Short Term Fully Furnished 2BR 2bath 1200 sq ft.
Ginger & Jim
About Ginger & Jim
Ginger has lived here for 45 years after buying the original building which was a house in back and a grocery store up front. She hired Jim for a job when they both worked in the Motion Picture and TV commercial Industry in Chicago. She has been stuck with him ever since.
Ginger & Jim purchased this Townhome in 1974
Why Ginger & Jim chose Evanston
This used to be a Grocery Store. The couple that owned and operated it lived in the house attached to the back and raised NINE children here. I was looking for a space to use to both raise a family and have a working "Art Studio"; the grocery store fit the bill as it became available when the owner's wife died and he retired. Many people in Evanston still remember going to school across the street at Washington Elementary School and then coming over to "Charlie's Store" across the street to get some candy after school let out. We recently travelled to California to visit the youngest son of the owner (the son is now 91 years old!). We shared many memories and stories of the building over the years and returned with a good history of the family business that will be available to anyone that is interested via our website or to guests via a magazine-type welcome packet that we provide.
What makes this Townhome unique
This is one of only a handful of properties in Evanston that has been fully inspected and Licensed by the City for Short Term Rentals like this. Also- NO ADDITIONAL CLEANING FEE!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our family of 4 absolutely loved our stay with Jim and Ginger. Their home felt like a real home. From the beautiful garden, to the comfy beds, to the milk that was waiting in the fridge for our tired kids getting off a red-eye, Jim and Ginger added so much warmth to our stay in Evanston. We would definitely stay there again in the future and highly recommend to anyone in the area.
Great House, Great Location and Best of ALL, Great Hosts
We are a family of 5 visited Northwestern University and we chose to stay in this great house since it was well rated.
To our nice surprise, it was better than 5 star, if I were able to give a 7 star review.
Ginger and Jim treated us like his family, and there were so many small details that delighted us, and the list of such is long, for example, they label every details things, and they have every single details in the Magazine.
We went to the Great Lake of Michigan to swim as my youngest son wanted to do, and we found out they Ginger and Jim have the beach passes and we got it with a surprise like a gift.
We would definitely recommend anybody to stay here, and if we come back to Chicago/Evanston, we would come back and stay a few more days.
Great Evanston Rental With Fantastic Hosts
Comfortable home in a very walkable neighborhood. Quick 10 minute walk to grab morning coffee/dinner or to the L. Short UBER ride to Northwestern campus. Good place to stay during peak NU events. Jim and Ginger stocked the home with anything a guest might need. They were very accommodating and great at communicating before and during our stay but not at all intrusive (kinda sad we never met in person). We would definitely consider staying here again if ever in Evanston.
Nice vacation house!
Very nice house, exactly as shown in the photos! We really enjoyed our stay! Only a mile or so walk or jog to the beach or downtown Evanston.
Thanks Jim and Ginger!
Hosts with a passion for caring
Ginger & Jim are first rate hostess and host with an attention to the details of personalized comfort and care unparalleled in our extensive travels. Their home is warm, comfortable and thoughtfully practical in its anticipation of every guests’ needs. We will be back!
Northwestern University is located just 2 miles NE.
We cater to Families visiting NWU and also Visiting Faculty. We have also had Guests use this as a "Base Camp" for their family when visiting Chicago.
Very large park located across the street from 1500 Main St.
Excellent selection of grocery stores (Valli Foods/Jewel/Trader Joes/Whole Foods/Organic Groceries).
Wide range of Restaurants.