About this listing
Rent this 2 bedroom space with your own bathroom, dining, living room and kitchen. I live upstairs and be available to help you with suggestions of what to do in Chicago and how to get around. Experience Chicago in a cozy, homey, safe place. There's a Mac computer, fast Wifi and a large TV with netflix/amazon video. There are many books and comforts of home. There's plenty of free parking right in front. CTA trains and buses make getting around easy.
Built in 1922, local Chicago builders designed a historical Dutch barn shaped building with local materials. I transformed this existing building into an oasis of environmentally friendly lifestyle. Modern renovations include: Triple pane windows, all electric hot water heating system for maximum hot showers, electricity is sourced from wind, bookshelves and comfy amenities make staying at the Lovejoy an exceptional experience. I live in the house and am ready to assist you with recommendations on enjoying your stay in Chicago. You'll also get peaceful urban ambiance on this quiet neighborhood street. The Jefferson Park transit center is a 12 minute walk (or 4 minute bus ride) and can get you around Chicago fast! There is a garden with white roses, peonies, rhubarb, tomatoes and more in season. You may hear birds singing in the morning. Lila the cat lives upstairs but your apartment is pet-free unless your small dog or cat is a traveling companion.
Full kitchen, dishwasher, living room, dining room, wireless internet, soap, linens, books, couch, backyard porch and garden (help yourself to anything in season!) You are welcome to spend time on the back porch and in the back yard. Please ask us before starting the fire pit or a grill.
Interaction with guests
Feel free to follow your own journey and message through the Airbnb messaging system when you have any questions. I'm happy to socialize with you and also respect your privacy and time.
I love the history of the Jefferson Park community and how close it is to the Forest Preserves of Cook County and the transportation that makes it a breeze to move around the city. This neighborhood is home to many Chicago cops and firefighters. This is a safe place, close to the urban forests and connected to public transit. The Lovejoy Dojo Floor 1 is your home for centering and grounding.
Yes, Blue Line Jefferson Park, Gladstone Park Metra, Forest Glen Metra, Milwaukee Bus, Foster Bus, Central Bus, free street parking and two major expressways 90/94.
It's easy to get to a Sox game from the Lovejoy Farm. We are a ten minute walk to the Jefferson Park Transit center where you catch the blue line towards forest park for $2.25 a person. Then get off at the Jackson stop and follow signs transfer to the red line towards 95th. You'll see signs for the Sox stadium stop.
The walk to Forest Glen metra is safe and residential. Mariano's is a grocery store right next to the train station. There are schools nearby and it's a nice walk. The neighborhood is fairly quiet for good walking. Find schedules by searching for CTA bus tracker and Metra rail.
Other things to note
If there's anything special you need during your stay, just let me know!
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Guest are expected to be respectful of the neighbors. Please put all trash and recycling in designated containers. Be quiet after 11pm. No tobacco smoking is permitted inside, but you are welcome to partake on the porch.
Check out is easy. Clean up, take the garbage out to the back porch, wash dishes, pile up used linens and towels on the floor. Lock the doors.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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I love designing living spaces. I'm fascinated by urban agriculture and social cultures. I first started traveling on Airbnb up and down the coast of California. Now, I enjoy meeting new people and socializing through Airbnb. I've met many great friends through the hosting experience. I like showing Chicago to new people and giving recommendations on what to do around town.
Books, movies, vegetarian food, clean water, indoor plumbing are a few things I couldn't live without. :)
I support responsible home sharing rights and hosting education through Keep Chicago Livable.