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Hunterston Cottage -Sleeps 6 +Breakfast! - Ft. Sill, Wichita Mountains, Casinos

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

yes! we have high speed Wi-Fi for FREE!

Less than 1 mile from Ft. Sill Army Base. Close to the Wichita Wildlife Refuge and Medicine Park. Private house with large fenced yard, off-road parking, and very secure. Quiet neighborhood.

View our website for pictures and information! Hunterston Cottage, Lawton, Oklahoma!

Although we were new to VRBO in 2017, the home has been a successful guest cottage for almost 5 years privately and on other online platforms. We also have a FBpage for Hunterston Cottage where you can connect with us for additional photos and information.

TWO furnished bedrooms with shared hall bathroom include: QUEEN size Bed, fresh towels/ Bed linens, dresser, closet, and nightstand. The home has Central heat and air-conditioner. WiFi, locking bedroom doors, and security surveillance cameras. There is lots of OFF STREET parking in a the large, fenced yard.

In the common areas of the house there is access to a fully stocked kitchen --- refrigerator, microwave, blender, coffee maker, skillets, pots and pans, silverware and dishes, veggie steamer, juicer, food processor, etc.

Continental breakfast is INCLUDED in price -- fruit, hot/cold cereals, toast/jam, coffee, tea.

Guests have access to the complete and entire first floor. When you book, it's YOUR HOUSE during your stay - no other guests! The entire BnB is your family!

Entire main floor -- includes 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, dining room, living room, and porch coffee nook as well as the entire 1 acre yard and garden areas. No access to out buildings or basement apartment and laundry area -- laundry will be done by Hostess and returned folded for guests booked FOR AT LEAST FOUR NIGHTS. Set laundry at the top of the stairs in the provided basket by 11 am and send hostess a text. Laundry will be done and returned by 6 pm same day.

Each Bedroom sleeps 2 people (queen size bed) and in the living room, there are two large couches that each sleep one person. The couches are best for people less than 5'8" tall. Couches will have sheets and pillows for sleeping. I can provide a single size air mattress in the space between the dining room and living room if that would be preferred. Please ask in advance of your stay.

I am available for any assistance that you may need during the stay, and I am happy to advise you on the local sites to see, shopping, and travel tips if you are new to Lawton/Ft. Sill. If you like, I can also arrange transportation for sight-seeing or even guide you on a hike through the wildlife refuge!

The cottage is located in a quiet and safe area.

Pharmacy, department stores, grocery stores, etc, are all within 1 mile distance.

You can WALK to several restaurants or drive to many more.

Feel free to ask if you have any questions. I want to do whatever I can to make sure that your stay is comfortable.

House is well-maintained and with original art, antique furniture, and other antiques. This IS, above all else, a family home filled with several generations of heirlooms. Our oldest family heirloom in the house dates to the early-mid 1600s. Bonus points if you can identify it!! :-) PLEASE DO NOT move antiques, china, and other furnishings around. All the China is between 50 and 90 years old. Some pieces are very rare and valuable. Please also refrain from opening every drawer and door on all the antique furniture. Some of them stick and can easily be pulled off track. ((There's always that ONE snoopy guests who just has to go through everything and look in every cabinet ---don't be THAT person)).

If you enjoy art, antiques, and you will LOVE staying in this home. Please feel free to ask for information about anything you see in the Cottage! There is a LOT of history inside!

See Pictures!

***Please note there is an apartment in the basement where I have an office, bedroom, and laundry room. I will -- as needed-- enter through the back door and descend the stairs to the basement during daytime hours. Unless there is an emergency, I will not need in there at night. The door to the apartment is locked and guests will not have access to this area. However, in the event of severe weather, I will meet the guests in the stairwell and escort them into the basement and stay there with them until any weather threats have passed. I have another small house across the street that I use for an office and storage. I stay in that home when guests are at the Cottage. I'm less than half a football field away if you need me! I will check in with you daily to do dishes/cleaning/maintenance as needed, do laundry in the basement apartment, etc. I also make breakfast/lunch at the cottage -- but I will try not to be there when you are -- but during the summer you will see me more as I have a large garden. Generally, time on site is limited as I do work as restaurant consultant, book editor, freelance writer, and ESL instructor online.

In the Dining Room -- THERE IS a printer for guests to use to print out boarding passes or other urgent matters. Super fast internet.

large MAPS of Lawton and Wildlife Refuge available to study (in the Dining Room)

There is no TV. We ask that our guests relax and interact with their traveling companions/family, other guests, read, or just sit outside (weather permitting) and just let go of the need to constantly be "plugged in" to technology.

((Games available -- Board games and card games))

The Hunter House is a treasure trove of antiques and original art.

Please enjoy but do not touch or handle!!! :-)

Relax, talk, unplug from the world!

It's an old hardwood floors creak when someone walks across them. Nothing we can do about that!

((Free WIFI but please no "streaming" or huge downloads.))

NO PETS - NO SMOKING ON PROPERTY - NO CIGARETTES CARRIED INTO HOME

--As of July 2018, the home has not had a dog in the home for over 15 months and there has been no cat in the home for over a decade.

Guests with pet or cigarette allergies should book with confidence!

Anyone who violates the no smoking/no pets rule will automatically lose their deposits and will be asked for additional funds to bring the home back to allergen free status.

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House manual -- By booking, you agree to the following:

1. Please no smoking anywhere on the property---read that sentence twice. If you aren't going to follow it, please don't book. No alcohol on the property w/o host/hostess consent --not a problem if no one underage is present!

2. You may use any kitchen dishes/utensils. Please wash dishes and use in sink drying rack to dry (may also use dishwasher as a DRYING rack). ONLY Hostess will load/unload dishwasher to run unless agreed otherwise. Please let Hostess know if you will be cooking big meals. (not all dishes/utensil are dishwasher avoids damage and the guests having to pay for damaged items)

3. Only one load of laundry per day please! Leave laundry at top of Basement stairs in clothes basket (provided) by 8 am —-send hostess a text that there is laundry—-/and laundry will be cleaned, dried, folded and returned by 6 pm. (this is only available for guests who have booked at least 4 nights)

4. Towels and bed linens provided... If you need additional towels or linens, please ask. Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower and hand soaps provided. Blow dryer in bathroom and one in each bedroom.

5. Breakfast foods provided ( cereals, bread for toast, jam, fresh fruits, non-dairy milk/coffee creamer, water, coffee, hot tea, condiments). Please ONLY eat in the kitchen and dining room. No food in any other rooms.

6. No unregistered guests anywhere on the property without prior approval of host/hostess - visitors Welcome! We just need to know! :-) This INCLUDES following the rule of NO CHILDREN under the age of 12.

7. Please no moving any furniture, antiques, or personal items/decorations in the home. Do not touch or handle the artwork or china. This is first and foremost, a family home. Please no adjusting window dressings or Central Heat/AC. Contact Hostess for all adjustments.

8. We reserve the right to ask you to leave at anytime we feel that your behavior and/or actions so warrants.

9. Check out is by 10 am if not staying another night. Check in is between 3 and 9 pm UNLESS arrangements are made in advance of travel. Early check-in may be possible in some cases. Later check-in is generally not available.

10. Home is "shoe-free". Shoes will be left in the foyer so please bring socks, slippers, house shoes, or get a pedicure and go barefoot!

11. Please keep driveway gate closed when not entering/exiting.

PLEASE NOTE -- Home is more than 15 months (as of July 2018) without a dog in the home and over a decade since a cat was in the home. We regretfully cannot accommodate any service animals IN ORDER to continue to accommodate guests with severe pet dander/fur allergies.

If you have an allergy to pet fur and/or dander, please book with confidence.

Please also note that the home and the furnishings are also free from any tobacco or vapor smoking.

Anyone who violates these rules -- no animals, no smoke -- will be subjected to the cleaning costs by professionals to bring the home back to allergen free status.

Thank you for NOT doing anything that would cause the home to be compromised.

More Details

Owner
Susanna Hunter
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, hunterhouseBB@gmail.com
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Susanna Hunter

Susanna is the owner/manager

She is an executive chef, wellness educator, and cookbook editor/recipe tester.

Susanna Hunter purchased this house in 1952

Why Susanna Hunter chose Fort Sill

Family home -- filled with several generations of heirlooms --- furniture, art, antiques, and other assorted heirlooms.

The home has been open to outside bookings now since 2012.

What makes this house unique

Art and History! The home is a historic 1935 fieldstone cottage built at the height of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. The town of Lawton was only 34 years old when the home was built. The home was build on one of the original sites of a homestead from the Land Lottery of 1901. There is a table in the home that was brought to Lawton via covered wagon in 1901 with an original settler. Several book clubs and a local history organization all hold monthly meetings at the home. The home is centrally located to pretty much all of Lawton and Ft. Sill.

Guestbook comments from the owner

((((This was posted by a guest on another review site which can be seen online elsewhere --- he was 85 years old and my most favorite guest ever. I truly enjoy having guests who want to immerse themselves in seeing the local sites and having a real vacation experience! -- S.H.))))





"Recently I traveled to Lawton, OK to attend my grandson's graduation at Ft. Sill. During my stay of 4 nights and 5 days, I booked at room at Hunterston Cottage. Susanna picked me up from the Lawton airport and ushered me to the house where she checked me in and made sure I was comfortable. Because I was a day early, she invited myself and her other guests to go on a tour of local sites. With Susanna driving, we visited the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge where we saw herds of wild Bison and Longhorn Cows. She also took us to Prairie Dog Village, the Visitor Center, the Holy City of the Wichitas, and to the summit of Mt. Scott. After that, we toured Medicine Park. Along the way, Susanna provided the history of the area, fun trivia, and pointed out interesting features of the landscape. As I was in Lawton 2 extra days after my grandson's graduation, Susanna also escorted me to the Museum of the Great Plains, the Mattie Beal House, the Army Artillery Museum on Ft. Sill, and Geronimo's grave in the Ft. Sill Apache Cemetery. It was a vacation that I will talk about for years to come and was truly a wonderful experience. Hunterston Cottage is incredibly clean and well appointed. Breakfast was included with the room and there were many cereals (hot and cold), bread/butter/jam, fresh fruit, and coffee/tea. The kitchen is fully stocked for preparing meals. Everything was neat and organized and there isn't a hotel within 100 miles that offers all the amenities that Susanna does. In addition, the home is filled with antiques and original artwork and feels like a well-loved home. I recommend Hunterston Cottage for your stay in Lawton and you will be blessed have Susanna as a hostess."
Jun 2017
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Amenities

Fort Sill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • -Home is "shoe free" -- please bring slippers/house shoes or wear socks. Please no smoking anywhere on the property. No animals allowed in house EVER
  • You may use any kitchen dishes/utensils. Please wash dishes and use drying racks. If dishwasher is needed, please contact hostess.
  • Do not move or rearrange furniture, home furnishings, antiques, artwork, etc. Please do not handle the china or art.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Blue Bathroom -
  • Walk in shower with bench. Shampoo/conditioner/body wash are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The Green Room - 1 queen
    The Purple Room - 1 queen
    Living room - oversized couches - two oversized couches - each sleeps one person
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Check-in time is between 3 pm and 8:30 pm. Please keep me informed of your arrival and departure schedule well in advance of both check-in and check-out. Because I do online teaching and consulting, I cannot guarantee that I will be able to accommodate late check-ins after 9pm. I teach ESL online to students overseas and I am locked into their time zones and my assigned classtimes. The same is true of early morning departures before 6 am. Therefore, it is super important that you let me know your plans as far in advance as possible.

Reviews

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Hunterston Cottage -Sleeps 6 +Breakfast! - Ft. Sill, Wichita Mountains, Casinos
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews
5

Great little place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The venue was clean, well furnished, and, well, downright charming.

We hope to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was a pleasure hosting you! It's always a pleasure to have guests who are polite, respectful of the house rules, and interested in the house, the history, the art and antiques. :-)
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4

Really nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Nice place to stay, close to the Wichita mountains.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great older home

  • 5 of 5

Susanna greeted as we arrived for our granddaughter's graduation from Army basic training. She constantly checked with us to see if we needed anything else. Her house was full of interesting antiques. No tv or radio to distract from family visit. Loved the huge yard with fall trees. Entire yard secured by fence for security.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Plenty of space and all the necessities

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage. Susanna was very helpful and responsive to anything we needed. We rented the cottage for our daughters graduation from basic training. It was perfect for hosting dinners for our family who had come to support our daughter.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

5 Star Value - 5 star hospitality

  • 5 of 5

This house is even better than the listing. Every amenity you can think of is provided and the beds are comfortable. The house is full of art and antiques which were really interesting. It's like staying in a museum. Susanna was a great hostess and welcomed us with home brewed sweet tea -- I think it was Apple Spice tea. There were great breakfast choices and fresh fruit. The home is on a huge lot on a really quiet street but right in what seemed to be the middle of town. I was able to get onto Ft. Sill in 2 minutes when I hit the green lights. The yard is fenced and has a lot of lights which was nice. Overall, it was a great experience and I really enjoyed my stay. I loved the shower. The home was super comfortable and I would certainly recommend it to anyone. Susanna stayed in touch daily with texts making sure I was comfortable. Five stars and two thumbs up.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review! It was a pleasure to host your family and thank you so much for the hostess gift you left! It was truly thoughtful and much appreciated!
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4

Reasonably priced with solid hospitality

  • 4 of 5

Susanna was helpful and made every effort to make our stay enjoyable and easy. Would stay here again

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm not sure why this guest only gave 4 stars. I was told that everything was perfect and that they were incredibly satisfied. I wish people communicated better. It's frustrating as hosts to lack constructive information.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Lawton/Ft. Sill Regional
Car: recommended

Ft. Sill Army Base

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Holy City of the Wichitas

Meers, OK

Medicine Park, OK

Casinos

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $21
Refundable damage deposit $180
trash disposal $3

Please read description in full. No children, no smoking, no pets, no drunk people, no undeclared guests, no moving/handling art and antiques in the house...anything contrary to this is a violation of the agreement and you will forfeit your deposit and be asked to leave. Check in is between 3 pm and 8:30 pm. Keeping me informed IN ADVANCE of your arrival and departure schedule is both the polite thing to do and helps me plan my schedule to meet YOUR needs. Thank you!!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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