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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 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 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 Oak Park

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

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Oak Park Cottage - Walk to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
average rating of 4.888889 based on 81 reviews
5

Great home base for staying in Oak Park.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Yellow Cotage. As a native Oak Parker who has been gone for 17 years my family and I enjoyed the house and it’s location. While the house is older it has been updated very nicely.

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

down memory lane

  • 5 of 5

the yellow cottage was the perfect location for a week of looking back at our younger days. my pal paul and i loved our stay. everything went well and a large part of the credit goes to our hangout in oak park. thanks for wonderful hosts and a beautiful place to hang.

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Very basic accommodations and linens.

  • 3 of 5

Decent accommodation in Oak Park where it is difficult to find convenient lodging.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 23/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 13/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 11/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • 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
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
AU$266
AU$1,631
AU$4,994
 
 
2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$266
AU$1,631
AU$4,994
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$200
AU$932
AU$3,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee AU$133.17 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$133.17
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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