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. 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.
**THIS ROOM IS mid-sized with a full bed, dresser, side table and closet. The size measures approximately 7 x11ft. There is a window in this room with an a/c unit. We provide linens and towels for your stay.
This room is on the second floor/ 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 or Colorwheel apt. 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!
We stayed briefly at Lorie's place. Communication was perfect. Friendly on-site host. Interesting neighborhood. Easy commute to downtown Chicago. Great!
Great place to stand in Chicago and I met some funny people there. Thank you!
The host is nice and very helpful. The room is a little bit small but warm and beautifully decorated. It is convenient to get to the downtown and most other places by bus and train.
I drove to Chicago on a Friday evening, my stay was for one night. I was able to find parking within a block. The host Elizabeth, who I believe lives in the basement, was great. Lorie was also quick to respond via email and phone. The location was great. The pictures online look nicer than what you see when you arrive. But for the price you pay, I was ok with it. You get a key to your room, the second floor, and the main entrance. The second floor has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom so it is possible you may have to share it with at most 5 other people. I only briefly ran into a couple in one of the rooms. I would stay here again.
Great location. A 5-min walk to the train station, lots of cheap and delicious food options around. The description of the room was very accurate. Helpful hosts!
The Pilsen art house was a very interesting experience! I was only here a few hours (got in late, left early), but there was an art party going on outside, and the other people staying here were great! Thanks!
Lori's place was great, exactly as described. Although she wasn't personally there for our check-in, she put us in contact with Elizabeth, who was there exactly on time to check us in. On our drive to Chicago, Lori was instantly responsive by text, and coordinating our arrival was seamless. The apartment is simple and welcoming, a shared space with an awesome artistic feel. The neighborhood, Pilsen, is fantastic. The place is about a 5 minute walk to the Pink Line, which gets you downtown in about 15 minutes. 18th street (a block and a half away), is awesome, filled with great murals, fantastic food, and good street life. I would definitely stay there again, and if you're looking for a Chicago experience different from the typical Loop or North vibe, this is a great option. If you have a chance to catch a show at Thalia Hall, I would highly recommend it.
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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.