About This Listing
This charming 1 bedroom, 1 bath + living room and dining room occupies the entire first floor of a large older home. Rental is completely furnished, has a large deck and tree-lined yard. Perfectly located near downtown Champaign and UIUC campus.
This charming 1 bedroom, 1 bath + living room and dining room occupies the entire first floor of a large older home. Rental is completely furnished: furniture, kitchen appliances and utensils, spices, oils and other staples, bedsheets, towels, cleaning supplies.
There is a computer desk with monitor & printer ready for laptop to plug in and concentrate on your own life rather than the transition of moving. There is even a treadmill desk outfitted with monitor and speakers and a laptop stand if you want to jog and compute!
The only bill you pay is power. Included are water, trash, sanitary and maintenance. Pre-configured broadband internet and Wifi available for $30/mo.
Open layout with gorgeous old woodwork. Note: Bedroom is open to dining room / office area as seen in photos. Dining room is open to kitchen, bedroom and living room on 3 respective sides.
French doors off of the kitchen open up to a deck and a huge relaxing tree-lined yard. There are gardens and a space for planting vegetables, herbs etc.
Parking in driveway.
Perfectly located, 5 minutes walk to downtown Champaign and not much further to UIUC campus. 1/2 block from Springfield avenue which has many major bus lines to anywhere in CU.
The apartment occupies the entire first floor. There is shared access to the basement for laundry, the front porch, the back deck and back yard.
Interaction with Guests
We don't bother the tenants unless called upon to maintain something, but we are available to answer questions.
This house is situated in my favorite Champaign neighborhood, reasonably quiet and residential and yet just a block off of a major artery (Springfield Avenue) and only a few minutes walk to Westside Park and Downtown Champaign and near the UIUC campus. Many graduate students, young familys and professionals live near here.
Buslines run right down Springfield Avenue, just 1/2 a block away.
Other Things to Note
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Leave the house as you found it, or request I arrange for a cleaning.
No smoking inside, may smoke on the front porch or back deck.
Pets not allowed unless approved before booking with additional fee $30/mo per cat. Dogs not allowed.
John was a great host. He accommodated with my conditions of travelling internationally and not having a US cell number until the day before my arrival in Champaign. Emma, John's assistant, was waiting for me on the front porch to show me into the house with basic instructions upon my arrival. John also sent a detailed and straight forward manual to help me familiarize with the house upon my arrival.
Everything was clean and ready for me to settle in, and my parents who arrived a few days later also loved the place. It has a great backyard, the house was equipped with all the necessities, and I loved the clean hardwood floor that allowed us to stay barefoot the whole time. The neighborhood is quiet, safe, and beautiful. The place is also close to the downtown Champaign and very convenient with the bus line. All the descriptions of the place was accurate, and I had a very pleasant stay at John's house.
John was a great host- he answered all my questions promptly prior to and during my stay, and made sure all the arrangements were made to have me set up in the house when I arrived in the area. The house appears as shown in the photos, and was neat, clean and secure. I very much enjoyed my short stay there and would not hesitate to book these accommodations again. Thanks John!
John is a really nice host. He provided a detailed and straight forward manual to help me familirize with the house. The room was very clean and nicely decorated. It also has a great backyard. The description was accurate. The neighborhood is quite and beautiful. I had a very pleasant stay at John's house.
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About the Host, John
My name is John Martirano. I am from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA. I am a software developer, massage therapist (thai) and artist. You can find a lot more info on me with an oogle search. The only other John Martirano is a lawyer in NJ.