Our comfortable private room with open windows and light is a great place to rest while traveling in Chicago! Our apartment is located in a great Chicago neighborhood and only steps from the train station to take you downtown to all the sites.
Come stay in our cozy second bedroom! We're a laid back couple who love to meet new people. Our apartment is warm and welcoming and we are happy to share our small second bedroom with guests. We welcomed a new kitten a few months ago who is very friendly, please keep that in mind when booking.
You'll be staying in our well-lit, second bedroom on a full size-6 inch thick-futon. The futon fits one person comfortably and two people have happily stayed many times, but it is more cozy! There is a small desk for your laptop/work if needed. It is a small room, but has everything you need.
Clean sheets and towels provided with access to our shared bathroom with a small clawfoot tub/shower. Free wifi available.
We're outgoing people and are happy to help with any questions you might have or advice you need to have a great time in the city! We will respect your privacy, but will always be responsive to your needs and happy to help!
You'll have access to our shared bathroom which includes a club foot shower. We provide an area in the bathroom for guests to hold their toiletries etc. You'll also have access to our full kitchen and beautiful shared deck outside with chairs and a table.
Interaction with Guests
We both work full time, but when we're around at night and in the morning we're always happy to chat, give directions and suggestions, and some nights to hang out! In the past we've had guests share dinner occasionally with us and if you're lucky, Joe will make his famous biscuits to share on Sunday morning.
We love our neighborhood! We've lived here 4 years. It's a quiet neighborhood and easily accessible by public transit to any other neighborhoods you'd like to get to. We have lots of great restaurants and bars nearby, but not a huge loud late night scene.
Our apartment is perfectly located for public transit. We are 1.5 blocks from the Montrose Brown Line stop which will take you to downtown and about a 7 minute trip on the line from other great neighborhoods like Lakeview and Lincoln Park, etc. We also live on the corner of multiple bus lines. One bus outside our apartment will take you straight to Lake Michigan and Montrose Harbor/Beach. The other going south will take you down to Wicker Park - with lots of great restaurants/bar scene.
Other Things to Note
As of a few months ago we have a new addition to our home, a 10 month old kitten named Pete. He's very sweet and friendly, but please keep this in mind when booking if it will be an issue for you.
Be nice, courteous, you know - the golden rule.
Please smoke outside on the deck
This was my 2nd time staying with Libby & Joe, and it was just as nice as the last. Their place is in a great location near the Brown line and is in a cute neighborhood with a few cute boutiques and tasty restaurants. They are very friendly, nice people, and their cat is an instant friend!
Libby and Joe were wonderful hosts. Their house is extremely convenient to the Brown Line and Damen bus, and the neighborhood is quiet yet filled with things to do. The room is small but perfectly adequate and Libby and Joe are warm, friendly, flexible, and helpful. Highly recommended for quick trips oriented towards the northern side of the city.
Wonderful stay with Libby and Joe! They were very hospitable and accommodating. I had nice conversations with both of them and felt "at home" as much as you can when you are away:)
Libby and Joe are very friendly and accommodating. (Thanks for the loan of the hairdryer, Libby!) The room is quite small, as stated, but the bed is SUPER comfy and the WiFi at the little desk works great. The neighborhood can't be beat -- the Bean and Bagel is a must for coffee & breakfast goodies. SO close to the train station - I was totally comfortable coming home late from the theatre. Had my own set of keys to come and go as I liked. The building is older (which I love) but that means not the best water pressure and no elevator for the 2 flights up with my suitcase! Still would highly recommend staying with Libby and Joe. It's a great value.
Libby and Joe are very gracious, kind and accommodating hosts. The room is very small, as they indicate, but comfortable, and two of us were totally happy in the full size, comfy bed. We had brought breakfasts and lunches for ourselves, and they shared their fridge space and showed us where all the cookware was. The neighborhood is adorable and filled with young families. We happened to be here during trick-or-treat, and it seemed a bit like a movie set - all the neighbors seemed to know each other, and it was pretty magical. Parking was a cinch. In all, a very positive experience.
Libby and Joe are very friendly, helpful and they have a sunny and cozy apartment. The location is great, only a few minute walk to get to the train station!
The room is basic and simple but very comfortable and great for the price you pay.
I totally recommend this place.
Libby and Joe were very courteous and provided me with everything I needed for a welcome stay. Their advice for transport around the city is particularly good; I saved a bunch of money with some insider perspective. :) Comfortable bed, plenty of space, kind hosts, and my own keys so I could come and go after meeting others for dinner. Thank you Libby and Joe!
Hey all! We're an outgoing couple excited to meet new people.
A little bit about us:
-Legal Assistant at Northwestern's Bluhm Legal Clinic
-Loves a good conversation with just about anyone
-Adoption Preservation social worker
-Wannabe runner and yogi
-Social justice nerd
-Loves to travel
Together: We just got married in July 2014, so that has been our fun adventure for the last year. We love good beer, trying new restaurants, walking around this beautiful city, and relaxing on our porch. We are more then happy to give recommendations on places to visit throughout the city! We're very active and always trying new things, so will hopefully have a lot of ideas for you. Hope you will join us and we look forward to meeting you!