10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Evanston, Illinois - Updated 2023


Situated along Lake Michigan, you can easily access Evanston by the bus routes from CTA or Chicago Transit Authority. There are trains commuting to and from the city of Chicago so that reaching here is not a problem at all. The city boasts the world-famous Northwestern University, several historic mansions, pristine sandy beaches, beautiful parks, and fabulous bicycle paths. There is little wonder that it is a preferred lakefront destination in the country. The city also has one of the state’s most diverse and largest arts and theater communities. Evanston is a haven for foodies, featuring world-class dining options like Indian restaurants and Asian restaurants. There are plenty of great vacation rentals in Evanston. Check out these best Airbnb vacation rentals in Evanston, Illinois, so that you can enjoy a perfect homey experience on your stay.

1. Sunny apartment near Northwestern University (from USD 118)

This beautiful sunny apartment can comfortably sleep six guests and offers three fully furnished bedrooms and a full bathroom. Location is a major plus for this beautiful property as it is within a walking distance from restaurants, shops, and public transportation. It is also a perfect base for visiting attractions such as Lake Michigan, downtown Chicago, or Northwestern University. The spacious downstairs apartment is furnished with great care. You can certainly relax here after a hectic day. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the front porch or in the sunny kitchen and stay connected to the online world with speedy WiFi.

Charming, Sunny Apartment with Backyard Garden
Evanston, Illinois, United States
319 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no issues with the wifi and it's super fast
the room is warm and the heating system works well; 7
the extra large kitchen was a space i enjoyed spending time in
the house is so stylish and comfortable and we had all the comforts of home
we primarily slept in the space however the kitchen was fully appointed and set-up great
it is exceptionally clean and comfortable
susan’s place is clean and cozy
place was very clean and had everything we needed
susan's house was very clean and comfortable
it was clean and comfortable and beautiful
host was very welcoming
the host was lovely
lovely artsy and safe with a lovely host
susan was a wonderful host and made us feel at home during our two week stay
susan was the perfect host
i was looking for a quiet area away from the city and this location was perfect
it is perfect location with accessibility to the city beaches and local stores
the kitchen was well stocked but there are plenty of good restaurants close by
convenient location and warm and inviting host
was in a good location felt safe and parking was very simple
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2. Top-floor flat near downtown Evanston (from USD 132)

Ideal for four guests, this top-floor apartment is suitable for a maximum of four guests and is set in a tranquil neighborhood. The apartment enjoys a fantastic location as it is a short walk to the Dempster Purple line station and downtown Evanston. Loyola University and Northwestern University are also nearby. The locality boasts several beautiful beaches and lakeside parks. So, you can marvel at the natural beauty irrespective of when you plan to come here. Conveniences such as restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores are also in proximity to this quaint apartment.

Crisp and Calm 2BD Getaway Near Downtown Evanston
Evanston, Illinois, United States
164 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great beds awesome amenities and so beautifully appointed and clean
very clean comfy and everything worked very well
quiet neighborhood everything clean and pretty
everything was super clean and with nice touches that makes it very cozy
extremely clean well-supplied everything in great condition
stephanie’s place was absolutely clean gorgeous and peaceful
stephanie was a wonderful host
stephanie is an amazing host
the owner has a great binder of recommendations and she is very responsive
amazing property and awesome host
stephanie was a wonderful host and we hope to be back soon
great place great location convenient parking
great location on a quiet street
great location and a beautiful space
easy to walk or drive downtown
great place very convenient (20 walk to davis st metra)
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3. Spacious property close to Northwestern University (from USD 129)

This farmhouse-style property is set close to Northwestern University. The second-floor apartment is situated in a peaceful neighborhood of Evanston. Suitable for six people, the apartment features two nicely done bedrooms and a full bathroom. Although it is set in a residential neighborhood, the locality is dotted with many art galleries. The property is also close to shopping destinations, Metra, and CTA. The host has arranged for many conveniences so that you enjoy a pleasant stay experience.

Ashland Ice Cream House
Evanston, Illinois, United States
220 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
appreciate all the plugs and usb
we were pleasantly surprised with the space of the apartment
great space lots of room for our family
our bed was super comfy too we will definitely stay at the ice cream house again
the house was lovely - plenty of room and the snacks were a great treat
very clean as well:)
it was sparking clean
easy entry and communication clean great place to stay in evanston
a clean happy base camp for your evanston activities
clean quaint and cute
wonderful place with wonderful hosts
the hosts were very quick and easy to communicate with
great space friendly and helpful owners
the hosts made sure we had a pak n play for our baby
howard and debra are fantastic hosts and we  highly recommend
really cute place in a cute neighborhood
good location in a safe and quiet neighborhood in evanston
great location easy check-in would recommend
everything was great excellent location and the neighborhood is so quiet
it's about a 20 minute very pretty walk to downtown evanston
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4. Charming garden apartment (from USD 66)

Perfect for a couple, this charming garden apartment comes with a private entrance. It is a few steps away from a quaint park and just 1.6 km (1 mi) from the lakefront and Northwestern University. Accessing public transport is not a problem while staying here. The apartment features a beautifully done bedroom with two squishy beds and a modern bathroom. A fully equipped kitchen offers all the amenities to prepare your meals. The ground-level property is loaded with a string of essential amenities so that you and your partner can enjoy a comfortable stay.

Private 1 bedroom 1 bath fullsize garden apartment
Evanston, Illinois, United States
20 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is neat definitely a nice place to stay for holidays
her space is clean and quiet in the basement of her house with total privacy
great host very good hospitality
very cozy stay and very nice host
very nice place and friendly host
space is large enough to host a party of 6-8
she's very responsive and personable
otherwise it's a great place to stay
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5. Quaint abodet in downtown Evanston (from USD 190)

This cozy and furnished apartment is just 40 minutes from Chicago via CTA. Perfect for four guests, the air-conditioned vacation rental is suitable for business travelers, family, or a couple. It enjoys a fantastic location in downtown Evanston and is a short walk to several attractions including restaurants, supermarkets, Lake Michigan, and Northwestern University. The host offers a wide array of modern amenities such as a dishwasher, Wi-Fi access, TV with cable channels, and more. You can enjoy a delightful stay here with your loved ones.

Fully furnished apt in downtown Evanston
196 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is very comfortable there are an abundance of hangers for clothing
we just needed to run the ac with the doors open to cool it off before bed
the place is super comfortable and quiet
don's apartment was perfect for us and our two teenage sons
the apartment worked very well for our needs and we felt 100% comfortable
clean lodgings with all the necessities
the apartment was clean and quiet
beautiful comfortable and clean play to stay
don's place was quiet clean and spacious
the space is clean comfortable and well-stocked
the hosts are great
the owners were great to work with
outstanding hosts; highly recommended for up to 4 people
the hosts are friendly and do a great job communicating
the hosts are friendly responsive and hospitable
the location is ideal
perfect location in evanston
perfect location
the location is perfect
perfect location close to everything downtown quiet
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6. Cozy studio apartment (from USD 75)

Set in a quiet neighborhood, this cozy studio apartment is perfect for three guests. It is an ideal base for exploring the various attractions of this beautiful lakeside town. The property is packed with amenities so that you can relax and rejuvenate with your loved ones. The studio also has a well-appointed kitchen with a host of modern appliances to ensure that you do not face any problem while cooking. Guests can spend time in the garden when the weather is warm and sunny.

A guest suite centrally located, but so quiet...
Evanston, Illinois, United States
183 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic coffee-maker and terrific breakfast snacks were furnished
lovely garden unit with good amenities (breakfast and nespresso machine) convenient to get to places in evanston
this gorgeous studio apartment was as comfortable and enjoyable as it appeared from the photos on the airbnb website
it is very nicely decorated and appointed great kitchen lovely combined sitting room with sleeping area
and the bed is incredibly comfortable
a very nice clean and quiet place
studio is very clean and private
the studio is clean and tastefully decorated
cool clean quiet and private
it was so quiet sparkling clean super comfortable
cinda the owner is very nice
cinda jo is indeed a great host
cinda is a wonderful host - very welcoming and helpful
definitely made me feel safer knowing the owner follows covid-19 recommendations
cinda jo is a great host and was very accommodating
a perfect location to experience the area
beautiful place and great location everything in evanston was walking distance
quiet safe location with easy access to an excellent market and bus service two blocks away
it is in a lovely neighborhood very conveniently located in evanston within walking distance of supermarkets and downtown
awesome place in a great location - walking distance to the train and tons of spots in evanston
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7. Warm and serene home near Lake Michigan

Clean, comfortable, and quiet, this vacation rental offers a complete home-away-from-home experience. It is modern and private so that you can enjoy your vacation in peace. The property can sleep up to four guests and has two furnished bedrooms and a bathroom with modern fittings. You will be a few steps from major attractions including Metra trains, CTA, and Lake Michigan while staying here. Northwestern University and several restaurants are a short walk from here as well. Here is an excellent opportunity to enjoy home-like comforts in a rental that exudes a vintage charm and features many modern amenities.

Private 2 bedroom Coach House, w/No Contact Chk-in
Evanston, Illinois, United States
330 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfy rooms coffee was a nice touch
very quiet large extremely comfortable beds nice tv and amenities
house is nicely appointed with a functional kitchen for cooking
the space including comfortable beds is furnished in warm pretty colors
the kitchen is a bit basic but adequate
very clean and well appointed
extremely clean and well equipped
it was clean and well stocked
nice and clean a little chilly but had a great stay
it was impeccably clean well stocked and comfortable
host communicated perfectly and assisted with any questions we had
friendly flexible accommodating host
mohan is a very good host
no detail was overlooked and the host was very responsive and helpful
mohan is a kind and responsive host
the location was great
great location for northwestern university
the location was ideal for walking to restaurants
it's located in a beautiful neighborhood within walking distance to downtown evanston
easy to walk to downtown evanston
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8. Guest suite near Northwestern University and Lake Michigan (from USD 81)

Welcome to this spacious vacation rental that can accommodate a maximum of five guests at a time! There are two spacious and bright bedrooms, with a total of three comfy beds, and a bathroom for a relaxing stay. The accommodation is in proximity to a string of important attractions including Lake Michigan, Northwestern University, and downtown Evanston. The property is also quite close to Metra and L stations. Feel free to use the well-appointed kitchen for all your cooking needs.

Close to Lake and Northwestern
Evanston, Illinois, United States
479 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed was comfortable and air conditioning welcome
very comfortable place with good amenities
nice room big closet great bathroom
the bed was comfortable and the wifi was fast - i got a lot of work done
clean comfortable and conveniently located it includes access to wifi and am coffee
very clean and cozy place
clean and spacious accommodations
everything was clean and tidy
room is clean and enjoyable
it was clean and comfortable
the host was helpful and responsive
yvonne is a great host who responds quickly
we highly recommend and the hosts are very welcoming nuno
accommodating host easy private entry and fun game room
very comfortable very responsive host
great location if you want to be near northwestern
perfect location for visiting northwestern and quick walk to the foster purple line station downtown
great place in a great location
the location is superb it is walkable to everywhere
great location on a quiet residential street
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9. Comfortable apartment near shops and Metra (from USD 120)

Warm and cozy, this lovely apartment is a great choice for a couple as it also offers complete privacy. It features a tiny kitchen, a furnished bedroom, and a full bathroom for your comfort. Although the apartment is set on a silent road, it is a stone’s throw from shops on Central Street and the Metra. Central Street is dotted with plenty of attractions including pubs, coffee shops, a public library, a wine bar, and a bakery. It also means guests will have a lot to do while staying here.

Cozy 1 Bedroom Near Shops and Metra
Evanston, Illinois, United States
48 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bedroom was very comfortable and large enough for two plus two bags
the sleep number bed was amazing
bed is amazing and the tv is incredible
nice quiet clean place
easy self check in and shellie was really kind and considerate
shellie was fantastically communicative and thoughtful and the stay was perfect
shellie was very communicative and thoughtful leading up to and throughout the entire duration of my stay
location is perfect too
location fantastic quiet homey and very cozy
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10. Spacious renovated apartment

The spacious flat has been renovated completely and can accommodate up to nine people. Set on a building’s second floor, the property is close to downtown Evanston and Northwestern University. The apartment is also a quick ride to the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan. There are three nicely done bedrooms with three comfy beds and one and a half bathrooms for the guests. Conveniences offered here include a nicely equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi access, air conditioning, a TV, and free on-site parking.

Luminous 3BR 2BA 2mi to dwntwn Evanston/NU +parkng
Evanston, Illinois, United States
69 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of space and easy to get comfortable
place was pretty dusty but overall was clean
so clean easy and comfortable
nice and quiet getaway very clean and pretty spacious for our group
john place was very clean and very comfortable lots of space
it had everything we needed and was super clean
host was friendly & communicative throughout my stay
great quiet evanston location
this apartment is located in a very quiet neighborhood what a nice surprise
if you are looking for a quiet place in the city this is definitely the place to book
there are a lot of conveniences close by like the grocery store and coffee shops
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Enjoy a homey stay in Evanston

The charming lakeside town has plenty of attractions to woo travelers and locals alike, especially when it’s time for one of the popular festivals. If you are looking for a home-like accommodation, take your pick from these best Airbnb vacation rentals in Evanston, Illinois, and enjoy an unforgettable vacation.

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