My wife, Helen, and I are global travel junkies. We've been to over 50 countries, and maintain a wanderlust for exploring new destinations and encountering new friends.
We stayed at Hans place for a weekend getaway with friends. Hans was really responsive, and was available throughout our stay. He greeted us at the apartment and made sure everything was in order.
The apartment itself is just like the pictures show. Very clean and cozy. We had 7 people in our party, and we were all quite comfortable throughout our stay. It was a cold/snowy weekend, but while in the apartment we were warm and comfy. The apartment is also well situated, as we were able to park our cars in the neighborhood and use the metro to go downtown.
I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Chicago.
Great location and great place to stay. Hans and Helen were great hosts and very responsive prior to the stay as well as when we were onsite. I would recommend this property to a group of adults staying in Chicago.
Hans & Helen's Chicago home is a great spot!! Myself and 9 other girls stayed for a bachelorette weekend and it was exactly what we were looking for in an apartment. The locations is great (around the corner from the blue line), convenient to any part of downtown, parking is easy and close by, great kitchen, amazing remodeled bathrooms, large deck (but winter made using it a dream), and an overall quality place to stay. Hans was sure to make himself available if there were any problems or questions - absolutely a superb host. I would highly recommend this place to a group looking to stay in Chicago!
This was a perfect place for our large group retreat. We needed to sleep and feed 11 people and did so comfortably. The house is clean, modern and spacious. Hans and Helen were flexible and attentive and talked us through anything we needed to know about the house and had clear, fair house rules. Really enjoyed my stay and would stay again.
Thank you to Hans for being so helpful in securing a last minute reservation. His detailed and prompt responses definitely made it possible. There is no doubt that he has been doing this for a long time and is great at it. Everyone in the group was extremely comfortable and pleased with the accomadations.
5-star Experience! I rented Hans' place for a family holiday gathering and it was the best one yet! There was plenty of space, it's in a convenient location and it was well appointed! I usually spend a lot of time getting ready for this annual event and am usually tired and cranky by the time everyone arrives. Not this year because all I had to do was greet everyone. There was linen, dishes, décor, everything...all taken care of! All my family kept saying was that they loved my new place...wish I could buy it. It's beautiful! And the quality and splendor of the décor is top notch!
In addition to the absolute perfection of the place and amenities, Hans is such an easy, professional pleasant person to deal with. He was eager to help me have a wonderful experience and very accommodating on things I needed. He kept in close communication throughout the entire experience and asked my input and feedback to make sure I was satisfied.
This experience set the bar high for others. I'm already planning to hang out at Hans' other property for my bday celebration in March. Thanks Hans and AirBnB! You are the standard!
Response from Hans & Helen:
Dawne, thanks again for your booking and kind words. We're glad you had a successful gathering over the holidays, and look forward to hosting you again in the near future. All the best!
Hans Theisen has to be one of THE most compassionate hosts I have ever experienced. Our family was under extreme duress over the past holiday season - trying to gather in Chicago to spend Christmas w/my ailing brother. My initial contact w/airbnb was not particularly successful - and after contacting the customer service dept, I was given several other addresses they thought would better serve my needs. Hans was a godsend. He went above and beyond to create the truly perfect intimate retreat for my family to be able to gather in privacy for the solemn celebration. His immediate and courteous response to every question/request we had made us feel so welcome. He contributed immensely to what can only be described as magical Christmas memories for my entire family. Thank you so much!
Response from Hans & Helen:
DeAnna, it was a pleasure and honor to host your family.
In all ways, all the best.....
Hans & Helen's house is a work of art. It is superbly finished, and a great place to host a group in the center of Chicago. It is such an easy trip to/from O'hare, and a great location from which to explore the town. I would highly recommend their place due to the extreme care they have taken with making it an awesome pad, especially in a fantastic city like Chicago. They were also very easy to converse with, and receive quick information.
Our stay with Hans and Helen was great! Plenty of room and very comfortable. We had no trouble coordinating schedules and were both very friendly. I would highly recommend them!
Beautiful condo for a special weekend celebration with friends visiting from Michigan, Vegas & Florida. We enjoyed the condo so much that we plan to rent it again! We felt very safe and enjoyed walking around the neighborhood to coffee shops and restaurants. It's only a block away from the train station that a couple people took with ease from their flights at Ohare. Highly recommend staying at Hans & Helens place and hope to do it again soon!
clean, tidy guests, easy to communicate with and very responsible & respectful ; thanks !
Hans and Helen are superb friends that i've hung out with in London, New York, Chicago, New Orleans and San Francisco.
I love the way that we always have a good time whether we are having a cheap curry in the likes of London's gritty Brick Lane or fine dining in the more fashionable Kensington.
I'm looking forward to spending more time with them in at least another dozen locations whether we're running around Chicago or running around the Equator.