About this listing
We have a private bedroom available in our home in Andersonville, a quaint neighborhood in the middle of a world-class city. The bedroom will accommodate two people very comfortably with queen bed, cable, wireless internet, mini-fridge and large window that brings in plenty of light. Shared bath with heated tile floors.
Our outdoor space is fantastic. If you feel like relaxing in the yard all day that's perfect. You can enjoy your morning coffee or evening drinks on our huge deck overlooking our stream and pond.
Say hello to the fish and turtle.
Our home is all access. Feel free to relax any place you feel comfortable.
Interaction with Guests
We work from home and love some distraction from work. :) Both of us enjoy sharing our time with our guests. Join us for coffee in the morning or cocktails in the evening.
We love this neighborhood and hope you will too!
Andersonville is now considered one of Chicago’s “hot” neighborhoods. It also enjoys nationwide renown for its unique commercial district, comprised almost entirely of locally owned, independent businesses. It demonstrates what Andersonville locals have known for a long time: that the locally owned businesses are a crucial part of Andersonville’s vitality and quality of life, returning far more to the community in economic benefits and neighborhood involvement than would non-local businesses. Communities everywhere now look to emulate Andersonville as a model of a thriving urban neighborhood. Visit Andersonville(.)org for more details.
Easy transit to our home from O'Hare or Midway via public transit or taxi. Public transit costs @$3.00 per person and taxi cost is @$40.00.
Main bus line (Clark 22) at end of our block.
"L" or subway transit line (Argyle stop) two block walk. Both bus line and L give guests full access to downtown and neighborhoods.
Andersonville is a walkers a paradise with a 91 / 100 walkable score. You can rent bikes at the end of our block for $7.00 for a day. The lakefront bike path is just three blocks away and you can ride for miles and miles along Lake Michigan. Beautiful!
Other Things to Note
Andersonville doesn't look like anywhere else!
Almost all of our businesses are locally-owned, independent and unique. The person who greets you at the door is likely to be the business owner, an Andersonville resident, or both! You’ll get our small-town friendliness along with the big-city sophistication of our world-class restaurants, specialty shops and services. We’re proud of our Chicago neighborhood, and we’re excited to welcome you to it.
Great list of local restaurants:
Please remove shoes on second floor.
Sign our guest book, please.
Randy and Mat are the best hosts imaginable. Their home is comfortable and beautiful, and their garden escape is even more beautiful and relaxing than the pictures are able to show. They are the sweetest people, thoughtful, gracious, and helpful. Fresh flower arrangements that look like they got delivered from a florist and being able to walk to Lake Michigan top off the experience. I will always check their availability first whenever my business trips take me to Chicago.
Our experience was 100% perfect. I have never had a better experience in either B&B, hotel or Airbnb before. Mat and Randy went out of their way to be good hosts, even leaving us a breakfast voucher when they couldn't host us for breakfast one morning. Randy also very kindly dropped us to the airport shuttle train early one morning to ensure we didn't miss a plane. The house itself is beautiful and inspiring in its decor. The outside areas too are kept exceptional. Our room was spotless and very comfortable. The best away from home experience we have ever had. If you get the chance stay with Mat and Randy. It is also very convenient for Chicago city while also being in a very cool neighbourhood.
Mat and Randy's place is fantastic. It is beautiful both inside and out. Their yard looks like a botanical garden. We have stayed with them several times and they are perfect hosts I would love to stay with them on every trip to Chicago.
Their home is just a half block from Clark street, where you can find all sorts of shops and restaurants, mostly locally owned. It is just a couple of blocks from the Metro station, so you can get just about anywhere easily.
Once again, Mat and Randy provided us with a wonderful stay in their beautiful home! These guys KNOW what's going on...not only in Andersonville, but in Chicago and the surrounding area. The home, and our room was very clean and stylish. Their landscaped back yard and koi pond was beautiful and very peaceful. Visiting with Mat and Randy are always a highlight of our Andersonville trips!
Mat and Randy are two of the kindest and funniest guys we have ever met! Their home is beautiful and had absolutely everything we could have needed, but the best part was the company of our two wonderful hosts. Andersonville is a charming neighbourhood for anybody visiting Chicago and Mat and Randy had so many fantastic suggestions of where to go/what to do (we particularly enjoyed Hopleaf, the Belgian bar nearby, great food and loads of beers on tap). We could not have felt more welcomed into their home and will definitely stay with them again when we come back to Chicago.
We were absolutely delighted to have found this wonderful oasis while visiting Chicago for the first time. It is highly recommended for people who want a five star experience in an Airbnb. Lovely home, and room with an inviting garden to sit and relax in once you've done your explorations. Best of all, Mat and Randy are the perfect hosts, making you feel like you are their best visitors ever. You don't mind being 6.5 miles away from the hustle-bustle of downtown, and there is easy access back to this oasis whenever you're ready.
A descrição do ambiente está aquém de todos os muitos elementos positivos que vivenciamos nos dias em compartilhamos a casa de Mat e Randy. Não é por acaso que eles têm 100% de feedback positivo. Conhecer Chicago a partir de Andersonville foi o melhor de nosso primeiro contato com a região. Especificamente em relação aos rapazes, são muito amigáveis, comunicativos e dedicados a receber seus (website hidden) certeza queremos voltar a encontrá-los, lá na bela casa deles ou aqui no Brasil.
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About the Host, Mat And Randy
We love to travel on a budget, no big hotels for us. We do our best to experience our trips like locals. We love the outdoors, hiking, camping, and having visitors. You will find us most times digging in the yard or enjoying a cold beer(s) with friends.
Mat is self employed and works from home. Randy has been a Kindergarten teacher in public schools for 20 years.
Airbnb brings travel to us and we LOVE IT!