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Roscoe Village Best Value - Cute, Clean & Loaded in Chicago!

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in North Side - Melrose Guest Suite Garden

Apartment, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 1-4)

Cozy, cute, clean and secure - this newly renovated 2 bedroom unit is located in the heart of one of Chicago's most charming neighborhoods, with easy access to acclaimed dining to fit any style or budget, boutique shopping, galleries, parks and easy access to grocery shopping and public transportation.

Please note: Normally 2 night weekday minimum and 3 night weekend minimum stays required during high season >>> unless adjacent dates are booked on both sides of stay or for inquiries within one week of arrival <<<. Holiday and special event weeks may require a 3 to 7 night minimum stay. Inquire directly to owner for extended stay pricing or further information.

With it's own private entrance/exits, this amazingly clean newly-renovated 600+ sq. ft. garden unit has space to relax and enjoy including amenities like an LCD HDTV with DVD library, (sign in to your Netflix account or rent a RedBox DVD or BlueRay just a block and a half away), free WiFi, comfortable living room seating, handsome glass tile in the bathroom, functional eat-in kitchen, washer/dryer in-unit, coffee maker, toaster, hair dryer, wood floors, spiral duct, exposed brick, owners on site, and more.

The unit is conveniently located just a two miles west of Wrigley Field on Chicago’s north side in West Lakeview's charming Roscoe Village neighborhood, “A Village within the City”. In spring, summer & fall, you also have gated access to a the property's private, beautiful shaded 600 sq. ft. lush garden patio with a table, chairs, bench, and BBQ Grill in the warmer months to relax, enjoy & entertain!

Perfect for visiting friends or family, a girls weekend in Chicago, business trip, or for out of town guests - this unit is comfortable, secure, and close to amenities.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jon Young
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Jon Young

Owners Jon & Helene have been in hospitality for over 20 years. Jon is a restaurateur & chef, and Helene is an international flight attendant and a former Chicago Architectural Foundation river cruise docent.

Jon Young purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Jon Young chose Chicago

We have been neighborhood residents for 15 years and have not only enjoyed raising a family while seeing a positive transformation of Chicago during that time, but also of the Roscoe Village neighborhood and its amenities. We own and operate two award-winning and acclaimed restaurants here, and realized we had the ideal setting for a bed & breakfast style vacation rental conveniently located right in the heart of our community.

What makes this apartment unique

Guests have immediate access to more than a dozen dining options to fit any budget, pretty sidewalk cafes & hidden backyard garden patios all just a few blocks away on Roscoe Street, as well as unique independently owned retail shops & boutiques (also a Starbucks nearby in a converted former Motorcycle Cafe 'The Ace Cafe').

Within walking distance there are family friendly parks, a baseball diamond, public pool, and a park district field house (offering tennis courts & a basketball court), as well as kayaking and canoeing nearby .

The neighborhood is extremely walk-able, upper-middle class and safe, has seen a wave of renovations over the last decade, the neighborhood also boasts a 100+ year old Pencil Factory that has been converted to lofts, with original factory-worker row houses still intact located on adjacent blocks.

Public transportation is super easy and just a half block away there is access to the Belmont Avenue Bus (access to the Red, Brown & Blue Lines), the Western Avenue Bus (Blue Line to Wicker Park/Bucktown & The Loop), plus the Addison Street Bus (direct to Wrigley Field - Home of the Cubs) just four blocks away.

If you visit us in the summer, Wrigley Field is just a 20 - 30 minute walk (about a two miles) through residential neighborhoods and tree lined streets, filled with 100 year old + houses. The guest suite is also located a short walk from our wine bar, Volo. It is beautifully designed w/ an urban chic interior and rustic hidden backyard cabana garden in which we from time to time host weddings.

Additionally, directly across the street from Volo is our celebrated casual brunch spot, Kitsch'n On Roscoe. Decked out in colorful 1970's retro dinette sets, and filled with assorted retro and vintage decor, Kitsch'n has been featured in Bon Apetit Magazine and on $40 a Day with Rachel Ray.

Finally, in warmer months, you & your guests have private access to a beautiful shaded 600 sq. ft. garden patio w/table, chairs, grill & more.


based on 42 holidaymaker reviews

Roscoe Village Best Value - Cute, Clean & Loaded in Chicago!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 42 reviews

We had a great stay in this cozy cute garden apartment with lots of amenities

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was ideal for our week long stay in Chicago. The bedrooms were a bit snug, but comfortable. The living room was great for hanging out. All of the appliances worked well and tips for use that property management provided were helpful. Property management was also easy to contact though not really needed during our stay as they provided clear instructions for arrival and check out.

Roscoe Village was a fantastic location with many appealing restaurants and shops in short walking distance. While getting to the el was a bit of a walk (approx. 1 mile), there were bus stops about a block away going both north/south and east/west thus making it easy to get to other parts of the city. The apartment was also close to a large grocery store should one want to cook. The apartment's kitchen had all the basic tools you'd need - although new knives would not be a bad idea.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Lansing, Michigan


  • 4 of 5

Great place for a Chicago weekend! Bathroom is small

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Montréal, QC, Canada

Great place in Chicago

  • 5 of 5

Great, colourful, cosy, comfortable, clean, well-equipped basement apartment located in a very nice, friendly, safe area of Chicago, closed to many coffee shops, restaurants, 15 minutes walk from Paulina station which takes you straight to downtown.

Definitely will recommend this place and will come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the apartment at Roscoe Village. We enjoyed it very much and everything was clean, well equipped, nicely decorated and beds were perfect. The garden is a plus as well! We also loved the neighborhood (and the Volo restaurant). The bus/metro was also convenient, so getting downtown Chicago was easy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 Day Stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our needs. Clean, cool and comfortable. bed room space tight but no big deal. Didn't come to Chicago to sleep.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Village within the City

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay with Jon in Chicago. Went there for a father/father/son weekend with my 18 year old son and 67 year old father for Father's Day weekend to see Cubs and visit sites in Chicago. The apartment was just as advertised...perfect for the three of us, or a small family of 4 would work as well. Quiet neighborhood within 15 minutes of downtown, and within a mile of Wrigley Field. Lots of neighborhood restaurants and bars close by. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone. Jon was very accommodating with information and gift cards for a couple of local restaurants in the neighborhood! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13.25 Miles
O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Beat Kitchen
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sydney R Marovtz Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.4 Miles
O'Hare Blue Line
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Kennedy Expressway I-90/94
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Chipotle Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2.75 Miles
Belmont Harbor
Car: not necessary

Roscoe Village is one of Chicago's premier residential neighborhoods often referred to as 'A village within the city' and features dozens of restaurants, bars, shops, boutiques, sidewalk cafes, shopping, and family-friendly parks within easy walking distance. We are blocks away from northside music venues including Shubas & The Beat Kitchen, and an easy taxi, bus, and/or train to The Vic and The Riviera. During the summer months, The unit is located within an enjoyable 20-30 minute walk through safe residential neighborhoods to Wrigley Field (easy public transportation is able easily accessible - a half block from our front door - both to Wrigley, Wicker Park, and downtown), and inexpensive kayaking and canoeing are easily accessible on the North Branch of the Chicago River via Clark Park less than a half mile from the unit. Of course, seeing Chicago's great attractions is also easy (and no car is necessary when using public transportation) including shopping on the Mag Mile, Oak Street Beach and the Lakefront, Milleneum Park, The Art Institute, Museum Campus (Soldier Field, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum), Chicago Architectural River Tours, and the Loop (all within 4-10 miles) via public transportation if you like.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in North Side, Illinois

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Winter Rates
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Linen/Towel Charge £49

During high season this unit requires a 2 night weekday minimum stay and 3 night minimum weekend stay. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to your visit. We do not rent to traveling students or anyone under 25 years of age. Rates are subject to change until your booking is confirmed.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in North Side in Illinois

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom features Italian glass wall tiles and bamboo vanity
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom also features a desk & small closet.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom features a luggage rack and small closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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