Short Term Fully Furnished 2BR 2bath 1200 sq ft.
Ginger & Jim
About Ginger & Jim
Ginger has lived here for 43 years after buying the original building which was a house in back and a grocery store up front. She hired Jim for a job when they both worked in the Motion Picture and TV commercial Industry in Chicago. She has been stuck with him ever since.
Ginger & Jim purchased this Townhouse in 1974
Why Ginger & Jim chose Evanston
This used to be a Grocery Store. The couple that owned and operated it lived in the house attached to the back and raised NINE children here. I was looking for a space to use to both raise a family and have a working "Art Studio"; the grocery store fit the bill as it became available when the owner's wife died and he retired. Many people in Evanston still remember going to school across the street at Washington Elementary School and then coming over to "Charlie's Store" across the street to get some candy after school let out. We recently travelled to California to visit the youngest son of the owner (the son is now 91 years old!). We shared many memories and stories of the building over the years and returned with a good history of the family business that will be available to anyone that is interested via our website or to guests via a magazine-type welcome packet that we provide.
What makes this Townhouse unique
This is one of only a handful of properties in Evanston that has been fully inspected and Licensed by the City for Short Term Rentals like this. Also- NO ADDITIONAL CLEANING FEE!
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nice vacation house!
Very nice house, exactly as shown in the photos! We really enjoyed our stay! Only a mile or so walk or jog to the beach or downtown Evanston.
Thanks Jim and Ginger!
Hosts with a passion for caring
Ginger & Jim are first rate hostess and host with an attention to the details of personalized comfort and care unparalleled in our extensive travels. Their home is warm, comfortable and thoughtfully practical in its anticipation of every guests’ needs. We will be back!
Outstandingly clean and well equipped.
The hosts made as easy and pleasant as could be. We will be back the next time we’re in Evanston.
Our best VRBO experience to date! Perfectly equipped, great layout, excellent location. The owners have definitely thought of this property from a guest’s perspective, and it shows. Everything is easy to use, supplies are ample, and instructions are simple. We were in town for Christmas with our Aunt, who lives nearby. The place was decorated tastefully, and we were even able to cook Christmas dinner without buying utensils & pans. Stay here!! (But I hate to recommend, because I want it all for myself!!).
Above and beyond!
This is the best set up and most well equipped place we have stayed away from home. We have stayed at a few different rental properties and this one is the nicest and most well thought out for it's guests. Beyond loved it!!!!
Northwestern University is located just 2 miles NE.
We cater to Families visiting NWU and also Visiting Faculty. We have also had Guests use this as a "Base Camp" for their family when visiting Chicago.
Very large park located across the street from 1500 Main St.
Excellent selection of grocery stores (Valli Foods/Jewel/Trader Joes/Whole Foods/Organic Groceries).
Wide range of Restaurants.