About this listing
This sunny West Town 2BR is a perfect place to call home after a day of exploring Chicago. Located on the top floor of a 3rd floor walk-up on a quiet residential street, just a few blocks away from bars, shops and restaurants.
This apt is on the 3rd floor in the rear of building away from the street, so incredibly quiet and peaceful with tons of natural sunlight. High ceilings, large windows, vintage furnishings, open floor plan with two bedrooms, one off the kitchen with a twin bed and 2nd bedroom off of the living room with a queen bed. The apt can fit up to 3 people with 2 on the queen and 1 on the twin. There is an air mattress that fits in either twin room or living room should you need it.
***NOTE: This is a prewar building, circa 1910 construction. Recent renovations have taken place, but the building and apt do maintain their "vintage charm". Please advise if you are used to hotel stays or modern apartments. Think bicycle wheel pot-holder instead of stainless steel appliances :)
I'm a big traveler and collector of treasures, so you will find the apt decorated with an eclectic array of vintage furnishings! A decorative Victorian couch, a lobster pot for a coffee table, an array of instruments for your use, and a sturdy record player with a fast-growing collection of records (particular exciting for the folk and classic rock fan)
There is a small back porch (accessible by a low window) that leads down to a back patio and garden, complete with fire pit AND grill. Perfect in the summertime.
Close to museums, Loop (15 min bus ride, 1 hr walk) 15 min walk to Blue Line. In a quiet neighborhood nook of West Town, great bars, restaurants, public library, vintage shops, pie place, etc all within a 5 minute walk. And Union Park which hosts the Pitchfork Festival is a 15 min walk away!
Perfect for an artistic retreat, bookish getaway, or a comfy crash pad after a day exploring Chicago architecture!
Wifi Internet, plenty of free street parking, good coffee, host on hand by cell should you need anything!
The entire apt is yours. The kitchen is well-stocked with amenities and you are welcome to use anything you require to make your stay more pleasant. *NOTE: This apartment is my home, therefore you will note that it is "lived in". I will clear drawers and closet space for your convenience, but be aware that cupboards and bathroom cabinets and bookshelves will be filled.
The backyard is shared by the building's 5 other tenants. Please defer to them if you want to use the backyard. They are all friendly and welcoming and happy to share the fire pit.
Interaction with Guests
If I am out of town I will be reachable by cell or email, and will leave you the contact info of my neighbor should you need anything immediately during your stay. If I am in town, I will be nearby should anything occur or reachable by cell if you need to know the good coffee shop!
It's a quiet residential neighborhood, tucked a few blocks in on each side from 4 exciting main drags. Chicago ave a mere 3 blocks away has lots of great restaurants, bars, a homemade pie shop, library, walgreens, taco joints, boutiques etc . I've lived here 4 years after living in 3 other neighborhoods and it's by far my favorite. Very close to downtown and remarkably easy to get around via the bus system on all the main roads nearby.
The Chicago, Grand, Damen and Ashland buses are all frequent and a couple to a few blocks away. The Blue line is a 15 min walk away, I like to rely on the buses because they are so close and come every 5-8 minutes. There is free parking on the street if you drove. It is an easy jaunt from OHare on the Blue Line, I am happy to give you directions from either airport when you book. Cabs downtown run around $10, and cab to Ohare is about $40.
Other Things to Note
I've been hosting for 3 years and I am so happy to lend out my place to travelers and guests! I've had wonderful experiences with all of my guests, and am happy to answer any of your questions about myself or the space.
Dogs--Talk to me
record player comes with the host's ample folk collection. Prine, Townes and Baez fans rejoice!
I have lived in Chicago for 12 years after moving from the East Coast and absolutely love this city. I work as an actor and a writer. I have a penchant for vintage and antiques, so you will find the apartment full of character. Happy to share my recommendations for dining, shopping, nightlife around Chicago as well as my personal favorite spots in the neighborhood.
I have been hosting now for 4 years and couldn't have had better experiences each and every time. It has been a true pleasure, and I look forward to meeting you should you book my place!