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Bohemian Hideaway On The Border Of Logan Square And Avondale

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom/1 Bath Apartment In Logan Square on the Blue Line.

A Boho Chic getaway in one of Chicago's original Bohemian neighborhoods. This apartment was designed by up-and-coming interior designer Tara Rhode. This one is in a Boho chic style with a combination of Moroccan and East Indian accents. One bedroom is a double bed and the other is a twin and a trundle. All of the beds have new memory foam mattresses. The kitchen has a stove and refrigerator, but no dishwasher. The kitchen table seats 6.

It's an old building so there's not central AC, but there are window units in each of the bedrooms.

There's a little deck on the back and a grill on the top floor which can be used on the deck up there. There's a nice view of the city skyline.

There is a laundry room on the top floor of the building with two washers and dryers that each take quarters. There's space to park one car in an enclosed garage with a remote-control opener. Parking is free.

Public transit is very convenient. The #56 bus stops almost in front of the building and goes downtown. A 7 minute walk away is the Logan Square Blue Line station that goes downtown or to O'Hare. There is a Divvy bike station at the Logan Square Blue Line stop as well as an Enterprise car share lot at 2808 N. Christina about a 5 minute walk away.

More Details

Owner
Lynn Basa
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Lynn Basa

I'm an artist who has lived in Chicago since 2002. My studio is in the storefront of this building that I bought in the old Polish neighborhood on Milwaukee Avenue. I've turned one of my apartments as an experiment in August 2013. I like to stay in BnB's whenever I travel around the country for my public art commissions and painting exhibits.

Lynn Basa purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Lynn Basa chose Northwest

This part of Milwaukee Avenue is an old Main Street and I think it reminded me of Pittsburgh, where I was born and where my earliest visual memories were imprinted. I've also always dreamt of having my studio in an old storefront. Now I'm living the dream -- and it's as good as I imagined it would be! I started by renting out the building to young artists and musicians because I wanted to create a community in the building. That part has worked beautifully, but I'm the sort of person who always wants to see around the next bend, to constantly be improving. I wanted to see what it would be like to furnish an apartment completely in thrift and consignment finds, so I asked an interior designer friend of mine, Tara Rhode, who needed a starter project for her portfolio, if she'd be willing to take on the challenge. She was and we worked beautifully together, scouring the Midwest, texting each other images of our finds, enlisting our mothers' help in the process. We found many more things than we could fit into the apartment, but thanks to Tara's expert editing, the unit pulled together so well that I decided to do another one which I'm calling 'Bohemian Hideaway'

What makes this apartment unique

When I moved to Chicago in 2002 from Seattle, I did so because I wanted to live in a larger city that had seemingly limitless opportunities. Chicago definitely did not disappoint! I will never begin to even make a dent in all of the cultural, culinary, and social delights this city has to offer. Early on when I moved here I was talking to someone who had also moved to Chicago simply because they were drawn by the gravitational pull of this big, friendly city and I asked him what it is it about this town that is so attractive? He said, 'Because it's like what a big city should be.' And that's it. It's gritty, it's complex, it's dangerous, it's historic, it's unbelievably diverse, and full of endless opportunities. I can understand why Alex Kotlowitz named his wonderful book on Chicago, 'Never A City So Real'. That sums it up perfectly.

Amenities

Avondale Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Bohemian Hideaway On The Border Of Logan Square And Avondale
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews
Colorado
4

Clean, 6 min.walk to the Blue line, helpful owner

  • 4 of 5

The apartment worked well for our trip. One of my main reasons for booking this unit was the location near the Blue Line train for easy access to O'Hare and downtown. We headed downtown every day during our stay, heading back past midnight 2 of the nights and we felt fairly safe at that late hour. The apt was clean and mostly quiet; we could hear voices and footsteps from the 2nd floor apt and some traffic noise on the nearby business street. Both beds were comfortable. My only recommendations are for upgrading the living room furniture and replacing the very dim lighting in the kitchen. The owner was helpful and quick to respond to questions during booking and our throughout our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Pam Thanks so much for the nice review. I'm glad you had a good visit. Those lights in the kitchen bug me, too. My interior designer picked them out. There's lighting underneath the cabinets to compensate. I'll tell people to look for them.
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5

Great location near bus, train, restaurants, bars, & stores; nicely decorated & well-stocked

  • 5 of 5

We love the diverse, eclectic neighborhood along Milwaukee as well as all that Chicago has to offer. We love being able to walk everywhere. We also love the convenience of buses & trains, and Uber is usually only 3 minutes away. The condo is always a welcome haven, clean & comfortable & stocked with everything we need. We've stayed here so much, we think of it as our Chicago home.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great value!

  • 4 of 5

For an apartment in the city, we were all pleased with the size and comfort. We felt very welcome and safe. The Bohemian decorations were fun. The only negative to share, we wish there had been a better lighting.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Irvine, CA
5

Perfect hideaway for us. Clean, artsy, great water pressure in shower.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for us. Walked everywhere and live music going on nearby.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well appointed apartments, comfortable, clean, and very welcoming. Perfect for families!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed at two of the apartments for rent in this building, Bohemian Hideaway and Hinter Lands. Both were decorated so nicely, had everything you could need or want during your stay, and worked perfectly for our family. The beds are super comfy, perfect after a long day touring the city. The bathroom is very cute and the shower is wonderful! The kitchen is well stocked with cooking tools, utensils, everything you could need is right there. The owner and her property manager are both very responsive and easy to get in touch with. You can see they really want to do everything to make sure their guests have a great stay. The apartment is very close to public transit. Bus lines are just outside the front door and it's a short walk to the subway. The neighborhood is eclectic, everything you need is within walking distance. We walked the neighborhood at all hours and always felt safe. My family is already talking about our next trip to Chicago and when that takes place, we wouldn't book anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington State
5

loved the artistic place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice to have a regular place for a while after a different hotel every night. Its a lot like my own place so it felt like home. Private garage was secure for the vehicle. The beds are memory foam and to me were very comfortable. If you can't climb the 56 steps to the laundry, there was one a few blocks away. Very happy to have the gas stove, microwave and full size fridge. Of course my kid loved that there was internet "that worked" Giordano's and Subway to the east were open Sunday's. We also caught the 76 bus at Kezdie/Milwaukee to Lincoln Park and walked to the Conservatory and the blue line down the street to go downtown (You can buy day tickets with cash or credit cards at the Kezdie/Milwaukee station- you need a 5 digit zipcode so if you're out of the US get a number from your credirlt card company) and even at midnight after fireworks at Navy Pier we felt safe with the kid walking down Milwaukee.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11.4 Miles
O'Hare (ORD)
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Avondale Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$95
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$560
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $65
Tax Rate 16.9%

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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