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Unique Apt. in Upscale Evanston with Easy Access to Chicago

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Southwest comes to the Windy City. Relax and enjoy your stay on Chicago's North Shore in our charming vintage Casita.

Located in Evanston and short walk from Evanston's Central Street Business District, and scenic Lake Michigan beaches, Casita Reva is the perfect combination of urban and rustic.

Leave your troubles behind and relax in our garden Stroll to nearby restaurants and shops. Bike, jog or walk the nearby trails or lakefront. Make a meal in the fully equipped brand new kitchen .

If you’re visiting the North Shore, you will be close to Northwestern University, Evanston Hospital and nearby lakefront communities Wilmette, Kennilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe and Highland Park. The Best of Chicago is easily accessible as Metra and Purple Line stations are a short walk away.


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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About The Owner

I'm a lifelong North Shore resident who has a passion for the area and wants to share it with guests.

We choose the 'off the beaten path' accommodations when traveling ourselves and we wanted to offer that option to others visiting our community.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2010

Why The Owner chose Illinois

We designed and built this unit with the short term traveler in mind. We share a love for the Southwest and Latin America and that interest is reflected in our home.

What makes this apartment unique

We enjoy the neighborhood and our favorite way to start the day is to take a jog to the lake and then grab a cup of coffee or breakfast at one of the nearby coffee shops.

Ryan Field and Northwestern football is only a short walk away and the nearby Bluestone is our favorite spot for apres game..


Evanston Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) NOTE: Bed has a box spring and very comfortable firm mattress Bed is on a raised platform. It has a box spring and very comfortable firm mattress - about a foot higher than normal. There are steps to easily access it. We had 1 guest (in 5 years) - who had an issue - you can read her review.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Unique Apt. in Upscale Evanston with Easy Access to Chicago
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews

Unsafe bed

  • 1 of 5

I saw the photos of the bed but didn't register the risk until I arrived. The bed is 3 ½ - 4 feet off the floor, and to get off, you have to use the steps. The first morning, half-asleep, I stepped down on the front half of one of the steps and fell off. I won't be back.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry to hear about your experience with our raised platform bed. Note that in our 5 years of renting this property, we had not had a negative review and no one has every complained about the raised platform bed. Regardless, I'm glad you pointed out your experience and I will note that the bed is a platform bed in our listing so there are no surprises.
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Great Location with all the Amenities

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a great location near shops, restaurants and public transportation. They've provided all the amenities you could want from a complete kitchen to the bathroom nightlight. John and Amy were always available to answer questions or make suggestions. We'll be returning on our next visit to the Chicago area.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this lovely apartment.

It is in an excellent location - beautiful section of Evanston with cafes/restaurants and great grocery stores in walking distance. This apartment is also convenient to the train/subway to Chicago, and also close to the highway.

The apartment is extremely clean, comfortable and beautiful. We appreciated all the amenities, and condiments. We even cooked dinner one night!

We also enjoyed meeting the hosts and plan to stay again next year. I would definitely recommend this apartment to all my friends who want a nice place to stay outside Chicago!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location in a well equipped apartment!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this cute, Southwest themed garden apartment, especially for visiting Northwestern U parents and prospective students. Three guests fit comfortably. The location is ideal--Starbucks, shops and restaurants and the Metra 1 short block away. There's a beautiful backyard outside your door and everything you need inside. I've stayed in many VRBO properties across the country and I must commend the Fells for being the absolutely easiest owners to work with. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casita reva

  • 4 of 5

Very nice, the owners very accommodating & a wonderful, walkable neighborhood. The reason I gave it 4 stars rather than 5 is the apartment felt a bit cluttered with too many decorative nicknacks.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Casita Reva! It was so comfortable and welcoming. The area is great; lots of fun shops to visit within walking distance. Close to Northwestern U. too and easy to hop on the "L" and go into Chicago. Only stressful part was the very narrow parking spot...

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northwestern University Events


Rates & Availability

Evanston Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

2 nights - $200 per night
3 to 4 nights - $150 per night
5 to 6 nights - $135 per night
1 Week - $900
8 to 13 nights- $115 per night
2 Weeks $1600
15 nights or more $100 per night
NU Home Football Weekends are $200 per night - 2 night minimum.
NU Graduation $250 per night - 4 night minimum.

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