Large Private 3 Bedroom Apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · North Washtenaw Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622, United States

The Space

The lower level in our home, is a completely separate, totally private 3 bedroom apartment!

Our home was built in 1904 and has a lot of character and charm! The apartment is sparsely decorated and could use some updates, and is priced to reflect that. We have queen sized beds in two bedrooms and a full-sized bed in the third. For extra-large groups, the two cozy couches and a spare mattresses can also be utilized. The kitchen is HUGE and stocked with all the appliances you'll need for storing food and cooking in the home. There is a large grocery store a block away for you to independently pick up food items for your group.

We have enough linens to accommodate 10 guests comfortably.

For those traveling with small children, we also have many children's books, toys, pack and plays, a bouncer, highchair, etc. available for your use.

For large groups, an additional cleaning fee may apply.

Complimentary wireless internet and laundry is available for our guests.

West Town is a vibrant and fun urban neighborhood, tons of diversity, and lots to see and do. We're within walking distance to great shops, vintage stores, parks, cafes, and bars. We're conveniently located adjacent to Wicker Park, Humboldt Park, Logan Square and Ukrainian Village-- all are walking distance away (under 1 mile).

Easily accessible to downtown via public transportation!
We are within walking distance of the CTA BLUE LINE.
The California, Western, and Damen blue line stops are all within 1 mile. They can be more quickly reached using the 70, 72, 52, or 49 bus routes. Pubic transportation via the BLUE LINE is easy to catch to get downtown or to O'Hare Airport in under 30 minutes, 24 hours/day.

There is plentiful FREE parking available on our street (no permit required), and a divvy citywide bike rental station located a few blocks away.

Pets are welcome on a case-by-case basis for an additional fee.

We're happy to have visitors and enjoy showing people around the neighborhood if we're able. There's so much to do and see is this part of Chicago!

Check-in after 3pm and check-out before 11am. With advanced notice we can be very flexible on these times and if you have a late departure, you're welcome to leave your bags at our place during the day while you're out exploring the city.

We're in an urban transitional neighborhood. You will find scattered abandoned houses nestled next to deluxe condominiums along with multiple cultures represented throughout Humboldt Park, our adjacent neighborhood. Be assured that the neighbors are quite friendly and the area is generally peaceful, we just advise our guests to use common sense when navigating the area, and please feel free to ask us any questions regarding the neighborhood and area safety.

Guest Access

Everything the apartment has to offer. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, large kitchen, wifi, free washer and dryer.

Interaction with Guests

We live upstairs and are easy to reach when we're not traveling ourselves. We tend to give our guests complete privacy (you have a completely separate apartment ), but if you ever want/need interaction, we're easy to find!

The Neighborhood

Diverse neighbors, great little places to discover around every corner, walking distance to several unique neighborhoods, ease of access to all the major attractions to Chicago.

Getting around

The CTA BLUE line is closest to our home and runs 24 hours/day! 3 stops CALIFORNIA, WESTERN, and DAMEN are all less than 1 mile from the apartment .

Nearest buses:
Takes you quickly to Wicker Park and the Damen/O’Hare BLUE line or continue on for the RED line, BROWN/PURPLE lines, Old Town, Lincoln Park, and the North Avenue Beach on Lake Michigan. Hours: 5AM-1AM.

Takes you to Logan Square and the California/O’Hare BLUE line to the north.
Takes you to the GREEN or PINK lines to the south.
Hours: 4:30AM-10:30PM

Will quickly take you to the Western/O’Hare BLUE CTA line to the north. Or to Chicago Avenue to the south. Hours: 24 HR/DAY

We live close to the intersection of North and California Avenues. Please use an online map program to help you determine the distances to various Chicago landmarks.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $10 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Me and two friends stayed 5 nights at Laura and Jeremy's place. We only saw Laura for a minute, but she helped us when we needed anything. The house is big en clean and had comfortable beds. The neighbourhood was a little dirty and at saturday night very noisy, but is was nog a big problem.

    We were traveling with a car, but with the metro within 15 minutes we didn't use it all. We had a great time and can recommend this place to everyone who visiting Chicago.

    April 2014
  • Great, clean place to stay. Delivered on all expectations. Really enjoyable apartment to spend some time in hanging out.

    April 2014
  • Laura and Jeremy's apartment was great! Exactly what we were looking for. Very spacious and cozy, large kitchen and dinning room table to be able to cook meals, eat and play board games on(which they provided.) The beds in the bedrooms were very comfortable as were the couches that were both long enough for an adult to sleep on. There is a bus stop, grocery store and liquor store two blocks away that we're very helpful and you can walk to tons of shopping(thrift and new) and great food in Logan Square about a mile away. The neighborhood had lots of street parking and felt very safe. It was quite both day and night. I would absolutely stay here again.

    March 2014
  • Jeremy and Laura's place was huge and comfortable. My friends and I spent most of our weekend hanging out on the couches or talking and laughing around the dining room table, and there was plenty of room for three couples to sleep. It's on a residential block but is close to busier neighborhoods like Logan Square and Wicker Park, which we visited for food and drinks. We had a great time at the apartment.

    March 2014
  • We had a great time staying at Laura and Jeremy's while in Chicago! The train and bus were really accessible and there's a grocery store at the end of the block for all of your cooking needs. The four of us were really comfortable and always felt really safe...not to mention warm. My only complaint (and note to larger groups) is that there's only one bathroom to share. It gets a little cramped at times, but as long as you don't mind waiting for your shower, you'll love your stay. Jeremy and Laura were very accommodating, friendly hosts and we would definitely love to stay with them again!

    March 2014
  • It felt like home away from home. Much more relaxed than a hotel stay. Close enough to downtown and very close to Wicker Park that we really enjoyed. Looks like a great park nearby that may be enjoyable in the warmer months. Lots of room for a very low price. Great deal!

    March 2014
  • We came down from Madison Wisconsin for my husband birthday and we had has friend's over. The space is very large and very private with I love. I got there around 3:30 to pick up the keys and Laura came to the door with a smile to welcome us. I would let everyone know this is a great space to rent...... I will never stay in a hotel again

    March 2014
  • We had a group of 6 and a baby. The space was great with large windows for light, and once the place got warm, the floors and space were comfortable. The beds were ok. If we had a question, Laura and Jeremy were prompt in fixing or correcting the situation.

    I would make a strong recommendation for this particular Condo. It is within easy walking distance to a bus stop from the Subway. The streets and walks were snow-covered b/c we were there in the winter. A great grocery store was within one block and had anything we needed.

    It was cold, snowed, and thawing during our 3 days stay. We didn't spend much time outside due to weather. Although their are many resources within a short distance, we had to find our own way.

    There were several things that we addressed with Jeremy and Laura. The 4-5 inches of snow was not shoveled off he steps when we arrived. We asked for a shovel and they quickly cleared the steps. We called an hour prior to our arrival and the heat in the Condo was 54 degrees when we arrived. It took several hours for the place to get warm.

    The floors were dirty as evidenced by black on the bottom of our socks. We found broken glass on the kitchen floor. There were opened packages left by other renters in the cupboard and frig. Three of the 7 chairs around the dining room table were unsteady and/or broken.

    We made a formal list of things that needed attention and hopefully these items were taken care of. The space was great and the rest of the unit items that needed repairs were presented to Jeremy and Laura and hopefully repaired prior to additional renters coming for the week.

    March 2014
    Laura And Jeremy
    Response from Laura And Jeremy:

    We believe some of Emma's complaints were grossly exaggerated and we unfortunately regret having hosted these guests.

    For this group, we allowed a complimentary 6 hour early check-in and 1 hour late check-out, and fully stocked the apartment with children's items to make their stay with a toddler more comfortable and enjoyable. We were readily available to promptly answer their 15 emails and several calls and always responded quickly to their needs. Despite all of this, Emma found constant fault with many aspects of the stay, and I'd like to take a moment to address her complaints which were communicated to us in person, in writing, and again in her review.

    There are non-perishable grocery items-- olive oil, spices, cereal, coffee, condiments, tea, etc. in the kitchen for the guests to use. Past guests have thanks us for providing these items, but Emma found it objectionable and unsanitary that these were not thrown away after each guest.

    It was snowing all day on the morning they arrived and while we cleared the stairs and path before their arrival and at later regular intervals, it was impossible to keep them completely cleared at every moment.

    Glass was found under a piece of furniture in the kitchen which we regret, while our cleaning staff did clean the apartment before the guests arrival, they neglected to move furniture to vacuum under it, and therefore the glass was missed. This was addressed promptly and apologized for.

    With our extremely expensive heating bills in Chicago, we do not preheat the apartment for complimentary early check-ins. For guests who would like to pay an early check-in fee, we would be happy to pre-set the thermostat when possible.

    I regret that Emma had a less than exceptional experience and believe she would be happier in a full-service hotel setting.

  • Staying at Jeremy and Laura's apartment was great. It really felt like home. I would not hesitate to stay there again.

    February 2014
  • A group of friends and I stayed at Laura and Jeremy's apartment and really loved it. There were plenty of linens, cookware, dinnerware, etc.The location was great, but parking was a little tricky at night but not unresonable. If I were to go back to Chicago, I would definitely stay there again.

    February 2014
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Laura: Midwife/NP, Jeremy: Glass Restoration
We're a married couple and parents to a toddler, originally from Michigan who are loving our new home in Chicago! Laura's a Nurse Practitioner/Midwifery student. Jeremy repairs glass, climbs mountains, and takes beautiful pictures. We enjoy travel, cooking, beer, walks around the city, and exploring the nooks and crannies of our neighborhood. We love hosting people in our personal cozy Chicago apartment and our separate guest apartment and have traveled in the same manner extensively. For our honeymoon, we couch-surfed across 5 countries in 3 weeks! We believe that staying with a local host in a local neighborhood can add an incredible amount to your experience in a new city and love to offer our guests that adventure.
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