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Our arrival to this apartment was awful. The lock at the main entrance didn't work properly and it was very cold outside, it was Dec 27th, and took us about 45min to get in. It was impossible to contact the landlord, who only answered the day after and told us that it is common that it happens in winter, and that we should use a rear door and stair, which hadn't had notice before.
Once in, we found a nice and cool apartment. However, to our surprise it was dirtier than expected. The oven for instance was specially dirty with rests of rosted pizza and dirty dishes inside. The same was happening with the dishwasher, that had dirty stuff, the landlord told us the day after that it was not working and could not be repaired during our stay. There were areas on the bathrooms that were not clean as well. The most disgusting was the rude answer from the owner to our claims.
Important note: no internet conection is available on the apartment. This had been one of our criteria of selection.
Finally, the apartment does not have three real rooms, the third one is the entrance through the metioned rear door, where a very noisy boiler is installed and there is no door separting the area from the corridor.
Nice place. Very comfortable. Nice place for the three couples that stayed here (my wife and I and 2 other couples) to be together during our trip to Chicago. Much thanks.
Russell's place was a great place to hangout for the weekend. Huge living room/kitchen combo is very nice. Also, he was extremely responsive and helped us figure out how to get into the garage. And the place is just a few blocks away from a redline station, so easy access to everywhere.
Our family experience at this condo was good. We enjoyed the beautiful space. Be aware that it is on third floor and no elevator.
Parking for more than one car is a challenge.
This is a lovely, beautifully appointed place In a very convenient location for transportation and exploring the city.
We had the misfortune of following up after some very rowdy guests. This, apparently was why we had to contend with several things being broken and/or missing. The list is long, not sure that I need to mention all of them, Russell was made aware of it but nothing was able to be done about it during the duration of our stay. He stated that they were coming up AFTER our stay to repair the damages, so perhaps the next guests will be able to enjoy this place in full working order.
Great apartment overall. The apartment was spotless and seemed largely newly remodelled but still had plenty of personality. The neighbors were completely silent, as far as I could hear. The garage was incredibly convenient.
The only thing that wasn't beyond my expectations was that there were a few things that were a little broken -- the second faucet in the bathroom, the dish washer, the second shower head in the bathroom, the garbage disposal. But these are very small things that had almost no effect on my enjoyment of this fantastic apartment in a fantastic location.
Que puedo decir EXCELENTE!!!! todo muy bien. Mas de lo esperado. Es tal cual lo describen y mas. Muy limpio, cómodo, Todos los detalles, su ubicación no es céntrica, pero esta ubicado en una zona donde tiene super y mc donals, en la esquina un autobús que llega al centro y el recorrido es muy bonito, gran parte sobre el lago. y la ciudad. Para llegar del aeropuerto tambien es comodo, tomas un tren linea azul y luego tomas un autobus que te deja a una cuadra del apartamento. El ingreso fue perfecto, salvo que no tenia el numero de apartamento, por esta razón recomiendo que lleven esa información.
Chicago es una ciudad muy hermosa, volvería ir a esa ciudad y el apartamento de Russell y Rob. Nos encantó, eramos 4 (dos matrimonios) y pueden ser 6 pers. que les será super cómodo. como dije antes EXECELENTE!!!!
Great condo! Big and spacious! Only a few blocks from the red line train. Russell was a great host! There was wine, fruit, bagels and juice waiting for us when we checked in. We would definitely come back! Highly recommended!
This condo is absolutely beautiful, it was like stepping into a show home but one that feels friendly and usable. There is also a balcony at the back where you can take in the Chicagoan surroundings in comfortable seating. And full marks for stocking the fridge and leaving us a bottle of wine! Russell was always quick to return messages and was on the end of the phone when I had girl-difficulty getting into the lockbox in a thunderstorm on our arrival. The block is 5 minutes from Wilson L train station which takes you straight into the city and the area felt very safe. We found some great places to eat (Magnolia brunch especially) but the best thing for me was that it is 10 minutes' walk from the Green Mill jazz club, one of the most iconic music venues you could find anywhere in the world and erstwhile haunt of Al Capone which attracts internationally renowned musicians. My only tiny consideration was that the third bed is very hard, which is probably fine for most people, and is in an area of the apartment without a door but with the boiler cupboard which is quite noisy so a good idea to bring earplugs if you are a sensitive sleeper! I would recommend this property to anyone I knew coming to Chicago, we had a brilliant time!
What an incredible apartment. It's large, modern and very well decorated. The price is affordable and Russell was very accommodating for us. There's an excellent Mexican restaurant around the corner as well - definitely check it out if you stay here.
Wonderful guests even though I never had a chance to even say hello ! Cabin left clean & tidy - I hope they can get back out soon.
Response from Russell:
We loved your cabin. We will definitely be back :)