About this listing
A Victorian private first floor apartment in a great location and in a designated historic district. It's a 10 minute transit ride to downtown (or a 1/2 hour walk). Also a 5 minute walk to the beach.
Come stay in a charming private first floor apartment with a private entrance in a restored victorian building within the designated historic landmark district of the Old Town Triangle, which many say is the best location in the city. From the apartment it's a five minute walk to Lake Michigan and an additional 20 minute walk along the lake front to downtown Chicago. Or you can catch the train at the Sedgwick station, 1 block south, with connections to all points of the city and to both airports. 2 blocks to the east is Wells Street, home to the world famous Second City Comedy club, along with restaurants, music clubs, pubs, boutiques, and galleries. In the neighborhood you will find beautifully restored historic homes and local pubs that have been here for generations. the apartment has a restored Victorian interior with the original tin walls and ceiling, and a new modern kitchen and bathroom with a heated floor. Coffee and basic kitchen staples will be provided. The living space is an open layout with the queen bed separated from the rest of the living space by an armoire. In the colder months guests may use the gas fire place, but instruction by host is required for use. Heating and air-condtioning is thermostat controlled by the guests.
Also provided are Wifi, TV, IPOD dock, and guest parking passes for overnight street parking.
Interaction with Guests
It is a private apartment with a private entrance and as such I give my guests total privacy. They also have keyless entry - using a keypad coded lock so there is no key exchange. If the guest does not arrive at at the normal check-in time, it is possible that I will not meet them during their stay. I make an attempt but do not persist or intrude. I live upstairs and will be reachable by email or phone always.
Its a designated Historic Landmark neighborhood, with great restaurants and night life near by.
Public transit to downtown and other locations is 1/2 block away.
Other Things to Note
There is a protected storage area for bikes, but not in the apartment. Please let me know in advance if you will bringing or renting bikes that need a safe place.
Please leave the apartment as tidy as you found it and use the coasters provided to protect the wood surfaces within the apartment. No smoking and no under-age drinking (under 21) in apartment. Only the number of guests listed at the time of reservation may spend the night (2 is the legal limit) - no "drop in" overnight guests permitted.
Use of the fireplace is for the winter months and dependent on instruction from host.
Great place, great host and a great location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lynn provided excellent instructions and shared some invaluable local knowledge which helped everything to go smoothly and really enhanced our experience. Many thanks!
This was a great apartment! Comfortable bed, nice sheets, big enough apartment, great kitchen and bathroom. The welcome notebook with restaurant recommendations and maps was really helpful. Attention to detail was wonderful: multiple guidebooks, copies of Chicago magazine, good reading lights and bedside tables, little tablet of notepaper, place to hang jackets and put umbrellas... These little touches make a place really comfortable and a joy to stay in.
Perfect apartment in every way. Easy walk to the Brown line and the Lincoln Park Zoo and a fabulous Saturday Farmer's Market. Lynn provided us with a great binder with local restaurants and maps. There is a great older historic restaurant just across the street, The Twin Anchors and several other great pubs and restaurants in the nearby Old Town area. The bed was so comfortable and we had every amenity we needed. The apartment is beautifully furnished and one of the nicest airbnb rentals that we have stayed in. Although Lynn was unable to meet with us upon arrival we were in touch by email and it was so easy for us to access.
Værten modtog os personligt, hvilket var rigtig hyggeligt - og nyttigt. En mappe i lejligheden indeholdt hundredvis af gode tips, kort, anbefalinger, mm, som vi havde utrolig stor glæde af. Beliggenheden i gå-afstand fra Chicago's downtown var ideel for vores ønsker og behov, og så er selve Old Town området super hyggeligt og helt anderledes end downtown. Dejligt at have begge muligheder.
Lejligheden har alt hvad man skal bruge, og alt var nemt og ligetil at anvende. Der er typisk stille og roligt om natten, så nattesøvnen er sikret :-)
Lynn was a wonderful host--including going above and beyond and accepting a flower delivery for us. Location was great--5 min walk to City, great pubs and restaurants and the L! Don't hesitate to visit Lynn and Old Town.
Once we arrived and saw the place we knew we had made the right decision. We felt like we lived in Chicago. Thus, if you'd like to experience the Chicago neighborhood living for pleasure or business, this is the place to be. It offers a peaceful place after a busy day. Transportation is conveniently close.
The host, while very carefully keeping our privacy, kept in touch to make sure we were taken care of. I will definitely be back to this place. You won't regret it
About the Host, Lynn
I had been working in the visual arts for many years as a designer and art director for a natural history museum where I was constantly learning about how the natural world has evolved. I decided that I also wanted to know more about how the physical world worked and returned to school to become a civil engineer where my designer's tools now include gravity, energy and other forces of nature.