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).
We had an amazing time in Chicago. Jacqueline's apartment was the perfect fit for us. Our 4 year old twins absolutely loved the kids room and we were glad to have a proper kitchen to cook for us and them.
The apartment was so well equipped with everything we needed and lots of things for the kids to play with. Location right next to the park and lake was so great and we were able to get around easily.
Jacqueline made us feel welcome before we arrived and was very responsive to questions. She was polite and helpful when I met her and her place is lovely and appropriately described but overall it was not up to our expectation relative to the price charged.
If we had a 2 bedroom apartment on the north side of Chicago, this is exactly what we would want it to be like! We loved Jacqueline; she was the perfect host. Lots of great nearby places to eat and interesting shops. All around a wonderful experience!
Great space, great host! First time using Airbnb and will again based on this trip and such a positive experience. Thank you
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About the Host, Jacqueline
Best gelato in the city, hands down.
One block away--good cupcakes and breakfast treats
One of my favorite bars! Saigon in the twenties.
seriously good coffee.
Top Chef Dale's yummy new place. Good for brunch.
nice pocket park if you have little kids
Cult fried chicken. I order plain jane.
My favorite thrift store
Need groceries? combine brown elephant, whole foods, and jitlada thai curry for an excellent errand run.