Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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Chicago's Gold Coast hugs Lake Michigan from Oak St. to North Avenue and is the city's most up-scale and exclusive neighborhood. Among these quiet, tree-lined streets you'll find elegant multi-million dollar brownstones & numerous historic mansions.

View from the kitchen.

View from the kitchen.

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


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly discount: 29%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

This completely furnished 1 bedroom is in the Gold Coast of Chicago on the corner of State & Elm.

One of Chicago's classic neighborhoods, where convenience is key. Spend the afternoon grilling out on the rooftop sundeck watching the boats go by in Lake Michigan or look at the wonderful view of the city. Take a stroll on Michigan Avenue, a bike ride down the lakefront or visit a museum. Amenities include a fitness and laundry center, controlled entry access, free bike storage and more. State Street bus stop and Division Red Line services are mere minutes from your door step. Taxi's just a few steps from the entrance. A block north of the famous Rush Street area & just a block south of Division street area.

Treasure Island Foods, Jewel, Walgreens, CVS, Bank of America, Chase Bank, Barney's New York, Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Original Pancake House, Subway, Jimmy John's, Baskin-Robbins, Fed-Ex, Barnes & Noble, Ra Sushi, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Tavern on Rush, Luxbar, Gibson's, Hugo's Frog House & Fish Bar, Morton's Steakhouse, Dublin's Irish Bar, Blue Agave Tequila Bar, Corner Bakery Cafe, Big Bowl, Lou Malnati's, Mariano Park and much more are ALL ONLY 1-3 BLOCKS AWAY.

Every photo on here is within 3 blocks from my apartment INCLUDING the beach (except Navy Pier. 30 minute walk along the lake or a 7 minute drive).

The Division Street Farmer's Market is every Sunday and is 1 block away.

*All utilities included

*PARKING: The building doesn't provide parking, but there is on street parking. If you'd rather have indoor parking, there's a public parking garage literally across the street from my place that provides daily, weekly & monthly parking. I also love using the "Spot Hero" app to find really cheap parking spots in the area. Available for Android & iPhone. Either way... parking is never an issue.

I will consider long-term renting (3 month, 6 month, 9 month) in September.

Totally furnished! Just bring your clothes and toothbrush:

Queen sized bed
Strong ceiling fans in bedroom & living room
AC in July/August/September
52" Flat HDTV
Roku/Hulu Plus/Netflix
Dishes, silverware, pots/pans
Iron/ironing board
Walk-in closet
Rooftop Sundeck (with BBQ grills)
24 Hour Fitness Center (cardio/weights/machines/flat screen tv)
24 Hour Laundry Room (plenty of washers/dryers & smartcard operated. No quarters!)
Secured bike room
High floor
Great view

The 2 cancellations under my review section were because of a death in the family and I needed to be home. Both parties were completely understanding and I helped them find a place in the same area and same price range.

Guest Access

Laundry Room (smartcard/plenty of washers & dryers)
24 hour Gym (weights/cardio/flat screen TV)
Rooftop deck/grills

The Neighborhood

The most important aspect of the Gold Coast area is location, location, location! It is the greatest! Easy walking to transportation and every style of restaurant/bar you could possibly desire is within blocks. 10 minute walk to Oak Street Beach.

Getting Around

Taxi's, subway (the redline) & buses steps away from the front door, but you're in the center of it all.

Other Things to Note

In a high rise, so although you're in a very active part of the city, it's very quiet in my apartment.

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House Rules

Just treat it as if it were your own. I've never had any dogs or cats, so no problems for those with allergies.
*The trash chute is the next door on the right of my apartment door when exiting.
*The laundry room & the gym are both in the basement. in the laundry room, the washer/dryer are run with smartcards. They're sold in a box on the wall that takes $5, $10, or $20. There should be laundry detergent either in my walk-in closet top shelf or bedroom closet top shelf if you need it.
*If a fuse happens to blow... no biggie. The metal door to my left when exiting is the fuse box. Just open it and look for 1609 and flip the big switch UP AND DOWN. (make sure you turn the AC/blowdryer/iron/microwave. You'll blow a fuse if you have tons of things running at once.
*I have FIVE remotes:
1- The Panasonic TV remote is used to switch from TV/Roku/DVD/Gaming. The main button you'll use on this remote is INPUT and volume control.
2- The Panasonic Blu-Ray remote is obviously for the Blu-Ray. Pretty simple.
3- The Comcast remote is used to change channels
4- The small black remote that says ROKU is for streaming movies/TV shows for things like Netflix and Hulu Plus and a host of other channels.
5- The Samsung remote is just for the sound bar under the TV. Really great for movies.
*For WiFi... the username & password is on the yellow sticker that is on the modem (next to the TV).

I think that's everything... if you stay at my place, please email or text me for any questions no matter how small. Even though I'm in Asia, I may not get back to you every time right away (depending on the time), but I'll definitely get back to you. I also have a couple friends in the neighborhood if you have any problems.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector

1 night minimum stay
View looking at the kitchen. It's small, but it works.

View looking at the kitchen. It's small, but it works.

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About the Host, Joe

Miami, Florida, United States
Member since August 2013


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