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We are a youthful, middle-aged, friendly couple with a really nice, large, remodeled, vintage brick single family house in prime Roscoe Village IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO (not the suburbs such as Oak Park or River Forest). If you are new to town, Roscoe Village is near Ravenswood or North Center, and next to Lakeview, a safe, friendly, trendy, upscale residential community with lots of fun North Side shops and restaurants. If you want to enjoy all the fun Chicago has to offer, it is ideal to live in the city in a popular, close-to-everything neighborhood like ours. Jog or bicycle right from our front door to the huge lakefront running and walking path along Lake Michigan. Wrigley Field where the Chicago Cubs play baseball is nearby too! We are a short walk to the CTA Paulina brown line train station (the favorite train line), or accessible from the Red line train station at Belmont. Door-to-door it takes only about 40 minutes to get downtown to the heart of the Loop, or to get to Lake Michigan downtown/Millenium Park/State Street or all the international English language study schools, etc such as Kaplan/Aspect (downtown/the \"Loop\" or IIT campus), Intrax, BIR, Solex and EF. Some colleges that are nearby or an easy commute from our home are Kendall College, The French Pastry School, DePaul, Columbia College, North Park, Loyola, Moody, NEIU, UIC and the University of Illinois or IIT, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. We are a short commute to most of the hospitals like Swedish Covenant or St. Joseph\'s. The house was featured on HGTV, the beautiful housing television channel! We have 2 cute, declawed cats named Kiwi and Buddha. We are clean, quiet, considerate and non-smoking and seek the same. If you smoke, you can do that but only outside the house. For many years we have been a host family for non-US foreign exchange students privately and under the auspices of several international English language study schools. Many times we had an older professional person in this room for several months at a time. All of these arrangements work out beautifully. There are two rooms. Each one is available either with the 2-meal plan - or - without meals/kitchen usage. If you prefer the meal plan (most people do but it is optional), that is $225 more per month. Without meals, the rooms are $825 each. If you choose to add the meal plan, the $225 extra per person includes self-serve breakfast and family style dinners cooked by your homestay hosts and where all eat together and talk, just like a family! Lunches and snacks are not included. Our meals are home-cooked, nutritious and delicious. You will not have hidden extra charges such as heat or air conditioning. This is month-to-month. (You do not have to commit for a whole year but we prefer longer-term stays.) We are native/US-born English speakers but also communicate well in Spanish. In fact, one of us was educated at Harvard and Brown (2 of the top American universities) so you will be able to improve your English from good teachers! You are provided an attractive, furnished private bedroom including bed and linens, towels, curtains, lamps, and desk or table. There is a refundable security deposit. This is called a homestay and not a hotel. There are economical laundry machines inside the house to wash your clothes and free internet Wi-Fi. We are glad to wait until later for the right person. I don\'t update this site often but right now we have openings on October 1 and November 1 of this year. By the time you view this, that might be wrong so please email me to see if your desired dates are available. We are glad to wait for the right person. One room is big enough to have 2 singles or a couple. (I don\'t get to this site often enough to keep the dates correct, so you can email us to see when our first opening is.) Email if you would like to see photos and/or see pictures by clicking on this link: and you can email us at We should talk soon about joining our happy homestay family! - Ellen

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Roscoe Village House IN THE CITY seen on TV!
$825 USD

Name Roscoe Village House IN THE CITY seen on TV!
Location Chicago, Illinois (USA)
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Date available: 2015-10-01
Until: 2017-12-31
Monthly homestay fees $825 USD per month
Does this include meals?   yes
Includes breakfast? yes
Includes lunch? no
Includes supper? yes

Does this homestay have pets?    yes
Does this homestay allow smoking?    yes

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Listing submitted: 2012-03-09

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