About This Listing
Our cozy, vintage rehab condo is the perfect Chicago spot in the historic Uptown neighborhood. Amazingly close to the beach & lakefront path, public transit, Andersonville, a grocery store and Asia on Argyle! Enjoy exploring Chicago like a local.
Really great little Vintage Rehabbed condo just north of Downtown Chicago in the historic Uptown Neighborhood.
10 min bus ride to Michigan Ave
12 min walk to Andersonville
5 min walk to the beach
10 min train ride to Boystown
The bedroom is our extra room and has been converted to our office. We have a BRAND NEW full size mattress in there for your enjoyment. The room and our condo are smallish, but actually quite cozy.
We provide fresh linens and towels.
We also have a lovable siamese cat named Clementine. She is very friendly and sweet; and will stay out of your room if you ask her nicely.
You'll have access to the living room, bathroom (shared) and kitchen. Make yourself at home!
Interaction with Guests
We work odd hours, so there's a good chance one of us will be around most of the time. If you want to hang with us, we'd be happy to chat. If not, it's all good.
Uptown is a historically rich neighborhood. For over a century, Uptown has been a popular Chicago entertainment district, which played a significant role in ushering in the Gilded Age, the Lyceum Movement, the jazz age, the silent film era, the swing era, the big band era, the rock and roll era, has been a filming location for over 480 movies, has ties to significant spectator sport athletes and organizations, including the Chicago Blackhawks and three Olympic figure skaters, as well as theater, comedy clubs, dance performers who later became nationally famous, and even "The People's Music School," a needs-based, tuition-free music school for formal classical music training.
A very popular tourist destination, the Uptown Entertainment District is home to various music venues, nightclubs, restaurants and shops. The Uptown Entertainment District is now experiencing a revival, with new restaurants and shops opening every year. Uptown Square, at the center of the Uptown Entertainment District, was designated as a National Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. Uptown is also a stop for Chicago Gangster tours, with many locations tied to infamous gangsters such as John Dillinger, Al Capone, Machine Gun Jack McGurn, Roger "The Terrible" Touhy and others. Venues include: the Aragon Ballroom, the Riviera Theater, the Uptown Theatre, Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, Argyle street Asian restaurants and shops, the Rainbo, the Arcadia Ballroom and the 5100 Club.
Amazingly close to lots of public transit options!
1 block from the 92, 147 (Downtown Express), 146 and 151 bus lines
2 blocks from the 36 bus line, a Divvy bike-share station, the Argyle Red Line Train Station and the lakefront path (great for running, biking and walking)
3 blocks from the 81 bus line
There is free street parking that is pretty easy to come by during the day, but definitely a little more challenging at nighttime.
Getting here from either airport is pretty easy, it just takes a while as the airports are pretty far outside of the city.
Other Things to Note
We're only one block from a brand new amazing grocery store called Mariano's, which is great!
My husband and I are pretty relaxed, we just ask that you treat our house and our things with respect. We like to keep a clean place, so we are a Shoes-Off household...we'd like to keep the city dirt outside. :) Also, we don't care if you want to party, but please don't bring the party home. As far as the kitchen goes, you are welcome to use any of our utensils and pans. One more thing, I am allergic to seafood, so you can't cook or prepare any fish in the kitchen. Thanks! Also, no smoking or drugs in the house.
Brandon and Dominic were really great hosts! Discrete but willing to give advices about the city. Let'sn ot forget Clementine, the cutty curious cat! The apartment was as per picture and very nice; the bed was super comfortable! Bathroom always clean. 30 minutes away from downtown by subway, which was 5 minutes from their place, very convenient. Also a grocery store 3 minutes away, very convenient too, for a snack or muffin and tea to go in the morning! Also, nice idea to have an all ready list of what's close to the place (bar, grocery store).
Dominic and Brandon's place was excellent: clean, convenient to the metro, quiet, safe, pleasant, fragrant, beautifully decorated, and if you love books, they have an amazing and huge collection in the room!
but most of all, they were the perfect hosts: friendly, helpful and very responsive. Dominic helped me to get my luggage from the car to the house and later, again back to the car when it was raining and I could not find parking near the house.
By far, this was my best airbnb, both the house/room and hosts were classy --> at least 4 stars!!!
Brandon and Dominic are perfect hosts. The accomodations are clean and welcoming, the neighborhood is great and convenient to everywhere. But it is Dominic and brandon that really make the experience special!
We would absolutely recommend and return.
Dominic & Brandon were both very warm & responsive to my questions as a first-time Airbnb client; they were very helpful with suggestions on where to eat & shop. Clementine was a welcome treat. Their location is very convenient for travelers. The apartment is very clean, comfortable, & welcoming; it is as pictured. I highly recommend staying there!
Brandon and Dominic were very welcoming and fantastic hosts. I love the location, convenient to the Red Line and plenty of great restaurants in the immediate area. Their place is beautiful, exactly as pictured, and the room was clean and comfortable. I felt comfortable coming and going as I pleased, and look forward to returning to the city and staying here again! It was an absolute treat and made my trip all the more special to stay here. Thanks, guys!
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About the Host, Brandon & Dominic
Brandon: I am a UI developer, graphic designer, professional makeup artist, vegetarian, student and a lover of the arts!
Dominic: I am professional musician, also a vegetarian, and am currently enrolled in a yoga teacher training program. Musically, I mostly play for musical theater in town for several of our nationally renown regional theaters and for Broadway in Chicago.
When we're not at home here in Chicago, we think NYC is our favorite place to visit! We have decided to live a simpler life and bought our cozy little condo when we got married in 2011...we would rather spend our money on experiences rather than possessions.
-Brandon & Dominic
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