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Mag Mile!- Gold Coast Brownstone- Incredible Location.Licensed

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Spacious living area with bay windows


Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

Gold Coast apartment description

City of Chicago Vacation Rental License #2125371. Rent Legally.

* Large 1 Bedroom
* 900 square feet
* GRANITE, Stainless,
* SUB-ZERO Custom Kitchen
* Sleeps 4 with Queen size luxury E-Z Bed and/or sofa bed.
* Cable with HD
* Ample Public PARKING available just 40 yds. down the street.

Forget Lincoln Park and Wrigleyville...too far north. Enjoy the Chicago neighborhood feel while being literally right around the corner from all you are going to Chicago for. Walk, walk, walk.

Another FIRST CLASS CHICAGO property! Owner operated and managed. View our VIDEO on the tab to the left to view the surrounding neighborhood and interiors! Also click on the link under our calendar for a 360 degree walkthrough of the apartment which YOU control.

You've found it! Location, Location, Location! An historic 1890's brownstone in the heart of the exclusive Gold Coast where Chicago's elite reside. You absolutely cannot beat this location on East Cedar St. between Rush and Lake Shore Drive. An artful blend of elegance and tradition housed in an original Brownstone building. Classic heritage, with charming decor that is tranquil and soothing with all new contemporary furnishings. The building is an historic architectural gem that blends romantic, 19th century ambience with modern comforts for today's traveler. Add your own chapter to the rich heritage of this storybook brownstone and experience a true classic when you stay at East Cedar.

Dining? This luxury, one bedroom, one bath brownstone condominium has everything you need within a short walk. You are steps from the famous Lux Bar, Carmine’s Italian, Gibson's Steak House, Lou Malnati's PIZZA, Big Bowl Asian fusion, Tavern on Rush, Corner Bakery, and the list goes on and on. For groceries, there is Treasure Island a short walk away, and Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Potash Brothers within a few short blocks.

Shopping? The world famous shopping mecca of the Magnificent Mile is two blocks from your front door where you can hit Tiffany’s, Saks, Ralph Lauren, AMERICAN GIRL, Nordstrom's, Banana Republic, Pottery Barn, H&M, DISNEY, Nike, Apple, Crate&Barrel, and all that is offered in Water Tower Place. Museums, Oak Street Beach, Navy Pier, Carriage Rides, the Chicago River, the Theater District, the Art District and more, is all at your fingertips.

When you get back home, relax in your spacious (900 s.f.) and well appointed luxury condominium complete with warm and comfortable furnishings, hardwood and granite flooring, fireplace, and full kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinets, and stainless steel appliances.

You will not be disappointed!

We welcome those interested in everything from long weekend retreats to week long vacations to corporate rentals. This is a Non-Smoking unit and although we love pets, they are not allowed in the condominium.

LARGER GROUPS- If you have more in your party, we also have another 1bd/1ba (900 sq. ft.) (VRBO #177026) as well as a 2bd/2ba (1,800 sq.ft.)(VRBO# 179389) in the same brownstone which is available for rent as well! Same great finishes and styling, same great brownstone!

Don't listen to us!...SEE WHAT PREVIOUS GUESTS HAVE TO SAY about the quality of our home and more importantly, our service, responsiveness, flexibility, and integrity in our guestbook under "View Comments from Prevous Guests"! You can also look at the guest books of our other Chicago homes (VRBO #'s 115555, 179389, 177026, and 73121).

We wanted to let everyone know that the City of Chicago's new vacation rental ordinance now prohibits owners from renting their home as a vacation home without a license!

We are very happy and proud to announce that we are one of the very few in the city of Chicago that have obtained the Vacation Rental License required by every vacation rental. This will allow us to continue offering out of town folks the experience of living like a local Chicagoan!

PLEASE check our calendar below to make sure your requested dates are available.

Keywords: Brownstone, Apartment, Flat, Condominium

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a Queen EZ Bed (you can just take this ingeniously engineered guest bed from the closet, plug it in, and it automatically inflates in less than 3 minutes) ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher


          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning


          • Television:

            1 Flat Screen TV in Living Area...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • VCR
          • Satellite / Cable


          • Wireless Internet:

            5 MPBS-High Speed Internet...moreless

          • Broadband Access
          • Free Long Distance
          • Telephone


          • Live Theater
          • Theme Parks
          • Zoo
          • Cinemas
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Boating
          • Antiquing
          • Sight Seeing
          • Shopping
          • Cycling
          • Sailing
          • Swimming


          Write a review 4.7
          from 46 traveler reviews
          Enjoying the city view at Navy Pier 07/06/2009

          VRBO Bear stayed here:

          Just off Lake Shore Drive on East Cedar Street, this Bear discovered a sophisticated city den in the heart of Chicago. I was impressed when we stepped inside this 1 bedroom, 1 bath brownstone historical landmark national treasure. The interior featured warm gold colors and rich red walls that combined classical 19th century décor with modern day touches. Why settle for a hotel mini bar fridge when you can have stainless steel kitchen appliances and custom cabinetry? The living room was well-lit by big, beautiful bay windows and provided ample seating with two club chairs and a leather convertible sofa you could sink into after a long day of sightseeing. We watched a movie on the luxury HD flat screen TV in true comfort.

          The brownstone’s location offers variety no matter what brings you to the city. Bring your suit and visit Oak Street Beach, only a block away. Comfortable shoes will take you along a pedestrian walkway to Navy Pier, a local tourist attraction, where you will find shops, rides and fun for all ages. Dining nearby is plentiful, from elegant to casual (for Chicago-style deep dish pizza, check out Gino's East Pizzeria). We dined in with family and our bear friends a few times during our visit and we were “beary” glad that Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods were a short distance away for picking up ingredients for brunch.

          Extravagant shopping is found only two blocks away along the legendary Magnificent Mile. Shop till you drop but not before enjoying chocolate at Ghirardelli's (try the World Famous Hot Fudge Sundae!). A variety of museums and theaters attract those fond of the arts (the Harry Potter Exhibition is fascinating). City streets host historical churches and parks galore. And if you’re feeling romantic, you can take a horse-drawn carriage for a ride through the city’s moonlit leafy-treed avenues.

          To accommodate our bear family and friends, we were able to experience two bedroom apartments #2 (Listing #179390) and #3 (Listing #177026) in this brownstone, each with its own originality and flair. If you’re staying in the city for pleasure or business, look no further than this charming brownstone a few blocks away from the Lake Michigan shoreline and all of Chicago’s best attractions.

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Base Rate
          2 night min stay
          $205 $235
          Fri, Sat
          May 1 - Dec 31
          2 night min stay
          $260 $285
          Fri, Sat
          Mar 16 - Apr 30
          2 night min stay
          $235 $260
          Fri, Sat

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Cleaning Fee $95 + tax
          • Damage Protection- Rental Insurance ($3k Coverage) $49
          • Tax Rate 16.4%


          3 night minimum stay is required over any portion of a weekend (Fri/Sat).

          $49 Rental Insurance Policy with $3,000 coverage may be purchased in place of a Refundable Security Deposit of $300.

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          Last updated: 08/20/2014
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          Walking Distance (1/2 Block Away) to Oak Street Beach and to Rush Street!!


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2008

          About the owner: Mark and Ashley are a husband and wife team that have one foot planted firmly in Chicago. As a former Chicago resident for 10 years, Ashley has both friends and family in Chicago. We have twins who love to visit Chicago! They both know that Dad's favorite building is the Hancock.

          Why the Owner Chose Gold Coast:
          There is only one Gold Coast in Chicago and this historical building is in the heart of it. Our endeavor started out with simply wanting a place to stay when we would visit and eventually use in retirement. We love Chicago and all the City has to offer...from great food, to world class shopping, to museums, architecture, sports, name it and Chicago has it all.

          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
          The location cannot be beat. Chicago's epicenter for nightlife is at the end of the block with fabulous restaurants like Gibson's, Tavern On Rush, Morton's, etc. coming together in a perfect triangular parklike setting. If you want to feel like a true Chicago resident in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Chicago, this is the place. The tree-lined street is a perfect prelude to your arrival at this historical building. Shopping on Michigan Avenue is just a block away as well. It's an AMAZING location!

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          Guestbook comments from the owner

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          • Spacious living area with bay windows

            Spacious living area with bay windows

          • Horse drawn carriages "clip-clop" past your window

            Horse drawn carriages "clip-clop" past your window

          • Fireplace in living area

            Fireplace in living area

          • Leather couch and custom decorator interiors

            Leather couch and custom decorator interiors

          • Modern kitchen with custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances

            Modern kitchen with custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances

          • Front entrance of the historic brownstone

            Front entrance of the historic brownstone

          • Classic decor in the full bathroom

            Classic decor in the full bathroom

          • Large HD flat screen TV and convertible sofa

            Large HD flat screen TV and convertible sofa

          • Plenty of seating with modern decor

            Plenty of seating with modern decor

          • Perfect dining area for another great Chicago meal!

            Perfect dining area for another great Chicago meal!

          • King size bed in the bedroom

            King size bed in the bedroom

          • Spacious bedroom with plenty of closet space

            Spacious bedroom with plenty of closet space

          • Full shower and tub in professionally decorated bathroom

            Full shower and tub in professionally decorated bathroom

          • Carmine's and Tavern on Rush are literally around the corner

            Carmine's and Tavern on Rush are literally around the corner

          VRBO #179390

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          This listing was first published here in 2008.

          Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

          $205 - $285 per night (USD)

          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 08/20/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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