About This Listing
This room is all about comfort, convenience and location. Glass working desk, twin bed, quiete house, walk to lake shore, walk to McCormick Center, walk to IIT,
This private single bedroom in our home is dedicated to savvy travelers like us. Twin bed with extra pillows, personal desk and chair. Enough space to be comfortable working or stretching out for some deserved rest. Have your own private space with wifi access in a easy location that connects you to all buses and trains in the city.
Our home plays host international travelers looking for 3 things:
1. a comfortable place to rest, work and connect to the internet.
2. a location that offers access to all buses and trains at the heart of the city.
Parking is easy and free on the street. Leave your car parked and walk to Starbucks, IIT, Jimmie Johns, Kinkos, Sox Park,walk to McCormick Center, 31st Street Beach Harbor. Public Library, Green or Red line CTA
No Kitchen Access
Interaction with Guests
You will receive an entry code combination and detailed check-instructions when the room is ready on the day of your arrival. Typically check in is anytime after 5:00PM but we will do our best to check you in earlier. There is no space for storing bags, so we cannot hold your bags while you are seeing the town. I recommend leaving your bags at a hotel concierge until your ready to check in we just have no room to store them.
Please send all/any communications via airbnb site so that I can know who you are and what room your in when we are communicating. Calling or texting is not encouraged unless it's an emergency. Please ask any questions through airbnb.
The location is best thing. All trains, buses, cabs are right here.
All trains, buses, cabs, bike rentals are right here
Other Things to Note
We keep the house very private and quiet. Guest have fallen in love here at Zen. Very peaceful retreat in the heart of the city.
- Check-in is anytime after 5:00pm, check out is 11:00am.
- Lock the front door when you leave the house every time.
- Limit the items you keep in the refrigerator to 2 days
- Keep noise to a minimum within your space
- No outside guest are allowed in the home
No kitchen Access
Overall, everything was as espected and was very good. Mejai is a great person easy to communicate with. When i checked out he allowed me to store my luggage in the house till the evening, which pretty much saved my day. Thank you! The location is perfect, the neighborhood is great. The room is small and nice, but a little bit cold, probably due to crazy rainy weather. The only thing you can't predict is the other guests. There were great ones which company i really enjoyed, but also there were some loud messy girls upstairs. But that was non of the hosts fault, i believe he suffered from them too. Altogether i would love to stay here again in the future!
Mejai had exactly all I need: a place where sleep and leave the baggage during my trip.
The room wasn't ready, but it's totally my fault because I arrived with many hours before the check in time.
Mejai give me all the instructions and everything that I need, like clean sheets and towels.
The location can scare at first sight, but it's absolutely safe and quiet, and really close to the loop, only 3 stops.
Thank you for your home.
I appreciated that when I arrived that he had a welcome sign on a white board with my name on it. You get what you pay for, but it is a decent spot to stay for the amount per night. The room is small but certainly adequate enough for one person as intended. Unfortunately, it does feel like you're staying in someone's' basement with a a mattress and box spring on the floor. However, It is nice that there is a sink and mirror on that same floor and a bathroom on the 1st, separate from the shower on the second. The neighborhood is quiet and only a few blocks from the CTA, and a good distance from various sites if you decide to use an Uber/cab. The house is nice and well kept. Met the host, he's really nice and accommodating. During my stay I met the cleaning lady, so that was also comforting. Overall, it's a nice room to stay in if your are making a quick trip, and don't intend to stay in the room all day.
Mejai has been understanding throughout the reservation process. HE is very friendly and helpful. The room I stayed in the first night was a basement room which is this listing. It's small and close to a machine machine, which was noisy. After the first night, he moved me to a larger room that was unoccupied (I had a lot of luggages). The location may look "seedy" but I felt safe, people in the neighbourhood (and other Airbnb people staying at Mejai's house) were friendly, and it was a convenient location to get around on the train/bus. I was happy with my stay, thank you Mejai!
It was big enough space for me to sleep. But the room I stayed was in basement and the washing machine was kinda loud. And I didn't notice the check in time was 17:00 while I was making reservation . But it's kind of late as normal houses. Besides, the Landlord was really friendly saying hi asking me if I need anything to me which was nice. And the bathroom was really nice. Hot water was big and hot enough!
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About the Host, Mejai Kai
Very Nice University of Chicago, IIT, McCormick Place, Parking is Free. We enjoy making visitors feel comfortable, welcome and confident about traveling around Chicago. We've made our house comfortable for academics and proffesionals. The location is one train stop away from the city center and a short walk to the lakefront.
The Mansion was purchased in 2008 and has undergone complete rehab.
Zen Mansion is located in the city center off the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology 5 minute walk. All trains, buses, cabs are here within 5 minutes walk. You can also walk to the lake front here.
The rooms are perfectly functional and comfortable. Our purpose is to be the best value in Chicago for comfort and convenience.
We intend to be the best value on airbnb. The rooms are very generous in size at 22' long X 16' wide. They are intended to serve as a suites for sleeping, working or lounging in privacy. Each room has a queen bed, dresser, desk, desk chair, sofa, love seat, chase lounge, proper art work , bedding and towels are all included.
This location is safe and central to all trains and buses. We are quietly the best kept secret in Chicago and we intend to stay that way. Namaste
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