About this listing
Private one-bedroom apartment in the heart of historic Wicker Park/Bucktown. Minutes from wonderful restaurants, nightlife, record and bookstores, bike trails, and beautiful public parks. Super easy access to downtown.
(Note: there is no kitchen.)
Private one-bedroom apartment in the heart of historic Bucktown. Three blocks to the El for super easy access to downtown and O'Hare airport. Just a few blocks from Wicker Park's "six corners." Close to Divy bikes (bike sharing). Easy street parking available.
Wicker Park/Bucktown was recently ranked by Forbes Magazine as the fourth “Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods” in the country. It is a safe, vibrant area full of record shops, boutiques, great vintage shopping, art galleries, music venues, neighborhood bars, and book stores. You can find the best restaurants in the city here. It also has many attractive outdoor spaces, including Wicker Park, Holstein Park (with swimming pool), and the Bloomingdale Trail.
The apartment is on the garden level of a single family home. It has a separate entrance and is completely private from the rest of the house. It has a bedroom with a full bed, a sitting room with a couch, a full bath, a flat-screen HDTV, and a walk-in closet. NOTE: THERE IS NO KITCHEN.
--- Wireless internet access
--- Flat screen TV, which is hooked up to Netflix and other streaming services (not cable)
--- Freshly laundered premium bedding and towels
--- Mini-fridge and microwave
--- Custom guidebook showing location of apartment relative to surrounding attractions
--- Access to amazing book collection
We are very happy to advise visitors about travel arrangements and things to do during their stay!
You'll see that we've set check-in times after 3:00pm and check-out times before 11:00am, but please let us know if you need a few extra hours on either end. We'll be glad to accommodate you so long as we don't have an immediately adjacent reservation.
No P2P file sharing or any other unlawful on-line activity via host's IP address.
The place is great, cozy and comfortable, and has a great location, walking distance to a lot of places to eat or drink, and also near the CTA. Sarah and Jeff were very helpful before and during our stay, and we found very useful their reccomendations of where to go in the neighbourhood
Sarah and Jeff are fab hosts and have a cute little space--just perfect for a home base to explore Chicago. Super happening neighborhood with excellent food and drink--we were on our way home one night and were treated to a 16 piece big band at Gallery Cabaret--no cover! A short walk to the overhead brings you in to the heart of the Loop--Art Institute, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, amazing skyscrapers.
If you like to walk you can hoof it over to Lincoln Park and see the Zoo, the Lily Pond, Old Town and the Gold Coast (there's also a bus if you don't feel like walking).
Great space, great hosts and great town. You should go!
Sarah and Jeff were incredibly welcoming and super responsive.
Their place was the perfect size for my wife and I and was close to the blue line for getting downtown and around the neighborhoods we enjoy visiting.
There's no kitchen or anything, but most hotel rooms don't have kitchens either, so we didn't mind that at all... but there was a (stocked!) mini-fridge which was nice.
This is really a nice, quiet neighborhood, walkable dinner places, with convenient commute options. We had great time staying here.
There are indeed somethings that I think may help in future, though:
1. The sofa is different than the one shown on the picture, though we dont have problem sitting on it.
2. The air condition is nice but will be great if it can be a little bit quieter
3. Full bed is a bit small for us, since my wife is pregnant.
Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour chez Sarah et Jeff qui nous ont très bien accueillis. L'appartement était impeccable. Sarah et Jeff avaient laissé pour nous des boissons et une collation en guise de bienvenue. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié le guide des visites à pied de Chicago qui était dans l'appartement et le guide des restos, cafés, épiceries sympathiques du quartier préparé par nos hôtes. L'appartement est très bien situé, dans un quartier « in » de Chicago où on trouve plein de bons restos, cafés, etc. et à quelques minutes du transport en commun. On aurait apprécié qu'il y ait une cafetière dans l'appartement.
Merci à Sarah et Jeff pour cette belle semaine à Chicago,
Esther et Normand
We had a great stay. We didn't actually meet Sarah and Jeff due to scheduling on our side, but all communication was very friendly and helpful. The place is set up very well to come and go as you please without disturbing anyone.
Great snacks and mini fridge with refreshments was a nice added touch. Everything was clean and cozy. The books were great. This was a wonderful spot to recharge after running around the city all day.
It's so nice to stay here.Sarah and Jeff are so enthusiastic to host us.The location is near the subway so that you can go anywhere you like so easy.The house is clean and cozy,everything you need is available.also the snacks and soda.We like this house so much,
About the Host, Sarah And Jeff
Hi there! I'm Sarah. My husband, Jeff, and I live in Chicago, in a solid brick cottage that was built in 1894. Jeff and I met when I was a student at Ohio State and he had just finished a degree at the University of Michigan. If you follow Big 10 football, you'll understand that our union initially upset many friends and family members. ; )
After traveling around the midwest for a while, we settled in Chicago, which we love. We have a wonderful network of family and friends. In the winter, we like to visit conservatories and eat lots of Pho, and in the summer we like to ride our bikes around and enjoy Chicago's many outdoor music festivals.
A lot of our free time recently has been spent renovating our home. We've rebuilt our porch, totally remodeled the kitchen, and renovated a guest suite in the garden level for visitors. We love being able to host friends and family and share our enthusiasm for the "city of big shoulders."