Guest Comments

Great location, very clean beautiful and self-contained cottage. Janiece and Terry were the perfect hosts. Highly recommended. - August 2017

Jo Beth

Janiece and Terry were unbelievably gracious and thoughtful. We were greeted with a quick tour of the cottage and a suggestion for dinner on the square. We were also surprised with a token of congratulations for our first wedding anniversary! The cottage was spotless, airy and surrounded by gardens, and well-stocked with a light breakfast and even soap! We loved our stay and would encourage anyone to seek out Janiece and Terry - August 2017


My husband and I spent three nights in the cottage in August. It was exactly as pictured and described. We were extremely comfortable and close to everything we wanted to do. The bed linens were super nice, the towels thick and fluffy, and everything was extremely clean. There were lots of little touches that were really nice--fresh fruit, breakfast bread, bottled water and juice, coffee and creamer. We had a great stay and hope to come back soon! - August 2017


The perfect place to stay for a research trip, holiday, or combination of the two! - July 2017


This is our 8th Airbnb in three weeks and one of the best. We were in town for a wedding and the reception was at the pavilion in Independence so we chose to stay here. The cottage is just beautiful and the property it sits on is equally as beautiful. Mornings we spent on the patio facing the garden and afternoons we sat on the balcony facing the gazebo. We had more than what we needed for morning goodies, coffee, and water. The bathroom is very large and well stocked with all the special creature comforts. Comfy living room and bedroom to spread out. We are sad to leave. - July 2017


Janiece was a fantastic host! This was one of my most enjoyable experiences with an Airbnb host, I would highly recommend staying here. - June 2017


Lovely and right by Truman Library and Museum (great for researchers) -- the bedroom and living area are spacious, clean and comfortable with lots of light. Janiece made everything easy and nice, including coffee, muffins and fruit. - May 2017


My stay in Independence was amazing. The cottage is beautiful and meticulously maintained and cleaned. I was visiting to do research at the Truman Library. The property is located in an adorable and safe historic neighborhood, walking distance to the Library and also to Independence's town center. Downtown Kansas City is only about 8 miles away by car and the cottage has designated, off street parking. The cottage itself is set back on a gorgeous, secure interior courtyard. It gets amazing natural light! The photos, though lovely, don't do the space justice. It is also very quiet and peaceful. This would be a fabulous writers' retreat. Janiece is a fantastic host--communicative, instructions were clear, and she and her partner are just very fun and cool. I will definitely try to make it back!  - March 2017


Waldo Cottage was a wonderful stay. Immaculately clean, comfortable, and tidy. Great privacy. Easy to find and is an easy drive to Downtown KC. Janiece and her husband are warm, accommodating and overall very nice people. Highly, highly recommended  - March 2017


Without a doubt, I highly recommend this Airbnb. The Waldo Guest Cottage is conveniently located within driving distance to anywhere in Kansas City. In addition to being close to a variety of unique places to explore, this cottage provides a quiet and relaxing place to get away from the city. Janiece is a great host as she makes the cottage the perfect place to rest after a long day of exploring. If you are in the area, the Waldo Guest Cottage is definitely a great place to stay.  - March 2017


Janiece and her husband are the nicest, most welcoming hosts. Their AirBNB is better than the pictures If that is possible). High-end furnishings that are tasteful and comfortable. Walt Disney has a philosophy - called 'claeaning the clean'. Even when it looks clean, clean it again. This lovely 'home' is the example - no water spots on the dishes/drining glasses, windows (and there are a lot of them!), glass doors on the spa-like shower/bathroom, floors (and corners/baseboards) - give it the white-glove test (literally) in high & low places & the entire place will pass with flying colors! The furnishings were a combination of great original art, upscale vintage and high-end new pieces and all arranged with a decorators eye, instincts. The secured courtyard leading to the front door of the cottage adds an additional level of security and peace of mind for a single, traveling female. It is situated in a family-friendly neighborhood in the historic district Independence , Missouri - great for walking and exploring this charming, up and coming area of KC. The home baked treat and goodies left for me were delicious and very much appreciated. My advice to Janiece and her husband - get ready to be busy with many guests to your little piece of paradise.!  - February 2017


Spacious and clean it had everything we needed and more. The house was newly renovated and clean. The hosts are wonderful and only make the stay better. They gave us privacy but were there if needed. The street was quiet and beautiful. It was the best air bnb we have stayed in!  - December 2016


It was very comfortable and cozy I stayed nights and lived as if I was at home it's definitely where I'm going to be staying on my next visit to Independence - December 2016

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