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Last updated: 03/11/2011

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Old Town apartment description

NEIGHBORHOOD ~Within 1/2 to 2 blocks are restaurants, cafes, pizzerias, sports bars, bakeries, fine & resale shops, theatres, art galleries, museums, music venues, the post office, library, dry cleaners, health clubs, park out back w free tennis courts, Starbucks, day spas, hair and nail salons, barbers, DePaul University, a late-night pharmacy --- and for any jet-lag or late nights
there are a 24-hour grocery and 24-hour diner.
~ Within 2 - 8 blocks are an 11-theatre movie house, two comedy clubs, Lincoln Park, more pocket parks, two farmers' markets May 1 - Oct 31, the year-round free city zoo and botanical gardens,
the lake/Fullerton beach with its 18-mile biking/running path and necessities such as Best Buy,
Target, Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble, etc.
TRANSPORTATION: We're 1/2 to 1 block from the Fullerton subway/el station (Red, Brown
and Purple lines), taxicabs, city Divvy bicycles and 4 buses to reach all the rest of the city's attractions. The Mag Mile, Navy Pier or The Loop are about a 4- 6 minute subway/el ride.
For further trips, we are one mile from Lakeshore Drive or Routes 90 and 94.
THE HOUSE: Built 1891, this totally updated Victorian-style house has a back yard, a covered verandah with rockers and spacious sun deck with umbrella table, chaises, chairs and charcoal grill.
1. *Alice's Annex* is garden unit w livingrm, study w lg desk & book shelves, dining nook for 5, kitchenette (fridge, cooktop, coffeemaker, microwave, toaster oven, blender, Corian counters & sink), sitting area wTV/DVD, sound system w in-wall speakers, bathrm w shower over tub, free ensuite full-size front-load W&D, landline phone, private entrance. For sleeping 5: queen bed bedrm, single bed in sleeping nook & queen sleeper sofa. RATE: $1500/mth
2. *Elizabeth's Place* on first level with 10' ceilings. Living rm wTV/DVD, diningrm for 12, deluxe kitchen (SubZero refrigerator, glass cooktop, oven, DW, coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, blender, Corian counters & sink), bathrm w clawfoot tub & shower, free full-size front-load W&D,
sound system, landline phone. For sleeping 6: bedrm w queen bed, 2 bedms with fullbeds RATE: $2202/month

There is a connecting door between Alice's and Eliz's, to convert to one unit RATE: $3650/mth

3. *Bella's Duplexis being renovated;will be available late spring, 2014.
Lower level :10' ceilings, livingrm w cable TV /DVD, diningrm for 8, study with book shelves & music system, deluxe kitchen (SubZero refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, antique oak hutch with curved glass doors), sunny dining nook overlooking back yard to seat 4, bathrm w shower over soaking tub, mudrm landline phone. Bedrm#1: 2 single beds, TV/ DVD, shelving. BR#2: full Louis Philippe antique bed, TV/DVD.
Upper level: 12' ceilings. BR#3:large sunny sky-lighted,queen bed, TV/DVD player, loveseat, cabinet w music system & mini-fridge. This bedroom has no privacy door.
BR#4: spacious, entered via antique Fr etched glass doors. Furrnished with ItalianDeco set inc carved queen bed & armoire, screened-in furnished balcony. Marble bathm w double sink, triple med cabinet, shower over over-sized soaking tub. laundry room wi free full-size W&D, storage. RATE: $3800/month

Just Bellas's lower level may be rented for up to 4 tenants, in which case Elizabeth's laundry would be shared. RATE: $1900/mth

AMENITIES: secure high-speed Wifi, cable television, land line phones, air conditioning, free laundry, storage --- and all units are fully furnished with all cookware, dishes, iron, ironing board,
hair dryer, bed linens, towels, etc -- just bring toothbrushes! Tenants pay own electric use on monthly stays.

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking in the apartments is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. However, ashtrays are provided on the sundeck and porch...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                We looove animals, but we also love our other guests who may not appreciate animals as much as we do. ...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Well-behaved children (and adults!) are always welcome....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19, Beds for 8-19

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 4 Bella's Duplex: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Double vanity, closet, marble flr & stall, oversize tub...moreless

              • Bathroom 1 Alice's Avvex: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Linen shelves, pedestal sink, ceramic flr, window...moreless

              • Bathroom 2 Elizabeth's Place: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Clawfoot tub, antique vanity, vessel sink, shelving...moreless

              • Bathroom 3 Bella's Duplex: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Deep soaking tub, marble flr, antique vanity, linen closet...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Alices: Nook seats up to 5 Eliz's: Kitchen seats up to 4, dining room seats up to 12 Bella's: KIchen nook seats up to 4, dining room seats up to 8...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                All size pots, pans, dishes, utensils, baking sheets, etc etc. We think everything you'd need is here -- if not, please ask!...moreless

              • Kitchen:


              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave


              • Linens Provided:

                Fine linens and our famous *teddy bear soft* towels. Portugeuese flannel sheets in the winter months....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Bella's living room. Wood provided...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Washing Machine
              • Air Conditioning
              • Towels Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board


              • Stereo:

                Alice's: Radio and CD player with inwall speakers Eliz's: Radio, CD, tape, LP player Bella's: Radio, CD...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Music Library
              • Video Library
              • Television
              • Books
              • Toys


              • Telephone:

                Alice's: Ensuite full size front load W&D Elizabeth's: seasonal full size front load Bella's: Ensuite full size W&D...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                USA and Canada only. Guests need to use their own mobile/cell phones for other countries....moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Boat:

                    Lots of boating on Laje Michigan -- sightseeing, dinner cruises, etc...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Bicycles
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Water Sports Gear
                  • Ski & Snowboard
                  • Balcony

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    We're 1 mile from Lake Michigan with an 18-mile running/biking path...moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    Fullerton Beach is 1 mile with an 18-mile running/biking path...moreless

                  • Golf Course Front:

                    The Diversey Ave 9-hole course is right up Lakeshore Dr....moreless


                  • Library
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Skiing
                  • Rafting
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Synagogues
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Marina
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Walking
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Boating
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Jet Skiing


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                  Our rates are as attractive as our rooms!
                  They vary depending on length of stay, number of guests, number of rooms,
                  time of year, which room(s) or suite selected, etc.
                  For example a single room mid-season for less than a week is about US$150.
                  Please contact us with your exact needs for an exact quote for you!

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

                  This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                  The property's calendar has not been updated in over 40 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  O'Hare (ORD) or Midway (MDW)
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Fullerton Station - 1 block Red, Brown or Purple
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Routes 90, 94, Lakeshore Dr
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Fullerton Av Beach
                  0.1 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Several !
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Cross country in Lincoln Park
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Diversey -- 9 holes on Lake Michigan
                  0.1 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Everything you'd expect in a major US city!


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1982

                  About the owner: Traveled almost all of the US (Fran still has to get to Wash. and Ore!) and over 45 foreign countries, so we love to share travel experiences with our guests!

                  Why the Owner Chose Old Town:
                  Amazing location! Plus it's a rare combination of 19th century Victorian charms and 21st centurty amenities including free WiFi and cable TV.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  Location location location --- and our awesome guests who return time after time -- and send us their wonderful friends, as well !!

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:



                  • Bella's Duplex Kitchen with SubZero refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, 

                    Bella's Duplex Kitchen with SubZero refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, etc

                  • Covered porch with rockers overlooking back yard

                    Covered porch with rockers overlooking back yard

                  VRBO #347108

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, March 11, 2014


                  7 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 19

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                  Speaks: english

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