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.
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!
What a wonderful 2 week stay we had a Mara's place. My daughter had a 2 week course at merchandise mart and we felt we found the best place for the 3 of us to stay . The Montrose line was a 10min walk and so easy to get back and forth daily. The neighborhood is wonderful with delicious pizza and coffee across the street to a quick walk to many other wonderful restaurants, shops, yoga and juice bars in the neighborhood.
Mara is a wonderful host and so easy to communicate with during our wonderful stay. Her unit had everything we needed and more to make our 2 weeks memorable.
Thank you Mara for everything and we plan to be back soon!!
Mara's guest suite was perfect! The location was great, near wonderful restaurants and great access to downtown via public transit. The suite was beautiful and perfect for my group of four people!
Excellent host. Great accommodations. Comfortable bed and linens. Top quality everything.
Mara's place is amazing! Everything is as in the pictures and even better. Very clean and comfy with great style. Located in a nice and safe neighborhood at a walking distance to bus stops and subway station that conveniently takes you to downtown or the airport. And the cute backyard and hydrangea! We had a wonderful time. Thanks again, Mara!
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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.
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.