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Neat & Tidy Cottage™ - Active Brights

Colorful year-round playhouse with molded-in floor keeps kids out of the dirt, and dirt out of your house. Made in USA of US and imported parts. Phone made in China.

  • Product features a molded-in floor which is a Mom favorite!
  • Open design provides easy view of children at play
  • Electronic doorbell pass-through mailbox, and play phone (phone design may vary)
  • Faucet, burner, molded-in kitchen table, and 2 seats
  • Working Dutch door and shutters
  • Playhouse interior 45" (1.14 m) tall
  • Durable, poly construction
  • Learn more information on this playhouse
  • Requires two "AAA" batteries (not included)
  • Adult assembly required
Recommended Age: 1.5 and up
Product Number: 880500
Dimensions: 46.50 H 35.00 W 51.00 D
Weight: 50.00 lbs
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Step2Neat & Tidy Cottage™ - Active Brights
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (38)
  • Attractive (23)
  • Easy assembly (19)
  • Hours of fun (19)
  • Weather proof (15)

Cons

  • Hard to keep clean (3)

Best Uses

  • Small children (22)
  • Individual play (21)
  • Group play (16)
  • Physical activity (6)
  • Older children (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (10), Grandparent (9), Education oriented (5), Working parent (5), Stay at home parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6), No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very nice house

Compared to all other houses, the design is very nice: big enough for a toddler. At the sametime not too big so that we could put it inside during the winter for our...Read complete review

Compared to all other houses, the design is very nice: big enough for a toddler. At the sametime not too big so that we could put it inside during the winter for our girl to enjoy it all the year.
Big openings (windows) all around = best thing. It lets you keep an eye on your child all the time, and play with him through the windows.
Other advantage : it has a floor so that it stays cleaner and safer (no insects, small animal...).
Colors really more beautiful compared to all the other houses that are brown / dark red (sad colors!).
Concerning durability and weather resistance, no opinion. We haven't got it enough time to judge.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bright and colorful

I'm sure this will be a big hit -- it's bright and colorful and matches its description. We bought it a month ago but still haven't finished assembling it for several reasons. A...Read complete review

I'm sure this will be a big hit -- it's bright and colorful and matches its description. We bought it a month ago but still haven't finished assembling it for several reasons. A few things that were disappointing on arrival: Box was DESTROYED -- but the shipping label was on top of the tape that fixed the box (so it seemed the box was broken before even leaving the warehouse). The stickers, screws and complete instructions were missing from the box (not surprising there were huge gaping holes in the box). Step2 was great about sending replacement parts (took about 10days to get them). Additionally it was covered in a thin film of plastic dust (like what would be generated if they used an electric sander to take the rough edges off). It had to be wiped down before the kids used it (my hands were covered just taking the pieces out of the box). In the end I think there are better playhouses out there but it is exactly as advertised.

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3.0

Bright and colorful

By Triplet MoM

from Boston, MA

About Me Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc)

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Verified Buyer
new-bee

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Sturdy
  • Survives Brutal Shipping

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Group Play
    • Individual Play

    Comments about Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage™ - Active Brights:

    I'm sure this will be a big hit -- it's bright and colorful and matches its description. We bought it a month ago but still haven't finished assembling it for several reasons. A few things that were disappointing on arrival: Box was DESTROYED -- but the shipping label was on top of the tape that fixed the box (so it seemed the box was broken before even leaving the warehouse). The stickers, screws and complete instructions were missing from the box (not surprising there were huge gaping holes in the box). Step2 was great about sending replacement parts (took about 10days to get them). Additionally it was covered in a thin film of plastic dust (like what would be generated if they used an electric sander to take the rough edges off). It had to be wiped down before the kids used it (my hands were covered just taking the pieces out of the box). In the end I think there are better playhouses out there but it is exactly as advertised.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Lots of fun

    By GI grandma

    from Illinois

    About Me Grandparent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Assembly
    • Hours of Fun
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Group Play
      • Individual Play
      • Small Children

      Comments about Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage™ - Active Brights:

      This product is fun for girls and boys. My grandchildren have spent hours of imaginative play in the "princess castle" or "The Fort".

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not as sturdy as expected

      By Miss G

      from Miami,Florida

      About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc)

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Table inside bent after 3

      Best Uses

      • Small Children

      Comments about Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage™ - Active Brights:

      Very cute design, can hold multiple little ones.
      Safe for under 2 crowd.
      Table inside bends very easily after 3 days! Not as sturdy as expected, and I have it inside.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Clever little house. Love the doorbell!

      By R & B Farm

      from Danville IN

      About Me Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy Assembly
      • Sturdy
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

      • Wrong shipment 1st time

      Best Uses

      • Individual Play
      • Small Children

      Comments about Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage™ - Active Brights:

      Have used Step 2 products before. Very sturdy; handed down to family members when one outgrows.

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      • Yes

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great purchase!

      By Grandma Joan

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Grandparent

      Verified Buyer
      new-bee

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Group Play
        • Individual Play
        • Small Children

        Comments about Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage™ - Active Brights:

        I bought this for my livingroom (during winter)and will move it to the backyard in spring. It is everything I hoped for. My great niece (13 mos.) took right to it. The assembly was easy. I put it together myself. No holes for the screws, but there are depressions that show you where to insert. Delivery was earlier than I expected. Beautiful bright, happy colors.

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        Neat & Tidy Cottage™ - Active Brights
        Already Asked: 3 Questions, 6 Answers
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        Step2.com Store asked: Why did you choose this?
        Alexandra T: colors are fun and not as dreary as the other version Nov 14, 2014
        Tricia B: My 4 year old picked it out, she loves the colors ! Nov 27, 2013
        luis i: Grand mother of child did Nov 25, 2013
        Victoria B: It has a floor and the play area outside has woodchips that make it more difficult for the little ones to play May 21, 2013
        LisaW asked: Why does Neat & Tidy Active brights have 2 seats and the other colors have one seat? Nov 16, 2014
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        Step2Staff: The Neat & Tidy Cottage (http://www.step2.com/p/Neat-Tidy-Cottage) comes with 2 molded-in seats. The Neat & Tidy Cottage II only comes with 1 molded-in seat. Nov 18, 2014
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        Miriam asked: What is the difference between the neat and tidy cottage and the neat and tidy cottage active brights? Apr 6, 2014
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        Step2Staff: The only difference between these models is the color. Apr 7, 2014
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