Grandma B's House

Welcome to Grandma B’s House, a 1920s Victorian farmhouse in the small town of De Soto, KS in in the quaint downtown area of De Soto, Kansas, with parks, shopping, restaurants, and coffee shops within walking distance. De Soto is located an easy 15-20 minute drive from the larger communities of Lawrence & Kansas City Metro.

This three bedroom, two bath home is comfortably decorated with antiques and vintage pieces to help you reminisce of days gone by. Experience the nostalgia of small-town Kansas.

$115-468/night
3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 1-8
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Welcome to Grandma B’s House, a 1920’s Victorian farmhouse in the growing town of De Soto, KS in our downtown area with parks, pool, shopping, restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance. De Soto is located an easy 15-20 minute drive from the larger communities of Lawrence & Kansas City Metro (Olathe, Shawnee, Lenexa, KCK).

This three bedroom, 2 bath home is comfortably decorated with antiques and vintage pieces to help you reminisce of days gone by. Experience the nostalgia of small town Kansas.

The home has been recently renovated to add modern conveniences while keeping the original charm of 1920’s America.

Enjoy coffee on the front or back covered front porches or walk downtown for a fresh cup. On the first floor you will find an formal living and dining rooms, updated kitchen and full bath with shower over tub. The living room features a sleeper sofa, comfy chair, smart TV, vintage radio with record player, games and a little free library. A gorgeous glass chandelier will greet you in the formal dining room with seating for eight as well as a window seat and dedicated workspace with desk, lamp, adjustable height chair and router. Our farmhouse kitchen is fully stocked, complete with a coffee and tea bar and has room at the island for breakfast or extra helpers to sit and chat.

Upstairs are three private bedrooms with closets and a hall bathroom with a tiled shower.

Please note that both entrances to the home have steps. On the main level there is a full bath and sleeper sofa, but all bedrooms are on the second level and require guests to be able to climb a full staircase.

About the Owner

“Everything homes” is a short and sweet description of Don and Angela Zysk, local residents who are energized about “homes.” Their company, Z Homes LLC, is “everything homes”–from home transformations and remodeling, homes for sale and rent, along with a local airbnb short-term rental. Looking at their website, I immediately thought of Chip and Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper, which began on HGTV in May of 2013. However, the Zysk’s journey preceded the Gaines, with their own venture beginning in 2012. Don was working in communications, and Angela taught choir in the Eudora schools. It was a pivotal time when Angela was about to become a stay-at-home mom with their four kids, and Don’s job was changing directions. He had been watching HGTV’s This Old House,* and had always wanted to try his hand at home renovation. “Either buy a house or stop talking about it,” challenged Angela. And that he did! “We buy homes no one wants,” shared Angela. “Everything we do revolves around housing.” And that it does. “We are a team and work 100% together on everything,” they both agreed. Building on their skills and expertise, they have continued to grow and expand their home ventures. Just last year the couple ventured into restoring the downtown De Soto Grandma B’s House. “We thought it would be torn down,” they explained. “We love old houses and wanted to save it.” And that they did! The home was purchased and work began in January of 2022. It was a full six months of labor-intensive sweat equity along with a sweet labor of love. The entire process can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/ grandmabshouse/photos. Many people enjoy their warm, cozy stay at Grandma B’s–reminiscent of Angela’s real-life “Grandma B” that the home was named after. A family from Tennessee, who grew up in the house in the 1950’s, stayed during the summer and again over the holidays so they could “come home for Christmas.” There are lots of special memories and connections to this home.
Property Type House
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Long term rental allowed
  • Other events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Downtown
  • Garden View
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Ethernet
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Portable Fans
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 2 Baths
  • Main level bathroom – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Second floor bathroom – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-8
  • Primary bedroom – 1 King bed
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 Double bed
  • Bedroom 3 – 2 Twin beds

Primary bedroom with king bed and memory foam mattress, nightstands with lamps, charging station, dresser, comfy chair, closet with cedar chest and blackout curtains. Box fan available.

Second bedroom has full bed with pillow top mattress, nightstand, lamp, charging station, chair, dresser, blackout curtains and box fan. Walk-in closet.

Third bedroom has two twin beds with memory foam mattresses, closet, dresser, portable fan and blackout curtains.

Entertainment
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Smart TV
  • Record Player
  • Sound System
Family
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Outlet Covers
  • Children's Books & Toys
Outdoor
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Walkable to Park/Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Outdoor Seating
Pool/Spa
  • Communal Pool
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
Attractions
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure
  • Basketball Court
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Cameras/Surveillance

The home has been recently renovated to add modern conveniences while keeping the original charm of 1920s America.

Enjoy coffee on the front or back covered front porches or walk downtown for a fresh cup. On the first floor you will find formal living and dining rooms, updated kitchen and full bath with shower-over-tub. The living room features a sleeper sofa, comfy chair, smart TV, vintage radio with record player, games, and a library. A gorgeous glass chandelier will greet you in the formal dining room which has seating for eight as well as a window seat and dedicated workspace with desk, lamp and adjustable height chair, and router. Our farmhouse kitchen is fully stocked and room at the island for a quick breakfast or extra helpers to sit and chat.

The upper level has three private bedrooms with closets and a hall bathroom with a tiled shower.

Please note that both entrances to the home have steps. On the main level is a full bath and sleeper sofa, but all bedrooms are on the second level and require guests to be able to climb a full staircase.