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Garden Apartment in historic home.

SuperhostWilmette, Illinois, United States
Entire flat hosted by Helen
6 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom
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English garden apartment in historic Wilmette home with private entrance, sauna, washer/dryer, kitchenette, dining area, recreation room with pool table, vintage pinball machine and wood burning fireplace with gas igniter. One queen bed, one full size bed, and 2 sleeper sofas and mattresses available for large families. Ideal access to Northwestern University for all events. Free WIFI and internet enabled flat screen TV.

The space
The garden apartment is newly painted, has a new floor and is ethnically inspired by Helen's South African heritage. It comes fully equipped with coffee maker, toaster oven, tea kettle, stovetop, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher drawer in the kitchenette, and all linens and towels. Anything else you may need can be borrowed from our kitchen.

Guest access
Guests will have full access to the entire basement of the house. Besides the garden apartment, there is a recreation room with pool table, fireplace and flat screen TV. There is a sleeper sofa should you want to travel with your family, and we can provide additional mattresses as needed. You are also welcome to enjoy your morning coffee or sun downer on our front porch, one of the most spectacular porches in Wilmette. Feel free to use our grill if you wish. Access to WiFi is included.

Other things to note
The house is within walking distance to the Northwestern football stadium. For families moving new students into Northwestern, it is just a short drive away. It is also a short walk to the Linden Purple Line train station and the Central Street, Evanston METRA station. We do have two small dogs. They do not have access to the garden apartment. If you would like to bring a pet, there is an additional $100 pet fee payable upon arrival. Please let us know before you book if you are hoping to bring a pet. No cats allowed. There is a small pond in the garden that is filled in the summer. Guests with small children should never lose sight of them if they are out exploring the garden.
English garden apartment in historic Wilmette home with private entrance, sauna, washer/dryer, kitchenette, dining area, recreation room with pool table, vintage pinball machine and wood burning fireplace with gas igniter. One queen bed, one full size bed, and 2 sleeper sofas and mattresses available for large families. Ideal access to Northwestern University for all events. Free WIFI and internet enabled flat scre…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Gym
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Dryer
TV
Iron

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4.89 out of 5 stars from 111 reviews
4.89 (111 reviews)

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Wilmette, Illinois, United States

Our house is two short blocks away from the Northwestern football stadium, so is an ideal place to stay if you are planning on attending a game. It has easy train access to all locations around the city. Wilmette is an old Chicago suburb with brick roads, old trees and squirrels abound. You will wake up to the sound of the birds outside your window. It is safe, tranquil and close to the beach and the Bahai temple. There are two grocery stores within easy walking distance as well.
Our house is two short blocks away from the Northwestern football stadium, so is an ideal place to stay if you are planning on attending a game. It has easy train access to all locations around the city. Wilm…
Getting around
74
Walk Score®
Most errands can be accomplished on foot.
49
Transit Score®
A few nearby public transport options.
69
Bike Score®
Some bike infrastructure.

Hosted by Helen

Joined in June 2015
  • 111 Reviews
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I work in refugee resettlement, helping newly arrived refugees settle into life in the USA. It is challenging yet incredibly rewarding work. My husband Rick owns an adventure travel company, taking people to some of the most remote places in the world for an adventure of a lifetime. We have three children, two in college and one working downtown Chicago. Sparky and Sydney share our home with us now, and are friendly and like to welcome people with a bark or two. We are a family who love to travel and be in the outdoors - camping, hiking, kayaking and skiing. We have lovingly renovated our historic home to be a welcome place for neighbors, family and new friends!
I work in refugee resettlement, helping newly arrived refugees settle into life in the USA. It is challenging yet incredibly rewarding work. My husband Rick owns an adventure trave…
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House rules
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm