About the Homestay
A Safe And Quiet Area For You. We have hosted international students and travelers for 15 years now. Our homestay is Halal. We meet so many fascinating people, and we still are in contact with many. Our family has traveled throughout the world, and have enjoyed every country. Our community is safe and quiet. Our home is located near Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Crestwood, and the Beverly areas. We are close to Metra train stations(2), Little Company of Mary Hospital, Christ Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Major highways can be accessed within minutes. Get on a train or bus within a 5 minute walk. It offers a great balance of a small town with exceptional churches, close by mosque (masjid), great community services, a strong and thriving business community with amazing shops and fine restaurants, an excellent library, beautiful parks and tree lined streets while just minutes from the City of Chicago. This Irish host family includes 1 mother, which is an English Language Teacher, and 3 teenagers. English language lessons are available for an additional cost. This homestay host works for home. This is important because all household members will be available to practice English with you. Other international students may be here for you to enjoy; Instant Friends. Only English is spoken in this home! Some of our students have attended Solex, Intrax, Kaplan, EF International, and many more.You will find us respectful of all religions, nationalities, and cultures. Our family is interested in learning, cinemas, swimming, cooking, volunteering to help the poor, reading, gardening, and loving life. Rules of the house include: no pork products, no smoking or alcohol allowed, no pets, no dogs or cats, and only speaking English. If you want to see what American culture & life is like, this is the homestay for you! We are real and you will LOVE us. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Photos may have been edited.
- Games Room
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Smoke alarm on each floor
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located across from a very nice lake and a park that has tennis and basketball courts. Our hose is located on the corner of the street with a beautiful view of the lake. We are a 5 minute walk away from the train station and a 2 minute walk from the nearest bust stop.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Horse Stables
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- 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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Full Board
Diet Type available on request
• please remember to always be respectful of all people and property.
• only speak English in our homestay!
• smoking allowing outside only
• your garbage must be emptied twice a week
• please clean up after your self in the kitchen and after eating
• must clean dishes after you use them.
• clean up after you use the bathroom.
• after leaving a room, turn off all lights, fans, and electric devices
• if the key to the house is lost, you will be charged $100
• every guest must pay a non-refundable $50 move out fee
• we ask that you review our homestay after you stay!!
• please come to us with any issues you have!!
**refunds will be given within 24 hours of arrival and payment. a handling fee of 30% of the total payment would be deducted and is non refundable.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
The house very dirty and messy.
This guest awarded the host 1 heart but didn’t leave any comments.
Erin is a very pleasant host. We were happy that she opened up her house to us. Erin also helped my wife with her mobility issues on a couple of days where I wasn't home from work yet in order to take care of my wife myself. This is above and beyond what I expected from a host.
Iran’s family has a beautiful spirit, they make a great effort to make me feel like am among my family... their Smiles, beautiful words and interesting talk has a special impact on me.
Staying with them is a great opportunity for foreign to learn about American community ... They tell you everything you want to know and guide you if you ask for. For no extra charge for sure!
They show respect to all nationalities and beliefs in a wonderful and beautiful way
Ms. Iran wakes up every morning to make breakfast for me what makes me feel that I have a sister in this house. I’ve never felt that I pay to stay in this house; money does not mean anything in exchange for all the hospitality I’ve enjoyed with.
The house is clean and beautifully spacious. My room is quiet, with comfortable colors.
And the neighborhood is beautiful ... the neighbors are so friendly they welcome you as a neighbor and care more about you when they know that you are from different culture or community and they become interested to hear about your country.
(Talk to them; you are an ambassador of your country)
Summary of the evaluation:
I enjoyed in every moment I spent with them and I highly recommend staying with this family.
Personnaly, the kitchen and bathroom was constantly dirty, I had to clean the bathtub once cause I found strange vomit debris in it and I had to eat outside always cause the kitchen was so dirty that I hadn't had the courage to cook food in it. Noisy people also at nightime, I hardly could sleep some days. On the photographs, the rooms looks clean, colorful and well tidy, but in real, my room (the first one with the blue bed) was empty, sad, dusty with damaged plugs
Though, the family there is very nice and agreeable. But only go there if you're searching for social company, not for cleanliness or hygienic conditions.
Erin is a very nice and welcoming person. From the day I came till I left, I had no problems whatsoever. The place is in a safe neighbourhood and very close to public transportation. I definitely recommend her.
Had a really lovely time with the Pruntys. You will love Chicago.
This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
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