Great home in Chicago Suburb, near river and lake

Great home in Chicago Suburb, near river and lake


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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
3 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home has two floor with an English basement (English basement is exposed to the outside with large windows for light). On the top floor is a master bedroom (Queen bed) with master bath, DVD and Plasma TV. Also my son’s bedroom, single bed and a separate bath. A third room we use as a guest room, has a pullout bed, TV and a nice treadmill my wife uses.

Main level has a formal living area with a baby grand piano that connects to a formal dinning area (we don’t use this much except for my daughter that plays piano). In addition is a family room with fireplace (a second laptop with wireless internet access in this room) connected to dining area and kitchen. Off the dining area is a double door going out onto the deck. The deck has a table and chairs with a grill for cooking and grass lawn.

The basement is a large open area, another family room, video gaming area and small bar with refrigerator for drinks. The family area has a 60” LCD flat TV and DVD, lots of DVD’s. My son has 4 gaming systems and lots of games, in addition he has a computer with internet access. The bar area is small but nice. In the basement is also a 4th bedroom, this is my daughters room. It has a laptop with wireless internet access, TV and DVD.

We have a small laundry room that connects to the two car garage. We have a 6 passenger Chrysler Pacifica, 2005 that could be available. We have 2 very nice mountain bikes.

Property features

Who we are

  1. We are the DeShane, I am Lloyd, my wife Sharon (we are 40 and 42) and our two children, son Ryan 13 and Daughter Alyssa 15 (16 in two months ). I am a business owner in our local community (see the website) Perllo Technologies. I am a mechanical engineer that started a business 4 years ago. My wife runs her own business (ebay sales), she has an office in our town as well. We work hard and enjoy our family and friends. In the winter we spend time at our local fitness club, play racquet ball, and go to the theater in Chicago. My wife is a huge theater fan and goes quite often with her friends. In Chicago we believe our theater district is every bit a good as New York. We also like to take the family on night cruses, Lake Michigan at night is fantastic.

    We also love to travel. Last week we went to Mexico, in December 05 we were in the Bahamas and in July of 05 we visited good friends in England. Traveling is very expensive, I have several friends that have done the house swap and have ended up with life long friends as a result.

    We love our home and are a bit concerned about the swap idea. We are trusting and believe if we take care of someone else’s home they will take care of our home. This is not a house, it is out home!!

Our availability

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

Our home is 40 minutes from downtown Chicago (by local train or drive). Our neighborhood is quite and very friendly and safe. All our neighbors are great people that look out for each other. We would let everyone know we had guests and they will be happy to help you with direction or give ideas of things to do (if you wanted). We love our town (Saint Charles, Illinois 60174) it is a quite beautiful 100 year old community built on the Fox river. Several towns are built on the river and have great shops, restaurants, night life, canoeing, fishing, bike trails and lots more. Many people come from the city and the country to visit our community. We live one mile from the down town Saint Charles and down town Geneva We ride our bikes all summer, it is a great family place or very romantic place for couples. Great food, wine and friendly people.

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