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MAGNIFICENT MILE, GOLD COAST LUXURY BROWNSTONE DOWNTOWN CHICAGO VACATION RENTAL

Mark Hellickson

Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks English
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Mark Hellickson

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Speaks English
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MAGNIFICENT MILE, GOLD COAST LUXURY BROWNSTONE DOWNTOWN CHICAGO VACATION RENTAL

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Chicago - Mag Mile- Beautiful Brownstone

Apartment - 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 4-8)

Another First Class Chicago property! City of Chicago Vacation Rental License #2125365. Rent Legally!

You've found it! Location, Location, Location! An historic 1890's brownstone in the heart of the exclusive Gold Coast where Chicago's elite reside. You absolutely cannot beat this location at E. Cedar St. between Rush and Lake Shore Drive. An artful blend of elegance and tradition housed in an original Brownstone building. Classic heritage, with charming decor that is tranquil and soothing with all new contemporary furnishings. The building is a national historic architectural landmark that blends romantic, 19th century ambiance with modern comforts for today's traveler. Add your own chapter to the rich heritage of this storybook brownstone and experience a true classic when you stay at East Cedar.

View our Video: Go to YouTube and enter the search word 'firstclasschicago' and it will bring up videos of our brownstone apartments. It gives a great view of the surrounding neighborhood as well as videos of the interior.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark Hellickson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Guestbook comments from the owner

The four of us enjoyed our stay in the beautiful brownstone property on Cedar. The location was perfect for walking everywhere from Second City to the Art Institute. We were able to comfortably visit together but had privacy at the same time. The restaurants and nightclubs were right around the corner and we enjoyed several of them. Cedar is a very quiet residential street and sleeping was easy and we felt safe and right at home.
Feb 2013
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 62 holidaymaker reviews

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Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast Luxury Brownstone Downtown Chicago Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.580645 based on 69 reviews
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Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast Luxury Brownstone Downtown Chicago Vacation Rental
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p188897
-858 248-0474
Chicago Illinois
Cleveland, Ohio
4

Windy CIty Wedding Weekend

  • 4 out of 5
We rented the whole brownstone for our daughter's wedding weekend. Our whole family (11 adults) had plenty of room, beds, clean linen, towels, dish ware ect ... for a comfortable stay. The brownstone was clean and as described, there were no surprises. The outside had newly planted fall flowers in the window boxes and pots. Inside had new curtains on the bedroom windows and the house was neat and clean. We used both, blow up beds and a new pullout couch that has a memory foam topper to put on the flimsy mattress. My adult son slept on that and it was very comfortable. We were impressed by the water pressure and the plentiful hot water for showering. Grocery stores, Bloomingdales and many great restaurants for all budgets within a 5 minute walk. My husband and I came in a day earlier than the rest of the family and we grocery shopped for the weekend. Treasure Island .3 miles from the brownstone delivered our groceries and carried them up to the 2nd floor apt. For a $9 dollar delivery fee. This was wonderful since we had bought cases of bottled water and other heavier items. Recommend Nico for dinner and Luxbar for brunch. I highly recommend this Brownstone for family gatherings! We will be back!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to hosting you on your next Chicago visit!
-First Class Chicago Team
business
Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast Luxury Brownstone Downtown Chicago Vacation Rental
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p188897
-858 248-0474
Chicago Illinois
Carshalton England
2

Disappointed don't believe the hype

Disappointed don't believe the hype
  • 2 out of 5
I have waited a while to write this review as I wanted to give the letting agent a chance to respond to the 2 e mails that I sent them on my return to the UK. In them I pointed out a few issues with this property, however, as I have to date not received a reply I felt it only fair to give an honest review of this property.
The house is not as described it not luxurious by any standards and is in the main dirty, musty and tatty.
I could have looked past the condition of the fixtures and fittings but there is no excuse for dirty bedding, curtains and general dust.
We never found the e z bed which was advertised and had to sleep on a very uncomfortable and worn sofa bed (that was after we had to initially brushed off the hair, bottle tops and food that was in the mattress) .
The sofa was ripped and worn and covered over with a musty blanket and all of the furnishings without exception were in a similar condition.
The kitchen cupboards were tatty and the shelves needed a good clean.
The bathrooms had mould in, the mirror in one was discoloured and the toilet coming off the wall.
The bedding for the sofa beds was dirty and several of the pillows had what looked like blood on them I won't even say what some of the stains on the sheets looked like.
The plastic plants in the property were filty as were the windows, pelmets and skirtings.
I could go on but you can read the previous 2 unhappy customers to get the rest of the picture.
I e mailed the letting agent as many of these issues are easy to fix, but it would appear they are not bothered as a previous renter appears to have already pointed some of this issues out and was assured they had been dealt with. This is not true.
We were here 3 nights, had we been in a hotel we would have insisted on being moved.
We made the most of it, (we did not want to spend our precious time complaining).
In fairness the property is a good size and without doubt in an amazing location. But there were plenty of properties available in this area for the price we paid for this one.
The two stars is for the location and size of the property.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast Luxury Brownstone Downtown Chicago Vacation Rental
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p188897
-858 248-0474
Chicago Illinois
Asheville, North Carolina
4

Home Away from Home for Good Family Time

  • 4 out of 5
Excellent location and safe, well-heeled neighborhood. Plenty of good restaurants and night life just around the corner. Walk to everything--Magnificent Mile stores, beach, downtown (about 30-40 minutes), Lincoln Park, Old Town. Easy to grab a taxi at the end of the block for more distant travels. Several blocks (10-15 minutes) to nearest metro Red Line and nearest grocery store to buy coffee and breakfast foods; two blocks to a CVS drug store. Apartment clean; kitchen well-stocked. Bathrooms have new tile and fixtures; kitchen counters and appliances looked new as well. Bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchen large and spacious. A couple reading chairs on lower level would have been nice as alternative seating to straight kitchen-table chairs. Bathrooms very small, but typical of Chicago urban living. Plenty of nice, thick, fluffy bath towels. Tumbled marble tile in bathroom on lower level already showing much mold/mildew. Hardwood floors in kitchen need refinishing; wood trim around doors/closets needs painting. Still, apartment quite comfortable and neat but décor and amenities not luxurious. (Think young professional's apartment vs. Ritz Carlton or Chateau Relais hotels.) Small things like Kleenex in the tissue boxes, tourist info brochures, and a few magazines or books would have added to comfort. On-line reservations, exchange of contractual documents, and email correspondence were simple and efficient. Everything worked like a charm. My husband and I stayed for five nights along with my 33-year old son and daughter-in-law. Having bedrooms on different levels (one up and one down) gave us privacy. It was so much better than staying in a hotel since we could enjoy good family time with the feel of being "at home." A delightful visit to Chicago.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast Luxury Brownstone Downtown Chicago Vacation Rental
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p188897
-858 248-0474
Chicago Illinois
Naperville
1

Disappointed!!!

  • 1 out of 5
Wow, This property was tattered and torn. Hardwood flooring in awful condition. Ripped lamp shade and couch cushion in living room. Torn curtain in master bed room. Kitchen cabinets chipped from daily use with no repairs for years. Water stopped flowing from shower head in first floor bath when water was used in other rooms. Clearly the pictures on the VRBO website are very , very , very old!! Most importantly when asked about an unfavorable review which pointed out all of the same issues, we were assured that all problems had been taken care of.
If you don't care about the condition of your rental then stay here. On a positive note the Gold Coast location was very convenient.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast Luxury Brownstone Downtown Chicago Vacation Rental
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p188897
-858 248-0474
Chicago Illinois
5

Perfect location!!

  • 5 out of 5
The property description was accurate. The bedrooms and living areas are roomy. The location is perfect for sightseeing, dining, and shopping. We walked to the grocery store, several restaurants, Navy Pier, and down Michigan Avenue to the river. The kitchen was our gathering area each evening. We would definitely recommend it.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast Luxury Brownstone Downtown Chicago Vacation Rental
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p188897
-858 248-0474
Chicago Illinois
5

amazing house

  • 5 out of 5
This house was amazing and in a perfect location. We were very pleased with everything and will return.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
O'Hare
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tavern on Rush
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
El Train- Red Line- Clark/Division Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Carmine's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Oak Street Beach
Car: not necessary

We are located half a block from the Lake and Oak St. Beach, two blocks from the Magnificent MIle and Oak St. shopping, and half a block from some of Chicago's finest Restaurants. A GREAT location from which to explore the City. The El Train station is two blocks West and one block North. Great convenience!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Chicago, Illinois

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$934
for 2 nights
From
$355
From
$471
Fri,Sat
 
 
High
1 May - 31 Dec
2 night minimum stay
$1,166
for 2 nights
From
$471
From
$535
Fri,Sat
 
 
Shoulder
16 Mar - 30 Apr
2 night minimum stay
$1,120
for 2 nights
From
$448
From
$506
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection -Rental Insurance ($3k coverage) $49
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.4%
Notes 3 night minimum stay is required over any portion of a weekend (Fri/Sat).

$49 Rental Insurance Policy with $3,000 coverage may be purchased in place of a Refundable Security Deposit of $500.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Chicago in Illinois

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • lake
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Area - 2 Large Double Bed , 1E-Z Bed/ 1Aerobed
  • Bedrooms are on separate floors for added privacy! Downstairs bedroom has own fireplace and flat screen TV. Upstairs bedroom opens onto back patio. Huge closet space in each.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming

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