The room itself is located on the second floor close to the bathroom with a twin bed and if needed an extra real twin mattress on the floor. It will sleep 2 people very comfortably with one person each on a twin mattress.
The room has:
LINENS AND TOWELS
WE HAVE PETS!
Please do not confuse this with a traditional bed and breakfast (B&B) or a whole house/apartment rental. You are renting a private room in a private home offered to you at the fraction of the cost of an 'I get a fluffy towel and bathrobe' hotel or Chicago hostel. If you are looking for an actual B&B there are some exquisite B&B's here in Oak Park that will run you about $200-300+ per night. But they are truly amazing.
Our home is not a hotel and I don't want it to have that stuffy hotel feeling. The vibe is more of a bohemian, laid back and artsy kind of place with 5 private rooms (which can be viewed under listings). 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. Please do not be surprised by this. This is a room rental not to be confused with a whole house/apartment rental.
We are just a 3 minute walk to the Blue Line train. This is the train that takes you directly to O'Hare airport and also into downtown Chicago in about 17 minutes. To come from Midway you would take the Orange Line and switch for the Blue Line at Van Buren and continue on. If you prefer, I can connect you to a private driver. It's also a 5 minute drive to the 290 on ramp.
We are very convenient to all the attractions such as the Sears "Willis" Tower, Millenium Park, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Museum of Science and Industry, the Art Institute, Lincoln Park Zoo, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (with the free flying butterflies. Best nature museum and I've been to many) and Navy Pier, just to name a few (and that's really just a few. There are so many more things to do!)
We are walking distance to the Jewel and CVS (about 5 blocks). Next door to the Jewel is a Budget/Avis car rental for those times you just want to drive around.
We are around the corner from a yoga studio called Yoga Trek, Val's Halla records (if you're into music, this is a must see place) some great restaurants, La Majda for Mexican, Italian and The Buzz Cafe (great free range beef burger) for Eclectic fare, and just one train stop away from Brazilian, American, more Mexican food, Hole in the Wall for ice cream (yum) and a Pans, a small family owned grocery store. A laundry is next to the Brazilian restaurant. Don't forget to try the passion fruit mousse - delicious! 2 stops away is the best breakfast ever at Amelia's.
For the architecture buff, Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio is located here in Oak Park along with many of his buildings. Guided tours are available.
It's also the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway.
We do have pets; cats and dogs. They are not allowed in the bedrooms, but that does not mean they don't run in if the door is left open. If you have any allergies, aversions or sensitivities to cats and/or dogs please keep this information in mind.
Smoking is allowed outside. All I ask is that you dispose of cigarette butts properly.
All reservations must go through AIRBNB including last minute reservations.
Please do ask any questions you can think of.
Thanks so much!
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$350 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1200 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s) and Cat(s)|
Lovely Bohemian home! Oak Park was a very beautiful neighborhood to stay in for Chicago, even if I only stayed one night. Never got to meet Tamara because of the short duration of my trip, but she was helpful in telling me how to get settled in over the phone. If I come back to Chicago, I will be staying with her! Also, the proximity to the CTA is very handy... you can practically see the Blue Line train stop from the house's front door, making its location even more ideal.
Tamara was a wonderful host! The room was clean and quiet, and really affordable for such a nice neighborhood. There were coffee shops and a library nearby, it was close to the blue line, and the neighborhood felt very safe. I also loved getting to spend time with Tamara's lovely cats!
Overall a good experience, I would definitely recommend it.
Unfortunately, I was not able to meet Tamara in person, since I arrived pretty late and I had to leave again early in the morning. But Tamara left me a note on the front door and on the door to my room to help me get settled in. These notes were very helpful and the accomondations were clean and pleasant.
Tamara was VERY accommodating with our last minute booking! (Really saved our trip). The house itself is in a good area, very close to the station and short trip downtown - as advertised. And even though we only saw Tamara briefly, she has a lot of helpful notes on getting around if you need it. She's very quick to get back to you regarding anything. I'd be happy to stay here again if/when I'm in Chicago next.
I instantly felt welcome at Tamara's place. She went out of her way to find me an iron for my suit and made sure I was very comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised to find some chocolate treats in my room as a welcome gift, just like the 5 star hotels used to do! Highly recommended!
I am very thankful to tamara hosted for every good things she provide to me to make my stay in her room good and comfortable , the house and the room and the bathroom was veru good , safe , secured , I like to visite tamara every time I am in chicago , thanks for Airbnb for this gift
It was my first time staying with an Airbnb-host. Tamara was just great. She was verry committed to give me a good stay and helped me planing my trip. Everything was easygoing and we had some pretty interesting and amusing talks. The house was verry vivid and I liked that. The cats and the dog are cute, I loved them. I took a walk to the nearby birthplace of Ernest Hemingway and the Hemingway museum. They are about 45 minutes by foot but it is easy to find.
The spot was great for me. She and her family were very nice and super helpful. If you are looking for a nice place to stay outside of the city proper but close to the the Line for easy access this is a good place.
This was my second stay and even better than the last one.
Tamara is just a multi-talent and a wonderful host..
I will go there again soon as it is the perfect location for my needs.