About this listing
Single family 1-story brick house.
3 Bed Rooms.
3 Queen Beds. 1 Full Rollaway Bed. 1 Futon. 1 Queen Air Mattress.
Free Washer, Dryer, Detergent, Fabric Softeners.
Full Kitchen with Freezer/ Refrigerator.
Welcome! Our single family brick house "Chicago's Bungalow Style" is located in a special semi-private block about 5 miles West of Downtown. Free parking for up to 3 cars or trucks (not commonly seen in Chicago). This is an older house with 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Living Room, Dining Room and Full Kitchen. If you enjoy a quiet home with newer beds, clean sheets and towels, spaces, and save money while visiting Chicago, You just found it!
You are actually renting a private whole house, not a shared apartment or basement. Each of the 3 bedrooms has a queen size bed with newer mattress. There is one roll-away bed and the sofa in living room can be used as an extra bed as necessary. Each room has two windows with natural lights. Free parking, central air-conditioning and heating system, gas stove and oven, full-size refrigerator, microwave, toasters, hair-dryer, pots and pans...etc are included in the price.
SUMMARY: privacy, reasonable price ( each bedroom averages less than $45), hardwood floor, wifi, central air/heat, easy access to expressway, 7-minute drive to Downtown/Buckingham Fountain, newer beds with box and frame, clean towels and sheets, free washer/dryer, kitchen, desks, free parking four up to 3 cars, quiet semi-private residential neighborhood, electronic keyless door, The CTA blue line train station opens 24/7 also. There is no big stairs to climb, plus a little outdoor green space (i.e. Fresh Air)...etc. It is a good opportunity to experience what a real Chicago neighborhood is like. Everything included for a nice price. Again, this is not a tourist location and driving is suggested.
Welcome to Chicago and Thanks for reading!
There are plenty of free street parking with awesome street lights!
Interaction with Guests
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This is a quiet family oriented area. .Most residents here are very friendly and civilized. Two Chicago police officers happen to live on this block for years too. Driving is highly recommend because there are no coffee house or shopping within walking distance. This area was considered a "suburb" before acquired by the City of Chicago.
CTA buses and trains are within walking distance. Please research their routes online. This year, most of the CTA vehicles are GPS equipped and you can check the route info with CTA mobile apps.
I would suggest to get a car or get a taxi if you plan to have lots of luggage.
Other Things to Note
Again, this house is not in a tourist spot and you will see a variety of neighbors with various backgrounds.
Orderly behavior expected.
No loud music or wild parties.
No illegal activities allowed. Two Chicago Police Officers are your neighbors so please enjoy your stay safely and peacefully.
No smoking permitted inside or outside the house.
Please wash the dishes/ pots /pan after use.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
I enjoyed staying here. The space was reasonably clean and amenities were as advertised. The walk to/from the train was a bit long after spending the day walking around the city, but manageable.
We arrived later than we expected and Jackie had emailed all entry instructions early, so that was really appreciated. The house was just as described as an older home with older furniture and fixtures. We thought it was a questionable neighbourhood when we arrived, but that wasn't the case for us. We felt safe and the neighbours said hello when we saw them. The house fit 8 of us comfortably, with us all sharing beds, one bathroom did the job for us as we only stayed two nights, but I don't think it would handle another few days with us all?
The wifi was good in the lounge but not as strong in the end bedroom where we were. We didn't use the kitchen or utensils as we literally only slept in the house. We appreciated the snacks in the fridge, so thank you Jackie. All in all, we were safe and warm and all together which is what we wanted.
The house is on a dead end street right off 295 and there is working AC, laundry, keyless entry and 3 bedrooms. Jackie (the owner) was prompt with replies before we arrived and left bottled water and cans of Coke in the refrigerator with a bag of pretzels for us which was nice, there were also a good amount of towels (found in the dryer which was fine because we knew that they were clean) but that’s where the positive ends.
The listing is very inaccurate:
There is no parking on the premises, only street parking
The wifi is an xfinity hot spot that we never got to work (thankfully we had our own cell phone hotspots)
The TV is not cable, just rabbit ears (seriously) and only a couple of channels that had poor reception and pixelated or skipped often.
They really shouldn’t have charged a cleaning fee because the kitchen and bathrooms were disgustingly dirty (we have photos) – the rest of the place probably was too but kitchen and bath were just blatantly obvious.
The kitchen counters and stove were visibly dirty and everything had a greasy/sticky feel. We had to scrub every dish and utensil before use. The bathroom ceiling was covered in yellow globs of disgusting stuff and the tub grout was black.
The AC vents we covered in caked on dirt and grime.
When we arrived, the house was already full of mosquitoes and there was no getting them out because there is a 2 inch gap from the front door to the frame and every time that we stepped outside we were attacked even worse (the house is across from a large unused/untended field).
The backyard was covered in 3 foot tall weeds and our dog kept freaking out like there were animals present so we had to keep him on a leash at all times despite the fenced yard.
After the first night we were only there to sleep (and we lined our beds with towels because the beds were also gross).
We didn’t realize that the house is in a sketchy part of Chicago’s west side. Neighbors on the street and throughout the neighborhood have signs in their windows that say “WE CALL POLICE”. Several businesses in the neighborhood have “No Guns” stickers on their doors which also did not inspire confidence. We could not get a taxi to come to the address after dark. The Cicero train station is a good 10 minute walk but we never took the train because it did not feel safe. This made logistics extremely difficult.
This is the worst Airbnb place that we have ever stayed in and the most inaccurate listing that we have experienced. Listings should be accurate.
We are disappointed with Chris experiences and will do our best to improve while keeping the price reasonable. However, we believe our listing is very accurate as most other guests agreed. Again, Chicago is the 3rd largest city in America and you will find people of different races and backgrounds here which is what makes Chicago great!
Das Haus von Jackie war wunderschön. Es hat einen keinen netten Vorgarten und Hintergarten. Im Kühlschrank hinterließ Jackie einiges zu Essen und Trinken für uns. Die Küche und Bad sind komplett ausgestattet, genug Handtücher sind da. Das Haus ist ausreichend groß für 6 Personen. Als wir einmal beim Aufschließen der Türe Probleme hatten wurde uns telefonisch sofort geholfen, das hat uns sehr gefreut. Die Lage ist sehr ruhig, die Nachbarn freundlich, zur U bahn sind es zu Fuß ca 10 Minuten.
Ich kann dieses Haus jedem empfehlen!
I went with my family (of 6 ppl) and we had 3 bedrooms which was what I was looking for and Jackie's place fit my requirements. She was very helpful right from the start and was very prompt in replying to my messages. Bottled, refrigerated drinking water was ready when we entered the apartment along with other snacks kept in the fridge, which was awesome :) Thanks Jackie
Such good, much place, most safe, wow, 5 stars wow
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About the Host, Jackie
Welcome to Chicago!
I am a working professional and have lived in many diverse communities and enjoy learning others' cultures and languages.
I am relatively new to Airbnb but like this traveling model because I believe it is a win win for both the travelers and homeowners. When we travel with large group like ours, we need to rent at least two or even three rooms. Sometimes the rooms are on different floors, without kitchen, dry-cleaning fees...etc.
We are just regular people and hope to make a little extra income by offering our home to you at below-market pricing so you get a much better return on your travel dollars. Our place is very basic but offers reasonable lodging needs plus more privacy than a regular hotel experience. It provides a unique way to feel and explore Chicago. A kitchen is very important consideration as eating out 3 or 4 times each day can get expensive quickly.
We are still learning about the bnb practice so any constructive comments and suggestions are welcomed and you are encouraged to write a review after your stay.
Thanks for considering us. We wish you a great trip and good health!