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QUAINT, COZY CAMPUS COTTAGE

Cory and Cindy Brinkerhoff

Advertiser since 2012
Speaks English
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cory and Cindy Brinkerhoff

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QUAINT, COZY CAMPUS COTTAGE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Kansas - Esther's Cottage

Walk to Everything at Kansas University

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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cory and Cindy Brinkerhoff (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012

About Cory and Cindy Brinkerhoff

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.

Cory and Cindy Brinkerhoff purchased this cottage in 1983

Why Cory and Cindy Brinkerhoff chose Kansas

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.)

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

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Quaint, Cozy Campus Cottage
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
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Quaint, Cozy Campus Cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p444592vb
Kansas USA
Wichita, Kansas
4

Great location/nice home

  • 4 out of 5
We enjoyed Esther's cottage very much! It is a charming home with a great location for anything KU! The screened in porch was a wonderful spot to sit and relax with a glass of wine before heading to our event. It was also nice to have a living room where guests could visit while others showered etc. Our only problem was water pressure in the bathroom shower.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Quaint, Cozy Campus Cottage
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Kansas USA
Kansas City, KS
5

Great Little Cottage

  • 5 out of 5
Was in town for a quick stay overnight after day 1 of Bike MS and was looking for an alternative to a hotel. This was a great choice!

Wonderful cottage feel to this home. Welcomed with a nice note on a chalk board in the entry way. Home was clean and well decorated and very comfortable. Has a very cozy feel. I will definitely stay here again next time I'm in Lawrence!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Bob! Glad to have you.
Cory and Cindy
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Quaint, Cozy Campus Cottage
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Kansas USA
Iowa
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 out of 5
What a wonderful home. Very welcoming and inviting. We spent most of our time on the four seasons porch. Loved the location: very close to shopping and grocery. Very quiet neighborhood. Liked that they had wifi and NO televisions. Great please and if we go to Lawrence again we would definitely stay there again.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, Tera. Although we do have a 32-inch TV with 165 cable channels, it is tucked away in the very back of the house, in the sunroom, for those folks who need their TV fix (there is also a DVD player). Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Cory and Cindy
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Quaint, Cozy Campus Cottage
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Kansas USA
5

graduation weekend

  • 5 out of 5
Perfect location and room for graduation weekend
  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Quaint, Cozy Campus Cottage
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Kansas USA
Greeley, Colorado
5

Exceptional experience.

  • 5 out of 5
For my wife and I, this was an exceptional experience that combined the older cottage charm of years past with the convenience of todays luxuries. The preserving of this historic home brings about this wonderfully relaxing character and charm that can never be duplicated anywhere else.

We felt "special" living in this VRBO, and you will too.
  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Charles. You clearly have a great gift for words!
Naturally, we are delighted that you enjoyed the cottage, and found it worthy of your recommendation. Please come back and visit again.
Best wishes,
Cory and Cindy
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Quaint, Cozy Campus Cottage
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Kansas USA
Evanston, IL
5

Esther's cottage

Esther's cottage
  • 5 out of 5
We so enjoyed staying at this charming
cottage in Lawrence, Kansas. It was
very clean, with great living space compared
To a hotel room. The owners made it easy
to rent it and we loved having the parking
spot in the back and walking through the
yard to get to the door. The porch was
also a wonderful bonus and the location
ideal. Hope to be back again.
  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the super review, Meg. We were delighted to have you and Frank stay at Esther's Cottage.
Cory and Cindy
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Location

Location

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

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Kansas, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Iowa
8 Nov 2014 - 9 Nov 2014
2 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
Thanksgiving
27 Nov 2014 - 29 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$270
for 2 nights
From
$110
$750
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $150
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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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kansas, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Original, claw-foot soaking tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , Main floor bedroom is two separate rooms, each with a queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , BR 2 is upstairs, with one double bed
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
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.
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