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Neat & Tidy Cottage™

The Neat & Tidy Cottage™ is the ideal plastic playhouse for toddlers to play “house” in! This toddler playhouse can accommodate multiple children to maximize the fun! Children can make believe to be mom or dad as they pretend to clean the toddler playhouse and talk on their play phone. Kids can even use it as a clubhouse inside or outside with its compact size and molded-in floor. Made in USA of US and imported parts. Phone, doorbell and faucet made in China.

  • The toddler plastic playhouse features a molded-in floor which is a favorite feature for parents and grandparents
  • The open design of the Neat & Tidy Cottage provides an easy way to keep an eye on toddlers as they play in their plastic playhouse
  • Toddlers will enjoy ringing the working doorbell
  • Pass-through mailbox allows toddlers to pretend deliver the mail to their playhouse
  • Molded-in kitchen table, faucet, burner and two seats encourage toddlers to play together and pretend to cook a meal
  • Working Dutch door allows kids to easily come in and out of their toddler playhouse
  • Play shutters open and close with ease
  • Playhouse interior 45" (1.14 m) tall
  • Durable, poly construction
  • Play broom featured in pictures is not included with the Neat & Tidy Cottage
  • Requires two "AAA" batteries (not included)
  • Learn about the inside dimensions of each playhouse
  • Adult assembly required
Recommended Age: 1.5 and up
Product Number: 788700
Dimensions: 46.50 H 51.00 W 35.00 D
Weight: 50.00 lbs
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Step2Neat & Tidy Cottage™
 
4.3

(based on 132 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (150)
  • Attractive (116)
  • Hours of fun (106)
  • Easy assembly (97)
  • Weather proof (82)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (12)
  • Flimsy (11)
  • Hard to keep clean (7)
  • Not weather resistant (4)
  • Boring (3)

Best Uses

  • Small children (108)
  • Individual play (104)
  • Group play (82)
  • Physical activity (24)
  • Older children (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stay at home parent (44), First time parent (41), Parent of two or more children (37), Grandparent (26), Working parent (25)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22), Yes (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love it!!

This was the first major, outdoor purchase I made for my daycare. I chose this one because I don't have a lot of experience with Step2 and I wanted to make sure I was...Read complete review

This was the first major, outdoor purchase I made for my daycare. I chose this one because I don't have a lot of experience with Step2 and I wanted to make sure I was satisfied with the quality of their products before I made a big investment. The kids love it and so do I. It is the perfect size for 2 toddlers, 3 if they don't mind being a little crowded. I put it together myself in under 45 minutes. The only issue I had was that the screw that holds the sink/table on didn't quite line up with the hole and eventually fell off. We popped it back in and it sags a little but the kids couldn't care less. I just bought the Naturally Playful picnic table and intend to purchase another, bigger playhouse as well as a climbing structure in the next few months. I would absolutely buy this again and recommend it to anyone looking for a smaller playhouse.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Its okay

bought this for my granddaughter who is a year and half old. The set is cute the only problem i have with this is. the seats in the house are so small her poor...Read complete review

bought this for my granddaughter who is a year and half old. The set is cute the only problem i have with this is. the seats in the house are so small her poor little hinnie cant fit. and the table is flimsy and attached to the seat. I would of perferd it to be on the other side of the house. And the door bell could be louder.

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5.0

This little home met all expectations

By 

from Glen Head NY

About Me Grandparent

Verified Buyer
new-bee

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Individual Play

    Comments about Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage™:

    I purchased this for my granddaughters 2nd birthday. She was thrilled and plays in it every day. Can't wait to decorate for each holiday with her. Built beautifully and durable. Thanks Step 2 .

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Perfect choice!

    By 

    from Canajoharie, NY

    About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy to assemble
    • Hours of Fun
    • Sturdy
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage™:

      This was bought for my son's second birthday. He absolutely loves it. I love seeing him be creative and use his imagination with the door bell, sink and phone inside.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great playhouse!

      By 

      from Hazlet, nj

      About Me First Time Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Group Play
        • Individual Play
        • Small Children

        Comments about Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage™:

        We bought this for our 20 month old daughter and she loves it! Easy to put together and it is so cute!

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        5.0

        perfect for 2 year old son

        By 

        from san francisco, ca

        About Me First Time Parent

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        honey bee

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Group Play
          • Individual Play

          Comments about Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage™:

          Bought this for my son and he loves it! With the weather improving i wanted something that would entertain him and keep him outside! There is a battery operated doorbell that he loves to push. Additionally the shutters are easy to open and close and he loves to pretend cook at the sink and counter. Great playhouse!

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          5.0

          Perfect for my little one!

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          from Hillsboro, ohio

          About Me First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent

          Verified Buyer
          new-bee

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Hours of Fun
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Group Play
            • Individual Play
            • Small Children

            Comments about Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage™:

            Great indoors or outside.

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            • No

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            Why did you choose this?
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            I wanted a playhouse for my granddaughter and this is the one her parents picked.
            Mary C on Apr 26, 2013
            I wanted a playhouse for my granddaughter and this is the one her parents picked.
            Mary C on Apr 26, 2013
            I need new stickers for step 2 cozy cottage play house...wondering where I can order some?
            A shopper on Apr 4, 2013
            BEST ANSWER: Sarah - the cost for the decal would be $0.90 + shipping and tax where applicable.
            can i get a replacement phone?
            A shopper on May 11, 2013
            BEST ANSWER: You can purchase replacement parts for this playhouse 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.
            My husband put this cottage together, and the doorbell doesn't work. We used brand new batteries that we just purchased. We also checked the batteries to make sure they were in correctly. Has anyone else had this happen and what should we do?
            Jennifer B on May 15, 2013
            BEST ANSWER: Didn't have this issue w/Neat & Tidy Cottage, but w/some other children's toys. Try taking the smoother side of an emery board and ruffing up the area where the positive battery contact would touch.
            Do you think this cottage is tall enough for the average 5yr old?
            Nicole H on Apr 9, 2014
            BEST ANSWER: I bought it for my 1 year old granddaughter. She is now 2 and is the perfect size for it. I think it is good for up to maybe 3-4 years old. MY grandson is 5 years old and is too tall for it.
            How does this do in the rain?
            J C on Aug 10, 2013
            BEST ANSWER: I bought this cottage for grandchildren in San Diego and in San Francisco. The cottages are outside in the rain and sun. After several years in the elements both cottages still look new and are used almost everyday by my grandchildren. This is a great product.
            We assembled it and the table is really wobbly, there's only 1 screw set below it? Is this normal?
            Margo on Jul 11, 2014
            BEST ANSWER: Please call toll free 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we will be happy to assist you with securing the table.
            I want to relocate my step2 playhouse... Does it come apart easily?
            Thank you
            Heather F on Apr 8, 2014
            BEST ANSWER: The top comes off the bottom easily and then can be moved pretty much anywhere ex: in from outside. We have done this multiple times.
            What are the dimensions of the box that the Step 2 Neat and Tidy Cottage comes in?
            A shopper on Dec 6, 2013
            BEST ANSWER: This playhouse is packaged in a 35" x 51.25" x 19.25" box.
            Does this come with the red top or the blue? I want it in the red to match her swing set and table and chairs....
            Christina T on Jul 7, 2013
            BEST ANSWER: At Step2.com we sell this playhouse with a blue top. Toys R Us offers this product with the red top and it is available here http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3004159
            does the facet do any thing?
            A shopper on May 11, 2013
            BEST ANSWER: No the faucet doesn't do anything
            I have not put this together yet, but do I need to put it together outside or can it go from inside to outside without any hassle?
            Karla H on Apr 24, 2013
            BEST ANSWER: Probably best to put it together outside. I think it's too wide to go through a house door easily. Plus, it's a bit unwieldy to move around too much. This house was purchased to use at a child care program for 2 year olds. It has done a remarkable job, what with about 50 toddlers running in and out of it every single day for a year. The weakest area would be where the sink is. I have worried all along that, with the children leaning on it, it might break off. However, that has not happened. Good luck!
            Maybe in some areas anchors are not needed. We live in the country and are surrounded by fields. I think our cottage will be blown over on any given day. We are waiting for nicer weather to put it up but I am also looking for a method to keep it in the same spot. Any thoughts?
            A shopper on Apr 9, 2013
            BEST ANSWER: We have had this play house on a large open playground at a childcare center in Arizona for a year now. This area is known for it's incredible windstorms, as well as wind gusts of 40, 50+ mph. The house has never ever blown over. I think you'll be okay with not anchoring it.
            i would like to purchase the Neat and tidy playhouse. Is it bpa free?
            Donna B on Apr 23, 2015
            BEST ANSWER: Step2 products are manufactured from Linear Low Density Polyethlene and/or Polypropylene plastics which do not contain Bisphenol A (BPA). Our products are also compliant to the CPSIA phthalate requirements as independent.
            What tools will I need to put this together?
            A shopper on Mar 7, 2015
            BEST ANSWER: When assembling the Neat & Tidy Cottage, the only tool needed is a screwdriver.
            Is there a weight limit for the molded floor? My wife would like to play inside the house with our daughter but is worried the floor might not handle an adult's weight.
            A shopper on Nov 24, 2014
            BEST ANSWER: No, there is not a weight limit for the molded in flooring.
            What are the shipping dimensions? Box weight & size?
            garson on Sep 18, 2014
            BEST ANSWER: The shipping dimensions for the Neat & Tidy Cottage™ are 35 inches wide by 51.25 inches high by 19.25 inches deep and weighs 53.5 lbs.
            Does Step 2 have fake mail for this playhouse?
            regina s on Aug 8, 2014
            BEST ANSWER: Regina, our playhouses do not come with fake mail. However, we do have a craft that shows you and your little ones how to make fake mail: http://blog.step2.com/2014/06/fridiy-mail-delivery.cfm
            Over time, water has seeped inside the beige walls. From the outside it looks like leaves and debris. I think it is probably mold. Has anybody tried cleaning inside the "walls"...how did you do it?? I
            A shopper on Aug 5, 2014
            BEST ANSWER: If your product is accumulating water, you can drill a ¼ hole on bottom away from any seam line, tip it and this should drain out the water. If you have additional questions about this process please call toll free 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we will be happy to assist you.
            Removing water in the walls of playhouse?
            A shopper on Jul 20, 2014
            BEST ANSWER: If your product is accumulating water, you can drill a ¼ hole on bottom away from any seam line, tip it and this should drain out the water. If you have additional questions about this process please call toll free 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we will be happy to assist you.
            Is this the only playhouse that has a moulded floor?? i would like to buy one with a moulded floor but want to know what other options there are
            Lis B on May 19, 2014
            BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is currently the only playhouse we offer with a molded-in floor.
            What is the difference between the red top and the blue top cottage? I see them priced differently on the sites which offer them.
            Ruff Ryder on Jan 4, 2014
            BEST ANSWER: The only different between these two models is the color.
            Does the one on the Kohls website come with a blue or red roof?
            Gail F on Dec 15, 2013
            BEST ANSWER: I'm not seeing this item on Kohls.com. Would you mind sending the link? Thank you.
            The dimensions: 46.50 H 35.00 W 51.00 D are related with the assembled playhouse or the package?
            Ricardo on Nov 1, 2013
            BEST ANSWER: These dimensions are assembled. The carton dimensions of this playhouse are 35” x 51.25” x 19.25.”
            is the phone supposed to make noise?
            A shopper on Sep 23, 2013
            BEST ANSWER: The phone in this Neat & Tidy Cottage does not make noise. The doorbell is a working electronic feature.
            Is there a prefered anchor method for outside set up?
            A shopper on Apr 7, 2013
            BEST ANSWER: I haven't found a need to anchor the cottage. The full floor gives stability and it is very open so wind went right through. However my girls are very gentle and the cottage is tucked against a brick wall.
            If you take apart this house, does it hold the same structural integrity if you put it back together again? In other words, if you move it from inside your home to outdoors, will it still be secure after the relocation?
            A shopper on Jan 3, 2015
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