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Family Retreat Near McCormick Place, Parks, Museums.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
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About the property


This property is less then 10 minutes to Downtown Chicago, Museums, Parks, just a short walk to trains and buses. Also it is very close to the White Sox Stadium (U.S. Cellular Field), McCormick Place, China Town, Shed Aquarium, South Loop restaurants and stores, Loop night life and entertainment. It contains all amenities, including Dish Network cable, wireless Internet, large family room, sauna room for your relaxation and pool table in the basement. This house is perfect for a large family who is looking for perfect vacation in the superior, quality rental home or group of people who

are visiting Chicago with work purposes and need a short term comfortable stay.

The house sleeps up to 14. There are 4 queen size beds, sofa sleeper (full) in the Basement and 1-2 queen size air mattresses can be arranged to accommodate more guests.

Master bedroom is overlooking to a beautiful roof top deck. The deck has a grill, dinning table and 6 chairs for your perfect summer barbecue and entertaining.

2nd. Level:

1 Master Bedroom with Queen Size bed, dresser and a chest with 30"TV. Jacuzzi Tub, double vanity and over sized shower.

2nd Bedroom with Queen Size bed, Ironing board and Iron in the closet.

3rd. Bedroom with Queen/Full Size bed.

4th Bedroom with Queen/Full Size bed.

Second Bathroom with 6' soaking tub and double vanity.

1st.Level :

Living area with gas fireplace for your relaxation and 55” Plasma TV.

Dining Room seats 6+.

Powder Room on the same level.

Kitchen is fully equipped with SS appliances, basic cookware, serving plates and glasses.

It also has 24” flat screen TV.

WIFI information is on the file cabinet by the kitchen door.

Lower Level:

One very large family room with 55" screen Plasma TV, 3 sofas, Pool Table with all accessories,1-2 air mattresses.

There is 4 person Sauna room and full third Bathroom.

Laundry room contains


Keywords: 3 Story Single Family House.

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Family Retreat Chicago
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, russian, Lithuanian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Family Retreat Chicago

I am a Commercial/Residential Real Estate Broker for Chicago area and a homeowner of the property. I started working in the Real Estate business 12 years ago and bought this house in 2006 as an investment property with hopes to flip it and make some money, but as the market progressed to the down side, I decided to start something new and join the vacation rental market. The house has a lot of heart and hard work in it. My family was working with the developer closely to have everything this house might need for our renters to feel like at home away from home.

Family Retreat Chicago purchased this house in 2006

Why Family Retreat Chicago chose Chicago

It is very close to any city attractions, Grocery store, public transportation, McCormick Place, US Cellular Field, China Town, South Loop, Grand Park, Lake.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy the sauna and pool table.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Vaida ,

We enjoyed our stay and thankful for the home

owners for being understanding .

We will definitely consider staying there again if

we visit Chicago .

Apr 2016
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Family Retreat Near McCormick Place, Parks, Museums.
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 15 reviews

Modern and Well-Maintained in Bridgeport

  • 5 of 5

This well-maintained, modernly decorated home is spacious and was very comfortable for our party of 9 adults. The home does not share walls with its neighbors, meaning there was less worry about our late-night conversations bothering anyone. The home has the feel of a traditional Chicago bungalow, while being multi-level and much bigger. While the neighborhood is somewhat isolated by the highway and rail line at the north end of Bridgeport and not really within walking distance of attractions, we found an excellent restaurant a very short car-ride away, and we can't imagine a taxi or ride-share would cost all that much. Overall we found the residence perfectly suited our needs and felt like home as soon as we walked in.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL, USA

Fantastic vacation home!!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 14 adult runners doing Chicago half marathon on September 25th. This was a perfect place that accommodated all of us. Kitchen utensils, bathroom supplies, and bedroom linens were clean and plenty for our large group. The basement recreation room was fantastic. Our favorite spot in the home was open patio furniture in the back. A couple of improvements would be improved Wifi speed (it was horrendous) and a clean barbecue grill (this was rusted and disgusting).

Overall, we had a fantastic time at this vacation home. We'd love to stay at this retreat again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear traveler, Thank you for your generous review. We do appreciate any feed back. I will pay attention to your remarks about the grill and WIFI. Grill, will be on our list to replace for the next season. WIFI is very difficult to control. We have ATT in both of our properties and it can be unpredictable. We change the routers every year, We have updated speeds, but still some times loose the signal or have it very week, A specially if a lot of devices are connected. I thank you for your patience, because I loose it my self some times :). Please feel free to contact us if you are coming back to Chicago, for your accommodation needs.
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Girls Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a large group of ladies come into Chicago for an engagement party - 8 ladies spent the night here, but we hosted a gift exchange with 16 total people and everyone fit comfortably. This was perfect for us and our needs! The house was great and the bedrooms were comfortable. There is grocery store not too far away which was especially convenient when we discovered that there was no coffee provided! (Tho there was a coffee pot which was helpful.) There are some dishes/utensils, but I would recommend bringing your own as there is a random assortment and I wouldn't depend on something being there. Same goes for any cooking utensils/pots/pans/etc.

The location was fine - we were unsure about the area but we never felt unsafe. We stayed in January so were unable to use the outdoor space and spent most of the time inside anyways.

We had zero problems using Uber to and from the house.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Thank you for staying with us. I am glad you enjoyed the house and your stay in Chicago. We always leave more then 14 people would require of utensils, dishes, cups and glasses, but lately my cleaning lady complained, that it was massively disappearing. We found our forks in the garbage many times. My cleaning lady told me that she recommends to leave 14 of everything, so it would be easier to keep tract of it. I didn't realize, that she cleared it all :). I will ask her to take out more utensils and dishes. Thank you for letting me know. I just wanted you to understand, that this was never an issue before.
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are an extended family of 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren--a total of 12. This property seems to be unique among Chicago rentals. Others claimed they would sleep 14 with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This property has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a large finished basement with 2 queen mattresses--it accommodated us very comfortably. it was clean and nicely decorated. We stayed 5 nights and bought City Passes. We went to the Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, Willis Tower, Art Museum, Millennium Park, Adler Planetarium and a Cubs game. The house location was perfect--in a safe neighborhood with great parking and just a short drive to downtown. We loved pizza at Dues and 2 dinners in nearby Chinatown, especially at Minchen . Thank you Vaida for sharing your lovely house with us. I would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gayle, for the kind words. I do appreciate your positive review and hope that you and your family will come back to visit us again. Many many thanks for the review. I will work hard to make sure your stay will be the best, next time you come.
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St. louis, MO

Guys weekend

  • 5 of 5

Family retreat was great. Exactly as described online. Everything went as planned and security deposit was refunded promptly after departure. Having seven guys for the weekend the house was perfect offering many sleeping areas so no one had to bunk. Location was great, I suggest using Uber that is what we had the best of luck with on transportation. Like 20 dollars to Michigan Ave and the drivers are there in less then ten minutes usually. All in all if you are staying with a group this is the place for you I would stay again no matter what if I return to chicago. Vaida was very easy to deal with and did not bother us while we were there. We were all very happy with our stay thank you Vaida for letting us rent out your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian, I very thankful for your super review. I am happy you enjoyed your stay and had fun in Chicago. Thank you for a tip on the taxi company. Since I do not live in Chicago, I don't use many options of transportation. Uber is something new in our city. I am glad to hear that it was working for you. From now I will recommend it to all my guests. Any time you are coming back, please contact us for your accommodations. We will be glad to have you.
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Columbia, MO

Great space, not thrilled with security deposit charge

  • 3 of 5

Some friends and I rented this space for a long weekend in Chicago. The location isn't great but we felt perfectly safe staying inside with doors locked. Some cabs didn't want to pick us up/drop us off at nights. That was the biggest issue we faced with location. Property itself was beautiful, well stocked kitchen, etc. My only complaint would be that we were charged an outrageous amount for 12 towels that were used to wash makeup off of our faces. They were white towels that easily could have been bleached. Further, some of the towels had small holes when we arrived so they already weren't in great condition. There was no mention of not using white towels for makeup in the contract and no notices left at the actual property. I've stayed at other properties that have provided black towels for makeup purposes. It is unreasonable to only provide white towels and assume they will not be used for makeup. I would have bleached the towels myself before leaving if I knew we would be charged for 12 (less than new) towels.

Other than that, the property was great. Plenty of space and in good condition.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. I a bit surprised to hear about the taxi issue. We never had a problem our selfs and never heard from other guests about this kind of issue. Maybe the taxi companies you were calling, were too far from the location you were staying? Since we have many businesses staying at the property during the conventions at McCormick, the taxi is used often. The make up removal wipes are used for the purpose to remove the make up. It is personal hygiene supply, that is why we do not provide that. Towels have stains, even if you bleach it several times. I didn't think to put the sentence in to the contract since, to me, it was obvious, but now, I have a note, not to use the towels for make up removal. Thank you for an idea. There is always extra older towels in the laundry facility for accidental spills, or snow clean up during the winter. These towels are not in perfect condition and it is not placed in the bathrooms for that reason. The brand new towels were purchased before your stay and left through out the house in the bathrooms. I hope, that these little mischievous, didn't spoil your visit and you will remember us for your next visit to Chicago.
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Nearest Airport
7.2 Miles
Midway, O'Hare
Nearest Ferry
5.8 Miles
Navy Pier
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Ashland Orange line
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Beach
2.8 Miles
31st street Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
China Town.
Nearest Point of Interest
McCormick Place.
Nearest Point of Interest
South Loop
Nearest Point of Interest
US Cellular Field
Nearest Point of Interest
Dominic's Food Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Connie's Pizza.
Nearest Point of Interest
Ashland Orange Line
Nearest Point of Interest
Burmham Park Harbor.
Nearest Point of Interest
University Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Italy
Nearest Point of Interest
Navy Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Mag Mile
Nearest Point of Interest
Willis Tower
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping, site seeing, night life.


Rates & Availability

South Side House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off season 3 night minimum
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
Peak season 3 night minimum
Mar 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.5%

Off season rates do not apply for Christmas or New Year. 3 night minimum stay is required for discounted rates.

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South Side House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (4), Sleeper Sofa or Futon (1)in the basement, 2 air mattresses might be available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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