About This Listing
Experience the lifestyle of Chicago's gilded age!
(If you like this home please be sure to put it on your WISH LIST! Help me break the 250 mark!)
Enter this 1920s 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. Only the guests on your reservation are allowed in the apartment. Only one set of keys is available for this apartment.
A few simple rules to ensure you stay is enjoyable:
* Only guests on your reservation are allowed in the apartment
• No smoking
• No parties or events, no social gatherings
• No pets or animals (please be aware that the building will issue fines for any animals that come through the lobby)
• Do not go onto the fire escape (unless there is a fire!)
• Don’t drink the alcohol (yours is fine)
* Don't disturb the neighbors
Please let me know how I can make your stay more comfortable.
Absolutely beautiful apartment with lots of amenities! The neighborhood information Christo provided was clear and helpful (especially the tip about free parking being a 5-10 minute walk away). The check-in and check-out processes couldn't have been easier. A great experience.
This place is AMAZING!
It has everything you need, and interior design is really great.
Christo did think of everything a guest can need, and he is very easy to communicate with.
The only little drawback is that Lake Shore Drive is a highway which generate much noise at night. If you're used to the city...there is no problem at all, if you come from a small village like me...you'll need some adjustments.
Bottom line, this is a great place, and Christo is a great host.
The place is beautiful and in a great location. We didn't spend much time in the place as we were on the go all the time, unfortunately, but it is definitely the nicest place I've stayed in on air bnb. One thing to note is that although there are 2 full bathrooms, one is in the rear of the apartment, and another is between the two rooms in a Jack & Jill style. This didn't affect us as two people, but larger groups may take note.
Christo's home on Lake Shore Dr is absolutely impeccable. The pictures are 100% accurate and actually don't do the space justice. The decor is gorgeous and the apartment is well appointed w/ anything you might need. The location is great for people not wanting to stay downtown but still wanting to be close to downtown and near the lake. Cabs are easily accessible and the area is very walk-able. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Christo's home to anyone. Everything was perfect.
Christo was wonderful! My girlfriends and I all live in different states and went on a weekend trip to Chicago. He was very communicative and had very clear directions on getting into the building and such. His unit is extremely clean, comfortable, and feels like home!
Christo's place is without a doubt the best place I've stayed at and worth much more than the rate he charges. The level of detail, time, and effort he has put into his place is ridiculous. Literally he could charge twice as much and it would still be better value than comparable places
If you are looking within a certain price range you will NOT find something equal to Chris's for the same price.
Chris is a wonderful host and he cares every details to comfort his guests. His place is full of amazing elegance. My family enjoy staying his place. My father loves to stay in his cozy living room to read books for a whole day long. My mother loves the kitchen, because every single seasoner is arranged in a tidy and order way. The dinnerwares and wine collection are beautiful. We will definitely choose his place to stay in next time.
About the Host, Christo
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!