This beautiful 6000 square foot home is great for entertaining. It has a great big yard and an entertainment basement with huge full bar, poker table, pool table, and theater. This home is on a wooded lot at the top of a hill with a walk out basement so guests can come and go while entertaining and not disturb people sleeping upstairs. It’s only a 30-60 minute drive downtown depending on traffic, but there is no reason to even go out if you stay in this house!
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 30, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
It was huge and fit us all very well
The basement was the definite highlight of the house. The bedrooms were very nice and the family rooms were good too. My only small critique is the kitchen. It is kinda small for the size of the house and the pots/silverware/etc were a little old and over used. We had a great time though! Thanks!
Large fun house!
Spacious house with many amenities. Enjoyed Sunday football in the theater room, large kitchen and bedrooms. Nice neighborhood. Good communication. Would stay here again. Only suggestion would be to have more supplies in the kitchen for guests who prefer to cook during their stay.
Needlessly disappointing. Seems to need a better property manager. Too bad!
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I checked my phone today and counted 15 phone calls to the owner and his assistant in 3 days. The main issues were a broken TV, which we wasted time trying to reboot, only to get the cartoon channel, a broken Ice maker and freezer with an unsuccessful repair the afternoon before departure. And a lack of towels, which were stacked in a dirty pile higher than the huge washer. We left the place cleaner than we found it.
The TV was not broken. This guest just didn't know how to use it. After the guest checked out I went to the house to see what was wrong and sure enough it worked just fine. Just like it did for the dozens of other guests. I kindly and reluctantly answered all 15 times to help him with things such as how to turn on a TV... There was a problem with the ice maker that we had fixed at the beginning of the stay and sure enough that too was working after it was repaired, he just didn't now how to turn on the ice maker and never asked. The towels that are mentioned were washed, but not dispersed out to the bathrooms. I'm sorry to say that the only problem here were some guests that should stay at a hotel, not right for a house rental since they need too much hand holding.
The place was definitely big and a great place to be. The man cave, and the theater room were of my favorite places to be. It was definitely able to accommodate our group size (10). My only concerns were from the damages previously done to some parts of the house, but I communicated with Dan Banakis, and he was understanding and reassuring of the whole ordeal. Overall, if this house is in your list of possibles, it's a wonderful choice.
Plenty of room for extended family and friends!
We stayed in the mini-mansion with extended family and friends for our son's wedding weekend. There was plenty of room for all 17 of us throughout the house. The deck is beautiful with lots of seating and the neighborhood is very nice.
The house has experienced some wear and tear, which is to be expected when it is rented out so much. The third garage stall was unavailable since it is being used for storage. The house could have been cleaner, but the turn around time between renters is only 5 hours and it's a very large home. We did end up purchasing some household items like extra toilet paper and kitchen trash bags to get us through the weekend.
Beds were comfy, the layout of the house is nice and lends itself well to large groups, and it served our family well during our time in the Chicago area.
The property was really nice! Patio was huge and the kids loved the big yard!
The house was beautiful! Mr. Banakis was quick to respond to a couple of concerns which was much appriciated considering it was the holiday. The bath tub in the Master bedroom was like a dream! There was so much space to just kick back and relax. The basement was off the chain. There was no chalk for the pool table but I simply bought some. The theatre room was amazing and the sound quality was epic! This was a great experience for my family and if we are in the area in the future we will definitely consider this property first. Thank you for sharing this home Mr. Banakis!
Only 36 miles to Downtown Chicago (45-90 minutes depending on traffic)