About the property
- Condo1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Condominium, 3 Bedrooms, 2.0 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 10)
Our funky warehouse & former tavern turned costume factory turned fabulous Chicago dream home can be your home away from home in Chicago.
Don't risk your vacation plans to a property that might be shut down. Our Magic Factory Lofts are LEGALLY operating, licensed, insured and inspected Chicago vacation rentals, so you can book with confidence.
If you're heading to Chicago and looking to be near downtown but want a more neighborhood experience with friendly, knowledgeable transcontinental hosts, our amazing, bright and sunny 1800 square foot loft just might be the perfect fit for you.
Located in Chicago's newest neighborhood, "SONO," at the crossroads of Lincoln Park - Old Town & River North. In short, being just 2 blocks from the Red Line train, with easy access to three bus routes (one of which stops right out in front of the building) and the Kennedy and Lake Shore Drive Expressways, there is nowhere you can't get to in pretty much a straight shot.
Our spacious 3 bedroom sleeps up to 10 guests in brand new Sealy Posturepedic beds. The master bedroom has a Queen bed and a twin bed (sleeps 3), a second bedroom has a Queen bed and a twin bed - plus a twin trundle (sleeps 3, 4 if children) and the cozy third bedroom sleeps 2 guests in a Queen bed.
The living room has one convertible full size futon sofa and one twin day bed and can accommodate an additional 2 guests.
Two full bathrooms with either a walk in glass enclosed shower or a glass enclosed combo bath/shower, a to die for gourmet chef's kitchen with all of the accouterments that go with such a kitchen, a dining table that truly seats the same number of guests the apartment sleeps - this is THE home away from home you want for your stay in Chicago.
The neighborhood is great: we've got the country's second largest Whole Foods market around the corner with it's fabulous food court (5 dining options) and tables along the riverfront, a great neighborhood pub & wine bar, the newly opened and equally wonderful Mariano's Market (also with food options, a wine bar and live entertainment in the afternoons and early evenings), as well as great casual places like Nando's Peri Peri, Yard House, Earl's Kitchen, SoNo Woodfired, Burger Bar, Uncle Julio's, and Goose Island Brewery if you'd like to sample a local Chicago beer. We also have great sushi and pan asian food at Circle, a couple of terrific Italian spots (with outdoor gardens in the summer) and a number of other restaurant options within a 5 minute walk of the apartment. Shoppers will love being in the heart of the "little" Magnificent Mile, with nearby locations including Nordstrom's Rack, Saks Off 5th, World Market, Crate & Barrel, and everything in between.
There are also a couple of great live theater venues just up the street including Steppenwolf and the Royal George, comedy and improv at both IO Theater and Second City, the Archlight theater with first run and art house films, plus great bowling at the newly opened and really fun King's Bowl. The Mag Mile, Millennium Park, Chicago's amazing lakefront and Navy Pier, as well as the city's finest museums are all just minutes away - but you're still in a funky friendly neighborhood with great little local shops & cafes, as opposed to the high rise heartland.
Our proximity to everything and the great public transportation nearby means you don't need a car, but if you are bringing one there is plenty of safe, free parking on our street, and we have an an off street parking space you can add to your reservation (fee).
Check with us for availability (and be sure to let us know your dates, the number of guests) we'll get back to you quickly.
After 15 years of hosting guests from around the world in our Real Greece Athen vacation rentals, we're truly excited to be welcoming you to our original home in Chicago in the Magic Factory Lofts.
Carole Heiman Kezios
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- Apr 25, 2018
About Carole Heiman Kezios
Wow, who would have thought when I told my husband I wanted to buy a little pied-a-terre in his hometown, Athens, Greece, that I'd end up with the greatest accidental career of my life? Born and raised in Chicago, my love for travel was evident early on. Perhaps it was my arrival in the world, early one December morning, way quicker than my siblings had, in fact so quick we were still enroute to the hospital, and I still hold the title of youngest patient ever admitted to that north suburban hospital! (And thus, as a Sagittarius, characteristically smitten with wunderlust). I traveled my home country extensively with my family as a child, and was fortunate to have parents who encouraged us to study a second language young - while my language of choice as a child was French, my culture of choice was Greek - My earliest jobs were always in Chicago's Greek diners, my university days filled with hours playing backgammon in the cafeteria with my Greek friends, and my Eurail passes always started and ended my European backpacking holidays in Greece. So no one was surprised when I met Basil, a romantic writer but practicing translator and linguist, born and bred in Athens, but transplanted to Chicago, fell in love, and married him. While our life in Chicago was full, rehabbing a warehouse we purchased for house ourselves, our son and our growing Greek translation agency, I longed to plant some roots for our family in Basil's hometown. A small studio overlooking Mount Lykavittos was to be our Athens crash pad, but thanks to what seemed then an unfortunate turn of events, our home in Athens ended up being the beautiful Athens First Luxury Duplex. Larger than we had planned, offering it as a short term furnished rental seemed the logical way to afford it. Little did we realize that it would become so popular we'd be sleeping on friend's couches rather than in our own Athens home!
Why Carole Heiman Kezios chose Near North Side
Twelve years passed as our accidental Greek Vacation Rentals business grew, our son moved on to a life of his own, and our rehabbed factory dream home was suddenly too large for just the two of us. We have been lovingly de-converting our original living space into 4 apartments, 3 fabulous vacation rental lofts and a one bedroom for ourselves.
What makes this Condo unique
These fabulous homes are located in what is now considered "ground zero" for everything Chicago. We are at the crossroads of 4 great neighborhoods: Lincoln Park, Old North, River North & River West and an easy walk or short drive to Wicker Park, Bucktown, DePaul and Wrigleyville. We are surrounded by great restaurants, bars & cafes, have two flagship supermarkets, Whole Foods & Marianos, and great live theater like Steppenwolf, the Royal George & IO Theater as well as the brand new Arclight Theaters & Kings Bowl. We are a shopping mecca, whether you love browsing home furnishings & accessories, clothes, shoes or outdoor gear, we have something for everyone - so much so that our area is now known as "Little Michigan Avenue" to the locals. And finally, our apartments: Our years in the vacation rental world and as travelers have taught us that while it is great to be able to sleep a larger group (6, 8, 10 or even 12 guests), it's also important that there be a comfortable space for everyone to relax together. Each of our homes features a large open living room area with seating for as many guests the property sleeps, and our dining room tables will always accommodate the same number - so meals can be enjoyed together.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Perfect in every way
We loved this place!! . Bright sunny space with tons of room. Well organized with everything we needed. . Location is so convenient. We walked to great restaurants, grocery stores, breweries, Second City, shopping, etc. Owner was so easy and pleasant to communicate with. Thank you thank you!
A weekend of decadence
Phenomenal property and experience. Booking was painless and efficient. The owner, Carole, was on point, thoughtful, efficient, and incredibly responsive. She had great suggestions for everything and anything we needed. The 4 BR unit was well appointed, luxurious, spacious, quiet, and super convenient for our needs. Would not hesitate to return again when we travel back to Chicago. I have no reservations whatsoever in giving Carole and the Magic Factory Loft my highest recommendation.
Spacious and well appointed
Great property. Modern and updated. Carole was awesome as a host. Helped with bags upon arrival and surprised us with a delicious homemade carrot cake! Elevator also made that easy. All in All a very nice stay over the new year holiday for our family of 4 (2 adult kids + Mom and Dad)
Chicago Thanksgiving visit
My wife is very particular about cleanliness and the unit passed her high standards in that regards. The 3rd bedroom was tight but worked fine for Grandparents.
Home away from home in Chicago
This was an amazing place to stay! We were in Chicago for a long weekend to celebrate our 50th birthdays. Six of us stayed in the loft and loved every minute of it. Excellent choice!!
Magic Factory Loft
We had a wonderful weekend girls trip to the Magic Factory Lofts, spacious enough for all 8 of us to eat together, socialize and sleep. It was very clean, well-maintained and had everything we needed (except no Kleenex). Would definitely stay there again.
The neighborhood is great: Vibrant and alive, with plenty to do, to eat, to drink & to be entertained by: Plus, everything you need is right here: We've got the second largest Whole Foods market around the corner with it's fabulous food court (5 dining options) and tables along the riverfront, a great neighborhood pub & wine bar, as well as Marino's Market and a Super Target for shopping. When your stomach growls food options abound from great casual places like Pizzaria Bebu, Burger Bar, Uncle Julio's, Dinosaur BBQ, Nando's PeriPeri, Earl's, Yard House, as well as Mouse Trap / Off Color Brewery's taproom along with Goose Island Brewery if you'd like to sample a local Chicago beer. There's also a several great live theater venues up the street including Steppenwolf and the Royal George as well as comedy & improv stages at the I/O Theater. The Mag Mile, Millennium Park, Chicago's amazing lakefront and Navy Pier, as well as the city's finest museums are all just minutes away - but you're still in a funky friendly neighborhood with great little local shops & cafes as opposed to being in the high rise heartland. Sports fans will love our proximity to Wrigley Field (3 stops on the train) and Soldier's Field and the United Center are minutes by car or cab. Our proximity to everything and the great public transportation nearby means you don't need a car, but if you are bringing one there is plenty of safe, free parking on our street, and we have an an off street parking space you can add to your reservation (fee).
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based on the number of guests and number of nights booked. Please note - you will be required to complete and return our guest agreement and include the names of the guests staying in the apartment. & provide a major credit card prior to check-in. We do not take a refundable damage deposit for most stays, but we reserve the right to collect this for groups of over 8 guests. Unregistered guests, outside entertainers, friends and visitors are not permitted on the property without the prior written consent of the owners. (We understand if you are coming to Chicago to visit friends and family that you may want to invite them over, that's fine - just please be respectful of our home and us by letting us know.) Required Fees * Extra Guest: $20.00 (Flat Rate Per Person Per Night) * Chicago, County & State Occupancy Taxes: %21.40 (Percentage of Rent & Taxable Fees) * Housekeeping: $95.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)