This room is located in the front of the house on Grand avenue which is a main street so there will be traffic noise. This is a small room in a safe neighborhood with a restaurant and a neighborhood bar at the kitty-corner. It takes about 5 min. drive to downtown. There is a bus in front of the house to Navy Pier and 3 stops on train to loop with 5 blocks walking to train station. Bed with memory foam mattress with a small desk in the room. Use of living room with wall mount LCD with Netflix and cable, kitchen/pot/pan/utensils and wireless internet with a shared bathroom. Plenty of parking on street.
All common area in the apartment.
Interaction with Guests
I work from home so you can ask me anything/anytime.
West town is a recently growing neighborhood. It is close to downtown but it is not as congested. It's also a safe neighborhood with 4 stars restaurant and a neighborhood bar with burger lunch special at $6.99.
There is a bus to Michigan Ave/Navy Pier in front the house and train station to downtown 0.7 mile away.
Absolutely no smoking or shoes in the house. This include take your shoes from your room and put them on downstairs. Only house slippers is allowed. Please help save energy by turning off light when not in the room.
I stayed 1 month at Tippi's place! The flat looked exactly like on the pictures! The room was quite small, but still enough for me! I had a small heater which helped to maintain the temperature in the room, however in the other parts of the flat was rather cold! The kitchen is fully equipped so if you are planning to cook at home, it is a good place to do that! There is a bus stop directly in front of the house which makes your trip to navy pier easy! However, if you are planning to go somewhere else, also some other parts of the downtown then it is rather complicated and you should be carefull! Lot of my local friends I got to know there, even one of the bus drivers warned me that this is not a good neighbourhood! Although I never got into risky situations, you should keep this in mind!
Thanks for the review. I have lived here in West Town for 14 years and hosted guests from airbnb for more than 2 years over 100 guests and I or any guests felt unsafe in this area. I think you told me that you went to gym earlier because of someone warned you, that is in Wicker Park area. A 4 stars restaurant is across my house, a high end unique furniture stores is next and across to my house. No matter where you go, you have to be vigilance. Off course, to go to Navy Pier or Michigan Ave. you only need to take one bus right in front the house. But there are buses on every street to transfer to other neighborhood. and half mile walk to a train station. Per review from other guests and in person, they all said it's so easy to go anywhere in Chicago with public transportation from my house. I try to accommodate and help all my guests in every way I can.
Tippi is a really nice host. She provided extra sleeping bag to my friend who asked to stay in a last minute. The room is exact as what is described on the website. She also provided hairdryer. The living room and the bathroom are very nice and clean. Bus 65 was right in front of the house.
Tippi is an awesome host! The room is small and cozy, and the living area apartment is spacious and neat. There is an excellent breakfast place just down the street, and you are a 15 minute bus ride from downtown! I had a great experience staying here, and highly recommend it!
Tippi was very a very nice host. She made sure that I had everything I needed for a comfortable stay. We also got to spend some time hanging out together talking about photography which is our mutual passion. I had a wonderful time.
Tippi's place is located in a very convenient location and is very easily reached by bus -- The #65 bus stop is right in front of her place. It is also near grocery stores and the Breakfast House right across the street serves wonderful meal in a cozy ambiance.
I stayed in the room in the back which from what I read from other reviews could get loud but I didn't have any problem. The room was quiet enough for me.
So, definitely I would return to stay with Tippi again when I return to Chicago. Thank you.
Tippi's place is amazing, very well decorated and comfortable. The room is also comfortable with a desk and closet, very good. The neighborhood is not far from downtown area and there are restaurants and other facilities nearby. I do recommend his place.
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I am from Thailand, single and work full time for one of the top consulting firm. I am an easy going, friendly person. I like to scuba, golf, cooking, baking, movies or watch TV at home. I love to meet people, make new friend and Airbnb is one of the great way to do that. That is why I rent out the 2 extra bedrooms in my apartment.