We will respond to you within 30 minutes typically if not sooner so that you can make your selection and decision quickly! BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE as we have had 400+ 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
*32 inch LCD / w Netflix/Wii Attached
*Guest computer for use inside the room
*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
IF YOU FIND THAT THIS IS ALREADY BOOKED YOU CAN ALSO GO TO OUR OTHER PROPERTIES THAT WE HAVE LISTED BELOW!
Printers Row :
New Old town (Nearby Northside) :
Old town (Nearby Northside)
Loop (Private Bathroom)
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
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.
Stayed there for a couple of days. Jess was nice and helpful recommending some places to visit. flat was nice and had Netflix though the Wifi was dodgy and it was near running trains. But that didn't affect us too much
Matthew you are definitely right that the place has some trains but the location definitely makes up for it. We agree that Wifi has been Dodge because of our cable operator service, but we have vocalized this to them and they are making changes that will improve service soon so we are happy to say that. We definitely are glad that you enjoyed you, your friends, and your family will always be welcome back.
fantastic location, great apartment with everything you need.
Bill and Jessi are so kind and always available if you need help. Will stay with Bill and Jessi when we come back to Chicago.
You are absolutely right Alex. The apartment has everything (we just replaced the Tea kettle that someone burned OOPS :) You are also right that the place is in a fantastic location. You have trains , busses, bikes, and cabs within 1 block. You can pretty much get around without needing a car. We definitely would love to host you again. If you ever need anything or a place to stay, contact us! You guys were great.
Departamento muy cómodo y bien equipado. Cuenta con nexflix y varias consolas de juegos. La unica desventaja es que la linea de tren pasa junto al edificio.
Thank you for the kind words. You are right the place is near a train so there is noise, but that is most places in Chicago as the train lines run throughout the entire city. We definitely are glad you enjoyed the place and the Netflix and other benefits we try to offer over other places.
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Gracias por las amables palabras. Tiene razón el lugar está cerca de un tren, así que no hay ruido, pero eso es la mayoría de los lugares en Chicago como las líneas de trenes correr a lo largo de toda la ciudad. Definitivamente nos alegramos de que hayan disfrutado el lugar y el de Netflix y otros beneficios que tratamos de ofrecer con respecto a otros lugares.
Amazing place to stay and friendly host! Everything was great and I would definitely recommend! Thank you so much!
I had a great time in Chicago with my 2 girlfriends when we stayed with Jessi and Bill! The place was really clean and convenient for hitting most of the big tourist spots. Jessi and Bill were great; they were very quick to respond to questions and were very helpful. It was my first time using Airbnb and the experience was so positive that I definitely will use it again when I travel next time.
One tip for Chicago travellers in general: I'd suggest bringing ear plugs because I personally am not used to transit being so close to the buildings; it can get a little noisy at night if you prefer sleeping in silence. When you go around the L loop, it's wild to see how close the trains are built to the apartments!
Linda we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here! You and your girlfriend were an absolutely pleasure to host. You are right, we respond appropriated and we try to make sure everyone is happy ! We are definitely happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience here and you are always welcome back. You are definitely right that Chicago vacationers should know that there are MANY above ground tracks, unfortunately here, it is a little louder than other areas because the train is close but you get used to it :) You are definitely right that the place is close to all the major attractions and has a great view ;)
We had a fantastic stay at Jessi and Bill's!! The apartment was great, had everything we needed, it was walking distance for everywhere we wished to go! We absolutely loved Chicago and we would 100% stay there again!
We are definitely happy to hear that you loved staying here. You are absolutely right, this place is near it all, the nightlife, mass transit, buses, trains, bikes, shops, the loop, restaurants, clubs, everything! :) We definitely would host you again as you guys left the place in tip top! THank you so much for being GREAT GUESTS!!
Bill was a great host. I had procrastinated figuring out accommodations for a combined business-pleasure trip to Chicago, but Bill not only got back to me the day I arrived but he offered to pick me up at the event I was attending. And he made a nice attempt to deliver the suit I left behind, which he later mailed .
I was there for four days and stayed in two of Bill's places. The first place was exceptionally nice. The second was a little more lived in but had everything I needed.
Bill will take care of you. I recommend staying with him. You'll like the neighborhood too.
I wanted a place to stay for 3 nights with my 70 years old parents and 3 year old kid and we were new to Chicago. I was worried about safety, convenience, etc..etc. Trust me, this is an awesome place. Most of the attractions are just few miles away. Right from the booking stage to leaving the place, Jess and Bill were constantly in touch with us in email and phone and guided us for everything. Bill received us on time and made us comfortable in settling down.
This house has almost everything anyone wanted - big size TV and a home theater in hall, sofa, fully equipped kitchen with all utensils and all basic groceries, what not?! Rooms are of pretty decent size with TV, fan, wii game...
Positive points are: Bus stops just out side the apartment complex and that road is filled with cabs and a train station is just few blocks away. Lot of food joints, grocery shops are very close by. Most of the popular attractions are just 2-3 miles away. Beautiful skyline view from the balcony! Jess and Bill are very friendly - one day we struggled to get a taxi as we didn't know how to get a taxi on the road. Jess volunteered to stand with us to get a taxi. After returning home, I found a note from Jess with all taxi numbers! So nice of her!! They have fast Wi-Fi internet (I liked the user name and password :-)), printer and a guest laptop for use.
The one and only negative, hmm..probably not negative but its okay to adjust kind of point is: the train track is just next to the house, so you may hear the noise all day and the last train stops at around 11 pm. But to us, it doesn't matter as we used to sleep after 11 and go out at around 8 am :-)
We had a very safe and pleasant stay with Jess and Bill. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and if I get a chance to visit Chicago again, I will prefer to stay in this place!!
Jess and Bill - thanks a lot for your hospitality and friendly approach!
Shoban you could not be more accurate in your review and we definitely enjoyed hosting you and your wonderful family. You are right, the place is safe, near all the taxis and public transportation areas, near all the grocery hubs and food places, along with an excellent nightlife and great restaurants! :) we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and you are always welcome back!
I would definitely book again with Jessi & Bill. Even though I only met Jessi, she was very helpful and accommodating during my stay. She even checked it in to make sure everything was okay. The location was perfect as it wasn't far away from all the popular sites.
Christopher, you are definitely right, the location is perfect and very close to all major sites. It is close to all the major transportation locations as well. Thanks for leaving us chocolate and we definitely enjoyed having you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and you are always welcome back!
Lindo apartamento, aseado y muy bien ubicado. Ademas completamente dotado y la cama muy comoda.
La atencion de Jessy y Bill profesional y muy cordial.
Excelente realacion costo beneficio. Mi espósa y yo lo recomendamos.
You are very kind and you are always welcome here! We definitely enjoyed having you. You are very very correct, as this place is very affordable and has a great cost to benefit ratio. It is near everything including public transportation and is very close to all the major attractions within 20 minutes!
Thanks for choosing us, cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EN ESPANOL
Es usted muy amable y siempre son bienvenidos aquí! Sin duda, disfrutamos tenerte. Usted es muy muy correcto, ya que este lugar es muy asequible y tiene un gran costo para beneficio. Está cerca de todo, incluyendo el transporte público y está muy cerca de todos los principales lugares de interés dentro de 20 minutos!
Gracias por su preferencia, saludos!