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Charges vary by number of persons, space, room/s, weekends/special holidays or events and length of stay.
(Longer stays of 2 weeks or more are Welcome!)
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This home has 4 levels, 3 separate apartments, multiple rooms and a variety of accommodations available for different budgets and needs along with a full size bathroom on each level for our guests comfort and convenience.
As hosts, we typically remain on the property full time and operate as a hostel and/or dormitory style environment. The entire home is not typically available March thru October when we cannot tear ourselves away from this amazing city!
We welcome you to respectfully enjoy our home as if it were your own, with access to the living areas, decks, eat in kitchens, etc.
Great location to spend time with family and friends in Chicago. One of the most notable and desirable neighborhoods, Lakeview. Just a short walk to Wrigley Field and nestled between the 24/7 Red and Brown line train Addison "EL" stops makes this an ideal location to call home base when visiting the city and local attractions.
The speedy train will have you to the steps of all area sites within minutes; such as Magnificient Mile for the shoppers, Museum Campus for those who wish to explore the Shedd Aquarium, Field and Science and Planetarium. Or if your wish is to wander Navy Pier or take in the beauty of Lake Shore Drive and the miles of lakefront bike paths, this is it.
Our clean, safe home is nestled conveniently between the 24/7 Red line and Brown line Addison train stops. The #9 (North and South) and the #152 (East and West) bus stops are at each end of our block.
Wrigley Field is just a short walk from our home and baseball fans enjoy free parking as our guest for game nites.
After dark when the "Loop" and downtown sites are desolate, enjoy the uniqueness of one of the best North side neighborhoods, Lakeview. Experience great restaurants, a plethora of bars, shop at our local stores all within walking distance at nearby Lincoln Avenue and Wrigleyville. Just 2 blocks away, check out the up and coming Southport Corridor and Music Box Theater.
Share this convenient space with fellow travelers like yourself. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast to get your day started while hearing about other guests journeys. Wind down at the end of a long day of site seeing on one of 3 outdoor decks. Learn about where fellow travelers are from and where they are headed. Enjoy impromptu s'mores in the fire pit or a glass of wine with other guests and hosts.
This is an incredibly spacious place for a city dwelling! Great eat in kitchen, wonderful gas burning fireplace for those cold chilly evenings and enormous decks to enjoy the fresh air and sun as well as an amazing view of the city Skyline.
We've got it all! Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Jewel Osco are just a couple of blocks. We provide Wifi, cable TV, parking, etc. We love hosting out of town guests and ensuring they have a great experience. We realize you are either on vacation or here for business and want you to feel right at home. Whatever we can do to make this a memorable trip, please let us know.
The Bean, Millenium Park, Grant Park, Soldier Field, Navy Pier, Lincoln Park and the free Zoo all easy trips as are neighborhoods like Old Town for a visit to Second City, great restaurants and nightlife or trendy Bucktown and Wicker Park for shopping or food tours. Nearby DePaul and Loyola make this a great stay for parent visits or temporary housing for college students. Interested in historic architecture? Or is your passion food?
Sleep peacefully-we are close enough to the "EL" for convenience but far enough that it is a distant if unnoticeable sound. Rest soundly in a comfy raised air mattresses for the single traveler in a shared space or if traveling with a friend we can make it two!
Great way to "live like a local" while exploring the city.
Be our guests! Be our guests! Be our guests:)
*Smoking is permitted on the rear deck only!!
**Parking-this neighborhood has free non permitted parking which is relatively available except during Cubs games. We provide free parking passes for our guests on game nites. If you would like an in and out covered parking space, we do have one available for $25 per day which is a reasonable price for this City. The parking for hotels is anywhere between $25 to $50 per day minimally.
***Wish to keep up your workout? XSports Fitness is just a short walk. They offer daily guest passes for $20 or weekly for $45.
My stay with Cris and Stephanie was an exceptional experience.
I had lived in downtown Chicago for over 20 years and needed a place to stay short-term before heading to the west coast. After reviewing numerous properties, I selected theirs based upon
quality of accommodations, location, reputation, and cost. They delivered with high marks in each of these critical lodging areas.
The private room was modern, neat and extremely comfortable.
Their location is within a quaint, quiet and safe neighborhood that is just a short walk to swift subway trains that wisk you downtown in a mere 20 minutes.
I opted instead to explore the neighborhood nightlife which is a brief stroll to the east and south. You are immersed within a diverse nightlife and dining area. Authenic culinary adventures await with a vast variety of flavors that span the globe. Lively and friendly bars beckon you with friendly crowds, lively music and a wide assortment of craft beers and wine.
One of the most impressive parts of my stay was the other guests. There were individuals, couples and groups from all over the country as well as the world. High quality individuals that would share their day's adventures over coffee or tea at the island table in the kitchen.
Finally, I must comment about the hosts. They are warm, friendly and helpful. They genuinely like hosting travelers and provide you with ample privacy and respect during your stay.
Overall, the quality of my stay exceeded all expectations and even my unusually high standards.
Howard was a pleasure to have in our home for so very many reasons but most of all I have to say I greatly appreciated the insight of his experiences of living downtown that he shared with us. Chris and I lived in 4 different neighborhoods in this city before choosing this one as our home. A little part of me wanted to live downtown but having Howard rave about how much more we have at our finger tips in shopping, restaurants, bars, theater and live music venues along with how safe it is in comparison to the "loop" just reiterates that I am not missing a thing:) Thanks so much for being our guest Howard. We have been given many wonderful gifts by spending time with you.
Stephanie is defintely the perfect host: very kind, very friendly, very (email hidden)rfect! I spent 3 nights in the private room and it really felt like home. The house is pretty big and quiet, nicely furnished and absolutely clean. Very green, cozy and residential neighbourhood, just steps away from the brown line subway station and some of Chicago's best bars & clubs!
Our time in Chigago was awesome!
We had a whole apartment to ourselves (thanks to Sandy) and it was the perfect spot to start our daily trips.
Public transportation is easily accessible, a ride into the city center doesn't need to long. It's a quiet area, but if you walk some blocks towards Wrighley Field, you can have bars and clubs as well.
Stephanie and Chris were really nice and very helpful with planning our stay. Thanks again for everything!!!
I traveled with a group of 8 college students and a 4 year old to Chicago to cover issues related to Election 2012. Cris & Stephanie were wonderful hosts and went above and beyond for our group. I cannot say enough about the hosts or their home. They had coffee and breakfast treats awaiting us each morning and made room in the fridge each night for the students' leftovers from dinner. It was located in a quiet neighborhood and was within a couple of blocks of CTA. I recommend this b&b for anyone passing through Chicago and needing a comfortable, safe, and centrally located accommodations.
Chris was a great host (Stephanie was away). He picked me up from the CTA blue line stop as soon as I arrived and offered plenty of advice and suggestions which were most appreciated. We were a group of 4 that had one large room and we made use of the shared space (kitchen, living room, etc). Great location near wrigleyville and very accommodating hosts.
Cris and Stephanie are so caring and responsible. The place is clean and fully equipped. I will definitely come back and stay with them next time.
The apartment is fairly huge and really clean. We were ten of us for a week-end and we really enjoy this place. It's close to the subway station (5-10min by walk). More precisely, the living room is large enough to welcome at least ten people. The kitchen is well designed with everything needed for a Week-End. The two rooms are not really big but comfortable. A outside space is place for smokers.
The neighborhood is cute and quite.
Chris and Stephanie are very friendly. We had got in touch for a week before our arrival and they had given us all information we needed. They welcome all of on the Friday night.
Cris and Stephanie have a wonderful place. I scored Cubs tickets and wanted to stay in Wrigleyville. I had about a ten minute walk from their front steps to the stadium! They accepted my request quickly (pretty short notice)and their communication was great throughout the stay. Cris even helped me park and provided me with a parking pass (I am still parallel-parking-challenged in tight spaces, especially on the left side, haha).
Their bagel and jam provisions were great and the washer/ dryer usage was a major plus. I was able to wash the shirt I really wanted to wear for an interview I had an hour after check-out. The place was pretty quiet and clean. I will definitely suggest this place to friends traveling from the suburbs to home games.
The home was very clean and the location was great for hitting all of the areas we wanted to during our stay. We rented what we thought was a private apartment with a balcony. You could only access the balcony by walking downstairs and out the kitchen. A bit misleading. This is a ROOM rental. Make sure that you read ALL of the rules and fine print before renting. We had an 8 person reservation and we had 1 extra person and it was a HUGE ordeal. And we paid extra for that person to stay. They also have a dog so if you are allergic to dogs like one of the girls in our party, please be sure to ask that question as it was not disclosed.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.