About this listing
Very cozy home with brightly painted interior and a completely stocked kitchen in an extremely quiet neighborhood.
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 a child's bunk bed and two twin mattresses.
Smaller room has a dresser and some closet space. Larger room has a dresser drawer and open shelves, in addition to some closet space.
Living room with flat-screen, wall-mounted TV, leather La-z-boy sofa & rocker.
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 and dryer. Laundry necessities provided.
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 4 bed spaces (2 for the queen, 1 each for the twins), the couch is extremely comfortable and purchased extra-long to accommodate a sleeping adult. If more guests are desired, a 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 normally stored, but available upon request. Children's books and toys (baby-preschool age) available in living room.
Totally quiet block, private back yard, garage parking.
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 or phone, and a nearby family member is available in the event of any emergency. There are upstairs neighbours who are incredibly neat and quiet.
3 blocks from two different stops on one rapid transit line (CTA), 1 mile from two stops on another line (CTA). About 1 mile from the commuter train stop (Metra). These are all quick and easy ways to get to downtown Chicago (most visitors' destination).
Please come stay and feel at home! Absolutely no smoking anywhere on the property including the garden or garage. 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, we can offer a rate cheaper than the weekly rate.
Sleeping arrangements are:
1 queen bed in one bedroom.
2 twin beds (low bunk 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), available upon request.
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,we may have kids' winter clothes available as well. In the summer, outdoor toys and sandbox are all available in the back yard.
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 information for obtaining the keys.
It is in a nice and safe neighborhood. The property is 5 mins walk to CTA train station. Charity and the family are on vacation, but very responsive via text or phone.
It got everything that we need for our 4-day stay in Chicago. Modern kitchen with most if not all tools you need. The whole flat is very clean.
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.