After 3 years hosting we still enjoy making our space a special place…as one reviewer commented, "The pictures don't really do justice to how beautiful the apartment is. I will miss having my morning coffee while overlooking the tranquil garden."
Please NOTE: We have a 3 night minimum for July and August (and a 4 night minimum for 4th of July weekend). Thanks!
Stay in a beautiful vintage apartment located in trendy Logan Square, walking distance to some of Chicago's best restaurants and bars and just a quick train ride to downtown attractions.
Our brick 2-flat is tastefully decorated and has everything you need for your visit to Chicago. We live upstairs in a separate unit and are available to help with questions about restaurants, the area, and getting around Chicago. You will have access to a lovely private deck that overlooks our beautiful yard, that you are also welcome to use.
– wireless internet is always available
– we provide coffee/tea/creamer and cereal for breakfast
– street parking is safe and easy
– the apartment has 2 bedrooms (1 queen bed and 2 twins)
– an air mattress is available for a 5th person
– laundry is available for use in the basement
– the kitchen is full size and stocked with all the tools needed for cooking
– sheets and towels are provided
– basic toiletries and hair dryer provided
– bike storage available
– the apartment does not have a television.
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy meeting our guests and welcome as little or much interaction as you like. I have a small office off the first floor foyer that I use occasionally in the summer, but for the most part we are upstairs.
Logan Square is a beautiful neighborhood ideally situated to the north and west of downtown (15 min), with easy access to the expressway and O'Hare Blue LIne train. Our house is right off the boulevard, which is part of the 28 miles of boulevards and parks designed in 1870 to surround the city. The boulevard itself is lined with beautiful historic homes and is a great area to stroll, ride bikes, or just hang out. The neighborhood is very "hot" these days and is filled with some of Chicago's best restaurants and bars including: Longman & Eagle, Lula, Telegraph, The Whistler, and Revolution Brewery, to name a few. Also within walking distance are an organic food co-op, two movie theaters, several coffee shops, a fancy wine shop and full liquor store, a library, a flower shop, a bike shop, several nail salons and boutiques. We also have a great farmers market on Sundays that attracts a big crowd. It moves inside during the winter.
We are a 5 minute walk to the Blue LIne, which runs between O'hare (20 min) and the Loop (15 min), where you can walk to the main tourist attractions such as Millenium Park, the Magnificent Mile and the Museum campus.
There are also bus lines running east allowing easy access to the Lakefront and the Red Line (for trips to Wrigley Field or elsewhere).
Other Things to Note
We are very family friendly (since we have a kid ourselves!), and we love hosting kids. We have some gear you can borrow while here, including a pack n' play (portable crib), a countertop high chair (sassy seat), and toys/books galore.
I insist on a complete profile, so if you are new to airbnb please fill yours out. When you email please tell me a little bit about yourself and your trip. We do live here and have a child, so we want to know who you are. Your photo should be YOU, not your pet, your child or your favorite food.
Additional guests crashing for free are not ok.
We use code for easy access, not keys. For security reasons I can only send the code to the person booking.
Many of our guests invite friends and family over, and we encourage that, but if you are planning an event that involves more than a few friends (such as a cocktail party, meeting, wedding event, baby shower...you get it), please inquire first. For large parties and use of the yard, additional fees may apply.
We do not allow booking for others. We like to have communication with the person actually staying in the apartment.
Check in: 2pm. You are welcome to drop your bags if you arrive in town earlier, or store them here for later pick-up.
Check out: 11am (I'm pretty flexible. It really only matters if I have another guest arriving and I need to clean, which between May and November is 100% of the time). You are welcome to leave your bags if you have a late departure.
Cigarette smoking is allowed on the back deck and in the yard. Do not smoke inside the apartment.
We don't allow pets.
Meighan was the most wonderful host and her apartment is everything you could want and more. The decor is exquisite and everything was so clean!!Our fav part was the wall filled with other guests recommendations and the beautiful guest book filled with little notes. Logan square is a great neighborhood and close to everything you could want in Chicago.
Gorgeous apartment - I absolutely loved staying here! Meighan was a great host & made the apartment very homey (lots of cooking tools, spices, tupperware, and so on). Highly recommended!
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Meighan's beautiful apartment -- our best Airbnb experience yet. She was very easy to communicate with: check-in and check-out were both seamless. As a host, Meighan is extremely personable -- she likes to meet her guests and the kitchen cork board was full of local information and tips: where to eat and drink as well as things to do, maps, how to get around etc, and even tips from previous guests. This attention to detail made such a difference and really helped us to instantly feel at home in the neighbourhood.
The apartment is even better than it looks: comfortable and gorgeously furnished. We only wished our stay had been longer so we could have spent more time there.
Logan Square was the ideal area for us -- lots of amazing bars & restaurants & well connected for the Metro. I would stay here again without hesitation.
Great experience and wonderful accommodations. Meighan was an amazing host. Location was excellent with plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance. Highly recommended!!
As per usual, Meighan was a remarkable host and her apartment was perfect. This is where you want to stay if you're looking for a truly "Chicago" experience!
What a lovely experience! This host, property and location are fabulous! We were able to park our car and walk nearly everywhere we wanted to go. The apartment is very nice and Meighan is delightfully accommodating! We are looking forward to our next visit! Thank you Meighan!
Great beautiful apartment. All amenities you'll ever need. Super location. Hosts are very friendly and attentive. Thank you. So much. My stay to meet my new granddaughter was very pleasant!!!!
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I have a small family (partner, Dave and daughter, Frances, 11) and a passion for nature and travel. I prefer a small cafe to a trendy restaurant, and like to spend my free time hiking, biking and gardening (ok, Dave and Frances garden). I spent big chunks of my '20s and '30s in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, but travel is harder these days with a school schedule so I have been exploring the States, Mexico and South America little by little.