Penthouse on Michigan Avenue!

Apartment - Private room · S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, United States

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*** Please Contact Us to Inquire About Dates Before Booking ***

Welcome!

Explore Chicago from the comfort of our beautiful 1,400 SF penthouse home with 800 SF outdoor terrace, located directly on Michigan Avenue!

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Available for your private enjoyment is a bedroom furnished with a comfortable queen-size mattress and clean linens, ample closet space, mounted flat screen TV with DirectTV cable, floor to ceiling windows and drapes, as well as a private bathroom with granite counters, fresh towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and a hair dryer.

Share in the enjoyment of the beautiful common areas in our home, including our gourmet kitchen equipped with pots, pans, coffee press, teakettle, steamer, juicer, food dehydrator, food processor, blender, spices, herbs - basically anything you need!

Take a load off on our wonderful down-filled sofa sectional, enjoying watching your favorite movies, shows and sporting events on our 60" HD Plasma TV. Our couch has been known to make many friends fall asleep upon sitting, so use with caution :).

Dine (with or without us) at our large, rustic wood dining table.

Relax and go back in time, listening to some of the best jazz, blues and rock records of all time.

Allow the abundance of plants, space and natural light to leave you feeling healthy and happy!

We're committed to a "green" environment; our house runs on 100% wind energy, we recycle, compost, our cleaning products are 100% biodegradable and chemical-free, and we do our best to turn off the lights, take off our shoes, unplug appliances, and save water where we can.

Also, we have an extremely sweet, no-shed, hypoallergenic Havanese breed puppy named Pangea (a.k.a. "Pangi"). He sleeps in our room and we will make sure to keep him out of your way while you are here. We provided some photos of him above.

LOCATION:

Our condo is located in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago, on the top floor of a six-story elevator building. We have a beautiful 800 square foot patio overlooking Michigan Ave. with views of the Field Museum and Adler Planetarium.

We are located within walking distance to some of Chicago's greatest attractions, including:

* Grant Park (2 blocks)
* The Field Museum (3 blocks)
* Shedd Aquarium (3 blocks)
* Adler Planetarium (3 blocks)
* 19-Mile Lakefront Trail (3 blocks)
* Soldier Field (4 blocks)
* The Art Institute of Chicago (10 blocks)
* Cloud Gate at Millennium Park (12 blocks)
* Loop (12 blocks)
* Magnificent Mile (1.8 miles straight down Michigan Ave.)

Additionally, there are PLENTY of restaurants, gyms and grocery stores within walking distance, including Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Jewel Osco, Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Subway, Potbelly's, and X-Sport Fitness, as well as many other local favorites (we are happy to give recommendations!).

No car is necessary when staying with us! Numerous means of public transportation are accessible within just 2-3 blocks. Get anywhere you need to in Chicago, using the 1, 3, 4 or 12 busses (bus stops right outside our building), or access the Red, Green and Orange Lines via the Roosevelt "L" train station just 3 blocks away.

If you do have a car, do not fret, as there are numerous affordable parking lots adjacent to our building ($7 daily), plentiful metered parking for $1.75/hour (cheapest rates in the city), as well as a few nearby streets offering free parking 24/7.

As former full-time travelers ourselves, we completely understand the needs and wants of the weary traveler. We are happy to spend time with you and offer any advice or thoughts we may have on Chicago activities. Or, if you prefer, we can make ourselves scarce and allow you to enjoy the city with a great sense of comfort and privacy. Our goal is for you to be comfortable and happy in our home and have a truly great experience in Chicago.

Come stay with us and let us know how we can make your trip a great stay!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $20
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • Rachel and Jim are very kind and easy-going hosts. We really enjoyed our stay at their house, which is very clean and central. Besides we would definetely recommend to stay with Rachel and Jim, because we felt welcome right away and it was fun to talk to them. :)

    April 2014
  • We had a lovely time in Chicago and the Karlov(website hidden)nthouse on Michigan Avenue was perfect. Very close to walk to museums and the subway/rail was a very short walk to further attractions. Rachel and Jim were attentive and the space was lovely! Can't wait to go back and stay with them again.

    April 2014
  • Jim and Rachel were fantastic! From day 1 they were very welcoming. The room was very clean and they took pride in their place. The views were awesome. They are wonderful people that you can have a conversation about life with. I wouldn't hesitate to stay with them again.

    April 2014
  • Jim and Rachel were ideal host...so very welcoming and helpful. Their home is just as the pictures show. A gorgeous penthouse that puts you in the perfect location for a trip to Chicago. Their home is extremely clean and comfortable. Erica and I were blessed to have stayed with Jim, Rachel and their dog Pangie and would highly recommend their home if you are traveling to the Chicago area!!

    October 2013
  • Our stay at Jim and Rachel's place was fantastic – lovely people and good quality penthouse – clean and welcoming. We found Jim to be an outstanding and perfect host. Rachel was there for only one evening but a lovely warm person. We had our own stylish bathroom and we even had chocolates left on our pillow alongside maps and suggestions of places to eat/visit etc. It is a beautiful penthouse with great views. Buses on the door step we caught every day. Train station just 2 blocks away. Will definitely stay there again during our next visit and would highly recommend this address to all. P.S. If you are charming enough Pangi will accept you. Linda & George

    September 2013
  • Jim and Rachel's place was in a perfect location to get to the sea aquarium, the field museum and the train station. Their place was very clean, spacious and perfect for our stay. Jim was lovely and we pretty much had the place to ourselves due to his work schedule. We didn't get to meet pengi or Rachel as they were away on our dates. We had our own bathroom and we even had chocolates left on our pillow alongside maps and suggestions of places to eat/visit etc. Both were lovely extras. Overall we had a great time in Chicago and would not hesitate to recommend this place to stay! Will definitely stay here again if we come back.

    August 2013
  • Jim and Rachel were great hosts. Courteous, friendly, helpful and polite. They have a beautiful, modern condo in the South Loop. The South Loop is buzzing, with many new restos, cafes and bars within walking distance of their apartment. The location is ideal for accessing downtown Chicago (easy walk to the El and bus lines, and easy access to taxis in front of their apartment).

    August 2013
  • We had a quick overnight stop in Chicago on our way back from a west cost trip and could not believe our luck in getting to stay with Jim and Rachel. The place is awesome great location and wonderful accommodation. Jim was gone but we had the opportunity to spend a little time with Rachel. She was just awesome and very kind and welcoming. If you are in town this is the place to be great place and even better hosts.

    August 2013
  • Staying with Jim and Rachel was fantastic. First and foremost, they are wonderful people and just generally nice to be around. Their apartment is fantastic. It is clean, beautiful and full of light. Having coffee each morning on the terrace in the sun, surrounded by plants was so relaxing. They provided us with coffee, tea, oatmeal and granola so we were able to easily start our day at our own pace without having to rush out to find breakfast. Our room and bathroom were perfectly setup and clean as can be (and even had a guide book with info on their apartment and things to do around town). I highly recommend staying with them. They will make you feel so welcome and comfortable. Their dog Panji is also an added bonus we thoroughly enjoyed! If you're visiting Chicago, stay with them. You will not be disappointed!

    August 2013
  • amazing place....the hosts were fabulouses.....location was perfect....right in the heart of the city....highly recomend a stay

    July 2013
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We are former full-time travelers, now settled in Chicago! Rachel is an avid yogi; she believes she is here to help spread the consciousness of supporting local sustainable communities, a more connected understanding of the Earth and to simply be happy, joyous and content. She believes everyone has their unique gifts. Rachel is the CEY (Chief Executive Yogi) of the blog "The Traveling Yogi," which shares inspirations on leading a healthy and happy lifestyle through wellness, travel and yoga (not just the physical part). Personal Mantra: Be the change you wish to see in the world! Jim is an adventurer, explorer and an inquisative soul, constantly seeking ways to engage his mind, body and spirit. Travel and people are his passions. He is fascinated with learning about and experiencing all the ways of living on this planet. He has an affinity for hospitality and social service, and hopes to make a difference in the lives of everyone he contacts. Search for our travel blog at "The Globe Less Traveled" to learn more about us and our worldly travels.
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