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Penthouse Duplex #1 - Wow, I Want to Stay Here!

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The great room

The great room View from upstairs Master Bedroom Night view Library on the Amenities Floor Outdoor pool Jewel Grocery store located in the building we are on the top 2 floors Water Tower Buckingham Fountian Cloud Gate or "The Bean"

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Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Magnificent Mile condo description

Penthouse #1 is a magnificent unique rental in Chicago. Towering above the city, with dramatic living areas and exquisite fireplace, this Penthouse gives you the ultimate in city living. It's all about the views and location. From 20 foot floor to ceiling windows the city unfolds before you with Lake Michigan as a backdrop; nowhere in Chicago can you stay with views like these. Bordered by the elegance and glamor of North Michigan Avenue to the east and the artsy sophistication of the River North District to the west, Penthouse #1 is at the heart of one of Chicago most exciting neighborhoods. Life here is flavored with world class shopping, the best of casual and fine dining, galleries and clubs.

Life is always better at the top

The Penthouse at Grand Plaza

Chicago License #2210737

Property Type

  • 2250 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Express elevators
  • Condo
  • On floor 55

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Concierge
          • Staff
          • Private Chef
          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Chauffeur

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age 25...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            1000 count Egyptian Cotton Sheet. ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            1000 Count Egyptian cotton sheets...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            1000 Count Egyptian cotton sheets...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Pull out 'AeroBed' very comfortable....moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa 'AeroBed' (1) Bedroom's have TV's and IDocks...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Shampoo, Body Wash, Conditioner and paper products supplied...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Shampoo, Body Wash, Conditioner and paper products...moreless

          • Each Bathroom has a hairdryer,Q-tips and make-up pads.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is fully equipped for all you cooking needs. Supplied are spices, Aluminum foil, a variety of sizes of ziplock bags, plastic wrap, napkins, paper towels, sweetener, plastic storage ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Freezer
          • Pantry Items
          • Toaster
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Dining
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Catering Available
          • Ice Maker

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Available at $31/day with in-out privilege ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Fabric softener sheets also provided...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Laundry Detergent also provided...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            State of the art fitness center...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Pool towels also provided....moreless

          • Heating
          • Living Room
          • Air Conditioning
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Covered Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • 50,000 sq. ft amenity level

              Entertainment

              • Shared Hot Tub
              • Pool Table
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Television

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Secure password protected....moreless

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool
              • Sauna
              • Heated Pool
              • Spa Whirlpool
              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Bicycles:

                Chicago has one of the worlds best bike sharing programs - Divvy bike just 1/2 block away. www.divvybikes.com...moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Historic
              • Away From It All
              • Adventure
              • Family

              Location & View

                  • Lake View:

                    This Penthouse has the best view of Chicago and Lake Michigan...moreless

                  Car

                      • Not Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Cycling
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Walking
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Churches
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Library
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Playground
                      • Synagogues
                      • Zoo
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Top Shelf Getaway Property!

                        Top Shelf Getaway Property!

                        • Guest TwinCities6 (Minneapolis, MN)
                        • Date of stay 03/27/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/01/14
                        Each year I take my 4 kids to Chicago for a getaway and let Mom have time alone. Traditionally have stayed at The Trump, but I saw this property and had to give it a chance. You will not be disappointed. The pictures do not do it justice. Spectacular views and lots of space at a very reasonable price. Well maintained, great staff on site and terrific ownership. Jim and Jeri-Lou do a tremendous job of making the experience a simple, turn-key process so you can jump right in and enjoy this magnificent property, local shops and virtually everything you can ask for near your doorstep. As a Dad with 4 kids with varying tastes, the fact the was a grocery store next door and literally every kind of restaurant you could ask for near by made this perfect for us. If you do stay here, make sure you utilize the talents of Everett the lead doorman and his knowledge of the city and if you need a limo, take Jeri-Lou's advice and use Andrew's service ... he is a cut above when it comes to drivers. Long story short, this is a property that creates memories ... truly amazing.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Girls' Birthday Trip

                        Girls' Birthday Trip

                        • Guest Denise (Austin, Texas)
                        • Date of stay 02/24/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/02/14
                        Everything was perfect. Beautiful views. It is like floating on top of the city. Very clean and a happy memory. This is my 3rd. time to stay in one of the 3 penthouses and I have no complaints. The owners make it all very easy!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Highly Recommend

                        Highly Recommend

                        • Guest KEM (Chicago)
                        • Date of stay 02/21/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/25/14
                        The unit exceeded our expectations providing an amazing view of the city, a fully equip kitchen, prime location in the city, and comfortable sleeping arrangements for a party of 8. In comparison to a hotel stay, it was also more cost effective. I would absolutely recommend the Penthouse #1 for families, corporate functions, friends and the alike.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • This is CHICAGO!

                        This is CHICAGO!

                        • Guest marda721
                        • Date of stay 01/09/14
                        • Review Submitted 01/14/14
                        We are experienced VRBO people. This penthouse is not only the best location but a wonderful stay. It is clean and VERY SPACIOUS. Park your car and walk/ cab/ train all over the city. Sit in the living room in front of the fireplace and watch the winter weather change over the Hancock building and River North skyline. Other details -the elevators are speedy, grocery store on street level, way too many good restaurants close by. We did not want to leave and will be back soon!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Exceptional Property! Exceptional Management of property!

                        Exceptional Property! Exceptional Management of property!

                        • Guest Katherine (Decatur, Illinois)
                        • Date of stay 11/24/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/03/14
                        I have rented multiple VRBO properties over the years in various locations and I have to say that my experience dealing with this property management has to the best I have experienced. The property is great! That goes without saying. Everyone can see from the pictures what you are getting there. No one will be disappointed. It is everything you see and better. The location is perfect and if you can get past the views which are perfect photo ops both night and day you can tell that the property is well taken care of, clean and well thought out. With that said, back to my first statement and that is my experience with the management will be hard to top. Friendly, prompt, organized, business minded with a personal touch. Property owners or management can make or break a stay at any location. I have had all experiences in this area too and my experience with this property made my stay perfect in every way. You must experience it for yourself to see exactly what I mean. Thanks for a wonderful long weekend with my family. It was everything I hoped it would be plus more.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • Great Views and Roomy Penthouse

                        Great Views and Roomy Penthouse

                        • Guest Linda K.
                        • Date of stay 12/18/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/29/13
                        Roomy 3 Bedroom Duplex with great views from the 55th floor. Living/ dining area is comfortable and bedrooms of adequate size. Apartments well equipt and well stocked with consumables. Building staff friendly and competent. Would recommend for in city stay for family or three couples.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Perfect in every way!

                        Perfect in every way!

                        • Guest Go2 (Dayton, OH)
                        • Date of stay 11/07/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/12/13
                        An absolutely amazing place!! We rented this gorgeous penthouse for a college reunion with 8 women. It could not have been more perfect! The Penthouse is impeccable: absolutely stunning, perfectly clean, all amenities, amazing views of the city and lake, grocery store on the first floor, wonderful doormen and perfect location. We could not have asked for anything more. Thanks so much to Jeri-Lou and Jim. They were so informative, responsive and professional. We will definitely be back and will certainly suggest this beautiful Penthouse to our friends and family. Thanks for great memories with wonderful friends!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/2

                      • Perfect 50th birthday

                        Perfect 50th birthday

                        • Guest Felix (Plauen)
                        • Date of stay 10/29/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/04/13
                        We stayed at this Penthouse for a 50th birthday. On our arrival, everything was perfectly arranged and prepared. In advance of our arrival, we received a lot of useful information by the owners, who took perfect care of us. The condo is just awesome and exactly the way it looks on the pictures. It is located on the top 2 floors of the building and gives you a stunning view over chicago. We loved just sitting on the couch or standing on the balcony and looking outside. The rooms are in a really good condition and the condo offers everything you need. The place is right in the middle of chicago. Everything you might need is in walking distance. We had an amazing time staying in this penthouse and we will certainly come back. Thanks again to the owners for making our stay so awesome.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • The ideal place for large group to stay for a memorable Chicago experience!

                        The ideal place for large group to stay for a memorable Chicago experience!

                        • Guest BethAnn K. (DALLAS, TX)
                        • Date of stay 09/27/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/14/13
                        The entire experience was professionally handled from beginning to end! The penthouse itself was tastefully decorated and very clean. The doorman were friendly and helpful. And we can't forget about the views. The John Hancock was our backdrop for every picture....and could be seen from every room! We are going to consider making this a place to stay for our annual Chicago Girls Weekend! I highly recommend this place if you can afford to splurge a bit for an experience of a lifetime that also feels like home!!!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • Perfect Girlfriends Getaway

                        Perfect Girlfriends Getaway

                        • Guest Judith P.
                        • Date of stay 10/06/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/13/13
                        Five longtime friends were on a mission - to find the perfect place for a fun and fabulous reunion. This beautiful Chicago penthouse fulfilled all of our expectations and more. The tastefully appointed furnishings, jaw-dropping views, and easy access location for sightseeing and restaurants made this girls' getaway one that we will remember for a lifetime. Our thanks to the owners, Jim and Jeri-Lou, for making our stay there feel like a "dream" home away from home.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      C2E2
                      Apr 24 - Apr 28, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $900
                      National Restaurant Assoc
                      May 15 - May 20, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $900
                      Memorial Day
                      May 22 - May 26, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $825
                      ASCO
                      May 29 - Jun 3, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $1,199
                      Lollapalooza
                      Aug 1 - Aug 5, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $975
                      IMTS
                      Sep 7 - Sep 13, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $975
                      Chicago Marathon
                      Oct 8 - Oct 13, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $950
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $625 $825
                      Fri, Sat

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $180
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $650
                      • Tax Rate 16.4%

                      Notes:

                      We offer one DISCOUNTED parking spot is available at $31/day.

                      Additional parking is available from garage at $41/day.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: O'Hare at 18 Miles
                      • Nearest Train: Red Line at Magnificent Mile
                      • Nearest Beach: Oak Street Beach at 1 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Why the Owner Chose Magnificent Mile:
                      In Real Estate they say 'location, location, location'. We have that. What we say is 'views, views, views'.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                      Few cities have building as tall as Chicago, fewer still have rent-able Penthouse units. This is you opportunity to experience luxury living at it's finest.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • The great room

                        The great room

                      • Library on the Amenities Floor

                        Library on the Amenities Floor

                      • Jewel Grocery store located in the building

                        Jewel Grocery store located in the building

                      • Water Tower

                        Water Tower

                      • Cloud Gate or "The Bean"

                        Cloud Gate or "The Bean"

                      • View from upstairs

                        View from upstairs

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Night view

                        Night view

                      • Outdoor pool

                        Outdoor pool

                      • we are on the top 2 floors

                        we are on the top 2 floors

                      • Buckingham Fountian

                        Buckingham Fountian

                      VRBO #7757

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                      This listing was first published here in 2001.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

                      $625 - $1,199 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 04/23/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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