About this listing
Why pay for a room in a hotel when you can have a whole apartment with full kitchen and free parking for less?
Beautiful, two bedroom "Home Away From Home" located in historic Oak Park and steps from the CTA Blue Line train. This is a fully furnished apartment on the 2nd floor of an owner occupied 2-flat on a safe and quiet tree-lined residential street with the following amenities:
•Short 3 block walk to CTA train, then 20 minutes to the heart of downtown Chicago loop.
•Private front and rear entrances
•Free parking space connected to back yard
•Full kitchen with refrigerator, gas range, coffee maker, toaster, breakfast table, cooking utensils/dinnerware
•Full bathroom with clawfoot tub/shower
•Large dining room with seating for six & cabinet w/ games
•Main bedroom has queen-size bed & dresser
•Second bedroom has twin bed w/ trundle & dresser
•Living room has comfortable full size sofa bed, HDTV with Internet access, DVD player & movies available for your use
•Free WIFI internet access (code avail. in the apartment information binder)
•Private deck overlooks landscaped yard w/ available grill & patio furniture
•Access to Laundry Room from back stairs
•No Pets please (to keep as allergen-free as possible for our guests)
•Non-smoking only (same as above)
Amenities withing walking distance:
•Beautiful parks with playgrounds, swimming pool, tennis, sand volleyball, and baseball
•Fitzgerald's live music venue
•Harrison Street Arts District w/ artist galleries/shops
•Oak Park Conservatory
Nearby Oak Park attractions:
•Downtown Oak Park with nice shops and restaurants
•Classic Lake Theater (runs latest box office movies)
•Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
•Historic neighborhoods including several Frank Lloyd Wright homes and many other beautiful homes
•Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum
Chicago Attractions all easily accessible from Blue Line train:
•Skydeck at Willis Tower (previously Sears Tower)
•Landmark theater district
•State Street shopping
•The Art Institute
•Historic Auditorium Theater
•Chicago Symphony Orchestra
•Grant Park & Buckingham Fountain
•Chicago's beautiful lakefront
•Navy Pier and The Museum Campus, containing the world-famous Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium are highly accessible from downtown Chicago.
•30 minute cab ride to both O'Hare and Midway airports
This is a perfect place for a family visiting the area or a businessperson who wants a quiet place to relax with easy access to downtown.
Guests can use the front and rear stairs to access the apartment, the 2nd floor rear deck is for your use. You can also feel free to hang out in the back yard if you wish or sit and relax on the front porch.
Interaction with Guests
We interact with guests as little or as much as they like. We love to hear stories from our guests, but if you want total privacy, you can have that as well!
We live in a beautiful residential neighborhood with tree-lined streets and many amenities within walking distance.
If is 4 minute walk from the apartment to the CTA Blue line commuter train station. From there, it is a 25 minute ride to the heart of downtown Chicago where you can connect with all other CTA train lines as well as many buses and shuttles to downtown attractions.
Other Things to Note
Please do NOT use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps or Mapquest to find the apartment. They will show our address north of 290 which is not correct. We are 1 1/2 blocks south of 290 and 2 blocks east of Oak Park Ave. If you use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) or Bing maps, they will find the address correctly.
If you have any physical limitations, you may want to consider the following:
1. The apartment is on the 2nd floor and there is a fairly long flight of steps in both the front and back to access the apartment.
2. The bathroom has a claw-foot tub which has top rim that is much higher than most tubs. You have to step over the rim to get in and out of the tub and there are no grab bars. We are not responsible for injuries from using the tub.
We don't have many rules for the apartment, we just ask that you consider that since we are a family that lives directly below the apartment, you keep noise levels in mind. The front door should be locked once guests are in for the night. Also, there are no pets allowed in the apartment to keep in mind possible allergies of guests. We do have a dog & cat downstairs, but guest will not really have contact with them.
Welcome to our site! I am Keith and my wife is Valerie. We have lived in the Chicago area for over 28 years and in Oak Park for the last 14 years. I am an architect working in Chicago and Valerie homeschools our kids and loves to cook and entertain friends. As a family, we love to ride bikes, listen to live music, and enjoy the parks and restaurants in our community.
We would love to have you stay in our newly furnished comfortable apartment. You'll love our quiet residential street and we are close to some nice amenities including a wonderful sushi restaurant which is just a couple of blocks away (the family favorite!). We welcome you to enjoy some peace and quiet and hope we can make your stay as enjoyable as possible.