Spend some time hidden in the Fox valley just a little outside of town. The Valley View area may just be the the most bucolic region in suburban Chicago :) We're about a mile east of the big bend in the Fox river, 3 miles north of Saint Charles, IL.
Our family of four lives here in the house as well. We are offering the cozy lower level; a 325 square foot space.
CORONAVIRUS INFO: At this time we are keeping our space up and running, but if we feel the need to shut down we will. If we end up having to cancel your booking, you will get a full refund. So far our family has been healthy, and so have our recent guests to my knowledge. I've been taking extra care to keep the space sanitary. The room is on the lower level of the house, mostly separate from the family. Guests have the option of going in and out through the sliding door, if you would like to avoid any and all contact with others. Please feel free to message us if you have any concerns!
We have a 2019 Mini Cooper available to rent by the day here at the house. If you're interested, let us know!
Our place is located in an unincorporated neighborhood 3.5 miles north of vibrant downtown St. Charles, location of the famous Arcada Theater and Hotel Baker. The Q Center of Saint Charles is just 2 miles up the road. The Kane County Fairgrounds is about 6 miles away. The city of Chicago is about an hour drive.
We just put up six adjustable speed metal fans on the ceiling above the king bed, controlled by a panel conveniently located next to the bed with separate adjustments for the left side versus the right side. Why a hexagon of fans? Many people like myself prefer subtle air flow while they sleep to cool their feet and keep the oxygen flowing throughout the room. But most importantly, it's something I've never seen before and it was fun to hook up.
Please be aware that our house is in an unincorporated area of St. Charles, and being 4 miles from town you may occasionally hear fireworks from neighboring residents in the summer. We are, however, lucky enough to still have city water.
Are you flying here? We're 31 miles from O'Hare airport, and 47 miles from Midway airport.
Our space is newly painted and carpeted. Enjoy a king bed with an authentic barn wood headboard plus a fold-out futon for additional sleep space. Snuggle up under the giant quilt and enjoy all the Netflix you can watch on a 43 inch screen. It gets dark here at night, so feel free to turn on the lanterns in the headboard or the twinkly Christmas lights around the room. We enjoyed putting this room together and it gave us a chance to exercise our creativity by building the bed and creating most of the artwork on the walls, either by photographing or painting.
We provide a coffee maker with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate for you to enjoy. There's a mini fridge to hold the leftovers from your evening out, and a microwave to heat them up. We also provide bottle water and microwave popcorn.
We are a family of four; my wife and I, and two girls ages 9 and 5, and we do live in the house. Cindy and I both grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and lived a few miles north in Elgin for 10 years. After years of admiring the Valley View area of St. Charles, we bought a house here summer of 2017. Allergy alert: we also have two cats but they are not allowed in the lower level.
Within 5 minutes:
50-acre Riverbend Community Park is about one block north and contains basketball and tennis courts, baseball fields, a skate park, dog run area, and playground. Within about a 1 mile radius, you’ll find the steep maple and oak lined bluffs of Tekakwitha Woods, and one of Al Capone’s former speakeasies, hidden away down next to the Fox River. Grab your fishing poles, and go fishing at a quiet park, dare to take a ride along the sinking street that hugs the big bend of the river, or hop on the scenic bike path that follows the river 15 miles north and 20 miles south of St. Charles. Got a boat? The area also has boat launching spots.
Within 10 minutes:
Drive down the tree lined hills of route 25 to Illinois’ tri-cities (St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia), a cluster of three quaint and historic towns along the Fox River with shopping, dining, and charming river walks. Take an afternoon to visit the Fabyan windmill in Geneva, see a show at the Arcada Theater in downtown St. Charles, or cross the river and see the 8-foot cascading waterfall hidden in the forest preserve.
Within 30 minutes:
Drive 30 minutes to O’Hare Airport, Schaumburg’s Woodfield Mall, Ikea, Sears Center Arena, Fermie Lab, Paramount Theater, Arlington Race Track
Within 1 Hour:
Downtown Chicago, Willis Tower, Navy Pier, Allstate Arena, Northern Illinois University
The house is in an unincorporated neighborhood north of St. Charles. Our house is the one split level house on a long street with no sidewalks of little ranch houses. About a half mile south down route 25, you'll start to see the streets that branch off to the million dollar houses. Our neighborhood is more on the opposite end of the spectrum, but quiet and peaceful if you ask me.
Each morning, my girls walk to the elementary school about a half mile north. The school is just past a 50 acre park and across the street from a 65 acre woods, and Al Capone's former "hideaway", now defunct steakhouse sits about a mile away, down by the big bend in the river.
Tipus de propietat
St. Charles, Illinois, Estats Units