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Downtown Apartment with Amazing City Views and a Great Back Porch

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Enjoy city living at its finest in this 3rd floor walkup apartment in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

This unique apartment is walking distance to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Kansas City Convention Center, the Sprint Center, Crossroads neighborhood, downtown and the West-side neighborhood; which means its walking distance to some of the best restaurants, coffee shops, galleries, clubs, theatre & performance venues in the metro area. I honestly don't believe there is a better location in all of Kansas City.

The apartment includes: a king bed in one bedroom and a queen bed in the other; Washer and Dryer; Fully equipped kitchen including gas stove; Outdoor space; High speed internet; DVR; and 200+ channel cable including HBO.

The apartment is entirely yours without restriction. The back porch is shared with two other apartments, one of which is occupied by permanent residents, the other by travelers like you, which presents an opportunity to connect with your neighbors.

Use my parking pass for free parking (for one car) in the 'Arts District Garage' at 17th & Broadway (across the street); otherwise use on-street parking.

More Details

Property Manager
Steven S
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About Steven S

I enjoy cooking, travel, hiking, frisbee, art, architecture, soccer, golf, ballet, BBQ, beer with a bite, full bodied wine, an occasional stiff drink, strong coffee and most of all, time with my family and friends.

Why Steven S chose Westside North

Everyone who's stayed here has found this property to be more comfortable, more interesting, and a better value compared to staying in a hotel.

What makes this apartment unique

The Location is amazing!! I particularly appreciate the great views of the city that you get in three directions (North, South, East) . Besides the view, you will be within walking distance of some really great neighborhood (non-chain) restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques, along with world renowned music and performance venues.

Location

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
"Always cool stuff going on here. Bring a picnic and spread a blanket on the South lawn and ..."
Arthur Bryant's Barbeque
"One of Kansas City's oldest and most famous BBQ joints."
Kansas City Power And Light District
"Lots of places to shop, eat, drink. The Sprint Center is nearby which is a venue for major ..."
Gates Bar-B-Q
"In my book Gates is a close second to OK Joe's. It's superb BBQ. If you can't figure out wh..."
Country Club Plaza
National World War I Museum and Memorial
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
"Besides being a great museum, the museum's restaurant, Cafe Sebastian is a not to be missed!"
Kaleidoscope
"Free activity - At Kaleidoscope, children use their imaginations to make art with left-over ..."
Eden Alley
"Yummy Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. Be sure to walk around this ..."
The Farmhouse - Kansas City
American Jazz Museum
Sea Life Aquarium Kansas City
You Say Tomato
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Garozzo's Ristorante
Loose Park
"This is the place to go in KC if you are looking for some quality outdoor time. There is a ..."
Blue Bird Bistro
Westside Local
Fud
"Vegetarian, Vegan Cuisine. Be sure to walk around and explore the cool neighborhood before ..."
Chez Elle
"Vegan and Gluten free options are available."
Mildred's Coffeehouse
Lidia's Restaurant
"One of Kansas City's really good Italian restaurants. "
Extra Virgin
The Rieger Hotel Grill and Exchange
"The Rieger is a really good bar and restaurant. There is a place in the basement of this b..."
The American Restaurant
"One of KC's best fine dining venues. This place is for special occasions and quintessential..."
El Pollo Rey
"Best chicken you will ever eat. Its cooked over a wood fire. There isn't really a menu. You..."
Chas Ball Sun Fresh
"Nice, newer grocery store with reasonable prices in the heart of Kansas City, Kansas. Caters..."
Cosentino's Market and Deli
"Great prepared foods. It's like a grocery store with a restaurant inside. Good salad bar a..."
Royal Liquors
"This is a pretty good liquor store, though not a big wine selection. Great selection of loc..."
Cellar Rat Wine Merchants
Genessee Royal
"Small, local, nice lunch spot, serves alcohol"
K C West Bottoms
"Formerly the place where cattle were brought for sale, stockyards. Now a warehouse district..."
Crossroads
"Kansas City's Crossroads, which I've seen tagged as the "Arts District", is a very happenin'..."
Bonito Michoacan
"Taco Tuesday!! ...dollar tacos in an authentic KCK setting. As Cosentino's is to KCMO, Boni..."
Knuckleheads Saloon
"Live local music in a honky tonk environment."
B B's Lawnside Bar-b-que
"Live local music in an intimate casual setting and gooood BBQ, natch."
Folly Theatre
City Market
"Farmer's market here, not sure the schedule. Restaurants, antique malls and other fun stuff..."
Uptown Theater
Succotash
"Wonderful spot for Sunday brunch or anytime."
Weston Bend State Park
"If you feel like a drive into the country head toward this place. Bring a picnic, layout a..."
O'Malley's Pub
"After you've earned your respite along the trails and swales of the Weston Bend State Park h..."
Legends Outlets Kansas City
"Outdoor Outlet Mall including a theatre and places to eat as well as outlet shops. Sporting..."
Livestrong Sporting Park
"Home of Sporting Kansas City, MLS professional soccer team. Do not pass up a chance to see ..."
Cupini's
"Fresh pasta and other homemade Italian dishes, all of which is super super good at a super r..."
Plaza III The Steakhouse
"Plaza III is a KC classic that's been in business on the Country Club Plaza for 50+ years. ..."
Cafe Gratitude
"Yummy vegan cuisine in a casual, tasteful environment. Costs a bit more than a meal at FuD..."
Gomer's Midtown
"This liquor store has a great selection of local beers, fine wine from around the world, and..."
Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
"Formerly Oklahoma Joe's, this place has the Best BBQ you will ever eat ...swear. Located ins..."
Brookside
"Tons of shops and restaurants, not to mention a great grocery store here. Fun to explore th..."
Edward's Original Corner Market & Deli
"One of KCK's true gems. The Philly Cheese Steak sandwich and fries are to die for. Comes wit..."
Nearest Airport
19.6 Miles
MCI
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Westside Local
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Los Tules
Car: not necessary

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Westside North in Kansas City

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Downtown Apartment with Amazing City Views and a Great Back Porch
average rating of 4.7954545 based on 44 reviews
4

Only problem was heat not working. But STEVE quickly responded and fixed

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Much larger than pics show. I highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment is tastefully decorated with lots of homey touches

  • 3 of 5

Great communication with owner who is super responsive. Great kitchen and laundry facilities. I only had two areas of disappointment: the deck and building. The picture of the view from the deck is very misleading. It is in terrible shape, shared with other properties and looks out over a parking lot with recreational vehicles. The building really shows its age and smells of kitty litter. Once inside the apartment those things don’t matter. The living room could use more comfortable chairs

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your feedback Roxanne, truly I do. I understand that a.) the back porch was less than you expected and b.) the old building in which this apartment resides left something to be desired, especially the stairwell which smelled of kitty litter (presumably from one of the other seven apartments in the building). The good news is I can improve on both and I will strive to do so. Regarding the old building, I can improve the stairwell but, not so much the old building, showing its age. Because I've been dissatisfied with the condition of the building's stairwell myself in the past, I've asked my cleaning person, Pam, to clean the stairwell after each guest's stay. We can and will do more with regard to making sure the stairwell also smells clean and not like kitty litter :-) . If the 100+ year old building were mine, I'd spiff it up a bit so that it showed its age less but, I merely lease the property so I can't do much with the building itself. Thank you for your positive comments regarding the interior or the apartment itself. It sounded like I'm doing pretty good on that score which is perhaps the most important aspect of a rented apartment. I am planning to purchase new living room chairs though, the ones I have in there are a bit quirky and not for everyone. Regarding the back porch: Yes the back porch is shared but that should not have been a surprise to you since the following is an excerpt from the property listing description, "The back porch is shared with two other apartments, one of which is occupied by permanent residents, the other by travelers like you, which presents an opportunity to connect with your neighbors." I agree that the outdoor back porch is in need of some love. The outdoor furniture on the back porch needs a refresh; I'll get on that. Yes, there is a parking lot visible from the back porch, but so to is there a view of some of KC most iconic architectural gems. I have found there are those folks whose perception of that view from the back porch can not get past the parking lot and you are among them. Its a glass half empty/full sort of thing. I don't want that to sound like a slam on you, its not; but I know that I and others see the view from the back differently than you do. Its just how we're built, each with our perceptions. Please come back and see if I haven't make some of the improvements I've talked about here, but if you choose not to, lets hope that your fellow travelers will hold me to accounts. :-)
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5

Loved the apartment. Steven was fantastic and took time to greet me and show me around.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful little rental. Very quite and clean. Steven was a great host and explained everything and gave me the low down on places to go and places to eat. Would rent this again!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the apartment very much. Had everything we needed for our stay! Enjoyed the view from the deck!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment and super location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The apartment was nice and very well equipped for all of our needs. The location was great and close to the convention center. I felt very safe. Our girls and I were normally by ourselves and I felt very comfortable coming in and out without my husband. Great location only two blocks from the free KC street car. Also, the free parking garage was an added bonus. When we left we didn't have to clean any of the bedding or towels. Our host said they would take care of it. How nice!!! Would recommend and stay again. Also, rooms were even bigger than they look in the pictures. Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Overall great place

  • 4 of 5

The condo was exactly as advertised. We rented this place so we could walk to the convention center. Steven assured me it was a 10 min. Walk and he was correct. He provided free, undercover parking one block away which was really nice! Our rental car wasn't parked on the street. We were in Kansas City on Easter weekend. The whole Bld. was quiet so sleeping wasn't a problem. The unit had an air conditioning problem, but Steven worked quickly to get it fixed on the holiday weekend! He has fans in the unit so that was a life saver! Wonderful owner to rent from!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Westside North, Kansas

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
22 Nov 2017 - 22 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£286
for 2 nights
From
£120
From
£120
Sat,Sun
£616
£1,634
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£587
for 4 nights
From
£135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£527
for 4 nights
From
£120
From
£135
Sat,Sun
£724
£2,294
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £75.66
Cleaning £45.4

Until confirmed, rates subject to change without notice.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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