About this listing
This is a very small studio apartment with a private entrance. It is located on the rear half of our first floor. It consists of a kitchen and a small bedroom with a queen sized futon and bathroom with a tub and shower. There is a kitchen with a stove and mini fridge and sink and microwave plus a small table for two. We have a Roku Box for tv watching and excellent cable internet. The Roku has Hulu plus, Amaozn Prime and a ton of other channels including Acorn TV which shows a ton of British mysteries. Our address has a walk score of 94 because it has an awesome combination of places to walk to, public transportation options and rental bikes all over the place. The new Divvy bikes are available a block from us and are a fun way to get around. You pay $7 for 24 hours of bike rentals, 1/2 an hour at a time. You can pick up at one place and drop them off somewhere else. For instance you could pick up bikes near our apartment, bike to the el and drop the bikes off then proceed downtown to the museums then pick up more bikes downtown if you feel like it and ride around for a bit then drop them off again or ride them all the way back home. Chicago is totally flat so biking is easy even if you are not particularly athletic and there are lots of streets with designated bike lanes. We are in a convenient location one block away from multiple bars, restaurants, boutiques, etc. you can walk to the El from the apartment (1/2 mile) and take it straight downtown to the museums and to O'Hare airport in the other direction. Our neighborhood is Ukrainian Village and we are a historic district which means most of the buildings are old and tear downs are not allowed. We were granted this status in part because it is an unusual neighborhood with numerous Orthodox churches and cathedrals. It is a nice place to walk around. You can walk to the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art Museum and the Ukrainian National Museum. You can also get Ukrainian food and pastries. The neighborhood has changed in recent years, however, and has more than just Ukrainian residents. We are one block away from where Wicker Park starts and there you have dozens of restaurants and stores. You can walk to two pretty well-known Chicago music venues from our apartment: The Double Door and the Empty Bottle. There are also numerous bars and clubs all around within walking or inexpensive cabbing. Our street is quiet. Only a block away from lots of excitement it is a dead end street with little activity. The street has permit parking so if you have a car we can give you a pass to put in your window and you should find parking easily right out front. However, you definitely do not need a car here. Apart from the Blue line El train, which is 1/2 mile away, it is only one block to either the Damen or Division street bus stops and it is easy to catch a cab by walking one block over and flagging one down, day or night. We are a block away from several convenience and liquor and wine stores. The nearest large grocery store is 1/2 mile away. If you don't want to worry about food while you are here it is possible to order groceries from online grocer Peapod to be dropped off the day of your stay. (That's what people sometimes do when they are here for the Chicago marathon.) There are also two brand new pizzerias one block over on Division street so if you like to eat out this is a great location!
This is a tiny apartment and is only appropriate for one or two people. Check out is flexible if no one is arriving the next day.
Cozy, beautiful neighborhood with a great walking life. The place was perfect for a weekend!
The apartment location is in a very good area, with easy access to public transport and restaurants/bars. The apartment was clean and cozy and had all the utilities we could have possibly needed for our short stay. Sarah was a very friendly and helpful host. I would definitely stay here again if I come to Chicago.
Sarah was wonderful and really helpful and accommodating. The apartment was perfect, nothing fancy, but had everything I needed. You can't beat the location. Quiet, safe, on a lovely leafy residential street, with many restaurants and shops just a block away. I have stayed there twice and will definitely be back.
We had a great stay at Sarah's place. It is a really cute studio that is close to Division and Damen in the Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village area. I would definitely recommend Sarah to anyone looking to spend time in this area!
The neighborhood was great and yes, it was a tiny apartment as stated. We never met Sarah but could hear them occasionally. It was a pretty quiet place. The apartment was fairly clean and the wifi,water and utilities were fine. ( 2 out of the 4 burners worked) The fridge was a dorm fridge which we didn't except and the seating was not great. A loveseat would have been really great. A blind was broken and the bedroom was stuffed with a bed and tiny table. Nothing else fit in there. I think there are easy and inexpensive ways to greatly improve this apartment. We received a parking ticket for 60.00 for parking on the wrong side of the street one night as we didn't know about the street cleaning. Sarah kindly provided us with a letter to appeal this but this is something she should have been aware of. The tourist brochures are quite outdated ( 2010,11) and there were no pots for cooking; just 2 frying pans. The bed was an older futon and not very comfortable. I think this place needs a little love. I booked this spot as there are many great reviews but I can't agree with them.
This space at the ground floor of Sarahs house is a great little place to spend a vacation! And we liked the area too, Ukrainian village feels like a nice neighborhood. We enjoyed our stay very much! /C & B
This apartment suited our needs for our short trip to Chicago, and is in a great location! Sarah made us feel welcomed by a binder with tons of info/tips about the neighborhood and city, and it was nice to have a snack and coffee ready to brew. There are many nice and interesting things in the apartment such as beautiful quilts on the walls, and enough nature sounds tapes to last a while. The apartment was as described and is best for one or two people. It was also nice to have easy street parking and access to many bars and restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk.