About this listing
Our home located in the Forest Park a neighborhood of Chicago. It is a beautiful and well kept house. Just 2 blocks S. of downtown Forest Park, where you will find restaurants, shops, ice cream, and much more. Walk to downtown Oak Park- just 1.5 miles - and visit the city within minutes of getting on the blue line or green line metra trains. All within walking distance. Just 3 blocks from the blue line. This is a beautfiul and safe area. You will love it! Rooms are rented to students from all over the world attending Kaplan and Intrax Language schools. Guest rooms are also rented to AirBnB Guests.
All rooms are provided with new beds (this room has a twin bed), fresh bedding, air conditioned (central), fresh towels and self serve breakfast. My Homestay is fantastic.
If you are interested in booking more than one room, please see my other listings at the same location.
We have three dogs that are sweet and wonderful. If you are allergic this is not the place for you. Animals lovers preferred. :)
I also have a two flat with a coach house that is located just blocks from my home. Rooms are available or rent the entire flat! Pricing is based on your needs. Rooms rented at the rates listed.
Smoking allowed outside only, guests are required to use ash-trays. Guests are expected to clean up after themselves. Rooms are airconditioned (central air) and very spacious and comfortable. New beds!!
Laundry room and washer and dryer are available, as well as the kitchen- self serve breakfast is included. Toast, cereal, fruit, juice, eggs, turkey bacon, - and other breakfast items are provided - on a help yourself basis.
We have three dogs that are sweet and wonderful. If you are allergic this is not the place for you.
Animals lovers preferred. :)
I have another location - a 2flat that will be available for rental beginning September 5th, 2012. No animals will be in this location. VEry close to my home 5 blocks it offers the same benefits and a fantastic location. Beautiful hardwood floors and spacious common areas. This brick 2 flat is a real beauty.
Denise was a great host. She made every effort to ensure that I was comfortable and happy. She and everyone else were all incredibly nice and created a very welcoming atmosphere. Overall my time spent here was very much enjoyed and I highly recommend Denise as a host.
Everything worked very well.
The room was spacious and clean. The place was in general quite well equipped.
Denise was very nice to me, and she was always available on her mobile, which always made things easier.
Denise made me feel very welcome. She was always accessible if I needed anything. She works hard to keep a good environment for everyone. The house is very clean. There are many people living in this house with lots of them being students. The atmosphere during the week is quiet at night and never anything crazy to respect the studious individuals. All the medical students were very happy. It was perfect for me. I was doing a rotation at Loyola, and there are very convenient buses to and from Denise's. Also, it was close enough to bike. Because there are many people living in the house, it is easy to make friends to explore the city with. Overall, I had a very positive experience.
My month-long stay at Denise's in Forest Park was a wonderful experience. Denise was incredibly friendly and accommodating throughout my stay. The house was very clean, comfortable, and spacious, and located conveniently close to public transportation, which allowed for quick access to most of Chicago. I also enjoyed becoming acquainted with many of the international students during the month, all of whom were very friendly and considerate. If I happen to find myself back in Chicago, I would definitely stay at Denise's again. Highly recommended!
Very nice and clean place to stay Denise is very friendly and the area is great loads of shops and places to eat and drink and is very hand to get to the airport and to downtown would definitely stay there again
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About the Host, Denise
Since you’re thinking about staying with me, let me introduce myself! My name is Dee and I’ve been living in the Chicago Area all my life. And I live quite a happy life. Here’s a bit more about me.
I love the outdoors and I love to exercise. So daily you’ll find me riding the beautiful bike path near my house all over the area. If not biking, you can also often find me running my dogs on the local paths and parks.
--Why I Do AirBnB--
I do AirBnB hosting because it enriches my life. When people come together from all over the US and the world, long lasting friendships form. Also Chicago is one of the most beautiful American cities, and I love showing people things about this city and it’s surrounding suburbs that they would not otherwise see. And because of this I really do my best to create a fun, and warm environment for every student that stays.
Simply stated, I am an entrepreneur, and have been for 20+ years. During that time I have started and ran 4 businesses, including my current one, A+ master tutoring center. I am also an educator. I became interested in education over 7 years ago and became a teacher in American public schools until I decided to start my tutoring center.
And I do love running my tutoring center because I have been able to help countless children learn essential skills that prepare them to take charge of their lives when they leave school.