Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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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.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $15
Weekend Price: $55 / night
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The space

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.

Guest access

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.

The neighborhood

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
- Kayaks
- Flyboards
- Paddleboards
Plus spectacular views of Chicago's magnificent skyline.

Getting around

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

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).


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).


City registration pending

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

176 Reviews

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Christopher User Profile
May 2017
The location was great for hanging out at the lake and easy to find. My room had not been cleaned. There was trash from the previous person. The bed linens had not been changed, and the comforter was tossed over dirty, crumpled sheets. There were dirty towels hanging on the door from the previous person. The trash can had not been emptied from the previous person. The boards on the bed frame had slid off, and the mattress was folded into the gap. My first ever negative experience with AirBNB. Bummer.

Josh User Profile
April 2017
Great place! Great hosts.

Yegor User Profile
March 2017
The place was nice and quiet with a large shared space in the living room and kitchen. It was in a decent area but the nearest food locations were nearly a mile away.

Lindsay User Profile
March 2017
The condo is in a nice location and the free parking is hard to beat. It was very easy to get downtown via public transportation. Unfortunately, It was a little unclear that both beds were going to be in the same room as that is not how it is represented in the photos. My colleague and I only stayed one evening and never interacted with the other guest who was also staying in the rental. It is fine to stay for one night, I wouldn't recommend long-term stays simply because I do not prefer community living spaces with private rooms.

Alex User Profile
March 2017
It was a very nice and cozy home.

Pingakshya User Profile
February 2017
Nice home... very near to the Chicago downtown... clean apartment... with free wifi and access to TV and kitchen. I enjoyed my stay in the home...

Miguel User Profile
November 2016
The house is very nice, clean and as advertised. Bonita & Frank are very organized with the whole hosting process, providing useful information for a complete Chicago experience.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States · Joined in May 2012
Bonita & Frank User Profile


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-see places to visit.

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

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