About this listing
Over-the-top fabulous in the heart of Chicago's hopping East Lakeview/Boystown neighborhood, right on Lake Shore Drive. 2000 square feet on a single floor, grand rooms, vintage detailing, premier Beaux Arts building. Promise, it's all good.
My son isn't overjoyed with all the naked women in the apartment, but someday he'll appreciate it.
Over-the-top fabulous in the heart of Chicago's hopping East Lakeview/Boystown neighborhood, right on Lake Shore Drive. 2000 square feet on a single floor, grand rooms, vintage detailing, premier Beaux Arts rental building with 24-hour doorstaff, ginormous windows that look out onto the lake, harbor and park from every room. Whip-up breakfast in a yarn-wrapped kitchen under a disco ball, and then settle down to eat on a rosewood table under a turn of the century chandelier. Super swank pad of electric blues, chocolate brown, and an orange so vibrant it almost pulsates. Because the universe is kind, we're a show-house for the Jennifer Norback gallery, so brace yourself for some insanely cool art. The place has a good vibe.
My two adorable children (16 and 14) share a magical bohemian-forest bedroom, but it’s lovely for grown-ups, too. The kid's room has three twin beds (one is a regular bed, one is up on loft, and one is a Tempurpedic topper under the loft). My room has a totally dreamy king-size pillow top bed, the same kind they use at the Four Seasons. Both bedrooms have full bathrooms.
Our white miniature poodle, Milo, won't be here if you rent the whole place, but our fish stays.
Our pad is walking distance to the Lincoln Park Zoo, Wrigley Field, museums, and tons of great playgrounds, restaurants, shops, bars, gyms, comedy clubs and theaters, and a weekly farmer's market. The best part is the park and harbor just across the street--miles of lakefront, perfect for a morning run or a late night stroll.
Some nights, our entire apartment can be booked for $450; other nights, just the kid's bedroom for $130. The dates will be clear based on the price you see in the calendar. There's a $30 cleaning fee, but if you're booking the whole apt for a long weekend or more, it's $95. If you buy or sell any of Jennifer's artwork, you can stay the night for free!
Promise, promise, it's all good.
Interaction with Guests
Sometimes will be staying nearby, sometimes not. If we're in town, we're happy to share a meal, leave you alone, or point you in the right direction.
East Lakeview/Boystown is eclectic neighborhood is a vibrant mix of hipsters, families, socialites, buskers, orthodox Jews, and gays, with just enough heart and grit to make you feel good about living in the city. Plus, we have the best gelato, cupcakes, falafel and fried Korean chicken in Chicago, hands-down.
Hop a five minute cab or the 146 express buss to downtown and the loop right out our front door. The Belmont stop El train (brown/red line) is a ten minute walk away. Hail a cab right out front in minutes. Parking is a big drag in my neighborhood, so skip the rental car. I don't own a car and happily get around on foot, cab, or bus. If you are driving, there's street parking and a public lot just a block away (Broadway and Roscoe).
Other Things to Note
There's a Divvy bike station right outside my building. If the weather's nice, grab a bike and ride downtown along the lake or explore any of Chicago's great neighborhoods.
No pets, no smoking.
As much as we love fun and games, no parties or extra guests who are not listed in the original booking.
--no shoes in the house
--please refrain from wearing strong perfumes and colognes
--hand wash the knives
--use place mats on the dining room table, especially for water glasses
--Before leaving, please change the sheets and towels and empty the garbage.
Just keep our fish breathing, we love him so (in the limited way you can love fish).
The setting is delightful, the location perfect and the views of the marina lovely.
Communication and entry easy. My two teen age sons loved the proximity to easy public transportation that included a bike share Divvy, stationed nearby.
I’d love to return and enjoy solo as it has a beautifully relaxing, elegantly appointed vibe.
Fabulous location, one block away from restaurants, shopping, Walgreens, and cute boutiques and a five minute uber to the magnificent mile. Divvy (bike) station is super close as well if you want to rent bikes and ride along the lake shore. Parking is difficult in the area, so we parked when we got there and didn't touch our car again until we left. The apartment itself is really big, funky, and was very clean. One queen bed in the master and three twins in the other room. Jacqueline responded quickly to all emails. My parents (who have very high standards with these types of things) liked it a lot so I definitely would recommend her place in the future!
We met Jacqueline's friend Marisa as soon as we arrived at the house. She gave us a very thorough tour of this great house and checked in to make sure everything was good. She arrived exactly when she said she would the morning we were leaving, which was great since we had a flight to catch.
My fiancee and I stayed there with two of my guy friends and had a fantastic time. Everything about the house and Chicago in general was great! There are Divvy bikes for rent right down the street and biking along the lake to downtown was awesome.
This is a really nice house. The pictures give an idea as to how cool it is decorated, but it was even better than I anticipated. I highly recommend this place.
Jacqueline was wonderful. The apartment was amazing and we had a fantastic time. The location couldn't have been better.
This is a wonderful apartment. Jacqueline made us feel extraordinarily welcome, going out of her way to provide extras. The view is great. It's well furnished - even if a bit eccentric, but in good taste. The king size bed in the main bedroom is most comfortable. The neighborhood is friendly. We'd come back here anytime we were in Chicago.
Apartment looks exactly like the pictures. Great location, awesome neighborhood. The host was very warm and welcoming. We would stay at this place again.
Jacqueline made us felt really welcomed! She welcomed us at the door and showed us around. Overall great service!!
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