Guest BathroomLiving Room and Balcony

Private room

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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We are a short drive to Downtown Dekalb, NIU and Downtown Sycamore. We are on the third floor of a small condo building nestled in a quiet single family home community with free parking. We have two dogs, very enthusiastic greeters, both great with all people, regardless of age.

The space

We have a queen size futon in shared space and a deluxe queen high rise air mattress in a private bedroom with private bathroom. All linens provided and we keep extra toiletries in stock and always available for guests. All Families, couples and travel buddies are welcome. You MUST be comfortable with dogs, as we have 2 very outgoing pups.

There is an additional fee of $5-$10 for each guest more than 2 people - because they will be sleeping in our frequently used communal space and therefore change our daily routine patterns. The fee is negotiable, depending on your length of stay. Please message for details and any negotiations.

Interaction with guests

We are grad students and also work for the Northern Illinois University so we would likely only be interacting briefly in the mornings, or evenings before bed. We come and go to walk dogs but otherwise are generally not home much during weekdays.

Other things to note

We require a copy of your driver's license / passport prior to your visit.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bed: 2
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 4 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 4
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 air mattress
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

We keep our house tidy and expect the same from visiting guests. Please respect our home and property as we allow full use and access. We are very active, working professionals and look forward to sharing our home!

NOTE: As marijuana is becoming legalized and usage becomes more prevalent across the US, please understand it is NOT legal in IL and we do not wish to have it in our home. If you are staying with us, please do not bring marijuana, regardless of your home state's laws.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Susan User Profile
March 2017
Sharon, was a very kind accomodating host. Very clean, quiet and everything that you would expect. Has the most adorable pups also. My mother stayed her for 22 days, and has grown fondly attached to the fur buddies. Wonderful place to stay, very friendly and immaculate .
Sharon & Katie User ProfileSharon & Katie is a superhost.
Response from Sharon & Katie:
I wish her and you the absolute best!
March 2017

Andrea User Profile
January 2017
Safe and quiet neighborhood, clean apartment, private bathroom, fast wifi, funny and friendly dogs. Sharon was a great host.

Patti User Profile
December 2016
Sharon was very accommodating and friendly. The place was tidy and pleasant, plenty of parking, and the location was very convenient for getting to and from NIU. The dogs were sweet and friendly, too.

Cesar User Profile
October 2016
It was awesome. A bit far from downtown Dekalb, but the neighborhood was very calm and peaceful. The room was very private and Sharon was available for anything. Living room space is shared but it was cool to have a conversation with her or have your own private space. The dogs are very friendly as well!

Brie And Shura User Profile
September 2016
Sharon is a wonderful host! She is kind, accommodating and fun. We had an awesome time with her and her great little pups:) Would recommend to anyone.

Alexander User Profile
August 2016
It was a pleasure to stay at Sharon & Katie's place. The space was clean, and very welcoming. My bed was comfortable and I loved the dogs, so cute! They were so great at helping me with anything I needed during my short stay at their place. If I'm ever in DeKalb again for any reason, I'd definitely stay again! :)

Tia User Profile
August 2016
Sharon & Katie were great hosts, very quick to respond to texts and willing to be accomodating in any way possible. The puppies are eager and excited to meet you at first but they chill out and get used to you really quickly, sweet dogs. Their place is clean, quiet and only a short drive from the NIU campus. I neglected to book an extra day with them and they were happy to assist me in doing so without delay. They have the worlds most comfortable and sturdy air mattress and the bathroom attached to the room gives even more privacy. They are content to let you come and go as you please or to hang out or converse if that is more to your liking. Great couple and a great place to stay!

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Cortland, Illinois, United StatesJoined in July 2015
Sharon & Katie User ProfileSharon & Katie is a superhost.

We are a very active married couple and love meeting new people. We are graduate assistants at NIU in sports management and exercise physiology and also work at the NIU recreation center.
We have lived all over the east coast and live in the NIU/Dekalb area while we are in school. Whether you come for an event or to visit the area, we welcome any and all.

Languages: English, Español
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