I am usually a writer, occasionally a photographer, and always a traveler.
We loved our stay in Amy's apartment! The location is fantastic. Although it's not in Chicago proper, Glencoe, the adorable village it is in, is only about 20 minutes north. Conveniently, the Metra train line is literally a stone's throw from her place, so you can quickly get into Chicago, or anywhere on the UP-N line. Glencoe itself is small-town America and simply perfect with a few small grocery and specialty stores, Einstein's bagels, Walgreens and a Starbucks. It's incredibly walkable and the surrounding neighbourhoods are beautiful. Glencoe Beach is about a 10 minute walk away (we spent our Saturday morning on the pier with coffee and bagels - perfect!).
The apartment itself is small, but exactly as it appears in Amy's pictures: comfortable and homey. It was hotel-level clean, with clean linens. She even bought us a bottle of wine and some snacks! Absolutely no issues at all. I would highly recommend her apartment and would gladly stay there again. Before I arrived, we emailed frequently, and she gave me tons of advice, restaurants and sightseeing suggestions and answered every question. Amy was a wonderful host!
Wonderful location, just a block from train station to Chicago. In the heart of small town with gourmet grocery across the street, great cafes and theater within block. Lake Michigan beach very close. Awesome apartment. Would love to go visit again. Friendly neighbors let us use their bikes.
Our stay in Amy's little Glencoe haven was fantastic. To start, she was very prompt with replying to our rental inquiry and any questions we had. The apartment looks just as nice in person as it does in the photos and the location is great with all the little shops nearby (they make an excellent macchiato at Glencoe Roast Coffee). I think my favorite part was how at home we felt upon arriving. She even left us a lovely little note alongside a bottle of wine for us to celebrate with. Thanks Amy, we really enjoyed our time there.
Apartment was clean and very nice in an excellent location - exactly as shown in the photos. I was able to meet Amy and found her to be extremely kind and helpful. She left the train schedule (walking distance to the station) along with some other info I had asked about. She left muffins/coffee for me and even left a birthday card/gift. She could not have been any nicer! It was a very comfortable and pleasant stay. I would definitely stay here again.
Amy was an incredible hostess, although we did not have the pleasure of meeting her in person. Her apartment was clean and welcoming. She generously provided fruits and juice for breakfast and even had a bottle of wine set out to welcome us. We appreciated her clear instructions and helpful hints about the area. It was our first experience using AirBnB and we were delighted!
Great Experience with Amy. Very Nice and friendly. Welcome back any time.
Amy, es una chica encantadora muy simpatica y con ganas de disfrutar de la vida y de la naturaleza ,su llegada a la estación fue muy buena, ella de rojo y yo de azul así fue el encuentro
llegado al apartamento todo correcto,y espero poder volver a verla a ver muy pronto por sitges, es una chica que sabe mucho y puede viajar sin problema su idioma de español es fantástico
Amy was a great guest, very clean, open, honest and friendly. I enjoyed meeting her and hearing all about her travels and adventures :) Definitely recommend her as a guest and she is welcome back any time!
She even got me a bottle of wine when she left, a wine we talked about.
Thank you Amy
Amy (and her friend, Paul) stayed with us for a week but I would gladly host her for even longer. We enjoyed getting to know Amy, who is a delightful person: thoughtful, intuitive and kind. She's responsible, communicates well about her getaway plans/needs and left the cottage clean and tidy. Amy even helped us look for our roaming kitty... how nice!
amy, am i allowed to explain the hole story? =)
she is great, she wanted to do everything in 48 hours, i bet she did. even she got the time to buy me a nice plant.
Maybe my poor English can´t show what I really feel after Amy visited my house.
She´s such a cute person I now know I have a good friend on the other side of the world. It was a real placer to share our Fiestas de Fallas with her. We had such a good time.
She´s go kind, educated and cute person that made wish we were neighbours.
I would love most of the people in the world were like she is.
Thanks for such a good time, that it looked like weeks.