Classic Hyde Park Victorian Room

House - Private room · S Blackstone Ave, Chicago, IL 60615, United States

The Space

The Victorian Room:
The Victorian Room has a very comfortable queen size bed with 100% cotton sheets, feather mattress and down comforter. On cold winter nights there is an adjustable mattress warmer on your bed to make the bed nice and toasty before turning in for the night. There is also a mirror, ample lighting, and a closet for hanging your garments. The room overlooks the house garden and has its own private television. The shared bathroom has excellent water pressure and the house is equipped with a central heating and cooling system. I can provide a space heater for additional comfort during cooler months. At the end of a busy day there is the Reflex Roller in your room that will revive your aching feet. A terry cloth robe with matching house shoes are provided for your convenience and the “chocolate fairy” is known to stop by occasionally.

Comfortable Home:
I have a lovely home and I enjoy making my guests comfortable. I have had house guests from China, Japan, Brazil, Venezuela, and Spain. My Hyde Park home has two private bedrooms available for rent. The clean and comfortable atmosphere of my home is well suited to all types of travelers: tourists, students, and professionals. My house offers the perfect home base whether you are doing an internship, apartment hunting, consulting a few times a month, doing a medical rotation, or just in need of a lovely place for a personal retreat. I can accommodate stay durations of varying lengths. I have had guests who stayed for a few days, a few weeks, or for more than a month. The full bathroom and dining area are shared and guests may use the microwave and the refrigerator. Guests are alerted that it is breakfast time at 7AM with the sound of soothing Jazz or guests can sleep in if I am alerted the night before. For breakfast I provide cold cereal, oatmeal, milk, filtered water, juice, fruit, coffee and tea. My house has central heat and AC, ceiling fans, wireless Internet, and a laundry room. I also provide an iron and ironing board for your convenience. Clean sheets and towels are provided at the beginning of your stay and you are responsible for keeping your room clean. Towels are changed every two days. For extended stay, there is a laundry room. I have a very friendly cat named Divine that enjoys guests.

Great Location:
My home is located in Hyde Park near University of Chicago just a few blocks from Lake Michigan. The neighborhood has a vibrant International community and is full of museums, artist studios, and unique murals. Within walking distance of my home are great restaurants, grocery stores, coffee/tea shops, bars, and fashion boutiques. The Museum of Science and Industry and DuSable Museum are right in the neighborhood. Hyde Park is a pedestrian and bicycle friendly neighborhood. I find it to be very safe, but of course we are in a city and it is always good to be mindful of your surroundings when walking alone. I live just a few blocks from the President.

Convenient Transportation:
From my home you can easily walk or catch a bus or an elevated train to destinations like UIC, University Village, McCormick Center, the Medical District, and Downtown Chicago. The Metra is a short walk from my house and many buses stop just down the block. The Metra gets you downtown in 15 minutes with a one-way pass for $2.35. Buy a CTA pass at the airport, Union Station, Currency Exchanges, select Jewel and Dominick's grocery stores, or in the CTA store. Activated on the first use, passes allow unlimited rides on city buses and trains for the specified duration. Please note that you cannot purchase a pass on the bus or at train stations. Without a pass, the fee is $2.25 per ride. Passes cost $5.75 for 1 day, $14 for 3 days, $23 for 7 days, $86 for 30 days. If you are driving, free street parking is generally available on Blackstone Avenue and 54th Street.

House Rules:
- Check in is after 4PM. Please provide an estimated arrival time. Bag storage is available for early arrivals.
- Guests receive a set of keys at check in.
- Check out is at 12PM. Bag storage is available for later departures.
- Quiet hours are between 11PM and 9AM. Please enter and exit quietly during those hours.
- No loud music, parties, or unannounced visitors are permitted in the house.
- No pets are permitted in the house.
- My home is smoke free and I prefer my guests to be non-smokers.
- I do not have a land line available for guests.
- Stove top cooking is not permitted. The microwave and a refrigerator shelf are available for use.
- All purchased food must be precooked unless it is vegetarian.
- I prefer that guests eat only in the dining room.
- Respect the space and keep it clean. Guests are liable for any damage they do to the property.
- No drugs or illegal substances are permitted on the premises.
- Guests may not conduct any illegal business from the house.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Monthly Price: $950 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Faye is a wonderful host! it was very convenient for me to head out / return according to my own schedule. Her cat divine is very social and playful. Since you can't use land line just get yourself a prepaid sim card from T-mobile and you'll have calling and data (done!)

    I was about a 20 mins walking distance of the bus route and downtown hyde park which worked out great! :-)

    Thank you again Faye!

    April 2014
  • Faye is a wonderful host with a beautiful home. She is also just a very sweet person to get to know and talk to. I would absolutely want to stay with her again the next time I visit the area. The Victorian Room itself is incredibly comfortable and clean, and the house is about a 20-minute walk to the University of Chicago.

    April 2014
  • Faye is very friendly and provides a clean, comfortable room. This is the second time we have stayed with her so you can see that we liked it.

    March 2014
  • Quite a lot of rules to follow compare to other bnb host. But overall still a legit place to stay and rest a short night.

    March 2014
  • Faye is a helpful and professional hostess. She always looks after her guests. I stayed in her cozy and clean house for a month. She was very helpful with answering my questions and accommodating my needs. Highly recommended!

    February 2014
  • We had a comfortable stay. Great location. Faye makes every effort to make you comfortable. Shared bathroom works, although not my first preference. This is our second stay and we will stay again.

    November 2012
  • The room and sheets were quite clean. The bed was very comfortable. The view of the backyard is quite refreshing. Would love to stay again.

    November 2012
  • Faye is absolutely wonderful as a host and was extremely friendly and flexible. She allowed me to arrive to her home at 1am after a long flight and even let me park in her driveway having moved her own car to street parking so I would not have a problem late at night. The neighborhood is nice and an easy walk to shops and services. A Starbucks is 2 short blocks away. With my son at University of Chicago I could easily walk there if I had the time. The home is clean and warm.

    October 2012
  • Faye is a good host: she is very nice and was very quick in confirming availability. Her home is welcoming and the room is comfortable. The bathroom is shared with 2/3 other guests. So wake up early to be the 1st in the shower. ;)
    Metra will take you to downtown Chicago (VanBuren station) in about 15mins - check Metra frequency via HopStop (free app) as it is not that great. Alternately, 2 busses (6 & 28) will take you there as well. Connection to the red, blue lines... not great.
    There's a few decent dining options in the neighborhood but rather limited. But I'm a picky New Yorker...
    If you're planning to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, you're in luck: it's just a few blocks away!!

    October 2012
  • Beautiful, romantic, private room and very nicely kept house. Feels like a getaway.

    October 2012
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I am a school teacher and a loving grandmother. I have traveled to countries all over the world and have had house guests from China, Japan, Brazil, Venezuela, and Spain. I have a lovely home and I enjoy making my guests comfortable. My Hyde Park home has two private bedrooms available for rent. The clean and comfortable atmosphere of my home is well suited to all types of travelers: tourists, students, and professionals. I have lived and worked in Chicago for many years and I am happy to direct my guests to the city’s hottest and most notable destinations. I respond promptly to all inquiries, I honor my reservations, and I update my booking calendar frequently. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Please make sure that your profile includes a photo of you and a few sentences about yourself.
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