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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
  • Learn more information on this playhouse
  • Requires two "AAA" batteries (not included)
  • 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 Wena Wena

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 Cameron's mommy

    from Canajoharie, NY

    About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

    See all my reviews

    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 Jy

      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 Sara SF

        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!

          By Jlucas

          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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            Neat & Tidy Cottage™
            Already Asked: 24 Questions, 46 Answers
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            Step2.com Store asked: Why did you choose this?
            Mary C: I wanted a playhouse for my granddaughter and this is the one her parents picked. Apr 26, 2013
            A shopper asked: I need new stickers for step 2 cozy cottage play house...wondering where I can order some? Apr 4, 2013
            Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (5) No (0)
            Step2Staff: Sarah - the cost for the decal would be $0.90 + shipping and tax where applicable. Apr 9, 2013
            Reply to Step2 Good answer? Yes (2) No (0)
            Step2Staff: 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. Apr 5, 2013
            Reply to Step2 Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
            sarah: What does it cost to order new stickers? Apr 9, 2013
            A shopper asked: can i get a replacement phone? May 11, 2013
            Answer this · Send to friends Good question? Yes (2) No (0)
            Step2Staff: 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. May 13, 2013
            Reply to Step2 Good answer? Yes (3) No (1)
            wayne y: how much is the replacement phone? how much is shipping? thanks, May 18, 2014
            Step2Staff: Please call our customer service team at 1-800-347-8372 for pricing. May 23, 2014
            Jennifer B asked: 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? May 15, 2013
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            pamela m: 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. May 18, 2013
            Reply to pamela Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
            Ana B: We never had problems with the doorbell. The cottage has been outside for almost 2 years and it still works. We actually haven't even replaced batteries since we got it. May 17, 2013
            Reply to Ana Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
            Virginia J: I purchased this for my granddaughter's and their doorbell doesn't work either. Not sure what to do about it. Guess we should contact the company and get their advice. May 20, 2013
            Reply to Virginia Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
            Joyce K: We didn't have any problems with the doorbell and all pieces were there. The only trouble we had was keeping the kids out of the cottage while we completed it! May 18, 2013
            Reply to Joyce Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
            Donna D: Yes, the same thing happened to us. We contacted Step 2 and they sent a new door bell which is still working. May 17, 2013
            Reply to Donna Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
            Frank O: Ours did not work either we have requested a replacement Dec 22, 2013
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            Gerri G: NO! May 23, 2013
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            Nicole H asked: Do you think this cottage is tall enough for the average 5yr old? Apr 9, 2014
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            Anne H: 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. Apr 12, 2014
            Reply to Anne Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
            Christopher A J: My daughter is three and it still works for her but my 5 year old nephew has to duck to get inside. I think it's a bit small for a 5 yr old Apr 13, 2014
            Kathleen J: Yes my 5 year old son plays in it. Apr 10, 2014
            Reply to Kathleen Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
            Kathleen J: Yes my 5 year old son plays in it. Apr 10, 2014
            Reply to Kathleen Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
            Joan C: No!! My 4 year old barely fits!! Apr 11, 2014
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            J C asked: How does this do in the rain? Aug 10, 2013
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            Martha L: 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. Aug 12, 2013
            Reply to Martha Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
            Sharon B: I bought this for my grand daughters in 11-2011 and it has held up great they put sand in it and sweep it out. They have put this little neat and tidy cottage through the mill and it still looks great!
            Hope you enjoy yours!
            Sharon
            Aug 12, 2013
            Reply to Sharon Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
            Christianne D: We have had ours for 2 years and keep it outside year round (snow, rain, etc). Still looks as good as when we bought it! Aug 12, 2013
            Reply to Christianne Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
            Natalia B: hI, I NEED KNOW WICH DIMENSIONS HAVE THE PRODUCT IN HIS PACKAGING. THANKS. NATALIA Aug 22, 2013
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            Susanna B: It's open on 2 sides so rain gets in Aug 12, 2013
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            Margo asked: We assembled it and the table is really wobbly, there's only 1 screw set below it? Is this normal? Jul 11, 2014
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            Step2Staff: 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. Jul 17, 2014
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            Christopher A J: Yep! Ours is the same way! Our daughter quickly learned not to sit on that!! Jul 14, 2014
            Heather F asked: I want to relocate my step2 playhouse... Does it come apart easily?
            Thank you
            Apr 8, 2014
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            Fiona K: 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. Apr 8, 2014
            Reply to Fiona Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
            Heather F: Thanks, Fiona!!! Do I need any tools to get it off or will it just pop off?? Apr 8, 2014
            Fiona K: It is attached so you will need a screw driver to take or apart and put back together. Apr 8, 2014
            Heather F: Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions!! Apr 8, 2014
            Jeanette M: It moves around the yard easy. If you warn to totally relocate it is possible but not easily. Apr 8, 2014
            Reply to Jeanette Good answer? Yes (0) No (0)
            A shopper asked: What are the dimensions of the box that the Step 2 Neat and Tidy Cottage comes in? Dec 6, 2013
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            Step2Staff: This playhouse is packaged in a 35" x 51.25" x 19.25" box. Dec 6, 2013
            Reply to Step2 Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
            Carol W: It is about 3 feet X 4 feet across. My grandchildren love it! Dec 6, 2013
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            Christina T asked: 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.... Jul 7, 2013
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            Step2Staff: 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 Jul 8, 2013
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            Susanna B: Blue just like the picture shows Jul 8, 2013
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            A shopper asked: does the facet do any thing? May 11, 2013
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            Kelly D: No the faucet doesn't do anything May 13, 2013
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            Susanna B: No May 13, 2013
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            Karla H asked: 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? Apr 24, 2013
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            CLAUDETTE Q: 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! Apr 26, 2013
            Reply to CLAUDETTE Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
            Gerri G: No, put it together outside. May 23, 2013
            Reply to Gerri Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
            A shopper asked: 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? Apr 9, 2013
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            CLAUDETTE Q: 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. Apr 26, 2013
            Reply to CLAUDETTE Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
            Ana B: We definitely don't have fields around us, we live in the DC suburbs, but our Tidy Cottage sat outside through the Derecho in June 2012 and Sandy in October. We have not anchored it and it was barely moved by the strong winds during both storms. Apr 11, 2013
            Reply to Ana Good answer? Yes (1) No (0)
            A shopper asked: 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. Nov 24, 2014
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            Step2Staff: No, there is not a weight limit for the molded in flooring. Nov 24, 2014
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            garson asked: What are the shipping dimensions? Box weight & size? Sep 18, 2014
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            Step2Staff: 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. Sep 18, 2014
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            regina s asked: Does Step 2 have fake mail for this playhouse? Aug 8, 2014
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            Step2Staff: 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 Aug 8, 2014
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            A shopper asked: 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 Aug 5, 2014
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            Step2Staff: 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. Aug 5, 2014
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            A shopper asked: Removing water in the walls of playhouse? Jul 20, 2014
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            Step2Staff: 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. Jul 21, 2014
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            Lis B asked: 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 May 19, 2014
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            Step2Staff: Yes, this is currently the only playhouse we offer with a molded-in floor. May 20, 2014
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            Ruff Ryder asked: What is the difference between the red top and the blue top cottage? I see them priced differently on the sites which offer them. Jan 4, 2014
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            Step2Staff: The only different between these two models is the color. Jan 7, 2014
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            Gail F asked: Does the one on the Kohls website come with a blue or red roof? Dec 15, 2013
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            Step2Staff: I'm not seeing this item on Kohls.com. Would you mind sending the link? Thank you. Dec 16, 2013
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            Ricardo asked: The dimensions: 46.50 H 35.00 W 51.00 D are related with the assembled playhouse or the package? Nov 1, 2013
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            Step2Staff: These dimensions are assembled. The carton dimensions of this playhouse are 35” x 51.25” x 19.25.” Nov 4, 2013
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            A shopper asked: is the phone supposed to make noise? Sep 23, 2013
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            Step2Staff: The phone in this Neat & Tidy Cottage does not make noise. The doorbell is a working electronic feature. Sep 23, 2013
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            A shopper asked: Is there a prefered anchor method for outside set up? Apr 7, 2013
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            Kelly-Ann F: 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. Apr 8, 2013
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