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$150+ Winter Special ***TRENDY WICKER PARK * By Train

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

"Palace" sleeps 10 (2nd & 3rd fl, 3 bed/2 bath w/2 sofa sleepers, huge deck)

Need more space.....rent the condo upstairs. The "Loft" (VRBO#411142) sleeps 8 (on 4th/5th fl, 3 bed/2 bath w/ 1 sofa sleeper, private rooftop).

- Your vacation home is a 1650 sq. ft duplex. The condo is located on the East side of Wicker Park. Being on the east side means closer to the expressway (2 min), closer to the Division Blue Line Train (5-7 min walk) and cheaper cab fares since we are right off of the expressway ($10-15 from most Chicago attractions).

This unit sleeps 10 people: 3 bedrooms (1 king, 2 queen beds), 2 bath, 2 sofa sleepers (queen in the semi private loft & full size in living room).

- The 'PALACE' condo is the 2nd and 3rd floor of a 5 story building in East Village / Bucktown / Wicker Park / Ukranian Village area.

The first floor of the condo consists of 2 bedrooms with queen beds that opens to a 5' x 22' covered balcony and the private deck over the 2 car garage, bathroom with shower, the kitchen, and the living room has a fireplace with full size sofa sleeper plus 55'' tv.

-The second floor loft in the condo has a queen sofa bed, tv and laundry room. The back half of that floor has the master bedroom with king bed and master bath.

- It has all the amenities dishes, pots & pans, towels & linens, cable television, wireless internet (code will be provided)

Some Wicker Park boutiques(Noir, le Dress, Paper Doll, Penelope's, Pagoda Red, Nina, Psycho Baby, Pavilion,), art galleries, theaters, restaurants, summer patio's, nightclubs and coffeehouses (Ex. Carriage House, Bedford, Prasino, Anthem,Boundary, Jerry's, Fifty/50, Smoke Daddy's). A 10 minute walk to Bucktown and 5-10 minutes to Chicago Avenue places.

- Take TRAIN (Blue Line) from O'Hare to Division Street Blue Line and less than a 10 minute walk to condo. Same TRAIN (Blue line) takes you to the downtown area in 15 minutes (about 2 miles), 2 blocks away is Chicago Ave to catch the 66 bus to Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier. Best part is to get exhausted exploring the city and you are only a $10-$15 cab ride back to condo because we are a few blocks from the expressway. For our travelers with cars street parking is free right around the corner.

An additional unit is available in the same building on the 4th/5th floor. It is 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 1 sofa sleeper, and private rooftop deck facing the Chicago Skyline. Property number is 411142.

Wicker Park/Bucktown area: Imagine a foodie haven, boutique shopping, bar hopping, martini sipping, hipster vibe, world class neighborhood. From Marc Jacobs and Club Monaco to thrift shops and Fjallraven, welcome to Wicker Park. It has a trendy, local vibe and is conveniently located right off the safe Blue Line with three major L stops just six minutes from the Loop and downtown-- Division, Damen, Western. What I love most about Wicker Park is the laid back environment with genuinely good people. Tons of young people, families, young professionals, the business crowd, and yes.... hipsters! While it appears the more artsy, hipster scene is migrating north to Logan Square due to skyrocketing living costs in Wicker Park, the culture undoubtedly still exists. My personal favorite is Division Street on the southern border of the neighborhood. Lots of exciting developments and a more reserved scene compared to the hustle and bustle of the Six Corners (North Ave, Milwaukee, Damen). Spend your time walking around the perimeter roads (Division, Damen, North, Ashland ... Ashland is the least interesting) and the primary cut-through road (Milwaukee Ave). Take a little time to wander through the side streets, there are many older homes that are quite nice, plus a number of new constructions sneaking in alongside.

Michigan Avenue- 2 miles (Michigan and Chicago Avenue)

Millenium Park-3.25 miles (Michigan and Washington)

Navy Pier-3.5 miles from condo (600 East Grand 60611)

McCormick Place- 7 1/2 miles from condo (10-15 min by car)

Savage One- 1 mile from condo (1840 W Hubbard, 60622)

United Center- 2 miles from condo (1901 W Madison, 60612)

Wrigley Field- 4 miles from condo (1060 W Addison, 60613)

US Cellular Field-6 miles from condo (333 W 35th St, 60616)

Soldier Field- 5 miles from condo (1410 S Museum Campus)

City Winery- 1.7 miles from Condo (1200 W Randolph St)

Keywords: Wicker Park. Bucktown, Ukranian Village, Chicago, Modern, 3 Bedrooms, Duplex, Penthouse, Rooftop, Weddings, Concerts, Savage One,

More Details

Owner
Niki Hondropoulos
Member since: 2012
Speaks: greek
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Niki Hondropoulos

I am born and raised in Chicago. I still LOVE exploring this city because something new is always popping up. Let me know if you have any questions!

Niki Hondropoulos purchased this condo in 2002

Why Niki Hondropoulos chose West & Near West

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

Wicker Park/Bucktown: Imagine a foodie haven, boutique shopping, bar hopping, martini sipping, hipster vibe, world class neighborhood. It has a trendy, local vibe and is conveniently located right off the safe Blue Line Train. Get downtown in TEN MINUTES FLAT and 35 minutes to/from O'Hare airport.

What makes this condo unique

Michigan Avenue-1.5 miles (Michigan and Chicago Avenue)

Millenium Park-3.25 miles (Michigan and Washington)

Navy Pier-3.5 miles from condo (600 East Grand 60611)

McCormick Place- 7 1/2 miles from condo (10-15 min by car)

Savage One- 1 mile from condo (1840 W Hubbard, 60622)

United Center- 2 miles from condo (1901 W Madison, 60612)

Wrigley Field- 4 miles from condo (1060 W Addison, 60613)

US Cellular Field-6 miles from condo (333 W 35th St, 60616)

Soldier Field- 5 miles from condo (1410 S Museum Campus)

City Winery- 1.7 miles from Condo (1200 W Randolph St)

Amenities

West Town Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1- 2nd floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2- 2nd floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3- Master on 3rd floor - 1 king
    Loft- Semi private - 3rd floor - 1 queen , Queen Sleeper sofa in the loft (semi-private area)
    Living Room- Full size - 2nd floor - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 king in master, queen beds in other 2 bedrooms, and a queen sofa sleeper in the loft, and full size sofa sleeper in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • roller blading
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

$150+ Winter Special ***TRENDY WICKER PARK * By Train
average rating of 4.90625 based on 64 reviews
5

Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place was great! I appreciated all of the labels and instructions for all things throughout the home. There was plenty of space for our group and we were in walking distance to so many great wicker park locations!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Large spaces with lots of extras

  • 4 of 5

My overall experience is mainly positive. Niki left a pizza in the fridge for our daughter who arrived the day before we did and this was greatly appreciated. The kitchen is well stocked, including extras like olive oil, salt and pepper, bin bags, foil and the basics that you would look for. There is plenty of cutlery and cups, plates, dishes, glasses, and it is no way a 'basic let' apartment. The lounge area seated all 6 of us easily, the bedrooms are big enough and plenty of wardrobe space, although the two downstairs rooms used by our daughters and partners had more storage than we did. The access is easy, and I have to say how much we loved Chicago. We were there for our son's wedding to a girl who was born there, so lots of US family to meet and everyone is so friendly, even people in the street. We used Uber to get around, but the metro is close by too. We walked to the area of Wicker Park with restaurants and bars, and felt safe doing so. The only negative is that the washing machine wasn't working and we were there for 10 days. We booked this apartment because of this facility, as well as other reasons, and we felt disappointed about this. We were offered the machine up two more flights of stairs, but this was only available until half way through our let as there were other occupants. I think the reason that the repair guy was on holiday is not our issue and it should have been sorted prior to our arrival. Also, having to use pliers to turn on the dryer is a bit amateur-ish and not what you expect when you are paying. Overall, I would recommend this apartment and I'm sure that the above points will be addressed, but we shouldn't have been asked to out up with them. Niki is very nice and mostly responds very quickly.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a bachelorette party in the city. The place was big enough for everyone to stay comfortably and it was nice and clean. Niki was super helpful as well. I would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Very nice, clean and large place

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the Palace and it was very enjoyable. The layout was large enough that we had 5 people and it didn't feel like we were on top of each other the whole time. The house is located about 5 minutes from the subway that takes you right into the heart of Chicago. We mainly used Uber though, and even then you are close enough that it was only $12-15 to get to the sights.

The house itself was setup nice with a great kitchen and large living room area. Plenty of towels and sheets and the bathroom was stocked in case you forgot something.

If there was one negative, it was the sofa beds. The mattress was a little thin, so the support bar in the middle was definitely noticed. But if you don't need that extra bed, this place is awesome.

Also, Niki was great. She kept us informed about what was happening over the weekend and gave us updates on where to go to for Cubs Parade. Although she could have given us a heads up about Malort, haha. If you've never had it, order a shot at a bar in Chicago...if you dare.

Also, a side note, about 2 blocks from the house is a restaurant called Frontier. It is great. It offers unique smoked foods like duck, pork cheeks, boar, venison. Also has a beautiful bar and enclosed beer garden.

Overall the experience was great and we'll definitely look this place up again next time we come to Chicago.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

Awesome Place to Stay for the Chicago Marathon

  • 5 of 5

The Palace is just that it was totally awesome. We had 9 People stay here from 10/6-11. We all ran the Marathon. It is very convenient to public transportation, bars, and eateries.

The place was very clean upon arrival, and Nikki was very accommodating. She also had snacks for us when we checked in. This was a very pleasant surprise. We spent a good portion of our stay on the deck. That deck is big and spacious. We also drank lots of beer out there.

I would highly recommend this place. Especially if you are doing the marathon. Way cheaper than any hotel you would ever stay in.

Thank you Nikki for opening up your home to us, and allowing us to crush the Chicago Marathon. 

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Home - Would stay again and again

  • 5 of 5

The experience from start to finish was amazing. The home was even nicer than in the pictures. The owner was excellent with communication and provided great information about the neighborhood. The house was set up with lock boxes that made entry easy and fast. The extra details that were added made this home above average and definitely one that I would recommend and return to in the future. If I ever visit Chicago again, I will definitely see if this home is available first.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
O'Hare and Midway
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Wicker Park - Division Street
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
CTA- Division Street Blue Line at Ashland
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
90/94 Expressway
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Oak Street Beach, North Avenue Beach

You'll love the Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood for its proximity to the best that Chicago has to offer –an array of shopping and dining choices, local theatres, art shows, fests, museums, beautiful parks, historical homes and family fun. All of this is balanced with its neighborhood charm, locally owned and run businesses - boutiques, cafes, bars and renowned restaurants.

PROXIMITY TO DOWNTOWN: The Loop Business District and Magnificent Mile shopping area are just 1.5 miles east of this neighborhood (a 10 minute cab ride or a 10 minute “L” train ride.) Both O'Hare and Midway Airports are a 20-45 minute cab ride, or take the famed "L" train Blue Line from either airport to the Division Avenue stop, and walk 5 minutes to the condo. The “L” train station is just 4 blocks from the front door.

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Rates & Availability

West Town Condo Rental Rates

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May-June
May 1 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
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$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July-August
Jun 29 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
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$400
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Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept- Oct
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Riotfest
Sep 14 2017 - Sep 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
Jan-Feb
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$150
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$200
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 16.4%

Parking available at $25 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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