Private room
2 Guests
2 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

Perfect for the eco-conscious/frugal student/traveller. Very SAFE, convenient location in Arts Dist. Oak Park. Steps to (24 hr) blue line train & 290 expy. 17 mins to Chicago (Jackson stop). Hosts live in sep area w/pets. Free parkin. Self check-in.

Photo updated July 11, 2015

Photo updated July 11, 2015

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $130
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Please read each section of the listing.
Our home is an eco-conscious home. The room is located on the second floor next to the shared bathroom. It has a twin sized bed and a small mini fridge and microwave for those snacking needs. A water cooler is available on the first floor. A real mattress can be added for a second person.

Please read the house rules.

Free parking for up to 30 days available.

The hosts live in another private part of the home.

Our home is a great home for the independent traveler. There are times when the house is full of people and others when there might be only a few. During high season (summer, Lollapalooza for example) the house may be very busy giving you the opportunity to meet a lot of new people.

We have dogs and cats, in case of allergies or sensitivities, who live in a different part of the house with the hosts. If you have any issues with pets at all, or think you might have issues, this is NOT the home for you.

Coin laundry available just one stop away -- about 7 minutes. Kitchen is unavailable.

We are just a 3 minute walk to the Blue Line train; a minute's drive to the 290 ramp. Please note that because we are so close to the train, you will hear some noise. This is the price we pay for this amazing convenience. This is the train that takes you directly to O'Hare airport and also into downtown Chicago in about 17 minutes. The first stop at Jackson, is only 17 minutes. But the other end of the loop, Washington, can be as long as 40 minutes. To come from Midway you would take the Orange Line and switch for the Blue Line at Van Buren and continue on.

All reservations must go through AIRBNB including last minute reservations.

No local resident rentals please.

Please do read the other sections as well. When corresponding, please offer the password, "Al was a chicken" so I know that you have fully read this description.

Please do ask any questions you can think of.
Thanks so much!

Guest Access

Each room has a mini fridge and microwave and access to a cold water cooler. On site host's living quarters are private. Coin laundry just a stop away (about 7 minutes). Airbnb requires hosts to abide by all local laws and regulations, therefore, the kitchen unavailable.

Interaction with Guests

Our house is great for the independent traveler. We have a great self check in system so you can arrive at your convenience anytime after 4 pm on the date of your reservation. Our family lives in a separate part of the house. There are times when I will be around all the time and others when you might never see me. If you're looking for a place to rest and not a lot of host contact, this is a great place. If you want heavy host involvement, this probably would not meet your expectations. However, I am able to be reached at all times by text.

The Neighborhood

We are located in the Arts District of Oak Park. A wonderful artsy vibe is what you will find in this neck of the woods. We are around the corner from great restaurants, shops, art galleries and a rockin' hairstylist for those who want to try something cutting edge. There is a fantastic beading store for those who'd like to explore this art and a drop in yoga studio. Check out the guidebook. We have pets.

Getting Around

We are located just a 2-3 minute walk to the blue line train. You can actually see the entrance from our front door. It's that convenient. We are also minutes to the 290 expressway entrance if you have a car. If you want to rent a car, we are walking distance to Budget/Avis Car Rental.
We have pets.

Other Things to Note

Bring towels. Sheets, soap, ARE provided. For your convenience, this is a self check in home. Fans only, no air conditioning. Hosts live in another part of the home but are on premises. My house is 100 years old. I have not done any decorative rehab. We do have dogs and cats. If you have any sensitivities or even think you might have sensitivities this is not the house for you. Smoking outside only. Please note there is no smoking of any kind in the home. You are welcome to smoke outside.

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House Rules

I ask is that you remember that this is my home. A home that I really love, that I have raised my family in and where life happens. We have dogs and cats. Please let me say that again. WE HAVE DOGS AND CATS AND ALL THINGS THAT COME WITH PET OWNERSHIP. Some people might be very sensitive to smells, others not. If I am giving my dogs a bath, I can 100% guarantee you it will smell like wet dog until they dry.

Please remember that I actually live here with my family and do have to carry on with my regular life activities.

If this might be an issue for you, please, I am begging you, do not book a room here and then become angry that I have pets.

Smoking outside only. If you are found to be smoking inside, including blowing smoke out of the window or trying to use the exhaust fan in the bathroom to rid the house of smoke, I will call Airbnb and ask for you to leave and forfeit $100 of your deposit. There is absolutely no drug use allowed on this property and this includes pot.

I do not want to charge everyone a cleaning fee and I would like to be fair. If you leave the room a disaster, I will document it and charge a $30 cleaning fee. A disaster means that it is taking me more than a half an hour to clean your room. The average time to clean a room that has been left perfectly is about a half an hour. I am putting this here, because the last guest left a mess that took me two days to clean which included removing 5 big garbage bags and stuff shoved in places I would never even dream of and repairing the bed. This is where I believe a cleaning fee is due. Not in a room that is left close to the way it was found. Thank you for understanding my deposit policy.

Please communicate your needs so they can be addressed.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

28 nights minimum stay
Holiday hallway

Holiday hallway

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About the Host, Tamara

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Member since January 2012


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