About This Listing
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. Do note also that THIS ROOM IS Small, measuring approximately 6ft x 7 ft (1.8mx2.1m) 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 and that very large bags will probably not fit.
We provide linens for the bed and towels. There is a window in this room with an a/c unit.
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 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!
My stay at the live creatively room was short but great. I absolutely ADORED the neighborhood! I felt like I stopped at every corner to take a picture of all the amazing murals and artwork. I loved taking the train from the 18th street station because I was in awe of all the artwork just in that station. There is an abundance of places to eat around the neighborhood and I wish I could've tried them all. Coming from Southern California where Mexican food is everywhere, I felt right at home with all the delicious eateries nearby. The room I stayed in was clean and comfortable and although small, it was a decent size as I was traveling by myself. Lorie was very responsive and accommodating, even when I was having trouble with the lockbox during self check in late at night. The other hosts I met at the house were super friendly and easygoing too! There was always someone there to help me out. I definitely enjoyed my stay here.
the bed is big and the house is clean. Lorie was patient to answer any question we have and he also invited us to his party:) (but we were too tired to go that day)
The place is not the same with picture. Please read the detail description of the house.
The space has everything you need! Lorie is a delightful host and will provide for all the information you want. I met her during a open drawing night on the first floor gallery and had very interesting discussions with her.
The neighborhood is calm, safe and residential. There are also lots of nice spots around if you like the Latino culture (Mexican art museum, murals, taquerias).
I recommand the place and the people with no hesitation.
It was a clean and nice place. A bit expensive if you are looking for a short stay, but might be worth it if you are staying longer and do not want to book a regular hostel. This area in Chicago is interesting, and different from the more touristic places.
The only problem was that I wanted to leave my things during the day, while I explored the city, and the person with whom I was supposed to leave them was not aware that this could happen. So it was a bit confusing.
Lorie nous a donné toutes les indications nécessaires pour entrer chez elle. Le logement est à 5 min du métro (20 min du centre en métro), très simple d'y aller. Le quartier est agréable et on peut trouver à manger assez tard pour pas trop cher (pratique lors de notre arrivée tardive). Le logement est bien entretenu, ainsi que la chambre, mais assez petite pour deux personnes, conviendrait mieux pour une seule, mais on s'en est quand même sorti :)
Séjour très agréable !
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About the Host, Lorie
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.