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
#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.
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.
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!
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.
Katie was a great host! Super friendly and cool, had an awesome time in Chicago!
Had an awesome short stay at Katie's place.
The place is nice and best of all, above a good coffee place - you can get your caffeine fix daily even if it's freezing outside.
The area is nice and not too far from the Sheridan station which you can use to get around.
The food recommendations by Katie are great.
I stayed at Katie's place for a few nights with my friend, and we had a great time! The apartment is nice and really big, and not too far from public transport. Katie was fun to hang out with, too. :)
Staying with Katie was a pleasure! Katies appartment was located in a very nice uptown neighborhood, I felt safe walking around even late at night which was important because I only used public transpostation to get around. Her place was also a short walk from the red line so getting around was really easy. The actual appartment was very wam and welcoming and my husband and I felt right at home. Katie was a great host and made sure we had everything we needed and was quick to offer reccomendations on things to do as well as directions. We would definitly stay again!
Katie was an awesome host and her place was super comfy! We had a great time staying there. Thanks for everything!
Staying with Katie was great! Her appartment is really spacious so that there is enough space for everyone. It's very well located: close to the Montrose Beach and to the red line train. There is even a nice coffeeshop on the corner. Also diners and pubs and the famous Green Mill Jazzclub are within walking distance.
The appartment was clean and Katie is very helpfully with any informations about where to go in Chicago and about the neighbourhood. She even took us on a visit at the Green Mill Club. :)
Finally a successful stay in Chicago!
I loved staying with Katie. Her apartment is perfect for a short stay, especially the provided room. Everything was clean and welcoming. I especially loved Buena Park -- super easy to get to the beach (and take a bike down the bike path along the water!) and to downtown via the red line and/or bus. I can't wait to return!
Katie was a great guest! She was very open, always had time for me if I had a question about where to go in Chicago.
I had a lot of privacy, that was nice.
If i'm going to Chicago again, i would definitly consider staying at her place again.
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