Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house - La Salle

The Snug Owl is a dog friendly 400 sq ft tiny home on its own city lot located in a quiet neighborhood just 7.7 miles from Starved Rock State Park. Suitable for 2 adults and up to 2 dogs. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
The dog friendly Snug Owl is only a few minutes away from hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, antiquing, art galleries, boutique shopping, restaurants and tasting rooms, history tours, wedding venues, and yes, goat yoga! - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Warm up after your hike with a hot chocolate and a game of Super Scrabble or some Netflix in front of the electric fireplace. There is a no heat setting for summer ambiance. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
The Snug Owl has a steel fire pit for relaxing after hiking, eagle watching, antiquing, and wine tasting. A small bundle of firewood is provided at no charge. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Queen Stearns & Foster bed in the sleep area. Summer bedding includes cotton percale sheets and cotton quilted blankets. The sleeping space has a ceiling fan. Each side of the bed has a nightstand and power outlets. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Stream your favorite shows on the 43 inch HD SmartTV while enjoying locally roasted coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at the bar height kitchen island. An electric water kettle, french press, and drip coffeemaker are provided. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
The Snug Owl now features an electric fireplace for your dog’s enjoyment. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Light and bright kitchen in shades of cream and gray with stainless steel accents and appliances. Locally roasted Jeremiah Joe Coffee is provided for the drip coffeemaker. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
The kitchen has full size stainless appliances and a microwave, toaster, blender, electric water kettle, and coffeemaker. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
The open layout makes the compact space feel larger. This is viewed from the entry door. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Hygge Vibe - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
The HD SmartTV can be seen from anywhere in the kitchen/living area. Stream your favorite shows using the secure WiFi network or use the Snug Owl Netflix, Peacock, or other free TV streaming apps. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Living area as viewed from the kitchen island. Full-size Kodiak futon sofa. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Amenities inside the wardrobe include a hair dryer, magnifying makeup mirror, bedding for the futon, a small fan, and a blackout curtain for the front door. The top part has a rod and clothes hangers for guest use. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Queen Stearns & Foster bed in the sleep area. Summer bedding includes cotton percale sheets and cotton quilted blankets. The sleeping space has a ceiling fan. Each side of the bed has a nightstand and power outlets. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Looking toward the sleep area from the kitchen island. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Bathroom with tub/shower. Compact washer/dryer located in the bathroom alcove. The guest washer is small capacity and for your use. All towels and linens, including quilts and shams, are changed out between guests and washed in commercial machines. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Snug Owl Cottage has a crushed shell driveway. Guests will have to walk a short path across the yard and climb a few steps to enter. Please park off the street, especially in winter so plows can get through. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Winter walk, or snuggle up inside your own tiny house? Dog friendly 400 sq ft tiny home located in a a quiet neighborhood just 7.7 miles from Starved Rock State Park. Suitable for 2 adults and up to 2 dogs. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Bring a growler back from a local microbrewery and enjoy it under the stars in the yard with someone special. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
The yard has a privacy fence across the front, but is open to the driveway and alley. The Snug Owl is in a quiet neighborhood that’s perfect for relaxing evenings outdoors by the fire. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
The south-facing front deck is a nice place for morning coffee. This Tiny House is dog friendly in a quiet neighborhood that is perfect for walks and close to an ice cream stand where dogs are welcome. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Starved Rock State Park is only 7.7 miles from Snug Owl Cottage. The area also has many scenic drives. Photo of Starved Rock from across the river by Laurie Innis - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Waterfall at St. Louis Canyon. Starved Rock State Park is only 7.7 miles and a scenic drive from the Snug Owl! Photo by Laurie Innis - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
The famous Starved Rock State Park is only 7.7 miles away. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
The I&M Canal Towpath is popular with runners and cyclists. Rent bicycles at the bike rack in downtown LaSalle and ride about 5 miles to Utica or just a bit farther to Starved Rock State Park. Photo credit: Laurie Innis - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
You can rent bicycles from the stand outside the Lock 16 Cafe and I&M Canal Visitor Information Center at the corner of First Street and Joliet Street (IL HWY 351) in Downtown LaSalle. Maps and visitor information brochures are available inside. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Autumn trail at Matthiessen State Park, only 8.6 miles away! Photo by Laurie Innis - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Matthiessen State Park is about 8.6 miles away. Don’t miss the sunflower fields in late summer or the gorgeous hiking trails. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
You’re less than 15 minutes away from this hike! Footbridge at Matthiessen State Park in autumn. Photo by Laurie Innis - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Serenity at Matthiessen State Park in winter. Just 8.6 miles from Snug Owl Cottage. Photo by Laurie Innis - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
The summer sunflower field at Matthiessen State Park is a photographer’s dream. Photo by Laurie Innis. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
See live American Bison, hike, and picnic with your dog at Buffalo Rock State Park, located just 12 miles away. Photo by Laurie Innis. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle
Only 12 miles away! Hike or picnic with your pup at Buffalo Rock State Park. The Cheese Shop in Ottawa can provide a gourmet deli sandwich to go. - Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house  - La Salle

Snug Owl Cottage - Starved Rock area tiny house - La Salle

Dog friendly tiny house in LaSalle, IL. Hike Starved Rock and play with your dog, then relax by the fire pit at your private tiny home!
2 Guests · 1 Bedroom · 1 Bathroom · Cottage · 400 Sqft
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We are dog friendly. Sorry, no other types of animals accepted. There is no pet fee for up to two dogs, but please tell us if you are bringing a dog so we can supply appropriate amenities and furniture covers. Dogs must be on flea and tick prevention, current on rabies vaccines, and well behaved.
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Welcome to The Illinois Valley and Starved Rock Country! Relax and feel the Hygge after a day at the parks in your own dog-friendly comfortable tiny house with an electric fireplace. Snug Owl Cottage is just minutes away from popular hiking destinations Starved Rock State Park (7.7 miles) and Matthiessen State Park (8.6 miles.) Historic Downtown LaSalle shops and restaurants are about a mile away. The Snug Owl has its own private city lot and backyard with a fire pit and outdoor seating.This vintage tiny home has a “cabin in the city” feel at 400 square feet with one queen bed in the sleeping area. An open plan makes it feel more spacious with a partial wall dividing the queen bed in the sleeping area from the living area. The kitchen and living area are open to each other and only separated by a bar-height island. The cottage was built in 1945, but the WiFi and HD SmartTV are very up to date.

Sleeping Configuration

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Studio sleep area
1 queen bed
The sleep area is divided from the living space by a partial wall. This is a tiny home, so the bed takes up most of the sleep space. Outlets and nightstands are on both sides of the bed.

What this place offers

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IconSmoke Detector
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Nearby activities

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Suitability

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No events allowed
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No smoking allowed
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Parking Included
Driveway space accommodates 2 vehicles

Meet The Host

Sonya
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I love dogs and their humans and traveling and books and British TV shows and nature. Extroverted introvert. Welcome!
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Location

Quiet neighborhood in LaSalle, 7.7 mi from Starved Rock State Park and 8 mi from Matthiessen Park
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Getting around

You will need a car to visit the parks and get around, or you can bike 7.7 miles using the canal towpath to Starved Rock State Park. The neighborhood is pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Downtown LaSalle (1 mile down the hill toward the river) is a short drive or bicycle ride, but it is a bit steep coming back! The I&M Canal towpath is a great place for bicyclists and runners. Locals often ride the towpath (about 5 miles) to nearby Utica to have lunch or visit a wine tasting room. Bicycle rental is available in warmer months at the corner of 351 and First Street in downtown LaSalle, outside the I&M Canal Visitor Information Center and Lock 16 Cafe.
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Policies and Rules

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Check In: 3PM - Flexible
Self check-in with the keypad. I live in the neighborhood and am available to help with questions or concerns. I will text detailed directions the night before your arrival date and your door code just before the 3 PM check-in time.
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Check Out: 11AM
Minimum age limit for renters: 21
Age is just a number.. but guests must be of legal minimum age to enter a legal rental contract on their own and mature enough to understand how to take care of the home and clean up after themselves.
Maximum occupancy: 2
This is a tiny home that often looks bigger in photos. It is ideal for 2 dogs and 2 of their humans. Max city occupancy limit is 2 persons for this space.
House Rules
The Snug Owl is ideal for 2 adults and 2 dogs maximum for overnight stays. Dogs are welcome, but no other types of animals are allowed without prior authorization. In addition, names and profiles of each guest are required to be registered. (No mystery guests or unregistered guests, please.) My insurance does not allow third party bookings. This means the person booking must be the one who is staying.
Please keep in mind that this is a tiny house in a very quiet neighborhood, and not suitable for noisy events or larger groups. There is a $20 flat pet fee per stay for cleaning. Please check the “Pet” box when making your reservation to pay the fee. Absolutely no smoking or vaping of any kind in the house, please. If you do, the MINIMUM extra cleaning charge will be $200.
The booking of this house in order to conduct for profit business, for example: massage, hair, tattoos, photography or filming, etc., is prohibited. Failure to respect the house rules will result in immediate cancellation of your stay with no refund given. Checkout instructions are: Please wash any dishes you use and take out your trash when you leave. That’s it. I’ll take care of the rest. Enjoy.
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Payment Policy
Payment is due at booking, including a refundable $150 damage or excessive cleaning deposit for new guests. Owner will request payment of damage deposit through Venmo Or PayPal upon booking confirmation and the deposit refund will be activated once the guest has checked out and it has been determined that the home is in good condition.
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Refundable Damage Deposit
Repeat guests, please contact me to see if a deposit is necessary. If a deposit is required, the return will be processed within 72 hours of checkout, as soon as the home is cleaned and inspected.
Notes
PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING:

Please, NO SMOKING OR VAPING of any kind in the home. You will be charged a minimum of $150 for extra cleaning for noncompliance, so please smoke outside away from open doors or windows and properly dispose of cigarette butts.

The house is not suitable for toddlers and small children due to steps, sharp corners, breakables, and electric baseboard heat. It is truly a tiny home that sometimes seems larger in photos and we ask that you respect the guest count limit.

Well-behaved dogs and their humans are welcome at this property. Maximum overnight occupancy of 2 humans and 2 dogs, with no PET FEE per stay for up to 2 dogs. Please notify us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing dogs.
Dogs must be current on rabies vaccinations, protected by topical or oral flea and tick control, non-aggressive, and remain on a leash when outside. I provide cleanup bags for dog waste so you can dispose of it correctly. A city ordinance prohibits leaving dogs tied up outside while unattended. Sorry, pets other than dogs are not allowed. Service animals are excluded from additional fees, but please let me know who is coming so I can provide appropriate amenities.

It gets windy here sometimes, but you are welcome to use the fire pit on low fire-risk days. Please familiarize yourself with the garden hose and spigot location before you light a fire, keep the grate over the logs at all times to arrest sparks, and do not leave the fire unattended. Make sure it is completely out before leaving. You know, all the common sense stuff.
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