About this listing
we are on the campus of University of Chicago. 1/2 mile from Museum of Science and Industry, 1 mile from President Obama's Chicago home - 6 miles south of downtown and 1/2 mile from Lake Michigan. Three forms of public transportation are close, including bus which stops outside our door. Train downtown is a 12 minute ride. We are on the top (3rd floor)of our building.
Charlie and Kim are fantastic! They made me feel like family right away. They were awesome and very welcoming.
One of my best experiences on Airbnb! Charles and Kim are very friendly and helpful. The room is very spacious and clean. The bus in front of the house goes directly to the Midway Airport.
Charlie and Kim (and Riley, the dog!) were absolutely wonderful to stay with. The room was lovely and spacious and the bed was extremely comfortable! It was an added bonus to have a separate bathroom to use, too. I was made to feel completely at home with Charlie and Kim - breakfast was always provided, as were maps, train timetables and brochures relating to places of interest in and around the area.
To me, this sort of stay is the embodiment of what AirBnB is about - staying with friendly, trustworthy people who are happy to give you advice about what to do in their town/city and make you feel like a valued guest, not just a paying customer. I would thoroughly recommend a stay with Charlie, Kim and Riley and I would certainly come back again!
Charlie was wonderfully welcoming. The room was clean and well furnished with such a comfy bed! He was very welcoming with his home and provided me with take out menus and restaurant suggestions, as well as breakfast every morning. It was very close to UChicago and convenient access to public transit. Absolutely wonderful stay!
This residence is a short 12 minute walk to the train into the city. It takes around 15 minutes to get into the heart of Chicago so it is a pretty convenient location. Breakfast is provided (bagels/cereals/tea/coffee) and is good. Hosts are welcoming. Had a nice stay.
The host canceled this reservation 74 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Astou requested a friend to join her after she had already booked. Just didn't work for our space constraints over that time period to host both of them so the reservation was cancelled for her to be able to find a host that was able to take both she and her friend.
Charlie and Kim
Kim & Charles are warm, friendly, gracious hosts. Their spacious guest room is bright and airy: full-size bed, a table/desk, chest, two well-worn comfy leather armchairs-- & private guest bath across the hall. Their home is immaculately clean, quiet and comfortable. Coffee, tea and light breakfast are offered. The hosts are happy to answer any questions and they provide many visitor brochures, maps, guides, train schedules, and menus for Hyde Park and downtown Chicago. I valued getting to know Kim, Charles & Riley and enjoyed every minute of my stay! (5-star rating!!)
The University of Chicago campus--a five-minute walk across the Midway Plaisance park-way-- is ranked one of the most beautiful college campuses in America. Lots to do including live theatre. Hyde Park is home of the Museum of Science & Industry and is slated to be the site of Barack Obama's Presidential Library and Museum. I loved downtown Chicago attractions--Navy Pier, aquarium, planetarium, museums, trolley tours, lake and river cruises (saved a fortune with various Go Chicago attraction passes).
Riley will greet you at the door; he's the World's Greatest Dog--a real gentleman.
About the Host, Charles
my wife is home during the day - we have a dog but it will not have access to your room and is not left alone (though it is friendly and well-behaved). We can offer insights and suggestions based on living here for decades and living in several neighborhoods. We have wireless internet access.