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Historic House, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed House in Milwaukee, WI

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

One of The National Register of Historic Places

One of only two restored Frank Lloyd Wright-designed American System-Built Homes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is open for public.

All Mission Style furniture, Stickley Sofa, and many built-in Frank Lloyd Wright designed furniture.

3 Bedrooms (two queen and one full size beds), 2.5 huge bathrooms, a daybed with trundle in the sleeping porch, Maximum of 9 people (if add a twin bed in the office).

A two night minimum stay is required.

Frank Lloyd Wright signed the actual building permit in 1916. A true Prairie Style original. Light-filled rooms create a warm, organic living space. Maple floors throughout, 80 leaded glass windows, built in bookcases and armories, tray ceilings, natural fireplaces. Spacious, vintage Danish-designed Poggenpohl kitchen. Amazing stained glass skylight floods staircase with light. Generous master suite with en-suite bath, natural fireplace, and many built-ins. Private, mature landscaped yard with deck.

No pets, no smoking.

Location:

One of Six Frank Lloyd Wright designed American System-Built Homes on the same block.

1 minute walk to bus stations 27# and 54#.

1. 1.1 miles to Milwaukee Domes

2. 2.5 miles to Miler Park

3. 2.6 miles to Potawatomi Bingo Casino

4. 2.7 miles to Marquette University

5. 3.1 miles to Harley-Davidson Museum

6. 4 miles to Downtown Milwaukee.

7. 4 miles to Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World, Summer Fest.

8. 4.7 miles to Bradley Center.

9. 4.9 miles to Milwaukee Museum, Marcus Center for Performing Arts

10. 7.4 miles to Milwaukee Zoo

11. 8.7 miles to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (Frank Lloyd Wright designed), Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 40+ Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings in Wisconsin.

12. 80 miles to Chicago, IL. 110+ Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings in Illinois

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Owner
Joan Martinie
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Joan Martinie

As a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright, I was surprised when we first time saw the house. Former owners David and Jillayne Arena and their family spent 36 years and did a great job restoring the house.

Joan Martinie purchased this house in 2011

Why Joan Martinie chose Milwaukee

One of only two restored Frank Lloyd Wright-designed American System-Built homes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

One of only a few Frank Lloyd Wright-designed houses where you can spend the night.

Frank Lloyd Wright signed the actual building permit in 1916. A true Prairie Style original. Light-filled rooms create a warm, organic living space. Maple floors throughout, 80 leaded glass windows, built in bookcases and armories, tray ceilings, natural fireplaces. Spacious, vintage Danish-designed Poggenpohl kitchen. Amazing stained glass skylight floods staircase with light. Generous master suite with en-suite bath, natural fireplace, and many built-ins. Private, mature landscaped yard with deck.

What makes this house unique

Stay in Frank Lloyd Wright designed American System-Built Home, enjoy 80 gorgeous leaded glass windows, amazing stained glass skylight floods staircase with light, and view the other five Wright-designed homes on the same block-the longest continuous stretch of Wright homes.

From the house:

1.1 miles, 4 minutes drive to Milwaukee Domes

8.7 miles, 19 minutes drive to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (Frank Lloyd Wright designed), Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

40+ Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings in Wisconsin.

80 miles, 1hr 30’ drive to Chicago, IL.

110+ Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings in Illinois.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

Historic House, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed House in Milwaukee, WI
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 63 reviews
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A very livable vintage home

  • 4 of 5

If you appreciate vintage craftsmanship and design, you'll find it in every facet of this home. The plentiful and well-placed windows are not only beautiful in themselves, they add special ambiance to the space day and night. The beds are comfortable and there are bedroom arrangements to suit varied groupings of guests. They were perfect for our group of 6 adults and 2 young children. The 2 1/2 bathrooms were very adequate, too; I would only suggest more shelf / counter space and additional electrical outlets in them for us girls' toiletries and makeup, and possibly a railing on the stairway for guests with impaired mobility or balance. The kitchen is roomy and well-stocked, a pleasure in which to prepare meals. If you're there in the right season, there's a beautiful deck and private back yard through the kitchen's French doors. There is no parking on the property or the street out front, but we had no trouble finding parking space for 2 cars on the nearby side street. The owners are accommodating and easy to contact.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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This was a totally awesome experience !

  • 4 of 5

The whole process was easy and straight forward. It was so exciting to stay in an actual Frank Lloyd Wright designed home. It was lovingly and truly restored to be as authentic as can be. The furniture, if not original to the house, was right in keeping with what would have been. Really enjoyed my stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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We had a wonderful Thanksgiving

  • 4 of 5

Your home enabled my family to have a great Thanksgiving!!! We appreciated the amenities that enabled our family to bond and be thankful for the opportunity for us to stay together as a family.

Bless you and your family!!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Frank Lloyd Wright Gem

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time enjoying this historic home. This charming house is a hidden gem with all the beautiful woodwork and details of FLW. The home is well maintained and has an abundance of room. Our family members truly enjoyed their stay and the history! Joan was great with providing details and responding to my inquiries – especially since I was a newbie to rentals! Steve was so kind to share the wonderful history of the FLW, wish we could have heard more but had a graduation to attend. The place is nicely situated to get around the different areas of Milwaukee. I thought street parking would be difficult, however, it was easy and Joan made sure to take care of the overnight city parking. For the FLW fans, be sure to rent this place, you won’t be disappointed. We hope to make it back in the future. Thanks again to Joan and Steve.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Great Frank Lloyd Wright Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our two adult sons, their spouses and children spent a weekend with us in the house due to a family wedding at the War Memorial. The house was centrally located with easy access to the wedding and a couple of local restaurants. It is in a Spanish speaking area and we made a trip to the local Mexican supermarket near by. We also found a park a few blocks away where the kids could play. We are fans of Frank Lloyd Wright construction (not necessarily Frank Lloyd Wright the person) and truly enjoyed staying in a home he designed. The house was furnished with Stickley furniture, featured leaded glass windows, a piano which the little ones enjoyed and a lot of good light. It was a very welcoming house.The only draw backs were that we had to watch the children quite carefully because there are no railings on the stairs and they seemed to be drawn to the entry way which was a bit hazardous to unsteady toddlers given there are several steps down. These were not significant impediments and we would stay here again. We much preferred having a house to relax in together than having to rent three hotel rooms.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Love the house

  • 5 of 5

House was great, big with plenty of room to sleep many people. Very clean with a full kitchen

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport
Nearest Train
3.2 Miles
433 West St. Paul Avenue, Milwaukee
Nearest Motorway
1.9 Miles
94
Nearest Beach
5.3 Miles
Beach near Milwaukee Art Museum
Car: not necessary

1 minute walk to bus stations 27# and 54#.

1) 1.1 miles to Milwaukee Domes

2) 2.5 miles to Miler Park

3) 2.6 miles to Potawatomi Bingo Casino

4) 2.7 miles to Marquette University

5) 3.1 miles to Harley-Davidson Museum

6) 4 miles to Downtown Milwaukee.

7) 4 miles to Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World, Summer Fest.

8) 4.7 miles to Bradley Center.

9) 4.9 miles to Milwaukee Museum, Marcus Center for Performing Arts

10) 7.4 miles to Milwaukee Zoo

11) 8.7 miles to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (Frank Lloyd Wright designed), Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 40+ Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings in Wisconsin.

12) 80 miles to Chicago, IL. 110+ Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings in Illinois

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Rates & Availability

Burnham Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Special
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$179
From
$193
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,279
$5,340
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summerfest
Jun 28 2017 - Jul 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$468
From
$498
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$776
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$228
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,440
$5,958
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 18.0%

Rate Based on two people stay. Additional $25/day each adult. $12 for age 16-18, $10 under 16.
1) Deposit: a 50% deposit of total is due at the time of reservation, and non-refundable.
2) Balance due: required 30 days prior to the date of arrival, and charge at the same date.
3) Half rent as a Damage Deposit is due at the time of reservation for weekly/monthly renter, will be return at the end*
4) Taxes 15.1% including:
a. sale tax $5.6%(State Tax 5%, County tax 0.5%, Baseball Stadium tax 0.1%),
b. Milwaukee County Rooming Tax 2.5%,
c. Milwaukee City Rooming Tax 7%,
it total is 15.1%.
5) Credit card processing fee: 2.9% (it charged by Homeaway.com), the $300 refundable deposit credit card processing fee is $8.70, it is showed the "fee". We will refund you a check within 7 days after you checked out.
Total Taxes and fee is 18%.
6) Using Foreign Credit Card may have the fee charged by your credit card company.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Burnham Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2164 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Second floor has two full bathrooms, one with a shower and another with a tub. First floor has huge half bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Sleeping Porch - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with trundle sleep two
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Office - 1 twin/ single , Add a twin Mattress in office if needed.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Daybed in sleeping porch. Twin bed may add to second floor office as needed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing

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