Many 5-star reviews on other sites. STEP BACK IN TIME in this HISTORIC, restored, antique-filled apt in north-east EVANSTON on trendy CENTRAL St. Charming, cozy and spacious 2/bedrooms w/queen beds, den/alcove w/twin bed, a couch &1 full bath. Sleep 2- 6 people. French doors overlook Park, Shops & Restaurants. 2 blocks to TRAIN, 5 min to NORTHWESTERN, 10 min to Evanston HOSPITAL, LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES & BAHAI TEMPLE. FREE WIFI, CABLE TV & PARKING. Unit includes a Wood-burning FIREPLACE, Dining room & Kitchen, JACUZZI bathtub, and a lovely OUTDOOR DECK w/table beneath lush oak tree.
RATES: Take advantage of our low mid week rates and last minute discounts. Rates will fluctuate all the time depending on time of year, supply & demand. Please inquire.
THE SPACE: Experience the history of Evanston and walk to everything! This charming, spacious, antique-filled, 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment. Sleeps up to 6 guests w/2 queens + 1 twin bed and a comfy couch but priced low for 2 guests sharing 1 queen bed. This unit was selectively designed and furnished by an interior designer-antique collector with the hopes that you will slow back in time and really relax and enjoy your vacation.
This historic building built in 1900 was once the birthplace of the THE FIRST BANK in North East Evanston. It boasts hardwood floors, original glass door knobs, high ceilings. French windows in the master bedroom overlook the beautiful park below. Historic black-n-white photos of Evanston's people, places and things adorn the walls and a classic bumper pool table and turntable with vinyl records add a little fun to your evenings inside. A fully detailed guide book of the area featuring insider tips will turn your stay into a full travel experience.
We provide 100% cotton bedding, fluffy pillows and deluxe mattresses because we, too know the importance of a good night's sleep. During cooler months cozy up around our wood-burning fireplace, enjoy our jacuzzi bathtub, cook a holiday meal in our fully-stocked kitchen and entertain around our dining table for 6. During the warmer months enjoy dinner outside on our private deck with patio table and umbrella under the shade of an old oak tree and test your skill with a game of darts! Or grab our portable picnic basket and cooler and take a metro city bike for a day at the beach, a Northwestern football game or a Ravina Park concert!! We try to think of everything you might need for the ultimate travel experience of the area.
2 blocks from the train, 5 min to Northwestern Stadium, 10 min to Evanston Hospital, Lake Michigan, the beach and historic Gross Point Light House. 10 min to the Bahai Temple. If you want to experience the best of Evanston this is the place - From the historical architecture and culinary diversity of restaurants, to the one-of-a-kind boutique shops, Central street and the surrounding area has it all. During the day the area is lively and bustling with boutique shoppers, culinary foodies, Northwestern sport fans and coffee-clutchers BUT at night, Centra Street becomes more tranquil - families put their kids to bed, bars close early and you will bet a good night's very peaceful and quiet.
IF YOU’RE INTO SIGHTSEEING. . . . Take a leisurely walk through the neighborhood's oak tree-lined streets dappled with historic Victorian mansions, Frank Llyod Wright homes, and many brick lined streets from the early 1900’s. Grab one of the city bikes for $10/day and bike to downtown Evanston and the beach. Meander through the magnificent grounds of the World Renown Bahai Temple. Or take a slow cruise along winding, scenic Lake Shore Drive. Head south 20 minutes and you'll be in the heart of Down Town Chicago, (referred to as "The Loop"). Drive north, through the lush winding ravines along Sheridan Road and you'll find yourself in the heart of one of the most affluent, "old money" neighborhoods in America – “The North Shore much, the “Hamptons" of Chicago.
FOR ARTS & CULTURE ENTHUSIASTS. . . Check out the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Educational Centre in Skokie just a few minutes drive, or the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian. For those fascinated by Architecture and Interior Design you MUST tour a through the historic Dawes House Mansion. It’s just jaw dropping to see.
IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO TAKE HOME A SOUVENIR. . . Just step downstairs and wander into “Etienne”, the antique shop filled with vintage lighting, clothing & jewelry and other unique items and Lois & Co clothing store has a lovely sampling of beautiful women’s fashions. There is also a flower gift shop, nail salon, yoga studio, eyeglass store and a Kid’s toy shop on the street.
IF YOU’RE A CULINARY ENTHUSIAST. . . Fill your aromatic senses by stepping into the famous "Spice House" where they grind raw spices daily. Pop into "Tag's Bakery" or "Harvest Bread" for fresh baked goods and garb a coffee concoction at “Backlot Coffee" a few doors down. Around the corner is the trendy “Coast Sushi”, “Food Stuffs” - a gourmet take-out deli, "Bluestone" - an Italian sports bar and "Jilly’s"- a romantic French bistro. Sunday isn't the same without breakfast at the famous Walker Brothers Pancake House (share their "Dutch Baby" or a "Pecan Waffle" and you'll be stuffed for the day!). These are just a FEW of the culinary highlights of our neighborhood but check our guide book for more suggestions.
IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ENTERTAINMENT. . . you’ll never experience anything like a convert picnic at Ravina Park. Grab our picnic basket and walk downstairs to Foodstuffs and fill it with a delicious selection of cheeses and gourmet spreads, a variety of wines and dried aged meats and a grab of healthy unique side salads. Then jump on the train a few blocks down and take it north and get off in Highland Park. Gilson Beach Bowl also gives free summer concerts in the park under the stars. The wind off the Lake Michigan will cool you down after a hot summer afternoon.
LASTLY, AFTER A BUSY DAY shopping, sightseeing and gorging your pallet on delicious cuisine slide into a yoga class just across the street at Central Yoga or schedule a massage at Love Warrior – the perfect way to end your day.