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The Garden Carriage House

Bedrooms 1
Space 925 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Nature oasis - forest, garden paths, and pond. Local wildlife. Gorgeous view

Nature oasis of intimate gardens, lush forests, peaceful pond, and scenic views.

The Garden Carriage House is a lovely garden setting on 10 acres. We are located on the south end of Overland Park, Kansas on the edge of the Blue River Valley. This nature escape is surrounded by lush forests, a peaceful pond with a stone bridge, and intimate garden walkways designed by Artist and Photographer Kelly Daniels. This space is perfect for one to reflect, a couple's romantic getaway, or a fun family vacation (children LOVE exploring here). 5 minutes to grocery store, great restaurants and 20-30 minutes to Downtown Kansas City and The Country Club Plaza!

Some activities for you to do here:

Catch and release fishing in the pond.

Hike along the forest trails.

Enjoy a fire - cozy up with your loved ones or roast s'mores

Watch the sunrises and sunsets light up the entire sky


Enjoy our friendly ducks at the pond

Visit our chickens in their coop

See the local wildlife of turkeys, hawks, deer, and foxes

Get family portraits taken by photographer Kelly Daniels on her property

Drop in for a nature connection event hosted here

A Native American Tipi is also on the land for educational purposes and must be reserved for special retreats.

If this is booked during the time you are looking, check out our other rental on the property - The Garden Suite!

**If you plan to bring pets, we know they will love it here, too! We ask you to message us about pet rules, and we do require a $30 pet fee.**

Please be nice, friendly and respectful. This is a quiet area, not meant for loud events. We want people who appreciate nature in a peaceful setting.

More Details

Kelly Daniels
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Kelly Daniels

Creating artwork for people has been a passion for Kelly Daniels ever since she was a child. When she was 11 she drew a layout of the design of her future home gallery. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Missouri State University in 1983. She has owned her own gallery for 20 years and for 25 years has created artwork for clients all over the United States.

Her artwork and gardens have been featured in national magazines such as Midwest Living magazine, Kansas City Homes and Gardens magazine, Kansas City Home Design magazine, and the Independent magazine among others. Her work has been featured in the Kansas City Symphony Designer Show house for the last 10 years. She has been featured with her work on the Women Today show on channel 41, Fox 4 news, and channel 5 news garden shows.

She specializes in creating scenic portrait art of children, families and weddings in her gardens, reminiscent of the Impressionist style. She embeds photographs into canvas and applies oils and dyes to enhance color and perfect the images, creating very personal pieces of art.

Kelly Daniels purchased this house in 1991

What makes this house unique

Nature escape, yet close to Kansas City local attractions, very rare!


Overland Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is located on the first floor of the house. It can be entered from the inside or outside. Shower/tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lg bedrm upstairs overlooks gardens, pond w/ bridge
  • Main floor is wide open with huge floor to ceiling windows. deer and nature abound Full size sleeper sofa sleeps two here...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
If there are amenities or services you are interested in not seen above please inquire as we may be able to locate them for you. Thank you!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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The Garden Carriage House
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 19 reviews
Central Texas

Quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I booked the cottage for a weekend to celebrate an anniversary with my parents. This cottage worked perfectly for us. We a had small gathering downstairs and were able to keep our luggage and things upstairs and out of the way. The property is unbelievably quiet. Even in the winter months, when the garden is not in bloom, there is a beautiful peace throughout the property to explore and enjoy. Kelly Daniels was the perfect host. Fast response time on emails and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well maintained and the owner, Kelly Daniels, went out of her way to make sure we had a good stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dog friendly, spacious

  • 4 of 5

Very dog friendly. Kelly was very kind. Although expected based on location- a lot of bugs!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice getaway but close to the city

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience here. I was a little worried pulling up seeing the wedding tent, but it appears to be set up for the season and there was no wedding while we were there. The set-up worked well for us with young kids, as there was a door at the bottom of the stairs to close. So peaceful with the pond and ducks, and the chickens were a favorite of my kids (and the dog was super interested too). Because of the location by fields, there were quite a few spiders that found their way in the front door, but nothing unexpected given the location. Plenty of space upstairs for an extra air mattress and a pack and play for the kids to sleep too.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great View

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the location. The deer, turkeys and ducks were a great addition. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Horrible Few Days

  • 1 of 5

The cottage was nice on the inside. However the overall experience was horrible. There are a few things which should have been taken care before arriving. It was very hot outside with temperatures close to 100. When we arrived the air conditioning was off and the upstairs was hotter than outside. We had to unload luggage and go find air conditioning somewhere else for a couple of hours. The glasses that were provided were dirty and we had to wash by hand before using. The cottage sleeps four. We were provided 4 towels and washcloths. This would be fine but the dryer took 6 hours to get the towels to where they were just damp! In earlier review we saw it was mentioned dryer did not work, so still not fixed? The outside could have been helped by cutting the weeds and emptying the trash cans. It appeared aminals had got into them. These are things when you go on vacation you should not have to deal with! Again cottage was nice but very disappointing because owner should have made sure these issues were taken care of for their guests! We have used Home Away before with awesome experiences but it was because the owners took pride in welcoming their guests by taking care of the small things! I Kelly would take more pride in making sure the cottage is ready for guests to enjoy their vacation instead of wasting time doing things which should have been done already!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
69 hwy/435
Car: recommended

There is a 2 night minimum stay.

Check in is at 4pm, check out is at 10am


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $30
Pet Fee $30

There is a 2 night minimum stay.
Check in is at 4pm, check out is at 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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