Chicago is awesome. We love food, design, music and genuine people! We will probably get along :)
Jesse & Crystal were awesome hosts, their space is beautiful and in a great location. We felt like we had plenty of privacy but also that we could ask for anything we needed without issue. Staying with them was like visiting old friends, and we'd definitely stay with them again.
Crystal and Jesse are the best hosts you could ask for! I couldn´t have felt more at home. I was even lucky enough to have a home cooked meal! ;) Communication with them was great and they provided me with lots of suggestions and recommendations regarding the city and their neighborhood (that btw is awesome). The area of Division St. where the house is located has plenty of cafes, bars and clothes shops. Some really special places and shops stand out in this area if you are after records, clothes and great burgers! They have a super cool decorated house (it´s actually even better than the photos!). Their pets are really friendly and lovable. My first airbnb experience couldn´t have been better! :)
Crystal & Jesse were great hosts and went over and above my expecations to make me feel comfortable and make my stay pleasurable.
Cool couple, cool apartment, cool cats, cool area with very good bars and restaurants close by. Highly recommend this place!
Crystal and Jesse were kind and welcoming. They were super chill about our stay and never bothered us. Their cats and dogs do shed but the room that we rented was hair free. The apartment is situated in a convenient location where everything is walking distance. If you want to submerge yourself in a true local's environment, I highly recommend Crystal and Jesse's place!
Crystal and Jesse were flexible, helpful hosts. Unfortunately we didn't get to meet Jesse in person, but Crystal was very friendly and welcoming to us on our first stay in Chicago. The house was in a perfect location -- a walkable distance to the Blue line train, Humboldt Park and many great shops and restaurants. Our room was cozy and clean and the bed was super comfortable! They also have very sweet animals -- Freddie even greeted us in the morning! We would definitely choose to stay with Crystal and Jesse again if we visit Chicago in the future.
My stay at Crystal & Jesse's apartment was my first Airbnb experience, and a great one. Their flexibility during a busy holiday weekend made it all possible for me. Communication throughout was fantastic, and except for a little disagreement with the lock at the start the stay was seamless. (it explained why I was in the wrong, I apologized, and the lock and I were on good terms thereafter) Their home is open, clean and inviting, with interesting details everywhere, and friendly pets. It is in a great neighborhood with some great choices for food, easy parking and short walk to the El. If I could give more than five-stars for value and hospitality I would. One small note for the excessively tall (I am a member of this tribe), a few lights hang low enough to bump into, but quickly learned when to bob and when to weave; I know, poor poor giant man.
Thank you Crystal and Jesse for a great stay and first Airbnb experience! I highly recommend their home to any who may be visiting downtown Chicago.
Response from Crystal And Jesse:
Haha! We will take a look at those lights - thanks for bringing it to our attention! I am a shorty myself. Thanks for staying with us David, and for leaving the place spotless for our return :)
Crystal and Jesse's place is an airy, open plan apartment, tastefully decorated with lots of retro charm. The apartment sits right across the street from about a dozen bars and restaurants, so we were spoilt for choice throughout our stay. Despite our attempts, we managed to hit only a fraction of the great spots in Wicker Park. There's also a "divvy" city bike rental stand conveniently just 50 yards from the door which added an unexpected but nonetheless exciting and fun dimension to our stay. The Blue line L stop is just a couple of blocks walk away and the area is well served by buses, but we became addicted to cycling through the city and rarely took those options. Crystal and Jesse were both very welcoming and facilitating and their home is charming. They've a real gem close to the city and I would highly recommend it!
Loved staying with Crystal and Jesse! They were excellent hosts and their place is located in the heart of one of my favorite neighborhoods of Chicago. The room was really comfortable, and their pets (Rachel, Freddie, and Bella) are awesome to hang out with. The experience was exactly what I expected, and Crystal and Jesse were even nicer than their picture suggests! Thanks for allowing us to crash at your place, and for keeping us hydrated with delicious, fresh juice...mmmmm, ginger... ;)
Great neighbourhood and great hosts!! We were delighted with apt and area...on our doorstep we had great bars, restaurants and closeby was bucktown which had wonderful shops including some great vintage stores! Jesse and Crystal had stocked the fridge with breakfast goodies and a bottle of wine for our arrival! We had a jam packed trip and therefore was not at the apt all that much but the time we were there we never once felt in the way. Our hosts were very helpful regarding places to go and how to get there...train times etc! Although the ad clearly stated there was no AC Jesse and Crystal installed it in our room for us for the heat wave we were experiencing (something we never experienced ourselves before!!!!) which was extremely appreciated and not at all expected! Would def recommend to anyone looking for a relaxed and fun neighbourhood, thanks to our hosts for a lovely stay.
We were welcomed by some nice chilled wine in the fridge and a lovely homey apt with loads of character and charm. We were fine with the lack of AC, we just had the fans on full blast when were there and that also drowned out any street noise.
We felt like it was a home away from home and I would definitely recommend this place to other guests.
Thank you both again
Yashoda and friends.
Crystal and Jesse were great guests. Everyone from the staff to other guests thought they were delightful people as they always had time to share their days experiences and enjoy good conversation. As they are also Airbnb Hosts, I think staying in their home in Chicago would also be a very enjoyable experience. Thanks for sharing a few days with us, and we wish you two all the best in 2014.
Lester, Sanh and all the staff.
Guests had good performance in the hostel, quiet and orderly educated in what refers to wish hostel have passed a good time here and any things we can do to improve the sevice please inform us.
Thanks Hostel la Corte.
Crystal & Jesse are fantastic airbnb guests and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Their private feedback was insightful and gracious. Thank you to you both! You always have a place to stay in Puerto Viejo!
We recently had the pleasure of having Crystal and Jesse staying at the Reef Cabin. They make amazing guests and we're sure they are equally wonderful as hosts. They are extremely kindhearted and we welcome them back anytime!
As a former roommate, current studio mate and long-time best friend, I can confidently say Crystal is one of the most sincere, honest ladies I know. She's an interior architect so her apartments are always amazing and very clean!