Evanston, IL, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Evanston

Hotel
269br 4-star Hotel
  • Pets Allowed
  • Wifi
This historic hotel is a cosmopolitan oasis of urban chic and set in a prime Evanston area, 3 blocks from Lake Michigan and 20 miles from Chicago's O'Hare airport.
Other
1br Other
  • Wifi
Welcome to our home. It’s a condo on the first floor in a perfect location in Evanston, the first town north of the City of Chicago on Lake Michigan. Evanston has Northwestern University and is vibrant and very urban while also being green, quiet and peaceful. Northwestern University is a walk away so there's lots of great culture. You will be in a private guest room in our condo. The guest room is quite clean and comfortable, with wood floors and a bed with pillows. We can arrange for tourist brochures for the area at your request. There is free high-speed wireless, an AC, a window with great light that faces a quiet street. There is a shared bathroom across the hall with a huge rainfall showerhead, and basic toiletries. Our place is has a nice backyard space with a grill that can be used. Its located literally 5 minutes from the beach and downtown shopping. By foot. Starbucks is a 2-min walk for the coffee lovers.
Hotel
Poor
124 reviews
90br 3-star Hotel
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Wifi
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art and Northwestern University. Grosse Point Lighthouse and Ryan Field are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Hotel
Nice
127 reviews
159br 3-star Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art and Northwestern University. Grosse Point Lighthouse and Ryan Field are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Bedroom
Excellent
154 reviews
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The SpaceThe guest room is clean and comfortable, with wood floors, a queen-size bed with lots of pillows, antique dresser, nightstands, good reading lamps, closet with plenty of hangers, rocking chair, portable laptop desk, power strip for charging your electronics, tourist brochures for the area, free high-speed wireless, a fan and AC when needed, and windows that open to our beautiful flower (or snowy!) garden on a quiet street and next to a golf course. 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. 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 been taking a break from hosting but we've had lots of happy guests so check out our reviews, and email if you have any questions! Guest AccessPLEASE 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 GuestsOur 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! The NeighborhoodOur 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. Art museums. Public library. Baha'i Temple. 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!). Getting AroundThere 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).
Home/Apartment
Excellent
69 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
The SpaceSecond floor walk up, one bedroom apartment in quiet courtyard building. The residents of the building are graduate students and professors. Guest AccessGuests have full and private access to the apartment, but please note that I rent my space when I travel and I live here the balance of the time. Interaction with GuestsPrivate apartment access so you might or might not see me to give you keys and show you around. Otherwise, I leave details on navigating the apartment and I am available by phone or text with any issues. The NeighborhoodQuiet and quaint neighborhood within a few blocks walk to Northwestern University, the Kellogg School of Business, downtown Evanston, good eating, coffee houses, and retail shops. Public transit is also a few blocks walk. Getting AroundWalk to Northwestern campus, The Kellogg School of Business, or three blocks to the Purple Line, which travels express to downtown Chicago during peak rush hours (otherwise travel downtown is up to an hour on the El). Less than 15 minute walk to the Baha'i Temple. On street parking is available, but please provide me with advanced notice so that I might have permit passes for your stay. Other Things to NoteI don't accept reservations from profiles lacking verifications and without a lot of detail. Please provide advanced notice if you need parking so that I can ensure that I have sufficient parking permits. The space holds a maximum of four guests (as in two couples), but contact me with details for more than two people.
Bedroom
Bedroom
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The SpaceClean private bedroom with a Queen-size bed - Internet WIFI (No charge) - Over-the-Air TV (NO cable or satellite) - Central Air-conditioning - Ceiling Fan Guest AccessPrivate bathroom for your own personal use Towels are provided Interaction with GuestsMinimal Only bed, no breakfast The NeighborhoodVery nice neighborhood Getting AroundThree blocks from public train transportation (CTA and Metra) to downtown Chicago Driveway parking also available for FREE Other Things to NoteQuiet time after 9pm Available - WIFI Internet and Over-the-Air TV, and Books No Cable or Satellite TV
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceI am renting the 2nd-floor living area: 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bath, dining room, laundry room, and living room. The back door leads to a fenced in backyard and patio area with a grill. Relaxing backyard. Well kept property in a very peaceful neighborhood close to downtown Evanston and a quick train ride to downtown Chicago. Walking distance to Lake Michigan (beaches), Northwestern, Yoga studios, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Radio Shack, GREAT restaurants, fun shopping, concerts, and theaters. Additional amenities: Wireless internet, parking, and cable. Price reflects one guest - please select the correct number of guests, as there is a additional charge ($75/night). Guest AccessThe entire 2nd floor and backyard are available to guests: 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bath, dinning room, laundry room, and living room. Interaction with GuestsI meet ALL guests upon arrival to my home. Since I live in the home between rentals, I usually make other arrangements when guests book my apartment. We can talk in detail upon inquiries. The NeighborhoodQuiet and charming tree lined streets. Friendly neighbors and lots of dogs. Easy walk to the lake and fun shops or bars. Yoga studio just 2 blocks away. Getting AroundThere are trains, local rental car companies, buses, taxi companies and bikes available. Just tell me your objectives and I can be more specific. Pace Bus #250 - to and from O'Hare Airport (1 hour ) Dempster and Dodge stop is walking distance to my home. Other Things to NotePlease be honest about occupancy! Price reflects one guest - please select the correct number of guests, as there is a additional charge ($55/night).
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The SpaceEnjoy the comfort of a room in an artful private home in Evanston, close to Northwestern, Chicago and the lake. Art and textiles, off-street parking, private yard, green and synthetic fragrance and chemical-free home that will be your quiet retreat! I also have a whole house listing for the same property that I make available when I travel. This listing is for a room, and the assumption is that it will be during times that I'm at the house. You will have your own room with a double bed in a lovely 1-story private home with a finished basement. There is a patio area with a sitting area outside the kitchen for candlelit evening dinners. Washer and dryer are available for your use. I live in a residential, safe historic district, with beautiful tree-lined streets and lovely old houses. downtown Evanston and Northwestern University are approximately 1.5 miles north, and Lake Michigan and beaches are a little over a mile to the east. Evanston has become a haven for local, sustainable cuisine, with several highly rated restaurants in the area that pride themselves on local sourcing and organic ingredients, including Found Kitchen, Campagnola, Union Pizzeria and more. We have two Whole Foods within 1-2 miles of the house. Evanston has a wonderful farmer's market every Saturday during the season. Parking is available on the street as well as a parking pad in the back of the house. Public transportation via the CTA or Metra train is available via an easy walk to Main and Chicago Ave. (about 8 blocks). Guest AccessYou will have a private room and use of a shared bathroom. You can feel free to use the kitchen and common areas in the rest of the house. Interaction with GuestsI'll usually be in town but you can have as much privacy as you prefer. I'm always happy to meet my guests and can help with local information to whatever extent you need. The NeighborhoodI live in a residential, safe historic district, with beautiful tree-lined streets and lovely old houses. downtown Evanston and Northwestern University are approximately 1.5 miles north, and Lake Michigan and beaches are a little over a mile to the east. Evanston has become a haven for local, sustainable cuisine, with several highly rated restaurants in the area that pride themselves on local sourcing and organic ingredients, including Found Kitchen, Campagnola, Union Pizzeria and more. We have two Whole Foods within 1-2 miles of the house. Evanston has a wonderful farmer's market every Saturday during the season. Getting AroundParking is available on the street as well as a parking pad in the back of the house. Public transportation via the CTA or Metra train is available via an easy walk to Main and Chicago Ave. (about 8 blocks).
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  • Pets Allowed
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The SpaceWe are artists and we have a very creative home that has all the charm of the 1926 year that it was built in. We are located at the end of a dead end street, nestled in pine trees and perennial gardens.This large room is equipped with a trundle bed which means that a separate bed pulls out from underneath for a second guest . It does pop up so that it is on the same level as the other bed , or it can stay lower .We do have another listing and if another guest is there at the same time then the bathroom is shared . Guest AccessAbout you - Please let me know why you are coming and a little about yourself. A picture would be great,too. Airbnb is a community based on trust and since you get to read about me , I'd like to know who wants to come to our home , thanks. Guests will have access to the entire main floor of our home as well as the beautiful garden deck and are welcome to store something in the kitchen. Guests staying for one week or longer will also have use of the laundry facilities and the kitchen.Guests will have access to the entire main floor of our home as well as the beautiful garden deck. Guests staying for one week or longer will also have use of the laundry facilities and kitchen. Interaction with GuestsWhen I am around I love to meet people and help with travel , dining suggestions etc. The NeighborhoodWe are walking distance to parks, arboretum, starbucks and 1.5 miles from the campus of Northwestern university and the lakefront,and so close to Chicago Getting Aroundtwo trains , one is 4 blocks away , the other is .5 mile away . also we are just blocks from the bus system . Other Things to NoteThe Evanston Summertime Outdoor Concerts Along the Lake & the Lagoon (Davis St) The Summer Concerts at the Outdoor Ravinia Bandshell and picnic grounds in nearby Highland Park, The Chicago Botanic Garden, Evanston's Public beaches, parks, arboretum and playgrounds. Excellent walking/running routes right out our door. The Evanston Yoga studios, The Block Art museum, Evanston Public library on Church Street. Baha'i Temple. The Chicago Institute of Music featuring daily concerts and workshops, which is on Chicago Ave. & Grove St.
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Bedroom
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  • Breakfast
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The SpaceOur home serves as a temporary residence for many different musicians, artists, academics, & business people. In fact, what makes our house unique is that we have now served as hosts to people from all over the world and sometimes at the same time. We started doing this when I took a job as the Midwest Coordinator for an International High School Student Exchange Program and got to know how easy it was meeting people from around the world. Since then, and hosting many Northwestern Graduate Students working on their PhDs in our home, our friends have taken to calling our house the "Gertrude Stein Home of Evanston", which I take as a compliment. They explain this by saying, each time they meet someone at our home, they know they are going to learn something new. They also have said that they have been impressed to see that not only are these people living in our home, but they can see that they have become our friends. And, they love the comeradie they feel which eminates from our home. If only we could bottle that and sell it to the world, eh? Being located, just 1 block from the train, we are extremely well-located for university students, not only of Northwestern U., but also Loyola Univ., Northeastern Univ. & DePaul Univ. Evanston is home to Northwestern University, which was voted #4 in a recent poll concerning the most walkable campuses. The only university towns voted more walkable were: 1. Cambridge, MA Walk Score 87 (Harvard University and MIT) 2. Berkeley, CA Walk Score 79 (University of California at Berkeley) 3. Providence, RI Walk Score 76 (Brown University) 4. Evanston, IL Walk Score 74 (Northwestern University Evanston boasts tree-lined lakefront paths for biking/jogging, a vibrant shopping district, dozens of ethnically diverse restaurants, live music venues, movie theaters and more. Northwestern, and the lakefront, are less than 10 minutes from our home. Our location, could not be any better than it is. We are just steps away from a new Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, & Jewel Foods. Our home, built in 1888, is located in the Evanston Lakefront Historic District. Although our home is vintage, it has all of the modern amenities a person needs for our 21st century lifestyles. We have central air and heat, cable TV and wireless internet everywhere in the house and yard. Our home is located just 3 blocks west of Lake Michigan and a block east of the train to downtown Chicago, which is approximately 25 minutes away. If you have kids, we also have a play lot across the street and several along the lakefront. We also have 2 little white/black toy fox terrier dogs that I've never heard as much as a growl from. They have always been great at making friends w/ people. Recently, we had two young men with us. A young German man from Wiesbaden who had never had a dog before. 6 months later, he was so in love with these pupettes, that I think, if he would have tried to take one more picture on his phone, it might have exploded! haaaa. Then there was Yuong (Tony) Liu, from China. He also had never had a dog and at first was very frightened of dogs. He would walk towards them and if they started to approach him, he would turn on his heels and walk very fast the other way. Well after some coaching, Tony, too fell in love w/ these two little harmless pupettes. The worse these two can do is shed some of that white fur on you, which I'm always trying to control, but.... Because I am a writer, I work out of our home, and am always available to answer any questions you have. Questions re: how to use something in the house or about the local area. Our breakfasts are Continental style. We serve morning coffee, juice, toast, muffins and in each bedroom, there is a refrigerator, so you can shop and make your meals at will in our kitchen. We do have a large, bright kitchen that people tend to enjoy hanging in. Everyone is free to use our kitchen appliances as long as they clean up after themselves. I will be happy to show you where things are stored. Also, in each bedroom there is a desk for your laptop where you can do you work if necessary. Guest are free to work just about anywhere they wish in the house, whether on the first floor, the living room is a pleasant room to work with lots of light, as is our kitchen,family room, screened in back porch or the outside patio. Also, we have a free laundry facility on the second floor for small loads of laundry or you can use the basement laundry facility for your larger loads of laundry. Our neighborhood is great for walking along the lake, looking at the historical older homes in the neighborhood, or riding a bike along the lake, which can be rented at a nearby bike shop. We are located just south of the NU campus and east of the train to go to downtown Chicago. Once you are at our home, you really won't have the need to use a car because most things are just a short few blocks walk away. If you do require a car, there is free car parking on the streets near our home. Here are some things near by that might interest you: The Evanston Summertime Outdoor Concerts Along the Lake & the Lagoon (Davis St); The Summer Concerts at the Outdoor Ravinia Bandshell and picnic grounds in nearby Highland Park, or the free Grant Park concerts during the summer months, which come highly recommended; The Chicago Botanic Garden; Evanston's Public beaches, parks, arboretum and playgrounds. Excellent walking/running routes right out our door; The Evanston Yoga studios; The Block Art museum; Evanston Public library on the NU campus; Baha'i Temple; The Chicago Institute of Music featuring daily concerts and workshops, which is on Chicago Ave. & Grove St; WE LOOK FORWARD TO TALKING WITH YOU! SITE TAGS: north shore, northshore. chicago, chicago northshore, evanston, rogers park, wilmette, winnetka, northwestern, nu, casita, evanston hospital, central street, evanston hotel alternative, chicago north side, lake michigan, rotary international, furnished apartment, ryan field , Trader Joe's , Northeastern University, DePaul University, Loyola University, Northwestern University Interaction with GuestsAs much as they like. If somebody doesn't have time for talking, we are quick to respect that but always available to answer any questions! The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is convenient to everything a person could need and want....the lake, NU, the train to downtown Chicago, many various ethnic restaurants, many grocery stores & a Starbucks just out the back door. It just doesn't get any better!!!! Getting AroundAbsolutely, there are buses for local travel & 2 trains to take you to Chicago or anywhere else you need to go.
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The SpaceOur home serves as a temporary residence for many different musicians, artists, academics, & business people. In fact, what makes our house unique is that we have now served as hosts to people from all over the world and sometime at the same time. We started doing this when I took a job as the Midwest Coordinator for an International High School Student Exchange Program and got to know how easy it was meeting people from around the world. Since then, and hosting many Northwestern Graduate Students working on their PhDs or Masters in our home, our friends have taken to calling our house the "Gertrude Stein Home of Evanston," which I take as a compliment. They explain this by saying, each time they meet someone at our house, they know they are going to learn something new. They also have said that they have been impressed to see that not only are these people living in our home, but they can see that they have become our friends. And, they love the comaradi they feel which emminates from our home. If only we could bottle that and sell it to the world, eh? Our Loft Room is 800 sq ft of living space on the 3rd floor of this restored historic home. Space includes big screen TV, w/ surround sound system, treadmill, leather sofa, desk., bed and bureau for your clothing. There are 2 beds,with one that is a trundle bed that sleeps 2. We also have a queen-size air mattress, if more beds are needed. Evanston is home to Northwestern University and boasts tree-lined lakefront paths for biking/jogging, a vibrant shopping district, dozens of ethnically diverse restaurants, live music venues, movie theaters and more. Northwestern, and the lakefront, are only a few minutes away. Evanston has many of the best Midwestern tourists attractions within a day's reach. It is a great place to base yourself whether your visiting for purposes of Northwestern University, or you want to experience Chicago. Our home, built in 1888, is located several blocks south of the NU campus in Evanston's Lakefront Historic District. Although our home is vintage, it has all of the modern amenities a person needs for our 21st century lifestyles. We have central air and heat, cable TV and wireless internet everywhere in the house and yard. It is one block to a Whole Foods, and there is a Trader Joe's just behind our house . Our home is located just 3 blocks west of Lake Michigan and a block east of the train to downtown Chicago, which is approximately 25 minutes away. If you have kids, we also have a play lot across the street and several along the lakefront. We have 2 little white/black toy fox terrier dogs that I've never heard as much as a growl from. They have always been great at making friends w/ people. Recently, we had two young men with us. A young German man from Wiesbaden who had never had a dog before. 6 months later, he was so in love with these pupettes, that I think, if he would have tried to take one more picture on his phone, it might have exploded! haaaa. Then there was Yuong (Tony) Liu, from China. He also had never had a dog and at first was very frightened of dogs. He would walk towards them and if they started to approach him, he would turn on his heels and walk very fast the other way. Well after some coaching, Tony, too fell in love w/ these two little harmless pupettes. The worse these two can do is shed some of that white fur on you, which I'm always trying to control, but.... Because I am a writer, I work out of our home, and will always be available to answer any questions you may have that come up. Questions, such as about using something in the house or about our local area. We do serve morning coffee and in each bedroom, there is a refrigerator, so you can shop and make your meals at will in our kitchen. We do have a large, bright kitchen that people like to hang in. Everyone is free to use all our kitchen appliances as long as they clean up after themselves. I will be happy to show you where things are stored. Also, in each bedroom there is a desk for your laptop where you can do you work if necessary. Guest are free to work just about anywhere they wish in the house (the glory of Wi-Fi) whether in the first floor since the living room is a pleasant room to work in with lots of light, or the kitchen,family room, screened in back porch or the outside patio. Also, we have a free laundry facility on the second floor for small loads of laundry or you can use the basement laundry facility for your larger loads. Our neighborhood is great for walking/jogging along the lake, looking at the historic older homes in the neighborhood, or riding a bike along the lake, which can be rented at a nearby bike shop. Once you are at our home, you really won't have the need to use a car because most things are just a short walk away, If you do need a car, there is free car parking on the streets near our home. Or you can rent a Zip Car a few blocks away! Here are some things near by that might interest you: The Evanston Summertime Outdoor Concerts Along the Lake & the Lagoon (Davis St) The Summer Concerts at the Outdoor Ravinia Bandshell and picnic grounds in nearby Highland Park, The Chicago Botanic Garden, Evanston's Public beaches, parks, arboretum and playgrounds. Excellent walking/running routes right out our door. The Evanston Yoga studios, The Block Art museum, Evanston Public library on the NU campus. Baha'i Temple. The Chicago Institute of Music featuring daily concerts and workshops, which is on Chicago Ave. & Grove St. ABOUT YOU... We give strong preference to requests from those who have information and a photo in their Airbnb profiles. We're open to all people and lifestyles, but we'd prefer not to invite you into our home without knowing something about you. Thank you for your consideration. ABOUT US... I've lived in Chicago for all of my life and there is not a neighborhood in Chicago that I am not familiar with. My husband is from Mystic, CT, and has learned to use Lake Michigan to answer his love of living near the water. We will respect your privacy but also happily assist you with anything you might need to make your stay in Chicago more enjoyable. See our profile for more information about us WHAT IS THE HINMAN HOUSE SPACE LIKE... Unlike most Victorian era homes, all of the rooms in The Hinman House are quite large. In addition, the first thing you will notice is how high the ceilings are. At 12' high, it adds to this feeling of spaciousness that everybody feels upon entering our home. It has 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths If you were to ask someone to describe what style our home is, I believe the best answer would be eclectic! If we like something, it can come into our home. There is no one style! With WiFi available throughout the house, guests are free to work just about anywhere they wish on the first floor since the living room is a pleasant place to work because of all of the windows. Besides the downstairs living room, guests are welcome to use the kitchen, family room, or dining room, Or, in good weather, you can use the screened in outside porch, or backyard patio and our BBQ grill. In other words, as long as you are neat about where you work and clean up after yourself, you are free to use which ever room in the house fits your needs best. We may not serve a full breakfast, but always serve coffee/tea for our guests and a sort of continental breakfast of bagle, fruit/ yogurt, toast with jam, or muffins, depending on your preference. EACH BEDROOM CONTAINS... In each bedroom there is a refrigerator, so you can shop and make your meals at will in our kitchen. There also is a desk for your laptop and phone chargers, etc. , a closet to hang clothing, and a bureau for folding things. WHAT IS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD LIKE... We have three large grocery stores, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's & Jewels, within a block of our home. And so very many nearby inexpensive and good eclectic restaurants,you can find a meal to fit whatever your ethnic desires may be... and they are all within walking distance! DOES THE HINMAN HOUSE HAVE NEARBY PUBLIC TRANSIT Yes, we are located just south of the NU campus and east of the train to go to DOWNTOWN CHICAGO. Once you arrive at our home, you really won't have the need to use a car because most things are just a short WALK AWAY! If you do have a car, let me encourage you to park on the east side of the street. COMING TO HINMAN HOME VIA O'HARE AIRPORT If you are arriving to Chicago via O'Hare airport, there is one bus you can catch at the airport that will take you to within blocks of our home. You catch this bus at the end of the People Mover line at the Kiss & Ride parking lot. This is where where you will catch Bus 250 and it will take you to Evanston for a whopping $1.75! A taxi ride will cost you approx $45. COMING TO HINMAN HOUSE VIA MIDWAY AIRPORT At the airport, you can take public transportation by catching an ORANGE LINE TRAIN to downtown Chicago, right in the airport. Then, once you are. IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, you would change trains at Roosevelt Rd and take the RED LINE TRAIN to Howard St, where you transfer to the PURPLE LINE TRAIN and take that into Evanston for the last mile of your journey. It may sound long, but should take no longer than one hour. WHAT OTHER UNIQUE THINGS WILL YOU FIND NEARBY... Here are some NEARBY INTERESTING STUFF of interest: The Summer Concerts at the Outdoor Ravinia Bandshell and picnic grounds, The Chicago Botanic Garden, Evanston's Public beaches, parks, arboretum and playgrounds. Excellent walking/running routes right out OUR DOOR. THE EVANSTON YOGA STUDIOS The Block Art museum, Evanston Public library,. Baha'i Temple. SITE TAGS: north shore, northshore. chicago, chicago northshore, evanston, rogers park, wilmette, winnetka, northwestern, nu, casita, evanston hospital, central street, evanston hotel alternative, chicago north side, lake michigan, rotary international, furnished apartment, ryan field, block museum, Found Restaurant, The Homestead SITE TAGS: north shore, northshore. chicago, chicago northshore, evanston, rogers park, wilmette, winnetka, northwestern, nu, casita, evanston hospital, central street, evanston hotel alternative, chicago north side, lake michigan, rotary international, furnished apartment, ryan field
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceJust north of Chicago, close to the lake and Northwestern Univ and Purple Line El and Metra trains to downtown. Beautiful vintage furnished apartment can sleep up to 5. Custom marble bath/jaccuzzi. Laundry Facilities.Den with sofa bed and picture windows pefect for reading and relaxation. Quiet and peaceful building. Fresh linens/towels and toiletries. Cable tv and fast WiFi. Balcony with grill. Fully equipped kitchen and Continental Breakfast included. PLEASE NOTE WE NOW HAVE FAST WIFI FOR INTERNET ACCESS.
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The SpaceWhen you enter the building, you will need to come up 3- flights of steps. We are on the second floor. As you enter through the front door the hallway chandelier will catch your eye and your sense of style if you love vintage. You will sense the historical value immediately upon your arrival. Your room is to the left as you enter. You bath is next to your room. This is a private bathroom with a deep vintage tub. You will be in awe of the beautifully preserved hardwood floors while you take in the size of this private bedroom. As you are taking in the beauty of this room, you will hear a faint calming sound of water splashing down, which is the fountain in the garden. Your room has a front row view of the garden and the fountain, so it will be the first thing you see when you wake up. Nothing has been overlooked, as you arrive luggage holders are provided for your bags. Your desk offers a guidebook for local attractions, along with the overview of your room. Take a moment and have a refreshment from your refrigerator, or have a cup of tea. No details will go unchecked, you will feel luxury as you crawl into bed and lay down on the 600 count sheets, with multiple pillows. Enjoy a bit of chocolate when you lay down to rest. Maybe you will want a bath to relax after your trip, fill up the tub with the hottest water in town. Did I mention how great the water pressure is? The cast iron tub will keep it warm for hours. Enjoy the vintage tiles and the history of this bathroom. The bath towels are as luxurious as the linens. If you forget your supplies, no worries there are all kinds of extras in the medicine cabinet. When you decide it is time to go, you are steps from the train, restaurants, stores and the lake. In the summer 4 beach passes are included with the room. Don't worry about the winter cold here. Our vintage homes are toasty warm! Radiators that fill the air with lot's of warmth. You will especially love how warm the bathroom is. Guest AccessUpon your arrival, you will press the H2 button, so we can buzz you in. Come through the lobby and up the stairs to H2. (3-flights of steps) We will always be home to greet our guest. We will provide a quick overview of the property and hand you the keys. We ask that you are quiet in our building hallways, and that you try not to bring large heavy luggage, as you will need to bring it up 3-sets of stair cases. Interaction with GuestsWe enjoy meeting new people. We are considerate and we will respect your privacy as we enjoy our privacy too. It has been fun meeting new people. We have hosted folks from Paris, Canada, Japan, and many other areas of the world. We have many new friends and we think this is the best part of AirBnB. If you want to chat with us while we are in the living room or kitchen, feel free to come and talk. If you are out late, we ask that you remove your shoes at the front door so you do not disturb us or the neighbors below. The NeighborhoodEvanston neighborhoods are gorgeous, with perfectly preserved turn of the century mansions. You can enjoy an easy five minute walk to the lakefront to take in the beautiful view. Take a walk on the trail, or Rollerblade 2-3 miles stretching all along the lake front. Parks are on every corner and along the lakefront. It is a two block walk to Walgreen's, while the plaza also offers a couple of restaurants including; "Hoosier Mommas", don't miss this pie!..OMG! You can easily become addicted. They offer live music on the weekend for breakfast. Evanston has recently opened several specialty beer bars, and wine bars. Enjoy a great concert at Space, just a few blocks away. If you like Putt-Putt Golf, or going to a great driving range, 2 miles west is one fantastic batting cage and driving range with a great putt-putt golf course. Are you into theater? Evanston is full of live theater. You might see some of our stars walking down the street, Jeremy Pivens, or John and Joan Cusack. Maybe Seth Meyers too! Getting AroundRed Line / Purple Line / Metra / Taxi / Northwestern Buses / CTA all within 1 block. Car Lot with both a zipcar and a Hertz rental car available. It is a very easy town to get around and it is easy to get to downtown Chicago too. Evanston now has the Divvy Bike Share, so you can easily grab a bike and tour our fabulous town. Other Things to NoteWe are only looking for those who need to stay for 2-4 days, up to a week. If someone has to do business in Evanston monthly or Chicago this would be the ideal place for you to stay. For those who are interested in weekly rates for return visits, we are willing to discount your stay for the ongoing term. Our home can accommodate up to 7 people if needed. An arrangement can be made to have the entire home if there is a special occasion and need for our space. Our third bedroom has a private shower. If there are no additional guest staying you would have the opportunity to use this shower, if you don't like taking baths. We appreciate quiet and so do our neighbors. When you arrive, there are 3- sets of stairs to our place. Please only bring luggage that you can carry up 3- flights of steps without hitting the walls or needing to drag them. Our property is very special and we work hard to keep it looking good. Over packed luggage is difficult to maneuver without hitting the walls and stairs. As well we are not able to carry your luggage for you. We appreciate quiet guest, that will take care of our property as if it was their own home. We ask that you remove your shoes when you enter and leave them by the door or carry them into your room. We have neighbors below us and we have hardwood floors so shoes are noisy and they make the floors dirty fast. We ask that you lock the doors when you leave and when you arrive.
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The SpaceBright and spacious room in the lower level of new single family home with own bathroom, wireless access; very close to Metra and L stations and downtown Evanston, Northwestern University and Lake Michigan. Host speaks German & English and has 3 kids and a small friendly dog (hypoallergenic). Kids are welcome and can sleep in a separate room across the hall if desired.
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2nd. Room available quiet suburban Evanston close to dowontown. Comfortable for two. Bathroom, full bed, closet, chests. street parking always available. Original art, books, Old World decor, wifi, personalized attention, delicious hearty breakfast.
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The SpaceOur home serves as a temporary residence for many different musicians, artists, academics, & business people. We aim to have everybody arrive in our home a visitor, but leave as a friend. In fact, what makes our house unique is that we have now served as hosts to people from all over the world and sometime at the same time. We started doing this when I took a job as the Midwest Coordinator for an International High School Student Exchange Program and got to know how easy it was meeting people from around the world. Since then, and hosting many Northwestern Graduate Students working on their Masters in our home, our friends have taken to calling our house the "Gertrude Stein Home of Evanston", which I take as a compliment. They explain this by saying, each time they meet someone at our home, they know they are going to learn something new. They also have said that they have been impressed to see that not only are these people living in our home, but they can see that they have become our friends. And, they love the comeradie they feel which emenates from our home. If only we could bottle that and sell it to the world, eh? Being located, just 1 block from the train, we are extremely well-located for university students, not only of Northwestern U., but also Loyola Univ., Northeastern Univ. & DePaul Univ. Recently, Northwestern University, was voted #4 in a recent poll concerning the most walkable campuses. The only university towns voted more walkable were: 1. Cambridge, MA Walk Score 87 (Harvard University and MIT) 2. Berkeley, CA Walk Score 79 (University of California at Berkeley) 3. Providence, RI Walk Score 76 (Brown University) 4. Evanston, IL Walk Score 74 (Northwestern University Evanston is home to Northwestern University and boasts tree-lined lakefront paths for biking/jogging, a vibrant shopping district, dozens of ethnically diverse restaurants, live music venues, movie theaters and more. Northwestern, and the lakefront, are only a few minutes away. Evanston has many of the best Midwestern tourists attractions within a day's reach. It is a great place to base yourself whether your visiting for purposes of Northwestern University, or you want to experience Chicago. Our home, built in 1888, located in the EVANSTON LAKEFRONT HISTORIC DISTRICT, is just blocks south of the NU campus. Although our home is vintage, it has all of the modern amenities a person needs for 21st century lifestyles. We have central air and heat, cable TV and wireless internet everywhere in the house and yard. It is one block to a Whole Foods, and there is a Trader Joe's behind our house on Chicago Ave. (TJ's is an upscale Aldi's owned by the other German brother.) Our home is located just 3 blocks west of Lake Michigan and a block east of the train to downtown Chicago, which is approximately 25 minutes away. If you have kids, we also have a play lot across the street and several along the lakefront. We also have 2 little white/black toy fox terrier dogs that I've never heard as much as a growl from. They have always been great at making friends w/ people. Recently, we had two young men with us. A young German man from Wiesbaden who had never had a dog before. Six months later, he was so in love with these pupettes, that I think, if he would have tried to take one more picture on his phone, it might have exploded! haaaa. Then there was Yuong (Tony) Liu, from China. He also had never had a dog and at first was very frightened of dogs. He would walk towards them and if they started to approach him, he would turn on his heels and walk very fast the other way. Well after some coaching, Tony, too fell in love w/ these two little harmless pupettes. The worse these two can do is shed some of that white fur on you, which I'm always trying to control, but.... Because I am a writer, I work out of our home, and will always be available to answer any questions you may have that come up. Questions, such as about using something in the house or about our local area. We do serve a Continental Breakfast of morning coffee/tea, muffins, fresh fruit & toast. In each bedroom, there is a refrigerator, so you can bring home leftovers, and shop to make your meals at will in our kitchen. We do have a large, bright kitchen that people like to hang in. Everyone is free to use all our kitchen appliances as long as they clean up after themselves. I will be happy to show you where things are stored. Also, in each bedroom there is a desk for your laptop where you can do you work if necessary. Guest are free to work just about anywhere they wish in the house (the glory of Wi-Fi) whether in the first floor since the living room is a pleasant room to work in with lots of light, or the kitchen,family room, screened in back porch or the outside patio. Also, we have a FREE laundry facility on the second floor for small loads of laundry, or you can use the basement laundry facility for your larger loads. Our neighborhood is great for walking/jogging along the lake. People also enjoy looking at the historic older homes in our neighborhood, or riding a bike along the lake, which can be rented at a nearby bike shop. Once you are at our home, you really won't have the need to use a car because most things are just a short walk away. If you do need a car, there is free car parking on the streets near our home, or you can rent a car a few blocks away! Here are some things near by that might interest you: The Evanston Summertime Outdoor Concerts Along the Lake & the Lagoon (Davis St) The Summer Concerts at the Outdoor Ravinia Bandshell and picnic grounds in nearby Highland Park, The Chicago Botanic Garden, Evanston's Public beaches, parks, arboretum and playgrounds. Excellent walking/running routes right out our door. The Evanston Yoga studios, The Block Art museum, Evanston Public library on Church Street. Baha'i Temple. The Chicago Institute of Music featuring daily concerts and workshops, which is on Chicago Ave. & Grove St. ABOUT YOU... We give strong preference to requests from those who have information and a photo in their Airbnb profiles. We're open to all people and lifestyles, but we'd prefer not to invite you into our home without knowing something about you. Thank you for your consideration. ABOUT US... I've lived in Chicago for all of my life and there is not a neighborhood in Chicago that I am not familiar with. My husband is from Mystic, CT,, which is off of the Atlantic, and has learned to use Lake Michigan to answer his love of living near a large body of water. We will respect your privacy but also happily assist you with anything you might need to make your stay in Chicago more enjoyable. See our profile for more information about us WHAT IS THE HINMAN HOUSE SPACE LIKE... Unlike most Victorian era homes, all of the rooms in the Hinman Home are quite large. In addition, the first thing you will notice is how high the ceilings are. At 12' high, it adds to this feeling of spaciousness that everybody feels upon entering our home. It has 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths If you were to ask someone to describe what style our home is, I believe the best answer would be eclectic! If we like something, it can come into our home. There is no one style! With WiFi available throughout the house, guest are free to work just about anywhere they wish on the first floor since the living room is a pleasant place to work in with lots of light. Besides the downstairs living room, guests are welcome to use the kitchen, can work in the family room, the dining room, the screened in outside porch, or use our BBQ grill and outdoor patio. In other words, as long as you are neat about where you work and clean up after yourself, you are free to use which ever room in the house fits your needs best. We may not serve a full breakfast, but always serve coffee and guest are welcome to a continental breakfast of muffins, toast with jam, and fresh fruit. EACH BEDROOM CONTAINS... In each bedroom there is a refrigerator, so you can shop and make your meals at will in our kitchen. There also is a desk for your laptop and phone chargers, etc. , a closet to hang clothing, and a bureau for folding things. WHAT IS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD LIKE... We have three large grocery stores,Trader Joe's, Whole Foods & Jewels, only blocks away. As well as so very many inexpensive and good eclectic restaurants, for you to find a meal fitting whatever your ethnic desires may be, and they are all within walking distance. DOES THE HINMAN HOUSE HAVE NEARBY PUBLIC TRANSIT Yes, we are located just south of the NU campus and east of the train to go to DOWNTOWN CHICAGO. Once you arrive at our home, you really won't have the need to use a car because most things are just a short WALK AWAY! If you do have a car, let me encourage you to park on the east side of the street. COMING TO HINMAN HOME VIA O'HARE AIRPORT If you are arriving to Chicago via O'Hare airport, there is one bus you can catch at the airport that will take you to within blocks of our home. You catch this bus at the end of the People Mover line at the Kiss & Ride parking lot. This is where you can catch Bus 250 that takes you to Evanston for a whopping $1.75! This bus will leave you off at the Davis Street station in downtown Evanston & is just a few blocks from our home. COMING TO HINMAN HOUSE VIA MIDWAY AIRPORT At the airport, you can take public transportation by catching an ORANGE LINE TRAIN to downtown Chicago, right in the airport. Then, once you are. IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, you would change trains at Roosevelt Rd and take the RED LINE TRAIN to Howard St, where you transfer to the PURPLE LINE TRAIN and take that into Evanston for the last mile of your journey. It may sound long, but should take no longer than one hour. Here are some NEARBY UNIQUE & INTERESTING PLACES OF INTEREST: The Summer Concerts at the Outdoor Ravinia Bandshell and picnic grounds, The Chicago Botanic Garden, Evanston's Public beaches, parks, arboretum and playgrounds. Excellent walking/running routes right out OUR DOOR. THE EVANSTON YOGA STUDIOS The Block Art museum, Evanston Public library,. Baha'i Temple. SITE TAGS: north shore, northshore. chicago, chicago northshore, evanston, rogers park, wilmette, winnetka, northwestern, nu, casita, evanston hospital, central street, evanston hotel alternative, chicago north side, lake michigan, rotary international, furnished apartment, ryan field Guest AccessGiven that you are not interrupting anyone, you may have access to our Living Room, Family Room, Kitchen, Dining Room, Screened-in Back Porch, and/or fenced in yard. Interaction with GuestsEither myself, or Tim, (we work out of the home), will be available to answer any/all questions. Getting AroundCars are not a necessity at our location, however, should you be arriving to our home w/a car, there is street parking on our side street, as long as you read the signs carefully re: street cleaning, which necessitates moving the car.
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The SpaceOur home serves as a temporary residence for many different musicians, artists, academics, & business people. We aim to have everybody arrive in our home a visitor, but leave as a friend. In fact, what makes our house unique is that we have now served as hosts to people from all over the world. We started doing this when I took a job as the Midwest Coordinator for an International High School Student Exchange Program and got to know how easy it was meeting people from around the world. Since then, and hosting many Northwestern Graduate Students working on their PhD or Masters in our home, our friends have taken to calling our house the Gertrude Stein Home of Evanston,which I take as a compliment. They explain this by saying, each time they meet someone at our home, they know they are going to learn something new. They also have said that they have been impressed to see that not only are these people living in our home, but they can see that they have become our friends. And, they love the comeradie they feel which eminates from our home. If only we could bottle that and sell it to the world, eh? Evanston has many of the best Midwestern tourist attractions within a day's reach. It is a great place to base yourself whether your visiting for purposes of Northwestern University, or Chicago. Being located, just 1 block from the train, we are extremely well-located for university students, not only of Northwestern U., but also Loyola Univ., Northeastern Univ. & DePaul Univ. Evanston is home to Northwestern University, which was voted #4 in a recent poll concerning the most walkable campuses. The only university towns voted more walkable were: 1. Cambridge, MA Walk Score 87 (Harvard University and MIT) 2. Berkeley, CA Walk Score 79 (University of California at Berkeley) 3. Providence, RI Walk Score 76 (Brown University) 4. Evanston, IL Walk Score 74 (Northwestern University Besides being home to Northwestern University, Evanston boasts tree-lined lakefront paths for biking/jogging, a vibrant shopping district, dozens of ethnically diverse restaurants, live music venues, movie theaters and more. Northwestern, and the lakefront, are less than 5 minutes from The Hinman House. Our home, built in 1888, is located several blocks south of the NU campus in Evanston's Lakefront Historic District. Although our home is vintage, it has all of the modern amenities a person needs for our 21st century lifestyles. We have central air and heat, cable TV and wireless internet everywhere in the house and yard. It is one block away from a Whole Foods, with a Trader Joe's, Starbucks Coffee and Sushi Bar right behind our home. Our house is located just 3 blocks west of Lake Michigan and a block east of the train to downtown Chicago, which is approximately 25 minutes away. If you have kids, we also have a play lot across the street and several along the lakefront. We also have 2 little white/black toy fox terrier dogs that I've never heard a growl from. They have always been great at making friends w/ people. Recently, we had two young men with us. A young German man from Wiesbaden who had never had a dog before. 6 months later, he was so in love with these pupettes, that I think, if he would have tried to take one more picture on his phone, it might have exploded! haaaa. Then there was Yuong (Tony) Liu, from China. He also had never had a dog and at first was very frightened of dogs. He would walk towards them and if they started to approach him, he would turn on his heels and walk very fast the other way. Well after some coaching, Tony, too fell in love w/ these two little harmless pupettes. The worse these two can do is shed some of that white fur on you, which I'm always trying to control, but.... Because I am a writer, I work out of our home, and will always be available to answer any questions you may have that come up. Questions, such as about using something in the house or about our local area. We do serve morning coffee and in each bedroom, there is a refrigerator, so you can shop and make your meals at will in our kitchen. We do have a large, bright kitchen that people like to hang in. Everyone is free to use all our kitchen appliances as long as they clean up after themselves. I will be happy to show you where things are stored. Also, in each bedroom there is a desk for your laptop where you can do you work if necessary. Guest are free to work just about anywhere they wish in the house (the glory of Wi-Fi) whether in the first floor since the living room is a pleasant room to work in with lots of light, or the kitchen,family room, screened in back porch or the outside patio. Also, we have a free laundry facility on the second floor for small loads of laundry or you can use the basement laundry facility for your larger loads of laundry. Our neighborhood is great for walking/jogging along the lake, looking at the historic older homes in the neighborhood, or you can ride a bike along the lake, which can be rented at a nearby bike shop. We are located just south of the NU campus and east of the train to go to downtown Chicago. You really don't have the need for a car because most things you need are just a short walk away. If you do require a car, there is free parking on the streets near our home. Here are some things near by that might interest you: The Evanston Summertime Outdoor Concerts Along the Lake & the Lagoon (Davis St) The Summer Concerts at the Outdoor Ravinia Bandshell and picnic grounds in nearby Highland Park, The Chicago Botanic Garden, Evanston's Public beaches, parks, arboretum and playgrounds. Excellent walking/running routes right out our door. The Evanston Yoga studios, The Block Art museum, Evanston Public library on the NU campus. Baha'i Temple. The Chicago Institute of Music featuring daily concerts and workshops, which is on Chicago Ave. & Grove St. RE: PUBLIC TRANSIT We are located just south of the NU campus and east of the El. You can also take the Davis or Main Street METRA line to the Loop. Either system will get you downtown quickly and easily. Though you’re unlikely to need a car if you’re staying locally or traveling around town, an off-street parking spot is also available. Zipcars are located only two blocks away. FROM O'HARE AIRPORT You can take the PACE 250 bus from the Kiss and Fly lot to Davis Street in downtown Evanston for $1.75. Cab fare from the airport is straight metered and runs approximately $38 to Evanston. FROM MIDWAY AIRPORT Take the Orange line to downtown Chicago. The station is in the airport. Transfer at Roosevelt Road during non-rush hour and take the Red line to Howard St, where you'll transfer to the Purple Line to Dempster Street in Evanston. If you are arriving during rush hours (5:20–9:30am or 3-7:30p), you can stay on the Orange line to Washington and Wells and transfer there for an express Purple line to Dempster. Again, economic, but it will take some time. FYI... A cab along Lake Shore Drive through Chicago to Evanston will run approximately $55. WE LOOK FORWARD TO TALKING WITH YOU! Site tags: north shore, northshore. chicago, chicago northshore, evanston, rogers park, wilmette, winnetka, northwestern, nu, casita, evanston hospital, central street, evanston hotel alternative, chicago north side, lake michigan, rotary international, furnished apartment, ryan field
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This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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The SpaceSeparate kitchen and bathroom. Large entryway with closet. Large main room that overlooks neighborhood park. Newly remodeled kitchen with dishwasher. Nice bathroom. Currently we have 2 couches and a futon in main room, will replace 1 couch with bed. Please note the unit is actually a 1 bedroom but we are using the bedroom as storage. The NeighborhoodFANTASTIC location! Walk anywhere: Whole Foods, Jewel, CVS, bars & restaurants, gym, postoffice. A Northwestern Intercampus shuttle stop is just a block from the building. The Metra and CTA train stops are blocks away!
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Best Western University Plaza is located along Chicago’s affluent North Shore, just blocks away from Lake Michigan and Northwestern University and conveniently located just thirty minutes from downtown Chicago. Evanston has terrific parks, beaches and shops, as well as many restaurants, movie theatres, pubs and playhouses and the vibrant city of Chicago is only 15 miles away. The train station is only one block away. All rooms are air conditioned and provide guests with satellite TV, pay-per-view movies, wireless high-speed Internet access, a telephone, ironing facilities, a coffee/tea maker, a hairdryer and a wake-up service. Guests can enjoy the seasonal outdoor heated pool and get active in the exercise room and there is a conference centre for up to 600 guests. Guests can dine in the restaurant and relax in the lounge.
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    The SpaceOur home serves as a temporary residence for many different musicians, artists, academics, & business people. We aim to have everybody arrive in our home a visitor, but leave as a friend. In fact, what makes our house unique is that we have now served as hosts to people from all over the world and sometime at the same time. We started doing this when I took a job as the Midwest Coordinator for an International High School Student Exchange Program and got to know how easy it was meeting people from around the world. Since then, and hosting many Northwestern Graduate Students working on their PhD or Masters in our home, our friends have taken to calling our house the Gertrude Stein Home of Evanston, which I take as a compliment. They explain this by saying, each time they meet someone at our home, they know they are going to learn something new. They also have said that they have been impressed to see that not only are these people living in our home, but they can see that they have become our friends. And, they love the comrade they feel which eminates from our home. If only we could bottle that and sell it to the world, eh? Evanston is home to Northwestern University and boasts tree-lined lakefront paths for biking/jogging, a vibrant shopping district, dozens of ethnically diverse restaurants, live music venues, movie theaters and more. Northwestern, and the lakefront, are less than 10 minutes from our home. Being located, just 1 block from the train, we are extremely well-located for university students, not only of Northwestern U., but also Loyola Univ., Northeastern Univ. & DePaul Univ. Evanston is home to Northwestern University, which was voted #4 in a recent poll concerning the most walkable campuses. The only university towns voted more walkable were: 1. Cambridge, MA Walk Score 87 (Harvard University and MIT) 2. Berkeley, CA Walk Score 79 (University of California at Berkeley) 3. Providence, RI Walk Score 76 (Brown University) 4. Evanston, IL Walk Score 74 (Northwestern University Our home, built in 1888, is located in the Evanston Lakefront Historic District. Although our home is vintage, it has all of the modern amenities a person needs for our 21st century lifestyles. We have central air and heat, cable TV and wireless internet everywhere in the house and yard. It is one block away from a Whole Foods, and has a Trader Joe's as well as a Starbucks Coffee & Sushi Bar, just behind our house. Our home is located just 3 blocks west of Lake Michigan and a block east of the train to downtown Chicago, which is approximately 25 minutes away. If you have kids, we also have a play lot across the street and several along the lakefront. We also have 2 little white/black toy fox terrier dogs that our guests enjoy very much. They have always been great at making friends w/ people. Recently, we had two young men with us. A young German man from Wiesbaden who had never had a dog before. 6 months later, he was so in love with these pupettes, that I think, if he would have tried to take one more picture on his phone, it might have exploded! haaaa. Then there was Yuong (Tony) Liu, from China. He also had never had a dog and at first was very frightened of dogs. He would walk towards them and if they started to approach him, he would turn on his heels and walk very fast the other way. Well after some coaching, Tony, too fell in love w/ these two little harmless pupettes. The worse these two can do is shed some of that white fur on you, which I'm always trying to control, but.... Because I am a writer, I work out of our home, and will always be available to answer any questions you may have that come up. Questions, such as how to use something in the house or about our local area. We do serve morning coffee and in each bedroom, there is a refrigerator, so you can shop and make your meals at will in our kitchen. We do have a large, bright kitchen that people like to hang in. Everyone is free to use all our kitchen appliances as long as they clean up after themselves. I will be happy to show you where things are stored. Also, in each bedroom there is a desk for your laptop where you can do you work if necessary. Guest are free to work just about anywhere they wish in the house (the glory of Wi-Fi) whether in the first floor since the living room is a pleasant room to work in with lots of light, or the kitchen,family room, screened in back porch or the outside patio. Also, we have a free laundry facility on the second floor for small loads of laundry or you can use the basement laundry facility for your larger loads of laundry. Our neighborhood is great for walking along the lake, looking at the historical older homes in the neighborhood, or riding a bike along the lake, which can be rented at a nearby bike shop. We are located just south of the NU campus and east of the train to go to downtown Chicago. Once you are at our home, you really won't have the need to use a car because most things are just a short few blocks walk away, only some of which will require a car. And, there is free car parking on the streets near our home. Here are some things near by that might interest you: The Evanston Summertime Outdoor Concerts Along the Lake & the Lagoon (Davis St) The Summer Concerts at the Outdoor Ravinia Bandshell and picnic grounds in nearby Highland Park, The Chicago Botanic Garden, Evanston's Public beaches, parks, arboretum and playgrounds. Excellent walking/running routes right out our door. The Evanston Yoga studios, The Block Art museum, Evanston Public library on the NU campus. Baha'i Temple. The Chicago Institute of Music featuring daily concerts and workshops, which is on Chicago Ave. & Grove St. RE: PUBLIC TRANSIT We are located just south of the NU campus and east of the El. You can also take the Davis or Main Street METRA line to the Loop. Either system will get you downtown quickly and easily. Though you’re unlikely to need a car if you’re staying locally or traveling around town, an off-street parking spot is also available. Zipcars are located only two blocks away. FROM O'HARE AIRPORT You can take the PACE 250 bus from the Kiss and Fly lot to Davis Street in downtown Evanston for $1.75. Cab fare from the airport is straight metered and runs approximately $38 to Evanston. FROM MIDWAY AIRPORT Take the Orange line to downtown Chicago. The station is in the airport. Transfer at Roosevelt Road during non-rush hour and take the Red line to Howard St, where you'll transfer to the Purple Line to Dempster Street in Evanston. If you are arriving during rush hours (5:20–9:30am or 3-7:30p), you can stay on the Orange line to Washington and Wells and transfer there for an express Purple line to Dempster. Again, economic, but it will take some time. FYI... A cab along Lake Shore Drive through Chicago to Evanston will run approximately $55. WE LOOK FORWARD TO TALKING WITH YOU! Guest AccessGuests are fee to cook in our well-appointed kitchen as long as they clean up after themselves. Guests also have access to our laundry facility on the 2nd floor, free of charge! Guests have access to our backyard patio and may use the grill, as long as they clean after themselves. Guests are free to use our 3 season screened-in back porch, to work from, as a reading space, or as a place to meditate. Interaction with GuestsUpon your arrival, we will introduce ourselves and our home to you, and make ourselves available to answer all of your questions. We live in our home, so somebody will always be present to answer questions you may have about your living space, as well as the neighborhood. We interact with our guests as ever much as they may wish. If somebody doesn't feel much like (URL HIDDEN) problem because we both are extremely perceptive & promise not to direct mindless chatter at you! The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is eclectic, although it has become more & more gentrified due to its fantastic location near almost everything a person could desire. Getting AroundWe have very convenient public transit to Chicago, which is 30 minutes away on the express trains. You can also reach us from O'Hare airport by either taking a taxi that would cost between approx. $28 & $35, or catching the CTA 250 bus to downtown Evanston for only $1.75. To find where to catch this bus, please ask an airport employee to point you in the right direction. The bus trip takes approx. 1 hour and it will leave you off approx. 4 blks from our home. Other Things to NoteIf you enjoy swimming, please remember to bring your swimwear if your visit coincides with the summer. Lake Michigan is only about 4 blks east of our home, and in the summer months, our beaches provide Lifeguards.
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    The SpaceOur 1926 Chicago style Bungalow is located close to Northwestern University, downtown Evanston and close to public transportation into Chicago. Our Lakefront community has an urban feel with great restaurants, theater and plenty of greenspace. we live across from an arboreutum yet walking distance to starbucks. This room sleeps one and we have another room which accomodates two. When the other guest room is occupied then the bathroom is shared . Guest AccessAbout you - Please let me know why you are coming and a little about yourself. a picture would be great , too. Airbnb is a community based on trust and since you get to read about me , I'd like to know who wants to come to our home , thanks.Guests will have access to the entire main floor of our home as well as the beautiful Guests will have access to the entire main floor of our home as well as the beautiful garden deck and are welcome to store something in the kitchen. Guests staying for one week or longer will also have use of the laundry facilities and the kitchen. Interaction with GuestsWhen I am around ,I love to help my guests with travel tips and great things to do in Evanston and Chicago , or I can always be reached by text or phone.I want your stay to be the best it can be. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is quiet and beautiful yet walking distance from restaurants, coffee shops etc. Our location is perfect being close to the heart of Evanston as well as Chicago. Getting AroundYes, close to bus and two different train systems Other Things to NoteThe Evanston Summertime Outdoor Concerts Along the Lake & the Lagoon (Davis St) The Summer Concerts at the Outdoor Ravinia Bandshell and picnic grounds in nearby Highland Park, The Chicago Botanic Garden, Evanston's Public beaches, parks, arboretum and playgrounds. Excellent walking/running routes right out our door. The Evanston Yoga studios, The Block Art museum, Evanston Public library on Church Street. Baha'i Temple. The Chicago Institute of Music featuring daily concerts and workshops, which is on Chicago Ave. & Grove St.
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    The SpaceConveniently located near Northwestern University and NorthShore Hospital, the condo is fully furnished and is perfect for students, visiting professors, medical professionals, and small families. It is also only 1/2 mile from new coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and "L" and Metra trains from Evanston to Chicago. FULLY FURNISHED The condo comes fully furnished with all of the furniture, electronics (TV/internet), bedding, towels, and kitchenware that you'll need. It is truly "move-in ready!" ONE BEDROOM The bedroom includes a new queen size, pillow-top bed and luxurious down comforter. The couch in the main living room can accommodate one additional person. AVAILABLE JAN. 1, 2017 The condo is owned by a married couple and is maintained by a well-manned condo association. We are looking for a new resident starting January 1, 2017! Guest AccessThe bedroom includes a new queen size, pillow-top bed and luxurious down comforter. The loveseat in the main living area has a hideabed twin mattress that can also accommodate one adult or child comfortably. Fresh towels and toiletries are provided for your use. Free parking in our lot or on the street, WiFi, coffee/tea, and use of TV/DVD player also available. Please make yourself at home during your stay! The NeighborhoodABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD Evanston is a safe, suburban neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. It is conveniently located near Lake Michigan, Northwestern University, major hospitals, and fantastic schools. Our condo is nestled among tree-lined streets and nice homes. Getting AroundPUBLIC TRANSPORTATION The CTA purple line "L" station (Central St.) is only 1/2 mile away. The Metra Union Pacific-North Line (Central St.) is also only 1/2 mile away. PARKING One free parking space comes with the unit. In the wintertime, the condominium association takes care of snow removal and plowing (very useful!).
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    The SpaceAmazing layout, ideal for entertaining. Huge Modern Kitchen opens Family Room and Deck. Second Family room in the basement. Parking available for 5 cars. One King bed, 2 Queen Bedrooms, One with a full and twin bunk bed and the other with toddler bed. Queen Air Mattress also available. Guest AccessPark across the street with playground, basketball court and tennis courts. The NeighborhoodEvanston is Chicago’s neighbor to the north, presenting an attractive community along beautiful Lake Michigan. Evanston offers a variety of residential neighborhoods and superb schools, green parks and sandy beaches, fine dining restaurants and one-of-a-kind shops. Visitors will find a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a unique blend of restaurants, shops, markets, cafes and bookstores. Yet Evanston’s breathtaking view of the lakefront and five public beaches bring the most attraction. With a boat launch, sailboat rentals, kayak fishing trips and miles of sandy beaches, there is something for everyone to do on Evanston’s lakefront. Getting AroundEvanston is a totally walk about town. 12 minute walk from house to Metra. 13 Minutes to CTA Purple Line. 24 minute Train via Metra to Down town Chicago Other Things to NoteCheck out Found and FarmHouse Restaurants. Make a reservation in advance if you are looking at a Friday / Saturday or Sunday Night. Also don't miss Smylie Brother's Brewing Co. just a few blocks from the house on Oak Street.
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    The SpaceEnjoy the comfort of an artful private home in Evanston, close to Northwestern, Chicago and the lake. Art and textiles, off-street parking, private yard, green and chemical-free home that will be your quiet retreat! You will have your own room with a double bed in a lovely 1-story private home with a finished basement. There is a patio area with a sitting area outside the kitchen for candlelit evening dinners. Washer and dryer are available for your use. There is a TV with Apple TV in the finished basement. I will be traveling during your stay, but will provide you with contact information should you need anything. I live in a residential, safe historic district, with beautiful tree-lined streets and lovely old houses. downtown Evanston and Northwestern University are approximately 1.5 miles north, and Lake Michigan and beaches are a little over a mile to the east. Evanston has become a haven for local, sustainable cuisine, with several highly rated restaurants in the area that pride themselves on local sourcing and organic ingredients, including Found Kitchen, Campagnola, Union Pizzeria and more. We have two Whole Foods within 1-2 miles of the house. Evanston has a wonderful farmer's market every Saturday during the season. Parking is available on the street as well as a parking pad in the back of the house. Public transportation via the CTA or Metra train is available via an easy walk to Main and Chicago Ave. (about 8 blocks). Guest AccessThere is a TV with Apple TV in the finished basement. Interaction with GuestsI will be traveling during your stay, but will provide you with contact information should you need anything. The NeighborhoodI live in a residential, safe historic district, with beautiful tree-lined streets and lovely old houses. downtown Evanston and Northwestern University are approximately 1.5 miles north, and Lake Michigan and beaches are a little over a mile to the east. Evanston has become a haven for local, sustainable cuisine, with several highly rated restaurants in the area that pride themselves on local sourcing and organic ingredients, including Found Kitchen, Campagnola, Union Pizzeria and more. We have two Whole Foods within 1-2 miles of the house. Evanston has a wonderful farmer's market every Saturday during the season. Getting AroundParking is available on the street as well as a parking pad in the back of the house. Public transportation via the CTA or Metra train is available via an easy walk to Main and Chicago Ave. (about 8 blocks).
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    The SpaceWell maintained home , vintage 1926, great neighborhood, interesting hosts.Close to Northwestern university.The garden apartment has a separate entrance through the laundry room ( the laundry room is a shared space)so you will possibly meet other guests and family in the shared laundry room and hallway But the apartment has its own kitchen , bathroom and is not on the main floor of the house , giving our guests a more private experience .Day bed has a trundle so the studio can comfortably accommodate two. Guest Accessgarden, bicycle use , free street parking Interaction with GuestsWhen i am home , I love to help guests with travel restaurant suggestions or call or text me for help. The NeighborhoodSo beautiful, quiet , across from arboretum,close to beach, yet close to shopping, restaurants , and close to downtown Chicago. Getting AroundYes , bus, metra and L train Other Things to NoteThe Evanston Summertime Outdoor Concerts Along the Lake & the Lagoon (Davis St) The Summer Concerts at the Outdoor Ravinia Bandshell and picnic grounds in nearby Highland Park, The Chicago Botanic Garden, Evanston's Public beaches, parks, arboretum and playgrounds. Excellent walking/running routes right out our door. The Evanston Yoga studios, The Block Art museum, Evanston Public library on Church Street. Baha'i Temple. The Chicago Institute of Music featuring daily concerts and workshops, which is on Chicago Ave. & Grove St.