About this listing
This "Jr One Bedroom" space is about 500 Sq Feet. The bedroom (double size bed) is separated from the living room via a wall partition (w/out door) to allow for an abundance of light from the wall of windows overlooking the private terrace.
Ideal location just 10 minutes commute to Downtown, 12 blocks from Michigan Ave, 3 blocks from the Lake and Lincoln Park, and an abundance of bus and train lines within steps of the front door. Neighborhood and chain restaurants, bars, markets all within a few blocks too!
Doorman present. Laundry in basement, and dry cleaners on premise. Parking options available.
Entire apartment for your enjoyment.
Rooftop- weather permitting.
Terrace- great from the 3rd floor window of condo, but also great to meander in person!
The Gold Coast is known for the many mansions of those whom have historically developed Chicago prior to 1900.
The Old Town strip is a block away to attend or peruse world-known comedy clubs (Second City and Zanies), dine in great restaurants and pubs, shop boutiques and grocers, or enjoy the ambiance!
Rush Street -strip of bars for casual nights or dance venues a few blocks away.
Michigan Avenue shopping- 10 minute walk or quick cab.
Lake Michigan- 3 blocks away
Bus and "El" outside the front door to a block or two, depending on line or color and direction headed.
Other Things to Note
(Recommended: travel by foot and local transportation since parking can be costly, time consuming, and sometimes limited if special events in the neighborhood or construction.)
Metered ($4-6/hour)- right outside front door. Monday-Sunday 8AM-midnight (check since may change without notice- includes holidays!)
Garage- in basement ($12 for 24 hour pre-paid residential stickers, no in-out-privileges)
Neighborhood Zone spaces (Signage Zone 74; South & East of condo towards Lake Michigan)- $1 day (24 hour) prepaid stickers
LaSalle Street- NOT during rush hour (7AM-9AM heading Southbound into city center and 4-6:30PM heading Northbound away from city center): FREE! Watch out for bus terminals, driveways, and hydrants though.
CAUTION TO ALL THOSE PARKING: Street cleaning is generally on Tues and Wed in the neighborhood, depending on the street and season. Please read all signage to avoid tickets and very quick towing to the pound in Lower Wacker Drive due to being in the Gold Coast neighborhood.
The place was exactly as described. Check in/out was a breeze, as was parking as Amy had all the necessary passes in the apartment, ready for use, and made time to speak with me over the phone to discuss parking options before our arrival.
We didn't plan on spending much time in the apartment, so the smaller TV and smaller bed were a non-factor in our decision to stay at Amy's place. I'm a larger guy and I found the bed to be of adequate size.
Succinctly stated, the location is unbeatable, the place was clean when we arrived, Amy checked in during the week to see how everything was going, dishes in the kitchen were adequate, temperature in the place comfortable, water temperature and pressure in the shower great, doormen incredibly polite/helpful, laundry easily accessible, and parking easy.
Basically, there are two questions I ask when evaluating a place.
1. Did I get my money's worth? - The answer to this question is easy. We got more than our money's worth.
2. Would I stay here again? - Absolutely, without question, hesitation, or reservation.
Thanks Amy for helping us have a wonderful vacation in Chicago!
Amy made me feel so comfortable during my first AirBnb experience. Her condo is darling, clean and located in a FANTASTIC area. We ended up skipping the rental car on our visit :). She was very easy to coordinate with and was prompt in all replies and with answering all questions! We will def. Stsy here again.
Amy's condo was exactly as described and was a very comfortable place for us to stay. It was very conveniently located to both bus and train transport and had all of the facilities needed for a comfortable stay. Amy's communication was very good and we would have no hesitation in recommending the apartment to others. We would definitely stay here in the future if it was available.
Amy is a great host and she is always answering very quick and supports you with every information needed.
The apartment is exactly as described and the location is best. It is a stone's throw away from Lake Michigan and lovely Lincoln Park, but you'll be in the city center very quick too. And the view from the rooftop is awesome!
We really enjoyed staying at her place!
The apartment was great and Amy as well except for the fact that we had to wait before checking in as she did not have the time to clean the apartment from the previous renter
I can only say great things about Amy and her apartment. I stayed there for 6 months and it was the perfect home away from home.
The place was awesome, exactly as described, and perfectly located. Not to mention the view from the terrace on the 29th floor.. Breathtaking!
The whole building staff is amazing, always happy and helpful.
Amy was the perfect host, always one text msg away from helping you with anything you need!
I recommend this place for anyone who wants to visit or live in Chicago! You will have an amazing time :)
Amy's place was exactly as described, and the location was fantastic. Amy was an excellent host and responded immediately to any questions we had. Great stay!
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About the Host, Amy
I am married to a wonderful mate. We have a curious and happy 3 yr old AND a delightful newborn (Dec of 2013)... and live in the suburb called Brookfield about 18 miles away.
My condo still is very much an extension of myself since I have decor I've collected from all around the world-- Ghana, West Africa, South Africa, Brazil, U.A.E., Thailand, as well as many artist friends' works.
I've loved sharing space at other B&B's and backpacker lodges around the world and hope that my space joins the system!
If you are driving or expect to need parking, there are a few options. 1) Neighborhood daily passes- $1 a day; 2) Garage in basement- $12 daily with prepaid stickers; 3) Metered, hourly street parking- $4-6 per hour depending on location; 4) Free spaces during certain times of day on LaSalle Street when not snowing or rush hours. I request payment for option 1 & 2 via cash or Pay pal at the end of your stay since you may not know what you'll need or use until the end. I'd be happy to explain these options or weigh them with you depending on circumstances.
Typically, I would recommend utilizing public transport and walking while in my neighborhood. There are also DIVY rental bikes outside my building for easy get-up-and-go needs! And if need be, a few Zip Cars are parked nearby for more distant day trips.
Old Town is a dynamic and walkable neighborhood within a block away. Not to mention 3 blocks to Lake Michigan...and VERY accessible to downtown. About a 30 minute walk OR 10-15 minute commute depending on where you are headed, via bus or "EL." The CTA's website is handy to plan your travels.
Happy to help and host!