About the Homestay
The Allen Family is a lovely family. We love people and enjoy hosting people from all over the globe as well as traveling. We have been hosting for the last 5 years. We have visited many counties such as Greece, Israel, Thailand, Nigeria, Namibia, Brazil, Jamaica, Australia, Zambia, Canada and many more. We love to sit around the dinner table and talk and get to know our guests. However, we respect those who prefer to stay by themselves. We have two bedrooms that are for our guests. The bedrooms both has 2 twin beds. I love to cook, therefore we eat healthy meals most of the time. We usually serve a light breakfast to our guests.
- Pets Indoor
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located on the north side of the city, 9 miles north of downtown Chicago. It is also on the border of the suburb Evanston. Easy access to the train and bus. Just 2 blocks from Lake Michigan.
We are less than 1 mile from Saint Francis Hospital and 4 miles from Evanston NorthShore Hospital. Easy access to the Red Line and Purple Line. We are in the 60626 zip code.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Smoking is not allowed.
I stayed with Marla & Michael during family weekend at Loyola University. This was one of my top B&B experiences to date. This family has a cozy home and that weekend I met two other visitors, one from Columbia & one from China. We all shared conversation including with their lovely daughter & son. Muito obrigada Marla & Michael!
I have spent 10 amazing weeks with this fantastic family! The house is located half way between the airport and downtown, and is very close to the train station, so it is perfect for visitors without a car like me!
All the family members are very nice, always makes you feel at home, and Marla is a great cook!!
I highly recommend this host family to anyone!!!
Very friendly family. I enjoyed my stay. Thanks once again for hosting me :)
Lovely family and house! I can't think of a better way of staying in Chicago for a few days!
A truly wonderful family, beautiful house in a lovely neighborhood. Marla and Michael are among the nicest I had the fortune of meeting. And Marla's cooking is Delicious.
I highly recommend staying with these folk...
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.