Enjoy a great urban experience staying in The ALONZO HOUSE, an amazing art filled loft in the Ukrainian Village, Chicago's 1st Ward.
PLEASE send a message before making a booking request! The apartment may have pending reservations from other sites.
The art filled apartment has been converted to an open loft with two comfortable, private + cozy bedrooms, one a double and one a single, each with dresser, clean bedding and soft lighting for reading.
The apartment includes the following amenities:
*Fresh Roast Coffee + a variety of Chinese and English teas
*Fruit juices in the morning, fruit, bagels and peanut butter + jam
*DVD player + ROKU streaming movies
*I-Phone and I-Pod Player/Charger and Speakers
*Laundry mat open 7 am-9pm right across the street is clean and open late
*Use of Pure Vibes GYM two and a half blocks away.
First session free, and my guests can get a day pass for $10 (usual price is $20)
Great place, easy going owner on premises. Spend some time in the fabulous Ukrainian Village, Chicago's 1st Ward
Winter Rates are now in effect.
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*Please check availability before booking--We book through several sites and want to make sure it's available for you.
NOTE: Please post your profile as we don't rent without profile information! A picture and general information about you and your traveling style are needed.
*Fully furnished eat-in kitchen is huge and equipped with full stove, double oven, dishwasher and other appliances, as well as wide array of cooking implements
*Open dining and living area has several large tables for work or dining.
Interaction with Guests
Owner lives on the premises (not in the apartment), but you are on your own, unless you need something. Complete privacy!
This beautiful three story Victorian house was built in 1885, in the heart of Ukrainian village/West town, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the great city of Chicago. This is a popular and safe neighborhood, with alot of young people, as well as little church going ladies and street food carts, local businesses.
Walk to small or larger grocery store, mexican, thai, pan-american, mexican-french restaurants, a great pie shop, mexican bakery, wonderful coffee and sandwich joints, boutique shopping and that's just Chicago Avenue. Walk four blocks and you're on lively Division Street and the list starts all over again!
You are seconds to Chicago Avenue and CTA transportation that runs all the time to give you easy access to downtown in 15 minutes and anywhere else you want to go in the city.
Other Things to Note
No unregistered overnight guests without prior host approval, photo ID must be shown upon arrival.
Please lock the doors and windows when you leave the house
Check out is 11 am but is flexible if possible
We want you to have fun and enjoy your stay, but also respect the property and guests in the other apartments.
We ask that you be considerate and turn off appliances, heat, fans and lights when you are away from the house. You are asked to clean up your own messes and dishes, hang up wet towels and leave the house as you would if you stayed with your favorite friend or relative.
There are fresh towels for your use and you are welcome to them. We appreciate you conserving as you can.
All stays have a $35 cleaning fee added.
No pets and no smoking anywhere on the premises!
Thank you and enjoy your stay
Layne is a true AirBNB pro. She was professional, quick to respond, and accommodating. The house is just amazing, adorned with her amazing work and other pieces of art and decor in every corner. Very clean, comfortable, and cozy.
This place is like a beautiful little museum (though not at all stuffy!) Layne has amazing pieces of art (by her and others) up in every nook at cranny. The place is big, very clean, and very comfortable.
A wonderful artists' loft in a great and walkable location. Lots of character and easy access to great restaurants.
Layne was a wonderful hostess! Her loft is very warm and inviting, with so many interesting things to look at. She is quite a talented artist and some of her work is displayed, along with many other eclectic and vintage objects. She happily accommodated our late-night arrival and early morning departure, making us feel very welcome. Her loft has everything you need to be comfortable for your visit, furniture and beds are very comfortable, even the pillows were wonderful! We felt very safe in the neighborhood, 1/2 block walk to the corner bus stop which took us to the heart of downtown and/or Navy Pier, with easy access to Metra trains. Lovely tree lined, quiet neighborhood. Easy walk to many neighborhood shopping areas. Cross Chicago avenue, turn left, and 1/2 the block down is a Hispanic bakery you will not want to miss!!! Go get a variety for your morning coffee. I would not hesitate to book with Layne again, and certainly will if we come back to Chicago. Thanks for sharing your loft with us Layne, we had a blast!!!
Layne's apartment was perfect for our needs. Very comfortable, clean and with everything we needed. She was also really organized with a written list of food suggestions and directions for the house. She was also really helpful with questions I had.
The neighborhood itself is great. Short walk to lots of restaurants, shops, etc. Getting to the metro is a bit of a walk for those moving around the city a lot. We ended up taking cabs downtown.
We enjoyed our week stay in Layne's large, funky, artifact-packed, interesting, and fun second-floor walk up loft in the Wicker Park neighborhood. She met us when we arrived and showed us how to find and or use the several items including an old-jazz record collection and turntable, which we loved listening to. We were also met with a set table, bottle of white wine and basic snacks enough for a full meal. She then stayed available by cell phone for the entire week, and we had, for us, a perfect combination of hospitality and privacy. Wicker Park, for first time Chicago visitors, is distinctive enough to be portrayed in a hilarious sketch at one of the Second City performances. It has excellent El and Taxi availability, and a half block away is an excellent old fashioned pharmacy should you need it. It was a great stay.
My wife and I would highly recommend staying here while in Chicago.
The loft was as pictured and very comfortable, with great art everywhere. Layne is a pro at making out of towners at home with local information and travel tips at the ready. She was great communicating with both before and during our stay. We'll come back again for sure.
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Artist and Teacher, landlord, home owner, optimist, living the good life!
Born in Texas, lived in Toronto, Paris, and Austin, + have traveled extensively and have friends visiting from all over the world. The best experiences of my life were the unexpected surprises of new people in new places, including trips to Zimbabwe and Macedonia for an artists' residency.
I believe in a life well lived, and am open to the adventure of new people passing through.