About This Listing
From my apartment you can easily walk or catch a bus or an elevated train to destinations like UIC, University Village, McCormick Center, the Medical District, and Downtown Chicago. The Pink Line is an 8 minute walk from my building, the 60 bus stops on the corner and drops you off downtown chicago at millenium park, the 21 bus can take you to McCormick place in 15 minutes and the 18th Street bus stop is just down the block. Our public transportation service is called CTA. If you are driving, free street parking is generally available on Cullerton Street and 21st Street. On occasion I offer a private parking space behind my building for $20 a day.
Description: Single Occupancy Only
The Moroccan Dream Room has a very comfortable bed and original artwork, a small dresser, with large mirror. Ample lighting, and a closet for hanging your garments. The room has exposed brick walls and a 10' ceiling.
My apartment offers the perfect home away from home. This is a two bedroom apartment and I occupy one of the bedrooms. My apartment is located on the first floor. My apartment has central heat and AC, ceiling fans, wireless Internet, and a lending library. There is a coin operated laundry room in the building. I also provide an iron and ironing board, a hairdryer. I only use 100% cotton sheets and towels.
The full bathroom and great room area are shared and guests may use the kitchen for light cooking, vegetarian food only.
Interaction with Guests
I have a busy lifestyle. I love to interact with my guest with a cup of tea if our schedule permits us.
My flat is located near the Pink Line in the center of the Pilsen artist district. The neighborhood has a vibrant Hispanic community and is full of galleries, artist studios, and unique murals. Within walking distance of my apartment are great restaurants, grocery stores, taquerías, bars, and a large selection of vintage fashion shops. The National Museum of Mexican Art and the Chicago Arts District are also close by. An open studio and gallery walk event takes place on the second Friday of each month and draws hundreds of people to the neighborhood to check out the art and nightlife. Pilsen is a pedestrian and bicycle friendly neighborhood. I find it to be very safe, but of course we are in a city and it is always good to be mindful of your surroundings when walking alone.
The bus #60, it's a 2 minute walk to it. It takes 20-30 minutes to the Chicago Cultural Center (tourist office) depending on traffic. OR, walk to the pink line train (metro) my stop is called 18th Street
Other Things to Note
I am very flexible with check in.
~Vegetarian cuisine only, all take-out and leftovers should be vegetarian.
~Non-smoking home, please be a non-smoker because i'm allergic to cigarette smoke.
~Suitcases on hard surface, never on the bed.
~No street shoes in the house.
First-rate experience. I chose this place over other Pilsen options because of the excellent reviews, and was not disappointed. Nicole keeps the place extremely clean, and is a very friendly and courteous host. She was available for any assistance I needed, but was also quiet and respectful when I needed alone time to rest between visiting friends and attending events around the city. The location is perfect for walking to all of the best Pilsen restaurants, cafés, shops, and bars, as well as catching the Pink Line or bus to get around the city easily. I highly recommend.
Nicole is a very meticulous person and maintains a very neat and clean place. As she is busy and usually not at home, she likes to communicate via text messages and is usually responsive. I had a nice stay and could attend my local meetings.
Nicole was very accommodating, provided ample information about the area, offered to pick me up from the train station, and left her bikeshare key for use. Communication was clear and fast. Thanks, Nicole!
Room was exactly as pictured, and very clean. Nicole wasn't in town when I visited but provided an easy early check-in process and also a late checkout as well, which worked perfectly for my schedule. Nicole contacted me a number of times, making sure I had everything I needed. Great location, especially to experience a part of Chicago that isn't just downtown. Super Mexican restaurants in Pilsen, definitely checkout the Mexican bakeries, I did...more than once! Short walk to the train as well got me anywhere in the city I wanted to go. Nicole, thanks again for the nice accommodations.
In January it's pretty cold in Chicago, so my room was heated when i arrived and teabags were ready for some tea. The apartment is close to the center and in the Mexican neighborhood, but i didn't feel unsecure at any second. You will find some nice Mexican food places in the near, i liked the La Catrina Cafe the most. You can get there Matcha Latte with rice milk. The apartment was clean and Nicole responded fast to my messages. I can recommend Nicole and her apartment!
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About the Host, Nicole
Bonjour, I am an artist and a business owner. I am French Canadian (speak and read French) and a world traveler. I have spent time living in India, Switzerland, Canada, and Australia. I love to entertain and cook for my friends. I have lived and worked in Chicago for many years and I am happy to direct my guests to the city’s hottest and most notable destinations. I am ranked one of the top hosts among the hundreds of Chicago airbnb hosts. Take a look at the rave reviews from my previous guests! I have had the pleasure of accepting more than 500 reservations. I respond promptly to all inquiries, I honor my reservations, and my calendars are up to date. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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