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Beautiful Private Unit in Vintage home near Chicago Lakefront, NU, Loyola

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Rates from USD $1595 | Monthly

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Negotiable
Available Dates:
From May 1, 2024


My home is a 1907 Victorian with lots of rustic charm. Whenever people enter this house, they say it reminds them of their ancestral home- whether that is a farmhouse in France, in the mountains of Nepal, or in Northern Wisconsin. I suppose it makes people feel removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, and in a place where they can completely relax and settle in. We have had many wonderful professors, students, PhD and post-doc candidates stay in our garden unit and share the large, generous, backyard with us. Many have been International from Norway, Vienna, and France and we love bringing people of various backgrounds into the house. We recently renovated the garden unit into a beautiful, modern sanctuary for people who wish to stay. The house has only had 2 owners so it remains very much as it was when it was built, except for new wood windows, and the hard wood floors have all been exposed and finished. I live on the top floor and you have your own apartment on the lower floor. In your unit, you have your own entrance for privacy as well as your own newly remodeled bathroom with Toto toilet and bidet with heated seat, large tile shower with rainhead and hand shower, sitting room, bedroom with Queen bed, and kitchen. There is an electric heater and A/C unit which you control so it is toasty warm in winter and nice and cool in summer. Outside is an oasis in the city with a porch swing, a berry patch of raspberries, currants, and gooseberries out front. There is a very large backyard, over 200ft so there is plenty of space for sitting outside to read, have breakfast, or watch the wildlife that goes on back there. We always have rabbits, birds, and squirrels to observe. Washer Dryer is free downstairs and all utilities are included except heat which is $100/month on average. Parking is easy on the street right outside the door but I have a dedicated spot for an additional charge. We are very close to the metra which takes you quickly to downtown Chicago, and the CTA which can take you anywhere in the city. We are only a few blocks from Lake Michigan which has a beautiful bike path to take you downtown or through the city itself. Finally, my house is only a 10 minute drive from Northwestern Campus (20 minute train ride), 10 minute walk to Loyola, and 10 minute drive (20 minute train ride) to Depaul Campus. Edgewater is a bustling neighborhood with hip cafes, locally sourced restaurants, shared garden patches, antique stores and much more, but it still manages to retain a serene residential feel. Most of the people on my block own their home and look out for one another. Please feel free to email me. Available now for a one year or 6 month lease with option to renew for longer.




2,500 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From May 1, 2024

Minimum Stay

6 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Flexible dates


House in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Closest University

Loyola Universtity

Nearby Universities
Depaul, Northwestern University | Loyola University (College of Arts and Sciences)

Comments: Edgewater, Andersonville

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Urban
  • Historic Home
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Woods
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $1595 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included


The home is suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

House Sitting

I may need help while I am away

I may need help with plants or garden




Baby Furniture


High Speed Internet



Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

Air Conditioning








Comments: garden, porch swing, chickens, large backyard, fruit trees,


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Listing Owner

Member Since 2010

Trust Score (35)
Individual Outside of Academia

Listing Owner

Member Since 2010

Trust Score (35)
Individual Outside of Academia
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