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Immaculate 1+ Br Bucktown Apt, parking & baby-friendly!

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

New, private Bucktown 1+ BR apt a few buildings down from bustling Damen Ave. Full amenities: Central AC, full kitchen, W/D, cable/HBO, free & easy parking (I provide a guest permit). Restaurants, boutique shopping, bars, galleries are a 3 minute walk from your door. 15-20 min walk to Damen blue line station. We have over 80 reviews elsewhere, all 5 star!

1 BR garden apt has a well-lit front entrance (no alley), comfy queen bed, and an ideal layout for a couple. (Adjacent 2nd br additional $35/night. Apt is small for 4 adults but the 2 bedrooms work well for families). Unit is exclusively for guests and professionally cleaned -- there is no clutter or personal stuff. Blow-dryer, iron, ironing board, umbrellas in the closet.

**Apartment is under our front room and kitchen and you will hear our toddlers after 7am through your ceiling when they come down for breakfast: space works best for early risers! You will never hear them at night, 8pm-7am.

We are located on a quiet residential street but just a min walk from Damen Ave. In Chicago, "Garden Apt" means basement/below the main floor. As you can see in the pics, the living room gets a fair amount of light through 3 front windows (bedrooms are nice and dark) and apt has high ceilings. Very few stairs for those who don't want to haul up several flights a few times a day.

If you are traveling with babies or toddlers we have a pack and play, arms reach co-sleeper, toddler's cot, plastic baby tub, and organic baby bath products. Apt is uncluttered and easy to child-proof (we are happy to take out the unmounted television, if you like). Our apt is shoes-free and the floor is extremely clean -- non-toxic cleaning products.

More Details
Registration Number : APPLICATION PENDING

helen jun
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About helen jun

I'm a California transplant who has now lived in Chicago for over 14 years. I love history, food, and travel. I've used vrbo for the past decade when traveling but I just recently put our own listing on this site. Our apt has over eighty 5 star reviews elsewhere.

helen jun purchased this apartment in 2014

Why helen jun chose West Bucktown

Updated apt has a great layout and is right off Damen Ave with its endless blocks of upscale boutiques, restaurants, bars, and shops. My kids can be a bit noisy and so the apt is priced fairly low for this part of Bucktown -- a good value for early risers looking for a well-appointed apartment.


West Bucktown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Shoes-off in apt, please! Helps keep your cleaning fee as low as possible & the floor is extremely clean.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , additional $35/night (locked and unoccupied if not needed)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Immaculate 1+ Br Bucktown Apt, parking & baby-friendly!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful apartment; great location; gracious hostess!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four just returned from a 4 night stay in Chicago. This apartment is perfectly located for easy access to the city both by public transport and by car. The property owner has a flair for hospitality and makes sure that her guests are comfortable. We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great!.

  • 5 of 5

Helen's place is immaculate. She was helpful and available if there were any issues. We had no issues, but she was in touch. She was thoughtful and generous. The beds were terrific. It was a great location for us. We would be happy to stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The place really is immaculate and Helen Jun went out of her way to make sure I had a pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

5 stars is not enough. This garden apartment was perfect for my one year old, my husband, and myself. It was clean, in a GREAT location, and Helen is a dream to work with.

The apartment is a great size. It was perfect for the 3 of us. We didn't even open the extra bedroom - we didn't need to. Everything is immaculately clean, as promised. The storage space is great, the bed is very comfortable, and the kitchen is great.

The location of this apartment is superb. It is a 15 min walk to the train station. There are bus stops to take you to the train if you don't want to walk. We loved walking to the train every time, though. You pass by tons of cute boutique shops and fun restaurants. We always felt safe, even if it was dark. We loved the area, and the ease of getting to the public transit system made exploring Chicago easy. We never got in a car or taxi, we didn't even bring a car seat!

Helen is a wonderful hostess. It was like having a personal guide to Chicago. She gives great tips on how to enjoy your time. She left out toys and everything that we needed for our baby. (We didn't have to bring a pack and play, a highchair, or a stroller. If you are traveling with a baby, GO HERE!) Helen even left a bath toy out for our son!! She is so thoughtful! Coordinating with her before the trip was a breeze. I felt totally prepared and confident with the information she gave regarding everything from check in to what to wear for the weather.

I can't say enough good things about this property or Helen. We can't wait to go visit again.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

From the start the communication with the owner, Helen, was amazing. She was always concerned with our needs. The apartment was perfect. We had a 7 month old and the extra bedroom was perfect. Helen even provided a pack-n-play & high chair for us so we didn't gave to pack them. So many restranaunts & shops within blocks. Easy travel on the "L" train. Safe, clean area to walk. Running, walking, or biking path at Wicker Park short walk from apt. Would absolutely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Chandler, Arizona

Great Everything!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the darling apartment for 17 days and lived every day. Location is super and the owners were the best I have ever had. I will stay here every time I'm in chicago

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
O'Hare International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Royal Grocer, Map Room
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Damen Blue Line
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Toast, Coast Sushi, Shawarma Inn
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
North Street

When searching for accommodation in Bucktown/Wicker Park, look for proximity to the main arteries -- Damen Ave, Milwaukee Ave, and North Ave -- all are lined with the shops and restaurants that the area is famous for.

Bucktown is a vibrant, upscale neighborhood that is oriented around Damen Ave with its blocks of excellent restaurants, cocktail lounges and bars (Violet Hour, Map Room), art galleries, high-end boutique shopping or large chain retail (Club Monaco, Lush, benefit, Urban Outfitters, etc). There is a thriving street scene both day and night and you are a serene half-mile away from the loud and bustling epicenter.

If you need a full-service supermarket with many organic options, Marianos is within a 20 min walk (or 5 min drive). There is a 7/11 (24 hr convenience store) and a liquor store right around the corner. A smaller gourmet market, Olivia's, is down the street and offers a nice (& expensive!) selection of wine and beer, imported cheeses, charcuterie, chocolate, local baked breads, and fresh fruit and produce.

Bristol, Coast Sushi, Toast (good breakfast and stuffed french toast), The Royal Grocer Restaurant, Le Bouchon, Mita Izakaya, Shawarma Inn, Ocha Thai, and 24 Karrots (Juices, organic baby food) are all within a 3-5 minute stroll from your front door. Walking 15 min down Damen Ave or Milwaukee Ave adds another 50 eateries/restaurants to choose from.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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