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My wife and I stayed in his delightfully well located apartment for a night. It was very close to downtown and the lakeshore, which was exactly what we were looking for! Sarms coordinated the pickup (from the previous night's tenant) and dropoff (to a friend the next morning) of keys, and was very responsive to texts and emails.
However, the fact that the 'extra' communication was even necessary was an indication of the lack of full planning on his part. First, as there was a tenant the night before and Sarms was out of town, the bedding was not changed nor were there clean towels (two musts!). Sarms had not set aside either for us being, though he was able to direct us to some sheets and we didn't mind making the bed. As for the towels, we purchased a couple kitchen towels from a nearby store that we were sure were clean. Second, it was also clear that the apartment had not been cleaned in several weeks time: dirty rugs, food caked onto kitchen stove, filthy bathroom complete with athletic undergarment** draped over the back of the toilet.
Overall, I give Sarms the new-kid-on-the-block benefit of the doubt (only on Airbnb for a couple of months), and think that with a bit closer attention to detail and the (basic) needs of a tenant this place could really live up to its full potential.
It truly is in a great part of town, and we enjoyed that aspect to its fullest!
** -- Sarms apologized for this, and was reportedly clean and intended to be a joke (my wife was not amused though)
Great location, walkable distance to a lot of the places Chicago is known for, and a nice view out from the apartment. All-in-all, Sarms was a friendly, communicative host with a great place, but could improve with organizing the logistics of hosting people in his apartment and tidiness.
Sarms was a correct and understanding guest.