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Landmark Victorian Home

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3/4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 2 to 9

The Davis Victorian Farm house is 1892 landmark home. It is located in beautiful Glen Ellyn, known for its quaint down town and Vintage Homes. USA Today selected Glen Ellyn as the Picturesque Town of Illinois because of this. The Davis House is located on a very quiet cul-de-sac. Set back from Davis Terrace, its front garden adds to the grandeur of this beautiful home. Steps from Babcock Grove Park as well as Lake Ellyn Park.

The home has many original features and has all hardwood floors on the main level. In the family room you will find the fireplace and large Plasma TV with surround sound. The home is nestled amongst large trees and beautiful gardens...truly a wonderful place to call home while visiting Historic Glen Ellyn and neighboring towns as well as Chicago and all that it has to offer. With our Metra station with in a 10 minute walk down town Chicago can be reached from there as quickly as 30 minutes!!!

Please note: Per Glen Ellyn Village ordinace, single family use only. No large gatherings or events.

More Details

Property Manager
William
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2017

About William

One of our other passions is music. I was involved with the Guardsmen Drum and Bugle Corps for 26 years, as a marching member for 10 years and 16 as a choreographer and director. My whole family was involved in one way or another. My sister Celeste and Paul were members while sisters Claudia and Regina, followed and helped with management. My father was very active as director and my mother sewed flags and followed us every where. In 2015 I had the honor to be inducted in to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame.

My son has followed in music and was a member of the Green Thunder Percussion Ensemble and has been taking piano lessons for 15 years.

I am currently president of Ray's Hvac, a heating and air conditioning company that my father Ray started in 1956. My mother and brother Paul work for the company as well.

My son and I have 3 dogs: Minnie Pearl, a Jack Russell/Pomeranian, Magnolia, a Fox Terrier, and Mr. Conrad, a Border Collie. Both Minnie Pearl and Mr. Conrad were rescued from visits to Ireland.

We are involved along with my sister Claudia with Young at Hearts, a senior pet rescue and adoption organization. My son also volunteers at the Animal Care League of Oak Park.

My son and I are parishioners at St. John the Baptist in Winfield, and I am also a member of the Human Rights Campaign.

We starting doing vacation rentals in 2001 with our thatched cottage in County Kerry, Ireland. Cottage Mary Rose is named after my mother. She went with me on my first trip there and has been back many times.

- William Harty,

The Davis House,

William purchased this house in 1999

Why William chose Illinois

Our last old treasure is the Davis House in Glen Ellyn, Il. It is a 1892 historical land mark. I fell in love with Glen Ellyn as a young man working for the family business. I would come down Main Street to make pick ups from some of our vendors.

When I first saw the Davis House, I knew this home was a diamond in the rough. The house built in 1892 originally owned all of the surrounding land...consisting of around 8 acres. Originally built by a German family, it is considered a Gambrel style home. We found German Chicago newspapers in a wall in the basement.

The Davis family from England were the 3rd owners. In 1929 they began to sell off the land and put a short road in behind the existing home. They built 3 Sears bungalows for their children and named their new street Davis Terrace.

The house originally faced Western Ave. so when we moved here there was no real front and the old garage was in what was now the front yard. The original clapboard siding had been covered over with aluminum siding. We had all of this removed and duplicated the original cedar. We added the front porch an turret to give this wonderful landmark home the grand look that it deserved.

Winner of renovation of the year 2002. Granted Landmark the same year!

USA Today Travel named Glen Ellyn as one of America's Most Picturesque Small Towns as their selection for the state of Illinois. It is a charming, picturesque welcoming community that offers a big city amenities with a small town feel.

What makes Glen Ellyn picturesque? Its historic downtown filled with locally-owned shops, unique restaurants, a restored 1920's movie theater and seasonal events are just some of the many attributes that draw visitors to our award-winning community. Glen Ellyn has a quality of life that is unique for a Village including its cultural, entertainment and recreation opportunities unique to the area.

What makes this house unique

The house is nestled in a great historical neighborhood off of a quiet street on a cul de sac. Walking distance to parks, town and the train which will get you to the heart of Chicago in under 30 minutes. Woodfield Mall, one of the largest in the states is a 20 minute drive away. The house is embracing and has the spa like feel with the whirlpool tub and rain shower. Beautiful private gardens and gracious indoor and outdoor entertaining areas.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Glen Ellyn in Milton

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Make sure to read through our rental agreement and let us know if you have any questions. VRBO offers cancellation insurance at a reasonable price,
  • VII. CANCELLATIONS If cancelled there is a charge of 30% of the full rental fee. Any thing less than 120 days is as follows. If your dates are re-b
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • lake
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Master bath with Ultra jet tub, rain shower and massage shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Library
  • * King Bed * Queen Bed * Double Bed * Crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The home has a front porch, deck and screened porch. An incredible place for outdoor entertaining. The large European kitchen has a LaCanche triple oven stove, one of many European imports. The large French Farm table seats 6. There is a library directly off of the kitchen. A grand piano graces the music room which has French doors overlooking the large deck. Most of the lighting has been imported from Europe. The turret of the house enables you to see all four directions from the parlor or upstairs Master bedroom sitting room. The master suite also has an ensuite bath with large walk in rain shower and separate Ultra Bath Whirlpool. The south facing windows fill this room with lots of natural light.

Reviews

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Landmark Victorian Home
average rating of 4.767857 based on 56 reviews
5

Great Home

  • 5 of 5

Home was comfortable and convenient. Had a great time and would recommend for those interested in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great old house with lots of room. Great kitchen, bedrooms and that bathroom!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house on a moments notice while we had construction going on. What a find! Great house with lots of character but with updated amenities. Many rooms to relax in. Master bedroom with separate sleeping section for additional guests. Lots of closets. Huge master bathroom with walk in shower. Deep bathtub, and 2 sinks. Other bedrooms are also large. Laundry on the top floor. This is near downtown Glen Ellyn, which has increased its selection of restaurants. Train to Chicago stops in Glen Ellyn, making it a quiet getaway for a family reunion near Chicago.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in all respects for a relaxing, comfortable stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We used the home for relatives visiting from Europe and it exceeded expectations in all respects - plenty of space in the house and outside for this family of 4, a large, well equipped kitchen, a beautiful yard, well appointed, etc. We also had a gathering with approximately 25 friends one evening and the setting, both in the home and in the garden, worked perfectly.

Thank you for offering your wonderful home for others to enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victorian beauty

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time visiting Glen Ellyn and my nearby family! Loved the kitchen in the Davis House!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Beautiful peroid house very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Davis house. We were in town visiting family and friends and had plenty of space to entertain.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Accommodation for our Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

This home in Glen Ellyn was a wonderful place for our family to gather for a special family occasion. The house has an amazing number of rooms all furnished with beautiful antique furniture. All the bedrooms had lovely comfortable beds. The kitchen has everything you need. Unfortunately we weren't able to get the dishwasher to work. We had a 16 month child with us and there was a high chair and baby gate for us to use.

When we arrived lovely vases of tulips were in the living rooms for us to enjoy. The neighbours were so friendly, even visiting with some pie.

Glen Ellyn is a lovely town and this house made our visit extra special.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
O'Hare
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Glen Oak
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Metra/Chicago
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
North Ave.
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Honey
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Oak street
Car: not necessary

Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA (20 Min. to Chicago by Train. 20 Min Drive to O'Hare Airport).

Other Activities: Shopping, wildlife viewing, basketball, health/beauty spa, hot air ballooning, racquetball, mini golf

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Glen Ellyn, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall Special
23 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£193
From
£201
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,304
£3,051
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
18 Nov 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£720
for 3 nights
From
£208
From
£216
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,456
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£684
for 3 nights
From
£196
From
£204
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,270
£3,809
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
17 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£707
for 3 nights
From
£204
From
£212
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,346
£3,809
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£729
for 3 nights
From
£212
From
£219
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,380
£4,189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
26 May 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£743
for 3 nights
From
£216
From
£224
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,456
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£720
for 3 nights
From
£208
£1,380
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £379.05
Pet Fee £113.72
Cleaning £94.76

Thanksgiving,Christmas,New Year's, Easter .. $1795/week. Holiday weeks extra charge if not indicated. Charge of $20. per guests over 6 per night.
Discounts for multiple week and one month rentals. Medinah Golf Championships extra $1000.00

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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