The house was renovated in 2008.Our Bronzeville neighborhood is rich with history and architecture.
Large Single Downtown-Facing Room

Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Large private room in historical neighborhood. There's a single bed, desk, Wifi, sofa for lounging, shelving for storing clothes, hanging rod for clothes. Shared kitchenette, fridge. Affordable, safe, convenient and comfortable for a value.

The space

This is a spacious room with natural sunlight. It includes a twin bed, desk, sofa, shelves for your books or souvenirs, clothing rods, bedding, towels and WIFI. It's decorated with artwork that inspires and warms the room - especially during the chilly Chicago winters. Our house is located one train stop from city center and 10 minutes from everything the city has to offer. This room is one of the best values in Chicago.

Guest access

The shared kitchenette includes a cook top, microwave, waffle iron, a blender, coffee maker and a shared Mini Fridge. We offer a personal, in-house laundry service for $5 a load, (a load is enough to fill a pillowcase).

Interaction with guests

On the day of your arrival, you will receive an entry code combination to the front door, and detailed check-in instructions when the room is ready. Typically, check in is anytime after 5:00PM but we will do our best to check you in earlier if you request it. There is no space for storing bags, so we cannot hold your bags while you are seeing the town. I recommend leaving your bags at a hotel concierge until you're ready to check in. Unfortunately, we just have no room to store them before your room is ready.

Please send all communications via airbnb site so that I can know who you are and which room you're in when we’re communicating. After arriving, if you need more immediate assistance, you can call or text the House Manager, whose number will be provided after your arrival.

Other things to note

This room is bright and sunny, overlooking Prairie Avenue. We offer it as a value for savvy travelers like yourselves, so please feel free to let us know how to make you more comfortable. Cheers!


City registration pending

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 5PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $20
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 5PM

We're looking forward to meeting you! Our easy-to-follow House Rules are posted in each room for easy reference:

1. Upon checking in, please use clean linen from the green basket to make your bed. When checking out, put your used linen in the blue basket.

2. Store your towels in your room, on the racks behind your door. If using a shared bathroom, please take your personal items with you after using it.

3. Remove your trash from your room and place in the trash bin through the rear basement door. Use the white bin in your room for garbage, and the black bin for recycling.

4. Please return the iron and ironing board to the 2nd floor hallway closet when you are finished using them.

5. If you would like a load of laundry washed, you may leave a pillowcase full of your personal laundry outside of your door, to be washed by the house manager. The cost is $5 per load. Otherwise, the washer/dryer is for staff use only.

6. There is no cost to wash bedding and used towels during your stay. Just place those in a pillowcase outside your door as well, if you need those changed while you're staying with us.

7.Put your name on any items you store in the shared refrigerator.

8.Please clean up after yourself, especially in the kitchen, as there is no housekeeping or janitor here.

9.Kindly turn off the lights when you leave your room.

10.Be careful not to lose your room key, as there is a $30 fee for replacing all the locks, which will be deducted from your Airbnb deposit.

11.Always keep the front door to the house locked for everyone's safety.

12. Quiet hours in the house are from 10pm - 8am. Please be respectful of your neighbors, they may be studying, relaxing, or sleeping.

13. Upon checking out, please leave the room just as you found it. Please take sheets off the bed, and place in pillowcase with used towels. Put this outside your room before leaving, along with any bagged garbage.

14. The house manager, Sharon, is available by text or phone call, from 8am to 9pm only, unless of an absolute emergency.

Thank you for visiting us. We hope you enjoy your stay!



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

97 Reviews

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Alejandro User Profile
April 2017
I had a great experience. Close to public transportation. Convenient for transportation to McCormick place.

Ismael User Profile
April 2017
I really recomend this place, It's very well located, you can go to the most interesting places in Chicago easily by bus or metro. The communication with Mejai Kas was excellent.

Pamela User Profile
April 2017
The host communicated effectively and overall, it's a decent place.

Angelica User Profile
March 2017
Loved Sharon who is the House Manager. She is fast with communication and makes sure she responds within less then 24 hours. The home is basic and a traveler with a budget will enjoy. The home is located in a prime location and is literally 15 minutes in a car to downtown. The kitchen is barebones there isn't an oven/stove or hot plate so if you are traveling long term that can be difficult to manage and eating out can be expensive in the city of Chicago. Also, parking was easy and we always had a parking space.

Drew User Profile
January 2017
This was a disturbing stay. The biggest complain is related to safety and comfort; I had repeated racially prejudicial remarks such as "yeah, I net you voted trump" and " yeah you had white privilege." Week earlier 4 young people in chicago tied up and kidnapped a white mentally handicapped kid and put a knife to his throat and forced him to say "fuck white people." It's also not as close to the train as they claim it is. It's about half mile walk. The WiFi is constantly not working. Sharon the house maid talks to you like your her best friend every day, you cannot walk by the room she's in without a greeting. It made me uncomfortable as someone who wanted privacy and quiet to study for my licensing exams. It It was It was loud with people running down stairs, loud loud tv late. Sharon there housemaid, let's her daughter or relative of some kind lounge in living room watch TV loud. She also tells tells guests tells guests personal info upon arrival, informing informing all informing all the I I was studying for the bar exam and I slept all day or all i do is sleep. One good young to say is the rooms are spacious. But it's really not worth it. I consider it unsafe here first white people. At the least, you'll be uncomfortable. It's cheap, but it's it's not worth it. Won't Won't be Won't becoming Won't be coming back. Worst stay on air bnb. I I suggest I suggest air bnb shutdown this I based. based on on the on the apparent views of racial relations. While While the manager sharon condemned tgen remarks. To me afterwards I I heard her laughing in the room with them.

James User Profile
December 2016
Stayed for conference at McCormick place (reachable by bus). Clean. House manager Sharon was friendly. Slightly out of town but if don't mind that would recommend as good value.

Kelly User Profile
November 2016
Sharon was very nice and easy to communicate with

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Chicago, Illinois, United States · Joined in August 2011
Mejai Kai User Profile

I'm very proud of our very nice Zen Mansion in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. It is near the University of Chicago, IIT, McCormick Place, and all trains, buses, are also within a 5 minute walk.. Parking is free on the street, directly outside of the house. We enjoy making visitors feel comfortable, welcome and confident about traveling around Chicago.

The Mansion was purchased in 2008 and has undergone a complete rehab. We've made our house comfortable for academics and professionals. The location of the house is only one train stop away from the city center and a short walk to the lakefront.

The rooms are perfectly functional and comfortable. Our purpose is to be the best value in Chicago for comfort and convenience.

We intend to be the best value on Airbnb. The rooms are very generous in size at 22' long X 16' wide. They function very well as a suites for sleeping, working or lounging in privacy. Each room has a queen bed, dresser, desk, desk chair, sofa, love seat, chaise lounge, and relaxing art work. Bedding and towels are all included.

This location is safe, with the nearest police station just two blocks away, and we are central to all trains and buses. We are quietly the best kept secret in Chicago and we intend to make sure you have an enjoyable stay. Namaste.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour
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