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

Oak Park, IL, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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


Lara Pullen

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english, mandarin, I speak some French and some German.
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • 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. esp. Frank Lloyd Wright.


                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Linens Provided
                            High quality sheets and pillows and towels.
                          • Air Conditioning
                            Central air conditioning plus ceiling fans
                          • Garage
                            small 2 car garage with garage door opener
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Clothes Dryer
                            Brand new washer and dryer in unfinished basement.
                          • Living Room
                            Sofa and arm chair and rocking chair with flat screen tv.
                          • Telephone
                            We keep it unplugged because of so many solicitation calls. Just ask us, though, and we can plug it in for you.
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                            Washer and dryer in unfinished basement
                          • Wireless Internet
                            Free WiFi available
                          • Free Wifi


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                                Kitchen is fully stocked and can be used for cooking and/or baking.
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Kitchen
                                Renovated and sunny with window that looks out on backyard.
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                                We just have very basic items: salt and pepper and coffee and tea.
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove


                                  • Child's Highchair
                                  • Dining Room
                                  • comfy seating for 8 people


                                      • Books
                                        A few books that guests have left or ask me and I can let you check out my library.
                                      • CD Player
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Music Library
                                        Assorted childrens' CDs. We also have a docking station for your mp3 player.
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                        Flat screen television with DirecTV.
                                      • Television
                                        Flat screen television in living room.
                                      • Toys
                                        A few toys and puzzles for children.
                                      • 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.


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            Enjoy the afternoon sun on the deck. Deck has a built-in sitting area.
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                            We have a small kitchen garden with herbs and a small back yard where children can stretch their legs.
                                          • Tennis
                                            Tennis courts are a five minute walk away at Rehm park.


                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                              • wheelchair inaccessible
                                                Guests must be able to climb stairs to get to bathroom and bedrooms.

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • Communal Pool
                                                    The Yellow Cottage is a 5 minute walk from Rehm Pool.


                                                      • live theater
                                                      • arboretum
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • churches
                                                      • museums
                                                      • playground
                                                      • recreation center
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • synagogues
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • sledding
                                                          • walking

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • basketball court
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • ice skating
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis


                                                                      • 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

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        81 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Great home base for staying in Oak Park.

                                                                        Deems H.

                                                                        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.

                                                                        Very basic accommodations and linens.

                                                                        marshaobannon@gmail.com O.,

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

                                                                        down memory lane

                                                                        dale k.

                                                                        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.

                                                                        A treasure!

                                                                        Kathleen v.Okemos, MI

                                                                        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!

                                                                        Good Family Setting

                                                                        Faith S.

                                                                        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!


                                                                        GrammyCharlottesville VA

                                                                        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!


                                                                        Oak Park, IL, USA

                                                                        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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                                                                        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.

                                                                        81 Reviews
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