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December Specials! Amazing Loft Home 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath, Perfect for Girl's Getaways

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Last updated: 11/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

December Specials! Holiday shoppers special!
Save 20% for 3 nights now until Christmas!

Amazing loft home 4 bdrm, 3 bath, perfect for girl's getawaysOur 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 4 (one has a Queen and 2 twin [single] beds), the second & third bedrooms each sleep 3 guests in a Queen and a twin [single] bed, and the fourth bedroom/den sleeps 2 in two twin beds (daybed & trundle). 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 10 in individual beds (3 Queen beds, 7 twin/single beds – no air mattresses!).

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, french, greek
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary guest must be 25 or over....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We can provide up to 2 cribs and 2 high chairs...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Our home and building are stictly non smoking....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love our furry friends - and the building is dog and cat friendly as we have both in our private apartment - but our rentals are all pet free....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    For the time being our building is not accessible - an elevator is on order, so do ask if it has been installed (probably in the spring of 2016)...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 12-18

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 3 twin/ single

    1 twin bed is a trundle with a true twin mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    2nd twin is an adult pop up trundle with true Sealy mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single

    3rd twin is an adult pop up trundle w/true Sealy mattress...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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  • 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...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

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

    An off street parking space is available for an additional fee....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The loft has a small balcony with a cafe table and 2 chairs. It is not a balcony that will accommodate the whole gang - so please don't book with plans to dine al fresco....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter 2016
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2016
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter Holidays
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$795 $850
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2017
Jan 2 - Mar 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Spring Break 2017
Mar 17 - Mar 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$795 $850
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2017
Mar 28 - May 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Restaurant Show 2017
May 19 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$795 $850
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$795 $850
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

July 4 Holiday 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$795 $850
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Jul 6 - Jul 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Lollapalooza 2017
Jul 27 - Aug 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$795 $850
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Aug 2 - Oct 11, 2017
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$750 $825
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Housekeeping $125
  • Tax Rate 21.4%

Notes:

Rates are based on the number of guests. Please note - you will be required to complete and return our guest agreement and include the names of the guests staying in the apartment. 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.)


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ohare
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sully's & Joes
50 Metres
Nearest Train
North Clybourn L
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
90/94
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many many many
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
North Avenue

Car: Not Necessary

We are in the heart of everything! Surrounded by great restaurants (gourmet delights like Alinea & Boka, family friendly Dinosauer BBQ, Uncle Julios & Nando's Peri Peri, pubs & breweries like Yard House & Goose Island Brewery), shopping heaven along and off North Avenue for big names or strolling on boutique lined Armitage ... But that's not all! From our home its a straight shot north DePaul & Wrigley Field, straight shot west to Wicker Park, and straight shot east to the Mag Mile & Rush Street and a straight shot south to Fulton Market & Randolph Street restaurant row and Greektown.... There isn't anywhere you can't get to quickly and easily from our superb location (though there's so much to do right here, you may never venture far ... !)

 

Owner info

Greek Vacation Rentals

Year Purchased: 1995

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!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, greek
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

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Photos

  • Steps from the Red Line North/Clybourn Stop, Apple Store

    Steps from the Red Line North/Clybourn Stop, Apple Store

  • Joes Roof Garden and lots of other places to hang out within a short walk

    Joes Roof Garden and lots of other places to hang out within a short walk

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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