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Lincoln Park and Zoo Attractions Nearby

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Front of Brownstone located on NW Corner of Orleans & Armitage.


Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lincoln Park house description

Exceptional 3500sf Brownstone (sleeps 8-14) located in a Chicago's charming Lincoln Park historical neighborhood. Currently closed for renovations until mid-September.

We’ve previously rented vacation homes in Wisconsin and Nantucket for use by our family and friends and we were disappointed with the availability of large rental homes close to downtown Chicago - although there are plenty of Condos. So, we recently acquired this historic home, which features various sleeping configurations for large multi-generational families on multiple floors, recently updated kitchen and baths, a lower level suite perfect for seniors or an au pair/nanny, 1-car indoor attached garage for parking, nearby parks, shopping and restaurants galore. Similar to our Boston Brownstone available at, this is a perfect residence for a large multi-generational family's vacation in Chicago, a wedding party's out-of-state relatives, a ladies shopping trip to Magnificent Mile, an executive's temporary assignment to Chicago, an executive attending a Master's Program at Loyola, Trade Show attendees/exhibitors, Chicago marathon runners, a Chef attending Le Cordon Bleu College or an actor during a role in a Chicago Broadway play or musical or in a Chicago filming.

Located at 2000 North Orleans, the residence is located only a short 1-block stroll east to Chicago's historic Lincoln Park (home of the Lincoln Park Zoo and from mid-May a Farmer's Market every Wednesday and Saturday during through Fall) and is about a mile from the famed-North End of Chicago's Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue shopping and restaurants.

Nearyby Restaurants include Home of Wrigley Field's StanBurger, Stanley's Bar & Grill, an Original House of Pancakes for a big breakfast, famous for its BBQ Baby Back Ribs is Twin Anchors, but nearby Four Farthings has awesome ribs as well as wonderfully large portions of Italian fare, Trattoria Ricardo's has great Italian as well, on Halsted is Rustic House (a well-kept secret) and Summer House both serving great American fare. Next door to our home is a great Thai restaurant, Geja's upscale Fondue style restaurant and a Subway for a quick casual sandwich. A block away is Mello's for great Italian Beef, Italian Sausage and Combo Sandwiches - guaranteed to fill you up!

In addition, our vacation home is about 1.5 miles to Chicago's infamous intersection of State Street & Rush Avenue, home of the following great gastronmic experiences: Gibson's Steakhouse, Morton's Steakhouse, Tavern on Rush, Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House, Carmine's Italian, RA Sushi, and Dublin's Irish Pub.

Street Level (Level 1) – (sleeps 6) Entry from 1-car garage off of Orleans Street. Or, enter from the front courtyard lower level entrance directly through the entrance is a Bedroom (King Bed & Sofa Sleeper) perfect for Seniors, Au Pair or Nanny, which has its own Full Bathroom. The Lower Level also includes another ensuite Full Bathroom and Bedroom (two TWIN beds which can be configured as a KING bed upon request). Each lower level bedroom has interior stairs to the next level up and between the two bedrooms is a hallway table with coffee maker and microwave.

Parlor Level (Level 2) - (sleeps 0-2) – Climb the front courtyard stairs to the Main Living Area including Living Room (with Queen Sofa Sleeper), Dining Room (Seats 10), Full Bathroom, and Kitchen and a Deck overlooking the tree terraced Orleans Street (with BBQ).

Third Floor (Level 3) - (sleeps 4-6) – Master Bedroom (King) with ensuite walk-in shower for two, and a Guest Bedroom (King) with ensuite Full Bathroom. Plus, there is a bonus library room with two Day Beds for extra sleeping requirements or simply an area to sit and converse.

Top Floor (Level 4) - small room with an access door to Roof Top Deck - enjoy the sun and views South to the panoramic City of Chicago skyline. If you stand on your tippy toes, you might see Lake Michigan to the East...

WARNING: This property is available exclusively through VRBO and HomeAway and from the owner/manager, Tim and Natalie Hyland. Beware of fraudulent listings on Craig's List using some of our home's photos and descriptions, but maybe using a slightly different address.

NOTE: We donate 1% of our total revenues in memory of Moreland Grace Stenstrom to the charitable works of The Peapod Project in Chicago (, which benefits Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital. We thank you.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only:

            For the comfort of our allergic guests, we are sorry but smoking is not permitted....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            For the comfort of our allergic guests, we are sorry but pets are not permitted....moreless

          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

          • Top Floor Guest Bedroom: 1 king

            Guest Bedroom has a KING bed (sleeps 2)...moreless

          • Top Floor - Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Master Bedroom has KING plus Sofa Sleeper (sleeps 2)...moreless

          • Lower Level Small Guest Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            Guest Bedroom - 2 TWINS that can convert to KING (sleeps 2)...moreless

          • Lower Level Large Bedroom: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            KING bed plus a Full-Bed Sofa Sleeper (sleeps 2-4). ...moreless

          • Library/Den: 2 child bed

            Two Day Beds (sleeps 0-2)...moreless

          • Living Room includes a Full-Bed Sofa Sleeper as well to sleep an additional 0-2....moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          • Lower Level Ensuite Bath 1: toilet, shower


          • Lower Level Ensuite Bath 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Top Floor Ensute Bath 1: toilet, shower, tub

            Walk-in Shower with two shower heads and a separate bath tub...moreless

          • Top Floor Ensuite Bath 2: toilet, shower


          • Powder Room Bath on Main Level: toilet, shower


          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Formal dining room table for 10 plus 4 more can sit at the kitchen island...moreless

          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 10 people


          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            We can provide access to nearby Equinox Fitness Club...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Please bring beach towels, if needed....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Air Conditioning w/ 3 Zones...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Includes a Sofa Sleeper to sleep 2....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Let me share with you what we stock in our home: Bathrooms: Toilet Paper, Kleenix, Hand Soap, Make-up Removers, Make-up Mirrors, Hair Dryers and in each shower there is a bulk dispenser of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel. Plus, for each guest there is a towel, hand towel and wash cloth. Kitchen: We stock sugar and sugar substitutes, salt & pepper and a spice rack, plus dishwasher soap along with all dishes, silverware, glassware and cookware. In the laundry room, we stock laundry detergent and Bounce sheets. There is an ice maker in the freezer. In the fitness room, there are antibacterial wipes. The three queen sofa sleepers will each have clean linens on them, but the pillows and blankets are stored in a closet under the staircase. The beds all have clean linens and pillow cases, etc. In the library, there are various board games, cards, chess and checkers, books, Chicago Magazines, and a printer....moreless


              • Books:

                Assortment of Books and Chicago Magazines....moreless

              • Games:

                Assortment of Games for a Rainy Day!...moreless


              • Telephone:

                Complementary Local and Long Distance...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Outdoor Grill available on rooftop deck and on the kitchen balcony....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                In the front courtyard, there are seasonal flowers and vegetation....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Rooftop deck with views of Chicago skyline!...moreless

              • Balcony:

                Kitchen balcony overlooking Orleans Street....moreless


              • Family
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Swimming
              • Jet Skiing
              • Parasailing
              • Water Skiing
              • Roller Blading
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Photography
              • Beachcombing
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Playground
              • Marina
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cycling


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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Apr 1 - Oct 15, 2014
              5 night min stay
              $5,500 $19,500
              Oct 16 - Mar 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $5,000 $17,500
              In-Season 2015
              Apr 1 - Oct 15, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $5,750 $19,750
              Off-Season 2015/16
              Oct 16 - Mar 31, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $5,250 $18,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Housekeeping Fee 7-10 $175
              • Property Damage Protection $69
              • Housekeeping Fee up to 6 $125
              • Housekeeping Fee 11-14 $250
              • Tax Rate 16.4%


              Rates Subject to Change Until Confirmed. Off-season Holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter are based on the "In-Season" Rates. Chicago Marathon is a Premium Period with rates upon request. Only one of the Housekeeping Fees is Applicable based on your group size. 2015 rates will be increased by $50 per day across the board.

              Cancellation policy:

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

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              Last updated: 07/29/2014
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              Location, location, location. We have recently acquired 2000 North Orleans Street in Lincoln Park - renovations under way through mid-September. This location is perfect - just one block from Lincoln Park!!!


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2014

              About the owner: We love to travel as empty-nesters and spend time with our extended families and friends. Although we primarily live in Scottsdale, Arizona, we love spending time in Chicago and Boston, so we acquired brownstones in both cities to enjoy ourselves and to share with others.

              Why the Owner Chose Lincoln Park:
              With my parents, sisters, spouses, nieces and nephews and the three of us (my wife and I and our son John), there are 14 of us total. We were unable to find a large short-term rental home in a convenient Chicago area that could sleep all of us comfortably, so we acquired this perfect property furnished it to do just that - just awaiting our City of Chicago vacation rental license.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Location, location, location. Just a block from Chicago's historic Lincoln Park and a mile from the North End of the Magnificent Mile shopping district on Michigan Avenue, the location is perfect! You will not be disappointed!

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              Speaks: english



              • Front of Brownstone located on NW Corner of Orleans & Armitage.

                Front of Brownstone located on NW Corner of Orleans & Armitage.

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Dining Room - Seats 10

                Dining Room - Seats 10

              • Master Bedroom Sofa Sleeper

                Master Bedroom Sofa Sleeper

              • Lower Level Flexible Bedroom shown as a King Bed - it can be set-up as 2 Twins.

                Lower Level Flexible Bedroom shown as a King Bed - it can be set-up as 2 Twins.

              • Top Floor Fitness Area

                Top Floor Fitness Area

              • Views of City of Chicago Skyline from Rooftop Deck.

                Views of City of Chicago Skyline from Rooftop Deck.

              • Living Room view to Dining Room

                Living Room view to Dining Room

              • Top Floor Master Bedroom King Bed.

                Top Floor Master Bedroom King Bed.

              • Top Floor Guest Bedroom King Bed.

                Top Floor Guest Bedroom King Bed.

              • Lower Level Small Bedroom King Bed.

                Lower Level Small Bedroom King Bed.

              VRBO #571144

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

              $750 - $825 per night (USD)

              5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

              View calendar: Updated 07/29/14
              Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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