This 750 square foot, 33rd floor, one bedroom apartment nestles itself up against a backdrop of splendor: floor to ceiling windows showcase the dazzling downtown high-rise architecture with a sliver of sparkling blue Lake Michigan peering at the end of the canal-like busy city streets below.
The apartment is simple and casual-comfy. The kitchen has a breakfast bar, brand new stove and oven, microwave, refrigerator... The hallways has a lot of closet space. The bathroom is sparkling clean with a shower/tub and vanity. The bedroom is closed off by a door (this is not a loft, the ceilings go all the way up for privacy between rooms); a brand new wood and leather sleigh bed adorned with designer silk duvet cover and Tommy Hilfiger sheets is the only furniture in the spacious room other than a beautiful wood dresser from Bloomingdales that allows guests to stow their belongings in safely and conveniently. The walk-in closet has a washer/dryer for your use and hangers as well. The building has 24/7 doormen and security cameras, entry-access by keys and fobs only. There is a beautiful and spotless gym on the 40th floor that overlooks the Tribune building among other things, right next door to the gym is the ENORMOUS rooftop deck overlooking the loop and west side of the city. It is breathtaking at night and at sunrise. It has grills for public grilling and lounge chairs for sun bathing.
There is a very popular bistro in the building as well as package delivery and a dry cleaners for your convenience.
We are walking distance to the city's best shopping, bars and transportation is a snap.
Parking is tricky downtown but it can be arranged in advance for an additional daily fee.
Your host is a wonderful, quirky German-born man nearing his silver years, named Ralf. He operates the bistro downstairs/in the building and was once an internationally recognized model. No joke. He has been in America over half his life now and in Chicago since the 1970's. He knows EVERYONE in the Windy City, and they know him!!! He is an excellent person to hook you up with passes into the city's best nightclubs, restaurants and jazz clubs. His stories of the old days are HYSTERICAL and his disposition, though seemingly abrupt at first is very genuine and good-hearted. He is well-liked and very memorable. ***This description is written by a woman who was his partner in life for ten years and though not romantically with him anymore, still loves him deeply, like the family that he is... and is his next door neighbor! It is a very unusual situation but very endearing once you meet us. :)
Full access to building amenities.
We check you in and stop by to spot-clean during your stay.
The neighborhood is one of the most affluent in the United States-- shopping galore, historic landmarks and incredible views.
Steps away from ALL public transportation and a parking garage attached to the building for an extra $40 a night.
10% off restaurant prices in the building during your stay.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$50 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$1700 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$5500 /month|
Best view of Chicago! Very welcoming host and all around amazing experience.
Erin and Ralf were amazing hosts, I could not have felt more welcome there and look forward to staying there again. This is a GREAT SPOT in Chicago.
our stay in Chicago was fabulous, in large part due to the apartment, and Ralf and Erin's hospitality. first of, the apartment was much better than even the pictures show. the view was beautiful, and at night simply breathtaking. turn out the lights, sit on the sofa and look out over Chicago, it's better than TV. Ralf was super charming and entertaining, with stories you just had to smile about. thank you for inviting us for a drink downstairs in your bistro! the bistro, by the way, really gets going at night. it's such a good spot for a chicago visit, can't express that enough. anyone who stays here will not be disappointed. so, until next time Ralf and Erin, auf wiedersehen! -David
The views from the apartment were amazing, and the apartment was exactly as advertised. Ralf was a fantastic host: he was always very accommodating, and he even got us a cocktail on the house at the Bistro he manages downstairs. All in all, staying at Ralf's apartment made this trip even more memorable, and we will definitely try to stay there again if we return to Chicago.
Great apartment.. Great hosts... Great location... Apartment offered all the conveniences of a home...we had a wonderful time in Chicago and would consider apartment again.. Highly recommended...
This was our first time using airbnb. Erin's condo was very nice, with outstanding views. Plus within walking distance to almost everything.
Ralf was wonderful and super helpful. We've already recommended Erin to others.
The apartment was amazing, as advertised!
Erin was a great host and was able to help with any request. Would definitely recommend this place when visiting Chicago, and I will stay there again.
I thought this was a great place and would definitely return there. Location is ideal, very convenient, and condo is clean, with plenty of amenities. Ralf and Erin were thoughtful, flexible hosts -- communication was great, and Ralf was very flexible when my flight into O'Hare was 4 hrs late. I was there for a convention and was only sorry I couldn't spend more time enjoying the place and the neighborhood, but I'll hope to return again with more free time.
Great apartment - spotlessly clean and in perfect location. Mag Mile a five minute walk from the apartment and to public transport (we used the bus on Michigan Ave to go everywhere!). Erin and Ralf ensured our stay was comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed their company. Thank you Ralf for helping us out with communicating with our family. The Bistro was great for a late dinner and some drinkies, and sharing stories with Ralf. We highly recommend this apartment and will definitely be staying here the next time we are in Chicago.
Location, location, location… the place is perfectly situated, 2B from magnificent mile. Thank you to Erin and Ralf. Very friendly and very accommodating
This was my first experience with airbnb and I was really impressed how easy it was to set up things. I have to say that Erin provided all the information needed by emails and texts and was answering promptly and efficiently my questions and requests . The condo was absolutely clean which is crucial in OC type of person (me). Ralf was very nice and also very helpful. I had a very busy weak in Chicago and being in such good conditions impacted positively my stay.
I would definitely recommend this place for anyone seeking either vacation or work in Chicago
Thanks again to Erin and Ralf