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Lovely Evanston Apt for Chicago Vacation & Northwestern Univ

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Fully Equipped 1 Bedroom plus Den Library Living Rm Walk to Trains to Chicago

Just North of Chicago, close to the Lake and Northwestern University and Purple Line El and the Metra trains to Downtown Chicago. Beautiful vintage furnished apartment can sleep up to 5. Custom marble bath and Jacuzzi. Laundry in the basement. Fresh Linens/Towels and Toiletries. Continental Breakfast included. WiFi and Cable TV, DVD. Very safe and peaceful neighborhood with plenty of street parking.

Mujeeb Khan
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Mujeeb Khan

Hi, I am an academic who frequently travels for research and study.

Mujeeb Khan purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Mujeeb Khan chose Illinois

I love the vintage feel and location of the property.

What makes this apartment unique

Peace and quite in a very convenient location and easy walk to CTA Purple Line subway.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very nice time (even though the Vikings played very poorly).

It was fun spending time with our grandson!!

Thank You,
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Evanston in Cook County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Specially designed marble bathroom with Jacuzzi and Japanese tech Toto toilet with bidet function
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Hotel quality queen size bed in bedroom. (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Plus a large day bed with a pull out Trundle Bed in the den/second bedroom Click bed in the living room also can provide air mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Lovely Evanston Apt for Chicago Vacation & Northwestern Univ
average rating of 4.0 based on 16 reviews

Great place - great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this apartment! Although it is an older building with dated decor, the apartment is cozy and quiet, and there was plenty of space for two adults and a child. And there were groceries for us when we arrived - eggs, OJ, almond milk, cereal, soup - a nice touch. It is in a great location - close to parks, restaurants, bars, shopping, etc. We really enjoyed walking around the neighborhood. We almost didn't book it because of the negative review from Sept 2016 (a really unfair and mean review), but are so glad that we did. We would stay there again, and would highly recommend it to anyone. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures DEFINITELY NOT WORTH a 1000 words

  • 1 of 5

This is a review of VRBO #432153, Evanston apartment. The unit was booked for 4 nites. First of all, the photos that are shown of the rental space is NOT the apartment that we were given. It is a completely different place, so the pics are falsely representing the property.

We arrived late on Tuesday nite, so didn’t get a good look till Wed. morn. We figured that because we had already paid upfront, we had no recourse but to wait it out, because upon viewing the space in daylight, we were quite disappointed. The space we did get was dark, smelly and really sub standard. The kitchen was dirty and had a very strange odor to it. Would not remotely consider cooking in this kitchen. The bathroom floor was dirty, although the bath fixtures were new. The bath sink drained very slowly and only got worse as the days went on. The liner paper put into the bedroom drawers was dated 1992. There was no way our clothes were going in there. The bedding smelled stale and not fresh.

Bottom line, we were in the unit as little as possible and even vacated it one nite early as the bathroom sink completely clogged and we had just had enough. Lost money for sure, but needed to be out of there. Would not recommend this place TO ANYONE!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better location. The beds were comfortable. It was air conditioned and there was a flat screened TV. It had all the comforts of home and even had goodies waiting for us in the refrigerator! I also loved the space age toilet seat and the light went on automatically when you walked into the bathroom!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The space was large but many rooms did not match pictures. Owners were accommodating and generously provided some basic food items. However, apartment was in disrepair (leaky window, microwave faceplate fell off). Kitchen was missing some items we would have liked to use for cooking. The place was adequate but not exactly 'lovely'

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Evanston apartment

  • 5 of 5

While not for everyone, this two bedroom apartment, centrally located in Evanston, was perfect lodging for a Father, one adult son, and two teenage sons. We were visiting the Chicago area to see family and take in a couple of ballgames (Go Cubs!). It was by far the most reasonable accommodations offered in Evanston, so nothing near House Beautiful standards, but perfect for four men "bacheloring it." We didn't use the kitchen for cooking, preferring to eat out. But we slept comfortably, were able to keep up with politics and sports via a large-screen television, and enjoyed the neighborhood. We were able to walk to the "L" on Main Street, and used it to go to Wrigley Field one day, and the Art Institute on another.

Our host, Mr Khan was thoroughly delightful, and informative.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice apt for short term stay

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I rented this apartment for 2 1/2 weeks. The apartment is better suited for a stay of a couple of days rather than the longer stay we had. The kitchen was very small with little counter space for cooking, had no dishwasher, and lacked some basic kitchen tools for cooking from scratch. There was also little space to store dishes and pots and pans, which made it more difficult to cook.

The other drawbacks were an small bathroom, and an uncomfortable, soft mattress. Also, I expected the apartment to be cleaned more professionally because there is a cleaning fee. Instead, there was dust and cobwebs under the furniture and the bathroom was not scoured as it should have been.

That said, the owner is very nice and did try to supply items requested, and the owner did leave some food and cleaning supplies for us. The apartment is also located on a quiet street and very conveniently located to downtown Evanston, and public transportation. We were able to bike or walk downtown and to nice restaurants and Whole Foods. Being 1/2 mile from the Metra made it easy to get to downtown Chicago for some fun exploration.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Evanston, USA

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Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
CTA Purple Line / Metra
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Clark Beach Evanston
Car: not necessary

Just second building west of Ridge Ave from the Monroe St Intersection (Traffic Light and CTA Bus Stop for Howard Red Line and to the Northwestern University Campus); and only 2 blocks south of Main Street. Walk to the Main Street CTA Purple Line and Metra Train Stations. Walk to the Lake and Restaurants and Coffee Shops.


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