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The Biddle House of Old Town - Walk to Lake and Magnificent Mile!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

2 bedroom 1 bath unit, 2 units available, can be rented together or separately

Chicago Vacation Rental License #2120297, #2120298

PLEASE NOTE: At Home Inn Chicago has multiple properties on VRBO and dozens more fully furnished units available on our website – please see link below under 'Manager Info'. All of our vacation rental properties are 100% legal and licensed by the city of Chicago per the Chicago Vacation Rental Ordinance effective 1/1/2011.

The Biddle House is located in Historic Old Town on a quiet tree lined street, walking distance to many wonderful restaurants, shops and the lakefront. Public transportation is terrific from this location; you can take the train (brown line) downtown in just 10 minutes!

There are two fully furnished apartments available at the Biddle House. Each has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living room. The apartments include the following amenities to make your stay most comfortable. High speed Internet (wifi) cable TV, and a complimentary washer and dryer in the building.

The rates listed are per unit. Winter Rate Per Unit $175 - $225 and for both units $300 - $350. As of May 1st, Rates are $225 - 275 per unit and $425 - $500 for the both units. There is also a cleaning fee.

More Details

Property Manager
At Home Inn Chicago
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 January, 2017


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

The Biddle House of Old Town - Walk to Lake and Magnificent Mile!
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 reviews
Minneapolis, MN

Perfect for our families needs.

  • 5 of 5

The Biddle House was exactly as pictured and perfect for our families needs. We rented both units for ourselves and our in-laws (4 adults and 4 kids). The kids loved having the option of hanging out upstairs or down, and allowed for more conversation time for the adults. The location was perfect, within walking distance of many activities, or a short Uber ride to others. The units were clean and tidy with plenty of toiletries/towels/bedding in each. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

Only issue was w/ push button key lock on entry door into unit; batteries wore out & we couldn't get in. Our 10:10pm phone call was answered promptly & courteously and the problem was solved the next day w/ new batteries installed on Thanksgiving. The latches on the lower decorative crystal knobs should be disengaged as they disrupt a smooth entry into unit. Being in residence for 4 nights, I'd recommend that the cleaning staff leave out more tp and paper towels for guest; kleenex was not supplied which would have reduced the amount of tp we used. There is NO thermostat in Biddle 2 so we were freezing until we realized all the windows were open and the radiators were not turned on. When the tenants of Biddle 1, cranked up their thermostat to 75 we almost died of heat stroke. Owners should make both parties aware of that & possibly see if they can get that issue fixed. Some people prefer sleeping at 68 degrees, while others prefer it warmer. Lovely historic building & perfect location for our needs. We'll definitely stay here again. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great neighbourhood and house

  • 5 of 5

This place was great! We stayed here for the Chicago Marathon and it was an ideal location. We rented both units in the house. We could walk everywhere or take the train, and lots of great bars and restaurants nearby. Also, great proximity to Lincoln Park and the running/bike paths. The place is steps away from Twin Anchors pub which has great ribs. The management was responsive to our needs and answered all questions in a timely manner. We would definitely come back. I love the Old Town !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redwood City

Showing its age

  • 3 of 5

Old town is a delightful neighborhood: don't miss Wells Street. Wandering the streets around The Biddle house is a delight and the short, 1 1/2 block walk to the "El" is great for getting down town and Wrigleyville each 10 minutes distant. All the usual stores are a couple of blocks away. The location is great.

The house, 2 apartments, is in need of a little TLC however. Everything works but is old. The in-window AC units are loud, squeaky and vibrate worryingly. The bathtubs have nicks and scratches and faucets drip annoyingly and wastefully. The tiles have darkening grout. The cutlery, dishes and glassware encourage dining out. Time to invest I think.

A house fast approaching its second century of existence is bound to be a little quirky. Sloping floors, steep stairs and doors that stick are to be expected and add to the charm. Trailing power cords that wrap around door jambs preventing doors from closing are not.

One roll of bath tissue per bathroom seemed unreasonably parsimonious. The empty water cooler bottles seemed lazy. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime Now.

We had a great time in Chicago. My wife, our four kids and their plus ones, made The Biddle House our "base camp" for exploring the city. We didn't have family time in the home, as we had expected, instead choosing to hang out in the Twin Anchors pub across the street.

The Biddle House deserves some care and attention in keeping with her venerable age and role in Chicago history.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property location was a 5 star. A few hiccups on readiness of the property for us, but okay.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived 20 minutes before check in and the property had not been cleaned or beds changed from earlier guests. We had emailed and called a day before to let them know we would be arriving early. It was not a problem and the cleaning people came to complete their tasks. However, we did not have wash cloths nor kitchen towels for doing dishes nor dish detergent. After talking with Liz, this was taken care of. We had not received updated WIFI info for using our IPADs and phones. Liz helped with that also. Now the very positive: the apartments were very convenient to the El, buses, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. The neighborhood was very nice, we felt quite safe and the people we met walking to and fro were very friendly and helpful. We took bus tours, food tours, and boat tours. Each was excellent with great lectures on the architecture, history, and neighborhoods of Chicago. Chicago is a beautiful city that was easily doable by our high school chums of a young 75 year old body holding an18 year old spirit. The police we asked for directions were so helpful, the waiters and waitresses were very professional, as were the clerks in the stores and the tour guides. The people who attend to the flowers and gardens in Chicago are to be commended for the absolutely gorgeous landscaping. Chicago is a human sized city that should be a tourist destination for everyone in the USA at least once!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice convenient clean quiet living space

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, perfect for 4 people, 5th is on a couch. No full length mirrors NO EXTRA TP, no bedroom mirrors to help with managing ONE bathroom. Otherwise happy with our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
O'Hare Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Twin Anchors
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Brown Line
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Twin Anchors
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
North Ave Beach
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lincoln Park, Illinois

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Off Peak 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 21.4%

Rates and night minimums are subject to change and the rates posted are per unit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lincoln Park in Illinois

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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