About the Homestay

Suburban Architectural
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Life is wonderful! I've been hosting International students and travelers for over 14 years and love it! I love living comfortably and sharing my home. So, together we'll share a very peaceful environment full of lots of opportunities for communication and fun times.

I'm an actress and singer who's traveled to Japan, China and Brazil, and look forward to traveling to many other countries in the near future.

The first year I tried counting the countries that had visited me here, but I've since given up on that and have decide to just enjoy the cultural diversity we all experience here as one family.

I love laughter and enjoy theater, dance, exploring new restaurants, learning about the lives, families, cultures of my new students and guests... I'm easy to talk to and love sharing in family activities inside and outside the home.

Each bedroom in my home is private.. The kitchen and bathrooms are shared. We have no house keeper, so everyone is responsible for making sure the areas they use are left nice for the rest of us to enjoy as well

Our home is one block from the green line train, 20 - 30 minutes from downtown Chicago and 30 - 40 minutes from both airports.

Pete's Fresh Market is our grocery store, which has delicious cooked foods as well.

For monthly stays laundry use is accessible at home twice a month and there is a laundromat just 10 minutes away.

Our neighborhood is also divers and full of ethnic restaurants and activities, there's even a movie theater.

We invite you to come and be part of our International family and hope to hear from you soon...

Your Host!

Pets

Cat

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Non Smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 32 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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Room 7
From $64 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

All rooms are private. Book as a single or double. Additional guests are $10 per night. There are bathrooms, microwaves and refrigerators on each floor. This room is on the !st floor.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Monthly price
$1,944
$2,160
#9
From $80 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

All rooms are private. Book as a single or double. Additional guests are $10 per night. There are bathrooms, microwaves and refrigerators on each floor. This room is on the 3rd floor.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Monthly price
$2,400
Room 4
From $72 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room has 2 beds. All rooms are private. Book as a single or double. Additional guests are $10 per night. There are bathrooms, microwaves and refrigerators on each floor. This room is on the 2nd floor.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Monthly price
$2,160
$2,400
#8
From $75 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

All rooms are private. Book as a single or double. Additional guests are $10 per night. There are bathrooms, microwaves and refrigerators on each floor. This room is on the 3rd floor.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Monthly price
$2,268
$2,520
Room 2
From $86 per night
Family Room
Sleeps 4

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
2 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room has 2 beds and closets. All rooms are private. Book as a single or double. Additional guests are $10 per night. There are bathrooms, microwaves and refrigerators on each floor. This room is on the 2nd floor.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Monthly price
$2,592
$2,880
Room 1
From $72 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single, 1 Pull-Out Sofa Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

All rooms are private. Book as a single or double. Additional guests are $10 per night. There are bathrooms, microwaves and refrigerators on each floor. This room is on the 2nd floor.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Monthly price
$2,160
$2,400
Room 3
From $88 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

All rooms are private. Book as a single or double. Additional guests are $10 per night. There are bathrooms, microwaves and refrigerators on each floor. This room is on the 2nd floor.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
 1 guest
Monthly price
$2,640
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About the Area

Oak Park is the first suburb just west of Chicago. Our home is actually on the dividing street and very easy to find. We are 1 block from the green line train and a 15 minute ride to down town Chicago. The local bus going north and south stops right in front of our house as well. Our neighborhood is diverse and very welcoming. It's very quiet and you'll always pass a neighbor with their beautiful children or walking their dogs. The houses are very spacious and colorful and streets are lined with trees. Down town Oak Park is just a walk or 2 stops away on the train. Downtown is full of ethnic restaurants, shopping and a movie theater. Frank Lloyd Wright a famous architect designed a few of the houses in the neighborhood and tours are made available. Oak Park is a very clean and safe place to live. We have no doubt you'll feel relaxed and at home here. Expressways to every direction is very close by, for those who drive on the expressways. Oak Park is full of parks and the Library and Post office are close by as well. Come and enjoy the beauty of life in Oak Park.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Please keep our home securely locked at all times and keep your key safe, as they receiving another may be time consuming.

Only socks or house slippers are worn in the house. All outside shoes are left neatly under a space in the foyer at the front door. No shoes are worn on the inside stairs. Some of us wear no coverings on our feet at all and appreciate being able to do so.

The stairs are loud, so please walk softly on them 10pm - 10am.

You're welcome to use all common areas in the house you, but please clean up after every use. There are sponges and little notes to remind you. Everyone here is considered family and we all do our part to keep our home mess free and clean.

We wash large loads of clothes once a week. Schedule a day with your host in advance. It's also important to stay with your clothes during the wash cycles, but not while drying. Clothes should be removed right away. It generally takes 1 1//2 hours. Others are usually waiting their turn.

Please do not invite people into our home without dance approval from your host.

Please see us for updates and changes to your homestay and enjoy your time with us!

Your host loves communicating with her guests and plans family outings from time to time.

Smoking is not allowed.

3 Reviews

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    United States
    Age 35 - 44

    Automated Post
    August 2017

    The host cancelled the booking 3 days before the arrival date.

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    Sweden
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    February 2017

    Cote is so nice person and the visit was very good

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Cote in ,

    Thanks Anders, It was a pleasure hosting you!

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    India
    Age 65 - 74

    4 hearts
    September 2016

    its nice to stay as Host with Cote Lind, accommodation is nice and well within approach of train station. When I reached there was to attend and we wait at the door for more than hour. There was no remark on room no as when we booked the room it was room no 3 and the photo shown on sight was different but when i was actually allotted the room it was of low standard and it was not having TV,No dressing mirror,no fan , no lock on main door , however nothing went wrong but your private room must have key. There should be room locker to place your important documents safe.
    I hope she required to mechanize the above points

    Jagdish Lal
    I was charged full amount & I had no any option.

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    Mongolia
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2016

    It is really nice place to stay a few days in chicago it takes just 20 min to go city center. Host Cote is very nice person also she really does care bout house and keeps it clean.i'm thankfully happy that found a good place with affordable price.

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