Comfy Room in Vintage Apartment

Apartment - Private room · N Clarendon Ave, Chicago, IL 60613, United States
Your host, Katie
30 Reviews
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The Space

Private room with a queen sized bed in a sunny, vintage apartment on a residential street in the Buena Park section of Uptown. It's a large 4 bedroom apt. on the 3rd floor, with 1 1/2 baths. The kitchen is neither small nor big, but full of all the utensils you might need to cook a feast!

Guests should feel completely at home at our place - cooking, hanging out, relaxing in the living room, etc. I am mostly a "hands-off" host, meaning I can provide the tools and insights to see the city, but I leave the explorations up to the guest. Occasionally my guests and I make plans to sightsee or I will offer to take them to "secret" local spots off the beaten path, but generally I find myself giving privacy to the guests.

There's a great coffeeshop, a pizza joint, and a small grocery on the first floor of the building. Located in one of the more diverse neighborhoods in Chicago, there's tons of shopping, bars, restaurants and music venues within walking distance. We even have a wikipedia page! (website hidden)

I live with one other roommate - we're both twenty-something females, very relaxed, down-to-earth, and easy to get along with. Come stay with us!

Public transportation -
-3 blocks from the "Sheridan" station on the red line (24 hrs)
-Buses all within 2 blocks
#36 Broadway
#80 Irving Park
#135 Clarendon/Lasalle Express
#144 Marine/Michigan Express
#145 Wilson/Michigan Express
#148 Clarendon/Michigan Express
#151 Sheridan (24 hrs)

One ride costs $2.25. There are 1, 3 and 7-day passes available. They cost: 1-day $10 3-day $20 7-day $28

Anything else? Check out the CTA website

**Recently added is Chicago's new bike sharing system - Divvy bikes. There is a station directly outside my door, and 24 hour rentals are $7. There are Divvy bike stations every couple of blocks all over the city, making biking to and from my place very accessible.

Parking -
There is free street parking available during the day on weekdays. On the weekends and in the evenings it is fairly difficult to find a space. However, located half a block away there is a parking lot that always has available spaces. it costs $12 for 12 hours, or $20 for 24 hours.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Monthly Price: $1000 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2014
  • I loved staying with Katie!! She was great. Extreeeemely flexible with the key pick up since I had an early flight which I very much appreciated. Her neighborhood is very centralized and most things I wanted to do were just a quick cab ride away (never used the train but I think it is pretty close also). The room is very comfortable, as is the whole apartment. I kind of wish I lived there! She was more than willing to give me tips on where to go and what to do. I will definitely be giving her a call the next time I am in Chicago. Thank you Katie!!

    June 2014
  • Hosts like Katie are the reason Airbnb is so much better than hotels. She was so cool and helpful and made my wife and I feel right at home in her place. It was spacious, clean, and had everything we needed for a quick weekend in Chicago! Thanks again Katie!

    June 2014
  • Very comfy room, nice apartment, good location (red line just a few blocks away). Katie was a great host, provided tips how to get around, good restaurants in the neighborhood. Definitely recommended

    June 2014
  • Had a great stay. Room was super nice, bed was comfortable. Everything was very clean. 2 bathrooms in the apartment made everything really easy. Honestly, I think I was the only one home most of the time. We all just kind of came and went. No issues at all. Check in was really easy. Fantastic experience.

    May 2014
  • Great host, beautiful vintage apartment. Katie was very flexible. The Coffee shop beneath the apartment is great and its not far from the Sheridan Red Line Station.

    May 2014
  • Great stay!! Katie was flexible with our check in time, the apartment was beautiful and I love the coffee shop right down stairs, clean room close to metro station.

    April 2014
  • Katie's place is very convenient. The bed you will find in the room is world class, more comfortable than many hotels I've been to.

    April 2014
  • Katie was a wonderful host. The apartment was clean, spacious and quiet. The bed was very comfy and the room had plenty of space. Would definitely recommend this spot to friends!

    March 2014
  • My friend and I had a wonderful stay with Katie at her beautiful apartment. She was a great host, making us feel at home and giving us some pretty solid advice on things to do/see in town. The location was great, too! The neighborhood felt very safe and put us nearby the attractions of Andersonville and Boystown.

    March 2014
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Sometimes, I like lists. - Born and raised in Chicago. I've left my city many times for periods of time but always come back, I love it! - I'(email hidden). You name it - grow it, cook it, create it, fix it... I like doing work with my hands - Travel style? Always try to do it on the cheap, but most importantly in ways that will lead me to long hangouts with people from the place I'm visiting. Love talking with people, hearing stories and other perspectives... I've travelled mostly in Latin America, and lived in Mexico for over a year. - New favorite hobby - beekeeping! Just finished my first honey harvest this week! - Love to cook and eat with people I love. Hosting Style? I provide all the basics for you to feel at home, just trying to provide a relaxing space where my guests can feel comfortable and cozy. I really enjoy it when guests feel like they have a place where they can feel at home, no matter the length of the stay. Understanding that this is a shared living space, I strive for a mutual understanding of respecting everyone's privacy. If time allows for both parties, I can definitely be down to take guests out and about, showing them the best hole-in-the-wall spots to eat, drink, see architectural treasures, parks, beaches, etc. I grew up in Chicago and love showing my city off when I get the chance to.
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