Colorful, hand-crafted loft in a restored brick building downtown
About AJ Vanderhorst
I’m a husband, dad and writer, who loves indie music, the outdoors, and bourbon. The answer to basketball? espresso? or adventure? is Yes. I rehabbed this building over six years with the help of youtube DIY videos, so I guess I like restoration too. I've lived in downtown Kansas City for over a decade and it's been fun to watch the urban core change and grow as my family grows too. Five things I can't live without are my Kansas Jayhawks, a great crime novel, pickup basketball games, my wife and kids (I'm bending the rules here) and a new challenge. My traveling style is probably a lot like yours; I tend to hit the ground running, explore the new city, and pretend that I actually live there. Bars, restaurants and venues a little off the beaten path. As a host, my style is personable and flexible. I'm happy to meet and greet when possible, but I'm also perfectly fine giving you space to relax and explore.
AJ Vanderhorst purchased this Condo in 2009
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Keep noise down, especially after dark. After 10pm quiet hours. No shouting, arguing, stomping, common sense stuff. Other guests share the building.
Please wash kitchenware and take out trash/recycling when you leave. Leave the loft as your found it.
Remove shoes in wet weather.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Cute place we would stay again. Assumed there was coffee since there was a lot and filters, but there wasn't. The last one to clean didn't launder the all the bedding. The decor is very quaint and accommodating.
Thanks for the review, Lisa. I'll have to consider stocking coffee in the future. Sheets are definitely laundered between stays, however!
Treasure in KC
Awesome space...cool restaurants & eats within walking distance. Blocks from the street car that can take you around the city. Love the outdoor patio. Would definitely come back & recommend to friends & family.
In KC for work
We enjoyed our stay. The balconies were nice and the space and amenities were great. The only downfall was the couch was the most uncomfortable thing I ever sat on. After being out all day at classes and enjoyed the downtown I like to unwind and watch a movie or read a book with a glass of wine and the couch was like sitting on a wooden bench. Even with all the pillows I could find it was terrible. The location to downtown was great. The neighborhood was very quiet and it was a nice stay overallz
Thanks for the heads up on the couch. You're the first to mention it, so it may be a preference thing, but I'll do some investigating.
serene get away within moments from unlimited opportunities to explore all KC has to offer
I choose this property mainly because of its location and the roof top deck. I wanted us to be close to the Uptown Theatre to attend a concert. Any qualms I had about parking and what the neighborhood might be like were immediately put to rest when we arrived. Over the 2 days we stayed, parking was never an issue as I was always able to park on the street right in front of the building. The roof top deck is the "cherry on top." Day or night the panoramic views of downtown KC are mesmerizing. The Power and Light District, The Kaufman Performing Arts Center, The Crossroads, Union Station, Liberty Memorial are all within view. It's baffling how you are so obviously in the heart of so much culture and bustling life and yet within the Wire Rabbit loft neighborhood it's a serene, peaceful, go at your own pace neighborhood. It was super easy to access, being nestled right between I35 and 670. Our only regret when we stayed here....there wasn't enough time to take it all in. Way too many restaurants to sample, clubs to dance at, historic neighborhoods to drive thru, galleries to wander around in... to fit into 2 days. So we vowed to make this an annual trip. So we can continue checking off that long list of places and things we want to explore in the area. Checking in and out were seamless. I received all the information I needed to prepare me for our stay promptly. The entire booking experience was simple and smooth, way less effort involved than say booking a hotel room. All the information and photos posted about this location are dead on 100% accurate. You get exactly what you see and read about, plus more.... That in itself was refreshing! Thank you, we're excited to stay here again in the future!
Thank you so much, K Lynne! That's one of the most thoughtful, thorough reviews anyone's ever left. Much appreciated, and hope you do make a return visit.
New to Crossroads
Great location, bedrooms roomy and comfortable and wonderful views from the back deck!. AJ was more than accommodating with our questions and additional add-ons.
Neat place...great location!
Vintage! Really cool old school vibe! Perfect for what we were looking for!