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Dining room, chatting room, and kitchen. The mirror is popular for getting ready for a night out.The wrap around porch is a relaxing  place to have morning coffee or evening drinks.
Cozy two story historic home awaits!
Cozy two story historic home awaits!
10 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
10 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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Enjoy this eclectic, warm, and comfortable home perfect for families, groups of friends, and retreat-seekers.

Since our opening we have hosted family reunions, KC and Lawrence event-attendees, cross-country travelers, bachelorettes, and more. Bunk beds in one room are perfect for kids.

The town is adding two wedding venues within walking distance.

The full kitchen will allow for you to prepare your own meals, but there are local restaurants nearby that serve delicious small town fare.

The space

Three bedrooms are upstairs along with an amazing bathroom with the original cast iron tub. Bubble bath is provided! Downstairs has a second bathroom and a queen bed for those who do not want to climb a flight of stairs.

Downstairs also has a large dining room table for dinner with friends or late night games or puzzles (provided). The full kitchen has all of the basics needed, even a bar station if you are so inclined.

The home features a wrap-around porch, back patio, back yard fire pit, side porch, and off street parking in the back of the house off of the alley.

There is a retro-style "smoke-shack" or (as described by one guest) "adult club house" out back. This former shed has a mini-fridge and ash trays. Otherwise, smoking is allowed outside on the porch or back patio.

The home is stocked with many books, DVDs, playing cards, and magazines for relaxing afternoons.

Guest access

You will have access to the whole house during your stay. We don't mind if local friends come to join you for a meal.

We recently added a "smoke shack" in the garden shed by the alley. It is set up like a retro bar with ash trays, a mini-fridge, and heater for smokers who don't want to brave the elements. It is a fun space inspired by a mid-winter bachelor party.

Interaction with guests

We live right next door, so we will be easy to find for questions and suggestions. We also have a small flock of chickens and ducks that you might hear during your visit. The chickens are pretty quiet, but the ducks are gossips and like to chime in on most topics. :)

Sometimes we stroll downtown to the quiet Myers Hotel Bar with guests and sometimes our schedules are such that we only have time for a quick hello. Either way, our goal to to ensure you have fun and enjoy your stay.

Other things to note

This is a downtown location within walking distance of low-key activities and a little night-life. A short drive delivers the buzz of KC or Lawrence. Favorite nearby attractions in KC are: Sporting KC, Kansas Speedway, The Legends, Schlitterbahn water park, Providence (formerly Sandstone/Cricket) concert venue, Hollywood Casinos, and in Lawrence all things KU including KU Basketball and football, Mass Street, live music, festivals, etc.

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Amenities
Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 bunk bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 2PM
Self check-in with smart lock

Smoking is allowed outside. Friendly dogs are OK. Parties are OK, but invite us if it will be a really fun one. :) If you have a tiny baby that is not yet moving around (under 9 months) they are welcome. If you have a kiddo (3ish? - you know your kiddos best) who is fine with climbing stairs safely, they are welcome. We love kids, but the early 1900 construction of the stair case (we have gates top and bottom) might not be the best for walking toddlers. It provides a great workout for everyone else. That said, we do have a queen bed and bathroom on the first floor so not all guests will need to go upstairs.

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Tina User Profile
December 2017
The host are fabulous! You won’t be disappointed in the large space if you have a big family!

Alisha User Profile
November 2017
Lulu and Mike are the most amazing hosts. They are so kind and very responsive. Their home is charming and loaded with anything you could need. The neighborhood feels safe walking your dog at night. Kansas city is a quick drive away. Great deal!!

Liz User Profile
November 2017
Fun and funky. Lulu was a great hostess - there to let us in and everything - and she greeted us (and our pets) with open arms. She gave us a tour and the entire place was great. We were only there one night so we didn't take full advantage of all of the amenities, but knowing such a place exists means we can (and will!) return at a future date! Thanks for everything!

James User Profile
November 2017
Very cozy and inviting! Love the home. Owner was great and provided all the touches that made us comfortable. We will defiantly visit again.

Lise User Profile
October 2017
Great hosts!

Tim User Profile
October 2017
This is a nice location and the owners are very helpful. They make your experience a pleasurable one.

Leslie User Profile
October 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mike and Lulu's. They were very easy to work with in the planning process and met us upon arrival to show us around the house and see if there was anything we needed. They lived right next door and were available if we had any issues throughout the weekend but weren't at all intrusive or overbearing, it was the perfect arrangement! Lulu even had some snacks waiting for us and candles lit when we arrived. We came in town for the Renaissance Festival and didn't have much time to spend at the house itself - something we will certainly change about our next trip. There was a firepit out back I would have loved to use and the smoke shack would be a fun spot to hang out in the evening as well. Looking forward to seeing what new artwork Lulu finds to add to the smoke shack! And we didn't have nearly enough time to sit on the wrap around porch and enjoy a morning drink! Our group of 6 became 3 by the time we actually got to the weekend of our trip, but even if we had the original 6, there would have been plenty of room for all of us to enjoy the house. Highly recommend (unless you want to come on a weekend that we're trying to go back! In that case, look somewhere else so we can stay here again!)

Tonganoxie, Kansas, United StatesJoined in February 2015
Lulu And Mike User Profile
Our family fell in love with the home next door and our hearts broke as we watched it fall into disrepair. We eventually were able to purchase it in 2015 and have worked to create a relaxing, eclectic, and playful retreat next door. Both this home and ours were build in the ear…
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