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Big City Perks, None of the Hassle

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110 year old Chicago-style brick bungalow on safe residential tree-lined street.

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Last updated: 02/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Sunny garden apartment in owner-occupied home

We offer a lovely private sunny garden apartment in owner-occupied 2-flat on nice, quiet, and safe residential street. Freshly painted walls and wood laminate floors throughout. Large gorgeous back yard with patio and fire pit (shared with owners). 3/4 Mile to blue line, steps to bus lines, groceries, and restaurants. A year-round destination: cool in summer and cozy in the winter.

The apartment includes amenities such as:
•1200 sq ft (or 111.5 square meters) of space.
•Secure front entrance.
•Full kitchen (gas stove, dishwasher, refrigerator), cookware, and dinnerware.
•Full bathroom.
•Two full bedrooms. One has queen sized bed, the other a full-sized (double) bed.
•Wireless Internet
•Free washer and dryer in building (no coins required)
•Gorgeous Back yard garden with fire pit.

Guest Access
Easy access to historic Oak Park (Hemingway and Frank Lloyd Wright), hip Forest Park (and its culinary delights), and the glorious City of Chicago!

The Neighborhood
Easily walk to bars, restaurants, and grocery stores, and public transit. 1 mile to downtown Forest Park's Madison Ave restaurants, bars, and shops.

Getting around
10 miles to downtown Chicago which is accessible by the CTA blue line.

We neighbor historic Oak Park, which is easily accessible by walking or bus. In Oak Park you will find Brookfield Zoo, Ernest Hemmingway Museum and Birthplace, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, and Oak Park Conservatory.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 30%
Calendar last updated: 02/10/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Apples to Apples, 90's Trivial Pursuit, and others ...moreless

  • Television:

    50” Smart Flat-Screen TV & XBox 360: The TV does not have cable but utilizes wireless for streaming Netflix and Amazon Prime....moreless

  • Video Games:

    XBox 360 and games available to borrow...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    One garage space is included in rental. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, sugar, coffee, tea, sodas, bottle of wine...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$100
$600 $2,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 8.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 02/10/2017
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Location

  • Garfield Park Conservatory

    "Beautiful lush local sight-to-see"

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  • Brookfield Zoo

    "One of the best zoos in the country - great for kids and kids-at-heart."

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  • Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio

    "A must-see!"

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  • Whole Foods Market

    "Yummy food to fill your fridge"

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  • North Riverside Park Mall

    "Local shops to get your needs met. We can suggest better places to shop, but this will do i..."

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  • Kinderhook Tap

    "Yummmmy selections for the craft beer and locally-sourced foodie crowd"

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  • Buzz Cafe

    "The BEST local family spot to grab delicious food or coffee"

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  • Hole in the Wall

    "Jenna has been going here since she was a toddler. A kid's favorite!"

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  • haymarket square martyr's monument

    "A very important part of our nation's history"

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  • New Rebozo Mexican Restaurant

    "This place is rated Five "Oh-My-Gods" - and the chef/owner will personally greet you and exp..."

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  • Munch

    "Vegan deliciousness BYOB"

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  • Duckfat Tavern and Grill

    "Yummy food, drinks, and great key-west style patio. Duckfat fries and delicious."

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  • Starbucks

    "Sometimes you just need starbucks"

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  • Amelia's

    "Good craft Beer and delicious food. Try the Salmon or the garlic or truffle fries."

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  • Mc Gaffers Saloon

    "Local watering hole/ "Cheers". Great patio. Cheap pitchers of beer and good chicken tacos ..."

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  • Caffe de Luca

    "Delicious high-end Italian/ Mediterranean with great wine and martini specials"

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  • House Red -- CLOSED

    "Buy wine to go or stay and have delicious snacks. Fantastic wine selection - many are $10."

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  • Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

    "A must-see for Chicago deep dish pizza, fab bar"

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  • Marion Street Cheese Market

    "Delicious food, wine, and cocktails. Great outdoor patio and brunch."

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  • Oak Park Public Library

    "Spectacular library and community hotspot"

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  • Maya Del Sol

    "A favorite for Latin-fushion"

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  • Lake Street Kitchen and Bar

    "Grab a flatbread and a martini and kill some time before you catch a flick at the Lake Theater"

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  • Classic Cinemas: Lake Theatre

    "Great Local Movie Theater"

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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
O'Hare
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
McGaffer's Saloon
0.8 Miles
Nearest Train
Harlem Stop- CTA Blue Line
0.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
290- Eisenhower
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Amelia's
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Downtown

Car: Not Necessary

Easily walk to bars, restaurants, and grocery stores, and public transit. 1 mile to downtown Forest Park's Madison Ave restaurants, bars, and shops. 10 miles to downtown Chicago which is accessible by the CTA blue line.

We neighbor historic Oak Park, which is easily accessible by walking or bus. In Oak Park you will find Brookfield Zoo, Ernest Hemmingway Museum and Birthplace, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, and Oak Park Conservatory.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: My husband and I are both psychotherapists. We have a dog named Maybe and 2 cats named Puck and Pickle (the animals stay upstairs, outside of your apartment). We are also both creative writers. Matt is a poet, and I write for theater projects. We both love to travel and have had lots of experience travelling around the world. I've been to over 30 countries, and always love meeting people from other parts of the world. For years I hosted international foreign students for extended home-stay experiences. I now have friends all over the world (S. Korea, Brazil, Columbia, Spain, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, etc). We have a huge family that lives in the surrounding Chicagoland area. We both grew up in and around Chicago and are happy to recommend the best spots.

Why the Owner Chose Forest Park, IL, USA:
Easy access to all that Chicago offers without the hassle. Fabulous neighborhood attractions. Cool and cozy apartment you won't want to leave!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Lots of space and very family friendly.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 30%
Calendar last updated: 02/10/2017

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Photos

  • 110 year old Chicago-style brick bungalow on safe residential tree-lined street.

    110 year old Chicago-style brick bungalow on safe residential tree-lined street.

  • Beautiful garden patio with firepit

    Beautiful garden patio with firepit

  • Games: Taboo, Apples to Apples, and 90s Trivial Pursuit

    Games: Taboo, Apples to Apples, and 90s Trivial Pursuit

  • 2nd Bedroom with Full/ Double bed

    2nd Bedroom with Full/ Double bed

  • Millennium Park amphitheatre / Jay Pritzker Pavilion

    Millennium Park amphitheatre / Jay Pritzker Pavilion

  • Millennium Park

    Millennium Park

  • Millennium Park Ice Skating

    Millennium Park Ice Skating

  • Navy Pier

    Navy Pier

VRBO #601508

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, February 24, 2017

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