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Great for family gatherings, close to Rock Chalk Park

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
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Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Lawrence - 523

Eco-Friendly House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Perfect Kansas Views

Perfect for a weekend getaway or an extended stay. Best views in Kansas. Our environmentally custom built home is over-looking Clinton Lake between Lawrence and Topeka. This is a contemporary haven perfect for tranquil, rural living, but with the convenience of nearby cities. Rock Chalk Park is 7 min. away, Lawrence is 10 minutes, Topeka is 25 minutes, Clinton Park marina is 10 minutes and a small boat ramp is 4 minutes away.

The home has two levels with an open floor plan with plenty of private outdoor space. The upper level has 2 decks and the lower level has a large patio. The property is on 80 acres of land adjoining the Lake property. We thought of the environment when planning this home. It has geothermal HVAC with zoned radiant floor heat, energy efficient appliances, passive solar design and concrete and metal construction.

Modern comforts and conveniences of this furnished home include four bedrooms (king comfort- select and daybed with trundle on upper level and queen comfort-select and king comfort select bed on lower level), two bathrooms on each level and an open living, dining, and kitchen area. The upper level bathrooms (sink and toilet) share a jetted-tub, shower combo. (Jack and Jill style) The lower level is the same, but shares a shower only. They both have 2 shower heads. The upper kitchen is a full kitchen. The lower level has a refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave.

This is a very unique home that you will enjoy for any occasion. (perfect for a wedding or any other special event)

We will help make your stay an enjoyable one.

Keywords: Green Constructed Home, estate, rental home,

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Niki Schneider
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2016
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About Niki Schneider

We purchased this land in 2002 to enjoy the second half of our lives. 523 had a life before as a 30 year old modular home. We removed it and built an eco-friendly home on the same footprint. We wanted to be able to use it for our family when they come to visit, but want to share it with those who want a very special experience. Welcome

Niki Schneider purchased this house in 2006

What makes this house unique

The best part of spending time at 523 is sitting and enjoying the peace, solitude and view. But if you want more, you are just minutes away from Lawrence or Topeka.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Great for family gatherings, close to Rock Chalk Park
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
5

Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Needed a quiet place to stay while settling my Father's Estate and this wonderful place was just what was needed for my family. The weather even worked in our favor as it was unseasonably warm and the Kansas winter sunsets over the lake were gorgeous. The house was amazing and the heated floors made you want to get out of bed in the morning! Niki, the owner was awesome. When I go back to Kansas to visit I will definitely stay at that house, close to the city, but far enough away for tranquility and beauty.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Nice but noisy

  • 3 of 5

The house is located on a beautiful site with a spectacular view of farmland, forest, and Clinton Lake. It’s about a mile down a dirt road west of Lawrence. It’s a good location, only about 10 minutes from shopping (Walmart, grocery, fast food, etc.) and about 20 minutes from the KU campus.

The house is what I would call “modern industrial” with a metal roof, exposed beams, struts, pipes, conduits, and ducts. The walls don’t go all the way to the ceiling, so there is neither sound nor light isolation from one space to another. Something said anywhere is heard everywhere. Turn on the bathroom light and the bedroom lights up. The house would be fine for a group where everyone went to bed at the same time, or where some went to bed and the rest did something silent like reading. We had a big problem when we tried to put our grandkids to bed when there was someone talking softly in another room. We read back over the reviews and were surprised that no one mentioned the noise problem.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Nice, but noisy

  • 3 of 5

The house is located on a beautiful site with a spectacular view of farmland, forest, and Clinton Lake. It’s about a mile down a dirt road west of Lawrence. It’s a good location, only about 10 minutes from shopping (Walmart, grocery, fast food, etc.) and about 20 minutes from the KU campus.

The house is what I would call “modern industrial” with a metal roof, exposed beams, struts, pipes, conduits, and ducts. The walls don’t go all the way to the ceiling, so there is neither sound nor light isolation from one space to another. Something said anywhere is heard everywhere. Turn on the bathroom light and the bedroom lights up. The house would be fine for a group where everyone went to bed at the same time, or where some went to bed and the rest did something silent like reading. We had a big problem when we tried to put our grandkids to bed when there was someone talking softly in another room. We read back over the reviews and were surprised that no one mentioned the noise problem.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home by the lake

  • 5 of 5

Myself and three coworkers stayed here while in the area for work. This was the perfect place for us, lots of space with living areas on both floors. The design is very unique and fun. We were very pleased to find all the amenities we could want and a kitchen fully supplied with everything we needed to cook our meals. There is a lot of attention to detail which makes it a very comfortable and pleasant place to stay. We really enjoyed the evenings on the porch overlooking the endless green hills and lake. Niki was wonderful and very helpful with any questions we had. Thanks for providing us with such a lovely home for our stay in Lawrence.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love when guests can have a "home away from home" experience whether for work or play. We are always trying to improve and expand our services. Thanks for sharing our little "island of beauty" in Kansas.
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Long Beach, CA
5

Great graduation weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home to enjoy our daughter's graduation with family! The setting could not have been more perfect! The vista views were just awesome! And the "green" home features are great! The peony and iris were in full bloom and there was a constant level of activity from nature at all times. We even watched a storm pass by from the fabulous back deck! Thank you for sharing your special place with us!!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to be a part of wonderful memories. Thank You for choosing us. Niki
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Illinois
5

KU visit

  • 5 of 5

This house was outstanding for our family. We were visiting our child at KU and we were just a short ride away from campus. The house was clean and comfortable. The view was amazing! We look forward to staying there again!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love helping families make wonderful memories. We also try and make their stay as comfortable as possible. Thank You and hope to see you back soon.
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Location

Car: recommended

We are only 7 min. from the new Rock Chalk Park where the KU Relays and many other sporting events will be held. 10-20 min. from Lawrence, 20-30 min. from Topeka. Close access to a boat ramp and marina nearby.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lawrence, Kansas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£318
for 1 night
From
£318
£1,986
£3,575
 

Additional pricing information

Our rates get better the longer you stay, ask us for nights not listed. 1 Night-$500
2 Nights- $800, 3 nights-$1,100, 4 Nights-$1,450, 5 Nights- $1,800, 6 Nights- $2,150
3 night minimum for Graduation and Weddings
Minimum age- 25
Cleaning included, UNLESS EXCESSIVE CLEANING IS NEEDED.
We hold a credit card as damage security. If there is damage or lost items we will charge credit card.
25% non refundable deposit due at the time of booking and the balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
$250 charged if there is evidence of smoking or pets.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lawrence, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , sink & toilet, shared tub/shower, jack and jill bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , toilet & sink, share tub/shower w/other sink on upper floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sink & toilet together- shared shower, Jack & Jill
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sink & toilet together-shared shower, lower level
  • Each level has a Jack & Jill style bathroom. Sink & toilet in one room, on either side and shower or shower/tub in the middle.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Sleep Number Bed-Upper Level
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Daybed w/trundle- Upper Level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Sleep Number Bed-Lower Level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Sleep Number Bed lower level
  • King size beds (2) sleep number mattress, one upstairs and one downstairs, Queen size Beds (1) sleep number mattress, lower level, King Sleep Number Bed, lower level, Twin or Single Beds (2) daybed plus trundle, upstairs
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This house only sleeps 8, however it can be used as a gathering place for a special occasion. We are very close to the New Rock Chalk Park. It is only 7 min. away.

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