This cozy little studio is a perfect home away from home. Full kitchen for your use. Centrally located only steps from the Damen Brown line. Surrounded by shops and restaurants, there's something for everyone in this Chicago haven.
Let this bright and cozy studio introduce you to Chicago's quiet side. Large windows let in sunshine through the trees outside, and though the space is small, it's got everything you need to be at home. The table doubles as a desk to plan your Chicago adventures, or can be pulled out to seat four if you'd rather stay in. Curl up on the loveseat with a book, or enjoy a bath in the cheery and serene bathtub.
Just a 5 minute stroll from the Lincoln Square shops or a 20 minute walk from the Andersonville strip, this place is your ticket to the Windy City's hidden gems. Plus, you're just one block from taking the Brown Line (Damen stop) downtown to the nightlife Chicago is known for. But, with so many great restaurants and bars steps outside your Damen doorstep, you might find yourself staying very close to home.
-private, QUIET apartment.
-ready to use kitchen
-full size bed
-complimentary coffee and tea
-check in time is flexible- check with us to see if we can work with your early or late arrival.
-plenty of safe, free street parking.
Laundry room across the hall
Full kitchen and all it's contents
Linens and towels
We try to check each guest in personally. We won't be present during your stay, but will be just a couple of blocks away and available if you need anything at all!
Lincoln Square is located in the safest ward of all Chicago. Restaurants and shops abound- there's something for everyone! Smack dab between two great parks, and close to public transit, it's the perfect home base from which to explore this great city.
You can see the Damen Brown line stop from the front door! And the Damen bus stops right outside.
Please don't let anyone into the building you don't know, and don't try to follow anyone in- just use your key.
If you could pick up any mail and packages addressed for me, that'd be great.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$450 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1500 /month|
|Check In:||8:00 AM|
|Check Out:||6:00 PM|
Ellenkate and Tim are great hosts. From the time I requested a reservation until I checked out, communication was super quick and friendly. Their place is cozy, clean, comfortable and the location really can't be beat. I'll definitely stay again!
Thanks to Ellenkate and Tim for their immense hospitality and a wonderful stay! The studio was lovely and warm, and we had a great time. The hosts could not have been more thoughtful and welcoming.
The most dirty place in whole Chicago. They wouldn't let us in to the apartment because they were cleaning. We were waiting outside 2 hours in a bad weather. they didn't answer the phone. Everything was dirty and messy over there. Bathroom had a lot of hair everywhere, spiders in the bathtub. Shower and bathroom door was broken too. Towels were dirty. We had to clean the bathroom before we used it.
Host was very rude, she sent us an email, where she wrote ,,I'm sorry to bring this up, but there are some black splotches on the bath mat and there were some black stains in the shower. I'm wondering if it's possibly hair dye? We're trying to get it out, without much luck, and I thought it might help if I knew what it was.
Seriously? We took a pictures of that place, we can show to everybody what she rented to us.
I had always good experience with Airbnb, til lovely Ellenkates place. I would never recommend that website to anybody.
Agneizka's review leaves us feeling very confused. We always try to accommodate our guests' travel schedules, reserving time in our schedule to meet with them and check them in. Agneiska told us she was going to arrive at 10am, and we were all set to check her in at that time. Unfortunately, she had several travel delays. We were unable to find out when she was going to be arriving, as she frequently did not respond for several hours. She finally said she was going to be arriving at 6:30pm, but did not make it clear whether that was arriving at the airport, or at the apartment. I told her that I would be in class until 6:30 but asked her to let me know when she landed. At 6:15pm, she told me she was outside at the apartment. Unfortunately, I was in class, as I had mentioned. In order to get her in as soon as possible, I called Tim and had him rush over to the apartment to let her in.
At no time during her stay did she communicate that anything was less than perfect in the apartment.
Regarding the cleanliness of the apartment, I can only register confusion, as guests often comment on the cleanliness of our place when they leave reviews. Our towels are always freshly laundered, and our shower and bathroom door are in working condition. I'm if my message about the bathmat came across as rude, that certainly would never be my intention. I completely understand that traveling and encountering many delays is frustrating, and I wish that we could have provided her with the stay she was looking for.
EllenKate is supremely awesome! Very hospitality. This place is in a perfect location, your less than a minute away from the train, and only 17 mins away from Target store by train also. This is a great space for one person and I felt right at home. I highly recommend this place. Ellenkate is the perfect host and I will definitely stay there again! ❤️
Ellenkate was great, very communicative, everything was exactly as explained and expected. I love the neighborhood-- it's within striking distance of many places to eat and the train is right there. Had a wonderful stay.
The unit was just as described in the photos. The location is perfect. You can see the Damen brown line stop from the apartment. It's about a block away. There are also some restaurants, cafes, drug stores and liquor stores close by. There was some closet space to hang our coats, which was nice. There is a stove, but I did not use it. There's also a microwave and fridge, which is great for leftovers from eating out.
There was a little mix-up about the check-in time. Either of us could have remedied that by sending a message a little earlier the day before just to confirm. Although I put in my reservation that I would be checking-in at 12 noon, Ellenkate and Tim are super flexible, hence the confusion. I could have checked-in earlier or later based on my needs. But Ellenkate was able to work-out a time for me to come by early and pick-up the keys. It worked out for the both of us!
Ellenkate showed me the towels, extra blankets, and how to work the radiator heater (which I don't have in California). The internet worked perfectly. Although there is no tv, I was able to easily stream some movies during our downtime. There was a slight stream of cool air flowing into the unit from the windows. I guess they don't close properly? Anyway, it gets super warm with the radiator heater, so there's is a nice balance of cool and warm air. I was never too cold or too hot.
I was fine with the cleanliness of the bathroom, but some people might ask for extra cleaning, which Ellenkate is more than happy to take care of. Overall, I would recommend this apartment to anyone! It's like staying at a friend's house, without the guilt or obligation :)
Ellenkate was a great host!
The apartment is really nice. The bed was confortable, there are some kitchenware that you can use to cook something if you need to save your money =)
It's really close to the Damen station of Brown line and if you like, you can walk until the red line which operates 24 hours everyday.
The neighborhood is calm and quiet, and you can find some nearby restaurants.
I definitely recommend the apartment for others guests!
First airbnb rental and it went smoothly. Cute apartment/safe neighborhood. Not even one block away from the brown line-$3 gets you to the loop. Ellenkate/Tim were friendly and flexible with check in/out times. Apt was just as the pictures/description showed. Always was in communication with us prior to arrival. Reliable, No issues, without a doubt would rent from her again!
A sweet little home, ideal to traveling in two people. Location in the city was perfect, there are all services you need in a really short distance (At the other side of the road in front of the studio, there are some pub, shops, and the brown line train is a few meters near). The house is clean and Ellenkate and Tim are always available if you need something. A really good experience that i wish to do other and other time!
Great location! It is close to Lincoln square and steps away from the Brown line. Safe neighborhood with plenty of street parking.
Hotel sized room. The place is an efficiency, but absolutely big enough for my In-Laws and their bags of presents, craft projects, and groceries.
Clean and comfortable.
It was extremely easy to get in and settled, but I would have preferred instructions for entering the unit earlier than we received them. I should have asked earlier too.
Overall a very good experience and I would suggest staying here if you're in town.