About this listing
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
Libby était accueillante et disponible pour nous aider. La chambre était petite mais confortable. L'appartement était bien situé.
I enjoyed the stay with Libby and Joe. They were so kind. Since this was my first time coming to Boston, they told me the best way to get to the house from the airport and gave me the list of good restaurants. I could only see them when I checked in but I could tell they're very nice people! And the room was a bit smaller than expected. But the bed was comfortable
My best friend and I traveled to Chicago for the past five days. Libby and Joe were awesome hosts; they were very friendly and considerate. The best thing about this place is that it is very close to the brown line station, which will directly lead you to downtown Chicago. The room was cozy, but it might be a bit small if you're traveling with another person. There is a desk that you can put your laptop on and other personal belongings. The cat was very friendly, too! If you are a cat person, you would love this place even more. Anyways, this is a good place to stay especially if you're planning to use public transportation. I would totally come back again.
Libby and Joe made me feel welcome. Though the apartment was hot in July without central AC, my room had a window unit that kept it cool and comfortable for sleeping. The neighborhood is great with coffee shops and restaurants within a few blocks. Their cat Pete was fun.
Libby and Joe were great hosts! I didn't get to spend much time getting to know them, but both were very friendly and made me feel very welcomed! They were also very flexible and communicative about checking in and out and any issues or questions I had. Great place to stay! Good neighborhood and very convenient to transportation. Pete was also very friendly! Would definitely stay again with Libby and Joe!
I enjoyed staying with Libby and Joe, although I didn't see much of them as we were on different schedules. Their place was perfectly located for my visit and meeting, and there are many places to eat nearby. Lots of public transportation available close by too. It worked fine for me.
Convenient location on Montrose near the train. The neighborhood is cute. Libby was quick in responding to our questions.
About the Host, 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!