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

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We request to be notified if renters/people staying in property are all under the age of 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    There are some small breakables downstairs which can easily be moved to higher places if needed for smaller children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is only allowed outside....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Because of the type of furnishings and original wood work we request no pets. We own another property next door (The Farm House) which does allow dogs. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

  • Full: 1 double


  • Master: 1 queen

    32' Flat Screen TV, DISH 200 and DVD ...moreless

  • Queen: 1 queen

    32' Flat screen TV with DISH 200 TV....moreless

  • 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)....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Hall : toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Downstairs: toilet, shower


  • Towels and toiletries are provided.


  • Books:

    A few books on history of surrounding area....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Living room and Master bedroom....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DISH 200 channel line up on all 3 TVs....moreless

  • Stereo:

    DISH TV includes Sirius Satellite radio music stations and DVD play can play CD's. Clock radio's allow IPOD/MP3 plug in....moreless

  • Television:

    32' flat screen TVs in Living Room, Master and Queen bedrooms....moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD collection of children and family movies are provided....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table can fit 10 people using 2 chairs on each end of the table. There are 13 matching chairs available for dining....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    New Central Air in 2012....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In the basement. Steep stairs and low clearance so caution should be used if used....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New Gas Central Heat in 2012....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi through out the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Are provided for all 3 beds and 2 hide-a-beds....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sits 8 and has TV and DVD player....moreless

  • Parking:

    Behind house (accessed from side street). Room for 4 cars and 5th parked behind. Side street on 1 side also allows parking and street in front of the house is also available....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, each bathroom has towels and kitchen has necessary linens....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the basement. Steep stairs and low clearance so caution should be used if used. ...moreless

  • Free Wifi


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee, sugar, cream are provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    12 place setting for dishes, glasses, and utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully functional kitchen with pots, pans and cooking utensils. Lots of extras including stew pot, crock pot, large griddle....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric--standard 30' wide...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large brick patio with table and 8 chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf Course is 3 blocks away. It is an 18 hole golf course and open to the public....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Typical lot and also larger lot/garden next door can also be enjoyed (part of our other property)....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    1 mile away at Perkin's Park (public park)....moreless



from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Jun 30 - Jun 30, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 7.225%


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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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31 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kansas City International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Glory Days
Plattsburg, MO, USA
Nearest Golf
Plattsburg Country Club
Plattsburg, MO, USA
Nearest Motorway
MO 116 HWY
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pizza Hut, Chineese, A Family Restraunt
42 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snow Creek Ski
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
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).


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Plattsburg, MO, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

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  • Downey House

    Downey House

  • Parlor


  • Dinning room

    Dinning room

  • Upstairs Rooms

    Upstairs Rooms

  • Master Bedroom sitting area

    Master Bedroom sitting area

  • Full Bedroom

    Full Bedroom

  • Back walkway to pariing

    Back walkway to pariing

  • Downstairs Rooms

    Downstairs Rooms

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Front Pourch

    Front Pourch

  • Fountain and sitting area

    Fountain and sitting area

VRBO #512503

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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