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"Last year, my wife & I stayed at Magnolia Studios as part of an extended holiday in the US. We both loved the place. As soon as I knew I had a conference in downtown Chicago, I immediately booked again. Studio 1 proved a wonderful haven in the bitter tail-end of a cold Chicago winter. It was a welcome change to the usual conference accommodation and was as warm and comfortable in the winter as it had been cool and comfortable in the summer. While there for 11 nights, some plumbing work was required in the garden. By way of apology for any inconvenience, I arrived home one evening to find a fine selection of Illinois brews and some chocolates accompanying an explanation of what could be expected. More than adequate compensation for having to wait 5 seconds for the plumber to step aside one morning and me step across a hole. I would highly recommend this place as an ideal alternative to a hotel for anyone with a bit of time to spend in Chicago."
Guest: Adam MDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 16, 2015
"The condo itself is beautifully done. It is clean, modern, and spacious. The only thing that didn't work was the clothes dryer, which went on but didn't spin. My main complaint was the area. There is little in the way of decent restaurants or entertainment within reasonable walking distance. However, the Metro station is a few blocks away, offering a ride to the rest of Chicago. Overall, I would recommend this place."
Guest: Brent B.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 18, 2015
"All VRBO owners should be like Paul. He responds promptly to questions or issues, and he lives below the unit, so he is available if necessary, but doesn't hover. We were very happy with the rental--well worth the money. And it was so much better than staying in a hotel. VRBO can be a little bit of a risk if you get a bad owner, but not this one. I can see why Paul has a 4.9 star rating.
As for the unit itself, it's definitely vintage (I would guess 100+ year old building), but it was IMMACULATE. My wife likes things clean, and the place was spotless. The bedrooms are quite small, but it wasn't a problem. The neighborhood is quiet, and only a short walk to Andersonville with tons of great restaurants, shops, coffee, etc.
We didn't end up using any public transportation because we were running around the metro area visiting family, so the garage was great. And so was the back patio--shady with all the trees, so it's quite comfortable even during hot midwestern days.
Next time my family and I are in Chicago, I'm sure we'll be staying here! Thanks Paul!"
Guest: Jeff W.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 23, 2015
"Our family recently made a quick trip to Chicago. We stayed here so we could be close to friends in Evenston. We ended up renting a car vs. trying to use the public transportation. The condo would have been perfect except for 2 things - 1) I would highly recommend buying pillow top mattress covers. The 2 beds were so hard and uncomfortable that we were fighting to sleep on the pullout sofa. 2) the living room is really not designed for use for more than 3 or 4 people. There is a couch and 2 not so comfortable chairs. It seems that this single sitting area is too small for the rest of the house and the very spacious kitchen/eating area. The Rogers Park area is in transition, so some areas are nice and some not so much. Keep that in mind while you travel the neighborhood and make plans. Lastly, ROSS was wonderful. We had a lost piece of luggage that Ross graciously received for us while we were at a show."
Guest: madhu z.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 14, 2015