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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.
Overall, I had a great stay at Nicole's Chicago apartment. The living room setup is slightly different than pictured, but that didn't prevent us from utilizing the cozy living room area. I would recommend this apartment to any group looking to stay in the Chicago area.
The apartment is a perfect base to explore Chicago. You're a $10 uber ride from most interesting places and close enough to loop transport. The apartment is eclectic, clean and a nice place to relax. Would stay again.
The apartment is very cozy and accurately described. There are three very comfortable beds and futon. The shower was better then my usual experience in the US (I'm tall).
The neighbourhood has an up and coming hipster vibe to it with lots of interesting restaurants and bars. Unfortunately we did not get too much time to explore the neighbourhood better.
Nicole was very helpful and communication was a breeze. I definitely recommend.
Nicole met us upon arrival and showed us where everything was. She made us feel at home from the beginning and checked in with us all week to ensure we had everything we needed. The place was very clean and in a great location. What a wonderful place to come home to after a long day. Would highly recommend!
Nicole was very helpful and nice not only during our stay, but also before, answering our questions quickly. She gave us great tips of what to do in the neighborhood, and helped us to get a cab in the city in our last day. The loft is confortable, clean, warm. The neighborhood was nice, and although it is not in the center of the city, it is well conected by public transport and if you like to walk, the center is at walking distance. I have only good things to say about this place as an accomodation in Chicago.
Our host left the house key in a lock box for us since we were arriving before she could get there. She stopped by shortly after our arrival to make sure we had everything we needed. She also let us leave our suitcases in the living room (after check out time) on our last day in the city so we could do a bit more sightseeing without having to drag them around. The apartment is walking distance to the Pink line and the bus. The apartment was very clean and the house keys and towels were awaiting our arrival.While towels were provided some have seen better days and the only wash cloths we could find were in a kitchen cabinet, also very thin. On the refrigerator she has posted the phone number for a taxi (which we used on our last day) and the names of several restaurants. And we discovered some that we loved and they are right on her street: Dusek's has about 30 beers on tap and pairs food with beer and even if one isn't a beer drinker the food here is fabulous. A new breakfast place, Pilson Breakfast and Grill (closer to the pink line) serves excellent coffee and great breakfasts. And Beaurrage is a fabulous bakery. We loved having food choices so close to 'home'.
Before and during the visit Nicole was very friendly and helpful. Her recommendation as well as her prompt responses for our calls were outstanding.
The Apartment is very nice. It's very quiet and equipped with all the necessary amenities.
The neighborhood is pretty from the center but if you use uber or taxis it can be comfortable. The apartment is located on the ground floor so the pictures can be a bit misleading - there is almost no natural light.
All in all - a nice experience :)
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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.