It is 3-4 miles from downtown. By public transportation, it takes 15-20 minutes.
It comes with a park next to the house. Good for familty with kids.
It has 1.5 bathroom. It is a by-level coach house.
Free parking on the street.
All the houses are only 3-4 miles from downtown, Chicago. You will be in downtown Chicago in 15-20 minutes by bus or train.
We are only 5 minutes (1 mile) away from Chinatown - a famous tourist center.
Bus No. 8 will on Halsted Street take you to UIC direct.
Orange line will take you to downtown in 10 minutes.
Archer bus 62 takes you to Loop in 20 minutes.
Bus 35 on 35th street will take you to the red line and IIT in 5-10 minutes.
Highways of 90/94 East and West, I-55, 290 are accessible in a few minutes on 31st Street.
All the houses are not in the hostel style where you find bunk beds in every room or the living room. It is a residencial single house with 3 bedrooms. You will have only 3 people in the house. There could be a couple for a short time depending on the season. Very cozy family living style. The house is always very quiet at night or during the day since everybody goes out for their business and come home to sleep.
You will meet guests of the same mind and same goal in the houses. When you stay in our houses, you make friends all over the world. There could be no host staying from time to time. But she comes in everyday to check and clean the house and see all people are in comfort and at peace.
All houses are on the south side which is only 3-4 miles from downtown. It takes only 15-20 minutes by public transportation. It is about 20 minutes by car from the Midway airport.
Except one house is on the north side which is about 4000 North. It is half an hour away from O'Hare airport. Half an hour to downtown by train. This north side house is about 8 miles from downtown.
1) Living room: provide real beds in a living room at $15 per night per person.
2) Private bedroom: range from $20-25 a night for a 7 day stay, each additional guest is $10 a day.
Special rate for a long term stay which is on a sliding scale based on the based rate of $20 per night. E.g., $600 1st month, $550 2nd month. $500 for the third month.
Preference is given to 1 week stay
We provide the following services:
1) There are WiFi in all houses. The password is at the refrigerator door.
2) Fresh and clean linens are available at the porch.
3) Free weekly laundry by the host in the Emerald House.
4) Pick up at the bus stop or train station in the city is available with advance notice. The charge to cover gas is $10. I will be able to pick up at Midway airport during school days in the morning for $20 to cover gas.
If train or bus pickup is necessary, please try to come before 9 pm since I have kids going to school next day, unless you come at weekend.
5) Guest lap top to check email or important information. Registration is necessary
6) Use of kitchen facilities and utensils.
7) Please take care of your garbage in a plastic bag. To keep the house clean of no odor from the cooked food, there is no garbage basket in the kitchen. Everybody cleans up after himself/herself. There is no cleaning lady everyday. The house will be cleaned when a guest is gone.
There is a refundable key and parking permit deposit of $20.
For all the latest Chicago summer activities, sightseeing spots or entertainments, please go to the Cultural Center at Randolph Avenue and Michigan Avenue for information. Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
The CTA pass can be bought either 1 day, 3 days or 1 month at any train station, Walgreen and CVS Pharmacy.
LOCAL GROCERY SHOPPING
McDonald, Cermak Fresh Market, T. Mobile, Subway, Unique and some Chinese restaurants are all within walking distance on 31st Street and S. Halsted Avenue.
In downtown you will find Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, Acquarium, Field Museum. From there, you can take bus No. 151 to visit Gold Coast for high end shopping and more sightseeing, including Navy Pier.
We are only 5 minutes drive to Chinatown. By foot, it takes 30-45 minutes.
In Chinatown, you will enjoy the wordly famous Chinese food, visiting Chinese museums, shopping for Chinese souveniors, as if you were in a mini China or Hong Kong.
FREE MUSEUM VISITS WITH KIDS
You also get free access to a museum if you have kids. Or you get 10% discount in purchases.
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
We are only 5 minutes by car to UC where you can visit your children or museums.
MCCORMICK CONVENTION CENTER
There is only 1 miles from my house to the Center. You can walk, take bus or cab ($10 only) for your conference.
MEDICAL CENTER, RUSH AND STROGER
It is a 15 minute to UIC medical center. You can take Bus No. 8 at Halsted to UIC campus direct. Then take shuttle bus to the Center.
Due to convenient location to downtown, Chicago, my house is perfect for medical rotation, internship, visitation and sightseeing.
Thanks for your interest in my house.
God bless you.
ONLY APPLICANTS WITH COMPLETE PROFILE AND PICTURE WILL BE CONSIDERED.
PLEASE CONSULT ME BEFORE YOU MAKE BOOKING ON MY ROOMS. THE CALENDAR MIGHT NOT NECESSARY BE CORRECT. YOU MIGHT GET REJECTED WHEN YOU (website hidden): There are other houses in the same neighborhood which offer the same description as above. If the S. Emerald Ave. apartment is filled, we will transfer you to other houses automatically unless you reject the change before hand .
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all kitchen and laundry facilities.
Interaction with Guests
I visit pretty often. They can always call me or come to my house.
I have a bi-monthly dinner meetings for all my guests and tenants so that they will know each other and make friends since they are all new in Chicago. They are eager to meet other people in town.
Peace and quietness
Orange line at S. Archer and S. Halsted
Halsted Bus. No. 8
Ashland bus No. 9
Archer Bus No. 62
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Other Things to Note
I have a request for your flexibility, due to frequent guests' extension, I can't promise that you will for sure get the room you book. I manage several houses in the neighborhood.
I will do the same thing for you if you need extension to save your trouble of moving around.
If the random house assignment is a problem. Please let me know.
If you are assigned to another house which could be cheaper, ie, $20-$23 for a private room, I will reimburse you the difference upon arrival.
All houses are in the same neighborhood, Bridgeport, which is 3-4 miles to downtown.
My mission in this business is to bring satisfaction and affordable housing to my guests/tenants in view of the economic difficulties for many people.
God bless you.
Clean up after yourself. No drinking, no drug and no smoking. If place is not clean, $10 clean up fee will be charged.
No wearing shoes inside the house.
No cancellation or refund 10 days before arrival.
The host is not responsible for any personal loss, injury or sickness during your stay in the houses.
Booked a private room, though as the communication did warn me of the possibility, I was bumped to a fold-out sofa the day of (found out when I arrived). Iris was very nice and even picked me up from the orange line to bring me to the place I was staying - though it was a bit farther out than what showed on the map and what had been communicated.
The place was pretty dirty and I believe had too many people staying - 6 guests in what appeared to be a 2 BR/1 bath place.
I found other accommodations and left their place early. I no longer see the location I stayed at listed on this site, so perhaps it is being overhauled/cleaned up?
If you don't like my place on the first day, why don't you speak up and I will do my best for you.
I don't have any apartment with 2 bedrooms for 6 people. This is a make up accusation. Why do you lie? Do you want me to write something to lie about you?
The Halsted apartments are two 3 bedroom house with 2 baths. There are altogether 6 people using two baths. You are a liar.
In the Hillock house, there is 1.5 bath. There is a toilet in the lower level.
The place could be dirty. I might agree with you if the guests don't clean up after themselves. This is not a hotel, I don't have a cleaning lady to clean all houses everyday. I send my people to clean the house once a guest is gone.
Iris is a very attentive host. She makes an effort to place guests with similar backgrounds in the same apartment, and she visits the apartment every couple days. I stayed at the S. Halsted apartment. Very convenient location - right across from the Orange Line, large grocery store within walking distance, nearby park for running. Parking at the apartment was never a problem. Always felt safe. No central heat, but Iris provided an electric heater upon request. Thanks!
I rented this room for my Niece when she visit Chicago.
Iris was very helpfull and a great support.
Thank you for allow my niece to stay at your place.
Staying with Iris was a good experience. It was cheap, and we had access to a kitchen and a shared bathroom. Overall, the apartment is fine, but it is a bit far away from downtown Chicago. Our room was too small to comfortably fit two people in there, but we managed anyway. Pretty clean, and Iris is really nice :)
The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.
I've had a nice stay with Iris. The area is convenient and safe with pharmacy, restaurants and shops nearby. However it depends on who you're staying with and whether if they keep the space clean and nice...it seems like the place is always fully booked. I've met with some really nice people here:)
Neighborhood was quite safe. 15-20 minute walk to red line. Apart from the fact that the room cannot be locked with keys from the outside to keep person belongings safe, everything was fine.
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I came originally from Hong Kong as a student. I work together with Linda, as seen in the picture, for the temporary rental business.
I love hosting, being hospitable to strangers. It helps me to know people from all over the world.
I believe in the teaching of the Bible. The foremost commandment is to love the Lord, your God with all your heart, all your might and all your soul, and similar to it is to love your neighbor as yourself.
By receiving strangers into my house, in fact, is to fulfill one of the biblical principles, being hospitable. I love my guests. Most of them are clean and courtesy. It also teaches and matures how to deal with difficult people.
I love my business and my guests.