Typical Chicago brick 2-flat. Comfortable accommodations for 3-4 adults, or up to 6 people plus a baby if you really like each other. Read on for details:
2 bedrooms, one large with queen-sized 14" thick solid foam mattress, one small with foam twin-sized bed, and a crib (details below). Small bed:
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Smaller room has a solid cherry dresser and a closet. Larger room has a dresser, shelves, and an Ikea shelving/fabric drawers unit, in addition to two closets. 3 sets of sheets for queen bed, 2 for twin, many for crib. Lots of pillows/pillowcases.
Living room with flat-screen, wall-mounted TV, new leather reclining La-z-boy sofa, leather armchair, new leather reclining La-z-boy rocker. Sofa:
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Brand new kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counter, all new stainless steel appliances: enormous fridge, dishwasher, 5-burner stove&conventional oven, extra large microwave/convection oven, coffee maker&grinder, espresso machine. Dining room has solid wood dining table with 2 leaves and 6 chairs. Table linens and napkins available. Hardwood floors throughout except ceramic tile in bathroom and kitchen. Free laundry in basement with brand new washer.
Wireless internet available throughout the house (Never had any problems), color printer/scanner available for use with your laptop, excellent Verizon 4G service throughout property for use with your Verizon products.
In addition to the 3 bed spaces (2 for the queen, 1 for the twin), the couch is extremely comfortable and purchased extra-long to accommodate a sleeping adult. If more guests are desired, a 24" thick queen-sized blow-up mattress with electric pump is also available.
There are nice folding chairs in the basement, should you host a dinner and need additional seating. Baby crib with mattress and plenty of sheets available . Children's books and toys (baby-preschool age) available in living room. They are stored right along the wall, so they are not obtrusive if not needed.
3 blocks from a rapid transit train (CTA), 1 mile from other CTA train line. 25 min train to Chicago downtown, 15 minute drive. Totally quiet block, private back yard, garage parking, 0.8 mi to grocery store. Independent stores, cafes, restaurants 1 mile away. Architectural tours 1 mile away.
Entire house (1st floor of a 2-flat), basement, garage.
Interaction with Guests
We are not in town at all. We will be available via email or instant messaging, and a nearby family member is available in the event of any emergency.
3 blocks from two stops on one rapid transit line (CTA), 1 mile from two stops on another line (CTA).
Please come stay and feel at home! Absolutely no smoking. No pets. No drugs. No huge parties. We are looking for a family or group of tourists who want to eat, sleep, cook for friends, and be cozy at our home. If you would like to rent for the entire availability during Dec-Jan, (2 weeks and 3 nights) we can offer a rate cheaper than the weekly rate.
Sleeping arrangements are:
1 queen bed in one bedroom.
1 twin bed in 2nd bedroom.
1 large LaZBoy leather couch.
1 large LaZBoy leather rocking recliner.
1 2-ft-high inflatable queen-sized mattress (for use in living/dining, where couch/recliner are located too).
1 solid cherry Sorelle crib, available upon request.
Kid-friendly: pack&play, kids toys available (baby/toddler), in addition to the crib. If you are coming from someplace warmer, size 3T & 5T parkas and snow pants and size 8 and 11 child's snow boots can be left available as well.
This is the first floor of the two-flat. There are 6 stairs to climb to get to the first floor, and 6 more to descend to the basement to access the laundry. Unfortunately there is no ramp - our home is not wheelchair accessible.
Once you book, we will have email about whether you need the extra bed spaces and/or kid stuff. I'll provide you with the wireless password and contact information for obtaining the keys.
Very good for families with kids who are staying in the Oak Park area.
Car advisable, but train station nearby.
Quiet area, peaceful; lower half of two family house. One master bedroom and a kids' bedroom. One toilet/shower. Equipped family kitchen for those who wish to cook at home. Supermarket within one mile walking distance. Safe environment in pleasant neighborhood.
About the same cost as a local hotel but with more space if you have a family with young children.