We are renting one amazing fully furnished flat known as “The Modernists.” The apartment is approximately 900 square feet with one master bedroom (queen bed) and one twin single bedroom (The Garden Room). The flat is located just 3 blocks from the Chicago beach front and walking distance to downtown (a WalkScore of 95!). Built in 1871, this "Modernist" flat is located in the only section of Chicago to survive the Great Chicago Fire! The master bedroom has a queen size bed and desk the the second bedroom, the "Garden Room," has one single twin bed and a large desk.
The living room features 12 foot ceilings, and full dining room table for meals or to spread out your travels maps and work! There is a 36 inch flat screen TV and the flat is Wi-Fi wired (password will be provided.) The moderns kitchen includes a coffee maker, an espresso maker, microwave, stove, and access to all dishware and pots and pans. There is one shared bath with a shower and all towels are provided for your stay.
The famous Green City Farmers Market directly across the street from our house every Wednesday and Saturday morning between May and October. Stroll over and enjoy some crepes, fresh-squeezed juices, bread from the famous Bennsingers Bakery, or baked goods from Hoosier Mama!
We are also a 5-minute stroll to the famous North Avenue Beach. There are over 10 miles of lakefront paths to enjoy, venturing north or south. The beach by our flat hosts volleyball, sand tennis, stand up paddle boarding, an outdoor restaurant, and (of course!) ice cream. There is bike rental right at the beach, making it easy to rent (and return) bikes and be 5 minutes from home.
As hosts, we offer 20+ years of knowledge of places to see and go that the normal tourist would not be aware of. Our neighborhood is called Old Town, and it is filled with little boutiques, restaurants, and quaint coffee shops.
Also within walking distance (5 minutes) are The Lincoln Park Zoo, The Chicago Historical Society, and both the Brown Line and Red Line to downtown.
Included in the apartment fee are:
2 Private rooms
Towels and sheets
Hair dryer available
Desk with chair
Cable TV w/Wii Streaming Netflix movies
High-speed internet with 2.4ghz and 5ghz wifi
Iron w/ironing board
Use of (more than) well-outfitted kitchen
Beach towels if you want to hit North Avenue Beach!
Washer / Dryer - in basement if needed
Equinox Gym is 1 block away, can attend as our guest for $25/day
Brown Line Chicago Ave "L" stop (3-minute walk)
Red Line Chicago Ave subway stop (8-minute walk)
66/Chicago bus (3-minute walk)
22/Clark bus (2-3 minute walk)
156/Lasalle bus (1 minute walk)
11/Lincoln bus (1 minute walk)
Estimated Airport transit costs:
Taxi from O'Hare $30 and 30 min.
Taxi from Midway $32 and 35 min
Kelly was outstanding! Welcoming, friendly and great to chat with. She was so insightful about the city and had great suggestions of places to eat and shop. The house is wonderful and homely and relaxing. Milo is a wonder to behold. Would stay there again without hesitation. Thanks Kelly.
Lovely, spacious two bedroom apartment in an incredible location. Kelly was extremely helpful and accommodating for travelers coming in from different places.