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Cozy Lakeview Vintage Apt Blocks to Lake Michigan in Vibrant Neighborhood

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to your future vacation "Home Away From Home!" Our Junior 1 Bedroom Apartment will provide you with the perfect urban oasis in Chicago's hip East Lakeview neighborhood on the city's Northside. Ideal for business travelers, solo travelers, couples, or small families looking for private, peaceful, comfortable, and clean accommodations for both short and long term stays.

Located in Chicago's East Lakeview Neighborhood (home of Wrigleyville and Boystown), our Apartment provides peace & quiet while only minutes away from Chicago's best attractions. Steps from Lake Michigan and Belmont Harbor; with easy access to the lakefront, nightlife, dining, entertainment, public transportation, and quick access to downtown.

The apartment, located in a vintage Chicago Elevator Building, features hotel style amenities, comfort and personalized "host-concierge service" in your own PRIVATE 1 bedroom apartment. Fully loaded apartment features main living room, separate dining area/workspace, and fully equipped kitchen... stocked amenities throughout! ALL of this is yours at an extremely AFFORDABLE price! We are priced far below what you would spend at comparable Chicago hotels.

Comfortable, clean, and designed accommodations for two people; with total accommodations of up to four people for those on a budget. The apartment features an EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE Queen Size Memory Foam Mattress Bed (sleeping two) and an additional sofa pull-out bed can be utilized as well (sleeping an additional 2 persons, when needed). *Please note - when the sofa bed is in use, you will lose much of the Living Room space. However, it slides back easily after use.

APARTMENT FEATURES INCLUDE:
* Centrally Located 1 Bedroom Apartment in the heart of Lakeview, home of both Boystown and Wrigleyville. Just steps from lakefront, dining/entertainment, and public transportation.

* Fully Functional Kitchen with appliances, basic supplies, plates, cookware, and utensils.
-Refrigerator/Freezer
-Stove
-Oven
-Microwave
-Toaster
* Keurig Coffee and Tea Station - fully loaded!!!

* Bathroom with two shower heads; included hair dryer, basic essential amenities and linens.

* Separate Dining / Work Area.

* Deluxe Queen Size Memory Foam Bed (linens included).

* Sofa (with optional sofa bed; linens included; additional fee may apply for extra guests).

* Connectivity - Wireless Internet throughout the unit.

* Entertainment - HDTV, Cable, DVD Player, and Bose Home Audio System.

* Heat and Air Conditioning available with the changing seasons. Two Ceiling fans help circulate the air throughout the unit. Corner unit allows for a nice breeze when the windows are open.
-Heat is electric radiator heat located in all rooms, including bathroom. Additional space heaters are provided.
-Air Conditioner is an 8,000 BTU Sharp Window AirConditioner with "Smart" Controls, Auto Temperature and timer settings; remote control provided.

*Full Closet and Dresser for clothes and personal items; plenty of hanging and storage space; Iron and ironing board included.

* Welcome Book and House Manual; Chicago Books and Tourism Guides.

*Safety Guide; First Aid Kit; Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector; Fire Extinguisher

*Parking Passes for nearby neighborhood streets (no additional charge).

*Pet Friendly (additional pet cleaning fee will be applied).

*Elevator Access in Building.

*Gym Access available at neighborhood gym only minutes away (additional discounted guest fee to be paid at gym).

* Your hosts will be on hand as your very own personal concierges to offer advice and tips throughout your stay.

SOFA BED: Please provide us with notice if you will be utilizing the pull-out bed so that we can provide you with the necessary linens.

RATES: Nightly rates vary based upon season, holidays, and other contributing factors. Please select dates to review accurate quote. Weekly and Monthly rates may be negotiated, if not already set up in the system, depending on the week and season; please send an inquiry with questions.

PETS: We are pet friendly, but only with prior discussion and approval so please send an inquiry. There will be an additional cleaning fee charged determined per request.

FAMILIES: We are "family friendly" with a few points to consider. Our home is not by any means "child proofed". We do ask that all children be supervised by a parent at all times. The sofa bed can easily sleep children, but there is not a private room for them so it would be a communal family environment. Also, all children are to be considered as guests during booking. Exceptions to this can be made for infants in which the parents will be supplying the infants bed and linens (travel crib, etc), with prior approval. We do not have necessary bed/crib and linens for infants. Please contact us for further details and with any questions.

GUEST ACCESS: We want you to feel at home while you are staying in our unit. The apartment is your private and personal space while visiting Chicago. You have access to the entire unit and if you need anything please feel free to use it. Small amounts of snacks, beverages, and cooking supplies are stocked for your convenience.

The building has coin operated laundry facilities as well (Washer and Dryer). These are pay to use facilities. We will provide an iron and plenty of closet and hanging space in unit.

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HOUSE RULES AND FAQs

Our true and main goal is to provide you with a CHARMING, COMFORTABLE, and CLEAN apartment to call your home while you are in Chicago so you can focus on enjoying your vacation and this wonderful city.

We are both very easy going and our goal is to accommodate YOU, our guests. Please see our reviews as it highlights the pride we have as hosts and the commitment we make to you. With that being said, the following HOUSE RULES and FAQs are in place to help the process be enjoyable and seamless from check-in to check-out.

*Before or immediately after booking, please send us a message to tell us a little about yourself and the reason for your visit. This will help us ensure our unit is right for you, help us better accommodate your individual needs, and plan for your arrival.

*GOLDEN RULE: MOST IMPORTANTLY, ENJOY YOUR "HOME AWAY FROM HOME" AND TREAT IT AS YOU WOULD TREAT YOUR OWN HOME (or better)!

*CHECK-INs: Standard check-in is after 3pm on arrival day with standard Check-In hours of 3pm-8pm. For check-ins after 8pm please notify us so that we can make proper arrangements to ensure a smooth check in process. You MUST notify us your travel and estimated check-in time and if check-in will be after 8pm it must be discussed beforehand.

In some cases we may be able to accommodate an early check in; but this is on a case by case basis and determined by booking schedule. If we are unable to accommodate an early check-in due to booking and cleaning schedule, we may be able to have you drop off your luggage while we finish preparing the unit for your check-in. Again, this must be communicated with us ahead of time.

*CHECK-OUTs: Standard Check-Out time is 11am the day of departure.

*TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: Please communicate your arrival and departure times as soon as travel plans are made. In some circumstances we may be able to accommodate an early check-in or late check-out; however, this is dependent on the booking schedule of the apartment so it is important to communicate travel plans with hosts in advance. In rare cases when travel plans are not accurately communicated to us, a convenience fee may be applied to early (before 3pm) or late (after 8pm) check-ins; and late check-outs (after 11am).

*HOST SCHEDULING: Please keep in mind that we plan our day around your schedule so that you have a quick and smooth check-in. We ask for communication about check in times so that we can make proper arrangements and schedule accordingly; especially important with our work schedules. We ask that you take that into consideration when communicating with us.

*KEYS AND LOCKOUTS: Please take keys with you EVERY time you exit the apartment. For your safety and security the door automatically locks when closed. A $50 fee will be charged for lockouts and lost keys.

*SMOKING: No Smoking in the apartment; however, you are more than welcome to smoke outside the building. There will be a cleaning fee of $100 taken out of security deposit if smoking occurs in the unit.

*PARTIES/LARGE GROUPS: The space is NOT adequate for hosting large groups or parties.

*UNREGISTERED PEOPLE: Only guests registered at time of reservations or with prior written communication and approval by hosts, are permitted to stay in the apartment for the duration of your trip.

*USAGE: Usage of all snacks, coffee/tea, amenities, paper products and toiletries is expected and encouraged.

*HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Please do not take any of the "permanent" household items without returning before departure. "If you break it, take it, or stain it, you buy it." If something breaks or is damaged, please communicate with us and we can work something out. Most importantly, this will allow us to find a quick solution, repair, or replacement for you stay!

*CLEANING: Upon leaving, please return the unit as you found it when you arrived. We kindly request that you 1) Tidy up any mess and pick up before leaving; 2) Clean any used dishes, appliances, pots and pans; 3) place all trash in trash cans (don't worry, we will take the trash out).

*SECURITY DEPOSIT: The security deposit is FULLY refundable and will be collected ONLY if damage occurs, items are missing from the unit, or for violations of House Rules. We have NOT had to collect on any security deposits in the past and it is our goal to never collect on a deposit with our bookings. Proper understanding of the rules, respect of the apartment, and thorough communication can help ensure this.

*Most Importantly; enjoy your Home Away From Home and all Chicago has to offer!

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is a back building exit right outside the unit; you are welcome to smoke outside. However, no smoking inside the unit. A cleaning fee will be added for any smoking that occurs within the apartment. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    The Pet cleaning fee covers the additional costs of pets. Any extensive damage to the unit or property above and beyond general cleaning will be covered under security deposit and damage insurance. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Main living room includes Queen Size Bed with incredible Memory Foam mattress giving you a great nights sleep. The couch can be converted into a bed by using the sofa-bed sleeping an additional 2 people if necessary. Please provide notice if you plan on utilizing the sofa-bed so we can provide additional linens. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window Air Conditioning Unit cools the apartment during the summer months. ...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiator Heating throughout the unit. Additional space heaters provided if needed. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

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

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December 2016
Dec 1 - Dec 29, 2016
7 night min stay
$139
Fri, Sat
$700 $2,449

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

New Years 2016/2017
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$224 $224
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$174 $199
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,100 $4,400

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 16.4%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Rates may change based upon seasons, weekend versus weeknights, pets, number of occupants, special requests, etc.

Basic Inquiry/Booking FAQs and Rules:

*GOLDEN RULE: Most importantly, PLEASE treat our home as you would want your home to be treated!

*Check-in: 3pm; late check-in's after 8pm must be approved by hosts.

*Check-out: 11am

Please communicate travel plans as early as possible for planning.

*PETS: We do allow pets and the neighborhood is VERY pet friendly. All pets must be housebroken and not cause damage in the unit. Due to the additional cleaning necessary, we will incorporate an additional cleaning fee so this must be arranged before booking for approval. Guest/pet owners are responsible for any and all damaged (stains or otherwise) caused by pets.

*SMOKING: No Smoking in the apartment; however, you are more than welcome to smoke outside the building. There will be a cleaning fee of $100 taken out of security deposit if smoking occurs in the unit.

*PARTIES/LARGE GROUPS: The space is NOT adequate for hosting large groups or parties.

*UNREGISTERED PEOPLE: only guests registered at time of reservations or with prior written communication and approval by hosts, are permitted to stay in the apartment.

*CHILDREN: We are "family friendly" with a few points to consider. Our home is NOT by any means "child proofed". We do ask that all children be supervised by a parent at all times. The sofa-bed can easily sleep children, but there is not a private room for them so it would be a communal family environment. Also, all children are to be considered as guests when booking. Exceptions to this can be made for infants in which the parents will be supplying the infants bed and linens (travel crib, etc), but please communicate with hosts first. We do not have necessary bed and linens for infants.

When booking you are agreeing to the terms set forth in these HOUSE RULES and RENTAL AGREEMENT.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

The Neighborhood

You are in the heart of Chicago's East Lakeview Neighborhood only minutes from Downtown... Home to both Wrigleyville and Boystown. On the north side of Chicago, you are in one of the hippest and hottest neighborhoods. Lakeview East is a culturally diverse Chicago neighborhood with many great treasures to explore.

To our east, we are only steps from the Belmont Harbor, the stunning lakefront and beautiful Lake Michigan. To our west, we are just steps from some of Chicago's best dining, nightlife, and entertainment. Wrigley Field, Home of The Chicago Cubs, is within walking distance. To the immediate south is beautiful Lincoln Park including the Lincoln Park Zoo. By car or public transportation, we are only minutes from Chicago's world-class downtown and the "Loop". Chicago public transportation, both trains (subway) and buses can be easily accessed within minutes.

* Only minutes from Chicago's favorite neighborhoods/districts, including:

To the South:

- Lincoln Park and the Lincoln Park Zoo

-River North

-The Magnificent Mile

-Gold Coast

-Downtown (aka "The Loop")

-Millenium and Grant Parks

-Chinatown

To The North:

-Uptown

-Argyle ("Little Vietnam")

-Edgewater

-Andersonville

-Rogers Park

For basic needs, there is an urban super market just two blocks to the east (towards the lake), and a 24-hr Walgreen's just two blocks to the west. Of course, being in the heart of Chicago - restaurants, bars, entertainment, and shopping are all nearby.

Getting around

CAR & PARKING

If you're driving, we will provide you with parking permits during your stay at no additional cost. Unfortunately we do not have a dedicated parking spot at our unit; but with the passes neighborhood parking will be as convenient as Chicago parking could be. This will allow you to park in any of the neighborhood blocks near the unit. While you may not find a space directly in front of the unit, the passes will allow you to park within a short walking distance. You will want to pay attention to the signs on Belmont street and other parking restrictions (check street signs) as some of their spots are pay parking or time restricted and you would want to avoid those. The permits would allow for free parking on the "neighborhood" streets.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Public Transportation can be easily accessed just outside the building. Cabs and Uber can easy be hailed as well. Only two blocks to the east (towards the Lake) you can hop on the Express Bus taking you downtown to the heart of Michigan Avenue in minutes. Only a few blocks to the west is access to Chicago's Belmont Train Station (Red, Brown, and Purple Lines) with quick access to downtown. We will provide you with tips on getting the best usage out of Chicago's top class public transportation.

TRAIN AND BUS

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates elevated (‘L’) and subway trains in the city and nearby suburbs offering quick transportation to/from the local airports and other popular Chicago attractions. There are seven different lines indicated by color. The BELMONT STATION with access to the RED, BROWN, and PURPLE LINES is just a short walk from the apartment.

Buses easily connect you and transport you anywhere across the city. The BROADWAY, BELMONT, HALSTED, CLARK, SHERIDAN, and LAKE SHORE DRIVE EXPRESS buses are all nearby. The Lake Shore Drive Express Bus in only a few minutes walk from the apartment and can easily take you to the heart of the Magnificent Mile and Downtown Chicago in minutes.

TAXI AND UBER

Cabs can be hailed at almost any time directly in front of the building. UberTaxi is available in Chicago and a great way to make sure you don't have to wait for a cab during off hours. While city rules require taxis to accept credit cards, I always recommend asking beforehand as sometimes the cab's "machine may not be working". When in doubt... use uber or ask!

 

Owner info

About the owner: We are two very dedicated and passionate guys, working hard to provide a stronger future for ourselves and our dog, Dale. Our journey on Airbnb has been a blessing - a journey we started together, and a journey which allows us to work together as a couple. We both come from hospitality backgrounds and working with people is something we look forward to - AirBnB definitely gives us this opportunity. Our work schedules are quite busy, and many weeks AirBnB allows us to work together outside of our careers... oddly enough, true quality time together. One of the main reasons we host travelers is so that we may travel. Tony is from the island of Guam and has not been home to see his family in over six years due to the outrageously expensive costs of returning home. Through our time together, I have not yet had the opportunity to meet his family for this very reason. We decided to host so that we soon can make this dream of visiting his home and family a reality. Its a fun irony - we hope to provide our guests with the ability to enjoy an affordable and memorable vacation in Chicago so that we may soon travel ourselves. Because of this, we are thankful for each booking, each relationship, and each person we have met and will continue to meet on this Journey. Truly thankful and humbled! Our hosting philosophy is simple... Our true and main goal is to provide you with a CHARMING, COMFORTABLE, and CLEAN apartment to call your home while you are in Chicago so you can focus on enjoying your vacation and this wonderful city. We are both very easy going and our goal is to accommodate YOU, our guests. Please see our reviews as it highlights the pride we have as hosts and the commitment we make to you. There are three things we have learned that we enjoy most about hosting. 1) The sense of pride we have in the unit we offer. 2) The overall experience we provide you during your stay. 3) The conversations and relationships we have with our guests. Thank You, Phil and Tony

Why the Owner Chose Lake View East, Chicago, IL, USA:
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION AFFORDABLE AFFORDABLE AFFORDABLE

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Our dedication and commitment to you, our guests, to ensure you get the very best out of your vacation and time in Chicago!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

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Photos

  • Welcome to your Windy City East Lakeview home away from home!

    Welcome to your Windy City East Lakeview home away from home!

  • Your Deluxe Memory Foam Queen Bed will give you an incredible nights sleep!

    Your Deluxe Memory Foam Queen Bed will give you an incredible nights sleep!

  • Fully loaded 1-BR apartment; Deluxe Queen Bed sleeps 2; sofa bed additional 2.

    Fully loaded 1-BR apartment; Deluxe Queen Bed sleeps 2; sofa bed additional 2.

  • The bathroom includes amenities for your stay.  Towels, hair dryer, toiletries!

    The bathroom includes amenities for your stay. Towels, hair dryer, toiletries!

  • Seperate Dining and Work Area; dining settings for up to 4 people.

    Seperate Dining and Work Area; dining settings for up to 4 people.

  • Keurig Coffee Station is fully loaded to help get your day started with a boost!

    Keurig Coffee Station is fully loaded to help get your day started with a boost!

  • Brand New 8,000 BTU Air Conditioning unit keeps the unit cool on summer nights.

    Brand New 8,000 BTU Air Conditioning unit keeps the unit cool on summer nights.

  • It's the little touches throughout the unit to help make you feel at home!

    It's the little touches throughout the unit to help make you feel at home!

  • Your Deluxe Memory Foam Queen Bed will give you an incredible nights sleep!

    Your Deluxe Memory Foam Queen Bed will give you an incredible nights sleep!

  • Your Deluxe Memory Foam Queen Bed will give you an incredible nights sleep!

    Your Deluxe Memory Foam Queen Bed will give you an incredible nights sleep!

  • The bathroom includes amenities for your stay.  Towels, hair dryer, toiletries!

    The bathroom includes amenities for your stay. Towels, hair dryer, toiletries!

  • Seperate Dining and Work Area; dining settings for up to 4 people.

    Seperate Dining and Work Area; dining settings for up to 4 people.

  • Keurig Coffee Station is fully loaded to help get your day started with a boost!

    Keurig Coffee Station is fully loaded to help get your day started with a boost!

  • It's the little touches throughout the unit to help make you feel at home!

    It's the little touches throughout the unit to help make you feel at home!

  • It's the little touches throughout the unit to help make you feel at home!

    It's the little touches throughout the unit to help make you feel at home!

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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