My mission in this business is to bring satisfaction and affordable housing to my guests/tenants in view of financial difficulties in this downtrend economy.
Your flexibility is appreciated whether there is availability for a couch or private room.
All the houses are only 3-4 miles from downtown, Chicago. You will be in downtown Chicago in 15-20 minutes by bus or train.
We are only 5 minutes (1 mile) away from Chinatown - a famous tourist center.
Bus No. 8 will on Halsted Street take you to UIC direct.
Orange line will take you to downtown in 10 minutes.
Archer bus 62 takes you to Loop in 20 minutes.
Bus 35 on 35th street will take you to the red line and IIT in 5-10 minutes.
Highways of 90/94 East and West, I-55, 290 are accessible in a few minutes on 31st Street.
All the houses are not in the hostel style where you find bunk beds in every room or the living room. It is a residencial single house with 3 bedrooms. You will have only 3 people in the house. There could be a couple for a short time depending on the season. Very cozy family living style. The house is always very quiet at night or during the day since everybody goes out for their business and come home to sleep.
You will meet guests of the same mind and same goal in the houses. When you stay in our houses, you make friends all over the world. There could be no host staying from time to time. But she comes in everyday to check and clean the house and see all people are in comfort and at peace.
All houses are on the south side which is only 3-4 miles from downtown. It takes only 15-20 minutes by public transportation. It is about 20 minutes by car from the Midway airport.
Except one house is on the north side which is about 4000 North. It is half an hour away from O'Hare airport. Half an hour to downtown by train. This north side house is about 8 miles from downtown.
1) Living room: provide real beds in a living room at $15 per night per person.
2) Private bedroom: range from $20-25 a night for a 7 day stay, each additional guest is $10 a day. For a 3 day stay, the rate is $25-$29.
3) The whole house of 3 bed-room, 1 bath, kitchen and 1 living room is available for groups of 5-6 people at $70-90 per night.
Special rate for a long term stay which is on a sliding scale based on the based rate of $20 per night. E.g., $600 1st month, $550 2nd month. $500 for the third month.
Preference is given to 1 week stay
We provide the following services and some house rules:
1) There are WiFi in all houses. The password is at the refrigerator door.
2) Free weekly laundry by the host in the Emerald House.
3) Pick up at the bus stop or train station in the city is available with advance notice. The charge to cover gas is $10. I will be able to pick up at Midway airport during school days in the morning for $20 to cover gas.
If train or bus pickup is necessary, please try to come before 9 pm since I have kids going to school next day, unless you come at weekend.
4) Guest lap top is available to check email or important information. Registration is necessary
5) Use of kitchen facilities and utensils.
There is a refundable key of $20, parking permit deposit $5, a towel deposit of $5.
For all the latest Chicago summer activities, sightseeing spots or entertainments, please go to the Cultural Center at Randolph Avenue and Michigan Avenue for information. Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
The CTA pass can be bought either 1 day, 3 days or 1 month at any train station, Walgreen and CVS Pharmacy.
- You live in a decent residential single house, for your safety and comfort, no overnight guest and pet. If you must have an overnight guest, please let me know in advance so that you will have a bigger room for two people. There is a $10 charge for each person per night.
- No shoes in the house.
- To keep the house clean of no odor from the cooked food, there is no garbage basket in the kitchen. Please take care of your garbage in a plastic bag.
- Everybody cleans up after cooking and using the bathrom. Absolutely, no overnight dirty dishes in the sink.
- No drinking, smoking and drug inside the house.
- To avoid confusion or missing food items in the fridge, please have your groceries wrapped up and name it.
- Don't eat or take away any food in the fridge without asking.
- Be considerate to your roommates, no laundry after 9 pm to 9 am. Laundry charge: $2 per load per week.
If the above rules are not kept, there will be no consideration of extension of stay or a long term room.
FOR THE SAKE OF SAFETY AND COMFORT FOR ALL GUESTS AND TENANTS, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO OVSERNIGHT GUEST WITHOUT MY KNOWLEDGE. BREAKING THIS RULE WILL LEAD TO IMMEDIATE EVICTION WITHOUT REFUND OF RENT OR DEPOSIT.
LOCAL GROCERY SHOPPING
McDonald, Cermak Fresh Market, T. Mobile, Subway, Unique and some Chinese restaurants are all within walking distance on 31st Street and S. Halsted Avenue.
In downtown you will find Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, Acquarium, Field Museum. From there, you can take bus No. 151 to visit Gold Coast for high end shopping and more sightseeing, including Navy Pier.
We are only 5 minutes drive to Chinatown. By foot, it takes 30-45 minutes.
In Chinatown, you will enjoy the wordly famous Chinese food, visiting Chinese museums, shopping for Chinese souveniors, as if you were in a mini China or Hong Kong.
FREE MUSEUM VISITS WITH KIDS
You also get free access to a museum if you have kids. Or you get 10% discount in purchases.
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
We are only 5 minutes by car to UC where you can visit your children or museums.
MCCORMICK CONVENTION CENTER
There is only 1 miles from my house to the Center. You can walk, take bus or cab ($10 only) for your conference.
MEDICAL CENTER, RUSH AND STROGER
It is a 15 minute to UIC medical center. You can take Bus No. 8 at Halsted to UIC campus direct. Then take shuttle bus to the Center.
Due to convenient location to downtown, Chicago, my house is perfect for medical rotation, internship, visitation and sightseeing.
Thanks for your interest in my house.
God bless you.
ONLY APPLICANTS WITH COMPLETE PROFILE AND PICTURE WILL BE CONSIDERED.
PLEASE CONSULT ME BEFORE YOU MAKE BOOKING ON MY ROOMS. THE CALENDAR MIGHT NOT NECESSARY BE CORRECT. YOU MIGHT GET REJECTED WHEN YOU (website hidden): There are other houses in the same neighborhood which offer the same description as above. If the S. Emerald Ave. apartment is filled, we will transfer you to other houses automatically unless you reject the change before hand .
PLEASE READ ALL REVIEWS TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF MY PLACE AND MYSELF BEFORE YOU BOOK.
NO TEXT PLEASE, ONLY EMAIL OR PHONE CALLS.
Please note that Airbnb's charge system is not perfect. There is sometimes a difference. The room charge is set as above. The system might charge more or less. Difference will be settled upon arrival.
Halsted bus No. 8
Archer Bus No. 62
Orange line at S. Halsted and S. Archer
I-55, 290 and 90 and 94
Other Things to Note
I have a request for your flexibility, due to frequent guests' extension, I can't promise that you will for sure get the room you book.
I will do the same thing for you if you need extension to save your trouble of moving around.
If the random house assignment is a problem. Please let me know.
If you are assigned to another house which could be cheaper, ie, $20-$23 for a private room, I will reimburse you the difference upon arrival.
All houses are in the same neighborhood, Bridgeport, which is 3-4 miles to downtown.
My mission in this business is to bring satisfaction and affordable housing to my guests/tenants in view of the economic difficulties for many people.
God bless you.
Upon arrival, refundable deposit of $50 for return of the museum pass, key and permit parking if you drive.
If you drive, please watch everyday if there is a street cleaning. If ticketed, the fine will be $50.
No cancellation or refund 10 days before arrival.
The host is not responsible for any personal loss, injury or sickness during your stay in the houses.
Laundry is free once a week, done by the host.
No wearing shoes inside the house, please have your own slippers or use mine.
Iris is very very nice, she gave me much help,I feel free to stay there as at home, thks again!
It was a great experience. Also, Iris & Roger contributed to make my travel more comfortable and interesting. It is close of the metro station and grocery stores.
I recommend it.
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Iris is a very kind and caring person. Although I had to stay in one o her other places that looks nothing like the pictures, it was still all right for the money that I had to pay.
It is definitely nothing for people searching for luxury, but if you need a place to stay and are on a budget it is all right. You will have a caring host there.
Iris was awesome! She came all the way to the Greyhound station to pick us up, and drove us to the airport when we left. She was very understanding and patient when we had to move two large suitcases with us. She made sure we kept warm at night, and overall was a great host.
Iris's house is comfortable and clean with convenient transportation and grocery stores nearby. I highly recommend her lovely place.
Iris place is very nice. The house is located at a tranquil and safe neighborhood. Very near colleges and schools, ideal for students. The best of all, literally at 15 minutes from the Loop. I believe is the most comfortable and affordable accommodation. We really enjoyed our stay and it was great to share time among the students.
Although, we had to share the bathroom and kitchen, everyone in the house were very respectful. A little, secure and friendly place to stay in Chicago.
Iris is a very nice person. She helped us with mails, picking us up from the station at our arrival and always looking if everything was fine. We really appreciate all her help and courtesy. One night she shared some food with us, it was an special thing, a remarkable gesture that makes your experience unique.
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I came originally from Hong Kong as a student. I work together with Linda, as seen in the picture, for the temporary rental business.
I love hosting, being hospitable to strangers. It helps me to know people from all over the world.
I believe in the teaching of the Bible. The foremost commandment is to love the Lord, your God with all your heart, all your might and all your soul, and similar to it is to love your neighbor as yourself.
By receiving strangers into my house, in fact, is to fulfill one of the biblical principles, being hospitable. I love my guests. Most of them are clean and courtesy. It also teaches and matures how to deal with difficult people.
I love my business and my guests.