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Victorian House North of KC--Romantic Getaways/Girls Night Out/Families

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9

Affordable, peaceful, romantic, comfortable--perfect for a weekend getaway, family stay, couple's night out, special occasions.

Rates are $120 per day and $110 a night for 5 days or more. For 1 night stay there is an additional $30 surcharge.

This is 1 of 2 properties (next to each other) that are available for rental. You can access our website for online booking, full details, reviews, up-to-date calendar, correct rate calculation for both properties at

Downey House is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, house with a parlor, living room, dining room and full kitchen and has free Wi-Fi.

Located in a small town on a corner lot, the interior has original woodwork, floors and many other features of this 1909 house.

The first floor has a parlor, living room, kitchen, dining room, bath (2 person jacuzzi tub, shower) and an entry way.

The second story has 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath (tub/shower).

With a total of 3 beds and 2 hide-a-bed couches in the living room, the house can sleep 9 guests: 2 Queen bedrooms, 1 Full bed in a 3rd bedroom, 1 Queen and 1 Twin hide-a-bed in the living room. A crib is also available.

Washer and dryer is located in basement.

Living room and 2 Queen bedrooms have DISH satellite TVs; living room and master bedroom also have DVD players. Collection of various DVD movies are available in the house (children and family movies).

The parlor, living room, and dining room have original wood floors and wood trim. Parlor has period furniture, original fireplace insert (non-working) and mantle; designed for conversation and relaxing. A large pocket door and transom windows separate the living spaces. The dining room has hutch and buffet along with a table that sits 8 comfortably and can seat up to 10 with ease. The living room has sitting for 8. Kitchen has been updated with modern conveniences.

Relaxing outdoors gives many options: front porch has a swing, and the large back patio has table and 8 chairs. There is also a barbeque grill, and a sitting area under a tree, with a fountain, which is perfect for early evenings.

Plenty of off street parking is available with 4 to 5 slots in the back drive, additional parking on side street or in front of the house on either side of the street.

For supplies and groceries, the following are located within 1 mile: grocery store (7 days a week 8am-8pm), 2 gas/convenient stores (1 open 24/7), and a Dollar General. Also located within 1 mile are 4 restaurants serving various types of food.

More Details

Jeff Longwell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Jeff Longwell

I am Jeff Longwell. I have lived in Plattsburg for over 11 years. My "day job" is a computer programmer which I do from my home.

Jeff Longwell purchased this house in 2011

Why Jeff Longwell chose Missouri

This was my 1st vacation rental property in Plattsburg. In the beginning never had any intention of using the home as a 'business.' It started out as simply a project: a home to fix up and sell that was located next door. But once got involved in working on this home, could bear to give it up - becoming very attached to it but didn't have a clue what to do with it. Then one day had an idea to turn it into a vacation rental, and the rest as they say, is history.

What makes this house unique

Upon arriving, the 2 story Victorian style house's history stands out with 'painted lady' details, unique front porch with 'sleeping deck' above it. Upon entry into the home the original woodwork, floors, and room layout brings you back to another era. Unique attributes like the original parlor, pocket door, transoms above the doors, coal burning insert and wood mantel, along with period furnishings are found throughout the house. There are 3 very large windows which still have the original stained glass at the top.


Plattsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Hall - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs - toilet , shower
  • Towels and toiletries are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Full - 1 double
    Master - 1 queen , 32' Flat Screen TV, DISH 200 and DVD
    Queen - 1 queen , 32' Flat screen TV with DISH 200 TV.
  • Each bedroom has an antique vanity. Large windows and original wood work complete the setting. Original floor vents for older 'raise heat' system is another discussion item (each room has its own central air vent).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 21 gathered from MO, MN and TX in Plattsburgh at the Downey House and next door Farm House for a family reunion. These two houses could not have been more perfect for our needs. The Downey House is a beautifully kept Victorian home and was decorated in every room for Christmas. In fact our room even had a Christmas tree in the bay window. It was the perfect place for Granny and the older adults to enjoy some quiet from the heavenly chaos going on next door at theFarm House where the younger adults and children stayed. This is where we prepared our meals and gathered for fun and games. Some of the cooking was also done at the Downey House, so having two kitchens was such blessing. It was so easy going back and forth between the two houses as needed. The owner provided a darling lighted Christmas Train that seated children and adults. He took us on a ride around the town to see the lights. We also enjoyed the fire pit and the big field in back was perfect for playing ball and running around. And the nearby Shatto Dairy Farm tour was a highlight! We will be back for our next reunion soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downey House was great

  • 4 of 5

What a unique property the Downey House is. We stayed with our Grand kids on the way home to Texas and memories of my Grandfathers farm came to me. The wooden stairs that creaked with the steps taken and a pocket door to look at. Our hat is off to you and your family for saving the Downey house and sharing her with travelers.

Dan and Ellen

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Kansas City International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Glory Days
Nearest Golf
Plattsburg Country Club
Nearest Motorway
MO 116 HWY
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pizza Hut, Chineese, A Family Restraunt
Nearest Ski
42 Miles
Snow Creek Ski
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Smithville Lake
Car: necessary

Located in Historic Plattsburg, Missouri (town of 2,300), Downey House is on the main road through town (MO-116).

Attractions inside city limits:

History -- Museum, Historic Home Walking Tour, statue and grave site of David Rice Atchison ('President for a day').

Recreation -- 18-hole golf course, 2 outdoor swimming pools, 5 community parks, bowling alley.

Shopping -- Antique store, flea market, thrift store, 2 general merchandise stores.

Restaurants -- Mexican, home cooking, BBQ and pizza, little bit for everyone.

Attractions within 15 minutes:

Shatto Dairy, Smithville Lake access, fishing lakes, Conservation land, two more towns with restaurants, Antique Fair Grounds, antiques.

Other attractions within 30 to 60 minutes:

Kansas City, MO -- Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun, River Market, Crown Center, Plaza, Art Museum, Union Station, Royals and Chiefs, Casino's, Zoo, WW I memorial, Power & Light District, Jazz Museum, and many others (45 to 60 minutes).

Independence, MO -- Truman Home and Library, mansion tours, Church of Christ Temple, shopping (45 minutes).

Kansas City, KS (and area) -- Speedway, Legends Outlet Shops, Schlitterbahn, other larger stores (50 minutes).

St. Joseph, MO -- Pony Express, Hotel Museum and Jesse James final home, Psychiatric Museum, and shopping (35 minutes).

Jamesport, MO -- Amish community with shopping (50 minutes).

Liberty/Kearney, MO - Jesse James boyhood home and historic banks (25 to 30 minutes).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

First night payment is required to confirm reservation. Remaining is due upon arrival. Can pay online at our website using Credit Card or pay by check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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