About this listing
We are a hip couple with one teenage son and a quiet, lovable, well-behaved dog. We live in a light-filled house in a gorgeous setting. This listing is for an extra bedroom and private bath on the second floor, the same floor as our bedrooms.
You will have your own unique key code for easy entry. You'll be in a private guest room on the second floor of our house. The guest room is quite clean and comfortable, with wood floors, a queen-size bed with lots of pillows (we have accommodated couples with one young child with a cozy single 2" thick mattress with comforter on the floor), antique dresser, nightstands, good reading lamps, closet with plenty of hangers, rocking chair, portable laptop desk, power strip for charging your electronics, tons of tourist brochures for the area, free high-speed wireless, a fan and AC when needed, and windows that open to our beautiful flower garden (or snowy garden!) on a quiet street. You'll have a carafe of fresh, filtered water and probably a small treat. You will have a private bathroom across the hall with tub/shower, basic toiletries. and windows overlooking the golf course.
Once you book with us, we send out a confirmation email including our address/contact info and docs detailing public transportation options from the airports. We've had lots of happy guests so check out our reviews, and email if you have any questions!
PLEASE NOTE: We are sorry, but we are currently unable to provide breakfast. We do provide access to coffee and tea in our kitchen. If we're here, we'll make it for you, and if we'll be otherwise occupied, we'll make sure you know where everything is. You are welcome to store leftovers in our refrigerator, but we do not offer kitchen use.
Our house is next to a beautiful public golf course, and you are welcome to enjoy our lovely deck with its quiet and peaceful view of the woods, 12th green, golfers, walkers, runners, dog walkers, cross-country skiers and various wildlife.
Interaction with Guests
Our own bedrooms and bathroom are on the same level as the guest room, but we keep doors closed and we're extremely respectful of guests' privacy needs. We're pretty busy and not at all intrusive, but we're happy to chat if we're around, have time, and you're into that!
Our house is in a great location in Evanston, which is the first town just north of Chicago on Lake Michigan. Evanston has Northwestern University and is vibrant and very urban (definitely not vanilla suburban) while also being green, quiet and peaceful. Northwestern University is here so there's lots of great culture.
We're walking distance to everything, including:
Public transportation (see Getting Around).
Public beaches, parks, arboretum and playgrounds. Excellent walking/running routes right out the door, through beautiful neighborhoods, beach/lakefront and parks.
Yoga studios and gyms.
Evanston cafes and fabulous restaurants, all kinds of shopping and tons of grocery options nearby including FoodStuffs (gourmet food), Whole Foods, Dominick's, Jewel, Great Harvest Bread, Homemade Pizza, etc.
Northwestern University and all it has to offer (come for a football game!).
There are multiple public transportation options from O'Hare and Midway; information is provided on booking.
Once here, you'll be walking distance to public transportation (walk 2 blocks to the Metra, which is a 35 min train ride into Chicago and all it has to offer, or walk 4 blocks to the CTA, which is a 45 min train ride into Chicago. The Metra also goes north to north shore suburbs and attractions like Ravinia, Chicago Botanic Garden and more).
Extra charge for third person does not apply to small children who don't mind sleeping on nice little mattress on the floor (or who kick you out of bed so you can!).
We don't allow use of our kitchen aside from coffee and tea. Happy to store your leftovers in our refrigerator, though!
Plenty of street parking - we supply permit for restricted hours or show you where to park in our driveway.