About this listing
Get to know Chicago by jumping off from a Classic Logan Square Bungalow. My 100+ year old home is a great place to explore the city from the coolest neighborhood in town. And I will give you tips to see/ do/ eat the best Chicago has to offer.
The house was built in 1908 and has all of the charm of an old home, but with all of the modern conveniences of today (wireless internet, AC, television, etc). The guest room is comfortable with a double bed, dresser, mirror, ceiling fan, a window air conditioning unit (summer months only), two chairs, cd player, record player (on request) and a storage rack for hanging clothes. I provide current issues of the Chicago Reader for the curious traveler. There is a washer/ dryer in the basement and a kitchen is available. The kitchen was completely remodeled in September 2011 and was voted as a finalist in the 2012 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards presented by the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association. The first floor bath was also remodeled in January of 2012 and a brand new second floor bathroom was added in the spring of 2014.
You will have full access to most of the house. Including sun room, back yard, kitchen and washer and dryer. Breakfast will not be offered in house, but I do provide gift cards to New Wave Coffee. A funky neighborhood coffee shop that provides great coffee, tea and breakfast options. New Wave is a short three block walk from my place.
Interaction with Guests
I love to interact with my guests. I have been a resident of Chicago since 1995 and a proud resident of the Logan Square neighborhood since 2000. I am an avid traveler and I love to provide insightful information and tips to fellow travelers.You will also be able to reach me via phone/ text.
My place is located in the greatest part of Logan Square. Logan Square is a dynamic neighborhood where tons of great things happen. Short walks to the Centennial Monument, Lula Cafe, The Logan Square Farmers Markets (summer and winter), Longman and Eagle, The Owl, Palmer Square, Parts and Labor, Wolfbait and B Girls, The Logan Square Auditorium, Jam, The Congress Theater, Revolution Brewing, Boulevard Bike Shop, The Rocking Horse, The Whistler, shopping, art, parks and everything else Logan Square has to offer.
The house is located near many modes of transportation. It’s just a seven minute walk to the Logan Square train stop on the Blue Line or a ten minute walk to the California Blue Line stop. The #74 Fullerton bus stop is a three minute walk and the #56 Milwaukee bus stop is two minutes away. Zipcar and IGo pickup locations are very close as is the Kennedy expressway. There is also easy, safe, permit-free parking on the street. You can usually find a spot directly in front.
~ Please respect my home and my possessions.
~You will receive a set of keys at check in.
~ No smoking is allowed inside the house.
~ No weapons of any kind are allowed.
~ Guests must be at least 21 years of age.
~ Maximum two guests.
~ No drug use or possession.
~ Quiet hours are from 11pm to 9am. It's fine if you leave or arrive before or after these hours, just do so quietly.
~ Enjoy Logan Square and your stay in Chicago. It is a great place!
I really enjoyed my stay at Mark's. Everything was organized when I arrived. Mark is very personable and knows Chicago history. Since my son lives in Logan Square, it was the perfect location. Lovely home. Quiet street with ample parking. Great cafes and restaurants in walking distance. Also easy access to downtown as well northern suburbs if you want to go to Chicago Botanic Gardens. There is so much to do that we didn't have a lot of time to talk. Next time! Diane.
Mark was a great host from the minute I booked online using clear communication regarding check-in plus was quick to answer any questions during our stay. Mark's home is very comfortable and welcoming with loads of charm and character. My daughter lives in Logan Square as well but decided to stay with me for a few days. With our busy schedule, we didn't get to take advantage of Mark's list of the many fun activities happening around Chicago, but he offers a lot of good information for those visiting the area. Maybe next time!
Logan Square has a fabulous Farmer's Market on the weekends, a great independent book store, local restaurants and coffee shops just minutes from Mark's home which makes this a perfect location. The Logan Square blue line stop is just a short walk as well. We walked everywhere and loved it. Our air-conditioned upstairs room was very comfortable with nice little touches all around. A super nice private bathroom with a great shower was located right next to our room. We really enjoyed meeting Mark and would highly recommend the Classic Logan Square Bungalow.
I like my 1st experience via airbnb in Mark's house. It is a very clean & home feeling house and very convenience for transportation and shopping. Mark is a such a kind host and very care about my feeling and support my tour arrange. I think I will still choose Mark's house for my next stay in Chicago.
All around excellent airbnb experience! You can see from the pictures that Mark's house is gorgeous, but you should also know that Mark is a great guy! Logan square is a fun neighbourhood to explore with lots of good eating and drinking options, and this place is about a five minute walk to the train. Don't stay downtown, stay here!
First off: Mark is the perfect host: Accessible and eager to help with any questions you may have. Excellent, comfortable and quiet room and an even better location! Only 5 min walk(if that) to the Blue line station. Fast access to L train gave super quick and easy access to O'Hare or downtown Chicago.
Marks house is very nicely appointed and honestly, I'm jealous.
This is a gem!
My wife and I had the first our experience with BnB and we are very happy to start with Mark's home. Mark is a great host and he told us a lot of information about the see to sights of Chicago (museums, park, buildings, cruise on the river,...). He is very polite and his house is clean and tastefully decorated. The bathroom to use only for guest (next the bedroom and the bedroom is exactly like you see in the picture), is big and clean and the shower is fantastic. Logan Square is a nice place with a lot of young people and with pubs and restaurants. For the breakfast, Mark gave us 2 card for the Coffe near to home (2 minutes walking) where we ate the best brioche (muffin) that we found and tasted until now in USA. He was always available to sms or call but he was never intrusive. I have a light sleep but I did not have any problems to sleep. So, we recommend absolutely this host and if we will return to Chicago, we would like to stay others days in Mark's home. Thanks Mark!
We had a wonderful stay in Mark's beautiful home. The room looked exactly like the pictures, the house was impeccable, and the new upstairs bathroom was elegant, clean and beautiful. Like everyone else said, Mark is a great host. He knows a lot about Chicago and was able to give us tons of tips about restaurants and bars, where to go for music and culture, which museums to check out,... He was always available to text or call but was never intrusive. A perfect Airbnb experience.
About the Host, Mark
I am a proud resident of the Logan Square community and the city of Chicago. As an avid traveler I love getting insider tips from locals. As a host on Air BnB, I love giving great tips to guests. Other interests include- food, live music, urban hiking, Cubs baseball, drinking good coffee, welding, craft wine/ beer, reading, biking.