About this listing
Note: Please do not inquire to this listing if you plan on getting crazy drunk while out or in our home while visiting.
New top floor condo in a three story building with private room and private bath available. Our guest room is bright and features a ceiling fan as well as a PILLOW TOP QUEEN BED. Towels, shampoo, conditioner, bath soap, hairdryer, sheets and pillows are at your disposal and more blankets are available upon request. You will have your OWN PRIVATE BATHROOM. No sharing with strangers! Unlike several listings on Airbnb, our condo is truly what you see in the pictures. We REALLY ARE clean and caring, as we actually live here!
We are located in diverse Rogers Park only a three minute walk to the "EL" (public elevated train) and a two minute walk to the beach and three parks along Lake Michigan. Free street parking is available on most of the surrounding streets. Parking during the weekdays and on Saturdays is usually very easy; conversely difficult at night and on Sundays. Please make sure to park on or north of our block overnight. Enjoy your time taking in the unique restaurants, movie theater and antique shops that are peppered around the neighborhood. Spend your day at the beach or walking along the beautiful lake shore path. If downtown is your fancy, take a 40 minute scenic "EL" ride right past the historic Aragon Ballroom and Wrigley Field, or a 35 minute bus ride down famous and beautiful Lake Shore Drive.
If you like, get to know our three cats: Butters (black and white, male), Bebe (tortoise shell, female) and Ming (calico, female). Please be careful around Ming, our newest addition as she is adjusting to her new life and can her mood can be unpredictable. Butters and especially Bebe are cool cats and touchable.
Breakfast is NOT provided, but coffee and tea are provided UPON REQUEST. Don is a coffee drinker with a French press and Lindsay is a loose leaf tea lover and would love to share a pot of tea with you! Just let them know what time you will be up in the morning, and your coffee/tea will be waiting for you.
There will ALWAYS be a host and three cats waiting to chat with you about your experiences or provide a peaceful space to rest.
Guests have access to their own bathroom, kitchen (including all the appliances, cooking utensils and dishes) and living room.
Interaction with Guests
We usually see our guests everyday, as we live here!
We live in a quiet and diverse neighborhood. Most people feel comfortable walking around by themselves. People in the neighborhood are generally very friendly and helpful.
We are located 3 blocks from the red line L train.
PLEASE DO NOT FEEL FREE TO:
Wear muddy/wet shoes on hardwood floors
Change air/heat settings
Invite extra guests home
FEEL FREE TO:
Use X BOX, WII and TV
Play with 2 cats Bebe and Butters
Ask any questions
Share a beer/glass of wine with hosts
TO BE USED WITH PERMISSION:
Coffee/Tea provided upon request.
Don and Lindsay are a laid back young couple who want to meet new people and share their love of Chicago.
Our stay in Chicago was great! The train station is really close. Nice and friendly couple that made us feel welcome. Clean and pretty apartment. I would always come back!
Don and Lindsay didn't interact with us all that much because of their busy professional lives. All exchanges were pleasant and informative and helpful. Sometimes we felt we had the place to ourselves. The lodging was exactly as billed and was in a beautiful and safe neighborhood. It was close to the rapid transit and restaurants. Living in the same apartment with our hosts was a new experience for us. It turned out to be be very comfortable and non-intrusive. We never ate in, and I wonder if that's not the best arrangement. For anyone whose stay in northern Chicago would fit in with this style, I'd recommend staying with Don and Lindsay. They are easy going and they have formed lasting friendships with some of their guests, although I can't say that happened with us . . . for one reason or another. Not a problem.
I just wanted to respond to your private feedback so that you can better use the Airbnb site and have an even better experience next time. If you look under the amentities tab on the page (it automatically goes to the description tab) you can find out what there is for you to use. Our kitchen is always open to our guests and it is labeled as such there. Also, I would have been happy to make you coffee, had you requested it. The closet in your room was free for you to use. There are hangers and such in there for guests to use. I will type up all this on our welcome letter as you suggested to make these things totally clear.
Don and Lindsay were great hosts. Loved our room and the private bathroom. The app. was clean and very accomodating. The neighborhood was very nice and we loved being so close to the lake and public transportation!
From the moment Lindsay & Don accepted us as their guests, everything was easy & smooth... Great communication, easy to get there, to get in, met our favorite cat, cute place, cozy room & bathroom, awesome neighborhood with coffee shop, pizza & beach :) Met our sweet hosts briefly as we were out & about most of time! They just let us be :) Awesome first AirBNB experience!!!
Nice neighborhood, clean apartment, comfortable bed, good wifi.
However, a bit impersonal and, for European standards, very expensive for what it is.
We had a fantastic time! Don and Lindsay were very friendly and gave us many different recommendations of places to eat and see. The room we stayed in was very cozy and made us feel at home. The cats are more than friendly! Everything you see in the pictures is the real thing. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
We loved our stay with Don and Lindsay. They have a lovely apartment with a spacious room and bathroom for guests. We felt immediately like home. Don and Lindsay are great, open minded people who we loved talking to. They helped us with everything we needed during our stay. If we ever come back to Chicago, we'd definitely stay with them again ! We would recommend this place to everyone !
About the Host, Don And Lindsay
Lindsay: An aspiring opera singer who has sung at Sarasota Opera, Florida. She LOVES tea, animals, historical dramas, reading (and portraying) fiction, restaurants, beer, wine, cooking and of course OPERA. Married to....
Don: Web Application Developer who is a self-proclaimed Skeptic. LOVES poker, beer, whiskey/scotch/bourbon, camping, non-fiction, gardening, carpentry and all things outdoors.