In a converted ex-spa/storefront you get a place to crash out for the night in your pick of either couch/futon or two single beds in the ** co -ed shared living room** in the front. Included of course is the shared bathroom. Space can also be booked for small events, art galleries.
Quaint neighborhood right outside of busy downtown with all the entertainment you need within walking distance. Directly down the street from Navy Pier on Grand Ave. Blocks from Harpo studios, Bottom Lounge music venue and United Center. Free wifi, and a rare find in Chicago - free street parking!(when available, which is usually often.)
More about the space and the area:
A converted storefront, Blush Lounge is located in the west loop area, in one of the most entertaining neighborhoods in Chicago, close to all the sights, where there is always something to do.
Within walking distance of Grandbar which is a great lounge, Output, Beauty Bar, Mahoneys Irish Pub, Clutch, Twisted Spoke and Union Park which is host to many different music festivals and events including Pitchfork and North Coast. Near us are some of the best shows at one of the best venues in the city, the Bottom Lounge. Transit, the 2 floor night club is a couple blocks away and also The Mid, Red Kiva, Crocodile, Funky Buddha, Debonair, EvilOlive, Market are all about a 5 minute cab ride away; as well as the United Center which is just down the street. Centrally located between Little Italy, Ukrainian Village, Greek Town Wicker Park, and 5 minutes to the Loop. Less than a 10 minute cab to the Hancock center and the Willis(Sears) Tower and Mag-mile.
The pubs around here are known for their great food specials but for more family oriented environments there is the Breakfast Club is located directly behind us. They are said to have chicago's #1 rated french toast. There is Coalfire, Chicago's best thin crust pizza. Oggi's trattoria, Kai Sushi, Bella Notte and Burger Baron are all next door. If you must, they just opened a new Mcdonalds down the street. We also have D'amatos Bakery, the best bread baked fresh daily for a great sandwich along with other Italian pastries. If you plan to stay in for the night we have a great wine store across the street with select liquor and beer. There is also Green Grocer across the street for all your grocery needs.
For the coffee lovers: Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and a local shop called Sip are all within a block or two.
The Grand bus stop is directly in front of our place as well as cabs, Close to the expressway, 2 blue line subway stops, making it easy to get from/to the airport, EL lines, and other public transportation connections. Metra Station a half mile up the road, for north and south bound suburban trains so you can easily explore this amazing city.
*Small cooking area available
*Bed Accommodations subject to change. please inquire before booking.
*We also rent out 2 private rooms so if you are looking to get even more comfortable please check out our other listings.
*bathroom(s) shared with other guests.
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Tracy is a very good and friendly host! She offers some help about places to visit and routes suggestions.
Tracy is such a nice and accommodating host! 3 of my friends and I stayed at her place for a three day concert/festival. We were gone during the day, and simply needed a place to crash at night. Tracy's apartment provided just that, and more! We stayed in a large room with two single beds and two futons. They weren't the comfiest things in the world, but when you're cheap students like us, it was more than enough. Tracy provided shampoo, lotion, body wash, towels, and basically all the amenities you would get at a normal hotel. There were two or 3 other bedrooms in the converted storefront, and they shared two bathrooms and a large kitchen with us. There was never a point where we were waiting for the bathroom or kitchen though. We were welcome to use all the dishes and utensils in the kitchen, and even some of the food was offered to us. Tracy, and her family, truly opened up their home to us. She made us feel very welcome, and even worked with our weird check in and check out times. (We were able to drop our bags off around 9:00 in the morning, while she cleaned the room from the last guests, and then we checked out about an hour late.) Tracy said she has even worked to accommodate people checking in around 2:00 AM! We didn't do a whole lot of traveling around Chicago, but if we had, Tracy was very knowledgable on the hot spots and good places to eat. The whole experience was very easy going and relaxed. Would definitely stay again. Thank you for everything Tracy!!!
Tracy was an excellent host. She was incredibly kind, considerate and helpful. The accommodations were just as expected, with the venue also being close to the core of the city. If I come back to Chicago, I'll definitely book a room with Tracy.
Tracy was professional, helpful, and very kind! She had everything ready for us when we arrived. She made herself available for us anytime we had questions or needed help. She even had water bottles and breakfast available for us.
We felt safe in the neighborhood. It was less than a mile from the Lyon and Healy Harp Factory where we were taking classes all week. It is right by the "L" train and the bus stop and goes downtown. We were very happy with the location! We bought a CTA pass and got around the whole city just great!
My sister and I really enjoyed our airbnb experience with Tracy. She is an excellent hostess and good, honest person.
Tracy was a very warm and friendly host. She communicates well and will do everything she can to make your stay a comfortable one. The accommodations were clean and the location is close to transportation and other attractions.
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Born an raised in Chicago, Photographer, artist, entrepreneur. I work from home and figured I could rent my extra space since I dont use it. I like to spend time with my family and friends. Like go out and try new foods when the time permits. Love to travel but Chicago is my town. Also love to cook and try new recipes. If your lucky maybe you can try one!