About This Listing
This is located in Oldtown/Gold Coast areas. Has major free parking areas that surround it on at least 10 side streets nearby. There are plenty of grocery stores, and night life (clubs, bars, restaurants) and also near all major transportation.
If this property is booked for the time frame you want, we have several others that have availability. They are listed in our profile, just click on our profile and look at all our listings :) Or copy/paste this link into your browser.
WE DO NOT DO 1 or 2 day books unless it's a last minute booking (7 days into the future) Please ASK before you book 1 or 2 day bookings unless it is within 7 days of the day of your booking.
We will respond to you within 15 minutes typically if not sooner so that you can make your selection and decision quickly! BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE as we have had 500+ reviews for our many properties.
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 6 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 from the Magnificent mile (about 7 blocks) and a short distance from the loop of 1 mile. Near major city nightlife and has street parking nearby. Parking is not included and it is street parking! This unit also has 2 districts for night life on Wells and on Division/Rush as well so there is plenty to do at night as there is always something open! We also have GARAGE PARKING (very near) for 28/nightly if you secure it ahead of time.
IMPORTANT : People only booking one night (We will only accept 1 night bookings, 2 weeks out) Anything past that, please contact us first before you book! We will need to pre-approve you to do this, please message us before hand.
Amenities : Fridge, Wireless internet, View of city skyline, walking distance from beach (summers only), tennis court, in building laundry, rush bar nightlight area 2 blocks away, public transportation CTA bus and train 3 blocks away. Many restaurants within a 5-10minute walk.
We do provide towels and clean sheets. Your room is private and has a door lock as well with ample closet space.
This unit is located walking distance to everything on the Northside including nightlife, bars, comedy shows, and also theatres!
Other rentals in area go for around 100+ per night and hotels go for over 250+ a night. I 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, I assure you.
Building amenities include, laundry room, outside pool (closed during the winter).
Public Transportation including buses outside the building and trains 3 blocks away.
Wireless internet, cable TV in livingroom. We are near very many high class bars and restaurants that the City has to offer. 10 city blocks from Navy Pier and all major monuments.
There is also a train that runs till 11:00pm outisde the apartment complex (most people do are not bothered by this, but if you are a VERY light sleeper, we suggest you look elsewhere)
Towels (provided in closet), Soap, Hairshampoo, New Linens (in case alergy or problems with current ones placed on mattress)
Coffee and various high end teas.
It is recommended to go shopping for food and cook at our places if you are looking for an economical stay
Your Room Will Include:
*One Queen Bed
*Iron and Small Ironing Board
*Bathroom is shared with other room
*32 inch LCD / w Netflix/Wii Attached
*Wireless and Wired Lan Ports
*Travel materials (Magazines and Maps)
*Hangers and Closet Space
*Iron and Ironing Board
*Clean linens and replaceable linens along with new pillows (non-allergenic)
*Computer Desk With Chair
*Bath Towels, Soap, Shampoo
* View of the city from Patio and the room.
The Kitchen Will Include:
* Plates and Glasses
*toaster, microwave, coffee maker
*Juice, Various Teas
The Living Room Will Include:
*Premium Audio System
*Soft Couch / Futon / Popozan chair / Small dining room table (seats 3 to 4)
*50 inch LCD
*Community Laptop (With internet access)
*Free Internet access through Cable Providers
*Bikes /w Locks available for rental 10 dollars per day use
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).
IMPORTANT REGARDIN(website hidden): 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.
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.
Late checkouts past 1pm need to be cleared with us and we need to know ahead of time of departure times and flight numbers. Anyone that needs a checkout past 2pm will be required to pay a $30 dollar luggage stowing fee. All guests are required to leave by 6:30 pm even if luggage is stowed in living room. We do not allow guests to sleep over night unless a room is booked.
We do 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.
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).
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.
Lost keys- $50 per set.
Smoking in the house: $100 fee will be assessed if we return and smell tobacco smoke in the house. Please smoke outside, we do not allow smoking inside. SMOKING is allowed on the balcony.
The condo's kitchen, living room, and bathroom is shared. You get 1 private room but there is another room available for rent typically if you require it. You will be provided a key to the unit and we will meet you there (we will arrange a meeting time) that allows you access to your room and our place. We do not have a curfew requirement
Interaction with Guests
We have limited interaction with the guest unless we are staying there for the week/weekend. It all really depends as we take care of all our properties and stay at them from time to time.
We will provide you with our contact information to allow you to communicate and ask for recommendations :)
The neighborhood is really the best location if you want a great night life , a great area, great restaurants, and shows. It's a cab corridor so getting access to a cab is easy. It also is near all the major bus stops and CTA stations in the city.
Just keep the place clean. Don't make a mess and we will all be happy :)
1. You cannot run around the living room or the kitchen in your underwear (That will not be permitted under any circumstance).
2. If you have an emergency, please do contact us as I will require to alert anyone that can help you of the emergency. We am here to be helpful to you.
3. Please be clean and make sure you place dishes and cups into the dishwasher. Throw out your trash, any excessive trash in garbage in your room could cause stains or smell, we will take your deposit if you do that and we have to clean walls and floors of odors and stains. We do not tolerate slobs. If you don't know where the trash shoots are, ASK!
4. Please do not lay on sofa with shoes.
5. Please make sure that you notify us of anything that does not work or anything that you need changed (towels, linens) . We are your hosts, and we are here to help be the best that we can be for you.
6. Give us recommendations on anything you think we should change or do :) It helps me, trust me, it does. We have received many recommendations, and they have helped me vastly over the years.
7. Have a great time. We can help with that if you are in an unhappy or sour mood, just let us know :)
8. Do not drink anything that is considered liquor. We are not a liquor store, bring your own. If you feel the need to ask, we might be able to grant a drink or two as a courtesy. Excessive drinking or doing anything shaddy in the bar area will get you will be asked to leave.
9. No sleeping on the couch, you have a private room. If you sleep on the couch for more than 1-2 hours, you will be asked to leave or go to your room nicely.
10. No unauthorized guests at the apartment. Extra guests will be charged that guest fee ($20 dollars for the entire stay from your security deposit if they are not disclosed earlier) unless you pre-authorize this with us (host) via written text or email.
11. You will get 1 towel per day per person, if you need more you will need to request it ahead of time via text, email, or phone call.
12. No SMOKING inside apartment. (100 dollar fine for cleaning it if it occurs)
13. Late checkouts past 1pm need to be cleared with us and we need to know ahead of time of departure times and flight numbers. Anyone that needs a checkout past 2pm will be required to pay a $30 dollar luggage stowing fee. All guests are required to leave by 6:30 pm even if luggage is stowed in living room. We do not allow guests to sleep over night unless a room is booked.
Thank you Jessi for the excellent accommodations. The location is great: 2 blocks away from the Red line subway and a stone throw away from Divvy bike station which I used to bike around town for $7! Your place nice, butmorethen that, the effort you put into meeting and greeting me was excellent. Many thanks for all your recommendations. I finally did make it to Boystown.
Clean house, big room, great location and lovely hosts! Would definitely stay here again
My companion and I enjoyed the stay but learned kind of last minute that our hosts wouldn't be available during our stay. We rolled with it anyway since we were just excited to be in the city. However, upon arrival, we were told we couldn't be checked in at our agree-upon time (which was already pushed back an hour). Exhausted after a 9-hour car trip, we, again, rolled with the change in plans and waited with our bags in a Panera Bread down the st. Eventually, we were informed that a man name Luis (?) could check us in. Nobody told us who he was or why he was checking us in, so we were kind of confused. Nonetheless he was friendly, quick, and we rolled with it. Obviously we were disappointed in the confusing change of plans but we kept in mind that this can happen with air b&bs. I guess we just didn't expect it from such a positively-rated and expensive host. Aside from the check-in, our stay was easy, the apartment was cozy and clean (loved the bed!! very comfortable!), and we will definitely be coming back to Chicago. Thank you.
Sorry that we had not mentioned or Luis (not sure if he mentioned it) Luis is Jessi's nephew and close family member. Sorry we had our best friend and Luis coordinating the checkins for that day since we have a life outside of Airbnb, but decide to not cancel on people when they book. I'm sure you appreciate the fact that we have NEVER cancelled on anyone, even if we need to go out of town. We also mentioned to you the arrangement of how we would have our friend provide you with the keys. You mentioned that you would be arriving at 4pm but you actually arrived far earlier (which does happen and is ok). Change of plans do happen in life and we roll with it but you should be flexible as we were. Nonetheless it appears that you enjoyed the bed and the location. We never cancel on people, and you should be glad that it went without a hitch as we have others who can help us when plans do change :) We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the bed and that you enjoyed Chicago :) Cheers.
Very kind walkthrough of the space when I arrived, which was nice. The bed was very comfortable, and the area was a very cheap cab (or Uber) ride from downtown. I had a great stay, thanks!
Appart bien situé, près d'une station de metro. Dommage qu'il soit un peu vieux. Hôte très sympathique et disponible si besoin.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here in Chicago. You are always welcome back to our place any time or any of our other places. Yes the building is a bit old, but the location cannot be beat if you want good night life and near proximity to all the public transportation areas in Chicago.
Perfect! The room was as expected, you hear the train downstair but for us it was not a problem... maybe for sensitive people it could be but still the place is great, very good located and hosts are very helpfull and nice!
Caroline you are absolutely right that there are trains that pass by that can make noise and that for people who cannot sleep at night due to noise, they might want to consider booking elsewhere! We definitely have it listed on our listing to make sure we are appropriately being transparent with people. You were a pleasant guest to have and definitely happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here. You are always welcome back!
Absolutely fantastic. Bill is a great host and extremely helpful no matter what time of day. Jes is very efficient and will make sure you have no problems upon arrival. Definitely recommend staying here.
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About the Host, J And B
We love living in Chicago, as we have lived here all our lives and believe that it is the best city on earth. We have several places here in Chicago, some in the near northside, some in the loop and downtown, and some near McCormick place. All the places have one thing in common, and that is our ability to cater to the needs of our guests since they are all in close proximity to each other. We both work in downtown, have jobs during the day, and live the city life by night. We love to provide guidance to anyone coming into Chicago!
We have also traveled to destination such as Jamaica, Spain and Greece, Canada, Mexico, and every where that has some great culture. We intend on using Airbnb ourselves to go to Italy and some other locations in the next couple of months. We have utilized Airbnb for our stays in other states as well with great success as well recently.
Our life motto is : One Door Closes Another One Opens (we love to meet new people)
We love to network, and are truely business savvy individuals, work with non-profits and charities through our business and we are truely professional. We will be a great host to you and/or your travel companion/stay companion. If you have any questions about Chicago or anything at all, feel free to contact us. We love to establish communication because as we all know, communication is key to success in anything, Including Travel! We will be your friends and your family in Chicago, though we might not get to experience the town as you might or have time that to go with you or be there to experience your adventures, we always love to hear about great/bad experiences so we can always help our future guests as we consider everyone equal and we want EVERYONE to experience the great parts of Chicago!
WE LIKE THE BOOK THE FOLLOWING GUESTS :
We expect all guests to treat our places like a home, not like a hotel. People need to be cleanly, throw our their own garbage, clean after their cooking, and respect our home.
If you are in need of a temporary office space that you can meet clients at while in the city, we can provide that as well for business functionality which is not located in any of our homes.
All who come with a positive attitude and respect for our home; and we affirm that nationality, race, age, religion and sexual orientation are no issue. We have booked over 1500 guests over the past couple years and we have never turned anyone away or cancelled on anyone.
Things that we like to do includes
1. Go to concerts, classic rock, rock, dubstep, alternative, anything that is good!
2. We love to eat, and eat out. We know where the great places in Chicago are, so def. ask
3. We love to make new friends and learn about new cultures.
4. We know where all the nightlife spots are and where all the day tourism spots are so definitely ask if you need some recommendations
5. We are both within 5 minutes of Chicago 99 percent of the time. We are within 15 minutes in response on the phone, email, text, Facebook, etc ;) If we are not, we have at least 4 friends and family that well trained for all property management and checkin / checkout process that can assist us.
6. We are down to earth, we make mistakes just like everyone, we are not perfect, we are easy to make friends with :)
EXTRA STUFF WE CAN MAGICALLY DO SOMETIMES BELOW!! :)
++++potential free/password access to busy clubs/nightlife (that typically charge cover) in the Chicago before 12pm. ASK before hand which clubs you are interested in and we will get you the password for free entry :)
++++excellent knowledge and guidance for nightlife, restaurants, and places to visit in the city (we've been Chicagoans forever)
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