About the Homestay
We have a 2-flat building. Guests reside in the 2nd floor unit while we occupy the 1st floor unit. There are 4 bedrooms in the unit and it can accommodate 4-6 people. You will have your own entrance, WIFI, laundry facilities, air-conditioning, and kitchen area that includes; stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. Each guest room is fully furnished with bed, dresser, desk, mirror, lamps and linen. There is also a living room that has basic cable and a DVD player.
We have 2 children, ages 16 and 12 years old.
There is plenty of street parking should you decide to rent a car.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located within walking distance of the University of Chicago. And we are close to Lake Michigan, which has great running and cycling paths.
We are a 5-10 minute walk from CTA Green line and Metra rail close-by. 25-30 minute train to downtown, 10-15 minute train to IIT and 10-15 minute walk to University of Chicago.
There is a historic restaurant, gym, coffee shop and grocery store in walking distance.
Local Area Facilities
- 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
- Please do not wear shoes in the house.
- For sanitation purposes, food and drinks should not be disposed of in the wastebaskets in the bedrooms. Please use the kitchen garbage can for organic waste.
- Clean up after dinner, and never leave dirty dishes in the sink.
- Please do not run down the stairs.
- Clean your bathroom and make sure that you are not damaging any of the facilities.
- No smoking in the house. You may smoke in the back yard.
- No loud music or parties. Music and group gatherings should never disturb neighbors.
- When leaving the building, please make sure all three doors (security door, main door and the 2nd floor door are locked). This is for everyone’s protection.
- There will be a key replacement fee of $100 that must be paid IMMEDIATELY.
- Please provide us with a way to contact you via cell or email. If you need help getting a phone during your stay here just let us know.
- If you are traveling late, are lost and/or are concerned for your safety, please call us and we will pick you up.
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
I was very lucky to have met Natasha and her family, their hospitality is something extraordinary. From the first day, when I arrived, Natasha took me to buy a transportation card, a cell phone number and to the market, until the last day of my stay, Natasha was always available to help me. The house is 12 minutes from the subway station, 20 minutes to the downtown, there are three markets nearby, about 10 minutes walking. I never felt insecure walking around the neighborhood. Thank you very much for everything and I recommend it for hosting.
Natasha is a wonderful person who helps us in all our problems and answers all our questions. The house has what most guest require and we are free to use a lot of the house tools and materials, especially in the kitchen. I had a great experience!
Great set up and neat living quarters! Obviously experienced host as she was super helpful both in the lead up to and during our stay! We loved spending Christmas with Natasha and her family! Close to train station and not far from the city. Would recommend!
Great host. Very friendly and extraordinary serviceminded. Offered me dinners whenever I wanted, and assisted me in every way. Fully equipped kitchen , warm bathroom on winter days and a common living room for the up to four homestay-persons we could relax in.
Natasha is a very nice host, very helpful and cooperative.The first day i came very late and she take me by her car from the train station so as to feel safe.She also provide me with many information about places to go in the lovely city Chicago .She was rapidly responding to anything i asked about.
Overall , i enjoyed my stay very much. Her place is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Thank you Natasha very much :) , nice to meet you and hope to see you again soon.
Natasha is lovely, helpful and very welcoming ! She helped us for the public transports and gave us many advices about Chicago.
Her house is close to the subway and bus. The bedroom is comfortable and quiet.
I recommend this lodging to visit Chicago !
This has so far been my best homestay ever since I started travelling many years ago. Natasha is very friendly, accommodating, kind and such a fun story teller. I loved listening to her stories (as well as her 2 boys'). She and her family tried their very best to make me feel welcomed. I also love car drives with her; I learnt so much from just listening to her stories and advice. Dinner made by her was delicious; she specifically catered to my vegetarian preference. The place is clean, well-equipped and well-kept. I feel safe and very much at home at her place. Overall it was an amazing 10-day stay at Natasha. I would absolutely come back and recommend Natasha's place to others who are coming to Chicago!
Natasha and her family is a friendly, kind and helpful.
I recommend everyone specially the students to stay here.
Great experience. The family is very nice, caring, very helpful and welcoming. Wonderful folks! Natasha is super communicative and supportive. Good place when traveling in a budget!!
Very accommodating and friendly. Nice place to stay and she dinner for you her too.
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 250 $£€ 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.