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Boulderstrewn: Historic Homewood home

SuperhostHomewood, Illinois, United States
Entire house hosted by Peter
6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
Entire home
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See corona update below** Charming and historic Sears Catalog House on 2/3 acre wooded lot. Less than 10 minute walk to shops and restaurants in downtown Homewood to Metra rail (and Amtrak) station with express service to Hyde Park and University of Chicago (less than a half hour) and Chicago's 3 magnificent downtown waterfront stations (~40 minutes). Fire pit in yard can be used to enjoy summer nights. No cable, but several digital antenna channels available as well as Netflix, XBox and DVDs.

The space
This house was built by a famous geologist in 1912. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J_Harlen_Bretz There are many rocks and minerals on the property. Please admire all you want, but don't remove any.

Guest access
Full house except formal dining room. If you have a need to use the dining room, we can discuss.

Other things to note
Corona update: I am a scientist so have been researching best practices. We know this virus can only survive on surfaces for up to 3 days. So, I am setting the calendar for any future bookings for the time being to allow for the house to be vacant for 4 days between guests. I am also paying my cleaning team extra to do additional sterilization with cleaners known to eradicate the virus. The house will be clean and safe when you arrive. In return, please keep me informed of your condition if anything arises. Thanks! **

There are two security cameras in the living room pointing out the front and back window for security. You are welcome to unplug them while there, but please plug them in when you go so they can serve their function.
See corona update below** Charming and historic Sears Catalog House on 2/3 acre wooded lot. Less than 10 minute walk to shops and restaurants in downtown Homewood to Metra rail (and Amtrak) station with express service to Hyde Park and University of Chicago (less than a half hour) and Chicago's 3 magnificent downtown waterfront stations (~40 minutes). Fire pit in yard can be used to enjoy summer nights. No cable, bu…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 bunk bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Dryer
TV
Iron
Washer

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4.93 out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
4.93 (29 reviews)

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Homewood, Illinois, United States

Boulderstrewn is in the Ravisloe neighborhood of Homewood. A great neighborhood for walking. As noted in the summary, a short walk to the Amtrak and Metra trains, and a short walk to downtown Homewood and many shops and restaurants. If you are visiting the Canadian National Railway (CN) Homewood Campus, it is possible to walk there in 20 minutes, or drive in 3.
Boulderstrewn is in the Ravisloe neighborhood of Homewood. A great neighborhood for walking. As noted in the summary, a short walk to the Amtrak and Metra trains, and a short walk to downtown Homewood and many…

Hosted by Peter

Joined in March 2014
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I am a professor of Earth Science. Usually use Airbnb for attending science conferences, but also while traveling on vacation usually with kids. I split my time between Illinois where they live and Baton Rouge where my job is. Now getting into hosting as well. I host using years of Airbnb guest experience and know what is important.
I am a professor of Earth Science. Usually use Airbnb for attending science conferences, but also while traveling on vacation usually with kids. I split my time between Illinois wh…
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  • William
  • Meg
During your stay
I try to minimize my interaction with guests since I know that's the way I like it when I book an Airbnb. Check-in and check-out are meant to be easy and done without needing me. But help is just a call away if you need it. My neighbor helps out when I can't
I try to minimize my interaction with guests since I know that's the way I like it when I book an Airbnb. Check-in and check-out are meant to be easy and done without needing me. B…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm