About this listing
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.
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.