Kansas City Airbnb

It’s official. We are hooked on Airbnb’s! With this being our first “big” trip following the pandemic, we opted to go the Airbnb route once more and we are sold for life! I think it will now be a rare occasion that we actually do hotel stays.

Most Airbnb’s in the Kansas City area are south of the river. We got lucky and found one for an amazing price just a few blocks away from the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum. It was an amazing location!

Our hosts were fantastic and gave us very easy directions to follow for accessing this basement apartment; not to mention they also gave fantastic restaurant recs! This Airbnb does have a separate entrance to access the basement apartment, but it looks like they will soon be adding an upper apartment as well given the work being done in the shared hallways above the stairs! That means two people will probably get to snag this ideal location!

After heading down the stairs, you had yet another door with code to access the apartment. When you first walk in, you are in the living room. This also doubles as the dining area, and the welcome sign was a nice homey touch!

The kitchen was off to the left of the dining space. It was small but still had a full size fridge, stove/oven, microwave, Keurig, and sink.

To the right of the living area, was the bedroom. Both the living room and bedroom had a TV, but we didn’t use it the entire time! We were too busy enjoying the area!

Finally, through a long hallway/closet space there was the bathroom. It’s tiny, but quite functional with a beautiful full shower.

We loved all the cute Kansas City area decor they placed in this apartment and can say that they certainly took advantage of living near an Ikea to furnish this place! (Who wouldn’t?)

This apartment had street parking, but we never had to fight for a space, even if we did park on the other side of the street a few times. The neighborhood felt very safe and there was access to several walking paths in the area. We really enjoyed the path just to the north of our place, but the river path and nearby conservation area were also nice!

You also can easily walk over to the art museum and enjoy their outdoor sculpture garden and we often trekked the mile to the Country Club Plaza for some fun shopping and dining! For the price we paid, this location can’t be beat!

If you also would like to enjoy this Airbnb, click the link here to book your stay! And follow our blog and sitesandbitesjournal on Instagram to stay up to date with our travels!

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Our First AirBnB Experience!

Ever since moving to South Dakota, we have had the opportunity to vacation in the Black Hills following our time at Pastors Conference. This year, that extra vacation time didn’t happen, because conference didn’t happen! We still wanted to do something special, so we boarded the dogs for a few days and decided to try our first ever AirBnb! I found an adorable remodeled “barn” in Watertown, SD and off we went!

The booking process was so simple and our host made great contact with us ahead of time so we knew just where to go and how to access our accommodations. I don’t know why I’d been so nervous to try the whole system out as it really was a breeze!

This particular AirBnB had a living space with woodstove right to the left of the entrance and a nice cozy swinging bed/couch in the middle that faced a TV.

There was also a bedroom off to the side that could sleep another 3 people and also contained a washer and dryer in case you were there for an extended amount of time.

There was a bathroom across from that bedroom as well. It was huge and well stocked with towels, assorted over the counter meds and anything else you could possibly need!

The kitchen was amazing! We were gearing up for a possible winter storm during our visit, so we stocked up on a few take out meals to reheat from our favorite restaurants in the area (Buffalo Wild Wings and Firehouse Subs) and also bought some other groceries for a few other meals. Just like the bathroom, the kitchen was completely stocked with anything we needed! We were easily able to use dishes and cook the pizza we bought in their fancy new oven! We also had plenty of storage in their nice fridge! Plus the huge island space was perfect for the multiple board games we brought along for entertainment fun.

We had a blast all weekend despite the weather being questionable (although we didn’t get as much snow as they expected.) We watched a lot of Netflix (they had it on the TV), played some board games, and enjoyed the woodstove as the temperatures dropped!

If you would love to experience the AirBnB for yourself, check it out here! It was the best first AirBnB experience we could have asked for and we can’t wait to find more fun unique lodging in the future!