This is located in Oldtown/Gold Coast areas. Has major free parking areas that surround it on at least 10 side streets nearby. There are plenty of grocery stores, and night life (clubs, bars, restaurants) and also near all major transportation.
If this property is booked for the time frame you want, we have several others that have availability. They are listed in our profile, just click on our profile and look at all our other listings :) Of you can copy and paste the below link into your browser
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE as we have had 400+ reviews for our many properties. We will respond to you within 30 minutes typically if not sooner so that you can make your selection and decision quickly!
Don't book with someone with limited BNB experience We encourage you to look at the reviews and read our description regarding the unit as they hold testament to the accuracy and consistency of our bnb offerings.
DISCOUNTS: for anyone booking after (October 1st 2013)
* Current Airbnb'ers with 2 or more good reviews can receive a 10 percent discount for anything booked 1 month or more days out. (That's your reward for being a great guest at prior places and with us) :)
* 2 months or further out, we will provide a 10 percent discount on stays of 6 days or more.
* 4 months out, we will provide 15 percent discounts on stays of 14 day or more.
* Inquire about our DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY Special rates if you are booking for more than 20 days
If you book with us, please also know that we will be able to provide you with the best Chicago recommendations you might need for your trip since you are not from chicago. We are not just offering a room, but rather the guidance that you might need/want before you get here and during your stay here. We might not be a concierge service, but we know where the great places are for whatever you desires are for the trip. We will provide you with ample information and help you even plan your trip if you are unable to since we know the city better! :)
This unit is located walking distance from the Magnificent mile and walking distance from the beach! (about 9 blocks) and a short distance from the loop of 1 mile. Near major city nightlife and has street parking nearby.
Before reading everything else , Please keep in mind that if you book 2 months ahead of time (and more than 4 days) or more we will provide a 10 percent discount to the total booking price of the private room. (this applys to any bookings past 06/01/2012) please ask for a special offer before you book if so (only way it will work)
Fridge, Wireless internet, View of city skyline, outdoor patio dining(summers only), walking distance from beach (summers only), tennis court, in building laundry, rush bar nightlight area 2 blocks away, public transportation CTA bus and train 1-2 blocks away. Many restaurants within a 5-10minute walk.
We do provide towels and clean sheets. Your room is private and has a door lock as well with ample closet space.
This unit is located walking distance to everything on the Northside including nightlife, bars, comedy shows, and also theatres!
Other rentals in area go for around 100+ per night and hotels go for over 225+ a night. I personally have looked at hotels and also have stayed in hotels in the area and I find that this will outdue any experience you will have at a hotel. For price and performance, you will not get a better unit anywhere in Chicago, I assure you.
There is also a train that runs till 11:30pm outside the apartment complex (most people are not bothered by this, but if you are a VERY light sleeper, we suggest you look elsewhere as it will most likely be unpleasant)
Building amenities include: laundry room, outside pool (closed during the winter).
Public Transportation including buses outside the building and trains 2 blocks away.
Wireless Included, Cable/TIVO TV, and also near very many high class bars and restaurants that the City has to offer. 8 block from Navy Pier and all major monuments.
Towels (provided in closet), Soap, Hairshampoo, New Linens (in case alergy or problems with current ones placed on mattress)
Coffee, assortment of high end teas
It is recommended and encouraged to go shopping for food and cook at our places if you are looking for an economical stay since restaurants can get quite expensive. Please keep in mind, it is not our responsibility to feed you during your stay, that is why we have a refridgerator that is half empty, so you can put the items you purchase inside.
Your Room Will Include:
*One Queen sized Bed
*32 inch LCD / w Netflix/Wii Attached (cable TV only works in Living room)
*Desk Monitor and Guest computer for use inside the room
*Wireless and Wired Lan Ports
*Free Internet access through Cable Providers
*Bikes w/ Locks available for rental 10 dollars per day use
*Printer (Community Printer to use to print out your requirements for work, vacation)
*Iron and Ironing board
*Travel materials (Magazines and Maps)
*Hangers and Closet Space
*Clean linens and replaceable linens along with new pillows (non-allergenic)
*Computer Desk With Chair
*Bath Towels, Soap, Shampoo
*Breathe taking view of the city from Patio and the room.
The Kitchen Will Include:
*Plates and Glasses
Stowing luggage past 1pm 30 dollars
The Living Room Will Include:
*Premium Audio System
*Soft Couch / Futon
*47 inch LCD (with Cable TV, netflix, and PS2)
Brown/Purple Line Chicago Ave "L" stop (10-minute walk)
Blue Line (5 minute cab ride)
Red Line Chicago Ave subway stop (10-minute walk)
22/Clark bus (10 minute walk)
156/Lasalle bus (1 minute walk)
We also do bike rentals (we have 2 road bikes with bike locks provided) for 50 dollars for your entire stay (7days) if your stay is longer we can make a deal. Please note there is also a 100 dollar deposit fee for the bikes as well in case of them being lost/stolen.
12. No SMOKING inside apartment. (100 dollar fine for cleaning it if it occurs)
IMPORTANT REGARDING PACKAGES and MAIL: YOU CANNOT SHIP MAIL HERE FREELY AS THIS IS A BIG CITY
We will not accept your packages nor will the building. This means, if you ship something to us with out requesting our permission first it will be sent right back which means you will not be able to retrieve it. We highly recommend coordinating sending the packages to a local UPS or FEDEX store that is 2 blocks away instead.
IMPORTANT AS WELL: PLEASE READ
Please also note, while we allow 1 day stays in most cases if you ask nicely. If it is more than 30 days out, we require a 2 to 3 day stay in order to book with us unless it fills a gap or if its not a weekend. We will consider 1 day stays on a case to case basis as they are requested only for weekend purposes. Please let us know what days you wish to do your 1 day stays on and we will consider it.
WE HAVE MORE LISTINGS AT OTHER LOCATIONS IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, IF YOU DO NOT FIND A DAY AVAILABILITY. TO RIGHT YOU CAN SEE OUR OTHER LISTINGS. WE WILL BE GLAD TO BOOK THOSE PROPERTIES AS WELL WITH YOU.
New Old town (Nearby Northside) :
Old town (Nearby Northside)
Loop (Private Bathroom)
We are a very easy going couple and we will do our best to make you happy but that does not mean we will be a concierge service to you or 24 hour complaint line :) If you require that, we kindly request you do not book with us. We have lives outside of BNB where we each work a job and also have family and friends.
Also keep in mine, this is a big city, things can be loud in the city, and you are sharing a unit with others. If you cannot follow the rules or deal with some city noise / apartment noise and are a light sleeper, we suggest ear plugs or a hotel (though a hotel still has noise).
Special Note : when Spring time comes, there are some temperature increases in April and early May that might increase over 80 degrees, which means the building takes its time to turn on the AC, so while we have AC year round, there are some days that experience with the conversion from Winter to Spring and the turning on of AC which means some hot days in the apartment. We cannot control this unfortunately, it's just how it works with certain buildings in the big city hence why our prices are lower for this property.
Unlike many hosts, we will befriend you, allow you to befriend us on social networks, email, and professional networks, chat networks before the trip so we can make arrangements for your arrival. So feel free to book with confidence.
REQUIREMENT : YOU NEED VALID IDENTIFICATION AND PORTABLE PHONE DEVICE TO BOOK WITH US:
Please note that we require all guests to have a PHONE when they are in the US registered under their name. We need to be able to get in touch with you, if not your booking will be denied and cancelled. We require this in order to coordinate checkin times from airport/train/transportation. If you do not have a phone or unable to obtain a phone, you will need to setup an arrangement to meet us for the keys. We need to stay in constant contact in order to be able to give you access to the condo, up until your booking, in order to facilitate your bookings completion. Please note that there are situations where you will be delayed and/or transportation problems will arise with your arrival and we need to know. We also need to be able to contact you to relay certain informations to you. We work full time jobs and also have lives outside of BNB and we require that we can contact you in order to make things work. We are dependable but we also require you to be as well.
We do own and have bikes here. They are cheap so no one will steal them (we provide U-LOCKS for them), but they work perfectly. One is made for someone of height of 5'9+ and one is made for people of standard height from 5'4 to 5'9. You may utilize the bikes for 10 dollars a day per bike. If you wish to lock out the bike use for your own use, you must let us know ahead of time. During the winter, we do not advise using bikes and we reserve the right to no provide you with bikes due to inclement/bad weather.
Wine, Red or White wine that is provided on site, if you utilized some wine, we ask for $15 a bottle.
We require a refundable $100 security deposit (You will receive it back in 48 hours from Airbnb) . However, depending on the size of your group, age of booking guest, and nature of your visit, we reserve the right to charge a larger refundable deposit.
Lost keys- $50 per set.
Smoking in the house: $100 fee will be assessed if we return and smell tobacco smoke in the house. Please smoke outside, we do not allow smoking inside.
Late Checkouts : LATE CHECKOUTS MUST BE PRE-ARRANGED WITH US. Luggage stowing till 7pm is allowed but booking a room is required to stay past 1 pm. 30 dollar Luggage stowing fee is required for that day if it is past 1pm.
Forgotten items: $25 flat fee for items such as chargers or any small personal items. The fee is to be paid via paypal if you would like your items shipped to you within the continental US. If you reside outside the US, the fee will be negotiated. You will also pay a handling fee to us since it takes time to ship products via UPS/FEDEX which will be an additional ($25).
The condo's kitchen, living room, and bathroom is shared. You get 2 private rooms but there is another room available for rent typically if you require it. You will be provided a key to the unit and we will meet you there (we will arrange a meeting time) that allows you access to your room and our place. We do not have a curfew requirement.
Interaction with Guests
INTERACTION WITH GUEST
We have limited interaction with the guests if they rent the entire place.
Just keep the place clean. Don't make a mess and we will all be happy :)
1. You cannot run around the living room or the kitchen in your underwear (That will not be permitted under any circumstance).
2. If you have an emergency, please do contact us as I will require to alert anyone that can help you of the emergency. We am here to be helpful to you.
3. Please be clean and make sure you place dishes and cups into the dishwasher.
4. Please do not lay on sofa with shoes.
5. Please make sure that you notify us of anything that does not work or anything that you need changed (towels, linens) . We are your hosts, and we are here to help be the best that we can be for you.
6. Give us recommendations on anything you think we should change or do :) It helps me, trust me, it does. We have received many recommendations, and they have helped me vastly over the years.
7. Have a great time. We can help with that if you are in an unhappy or sour mood, just let us know :)
8. Do not drink anything that is considered liquor. We are not a liquor store, bring your own. If you feel the need to ask, we might be able to grant a drink or two as a courtesy. Excessive drinking or doing anything shaddy in the bar area will get you will be asked to leave.
9. No unauthorized guests at the apartment. Extra guests will be charged that guest fee ($20 dollars for the entire stay from your security deposit if they are not disclosed earlier) unless you pre-authorize this with us (host) via written text or email.
10. No SMOKING inside apartment. (100 dollar fine for cleaning it if it occurs)
11. Late checkouts past 1pm need to be cleared with us and we need to know ahead of time of departure times and flight numbers. Anyone that needs a checkout past 2pm will be required to pay a $30 dollar luggage stowing fee. All guests are required to leave by 6:30 pm even if luggage is stowed in living room. We do not allow guests to sleep over night unless a room is booked.
We love living in Chicago, as we have lived here all our lives and believe that it is the best city on earth. We have several places here in Chicago, some in the near northside, some in the loop and downtown, and some near McCormick place. All the places have one thing in common, and that is our ability to cater to the needs of our guests since they are all in close proximity to each other. We both work in downtown, have jobs during the day, and live the city life by night. We love to provide guidance to anyone coming into Chicago!
We have also traveled to destination such as Jamaica, Spain and Greece, Canada, Mexico, and every where that has some great culture. We intend on using Airbnb ourselves to go to Italy and some other locations in the next couple of months. We have utilized Airbnb for our stays in other states as well with great success as well recently.
Our life motto is : One Door Closes Another One Opens (we love to meet new people)
We love to network, and are truely business savvy individuals, work with non-profits and charities through our business and we are truely professional. We will be a great host to you and/or your travel companion/stay companion. If you have any questions about Chicago or anything at all, feel free to contact us. We love to establish communication because as we all know, communication is key to success in anything, Including Travel! We will be your friends and your family in Chicago, though we might not get to experience the town as you might or have time that to go with you or be there to experience your adventures, we always love to hear about great/bad experiences so we can always help our future guests as we consider everyone equal and we want EVERYONE to experience the great parts of Chicago!
WE LIKE THE BOOK THE FOLLOWING GUESTS :
We expect all guests to treat our places like a home, not like a hotel. People need to be cleanly, throw our their own garbage, clean after their cooking, and respect our home.
If you are in need of a temporary office space that you can meet clients at while in the city, we can provide that as well for business functionality which is not located in any of our homes.
All who come with a positive attitude and respect for our home; and we affirm that nationality, race, age, religion and sexual orientation are no issue. We have booked over 1500 guests over the past couple years and we have never turned anyone away or cancelled on anyone.
Things that we like to do includes
1. Go to concerts, classic rock, rock, dubstep, alternative, anything that is good!
2. We love to eat, and eat out. We know where the great places in Chicago are, so def. ask
3. We love to make new friends and learn about new cultures.
4. We know where all the nightlife spots are and where all the day tourism spots are so definitely ask if you need some recommendations
5. We are both within 5 minutes of Chicago 99 percent of the time. We are within 15 minutes in response on the phone, email, text, Facebook, etc ;) If we are not, we have at least 4 friends and family that well trained for all property management and checkin / checkout process that can assist us.
6. We are down to earth, we make mistakes just like everyone, we are not perfect, we are easy to make friends with :)
EXTRA STUFF WE CAN MAGICALLY DO SOMETIMES BELOW!! :)
++++potential free/password access to busy clubs/nightlife (that typically charge cover) in the Chicago before 12pm. ASK before hand which clubs you are interested in and we will get you the password for free entry :)
++++excellent knowledge and guidance for nightlife, restaurants, and places to visit in the city (we've been Chicagoans forever)