14 Best Airbnbs in Kansas City, Kansas

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If Kansas City is not on your radar of places to visit in Kansas, it should be. And if you happen to come here for work, then you definitely want to take advantage of all the cool historical places there are to stay within the city limits.

Kansas City is a vibrant place, full of delicious restaurants – definitely try to find a place to eat with beloved burnt steak ends, cheesy corn, and other local delicacies. You’ll also want to try some local whiskey, as this is a popular culinary attraction as well. When visiting, guests will also find an abundance of art-related activities and even a jazz museum. There is a rich history that resides here, and it beckons to be explored.

Keep reading for our list of best Airbnbs in Kansas City, many of which have a significant past of their own.

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Historic, Industrial Flat in the Heart of KC
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Historic, Industrial Flat in the Heart of KC

Historic, Industrial Flat in the Heart of KC

History within the space is evident everywhere you look, from the exposed wooden beam ceilings that make the apartment feel so large, to the earthy exposed brick walls, that add a sense of rugged relaxation. Everything else within the space has been upgraded, so expect to be wowed by the gourmet kitchen, glistening bathroom, and two roomy bedrooms. Guests will be able to enjoy mornings or evenings on two different private decks, so get ready for some Kansas City sunsets. Not yet amazed? This structure is 120 years old! History adds to the wow factor no doubt.

La Casita in West Plaza
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La Casita in West Plaza

La Casita in West Plaza

If cozy was what you were looking for, then this casita might be the ticket. With a traditional look, thanks to its age and a long-time presence in Kansas City, the home also exudes welcomed and absolutely gorgeous Hispanic touches. This means subtle pops of color, against neutral tones, and warm wooden vaulted ceilings that hover over the living room, and of course a spacious kitchen. Other conveniences include a double-wide driveway, for easy parking and unloading, a washer and dryer in the basement, and a small backyard for soaking in the sunshine.

Open Midtown Zen Loft Minutes from Westport/Plaza
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Open Midtown Zen Loft Minutes from Westport/Plaza

Open Midtown Zen Loft Minutes from Westport/Plaza

Find simplicity, and a true escape, in this straightforward modernly adorned apartment. Everything you could need while on vacation is within the space, from a well-equipped kitchen, lovely bathroom, to ultra cuddly beds. We like the touches such as the teal couch, and geological art which is as cool as it sounds. We see this being a wonderful place to disconnect from the world, while still being plugged into a vibrant restaurant and city scene. So bring along your yoga mat, and green tea, and treat yourself to a Zen getaway.

High Design - New Waldo House
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High Design - New Waldo House

High Design - New Waldo House

This brand new home, built in 2021, is absolutely dazzling! New and modern finishes truly polish up the space, and jaws will drop upon entering! You will likely be inspired to do some serious upgrades to your own home after staying here. Particularly inspiring is the rollup garage door, that opens up the dining space to the patio. Beside the dining table is a fireplace. If you were hoping to stay at one of the newest updated hotels in Kansas City, you might find yourself astonishingly surprised when immersing in the beauty of this home. Three bedrooms, and two bathrooms, both of which have the most beautiful marbled tiling, are ready to make you feel like royalty. And we have to mention the grass – – the dwelling is surrounded by the lushest, soft-looking lawn. Your inner child will want to take off those shoes for a game of tag.

AJ's Little Ranch Guest Suite in Hyde Park
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AJ's Little Ranch Guest Suite in Hyde Park

AJ's Little Ranch Guest Suite in Hyde Park

When a property is an Airbnb Plus, you can basically assume it’s going to be pretty spectacular. This ranch house was modeled after a property of Ralph Lauren, so you know it’s going to feel authentic, yet high-end. There are plenty of technology upgrades within the space, and the bathroom is of spa-quality. But then there’s this humble presentation throughout the rest of the space, from the seemingly handcrafted walls to the wooden accents and rugged decor. Expect plenty of perks here and there, from a washer and dryer to goodies left behind, like seltzers and popcorn!

Best Apartment in Westport Kansas City
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Best Apartment in Westport Kansas City

Best Apartment in Westport Kansas City

All you really had to tell us is that this Airbnb sits above a restaurant called “Beer Kitchen“, and we probably would’ve been sold! But it certainly does help, knowing that this loft presents in an industrial-chic way, with its rugged brick accent walls, and more refined decor throughout the rest of the space. The windows pull in tons of light, given that they are oversized to accommodate the 13-foot ceilings. Light fixtures hang dramatically from the ultra-tall ceiling, giving them quite an outstanding appeal. Of course, the location is fantastic and is near hundreds of shops and restaurants. Let’s just say, you won’t run out of things to do.

Eclectic Apartment, Minutes from Downtown
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Eclectic Apartment / Minutes from Downtown

Eclectic Apartment, Minutes from Downtown

Stay within a home that has been a part of Kansas City for a century, without having to rent the entire house. With a completely separate, private entry, the apartment is ideal for a small family or couple. Extravagant light fixtures, and absolutely lovely decor flow throughout the space, in a combination of both old and new. If you’re looking for a conveniently located space, that is going to be an enriching dive into the past, you have absolutely found it.

Close Westport & Plaza, Furnished Terrace
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Close Westport & Plaza+ Furnished Terrace + Coffee

Close Westport & Plaza, Furnished Terrace

First, let’s talk about that terrace, with its turf covering and vibrant outdoor furniture. What a wonderful place to start the day, with a cup of coffee, or to wind down at night with a glass of wine. The elevated unit is on the second floor of a duplex and gives off lots of retro-chic vibes. The decor inside, from the sunburst light fixtures to the incredibly sleek marbled tile bathrooms, is so refined, and luxurious. Guests will be treated to conveniences, and visually pleasing aesthetics while being conveniently located near downtown.

Cozy Top-Floor Plaza, 1 Bedroom Condo with Kitchen
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Cozy Top-floor Plaza 1 bed-room condo w/ kitchen

Cozy Top-Floor Plaza, 1 Bedroom Condo with Kitchen

In one instance, this apartment presents very cleanly and straightforward, but then, when rounding the corner to the kitchen, bold checkered flooring and other exciting attributes are revealed! In the bedrooms, you will find ultra-bright walls and fun colored bedding. The contrast between the color, and the no-fuss structures, is a wonderful mash-up. Conveniences include a washer and dryer, and stellar proximity to popular places to eat, and exciting shops. This is one of the more budget-friendly options on our list if you are trying to travel on a dime. Saving money on a trip always feels good.

Cozy Bungalow Close to the Plaza
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Cozy Bungalow Close to the Plaza

Cozy Bungalow Close to the Plaza

Low-key and absolutely cozy, the bungalow is ready to welcome you for a humble, yet accommodating stay near Kansas City. You’ll only be a few minutes’ drive from the downtown area. Inside, is much like a traditional home, and will certainly make you feel warm and welcomed. One bathroom resides within the space, but there are two comfortable bedrooms to suit your family or close friends. The backyard is ambiently lit by café lights, and a fire pit beckons you to huddle around and enjoy a small glass of bourbon.

"Boho Loft" Located in the Historic Rivermarket
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"Boho Loft" Located in the Historic Rivermarket

"Boho Loft" Located in the Historic Rivermarket

Stay near Kansas City‘s beloved historic Rivermarket, and retreat to this private haven whenever you need a little bit of time to just disconnect from it all. The open concept kitchen is bright and white, with upscale details and many conveniences. Rich brick walls extend through the space, and wooden posts speak to the history that resides here. The bedroom is in the most snuggly little nook of the apartment, and you’re bound to sleep like a baby. Café lights drape throughout the living room, offering the perfect amount of glowing light when watching a movie, or just relaxing with your significant other.

Downtown Kansas City Apartment
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You're In It! Downtown Kansas City

Downtown Kansas City Apartment

Can you tell that Kansas City has a lot of cool loft-style apartments and that we really love them? There’s nothing like staying in a rental, that has deep roots in the destination. It’s also wonderful to be so conveniently located near everything downtown, as this one is located in the Rivermarket. And just when you thought things couldn’t get any more convenient, you will be right above one of the neighborhood’s beloved bar-restaurant. A nighttime drink sounds great. With brick walls, the space is open concept, with the kitchen basically being a part of the living area.

Westwood Bungalow - Close to Plaza and Westport
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Westwood Bungalow - Close to Plaza and Westport

Westwood Bungalow - Close to Plaza and Westport

Enjoy the privacy of an entire bungalow, that was built in the 1930s, and still reflects some of that early on Kansas City charm. However, the kitchen has been completely updated, with a farmhouse aesthetic. The light and bright feel will instantly boost your mood. The same relaxing feel flows throughout the rest of the home, to the bedrooms with plush beds, all the way into the spa-like bathrooms. The tiling work is truly breathtaking. Many smart amenities have been incorporated, such as a keyless entry, and Alexa-activated backyard lights. Trust us, you are definitely going to want to spend some time on the spacious deck, complete with a comfortable couch.

Urban Garden Oasis: Modern Studio & Private Garage
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Urban Garden Oasis: Modern Studio & Private Garage

Urban Garden Oasis: Modern Studio & Private Garage

Who said luxury could only exist amongst large spaces? This above-the-garage apartment is the epitome of high-end, and it will meet your needs for an intimate vacation on your own, or perhaps with your partner. Below the apartment is a private garage, for your private use! The garage exits into the professionally landscaped backyard, with colorful trees, and a manicured lawn. Be sure to take a breather, and enjoy the fire pit that resides amongst all of the beautiful landscaping as well. You may find that your car ends up staying in the garage quite a lot, because some wonderful restaurants, and shopping, are within walking distance of this Airbnb.

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