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The Cottage in Eureka, Ks

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Small, affordable, quiet, rural and easy going.

The Cottage is a comfortable 2 bedroom, 1 bath home located in the rural flinthills town of Eureka, Ks. All the amenities of home are at your fingertips. A fully equipped kitchen, a laundry, TV and wireless internet take all of the hassle away. With two twin beds and a full size bed in the master, up to four people can sleep comfortably. Located in a quiet neighborhood and only 5 minutes from stores and restaurants, The Cottage provides a handy place for professionals working temporarily in the area, hunters, or travelers just passing through. Whether overnight, for a week, or longer with arrangements.

Ian Martell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018

About Ian Martell

A resident of Eureka for 23 years, I am a life-long resident of Greenwood County, Kansas. Currently employed by the City of Eureka, it is my goal to help improve our rural Flint Hills community whenever I can. By offering this humble place to stay I hope to be able to showcase our peaceful way of life in small town rural America.

Ian Martell purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Ian Martell chose Eureka

I've been in Kansas all my life. Suffered through a lot of Wizard of Oz jokes but it's home.The Cottage was my Mother's home till she moved to assisted living. The Rental income helps pay her monthly expenses.

What makes this cottage unique

If you are from anywhere other than small town America, the pace of life here will be unlike anything you have experienced. You will find this a friendly town where strangers say hi, give accurate directions and lend a hand if you need help. It's a place where when the UPS guy leaves a package on your front porch and it's still there when you get home from work. As evening settles in it's quiet enough to hear cows outside of town lowing to their calves and it's easy to pick out the unique sound of the gas engine on the oil well to the North of town. Long lines do not exist here. If I go to the bank drive in and there are more than two cars at the window I come back later. Safe, peaceful, quiet, that's Eureka. That's The Cottage.


Eureka Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible bathroom w/ wheelchair accessible shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , With closet and dresser
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , With closet and dresser
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Cottage in Eureka, Ks
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
Springboro, Ohio

Felt Like Being at Home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Cottage during my recent hunting trip to Kansas. Like others have said it was clean and comfortable. Owner was responsive on questions...a true hidden gem. Look forward to visiting again next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shortened because of injury :(

  • 5 of 5

Really like the cottage and it made me so much more comfortable after hurting my arm. I have written a review earlier.

Ian--received your letter--thank you!


  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little house.

  • 5 of 5

This place has everything you need for a stay in Eureka Kansas. Cable, WIFI and everything is fully stocked, all you need is food and drink and personal items. Very nice and comfortable. Bed rooms are a little bright in the morning but if you are a early riser no problem. All and all a very nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great clean place

  • 5 of 5

Not a lot of options in the area, this house was excellent. Would stay here again

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect little get-a-way space!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for our needs: two homeschool momma's planning out our school year. We loved all the windows, working spaces and comfy seating. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to gather!

  • 5 of 5

We had another great family reunion using The Cottage as our headquarters. It was spotless, as before, well-equipped and provisioned, as before, and the owner was so good to work with, as before. We especially appreciated the weather radio, which alerted us to a nearby storm [which thankfully was NOT heading our way]. This is a wonderful gem in the Flint Hills of Kansas.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
ICT in Wichita, Ks, 1hr drive west of Eureka
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Benny's Westside or The Half Dollar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Eureka Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 54 passes through Eureka.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Benny's Westside or The Copper Kettle
Car: necessary

Eureka is located in the heart of cattle country in the midst of the renowned Tall Grass Prairie. Cowboy hats, boots, and spurs are still common here but not required attire. Small town rural America, Eureka could be described more by what it doesn't have. Characterized by the absence of crowds, noise, long lines, pollution, heavy traffic, and crime, Eureka is a quiet and safe place to stay.

Drive the hills Northwest of town and see cattle country little changed from the late 1800's. Plan your stay in April and you will be able watch as local ranchers burn the prairie on quiet spring evenings. These controlled burns renew the grass in a ritual reflecting nature that dates back literally thousands of years. Enjoy Party In The Park on the 4th of July in a town where almost all fireworks are still legal for the public to shoot.

Book in August and attend the Greenwood County PRCA sanctioned rodeo. Be here on the first Saturday in November and help us celebrate CattleMens Day with a parade, barbeque and more.

For some of the best fishing in the state, Lake Eureka, 5 mi North of town, is available with a valid Kansas fishing license. No local license is required to fish. A City license is required to ski or recreate upon the water other than fishing. Also close by, both Fall River and Toronto reservoirs are a 20-30 min. drive.

Or just kick back on the porch and enjoy the peace and quiet.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 2.5%

Guests are expected to wash their linens and towels as needed. Owner will only enter upon premises if requested by guest for repairs or emergency cleaning. The Cottage is located within the city limits and is not represented as a country or rural home. There are neighbors adjacent to The Cottage and they do have pets. There is no privacy fence. Garage is reserved for owners use only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.