About this listing
Spring is here and the flowers are blooming! Time to enjoy the hot tub next to the rushing waterfall and watch the koi and the birds eat while the moon and the stars swirl overhead. Our tiny house is set high in a beautiful honey locust tree over the waterfall and koi pond. We are now kid-friendly, if your kids are okay with the ladders, high porch, etc.
Full color treehouse gift certificates are a very special gift!
The amenities we offer, incidental to the room rental, include, a beautiful cedar treehouse set fifteen feet above stunning waterfall and Koi pond. Private entrance leads to flower and bird-filled garden with cedar hot tub, gas grill, and private outdoor shower with unlimited hot water. Eco-friendly treehouse has Pella windows, fireplace, A/C, full size bed and twin sleeping loft, private deck, kitchenette with sink, microwave, fridge, coffeemaker, WIFI, high def cable TV with HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, etc., and new smart wifi TV for Netflix, etc., fireman's pole, private outdoor RV-type toilet. New Keurig coffeemaker with gourmet coffees, tea, hot cocoa, and hot cider.
Free parking. Free public tennis court and great playground one block away. Lawn bowling in yard. New amenities include hammock, permanent firepit with wood for a small fire, Adirondack chair, new loveseat, electric candles, and cushy robes.
We are business-traveler ready with high-speed wifi, laptop desk, iron, hair dryer, and hard-wired smoke and CO detector, with our location just 20 minutes from O'Hare.
Located a half-hour drive from downtown Chicago, or 45-minute train ride with station only blocks away. Close to O'Hare airport, Schaumburg Convention Center, Woodfield Mall, Sears Center music venue, Spring Valley Nature Center and Morton Arboretum.
Gift certificates available!
This is a real treehouse, not a stilt house, so in a strong wind the treehouse will gently rock much like a sailboat at anchor in a safe harbor.
Friendly, multi-racial host family welcomes all. LGBTQ friendly.
*PLEASE NOTE: The Village of Schaumburg has now approved Airbnb rentals, but they do not allow rental of just the treehouse. The Village has agreed that we can give guests exclusive use of the treehouse, koi pond, hot tub, firepit, etc., as free amenities incidental to the rental of a room in our home. Thus, the pictures and amenities listed are offered free to guests, who will have complete private access to the treehouse, but the rental fee is for a room in the house. Thank you for your understanding.
WINTER LOVERS: We got talked into opening the treehouse in the winter and it worked out great. The hot tub works; the treehouse is insulated and warm; the stream and waterfall are running, and the winter garden and birdwatching are amazing! However, the outdoor shower is down for the winter (due to amazingly warm winter, shower is now running, and hammock is up), and the sink water is off. We put a 2 1/2 gallon water jug over the sink so there is water for teeth, coffee, etc. You can snowshoe at the Spring Valley Nature Center down the street, with snowshoe rentals for a nominal charge. Come check us out for winter, in the quiet season!
Other things to note
We supply robes and towels, but guests might want to bring sandals or slippers.
Guests should be age 21 or older, but we do allow kids if they are able to handle the ladders, high porch, etc.
The shelves around the hot tub are for beverages and cannot support people. You can cool off on the edge of the tub or the steps.
Please close the blinds at night as appropriate, particularly the windows over the kitchen counter and sink, as they look out on our neighbors' backyards.
Smoking is allowed outdoors. Please use the ashtrays.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I'm an outgoing family man who, along with my wife, would love to host you in our backyard garden treehouse which I built with help from a buddy. I'm a coast guard licensed sailor who took a few years off to sail the Caribbean. I do carpentry, and in my spare time I am currently helping to develop an eco treehouse lodge on the Snake River in the Teton foothills near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I also enjoy gardening. We are a multi-racial open-minded household so people of all races and lifestyles are welcome here.