Private apt, Montrose Brown Line.
Fully updated, exposed brick, garden-level with queen bed, washer/dryer, plush linens, well-equipped kitchen, flat-screen 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
We live above the apartment and are easily available for any questions you may have during your stay. 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,) Shedd Aquarium and National Museum of Mexican Art.
No smoking or pets allowed.
We recently stayed at Mara's for 3 nights. When we arrived Mara greeted us and took us on a tour of the BnB, giving us instructions on appliances (coffee pot, laundry, etc). Our first nights sleep was incredible. The pillow are like magic and the master bedroom was so peaceful. Our 6 year old loved the air bed and there was plenty of room for a packNplay for our youngest. The next morning we were able to take advantage of Mara's museum pass to visit the Museum of Science and Industry. When we returned we were able to park right in front of the BnB. We decided to take a stroll down Lincoln Ave to find a place for lunch. There are so many options! We went to Rocks and were not disappointed. There is also a grocery within walking distance as well as a Divvy station. After a nap, we woke to freshly baked carrot cake cookies there were amazing! Our daughters ate every last one and were begging for more.
The details of the BnB are exactly as Mara has described in the listing. The BnB is very well maintained and feels like home. The location is very accessible and convenient. We took a night out on the town Saturday even the cab ride from downtown was less than $10.
We are looking forward to future visits to Chicago and will definitely stay with Mara. I would recommend her to anyone traveling that way.
Our stay at Mara's was perfect. The apartment was inviting, immaculate, and located in an interesting neighborhood with on-street parking nearby. It was a very positive experience and I look forward to staying at Mara's again.
This was our first Airbnb experience and it did not disappoint. Mara went over the top with the extra amenities and make sure the place was clean for our visit. Mara was a terrific host who made sure we were all settled in and checked in throughout the weekend to offer anything that we needed. I would highly recommend staying here for anybody visiting the Chicago area. Wonderful experience.
Mara was very warm and welcoming, and the suite was fantastic. Cozy, modern, and clean. Would highly recommend.
This was my first experience with Airbnb and it could not have gone better! The apt. was clean, spacious with high end finishes and thoughtful touches like fresh baked cookies and a bottle of wine. The owner treated us like family and provided great advice before arriving and during our stay. Do not hesitate to stay here!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mara's. It's conveniently located near the L train and many restaurants. She was most accommodating to our schedule. Breakfast was delicious and we look forward to visiting Chicago again and staying with Mara.
Thank you Mara for hosting our visit. The unit was neat and clean and very comfortable. Your blueberry oatmeal loaf was delicious! Wayne and Lynn
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.
We live upstairs from the apartment and would so love to help with suggesting restaurants and navigating 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 with the Double BOB to the Montrose Harbor Beach on summer days.