Welcome to the Sweet Ivy House! Live Like a Local in Spacious & Private 2 Bedroom Apartment in Cool West Town/Ukrainian Village! Close to downtown, transportation, shops, restaurants! Perfect for a month or more! Discounts for 1-3 month stays.
Please read the entire listing before making an inquiry and if you find the bonus word, you will get a more favorable response! Tell us a little about yourself and what brings you to Chicago.
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/West Town 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!
HOME - The Sweet Ivy apartment is a cozy home decorated in a cottage style with honey 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, 137.16 Centimeters wide by 200.66 Centimeters). If you require a larger bed, check out our other listing, The Sweet Ivy Terrace.
SUPPLIES - 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, and you are welcome to any of the food that is in the pantry. Free laundry, iron, ironing board, and a blow dryer are provided. Lots of books, guidebooks and magazines are there to read.
The rate includes everything! Heat, a/c, basic television, wi-fi internet, all utilities, water, gas, free laundry and a welcome basket upon arrival. We offer a discount for monthly stays, returning guests, and highly rated airbnb travelers - an amazing bargain for the location and amenities.
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 require all guests to register on Airbnb, and all must be approved by Host and provide photo ID.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!
Let me know about yourself, the nature of your visit to Chicago, English fluency, how many in your party, what are your interests? We try 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!
FREE laundry in the shared basement, FREE Wifi, free tennis rackets, yoga mats, camping chairs and coolers. FREE local Museum passes may be checked out with owner on a first come first served basis.
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.
Other things to note
Yoga, medical interns and advanced degree students welcome. Not a party house, please!
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We are a trusting, laid back house, but we love our guests who respect our property! No unregistered overnight guests without prior host approval.
Please turn off appliances, heat, fans and lights and lock doors and windows when you leave the house.
Let the owner know immediately of any maintenance requests.
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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Hi, I look forward to meeting you!
***Update: please note that after years of hosting amazing, incredible people, I had my first unfortunate group of guests who turned my home into a party house, disturbed the neighbors and damaged my possessions. Fortunately, airbnb mediated the claim. In retaliation, the guest posted my one and only negative review. Please be assured there are no issues with the cable and internet! ***
I'm an entrepreneur, world traveler, foodie, yoga fan but don't do it as much as I should, collegiate fencer, Australian Shepherd Frisbee Champion Trainer, Italy Enthusiast, and love sailing on the waters of beautiful lake Michigan. I'm a low key, drama free individual, and will give you your private independent space, but am there to help you with any questions to make your stay more comfortable!