Roomy vintage jack and jill style bathroom

Private room

1 guest

1 bedroom

1 bed
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The space

This 1920's vintage 3 flat building is a relaxation zone. Located on the first floor, it is comfortable, clean and inviting. Perfect for the guest who likes calm.

The room is located off of the kitchen and is very private. It has a twin bed, night stand, dresser/desk and wardrobe. A coin operated washer and dryer, located in the basement, is available for use. The room can accommodate two people with a blow up mattress, but it will be tight. If you are just looking for a place to sleep this will work.

We are centrally located in Oak Park. Very close to the Hemingway House and Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. There are numerous parks and restaurants within walking distance to enjoy during your stay.

Transportation is about a 15 minute walk to either the Blue Line or Green Line trains (we Chicagoans call it an El or the subway). Both take you directly to downtown Chicago and the Blue Line takes you straight into O'Hare Airport. It takes about 8 minutes by car to the 290 on ramp to downtown Chicago or out to the western suburbs. Downtown Chicago offers a bounty of things to do and visit: museums, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the Shedd Aquarium - just to name a few sites, and don't forget the theater.

I have two dogs who live in my unit and sometimes they have visitors, so there may be a time when more than one dog is in the unit. Both dogs are friendly and when I am gone they are usually in their respective rooms, so coming and going is no problem.

This is a no-smoking environment but smoking is allowed outside.

All reservations must go through AIRBNB including last minute reservations.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: 5
Weekly Discount: 7%
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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

66 Reviews

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Kristiina User Profile
August 2017
I felt like coming home after a long flight. The bed was just super comfy! Darlene was a wonderful and informative host with a lovely home. Would definitely(and propably will) stay here again!

Chris User Profile
July 2017
Great host-so kind. Kept the house very clean while she was home! I think it was a bit pricey, but have no complaints at all.

Sarah User Profile
July 2017
Darlene is a wonderful host! She went out of her way to show me the ins and outs of the place, as well as helping me figure out my way around town. Her home is charming and comfortable, I really enjoyed stay.

Jun User Profile
June 2017
I should have waited to sit down and write the comment until I fly back to MD. However, I cannot wait. I am in the aurport. Darlene''s official title is an airbnb landlord, but she is beyond that. She is more like a girl friend or family, caring about your trip and safety. When she learned I was looking for apt in oak park before my arrival, she told me she could provide suggestions on wherevery I will go if that apt is in good and safe surroundings. She generously gave me a ride to Walmart as I need a bike to visit different apts. And I asked tons of questions about security, quiteness, nearby quality elementary schools of various prospective apts and she helped me filter many unqualified ones, which saved my time. Personally, she is the dream mom or grandmother that I wish to have as she cares about hers children and grandchildren. She looks like a strong mom but she is indeed soft. She has super sense of humor, she is open minded and enbraces different perceptions and religions. She is not a woman ruled by sterotypes, regulations, or policies, she is real and honest about herself and the life, which made her pretty cute and easy going. We have chatted till the midnight and teased at each other, pretty relaxed girl's talk. I feel like i was at home and i felt the connection with her, and her friends that i have never met. Unlike hotel staff or landlords who care only abt benefits, She is vivid. I belive this is why so many people like her and left tons of good comments. She connects with you, if you would like to. The room is neat, cozy, clean and safe. The house is in a quite residence area, pretty safe for walking, close to local transportations. Easy go out and back 'home', like your own home. You will see many of her family members, who are cute, fun, sweet, like Darlene. You would never hesitate to choose her house and you want to come back just because of her. Fortunately, I will be her neighbor soon. SO, DON'T BE JEALOUS!

John User Profile
June 2017
What can I say ? Darlene is the sweetest person. and her house is very cozy and comfortable. the room is small but enough space for one and I'm 6'1" and stayed for a full week. I spent some time in classes at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and other times exploring the city. did not need to rent a car. I was able to walk, bus, subway & train very conveniently to and from the city . Oak Park and the surrounding Western suburbs are quite nice for walking , checking out old houses and churches and great food all around. there's a Chase bank and Walgreens right around the corner. Darlene keeps her house clean and orderly . she allowed me full access to the living area , kitchen , back patio, and to come and go as I please no matter what the hour. bathroom is shared but was never a problem. always available when needed . my flight from San Antonio was about 4 hours delayed and i arrived at Midway close to 2am. Darlene waited up to personally greet me despite the late hour ... and with a smile. She made me feel very welcome and often offered me coffee, wine or beer . she is a wonderful host with a passion for her city and lots helpful tips to share. I highly recommend staying with her if you are visiting any parts of Chicago. I was even able to visit a friend way out in Aurora by Metra train . Whenever I return , i will most likely stay with Darlene again .
Darlene User ProfileDarlene is a superhost.
Response from Darlene:
Thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate them and am so happy you had a good time in the surrounding areas. You are certainly welcome anytime you come back here. It was my pleasure to host you.
June 2017

Andrea User Profile
June 2017
Darlene was a wonderful host. She was very accommodating with my check-in time, and always happy and eager to help.

Milana User Profile
May 2017
Darlene is the best host I have ever had. Darlene, thank you for everything: for your help, advices, talks in mornins and many other staffs. I would definitely recomend her as a host.

Oak Park, Illinois, United StatesJoined in March 2013
Darlene User ProfileDarlene is a superhost.

I have hosted exchange students in the past and enjoyed it very much. I have traveled all around the States, to several countries in Europe, and have been to Mexico a number of times. I have always enjoyed the experiences of travel. At this time in my life I have small passions: traveling, gardening, and a good glass of wine. I look forward to opening my home and meeting people from other places.

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