This is a beautiful, 1 bedroom , 1 bath with plenty of room to have an airmattress or two (which are provided) This 1 bedroom is close to the major transportation that the city has to offer within STEPS.
Book with CONFIDENCE as we have had 300+ reviews for our many properties. Don't book with someone with limited BNB experience, limited reviews, poor communication, or flexibility. We encourage you to look at the reviews and read our description regarding the unit as they hold testament to the accuracy and consistency of our bnb offerings.
DISCOUNTS: for anyone booking after (Oct 1st 2013)
* Current Airbnb'ers with 2 or more good reviews can receive a 10 percent discount for anything booked 1 month or more days out.(That's your reward for being a great guest at prior places and with us) :)
* 3 months or further out, we will provide a 10 percent discount on stays of 7 days or more.
* 6 months out, we will provide 15 percent discounts on stays of 14 day or more.
* Inquire about our DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY Special rates if you are booking for more than 20 days
If you book with us, please also know that we will be able to provide you with the best Chicago recommendations you might need for your trip since you are not from chicago. We are not just offering a room, but rather the guidance that you might need/want before you get here and during your stay here. We might not be a concierge service, but we know where the great places are for whatever you desires are for the trip. We will provide you with ample information and help you even plan your trip if you are unable to since we know the city better! :)
This unit is located walking distance to everything and is the MOST Central location you can ever ask for!!!! Luxurious living with ASTONISHING and AMAZING views, great location, great everything!
WE HAVE MORE LISTINGS AT OTHER LOCATIONS IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, IF YOU DO NOT FIND A DAY AVAILABILITY. TO THE RIGHT YOU CAN SEE OUR OTHER LISTINGS THAT WE OWN. WE WILL BE GLAD TO BOOK THOSE PROPERTIES AS WELL WITH YOU OR HELP YOU FIND ONE.
"What Makes This Location So Special?"
We promise that no hotel will compare to the quality of stay you will receive in this apartment due to the awesome views, location, and because we love to help you. We take hosting very seriously, we provide you with what you will need but also will answer any questions you might have and help you with your stay so you can have a successful one! We have many amentities that Hotels barely offer, or even when they do offer it, is it at GREAT cost. You also have technology and items that are typically not at hotels at your finger tips. No one enters your room during your stay unless you wish for that to occur or if there is an emergency.
We will stay out of your hair and out of your way during your stay but if you ever need us for anything we will be very near. We will do our very best to make sure that you're comfortable and happy staying here. We are willing to help you out with anything we can within reason.
If you have more than 2 members in your party, we can provide up to 2 Queen Air Mattresses to share along with the couches :)
Other rentals in area go for around 250+ per night and hotels go for over 300 a night. We personally have looked at hotels and also have stayed in hotels in the area and I find that this will outdue any experience you will have at a hotel. For price and performance, you will not get a better unit anywhere in Chicago, we can assure you.
Be steps from everything you need! Internet, Cable, Water, Trash removal, hardwood floors, Granite counters, washer and dryer.
Public Transportation including buses outside the building, a block from the L, and 1/4 mile from the metra station in Prudential Building!
There is also a train that runs just outside the apartment complex (most people are not bothered by this, but if you are a light sleeper, we suggest you look elsewhere as this could affect your ability to sleep) The noise is very marginal due to thick city building walls and windows but we like to make people aware of city living. If you are a light sleeper, you might either want to bring ear buds or just not book here at all as you might need to book somewhere with less Urban/City noise. There is a TV in both rooms that you can run music or cable TV so you
Wireless Included, Cable TV, and also near very many high class bars and restaurants that the City has to offer. 1 block from Navy Pier and all major monuments.
There are parking lots in the area that you can look for online or park at the Millenium Park garages.
Snacks/Drinks Provided Items - MORNING
Juice, Oatmeal, Coffee, Various high end teas, Hot Chocolate, and other various items. You are encouraged to purchase your own items if you have special requirements and needs.
Light Snacks Provided - NIGHT
popcorn, Soda Pop, small snacks (it is recommended and encouraged to go shopping for food and cook at our places if you are looking for an economical stay since restaurants can get quite expensive) We do stock other foods but we try to keep the place with essentials and courtesy items. You are definitely able to label your foods if you wish to cook, but you are required to clean up after yourselves.
Your Room Will Include:
*One Queen Bed (double pillow top and feather top for additional luxury) And Memory Foam Pillows!
*47" 3D LCD Television With Satellite TV (cable)
*Free Internet access through Cable Providers
*Bikes available for rental 10 dollars per day use
*Travel materials (Magazines and Maps)
*Hangers and Closet Space
*Clean linens and replaceable linens along with new pillows (non-allergenic)
*Computer Desk With Chair
*Electronic lock entry
*Iron and Ironing board
*AC and Heater (Room controlled)
*Maps and Literature of Locations
*Bath Towels, Soap, Shampoo, Tooth Brush
Towels (provided in closet), Soap, Hairshampoo, New Linens (in case alergy or problems with current ones placed on mattress)
*Airmattress and Large couch for other people (this is a 1 bedroom with a large living room area.
DISTANCES FROM PLACES
*You will be walking distance from everything!
*More Malls, Restraunts, Bars Than you can ever imagine walking distance!
*Walking Distance From Loop
*Millennium Park RIGHT THERE!!
*Navy Pier 1/2 Mile Away!
*Movie Theatre 1/2 Mile Away!
*Bowling Alley 1/2 Mile Away!
*Public Transportation (Metra & CTA) One Block Away
*Expressway 1 blocks Away
*Union Station 1/2 mile Away!
*Lake Shore 1/2 mile Away!
*Walking Distance From Beach
*Short Drive From Chicago River
*Ice Skating Rink (Winter) Close by!
*Grocery Stores Walking Distance
*McCormick Place Two Miles Away! (Accessible via Michigan Ave Bus ) 15 minutes away
*Museum of Art, Science and Industry, Planitarium all Close
*Buckingham Fountain Short Drive Distance
* Grant Park 1/4 mile away!
* The Field Museum 1/4 mile away!
* Shedd Aquarium 1/4 mile away!
* Adler Planetarium 1/4 mile away!
* 19-Mile Lakefront Trail 1/2 mile away!
* Soldier Field 1 mile away!
* The Art Institute of Chicago 1/2 mile away!
* Cloud Gate at Millennium Park CLOSE BY!
* Loop 1/4 mile away!
* Magnificent Mile 1/2 mile away!
The Kitchen/Living Area Will Include:
*Granite Counter Tops!
*Washer and Dryer
*New Stylish Plates and Glasses
*toaster, blenders, microwave
The Living Room Will Include:
60inch 3D LCD TV with cable and Netflix
Printer / Scanner
1 bar to sit at
Super Soft Couches
The washroom will Include:
*Ceramic Tile Floors
*Lots of toilet paper
*PLENTY OF TOWELS and LINEN for use inside the apartment. 14 Towels, and 6 sets of Linen
*Eggs, Juice, and etc are included but there we will not cook it for you unless we so happen to be cooking and you happen to be there.
If this is booked for the nights you are looking for, I would high recommend my other listings including this
Printers Row (Very Close!) :
New Old town (Nearby Northside) :
Old town (Nearby Northside)
Loop (Private Bathroom)
IMPORTANT!: PLEASE READ
Please also note, while we allow 2 day stays in most cases, if it is more than 30 days out, we require a 3 day stay in order to book with us unless it fills a gap or if its not a weekend. We will consider 2 day stays on a case to case basis as they are requested only for weekend purposes. Please let us know what days you wish to do your 1 or 2 day stays on and we will consider it.
We are an easy going couple and we will do our best to make you happy but that does not mean we will be a concierge service to you or 24 hour complaint line :) If you require that, we kindly request you do not book with us. We have lives outside of BNB where we each work a job and also have family and friends.
Also keep in mind, this is a big city, things can be loud in the city. If you cannot follow the rules or deal with some city noise / apartment noise and are a light sleeper, we suggest ear plugs or a hotel (though a hotel still has noise).
Unlike many hosts, we will befriend you, allow you to befriend us on social networks, email, and professional networks, chat networks before the trip so we can make arrangements for your arrival. So feel free to book with confidence.
IMPORTANT REGARDING PACKAGES and MAIL: YOU CANNOT SHIP MAIL HERE FREELY AS THIS IS A BIG CITY
We will not accept your packages nor will the building. This means, if you ship something to us with out requesting our permission first it will be sent right back which means you will not be able to retrieve it. We highly recommend coordinating sending the packages to a local UPS or FEDEX store that is 2 blocks away instead.
We require a refundable $200 security deposit (You will receive it back in 48 hours from Airbnb) . However, depending on the size of your group, age of booking guest, and nature of your visit, we reserve the right to charge a larger refundable deposit of $200.
$100 dollar fee per pet (at the time of booking with be tacked on to the stay) to have a pet stay with you. Depends on the breeds, size, and such. We do not allow pets typically but if it's small, quiet, we allow. If your pet isn't trained and causes damage, we do recommend setting it up with a doggy/cat hotel since your deposit can also be affected if there are stains or damage.
Lost keys- $50 per set.
Smoking in the house: $100 fee will be assessed if we return and smell tobacco smoke in the house. Please smoke outside, we do not allow smoking inside.
Late Checkouts : LATE CHECKOUTS MUST BE PRE-ARRANGED WITH US. Luggage stowing till 7pm is allowed but booking a room is required to stay past 1 pm. 30 dollar Luggage stowing fee is required for that day if it is past 1pm.
Forgotten items: $30 flat fee for items such as chargers or any small personal items. The fee is to be paid via paypal if you would like your items shipped to you within the continental US. If you reside outside the US, the fee will be negotiated.
Guest has access to the ENTIRE place as they are renting the ENTIRE unit for the time frame. We will not enter unless there is an emergency, problem, or issue and communicate with the guests.
Limited since its private. Unless they invite us out to dinner or something , or we help them with something, we typically stay out of people's hair.
It has everything, Museums, Art, Dining, Shopping, Parks, and Activities. you are in the HEART of the city here!
There are trains, buses, cabs, within 20 steps ;)
This unit is very close to the trains, though not that loud, for light sleepers this can be a problem. Please make sure you read the description entirely before booking and understand that we prefer you not book if you are a light sleeper.
Normally, when I visit Chicago, I usually stay with a friend or a hotel somewhere in the Chicago Loop. This time, I made arrangements to stay at Bills flat. It was a pleasant experience. Once off the airplane It was a straight shot to the Orange Line subway... Bills' flat was 15 stops from the airport. And when you get off the train, his flat is no more than 50 feet from the track. I never got used to the train noise, but it didnt really bother me after awhile. Living just enough for the City... And yes, its close to everything downtown. Cabs are easy to catch. The large screen TVs are very kool. The kitchen is complete. The size of the flat is more than perfect....All in all, I enjoyed the stay at Bills flat and would stay there again. And I probably will.....
John you are always welcome here and you are absolutely right, the flat is near it all, including the train. We definitely recommend it to those who can handle the city noise, there is alot of city noise (just how the city is as it's a 24/7 city) You are also right that cabs and public transportation is VERY easy to catch when you go outside as it's part of the major busy locations in the loop. Glad you enjoyed your stay here and you are welcome to contact us when you have a need !
This was a great place to stay. The apartment was very cozy and warm during the cold week that we were in Chicago. We did not have much interaction with Jessi and Bill, because everything was as they promised. The apartment was well appointed. We had everything we needed. The location is convenient to the trains, museums, shopping, and plenty of places to eat. The apartment was very quiet. We never heard any neighbors. If my son ends up in college in Chicago, I would love to stay here again.
Edith you are absolutely welcome back to this condo anytime if you have to visit your son! You are absolutely right, as it's near all the trains/cta/buses, museums, shops, places to eat, and schools! The condo is quiet considering there are trains running outside of it. The neighbors are nice and very quiet as well. The place is well equipped for staying in the city and having things that are needed in a big city :)
This was our first airbnb experience, and I was worried about connecting with our host. It ended up being quite easy and we had a pleasant stay. The condo was in walking distance to everywhere we wanted to go. The nearby rail was distracting when watching TV but wasn't a problem for us as far as sleeping was concerned.
Chris you are definitely right and we are glad you enjoyed your stay here. This place is near everything, near the trains, buses, and cabs. You are also right that the train sometimes might overpower a lower volume TV, but if you increase, with the stereo, it works just fine! Happy new year!
We enjoyed our time in Chicago, and Jess' condo was part of that. It is in a great location! You can walk to everything (or at least have an easy time catching a cab), including good bars, restaurants, and Millennium Park.
Carolyn, we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at the condo. You are right, the location is central to everything. Catching a cab, getting on the train, taking a bus is within 10 feet of your front door. You are right that it's near everything , including bars and awesome restaurants. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone that wants to be near it all.
My partner and I came her with our 14 month old son. It worked out great. The space was clean, spacious and nearby a number of attractions. Jess was a gracious host.
The condo is beautiful! It is central to the major hotels and downtown area. It is directly above the orange line where you can head in/out from Midway without a hitch!
Jnb were great hosts and helped with every question we had and even sent us great locals only info for eating and night life. Even when there was a flood in the basement of the condo, Jnb came to the rescue to remedy water issues for our apartment.
I highly recommend this location and these hosts! Thank you JnB!
Krisha, we were so pleased that you enjoyed the place. You are definitely right that it's near all the lines, including the Redline and Blue lines!. It sits well in downtown Chicago where anyone can travel from to the major areas. There was a small flood in the basement level, but since this is located on the 4th floor, it was no problem at all minus the spotty internet service that resulted from it as well :) We are so glad you also enjoyed the nightlife and also the local places!
HUGE gorgeous unit that is very centrally located. The place is right by the rail so it may be loud to some. Good news is I can sleep through fire drill and actually had better sleep than I do at home. The place made my work trip felt like home!
This is exactly how you described, huge and gorgeous and we love this unit the most! This does make you feel at home as it has everything you need to make it work! You are completely right, this is located near the tracks and therefore people who are light sleepers should either bring ear buds or not book this. It's not that loud but for some it does bother and we definitely recommend more quiet places. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, you are welcome here anytime!
Loved our stay here.. The condo was amazing and near everything., gave you the real Chicago feel .. The host was wonderful and was very helpful.. Place was very clean and had everything you would need ,, loved it . Thank you J and B
Cecilia, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are definitely in agreement that this place is near everything, has a real Chicago feel. You are welcome back any time and we are glad to have been able to provide an extra night since we had the flexibility there for the day.
Location was excellent! I was able to take the transit everywhere. Meanwhile the accommodation was very comfortable because of the loft, spacious style of the apartment. It was hard to get out of the apartment on a rainy day because it was so cozy!
Katherine, we enjoyed hosting you and we are glad that you enjoyed the place. We definitely agree that this is a very comfortable spacious loft/1 bedroom. It is often hard for us to leave as well when we are just relaxing there so we definitely know what you are talking about. You are right as its near all the major transportation and you are always welcome back. Glad you enjoyed!
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