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Allison Maguire

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Family Friendly, Evanston 3 BR Home - fully equipped!

6 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Overview

Evanston House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom (Sleeps 7)

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.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Allison Maguire (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Allison Maguire

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

Why Allison Maguire chose Illinois

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.

Reviews

4.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

Family Friendly, Evanston 3 BR Home - fully equipped!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
Neenah, Wisconsin
4

Evanston House

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, well stocked and homey. Second bathroom a little small. Great location!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay and awesome for kids!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect rental for families!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

month long stayin Evanston

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lescar, France
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The title well describes the property as "Home Away From Home". Indeed, met as described.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the thoughtful review Ignatius. We enjoyed the opportunity to host your lovely family and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Hillberry House in future!
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Fantastic Experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and three boys (ages 6, 4 and 2) stayed at this property for six weeks this summer, as we were between residences and needed temporary lodging. The residence has been renovated very nicely and is in excellent condition. It is within walking distance of both the Metra and CTA Purple Line in south Evanston, which made it very convenient for commuting purposes, or if you wanted to head in to Chicago for leisure. The owners were wonderful and very accommodating, and were also extremely responsive to any questions or concerns. Overall, it was a great experience, and I would highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Peter, we so enjoyed having your family as guests at Hillberry House. Best of luck in your new home!
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Chicago O'Hare
Nearest Train
0.9 Miles
Main Street Metra and CTA
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
South Blvd. Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Evanston House Rental Rates

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Cleaning fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59

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Amenities

Evanston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , second floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , second floor, double bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , second floor, two twin beds
  • Bedroom 2 has a double bunk bed with a full sized double on bottom and twin on top.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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