About This Listing
I live in a two bedroom condo, on the third floor in the heart of Andersonville with my partner and our sweet, well-behaved dog. It is truly a beautiful space with hardwood floors, a bright and open layout, private, and very quiet. Cozy in the winter and lost of space to chill in the summer, having both a front and back deck. Both decks get both direct sunlight and shade and just a great place to relax.
Room can accomodate one or two people with firm, comfortable full-size mattress and a clean private bath and shower. There is shampoo/conditioner and soap, hairdryer available to anybody who packed light.
Upon arriving I will give you your set of keys and a guide full of neighborhood tips and house instructions.
We have fast-speed WIFI as well and parking is always available out front with no charge.
You are welcome to use the kitchen and any of the appliances: dishwasher, juicer, microwave, fridge... etc. There is plenty of space in the fridge if you get tired of dining out or just want to save some bucks.
I live within blocks of the lake (close to beaches and a bike trail that can take you all the way to downtown) and a block and a half from the redline which will get you to Michigan Ave, Millenium Park, Museums, Wrigleyville (to catch a game), Chinatown, Lincoln park, Lakeview; many of the hotspots for clubbing, dining, and shopping!!
Andersonville is a very safe neighborhood with great boutiques, independent artsy shops, ethnic and american dining. We live within a block a way from one of the best breakfasts spots in the city as well as a few blocks from an excellent coffee shop. A couple blocks away in the other direction is a section of the neighborhood called "Asian on Argyle", with my authentic asian restaurant and shops. There are also a couple health/organic grocery stores within walking distance.
The redline train is a 5-10 minute walk from our place. Fare is 2.25 one way to get to downtown.
Just clean up after yourself/selves if using the common areas. No smoking inside the home.
Liz and Kanika, we can't thank you enough for a wonderful weekend! Your condo is so beautiful and felt just like home. We wouldn't change a single thing about last weekend. We really appreciated that you honored our privacy but kept yourselves available should we need anything. And we LOVED your dog! The neighborhood was so welcoming and we felt very safe walking to/from the train and around all the local shops. We highly recommend staying with Liz and Kanika, and if you do, be sure to check out the Bongo room! It's the best little diner, just a 5-minute walk away! Thanks again Liz! :)
- Rachale and Drew
First airbnb experience couldn't have been sweeter. Excellent accommodations and great hosts. I felt like queen for a day with my own private bath and a clean, quiet place to rest. Location was perfect--awesome northside neighborhood with quick access to the red line and, in the other direction, shops and restaurants of Andersonville. After a little too much walking in bad shoes, I got marooned at a friend's house, and Liz was kind enough to bring me all of my stuff! Thank you!!!
Elisabeth and Kanika are absolute gems, Aashi is an awesome dog, and the room is fantastic. I just can't say enough wonderful things about my two night stay in their home, a wonderful introduction to Airbnb.
The neighborhood is clean and quiet, but parking (on the street) is at a premium. If you need to park your car, plan on parking WAY down the street from the building.
Getting to just about anywhere is convenient. Wrigley Field is about a two mile walk (I walked it) from their apartment or just a couple of stops away on the red line. The nearest red line station to the apartment is Argyle, and it's also in a safe and quiet part of the neighborhood.
The room is just as pictured, you'll have a private bathroom which is huge and beautiful, and the common areas of the apartment are artsy and fun.
If you need to stay in Chicago, definitely consider staying with Elisabeth and Kanika.
Liz, Kanika, and Aashi (their sweet dog!) are all very lovely and made us feel very welcomed. They also let us arrive early in the morning, which was very nice of them! The apartment is located close to the train and buses. About a 10-15 min walk and you reach the lake. Also, it is only a 5 min walk to restaurants in either direction.
Liz , her partner, and their canine friend Aashi were all very welcoming and their house was a tranquil and pleasant space. The condo is a great location-- there are plenty of great restaurants and things to do within walking distance. Downtown is about 30 minutes via red line and there are also easily accessible bus lines from their condo. Would definitely stay there again!
Elisabeth and her partner were wonderful, respectful hosts , and I
would highly recommend them to anyone planning to visit Chicago. Their apartment is a short, convenient walk to the redline. If you have the time, check out their neighborhood. Lots of unique shops and restaurants on Clark St.
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About the Host, Elisabeth
Hello!!! My name is Liz and I am currently a full-time student studying Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture and working as a Shiatsu Practitioner/Massage Therapist. I live with my partner, Kanika, who works in the loop as a Professional Counselor, and our sweet dog, Aashi. Both Kanika and I have a pretty busy schedule during the week but during the weekend we often chill at home or spend time out dining with time with friends and family.
A little about me: I traveled a large portion of my twenties (India, South America, Central America, Asia) but now am settled down in hometown of Chicago to be close to family. I love Chicago, it is a great city with great people and, of course, great food! I enjoy making people feel comfortable and happy, as I experienced LOTS on my travels. I am pretty flexible and open-minded, but I do like to keep a clean, calm, nurturing home. My hobbies and interests include yoga, cooking, painting, photography, health and wellness, and of course, traveling and adventures.