Charming & comfortable stay on a quiet street in one of Chicago's most vibrant and historic neighborhoods. Great food/bars, interesting architecture, Wrigley Field, comedy clubs, the lake, zoo, and parks all just steps away from your front door.
You're welcome to use the kitchen at any time to cook, make coffee/tea, and to keep things in the fridge
Please note that this listing was recently converted from a shared space to a private space. Some reviews may reference me being there with them. That is no longer the case. You'll have the entire space to yourselves.
I live on the edge of Lincoln Park/Lakeview in an historic building. Built in 1904, my 2 br/1.5 bath home has a ton of character including window seats, original wood, and high ceilings. It's rumored that Al Capone used one of the units as a speakeasy.
While it's over a century in age, it's recently undergone a huge facelift. Updated bathrooms and kitchen give you the old school charm with all of the modern comforts - including central air conditioning.
When you arrive, I'll provide a short paper guide to help you get around town during your stay complete with restaurant recommendations and directions to popular destinations.
- Tons of restaurants, bars, & shops
- The beautiful Lincoln Park (the actual park too)
- The lake and lakefront path
- Trader Joes and Urban Wal-mart
- Landmark Movie Theatre
- Lincoln Park zoo
- Wrigley Field
- The Nature Museum
- Yak-zies and the Laugh Factory comedy clubs
- DePaul University
- Kingston Mines (Blues bar)
I'm close to public transit - on the bus, it takes me less than 30 minutes to get downtown. There are 9 bus lines within a 5-minute walk of my front door that'll take you to different parts of downtown and the north side of the city.
#134 LaSalle Express
#143 Michigan Ave Express
#151 Michigan Ave
I'm also a 15 minute walk from the Red, Brown, and Purple El stops if you'd prefer to take the train.
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Street parking is free, but often times hard to find. There's a parking garage behind my building that costs $21/day by credit card only.
You'll have private access to the entire unit including both bedrooms each with a queen-sized bed, kitchen, bathrooms, and living areas.
I hope that when you come, you'll make yourself at home and treat my place as you would your own.
Some basic rules:
- If you smoke, please smoke outside only.
- Please be respectful of my neighbors. It's a condo and while the walls aren't super thin, please keep noise to a minimum after 10p on weekdays and 12a on weekends.
Rebecca's condo is superb - comfortable spacious quiet warm w/ all creature comforts. Freezing during cold spell made Rebecca's place more than welcoming to come home to. Perfect place for week visit. Rebecca is communicative + knows ins and outs. She helped w our wifi code + Chgo hangout quests before we finished our thoughts.
Sum great place to stay + to have Rebecca as host.
Wonderful stay, fantastic host. The area is great, with so much going on around! Rebecca was more than welcoming and accommodating for me. Beautiful and comfortable space. Rebecca provided many local recommendations for food and more, even loaning her museum pass. She was easy to coordinate with. I would stay here again for sure. While immediate street parking can be a challenge, there is plenty of paid parking nearby on side streets and a public parking garage nearby. Rebecca was a huge help with my parking situation, it worked out perfectly. Great first experience with Air BnB! Thank you!
Great neighborhood. Beautiful apartment. Everything as promised. In and out as smooth smooth.
My husband and I needed a billet for four days over the Christmas holiday. Rebecca was as helpful as could be, even remotely! The apartment is clean and spacious and newly appointed. The shower is killer-great! We wanted to be in Lakeview to be near family. It's a really terrific area - shops, restaurants, coffeehouses, movies...very vibrant.
We had the most perfect stay in Rebecca's apartment. It was both a convenient and beautiful location with everything you could ever want super close. The neighborhood is amazingly safe and friendly being able to walk home from the many close by bars without a worry.
Rebecca's apartment was extremely tidy, cozy and felt just like home.
Rebecca herself is the most gracious host. She was super flexible with our check in time and had the apartment spotless for our arrival. Fresh bagels in the fridge and more coffee and tea than you could dream of. She was always helpful, friendly and knowledgeable which made our stay even better.
We really appreciated her time and advice and would highly recommend staying here as we would stay again in an instant.
Rebecca is a very kind host, uncomplicated, straightforward, helpful and responding very swiftly to any request via e-mail etc. The flat is really beautiful and spacious, offering a comfortable bed. Rebecca makes you feel at home instantly. Although you only rent a room and share kitchen and bath the feel is that you the entire place for yourself. -- Definitley to be recommended!
Rebecca and her apartment was just perfect for me. She was there to greet me when I arrived. The place is impeccable, beautiful, and super clean. And very important when I was there--warm. The outside temp was unseasonably cold, so it was great to come back to a nice, warm house. She made me feel welcome and just let me go about my very busy business in Chicago.
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The thing I enjoy most in life is meeting new people and traveling to new places. I think there's something that can be learned from everyone you meet and I'm hoping to learn as much as possible.
I grew up in a suburb of Chicago (where my family still lives today) and spent a couple years down in Austin, TX - in my opinion, the 2nd-best city in the U.S. If you're looking for things to do in Austin or Chicago, I'm your woman.
Having fun has more to do with who you're with than what you're doing and nothing great ever happens if you just stay at home.
For some reason Farsi isn't on Air BnB's list of spoken languages, but I can speak that one too.