Welcome to the Pilsen Art House! We offer private room rentals in an eclectic, colorful and vibrant neighborhood in Chicago. Please read on to learn more about this listing. PLEASE NOTE: This is a PRIVATE room rental, NOT an entire apt for rent.
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This listing is for a SINGLE PRIVATE ROOM, NOT THE ENTIRE APARTMENT. The common areas are shared: living room/eating area, kitchen and bathroom. You would be renting ONE private bedroom in an apt with two other private room rentals.
Awesome artist building in Pilsen, directly next door to the National Museum of Mexican Art, and Harrison Park!
The vibe of the Pilsen Art House is similar to a hostel, but with ONLY private rooms! You will have the opportunity to meet other travelers if you desire, or have as much privacy as you desire.
*** PLEASE NOTE: Lorie and Mike do not live here full time, but we have live in hosts and provide lots of helpful info and awesome advice on what to see and do in the city. **
**THE Pilsen Art House is an OLD building, with lots of quirks/(we call character and charm), but is wonderfully welcoming, safe and fun.
We find that guests who enjoy staying with us are those that truly enjoy interacting with other guests. So don't be afraid to chat with your flat mate, share a story, grab a meal together, explore our wonderful city together, if you're inclined. Certainly, guests can have as much privacy as they like, but be aware when booking there are many guests who come and go so if you seek a place with no other people around, this would not be a good fit for you. If you are seeking a quieter floor, we recommend the second or third floor (the first floor tends to be busier, as its our host floor and in general tends to be busier). We are also very happy to bring guests out with us when we are able.
We are always adding new art to our building, so it wont be unusual to see an artist painting away on any given day in the living room, kitchen, or hallway.
**THIS ROOM IS Small, measuring approximately 6ft x 7 ft fitting a queen size bed and small side table. PLEASE be aware when booking that the price of the room reflects the size of the room.
We provide linens for the bed and towels. There is a window in this room with an a/c unit.
THis room is on the second floor with no elevator (stairs only).
Lightning fast internet too! wooot!!
No breakfast is offered at the art house.
Old Czech style buidling, typical of the area from years back when the now mostly Hispanic neighborhood, was primarily Czech.The very high ceilings gives the apt a lofted appearance, large windows, small, basic kitchen and color, color, color abounds in the Pilsen Art House.
NOTE ON KEY RETURN: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RETURN KEYS.
The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, coffee maker, blender, kettle, pots, pans, dishes, etc. As our guest, you are invited to use anything you need.
We offer three floors of private rooms in the Pilsen Art House. Each floor houses an apt with three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/eating area and living room. Each room is colorful, cozy, inviting, and very comfortable and private. Murals painted on all the walls make it fun, whimsical, and good conversation piece.
The neighborhood of Pilsen, is directly west of downtown Chicago, accessible via Pink line, which is two short blocks away. It will take you to all the attractions of downtown Chicago in less than 10 minutes! Pilsen itself is an interesting, dynamic, and magnetic neighborhood in it's own rite...full of artists, murals painted on sides of buildings, coffee houses, galleries, bakeries, vintage stores, mexican candy shops, and the National Museum of Mexican Art is right next door and FREE!!!
Pilsen Art House is a short walk to 15 restaurants, Harrison Park with indoor pool, baseball field, soccer field and basketball courts,
Mike and I are very familiar with the city, and are happy to give you suggestions/advise on how to be a savvy visitor in Chicago with tips on cheap (but delicious) eats, discount days at museums, free festivals in the summer, etc.
***PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO PETS AT THIS LOCATION** . We have lots of reviews for our Oak Park home that does have pets, but not in the Pilsen Art House.
Pilsen Art House guests have access to the living room, kitchen, bathroom and back garden (ask us to show you how to access the garden!).
Interaction with Guests
We like to allow guest their privacy if desired, but we are always accessible via text/phone. There is plenty of opportunity to meet other travelers while staying at the Pilsen Art House, Colorwheel apt, or the Funky Bunkhouse. We often host get togethers in the garden which is fully accessible to all guests.
We are a 5 minute walk to the Pink Line train, # 50 Damen Bus, #9 Ashland Bus, and #21 Cermak Bus.
We also have a wonderful hosts who offers airport pick ups for $35 one way from either Midway or Ohare. If you choose to hire him, we will pass on his contact info after booking.
Other Things to Note
We offer self check in on all floors so you can arrive at your convenience. I will be in touch before your arrival date to send you lockbox info and specific directions on how to find your room, etc. We are also in and out throughout the day, and our hosts are always around as well on the first floor. I will give you everyones cell number so you can always reach one of us.
Please be courteous and mindful of noise when entering and leaving the building. We kindly request quiet hours of 10pm -10am.
There is no smoking of any sort in the Pilsen Art House. Thanks!
I liked the apartment a lot. It's comfy and bohemian, and close to the train. The area felt safe, and the Mexican art museum down the road is really worth a visit. Only two issues: It took a couple of weeks to get a booking alteration approved, and because the Live Creatively room leads off the main living space, you can be kept awake by other guests. Especially if they arrive home at 4am and proceed to embark on an impromptu drinking session.
Overall it was an ok experience. Lorie was extremely accommodating. She let me store my luggage while I explored and everything was very accessible. The thing that made my experience ok was the cleanliness of the bathroom and parts of the bedroom. The building seems like it is very old so the corners and cracks of everything had dust and mold.
I was staying in a different location than the one I booked. The family was very friendly. Good connection to the loop. Free parking on the road. My first experience with airbnb, definitely good.
My daughter and I spent a comfortable night. Our hostess was very welcoming and helpful. It was a very cold night,but the apartment was warm and toasty. We took the train to downtown without a hitch.
The traffic getting out of the city in the morning was a bit of a challenge.
Chris and Kim
I never met Lori but her phone voice is just lovely and her instructions were just perfect. The place is for artists and young travelers and yet welcome to longer term visitors who need an affordable place to spend a week to attend to business. I am very familiar with the Pilsen district and felt safe. Newcomers might fight the Pilsen's grit intimidating but over time the friendly service at the local Panaderias and Taquerias will win you over. Lori's place is just a short walk to the Pink line and from there a 10 minute ride to the loop. So for the young at heart, Live Creatively is an affordable place to rest your weary bones after a day of exploring Chicago.
Convenient location 25 min bus ride to/from McCormick Place Convention Center. Lorie quickly accepted our request for a reservation with less than one week notice. Nice neighborhood with easy public transportation access.
I really enjoyed my first visit Chicago. Lorie and Mike were super sweet. I got to go out with Lorie and her friends on my first night. She was super helpful and sweet. The location of this place was also amazing! I will definitely stay there again!
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Hello everyone! It's Lorie, Mike, Holden and Kyle.
We are a unique family unit who loves traveling, meeting new people, and doing as many interesting things as we can. We started Airbnb'ing after years of Couchsurfing experience, so we know how to make a guest feel at home!
We have two properties now: my Oak Park home, and our place in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.
If you do choose to stay with us, we will ensure you are well oriented to the city and know how to get wherever you need to go. We are also very active in the city, so if you're here to see Chicago, we can give you information on where to go to experience art, music, culture, parties, fun events, festivals, and anything else this fine city has to offer.
Look forward to meeting you.