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Quaint, Cozy Campus Cottage

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Esther's Cottage from Indiana Street, adjacent to the KU campus.

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Last updated: 11/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Lawrence cottage description

Charming and cozy antique cottage offers shiny new finish on oak floors, original wood doors, windows, trim, and many fixtures and details, including the classic bear-claw tub (with shower.) Modern enhancements include 12 x 14 screened porch, central air and heat, and off-street parking. Two queen beds in two rooms on the main floor. A full bed is available in the little bedroom upstairs.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 2 queen

            Main floor bedroom is two separate rooms, each with a queen ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            BR 2 is upstairs, with one double bed...moreless

          • Although we have two bedrooms with a total of three beds, due to the small size of the house, we feel that four adults is the maximum occupancy....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

            Original, claw-foot soaking tub....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 2 blocks to KU Watson Library, 3 blocks to KU Natural History Museum, 4 blocks to Allen Fieldhouse and Spencer Museum of Art, 5 blocks to Memorial Stadium, 6 blocks to beautiful downtown Lawrence. 3 blocks to grocery, pharmacy and gas station. 2 blocks to laundromat. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                199 TV channels plus 60 music channels...moreless

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Leisure Activities

              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Golf
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                New central air....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Fireplace has been converted to a multi-candle focal point. No mess. Safer....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Lots of windows and gleaming, re-finished oak floors. ...moreless

              • Parking:

                Private off-street parking for 2 cars behind the house, off the alley. ...moreless

              • Towels Provided

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                new vinyl flooring and original enameled cast iron sink/countertop...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                4 burner electric...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    Spacious 12 x 12 screened porch with high vaulted ceiling, outdoor table and 6 chairs....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 19 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 27 - Nov 29, 2014
                  3 night min stay

                  $375
                  flat fee
                  Christmas
                  Dec 24 - Dec 26, 2014
                  3 night min stay

                  $375
                  flat fee
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $110
                  $700 $1,700
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning $50
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Until confirmed, all rates are subject to change.

                  Cleaning fee of $50 is charged for cleaning at the end of every stay, and every 7 days, for longer stays.

                  Cleaning fee includes sweep/vacuum floors, clean kitchen and bathroom surfaces, and fresh linens and towels.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 11/24/2014
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                  Location

                  • Allen Fieldhouse

                    "Home of Kansas Jayhawks Basketball, legendary sports venue, just 4 blocks west of Esther's..."

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                  • Free State Brewing Company

                    "Great food and superior hand-crafted beers. A must-go for visitors to Lawrence."

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                  • La Parrilla

                    "Moderately priced chef-inspired South American food. One of our favorites."

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                  • Pachamama's

                    "Possibly the finest dining in Lawrence."

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                  • The Jade Garden

                    "Wide variety of Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and Asian-fusion menu items, all reasonably priced..."

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                  • Thai-Siam Restaurant

                    "Authentic Thai menu, fairly priced, in a very low key space. Get the food to go."

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                  • Rudy's Pizzeria

                    "Lawrence's favorite pizza, handcrafted. Try the Mamma Rudy, all veggie pizza."

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                  • Ingredient

                    "Refined upscale fast(er) food, emphasis on fresh and healthy options"

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                  • 715

                    "Fine dining, but casual ambiance. One of the best restaurants in Lawrence."

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                  • Lawrence Arts Center

                    "Worth a visit whenever you come to Lawrence."

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                  • Slow Ride Roadhouse

                    "If you are 100 pounds overweight, and ride a Harley, this is your place."

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                  • Checkers Foods

                    "Warehouse style grocery store. Best meat and produce in town."

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                  • Biemers BBQ

                    "Turkey, brisket, pork done right."

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                  • Yokohama Sushi Japanese Rstrnt

                    "Best sushi in Lawrence. Bar none. But go to the downtown location on New Hampshire Street, ..."

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                  • LA Prima Tazza

                    "Across the street from, and the cure for, Starbucks. Local and good coffeehouse"

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                  • Bigg's BBQ

                    "Full menu BBQ restaurant, with a slightly upscale feel. Good food."

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                  • Dillons

                    "Lawrence's newest, snazziest full-line grocery. Locals call it Euro-Dillons, due to the mod..."

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                  • Mexquisito

                    "Upscale, maybe ever "gourmet" mexican dishes. Everything on the menu is "mexquisite!""

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                  • Memorial Stadium

                    "KU football, just 6 blocks, over "the hill" from Esther's Cottage."

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                  • Spencer Museum of Art

                    "World-class collections and exhibits. A must-see destination when in Lawrence, and only 4 b..."

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                  • Natural History Museum

                    "A real source of pride for the University, and the #1 tourist destination in the state of Ka..."

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                  • Lied Center of Kansas

                    "Only the finest music, theater, and performance art presented here. Superb venue, and world..."

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                  52 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  MCI Kansas City International
                  0.7 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Wheel
                  3.7 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Alvamar
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak Station SFBN
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  K-10

                  Located in the very quiet and secure University Place neighborhood, adjacent to the south side of the main campus of Kansas University. From the cottage, you can walk: 2 blocks to KU's Watson Library, 3 blocks to the Natural History Museum (top tourist destination in Kansas,) 4 blocks to Allen Fieldhouse, home of Kansas Jayhawks basketball, 4 blocks to Spencer Museum of Art, 5 blocks to Memorial Stadium and Jayhawk football, and 6 blocks to the historical and delightful downtown Lawrence, Kansas. Just 2 blocks to laundromat, and 3 blocks to grocery, pharmacy and gas station.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1983

                  About the owner: My wife and I have lived in Lawrence for almost 50 years; attended Lawrence High (where we met) and KU; raised two great kids (now grown and gone out into the world,) and enjoyed reasonable success in the real estate business for the past 33 years. We bought this house 30 years ago because it is special. Charming. Quaint. Great light. Good vibe. And, of course, the location is awesome.

                  Why the Owner Chose Lawrence:
                  Lawrence is a very special town. Historic, eclectic, intelligent, goofy, vibrant, fun. KU brings much to the long list of reasons to visit Lawrence, and this darling little cottage could not be more connected to KU. This one-and-a-half story cottage, built during the Great Depression for a woman who would become both important to KU, and historic on her own merits, is as close to the heart of KU's main campus as the Chancellor's Residence, which is just around the corner.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  This is the home of Esther Twente, early educator in social work, and the namesake of the building currently housing KU's School of Social Welfare. Esther's name, engraved in brass, still adorns the front door here. In 1970, she was inducted into the University of Kansas Women's Hall of Fame. Read her bio and all about her very accomplished life, just google: KU Women's Hall of Fame, Esther Twente. This house is not just old, it is antique. We love it's feel, it's comforting ambiance. The many large windows allow sunlight to flood the house during the day, while its modest proportions provide a comforting, cozy feeling at night. The neighborhood, composed almost entirely of bungalows, cottages, and other small single-family homes built in the 1930's and 40's, remains quiet, and nearly still, day and night, year 'round. (The neighbors insist on it.)


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Esther's Cottage from Indiana Street, adjacent to the KU campus.

                    Esther's Cottage from Indiana Street, adjacent to the KU campus.

                  • On the walls are historic illustrations showing early Lawrence from the 1800's.

                    On the walls are historic illustrations showing early Lawrence from the 1800's.

                  • Bedroom with queen size bed, on first floor.

                    Bedroom with queen size bed, on first floor.

                  • Two queen beds on the main level.
The bed on the right is in 'the sunroom.'

                    Two queen beds on the main level. The bed on the right is in 'the sunroom.'

                  • Dining area is open to the living room, making a small house seem much bigger.

                    Dining area is open to the living room, making a small house seem much bigger.

                  • Original cast iron kitchen sink has built in drainboards for easy cleaning.

                    Original cast iron kitchen sink has built in drainboards for easy cleaning.

                  • This comfy chair in the reading corner of the LR is actually a recliner.

                    This comfy chair in the reading corner of the LR is actually a recliner.

                  • 12'x12' screened porch provides protected outdoor space for your enjoyment.

                    12'x12' screened porch provides protected outdoor space for your enjoyment.

                  • Candles in the fireplace reflect off the oak floor.

                    Candles in the fireplace reflect off the oak floor.

                  • First floor queen bed, afternoon light.

                    First floor queen bed, afternoon light.

                  • Queen bed in 'the sunroom,' windows all around the west and south walls.

                    Queen bed in 'the sunroom,' windows all around the west and south walls.

                  • Original claw-foot tub provides for relaxing bath, and above it, a full shower

                    Original claw-foot tub provides for relaxing bath, and above it, a full shower

                  • Kitchen bay window - food prep area.

                    Kitchen bay window - food prep area.

                  VRBO #444592

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Monday, November 24, 2014

                  $110 per night (USD)
                  19

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 11/24/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 90%
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/24/2014
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