Please read this listing in it's entirety prior to booking. This is a very unique property - it has the potential to be the highlight of your trip to Chicago. You will be able to walk to some of the top restaurants, bars, and attractions in Chicago. You'll have an opportunity to enjoy time spent with family and friends together under one roof. You'll be able to enjoy cocktails and drink in the Chicago Downtown Skyline from our panoramic view rooftop deck.
That being said, our home is not for everyone. We have tried our best to spell out all the idiosyncrasies in our home so that there are no surprises. Managing expectations is very important - please read this entire listing so you have a very clear idea of us, our home, and our expectations for you.
I'll do my best to give you a virtual tour of the property so you are totally clear on the setup. Access is controlled by a lockbox at the back door that is changed after each guest departs. If we accept your reservation, we will send you a detailed set of entry instructions a few days prior to your arrival date. Please review these instructions prior to coming to the home so you can enjoy all the amenities we have to offer.
When you park in our private lot and enter the property, you will be in the kitchen. Our kitchen is spacious and open, and you'll be able to prepare great meals to share with your friends and family. We have a dining table, bar seating, microwave, and stove. There are basic utensils and cooking supplies to make meals. If you are planning on making an elaborate meal, you might want to bring your own supplies so you are totally comfortable.
Once you pass the kitchen, you will pass a long hallway with each of the bedrooms and bathrooms. I'll provide descriptions for the bedrooms and bathrooms later on, for now let's discuss the family room.
The family room has three large leather sofas with a flatscreen SMART TV. Two of the leather sofas are click couches - foldable leather futons made by the Serta Mattress company that convert into super comfortable full sized beds. The third sofa is a large leather sectional that can easily sleep two adults (one on the chaise and one on the main sofa). You can get a better idea from the photos, but the room has been setup tastefully and we have been able to host tons of family and friends that visit us for special occasions. Regarding the TV, we do not use basic cable, instead you can stream netflix and other media options directly from the TV itself. We have blazing fast dedicated wifi for this unit so you can stream whatever you'd like! You can also watch sporting events if you have an ESPN account.
The two bedrooms and main bathrooms are adjacent to the living room and accessible from the long hallway to the kitchen.
The first bedroom has two huge king sized beds with an ensuite bathroom. The bedroom has large windows that are double paned so there is very minimum noise from the street. The ensuite bathroom has a shower and tub with a vanity so you can get ready quickly and explore the city!
The second bedroom has two more king sized beds and another ensuite bathroom with stand up shower and full vanity and comode.
This beds are hotel quality and are an absolute dream to sleep in. Many of our guests have asked where we get our beds from and have purchased the same beds after staying at our home! If you stay with us and enjoy the beds, definitely feel free to reach out and we will send you the store owners contact info!
There is also a half bathroom with commode and vanity that is adjacent to the kitchen area. We were able to setup a stackable washer and dryer behind a folding door in this bathroom to save space. Feel free to use it for any laundry needs.
I hope this answers all of our questions. We want you to have a clear picture about our home and we would like to have a clear picture about your group. The most important aspect of this experience for us is your guest count. Please be very clear about the number of guests that you will be having in our home - both daytime and overnight. If you are planning to have a additional guests or a gathering of any sort, please let us know in advance. For additional guests that are not sleeping in the beds, we provide air mattresses and additional linens.
We have a great relationship with our neighbors and would like to set expectations with them so they are not disturbed. Please note, any unauthorized guests or gatherings will result in your reservation being terminated without refund. Please do not let this happen to you. We want you to enjoy our home and conversely, we want to enjoy sharing our home with you.
That being said, if you are visiting Chicago for work, leisure, or simply to explore the sights, feel free to drop us a line and introduce yourself. If we are available, we will do our best to lock in your dates. We have a few units throughout the city, so if you are interested in long term furnished rentals let us know - we have solutions.
Below is a rough guide on the top attractions and the distance we are away from each. Please note that each distance is in driving time. Uber and Lyft is very inexpensive in Chicago - drop us a line if you need help setting up an account. We are within walking distance to public transportation - another easy option to get around!
Millennium Park - 11 minutes
Navy Pier- 15 minutes
360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory) - 11 minutes
Driehaus Museum - 9 minutes
Lakefront Trail - 13 minutes
Shedd Aquarium - - 15 minutes
Field Museum of Natural History - 13 minutes
Art Institute of Chicago - 10 minutes
Fine Arts Building - 10 minutes
Rookery Building - 8 minutes
Chicago Federal Money Museum - 6 minutes
Willis Tower Skydeck - 8 minutes
Below is a list of Old Town restaurants and attractions- all times will be in walking distance.
Eva's Cafe- 5 minute walk (.1 mile)
Velvet Taco - 10 minute walk (half a mile)
The Third Coast - 10 minutes
Old Town Social - 5 minutes (one of the best brunch spots in Chicago)
Twin Anchors - 8 minutes
La Fournette - 10 minutesGet the full listing »