The dining room and living room are full sized and expansiveYou are welcome to work, read or rest in the common areas.
Lovejoy Home Floor 1, a chill 2BD, 1 BA Treasure
Lovejoy Home Floor 1, a chill 2BD, 1 BA Treasure

5 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

5 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

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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.

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Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $30
Weekly Discount: 14%


The space

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.

Guest access

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.

The neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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!


City registration pending

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is 5PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with keypad

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.

Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

103 Reviews

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Kamalakannan User Profile
March 2017
The host canceled this reservation 32 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Garrett User Profile
March 2017
The host canceled this reservation 23 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Fara User Profile
February 2017
Great place to stay

Jason User Profile
February 2017
Mark was a great host and the property was quaint. Room was clean and shared areas were tidy. Bookshelf has a great selection of books!

Vikash User Profile
January 2017
It is a cozy place with shared bathroom

Lyndsey User Profile
January 2017
Mark is extremely friendly host who had great communication throughout our stay! The property was homely and spacious and was in a great area. We had a car so getting downtown was very easy. We also heard that public transport was also easy had we decided to use that! I would recommend Marks place to anyone who is looking to visit Chicago and still feel at home.

Sandy User Profile
November 2016
This was my third airbnb experience…with the first two being in the same place because it was so fabulous. There were many good things about the Lovejoy and a couple not-so-good things. Location was great! Although we didn’t use public transportation, my son and his girlfriend, who stayed there with us, did and they found it to be very convenient. They are also the airbnb experts as they have traveled many times utilizing airbnb and they felt that the Lovejoy was a great place. It might be a generational thing because my husband and I were not as entranced but all-in-all it was a good experience. Mark was a great host. Very good with communication. The beds are very comfortable. Parking is easy. It is in a very quiet neighborhood and the location is awesome. We had no issues with noise from above or below. The floors are squeaky but it is an old building and to be expected. It suited us for the holiday weekend very nicely.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States · Joined in February 2013
Mark User Profile

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.

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