Lindsay's place was awesome! This was the first time my friends and i were visiting Chicago and I'm so glad we chose her place to stay. The decor to her place is fun, creative, and comfortable. The rooftop deck has a view worth a thousand words and couldn't ask for more. it was easy to get to and the trasportation to and from was easy to figure out. Linsdsay provided everything thing we could have possibly needed to make this a successful trip and even more. I can't thank her enough for providing her place to us and really making our experience memorable.
This roomy loft offers a very secure parking area, comfortable living arrangements and a great view of downtown from the rooftop deck. Lindsay was very helpful via email in getting our reservation and making accommodations for us. The loft was super clean and cozy with a very effective air conditioner during a very hot week in Chicago. Having previously lived in Chicago for several years, I can attest that this neighborhood is very quiet. The loft is quite close to the Metra train line, which you can hear, but those trains are not nearly as noisy as the El and after the first night I did not hear them at all while sleeping.
Cleanliness is really important when I rent a home or stay in a hotel, and this particular rental is in great shape and very clean, even the bathroom was a joy.
The bed was very comfy, and I am super picky when it comes to mattresses. Be aware that it is very high off the floor - it's up on tall risers for extra storage. So if you have hip problems or anything you could have trouble getting in and out, but otherwise no big deal.
Grocery and restaurants are nearby, and be sure to stop by the Blommer Chocolate Factory store before you leave to pick up some cheap sweets for the ride home. We had a car and drove everywhere as we were going to places all over the city, from Evanston to Hyde Park. It's a bit further to the train than we would have wanted to walk, but the bus is nearby and frankly, you kind of have to walk a bit when you are in Chicago, even with a car - that's just the way it is.
I highly recommend this rental and host, thanks Lindsay!
Lindsay's place is nothing short of GREAT. She lives in the West loop which is an awesome neighborhood that really gives you a feel of Chicago. The restaurants nearby are awesome, a couple of really great Italian places, you have to go to D'Amatos, and the grand bus and the blue line will get you where you need to go. You can see the beautiful skyline from her roof deck, which is equipped with seating, coolers and a grill. It's a perfect place to take a drink or to relax. Her loft is super clean, well decorated, spacious and has a great vibe.
Also, Lindsay provides you with an "insiders guide" which gives you a really nice and comprehensive run-down of all the cool stuff to do and places to eat in the 'hood, as well as an "access guide", which makes it really easy to get yourself in and out of the apartment.
If you're looking for a unique, restful, fun and interesting place to stay in Chicago, this is it!
Great place, Great City, Great location... Simply Outstanding!
Lindsay is extremely communicative. She answered my questions promptly by email before my arrival, and sent me very detailed instructions about how to gain access to her condo which included pictures! She also left an "insider's guide" to her neighborhood which helped me find different neighborhood restaurants and bars she likes.
Lindsay's condo is exactly as pictured and described in her ad. It's a very large open space with a terrific rooftop deck that has furniture on which to lounge while taking in the Chicago skyline. Her bed is very comfortable; I slept very well my entire time there. Everything works perfectly and Lindsay provides instructions for using the TV, wifi, etc.
I found the condo to be in a great location. The Blue Line subway is only about 1/2 mile away, and there is a bus that goes directly to the Navy Pier about 2 minutes from her door. The neighborhood is obviously gentrifying as there were numerous places to eat and drink mixed in with residences that are both new and older as well as some light industrial businesses. I felt perfectly safe here both day and night. The condo itself is very quiet and very comfortable.
I had a great stay at Lindsay's condo. Chicago is a fantastic city and Lindsay's place is a perfect one to call home while there!
If you're planning a visit to Chicago and are looking for a place to stay in the west side than you need to stay here. We absolutely loved Lindsay's loft! The place is beautiful, the space is open and furniture is super comfortable, but more importantly, the roof top patio is well worth a booking. We had an amazing view of the city and wound up spending most of our time at "home" up on the patio. This feature really made our stay worth while. Lindsay is a more than gracious helpful host and can provide you with plenty of info on the neighborhood -- which we really loved, too. I miss this place already. Thanks Lindsay!
I have not met Lindsay in person. A friend of mine welcomed her at the place. They had a nice conversation and the apartment was in a very good condition when I came back. The communication with Lindsay was easy and friendly. She is highly recommend as a guest.
Friendly and quite girl. Welcome anytime.
We sure enjoyed our time with Lindsay during her stay. Easygoing and very communicative, she was completely respectful of as well as relaxed in our home. We all went to full-moon beach bonfire on her first night, and it was like hanging out with an old friend. We truly hope we get to see her again, and highly recommend her to any other hosts. Hope the rest of your trip was fun Lindsay!
I was really happy to host Lindsay. She is a lovely person, communicative and considerate, and left my home in pristine condition! I would host her again anytime!
Lindsay was a great guest! Very easy to communicate. They left everything so incredible tidy just like it was their home.