This is a pic of the kitchenette taken by me.Galley kitchenette taken by airbnb photographer using a wide angel lens.


Entire home/flat

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/flat

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Per Night
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About this listing

Smoke free, private, quiet residential neighborhood, off street parking, kitchenette, full bath, living room, hardwood floors, light, quirky, fun, 2 bedroom apartment, large wooded backyard, screened porch, campfire,close to many conveniences.


The space
The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities
Amenities

Prices
Prices
Cleaning Fee: £32
Security Deposit: £243
Cancellation: Moderate

Description
Description

The space

This 100 year old historic home is the original farmstead for the area and at one time was surrounded by orchards and horse farms. Now it is in the heart of suburbia but still has a country feel.
I am a die hard recycler & upcycler & love reusing and repurposing all kinds of things for my house and yard. One of my favorite pastimes is searching out just the right piece of unique furniture or item from flea markets, thrift stores resale shops and garage sales. I like my spaces to be eclectic, charming and reflect something of my personality. This is a one of a kind apartment for your enjoyment. It accommodates 1-4 guests.

Guest access

The mud room, entire upstairs apartment, & back yard.

Interaction with guests

Since I live downstairs, I follow a system of mutual respect and ask for quiet hours from 10:00pm to 10:00am, and emergencies only after 10:00pm. I will respect your privacy but I am available 24 hours a day by phone, text or email, and of course I will be right below you. We may run into each other in the yard, and the stairway and I am always available to chat if you so desire. I share my home with a couple cats but they are not allowed in the apartment and you need not encounter them, except on the back screened porch. They are indoor only so "Don't Let The Cat Out No Matter What She Tells You!

The neighbourhood

My neighborhood is well established with a mix of family homes in a variety of styles and ages. Parks, stores and restaurants are nearby and many are only a short walk away.

Local Attractions
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital- 5 minutes
Midwestern University - 5 minutes
Morton Arboretum – 10 minutes away
Cantigny- 15 minutes
Brookfield Zoo- 20 minutes,
Tivoli Theater- 5 minutes
Yorktown Mall- 5 minutes,
Oak Brook Mall- 10 minutes
Oak Brook Polo Field – 5 min
Downers Grove Golf Course- 5 min
Seven Bridges Golf – 10 min
Seven Bridges Cinemax & Imax Theater – 10 min
Lyman Woods- 5 minutes
Fullersburg Woods- 10 minutes
Doerhoffer Park 3 minutes, walkable
Many restaurants within minutes & walkable

Getting around

Shopping, banking, entertainment and many restaurants are only a couple of blocks away, 1 ½ miles to I 88 & I 355, 1 mile to the Metra Burlington Northern if you are going to downtown Chicago, one mile to Midwestern University, ½ mile to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. Mapquest says my house is about a 24 mile drive from downtown Chicago, but as in any city, the time it takes depends on traffic. Light traffic may take only 30 minutes but heavy traffic may take an hour and on festival days maybe longer.

Other things to note

This apartment accommodates 4 guests. If more than 4 people stay any night there is an extra cost of $15.00 per person, per night.


House Rules
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Air B&B house rules;
Smoking outside only.
Quiet hours from 10:00 pm to 10:00 am, be considerate please, after 10:00pm emergencies only.
You do not have to make the beds, but clean up after yourselves, and leave the space as you found it.
The house is on a septic system so, #1, #2 ( both kinds of human waste) , & toilet paper only in the toilets, & the low water usage toilet sometimes needs an extra flush.
Be energy conscious and please do not leave the air conditioners or space heater on while you are not in the apartment. It warms up & cools off quickly. If you do leave them on while you are away I reserve the right to enter and turn them off.
There is adequate space in the drive way for three cars, you park in front of the shed. Please make sure my car can get around your car to back out of the driveway.
My cats spend a lot of time on the back porch but they are indoor only, so please, Don't Let the Cat Out No Matter What She Tells You!
I will respect your privacy but we may encounter each other on the back porch, yard or the stairway. You can contact me by phone, email or text and I will be downstairs from you.
Exterior back door must remain locked at all times.
You are welcome to watch Netflix as “Guest”
The wifi network is Medialink. The password is thumbprint
•To watch network/cable channels, use Xfinity remote to turn on the tv. To change channels, use the xfinity remote. For Netflix, use the Netflix button on the Vizio remote.
•To return to regular tv, from netflixpress the exit button on the Vizio remote.
•If you cannot access network/cable channels, press the channel “4” on the Vizio remote.

When you check out: you don’t have to make the beds but otherwise leave the apartment as you found it. If I am home you can leave the key on the table by the back door. If I am not at home, lock the back door, put the key back in the lock box or
inside the plastic container, under the white bucket, by the trash cans, next to the shed.

Thank you , I hope you enjoyed your visit and my apartment!


Air B&B house rules;
Smoking outside only.
Quiet hours from 10:00 pm to 10:00 am, be considerate please, after 10:00pm emergencies only.
You do not have to make the beds, but clean up after yourselves, and leave the space as you found it.
The house is on a septic system so, #1, #2 ( both kinds of human waste) , & toilet paper only in the toilets, & the low water usage toilet sometimes needs an extra flush.

Be energy conscious and please do not leave the air conditioners or space heater on while you are not in the apartment unless we are having extreme weather. You can always ask me to turn them on a couple hours before you get back. If you do leave them on while you are away I reserve the right to enter and turn them off.

There is adequate space in the drive way for three cars, you park in front of the shed. Please make sure my car can get around your car to back out of the driveway.
My cats spend a lot of time on the back porch but they are indoor only, so please, Don't Let the Cat Out No Matter What She Tells You!
I will respect your privacy but we may encounter each other on the back porch, yard or the stairway. You can contact me by phone, email or text and I will be downstairs from you.
Exterior back door must remain locked at all times.
You are welcome to watch Netflix as “Guest”
The wifi network is Home-A792. The password is thumbprint
When you check out: you don’t have to make the beds but otherwise leave the apartment as you found it. If I am home you can leave the key on the table by the back door. If I am not at home, lock the back door, put the key back in the lock box or
inside the plastic container, under the white bucket, by the trash cans, next to the shed.
To watch network channels use the vizio remote to turn on the tv. To go from channel to channel use the xfinity remote. For Netflix use the Netflix button on the vizio remote. To return to regular tv click “input” on the vizio remote and select “4 – WGN9”
Thank you , I hope you enjoyed your visit and my apartment!


Safety features
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Hosted by Stephanie

Downers Grove, Illinois, United States · Member since April 2014
Stephanie

We used to dream of owning our own bed & breakfast, and airbnb makes that possible in a very manageable way. I am mostly retired, but in the past I was a landscape designer and naturalist. For the past 15 years I worked for several local humane societies, mostly as a cattery manager. I have a passion for animal rights and welfare and it is an essential part of my life. I have managed an antiques and curiosities shop associated with one of the shelters and love finding unique and one of a kind thrift pieces. I also make upcycled jewelry from salvaged antique and vintage pieces and sell them on my Etsy shop as Apocalypse Jewelry. For years we have traveled all over the world and stayed in airbnbs - so now it is my turn to share my home with you.

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