About This Listing
Amazing skyline view from the kitchen!!
***If our place is showing available, it is actually available so we will not be able to reply to inquiries asking if it is available. If you want to book it, please just send a request. Also, we will need guests to (at the very least) have phone, email and (website hidden) verification. Ok, on to the fun stuff now...***
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!
Très bel appartement dans Chicago, conforme à toute attente: grand , spacieux, chambres calmes, living très confortable, jolie vue de la cuisine, bien chauffé, machines à laver ( vaisselle et linge) ,très bien situé: bus 65 pour aller centre ville et d'autres pour les autres directions,pour l'aéroport: station de métro Grand ( ligne bleue) à 15 minutes à pied ... Tout ça mérite des remerciements et des félicitations. Cela rend le séjour très agréable . Et pour nous c'était important: nous venions de Paris pour retrouver pendant 6 jours notre fille et son mari -qui vivent à New Orleans. C'était très réussi, merci Cassie et Gary.
An excellent place to stay in Chicago! The area was great because it wasn't too far out of the way, but a much quieter area of town and parking was super easy. Cassie was an amazing host and was super helpful in recommending some great places to hang out around the area. The place was the perfect size for my husband and I and our brother and sister- in- law. Clean, comfortable and so cute! We could see the Sears Tower from the kitchen window! If we ever find ourselves in Chicago again, we would definitely want to stay at Gary and Cassie's place.
Great apartment and great neighborhood. Buses and nearby L stations made this ideal to get into the loop. Super convenient getting keys from their store.
Two friends and I stayed at Cassie and Gary's place for a short 3-day weekend. We didn't get to meet Cassie and Gary but we were welcomed with a nice bottle of wine! Such a nice gesture! The condo had more than enough space for the 3 of us; could comfortably host 4-5. The location was great for our weekend events: dinner in Wicker Park, and exploring and shopping downtown. Also, the Green Grocery doors down the street was great for craft beers, wine, and small snacks. Or there is a BP a short walk up for any other needs. The beds were comfy, and the area is quiet. I especially liked how dark the master bedroom was, I prefer a cave as bedroom. The only pitfall we had during our stay was the second bathroom did not have hot water; which defeated the purpose of two bathrooms for 3 girls getting ready for the night. Would def stay again and recommend to other visiting Chicago.
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.
About the Host, Cassie And Gary
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