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Startup junkie and vagabond traveler. I love to meet great, interesting people and will rent out my futon when I am! If you're the couch surfer type, come visit and I'd be more than happy to show you my favourite spot for drinks, dinner, or brunch.
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Melissa was very easy to communicate with. The location of the condo is great, walking distance to so many things and easy to grab a cab if you need to go a little further. The space sleeps 4, which is really nice. The building is safe and secure, and the rooftop patio is wonderful on a summer day! I would stay here again in a heartbeat when traveling to Chicago.
Melissa was extremely responsive and checked in with me to make sure everything was OK with the apartment. She went out of her way to accommodate even the smallest requests.
The apartment was exactly as described and perfect for my needs. Great location and super views.
The stay with Mel was great. It was exactly what I needed in terms of location and flexibility. The futon was very comfortable and got a great breakfast. Mel was easy to get along with and we had some great conversations. I would definitely recommend staying with Mel if you need to be close to the Loop.
The location is fantastic, just two blocks away from the magnificent mile and all major shops in Chicago. The apartment is not big but everything in it was fine. Melissa is a very nice and dependable young woman.
Just Amazing! Stayed at Mel's place on business and this was absolutely the BEST part of my trip. I saved money, had a better room than ANY hotel and experienced the life enriching gift of making a new friend. FIVE STARS!
Terrific location. Apartment was clean. Bed does not abut elevator shaft -- I heard no noise at all at night. There's no question this is a young woman's apartment -- it has loads of character! Melissa made everything easy. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.
Great flat, great location! Very good experience
Melissa's place is in a great, safe location and checking in was very easy. Melissa herself was easy to communicate with and responded very quickly.
The apartment itself is quite spacious and has almost everything you could need (included a foam roller). I agree with a few of the reviewers, that the place is not sterile and does feel a bit lived in, but that was not an issue for me. Both the kitchen and the bathroom were clean, the bed was comfortable, the water pressure was excellent, and the views are a nice treat. The building has some nice amenities such as a pool ,a gym, and a laundry room which you have access to when you stay.
The next time I'm in Chicago, I'd gladly stay in Melissa's place again.
Location was awesome!!! We could walk everywhere (Mag Mile, Rush St, etc). As far as cleanliness....it wasn't horrible. We felt like we were staying at a friends house. Sure there are some spots here and there, but it didn't bother us. The only thing we wished we had use of was the Big Mac (computer) she had pictured. This would have helped us tremendously. We would stay there again anytime. She was pleasant to work with. She even texted to make sure everything was okay.
We liked that. Thanks to Melissa for allowing us to spend our anniversary in the city.
Staying at Melissa's helped make my first Chicago experience a good one! The view from her place (28th floor) was spectacular, you can easily catch a glimpse of Lake Michigan. The doormen and other residents in the building are friendly and I felt very safe walking to and from the apartment at night. Her apartment is easy to access from the Red Line and there's a good variety of bars and restaurants within a few blocks (blues, Irish pub, breakfast food, sushi, diners, trendy spots, ect.). We could have stayed in the Near Northside for our entire trip and not run out of places to go!
My only disappointment was not being able to locate her ironing board - not a big deal, just a minor inconvenience. To echo another reviewer, staying at Melissa's is like staying at a friend's: the apartment is not sterile, it's lived in regularly. I felt a bit more comfortable knowing that a regular person normally utilized the space, seeing a couple of spots on the carpet made me feel more at home.
I found Melissa's rates extremely reasonable, and she was very helpful with booking and making sure I got settled in. I'll definitely keep her place in mind for our next trip!