Gold Coast Studio, Historic Street

Apartment - Entire home/apt · North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610, United States

Welcome to my cozy downtown flat! The location is ideal for a couple on holiday and the quiet building is great for work trips. Please reserve no more than one month in advance, unless your stay is 10+ days.

The Space

This tastefully furnished studio is walking distance from everything "Chicago" - the sight seeing, the best restaurants, night life, major bus and train portals, and of course, Michigan Ave and its Magnificent Mile of shopping. This is an ideal location for visitors, and the space is perfect for two people! The queen sized bed is always lined with fresh sheets, the bathroom with clean towels and shampoos, and the kitchenette with all the tools you need for a night in. The building is said to have belonged to Al Capone's men in the 1920s, and still holds some of the charm from Chicago's storied era. The tree-lined street is one of the most architecturally decorated in Chicago, with several famous homes, including Ernest Hemingway's former residence where he lived with his first wife in 1921 before moving to Paris.

While there are some Chicago visitor information materials available in the apartment, I'm always happy to guide you around the city to the hottest, most notable destinations no matter what your budget, taste, or interest.

Looking forward to hosting,
Greg

Guest Access

The place is all to yourself, with a kitchen and bathroom. I will provide a street parking permit if you are arriving by car for an additional $10/night and I am providing 4G WiFi access for no additional charge.

Need a bicycle with a basket? Let me know!

Interaction with Guests

I may not be there to greet you, but I'm always around when you need something! We will stay in touch by phone and email, and once you book, I'll provide very simple instructions on how to get the keys.

The Neighborhood

Welcome to the prettiest neighborhood in Chicago and one of the most affluent in the country! The streets attached to your accommodation are some of the oldest, and most sophisticated in downtown. This vintage studio is within walking distance to all the major destinations and transit connections.

The Gold Coast district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Getting around

While most attractions such as museums, parks, and shopping are a pleasant walk on warmer days, there are several major north-south and east-west bus routes, as well as the Clark & Division train stop.

Other Things to Note

Note: The bathroom is small but fully operational with hot water, bath products, and clean towels!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Monthly Price: $1400 /month
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Greg was easy to communicate with and a good host. Plus points of the apartment were its location and the fact I could cook a bit and make cups of tea :)
    Negatives were that I left a 4 star hotel in which I was paying the same nightly rate and the comparisons made it tough to not be a little disappointed. The Hilton had TV and cable and huge windows with views and cloud top bed and sparkling modern bathroom whereas Gregs place didn't.
    It's a basic pit stop but not as good as many places I've stayed on airbnb - sorry Greg :(

    April 2014
  • Greg replies to all your messages promptly and thoroughly answers any questions that you might have. The apartment is great for one person and perfect for two. I was only here for two nights so I can't really say I've used the kitchen, but it's completely stocked from head to toe with all the utensils and plates and spoons that you'd need to have a home away from home. Something that is hard to understand is how amazing the area is. I don't know much about Chicago but apparently the Gold Coast is one of the most sought after areas to stay. Great area for sure. The one thing that really put me off was a strange stove gas-like smell that was in the apartment that really repulsed me. I tended to keep away from the apartment because of it. Another thing was that the internet was not working. I'm pretty good with IT stuff but the internet was just not working. I asked Greg for some solutions but none of them worked. Once I got used to the smell the apartment was amazing with so many amenities so well thought out on Greg's behalf. A lot of reviews mention a dirty bathroom and although the shower controls are a little tricky I found a majority of the apartment to be really clean.

    April 2014
  • This Gold Coast Studio is very convenient stay in and Greg was excellent to deal with. Everything was just as stated in terms of amenities and Greg is a great communicator. Our stay went off without a hitch and I will stay here again the next time I'm in town on business or pleasure.

    March 2014
  • Greg's studio was conveniently located close (10-15 min walk) to the main shopping district (Michigan Avenue/Magnificent Mile ) and not more than 15 min cab ride from most tourist sites. However when it came to cleanliness it did require some work (especially in the bathroom area). For the price I expected a bit more, especially as hotels are comparable in the area. All in all it was still a good stay.

    February 2014
  • The apartment is nice. The location is good. Perfect for 1 or 2 persons.

    November 2013
  • Great studio, neat and clean, superb location, I would certainly come back again!

    October 2013
  • Mixed emotions on Greg's place. It truly is a marvelous location. Walking distance to old town, the loop, magnificant mile, the lake, river, etc. Beautiful neighborhood, restaurants on every corner. Easy check in/out, a good bed and quiet surroundings made for a good's night rest. Our complaint was cleanliness. The bathroom was off putting but as others have mentioned nothing a good scrubbing can't cure.

    October 2013
  • My girlfriend and I stayed at Greg's studio for a quick getaway to Chicago. Overall, the experience with Greg was excellent. He promptly responded to our reservation request and upon arrival we found his studio very neat and clean. Also, the location couldn't have been better. Extremely walkable to shops and restaurants and to the Clark/Division Red Line subway/L stop.

    October 2013
  • I have been at Greg's Apartment from 25th Sep - 03rd Oct. 2013.

    About Greg:
    Although I did not Greg in person, we had always a good communication via email and phone. He was very helpful in many things and very kind. When I got a question he answerd quick.
    One can trust him for sure ;-)

    Location:
    Gold Coast is a perfect and very nice Location in the north of Chicago. You just have a few minutes of a walk to the lake or in Downtown City (15 min). It is really great!!!
    I would stay there again.

    Apartment: Enough space for two people. It Is quiet. The style inside is nice. I did not use the kitchen. But u have one. A weired smell comes from the washbasin there. But just when u stand there.
    The bath is older and not a "wellness oases".It was mentioned before, but it was for 8 days ok.

    Thanks a lot for the place out there.

    October 2013
  • This was my first time trying airbnb for last minute work travel. It was easy to check in and check out. The location was central for my needs and it was mostly a crash pad while I was running around the city. Like the others say the bathroom could have used some bleach but what else do you expect from a true vintage Chicago apartment. Greg was super flexible and communicative, I didn't have many questions since I lived in the city but he was patient while I figured out how to book my first stay.

    September 2013
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