Quaint Hyde Park Burgundy Boudoir

House - Private room · S Blackstone Ave, Chicago, IL 60615, United States
Your host, Faye
55 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

The Burgundy Boudoir:
The Burgundy Boudoir has a very comfortable queen size bed with 100% cotton sheets, feather mattress and down comforter. There is also a mirror, dresser, ample lighting, and a closet for hanging your garments. The room 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 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. 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 The Magnificent Mile, University of Chicago, 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.

Other Things to Note

At Faye's House there is maid service once a week and a refrigerator for guests to store perishables. In addition to clean towels, we have bath and shower gel, lotion, shampoo and a hair dryer on site.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 3.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $1050 /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
  • I have stay there for 6 weeks and Faye was a great host throughout my entire stay. The bed is very comfortable, and the neighborhood has many restaurants and shops. Thank you Faye.

    June 2014
  • I really enjoyed staying with Faye. The room was comfortable and quiet and she was and excellent host.

    April 2014
  • Really enjoyed my stay at Faye's. It was a beautiful house and there was a real peace about it. Very clean and spacious. And Faye is a wonderful host!

    April 2014
  • Faye’ s the perfect host -- she always looks after her guests very well. It’s in terrific shape in a great location. I would definitely recommend this house.

    December 2013
  • I only stayed at Faye's house for a short night, so I might not be as qualified to review it, but I definitely had a good experience. Faye was a warm host and the room and bed were comfortable. The house is in a nice neighborhood conveniently located near the University of Chicago campus.

    November 2013
  • Thanks for the hospitality, Faye. It was great to stay in such anice home - so close to everything. See you again.

    October 2013
  • I stayed with Faye this past weekend, when I was in Hyde Park for a professional development conference. Overall, I had a very positive experience. Faye was warm and welcoming, and at the same time very professional. That's a hard balance to strike, and she does it very well.

    The small touches made a difference: she had a laminated cheat sheet with her home address, emergency contact information, and wifi access information. In the morning, breakfast laid out in a very easy, no fuss manner. Those details gave the impression that Faye took the time to anticipate the and accommodate the needs of her guests.

    Her house was well kept, and the room I stayed in was clean and comfortable.

    She does have a cat, and a strong willed one at that, so people with pet allergies are advised to medicate accordingly.

    October 2013
  • Faye's place was wonderful. Very convenient to public transportation and the U Chicago B-School campus. Nice, simple room, good internet access, very warm and welcoming. I only regret that the hours of my conference kept me from talking more with her. One tip: when reaching out to confirm, use the phone number rather than email.

    October 2013
  • Wonderful hospitality in gorgeous Hyde Park

    October 2013
  • Faye's house is located in a nice suburb, close to the University of Chicago. Nearby transport takes you everywhere in the city. The house is very clean and you get a large room and comfortable bed. For breakfast there is a choice of cereals and coffee or tee is also available. Faye is very charming and a good host. I would definitely recommend her place :-)

    September 2013
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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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