House in friendly neighborhood near Chicago

House in friendly neighborhood near Chicago


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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

We have an older home by U.S. standards (built 1905). It is decorated in an interesting and eclectic style that reflects our love of travel, photography, books, ceramics, and basketry. It can comfortably accommodate a family of four persons, as there are two bedrooms with double beds as well as an extra mattress in the family room. It has a large back yard and garden as well as a front porch on which to relax.
If you have young children, we have toys, books and videos that will keep your children entertained for hours.

Property features

Who we are

  1. My husband Alan (54) and I (Leah, 44) are both school social workers. Alan works in a high school and I work with elementary age children, primarily Mexican immigrants. We have two children: Nico will be 4 years old and Giovanna will be almost 2 years old this summer. My parents and sister live in the area and could assist you in any way needed (including picking you up at the airport). We love our home and likewise would take respectful care of your home in order to leave it in the same condition in which we found it. Our previous home exchanges in Spain and the U.S. went very well and we would be happy to provide references.

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

Our house is located in a friendly neighborhood with lots of families and a great playground only a block away. We live in a suburb of Chicago named Evanston that is only 10 minutes from city limits and a short walk to the beaches of Lake Michigan. Evanston provides very easy access to Chicago's sights, museums, theater, music, ethnic festivals and sporting events. Our car would be available to you and the public transportation into Chicago is excellent and fast. Evanston is the home of Northwestern University, and a very interesting community of quaint houses, lovely gardens, diverse restaurants, stores and cinemas. During the summer months there are numerous outdoor festivals and activities for families, many of them at no cost.

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