House to Share

Evanston Illinois 60201 United States of America

Listing # 137617

Rates From USD 720 Monthly
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 13, 2020

Fully furnished room in Evanston Sept-Dec 2021

Fully furnished bedroom with a large walk in closet and shared bath with 1 other male. The room contains built in shelves, dressers, desk, chair, double size bed, night stand, lamps, bedding, towels, fan, air conditioner, laundry hamper, and wastebasket. The full bath upstairs is shared with our undergraduate son Lucas, age 21, who commutes to college. Our daughter is away at college and this is the room that is being rented, the room is painted a gender-neutral color. Shared spaces include the kitchen, dining room, and living room. There are a total of 2 full baths and 2 half baths in the house. The house is located 2 miles from Northwestern University, a 12-15 minute bike ride way. There is also a bus stop located 5-7 minutes’ walk from the house with a route that goes to Northwestern. Rent includes heat, electric, internet, water, washer and dryer. A bike, helmet, bike lock, umbrellas are available for use. We have two young cats, Plutonium and Cobalt. Cheryl typically makes 2 visits a week to the market, and you are welcome to join me to pick up groceries. The neighborhood is very safe and is mostly single family homes, there are parks and woods nearby, as well as restaurants, ice cream parlor, hardware store, post office, bakeries and coffee shops all in walking distance. The UP North Metra train has a stop at Central St that is 1 mile away, and the El (subway) Central St stop is 1.6 miles way, near Evanston Hospital. Street parking is available. There's a yard with raised vegetable beds, a patio, a fire pit, and an outside grill available.

We are a fairly quiet family juggling different schedules of work and school. Cheryl works out of her basement shop and clients are scheduled mostly in the evenings and Saturday. When we’re not working, Andrew plays guitar, likes reading about musicians, and listening to the radio. Cheryl is engaged with helping to turn out voters for the next election. Lucas is a student with a part time job, and wants to work in urban agriculture and organic farming. We’re environmentally conscious and believe the science of climate change, and try to live our values. We’re expanding our vegetable garden this year, and will be planting native plants to help the pollinators.

We've had a Northwestern exchange student in Fall 2019, and a professor on sabbatical Spring 2020, and we've enjoyed the experience.

Due to the many unknowns due to Covid-19, we have decided not to rent the room during the 20-21 academic year, as my daughter's college schedule may be unpredictable.

We are looking for a non-smoker, with basic cleanliness habits of picking up after themselves, as well as cleaning up after the kitchen is used. No heavy drinkers please.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
150 Sq. Feet

Property Type
Room in Private Home


Available from Saturday, August 28, 2021 until Friday, December 17, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Starting date is flexible
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Evanston
Postal Code - State or Province 60201 IL
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Evanston Hospital
Closest University Northwestern University
University nearby Loyola University

Rental Price:

USD 720 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Cheryl is a designer, started a business creating one-of-a-kind custom figure skating dresses in 2013 after many years in corporate retail and software positions. Husband Andrew received his master's degree in Communication from Northwestern University, and works for Pearson.

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