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Large Fenced in Back Yard at the Hinman House...Note the Screened in Back Porch & Various Outdoor Seating Arrangements for Our Guests Outdoor Dining, Either Alone or While Visiting With Family or FriendsJust a 5 minute walk east of our house is this fantastic beach on Lake Michigan....A Great place to hang out!
Close 2 Chgo, Evanston's NU, Lake
Close 2 Chgo, Evanston's NU, Lake
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At this location, walk to shops/restaurants/trains. You will feel yourself being warmly embraced by this historic home & its owners, who genuinely enjoy operating this popular Evanston area B&B. You will come as a stranger, and leave as a friend.


Our home serves as a temporary residence for many different musicians, artists, academics, & business people. We aim to have everybody arrive in our home a visitor, but leave as a friend.

In fact, what makes our house unique is that we have now served as hosts to people from all over the world. We started doing this when I took a job as the Midwest Coordinator for an International High School Student Exchange Program and got to know how easy it was meeting people from around the world. Since then, and hosting many Northwestern Graduate Students working on their PhD or Masters in our home, our friends have taken to calling our house the Gertrude Stein Home of Evanston,which I take as a compliment. They explain this by saying, each time they meet someone at our home, they know they are going to learn something new. They also have said that they have been impressed to see that not only are these people living in our home, but they can see that they have become our friends. And, they love the comeradie they feel which eminates from our home. If only we could bottle that and sell it to the world, eh?

Evanston has many of the best Midwestern tourist attractions within a day's reach. It is a great place to base yourself whether your visiting for purposes of Northwestern University, or Chicago.

Being located, just 1 block from the train, we are extremely well-located for university students, not only of Northwestern U., but also Loyola Univ., Northeastern Univ. & DePaul Univ.

Evanston is home to Northwestern University, which was voted #4 in a recent poll concerning the most walkable campuses. The only university towns voted more walkable were:
1. Cambridge, MA Walk Score 87 (Harvard University and MIT)

2. Berkeley, CA Walk Score 79 (University of California at Berkeley)

3. Providence, RI Walk Score 76 (Brown University)

4. Evanston, IL Walk Score 74 (Northwestern University

Besides being home to Northwestern University, Evanston boasts tree-lined lakefront paths for biking/jogging, a vibrant shopping district, dozens of ethnically diverse restaurants, live music venues, movie theaters and more. Northwestern, and the lakefront, are less than 5 minutes from The Hinman House.

Our home, built in 1888, is located several blocks south of the NU campus in Evanston's Lakefront Historic District. Although our home is vintage, it has all of the modern amenities a person needs for our 21st century lifestyles. We have central air and heat, cable TV and wireless internet everywhere in the house and yard.

It is one block away from a Whole Foods, with a Trader Joe's, Starbucks Coffee and Sushi Bar right behind our home. Our house is located just 3 blocks west of Lake Michigan and a block east of the train to downtown Chicago, which is approximately 25 minutes away. If you have kids, we also have a play lot across the street and several along the lakefront.

We also have 2 little white/black toy fox terrier dogs that I've never heard a growl from. They have always been great at making friends w/ people. Recently, we had two young men with us. A young German man from Wiesbaden who had never had a dog before. 6 months later, he was so in love with these pupettes, that I think, if he would have tried to take one more picture on his phone, it might have exploded! haaaa. Then there was Yuong (Tony) Liu, from China. He also had never had a dog and at first was very frightened of dogs. He would walk towards them and if they started to approach him, he would turn on his heels and walk very fast the other way. Well after some coaching, Tony, too fell in love w/ these two little harmless pupettes. The worse these two can do is shed some of that white fur on you, which I'm always trying to control, but....

Because I am a writer, I work out of our home, and will always be available to answer any questions you may have that come up. Questions, such as about using something in the house or about our local area. We do serve morning coffee and in each bedroom, there is a refrigerator, so you can shop and make your meals at will in our kitchen. We do have a large, bright kitchen that people like to hang in. Everyone is free to use all our kitchen appliances as long as they clean up after themselves. I will be happy to show you where things are stored. Also, in each bedroom there is a desk for your laptop where you can do you work if necessary. Guest are free to work just about anywhere they wish in the house (the glory of Wi-Fi) whether in the first floor since the living room is a pleasant room to work in with lots of light, or the kitchen,family room, screened in back porch or the outside patio.

Also, we have a free laundry facility on the second floor for small loads of laundry or you can use the basement laundry facility for your larger loads of laundry.

Our neighborhood is great for walking/jogging along the lake, looking at the historic older homes in the neighborhood, or you can ride a bike along the lake, which can be rented at a nearby bike shop.

We are located just south of the NU campus and east of the train to go to downtown Chicago. You really don't have the need for a car because most things you need are just a short walk away. If you do require a car, there is free parking on the streets near our home.

Here are some things near by that might interest you:

The Evanston Summertime Outdoor Concerts Along the Lake & the Lagoon (Davis St)

The Summer Concerts at the Outdoor Ravinia Bandshell and picnic grounds in nearby Highland Park,

The Chicago Botanic Garden,

Evanston's Public beaches, parks, arboretum and playgrounds. Excellent walking/running routes right out our door.

The Evanston Yoga studios,

The Block Art museum,

Evanston Public library on the NU campus.

Baha'i Temple.

The Chicago Institute of Music featuring daily concerts and workshops, which is on Chicago Ave. & Grove St.

We are located just south of the NU campus and east of the El. You can also take the Davis or Main Street METRA line to the Loop. Either system will get you downtown quickly and easily. Though you’re unlikely to need a car if you’re staying locally or traveling around town, an off-street parking spot is also available. Zipcars are located only two blocks away.

You can take the PACE 250 bus from the Kiss and Fly lot to Davis Street in downtown Evanston for $1.75. Cab fare from the airport is straight metered and runs approximately $38 to Evanston.

Take the Orange line to downtown Chicago. The station is in the airport. Transfer at Roosevelt Road during non-rush hour and take the Red line to Howard St, where you'll transfer to the Purple Line to Dempster Street in Evanston. If you are arriving during rush hours (5:20–9:30am or 3-7:30p), you can stay on the Orange line to Washington and Wells and transfer there for an express Purple line to Dempster. Again, economic, but it will take some time. FYI... A cab along Lake Shore Drive through Chicago to Evanston will run approximately $55.


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Parcheggio Gratuito Incluso
Per famiglie e bambini
Internet wireless
Ospiti extra 22 € / notte dopo il primo ospite
Sconto settimanale: 15%
Prezzo per il weekend 83 € / notte
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Regole della casa
Non è consentito fumare
Animali non ammessi
Vietato organizzare feste/eventi
Non sicuro o inadatto per i neonati (meno di 2 anni)
Check-in a qualsiasi ora dopo le 12:00
Check-out entro le 12:00

Please No Smoking
Respect our home as you would respect your own.
Please clean up after yourself in the kitchen

Please always make sure our dogs are not by the front door when you are exiting. All you have to tell them is, "Stay Back.". Same w/ when you enter the house. Please make sure the dogs don't go out front door. If they do, don't chase them, just tell them I have a treat and start rustling around in a bag & that should get their attention.

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In questa casa vive almeno un cane
Dispositivi di sicurezza
Rilevatore di fumo
Rilevatore di monossido di carbonio
Kit di pronto soccorso
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30 Recensioni

Profilo utente di Maria
Settembre 2012
Sue and Tim told me they take people in in the way they would like to be treated if they were traveling and young people as they hoped others would take their son in if he were traveling. Sue and Tim became, in fact, an extra family to me the first week in Chicago and Evanston and are the warmest and most lovely people I have met in a very long time. Enormously generous and loving they made my stay fantastic, their beautiful home giving me the best start in a new city and new country that anyone could wish for. I know they have a huge number of positive reviews already, but they cannot even get close to how great Sue and Tim are. Try for yourself!

Profilo utente di Hong
Settembre 2017
I like Sue and Tim's house. Very convenient location. Walkable distance to lake, public transportation to Chicago, restaurants, Trade Joe. Easy to go to NU too. Quiet neighborhood but surrounded by everything I need. Amazing place!

Profilo utente di Catalina
Luglio 2017
Great house and lovely owners. I highly recommend this place, it is the best to stay downtown Evanston and is only 2 blocks from the Lake

Profilo utente di Vasco
Ottobre 2016
It was all perfect

Profilo utente di Darlene
Settembre 2016
The house is even prettier than the photo, there are beautiful gardens around it and it sits on the corner of a tree-lined street with other majestic old homes. We were greeted at the door by Sue and her husband, and he was gracious to carry our heavy bags to the third floor. The house is grand, and in a wonderful historic neighborhood close to the train and the lake, a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other establishments (all withing walking distance). There is free parking across the street. Sidewalks are everywhere which makes this part of Evanston extremely walkable. A lovely stay with friendly hosts.

Profilo utente di Amy
Settembre 2016
Sue & Tim's place was perfect for our short but sweet visit, delivering son to Northwestern. Close enough to walk to and from campus events, yet just far enough to experience the lovely serene neighborhood along the way. Your home is lovely and comfortable, plenty of towels and hangers, etc. Enjoyed chatting with Tim and other guests, hope to meet you next time Sue!
Profilo utente di Sue
Risposta di Sue:
We enjoyed hosting Amy & her husband in our home and can highly recommend them to anyone considering hosting.
Settembre 2016

Profilo utente di Candice
Luglio 2016
Very accommodating about arrival and departure. Interesting conversation. Bedroom was very comfortable, large and offered a great view as it was situated in the front of the house. Decorated lovingly and suited the period of the house. Great experience. Will be my go to place moving forward future stays in Evanston. Thanks Sue

Evanston, Illinois, Stati UnitiMembro dal Gennaio 2012
Profilo utente di Sue

Sue Schell: My life is about relationships. I love to cook, sing, talk,watch films, listen to classical music, write, read biographies, nonfiction and historical fiction books, travel, laughing with people.

I love animals, especially dogs and horses and have found I should never discount any animal when it comes to having a personality.

My two favorite life motos are, "By Giving We Receive"and "Carpe Diem!"

Sue & Tim :
" We have loved becoming a part of AirBnB because it brings the world to our door. We love that one week we can be talking with a French family of 4, the next week we're hosting a young professional man from Germany than a husband and wife from some other part of the world. It is truly a magnificent thing that feels safe for everyone, the travelers and the hosts!"

It has been our experience that people who enjoy using AirBnB are quite intellectually curious and a worldly sort of person, who enjoy being in someone's home much more than in some impersonal hotel room. Also, they enjoy saving the money that a stay in an AirBnB room has to offer. WE ARE BIG FANS of AIRBNB!

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