Private apt, Montrose Brown Line.
Fully updated, exposed brick, garden-level with queen bed, plush linens, large kitchen, flat-screen TV/blue-ray/wireless internet. Easy street parking on quiet street with safe neighborhood feel. Side entrance.
I pride myself on keeping the unit extremely clean and want you to have a most comfortable stay.
You are welcome to everything in the cupboards and fridge/freezer. I keep the pantry stocked with coffee, tea and cooking essentials.
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.
* 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.
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.
Mara and her family are great! The place is lovely and VERY well equipped. Mara makes every attempt to ensure that you feel welcome and at home. The location is very convenient to some very cool restaurants and an amazing original print shop. Everything felt very easy staying at Mara's, including parking. Her suggestions are fantastic - I had a great time and would definitely stay again. Thanks!
We've booked this place on short notice during a weekend trip to Chicago and were not disappointed!
Mara is a fantastic host who really cares about the guests, the place is top notch, clean, light filled and also very close to restaurants etc
We traveled with 2 your children and Mara was very accommodating to our family needs. Would stay there again anytime! Thank you!
We would stay there again. Very nice and very clean.
Mara and her family were wonderful hosts! The apartment is clean and tidy, and Mara went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable there with our 15 month old daughter. We appreciated the stash of toys, kid- friendly dishes, and stroller to use. Overall, a great experience. We hope to return soon!
Mara was a lovely host! She was extremely accommodating when I had a last minute flight cancelation and needed to stay another night. The apartment is spacious, clean and well located, perfect for a Chicago vacation! I highly recommend Mara's place.
Mara and her family were great to stay with. Place was immaculate. We would stay again in a heartbeat. Family had kids about the same age as ours and offered to play with them while we loaded our car. Neighborhood was quiet and parking wasn’t hard to find especially for Chicago. Location in Chicago was great for getting around easily. I would (and will) recommend Mara’s place for anyone looking to stay in Chicago! Five stars!
Mara was a wonderful host (she even baked bread and had her son bring it to the front door of the place, and offered to do our laundry). The place was beautiful and in a great location. We had a great time there.
The only issue we had was that you could hear everything from upstairs. They have young children who like to run around in the morning (not complaining that they were unruly, just acting like normal young children). They place is downstairs to their place and you hear them very clearly from below in terms of moving around.
Other than that, everything else was great and we really appreciate what Mara offered. Would recommend to anyone to stay here, just to know that you can hear the the kids running around in the morning.
Staying at the "Spacious Guest Suite" was like having a home away from home. Our host, Mara, could not have been more gracious and welcoming. Additionally, the location is convenient to restaurants and shops.
This is my second time housing family with Mara. I actually work for a boutique hotel company with properties downtown, but my family prefers to stay with Mara due to the amazing location, easy parking, very hospitable hostess, and lovely amenities in a very nicely appointed space. Cannot say enough good things- Mara is very responsive, helpful, flexible and never disappoints!
I am really glad we stayed at this apartment. The place is clean and comfortable, the location is great - so much fun stuff in this neighborhood - and Mara was a generous host. I highly recommend this place. Absolutely no complaints.