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A 'Work of Art' in Old Westport

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Welcome to your 'home away from home' in Old Westport, Kansas City.

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30-180 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Beautifully Remodeled 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath House, New W/D, Garage, Alarm System

*** Available June 1, 2017. Taking applications now. Looking forward to hearing from you! ***

Monthly-plus stays only. Wonderful location, right around the corner from the excitement and night life of Westport, as well as the 24-hour grocery store. Within 1 mile of the Plaza, Kansas City Art Institute, and KU Medical Center, as well as bus lines including the MAX on Main Street.

Modern ceiling fans, brand new floors, and uptown style. Fully enclosed, landscaped backyard. Detached garage with space for 1 vehicle inside and 1 vehicle in the driveway. Large finished storage room above the garage.

The living room features a sleeper sofa, 2 cozy recliner chairs, flat screen tv and dvd / usb player, and a mirrored hall closet. Enjoy Google Fiber Gigabyte + TV (1000 Mbps download / upload speeds and 150 + TV channels), and phone with free long distance to U.S.

The bathroom and kitchen are brand new, completely remodeled (except for the vintage built-in cabinets, which we have kept). Bosch dishwasher, new countertops and white porcelain double sink, metro tile floors. Amana gas stove, and LG refrigerator. Roll-around kitchen island cart, microwave, toaster, Ninja blender, coffee maker, and dishes, glassware, cooking utensils, and pots and pans (stainless steel and cast iron).

Right off the kitchen, you'll find a laundry room with LG high efficiency washer and dryer. There's an enclosed front porch, and a brick patio with a fenced backyard, BBQ grill, hammocks, and benches out back.

The larger bedroom has a king-sized bed with a high quality firm mattress, two closets, 2 nightstands and reading lamps, and a dresser with mirror and six drawers. This bedroom also features an en suite vanity sink. Plenty of high quality linens and pillows provided.

The bed in the smaller bedroom has a high quality firm Twin XL mattress. ('XL' means extra long, so it is the same length as a King size bed.) The small bedroom features bookcases, a desk for two, and a closet with drawers and hanging space. Linens including pillows, sheets, and blankets for the Twin XL bed are provided.

There is a bonus room at the back of the house with a green and white desk, filing cabinet, swivel chair, and surge protector strip. This room can alternatively be used as a sleeping cove. The bonus room has an extra long (80-inch) foldable sleeping cot and 5-inch thick fiber bed.

The office includes wireless printer-copier-scanner, wireless/ethernet router, rechargable battery charger, and supplies (paper, scissors, stapler, three-hole punch, envelopes, surge protectors / USB outlets, etc).

The house is only 1 story, but the garage has 2 levels. The first level has space for your car, and then you can go upstairs to the second level for storage. The garage lower level has space for 1 large car or compact pick-up truck, plus bicycles or motorcycle. The vertical clearance in the garage is 76 inches (6' 4"), so a very tall vehicle may not fit. Outside the garage, the driveway has space for 1 car.

The house and garage have 24-hour response security system, providing peace of mind when you're away.

Thank you for taking a look at our house in vibrant and historic Old Westport. We are looking for non-smoking guests; pets only with permission and pet deposit. We accept stays for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 6 months.

If you would enjoy staying near downtown and the Plaza in an area that is walkable, bike-friendly, and fun, you will love this house and its location. I have hosted touring opera singers, traveling health workers, students on internships, executives on short-term assignments, new grandparents in town to help with the baby, and people new to the area and needing a temporary 'landing place.' Whatever your need, I feel certain you'll be impressed with the cleanliness, convenience, and style of this charming home in Westport. It is one of a kind and a work of art. Please feel free to contact me (Rachel) with any questions. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 950 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets allowed only with owner's prior approval....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are 5 steps to get from the garage up to the level of the house. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    Twin XL Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    80-inch folding camping cot with 5-inch thick fiber mattress...moreless

  • Main bedroom has king size bed, six drawer chest with mirror, 2 closets, 2 nightstands, 2 reading lamps, ceiling fan with light, and a vanity sink. Second bedroom features 2-person desk with 2 chairs, bookshelves, 1 closet, and Twin XL (extra long) bed. Sheets, pillows, and blankets included. Bonus room can be used as 3rd sleeping area with 80-inch long foldaway camping cot, topped with 5-inch thick fiber bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Completely remodeled, all new plumbing, electrical, 2014....moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    Vanity sink in main bedroom....moreless

  • Bath is completely remodeled with tub and shower, white subway tile walls, gray tile flooring, heater, fan, sun tunnel (skylight), and vanity lights. The main bedroom has its own vanity sink....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Maid service can be added, which includes cleaning the kitchen, bathroom, mop the floors and dust the furniture ($100 per visit). Currently we are not offering linens service, as so far our guests have preferred to wash the sheets and towels on their own schedule, and re-make the beds themselves. If you are interested in a professional linens service, let us know. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Yes, we provide a DVD/USB player....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Yes, Google Cable TV is included, with more than 120 channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    We provide a Bluetooth stereo system with speakers. It works great for playing music from your ipod or phone. We also provide alarm clock radios in both bedrooms and a shower alarm clock radio....moreless

  • Television:

    Samsung 48-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV. It's hard wired to the Google Fiber Gigabit Ethernet, so you'll have no trouble streaming Netflix or anything else. Plus, I pay for Google Cable TV....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Old Westport Historic Neighborhood - Central Kansas City - Midtown....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    The 4-dining table with 4 chairs is located in the eat-in kitchen. Outdoors, we have a 4- person wrought iron dining table with 4 chairs,BBQ grill & prep table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We have central heat and air. We pay for yearly check-ups on the heating and cooling system to ensure everything is working smoothly. We pay for premium air filters and change them once per month....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    The LG washer and dryer (brand new in 2014) are in the laundry room located conveniently right off the kitchen....moreless

  • Garage:

    The garage has parking for 1 car. In addition, there is space for a small car to park in the driveway outside the garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We have central heat and air. We pay for yearly check-ups on the heating and cooling system to ensure everything is working smoothly. We pay for premium air filters and change them once per month....moreless

  • Internet:

    Not only do we have Google Fiber, but I pay for the 1000 Mbps Gigabit internet so you get to experience crazy fast internet speeds....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide 2 sets of linens for each bed (King size bed, full size pullout sofa, and Twin XL bed). ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room features a 48-inch TV, DVD/USB player, Google Fiber Cable TV with 120 channels, Bluetooth speakers, 2 recliners and a pullout sofa....moreless

  • Parking:

    The garage has parking for 1 car. In addition, there is space for a small car to park in the driveway outside the garage. There is some street parking available, too....moreless

  • Telephone:

    A land line phone is provided, which includes free long distance calls throughout the U.S....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide several sets of towels for our guests. These are nice towels in shades of charcoal, beige and white....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The LG washer and dryer (brand new in 2014) are in the laundry room located conveniently right off the kitchen....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We provide a personal size Mr. Coffee automatic coffee maker and a carafe with filters, and a special tea pot for making drip coffee....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and utensils, pots and pans (cast iron and stainless steel), pot holders, leftovers containers and lunch boxes ... we truly aim to provide everything you would have at home....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch dishwasher purchased and installed in 2015. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen with double porcelain sink, gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, Ninja blender, coffee maker, drip coffee funnel and tea pot, and etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Yes, we provide a microwave. It's an adorable black and white model that fits in great with our modern / retro kitchen....moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size gas stove and oven, purchased in 2014....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide a supply of paper towels, bath tissue, trash bags, bath soap, hand soap, dish soap, fragrance free laundry soap to get you started in your new "home away from home."...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side stainless steel LG fridge purchased in 2014....moreless

  • Stove:

    Full size gas stove and oven, purchased in 2014....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Yes, we provide a toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Brick patio with wrought iron table and chairs with umbrella, BBQ grill, benches and hammocks....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fully enclosed yard with privacy fence. Professional landscaping provided....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber outdoor BBQ grill provided (charcoal)....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
One-month rate
May 27 - Jan 6, 2018
30 night min stay

$3,000
My Standard Rate
180 night min stay

$2,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Notes:

If staying only 1 month, the monthly price is $3000; for 2 months, it's $2850, 3 months it's $2700, 4 months it's $2550, 5 months it's $2400, and for 6 months, it's $2250. To reserve the house, a $1000 deposit (non-refundable) is required. After that, $2000 is due 60 days prior to your check-in date, and the remainder of the 2nd month (if applicable) is due 30 days prior to your check-in date.

In addition, the refundable $1000 security deposit (plus $250 refundable PET deposit, if applicable) is due 15 days prior to check-in date.

Pets are only allowed with prior permission. Pets require an additional $250 refundable pet deposit.

There is no need to stay in exact 1-month increments. You can stay for 6 weeks or 15 weeks or some other length of time specific to your needs.

We take great care in making the house spic and span for you and your family, cleaning behind appliances, inside window sills, on top of the ceiling fans, inside the garage and cellar ... with all supplies re-stocked especially for you (including laundry detergent, soap, shampoo, tp, trash bags, paper towels). We put a lot of love and care into this home. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do, and have a wonderful stay!


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Westport Flea Market Bar & Grill
3.2 Miles
Nearest Train
Union Station Amtrak KCY
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sonic Drive-In

Car: Not Necessary

Walkable, bikeable, transit-friendly location in Old Westport. Beautifully remodeled HOUSE, fully furnished, with detached garage and driveway parking. A 5-minute walk to Sun Fresh grocery store, open 24 hours, and the shops, restaurants of Westport. Very close to KU Med, UMKC, St. Luke's Hospital, KC Art Institute and more. Walkscore 92.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: I'm from the Kansas City area originally. I purchased this home in 2014 as a second home. Over the summer I've remodeled and furnished this home with the utmost care. Meanwhile I have 4 years of experience hosting a furnished apartment rental in San Francisco, where I live full time. I understand what guests need when they are only here for a short while, with no time to worry about little things like buying bath mats or paper towels. Rest assured, when I furnish a place, everything is there. I'm a civil engineer by trade, but I truly enjoy decorating and making a place feel like home. I hope this is something you'll be able to appreciate when you stay at my little house in Old Westport.

Why the Owner Chose Midtown - Westport, Kansas City, MO, USA:
It's very important to me to live in a place where I can walk to places-- grocery store, parks, museums, restaurants, library, bank, cafes, etc. At this little house, I have all of that, and more. My family members and long-time friends live nearby. It's such a wonderful feeling to have purchased a place that is right where I came from and right where I want to be. I've had a lot of fun remodeling this house and setting it up with custom furniture. I hope you will enjoy it, too!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home was built in the 1870s. When I bought it in summer 2014, it was a solid house in need of some cosmetic upgrades. Now that it has been renovated, the house shines with happiness and warmth! If you had seen the house 'before' and 'after' you'd be inspired by the transformation. What I love most about the house is its location, convenient to everything in Westport/Midtown/Plaza by walking, and so convenient to everything else in Kansas City by car or bus. This house is for someone who appreciates being in a walker's paradise ('walkscore' of 91), right in the middle of it all.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome to your 'home away from home' in Old Westport, Kansas City.

    Welcome to your 'home away from home' in Old Westport, Kansas City.

  • The front porch is a cozy spot for sitting and relaxing with friends.

    The front porch is a cozy spot for sitting and relaxing with friends.

  • Pullout sofa accommodates an extra overnight guest; full size bedding included.

    Pullout sofa accommodates an extra overnight guest; full size bedding included.

  • Double porcelain sink with retro faucet handles and stainless steel backsplash.

    Double porcelain sink with retro faucet handles and stainless steel backsplash.

  • Quiet, modern ceiling fans in kitchen, hallway, both bedrooms, and living room.

    Quiet, modern ceiling fans in kitchen, hallway, both bedrooms, and living room.

  • Bedroom with Twin XL bed and high quality firm, quilted top mattress.

    Bedroom with Twin XL bed and high quality firm, quilted top mattress.

  • King size bed and Twin XL bed feature high quality mattresses & linens.

    King size bed and Twin XL bed feature high quality mattresses & linens.

  • Bedroom with King size bed, blackout curtains, custom closet.

    Bedroom with King size bed, blackout curtains, custom closet.

  • Newly renovated bath with sparkling white subway tile, shower, and bath tub.

    Newly renovated bath with sparkling white subway tile, shower, and bath tub.

  • Bonus Room: 80-in long cot with 4-inch fluffy cloud fiber bed, Twin XL bedding.

    Bonus Room: 80-in long cot with 4-inch fluffy cloud fiber bed, Twin XL bedding.

  • Detached one-car garage with automatic door opener and security alarm system.

    Detached one-car garage with automatic door opener and security alarm system.

  • Enjoy the backyard patio table and chairs, Weber BBQ grill, benches & hammocks.

    Enjoy the backyard patio table and chairs, Weber BBQ grill, benches & hammocks.

  • Welcome to your 'home away from home' in Old Westport, Kansas City.

    Welcome to your 'home away from home' in Old Westport, Kansas City.

  • Living room with 2 recliners and a sleeper sofa (converts to full-size bed).

    Living room with 2 recliners and a sleeper sofa (converts to full-size bed).

  • Eat-in kitchen with new tile floors, new counter tops, and all new appliances.

    Eat-in kitchen with new tile floors, new counter tops, and all new appliances.

  • Yes!  The kitchen features a Bosch dishwasher.

    Yes! The kitchen features a Bosch dishwasher.

  • Bedroom that doubles as an office: bookshelves, internet, and a desk for two.

    Bedroom that doubles as an office: bookshelves, internet, and a desk for two.

  • Bedroom with closet & desk. These chairs can be used at the kitchen table, too!

    Bedroom with closet & desk. These chairs can be used at the kitchen table, too!

  • Main bedroom with King size bed, sink, closets, dressers, alarm clock radio.

    Main bedroom with King size bed, sink, closets, dressers, alarm clock radio.

  • Surprise! Extra vanity sink in the main bedroom.

    Surprise! Extra vanity sink in the main bedroom.

  • Bonus room with 2-person desk, printer-copier-scanner, and battery charger.

    Bonus room with 2-person desk, printer-copier-scanner, and battery charger.

  • Laundry room off kitchen: full size LG washer & dryer, brand new in Aug. 2014.

    Laundry room off kitchen: full size LG washer & dryer, brand new in Aug. 2014.

  • Large storage area with plenty of room, above the garage.

    Large storage area with plenty of room, above the garage.

  • You'll be in KC's vibrant, historic Westport neighborhood.  Walkscore = 91!

    You'll be in KC's vibrant, historic Westport neighborhood. Walkscore = 91!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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