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Marta and Jason did an outstanding job of making us feel welcome. They received us warmly the moment we arrived, and went out of their way to accommodate us and provide a wonderful weekend. They even arranged to hold our luggage after we checked out so we could enjoy the city for one more day before departing.
The location is great. Located in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago, just north of the Damon L station (and Stan's Donuts! LOL). About a ten minute walk to the train. Lots of cafes, shops, and hang out spots along Damon.
The apartment is as it was described. Comfortable, relaxing, clean. And, excellent communication. Every time I texted Marta & Jason they responded almost immediately.
One note of caution to future guests who plan on taking the train all over the city as we did: The Damen L station will be closed beginning 20 October for about 2 months.
Marta and Jason were very helpful and accommodating, we had a great time staying at their place and would recommend it.
I booked the place for a weekend with my family. We had kind of a family reunion there and enjoyed our stay. The place is really cozy, clean, quiet during the night and furnished with everything you can look for. Even though we had not much contact with Marta and Jason they were always available when we had any questions. All in all it was an awesome experience and my family (which used airbnb for the first time) was delighted.
Our stay at Marta and Jason's guest house was wonderful! The hosts were helpful and I have to say that our babies and us enjoy the apartment and the area as much as the city! I would definitely recommend the place for the one who wants to live a real Chicago experience! Marta and Jason, again, many thanks for everything!
The Schultzs are perfect hosts and the apartment is cosy yet temporary. You get great Hd tv and films, free wi-fi and at the same time fresh eggs from their own chicks (which you cannot here). You will enjoy the place so much you will hesitate to go out despite being in the heart of Bucktown!
We had a great time at the apartment - wonderful hosts and great location, will definitely be visiting again!
We felt very at home in this apartment. It was clean, and very quiet. No street noise at all! Fresh eggs from the on-site chickens were left for breakfast. The neighborhood is gorgeous, with many good restaurants.
Four of us stayed at Marta and Jason's place on Hoyne over Labor Day weekend. I communicated with Marta before we booked to ask how close she was to my brother's house on Shakespeare (I gave her his exact address), since AirBNB doesn't give you the exact location of each listing. Marta said she was 2 blocks away, but when we arrived in Chicago we found out she was about 3/4 mile away. I was a little irritated but the coach apartment was clean and just what we needed for a weekend stay, and we were within walking distance of my brother, whom we were there to visit.
Jason met us when we arrived, and was flexible with our check in time since it was later than originally planned. He let us in and showed us how to work the television. Jason and Marta provided bagels, eggs, and maple syrup, which was nice.
We had no problems except for about 4 dozen bugs (rolly pollies) that got in through the weather stripping during the day on Sunday. I called Jason when we returned to the apartment after being out all day to let him know about the bugs and he came and vacuumed them up while we were at dinner. They reappeared over night, and even though they don't bite or sting, it was still a turn off. In the future, we'll be staying at a Bed and Breakfast closer to my brother's place. While Jason and Marta were very nice, for us it wasn't worth the price we paid ($300+/night with extra occupancy rates and airbnb fees).
We had a wonderful 2 week stay at Marta & Jason's Bucktown coach house! Upon arrival Jason gave us a tour, explained the operation of things (even had created manuals which we were really impressed with) and left us with fresh eggs from their chickens (along w/ bread, OJ and other cooking essentials). They even supplied movies, books, games, shower supplies, hair dryer, curling iron - and much more.
Marta & Jason were there if we needed them (available by a knock on the door, a text/call or email), but they were not the least bit pushy or in your face like some owners can be. We had complete privacy in our own space and it was just like we were permanent renters in their furnished apartment. They were the perfect hosts.
We had previously lived in this neighborhood just a few blocks away and their home helped us settle back into that Bucktown resident mode. It was like staying at a friends house without the pressure of entertaining or being entertained.
We definitely plan to book future stays with them!
Thanks Marta & Jason for such a great experience! :)
We had a great sttay at Marta and jasons place. Awesome location, great apartment, easy checkin, and we loved the fresh eggs in the morning! Thank you Marta & Jason!
I've known Marta for years and one thing I have learned is that she is a great host. When I come to the house, I am treated better than family, with great food and great conversation. Jason and Marta have created a backyard oasis with plenty of space and a wonderful garden. It will make you forget that you are in the heart of Chicago/Bucktown. Being in the heart of Bucktown does have advantages, the shopping and music scene is cool. It is one of the better "neighborhoods" to get the real feel of Chicago. It's good to get away from the high rises and the Mag Mile to be with real Chicagoans and not in the tourist trap areas.
Marta and Jason have made the Suites a perfect get away. It's a great place to stay especially if you are visiting locals. Plus, as a bonus, there is always parking (no crazy hotel parking rates!).
Marta had been a co-worker and sensational friend of mine for over 5 years now at Bliss. She is a dedicated, hard-working and extremely thoughtful person. I enjoy working and spending social time with her very much. We also have done training for Bliss together and we make an excellent team.
I have had the pleasure of being invited into Marta and Jason's home a number of time over the past few years. They welcome their friends as family, and their love of their neighborhood and their properly shines through. It's been a pleasure to watch them build Bucktown Suites over the last several months. Every aspect of the property reflects their meticulous attention to detail and their creativity, and their love and respect of their vintage property shines through.
Bucktown Suites is ideal for someone looking to experience Chicago "like a native", not a tourist, at it's absolute best. Bucktown is one of Chicago's best residential neighborhoods. It truly is a warm and welcoming community in the middle of the city. Wonderful restaurants are at your doorstep, and the loop is minutes away, but everyone on the block knows each other - the sense of community is truly special.
Bottom line - Bucktown Suites is Chicago at it's best, and you can't ask for best hosts than Marta and Jason!