This is a pic of the kitchenette taken by me.Galley kitchenette taken by airbnb photographer using a wide angel lens.
600 square foot, second floor apartment,


Entire home/flat

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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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, close to many conveniences.

The space

If you are looking for the standard hotel room, generic furniture, noisy neighbors, inconvenient parking, stale air, windows that don’t open, and a blah place to stay, this may not be the right place for you, but if you want to experience a unique space in a classic 100 year old Midwest farmhouse you will be happy here. The upstairs apartment was made by the original owners of the home, almost 100 years ago, for their six children, by adding dormers to the top of the house. The slanted ceilings give it an enchanted attic feel and windows on three sides with views of the wooded suburban neighborhood bring in lots of natural light. The 600 square feet of space is heated by old time hot water radiators and the bedrooms and living room have window air conditioners, plus fans. The kitchenette is not a full kitchen but has a small under counter refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, electric skillet, rice cooker, coffee maker, blender and a few other small kitchen aides, and all the utensils & table ware you might need. Coffee, teas, hot cocoa, snacks, plenty of towels and toiletries are supplied. Be sure to check out the amenities & local attractions page too.
Where else can you find two bedrooms, living room, kitchenette, hardwood floors, private off street parking in a quiet neighborhood for $105.00 a night?

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!

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.


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

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: 32
Security Deposit: 237
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

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!


Cancellations

Moderate

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
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

51 Reviews


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Meg User ProfileMeg is a superhost.
July 2017
An oasis in the suburbs of Chicago. Stephanie's property and space was wonderful and very comfortable for our stay. We felt welcomed and had everything we needed. It had a country vibe in the middle of the suburbs. An old farmhouse with beautiful property. The walking path near the space was perfect for getting out and moving around. It was in close proximity to everything we needed. Stephanie was very accommodation and very kind. We would recommend this space to all.
Stephanie User Profile
Response from Stephanie:
Thank you, I enjoyed meeting you all.
July 2017

Arthur User Profile
July 2017
Stephanie was very accommodating of our late arrive. Her home is in a nice quiet area 30 minutes drive from Chicago. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in her home.

Aparna User Profile
July 2017
It was a pleasant stay at Stephanie's place. The place is neat and well maintained as described. All the instructions were clear and very helpful.

Pete User Profile
June 2017
Stephanie's place is very clean and organized in a private setting on a wooded lot. Was very quiet and we felt safe and had our privacy. There were plenty of supplies for 3 to 4 people and there is plenty of old house charm.

Joyce User Profile
June 2017
It was very convenient to shopping, restaurants. The apt was quiet and spacious compared to staying at a hotel. It worked very well for for visiting with my grandson. The kitchen accommodations were limited but but more than adequate for vacationing. The beds were comfortable. Overall our stay was very pleasant and comfortable...

Henry User Profile
June 2017
If you like antics and vintage homes this is the place. She also has stuff for sale around the house. The sheets and place doesn't get cleaned so make sure to keep the house neat. With four people garbage piles up quickly and doesn't get taken out. The house is old so the rooms are small and crowded.

Lanie User Profile
June 2017
Stephanie's place is so charming and in a really beautiful neighborhood! Perfect for our little weekend getaway.

Downers Grove, Illinois, United StatesJoined in April 2014
Stephanie User Profile

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.

Languages: English
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