Penthouse on Lake Shore Dr 2BR/2BA

Apartment - Entire home/apt · N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60657, United States

The Space

Experience the lifestyle of Chicago's gilded age!

(If you like this home please be sure to put it on your WISH LIST!)

Enter this 1924 penthouse apartment through its semi-private elevator (just two units per floor) on famous Lake Shore Drive. There is one master bedroom plus a media room that converts to a bedroom. There are two full bathrooms.

The great thing about my home is its location--an incredible base for everything Chicago has to offer. Wrigley Field is a 10 minute walk away. The Lake Michigan bicycle path (and tennis courts, and golf course, and more) is across the street. A bus will take you to Michigan Avenue in 15 minutes. And the nearby nightlife is incredible.

The new custom-built kitchen features black marble counters and onyx stone tile walls. Love to cook? The gas stove, convection oven, above-the-oven water tap, top of the line coffee maker, Keurig coffee machine, microwave and stainless-steel farmer's sink mean you're surrounded in style and convenience.

New amenities for 2014:
* Espresso machine
* Single-cup Keurig (K-cup) coffee machine
* Full size coffee maker
* Iphone/Ipad charging cords
* Blackberry/Android phone charging cords
* Matrix shampoo and conditioner
* Neutrogena body wash
* Hair dryer
* Charisma bed linens with 540 thread count

Your rental includes towels, soaps, closet space, coffee and wi-fi. Kitchen pots/pans/serving ware are included. The apartment has a full sized washer and dryer. There is a large television in the Media Room which can be used as an extra bedroom--inflatable AERObed and sheets available on request. There are window air conditioners in the master bedroom and the Living Room which cool the entire apartment.

Stay for a weekend or a week. I'm home infrequently and can rearrange my schedule to meet your vacation plans.

NOTE: This apartment is not appropriate for parties or other events. The residents of the building are quiet and reserved. Only the guests on your reservation are allowed in the apartment. Only one set of keys is available for this apartment.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $29 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1499 /week
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $39
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • My girlfriend and I booked three nights in Chris' apartment for the holiday, and we wish we could have stayed much longer. The apartment is very spacious and beautifully decorated. We were most impressed by how smooth the check-in and check-out process went, and Chris was completely accommodating to our arrival and departure times. We arrived to find a welcome basket with fresh linens, soap, bottled water, and magazines, and that was a very nice touch! There are notes left behind to explain how to use the cable and internet, and even where to place your recyclables. The photos simply don't do enough justice to how Chris has decorated this place. The location is just 3 blocks away from grocery stores and cafes, and a 10 minute drive to the heart of Michigan Ave. If you're driving, we were able to find daily street parking easy to come by between 9 and 5, so that is your best bet.

    November 2012
  • We stayed at Chris' for three nights, and had a great time there. The flat is beautifully decorated, and was spacious enough for the four of us, above any of our expectations. Chris is very welcoming, and has many attentions for his guests that will make a huge difference in your stay - fresh towels, shampoo, coffee, Chris even has a pet fish and his good taste is a greatly appreciated bonus. He is available to answer any questions you may have. The flat is located in a quiet residential aera and is also in a convenient location to get to downtown Chicago - 15 min bus/cab ride away. I highly recommend any airbnb user to stay at Chris' place, as it is the second best alternative to a penthouse in a five star hotel - only difference is that you don't get room service, and that you check out with a bill that can let you fully enjoy Chicago's great food and shopping opportunities.

    November 2012
  • The place is simply amazing and Chris is the perfect host! We arrived late on a Thursday and he was more than accommodating towards our travel plans. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone who has plans of staying in Chicago. This will be my first stop on future visits and I'm very glad to have had Chris as my first Airbnb host.

    The apartment is very clean and is very spacious for Chicago (when I first walked in I was in amazement of how nice his place was). The title speaks for its self "Penthouse on Lake Shore Dr." I would highly recommend the apartment to family and friends for future trips to the Windy City.

    Thanks Chris for being a great host and having such a lovely place to stay during our trip, it help make it a memorable vacation!

    November 2012
  • Absolutely stunning apartment. Even better than the photos. Chris was the perfect host, providing everything you would need for your stay. He made the most comprehensive "manual" for the apartment that takes all the guess work out of "where's the closest store", "how do I get to the train", "where can I park my car", etc. And the apartment. Amazing. Quiet, warm, beautifully detailed, and so well put together.
    We absolutely loved our much so that we literally did not want to leave.
    I can't wait to come back!

    November 2012
  • This was our first experience with Airbnb and we could not be more pleased. Chris' place looked really nice in the pictures, but believe me, they do not do the place justice. It is immaculate and decorated beautifully. It is also huge- which I'm sure is not the norm for Chicago. The location was great, in a very eclectic neighborhood, with much convenient within walking distance. All the cabbies knew the neighborhood, so it was very easy getting around. We were lucky enough to find street parking, so we just stayed put and walked or took cabs. Chris had prepared the apartment for our arrival and the process for check-in was seamless! We would most definitely recommend this option and I'm sure will take advantage ourselves in the future

    October 2012
  • This was our first experience with Airbnb. We were so happy with our stay it was hard to leave. This condo is all and more than described by Chris, the owner. Spotlessly clean and decorated as if Nate Berkus had just put the finishing touches on the place, it is very large, upscale and comfortable. Located in the Lakeview area of Chicago it is convenient to the north side. We rode the bus downtown in about 15 minutes with no problems and also took it further north. Street parking is at a premium but we found the public tennis court parking across Lakeshore Dr. to be a safe alternative. We were very happy to not be stuck in a large chain hotel!

    October 2012
  • This is my second time visit Chicago.
    And I choose Chris's apartment again!!!!
    The apartment is really amazing and comfortable.
    Beside, the bus stop is near and very convenient.
    Highly recommend!!!

    December 2013
  • Christo's amazing, bright and clean Penthouse exceeded all of our expectations. With two full bedrooms and two full bathrooms there was more than enough space for us to be together but not crowded. All of the furnishings are of the highest quality and we LOVE the fish!

    November 2013
  • Usually reality isn't as nice as the pictures, but this time the place fully lived up to expectations. Very spacious, very stylish, TV is gigantic. Rain shower is a nice touch and the kitchen is very modern. Made for a great place for two adults and two older kids. It's a ways from downtown but a pretty fast straight shot down Lakeshore Drive.

    October 2013
  • This place is absolutely amazing. Christo has an incredible apartment. Is elegant, clean and very comfortable. The place is huge and very well located.

    If my parents come to Chicago again they will choose this place again.

    Thanks Christo!

    October 2013
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Hey there, I'm a frequent traveler making my way through the expected (Detroit, Cincinnati, Des Moines) and the exotic (Rio, Geneva, London). If you stay at my home, you'll find hints of my travels spread throughout. I'm incredibly flexible and love hearing from people visiting Chicago--especially folks coming for their first time or a special occasion!
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