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

74 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in West Side - Yellow Cottage

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

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lara Pullen
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Mandarin, I speak some French and some German.
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016

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 Chicago

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.


based on 74 holidaymaker reviews

Oak Park Cottage - Walk to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
average rating of 4.9054055 based on 74 reviews
Charlottesville VA


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the Yellow Cottage for six weeks to be near our youngest granddaughter and of course, her parents! It was cozy, quiet and worked well for us. It ended up we had friends come for a short stay and another granddaughter used the guest room as well. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is bright and functional although instructions for the dish washer would have been helpful. We rented bikes for getting around the village and we enjoyed riding on the flat terrain. The house is close to public transportation, within walking distance of cafes' and a grocery store and even downtown Oak Park! Hope to be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We adore the yellow cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the yellow cottage on two separate week long visits to Oak Park & will never stay anywhere else again! It is perfect for our family. We have two small children so the amenities (washer/dryer; kitchen/dishwasher) are necessary, but the added bonuses are the pack & play, high chair & kids toys & trike/scooters that are provided complimentary. We have enough to pack! My kids feel at home & comfortable. The beds/pillows/linens are as good if not better than 4/5 star hotels. It has a 2 car garage for rental cars. It is conveniently located to restaurants, train, parks, etc. & you can't beat the rate per night. We look forward to our annual visit to Oak Park & have extended our visits since finding the yellow cottage because it's become our home away from home while on vacation. There is nothing better than waking up & sipping coffee in the back sunroom while watching the bunnies, squirrels & birds frolic in the backyard with my little girls in our pajamas. We look forward to our annual yellow cottage visits.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and Inviting with a great location

  • 5 of 5

The yellow cottage is warm and inviting and in a great location. We were visiting Chicago for a week and utilizing public transportation, along with walking. Being so close to the CTA and also the quaint area on Oak Park Avenue which was a short 4 block walk was a real plus.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marion, IA

Very nice place to stay, close to downtown Chicago

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at the Yellow Cottage and it is a very nice place to stay, the house is very clean, well decorated, well equipped, very functional. The owners are very nice and helpful, they answered to all our questions. The neighborhood is quite and good, and you can get to downtown Chicago in 15mn in normal road traffic. A good place to stay when you go visit Chicago !!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The little yellow cottage was a wonderful place to call our base camp while in the Chicago area. It was clean, charming, and conveniently located. It was a short drive into the city but provided a quiet and comfortable place to sleep. Lara was very helpful and quick to respond. I only wish we had been able to stay another day or two so that we could have had time to look around Oak Park more. I only wish the place was just a tad larger so that we could accomodate a slightly larger group on our next trip. Would absolutely stay here again! Thanks for a lovely time!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alberta Family

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and would stay again if we go back to Chicago. The Yellow Cottage was as advertised and very comfortable. A few minor problems stopped a 5 star rating but I am sure they will be fixed. I could go on but just read the discription and that is what you get.

Thanks Lara's.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Kinderhook Tap
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Oak Park stop on Blue Line
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Kinderhook Tap
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Oak Street Beach on Lake Michigan
Car: not necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in West Side, Illinois

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £74 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £82
Tax Rate 6.0%

In 2017, the cleaning fee will increase to $95.

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.

50% deposit to reserve the dates
full payment due 2 weeks before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in West Side in Illinois

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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

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