About this listing
“The Artists Loft/Gallery” has three bedrooms and one bath and you get the entire apartment to yourself. One free parking spot included located behind my building.
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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 about $40 and from Midway airport is about $20. Uber to Millenium Park is about $9.
“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.
Nicole was incredibly communicative leading up to our stay. The loft was precisely as described with comfortable beds and great restaurants nearby!
Host was fantastic. Nicole did a great job communicating and making the whole experience easy and fun. From the point of booking to checkout Nicole was always available for questions. The home has a welcoming atmosphere with fun art and all the amenities needed. Great experience overall.
What a tremendous place! There were five of us who stayed here on a trip to Chicago from Massachusetts, and we could not have been happier with Nicole and her beautiful place. Our group is a bit of ramblers who were blown away by the art and comfort of this beautiful haven. Nicole was responsive and helpful, and we were continuously impressed by this space. Highly, highly recommended. If we return to Chicago, this will be our sanctuary for our stay.
3 co-workers and I came into Chicago for a series of meetings and were looking to find an apartment to use as a home base of sorts during our stay. Nicole's apartment worked perfectly for us! Nicole was a wonderful host. She was exceptionally accommodating with our check in time, which changed several times. The apartment was clean, very comfortable, and exactly as advertised.
What a great place.
We loved the art and the ease of checking in so we could take in the city.
We spent very little in the home, but what we did was very quiet, peaceful and relaxing.
Nicole was really easy-going and sweet. The place was great, and the neighborhood is amazing. I highly recommend.
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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 for my friends. 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 500 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.