SUPER COOL LAKEFRONT - ZOO & PARK

Apartment - Entire home/apt · N Lakeview Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, United States

The Space

Wake up to the sun & lake! Art filled tropical abode with great lake & park views in one of the most desirable & historic areas of the city! Recently updated unit provides a great home base for exploring the city with plenty of local sites and minutes from Mag Mile & Loop attractions. Excellent public transportation access (bus / train / taxis / Divvy bike) make getting around the city a cinch!

High floor Lincoln Park retreat with views of Lake Michigan & Lincoln Park, accentuated with a robust art collection. Makes a great prelude to visiting the Art Institute & the MCA! Design enthusiasts will appreciate the mix of mid-century modern, contemporary, urban minimalism & art deco elements. Large walk-in closet & ample storage space for longer trips. Huge roof top lounge deck with panoramic views of the city - from the Willis Tower to Wrigley!

Unique layout maximizes space (fits 1-3) and possible to fit up to 4, just ask (restrictions may apply). It's a fun space that features:

* Queen size bed + full size sofa bed
* HD TV - Direct TV
* Stereo, CD player, digital media access
* Secure WiFi
* Extra guest bed: sofa that converts into full size bed
* Large Art collection - bold & unique!
* DIVVY Bike rental stand nearby
* Premium linens & towels
* Super convenient location for citywide exploring!
* Uber-clean from top to bottom!

WALK: Lakefront, beaches, Lincoln Park Zoo, Conservatory, Nature Museum, driving range, tennis courts and tons of dining & shops. Architecture buffs will enjoy strolling scenic Lincoln Park's turn of the century mansions, row houses and ultra contemporary abodes.

Runners & bikers: easy access to knee-friendly crushed stone running trails & paved paths that meander through Lincoln Park's lagoon & lakefront parks. Scenic 2 mile jog to the Mag Mile.

Lincoln Park is home to a diverse restaurant lineup including award winning restaurants such as L2O, Alinea, Perennial Virant, Mon Ami Gabi, North Pond & more! Plenty of great casual dining options abound (Bourgeois Pig is a local favorite) including great breakfast & ethnic eateries.

INQUIRIES: Please provide IMPORTANT DETAILS about your stay including flight info, important times and events. Please fill out your PROFILE and leave the cute pet pics for other sites. Due to the large number of inquiries, prompt booking is required once approved. Need something specific upon arrival? Want to be stocked with breakfast foods, your favorite coffee or sports drink? Let me know and I'll try to have it ready for you!

EASY ACCESS TO THE BEST OF THE CITY!
Lincoln Park Zoo - few blocks away
Mag Mile - 2 miles ~5 min taxi via scenic Lake Shore Drive!
Wrigley Field - 1.3 miles
Loop business district - 3 miles - bus, L ,taxi
Art Institute 4 miles - bus, taxi, walk, L train
Navy Pier 3 miles - bus/cab/walk/run along lakefront
Second City Improv - 1 mile

WALK
Grocery Stores (Trader Joe's + 3 others)
100+ nearby restaurants & shops
North Pond restaurant (Jame's Beard award winner)
Chicago Pizza & Bourgeois Pig (Rachel Ray's favorites)
DePaul University
Historic sites: Including the Biograph Theatre (Dillenger), St. Valentine's Day Massacre site ("Some like it Hot" w/ Marylin Monroe...).

RATES: Weekly $795-1195. Daily $125-195. Weekenders - 2 night stays may require extra fee.
BOOKING: Due to the large amount of inquiries - PROMPT booking is required once approved. Calender not always current - inquire about dates.
CHECK-IN/OUT: Standard check-in is late afternoon /early evening, but flexible. Standard out time is by 10am, but flexible - try to work around your schedule if possible.
ARRIVAL TIMES: must be made in advance, most arrivals handled directly from airport - but best to inquire.
TRANSIT: - Arrive via L train from Midway or O'Hare & possible to take public transit -buses - trains - taxi - Divvy bike to traverse the city. Close to both the Fullerton & Diversey elevated train stops. Clark St. & Sheridan/Michigan Ave buses are steps away.

Guest Access

Full guest access aside from stored items.

Interaction with Guests

Guests are left to themselves for the most part - readily available for tourist info and handle any issues.

The Neighborhood

One of the nicest parts of a beautiful city. Superb location just north of downtown with immediate proximity to Lincoln Park lagoons, ponds, zoo, the lakefront, historic turn of the century mansions and a fun restaurant scene starting just a block away.

Getting around

Transit - Steps to multiple bus lines (Clark, Sheridan/Michigan, LaSalle, Diversey, etc.), train line stops at Fullerton & Diversey (Red, Brown, Purple lines) and Divvy bike access points are very close. Excellent Taxi access, too!
Parking - Free local street parking & paid parking available for $15-25/day.
From either airport - cabs run $35-40.
From O'Hare - Blue line to Logan Square - Diversey bus to Lincoln Park.
From Midway - Orange line to downtown, 151 (Michigan Ave) bus to Lincoln Park

Other Things to Note

CHECK IN & OUT is flexible, but must be made in ADVANCE. Check in is usually late afternoon/early evening, but is open depending on availability. Check out is typically by 10 a.m., however alternative arrangements can be made.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $795 /week
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $30
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • The flat is very clean, with a lovely view and lots of light. The linens are all designer and there is interesting art on the walls. The hosts were super accommodating, even at short notice, and the little touches such as leaving breakfast in the fridge, coffee by the maker and toiletries in the bathroom were really appreciated, even if we didn't use them. The area is accessible to downtown quite easily in a variety of transport ways and there are places to eat all around too. The book of cards of all the restaurants around was really great, and there were maps and lots of other information provided.

    April 2014
  • The place is just the way it shows on pictures, good area and very clean.

    April 2014
  • The location is perfect to access all areas of the city, with a great walkscore close to parks, restaurants, buses and L stations.

    The space was well-kept, clean and retained some classic features of the buildings original design.

    Our host was very accommodating with check-in and check-out times.

    Next time I'm in Chicago I will consider staying here again.

    October 2013
  • Great location. So much better than staying downtown, excellent places to eat nearby, Lincoln park and the Divvys at the end of the block. The apt was clean and comfortable. We were met at the bus stop and delivered to the apt. Alexis has a lot of information on nearby eateries available. We'd definitely stay here again.

    October 2013
  • staying in Alexis' apartment was like staying in a luxury hotel. Great views, tastefully decorated, very, very clean, with a thoughtfully-curated set of tourist books and tips for the neighborhood. It's an average sized studio apartment, but it had everything we needed for our stay. We were able to cook our breakfasts in the apartment, and take them up to the roof deck to enjoy. It is apparent how much time and care goes into managing the apartment.

    September 2013
  • Just home after a delightful stay in this studio which was clean with a modern look and feel. Great location-beautiful views from the room and from the large roof top deck. Walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, the spectacular lakefront, marina and parks. I will definitely book with Alexis again for my next visit.

    September 2013
  • Nous avons passé trois jours géniaux à Chicago. L'appartement d'Alexis est vraiment parfait avec sa vue sur le toit et son toit-terrasse. L'appartement était propre et des serviettes de toilettes étaient disponibles. Le fait de pouvoir cuisiner était aussi un plus. Nous recommandons l'hôte.
    We spent three amazing days in Chicago. The appartement of Alexis was perfect with the lake front view, the "terrasse-roof", the available towels and the possibility to cook. We recommand!

    September 2013
  • We really enjoyed our stay in Alexis' apartment. The apartment is as described and is perfect for a stay in the city. It's only a 10-15 minute walk to north avenue beach and there's a bus that goes from very close to the apartment to downtown Chicago. The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed including towels, hair dryer, dishes, cutlery etc. The drinks in the fridge on our arrival was also a nice touch. Definitely recommend Alexis' apartment.

    July 2013
  • Alexis' apartment was perfect for our weekend in Chicago. The place is a small studio but was clean and well-furnished. We had everything we needed including plenty of towels, coffee and a hair-dryer. The roof deck has chairs and amazing 360 views. There was responsive communication throughout the process, including meeting us after a very late flight with the keys and being flexible about a late checkout. The location is fantastic.

    June 2013
  • Thomas was waiting for me at the set time with the keys and the first thing I noticed was the apartment is very clean and light. The neighborhood is wonderful and you still get a lake view. They let me many clean towels and also an iron, a hair dryer, an umbrella and many options of things to do in the city. Besides that, they were all the time taking care of everything and trying to make sure I was ok, in a very kind way. I didn´t understand why some people here were complaining about the size of the apartment, it´s just like the pictures shown. It´s just a matter of seeing if an studio is what you´re looking for. It was perfect for me!!! Thank you Alexis and Thomas, I hope to come back!

    June 2013
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I love to travel - frequent U.S. coasts, been to Europe, Caribbean, South America. Have had the pleasure of staying at many unique hotels & residences and try to incorporate great ideas into my places. I've been hosting since I was a toddler! I grew up helping out with guests with my mom's beach house rental service, worked with it through college and now enjoy hosting in Chicago. Art lover - you'll know it right away! Spend more time at restaurants than the gym, but there's just too many great places in Chicago's ever-changing restaurant landscape! Very experienced host - (new to this site) that tries to exceed expectations and provide a top notch travel experience. Enjoy hosting international travelers - always trying to practice hello in another language!
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