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  • Room Type:Entire House
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Max Guests:9
  • Min Stay:3
  • Pets Allowed:No
Amenities
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  • dining area
  • piano
  • cd player
  • vcr
  • television
  • satellite / cable
  • stereo
  • dvd player
  • radio
  • books
  • video library
  • music library
  • fireplace
  • internet
  • iron & board
  • laundry soap
  • linens provided
  • wireless internet
  • towels provided
  • basic soaps
  • washing machine
  • toilet paper
  • local activities guide
  • ducted cooling
  • air conditioning
  • local restaurant guide
  • filtered water
  • garage
  • parking off street
  • clothes dryer
  • ducted heating
  • parking
  • 4 ring stove
  • toaster
  • pantry items
  • microwave
  • cooking utensils
  • blender
  • freezer
  • coffee maker
  • oven
  • refrigerator
  • stove
  • dishwasher
  • ice maker
  • grill
  • unscreened porch / veranda
  • lawn / garden
  • outdoor grill
  • balcony
  • courtyard
  • fully fenced property
  • outdoor grill gas
  • porch / veranda
  • barbecue
  • wood deck
  • whirlpool
  • spa whirlpool
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
    FROM: $265 $1855 $7950
    13% less than rentals in the area

    Landmark Victorian Home

    Glen Ellyn

    Description

    The Davis Victorian Farm house is 1892 landmark home. It is located in beautiful Glen Ellyn, known for its quaint down town and Vintage Homes. The Davis House is located on a very quiet cul-de-sac. Set back from Davis Terrace, its front garden add …

    Reviews

      I rented The Davis House for a family reunion and to attend the Ryder Cup in Medinah, IL. This is a beautiful old house in a very quiet neighborhood location. It’s very close to the town of Glen Ellyn, which is very cute and has several nice restaurants and shops. The house itself is very old but has a modern kitchen with a beautiful old farm-type table that could handle all of us at once. The master bedroom is huge and has a large bathroom with a walk-in shower and a bathtub with whirlpool. The other two bedrooms upstairs share a single bath. The second bedroom is large and comfortable, but the third bedroom is very small, with a single bed and a trundle pullout. This bedroom was not very comfortable for the third couple. It would be fine for two children though. We also enjoyed the outside deck where there was a large table and chairs, as well as a large barbecue grill. The property was clean and the owner was responsive.
      We held our daughters wedding in Joliet and needed a place for family gatherings. We live in another state and had friends and relatives visiting from out of town. We rented this beautiful home for about 6 days and it worked so much better than staying at a hotel. I recommend it to all. Great location near downtown Glen Ellyn with a lot of amenities close by. It is situated on a quiet family street which makes it a nice relaxing atmosphere. I was able to hold a nice brunch on Sunday morning for our out of town guests.
      We rented the Davis house for me and my family for part of the summer. The only way I can describe the experience was heavenly. The house isn't just a destination, it is a living piece of history and art. When we weren't spending the afternoon on the porch swing enjoying breeze and looking out upon the elaborate gardens, we were picking concord grapes off the vines that grew athwart the arched iron trellis. And if that wasn't enough, our experience was truly transformed to 200 years into the long past as the kids collected the grapes so that we could make grape jelly in the old world french country kitchen. Another pleasant surprise was the town of Glen Ellyn was only a 10 minute walk to town, and what an adorable antique town this was! While we were there, Glen Ellyn hosted an art and music festival in town which was the icing on the cake. This house deserves special accoloades and recognition
      We came to Glen Ellyn with the hope and expectation to absorb the local flavor, be able to walk to the Metra, enjoy time at this rental property, and relax and enjoy family time.....and we were able to do all of this! We were grateful for a very NEAT property as well as a feeling of security. The neighborhood was quiet, beautiful, and clean. The home was well cared for and we felt our needs were met when we had any needs or questions. The property owner was prompt and courteous. Thank you!
      Though it has plenty of high-end furnishings, it was not a very practical house. However, the biggest problem we had with the house was the inaccuracy of the listing. I did confront the owner with the inaccuracies while at the house and following our stay but he claimed at the time that the ad was accurate and would not agree that we had reason to complain. He has since changed the ad but it originally claimed to be a 4 bedroom (there are 3). When we got there I asked about the fourth br, he claimed that a downstairs hallway could accommodate a cot. This space is the path to the exterior, the basement, and the half bath and cannot function as a bedroom. The bed count he listed origwas only tangentially related to what we found when we got there. The listing included this bed configuration: 2 Queens, King, Murphy, Twin, Twin, Double. In actuality there is a master bedroom with a king, a second bedroom with a twin that has a twin trundle, and a third bedroom with a queen and a double sleeper sofa. So really there is a king, 2 twins, and a queen plus a double-sized sleep sofa. This is nothing like what the ad claimed. There are also two air mattress for those who don't mind sleeping on the floor. The listing claimed it slept 9 (now he's changed it to 8) but that includes the sofa bed. I had read the listing very closely to ensure that there would be adequate beds for my family, which included two seniors and since there was only one couple among us, I relied upon the listing to ensure that single people wouldn't have to sleep with someone else. Between the inaccuracies in the bed count and the bedrooms, we had a really tough time accommodating 7 people. When I asked about the errors in the listing following our stay and told the owner how unhappy we'd been he suggested that it was my responsibility to tell him and he would have brought in some cots. I think it's his responsibility to accurately list his property and not hood-wink his guests into expecting something that isn't there. And cots in hallways are not a substitute for beds in bedrooms. He lists the house as "Handicapped Accessible (May Have Limitations)." This is NOT a handicapped accessible house and to suggest that it is not only ridiculous but offensive. Anyone with mobility issues would have to be carried up the steps to the front door and to their bedroom, There is stuff everywhere for a child to grab and break so it's not child-friendly. I'd say more but I've run out of space!
      We thoroughly enjoyed our week of gracious living at the Davis House while renovations were under way at our home just a few miles west. Beautifully appointed with an eclectic mix of old and new, rustic and refined, it's totally cozy and elegant at the same time. Our only regret was that our stay was in winter and we would have liked to enjoy the deck and pretty gardens in spring or summer. William was an excellent host and made sure we were comfortable and felt at home. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a special experience and access to all the charm of living in a Victorian home and enjoying beautiful downtown Glen Ellyn just a few blocks away.
      This was one of our best vacations - we thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Davis House. The property owner was wonderful - very responsive and friendly. The home is very comfortable and welcoming. It was so much better than staying in a hotel. Glen Ellyn is a quaint town and we enjoyed walks along the tree-lined streets, the shopping in the downtown area and the friendly folks at Einstein's. It was hard to leave. Our family highly recommends the Davis House if you have an upcoming trip to the Chicago area (lovely suburb with easy access to downtown and other areas of interest).
      The Davis House was the perfect addition to my wedding week. My family lives all over the country and were all flying in for the week of my wedding. Unfortunately, my townhouse would not accomodate everyone and when I found the Davis House I was thrilled. My parents were able to have a "home away from home" while they were in town and were also able to have a spot where my family could gather and spend time together. I was also able to make use of the home the morning of my wedding for my bridsmaids and myself to get ready. My photographer was thrilled as soon as he saw all the great rooms and beautiful yard to use for photos. I would highly recommend the Davis House.
      We held our daughters wedding in Glen Ellyn this summer. We live in another state and had friends and relatives visiting from 7 or 8 other states. Our daughter lives in an apartment and we needed a place for small gatherings in the evenings. We had it for a week and it worked so much better than staying at a hotel. I recommend it to all. Great location near downtown Glen Ellyn but situated on a quiet family street. Best of both worlds.

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    I rented The Davis House for a family reunion and to attend the Ryder Cup in Medinah, IL. This is a beautiful old house in a very quiet neighborhood location..

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