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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

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Lincoln Park - The Biddle House of Old Town

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
At Home Inn Chicago
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

The Biddle House of Old Town - Walk to Lake and Magnificent Mile!
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews

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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Great middle ground between a hotel and staying at an individually owned property

  • 5 of 5

This property, while VRBO, is managed by a professional group - http://www.athomeinnchicago.com. We saw the benefits of this arrangement immediately when the wax ring on the toilet broke while we were there. We called while on our way to the Shedd Aquarium downtown and it was fixed before we made it back to the unit. I'm not sure that would have happened if this was just someone's house they were away from. And everything in terms of payment and details for checking in were extremely clear and well documented.

As for the accommodations, they were exactly as advertised. Pictures perfectly represent the property and the location is great. Being a few blocks from the Sedgwick stop on the EL means you can get just about anywhere in the city easily.

My only minor complaint is that the property smelled musty and that took some getting used to. The place was reasonably clean but not immaculate. We have very young kids so I spent quite a bit of time on the floor and fishing toys out from under furniture so keep in mind that my inspection of the cleanliness got a little more intense than most people will experience!

I would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Chris of Cinci

  • 5 of 5

I was really pleased with my three day stay. Everything was clean and quite comfortable, and especially warm- it was hovering around negative degrees outside. All amenities for cooking and cleaning were available so I didn't have to alter my diet and eat out while there. The code entry doors were nice, didn't have to fumble around with a key or key card. The house is extremely historic and retains enough old time charm without sacrificing modern convieniences. Parking was decent, wasnt hard to find a spot despite deep snow on the ground. We will be staying there again next we come back to Chicago!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • 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:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Off Peak 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
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

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