PLEASE NOTE-For larger groups, this home has 4 levels, 3 separate apartments, multiple rooms and a variety of accommodations available for different budgets and needs.
As hosts, we typically remain on the property full time and operate as a bed and breakfast, hostel and/or dormitory style environment. We welcome you to respectfully enjoy our home as if it were your own, with access to the living areas, decks, eat in kitchens, etc. In order to accommodate you or your group appropriately, I will need additional information. For example, your group may not fit in one room, you may wish to occupy more than one room or request the entire home (not available May thru October) or a level of the home. Charges vary by person, space, room/s, weekends/special holidays or events and length of stay. My apologies but it is difficult to address each and every possibility we can provide so the site calculator and/or calendar will NOT be correct. Please verify availability and rates with the host prior to booking. Thank you for your understanding and assistance in providing you a memorable vacation and stay. About the neighborhood:
Why we love it- Lakeview is a beautiful neighborhood with lush tree lined streets, historic townhomes, and lots of young families. Pretend you’re a local by spending time walking around the area parks, boutiques, brunch joints (Kanel, Bakin’& Eggs) coffee shops, and amazing restaurants with dining deals every night! Speaking of the nightlife-vibrant bars with wonderful craft beers, (Ten Cat, NorthDown) happening live music venues (Uncommon Ground, Schuba’s, Metro, Lincoln Hall), comedy clubs (Chemically Imbalanced, IO Theater), catch indie and foreign films (The Landmark Century Centre Cinema, The MusicBox or Brew and View at the Vic) award winning performing arts (Athenaeum, Apollo, TimeLine, Playground) makes this an ideal location. Not to mention Chicago’s sporting events-Wrigley Field is within walking distance and the home of the Bulls and Blackhawks (United Center) as well as White Sox’s Cellular Field is a quick trip on public transit! With twenty-four hour trains, some overnight bus services, and plenty of taxis, transportation in and around the city is fast and easy- even to and from Midway and O’Hare Airport! Enjoy Lake Michigan’s Lakefront, with a 22 mile stretch of bike and running path. Don’t forget to sink your toes in the sand, visit the fun bars and maybe join a game of volleyball at North, Oak, Ohio and Montrose Beaches. The free Lincoln Park Zoo and Nature Museum are close by and great for a family-fun weekend. After dark when the "Loop" and downtown sites are desolate, the work day is over and the sidewalks roll up at 6pm, take an opportunity to enjoy the uniqueness of one of the best North side neighborhoods. Take a break and unwind from your conference or convention at McCormick Place. Stroll along Lincoln, Clark and Belmont Avenue's or over to Roscoe Village to enjoy our local stores and vintage shops. Just a few blocks away, check out the up and coming Southport Corridor and Music Box Theater. Walk to Wrigleyville for the city’s best nite life, plethora of bars (The Cubby Bear, The Dugout) and restaurants or Wrigley Field for Cubs Games and concerts. (free game nite and concert parking for our guests) We’ve got it all! Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Jewel Osco are just a quick walk. (Our neighborhood has a walk score of 91) We provide Wifi, cable TV, parking, etc. About the transit: Chicago's amazing public transit system and the proximity of stops to our place, makes this an ideal location to call home base when visiting the city and local attractions. Sleep peacefully-we are close enough to the "EL" for convenience but far enough that it is a distant if unnoticeable sound. Our clean, safe home is nestled conveniently between the Red line train (which operates 24/7) and Brown line Addison "EL" city train stops. The Paulina brown line station is just a few short blocks along with the Southport and Addison brown line stations within 10 minutes walking distance. The #9 (North and South) and the #152 (East and West) bus stops are at each end of our block.
About the sites: The speedy train will have you to the steps of all area sites within minutes; such as Michigan Avenue known as Magnificent Mile for the shoppers, The Arts Institute for the largest Monet collection in the world, Museum Campus for those who wish to explore the Shedd Aquarium, Field and Science and Adler Planetarium. Or if your wish is to wander Navy Pier for the 15 story Ferris Wheel and Shakespeare Theater or take in the beauty of Lake Shore Drive and the miles of lakefront bike paths, this is it. Visit other conveniently located neighborhoods. Check out Old Town for a visit to the famous Second City and Wells Street, or further East to Gold Coast for more great restaurants and nightlife and further West for trendy Bucktown and Wicker Park for shopping or food tours. Go North to Andersonville’s quaint Main Street, North West to Lincoln Square for Old Town School of Folk Music and North East to Uptown for some of my favorites like Tank Noodle on Argyle Streets “Little Vietnam” area, the Green Mill, Chicago’s oldest jazz club, the Aragon Ballroom and Riviera and Annoyance Theaters. Other must see and do’s like, Millennium Park to include The Bean (Cloud Gate) and Frank Gehry’s outdoor concert pavilion, Grant Park for Buckingham Fountain, Soldier Field, Lincoln Park and the free Zoo all easy trips. The not to be missed tours by boat, bus or foot sponsored by the Chicago Architectural Foundation for structural and history buffs alike, Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) for the 360 degree views on the Sky Deck and the John Hancock Building observatory for the adventurers. Nearby colleges DePaul and Loyola as well as easily accessible UIC and Northwestern, makes this a great stay for parent visits or temporary housing for college students. About the house: This is an amazing place with lots of space! This home has 4 levels; the Penthouse level and the main level (A) which are one apartment, the middle level (B) which is its own apartment and the garden level (C) also its own apartment. The Penthouse level, accessed by 3 flights stairs, offers two enormous rooms. On the East side of the home, is the Master Suite with Master Bath. It offers a King Size Sleep Number bed, steam shower and private entrance from the Sky Deck. You can see why it is our primary occupancy and why we rent it only on occasion :) On the West side of the Penthouse level is an enormous room without shared walls for maximum privacy. This also offers an equally grand full size bathroom located just outside the bedroom door creating an environment that is nearly a Master Suite in its own right. This room can provide accommodations in a mix of real beds and air mattresses. The Main level (A)- The front door staircase leads to a sizable living room that seats 8+ with our brand new leather Lazy boy reclining sofa, leather chair and ottoman and new 46" flat screen tv w/cable. Conveniently located on this level is also a spacious full size bathroom with stand- up walk in shower. The enormous eat in kitchen seats 4 to 5 persons at the counter and another 6 to 8 at the dining table. There is a deck off of the kitchen that can seat another 4 to 5 persons. Sleeping accommodations on the main level consist of a large room with a mix of either real beds or air mattresses and a flat screen cable tv. There is also a semi private alcove off of the living room blocked off by privacy screens. Both the Main and Penthouse levels have had the most up to date conveniences to include a stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher and central heat and air conditioning. Apartment B- This apartment, accessed by only one flight of stairs, has the perfect arrangement for groups wishing to have a more private stay. For example, we welcome families with well-behaved children and mature, respectful adults and students. The amenities include a large living room with brand new flat screen tv, sectional sofa, an enormous eat in kitchen with a modern bar height table and island kitchen counter with bar stool seating. There is a deck just off of the kitchen to have your morning coffee. A/C window units keep the space cool and comfortable in the summer and central heat keeps it cozy in the winter. There is one enormous bedroom which has a unique and comfy "loft style" bed (grown up bunk bed) and a 2nd cozy bedroom. A combination of real beds and air mattresses are available to sleep your group comfortably. If needed, the living room can accommodate comfy, raised air mattresses as well. Three enormous closets easily offer plenty of storage space for luggage for large groups. Need more room/s? More sleeping spaces or gathering spaces are available for your group on other levels! The Garden Level Apartment C- A very spacious yet smaller version of accommodations and amenities provided in Apartment B, this unit has been equipped with a window bench seat, flat screen tv, full kitchen to include a microwave, coffee pot and toaster oven. For travelers wishing more comforts than a hotel, we can provide a dining room table, two comfy living room chairs and a desk. Sleeping accommodations provide for a mix of real and air mattresses which can be increased for a larger group by moving and/or eliminating dining and living room furniture. Between the garden unit design and windy city breeze, this space stays cool in the summer and central heat keeps it cozy in the winter. Need more room/s? More sleeping spaces are available for your group on other levels! What makes our place unique? The amount of space we offer of course! One of the few places in the city that has the ability to accommodate larger groups, we love hosting out of town guests and ensuring they have a great experience. We realize you are either on vacation or here for business and want you to feel right at home. Whatever we can do to make this a memorable trip, please let us know. We can accommodate ALL size groups from the single traveler, those traveling with a friend, couples, families, groups-you name it, we hope to accommodate it! We welcome mature bachelor and bachelorette groups, family reunions, and groups we just haven't thought of yet:) (Thorough detailed itinerary, guest and vehicle list required) Great way to "live like a local" while exploring the city. Be our guests! Be our guests! Be our guests:) *Smoking is permitted on the rear deck only!! **Parking in this neighborhood is free, non permitted and easily available except for Cubs game nites. We provide free parking passes to our guests. We also have private covered garage spaces available for $25 per nite. Great added value since parking in the city is $25 tp $50 per nite minimum. ***Wish to keep to your workout while traveling? Find these amenities within a few blocks: XSports Fitness offers $20 daily and $45 weekly guest passes. Or you can support the local YMCA for just $12 per day. Prefer Yoga? Check out CorePower Yoga. LGBT friendly