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Our cozy little cottage surrounded my million dollar mansions.


Last updated: 08/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Old Town apartment description

1 Bedroom charming cottage available for rent in Old Town. The best thing about this place is the location, you can walk or take the EL (elevated train) everywhere (cab fares are inexpensive/Sedgewick EL Stop is around the corner). Walk to shops in the North/Clybourn Corridor, Steppenwolf or Second City Theaters, music, restaurants, Lincoln Park Zoo, Gold Coast, North Avenue Beach or the Mag Mile..basically anywhere you would want to go. The apartment is on the top floor of a charming 2 story bungalow with vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan. Wireless internet, Cable TV and phone is set up and free of charge. An abundance of fantastic restaurants and bars within a few blocks. Grocery stores, coffee shops, and endless shopping options all nearby.

According to Old Town is the hottest neighborhood in the country!

1. Old Town Chicago, IL
'With roots dating back to the 1870s, well-preserved Victorian-style buildings, a fashionable dining scene, and its vibrant urban, pedestrian-friendly Near North Side location, it came as little surprise to see Chicago’s Old Town repeat its 2012 ranking as the most-searched neighborhood on®. Old Town’s appeal is clearly off the charts, and no one knows this better than Newman Realty’s Lauren Mitrick:
Why is Old Town so hot? We can start with the fact that it’s the hub of Chicago’s three most popular neighborhoods, sandwiched between the Gold Coast to the east, Lincoln Park to the north and River North to the south. With a Walk Score of 93 percent you are steps from shopping, nightlife, restaurants, the beach and waterfront, a world-class weekly farmers market, and easy access to public transportation. Commuters take no more than 15 minutes to get to Chicago’s downtown Loop via the CTA train or bus.
Historically significant, Old Town survived the Great Chicago Fire and is populated with turn-of-the-century buildings nestled on quiet, tree-lined streets. Housing in Old Town is a mixture of single-family homes, condo and rental high-rises, and two-three flat buildings. It’s home to museums, comedy clubs and a number of gyms and fitness studios. Walk north two blocks and you stumble upon Lincoln Park Zoo, where you can hear the roar of the lions and walk through beautiful gardens where you may spot wedding parties snapping pics.
Hungry? Wells Street is the main artery in Old Town where you will find different types of bars and restaurants, from old pubs to contemporary fine dining. There are five large grocery stores in the neighborhood including one of the largest Whole Foods on the planet, where you can shop while sipping one the latest craft brews from the local Goose Island Brewery. The lakefront is worth mentioning twice. Walk down to the beach and park to find beach volleyball, watersport rentals, bike and running paths, fields for group sport leagues, and numerous spots to stop for lunch or drinks.'
Old Town is a bustling and friendly neighborhood where there is truly something for everyone!

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          • Bedroom 1


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play is available upon request as is a Bumbo too., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The white sofa in the living area pulls out to a queen size bed. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully stocked kitchen, including spices, coffee, tea, olive oil, etc. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Brand new....moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils


          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided


          • Video Library:

            I have collected an array of movies filmed in Chicago for your viewing pleasure. ...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Local channels and Netflix available....moreless

          • DVD Player


              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Front porch area and a back deck which is located off the Master Bedroom....moreless

              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill


              • Zoo
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Fitness Center
              • Kayaking
              • Cycling


              Write a review 4.9
              from 8 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May 18 - Sep 30, 2014
              5 night min stay
              Nov 12 - Nov 30, 2014
              4 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Cleaning fee $60
              • Taxes Included

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 08/21/2014
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              Car: Not Necessary

              Second City, Red Orchid and Steppenwolf theatres are both located blocks away as well as Zanys Comedy Club.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2003

              About the owner: I travel the world for both work and play. I work in the hotel/design industry and stay in hotels 50+ days a year. Guest experience is something I'm familair with and hope to be able to share with others.

              Why the Owner Chose Old Town:
              We bought this place as our own residence but have sinced moved. We love the location and keep it as a weekend home.

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              It's a great example of city living without the hassles of hi-rise living (long elevator waits, no outdoor accesiblity, parking garages). The ability to walk everywhere and the open floor plan promotes great energy.

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              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Our cozy little cottage surrounded my million dollar mansions.

                Our cozy little cottage surrounded my million dollar mansions.

              • Full bathroom. Shower & bathtub & hairdryer.

                Full bathroom. Shower & bathtub & hairdryer.

              • Bedroom view from bed.

                Bedroom view from bed.

              • View of dining area & front door from kitchen.

                View of dining area & front door from kitchen.

              • View from porch of tree lined street.

                View from porch of tree lined street.

              • Fully stocked open concept kitchen.

                Fully stocked open concept kitchen.

              • Spacious bedroom with vaulted ceiling & fan.

                Spacious bedroom with vaulted ceiling & fan.

              • View of living room from dining area.

                View of living room from dining area.

              • living area.

                living area.

              • View of living space.

                View of living space.

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Saturday, April 19, 2014

              $150 - $175 per night (USD)

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 3

              View calendar: Updated 08/21/14
              Minimum stay: 4-5 nights
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