Your Journey, Your Home

In 2013, Dave and Christine purchased an 1899 Victorian in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kansas City. A love of old architecture and plain old good luck landed them Cottage West, just 200 feet to the west of their home in 2014. Abandoned and unloved for over a decade (unless you counted the resident raccoons), it took five years of savings and hard work to transform the abandoned bungalow into a place filled with color and comfort for guests to stay in and Cottage West opened for business as a short-term rental in October 2019.

Christine and Dave then turned their focus to the next phase in The Cottages - a vintage 1956 Flying Cloud Airstream. The Hedy Lamarr Airstream opened as a short-term rental in May 2021. 

Another future project is Cottage East, a house on the east side of their properties. Built in 1895, Christine and Dave purchased it in 2017. Their first priority was removing the crumbling brick facade, adding siding, new windows and replacing the roof. Renovations are moving slow, but Christine and Dave hope to open Cottage East for business in 2025.

Christine is an author of eleven books and Dave works in IT. They are parents and foster parents. Together they are dedicated to improving their community, one house at a time. Whether you are looking to stay one night, or spend a week or more exploring the Kansas City area, The Cottages are a great stop along the way. You will find each property clean, welcoming, and comfortable. Your hosts have done their best to anticipate your every need!