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A business class amenity-packed apartment. Great location!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

A spacious yet private newly-remodeled 2 BR apt. Convenient to everything!

Welcome to CVHA (CherryVale HomeAway)! Just remodeled— a spacious/private 2 br apt with great amenities at a fraction of the cost of a hotel! Located on Rockford's far-east side and convenient to everything! CherryVale Mall, restaurants, a grocery store, Magic Waters & I-90/39. UTC & Chrysler are 5 mins away. Other major corporations are less than 20 mins from the apt. Rockford Univ. and OSF St. Anthony Hospital are 10 mins away. 15 mins to downtown Rockford historic/cultural sites. A car is essential to getting around in the Rockford area. There is Über and the Rockford Mass Transit bus stops at CherryVale Mall. There's a walking and bike path that hooks up with the Cherry Valley Park District path adjacent to the property. There's also a Tesla charging station located in the CherryVale Mall parking lot. The Van Galder Bus Co. terminal is 5 mins away with hourly service to O'Hare airport. The Chicago/Rockford International Airport is 15 mins away. The closest Metra train station with service to downtown Chicago is 30 mins away in Elgin via I-90.

We provide a cozy yet spacious apartment with plenty of room to spread out. There's lots of closet and storage space for longer term stays. A full eat-in kitchen has brand new appliances and a quirky little feature that we will point out when you come to stay. The bathroom's shower has plenty of hot water and there's a supply of toiletries and fluffy towels. Both bedrooms have dresser space and very comfy beds with brand new memory foam mattresses and quality linens. There's very fast wireless internet and a dedicated work area with a secretary's desk. The large living room has a small dining area, a fireplace (non-functioning) and a sectional sofa to stretch-out on and watch your favorite streaming tv shows and movies on our smart BluRay box or connect your own hdmi compatible device (no cable or air tv) . On a nice summer night, open up the screens in the sun porch, relax and enjoy your favorite beverage or have a barbecue with the provided gas grill. We have almost 2 years of hosting experience with another property and have proudly maintained our premier status. Our goal is to anticipate our guest's every need for the best HomeAway experience ever!

We can't emphasize enough how convenient this location is! This is on the outskirts of Rockford, technically in Cherry Valley, IL. So close to everything anyone would need— a great bar & grill (Drink), a pizza place, a Chinese restaurant, a wine and cigar shop, a pack & ship store and a dry cleaner with drop-off laundry service for $1.50/lb (no laundry facilities on-site). Walgreen's, TGI Fridays, Granite City Brewery, Eggsclusive Cafe and Kegel's—the world's oldest Harley-Davidson dealership with a great diner for breakfast and lunch (and there's always a classic Harley on display). Several fast food places are all in the immediate vicinity as well as a 24 hour Schnuck's grocery store. Finally there is Cherry Vale Mall, a major regional mall—with Macy's, Sears, Bergner's, H&M, Barnes & Noble, a food court and over 130 stores. Charming and historic downtown Cherry Valley is 5 mins away with even more restaurants and bars, a post office and nice little laundry mat. A brand-new 24 hour YMCA opened just minutes away on the corner of Perryville and Newburg Roads for those that would like to get a workout in. In addition to the things that are listed nearby, Mercyhealth Sportscore II, Indoor Sports Facility and the new Mercy Hospital Campus are 15 minutes away. Rock Cut State Park is 20 minutes away. For being in the middle of everything, you'll find the apartment amazingly quiet and private.

Families are welcome but we will require a security deposit for children under 12. Please note that the apartment is not super child-proof. As stated, the apartment accommodates 6 people comfortably. 4 in the bedrooms and up to 4 more in the Living Room area with some minor reconfiguring. The sectional sofa can sleep one adult or 2 children. A queen and twin sized Aerobed can be provided for a supplemental charge of $25 after 4 guests or should someone want their own bed. One should also note that for larger groups, there is only 1 bathroom and it is on the small side. Please inquire for special sleeping arrangements.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About The Owner

Hi! This is the 2nd property where I am hosting on a platform such as HomeAway. I also have a condo in the Edgewater neighborhood on the north side of Chicago near Lake Michigan and Loyola University where my partner Drew and I host on another platform. We spend most of our time at our 5 acre mini-farm complete with an organic garden and orchard nestled in the countryside about 20 minutes from the Cherry Valley property. We hope to list accommodations at our country home soon. We are both professionals. I (Tom) am a freelance art director and an aspiring culinary trained chef and Drew is an attorney. We enjoy travel and good food. We are adventurous and love to explore the arts, cultural and historical attractions wherever we go. Every once in a while we just like a "chill" beach vacation. We are dog lovers and have an old lovable lab named Macie.

Why The Owner chose Rockford

This is my childhood home. I've inherited it... and getting it back up to snuff has been a labor of love.

What makes this apartment unique

Excellent location! So close to everything but once you arrive, you will find the apartment quiet and private.


Rockford Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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A business class amenity-packed apartment. Great location!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Stylish abode with owners who thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

I was surprised to find a vacation rental at all in Rockford and was thrilled to have stumbled upon this property. Located in the back of a barber shop, it has an unsuspecting exterior that opens up to a quaint stylish apartment that has been remodeled to include the cutest details with the guest in mind. The sling TV was just installed before our arrival, the bathroom was loaded with toiletries, and the kitchen was stocked with light groceries so we were able to enjoy breakfast every morning without having to do any shopping. We stayed a few nights in January during sub-zero temperatures, and the heat was fighting to meet the temperature at which we set the thermostat. We are used to a much warmer climate so the temperature would probably have been fine for other midwesterners. Highly recommend this rental. The interior decorating keeps you intrigued, and the attentive owners make you feel welcomed.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable & Cozy

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here over Christmas 2017. The owner, Tom, was very responsive to our questions and went out of his way to help us with our concerns even whilst away himself at Christmas. He even decorated the living room for Christmas! We very much appreciated the extras such as the welcome basket, groceries in the fridge, etc. The place is, generally speaking, spacious, comfortable and cozy. We were visiting family over the holidays and the place was very conveniently located. The wi-fi worked great. We appreciated the ability to be able to watch Netflix during our downtimes.There was a major cold snap while we were there and the furnace worked well; however the property itself is a bit drafty so was always on the cooler side and the floors were quite cold. There's no alarm clock in the bedroom. We would have personally liked it if there was local TV (a digital antenna may have solved this inexpensively.) Overall, we were extremely pleased with our stay here & would likely stay here again, when Rockford isn't in the middle of a deep freeze!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate a frank review. This is the information that we learn from to constantly improve our guest's experience. Actually, we have plans to install an air antenna in the spring or when the temperatures moderate a bit... but in our listing we spell out the fact that the only tv viewing is through streaming services or the guest's own devices. We do tell everyone to adjust the temperatures to their own comfort levels... the apartment does get a tad chilly especially during extreme weather such as the conditions Kathy and her husband were subject to during their stay. We are looking into supplemental efficient wall heaters for the bedrooms and could have provided a space heater for the living room to take the chill out. Again, Kathy (from Calgary, Canada) probably experienced the worst-case cold weather scenario in Rockford in years. We regularly check-in with our guests during their stay and ask them how everything is and if they need anything. It would have been nice to know the issues at the time rather than after the fact... however, we do appreciate their candor. Thanks again Kathy and Randy -t
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Comfortable, clean with lots of thoughtful touches.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were very satisfied with the accommodations! We called this location a little bungalow. 😊 The bed was extremely comfortable! The space was perfect for us. It was clean with everything you could need. Very close to all the major roads and retail. We were very pleasantly surprised to see all the groceries provided. Tom, the manager/owner was very accommodating and responsive. We would definitely stay there again and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, clean, and comfy

  • 5 of 5

This place in Rockford was great for our family of four. The parents had their own room. The daughter had her own room. The son happily slept on the couch; he does that at home too. There was plenty of room for all of us to hang out for 6 days. It is a quiet, clean, newly remodeled place within view of CherryVale Mall. The strip mall next door is within walking distance; we visited it three times for pizza and Chinese food. We would definitely want to stay here again for future Rockford visits.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and homey

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and comfortable. Private yet close to all amenities. Security system gave me peace of mind. Mattress amazing! Older home but renovated nicely - pride of ownership shows. Will stay here again when I'm in town. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Chicago O'Hare
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Elliot Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Elgin (Big Timber) Metra to downtown Chicago
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Wilmont Mountain, Wi
Car: necessary

Located in the Cherry Vale Mall commercial area with scores of restaurants, shops and services very close by.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $35

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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