Professional circus performer married to a pediatrician. Live in Chicago, travel the world. Home brewer, bread baker and soda maker.
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What a great place to stay! I got there and found out that Matt had accidentally forgotten to leave the key in the lock box, but he was WAY on top of it...A couple of minutes after I contacted him, Emily came out to let me in :)
Staying with them was more like staying with old friends - they are super friendly and welcoming! I had a great time chatting with both of them and hanging out in their house. Maybe, if you're really nice, Matt will show you his hydroponic garden (for salad fixings, silly!).
The room was comfy and just what I needed for the weekend, and I loved not having to worry about sharing a bathroom with anyone :)
Great experience, and I will definitely keep them in mind if I'm in the area again!
Matt and Emily were great hosts and we wish we had more time to hang out. Both of them were welcoming, engaging, and funny. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable.
The apartment is in a great location (7 minute walk to subway, buses everywhere, cool neighborhood), and it was really easy to get around. If it was warmer, we would have taken out one of the many bikes Matt/Emily have.
We don't have any musical talent, so we were not able to play one of the many instruments in their beautiful living room. But it looked cool!
If they'd have us back, we'd happily stay with Matt and Emily again.
Matt was a great host for our weekend in Chicago to visit family for a surprise birthday. Apartment is very roomy and cozy. Rental room was private on 1st floor with private bath across the hall. My daughter and I slept in the king converted bed which was fine. Everything very nice and clean. We enjoyed meeting Emily as well. Street parking was easy even with several inches of snow the 2nd night. Would love to return when weather warmer to enjoy deck and back yard. Thanks for your accommodations.
We are neighbors who needed to find a place to stay while our children and grandchildren visited. Matt and Emily's home is cozy, our room was comfy, and our first experience with airbnb was great.
Matt et emily sont des hôtes géniaux ! Un super accueil, de bons conseils et une belle rencontre ! Dommage que je ne sois pas resté plus longtemps ! Le quartier est sympa, la maison aussi ! Si je retourne à Chicago, je retourne chez eux !
Although unfortunately we didn't get to meet our hosts they were so wonderful in communicating and ensuring our stay went well and smoothly....and it did. Matt made us feel so welcome! Their house and neighbourhood was very comfy and enjoyable. Matt ensured use of the bikes was easy which was great as it was a bit of a walk to the train but an easy bike ride. This was perfect!
Great location, room, house and hosts, clean and really convenient great bar and liquor store across rd and great cafe a few blocks away loved it
Matt et Emylie sont exceptionnels !Toujours prêts à rendre
service et à donner le bon conseil. Leur maison est très agréable et à l'image de leur vie, pleine de naturel, d'arts et de simplicité... Le quartier est très calme. En plus, nous avons eu la chance de partager quelques bons moments avec Matt : à l'aquarium de Chicago (où il donne à manger aux poissons !), sur une place du downtown pour un spectacle de cirque nouveau et lors d'un concert au Park West Hall. Vraiment un super séjour en bonne partie lié à cet accueil vraiment sympa !
Merci à vous deux!
Nice place - great neighborhood.
I stayed in Matt's place for 3 days with a friend of mine, and it was just great!
The house was easy to reach by public transportation from the airport, and we really liked the neighborhood of Roscoe Village. The house was very clean, you have your own bedroom, bathroom (super-confy, with a full set of towels), and full access to the kitchen (well-equipped) and musical instruments :)
We were also allowed to use Matt's tandem bike: it was one of the gems in our Chicago experience.
Matt is a great guy and a very helpful host (he let us print our boarding passes!).
Definitively stop here if you plan to go to Chicago.
Matt & Emily were so adorable! Warm and funny, they are welcome back anytime.
The room was very clean as well.
Thanks for staying with us!
Sonja & Jim
While staying at the Hotel Posada del Sol, the Host remained consistent behavior to Guests Airbnb. He maintained excellent discipline in the hotel, respectful and polite. We hope your stay in our Hotel Posada del Sol, has been satisfactory, as it was for the workers of the hotel who were associated with it. We hope you visit us again and if you can recommend us to your friends and family.
Grateful for all: Hotel Posada del Sol
Matt is very interesting guy! I enjoy spend breakfast time with him! I wish he will come back with his wife!, kind and respectfull.
Matt and Emily were wonderful guests! I would happily host them anytime and would recommend them to future hosts.
I know Matt from high school. If i had to choose a host/guest to recommend for airbnb, matt would be top on the list. I mean, he went to clown school!!!! How can this guy not be an entertaining individual? I think it would be safe to say that you would miss out not having Matt as a host or a guest at your place!
Matt (and the entire Roben clan) are the epitome of hospitable. We've been friends for over 20 years, and Matt continues to be one of the most interesting AND interested guys I know. Meaning - he has amazing stories to tell, but equally important he wants to know some of yours as well. Over the years, I've seen him go through the awkward teen years to the upstanding young adult years - and been lucky enough to get to know his other half, Emily, along the way who is also a 'keeper'. When a recent business trip brought me to Chicago for a few days, I got to stay with these hosts with the most - which resulted in a very chill atmosphere to get my work done, but great quality hang time as well ... just all, in all really easy people! For this, I would recommend Matt as your host because he's 100% accommodating and you'll have a fun, relaxing trip.
I have known Matt Roben for the past sixteen years. We have performed, traveled, laughed, and cried all over the world together. He is a truly amazing and generous host! I don't say this for many people but Matt is genuinely a "People Person". He is one of the easiest guys to converse and just be around.
Recently I stayed at his home in Chicago for two and a half months. His house is cheerful, clean, and inviting. It's located in a very safe and accessible part of Chicago with some very friendly neighbors.
I would recommend Matt to ANYONE who is clean, honest, and needs a place to lay their weary head.