About this listing
One block to the Lakefront and beaches. Close to public transit, museums, stadiums & McCormick Place. Free parking. Be Downtown or Hyde Park in minutes. Close to University of Chicago, IIT, UIC and Loop campuses.
We offer a one bedroom in a large, luxurious town home located near the Chicago Loop. Includes free parking, WiFi, cable and washer/dryer access.
You'll enjoy the privacy and comfort of your own bedroom, a fully-equipped modern kitchen and full access to the dining and living rooms. Long-term stays are available as well.
There may be additional guests staying in the other bedrooms during your stay which is great for meeting new people and networking. Essentially, we offer guests the convenience of a boutique hotel while providing the comfort of home.
We're just a few blocks away from Chicago's lakefront, providing great bike trails, running paths, beaches and gardens, not to mention views of one of the world's most scenic waterfront skylines. We're also close to McCormick Place, University of Chicago, Hyde Park, UIC, IIT and many downtown universities, as well many local attractions and historical sites.
Getting around is easy as we're only a block away from a public transit stop. There, you can catch a bus that'll take you directly downtown in minutes or you can transfer to the subway for connecting to all parts of the city, including both airports.
If you have a car there is ample, free street parking and the Loop is only a 10 minute drive.
This is a great place for you if you'd like to be close to the energy of Chicago's vibrant Loop but want to experience a unique, local neighborhood.
Our guests will have complete access to our modern, fully-equipped kitchen so long as it's kept clean after each use.
Interaction with Guests
We'll provide city guides and public transit info via Acehopper, "Airbnb's front desk concierge", available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, for tickets, guides and tips on local places to visit.
If we're around, we also like to entertain. We'll definitely make your stay a comfortable and memorable visit to the area. Sometimes we're busy, but we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.
Experience the city like a true, native Chicagoan. Close to several parks and restaurants. Only a block away from the beautiful Chicago Lakefront and Beaches! Plenty of trails for biking, walking and jogging. Enjoy water sports at the nearby harbor:
- Jet skis
Plus spectacular views of Chicago's magnificent skyline.
Nearest public transit is less than one block away, arriving every 5-10 minutes. Bike shares are available nearby. Just download Acehopper for iPhone and Android for public transit times, bike sharing availability and info for local events and attractions, including maps and tickets for purchase direct from your phone or tablet.
Of course, we also recommend downloading Lyft to navigate around the city. Get $25 off your first ride with the following code: TOPE113243.
Other Things to Note
DIRECTIONS FROM O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour 22 mins
1. Take Blue Line towardsForest Park.
2. Exit Blue Line at Clark/Lake stop.
3. Transfer to Green Line towards Cottage Grove or Ashland/63rd.
4. Exit at 35-Bronzeville-IIT stop.
5. Transfer to 35 bus eastbound.
6. Exit 35 bus at Cottage Grove and 35th.
7. Walk 1 block south to 36th and 1 block east to Ellis (Townhouse is on this block).
DIRECTIONS FROM CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT
Travel Time: Approximately 59 minutes
1. Take Orange Line toward Loop.
2. Exit Orange Line at 35th/Archer stop.
3. Transfer to 35 bus eastbound.
4. Exit 35 bus at Cottage Grove and 35th.
5. Walk 1 block south to 36th and 1 block east to Ellis (Townhouse is on this block).
All shoes must be taken off at the door. Feel free to bring house slippers. No pets. Please be energy conscious and turn off lights and electronics when leaving.
We're global travelers who love interacting with interesting people from all over the world. Travel is our passion, having savored the rich aroma of stew in Ilorin, Nigeria. Taken in the sunset with St. Lucia's Piton Mountains in the background. Climbed the steps of a Mayan Temple in Central America. Feasted on freshly caught lobster along Maine's southern coast. These are only a few of the amazing places we've enjoyed together.
We also take delight in great music and experiencing cuisines from around the world, in addition to hosting. Of course, providing a unique guest experience takes a lot of work. For this reason, we have the help of Airbnb's Valorwings service which makes hosting fun and easy. With Valorwings, we believe it's possible that everyone can be a host.
By the way, we highly recommend downloading Acehopper, Airbnb's "front desk concierge", to explore the area. Available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, Acehopper has tickets, guides and tips on must-sees.
While our exciting careers keep us highly engaged and quite busy, we always find time to enjoy life and share experiences with the amazing people who choose to stay with us when we're at home.
Thus far, we've had the privilege of hosting guests from Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and from all over the United States. The list keeps growing!
See you soon!
Bonita & Frank