About This Listing
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“The Artists Loft/Gallery” has three bedrooms and one bath and you get the entire apartment to yourself.
From my apartment you can easily walk or catch a bus or “the L” train to destinations like UIC, University Village, McCormick Center, the Medical District, and Downtown Chicago. The Pink Line is a short 10 min. walk from my building. The Chicago Transportation Authority lists bus and train schedules on their website.
Drivers -Free street parking is generally available on Carpenter Street and 16th Street. Be mindful of posted street cleaning days during which parking is prohibited. Parking on 17th street is by permit only. Parking tickets in Chicago are $60 per ticket. I offer a private parking space behind my building for $20 a day.
Taxi-Taxicab fare from O’hare airport is $40 and from Midway airport is $20. A taxi to Millenium Park would be $12
“The Artists Loft/Gallery” offers the perfect home base whether you are in Chicago for a business trip, family vacation or you are booking accommodations for your employees for a conference. “The Artists Loft/ Gallery” is located on the ground floor at the back of the building. You need to use the back entrance if you don’t want to use the stairs. It has 3 bedrooms, two private bedrooms and one semi private loft space and 1 full bathroom with tub/shower. I only use 100% cotton sheets and towels. My apartment has central heat and AC, ceiling fans, 3 Queen-sized beds, wireless internet, and a lending library. There is a coin operated laundry room in the building. I also provide an iron, ironing board, and a hairdryer.
Room Number 1 ~ The Sunrise Room has a very comfortable pillow-top queen size bed and a vintage chair, vintage school desk as a nightstand, lamp, and a closet for hanging your garments. This bright room with a 15' ceiling and exposed brick walls has beautiful silk curtains, a mirror, and a remote controlled ceiling fan.
Room Number 2 ~The Sunset Room has a very comfortable queen size bed, an upholstered chair, and vintage school desks as night stands. There is also a mirror, ample lighting, and a closet for hanging your garments. The room has exposed brick walls and a 15' ceiling with a remote controlled ceiling fan.
Room Number 3 ~ The Artist Loft Suite:
The Loft Suite is located on the second floor of the apartment. It is a cozy loft space with a half-wall overlooking the dining room. Frosted vintage windows create a semi-private wall. The loft has a comfortable queen size bed, a comfortable chair, a handcrafted maple coffee table, a mirror, a floor fan, and an armoire for hanging your garments.
You are renting the entire loft.
Interaction with Guests
I typically do the check-in. Sometimes depending on the scheduling you might have to do a self check in. And you always do a self check out.
It's a 10 minute walk to the 18th Stop on the pink line or public system for transportation is called CTA
The number 60 bus is on the corner of blue Island and 18th St. which takes you right to Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center/tourist office.
- I am flexible with check in time. I also have a key box set up for self check in if I can not be there. Please provide an estimated arrival time. Bag storage is available for early arrivals.
- Guests receive a set of keys at check in.
- Check out is at 11AM. Bag storage is available for later departures.
- Quiet hours are between 10PM and 7AM. Please enter and exit quietly during those hours.
- No loud music, parties, or unannounced visitors are permitted in the apartment.
- No pets are permitted in the apartment.
- My home is smoke free.
- I do not have a TV or a land-line phone.
- I prefer that guests eat only in the dining room.
- Please remove your shoes at the door.
- Please place your suitcase on the dresser or on the coffee table if you have the bedroom up in the loft. NO suitcases on the beds.
- Respect the space and keep it clean. Guests are liable for any damage they do to the property.
- No smoking, no drugs or illegal substances are permitted on the premises.
We booked a long weekend in Chicago for four of us and had a fabulous stay. The apartment was just as expected - very clean, airy, quiet and very comfortable. Nicole was easy to communicate with and flexible with our arrival times. The location was close to transit stations and a divvy bike station (that we used one day (FUN!)). A very good first Airbnb experience for us! Thank you for making us feel welcome in Chicago, Nicole!
I rented Nicole's place for three colleagues who were in Chicago for business with Rush University Medical Center (the nearby Marriott was booked full). She was great to work with, very responsive. My co-workers described the place as clean and eclectic. Two thought the neighborhood bordered on being bad, the third described it as being gentrified. It might not be for everyone.
Nicole non l'ho vista . Era in vacanza al Sud .
Comunque abbiamo comunicato via Whats'up .
Mi ha lasciato le chiavi di casa in una cassetta con il lucchetto con la combinazione numerica .
La casa è vicino alla Università , circa un miglio .
Il quartiere è piuttosto brutto ed è abitato in prevalenza da ispanici .
Le case del quartiere in generale hanno un brutto aspetto . Niente a che vedere con la zona nord , molto più elegante , ma per me era essenziale stare vicino alla UIC.
In una settimana ho preso due multe per divieto di sosta perché ci sono dei cartelli ben poco comprensibili , almeno per me .
L'appartamento era abbastanza spazioso , ma arredato in maniera un po' antiquata .
Un altra cosa : l'accesso all'appartamento è sul retro della via : dal n. 1112 della 18th strada non si entra .
Nicole is very punctual. We could make flexible arrangements for checking in and out. The apartment is fantastic. It is nicely decorated, spacious and the neighborhood is fine. Nicole had fine restaurants and cafes recommended so we had a really lovely time.
We found Nicole's home to be beautiful, perfectly located, and exactly as described. Although she was out of town at our arrival, she seamlessly coordinated our check-in, offered some excellent recommendations for local spots to visit, and made us feel incredibly welcome. The artwork in her home added so much character and warmth to our stay, and we recommend it to anyone visiting or arranging a stay-cation in Chicago!
It was a good experience, the apartment was very clean and well decorated. The heater function very well, good point for the cold weather we had
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About the Host, Nicole
Bonjour, I am an artist and a business owner. I am French Canadian (speak and read French) and a world traveler. I have spent time living in India, Switzerland, Canada, and Australia. I love to entertain and cook and bake for my friends. The clean and comfortable atmosphere of my home is well suited to all types of travelers: tourists, students, and professionals. I have lived and worked in Chicago for many years and I am happy to direct my guests to the city’s hottest and most notable destinations. I am ranked one of the top hosts among the hundreds of Chicago airbnb hosts. Take a look at the rave reviews from my previous guests! I have had the pleasure of accepting more than 450 reservations. I respond promptly to all inquiries, I honor my reservations, and my calendars are up to date. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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