About This Listing
Your vacation home is located in Chicago's best neighborhood on a quiet, tree-lined street. Two blocks from Lincoln Park & Zoo, there is much to do locally and it is easy to venture further. When the day is over, relax in your private, clean oasis.
Your home away from home is on a gorgeous tree-lined street and completely remodeled in 2012 (originally built in 1892!). Upon entering, you’ll find a living area with relaxing seating, large granite desk, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, fridge, microwave, and seating for up to six. The bathroom has a marble double-vanity with a separate area for bath/toilet. And there is a third room with an inviting queen size bed and ample closet space. All decorated with your comfort and relaxation in mind. In addition, you’ll have a balcony with grill and table & chairs to enjoy the outdoors.
• 3 room apartment with private entrance (living room, bedroom, bathroom)
• 46” flat screen with DIRECTV (including HBO, Cinemax, etc)
• Refrigerator, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, toaster, dishes, flatware, outdoor gas grill (Please note that there is NO KITCHEN)
• Bathroom has double-vanity with separate bath/toilet room
• Hair dryer
• Iron & ironing board
• Full control over heating/cooling
• Queen bed includes pillow mattress topper
• Soothing sounds/white noise alarm clock
• Extra sleeping via queen air mattress available
• Balcony with gas grill and table & chairs
• Check-in after 2pm & check-out by noon (let's discuss in advance if an exception is needed)
• Visitor maps and local restaurant/attractions provided
We live here, too, but your home is completely private/separate from the remainder of the house with your own private entrance to come & go as you please. Note that this entrance is on the 2nd floor and thus requires traversing a flight of stairs.
Your vacation home is located in the best neighborhood in Chicago. Old Town Triangle is the historic area between Lincoln Park and Old Town neighborhoods. Located at Armitage Avenue & Hudson Avenue, you can enjoy a 2 block walk east to the expansive Lincoln Park (including free zoo & farm) and the lakefront. In all other directions, you will be surrounded by the best that Old Town/Lincoln Park has to offer including numerous restaurant, shopping and nightlife options.
Here are a few and check out the Guidebook for a few more:
• Lincoln Park Zoo & Farm – 2 blocks east
• Lincoln Park Conservatory – 4 blocks northeast
• Lake Michigan beaches & lakefront jogging/biking path – 4 blocks east
• Oz Park w/ tennis courts - 4 blocks northwest
• Armitage/Halsted shopping area – 5 blocks west
• Magnificent Mile Michigan Avenue shopping - 1.5 miles southeast
• Museum of Contemporary Art – 2.1 miles southeast
• Downtown Loop – 2.3 miles south
• Wrigley Field – 2.4 miles north
• Navy Pier – 2.7 miles southeast
• Art Institute of Chicago - 3.0 miles southeast
• The Field Museum – 4.4 miles southeast
• Shedd Aquarium – 4.5 miles southeast
• O'Hare Airport - 16 miles northwest
• Midway Airport - 13 miles southwest
This is a great neighborhood for walking and here are a few other options:
• Sedgwick el train stop - 4 blocks south
• Armitage el train stop - 0.7 mi west
• Bus 73 at corner and many others very close
• Taxis readily available at corner
• Abundant, free street parking (after 6pm, be sure to sure to use the permit we provide)
• Divvy rental bicycle station 1 block away
• No indoor smoking (please use balcony)
• Although all floors/walls are new & well insulated, please no very loud TV, etc
• Enjoy your time while in Chicago!
This is the perfect place to stay in Chicago, close to downtown, right next to beautiful Lincoln Park, with lots of nice places to eat close by.
The apartment was exactly what I hoped it would be, good size with everything I needed, I was surprised at how beautiful it was and the exceptional interior design. Brett and Karen have thought of everything and obviously have a keen eye for detail - it is a lovely space to spend time in, I would love to stay again.
Fantastic location and place to stay. Immaculately clean and comfortable!
The apartment was beautiful, clean, and well lit! The location was also great, on a quiet street but still within walking distance of a number of restaurants, shops, and bars. Overall we had a great stay and would be happy to visit again. Thanks!
The unit was fantastic and exactly as described. Clean, modern, and comfortable. The location is centrally located to Old Town and Lincoln Park, and I recommend it to out-of-town tourists as an alternative to staying in a high-rise hotel downtown. You get to experience the local feel of a near-north Chicago neighborhood, but you still have very easy access to downtown. I also appreciated the ease of check-in and check-out: because the property uses codes for gates and doors, we didn't have to coordinate a key exchange. I really recommend this place!
Awesome place, awesome location. Brett and Karen are very welcoming and accommodating hosts.
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About the Host, Brett & Karen
Like you, we enjoy travel immensely and we are happy to share this home with you so you can enjoy your trip to Chicago. We recently remodeled our home (down to the bricks and back up!) and our architects designed this private space for you to enjoy! About us, Karen was born & raised here in Chicago while Brett grew up in Central Illinois.
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