About This Listing
In the spring, summer and fall our apartment is like a beautiful home in the trees. Our outdoor gardens on the front and back porches are perfect places for you to relax and enjoy our wonderful warm weather. Be surrounded by nature and comfort.
Here in Chicago no matter what time of year you visit, there is so much to experience and explore and see! We provide temporary housing short term or long and a vacation rental service so you can experience all Chicago has to offer but not have to pay hotel prices to get them.
We guarantee you will love being a few blocks from awe-inspiring Lake Michigan. We are right off Lake Shore Drive and about 30 minutes from the city by public transportation (CTA). Great location! You are close enough to the city to enjoy all the city has to offer and you are far enough away that you sleep quietly in this peaceful tree lined neighborhood.
Our neighborhood is safe, a few walking minutes from the Red "L" line (the train station was just renovated), grocery store, fun dining and three blocks from the Lake Michigan and Hollywood Beach. The bike and walking trail along the lake begins here and it is a delightful thing to walk, jog or bike on. Yes, you can do that even during the winter months.
The apartment is a little over 1900 sq. ft. and for Chicago that is big! We have vintage charm with new amenities throughout the apartment. We love to decorate and our look is always very warm and inviting.
The room you will be staying in is spacious and at the same time has a cozy feeling and the decorations are easy on the eyes, extremely comfortable double bed. The room has WiFi.
We provide fresh coffee every morning of your stay.
Our animals three cats and one dog are quite friendly and love everyone.
We are most happy to help guide you to fun activities in Chicago.
Here is a review from two of our guests who stayed with us..."Tim and Kate are consummate hosts - so welcoming and fun - we just wish we had had more time to visit with them and get to know them. Their household is comprised of the two of them, in addition to three very sweet kitties and Fergus! What a great dog - we took several pictures of the four of them. And their apartment was a lovely oasis where we felt free to relax and have downtime - very comfy surroundings with a large front balcony and even a back porch - both filled with flowers and interesting and artistic touches. And Tim made great coffee each morning. Kate really has an eye for color and design, making their home a very restful and beautiful place. Three blocks from the lake and two from the El - it is perfect!! We'll be going back, for sure!"
We have been here for almost 8 years and have enjoyed having numerous guests share our home and we hope you stay with us soon.
Short term or long term, let our home be yours. Relax and let us help you make your visit to Chicago an adventure you will treasure.
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE ON THE THIRD FLOOR, THERE IS NO ELEVATOR.
You have access to our entire apartment, except our bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
We talk with our guests and try to make them feel comfortable in our home.
I love that our neighborhood has families, singles, straight, gay, lots of dogs, lots of trees, so close to the lake and public transportation. It is a real neighborhood with charm. We are also very excited that a Whole Foods has opened just a block from us at the end of the month!
Public transportation is within walking distance of our home. Bus and train alike.
Other Things to Note
Be sure you are not allergic to animals since we have some. Also no heavy cooking in our home. We prefer our guests who are short term to eat out and our long term guests do little cooking or use the microwave.
No smoking anywhere in our home or on porches, garden or front entrance
No extra guests allowed in our home except guests that have made reservations
and are staying with us
No partying or excessive drinking in our home
Free to use our kitchen and refrigerator
No heavy cooking. Only Microwave cooking allowed.
Please help yourself to our dishes, flatware and glasses and place them in the dishwasher or wash and dry by hand before leaving each day
Towels provided and kept in the private bedroom
We prefer guests who like to spend time exploring Chicago and getting out to enjoy what Chicago has to offer. We want our guests to feel comfortable and at the same time realize we live here as well.
Check in is anytime after 3pm and check out is noon
Nice home in quiet neighbourhood, lovely furnishings, comfortable bed, and very close to the subway. However, we found the ad not to be very accurate compared to what we received. There was no bottle of wine when we arrived (as stated), and the ad also mentioned breakfast would be provided every morning, but once we arrived we were told it would only be provided on the first day. The bread was covered in mould and we chose not to eat it.
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Great location, near the beach and the red line. About 30 minutes far from downtown. Very quite zone with restaurants and supermarkets.
Unfortunately i didn't spent a lot of time with Kate and Tim because of I was very busy with school and work but they were always available if I needed some info or some help for my homeworks.
The room is clean, the bed very comfortable and well furnished.
Shared bath but they always took care for my needs before theirs.
Kate & Tim were awesome. They was nice, pleasant and also considerate.
The room was very nice and well decorated. The bed was comfortable.Their house locates near the red line train station and it was convenient to commute to downtown. I think I was very lucky being able to stay with them!
Kate and Tim are excellent hosts, and their place is beautiful! Very comfy room and agreeable pets! Lovely balcony out front and back, and I got great BBM video chat reception out front to talk to my partner back home. Walked to Andersonville one night for dinner and ate at Broadway Cellars the next, just around the corner. Location can't be beat. I had a busy weekend, so all I really had time to do was crash, shower and head out the door, but they let me be who I am!!! I highly recommend staying with them!
About the Host, Kate
My husband Tim and I are both university professors and actors here in Chicago. We both enjoy laid back, curious, creative and funny people. We get a lot of enjoyment from our life that includes our acting gigs,gardening, teaching and our dog Fergus and our 3 low key cats Newman, Winnie and Elliot.