BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE as we have had 400+ reviews for our many properties. We will respond to you within 30 minutes typically if not sooner so that you can make your selection and decision quickly!
Don't book with someone with limited BNB experience We encourage you to look at the reviews and read our description regarding the unit as they hold testament to the accuracy and consistency of our bnb offerings.
DISCOUNTS: for anyone booking after (Feb 1st 2014)
* Current Airbnb'ers with 2 or more good reviews can receive a 10 percent discount for anything booked 1 month or more days out. (That's your reward for being a great guest at prior places and with us) :)
* 2 months or further out, we will provide a 10 percent discount on stays of 7 days or more.
* 4 months out, we will provide 15 percent discounts on stays of 14 day or more.
* Inquire about our DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY Special rates if you are booking for more than 20 days
If you book with us, please also know that we will be able to provide you with the best Chicago recommendations you might need for your trip since you are not from chicago. We are not just offering a room, but rather the guidance that you might need/want before you get here and during your stay here. We might not be a concierge service, but we know where the great places are for whatever you desires are for the trip. We will provide you with ample information and help you even plan your trip if you are unable to since we know the city better! :)
This unit is located walking distance to everything and is the MOST Central location you can ever ask for!!!! Luxurious living with ASTONISHING and AMAZING views, great location, great everything!
WE HAVE MORE LISTINGS AT OTHER LOCATIONS IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, IF YOU DO NOT FIND A DAY AVAILABILITY. TO THE RIGHT YOU CAN SEE OUR OTHER LISTINGS THAT WE OWN. WE WILL BE GLAD TO BOOK THOSE PROPERTIES AS WELL WITH YOU OR HELP YOU FIND ONE.
"What Makes This Location So Special?"
We promise that no hotel will compare to the quality of stay you will receive in this apartment due to the awesome views, location, and because we love to help you. We take hosting very seriously, we provide you with what you will need but also will answer any questions you might have and help you with your stay so you can have a successful one! We have many amentities that Hotels barely offer, or even when they do offer it, is it at GREAT cost. You also have technology and items that are typically not at hotels at your finger tips. No one enters your room during your stay unless you wish for that to occur or if there is an emergency.
Everything at our unit has been purchased in the past six months.
We will stay out of your hair and out of your way during your stay but if you ever need us for anything we will be very near. We will do our very best to make sure that you're comfortable and happy staying here. We are willing to help you out with anything we can within reason.
Other rentals in area go for around 150+ per night and hotels go for over 200 a night. We personally have looked at hotels and also have stayed in hotels in the area and I find that this will outdue any experience you will have at a hotel. For price and performance, you will not get a better unit anywhere in Chicago, we can assure you.
Be steps from everything you need! Internet, Cable, Water, Trash removal, Fitness Center, and Indoor Pool.
Breathtaking window views, hardwood floors, Granite counters,
Building amenities include: valet parking garage, laundry room, health club, rooftop sundeck (closed during the winter), on-site management office, pool and lounge area!
Public Transportation including buses outside the building, a block from the L, and feet from the metra station in Prudential Building!
Wireless Included, Cable TV, and also near very many high class bars and restaurants that the City has to offer. 1 block from Navy Pier and all major monuments.
There are parking lots in the area that you can look for online
Juice,Coffee and Various high end teas. You are encouraged to purchase your own items if you have special requirements and needs.
It is recommended and encouraged to go shopping for food and cook at our places if you are looking for an economical stay since restaurants can get quite expensive. We try to keep the place with essentials and courtesy items. You are definitely able to label your foods if you wish to cook, but you are required to clean up after yourselves.
Your Room Will Include:
*One Queen Bed (double pillow top and feather top for additional luxury) And Memory Foam Pillows!
*42" LCD Television With Satellite TV (cable)
*Two Desk Monitors and Guest computer for use inside the room
*100 mb up/down Internet (yes I have tested the speeds and its pretty darn fast!!!)
*Wireless and Wired Lan Ports
*Printer (Community Printer to use to print out your requirements for work, vacation)
*Travel materials (Magazines and Maps)
*Hangers and Closet Space
*Clean linens and replaceable linens along with new pillows (non-allergenic)
*Computer Desk With Chair
*Electronic lock entry
*Iron and Ironing board
*AC and Heater (Room controlled)
*Maps and Literature of Locations
*Bath Towels, Soap, Shampoo, Tooth Brush
*Millennium Park View Out Bedroom Window
Towels (provided in closet), Soap, Hairshampoo, New Linens (in case alergy or problems with current ones placed on mattress)
DISTANCES FROM PLACES
*You will be walking distance from everything!
*More Malls, Restraunts, Bars Than you can ever imagine walking distance!
*Walking Distance From Loop
*Millennium Park RIGHT THERE!!
*Navy Pier 1/2 Mile Away!
*Movie Theatre 1/2 Mile Away!
*Bowling Alley 1/2 Mile Away!
*Public Transportation (Metra & CTA) One Block Away
*Expressway 1 blocks Away
*Union Station 1/2 mile Away!
*Lake Shore 1/2 mile Away!
*Walking Distance From Beach
*Short Drive From Chicago River
*Ice Skating Rink (Winter) Close by!
*Grocery Stores Walking Distance
*McCormick Place Two Miles Away! (Accessible via Michigan Ave Bus ) 15 minutes away
*Museum of Art, Science and Industry, Planitarium all Close
*Buckingham Fountain Short Drive Distance
* Grant Park 1/4 mile away!
* The Field Museum 1/4 mile away!
* Shedd Aquarium 1/4 mile away!
* Adler Planetarium 1/4 mile away!
* 19-Mile Lakefront Trail 1/2 mile away!
* Soldier Field 1 mile away!
* The Art Institute of Chicago 1/2 mile away!
* Cloud Gate at Millennium Park CLOSE BY!
* Loop 1/4 mile away!
* Magnificent Mile 1/2 mile away!
The Kitchen Will Include:
*Granite Counter Tops!
*Stainless Steel Refrigerator and Stove
*New Stylish Plates and Glasses
*toaster, blenders, microwave
The Living Room Will Include:
*Premium Audio System
*2 Bars to sit at.
*Great view of Millenium Park!
*Super Soft Couches
The shared washroom will Include:
*Ceramic Tile Floors
*Lots of toilet paper
*Waterfall Shower Head
*1 towel per day per person that is in the room will be provided unless prior arrangements are agreed upon. If you require more please let us know as we only have limited amounts of towels.
*Juice, Teas, and etc are included but there we will not cook it for you unless we so happen to be cooking and you happen to be there.
*Alcohol/Bar is not included. Permission is required.
If this is booked for the nights you are looking for, I would high recommend my other listings including this
Printers Row (Very Close!) :
New Old town (Nearby Northside) :
Old town (Nearby Northside)
Loop (Private Bathroom)
IMPORTANT AS WELL: PLEASE READ
Please also note, while we allow 1 day stays in most cases if you ask nicely. If it is more than 30 days out, we require a 2 to 3 day stay in order to book with us unless it fills a gap or if its not a weekend. We will consider 1 day stays on a case to case basis as they are requested only for weekend purposes. Please let us know what days you wish to do your 1 day stays on and we will consider it.
We are an easy going couple and we will do our best to make you happy but that does not mean we will be a concierge service to you or 24 hour complaint line :) If you require that, we kindly request you do not book with us. We have lives outside of BNB where we each work a job and also have family and friends.
Also keep in mine, this is a big city, things can be loud in the city, and you are sharing a unit with others. If you cannot follow the rules or deal with some city noise / apartment noise and are a light sleeper, we suggest ear plugs or a hotel (though a hotel still has noise).
Unlike many hosts, we will befriend you, allow you to befriend us on social networks, email, and professional networks, chat networks before the trip so we can make arrangements for your arrival. So feel free to book with confidence.
IMPORTANT REGARDING PACKAGES and MAIL: YOU CANNOT SHIP MAIL HERE FREELY AS THIS IS A BIG CITY
We will not accept your packages nor will the building. This means, if you ship something to us with out requesting our permission first it will be sent right back which means you will not be able to retrieve it. We highly recommend coordinating sending the packages to a local UPS or FEDEX store that is 2 blocks away instead.
REQUIREMENT : YOU NEED VALID ID AND PORTABLE PHONE DEVICE TO BOOK WITH US:
Please note that we require all guests to have a phone when they are in the US registered under their name. We need to be able to get in touch with you, if not your booking will be denied and cancelled. We require this in order to coordinate checkin times from airport/train/transportation. Please note that there are situations where you will be delayed and/or problems will arise with your arrival and we need to know. We also need to be able to contact you to relay certain informations to you. We work full time jobs and also have lives outside of BNB and we require that we can contact you in order to make things work.
We do own and have bikes here. They are cheap so no one will steal them (we provide U-LOCKS for them), but they work perfectly. One is made for someone of height of 5'9+ and one is made for people of standard height from 5'4 to 5'9. You may utilize the bikes for 10 dollars a day per bike. If you wish to lock out the bike use for your own use, you must let us know ahead of time. During the winter, we do not advise using bikes and we reserve the right to no provide you with bikes due to inclement/bad weather.
Wine, Red or White wine that is provided on site, if you utilized some wine, we ask for $15 a bottle.
We require a refundable $100 security deposit (You will receive it back in 48 hours from Airbnb) . However, depending on the size of your group, age of booking guest, and nature of your visit, we reserve the right to charge a larger refundable deposit of $200.
Lost keys- $100 per set.
Smoking in the house: $100 fee will be assessed if we return and smell tobacco smoke in the house.
Late Checkouts : LATE CHECKOUTS MUST BE PRE-ARRANGED WITH US. Luggage stowing till 7pm is allowed but booking a room is required to stay past 1 pm. 30 dollar Luggage stowing fee is required for that day if it is past 1pm.
Forgotten items: $25 flat fee for items such as chargers or any small personal items. The fee is to be paid via paypal if you would like your items shipped to you within the continental US. If you reside outside the US, the fee will be negotiated. You will also pay a handling fee to us since it takes time to ship products via UPS/FEDEX which will be an additional ($25).
My stay at Jess & Bill's place was just flawless. I would say that the condo is just at a PERFECT location and you can reach every major spot in the city by walk. The communication was fantastic! I've pushed a lot of questions to them and I've always got speedy replies. Also, the views from the living room and kitchen are astonishing! Amazing Michigan Avenue perspective :) If you want a cozy, affordable and central place to stay in Chicago and you don't stay here, I'll just punch you in the face! :)
Joao, thank you for the kind words and also we totally agree that this condo has literally everything and is most central to all of them. The location has a great view, right out side the Magnificent mile, near bike spots, the bean, the park, the shopping and restaurants. It's definitely awesome to see you appreciate our speedy replies and communication.
You are definitely invited again if you choose to come back. You can also tell your friends if they choose to come as well.
The location was amazing and the hosts made a point in responding quickly to all communications. However, below are the downsides to my stay at Jessi & Bill's.
My first impression was disappointing; The apartment was not clean, all common areas were shared with five people (not three as previously said) and the view was not at all as expected.
I made sure to communicate and confirm my arrival time prior to the D day and on the said day. An hour before my arrival, they informed me that they would be late. No big deal, but it adds up!
All in all, if the place were cleaner I would recommend it... but not in it's current state.
The place did get dirty from all the snow and salt, but we clean that up every day as much as we can. There is a limit to how often we can clean due to the dirty streets ;) It happens and this time of year, it's just how it is unfortunately.
If the place was dirty, we would have expected an email, phone call, text, or let us know while we were there but that never occurred.
This poor girl had to wait an entire WHOLE 10-15 minutes (inside) (in response to her whole SILLY LATE argument) for us when she had stated that her arrival time would have been later in the day approximately 30 minutes. Cities do get busy with TRAFFIC and unfortunately we are unable to arrive on time EVERY time. She also did not call, but rather she texted (which sometimes takes longer to receive internationally and because it would cost too much to use the phone in the US as mentioned on her emails to us) when she arrived. We asked her to contact us (email or text) when she was departing as well which she didn't do either. We would recommend to her that she might want to consider other places where she does not share a place with others or a hotel room in the future that is more private since she has higher standards than 99.999 percent of the people out there.
I had a great stay here! Hosts were super helpful and welcoming. The apartment and room are large, clean, new. Plus the building has a fitness center, pool, and other amenities. Lastly - the location by Millennium cannot be beat; it's central to everything. I'll definitely look to stay here again on my next trip to Chicago!
Staying at Bill and Jess's high-rise was fantastic. Bill was an active host in guiding me to the place and making sure I knew where everything was. The room had a double bed and flat-screen tv, and towels, soap, and some breakfast food was provided. The apartment has a good view down Michigan Avenue to greet me in the morning. Everything was chill and easy.
You are right David, it was chill as Chicago had some pretty cold days during your stay! :) You are right, you get a queen bed that sleeps 2 people (double) and also some things are provided to make your stay great. The place is very near all the major attractions and we are glad that you enjoyed the view in the morning!
This is my first experience with Airbnb and it was great! The apartment is at great location. Very very close to Millennium Park, Art Institute of Chicago and others. The room and facilities are great, feels like a home. The view of Michigan Avenue and Michigan Lake is awesome. I really really recommend this! Thanks Bill and Jess! -Fan
Fan, you are definitely right. This location is one of our best. It's located at the most central point of Chicago and has the most access to all the major transportation lines. We definitely recommend it to those who want to be VERY close to the museums and the Magnificent mile. We are definitely glad you enjoyed your stay here.
Great view of Michigan Av. Great building. I was receive by Jess who told me everything i have to know about the apartment and the loop! I had a great time!.
Sebastian, you are absolutely right. This place is near it all and has great views! It's located in the loop and has access to many public transportation zones. We definitely recommend it to people who want to be central to everything. Glad you enjoyed your stay Sebastian!
The location and price couldn't be beat. We were thrilled with being so close to everything. J & B were in contact with us as soon as we landed and their place was clean. We felt safe, our stuff was secure, and we had a great time in Chi-town. Thanks!
The experience at Jessi's flat was really good.
The flat is confortable, clean enough. It seems to be totally set for Airbnb users.
The locqtion is amazing, in the middle of the loop area, close to visit everything by walking
The view of Michigan avenue from the living room is the best for someone arriving to Chicago for the first time.
The pool and gim facilities at 38th floor are also really good.
We strongly recommend this flat for anyone visiting chicago
Ricardo, you are definitely right, we try to make sure that it is well equipped for guests. It is central to everything and very close to all major transportation and sites. We definitely recommend this place for people who want to be in the most CENTRAL location. WE are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. You are always welcome back to Chicago.
It was a very smooth and enjoyable experience staying. The location was great and right by the venue for the conference I was attending. Would highly recommend!
Sheng-Jun you are right. This place is the most central of all our places. It's right on Michigan Avenue and has access to all major train lines and buses in Chicago within inches from the property. We definitely are glad you enjoyed your stay and you are always welcome back!
It was a wonderful stay in Chicago in a really beautiful apartment. Our room and the bathroom were very clean and very comfortable. The view from the kitchen window on the Millennium Park is just perfect. Thank you very much!