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Beautiful 42-foot Beneteau sailing yacht located April thru mid-November on the dock at Burnham Harbor, next to Soldier Field in the fabulous Chicago Museum Campus. Convenient parking (free for one car). Complete comfort with central air, two baths with hot water showers, full galley with microwave, fridge, oven, stove, gas grill. Two flat screen TVs with DVDs. Sirius satellite radio. Plug your IPOD into boat stereo.
Stunning views of the cityscape and summer fireworks. Location is steps from the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Planetarium, Grant Park, Pritzker Pavilion, Buckingham Fountain, Soldier Field. Perfect for Chicago Bears games and concerts at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, or McCormick Place events. World class restaurants, theaters, music venues, colleges, and el train lines all in walking distance.
Also available from May through November 15, sailing on Lake Michigan with Coast Guard licensed captain for evening fireworks, overnight on yacht, continental breakfast the next morning, and then the captain returns for a morning sail. Total cost $1050 weekdays, 1150 weekends.
Daniel made this entire experience easy and fun. From giving great directions, cheery greetings and instructions in advance of our arrival, and having us arrive to a well kept boat, everything went swimmingly. The boat was well stocked with everything we needed, ample sheets and towels. We had a terrific time, and it was nice to be back on a Beneteau. The boat is in a very protected harbor and the neighbors were very nice and respectful. We will definitely be back!
Communication with Daniel was seamless. We utilized the boat as a home base and used it to sleep and shower only. Adam, who works with Daniel, met us at the boat and checked us in without any problems. He was extremely flexible with the check in and check out schedule. This was helpful since everyone in our party arrived and departed at different times. The boat was great and the shower facilities at the adjacent dock were great and exactly as described. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a unique place to stay while in Chicago.
This is the second time we stayed on Dan's yacht and it was as wonderful as before! The only difference was colder weather (Not Dan's fault of course) so we spent more time inside in the evenings and got to use the heater. We did use the barbecue on the boat one evening and had superb steaks very easily.
As Dan wanted to sail on the glorious sunny day we left, we got the extra bonus of watching the boat sail out into the lake, as we chilled out with a frozen yogurt in the Harbor cafe!
Super hot showers in the Washroom next door to the boat, free internet (which works really well in the Cafe, for those morning emails!) Clothes washing and dryer, are all great facilities of the Harbor.
We had one friend drive down from NY state and park his car for free all week in Chicago with Dan's pass and found that if we walked up to the Shedd Aquarium (around 1/3 - 1/2 mile) we could always get a cab in the morning! All was perfect and we do intend to be back next year - It beats a Hotel hands down!
Thanks again Dan - Roger
Beautiful boat in an excellent location - only 15 minutes walk from the McCormack conference centre and very convenient. The owners were very welcoming and helpful - even going out of their way to give me a tour of the best places to eat and shop that were within walking distance. I'd defintely have this as my preferred place to stay for next year's ASCO conference, or a holiday in Chicago.
What a GREAT way to experience Chicago. We booked the sailboat on a whim as we were having trouble finding reasonably priced hotels and our sense of adventure led us down to the water.
The boat is wonderful. I highly recommend it for anyone who likes adventures, is somewhat familiar with RVs, and doesn't need a big, spacious hotel room to have a good time (it is small and not very roomy, but come on it's a boat...). The beds were surprisingly comfortable and we slept great. One of the three nights during our stay we had a little movement on the boat, but it was nice to have the reminder that we weren't on land. Otherwise, it was a very peaceful stay.
Bathroom facilities were great - there was the option to use the bathrooms on the boat, or at a harbor facility 1 minute walk away for a little extra space and unlimited hot water. The boat bathroom is fun, but having options is always nice!
The hosts were unbelievably communicative and helpful. I had replies within two minutes of my initial inquiry and every other subsequent communication. I really can't say much other than the hosts are great people and were wonderful to chat with.
We spent a lot of time sitting on the boat enjoying the view of downtown. It was a magical trip! I will be back next trip to Chicago!
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About the Host, Daniel
I'm an outgoing family man who, along with my wife, would love to host you in our backyard garden treehouse which I built with help from a buddy. I'm a coast guard licensed sailor who took a few years off to sail the Caribbean. I do carpentry, and in my spare time I am currently helping to develop an eco treehouse lodge on the Snake River in the Teton foothills near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I also enjoy gardening. We are a multi-racial open-minded household so people of all races and lifestyles are welcome here.