(Please note: The building also houses our HomeAway listing #3751630 which has been in operation since April 2014. Please check the reviews to help you decide. We want to make sure you enjoy your stay in our home and in our city! And check out our new listing #3790035!)
A comfortable and flexible space for travelers who want to enjoy the city from a convenient location but also want to experience something different than the typical hotel room. Ideal for a family or group that wants to soak in Chicago's 'Little Europe' as their base while visiting other sites. Great for folks driving in as garaged parking is included (a premium since parking is expensive anywhere in the city!). Leave your car here and take the 'L' train if you want to go downtown. Or bike anywhere you want--the city is one of the most bike-friendly in the country! We'll provide free use of a bike for riding around and there are also Divvy bikes to rent nearby.
The apartment's configuration is also great for holding events like wine-tasting, a small art showing, etc. or to hold meetings as the front section can be re-arranged quickly to look like an office or an entertainment venue.
Our place is a short stroll away from the world-renowned Old Town School of Folk Music where you can catch jazz, flamenco, samba, salsa, Cajun, reggae, African and other world music on any given night. The award-winning Half-Acre Brewery is just steps away in the other direction! Then there are countless high-end/ethnic/casual dining spots, grocery shopping, wine bars and pubs, a magnificent library, bookstore, European-style bakeries, candy shop, gelato parlor, an enormous park (great for outdoor activities and various year-round events), and many quaint specialty shops not found in other parts of the city.
Depending on your mood for the day, you might start the morning with a brisk walk thru Welles Park, followed by smoked lox and favorite dark roast across the street at Julius Meinl, make a stop or two at shops in Lincoln Square, have pad thai noodles for lunch at Opart Thai, then take the el-train ride to the Loop (downtown Chicago) for an afternoon at Millennium Park and the Art Institute, then head back to the neighborhood for dinner at Bistro Campagne, capping off the night at Huettenbar for beers. The next day may be a good time to bike around Lincoln Square, have a croissant and coffee at Selmarie, stop in across the street at Merz Apothecary, visit Old Town School of Folk Music to check out the night's performances, then on to early dinner at Mythos Greek Restaurant. Or just go economical and buy groceries/supplies at Jewel Food Stores (a minute walk from the property) and have a cookout in the backyard!
Half-Acre Brewery is 250 feet south and is great for beer lovers... where else can you enjoy three pints of award-winning beer for the $10 admission?!