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Chicago - western suburb -2 bdrm apt-Ride the Metra to Chicago or Shop in Geneva

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

2nd floor Apartment, 2 Bedroom , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8) - 1150sf

This delightful apartment in our home is quite a creative way to do the Windy City and the western suburban area inexpensively. It is probably more like a bed and breakfast situation, but instead, you do your own cooking and pack your own picnic lunches to take on your outings in your own beautiful new kitchen.

Our home is in West Chicago, which is about 30 miles directly west of downtown Chicago and in the middle of the Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Geneva and St. Charles area. It takes about an hour to get downtown by car or the Metra. We have an all brand new 1000 square foot apartment that is just waiting for couples or families who desire to see the sights of the Chicago area, but may not have the means or desire to stay in the windy city.

We are located in beautiful DuPage County and are about 5 minutes from the Metra train station where you can jump on at many different times during the day and ride downtown where you arrive at Ogilvie Station. For a week-end stay, you just get a $7/person week-end pass and take as many trips back and forth as you want to. For example, go downtown for the morning, come back to the apartment for a rest and some shopping on 3rd Street in Geneva, IL which is about 10 minutes away and then hop back on the train for an evening festival or theater performance or a spectacular fireworks display. The trip takes about one hour or less if you happen to be on an express train.

You can always drive yourself downtown if you prefer. This is a good idea especially if you desire to go to the Museum complex which is a distance from the train station. It is a beautiful walk along the Lake shore, but maybe not so delightful with young children. Driving downtown is a pretty easy, straightforward trip and not too crowded if you travel at an off-rush-hour time frame.

Besides going to the big city, there is a wealth of sites to see around the apartment. The Prairie Path is nearby where you can bike, jog, or walk for miles and miles. Cantigny War Museum and Gardens are nearby and there are two living history museums close at hand, Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago and Naper Settlement in Naperville. We are about 20 minutes from the Morton Arboretum also. We have a vast variety of golf course very close by. These are just a few suggestions amongst many options.

The apartment has its own exterior entrance leading to the interior stairs which take you up to the second story where the apartment is located. The master bedroom has a queen bed, a reclining reading chair to relax in if you have children sleeping in the living room area, and a very large walk-in closet. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds The living room is large with a full size sofa bed and at one end, 2 twin beds. . There is a TV/DVD player and we also have cable/satellite TV access. We do offer free WIFI. The kitchen is fully equipped with a full size refrigerator, stove, microwave, granite counter tops, coffee maker, toaster, and wonderful hardwood maple flooring which leads into the dining room which has a table that will seat 8 when fully extended and a roll top desk. The bathroom is quite large featuring two sinks with corian countertops, ceramic flooring, a separate full shower, a separate toilet room and a jacuzzi tub for relaxing after a full day of excitement seeing all the sights of the area.

We pay close attention to the quality and condition of our sheets and towels and we, the owners, are on site if you have any questions or problems with anything.

The delightful two tiered deck at the entrance has a charcoal grill and outdoor table and chairs. Our home sits on a 1/2 acre and so there is plenty of room for the children to play outside in the backyard while waiting for the folks to get ready to go! We also have a local park within walking distance which has play equipment, ball parks and an outdoor water park. Parking for the apartment is off-street.

This is a non smoking and non-alcohol property both inside and outdoors, no exceptions.

Some other suggestions to see in the area: Garfield Park Botanical Gardens - about 45 minute drive

Brookfield Zoo - about an hour drive

Frank Lloyd Wright tours in Oak Park - about 45 minute drive

CantignyWar Museum and Gardens - about 10 minute drive

3rd St. shopping in Geneva - beautiful quaint, quality shops about 10 minute drive

Morton Arboretum - about 20 minute drive

various outlet malls - one is 20 minutes away and one is 45 minutes away

Golf - the closet course is less than 10 minutes away

Outdoor Water Park - about 2 minute drive

Prairie Path - access is less than 5 minutes away

Fantastic variety of restaurants from $ to $$$$$

Cross country skiing at various forest preserves

Wheaton College Campus - about 15 minutes away.

Of course, everything the Windy City has to offer!!


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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Kathy

My husband, Alan, and I have five children, four sons and one daughter. We recently have increased the daughters to four since our three older sons are now married.

We have taught all our children at home all the way through high school, except for our fifth who is just 14 years old and currently working diligently at his school work.

We love traveling as a family and have covered a good part of the United States over the years. We also had the opportunity to go on a family missions trip to Moscow, Russia.

Kathy purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Kathy chose Illinois

This is our home and it is designed in such a way so that we could make an apartment which is completely separate from the areas we live in as a family.

It has been such a blessing to be able to provide a large, clean, and safe place for guests to stay at a reasonable rate in the Chicago area.

What makes this apartment unique

There is so much to do and see in the western suburbs of Chicago as well as taking the trip to the Downtown area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our weekend with our daughters/graduation was made more wonderful by this beautiful, restful place to stay. We all had the sense we were at a lovely beach house and kept wanting to 'head to the beach'.

God has given you the gift of hospitality. continue to bless others in Jesus' name.

Thanks for including a Jacuzzi ---was greatly enjoyed!
May 2011
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(1 traveler reviews)

Chicago - western suburb -2 bdrm apt-Ride the Metra to Chicago or Shop in Geneva
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great place to stay when visiting Chicago and western suburbs

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for our weekend stay (3 nights). Daughter lives and works in Wheaton, but her apartment is too small to accommodate guests, so we all stayed at this lovely apartment in West Chicago. Grandma, Mom, Aunt, and Wheaton Girl enjoyed the quiet apartment with enough room to stretch out yet still be together. The layout of the apartment would also be great for families with small children, or for a girls' weekend. The Metra to Chicago is easy, and there is a lot to see and do in the western suburbs as well. The price is great, the apartment is very nice, and owners a pleasure to work with. Thanks, Kathy, for an amazing place to stay during our visit! We plan to be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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We are not downtown Chicago. We are located about 30 miles west of the City and it takes about an hour to get down there by car or the Metra train.

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West Chicago Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • double sink vanity, stand alone shower, Jacuzzi tub, separate toilet room - Very large bathroom with plenty of towel bars.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Sleeping Area - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed in the sleeper sofa (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), )
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming

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