Comfy private bedroom and bath in an artist's home with European feel. Access to the kitchen and backyard. Near cafes, beach, and roads and trains that whisk you to the Windy City. Anastasia is a multi-lingual host and composer, author, artist.
Comfy private bedroom and bath in an artist's home with European feel. Access to the kitchen and backyard. Near cafes, beach, and and roads and trains that whisk you to the Windy City. Anastasia is a multi-lingual host and composer, author, artist.
My house is close to the lake and to the expressway that goes to the airport. An amazing tree sanctuary is down the street. There are two small shopping malls within walking distance.
My guests have access to my house and to a state-of-the-art screening room in the basement with eclectic dvd's. The kitchen, living room, dining room and backyard is shared. I have two baby grand pianos and the only inviolable rule is no glasses or dishes with liquids or food on the piano!
I am often teaching piano at a music school or performing, but I would love to share some tea or a very quick meal occasionally...I am very busy at home!
I love the park across the street and the neighbors. We have a lot of trees and it is very quiet at night. I also enjoy seeing films at the old-fashioned movie house-- the Wilmette Theatre. I am also a block away from the community center where they have a great fitness place.
I have a free space in my driveway for guest parking. There is a bus stop two steps away from my house that leads to a major transit hub where one can conveniently get to the airport by bus or train.
I want my guests to have a wonderful home away from home!
I would ask that if the guest smokes, they would do it outside. No drinking. I am allergic to cats.
I am severely sensitive to artificial perfumes and dyes, so I provide fragrance/dye free detergent for my short-term guests and ask long-term guests to buy fragrance/dye free laundry detergent.
No aftershave, spray deodorants, or perfume unless it is hypoallergenic.
Please do not put wet clothes or towels on wood surfaces, including the floor.
I am a performing musician and published writer. My house reflects my creative lifestyle. I have traveled widely and have lived in Europe for many years. I have two baby grands in the living room and wi-fi access. I love having dinner parties in my home on regular basis. I consider guests in my house to be one of the greatest joys of life.
I perform my original piano music in cool clubs around the Chicago area. England is one of the favorite places I have lived, besides Germany, where I was a New Wave recording artist in the 80's.
I eat a lot of fresh food and like to juice as well. Taking long walks at the beach with my little, intrepid dog Moxie, who is NOT a yapper dog, is one of my favorite activities--besides a hundred other things. Moxie is friendly and feels like cashmere when you pet her.