About This Listing
This AD is for a twin size air mattress(s) in a shared room(s) with other guests. For each person, I provide you a SEPARATE air mattress and linen. No sharing air mattress. This is NOT a private room.
King Size Bed Area when room is full capacity WITH 5 Air Mattresses (3 on one side, 2 by the window/tv; full size futon and king size bed - in brown linen). Sleeps 7-8.
You will be staying in EITHER of the THREE (3) SHARED ROOMS! The location of the space will be based on availability at the time of your arrival. The 3 rooms listed are the 1) UPPER LEVEL (photo: teal and white stripe space); 2) LOWER LEVEL (Photo: red room with Daybeds/sofa sleeper couch) -OR- 3) LIVING ROOM (Photo: olive green) on the Daybeds w/Trundles or couch. SEE PHOTOS ABOVE. All rooms are SHARED with other guests. Air mattresses are included. The upper level (green/teal and white stripe room) space sleeps up to 7-8 in the King Size area; 2 in the Queen size area; the LIVING ROOM sleeps up to 4-5; the LOWER LEVEL (basement) room shared space sleeps up to 7. These are NOT private rooms unless you rent them as a private room at a higher rate. You will sleep in ANY of these areas based on availability based on your ARRIVAL.
As you read further in this ad, you will find the answers to the following common questions: 1) Location - from my home to downtown and nearest landmarks, 2) FREE amenities included based on your stay, 3) Safety concerns; 4) Shuttle information and 5) Transportation - Nearest train/bus stop and more. So please feel free to read further and I will be more than happy to assist you.
So if you are looking for a real adventure, to see Chicago as seen on TV, save money on Chicago activities and make lasting friends from all over the world, then you come to the right place! Like you, I'm a traveller...who happens to be a host.
Welcome to Nonya's.
FREE PERKS INCLUDE:
- FREE Shuttle to/from nearby train
(From 10p.m.-2 a.m.; NO SHUTTLE on Saturday or if weather is below 35 degrees)
- Tips for FREE Taxi and FREE Museums!
- FREE Parking
- FREE Wifi Internet
- FREE Food - cereal, milk; beans, rice or pasta
- FREE Coffee and Tea
- FREE Cable (Showtime, Starz, Netflix)
- FREE Linen & Towels
- FREE Use of Treadmill
- FREE Use of Kitchen appliances, pots, utensil
- FREE Museums - Shedd, Art, Field, or Science &
Industry & More! (based on availability)
-FREE TOUR - with 6 night stay -
(President Obama and 1875 World Fair Tour)
- FREE dropoff and pickup to Linda's Lounge - FREE Live Blues, FREE food (Monday night only)
- FREE Airport, Train or Bus PICKUP/DROPOFF
(Based on all of the following: Reservation must exceed $300; arrivals/dropoffs between Loop, Megabus Union Station or Midway Airport. No O'hare; and max 4 guests)
- PRESIDENT OBAMA's Home
- UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
- DISTANCE TO DOWNTOWN / CITY CENTER
- South Shore & Jackson Park GOLF COARSE
-''DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY!" book locations -
A True Story of the Chicago's World Fair
(Jackson Park) and Dr. Holmes from his
Englewood Home! Just 4 blocks away.
See my 'OTHER' ads to make reservation for accommodation listed above or contact me for availability.
(IF YOU ARE TRAVELING WITH NO LUGGAGE or traveling with your clothes in a garbage bag ....DON'T BOOK HERE. You will not be accepted in. I don't accept Chicagoans and this is not a hotel.)
CHECK-IN IS OFFICIALLY 2 p.m. but the beds are not ready until after 5 p.m.
HOWEVER, if you would like to arrive before 2p.m., you can (as early as 8 a.m.). I WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE until 2 p.m. Upon confirmation, check your receipt for website information/instructions and details. FOLLOW the instructions on the website for 'Check-in' and let me know 24 hours prior to your arrival so that I can provide you with the keyless entry code. If you have any questions, contact me 24 hours before for clarification and with your arrival time. DO NOT contact me the day of your arrival before 2 p.m.... there will be NO answer.
Interaction with Guests
AFTER CONFIRMATION OF YOUR RESERVATION:
Please check your AIRBNB receipt for WIFI login/password info AND for my website address which contains DETAILED additional information including directions, check-in, Things-To-Do (free), and more.
I live within a 1/2 mile from two (2) police stations...one is a police training station.
At ANY given time, you will see several police patrols going up and down the street, to and from the station. There is only so much precaution a traveller can take, but its always nice to know that protection is just AT the corner. So be safe! For those who need additional security, feel free to take advantage of my night time free shuttle from the nearest train stop!
I will admit, there are better areas in Chicago but none will be as memorable as your stay here! If you are looking for a posh, well-to-do area, DO NOT BOOK HERE! hehehe This is an urban inner city community that has undergone nice redevelopment due to the brand new college recently built (but has some work to be done). I live near a beautiful massive park with a full running track, community center /swimming and children's playground.
NEARBY TRANSIT LOCATION:
Nearest GREEN LINE train stop - 'Halsted' stop - Located 4 blocks away. You can catch the bus, from the corner, to the train... or make a 10 minute walk to the train)
DISTANCE TO CITY CENTER/DOWNTOWN LOOP.
My home is located approximately 9 miles from downtown/Loop area. It is a 30 minute ride to downtown loop by train; or a 15-20 minute drive by car. I am 10 minutes away from President Obama's Home and the University of Chicago.
Party as LATE as you like! I can pick you up from the train station for free!**
FREE SHUTTLE (*nearest to/from train stops)
Halsted" GREEN line stop (10pm- 2 a.m.)**
After 2 a.m.., feel free to take the 24 hour Red line transit or a $10-20 taxi from downtown to my home.
Only one (1) Free shuttle per night
NONYA TAXI SERVICE:
- Midway Airport Pickup - $25 Round Trip*
- O’hare Pickup - $65 Round Trip
- Upon confirmation, check my website for other FREE taxi service
AIRPORT PICKUPS - 24-hour Advance Required
- IF there is an inch or more snow present-or-
- IF it is 35 degrees F or lower
- During December 1 - March 1.
Other Things to Note
There is a cat located on premise, however, he is restricted to the garage/outdoor since I have guests who are allergic to pets. I do not accept pets at this time. I do plan to provide a 'Kennel' in the gargage in the year 2015. Please feel free to ask me any questions. I’m here at your disposal.
Get more for your budget….Chicago style!
All reservations must go thru AIRBNB, even for last minute request.
We do not accept local residents of Chicago.
No Smoking inside.
Staying at Nonyas is a guarantee for fun. Me and my friends had a great, fun and unforgettable time there and we met a lot of nice and interesting people. We loved staying with her.
Nonya est une hote trés agréable, elle nous a donné beaucoup de bons plans pour visiter Chicago.
Mais nous avons été un peu surpris par le logement, il s'agit d'une grande colocation où nous avons dormi sur des matelas gonflable dans une grande piece avec d'autres personnes. Et quand nous sommes arrivés, des policiers nous ont avisé que ce quartier était dangereux la nuit. Nous le déconseillons aux personnes seules ou sans moyen de locomotion
The place is just like the picture. We used the free taxi code which is provide by host. we got lots of fun.
It was nice staying at Annie’s place. It has friendly environment. Annie is very friendly and helpful. Only problem is the distance from downtown, but if you want a cheaper place then it is the best. For me, the best part was Annie’s cordial and jolly mindedness.
Nonya was extremely helpful with the booking process. She made accommodations for my visit and she was extremely flexible with her availability. Definitely worth it!
We liked the place. My boyfriend and I stayed there three nights and thought the place was spacious, clean, and had a lot of cool people staying there. The neighborhood is in the south side which has a bad rep but we didn't have any problems. Annie also picks up guests from the Green Line between ten and two at night so that was great!
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About the Host, Nonya
I Love Travelers, traveling and everything in between. Born and raised in Chicago, I became an avid traveller and barter enthusiast. I've been travelling for 20 years and could easily write my own book on travelling on a budget. I PRIDE myself on the deals I would obtain. A week in Ireland, rental of two 3 bedroom entire homes for $45! FOUR Chicago Bull playoff games during the Michael Jordan Era included 4th row floor seats, box seats...$100 total! Travelled europe thru 15 countries for $500 including accommodations and food...for a 3 month period! And this was BEFORE Airbnb. I can go on. I'm geeked when I find a deal and become just plain silly with happiness at an unbelievable deal. Even upon confirmation, my website for my guests are filled with free and things to do for CRAZY CHEAP. 'Spend like a spencer, but live like a king!'
Aside from that, my mother was a big enthusiast in education. As the oldest of nine (9), I can tell you that we were not short on activities. Piano lessons on Saturday AND an hour a day, per child of piano practice since 4!; tennis on Sunday, knitting lessons on Tuesday and Thursday, sewing lessons on Wednesday and swim classes on Friday. And tha'ts not including the architectural/drafting studies and woodshop classes that consumed my teenage years in addition. If you are good, I can definately knit you a sweater with a nice cable stitch!
My piano teacher was Professor Zilner Randolph for over 15 years. If you don't know who he is, perhaps you heard of a musician called Louis Armstrong or Duke Ellington? He was Louis Armstrong's musical director, played trumpet on a number of Armstrong's recordings and composed the tune "Old Man Moses'. He also played with Carroll Dickerson and Dave Peyton in the middle of the decade, and led his own Chicago band later in the 1930s. He was an arranger for Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, and others.
Six of my siblings and I were his students for over 15 years.. In fact, one of my brothers, if you wish to look him up for a concert near you, is a worldwide professional jazz pianist and a graduate of Berkley College, with several releases. As for me, I became sidetracked with travel. If you are ever in South Korea, Ecuador, or Florida, you will probably run into five of my sisters/brothers and their familiies. Say hello for me!
My home was built in 1875. So you will find some old and new features within. I'm always in construction to some degree within. Thanks to airbnb, I have been able to complete at least 75% of the renovations. Still have much to do.
I feel everyone should open their minds to new things, cultural experiences and diversity. Only then can you understand people thru their eyes and not some narrow minded media coverage. By letting their experience be your experience will help you better understand people in a true and raw sense. That's why I simply love Airbnb. It places you in parts of the world where you probably wouldn't have gone but always wanted to go to get that 'local' feel with a local and trusted host.
Since I don't travel as much as I used to....Let your experience be my experience!
I look forward to meeting you.