About this listing
Private apt, Montrose stop on CTA Brown Line.
Fully updated, exposed brick, garden-level with queen bed, washer/dryer, plush linens, well-equipped kitchen, TV/blue-ray/wireless internet. Easy street parking on quiet street. Side entrance.
I pride myself on keeping the unit extremely clean and want you to have a most comfortable stay.
Nightly rate is for up to 2 guests. Space can accommodate up to an additional 2 guests for an extra nightly fee of $50 per guest. No charge for children.
Brand-new washer-dryer in unit for guest use.
You are welcome to everything in the cupboards and fridge/freezer. I keep the pantry stocked with coffee, tea and cooking essentials.
Interaction with Guests
I would be delighted to suggest restaurants, shops and local events to explore.
Family friendly neighborhood. Very walkable. Lincoln Square shops are a unique blend of German heritage plus offer boutique grocers, restaurants, an amazing apothecary, and a movie theatre.
* Free street parking in front of house
* Closest El stop: Brown line - Montrose
* #78 Montrose bus runs east to lakefront and west to connect with CTA Blue Line El - Montrose stop (5 stops from O'Hare.)
* 1 block from closest Divvy city bike-sharing rack located at Sulzer Library.
Walking distance to the Montrose stop on the Brown Line CTA train. #78 Montrose Bus stops at the top of street which runs east to the lake and also stops at the Wilson Red Line CTA station.
Other Things to Note
Included is a pass to explore Chicago's most wonderful museums and cultural institutions. Free admission to Adler Planetarium, Art Institute (including special exhibits,) Chicago History Museum, Field Museum, MCA, Museum of Science and Industry (plus Omnimax tickets for 2,) and Shedd Aquarium.
No smoking or pets allowed.
Mara is the quintessential host! She went out of her way to make me feel welcome. The guest suite is beautifully maintained...feels just like home. Located on a quiet street in Lincoln Square close to wonderful restaurants and shops, it the perfect spot to enjoy Chicago without the congestion of the city. I can not wait for my return visit!
This 1BR 1BA was perfect for our stay in Chicago. Plenty of room, extremely clean, and great location for our visit. Mara was readily available and accommodating especially when our flight was delayed several hours due to weather. Mara was the perfect host.
Mara's guest suite is exactly as described in the listing. It was very comfortable with fantastic amenities. Check in and out was a smooth process. Highly recommended!
Mara's apartment is perfect. It is on a quiet street in the heart of Lincoln Square. Her apartment is spotless, well furnished and just the ticket for a weekend stay or longer.
Maria's place looks the same as shown if not nicer. Neighbourhood is safe n quiet. We enjoyed stay there!
What a great little apartment! My family truly enjoyed Mara's place and all that it has to offer. The location just can't be beat...right across the street from fantastic deep dish pizza! The neighborhood is SO pretty and there's a great park within a minute's walk. Parking can be a bit tricky, but we were right out front our entire stay.
There's a Jewel/Osco just the next street over and down a bit. I discovered that I could take the alley next to it and come out closer to the apartment (on a one-way street) rather than going farther away.
Mara's place is very cozy, has plenty of lighting and is perfect for a small family like ours. From the premium bedding and towels, all the little extra toiletries, to the organic offerings in the kitchen (especially important and totally unexpected to me!), Mara has clearly given some serious thought to making her guests welcome.
We didn't get to meet Mara since they were traveling, but her friend came to let us in and was totally helpful with tips about parking and the neighborhood! And she was forgiving of me forgetting the time change and arriving an hour early....
There was a hiccup with the wifi not working on our first night, which was due to Comcast, but Mara was quick to take care of it and kept in contact with me the entire time.
She is a super host and we've found a gem that we will definitely use again on our next trip to Chicago!
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About the Host, Mara
Runner, mother of two, vegetarian, lover of homemade baked goods. Honeymooned in Morocco and have traveled extensively in Central and South America. My trip to Europe was a quick jaunt to London.
I enjoy sharing restaurant suggestions and helping navigate the city. Well-versed on all the best bakeries, restaurants and coffee shops citywide.
Love living the city life with kids and taking advantage of all the great resources Chicago has to offer, especially runs to the Montrose Harbor Beach on summer days.