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
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,) and Shedd Aquarium.
No smoking or pets allowed.
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!
Mara's guest suite was beautiful, luxuriously furnished, and perfectly located for my parents to visit me (also perfectly located for anyone who wants to experience an adorable Chicago neighborhood outside of the tourist areas). Mara was easy to communicate with and my parents said she was a wonderful hostess. They definitely plan on coming back and staying with her again (and have now created their own Airbnb account based on this experience)!
We loved staying at Mara's place, It was welcoming, very clean, and spacious compared to hotel living. The neighborhood was so much fun and getting around was easy. Mara treated us to yummy homemade Lemon Bars and made some fun suggestions as to what was happening in the neighborhood. Thank you Mara for making our stay so wonderful!
Mara was a great host and the place is great! We had 3 family members in town for the weekend and they were very comfortable and had everything they needed. Mara is very responsive and made the weekend very relaxed. Would definitely use again.
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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.