Company Logo

4 Br Private Vacation Home Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas

    VRBO.com logo

The Architect’s Modern Castle

Type Private vacation home
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
House Rules
  • No pets allowed
  • Children allowed: ages 0-17 ;Not suitable for young children (glass, balconies)
  • Smoking is not permitted
  • Events allowed;Maximum event attendees: 30;Small gatherings may be allowed for an extra fee.
Max Occupancy 8
Property Id 3578503
Designed & built by Dan Rockhill, distinguished professor of architecture at KU, this home is an architectural masterpiece. Built in 1997, the house is one of Rockhill's most audacious projects. It features sculptural steel and glass elements that bring abundant sunlight into modern living spaces. It is bold, imaginative, and unlike any other home.

Come to enjoy the architecture-- and the excellent location! The home sits atop Mount Oread, just a few blocks West of campus. It takes about 5 minutes to walk to the Chi Omega fountain, 15 minutes to walk to Allen Fieldhouse, and 18 minutes to walk to the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

Features:
Seasonal in-ground pool w/outdoor shower & private patio
Rooftop terrace
2-story solarium
2 balconies
Retractable staircase
Loft office
Fully stocked kitchen
Expansive bedroom suites
Large bathrooms with jetted tub & walk-in showers
Park-like flower gardens

** Check out our weekly (25%) and monthly (50%) discounts! **

MAIN LIVING AREAS:
The home is composed of two wings connected by a central staircase. The first wing has the main living room, dining room, kitchen, and loft office. A guest bedroom is located below, next to the pool and solarium. The second wing has three bedrooms and a second living room.

The first wing extends along the street and has a gabled slate roof. The living room has a large TV w/ Amazon Fire. The dining room table has seating for six. There’s also an eat-in kitchen table that seats four people. The kitchen features oversized slate countertops and custom cabinetry. It is fully equipped to cook and share meals together. There are modern appliances, a good tea selection, a Keurig, and a pour over coffee maker. We stock coffee for both, which you're welcome to use.

Above the kitchen is a loft office, which is accessed by the retractable staircase. The loft area features a skylight, glass and steel shelves, and exposed steel rafters. There is a desk and chair for setting up a workstation.

The guest bedroom is located below the kitchen in a finished portion of the basement. To get there, you take the stairs down from the living room, just past the solarium. The guest bedroom looks out onto the pool and surrounding patio. It has its own door to the pool area that opens to a wisteria arbor. It has a TV w/Amazon Fire and a bathroom with a large Italian shower and separate vanity.

The other wing of the home sits above the built-in three car garage. To get there, take the staircase from the living room up to the second floor and enter a secondary living room with a sectional, TV w/Amazon Fire, balcony access overlooking the pool and gardens, and a full bathroom with jetted tub. A hallway connects the second living room to a bedroom. On the way, there is a stackable washer/dryer which you are free to use. This bedroom has a king-sized bed, mirrored closets, and lots of natural light.

The third floor has two bedrooms that are connected and share a bathroom. You first enter the main bedroom, which has a king-sized bed, a bathroom with a walk-in shower, a separate double vanity, and a fully screened-in balcony with a hammock. The second bedroom is connected to the main bedroom and has two twin beds, a large exercise mat with weights, and mirrored closets. There is a privacy curtain (no door) between the two bedrooms, so they are not fully private. This would be perfect for a family who wishes to sleep on the same level.

The final stop is the rooftop terrace! To get there, climb the ship’s ladder from the third floor landing up to the terrace. The rooftop terrace, which can accommodate up to 5 people, offers great views of the surrounding neighborhood and campus. It’s also a great place to watch the sunset and stargaze.

EXTERIOR SPACES:
The backyard has a private, seasonal, in-ground pool and large patio area. Complimentary pool towels, pool toys, and flotation devices may be found on the basement level in the “pool room” (adjacent to the guest bedroom). The patio has outdoor furniture, including a sectional and a dining table, so you can enjoy meals outdoors. Be sure to plug in the string lights around the pool at night to make the space even more magical!

Once you’ve cooled off, step around the pool’s privacy fence to admire the park-like gardens with stone paths and native plants.

You will have access to all spaces except the garage.

HOUSE RULES:
** The following rules are in addition to custom rules posted on VRBO. **

Prior to Booking:
Please let us know how many people will be staying overnight and how many people will be visiting. The number and ages of all overnight guests are required prior to booking. With prior approval, you may have a limited amount of visitors, but parties are not allowed. If there are more people staying overnight or visiting than agreed-upon, we will cancel the booking.

Overnight Guests:
The maximum capacity for overnight guests is 8 people.

Events:
Events are considered to be gatherings of more than 12 people. We require event approval prior to booking. Events are subject to an additional charge and an additional contract. If you would like to host an event, please message us to let us know what kind of event you are planning and how many people will be attending. Food and beverage for events must be provided by a licensed and insured caterer.

Pool:
*Please note that the pool is seasonal only and is currently closed for the winter. During the open season, the pool water may need to be tested during your stay. We will contact you to find a time that works for you. Please remove toys and flotation devices from the pool after each swim. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Quiet Hours:
We want you to enjoy the pool and patio! Please respect our neighbors by keeping voices at a conversational level and avoiding loud music. Outdoor music must be at "conversational level" and be turned off completely at 10:00 p.m. Quiet hours begin at 10pm. If you are going to be outside after that, no music is allowed and voices must be kept low.

Doorbell Cameras:
There are two actively recording exterior doorbell cameras. One at the front door, and one at the back door.

Other:
No pets are allowed on the premises.

No commercial filming or photography on the premises.

Absolutely no smoking in the house.

The home is Lawrence city rental code compliant and has passed the city inspection. License # STR-23-00010
This vacation home is located in Lawrence. University of Kansas and University of Kansas Natural History Museum are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Booth Family Hall of Athletics and South Park Wading Pool. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Allen Fieldhouse or David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.
Get the full listing »
Popular amenities
  • ac
  • balcony
  • dryer
  • fitness equipment
  • free parking
  • heater
  • internet
  • kitchen
  • living area
  • microwave
  • no smoking
  • outdoor space
  • patio
  • pool
  • toys
  • tv
  • washer
Property amenities
  • Pets
    • No pets allowed
  • Beach
    • Beach towels
  • Dining
    • Dining table
  • Safety
    • Carbon monoxide detector installed (host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property)
    • First aid kit
    • Smoke detector installed (host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property)
  • Bedroom
    • Bed sheets provided
  • General
    • Recycling
    • Unit size: 3600 sq ft (334.5 sq m)
  • Kitchen
    • Coffee grinder
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • Ice maker
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
  • Laundry
    • Washing machine and dryer
  • Parking
    • Onsite parking
  • Internet
    • WiFi available
  • Outdoors
    • Balcony
    • Garden
    • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool/spa
    • Outdoor pool
    • Private pool
  • Bathrooms
    • Hair dryer
    • Jetted bathtub
    • Shampoo
    • Shower
    • Soap
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels provided
  • Workspaces
    • Desk
    • Desk chair
  • Things To Do
    • Bicycle on site
    • Fitness center
  • Entertainment
    • Books
    • Games
    • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Living Spaces
    • Dining room
    • Living room
  • Climate Control
    • Air conditioning
    • Heating
  • Family Friendly
    • Children's books
    • Children's games
    • Children's toys
  • Services And Conveniences
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Safe
  • Suitability/accessibility
    • Smoke-free property
Policies
Check-in
  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Check-out
  • Check-out before 12:00 PM
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
Special check-in instructions
  • Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
  • Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
  • Host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property
  • Host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property
  • Long-term renters welcome
  • Note from host: Small gatherings may be allowed for an extra fee.
  • Parties and events are allowed on site; maximum attendees: 30
  • Safety features at this property include a first aid kit
  • Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
  • This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Important Information
You need to know
  • Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
  • Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
  • Host has indicated there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property
  • Host has indicated there is a smoke detector on the property
  • Long-term renters welcome
  • Note from host: Small gatherings may be allowed for an extra fee.
  • Parties and events are allowed on site; maximum attendees: 30
  • Safety features at this property include a first aid kit
  • Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
  • This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
 

More Properties In LAWRENCE, KS

    VRBO.com logo
Photo for 3 Br Private Vacation Home Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas

Baby J's Bungalow

3 Br Private Vacation Home Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas - Vrbo Property # 3388826
About this spaceEnjoy a stylish experience at this centrally-located bungalow in Lawrence KS! All the amenities you could need. Perfect for a weekend getaway and much more.The spaceThe PERFECT...
Photo for 4 Br Private Vacation Home Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas

Private 4 BR Charming Home Close to Downtown and KU

4 Br Private Vacation Home Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas - Vrbo Property # 2501465
Four bedroom, 3.5 bath newer home (2006 build) located in charming Historic East Lawrence. Prime location on a brick-lined street. Just a short walk to downtown Mass Street restaurants, shopping,...
Photo for 2 Br Private Vacation Home Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas

Bright Lawrence Vacation Rental ~ 1 Mi to KU!

2 Br Private Vacation Home Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas - Vrbo Property # 9937803
Complement your next trip to Kansas with a stay at this Lawrence vacation rental! Perfect for parents visiting KU, this home is located just a half-mile from popular bars, as well as the...
Photo for 4 Br Private Vacation Home Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas

Lovely park front home in KU\/Downtown neighborhood

4 Br Private Vacation Home Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas - Vrbo Property # 3543167
This beautiful and spacious 1920s home is centrally located in Lawrence, Kansas and is walking distance to the KU campus and 1 block from downtown Lawrence. The home overlooks the famous South Park...
Photo for 3 Br Private Vacation Home Vacation Rental In Eudora, Kansas

Eudora House with Epic Game Room

3 Br Private Vacation Home Vacation Rental In Eudora, Kansas - Vrbo Property # 3135842
Whether traveling for business or looking for a fun getaway for the whole family, you will find all the conveniences of home with plenty of entertainment amenities to boot!Just minutes from...
Photo for 2 Br Apartment Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas

[1] Chic & Cozy KU Retreat!

2 Br Apartment Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas - Vrbo Property # 3737596
Stay in style just 5 mins from the University of Kansas! This cozy 2 BR apartment is a chic retreat in a quiet complex. Modern aesthetics, fully-equipped kitchen, and central location make it a...
Photo for 2 Br Condo Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas

Updated Modern Lawrence Condo

2 Br Condo Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas - Vrbo Property # 3867480
Summary:Summary:This condominium is very spacious and abundant living space flooded with natural light. It is perfect for children and families looking for a quiet, cozy and spacious alternative to...
Photo for 2 Br Apartment Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas

No Place Like Home in Lawrence, Kansas!

2 Br Apartment Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas - Vrbo Property # 2893384
This is a comfortable 2nd floor 2 bedroom private space in a four-plex. Every detail has been designed with your comfort in mind including the king size bed in the master bedroom. The unit,...
Photo for Apartment Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas

Contemporary loft style apartment in the heart of Historic Downtown Lawrence KS.

Apartment Vacation Rental In Lawrence, Kansas - Vrbo Property #
This contemporary space is located on the second floor of a 148 year old building in the center of Historic Downtown Lawrence Kansas. The home of the University of Kansas, this is a unique property...
Photo for 1 Br Private Vacation Home Vacation Rental In Baldwin City, Kansas

Country living right outside of town!

1 Br Private Vacation Home Vacation Rental In Baldwin City, Kansas - Vrbo Property # 2466251
Spacious and comfortable space with lots of room! This space includes the entire lower level of home. Large living room with fire place, full kitchen, bar, game room with pool table and ping pong....
goodideazs, LLC is not affiliated with the authors of this post nor is it responsible for its content, the accuracy and authenticity of which should be independently verified.