About this listing
This room is a very large private room with a single bed for sleeping, desk for working, sofa for lounging, shelving for storing clothes, clothing rod for hanging shirts and a wonderful view of the front garden and street. Very spacious and nice.
Spacious room with natural sunlight that Includes twin bed, desk, sofa, shelving units, clothing rods, bedding, towels and WIFI. Located one train stop from city center and 10 minutes from everything the city has to offer. The best things about Chicago are the beaches, museums, architecture, food and parks This location is 10 minutes from city center by bus or train. We enjoy helping our guest plan to site see, eat, shop and adventure in Chicago. This location is walking distance from the new 31st street boat harbor as well as walking distance to McCormick Center,White Sox Stadium, Illinois College of Optometry,Illinois Institute of Technology. We are one train stop away from Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. We are 3 blocks away from Starbucks Coffee. Within a few blocks there are several options for carry out eating. Chinese food, Bar-B-Cue, Soul Food, Jimmy Johns, Subway, McDonalds and several other carry outs. There are several options for transportation including Divvy Bike, bus, train, taxi cab. You wont find a better value anywhere in Chicago. Rooms rent first come first serve and we get several reservation request daily. If this room fits suites you send a reservation request now, otherwise chances are it will be booked by someone else today.
Cook Top, Microwave, blender, coffee maker and Mini Fridge. 3 bathrooms and 2 shower rooms to choose from.
Interaction with Guests
You will receive an entry code combination and detailed check-instructions when the room is ready on the day of your arrival. Typically check in is anytime after 5:00PM but we will do our best to check you in earlier. 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 your ready to check in we just have no room to store them.
Please send all/any communications via airbnb site so that I can know who you are and what room your in when we are communicating. Calling or texting is not encouraged unless it's an emergency. Please ask any questions through airbnb
Central city location 10 minutes to the Loop, walk to IIT, Sox Park, McCormick Center, 31st Beach. 2 Divi bike stations within 2 blocks. 3 blocks to Starbucks, Jimmy Johns, Fed Ex/Kinkos. Less than 2 blocks to McDonalds, KFC, Hong Kong Delight, Sharks Fish....
Divi Bike, Uber, Cab, Bus, Trains all at the corner of the block. 10 minutes to the Loop via train or bus.
Other Things to Note
This room is bright and sunny and over looks Prairie avenue. We offer is as a value for savvy travelers like ourselves. Feel free to let us know how to make you more comfortable. Cheers!
We love hosting people in our house and we love a good party. Our rules are simple and reasonable. We ask that you conserve energy buy turning off any lights or electronics that you might have used before leaving your room and going into other parts of the house. We do not waste energy here as it is not our way.
Do not leave trash in your room. Take you trash to the Trash area in the basement. I if I have to take your trash to the trash area for you.
I liked the apartment a lot.
It was conveniently located close to train station and bus stop.
20 minutes trips to downtown.
There is a public beach in walking distance at 31st.
The apartment is lovely. My room was on the ground floor, the majority of the house is Airbnb rooms so lots of opportunity to meet other travellers.
Transportation is very convenient, about a five minute walk to the train station and then a 10 minute trip into the city.
There are a lot of local restaurants in the vicinity and a few grocery stores and bars as well.
There were several small issues during the course of my stay (from the host forgetting to give me the code to enter the building as promised, to him mixing up the room I had booked, to the fan and WiFi stopped working several times, to me spotting several cockroaches/millipedes in my room etc). However, most of these were fixed quite promptly by the host and I found him quite friendly and professional. That was until he told me that a cleaner would be coming to my room with just a few hours notice. As I had already made plans for that day and wasn't comfortable with anyone being around my possessions without me being present (due to a theft at an hotel in the past) , I politely requested if it would be possible for this to be rescheduled. The hosy quickly became defensive and took this personally. I continuously tired to explain that this wasn't personal and was just a precaution, and tried to see if it was possible to reschedule. The conversation ended with the host being very patronising, insulting me, and insisting that my room will be accessed with or without my permission. This incident aside, I did not have any other major incidents at this residence. In fact, there were several positives : clean, spacious bathrooms and close proximity to the station being the biggest 2.
Overall, the house was good value and adequate for my short stay, but the unprofessional and disrespectful manner in which the host responded to a reasonable request would make me feel very uncomfortable to stay again at the residence.
Every once in a while we get a guest who is just unhappy with themselves and life in general. Such people make hosting really difficult. Airbnb is not for everyone and this person was not a good fit for us in anyway. Your experience is partly what you make it we try to get out of the way of trouble but sometimes it just find you.
We would stay clear of this person in the future
The room was exactly as advertised. It was my second time staying. It was incredibly convenient to downtown and I felt safe making my way to the trains.
Very clean house and very comfortable. Close to the center by bike :) I recommend
Well, for me everything went fine. The room was as I expected it and as was everything else. I'm glad having been your guest, Mejai! Thank you!
Really nice! Clean and tidy room!
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About the Host, Mejai Kai
Very Nice University of Chicago, IIT, McCormick Place, Parking is Free. We enjoy making visitors feel comfortable, welcome and confident about traveling around Chicago. We've made our house comfortable for academics and proffesionals. The location is one train stop away from the city center and a short walk to the lakefront.
The Mansion was purchased in 2008 and has undergone complete rehab.
Zen Mansion is located in the city center off the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology 5 minute walk. All trains, buses, cabs are here within 5 minutes walk. You can also walk to the lake front here.
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 are intended to serve as a suites for sleeping, working or lounging in privacy. Each room has a queen bed, dresser, desk, desk chair, sofa, love seat, chase lounge, proper art work , bedding and towels are all included.
This location is safe and central to all trains and buses. We are quietly the best kept secret in Chicago and we intend to stay that way. Namaste