Downtown Chicago at its best!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60654, United States

Clean, comfortable, cozy, and cool. It is a perfect place for two guests. The large kitchen will excite any chef, or take a short walk to all the best restaurants in River North. Easy access to all public transit, walk to museums, beach, shopping.

The Space

Where to start...well, this apartment is at the heart of Chicago shopping, nightlife, restaurants, Oak Street beach, business, etc. Easy access to/from highway, and close to both Blue line, Red Line, and Brown Line trains. Oh...and gorgeous skyline views, walk to Grant Park, museums, Navy Pier. The apartment is in River North (Ohio & Dearborn St), 3 blocks from Michigan Avenue (Magnificent Mile) shopping, 3 blocks from the best nightlife area in Chicago, walking distance to all the best restaurants. Take the Red Line (1 block away) directly to Wrigley Field for a Cubs game, or take it south directly to Cellular One for the White Sox. Cherrywood floors, granite counters in the kitchen, balcony with a gorgeous skyline view of the north end of the Loop (which is a 10 minute walk for those that will be working downtown). Large bedroom w/ queen bed, floor to ceiling windows, large bathroom, full kitchen, washer/dryer in unit, etc. Very Spacious, well designed & decorated!! Doorman building. Many hotels are in the area because it is the center of all that Chicago has to offer. All major buses and trains are close, and hailing a taxi is simple in this area at any time of the morning/day/night. This is as good as it gets in Chicago. You will be glad you made this decision, and I am confident you will be back for more.

For those that have never visited Chicago, it does not get any easier than this. Take the train from the airport, and save yourself an expensive taxi ride. Or, if you are driving in, let me know ahead of time, and I can make arrangements for you to have a parking spot in the building (and if not in the building, then there are 2 parking structures right across the street). The area is extremely safe, so you can feel comfortable walking around here at any time of night.

Nearby attractions:
- Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue)
- Chicago River
- Navy Pier
- Grant Park
- Field Museum/ Shedd Aquarium/ SOLDIER FIELD!!!
- Red Line train directly to Wrigley Field or U.S. Cellular Field
- Red Line train to Lincoln Park
- Loop (business district)
- Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower)
- John Hancock Center
- Trump building
- Merchandise Mart
- Oak Street beach
- Plenty of shopping, nightlife, and restaurants on all the surrounding streets (and you will see for's the best of the best the city offers).
-This is the area that Chicagoans go out. Don't be the the locals. You know the saying...'you were never really there unless you meet someone from the area'.

Guest Access

Gym, dry cleaners

Interaction with Guests

I want my guests to feel that they are living in the city while renting the apartment. I want them to feel independent. That said, I am happy to meet, but will not bother you. I spend my time in the summers there on my boat, and always happy to entertain if I am in town.

The Neighborhood

River North is the best area to live in Chicago. It is very safe, very clean, and very fun. Most of the city's top restaurants are in the area, and without question, all of the best nightlife is here. Further, the 'Champs Elysees' of Chicago, known as Michigan Avenue, is nearby, so you are just blocks from one of the best shopping locations worldwide.

Getting around

Walk everywhere!! Everything you want in Chicago is within walking distance of this apartment. If you choose not to walk all over, there are several other options here.

First, you can rent a bike via (website hidden). There is a bike station close by the apartment. Tour the city by bike!! Ride a bike to the museums and leave the bike there. Walk home through the park!! Bike to the farmers market. Bike to the beach. Walk home from it all!

Second, the main subway train in downtown Chicago is the Red Line. This will take you as far south as the museums and Cellular One Field (home to the Chicago White Sox), all the way north to Wrigley Field (home to the Chicago Cubs). You are also close to the Brown Line and Blue Line trains.

Third, the best/main bus line city is Route 22. There is a bus stop right outside.

Fourth, the highway if you are driving, is just blocks from the building.

Long story short...this is the most convenient location you will ever find in Chicago.

Other Things to Note

I have seen a lot of new apartments come onto the market via Airbnb in the past year. All I can tell you is, many do look nice, and many boast about being downtown. However, to be clear, NONE are nearly in the same convenient location as my apartment. I suggest looking up locations that you would want to walk to, and you will see for yourself. As an avid fellow traveler (i spend a lot of time in Europe), I know the value of LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!! Enjoy your stay! You will be happy you took my advice! :-)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $3500 /month
Cleaning Fee: $100
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Our stay at Michael's could not have been more's in a great location to everything you would want to do in the city. We bought transit passes, but rarely needed to use them as we were able to walk everywhere! The view was wonderful. Michael was very nice and very helpful...very easy to keep in contact with and made sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely stay at Michael's on any return trip to Chicago....thanks Michael for sharing your wonderful place with us!

    October 2013
  • It was a wonderful stay at Michael's Chicago apartment! Beautiful, comfortable and even a balcony where my husband could smoke his evening cigar! Michael is a generous host providing many amenities even down to the q-tips. He invited us to share anything that was in the apartment. Great view of the city too. I would highly recommend anyone traveling to Chicago to contact Michael.

    October 2013
  • Awesome place central to everything. We came for a work conference off the loop and it was easy to go exploring west of the loop (Randolph) and also to see boystown. Amazing view from the deck!

    September 2013
  • Michael's apartment was fantastic. It was very well located, clean & comfortable. The doormen were very friendly and helpful, everything in the apartment worked well and having a washer & dryer in the apt was very convenient. Michael was very responsive & is a very friendly & nice person. We look forward to staying with Michael again on a future trip to Chicago.

    August 2013
  • Ok... Michael's place si really "Downtown Chicago at ils best" !
    My husband and I have been here for 10 days and it was gorgeous ! Very well located, just few blocks from the Loop and the beach, perfect for holidays. Whole Foods, banks, Starbuck´s, and the best restaurants are within walking distance, it´s really easy to live here. Even going to Oak Park, Bucktown is so simple by train...
    Obviously, there's no better place to stay in Chicago.
    About the appartment, everything is as described by Michael, and the view is even better, what an amazing view from the balcon y and the bedroom ! It's clean, well furnished, cosy... Doormen are nice, the perfect place for a couple !
    And Michael... Sure the best host ! He's considerate of his guests, easy to joign, heplful and he perfectly knows his city (all the places he recomended were awesome !)
    By end, Michael offered us a trip on his boat on Michigan Lake by night, with his so nice friends...
    We could have stayed here for months I guess !
    Go there !!!

    July 2013
    Response from Michael:

    thanks Joy & Phil! I loved getting to know you and can't wait to see you again!!

  • Great location, great condo, great experience. We had a great time. Location was great, parking across the street was very easy and affordable. The building staff were awesome and treated us like guests.

    Our new "go to" place when we stay in Chicago.

    July 2013
  • El departamento de Michael es EL MEJOR sin dudas, comodo, impecable, luminoso, muy bien ubicado y con todo lo necesario para una excelente estadía, aunque no pude conocer a Michael no tengo más que palabras de agradecimiento. Sin duda cuando vuelva a Chicago me alojare en el departamento de Michael

    June 2013
  • The apartment is perfect, located in one of the best areas of Chicago, close to everything. Four blocks from Michigan Avenue, four steps from the river. The balcony is a plus, the building is safe, calm and well organized. Everything in Michael's apartment is clean and friendly; and Michael himself is a great host! I strongly recommend this apartment for a romantic experience in Chicago.

    June 2013
    Response from Michael:

    It was great meeting you, and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay!

  • Our stay at Michael's was perfect. The apartment is well equipped, perfectly located and very clean.
    Michael is a super nice host and it was a pleasure to get to know him. We had family in town so we could not enjoy chatting more but we will sure do next time in Chicago or in Seattle.

    June 2013
    Response from Michael:

    It was great meeting you both as well! I will surely reach out when I am in Seattle, and please do the same if you are back in Chicago or NYC.

  • Really gorgeous place in a great location in River North. The apartment was stocked with linens, professionally cleaned, and with a grocery store right across the street, it was a perfect place for my 4 night stay. Michael was a great communicator about the apartment, too!

    June 2013
    Response from Michael:

    thank you Taylor for the kind words! I am glad that you enjoyed your stay!

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I am a financial professional, laid back guy. I travel often which is why I am listing my place on Airbnb. I have owned my apartment for 10 years now. It truly is a great find. I bought it due to its location ... close to EVERYTHING Chicago has to offer. I lived in Sevilla, Spain for a while, and NYC as well. I love being outdoors, boating, sports, and checking out a city's cultural events/museums, festivals, etc. I love chocolate, I love meeting new people, music, and am a total foodie. I will be delighted to host you, and to help make your stay in Chicago a memorable one. I am respectful, so please be respectful of my things as well. thank you.
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