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 (email hidden) 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 (email hidden) 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!
Our stay at Sarah's apartment was wonderful! It was located close to public transportation and the surrounding area had plenty of shops and restaurants in walkable distance. Sarah was even nice enough to let us use her dryer after we got stuck out in a thunderstorm!
The listing is accurate. The space is small but all the facilities work well. We mostly used it to sleep and as a resting spot between outings; it worked perfectly for that!
Great location. Nice place.
Sarah (email hidden) and we really enjoyed staying at the Tiny Studio Apartment. We took public transportation everywhere, and it was very easy. It's close to a few different bus lines and the L. The space was exactly as it was described, and it was easy to get the key. The lockbox on the door got jammed at one point, but they were home and came down right away to give us a spare and fix the lockbox. All in all a super positive, easy to navigate experience! We recommend it! Thanks Sarah (& family)!
Nice apartment perfect for 2 persons in a very agreable area with many bars and restaurants. Everything went smoothly and Sarah (email hidden).
Sarah was very accommodating when I got a "little" lost and came and picked me up which I really didn't expect - thank you again!
The apartment itself is not as small as you may expect, very comfortable and warm with all amenities required.
Location is great too, nice quiet suburb but only a short walk to West Division St cafe, food and shops and only 10 mins to Wicker Park which was pretty cool. lots more food options, stores and so on.
Also well located for transport / trains, so all in all, I had a great stay and would return in the future. A pretty good first airbnb experience for me.
Apartment fit the description with the large added benefit of free parking permits! It was in a great area of the city with easy to access transit and lots of bars and restaurants a stones throw away. Sarah was very quick to respond to all questions and queries- a great Airbnb experience!
Very convenient for visiting the Ukrainian Village/Wicker Park area.
Very convenient location, the surrounding neighborhood is super cute!
This place is exactly what i needed. Cozy, warm and although is describe as TINY for me it was the perfect size!
I love the privacy. and the cleanliness of the place.
I know I will be back again and again >
Nice, warm spot in Chicago!
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