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Oak Park Cottage - Walk to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Come visit Oak Park and stay at this lovely, family-friendly cottage. The 2 bedroom home has a comfortable king sized bed for parents next to a bedroom with two twin beds. Downstairs is a fully functional kitchen and dining room as well as an enclosed sun room that looks out on fenced-in backyard. The basement has a washer and dryer. There is also a small two-car garage.

The home is located in a beautiful historic neighborhood of bungalows and Gunderson homes next to the musical Ascension church. Walk to coffee shops, parks, conservatory, library, swimming pool, grocery store, and restaurants. A one block walk brings you to the Oak Park CTA stop and a 20 minute ride into Chicago loop with museums and shopping and parks and theater.

Or, simply stay in Oak Park and visit the world-famous Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio. Walk to the historic Frank Lloyd Wright district and see the greatest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright homes. Walk the other direction to the Harrison Street Art District and shop for paintings, glass work, beading, and more. Walk west to theatre and have dinner at the many lovely restaurants nearby. Or, walk to Autre Monde, a very well-reviewed restaurant in nearby Berwyn, or to the Marion Street Wine and Cheese Market and enjoy a local and sustainable dinner.

Keywords: Home, Comfortable, Clean, Quaint, Sweet

More Details

Owner
Lara Pullen
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, mandarin, I speak some French and some German.
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Lara Pullen

I am a work-at-home mom with three children. We love to travel and frequently rent from vrbo. We love moving into a comfortable home in the heart of a community and exploring local life. We hope to offer the same joy to you by renting out the Yellow Cottage for your vacation. We live next door to the Yellow Cottage and I hope to be able to make your visit to Oak Park an enjoyable one.

Lara Pullen purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Lara Pullen chose Illinois

We love Oak Park. We moved here for its diversity and its vibrant, child-friendly culture. We live next door to the lovely Yellow Cottage. I was raised in the Midwest in a simple yellow home that looks much like this Yellow Cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

This home will allow you to explore Chicago and Oak Park while living comfortably in a home away from home. As a mom, I understand that a good vacation is a comfortable bed and the ability to put good food in front of my children. If you stay at our cottage you will not be eating typical restaurant fare. We have a grocery store that is just walking distance away and a Whole Foods that is a 5 minute drive away. You can serve healthy food to your family or take them, like I do to the Buzz Cafe (as seen in New York Times) for a good cup of coffee and simple, wholesome cafe food.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Oak Park

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) Very comfortable, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds with very comfortable mattresses, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play available
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Fenced in backyard; Comfortable beds; Garage; Access to sledding equipment and sledding hill (winter); Lovely neighborhood; Walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, shopping; Across the street from Ascension Catholic Church

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Oak Park Cottage - Walk to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
average rating of 4.9102564 based on 78 reviews
Okemos, MI
5

A treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all! Comfy beds, a perfect location and on those really hot, sticky days, it has enough air conditioning to cool off the upstairs, too :) It's near public transportation into the city and also close enough to the many wonders of Oak Park. Every time we visit Chicago, we cross our fingers that THIS house is available!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Good Family Setting

  • 5 of 5

This neighborhood in Oak Park is really cute and family friendly. There are little shops, coffee and restaurants within walking distance. The drive to downtown Chicago is not bad at all.

The house is good for our small family of 4. The floors are pretty creaky, but that is to be expected in an older house :) Plan on staying there again when we come to town!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville VA
5

Dianne

  • 5 of 5

We're return guests. Suggest non-skid strips in the bathtub and more comfortable seating on the back porch - otherwise, it's a great place to stay in Oak Park!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockville, MD
5

Great house and location for reasonable price

  • 5 of 5

The Yellow Cottage in Oak Park was perfect for our family of four. The children played in the basement, we cooked and ate most meals in the cottage, and the upstairs bedrooms and bath are thoughtfully appointed with extra pillows, blankets, toilet paper, step stool, and laundry basket. The location is ideal for walking to multiple playgrounds and we loved the little lending libraries in front of various houses. It was easy to drive and park to grocery stores, downtown Oak Park, and restaurants. O'Hare airport is only ten miles away. A bottle of wine and a nice note awaited us upon arrival. Thank you for renting us your lovely house!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville VA
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the Yellow Cottage for six weeks to be near our youngest granddaughter and of course, her parents! It was cozy, quiet and worked well for us. It ended up we had friends come for a short stay and another granddaughter used the guest room as well. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is bright and functional although instructions for the dish washer would have been helpful. We rented bikes for getting around the village and we enjoyed riding on the flat terrain. The house is close to public transportation, within walking distance of cafes' and a grocery store and even downtown Oak Park! Hope to be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We adore the yellow cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the yellow cottage on two separate week long visits to Oak Park & will never stay anywhere else again! It is perfect for our family. We have two small children so the amenities (washer/dryer; kitchen/dishwasher) are necessary, but the added bonuses are the pack & play, high chair & kids toys & trike/scooters that are provided complimentary. We have enough to pack! My kids feel at home & comfortable. The beds/pillows/linens are as good if not better than 4/5 star hotels. It has a 2 car garage for rental cars. It is conveniently located to restaurants, train, parks, etc. & you can't beat the rate per night. We look forward to our annual visit to Oak Park & have extended our visits since finding the yellow cottage because it's become our home away from home while on vacation. There is nothing better than waking up & sipping coffee in the back sunroom while watching the bunnies, squirrels & birds frolic in the backyard with my little girls in our pajamas. We look forward to our annual yellow cottage visits.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
O'Hare
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Kinderhook Tap
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Oak Park stop on Blue Line
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
290/Eisenhower
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Kinderhook Tap
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Oak Street Beach on Lake Michigan
Car: not necessary

Oak Park is home to the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio. The Village also contains many of the homes that he designed. Because of this and other styles of architecture, the Village may be considered a living architectural museum. Visitors travel from all over the world to see the architecture in the Village. Oak Park is also the birth place and childhood home of Ernest Hemingway. The Village has a museum dedicated to his life and work. Hemingway's home is also in Oak Park and is open for tours. The Harrison Street Art District is located about 15 minutes by foot from the Yellow Cottage. The art district has street fairs and studios. It also has many activities for children: everything from drop-in fun to two week all-day camps. There is a lovely yoga studio (Yoga Trek) that is walking distance (15 minutes) from the Yellow Cottage. The studio has classes and it is also possible to book private sessions at the studio. Other local attractions include: coffee shops, beer gardens, many parks, conservatory, public pool, theater, shopping, library, ice skating rink, and a sledding hill.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Oak Park

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$254
A$1,553
A$4,754
 
 
2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$254
A$1,553
A$4,754
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$190
A$887
A$3,803
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee A$126.77 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$126.77
Tax Rate 6.0%

CANCELLATIONS - A thirty (30) day notice is required for cancellation.
Cancellations that are made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival
date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a
shortened stay, that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, forfeit
the full advance payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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