9 foot windows let lots of light in to this apartment. 10 minute train ride from downtown. Wood floors, cherry cabinets, jacuzzi tub, grill and patio. We love cooking, and would play great hosts to you, being as involved in your traveling experience as you wish. Do you come in late? No problem! Do you need a ride to the airport? We might be able to help you out! You will have a separate room with a great real bed. Street parking is available.
We've lived in six neighborhoods in Chicago (Wicker Park, Bucktown, Ukrainian Village, Old Town, Lakeview, and now Pilsen). Pilsen is BY FAR our favorite. It is safe, artsy, family-oriented, and Latino. This means if you want great, cheap Mexican food, you can stumble down the stairs, or next door...or across the street. You can visit one of the over 20 artist and student galleries in the neighborhood. We are very close to downtown, and are accessible via train (1 block away), and buses. Wicker Park is a short bus ride away.
We are a young married couple who recently cycled across the US, and loved meeting new people. This has inspired us to use services like these...we LOVE people!
Just want to say: sometimes the (website hidden) street view shows 18th place (a red building) and sometimes it shows 18th ST (a greystone with a restaurant downstairs). The restaurant is our building. DON'T BE FOOLED! :)
I had a great stay at David and Kristen's place! I was just in town for a couple of nights and the location was terrific for access to downtown. They are great hosts and made me feel right at home and offered great choices for breakfast like pastries, fresh fruit, tea and coffee. The guest room was clean, spacious and had a desk so I could do a bit of planning and emailing on my laptop. It was snowing upon my departure, but the cold weather was really no match for David and Kristen's sunny disposition. Timing was such that I didn't get to challenge them to a board game...maybe next time. Highly recommend!
I had a great time staying with David and Kristen. They are kind, friendly and easy going. I had good food and good company. They also gave me useful tips for Chicago. The room and bed were very convenient. The neighborhood is fine and there is a train stop within a short walking distance.
I had a great experience stating with David and Kristen. The apartment was clean, the room was super comfortable and they were excellent, generous hosts. The neighborhood was perfect, I would definitely stay here again when in Chicago. Amazing food, friendly, close to the train.
This was our first experience using Airbnb, and we had a great time! David and Kristen were very welcoming and gave us tips for our sightseeing plans, where to eat, and how to get around. The L metro system is a short walk from the apartment and we got an unlimited ride Ventra pass to use on all the train and bus systems--this worked really well for us. David and Kristen's apartment is within walking distance of several pubs and restaurants and 15-20 minute train ride into the city. They were great hosts who were very conscious of our comfort. They are people persons and we felt very much at home during our stay. There is a comfortable full size bed with a trundle underneath and large closet and desk in the bedroom, and the bathroom, kitchen, and living room are shared. Overall we fully recommend this place to stay during your time in Chicago!
It was a pity that David and Kristen had family coming over the weekend we were due to stay at their place. However, they immediately found another place in the same area where we could stay instead. (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1476599) Our host, James, was amazing and has this wonderful apartment in the midst of Mexican food heaven. Love it. James was so thoughtful in leaving us ear plugs in case we were light sleepers. David and Kristen made pumpkin pie and we got to try some of the amazing pie!!
David and Kristen were great hosts. The apartment was accurately described on their listing and was very homey. They were very easy to get along with and they even recommended some great places to eat and visit during our stay. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Thanks guys!
We had a wonderful stay in Chicago thanks to David and Kristen! They are both awesome hosts and Kristen's cooking is great!! They definitely care about their guest and wants to make sure you are having a good experience in their place. The room was cleaned and a comfortable size. I would recommend their place to anyone who is looking to visit Chicago!
David and Kirsten are wonderful people, very friendly and made us feel right at home. They treated us with something for breakfast every morning which was unexpected but a nice surprise. We spent most of our time sightseeing, so we litterally just slept there. The room is nice and cozy, we slept like babies on that bed. They assist us when we needed help, and was much appreciated. We would recommend them to anyone.
What a wonderful long-weekend we had in Chicago. For sure, Kristen and David's place is the perfect spot to visit the city: so close to the CTA train station, 10 minutes far from the Loop. The apartment itself was perfectly cleaned, the room is very welcoming: Kristen and David were out the two first days and completely organized everything for us to feel like home while they were gone. We finally met David at the end of our stay: very nice and welcoming person. Thank you so much to both of you. Next time we come to Chicago, we will let you know ;) Have fun!
Very nice space in an upcoming neighborhood.
Good eating places around and some bars for later when you go down to the houses from around (phone number hidden) minutes from downtown with the pink line.