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

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Bright open floor plan, seats 12

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Spacious 4 bedroom/3 bath sleeps 12, real beds, WiFi, Walk to everything

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.
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

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  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 20 - May 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$595 $825
Base Rate
Apr 23 - Apr 22, 2020
3 night min stay
$795 $850
Restaurant Show 2017
May 19 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$695 $750
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$795 $825
July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$795 $850
Summer 2017
Jul 6 - Jul 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$750 $850
Lollapalooza
Jul 27 - Aug 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$795 $895
Summer 2017
Aug 2 - Oct 11, 2017
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$795 $850
Fall/Winter 2016
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$450 $595
Winter Holidays
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
$595 $650
Winter 2017
Jan 2 - Mar 2, 2018
2 night min stay
$495 $595
Spring Break 2017
Mar 2 - Apr 19, 2018
3 night min stay
$595 $695
Spring 2017
Apr 20 - May 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$595 $825
Restaurant Show 2017
May 19 - May 25, 2018
3 night min stay
$695 $750
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 29, 2018
3 night min stay
$795 $825
July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2018
3 night min stay
$795 $850
Summer 2017
Jul 6 - Jul 26, 2018
3 night min stay
$750 $850
Lollapalooza
Jul 27 - Aug 1, 2018
3 night min stay
$795 $895
Summer 2017
Aug 2 - Oct 11, 2018
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2018
3 night min stay
$795 $850
Fall/Winter 2016
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2018
2 night min stay
$450 $595
Winter Holidays
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2019
3 night min stay
$595 $650
Winter 2017
Jan 2 - Mar 2, 2019
2 night min stay
$495 $595
Spring Break 2017
Mar 2 - Apr 19, 2019
3 night min stay
$595 $695
Spring 2017
Apr 20 - May 1, 2019
2 night min stay
$595 $825
Restaurant Show 2017
May 19 - May 25, 2019
3 night min stay
$695 $750
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2019
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 29, 2019
3 night min stay
$795 $825
July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2019
3 night min stay
$795 $850
Summer 2017
Jul 6 - Jul 26, 2019
3 night min stay
$750 $850
Lollapalooza
Jul 27 - Aug 1, 2019
3 night min stay
$795 $895
Summer 2017
Aug 2 - Oct 11, 2019
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2019
3 night min stay
$795 $850
Fall/Winter 2016
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2019
2 night min stay
$450 $595
Winter Holidays
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2020
3 night min stay
$595 $650
Winter 2017
Jan 2 - Mar 1, 2020
2 night min stay
$495 $595
Spring Break 2017
Mar 2 - Apr 19, 2020
3 night min stay
$595 $695
Spring 2017
Apr 20 - May 1, 2020
2 night min stay
$595 $825
Restaurant Show 2017
May 19 - May 25, 2020
3 night min stay
$695 $750
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2020
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 29, 2020
3 night min stay
$795 $825
July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2020
3 night min stay
$795 $850
Summer 2017
Jul 6 - Jul 26, 2020
3 night min stay
$750 $850
Lollapalooza
Jul 27 - Aug 1, 2020
3 night min stay
$795 $895
Summer 2017
Aug 2 - Oct 11, 2020
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2020
3 night min stay
$795 $850
Fall/Winter 2016
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2020
2 night min stay
$450 $595
Winter Holidays
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2021
3 night min stay
$595 $650

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.


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 * 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)

Fees and Taxes:

  • Tax Rate 21.4%
  • Cleaning $125

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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Location

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).

 

Owner info

Greek Vacation Rentals

About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose Near North Side, Chicago, IL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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!


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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Bright open floor plan, seats 12

    Bright open floor plan, seats 12

  • Kitchen seating for 6 and dining room seating for 8 - 10

    Kitchen seating for 6 and dining room seating for 8 - 10

  • Spacious bright loft with seating for 12 guests

    Spacious bright loft with seating for 12 guests

  • Triple sleeps three in twins - perfect & safe for the kids

    Triple sleeps three in twins - perfect & safe for the kids

  • Three full bathrooms with walk in showers

    Three full bathrooms with walk in showers

  • Feel like your visiting friends in our short term rental

    Feel like your visiting friends in our short term rental

  • Chef's gourmet kitchen with Thermador professional appliances.

    Chef's gourmet kitchen with Thermador professional appliances.

  • Super comfortable Sealy posturpeduc beds and silky Damask bed linens

    Super comfortable Sealy posturpeduc beds and silky Damask bed linens

  • Family bedroom sleeps 5 guest with en suite bathroom

    Family bedroom sleeps 5 guest with en suite bathroom

  • Two master bedrooms with walk in showers

    Two master bedrooms with walk in showers

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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