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Landmark Victorian Home

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3/4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 2 to 9

The Davis Victorian Farm house is 1892 landmark home. It is located in beautiful Glen Ellyn, known for its quaint down town and Vintage Homes. USA Today selected Glen Ellyn as the Picturesque Town of Illinois because of this. The Davis House is located on a very quiet cul-de-sac. Set back from Davis Terrace, its front garden adds to the grandeur of this beautiful home. Steps from Babcock Grove Park as well as Lake Ellyn Park.

The home has many original features and has all hardwood floors on the main level. In the family room you will find the fireplace and large Plasma TV with surround sound. The home is nestled amongst large trees and beautiful gardens...truly a wonderful place to call home while visiting Historic Glen Ellyn and neighboring towns as well as Chicago and all that it has to offer. With our Metra station with in a 10 minute walk down town Chicago can be reached from there as quickly as 30 minutes!!!

Please note: Per Glen Ellyn Village ordinace, single family use only. No large gatherings or events.

More Details

Property Manager
William
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About William

One of our other passions is music. I was involved with the Guardsmen Drum and Bugle Corps for 26 years, as a marching member for 10 years and 16 as a choreographer and director. My whole family was involved in one way or another. My sister Celeste and Paul were members while sisters Claudia and Regina, followed and helped with management. My father was very active as director and my mother sewed flags and followed us every where. In 2015 I had the honor to be inducted in to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame.

My son has followed in music and was a member of the Green Thunder Percussion Ensemble and has been taking piano lessons for 15 years.

I am currently president of Ray's Hvac, a heating and air conditioning company that my father Ray started in 1956. My mother and brother Paul work for the company as well.

My son and I have 3 dogs: Minnie Pearl, a Jack Russell/Pomeranian, Magnolia, a Fox Terrier, and Mr. Conrad, a Border Collie. Both Minnie Pearl and Mr. Conrad were rescued from visits to Ireland.

We are involved along with my sister Claudia with Young at Hearts, a senior pet rescue and adoption organization. My son also volunteers at the Animal Care League of Oak Park.

My son and I are parishioners at St. John the Baptist in Winfield, and I am also a member of the Human Rights Campaign.

We starting doing vacation rentals in 2001 with our thatched cottage in County Kerry, Ireland. Cottage Mary Rose is named after my mother. She went with me on my first trip there and has been back many times.

- William Harty,

The Davis House,

William purchased this house in 1999

Why William chose Illinois

Our last old treasure is the Davis House in Glen Ellyn, Il. It is a 1892 historical land mark. I fell in love with Glen Ellyn as a young man working for the family business. I would come down Main Street to make pick ups from some of our vendors.

When I first saw the Davis House, I knew this home was a diamond in the rough. The house built in 1892 originally owned all of the surrounding land...consisting of around 8 acres. Originally built by a German family, it is considered a Gambrel style home. We found German Chicago newspapers in a wall in the basement.

The Davis family from England were the 3rd owners. In 1929 they began to sell off the land and put a short road in behind the existing home. They built 3 Sears bungalows for their children and named their new street Davis Terrace.

The house originally faced Western Ave. so when we moved here there was no real front and the old garage was in what was now the front yard. The original clapboard siding had been covered over with aluminum siding. We had all of this removed and duplicated the original cedar. We added the front porch an turret to give this wonderful landmark home the grand look that it deserved.

Winner of renovation of the year 2002. Granted Landmark the same year!

USA Today Travel named Glen Ellyn as one of America's Most Picturesque Small Towns as their selection for the state of Illinois. It is a charming, picturesque welcoming community that offers a big city amenities with a small town feel.

What makes Glen Ellyn picturesque? Its historic downtown filled with locally-owned shops, unique restaurants, a restored 1920's movie theater and seasonal events are just some of the many attributes that draw visitors to our award-winning community. Glen Ellyn has a quality of life that is unique for a Village including its cultural, entertainment and recreation opportunities unique to the area.

What makes this house unique

The house is nestled in a great historical neighborhood off of a quiet street on a cul de sac. Walking distance to parks, town and the train which will get you to the heart of Chicago in under 30 minutes. Woodfield Mall, one of the largest in the states is a 20 minute drive away. The house is embracing and has the spa like feel with the whirlpool tub and rain shower. Beautiful private gardens and gracious indoor and outdoor entertaining areas.

Map

Morton Arboretum
Tap House Grill
Suzette's Creperie
Barone's Family Style Restaurant
Schnitzel Platz
Glen Oak Restaurant
Santa FE Restaurant
Shannon's Irish Pub
Cab's Wine Bar Bistro -- CLOSED
Sunset Park
Lake Ellyn
Oakbrook Center
Woodfield Mall
Namaste Salon & Spa
Namaste
The Glen Art Theatre
Blackberry Market
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
O'Hare
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Glen Oak
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Metra/Chicago
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
North Ave.
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Honey
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Oak street
Car: not necessary

Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA (20 Min. to Chicago by Train. 20 Min Drive to O'Hare Airport).

Other Activities: Shopping, wildlife viewing, basketball, health/beauty spa, hot air ballooning, racquetball, mini golf

Amenities

Glen Ellyn House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master bath with Ultra jet tub, rain shower and massage shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Library
  • * King Bed * Queen Bed * Double Bed * Crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The home has a front porch, deck and screened porch. An incredible place for outdoor entertaining. The large European kitchen has a LaCanche triple oven stove, one of many European imports. The large French Farm table seats 6. There is a library directly off of the kitchen. A grand piano graces the music room which has French doors overlooking the large deck. Most of the lighting has been imported from Europe. The turret of the house enables you to see all four directions from the parlor or upstairs Master bedroom sitting room. The master suite also has an ensuite bath with large walk in rain shower and separate Ultra Bath Whirlpool. The south facing windows fill this room with lots of natural light.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Landmark Victorian Home
average rating of 4.759259 based on 54 reviews
Glen Ellyn, IL
5

Perfect in all respects for a relaxing, comfortable stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We used the home for relatives visiting from Europe and it exceeded expectations in all respects - plenty of space in the house and outside for this family of 4, a large, well equipped kitchen, a beautiful yard, well appointed, etc. We also had a gathering with approximately 25 friends one evening and the setting, both in the home and in the garden, worked perfectly.

Thank you for offering your wonderful home for others to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victorian beauty

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time visiting Glen Ellyn and my nearby family! Loved the kitchen in the Davis House!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful peroid house very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Davis house. We were in town visiting family and friends and had plenty of space to entertain.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Perfect Accommodation for our Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

This home in Glen Ellyn was a wonderful place for our family to gather for a special family occasion. The house has an amazing number of rooms all furnished with beautiful antique furniture. All the bedrooms had lovely comfortable beds. The kitchen has everything you need. Unfortunately we weren't able to get the dishwasher to work. We had a 16 month child with us and there was a high chair and baby gate for us to use.

When we arrived lovely vases of tulips were in the living rooms for us to enjoy. The neighbours were so friendly, even visiting with some pie.

Glen Ellyn is a lovely town and this house made our visit extra special.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful! We were so impressed. Management let us know they were available but we never needed them because everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great Property for Family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family trip to Chicago and we loved the house! Well taken care of and had great space for our group of 7. Our kids loved playing in the front yard and there was a park close by. The kitchen was awesome for entertaining. It was a little bit of a drive to get to downtown Chicago but otherwise it was a very nice location.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Thanksgiving,Christmas,New Year's, Easter .. $1795/week. Holiday weeks extra charge if not indicated. Charge of $20. per guests over 6 per night.
Discounts for multiple week and one month rentals. Medinah Golf Championships extra $1000.00

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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