Front yard/Porch view. Great for relaxing and enjoying the nice weather. Jase, the sweetest dog in the world!

Private room

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Cozy, private room in a home with yard and front porch. walking distance to downtown Champaign, very close to multiple bus lines. We are a couple in our 20s with a dog and four cats. Shared bathroom and living spaces. Free coffee, meals by request.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: £8
Weekly Discount: 10%
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The space

We would love to share our beautiful home with you. The house is located in downtown Champaign, just walking distance from excellent local restaurants, shops, and bars. Our guest bedroom is private, super comfortable and welcoming. As hosts, we want to make your stay in Champaign as spectacular as it can be. We are available at your convenience, and are as hands-off or involved as you would like. Considering we have 4 cats and 1 dog, we keep things very clean for your (and our) comfort. This is one big happy family, and we can't wait to share it with you!

Guest access

Guests are welcome to all shared living spaces throughout their stay. Kitchen is available as well, and home-cooked meals may be provided for a reasonable fee if arranged in advance.

Interaction with guests

We are available for as much or as little interaction as our guests would like. We can always be reached by cellphone for any questions or recommendations for places around the area.

The neighbourhood

We live in a very cute and conveniently located neighborhood. The bars, local music venues, and restaurants downtown are only a 10-15 minute walk away. We live within a five minute walking distance to West Side Park, which is a huge beautiful park downtown with a gorgeous fountain, playgrounds/swings, and lots of big trees and green grass to lounge in.

Getting around

We are very close to the Champaign Bus/Train Station. If you need a ride, we are happy to arrange for one of us to pick you up. Otherwise, it's about a 20 minute walk. (We have even picked up our guests after midnight! Anything to help your stay!)

Parking is always available outside on the street. We also have Uber rideshare in Champaign, it's a very good option for getting somewhere quick and cheap.

Other things to note

We have four cats and a dog. Our dog, Jase, is very friendly but he is anxious around new people at first. Once he is properly introduced to you, you will be his new best friend.

If you love pets, this is the place for you. :)

Note: We have been getting many inquiries for long term bookings, over a month or longer. We dont usually accept long term bookings as we are not looking for roommates, we are just looking to host folks coming into town to visit for a short period of time. Thank you for understanding.

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

Check in after 12:00 noon
Check-out by 11:00am

(This is definitely flexible with previous arrangement.)

Weeknight Quiet Hours: 12:00am-6:00am

Weekend Quiet Hours: 2:00am-8:00am

(You are welcome to come and go between these times, just be respectful and keep noise to a minimum)

Please arrange in advance if you would like to use the kitchen for cooking.

No smoking cigarettes inside

Pets guests must be previously arranged, friendly, and up to date on shots/meds

No extra guests (after quiet hours) unless previously arranged/paid

Extra $20 charge for lost/misplaced keys



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

41 Reviews

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Nick User Profile
May 2017
Leslie and Matt were so friendly. They were totally relaxed. I met their folks who were over at the house doing some gardening, had lunch with them, and spent quality time with all of their friendly pets, especially their adorable pup. At the end of my stay, they even offered me a ride to the train station.

Emily User Profile
April 2017
Very convenient location to get downtown or to campus. Leslie and her animals are very friendly, and the room and house are kept clean!

Leslie was an amazing host! Her house is within walking distance of downtown, and in a very quiet neighborhood it's also close to a huge park. The house is really cute, eclectic, and filled with fun art. I would totally stay at this house again!

Laurie User Profile
April 2017
This was yet another wonderful stay with Leslie and Matt and the pets. They are warm, laid back hosts, the room and the bed are very clean and comfortable, and the front porch is so relaxing to sit and have coffee on. I always feel like I'm on vacation when I stay here!This is a pretty neighborhood to walk through, and is close to downtown restaurants, shops, and entertainment. There is ample street parking in front of the house as well, if you bring a car. I wholeheartedly recommend Leslie's to anyone looking for a great place to stay and a great value!

Vivian User Profile
April 2017
Great, easy stay! Good location with easy access to parking

Elizabeth User Profile
February 2017
The location was easy to find, Leslie and Matt were friendly, and the bed was comfy. All of the pets greeted us and one of their cats bid us farewell in the morning.

Yutong User Profile
February 2017
They are lovely!

Champaign, Illinois, United States · Joined in July 2015
Leslie User ProfileLeslie is a superhost.
Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within a few hours

About the home

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