Room to Rent in Uptown/Edgewater

Apartment - Private room · W Carmen Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, United States

This is my lovely vintage apartment near the lake. I have lived here for nearly 10 years and love it very much. I hope you will to!

Your host, Lauren
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This is my lovely vintage apartment near the lake. I have lived here for nearly 10 years and love it very much. I hope you will to!

The Space

This listing is for the bedroom shown in the pics, but I have another listing for the whole apartment during specific dates. It is fully furnished and equipped and everything is included in the rental price (electricity, internet, gas, etc.).

I have a spare bedroom for rental. It includes a full size bed with a brand new memory foam topper, lots of great books to read on the bookshelf, and free wifi access.

If you have any further questions, I would be happy to answer them. I've been in this apartment for almost ten years and I know a lot about the area!

Guest Access

Full access to kitchen, bathroom, and living room.

Interaction with Guests

I am currently only living in Chicago during the summer, so I will probably be out and about a lot visiting friends and family. I imagine guests will be as well! Chicago is the best in the summer.

The Neighborhood

Outdoor Activities
*Two blocks from Foster Beach
*Less than one block to beautiful Lincoln Park, bike paths, and lakefront walking/running path
*A few stops on Red Line to Wrigley Field!

*Five blocks from the Riviera Theater and the Aragon Ballroom - music venues.
*Quick Red line trip to dozens of others including the Vic, Schubas, Lincoln Hall, Kingston Mines, Blues Chicago - all fantastic venues that I frequent.
*Tons of bars and clubs along Sheridan, Broadway, and Clark - walking distance.

Food and Shopping
*Two short blocks to large local grocery store
*One block from Argyle Street - Best Vietnamese food in town!
*Walking distance to Andersonville neighborhood for great restaurants and shopping.
*Amazing brunch spot at the end of the block! It is also adjacent to a super fun gay bar.
*Great Mexican place in same block.
*24 Hour McDonald's about a block away.
*I will provide coffee, tea, and light refreshments!

Getting around

*Two blocks to the Argyle Red Line stop.
*One block to the 147 Express bus which will get you downtown in 25 minutes (and gives you a beautiful trip on Lake Shore Drive.)
*The Sheridan and Broadway buses, less than a block away, are also great for getting to other awesome neighborhoods.
*If you're driving/have a car, parking can be a bit difficult in the evening, but there are usually plenty of spots during the day. You can also usually get a metered spot on Sheridan.

Other Things to Note

Apartment Stuff
*Two entrances, on the second floor - no elevator
*Back porch for smoking
*Windows almost every side of the apartment - lots of light!
*Just an old fashioned sink - no dishwasher, sorry!
*Washer and Dryer downstairs - FREE!

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 14 nights
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1600 /month
Cleaning Fee: $50
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Great apartment ! Had a very good time there, although the apartment and especially the bathroom was not very clean when we arrived and there was a strange smell in the kitchen for a long time but we really enjoyed it !

    July 2013
  • Lauren is a perfect host!
    I was able to have a really good time in spring of Chicago,thanks to Lauren.
    She was always attentive to me so that I can live comfortably.
    and gave me some very nice suggestion for live in Chicago.
    A happy and mild her voice and lovely her cat Charlie are always made me feel relaxed.
    a beautiful room, a piano, and some fruit etc..
    It was a my ideal living time!
    moreover the place is one of the best convenience place in Chicago.
    I usualy use a expree bus from nearby a bus stop.
    It took time only 30 minutes get into middle of downtown.
    CTA station, some good store and the beautiful lake are very closely.
    I strongly recommend Lauren and her place to you!

    April 2013
    Response from Lauren:

    Thanks Tom! I look forward to dinner soon. :)

    April 2013
  • Lauren was a host of luxury. It was very sweet and kind, and was everything we needed yet. Really we wanted to be more days with her because she is great .. Thanks!

    November 2012
  • Lauren was a great host. She was very informative and helpful, even helped me park my car! :-) The room was clean and spacious. Great location as well, I highly recommend.

    October 2012
  • It was very nice to stay with was very short stay but was very comfortable and interesting....Thank you for Lauren

    October 2012
  • Lauren & her place were both great! The room was clean and spacious. Lauren was happy to allow us to use the kitchen to cook, which was great considering you don't get a chance to do that too much, whilst on holiday. We looked after Lauren's cat Charlie for a few days, during her mini-break in NYC.

    Lauren was really easy to get along with and her local knowledge is great, even providing a folder to help educate you on the city. Location-wise, it would be difficult to beat. The area is safe and the 147 bus is a 3 minute walk away, and takes you directly on to Michigan Avenue in 10 minutes, without stopping! So expect to have much easier access to Downtown than anywhere else you might stay, that appears to be shorter distance-wise.

    In summary, Lauren was cool, the area is safe, and easy to access Downtown, and the room is spacious & clean! What more do you need!

    October 2012
  • I was in Chicago to work at a music festival and was gone day and night. It's a shame because Lauren is an all-star and I would've liked to have more time together. The space itself is comfortable and I felt at home.
    The neighborhood is spectacular and everything is within walking distance.
    I had a great time, thank you Lauren.

    September 2012
  • Lauren is the coolest girl in Chicago! I loved staying at her place! It was warm and friendly! Lauren lived up to what her ad promised and more! In the room we found Lauren had helpful maps, magazines, booklets on Chicago and a binder with Lauren's suggestions to guide us through the city! Lauren even had a healthy breakfast prepared for us each morning to start our day right! The location was perfect! Very close to the train, an excellent brunch place (with great coffee!) were close by! Also she lives close to the park and the lake for those relaxing times! Lauren's place rules and its the best value on AirBnb!

    August 2012
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Lauren's! The apartment is in a great location, close to the park and beach, with loads of great restaurants close by and it's a quick and easy commute via the express bus or train straight to downtown.

    Lauren was very friendly and helpful, making sure we had maps, directing us to where we could buy transit passes and recommended some great cafes, restaurants and bars.

    Thank you Lauren for such a great stay and for going above and beyond to make us comfortable!

    August 2012
  • We loved to stay in Lauren´s apartment. She was always very warm and helpful with everything we needed. The bedroom was ok and the location was perfect, near the beach and close to transports. Lauren is very quiet and clean, so you have all the privacy you need. We recommend this apartment if you want to spent some time in this beautiful windy city of Chicago.
    A big kiss to Lauren and hope to see you soon!

    João and Ana

    August 2012
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University of Chicago, Roosevelt University, Harold Washington College, Lincoln Park High School
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I'm a 29-year-old Chicago native currently living in Barcelona. During the week, I teach English to tiny humans. On the weekends and during time off, I hope to continue to explore this magical continent. I have been a host and a traveler on AirBnb for about a year and a half now. My experiences with both have been beautiful and inspiring. I (email hidden) music junkie. I probably go to at least five shows a month and travel to see bands and go to festivals. I have yet to attend any in Europe yet, but that is definitely on the agenda for 2014. I want to travel as much as possible. I would love to get to know more people in the cities I visit as well as host fellow travelers in my great city. I love the idea of having people in my wonderful Chicago apartment while I am living abroad. It's worked out well thus far! I think it will be a great way to meet interesting people and help expose them to the city I love! I hope to make your acquaintance soon, in your city or mine. ~Lauren
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