The SpaceThe apartment is one of two units located in an old historic building on the first floor. It is very nice and quiet. Located just 15 miles from Chicago Loop and 1.1 mile from the local metra train station. Guest AccessThis is not a shared space. You will have the entire apartment for your stay. No access to the basement. If driving you will have access to the garage(one parking space). There are three keys to enter the apartment. The first door or main entry door has two locks the ZOMBIE key opens the top lock; the GOLD key opens the bottom lock. Once you are inside the hallway; apartment #1 is to your right and the colorful DOTTED KEY opens that lock...wala you are in! Enjoy your stay. Interaction with GuestsI am available to text or talk with guest and help them out during their stay. I'm easily accessible and typically respond quickly. I don't usually meet in person with guest out of respect for your privacy, but I am open to meet in person with those who want to interact with me. The NeighborhoodBlue Island is an old historic city that is family friendly, and has a few local night clubs, pubs and restaurants. Has An 18-hole golf course just minutes from the apartment that is a challenge to even the most experienced golfer. There are full practice facilities, including a lighted driving range and a practice putting green, golf shop, snack shop and sports bar. Getting AroundTransportation & Transit
Blue Island is conveniently located near Interstate 57, which is just a short 15 miles to Downtown Chicago’s Loop. Interstate 57 also provides convenient links to nearby suburbs and virtually the entire Midwest through connection with Interstates 294 and 80.
Blue Island is located .25 miles west of I-57, .5 miles east of the Tri-State Tollway and is bisected by Western Avenue, which in Blue Island is part of the historic Dixie Highway. In its heyday, Dixie Highway connected Chicago with Miami, Florida.
Blue Island is a hub for Metra Trains and is home to 6 stations on the Rock Island District and Electric Lines. There are numerous (about 102!) trains heading to and from Blue Island and Downtown Chicago’s Loop daily and usually arrive within 30-45 mins. To find out train schedules and station locations, visit the Metra (EMAIL HIDDEN)
Pace Suburban Bus Service
PACE Bus transportation is easy and convenient throughout Blue Island, Downtown Chicago and surrounding communities. The city’s streets are pedestrian-friendly for those who like to walk to the store, school or library, or just for fun of it. For more information about schedules and bus stops, visit PACE’s Bus Schedule & Map page and new Route Finder.
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Bus Service
CTA Route 49A-South Western runs along Western Ave from Blue Island into Chicago. For more information on routes, fares and schedules, visit CTA online or download the Route 49A Schedule and Route Map.
Regional Transportation Authority
CTA, Metra and PACE are all a part of the Northeastern Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). Visit (URL HIDDEN) to plan a multi-modal trip, obtain transit schedules or search for the next train/bus on the CTA, Metra and/or PACE systems. Visit RTA online for additional information or to download the RTA Regional System Map.
Chicago’s 2 major airports have hundreds of flights daily and are easily accessible by car or bus. Chicago Midway International Airport is 12.5 miles (30 mins) from Blue Island, while O’Hare International is 34 miles (45 mins) away. Other Things to NotePlease note: the apartment is spacious enough for 4 people, but I only have ONE queen size bed in the apartment. There is a large chaise lounge in the second bedroom, that some guest choose to sleep on. I don't provide any linen for that, but just ask and I'll leave you a blanket or two:). I might even be willing to throw in an air mattress for an extra fee. The kitchen is equipped with a working stove, microwave and refrigerator in a addition to a coffee maker. You are responsible for purchasing your own food and condiments; I do not provide salt and pepper or any type of condiments other than coffee, cream and sugar. Every now and again, I may leave some breakfast goodies at my discretion! The apartment is as cute as the picture, but please know the building was built in the 1800's it's an old structure! Some may not think it's as cute on the outside as it is on the inside. Although, I think it's the cutest yellow building on the block!!!