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A Bunk Bed (full or twin), based on availability - MONTHLY SPECIAL! - for guest seeking more than 30-day Stay! Don't want to stay on an air mattress for a month? But can't afford the nightly private room rates for one month?
The $350 special will allow you to stay 30 days in shared room bedroom based on availability. This AD is for ONE FULL SIZE (or twin) bunkbed (not the set...only one of the beds). You may be placed in a room with 4 beds or a room with only 2 beds to share the room. All based on availability. Most beds contain a privacy screen, an individual lighted desk/shelf area with power strip AND an additional shelf for personal items. This allows each individual to stay up during the night with laptop or reading without disturbing others. These ARE NOT twin size bunk beds (except 1). These are comfortable full/twin size beds that can sleep up to 1 person per bed.
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 Taxi Tips
- FREE Parking
- FREE Wifi Internet
- FREE Food
- FREE Coffee and Tea
- FREE Cable (Showtime and Starz Included
- 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 one month stay -
(President Obama and 1875 World Fair Tour)
- 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 to do the 'nasty'.)
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. McCormick Place is accessible by the green line which is 4 blocks away. I am less than 3 miles away from President Obama's Home and the University of Chicago.
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.
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! I'm not only a host but a traveller! Welcome to Nonya's.
No Smoking inside
Annie is very friendly and her house is very confortable... Everything you need for having a fun experience!!
La descripción del anuncio era la correcta, siendo el barrio solitario pero muy seguro realmente. Por cierto, muy bonito.
La anfitriona me trato de maravilla, es una persona muy humanista y muy divertida. Si volveria a hospedarme con ella.
Nonya is the most awesome host (website hidden) cousins and I love her and she cannot have enough of us. Lol.
She's welcoming and too kind. I will definitely book with Nonya again
I had a wonderful time at Annie's! The place is nice and clean, an awesome free breakfast, and interesting roommates. The area has a bad reputation but I found it fine, if not a little charming in it's own way. I would come home very late at night, intoxicated at times, and there was never any trouble. Above all else, Annie is an incredible person and an absolute joy to be around. Wouldn't stay anywhere else!
I enjoyed my time at Annie´s place and I definitely recommend her house. She is a great and cheerful person in other words she is an excellent host!
Annie is a wonderful host. She is very accommodating and helpful to any questions you have in the Chicago area. I have traveled around the United States staying in hotels and I can say from experience that staying with Annie is much better than any hotel I have been in. The other guests staying at her house are from all over the world and I ended up being friends with everyone.
If I ever come back to Chicago I would definitely like to stay with her again.
Thank you for showing me a good time, Annie!
At the begining a was a bit scared because of the location and how the house look like from the street, but everyting was fine. I hadn't there any problems. Annie is amazing. She know everything about Chicago. She's better than Google :) Also she is very nice and helpful. I have only good memories from Chicago (I've spent there 3 weeks).
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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.