Entire condo-historic neighborhood

Apartment - Entire home/apt · W 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608, United States
Your host, Ernesto
11 Reviews
Response rate: 80%
Response time: a few days or more

The Space

Hate tourist traps? Stay in a neighborhood that's rich in art & historic architecture, and a colorful community that's just minutes from the hustle & bustle of downtown city life.

- Pilsen is a historic neighborhood and is central to many Chicago destinations.
- The condo is steps from a park and abundant options of affordable ethnic cuisine and cafes!
- The condo is located two blocks from the Pink 'L' train line which connects you to the loop in ~20 minutes.
- Along with the easy access to public transportation, the condo comes with a designated parking spot for those guests wishing to bring a car.

About my condo:
- Spacious, brightly lit condo is is located on the third (top) floor
- 2 full sized beds
- 2 bathrooms
- Full kitchen
- Washer and dryer
- Large deck
- Free wi-fi!

Please message me with questions regarding the property or Chicago in general and I will be glad to respond promptly.


Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1600 /week
Monthly Price: $4150 /month
Cleaning Fee: $60
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We absolutely loved the flat! Great location, great space, great host! We look forward to staying again next year!

    June 2014
  • 66 y-o Memphian and airbnb virgin says: As spotlessly clean and comfortable -- including a kitchen stocked with goodies -- as one could want. As we drove up we thought maybe the neighborhood was sketchy. Not so. Another of Chicago's ethnic pocket neighborhoods, plenty safe and secure. Ernesto was on time greeting us, very helpful and reassuring.

    June 2014
  • Ernesto was one of the most impressive Hosts I have had the pleasure to stay. He met us at his beautiful home and provided us detailed instructions on train line from airport so it made it super simple to locate his place. I had requested some dinner suggestions and he had those all listed out for us to choose. Along with those suggestions he had fine chocolates, cookies and tea options! on the kitchen counter for us, WOW!! Does not get much better than
    that along with showing us our lovely accommodations and offering to help us with anything during our stay. His home is located in a historical quaint location with a beautiful view of downtown Chicago. The train and bus line was within walking distance and we loved to walk the neighborhood a couple of evenings to our dinner locations (many many choices). I highly recommend staying at Ernesto's home if you plan a visit to Chicago!!

    May 2014
  • My buddy and I stayed at Ernesto's place for the Lollapalooza weekend and it was perfect! The apartment was in immaculate condition, with really comfortable beds and the convenience of a washing machine & dryer as well.. It's a short walk to a train line and on the way I recommend to stopping in at the Parkview restaurant for breakfast! Overall it was a great weekend..

    August 2013
  • Ernesto Vargas was a wonderful host. He provided us with everything we needed top find our way around the city and he even offered us the use of his personal items. The apartment was fantastic and it boasts a view of the city. It was very modern and updated and the beds were very comfortable. There was a lot of great Mexican food in the neighborhood and we were only a short five minute walk from the Pink Line which would get us into the loop in only fifteen minutes. All in all a great stay and a very accommodating host. I would definitely stay with Ernesto again.

    July 2013
  • Loved it! As a first-time Airbnb user I didn't know what to expect but everything about our experience was great. Ernesto got back to me right away regarding availability and answered all my questions promptly. He accommodated our late arrival and early departure times. And he left us yummy snacks!
    The condo itself was so comfortable. It felt like home but nicer. The mattresses were like clouds and the sheets were nice and soft. Perfect layout for 4 people, having 2 full baths was wonderful during a hot Chicago summer when everyone wanted to shower multiple times a day.
    Notes: three-flight walk-up, quiet neighbors, the back room was the coolest temperature-wise, nice large deck, super close to bus stop, fairly close to Pink line train stop, neighborhood felt safe at night, good taco shops nearby.
    Would stay here again :)

    June 2013
  • The condo was very pleasant. There was a view of the downtown skyline which reflected the sunset. The open floor plan with high windows and a cross breeze blowing through (when the door was open) was very pleasant. Ernesto left some great snacks in the kitchen. Ernesto was very accommodating about our check-in and check-out needs.

    June 2013
  • We had a great time in this cool Chicago neighborhood. 10 minutes to the train, interesting local restaurants and vibe. About 40 minutes to get downtown. The flat is lovely, very clean. Cool view of the city. Ernesto has thought of a lot of small extras - like a phone charger! Definitely would recommend it.

    June 2013
  • Ernesto was a wonderful host and this is a great apartment. This was our first time in Chicago. Ernesto was accommodating to last minute changes to our arrival, and was on call if we had any questions during the trip. We forgot a coat in the apartment on the last day and Ernesto was gracious enough to pick it up and bring it to where we were in town – he was a life-saver! The apartment was clean and had everything we needed plus more. It was more spacious than the pictures, which was perfect for our group of 4 adults (3 tall). The location was perfect, few blocks from train stops, bus stop around the corner and central to the various places we wanted to visit. Both the bus and train run regularly, which allowed us to return in the afternoons to rest before heading out again for the evening. We loved our stay in Pilsen and wished we saw more of the area. Highly recommend this place to anyone. We would love to stay here next time we are in town. Thanks Ernesto for making our trip that much more enjoyable!

    May 2013
  • El departamento es muy amplio, cómodo, limpio y muy bien amueblado.
    Ernesto fue super amable, no solo dejó alimentos en la heladera y alacenas, si no que todos los días me enviaba emails preguntando si necesitaba algo. Además colaboró en todo momento para que mi estadía fuera perfecta. Muchas gracias Ernesto!!!

    March 2013
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