About This Listing
Private King Sized Bed in Large Bedroom
This private bedroom in our home is dedicated to savvy travelers like us. Bed with extra pillows, personal desk and chair. Enough space to be comfortable working or stretching out for some deserved rest. Have your own private space with wifi access in a easy location that connects you to all buses and trains in the city.
Our home plays host international travelers looking for 3 things:
1. a comfortable place to rest, eat, study and connect to the internet.
2. a location that offers access to all buses and trains at the heart of the city.
3. Traveling on a budget
Parking is easy and free on the street. Leave your car parked and walk to Starbucks, IIT, Jimmie Johns, Kinkos, Sox Park, McCormick Center, 31st Street Beach Harbor. Public Library, Green or Red line CTA parking is available for free just outside the house.The Zen Master Suite is a large Master Suite with adjoining bathroom, marble shower and seperate soaking tub.. WIFI through out the house is free. Zen Suite has a king sized bed, sofa, chase lounge, desk with comfortable reclining/rolling chair. Bedding and towels are included. Comfort and Value are what we intend to provide here.
Its our pleasure to make your Chicago stay as nice as possible. We love the city and are happy to show it off. You can ask us for recommendations or directions. At Zen you are close to train under 15 minutes from downtown and the city center. Its location is perfect for travelers to see the splendor of Chicago. You are 10 minutes from the University of Chicago. You can walk to IIT or McCormick Convention Center. We have bicycles available for rent also. It's really the best location in the City.
Laundry is $5 per load and includes wash, dry.
We look forward to meeting you at Zen.
No Kitchen Access
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 let me know if you need direction and recommendations around town
Walk to McCormick Center.
All trains, buses, cabs here
Other Things to Note
Kitchenette has cook top, microwave, coffee maker, mini fridge
This is a wonderful well kept home. We love hosting and meeting new people.
Smoking is permitted on the deck or under to portico. Please do not dispose of your butts on my deck or in my planters. Cigarette buts go in a waste container.
Clean linens are typically left on the bed in a pillow case. You will use these to make your bed. Please pull the sheets and pillow cases off and stuff them in the hamper in the hall when you check out.
Even though the area is not the safest for two girls, i would recommend the place. The room was big, comfortable. The house has lots of bathrooms, so even if there are lots of rooms, you can have your own privacy. The owner of the house doesn't live there but i see him every day. He is a very nice person; he recommended some places to see in Chi. All in all, i enjoyed my days here!!
Mejai was a great host, and kept in touch regularly if I had any questions. The room was very cosy with an adjoining bathroom. While it's not quite the same as it shows on the most recent picture, it's still a great place to sleep, study and relax. The area has very little going on and is a tad run down, but the station is close by and gets you downtown in around 10 minutes. Overall, great value for money!
The apartment was easy to find. The host left instructions before we got there and was quite helpful. Each door had a nice welcome message on it for the guests. The room was clean and spacious. The location is convenient too. Just a 5 min walk to the station. We didn't like the local food though as it was all fast food but the city is only 3 stops away so finding a good breakfast was easy.
The host was very friendly, sweet and informative about the city. The room was very large and had great potential. The bed was very comfortable and we loved the skylight and large windows. We did not have a shower the whole weekend due to a leak so we had to take baths. Though time consuming the bathtub was very spacious and relaxing.
"Private" was a little misleading since we had to share the bathroom with others and his office was right next to it. In addition none of the doors locked and you could see through the space in the double doors even when they were [taped] shut. The plumbing was so out dated that it unfortunately caused a flooding problem on Sunday that affected the other house guests.
The house was close to the city/ McCormick Place and it was very convenient.
Overall it wasn't the best airbnb experience we have had. However I feel the host is working on the issues in the room that needs to be addressed and should be more pleasurable in the future.
As the first stay everything was pleasant and as announced
Place is nice. Great location and parking is convenient on the street. house is warm. The room I had didn't have a lock on the door which is a little bit frustrating. The cleaning fee is high for what seems to be done... Also the fact that their is no Kitchen didn't affect me but still some people might find this frustrating.
Thanks for your stay Matt. Managing the keys for rooms have proved to much of a management problem. The house is very safe and of the close to 300 guest from around the globe, we've had only good experiences, nothing frustrating not even once. We provide guest with a fridge and microwave for their use in re-heating left overs so that's always an option.
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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