Apartment - Entire home/apt · West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60654, United States
Sunyoung & Inoh

A classy & trendy place where location is key and comfort is paramount. Brand new beds, easy access to all the major subway lines and large open floor plan to comfortably fit many. Beautiful city skylines just a bonus

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A classy & trendy place where location is key and comfort is paramount. Brand new beds, easy access to all the major subway lines and large open floor plan to comfortably fit many. Beautiful city skylines just a bonus

The Space

***This is for the entire multi-room penthouse apartment with dramatic high ceilings and windows
****(Has a Queen bed, One Memory Foam Twin bed, a CB2 Chaise that can be transformed into a queen, and an extra cot)


Welcome to the best place in River North, Chicago’s best and most vibrant neighborhood:

Steps to subway... modern bathroom... room with high lofted ceilings… newly renovated kitchen… right by a critically acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant... tons of privacy and space

NOTE: Please send me a message inquiring about the availability of your preferred dates before your attempt to book! Please do not attempt to book until I let you know the dates work!

Please provide your full complete L I N K E D I N . . . P R O F I L E NAME and city so we can confirm your professional identity.

And PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE LISTING before inquiring. If you have any questions about the place, chances are they are answered below. As a matter of security, I also ask that you fill your profile out fully and add a picture before inquiring about a stay. I do not accept bookings from blank profiles. Thanks!


-Personal bathroom

-Super-fast Wi-Fi Internet

-Access to private courtyard for fresh air

-An actual full-size mirror and dresser for use

-Steps to subway (just cross the street!)

The place:
-Chef-caliber Kitchens with Premium Appliances
-Granite Countertops
-Breakfast Bars
-Ceramic Tile Baths
-Spacious Walk-in Closets
-Ultra-speed Internet Access

Community Amenities
-24-hour Door Attendant
-Private 1/2 -acre Richly Landscaped Courtyard
-Sundeck with Gas Grills and Wireless Internet
-Available Enclosed Garage Parking - $25
-Laundry Center with Smart Card System-
-NEW fitness center on the second floor

-Starbucks Tea and hot water boiler, new wine glasses, gourmet plates available

-Ridiculous amounts of natural light throughout.

-Apartment is furnished throughout with sleek modern lines

The place is less than one block from the L train (you don't even need to cross the street to get to it), which runs 24 hours a day and takes about 7-10 minutes to zoom you to the Loop or Michigan Ave. It is also a short walk to the countless bars, restaurants, grocery stores, etc... that make up River North (it's the youngest and most fun 'hood in the city!)
Your room:

-Fully furnished with bed and dresser

-Towels included (just cause some people ask)

-I can also usually provide hotel-size shampoo and conditioner bottles.

About me:

Happy to send along suggestions for nearby bars, restaurants, and shops, and am always available as a resource for tips and tricks for making the most of your stay.


Q: Is it near the subway?
A: You won't find a home closer to the subway—literally around the corner. You don't even need to cross the street to get to it. Noise will not be a problem in the bedrooms.

Q: Do you have an elevator?
A: Yes. Or you can take 24+ flights of stairs :)

Q: Is the neighborhood safe?
A: Extraordinarily. As is the subway, 24 hours a day. By the Pink, Red, Orange, Brown and Green line.

Q: Do I need to bring towels, a hair dryer, or linens?
A: Nope! I provide all these things. Same with hotel-size toiletries (unless I happen to be out, which is rare).

Q: What does "Flexible" check-in/-out time mean?

A: I will try to accomodate your check-in or check-out, no matter what time it is. Note that early check ins are not always possible if I have a guest leaving that morning, as I need to allow them to check out and prepare the room for you. However, I can usually allow you to drop off luggage, and the room will usually be ready by noon or 1pm at the very latest. If you have a late flight, you are welcome to leave your luggage until at least the late afternoon. Late check-ins, even ones at 2am, are no problem at all (I promise you won't be bothering me).

Q: Will I have a key? Can I come and go as I please?

A: Yes and yes. And I wouldn't trust any Airbnb listing with which this isn't the case.

Q: How do I get the key?

A: Check your reservations details when you book for detailed instructions on getting they key from the 24-hour door attendant. Email or text me if you have questions.

Q: Will I see you?
A: Only if you want to! If you'd rather I didn't exist, I understand. If you want to sip wine and talk about your trip and getting the most out of Chicago, I'm happy to (assuming I'm not slammed with work)! There are also occasions when I have to travel at the last minute. So if I have to skip town for work, I apologize, and hope you enjoy the private apartment!

Q: Do I have a private bathroom?
A: Yes, when you rent out the entire apartment

Q: What's my total booking price?
A: Don't ask me, as I have no idea. With fees included, Airbnb only shows you how much you pay. This figure should be present after you enter your dates.

Q: Can I cook/use the kitchen?
A: Definitely! Leave stuff in the fridge too. Eat from the fridge.

Q: The pictures look pretty cool. Is that how the place really looks?
A: Yes. In fact, the space is actually quite a bit larger than can be seen in the photos. There is plenty of room to stretch out and relax.

Q: Parking available?
A: Yes. $25/day for enclosed parking. Please ask me for a resident pass and tell me how many days you will need for parking so I can prepare it in advance.

Q: Is the bed comfortable?
A: Very. All brand new Memory Foam beds or premium plush-top.

One last thing: Because you read this entire listing to the end, you get bonus points for your ability to follow directions. To redeem them (for increased chance of booking!) just include the phrase "Bonus points are fun!" at the top of your message. Thanks for sticking in there!

Sunyoung & Inoh

Guest Access

ENTIRE APARTMENT to yourselves
All living, dining and bedroom furnishings
Utilities (electric, water, gas and cable)
Wi-Fi High Speed Internet Access
Essential cookware and dishes
Bedding, Bath and Linens
Option for housekeeping services

Interaction with Guests

As much or as little as you want. We respond quickly to text messages and email.

The Neighborhood

This is River North, known for trendy restaurants, a dynamic night life, and its close proximity to Magnificent Mile, the Merchandise Mart, the Loop and public transportation. with a Walkscore rating of 97/100. New Jewel Osco is a block away from grocery shopping and some of Chicago's finest and trendiest restaurants, bars, and clubs stake their reputation in this bustling neighborhood.

The Everything Guide to River North:
R E D E Y E . C O M

Getting around

Steps away from the Brown and Red CTA Line.
Near Divvy Bike Sharing locations
Cabs / UberX / Lyft are < $10 to get around anywhere in the City.

From O'Hare Airport
Take the Blue Line Subway towards Forest Park (32 min)
Take the Brown Line Subway towards Kimball (5 min)
We're right by the Brown Line

From Midway Airport
Take the Orange Line Subway towards the Loop (30 min)
Take the Brown Line Subway towards Kimball (5 min)

From the Metra Station
Walk 20 minutes
or you can call UberX ($10 off using EFUKM promo Code) to get around the city
Only 1.2 miles away

Other Things to Note

Key pickup instructions are in the reservation details sent out by AirBnB!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1799 /week
Monthly Price: $5200 /month
Security Deposit: $399
Cleaning Fee: $69
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Some pets
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • The apartment was very central located, was great, had a beautiful view over the centre and there was housekeeper so you could feel yourself very safe!
    There were some misunderstandings in the beginning, but they were simply solved by the owner.

    June 2014
  • Sunyoung & Inoh were SO helpful! The apartment was exactly what we needed for a reunion trip with my girlfriends. The location was great and everything was as simple and easy as I could have asked for. Very grateful for our hosts being so accessible and easy to communicate with. Thanks yall!

    June 2014
    Sunyoung & Inoh
    Response from Sunyoung & Inoh:

    I am so glad you enjoyed your weekend! We will install a brand-new microwave for you and future guests. Thanks for mentioning!

    June 2014
  • We stayed in this appartment for six days. Very friendly host who answered all my questions on beforehand! The appartment was just perfect! Good beds, good wiev, good space, clean and perfectly situated. Would absolutely come back if I return to Chicago again!!

    June 2014
    Sunyoung & Inoh
    Response from Sunyoung & Inoh:

    Thank you Else, please let us know next time you visit! You were a fabulous guest!

    June 2014
  • My friends and I spent three nights at Inoh's apartment. It was an awesome experience!!!! We really love that apartment. It's clean and the view was perfect! We love the view and enjoy our stay at the apartment. Also, Inoh was very helpful to answer the questions. I think we would love to come again to Inoh's apartment in the future if we go to Chicago again.

    May 2014
    Sunyoung & Inoh
    Response from Sunyoung & Inoh:

    Stephanie, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay!

    May 2014
  • We had a great stay in Chicago - such a wonderful city. The location of our stay was moved 1 week before and we weren't given much information about the new apartment. However it was in a superb location and we could walk to the Loop and the Mag Mile. River North is a really cool and trendy area. Apartment spacious with good communal facilities (shame pool out of action - and would have been good to know in advance as was disappointed I couldn't have my daily swim). It was clean and had been recently refurbished (new carpets etc) but was a bit bare/basic (furniture etc). Inoh our host was really helpful and easy to get hold of during our stay - a good host. If you are looking for a spacious well located base to explore the city I would recommend.

    May 2014
    Sunyoung & Inoh
    Response from Sunyoung & Inoh:

    Argh, I did not know the swimming pool was out of action. Please let us know if you would like to share any design tips - we are always looking for ways to improve the space. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. River North is where the action is at :)

    May 2014
  • We loved our stay in Chicago. The apparatment has contributed Because it is very well located and easy to reach from the airport. The lobby staff is friendly and courteous. It is easy to collect the keys. The view of the city is really beautiful. The area near the apartment offers good places (restaurant, clubs). Binny's beverage depot is two blocks from! YEAH! It is easy to communicate with Inoh during the stay. The kitchen is minimally equipped ... The wi-fi works. We highly recommend this place!

    May 2014
    Sunyoung & Inoh
    Response from Sunyoung & Inoh:

    Christian, did not know you were quite the cook. We are going to add more kitchenware for all the secret chefs out there, plus a new sofa for your comfort!

    May 2014
  • We were scheduled to stay at Sunyoung and Ihoh's apartment in River North this past weekend. However, the reservation had to be canceled. Inoh responded quickly and found us alternate accommodations.

    May 2014
  • The apartment is clean and very close to public transit, making it a great base of operations from which to see Chicago. Inoh was very helpful with our check in, and waited at a Starbucks across the street until we arrived to ensure we were able to get into the apartment easily. The apartment is spacious and comfortable. There is no TV, but this was not something we wanted or that we missed during our stay.

    April 2014
    Sunyoung & Inoh
    Response from Sunyoung & Inoh:

    Molly, we will definitely do that in the future. Thank you for your candor and insightful feedback.

    April 2014
  • Staying at Sunyoung and Inoh's apartment was a wonderful experience that I can recommend to everyone!
    The apartment was in spotless condition when we arrived as well as clean sheets on all beds and clean towels ready for us to use in the bathroom. The apartment is very spacious but still cozy and looked just like advertised.
    The location of the apartment is great as well. We bought a weekly unlimited subway pass that we hardly ever used after all since everything was pretty much within walking distance to the apartment. In case you do decide to use the subway, the nearest station is right across the street with only a 5min ride to the loop. Super convenient!
    Communicating with S & I was the easiest thing on earth! Always available and ready to help out.

    April 2014
  • Everything went smoothly and as expected and advertised. I appreciated the detailed instructions.

    April 2014
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Hello, My name is Sunyoung and I am the oldest of six children in our family of eight. After several years as a Princeton Review academic consultant, I will be attending University of Chicago for a teaching graduate program. Growing up in big family meant we never had the luxury to stay in nicer hotels or even travel by plane. My brother and I wanted to offer 5 star accommodations that anyone could afford. Each "Zen Den' have been designed to reflect our family values and ideals. Every Zen Den will have the following: Sunyoung : Amazing views Inoh: Great location Sunoh: Aesthetic design Myongeun: Space with personality Eunhae - Incredible hospitality Juhee - Easy walkability We hope you enjoy your stay and give us feedback so we can constantly offer the best Zen Den experience to you. We currently only manage our family and friend's properties at the moment, but hope one day we can offer the Zen Den experience to everyone beyond Chicago..
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