About this listing
This house was renovated in 2010, everything is brand new! The house has 3 bedrooms. The first is the master bedroom with a queen size bed and a private bathroom with jacuzzi tub, the second has a full size bed, and the third has two twin size beds. There is an additional 2nd bathroom upstairs for all guests to use. The bedrooms have a lot of natural light, and high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and ceiling fans with a remote for the light switch.
There are hardwood floors throughout the house, and everything is decorated very neutral. There is a large flat screen TV in the living room with cable and a blueray player, and there are built in surround sound speakers in the ceiling of the first floor. There is a great gas fireplace that just requires the flip of the switch. The kitchen is large, perfect for entertaining and there are all the pots/pans/blender etc needed to cook a great meal. There is a built in booth with a flat screen tv for use, and a gas Weber grill and a small charcoal grill on the back patio.
No need to look for Chicago street parking here. The home has a driveway that can accomodate 3 cars. Have a glass of wine on the front porch or a beer on the back patio with firepit for your enjoyment. A tree was recently cut down so there is plenty of firewood to use for your party. The home sits on a double lot, which gives you and your group plenty of space for activies in the yard.
The home features cable and wireless internet , a necessity to us these days and there is a washer and dryer for your use upstairs. All sheets and towels are provided for you so there is no need to bring your own. This would be a pefect place for someone who needs temporary housing while relocating, or a perfect place for a short vacation to come and explore the city.
Home features the famous "Moustache Mirror", try it out, take photo, and send to your friends!
The blue line train is the nearest stop and it'll take you straight downtown or to ohare airport. If you are driving, this is a good location because it is near 90/94 to get in or out of the city very easily. If you're planning on going to a Cubs game or spending time in Wrigleyville, the house is a two minute walk from Addison ave, you can hop on a bus there and go straight down the road to the bars, stadium, restaurants, etc. Chicago is a very easy city to drive, and can get to the magnificant mile in 20 minutes.
Keywords: Modern, private, cubs, Portage, Congress Theater, Portage Theater, clean, relax, city, open, spacious, large, retreat, luxury, quiet, wonderful, magnificent mile, sears tower, navy pier, getaway.
The Rules of the house are simple. Treat it with respect and treat it like its your own. No smoking in the house, no illegal drugs, and please clean up after yourself. :) When you finazlie your rental with me, I will send you a word document that explains rules of the house, washing machine, dishwasher, how to turn on the tv, internet password, and then also great places to eat and shop in the area.
From Sep 15 - 16, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
We really enjoyed staying at Julie's. The neighborhood was very quiet and her place is in a great location. I did not have any problems with the front door lock as others have said they had some difficulty. Plenty of space inside, and my boys enjoyed playing catch in her backyard.
Comfy house in a pleasant neighborhood. Easy commute of about 30 minutes by CTA bus to Wrigley Field, and the Cubbies WON!!!
Julie was very good at communicating with us. The house is beautiful, and it was very clean upon our arrival. It's really like it's own relaxing island in the city. It's quiet, and the location was great. It was perfect for a writing retreat!
Nous avons passé une semaine en famille dans cette superbe maison! Agréable, bien équipée, propre, confortable, ... A noter qu'il est préférable d'avoir une voiture car même si les accès vers le Downtown par les transports en commun sont aisés, cela prend du temps. Nous avons également apprécié la disponibilité et la gentillesse de notre hôtesse. Chouette expérience ! (D'autant que la ville de Chicago est remarquable).
Julie's house is really nice and Julie is a really helpful host. The place is very comfortable and nicely decorated with lots of space both inside and out. We were there with three kids and two grandparents and we all enjoyed the experience. My only (small) critique is there are no curtains on the windows, just a few paper blinds on some of them, so the bedrooms are not very dark, which was a little bit of an issue for our kids who go to bed early. There isn't a huge amount within walking distance but if you are coming by car it's perfect because there is plenty of parking and easy access to O'Hare and the city.
We had a wonderful time at Julie's house. She is very communicative and helpful as well. I would definitely stay at her house again next time I visit chicago.
Julie's house was great. I had read some of the other reviews about how spacious the house was and it did not disappoint. It was a great location and the off street parking was a real bonus and avoided a lot of headaches. Julie's itinerary full of food and public transport suggestions was also really helpful and we utilised a lot of this information. Thanks for a great stay Julie!!!
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About the Host, Julie
Hello! My name is Julie. Welcome to my airbnb page for my home. I built this home a couple of years ago and have loved every second of designing it. This last year my work gave me the opportunity to work on a project in Amsterdam and I decided to rent my home on airbnb while I'm away enjoying my new European lifestyle! Since I used to normally live in the home full time, there is everything you can possibly need from pots/pans to spices, towels, linens, etc.
I am looking for renters that can care about my home as much as I do, which means to treat it with respect. If you are in Chicago, it's probably for a vacation and I expect you to have fun, just please do it responsibly.
If you are interested in renting my home please remember it is a 3 night minimum. I will not rent to those who have not filled out alll of their verifications so please remember to do so. I'm sure you will love my home as much as I do. Please feel free to reach out ot me with any questions you may have about the property.