|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
Hillberry House is your family home away from home! Fully furnished and equipped and just 13 miles north of the Chicago Loop, 2 miles from Northwestern University, less than 1 mi to the CTA and Metra trains and 1.5 miles from Evanston's glorious Lake Michigan beaches! The property has 3 large bedrooms sleeping 7, 1.5 newly remodeled bathrooms, fully equipped eat-in kitchen, separate dining room and large, bright living room.
Master bedroom: 1 queen bed
Second bedroom: 1 double bunk bed with full size double on bottom and twin on top bunk.
Third bedroom: 2 twin beds
There is a small unfenced, shared yard/garden area with garden swing and multiple parks and playgrounds within a 5 min walk.
Whether you are relocating to the area or just visiting, our property provides all the amenities of home including fully equipped kitchen, linens, in-unit washer/dryer, dishwasher, cable TV, internet and even a hairdryer and iron! Stay with us and travel light, we have made every effort to provide all the comforts of home. If you have the kids with you we can provide co-sleeping crib or toddler mattress, toddler bed-guard, highchair or booster seat and even toys for the little ones. Just let us know the age of your children and preferences and let us ready the house for you! As we have recently made an international move with our young family, we know the challenge of traveling with kids.
Our family relocated in 2012 from the south of England to the Chicago area. My husband and I are both Americans but we lived in the UK for nearly 8 years and both our boys were born there. We have traveled quite a bit through Europe and enjoy getting to know people from all cultures and backgrounds. We look forward to the opportunity to meet new people as we welcome them to Hillberry House!
Allison Maguire purchased this house in 2012
Evanston is a vibrant community and living here is like living in a city within a city. It has a semi-urban feel without feeling too developed and really bridges the divide between Chicago and the rest of the North Shore communities. Being a university town creates many opportunities for cultural events including art exhibits, lectures and theater. After settling on Evanston as the area in which we would like to buy we searched for a short term furnished rental in the area with no luck. Even pricier corporate rentals were in short supply and these were not very family-friendly. So an idea was born and we set out to find a property which would allow us to provide a family-friendly, fully equipped short term rental experience for other families like ours.
We have family in Evanston but were staying much longer than usual so we wanted someplace close to family and where we could have the feeling of still being "at home" this was the absolute best!
Very clean, well stocked and homey. Second bathroom a little small. Great location!
My family and I stayed here for about two months, overlapping August, September and October, and enjoyed every minute of it. Our three year old was welcomed by the toys Allison put out for her in the home while my newborn baby slept in a cosleeper that was also provided. Allison was responsive and helpful and her family helped us feel like we belonged. The home was walking distance to numerous parks, ice skating rink, restaurants, the beach and public transport. Wide range of grocery stores and good coffee and ice cream shops nearby. The area was also very bike friendly, and we often biked by the lake and to restaurants with bikes we borrowed from family in the area. Pictures accurately describe the home which was updated and essentially move-in ready. We arrived, unpacked, and was very comfortable during our stay. We had a jammed packed summer while on vacation in the area and hope to return!
I stayed at this property for a few weeks in December-January and would highly recommend it, especially for those with families, as it is like living in a house in Evanston. The house is on a quiet residential street but is conveniently located within a mile or so of various commercial areas. Since it was mid-winter, I did not do much walking but I imagine the walk into town would be very pleasant in better weather. The home was spacious and accommodated various visiting family, including several adults and babies. The fully equipped kitchen allowed me to prepare even holiday meals for the extended family and having a washer and dryer in the basement was extremely convenient as well.
The owner provided plenty of toys for the toddler to be occupied during her stay (I also noticed couple of kid-friendly parks within a couple of blocks). The owners were also very accessible and helpful, immediately taking care of a heating issue even while they were out of town on vacation, and I was especially grateful that they shoveled quickly every time it snowed, even thoughtfully shoveling a path to our car door. I would recommend this property without any hesitation.
We were inroduced to the property by our friend that lived around the corner. The listing was just like the photos in the ad and accomadated comfortably the four of us. It was very clean and we were happy to keep it so. We were acquainted with the area and new that the shopping and the train to Chicago are a 20 minute walk away. The owner next door was friendly and helpful. We found a wonderful Thai resturant in downtown Evanston, besides all the attraction of the city of Chicago. I certainly would recommend the property to any family.
Our holiday stay in this property was very comfortable. The rooms are really spacious with all the necessary amenities. A safe home for medium and large sized families. Property is well maintained and clean. The location is also admirable. We would love to use it over and over again if the need arises.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.