About this listing
Wake up to great lake & park views! Updated architectural gem provides a great home base for exploring the city - plenty of local sites, minutes from Mag Mile & Loop attractions. Excellent transit access make getting around the city a cinch!
One of the nicest parts of a beautiful city. Superb location just north of downtown with proximity to Lincoln Park lagoons, ponds, LP Zoo, lakefront, historic turn of the century mansions and a fun restaurant scene.
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.
* Queen size bed + full size sofa bed
* premium linens
* HD TV
* Stereo with digital media access
* Secure WiFi
* modern design
* Convenient location for citywide exploring!
* Super clean - "silicon chip clean room" level clean
* NO SMOKING ALLOWED
WALK: Lakefront, beaches, Lincoln Park Zoo, Conservatory, Nature Museum, Golf 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.
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).
INQUIRIES: Please provide IMPORTANT DETAILS about your stay including flight info, important times and events. Please fill out your PROFILE. 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!
BOOKING: Best to contact and get approval before booking! Calendar not always current. 2 night stays may require extra fee.
CHECK-IN/OUT: Standard check-in is late afternoon /early evening, but flexible. Standard checkout is 10am, but flexible.
ARRIVAL TIMES: must be made in advance!
Interaction with Guests
You will be on your own once checked in. Readily available for questions, tourist info, emergencies, etc.
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 diverse restaurant scene.
Grocery : (Trader Joe's + 3 others)
100+ nearby restaurants & shops
North Pond restaurant (Jame's Beard winner)
Chicago Pizza & Bourgeois Pig (Rachel Ray's favorites)
Historic sites: Including the Biograph Theatre (Dillenger), St. Valentine's Day Massacre site ("Some like it Hot" w/ Marylin Monroe...).
Tremendous public transit access., buses, taxis & Divvy bike are all steps away, L train stops at Fullerton & Diversey or both short walks. Walk to downtown without crossing a street along the lakefront! No need for a car in this area!
EASY ACCESS TO THE BEST OF THE CITY!
Excellent public transit: train, bus, bike & taxi.
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
Other Things to Note
Provide flight information and any important notes about your stay.
If you do not respect the property - it will be reflected in your final bill.
- NO SMOKING - NO PETS - NO SMOKING PETS
- SHOES OFF HOUSEHOLD
- NO FLAMES ALLOWED - no smoking, no candles, no (website hidden) fume pas! No fumar! Probeido fumar! Vietato fumare! Zakaz palenia!
- Unreported guests, parties, illegal activity, misrepresentation, unruly or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. May be subject to fines and voiding of the remainder of your stay without refund.
- NOTHING IS TO BE SHIPPED WITHOUT APPROVAL!!!
- Mid-stay cleanings available upon request.
- Contact immediately with any problems.
- Please leave the unit in as presented condition.
I had a pleasant stay at villa tropicana. They were very flexible with check in and check out. I arrived around 10pm and left around 4pm. I will point out that the subway is a long walk. It is easier to get most places by bus either to the end destination or to transfer to the subway. The bus stop is only half a block away. Neighborhood is happening, but immediate apartment surrounding is quiet. I would recommend.
We had a great time saying at Villa Tropicana! Our host was awesome- continued to check in with us during our stay to make sure everything was good and if we needed anything. The place is so cute and has all the amenities, was kept super clean, plus has a great view of the lake and access to the roof patio! The location is amazing- walking distance to the lake, great restaurants, and bus stops if you want to go farther. Lincoln Park is the best- so worth it to stay in this neighborhood. We loved making this place our little home for the two weeks we spent there and would definitely recommend this place.
My friend and I spent a great time in Chicago at this apartment! Our hosts made sure we had everything we needed and made sure we knew about all the great events going on. Thanks for all your hard work,
Lexi and TJ
The location of this unit was great for our visit with our daughter. So many fine places to dine, stroll, shop, and a short walk to Wrigley! We were treated to rapidly changing and diverse weather, which, coming from California, was a pleasure. Bus and train are close-by. The view from the living area window is astonishing.
The neighbors, adjacent and above, were very quiet. The trash chute did fill up, but we understand the building is looking into that.
The hosts provided refreshments and coffee for us, which was very appreciated. Very nice stay in a great city!
We had a lovely stay in Chicago ! The location was perfect and the host was very helpful in giving us information. The host was always free if we had a question and sent us a few helpful tips throughout the week. Great stay !
Awesome experience. 10 minute walk to L stop. Bike share super close making it easy to bike ride the lakeshore path. Great apartment and great host.
Very nice and well located apartment. The view from the apartment is gorgeous and there is plenty to do around. Alexis was very helpful and easy to deal with. We would definitely recommend this apartment.
About the Host, Alexis
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.
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!