there is no damage or odors. The pet deposit will be added to your bill when your pet has been approved. Smoking is not permitted on the property, inside or out. If smoking odors are noted the $150 additional fee will not be returned.

Manager'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.

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