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Your home away from home! Best Location, Includes Breakfast! Free parking ideal!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bath and sleeps maximum of 11 people

You will love this newly decorated and freshly furnished duplex waiting for you to arrive. Owners will ensure you have everything you need to make your stay memorable. This is a first-floor duplex apartment with the lower level connected and is located on a quiet residential street in one of the safest and convenient neighborhoods near Chicago. There is a kiddie park right next door to the property. Sleeps 8-11 people comfortably.Walking distance to train, library, shopping, groceries, pool, restaurants, spas and so much more. Enter through front door that opens to living room and dining room with seating for 8 people. Nice kitchen with new kitchen appliances including stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher and granite counter tops with a breakfast bar. Three large comfy bedrooms on the first floor and an additional bedroom on the lower level. I full bathroom on the first floor and 1 bathroom on the lower level. Lots of closet space extra pillows and blankets. Access to rear deck with patio furniture and gas grill for grilling. Home is equipped with all necessary housewares, dishes and kitchen gadgets to help you make all meals. Food pantry equipped with seasonings and basic food items to help get you started. Coffee, Tea, Creamer and condiments provided. The fridge will be stocked with a complimentary breakfast consisting of bacon, eggs, waffles, toast, coffee, tea, creamer, and milk for 2 days and is included with every reservation. Free parking for all cars and Suv's ( sorry no truck parking permitted on the residential street).

There is a coin operated a washer and dryer downstairs for public access. Lots of board games, books, DVD's toys for toddlers, basketball hoop in backyard for entertainment. Babysitting available upon request. Only 7 minutes to train that takes you to downtown Chicago - Union Station in less than 20 minutes. Only 15 minutes to Casinos, Fashion Outlets, Theaters, Convention Center and much more!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, See 1st flr rental #585328
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

About Eileen

Owners live within 5 minutes of this property if you need anything. We are friendly and caring and will do everything to make your stay a positive one any time of the day or night. Check out the other second floor listing at the same property. It is a 2 bedroom 1 bath with queen pull out sofa and extra Murphy bed if needed sleeps 7 people comfortably#792973.

Eileen purchased this house in 1994

Why Eileen chose Illinois

The home is clean. The area is very safe and family friendly. Minutes to all the exciting attractions, downtown and a great place to rewind at the end of the day. Walking distance to anything you may need. Reasonably priced to to allow you to spend more on enjoyment!

What makes this house unique

Rosemont Fashion Outlets, Allstate Arena. Only minutes to the Blue Line or Metra. Just a little over 2 miles to the I90 and 290 expressways.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Elmwood Park in Leyden

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , 2nd bathroom located on lower level of duplex
  • Fully equipped with towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap and hair dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • West Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    North Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    East Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Murphy Bed , 4th Bedroom is located on the lower level of duplex
  • 1 full size pull out sofa bed downstairs that can sleep 2 children and an extra single Murphy bed available in back bedroom to accommodate a person when requested. Sleeps 8-10 people comfortably.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(61 traveller reviews)

Your home away from home! Best Location, Includes Breakfast! Free parking ideal!
average rating of 4.9508195 based on 61 reviews

The home was spotless and welcoming!! The beds were very comfortable and the home had all amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Mrs. Eileen and her husband were very welcoming and quick to respond to any questions. The checkin and check out process was very smooth and easy!! The home provided our large family of 8 more than enough room to enjoy the home without being on too of each other. My 4 year old enjoyed the extra toys Mrs. Eileen has on property for children. The breakfast ingredients in the refigerator was such a great way to start a great experience!! The home is very close to the ohare (15min) and 35 minutes from downtown chicago. The only issue was the basement was colder than the top level but Mrs. Eileen has space heaters as a solution. Overall I would recommend this home as a perfect space to be in for a safe, welcoming and family friendly experience!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

Warm hospitable place. Well stocked and well put together. Great help and communication with owners! Job well done! Surprisingly roomy!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home, Amazing People

  • 5 of 5

Eileen and her husband were just the sweetest. They made sure we arrived comfortably and was very accommodating. They gave us complimentary breakfast- which was amazing. During our last night there, there was a leak in the basement but Eileen's husband came right away to take a look at it! Their home is beautiful and very clean. I would recommend to anybody and would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect home for our family to stay for a holiday weekend! Everything was just as it said. 4 bedrooms plus a pull out couch with 2 full bathrooms and even 2 kitchens and 2 living rooms just made this stay very comfortable. The provided breakfast both mornings was a huge plus for us also! The neighborhood was quiet and we did not worry about our vehicles or walking in the evening in this neighborhood at all.

The hostess was very responsive to questions and concerns.

Our first experience with VRBO and loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Pam, Happy Holidays! Thank you so much for the terrific review. We are so glad that your first experience with VRBO was a great one. We really do try hard to please all our guests and we thank you so much taking the time to share your thoughts. Thank you again and we wish you a very happy holiday. You are most welcome back anytime:) Eileen and Ambrose
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Weekend Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We gathered together with 3 other couples who we have known since college/early marriage days. Since we do not live near each other, Chicago was a great meeting point for us. The house provided plenty of space for us all - each couple with their own bedroom. The dining room table was large enough for us all to sit around and talk which is what we really wanted to do. A trip into the city to enjoy dinner and a comedy show made the weekend complete.

We were very comfortable in the house. The neighborhood is nice and quiet too. We were delighted to meet one of the owners when he stopped by to make sure we have enough eggs! Great rental with lots of amenities! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Karl and Lydia for your amazing review. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It is our goal to make sure you have everything you need and we do try to make sure that you feel at home. We understand from our previous travels what is important and appreciated by our guests and that is why we like to treat our guests the way we would like to be treated when we travel. Thank you so much again for taking the time to give us a tremendous review. Kindest regards, Eileen and Amrbose
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A nice place to stay in the west Chicago suburbs

  • 4 of 5

The house was just what we needed as we were attending a family wedding. The owners were very attentive and responsive to anything that we needed. They also accommodated our early arrival. Having breakfast and all of the cooking supplies was a big help for us to feel comfortable in the home. There was plenty of towels, linens and toiletries if we needed them. The only feedback we have is a recommendation to replace the sofa in the first floor living room and upgrade the antennae for the televisions for better reception. The neighborhood was clean and it felt safe. The places to eat in the area recommended by Eileen were great suggestions.

An FYI for anyone who is considering a pick up truck as a rental during their stay. The village considers pick up trucks a commercial vehicles and to park it along the street you need a permit or you get a ticket. It was easy to correct the issue and the village police were helpful but it could be rather a surprise if you didn't know ahead of time.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Michelle, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Thank you also for the suggestions for a new couch. The wear and tear are beginning to show on the leather section although it is quite comfortable and seats up to 8 people. We do however, plan to install a new one in early spring once we get through this winter in Chicago. We have the TV set up with local channels and also have the Netflix and Hulu set up for guests to enjoy their favorite TV Shows and Movie selections. We just recently upgraded the Antennas so the TV reception is much better now, Thank you for letting us know. We would love to have you back anytime. Have a wonderful Holiday season! Eileen and Ambrose
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Elmwood Park, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Holiday Season
24 Nov 2024 - 31 Dec 2024
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £96

Rates are subject to change until reservation has been paid for and confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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2.44 Miles
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Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
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Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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Car: not necessary

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