The SpaceThe Popoola home is a beautiful brick home located in Machesney Park, Illinois. The home is an open floor plan, a modern design and a 3,750 square feet structure. The home includes two family/living rooms, two dining rooms, a study room, four spacious bedrooms, a game area, three bathrooms, laundry room, storage area, large three-car garage, two decks, spacious front and back yards, and a state-of-the-art 3D home movie theatre (complete with reclining leather chairs and popcorn machine). Interaction with GuestsThe purpose of our homestay is to provide an amazing cultural experience and language improvement. We want guests to feel what it is like to be part of an American family. We want guests to not only visit the United States, but to really be immersed in the culture. Our goal is for our guests to embrace our home, family, this country and the language. The NeighborhoodMachesney Park is a beautiful and very safe city. There are many green areas and several parks. One of the greatest things about Machesney Park is the location. Machesney Park is only a drive away from Wisconsin, which is a beautiful state known for its’ cheese and waterparks. This state also houses many wonderful zoos and museums. Two of the amazing tourist cities in Wisconsin are Wisconsin Dells (also called "The Dells") and Madison. The great City of Chicago is only a one-hour fifteen minutes drive away. In Chicago, guests can visit many museums, the world-class aquarium, zoos, shopping, the famous bean and many, many other amazing sights. Getting AroundFrom the airport (Chicago O'hare International Airport), we will pick you up, depending on your time of arrival. If for any reason, your arrival time is not convenient, we will provide you with directions to take a bus ride to our city.
During your stay at our home, there is a mixture of personal car, taxi and bus transportation available. We provide you with some planned activities that we will be you personal driver to and from the activities. For unplanned activities, we will assist with taxi and bus transportation at the guest's cost. Other Things to NoteYou can expect: clean and comfortable living quarters, delicious home-cooked meals, one full day exploring the sites in Chicago. Transportation to the local mall so that you can shop, one professional massage, one date night (for couple) which will include dinner at a restaurant and a fun surprise, one day trip to the Wisconsin zoo in Masison, WI. Depending on the time and resort availability, you may be able to spend 2 nights at a resort in the Wisconsin Dells, WI. There you can relax in the pool, go hiking, get in the jacuzzi, fish....
While at the Popoola home you may also learn to cook an American meal and dessert, if you desire. You can choose to visit a movie theatre or try bowling. If you have any special interest, please let us know in advance so that we can try to accommodate your desire.
Every weekend there will be “outings” or mini-vacations. We will travel as a family to amazing zoo’s, Wisconsin Dells, theme park, and waterpark adventures. We will also visit the great city of Chicago for some sightseeing and a tours.
We are sure that you will have a wonderful time with the Popoola family and a great experience with Tizlu International.