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Amazing Loft Home 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath, Perfect for Families, Couples, Girl's Getaways

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Condominium, 4 Bedrooms, 3.0 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Our funky warehouse & former tavern turned costume factory turned fabulous Lincoln Park home can be your home away from home in Chicago.

Located in Chicago's newest neighborhood - 'SONO', at the crossroads of Lincoln Park - Old Town & River North - we are just two blocks south of Chicago’s “little Michigan Avenue” and on the Halsted Street busline, the North Avenue & Division street buses as well as the North/Clybourn Red Line and the Sedgwick Brown Line. In short, there is nowhere you can't get to in pretty much a straight shot.

If you’re heading to Chicago and looking to be near downtown but want a more neighborhood experience with friendly, knowledgeable transcontinental hosts, our home on Halsted just might be the perfect fit for you.

This amazing, bright and sunny 1800 sq foot loft is on Halsted in the Lincoln Park neighborhood is just 2 blocks from the Red Line train, with easy access to three bus routes (one which stops right out front of the building), the Kennedy Expressway and Lake Shore Drive.

My husband and I are just now completing this renovation as we downsize from the amazing dream home we created in the early 1990s to run our translation business and raise our family. Your home base in Chicago is the first part of what will ultimately be 4 urban loft homes in a former tavern & dance hall (1890s) turned costume & magic card factory (1950s) turned our urban dream home (1990s).

After 12 years of managing our vacation rentals in Greece, and one year with our first Chicago rental, we’ve learned how to design and build the perfect vacation space for your guests. We love to be able to accommodate families and groups of couples or friends in spaces that sleep everyone in private bedrooms, leaving the common area open for group meals and just relaxing.

This 4 bedroom 3 bath sleeps 12 - 14 guests in real beds in the privacy of bedrooms, while offering plenty of hang around room for everyone in the open floor plan living room (easily seats 10 - 12 around the TV area – dining room table opens to seat up to 12 - 14 – chef’s kitchen area - seating for 5 at the kitchen island.

Our spacious, comfortably furnished bedrooms have brand new Sealy Posturpedic beds, high thread count bath linens, and plenty of fluffy towel sets for everyone.

One bedroom sleeps 5 (one has a Queen and 2 twin [single] beds plus a trundle), the second bedrooms sleeps  4 guests in a Queen and a twin [single] bed & a popup trundle, the third bedroom sleeps 3 in a Queen and a twin bed, and the fourth bedroom/den sleeps 3  in 3 twin beds (daybed with trundle plus a twin). Two of the 4 bedrooms are en suite, and the 3rd and 4th share a full bathroom. And though the living room sofa also converts to a single or double bed, the apartment comfortably sleeps up to 12 guests in the bedrooms, without anyone in the living room.

For groups concerned with offering everyone their own bed to sleep in, we can accommodate 12 in individual beds: 3 Queen beds, 9 twin/single beds – plus 2 in the living room on convertible daybed sofas. No air mattresses!.

Bedrooms accommodate up to 15 guests.

There are three full bathrooms, and fabulous chef's kitchen and plenty of seating and hang around room for everyone, free WiFi, a clothes washer and dryer and easy free parking if you need it.

The neighborhood is great: 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 great casual places like SoNo Woodfired, Burger Bar, Uncle Julio's, Dinosaur BBQ, Nando's PeriPeri, Earl's, Yard House, Lyfe Kitchen and 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.

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).

Please note the frontline rate on this site is for our minimum number of guests and do not include taxes or the housekeeping fee. Your final quote will include those totals.

We require a minimum a reservation deposit of 50% of your total to hold your dates with the balance due 60 days prior to arrival. We accept payment by most major credit cards, personal checks, Chase E-Pay, and PopMoney or Paypal Invoice.

More Details

Owner
Greek Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Greek Vacation Rentals

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.

Why Greek Vacation Rentals chose Near North Side

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 to 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! Tired of being homeless in Athens, we purchased a second penthouse directly adjacent to the Athens First. In 2006 we completed the renovations of three additional short term furnished rentals and so, when it was time to downsize the former factory building in Chicago which we bought in 1995 and had renovated into an amazing city home - it was only logicial that we'd grow our accidental vacation rental business a bit more -- this time in MY hometown of Chicago.

What makes this condo unique

Our spacious, sunny furnished rentals in Chicago are designed to provide the perfect home base for families, groups of friends, groups of couples traveling together. After 12 years in the VR business, we have come to know what travelers and guests need in a great rental and our Chicago lofts provide that.

We want everyone in our homes to sleep in real beds; comfortable beds (no air mattresses!) We want you to open the cabinets of our kitchens and find what you need to prepare a simple breakfast or a gourmet meal for a crowd. We want couples to have privacy and our living rooms to be communal spaces for everyone to hang, day or night - so everyone sleeps in bedrooms (or dens) and we don't ever want anyone waiting in line to use the bathroom, so our homes have multiple (an some en suite).

Of course the comfort of your rental is only part of what helps you choose where to stay. Location, location, location also plays a part, and ours is perfectly situated at the crossroads of everything Chicago: We're smack dab in between Old town, the Gold Coast, Wicker Park, Bucktown, the West Loop and Lincoln Park. There isn't anywhere you can get to quickly either on foot, on the L, on a bus or in an Uber or taxi. Our guests love that and so do we!

Amenities

Goose Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Baths 1 and 2 are en suite Bath 3 is en suite with a second lockable door to the hall so it can be shared with guests sleeping in bedroom 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms accommodate up to 15 guests. We can sleep 12 in individual beds plus 2 in the living room on convertible daybed sofas. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have en suite baths with walk in showers. Bedroom 3 has an en suite bath with a second entrance so it can be shared with guests staying in the 4th bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court

Reviews

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Amazing Loft Home 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath, Perfect for Families, Couples, Girl's Getaways
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Excellent Stay in a great location!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was Perfect and Carole was great. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We're looking forward to your return! Carole and Basil
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5

Great place in Chicago

  • 5 of 5

Nice place for weekend in Chicago.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was seamless and enjoyable! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Right!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 7 of us gather annually somewhere in the US for Girls Weekend once a year. This year we were delighted with the accommodations in this loft. There was plenty of sleeping room, bathrooms and the great room worked well for our all-weekend-long talking/cooking/eating time together. The loft is a short walk to a lot of dining and shopping options and a quick uber to downtown. All in all we were very happy with all the arrangements. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guys Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 8 guys. The Magic Factory loft gave us all lots of space for sleeping and mingling in the large open dining/living and kitchen areas. With the weather being amazing on this trip, the balcony off the kitchen was great for soaking up some November sun!! The area is nice and central as well. We were only a short uber ride away from downtown, Wrigley field, soldier field etc. Not to mention the local amenities situated a stone throw away from the loft.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large, comfortable space for extended families

  • 5 of 5

10 of us shared this space for a family wedding and it was absolutely perfect. It was large and comfortable for a group plus the neighborhood is great. Carole kindly provides a map to direct you to such necessities as Whole Foods and a Super Target, and they are all within walking distance. It was a great experience for a lovely event.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The neighborhood is great: 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 SoNo Woodfired, Burger Bar, Uncle Julio's, Dinosaur BBQ, Nando's PeriPeri, Earl's, Yard House, Lyfe Kitchen and 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).

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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • 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

    * Additional guest: $25.00 (Flat Rate Per Person Per Night)
    * Housekeeping: $125.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)
    * Chicago, County & State Occupancy Taxes: %21.40 (Percentage of Rent & Taxable Fees)

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