Amazing skyline view from the kitchen!!
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Want a bright, airy retreat in Chicago that is convenient to not only the "classic" Chicago sights but also to some gorgeous little neighborhood spots that will make you smile? Look no further! Our 2 bedroom, 2 full bath (with a total of three showers) is perfect for a couple looking to relax, a family in town taking in the sites or a few friends looking for a unique and affordable way to see Chicago. Beyond the two bedrooms we have a big ol' couch, a loveseat, and a cot that kiddos could totally sleep on. The master bedroom and second bedroom both have queen beds.
We are on the third floor of a walk up so if you are not into some stairs, this might not be the place for you!
We have a bus directly in front of our place (#65) that will take you to the Lakefront/Navy Pier/Michigan Ave in about 10 minutes. We are a 10-15 minute walk from two of Chicago's great "L" trains that can get you to O'Hare (blue line) or Midway (green line to orange line) as well as downtown.
Our neighborhood, West Town, is peppered with great little restaurants, shops and bars. Ruxbin, Mexique, Coalfire Pizza, TWO, Roots Pizza, La Scarola, Yuzu Sushi, The Matchbox, Twisted Spoke (1/2 price on all whiskeys on the menu on Wednesdays and they have a killer selection) and so many more great places within walking distance. Dovetail and Seek Vintage have some fantastic vintage clothes, accessories and little items for your home. Within a 10-15 minute walk (or very quick bus ride), you will find a little hub of great furniture shops (vintage and new) such as The Painted Lady and Urban Remains are just a few standouts in this very cool row of shops. The neighborhood, for as close as it is to so much, is relaxed and friendly. Also we are a quick walk, bus or cab ride from Wicker Park and Bucktown, where you have dozens of fun restaurants and nightlife.
If you drive into Chicago, street parking is a breeze around here-no meters or zoning restrictions...Just watch for street cleaning signs! We have a sweet little deck in the back that is great for having a snack or sipping a glass of wine or delicious craft beer found at our little neighborhood grocery store Green Grocer Chicago (full disclosure-we own Green Grocer Chicago so we are a bit biased of course but truly you can find some really fantastically delicious foods/drinks there!).
There is no smoking in our apartment or on our deck. We had a recent guest set a fire on our deck due to a cigarette ember so absolutely no smoking on our WOODEN deck. If you insist on smoking please go to the front concrete steps of the building and close all doors behind you. We will ask you to leave if we find out you have been smoking on our deck or inside.
We ask for a two night minimum stay over weekends but always email us even if you only need it for one night (especially last minute-we can be even more flexible!)
All in all, we think you'll love our place. It's modern but cozy and comfortable. We have free wifi, ROKU, a great open kitchen with a view of the Sears, excuse me, Willis Tower and generally just a happy place to land after you go out and explore this incredible town!
In unit laundry
Interaction with Guests
We are usually out of town and rarely have a chance to meet guests in person
Very easy walking to bars, restaurants and public transportation. Minutes to the loop!
Very easy ! Bus is right across the street that will take you to the loop,Navy Pier, or to the blue line train for a 35 minute ride to Ohare airport. 7 minute walk to the green line that can get you to Midway airport with an easy transfer to the Orange line.
Cabs are usually available or an Uber will usually pick you up within 5 min.
Of course like all people on this site we just ask our guests to remember that this is actually our home! Please don't pull a "David Lee Roth in the 80s" style party and mess shit up : ) Hang up wet towels and wash clothes, and if you have stinky trash/recycling please put it in the bins in the back of the building. No smoking inside the house ever. Smoke on the front steps only but bring something to collect your cigarette butts. We can discuss possible pets staying but we don't make it a policy that it's always ok. But please ask if you have pets so we can chat with you about it. In general we want people to love our city and enjoy their stay in our place!
NO SMOKING! NO SMOKING! NO SMOKING!
Cassie and Gary were INCREDIBLE hosts. My parents and sister stayed at their condo for about a week while visiting Chicago for my wedding. The place is SUPER cute. My guests were incredibly comfortable the whole time, and Cassie and Gary responded in a flash to any questions we had. Great location, too. All in all, an incredibly awesome experience with very hospitable host. Thanks, again, Cassie and Gary !!!!
Cassie and Jim's place was amazing. We loved the view of the city and having the sunny view for in the morning. The apartment was accurately described and my girlfriend and I felt very welcomed.
Cassie and Gary were very responsive and flexible with our arrival and departure time. It was a great location and convenient to mass transportation. We were very seldom in the apartment but it was comfortable and sunny with a great view of the city.
I stayed at Cassie and Gary's with two friends for NYE. We did not get to meet them but we enjoyed our stay very much! The apartment is great and very well located. The "L" stations are relatively close and it is quite easy to get almost everywhere in the city. You can even enjoy the view on the Sears tower from the living room! I highly recommend this place!
I had a great time at their place, very clean, and I would absolutely recommend them to everyone! Incredibly quick t respond to questions.
Cassie & Gary were very good @ communicating & facilitating my friend and I's stay @ their nice apartment. Place was just as they thoroughly described in their listing & notes: clean, roomy (high ceiling makes for a nice, airy feel), and convenient. We were there 12/24 - 12/26 and left & returned to the apartment multiple times at various times of the day, but never had to park more than 50 ft. away from the front doorstep. The guest room was also very comfortable, with a low bed & a desk. Overall, very satisfied and recommended. Thanks!
The flat is a haven. I wish my camera could have done justice to the skyline we saw from the window. What a convenience having a washer & dryer. Walked all over the neighborhood as other family members had rentals on Superior. The SOL's relleno 5 star--spicy. Breakfast Club--Benedict selection was great. For the four days we ate within 10 block radius and we were not disappointed (although bring cash as quite a few establishments do not take any cards). Green Grocer staff was wonderful as to wine and beer recommendations (even went back for a second bottle of the Zin). What a wonderful non-cookie cutter place to stay. Comfortable and roomy. Thank you again for sharing and making our stay memorable.