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Naturally Playful® StoryBook Cottage

The Naturally Playful StoryBook Cottage by Step2 is a backyard favorite thanks to its play possibilities and natural design. This large playhouse is perfect for multi-child play and sparks little imaginations as they play outside. It's an iconic durable play toy that will last your youngsters for years to come! Made in USA of US and imported parts. Phone made in China.

  • Decorative "thatched" roof and charming windows (one window includes working shutters)
  • Drop-leaf table, kitchenette, pretend clock with movable hands, and play phone featured inside (phone design may vary)
  • Working doorbell
  • Playhouse interior 56.25" (1.43 m) tall
  • Requires four "AAA" batteries, not included
  • Learn about the inside dimensions of each playhouse
  • Adult assembly required
Recommended Age: 1.5 and up
Product Number: 795900
Dimensions: 64.25 H 55.00 W 50.50 D
Weight: 114.00 lbs
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Step2Naturally Playful® StoryBook Cottage
 
4.7

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (78)
  • Attractive (55)
  • Easy assembly (48)
  • Hours of fun (48)
  • Weather proof (39)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Group play (48)
  • Individual play (47)
  • Small children (42)
  • Older children (18)
  • Physical activity (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stay at home parent (23), First time parent (21), Parent of two or more children (13), Working parent (13), Education oriented (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

BEST HOUSE EVER

After a lot of research we purchased this house for my daughter. We are very happy with the purchase and this house has a lot of features. Its been outside for a while and...Read complete review

After a lot of research we purchased this house for my daughter. We are very happy with the purchase and this house has a lot of features. Its been outside for a while and always looks clean and like new.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very cute....but

After many, many hours of researching playhouses for my daughter's 2nd Christmas we finally decided on the Storybook Cottage. I have extremely high standards and I really try to buy the best quality when...Read complete review

After many, many hours of researching playhouses for my daughter's 2nd Christmas we finally decided on the Storybook Cottage. I have extremely high standards and I really try to buy the best quality when it comes to big purchases. I liked that it wasn't gender specific and from the reviews I was really looking forward to a really high quality, nicely sized playhouse. With that being said...the house seemed a lot smaller than I was expecting. It easily fits 3 small sized children but there is not much room to move around. You have to push the door bell a certain way for the small bell to ring. The phone is hardly worth the effort...it is not loud at all. The table inside is so flimsy, little children naturally want to lean on it and it almost bends in two. The material doesn't seem sturdy at all. Yet, my daughter LOVES it and has played in it everyday for the past year. It is small enough to keep in her bedroom. The price seems too high for the quality and size...but we still love it! Looking back I probably would not have spent this much for this particular playhouse.

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5.0

An imagination station

By 

from Mogadore, OH

About Me Grandparent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy Assembly
  • Hours of Fun
  • Sturdy
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Group Play
    • Individual Play
    • Older Children
    • Small Children

    Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® StoryBook Cottage:

    My grandchildren ages 2 and 5 love this playhouse. It was very easy to assemble (like that it did not have predrilled holes to match up -- just put the screw in one hole and it goes into the other piece). The doorbell and phone were a big hit. Thanks.

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    5.0

    It's everything I'd hoped

    By 

    from Woodburn, IA

    About Me Grandparent

    Verified Buyer
    new-bee

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy Assembly
    • Hours of Fun
    • Sturdy
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Group Play
      • Individual Play
      • Physical Activity
      • Small Children

      Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® StoryBook Cottage:

      One of the best features is the door. Keeping each other out is fun for them. The window is great so the parents can make sure everything is ok inside. They love the sink and the clock inside. Couldn't be happier. Thank you!

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      Older isn't always better

      By 

      from Cranberry Twp, PA

      About Me Grandparent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Hours of Fun
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® StoryBook Cottage:

          Have older model. Use to have 2 chairs inside that swung out from wall by window. Great idea but the chairs were very flimsy. Seemed to always fall off wall! Had to keep putting them back on. Finally threw them out. Better just buying small lawn chairs

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          3.0

          Not Impressed! Cheap walls!!

          By 

          from NJ

          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® StoryBook Cottage:

            For the money I paid, I really expected more in the actual sturdiness of the walls and table. I have a 14 yr old boy and a 3 yr old boy. I know Step2 has seen better days in construction of things. The walls are sooo flimsy and full of very little cracks and holes. The table if pressed even lightly torks the window sill from which it is attached and I'm afraid it might crack if I'm not right in the house with my son to keep warning him about this. The same goes with the all in one stove and sink which sits on and hangs out a bit of the window sill. Too much pressure and there is a lot of torking going on but not to the point I'm afraid of the house breaking, just the sink/stove popping out. Plus the stove/sink combo looks like a nice rain collector since it sits partly out the window. It does have a hole in the sink but there are other areas to collect water and the stickers on the stove are going to be ruined as well. There are three main windows and only one has shutters, not a huge deal, just putting that out there. Also for the money I wish it were roomier. I'm a big mommy and I do fit in there with my son but I cant see more than 3 children at a time comfortably in there. Bottom line is I really regret this purchase. Here are my pros: It's attractive. Its definatly cute inside with its fireplace and built-in shelfs. And the doorbell is a cute feature. That's about that. I'm no stranger to Step2 and this was my first dissapointment from them. Waste of money. Very regrettful. Wish I could have seen it upclose before I bought it. If I'm correct and you can get your hands on and older moldel you will be pleased because I don't think the walls are thin and have the potential for cracking and tiny holes and there is a secret door. We've only had this house for 2 days. I hope it holds for up for awhile.

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            5.0

            Great design with realistic features!

            By 

            from Westwood, NJ

            About Me First Time Parent

            Verified Buyer
            new-bee

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy Assembly
            • Hours of Fun
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Group Play
              • Individual Play
              • Small Children

              Comments about Step2 Naturally Playful® StoryBook Cottage:

              Great design with realistic features! Perfect as our daughter loves Story Books and Fairy Tales.

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              • Yes

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              it is adorable!
              Alyson S on Apr 9, 2013
              it is adorable!
              Alyson S on Apr 9, 2013
              I have a 2 and a 5 year old. I know this would work for my 2 year old but is it too small for my 5 year old?
              Andy H on Mar 1, 2015
              Does the chair come with the Naturally Playful StoryBook Cottage? Is there any seating for the dropdown table?
              A shopper on Apr 29, 2013
              BEST ANSWER: The little IKEA round, plastic kid stools fit perfectly!
              Does this have a secret door? I read that the fireplace opens up into a small door but I also read the it was redesigned so I am not sure if it is still true?
              A shopper on Apr 28, 2013
              BEST ANSWER: No; there is no secret door behind the fireplace of the play house I purchased for my grandchildren.
              I plan to build a wooden platform as a floor for this playhouse for my granddaughter. Is there some tabs or other attachment mechanisms inside or outside this playhouse that will allow me to attach it to the wooden platform? I have looked through the assembly PDF, reviews, and previous Q&A's and don't see any reference to anchoring this playhouse at its bottom. Thank you for any advice on this.
              Raymond Q on Apr 30, 2014
              BEST ANSWER: No Raymond, sorry! There are no tabs at the base. Also, the assembly also required a little more than what the instructions stated. For example, extra holes had to be drilled in order for some of the panels to correctly allign. But, it's an excellent choice for a play house! It's sturdy, roomy, and just adorable! Lastly, be prepared to purchase the Step 2 chairs (seperately) to go with the flip down table. The small brown ones on there site fit and match perfectly and were less than $30! Hope this helps! Happy Building! :)
              How big is the box that this item ships in? Need to know if it'll fit in the back of our van (max dimensions 5' x 8'). Thanks
              rcpntr on Sep 10, 2013
              BEST ANSWER: Went to collect this from the store today. Heads up to others - the box does NOT fit in the back of a Honda Oddyssey (with seats out, back is 5' x 8', it was about 3" too wide), but it does all fit if you take it out of the box - and then you don't need to remove the middle row to get it in :) I can't wait for our girls to see it on their birthday!
              How easy is it to disassemble and reassemble the house? We would like to use it inside but then take it apart and put it away for storage on a regular basis.
              A shopper on Dec 2, 2013
              BEST ANSWER: I didn't find it difficult to assemble so I don't think it would be hard to do as long as you keep the instructions. Please note that I never disassembled ours because we use it outside. My only concern would be that the more often you assemble and disassemble it, the screw holes might not be as tight as they need to be to keep the cottage secure. Hope this helps.
              Can this be left out in the snow?
              A shopper on Oct 16, 2013
              BEST ANSWER: Yes. Ours has been outside for two years now
              Does this playhouse have a floor? And if not which models do?
              A shopper on Jun 5, 2014
              BEST ANSWER: No, this playhouse does not have a molded-in floor. The only playhouse we current manufacture with a molded-in floor is the Neat & Tidy Cottage.
              The dimensions are indicated as 55 w and 50.5 deep. From the pictures it looks as if the door is located on the less wide side- the 50.5 deep side. It is difficult to be sure from the photo- can anyone verify this for me? Thanks!
              A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
              BEST ANSWER: The picture is a bit deceiving, as I just measured and the door is on the widest side. Hope this helps... We LOVE this cottage... Our kids play in daily...
              How to locate assembly instructions..?
              A shopper on Feb 5, 2014
              BEST ANSWER: Assembly instructions can be accessed here: http://images.step2.com/media/pdfs/766600_assembly.pdf
              Why does this need batteties?
              A shopper on May 27, 2015
              BEST ANSWER: Batteries are needed for the Naturally Playful® StoryBook Cottage's doorbell and play phone.
              Does it have a floor?
              A shopper on Apr 27, 2015
              BEST ANSWER: No, the Naturally Playful® Storybook Cottage does not come with a floor.
              I have seen other pictures of this house on the web, and some have 2 outdoor walls with an outdoor table? Is that an additional accessory you need to buy or is that a model that is no longer available. Thanks
              A shopper on Apr 23, 2015
              BEST ANSWER: The Storybook Cottage with Outdoor Patio Set is an older model that is no longer available for purchase.
              Hi, just wondering whether it's possible to order replacement stickers and if so, the approximate cost, as ours have been destroyed over time?
              M. Smith on Apr 13, 2015
              BEST ANSWER: You can order replacement decal sets for the Naturally Playful® StoryBook Cottage through our Customer Service Department. Please call toll free 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we will be happy to assist you with this request.
              Does the area dimension 55w X 50.50d include the exterior seating area? I want to build the foundation before assembling the playhouse. If the outside seating area does in fact extend beyond the given area dimension, what is the exterior measurement of the extension wall?
              Amy R on Nov 17, 2014
              BEST ANSWER: The Naturally Playful® Storybook Cottage no longer comes with an exterior seating area.
              Does this model include a floor? Thanks!
              Jennifer H on Jun 30, 2013
              BEST ANSWER: No floor