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Eurasian Chic Gold Coast... Dine/Shop/Swim... Corp rental

Bedrooms 1
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

Now available for monthly stays!

Villa Verdone gives you a neighborhood experience like no other in downtown Chicago! This historic 1890's Georgian at 55 E. Cedar is downtown, in the heart of the Gold Coast north end of the Magnificent Mile, elegantly furnished as your private Eurasian style garden unit retreat.

Only 1/2 block from both Michigan Avenue by Oak Beach for swimming, Magnificent Mile shopping, and the fabulous restaurants and nightlife of Rush Street. This truly is the BEST location on Home Away and VRBO! Rent several floors for larger groups and corporate events by the month for up to 22 guests!

As you enter the beautiful marble hall, our ground floor garden unit features a large separate bedroom with wall mounted fireplace, hand crafted queen size bed and 1600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, additional sleeper/sofa in the living room, dining area, and new fully equipped granite kitchen. All linens, lemongrass soaps, hair dryers, and towels are provided.

Recessed lighting, original artworks, imported Asian furnishings, and 110/yo Tibetian vanity. Coffee maker, toaster, blender, etc.

Guests will appreciate the large 47' LCD TV with cable and DVD player, the washer/dryer and gym with NordicTrack treadmill and weights in the basement, free high speed internet and Air Conditioning. Parking for one car available on first come basis.

Monthly rates depend on number of guests, length of stay, and time of year. For neighborhood, go to Maps and 'WALK' to everything to see awesome location.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, czech
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Michael

We live in San Francisco and Cedar Street is our family estate. This 1880's Georgian was lovingly restored four years ago to serve numerous family relatives while visiting Chicago. We offer our three chic suites when not in town. Walk to Oak Beach, Rush Street nightlife and Magnificent Mile shopping.

Michael purchased this apartment in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

Four couples shared two apartments had a fabulous time in Chicago! This location is EXCELLENT within easy walking distance to many popular bars and restaurants. The property is lovely and worked well for our group. Also close to great walking along the lake. We will definitely be back!
Jun 2012
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Rush & Division Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New, with soaps, towels, hair dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Wall mounted gas fireplace
  • Additional sofa sleeper in living room.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.888889 based on 20 reviews

The Simons'

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a little over a month, the location could not be better! We were able to walk to almost everything! The grocery store was a 4 block walk, there are great restaurants all around with in walking distance as well as coffee shops, book stores, retail shopping and it is located on a quiet street filled with beautiful homes all around! Lake Michigan can be seen the minute you leave the front gate to your right, it was so nice to walk along the path near the lake and take in the scenery! Michael was so easy to get ahold of if we needed anything and very helpful! We will definitely stay here again, I would highly recommend this place! It could not have been better for us!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this apartment for a month this summer and loved it. The apartment is clean and well equipped, on a quiet, pretty street. It is in a very nice area just minutes from the beach, shopping, restaurants, train station and tourist attractions. Michael was available via email or phone to answer any questions I had. Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The appartment on the second floor of Villa Verdone was everything we could have wished for: Two comfortable and light bedrooms and a very stylish kitchen/dinig room as well as a cosy living room where we relaxed after our sightseeing/shopping tours througout beautiful Chicago. Michael was very kind to let us swap appartments, because our 17 year old daughter coudn´t sleep on the folding sofa of the smaller apartment. For younger children it might have been sufficient. So everybody was happy and we had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Piedmont, California

Enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

The owners have taken meticulous care in remodeling and furnishing the four units. It is a lovely place to stay in a terrific neighborhood. Having said that, like most apartment living, you are able to hear sounds from the common areas (e.g. entry way and stairways) as well as from the neighbor upstairs. My wife and I are old enough to be the parents of some of the other guests who were in their 20's and who decided that their revelries from Rush Street should continue as they entered the building at 2:15 am. Oh well, big city living brought indoors which is, I guess, a risk wherever and whenever you stay at any multiple unit building. I know of no particular cure for this issue aside from all guests to be made aware of the affect their behavior can have on others. Also, I echo the comments of Amy W. that the amenities of soap, toilet paper and napkins should be given higher priority by the owners. Again, overall, an enjoyable stay and I would consider going again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Upscale location near everything Chicago!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I selected Villa Verdone due to it's location, but had no idea how wonderful it truly would be. Although situated on a charming tree lined Gold Coast street of million doller estates, we were only a half block from fantastic restaurants, nightclubs and shopping on Rush Street, and the beginning of Magnificent Mile shopping on Michigan Ave is only one block south.

The apartment was decorated in Asian furnishings, original art and a gas fireplace in the bedroom. Kitchen and bath were very new and in granite. We liked the Lemongrass soaps and plush sheets as well. Large TV, wifi, blow dryer and iron were all appreciated and Michael answered all of our questions to help with train info, restaurants, etc. We will visit here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Duluth, MN

Quick weekend in Chicago with two kids

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location! The lake was a block away and Michigan Ave. was a mere 1/2 block. Easy access to so many great stores and restaurants. Comfortable bed and very adequate kitchen. We didn't spend too much time in the apartment - but we liked that it was nice and dark, so the kids slept in. The only thing lacking were small things - we ran out of toilet paper and couldn't find any and there wasn't hand soap (there was some in the shower, so we used that.) Other than that - great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Rush Street
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Red Line
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Rush Street
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Oak Beach
Car: not necessary

55 E. Cedar in downtown Chicago is both 1/2 block from Rush Street restaurants and nightlife, and 1/2 block from Oak Beach for swimming and the beginning of the Magnificent Mile shopping


Rates & Availability

Rush & Division Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning $185
Property Damage Protection $59

January-March 15th (2013) $175/MON-THU (2 night MIN.) $195/FRI-SUN (3 night MIN )
March 16th-April (2013) $225/MON-THU (2 night MIN) $265/FRI-SUN (3 night MIN )
May-December (2013) $250/MON-THU (2 night MIN) $285/FRI-SUN (3 night MIN )
50% Due Upon Reservation, Full Payment Due 30 Days Before Arrival.

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.
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