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Unique Apt. in Upscale Evanston with Easy Access to Chicago

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Southwest comes to the Windy City. Relax and enjoy your stay on Chicago's North Shore in our charming vintage Casita.

Located in Evanston and short walk from Evanston's Central Street Business District, and scenic Lake Michigan beaches, Casita Reva is the perfect combination of urban and rustic.

Leave your troubles behind and relax in our garden Stroll to nearby restaurants and shops. Bike, jog or walk the nearby trails or lakefront. Make a meal in the fully equipped brand new kitchen .

If you’re visiting the North Shore, you will be close to Northwestern University, Evanston Hospital and nearby lakefront communities Wilmette, Kennilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe and Highland Park. The Best of Chicago is easily accessible as Metra and Purple Line stations are a short walk away.


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Evanston

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) NOTE: Bed has a box spring and very comfortable firm mattress Bed is on a raised platform. It has a box spring and very comfortable firm mattress - about a foot higher than normal. There are steps to easily access it. We had 1 guest (in 5 years) - who had an issue - you can read her review.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis


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(43 traveller reviews)

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Unique Apt. in Upscale Evanston with Easy Access to Chicago
average rating of 4.860465 based on 43 reviews

A great return visit

  • 5 of 5

Great location, fully equipped apartment, comfortable bed and a parking space. This is our second visit and we plan to return again. John and Amy were lovely, helpful hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 02/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, Ontario

4 Nights for business

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed this space and would come back anytime! It has a nice homey feel and had everything needed for cooking and was also close to nice places to go out to as well. The back patio was very nice to sit outside, especially near dusk when the fireflies put on a show!

More than enough space to be comfortable and the design is fun and happy.

A very nice area to walk around and not too far from the lake either. It was a great place to come 'home' to after a days work!

John was easy to work with and was available if needed. Overall, a really great place and area!

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Syracuse, NY

Excellent home away from home in Chicago

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Casita Reva.

We absolutely love this place.

We stayed here last summer for work in Chicago because it was accessible by the subway and close to the interstate.

Then we chose to stay there again this summer for an entire week because

we really love to owners (helpful, warm and accessible),

we love the apartment (it's gorgeous, comfortable, convenient and spacious),

and the location is excellent (this part of Evanston is walking distance from the subway

but also in a gorgeous part of town with cafes, yoga studios and restaurants all a block away).

We are so pleased with this apartment and the owners

that we're already planning a 3rd trip for 2018 and plan to stay again.

We're two professors who like to be comfortable when we travel, and this play is fabulous!

The appliances are in great condition. The bed is comfortable.

The bathroom/kitchen are clean and modern.

Next time we home to stay for 2 weeks!

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, extremely convenient location with quirky charm

  • 5 of 5

Located in the remodeled garage of a typical older Chicago apartment building. Very close - walking distance - to great restaurants. In Evanston, close to Northwestern. Commuter rail to downtown 2 blocks away, EL about a mile away. Nice quiet neighborhood. Lovely outdoor courtyard. Owner lives on site and is very pleasant. Immediately responded to TV issue we had. Would definitely book again when back in Chicago.

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hands down the best place to stay in Evanston!

  • 5 of 5

The Casita Reva is hands down the best place to stay for a trip to Evanston. The location of the building is perfect - a 5 minute walk from the Central St Metra, a 10 minute walk from Welsh-Ryan Arena and Ryan Field, one block away from the wonderful Central St shopping area, a 5-10 minute drive from Downtown Evanston, and just a few minute drive from Northwestern's beautiful campus and the lakefront area. There are numerous restaurants and coffee shops all within walking distance, and Old Orchard Mall is just a 10 minute drive away. Whatever your purpose in Evanston, you cannot go wrong with the Casita.

Additionally, the interior space is absolutely lovely. It immediately feels cozy and homey, with wonderful New Mexican influences in the design. Laundry is in the basement, which is accessible from inside the Casita. The kitchen has everything you could need and more. The shower is excellent, and the bed is very comfortable. You will love the Casita! Also, there is a great outdoor patio space just outside the Casita that is perfect for enjoying time with friends and family on warm summer's nights.

Finally, when you choose to stay at the Casita you will get more than just an amazing place to stay - you get the chance to meet amazing people and make life-long friends. John and Amy have become like family to me, and seeing them makes each of my stay's in Evanston that much more special. Choose to stay at the Casita and I promise you, you will not regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unsafe bed

  • 1 of 5

I saw the photos of the bed but didn't register the risk until I arrived. The bed is 3 ½ - 4 feet off the floor, and to get off, you have to use the steps. The first morning, half-asleep, I stepped down on the front half of one of the steps and fell off. I won't be back.

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry to hear about your experience with our raised platform bed. Note that in our 5 years of renting this property, we had not had a negative review and no one has every complained about the raised platform bed. Regardless, I'm glad you pointed out your experience and I will note that the bed is a platform bed in our listing so there are no surprises.
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Member since: 2011
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Calendar last updated:
3 February, 2018

About The Owner

I'm a lifelong North Shore resident who has a passion for the area and wants to share it with guests.

We choose the 'off the beaten path' accommodations when traveling ourselves and we wanted to offer that option to others visiting our community.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2010

Why The Owner chose Evanston

We designed and built this unit with the short term traveler in mind. We share a love for the Southwest and Latin America and that interest is reflected in our home.

What makes this apartment unique

We enjoy the neighborhood and our favorite way to start the day is to take a jog to the lake and then grab a cup of coffee or breakfast at one of the nearby coffee shops.

Ryan Field and Northwestern football is only a short walk away and the nearby Bluestone is our favorite spot for apres game..


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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Evanston

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$76.13

2 nights - $200 per night
3 to 4 nights - $150 per night
5 to 6 nights - $135 per night
1 Week - $900
8 to 13 nights- $115 per night
2 Weeks $1600
15 nights or more $100 per night
NU Home Football Weekends are $200 per night - 2 night minimum.
NU Graduation $250 per night - 4 night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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