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

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Last updated: 07/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Oak Park cottage description

Come visit Oak Park and stay at this lovely, renovated, 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 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

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Please let us know if you need anything special to make your stay with your children more comfortable. We have many toys and games and movies and books that we can lend....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Sunroom

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              • 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...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Kitchen is fully stocked and can be used for cooking and/or baking....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                We just have very basic items: salt and pepper and coffee and tea....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Renovated and sunny with window that looks out on backyard....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Brand new microwave....moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room:

                Sofa and arm chair and rocking chair with flat screen tv....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Brand new washer and dryer in unfinished basement....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                High quality sheets and pillows and towels....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air conditioning plus ceiling fans...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Washer and dryer in unfinished basement...moreless

              • Garage:

                2 car garage with garage door opener...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Fenced in backyard; Comfortable beds; Garage with two parking spots; Access to sledding equipment and sledding hill (winter); Lovely neighborhood; Walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, shopping; Across the street from Ascension Catholic Church...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    Assortment of DVD's available at the house. We also have our own collection that we can lend to you. Please ask if you would like children's DVD's....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Assorted childrens' CDs. We also have a docking station for your mp3 player....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Flat screen television with DirecTV....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    We keep it unplugged because of so many solicitation calls. Just ask us, though, and we can plug it in for you....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Enjoy the afternoon sun on the deck. Deck has a built-in sitting area....moreless

                      Location & View

                          • Village:

                            The Yellow Cottage is located in the Village of Oak Park. This is the first suburb outside of Chicago. The village is known for diversity of people, ideas, and architecture....moreless

                          Activities

                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Cycling
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Ice Skating
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Medical Services
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Laundromat
                          • Hospital
                          • Groceries
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Sledding
                          • Boating
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Walking
                          • Shopping
                          • Antiquing
                          • Festivals
                          • Synagogues
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Playground
                          • Library
                          • Churches
                          • Cinemas
                          • Zoo
                          • Museums
                          • Restaurants
                          • Live Theater
                          • Tennis
                          • Swimming
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
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                          3 night min stay
                          $150
                          $700 $3,000
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                          • Tax Rate 6%

                          Notes:

                          In 2015, the cleaning fee will increase to $85.

                          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.

                          50% deposit to reserve the dates

                          full payment due 2 weeks before arrival


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 07/31/2014
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                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          • Garfield Park Conservatory

                            "This small conservatory is especially lovely on a cold day and for new walkers. Little peopl..."

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                          • Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio

                            "This is not to be missed. If you visit the Oak Park area, you should, at a minimum, buy a wa..."

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                          • Marion Street Cheese Market

                            "This restaurant has a nice area for outside seating in the spring/summer/fall. The wine and ..."

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                          • Oak Park Public Library

                            "This is a beautiful building in the heart of Oak Park. It has a great reading area for child..."

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                          • Whole Foods Market

                            "This is our favorite grocery store. They have a huge selection. It is about a five minute dr..."

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                          • Caputo's Fresh Markets

                            "This is also a great grocery store. It is probably a 15 minute drive from the Yellow Cottage..."

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                          • Buzz Cafe

                            "This is just a warm place to hang out. There is a back area for children to play and mom and..."

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                          • The Kinderhook Tap

                            "Very comfortable place to have a beer and good food. The chef uses quality ingredients and t..."

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                          • Hole in the Wall Custard

                            "This is the local place to go for ice cream. On a hot day, there is a long line. It is only ..."

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                          • New Rebozo

                            "Great Mexican food presented and explained (in the evening) by Chef Paco. This really is qui..."

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                          • Starbucks

                            "This is our closest Starbucks. It is a good Starbucks and has place to sit. If you go there,..."

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                          14 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          O'Hare
                          0.2 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Oak Park stop on Blue Line
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          290/Eisenhower
                          11 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Oak Street Beach on Lake Michigan
                          0.1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Kinderhook Tap
                          0.1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Kinderhook Tap

                          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 (closed 2013-2014), and a sledding hill.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2000

                          About the owner: 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.

                          Why the Owner 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.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          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.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: mandarin, english, I speak some French and some German.

                           

                          Photos

                          • The Yellow Cottage has just received a fresh coat of paint!

                            The Yellow Cottage has just received a fresh coat of paint!

                          • Through the living room arch into the dining room (with large dining table)

                            Through the living room arch into the dining room (with large dining table)

                          • The Master Bedroom with comfortable king-sized bed!

                            The Master Bedroom with comfortable king-sized bed!

                          • A view of the galley kitchen! Left window looks out onto enclosed back yard

                            A view of the galley kitchen! Left window looks out onto enclosed back yard

                          • The second bedroom of the Yellow Cottage features two comfortable twin beds!

                            The second bedroom of the Yellow Cottage features two comfortable twin beds!

                          • The Yellow Cottage after a fresh snowfall!

                            The Yellow Cottage after a fresh snowfall!

                          VRBO #318580

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Sunday, June 08, 2014

                          $150 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 07/31/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                          Speaks: mandarin, english, I speak some French and some German.
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