Entire home/apt
2 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Beds
Per Night
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Spacious, non-shared 2 bedroom apartment, fully stocked with everything you need to enjoy your stay. Free parking, free laundry, close to downtown, transportation, shops, restaurants! Please provide some details and why you are coming to Chicago.

An inviting Living room to relax in

An inviting Living room to relax in

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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $500
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Welcome to The Sweet Ivy House!

Please read the entire listing before making an inquiry and if you find the bonus word, you will get a more favorable response!

Enjoy your own private first floor apartment of a two residence flat with a beautiful wrought iron entry gate, pebbled pathway and your own front porch to enjoy a beverage or the fresh air. The apartment is located in hipster Ukrainian neighborhood, just minutes away from Wicker Park and Bucktown, and an easy #66 or #65 bus, Metra (8 minutes), divvy bike or cab ride to downtown. The ice cream truck stops nightly in the summertime! There are AMAZING restaurants nearby - a foodie heaven!

The Sweet Ivy apartment is a cozy home decorated in a cottage style with honey colored hardwood floors throughout, living room, dining room, and two small bedrooms with good closets. One bedroom has a twin bed, and the other has a full/double size bed (sleeps two - 54 inches wide x 75 inches long). If you require a larger bed, or a larger apartment please check our other apartment for availability.

Just bring your suitcase! The apartment has a fully stocked kitchen with gas stove, microwave, coffee and espresso maker and all kitchen supplies. A welcome basket of snacks is provided upon arrival. Iron, ironing board, and a blowdryer are provided. Lots of books and magazines are there to read.

The rate includes heat, a/c, cable television, wi-fi internet, all utilities, water, gas and free laundry. We offer a discount for monthly stays, returning guests, and highly rated airbnb travelers - it's already an amazing bargain for the location and amenities. Please note the airbnb security deposit rules have changed - it is no longer held upfront, but only charged for damage.

Perfect for interns, interim housing, relocating individuals, quiet students. One to three months stay ideal. Quiet house, non-smoking, non-party, non-pet property, please. We encourage additional guests to register on Airbnb, and all must be approved by Host and provide photo ID.

Let me know about yourself, the nature of your visit to Chicago, English fluency, how many in your party, what are your interests? I've tried to give you as much helpful information about the apartment for you to make a decision, likewise, the more details you provide about you and your situation will save both of us a lot of time consuming emails back and forth getting to know each other and making sure it is a good fit. The apartment is not a hotel, and is not a shared bed and breakfast boarding house, so if this is your first time using Airbnb, please take a moment to read the FAQ's - it will really help us both out. Bonus word: Ostrich! Thanks and happy traveling!

Guest Access

Free Laundry in the shared basement, free Wifi, free tennis rackets, yoga mats, camping chairs and coolers. Private front porch. Owner has some personal cabinets that are off limits. Bikes can be stored in the basement or enclosed back porch.

Interaction with Guests

Initial orientation provided with keys. Owner lives off site but visits property for maintenance. Owner is always accessible by email and text. Extra attention is given to first time visitors to Chicago, and maps will be supplied.

The Neighborhood

Live like a local in the lovely Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago! Hipster heaven with an abundance of wallet friendly ethnic and local restaurants, bars and eclectic shopping So much to try!

Getting Around

2 or 4 block walk to CTA buslines, #66 and #65 to downtown and also connect to the "blue line" train. The Metra train is an 8 minute express to Union station. Hourly car rental, Divvy bike share stations abound. Ample and free street parking. Options from Midway or O'Hare airport is either cab $35, CTA ($5 from O'Hare, $2.50 from Midway) to Western Avenue train stops. Buy your monthly train pass at the airport vending machine. Host can give detailed description upon request. Car rental parking will pick you up, discounts available from Host. Easy and free street parking in front of apartment.

Other Things to Note

Yoga, medical interns and advanced degree students welcome. Not a party house, please! Full sized bed is very small for two people and measures 54 Inches (137.16 Centimeters) wide, by 79 Inches (200.66 Centimeters) long.

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House Rules

Very common sense rules. We operate under the assumption that most people are good, and if you expect good things from good people, that is how they will behave. No smoking, no drugs, excessive drinking or parties, no pets, no crazy loud music.
No unregistered overnight guests without prior host approval.
Please turn off appliances, heat, fans and lights when you leave the house.
Please lock the doors and windows when you leave the house.
Check out is 12 noon but is flexible if our schedule permits
We want you to have fun, but also respect our property and neighbors. Thank you and please enjoy your stay!

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

10 nights minimum stay
Another view of the bedroom with a walk in closet

Another view of the bedroom with a walk in closet

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About the Host, Francesca

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Member since June 2011


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