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Welcome! Architecturally significant single family home in Chicago's best neighborhood, Wicker Park. *Forbes rated Wicker Park #4 in the country for hippest neighborhoods! This home has been featured in design magazines and is ideal for entertaining. We built our home 4 years ago to be modern yet warm and it shows. 3 bedrooms (king, twin, & crib) and two full baths upstairs, 1 bedroom (Queen bed), an office (full bed) and a full bath downstairs. Main floor (w/ half bath) flows to expansive outdoor entertaining area with dining area, grill, fire pit and hot tub. Families welcome! No pets or smoking please. Up and down Division St., Damen and Milwaukee Ave., you will be able to walk to everything in Wicker Park/Bucktown. Only 4 miles to Wrigley Field, 2 miles to the United Center, 4.5 miles to the Magnificent Mile. Quick access to public transportation and the highway. Wide open free street parking right in front of the house.
My wife and I are avid travelers and have had the privilege of staying in others homes. We always leave our guests homes in better condition than we find them in and treat their home as an extension of our own. We ask that you extend the same courtesy.
*Refundable damage deposit takes precedence over insurance policy.
* Different rates may apply for commercial and location requests.
*Liability waiver to be signed by each guest prior to check-in
* For our rates, please use the rates calculator on the right side of this page.
* Our home is not suitable for bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc.
*Thank you for strictly adhering to the 4pm check in and 10am check out times. While not guaranteed, additional time can be requested for $50/hr.
*Minimum penalty for smoking inside is $500
*Minimum penalty for unauthorized guest is $500
My wife and I are avid travelers and enjoy exploring far-off reaches of the World. When we are home we love to cook, walk around our neighborhood, and have friends over. Jon is an avid golfer and is learning the guitar. Meg is taking a photography class and loves to run on the lake. We are the proud parents of a little boy and a baby girl.
Jonathan Urban purchased this house in 2010
If you are looking for a spacious, comfortable and elegantly modern home a few blocks from Wicker Park (the actual park that the neighborhood is named for!), this is the home for you. It was the perfect location for our family to gather. Great amenities in Wicker Park. Great access to Chicago. Very hip; very private; very comfortable; very proximate! This is a modern home in a historic neighborhood. It is very clean and well maintained. The hosts were very easy to work with. Would stay here again!
Jon really made us feel at home in his fabulous tri-level home. The pictures simply don't do it justice. It was modern, spotless, well maintained, and had all the essentials you'd expect like towels and soap, pots and pans, etc... He even left us coffee and donuts! He was always available by phone or text and responded timely.
Jon is a real class act, and we expect to return to his home whenever our travels take us to Chicago.
All 4 members of our group agreed - nicer than nearly any hotel in town!
We quickly booked a one-night stay, but wish we could have enjoyed this Wicker Park beauty for a few more nights!
The owners care about their home and it shows. They also care about your stay, and make available any creature comfort you could want. Jon and Meg were very sweet, and showed us around when we checked in. This personal touch served two purposes: We became instantly familiar with the operation of the house (Which was great since we didn't have a few days 'learning curve'), and we could see that we clearly were staying in someone's home, and not a typical rental. But we seamlessly moved in, and felt right at home thanks to their warm greeting.
Everyone in our party of 5 had plenty of room, with the beds and bathrooms sprinkled among the 3 levels. The hot tub is a great additional getaway, and adds to the big feel of a what is a relatively small footprint. The common spaces are really cozy, and everywhere is a poetic mix of modern meets tradition.
The neighborhood is great. Walking to shopping and dining is a breeze during good weather, and we were 20 minutes from downtown either driving or on the Blue Line.
Thank-you for letting us experience your home!
We had a wonderful time in this beautiful house in a great part of Chicago. Jonathan and his family were lovely and a delight to work with. I would highly recommend this location!
The visited Chicago for a week and the house was perfect for our family, six adults and a toddler. The play room in the basement was a big hit for the little one. Jon was excellent in communication, very flexible and the house has everything a family need to spend a vacation time in Chicago. We arrived after a long long flight and we found fresh flowers and fancy pastry waiting for us!!!. Quiet and safe neightborhood close to everywhere in Chicago. I highly recommend for families and certainly we will come back next time in Chicago. thanks Jon.
This home is every bit as beautiful as the pictures show, if not more. The very kind homeowners and their adorable little ones greeted us with open arms and were more than helpful. They were extremely responsive and eager to answer any questions we had. This is their primary residence, so as the other reviewer mentioned they (obviously) have all of their belongings there, but it was no bother, and plenty of storage space was available for our six day stay. Also, because it is their home it is much better maintained than most rentals, so for that reason it is a great place to stay! We were traveling with our infant and two year old, so the set up of this beautiful home could not have been more perfect for us, so highly recommended if traveling with kids as well, which is so hard to find. My two year old could not have been more excited to play with all the new toys and play "ting tong" in the basement ;) The neighborhood was so much fun, with great local places to eat and tons of shopping you can walk to! Super close to public transport, my husband was working downtown and got there easily every morning. Don't have a single complaint! Highly recommend! Also LOVED the Stan's Donuts!
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $200 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
My wife and I are avid travelers and have had the privilege of staying in others homes. We always leave our guests homes in better condition than we find them in and treat their home as an extension of our own. We ask that you extend the same courtesy. Our home is not suitable for bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc. Basic liability waiver to be signed by guests.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.