About this listing
Spectacular vintage greystone located on historical,Hoyne ave. in the "artsy" Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village neighborhood.
Easy access to multiple means of public transportation downtown and beyond.
An amazing space in the heart of Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village,Chicago ....Perfect hub for a vacation spot or the business traveler who doesn't want to stay at a stuffy hotel!!! six very close blocks to public transportation(both the Damen and Division st Blue Line stops),great restaurants,bars,clubs,galleries,live music venues etc...conveniently located in the center of this lovely neighborhood yet still on a super quiet,safe and BEAUTIFUL street! really,it's crazy pretty!
This room is private and serene for sleeping with a small closet to use for your stay.the main space offers wifi,cable tv and and pretty spectacular reading room. there is a second living room and full dining room in the main space for you to make yourself comfortable in. a full old school-ish kitchen are at your disposal if you desire to cook..this is one of three rooms that i rent.
i have lived in the area for 20 years and more than welcome to help guide you in your experience here or,leave you to discover on your own!
i love hosting very much as well as travelling and look forward to sharing my space with you!
my home is your home,during your stay!!
Interaction with Guests
I live here but keep to myself...a quiet and friendly introvert,for sure!sometimes i will bake and have bread/muffins/or sweet treats for guests.ALWAYS have coffee or tea on hand for you. happy to guide you to all that Chicago has to offer during your stay or to leave you be and discover on your own.
Being a shared space, you will also have the potential to interact with other guests if you choose to do so.
my home is located on a gorgeous historic street in the Ukrainian village/wicker park neighborhood...this diverse and bustling neighborhood has so much to offer on it's own but is conveniently located just minutes from the downtown area.
the house is located approximately 6 short blocks to both the Damen & Division Blue Line stops.public transportation here is very efficient, fast and runs 24hrs. also, taxis/ uber are not very pricey if you chose that option.
Other Things to Note
I have two adorable,sweet and social kittens, Sam & Mila.
I keep the rooms are pet free to accommodate my guests who are allergic but they are free to roam around the main space freely.
no shoes inside, so maybe bring some slippers. Be nice and don't have parties please...outside on our stoop is a smoking area where you can, if you smoke.really good people watching!!!
there is no curfew while staying here & no real "rules" except common courtesy (website hidden) especially nice and respectful to other guests- no brainer...
i always want guests to feel as much at home s possible,so feel free to do so.if you need something just ask!
most of all,enjoy your visit here!
We had a great time staying here! We were just passing through Chicago so this place was perfect since there was plenty of free street parking. This neighborhood was very nice and only a quick 10-15 min uber ride downtown. Stephanie was a great host and gave us lots of great recommendations such as Lou Manaltis deep dish pizza and an architectural river cruise tour of the city. She was available to answer any questions we had, but also kept to herself. There were other guests in her home that only ever posed a problem while we waited for our turns to use the bathroom but other than that, we hardly noticed their presence. Stephanie's home was beautifully designed and comfortable and she has the cutest cats!
This was our first time visiting Chicago. Stephanie was a welcoming and gracious host. Her home was beautiful, cozy, and convenient to downtown in a lovely walk-able neighborhood. We enjoyed checking out the local cafes and restaurants. Also, her two kitties were adorable.
The space was lovely and extremely convenient. Stephanie was very accommodating and made one feel at ease in your beautiful home.
My trip to Chicago was not only an inaugural visit to the windy city but also my first time using Air BnB. Staying with Stephanie certainly enhanced my experience to the awe-inspiring city. I highly recommend visiting and staying with her for a great experience of Chicago.
Her apartment is eclectic, comfortable and clean. Conveniently located in Wicker Park, (which is an awesome neighborhood to explore) close to all the best restaurants, bars, shops and walking distance to the train too! Stephanie was friendly and helpful providing recommendations and good conversation - but also offered us our own space. She had other guests while during the stay, but I never saw or heard them once. There were fresh towels on the bed when we arrived, always clean cold water in the fridge and coffee in the morning which was great. What else could you ask for?
Oh! and she has the best cats ever - as a former non cat lover I was instantly converted by her adorable kitties who loved to cuddle :) After a long day exploring the city it was really nice to come back to a quiet and comfortable place and relax with the cats.
I had an excellent stay at Stephanie's apartment. Stephanie was very friendly and helpful, her cats were fun, and the apartment itself is beautiful. The neighbourhood is also really nice. Would definitely recommend staying here.
Stephanie was a great host for us! She even let me drop my bags off early as I was off to catch a music festival. The house is wonderful, and it's right near all kinds of great restaurants and coffee shops. She keeps it very clean, and has two very cute cats. A+
It was my first time in Chicago and my plans to stay with a friend fell through at the last minute. Stephanie was kind enough to allow me to book for one night and she made me feel incredibly welcome (as did her very sweet kittens). It was a short but lovely stay.
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About the Host, Stephanie
creative Chicago native with an amazing space to share. been hosting via Airbnb for well over 3 yrs now and absolutely love it. an avid traveler myself, i very much enjoy meeting new people and helping guests get the most out of their time here as I have been in my own travels.
On a hiatus from interior design consulting,.. I am an artist and a quiet extrovert.
This space is a very special home with a serene and peaceful quality about it that happens to be in the center of the Wicker Park/Ukrainian village happenings. I love it here and thus far, most everyone who has stayed does as well!!