About This Listing
Completely and beautifully furnished three bedroom / two bath located in the heart of Lakeview.
All utilities set up and included in the rent: central heat and air, cable, wireless high speed internet, electric, gas and water
fully stocked kitchen - pots and pans, silverware, dishware, coffee maker, microwave, tupperware, toaster, glassware, and cooking utensils are provided
linens and bath towels provided
King, queen and 2 twin beds
new washer and dryer that is shared with the other 2 apartment homes
private gated front and back yard with patio furniture and gas grill
Great neighborhood - walking distance to restaurants, shopping and public transportation
garage parking available
Other Things to Note
upon making a reservation please inform us via airbnb website of your arrival and departure time. It helps us coordinate early check ins, late check outs and our housekeeping schedule
No smoking please
JoAnne was flexible with arrival and departure times. I really appreciated the late check out on Sunday, even though the gentleman who came to clean said I was suppose to be out at 11 a.m. JoAnne however allowed us to stay until 3 p.m. The rental was suited well for the six of us- no space issues. Could use some TLC, but you usually find that is the case with many older Chicago buildings. Overall, I was satisfied. I loved the ease of being able to arrive and simply walk right in without having to wait for a key, etc. There is a very nice Jewel Osco with a Starbucks a block away- they even serve free alcoholic drink samples. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. I had no issues with parking. We had two cars and managed to get spots in front of the rental for both cars in the early evening Friday- didn't have to move them at all during the weekend.
Positives: Great neighborhood. The owners of the condo were very responsive and very nice people. Nice washer and dryer available. Nice towels and plenty of toilet paper & paper towels.
Negatives: The home seems very run down, although decorated nicely. The kitchen sink would only run cold water and there was a leak under the sink. We could hear a lot of noise from upstairs - they weren't excessively noisy, but you could hear everything. The whole place seemed like it needed a thorough cleaning, the front closet had junk in it - we also rented the garage which was nice, but the garage was filthy. If they cleaned it up and took care of repairs it would be nice.
It was an amazing trip for me and my family. The place is very confortable, clean and cozy.
Overall, our experience was decent. As hosts, Steve & JoAnne do a great job and are very responsive. However, after other experiences on Airbnb, this would not be a place that I would choose to stay in again. The rental space could use a lot of TLC. It felt dirty (even though a cleaning crew is said to maintain it). It could use a deep clean. We also had issues with the beds & bathrooms. On our first night there, one of the twin beds collapsed on us in the middle of the night. The beds in the other rooms were tolerable, but certainly not desirable. We also had issues with the toilets not flushing. We notified Steve and he was more than willing to send a plumber to address the issue. Lastly, I know this is something that is out of their control, but the walls to this place are paper thin! This was an issue when trying to sleep. Not sure which neighbor, but someone literally had either a tv or a radio turned on very loud 24/7. I am not exaggerating. It made it quite difficult to sleep.
I understand that being in Chicago and this being an older unit that you can't expect perfection. However, I lived in Chicago for over 8 years so I know what can be expected. Sadly, this unit fell well beneath my expectations. Again, this is not a personal jab at the owners (they were very responsive). But, this is not a place I would stay at again or recommend to anyone.
The reservation was canceled 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
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About the Host, JoAnne
We love helping people find new homes, whether it is for a few nights or 3 months. Chicago is an incredible city and we appreciate your trust in us and our furnished apartment homes. We look forward to making your Chicago experience a memorable one.