About this listing
This is located in Oldtown/Gold Coast areas. Has major free parking areas that surround it on at least 10 side streets nearby. There are plenty of grocery stores, and night life (clubs, bars, restaurants) and also near all major transportation.
If this property is booked for the time frame you want, we have several others that have availability. They are listed in our profile, jutest click on our profile and look at all our other listings :) Of you can copy and paste the below link into your browser
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE as we have had 500+ reviews for our many properties. We will respond to you within 30 minutes typically if not sooner so that you can make your selection and decision quickly!
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.
* 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 and walking distance from the beach! (about 9 blocks) and a short distance from the loop of 1 mile. Near major city nightlife and has street parking nearby.
Before reading everything else , Please keep in mind that if you book 2 months ahead of time (and more than 4 days) or more we will provide a 10 percent discount to the total booking price of the private room. (this applys to any bookings past 06/01/2012) please ask for a special offer before you book if so (only way it will work)
Fridge, Wireless internet, View of city skyline, outdoor patio , walking distance from beach (summers only), bar nightlife area 3 blocks away, public transportation CTA bus and train 1-2 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 225+ 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.
There is also a TRAIN that runs till 11:30pm outside the apartment complex (most people are not bothered by this, but if you are a VERY light sleeper, we suggest you look elsewhere as it will most likely be unpleasant)
Public Transportation including buses outside the building and trains 3 blocks away.
Wireless Included, TV, and also near very many high class bars and restaurants that the City has to offer. 8 block from Navy Pier and all major monuments.
Towels Soap, Hairshampoo.
/ Other Recommendations
We only provide basic toiletries (toilet paper, hand soap, towels, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner) we do not provide personal items or anything else. We also provide teas/coffees, and some basic condiments, cooking items, etc but no food.
(it is recommended and encouraged to go shopping for food and cook at our places if you are looking for an economical stay since restaurants can get quite expensive) We do stock other foods but we try to keep the place with essentials and courtesy items but we do not provide your breakfast, dinner, or lunch (THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY). You are definitely able to label your foods if you wish to cook, but you are required to clean up after yourselves.
Your Room Will Include:
*One Queen sized Bed
* / w Netflix/Wii Attached (cable TV only works in Living room)
*Wireless and Wired Lan Ports
*Bathroom is shared with other room
*Free Internet access through Cable Providers
*Printer (Community Printer to use to print out your requirements for work, vacation)
*Iron and Ironing board
*Travel materials (Magazines and Maps)
*Hangers and Closet Space
*Clean linens and replaceable linens
* Desk With Chair
*Bath Towels, Soap, Shampoo
*Breathe taking view of the city from Patio and the room.
The Kitchen Will Include:
*Plates and Glasses
Stowing luggage past 12pm $30 dollars and has a max till 7pm.
Brown/Purple Line Chicago Ave "L" stop (15-minute walk)
Blue Line (5 minute cab ride)
RedLine subway stop (10-minute walk)
22/Clark bus (10 minute walk)
156/Lasalle bus (1 minute walk)
12. No SMOKING inside apartment. (100 dollar fine for cleaning it if it occurs)
IMPORTANT REGARDING PACKAGES and MAIL: 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.
IMPORTANT AS WELL: PLEASE READ
Please also note, while we allow 1 day stays in most cases if you ask nicely. If it is more than 30 days out, we require a 2 to 3 day stay in order to book with us unless it fills a gap or if its not a weekend. We will consider 1 day stays on a case to case basis as they are requested only for weekend purposes. Please let us know what days you wish to do your 1 day stays on and we will consider it.
WE HAVE MORE LISTINGS AT OTHER LOCATIONS IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, IF YOU DO NOT FIND A DAY AVAILABILITY. TO RIGHT YOU CAN SEE OUR OTHER LISTINGS. WE WILL BE GLAD TO BOOK THOSE PROPERTIES AS WELL WITH YOU.
Printers Row (Very Close!) :
New Old town (Nearby Northside) :
Old town (Nearby Northside)
Loop (Private Bathroom)
We are a very 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).
Special Note : when Spring time comes, there are some temperature increases in April and early May that might increase over 80 degrees, which means the building takes its time to turn on the AC, so while we have AC year round, there are some days that experience with the conversion from Winter to Spring and the turning on of AC which means some hot days in the apartment. We cannot control this unfortunately, it's just how it works with certain buildings in the big city hence why our prices are lower for this property.
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.
REQUIREMENT : YOU NEED VALID IDENTIFICATION AND PORTABLE PHONE DEVICE TO BOOK WITH US:
Please note that we require all guests to have a PHONE when they are in the US registered under their name. We need to be able to get in touch with you, if not your booking will be denied and cancelled. We require this in order to coordinate checkin times from airport/train/transportation. If you do not have a phone or unable to obtain a phone, you will need to setup an arrangement to meet us for the keys. We need to stay in constant contact in order to be able to give you access to the condo, up until your booking, in order to facilitate your bookings completion. Please note that there are situations where you will be delayed and/or transportation problems will arise with your arrival and we need to know. We also need to be able to contact you to relay certain informations to you. We work full time jobs and also have lives outside of BNB and we require that we can contact you in order to make things work. We are dependable but we also require you to be as well.
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.
Late Checkouts : LATE CHECKOUTS MUST BE PRE-ARRANGED WITH US. Luggage stowing till 7pm is allowed but booking a room is required to stay past 12 pm. 50 dollar Luggage stowing fee is required for that day if it is past 12pm.
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).
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.
Interaction with Guests
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.
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.
PARKING: Can be found on the streets . There are unzoned areas that can be parked in without having to pay hourly meters. (If there's available empty spots. We are not Liable for your car and chosen parking spot. Please read signs carefully as you park ).
Getting from the airport is really easy. You can get to the condo by taking a taxi, you can take the blue or orange lines within 45 minutes to the condo depending on traffic.
Other Things to Note
Getting from the airport is really easy. You can get to the condo by taking a taxi, you can take the blue or orange lines within 45 minutes to the condo depending on traffic.
Just keep the place clean. Don't make a mess and we will all be happy :)
1. You cannot run around the living room or the kitchen in your underwear (That will not be permitted under any circumstance and you will be asked to leave if we do not get compliance).
2. If you have an emergency, please do contact us as I will require to alert anyone that can help you of the emergency. We are here to be helpful to you.
3. Please be clean and make sure you place dishes and cups into the dishwasher. Throw out your trash, any excessive trash in garbage in your room could cause stains or smell, we will take your deposit if you do that and we have to clean walls and floors of odors and stains. We do not tolerate slobs. If you don't know where the trash shoots are, ASK US!
4. Please do not lay on sofa with shoes.
5. Please make sure that you notify us of anything that does not work or anything that you need changed (towels, linens) . We are your hosts, and we are here to help be the best that we can be for you.
6. Give us recommendations on anything you think we should change or do :) It helps me, trust me, it does. We have received many recommendations, and they have helped me vastly over the years.
7. Have a great time. We can help with that if you are in an unhappy or sour mood, just let us know :)
8. Do not drink anything that is considered LIQUORE, We are not a liquor store, bring your own. If you feel the need to ask, we might be able to grant a drink or two as a courtesy. Excessive drinking or doing anything shaddy in the bar area will get you asked to leave.
9. No sleeping on the couch, you have a private room. If you sleep on the couch for more than 1-2 hours, you will be asked to leave or go to your room nicely.
10. No unauthorized guests at the apartment. Extra guests will be charged that guest fee ($20 dollars for the entire stay from your security deposit if they are not disclosed earlier) unless you pre-authorize this with us (host) via written text or email.
11. You will get 1 towel per day per person, if you need more you will need to request it ahead of time via text, email, or phone call.
12. No Smoking inside of unit.
13. 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 12pm 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.
This was the perfect place for my weekend trip to Chicago. I was able to park my car for free a few blocks away and use the train to get around. Though I was not at the apartment very much, I thought the room was nice and perfect for unwinding at the end of the day. I really enjoyed the view of the skyline from the balcony. The neighborhood seemed pretty safe and had stores and restaurants all within a very short walk. I would definitely recommend this room to anybody who wants a great value in a prime location. Thanks for making my first Airbnb experience a very positive one!
Mike we are glad to hear that you enjoyed our stay here. You are very right that this area has many unzoned free street parking spots which helps if you are driving in. You are also right that this is a prime location for night life and restaurants. You are always welcome back !
This was my first ever AirBnB experience, and it was perfect. The hosts were kind enough to stay up and meet me even though flight was delayed, and provided loads of information which made a big difference to the stay. The bed and facilities were very comfortable - most nights I was out, but also able to work in the apartment, and nearby plenty of good places to eat. Very easy to walk into town, and the area safe and clean. Highly recommend this place, and any others hosted by Jesika & B, who know what they are doing (plus other folk around the apartment complex helpful and friendly).
Jesika was a very nice person very friendly, the place was just like the postings, I felt comfortable in the neighbourhood and it was very convenient.
Laurie, we are glad and happy that you enjoyed your stay here in Chicago. You are right that the neighborhood and place is very convenient. Seems like the information we sent via Airbnb to a couple guests didn't get to their emails. We will also attempt to call Airbnb to write you a review since we were not notified that you actually gave us one till now! oops! We are sorry that you didn't receive that email/message, but we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay nonetheless. You are always welcome back! You were extremely friendly and communicative and we are glad you booked with us.
First off, Jessika was very communicative and helpful getting me checked in. I never met the hosts but their nephew who lives in the apartment let me in and gave me the run down of the place.
Pros:very easy going guy to share an apartment with. Bed was comfy and clean. Extra blanket wasn't clean smelling but it was warm most nights and I didn't really need it. Location was great, 6 minutes to the train and plenty of food and bar options nearby. Loved having a little balcony and the AC worked fine on the 1 day I wanted it.
Cons: I didn't know ahead of time there was a full time occupant other than the owner living here. He was a nice guy but the walls were thin and so I occasionally heard noise late at night. The other downside of this (often the case on air bnb) the apartment was very lived in. Dishes not very clean in cupboards and bathroom not as clean as it could be. Dishwasher worked but tipped out of the wall and made me nervous to use (again not a big deal as I can hand wash a dish or two )
All in all a fine time for a week while working and not hanging around all day, a little different than expected but I'm fine with how it turned out.
We are glad you enjoyed your time in Chicago. We have fixed the Netflix issue and the dishwasher (thanks for letting us know). Glad you enjoyed the neighborhood as well and the view, you are definitely right about all those points.
Nonetheless, you might be more suitable for a hotel as if you were looking for a newer upgraded place (which typically cost more) and if you are looking for perfection because most places on Airbnb are like that (as you mentioned as they are homes not hotels) But you are right that the most important parts, such as your bed being comfy and clean, the place being easy going are right on the dot. This is a shared living space, with a PRIVATE bedroom. If you wanted an ENTIRE place, you should have looked for ENTIRE Places ;) They are more expensive than the private room with shared living spaces typically so we can deduce that you intended on booking an Entire place but some how a shared place came up. Chalk it up to experience with Airbnb :) . You shouldn't assume anything without reading the entire listing or ask questions :) If you intend on getting an Entire place, but go for the Private Room listings you will be disappointed unfortunately ;)
Jess was awesome: really nice, welcoming and helpful. The flat is great, location is ideal and it is just as advertised. Really great option to stay in Chicago . The trainline runs beside the building but even with the window open I didn't find the noise an issue. Neighbours in the building are very quiet and there are plenty of places to get food if you find yourself hungry in the middle of the night. The best recommendation I can give is not only that Jess was a great host but that I would definately stay again here.
Maurice, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay here. You are right that the place is ideal and is a great location. The place sits right in Old Town where you can grab lots of good bites and is near major transportation. You are right that we give out the recommendations to people and we are glad you enjoyed them and enjoyed the stay!
The apartment is ideally located next to CTA train, and Jessica was really helpful in providing lots of recommendations of things to do in Chicago. As indicated in the listing, there is a noisy train line running just next to the apartment, but for this price I would go back here without hesitation! You also have a very nice view over downtown from our room!
Julien, we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay here. You are right that the place is near the CTA stops both Bus and Train and we try to be as helpful as possible. Yes there is a train that passes by , but most people are fine with it but definitely recommend to people to not book if they are light sleepers ;) You are right also that the place has a great view :) You are always welcome back in the future.
I had a great time at Jesika's. The accommodations are modest and well situated. Steps from the red line. The apartment was clean and Jesika was very informative during check in. Everything was just like in the ad. We had everything we needed, and slept very well.
Shannon we are glad tat you enjoyed the place and thought that the bed was comfy. You are definitely right that the place is everything that one can need and near all the major trains/cabs/bus routes :) You are always welcome back and we definitely appreciate the recommendation and the wonderful review.
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About the Host, J And B
We love living in Chicago, as we have lived here all our lives and believe that it is the best city on earth. We have several places here in Chicago, some in the near northside, some in the loop and downtown, and some near McCormick place. All the places have one thing in common, and that is our ability to cater to the needs of our guests since they are all in close proximity to each other. We both work in downtown, have jobs during the day, and live the city life by night. We love to provide guidance to anyone coming into Chicago!
We have also traveled to destination such as Jamaica, Spain and Greece, Canada, Mexico, and every where that has some great culture. We intend on using Airbnb ourselves to go to Italy and some other locations in the next couple of months. We have utilized Airbnb for our stays in other states as well with great success as well recently.
Our life motto is : One Door Closes Another One Opens (we love to meet new people)
We love to network, and are truely business savvy individuals, work with non-profits and charities through our business and we are truely professional. We will be a great host to you and/or your travel companion/stay companion. If you have any questions about Chicago or anything at all, feel free to contact us. We love to establish communication because as we all know, communication is key to success in anything, Including Travel! We will be your friends and your family in Chicago, though we might not get to experience the town as you might or have time that to go with you or be there to experience your adventures, we always love to hear about great/bad experiences so we can always help our future guests as we consider everyone equal and we want EVERYONE to experience the great parts of Chicago!
WE LIKE THE BOOK THE FOLLOWING GUESTS :
We expect all guests to treat our places like a home, not like a hotel. People need to be cleanly, throw our their own garbage, clean after their cooking, and respect our home.
If you are in need of a temporary office space that you can meet clients at while in the city, we can provide that as well for business functionality which is not located in any of our homes.
All who come with a positive attitude and respect for our home; and we affirm that nationality, race, age, religion and sexual orientation are no issue. We have booked over 1500 guests over the past couple years and we have never turned anyone away or cancelled on anyone.
Things that we like to do includes
1. Go to concerts, classic rock, rock, dubstep, alternative, anything that is good!
2. We love to eat, and eat out. We know where the great places in Chicago are, so def. ask
3. We love to make new friends and learn about new cultures.
4. We know where all the nightlife spots are and where all the day tourism spots are so definitely ask if you need some recommendations
5. We are both within 5 minutes of Chicago 99 percent of the time. We are within 15 minutes in response on the phone, email, text, Facebook, etc ;) If we are not, we have at least 4 friends and family that well trained for all property management and checkin / checkout process that can assist us.
6. We are down to earth, we make mistakes just like everyone, we are not perfect, we are easy to make friends with :)
EXTRA STUFF WE CAN MAGICALLY DO SOMETIMES BELOW!! :)
++++potential free/password access to busy clubs/nightlife (that typically charge cover) in the Chicago before 12pm. ASK before hand which clubs you are interested in and we will get you the password for free entry :)
++++excellent knowledge and guidance for nightlife, restaurants, and places to visit in the city (we've been Chicagoans forever)