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Lincoln Park and Zoo Attractions Nearby

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom & 1-Car Attached Garage

Exceptional 3700sf Brownstone (sleeps 8-14) located in a Chicago's charming Lincoln Park historical neighborhood.

We’ve previously rented vacation homes in Wisconsin and Nantucket for use by our family and friends and we were disappointed with the availability of large rental homes close to downtown Chicago - although there are plenty of Condos. So, we recently acquired this historic home, which features various sleeping configurations for large multi-generational families on multiple floors, recently updated kitchen and baths, a lower level suite perfect for seniors or an au pair/nanny, 1-car indoor attached garage for parking, nearby parks, shopping and restaurants galore. Similar to our Boston Brownstone available at VRBO Listing #383697, this is a perfect residence for a large multi-generational family's vacation in Chicago, a wedding party's out-of-state relatives, a ladies shopping trip to Magnificent Mile, an executive's temporary assignment to Chicago, an executive attending a Master's Program at Loyola, Trade Show attendees/exhibitors, Chicago marathon runners, a Chef attending Le Cordon Bleu College or an actor during a role in a Chicago Broadway play or musical or in a Chicago filming.

Located at 2000 North Orleans, the residence is located only a short 1-block stroll east to Chicago's historic Lincoln Park (home of the Lincoln Park Zoo and from mid-May a Farmer's Market every Wednesday and Saturday during through Fall) and is about a mile from the famed-North End of Chicago's Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue shopping and restaurants.

Nearyby Restaurants include Home of Wrigley Field's StanBurger, Stanley's Bar & Grill, an Original House of Pancakes for a big breakfast, famous for its BBQ Baby Back Ribs is Twin Anchors, but nearby Four Farthings has awesome ribs as well as wonderfully large portions of Italian fare, Trattoria Ricardo's has great Italian as well, on Halsted is Rustic House (a well-kept secret) and Summer House both serving great American fare. Next door to our home is a great Thai restaurant, Geja's upscale Fondue style restaurant and a Subway for a quick casual sandwich. A block away is Mello's for great Italian Beef, Italian Sausage and Combo Sandwiches - guaranteed to fill you up!

In addition, our vacation home is about 1.5 miles to Chicago's infamous intersection of State Street & Rush Avenue, home of the following great gastronmic experiences: Gibson's Steakhouse, Morton's Steakhouse, Tavern on Rush, Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House, Carmine's Italian, RA Sushi, and Dublin's Irish Pub.

Check out the map and some of our recommendations by copying and pasting the following link to your web browser: http://bit.ly/1CTwq2N.

Street Level (Level 1) – (sleeps 6) Entry from 1-car garage off of Orleans Street. Or, enter from the front courtyard lower level entrance directly through the entrance is a Bedroom (King Bed & Sofa Sleeper) perfect for Seniors, Au Pair or Nanny, which has its own Full Bathroom. The Lower Level also includes another ensuite Full Bathroom and Bedroom (two TWIN beds which can be configured as a KING bed upon request). Each lower level bedroom has interior stairs to the next level up and between the two bedrooms is a hallway table with coffee maker and microwave.

Parlor Level (Level 2) - (sleeps 0-2) – Climb the front courtyard stairs to the Main Living Area including Living Room (with Queen Sofa Sleeper), Dining Room (Seats 10), Full Bathroom, and Kitchen and a Deck overlooking the tree terraced Orleans Street (with BBQ).

Third Floor (Level 3) - (sleeps 4-6) – Master Bedroom (King) with ensuite walk-in shower for two, and a Guest Bedroom (King) with ensuite Full Bathroom. Plus, there is a bonus library room with two Day Beds for extra sleeping requirements or simply an area to sit and converse.

Top Floor (Level 4) - small room with desk & printer with an access door to Roof Top Deck - enjoy the sun and views South to the panoramic City of Chicago skyline. If you stand on your tippy toes, you might see Lake Michigan to the East... Plus, it has patio furniture, BBQ & Fridge.

NOTE: The City of Chicago licenses short-term vacation rental properties and collects a 20.4% 'Hospitality Tax.' The licensing process includes a physical inspection of the property. Following our renovations, we have secured our City of Chicago license #2340328. Please become knowledgeable regarding the risks involved of renting an unlicensed vacation home.

WARNING: This property is available exclusively through VRBO and HomeAway and their affiliates. Beware of fraudulent listings on Craig's List using some of our home's photos and descriptions, but maybe using a slightly different address or possibly the same address. We do not advertise on Craig's list or any other sites.

NOTE: We donate 1% of our total revenues in memory of Moreland Grace Stenstrom to the charitable works of The Peapod Project in Chicago (www.thepeapodproject.org), which benefits Chicago's Lurie's Children's Hospital. We thank you.

More Details

Tim Hyland
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

About Tim Hyland

We love to travel as empty-nesters and spend time with our extended families and friends. Although we primarily live in Scottsdale, Arizona, we love spending time in Chicago and Boston, so we acquired brownstones in both cities to enjoy ourselves and to share with others.

Tim Hyland purchased this house in 2014

Why Tim Hyland chose Chicago

With my parents, sisters, spouses, nieces and nephews and the three of us (my wife and I and our son John), there are 14 of us total. We were unable to find a large short-term rental home in a convenient Chicago area that could sleep all of us comfortably, so we acquired this perfect property furnished it to do just that - just awaiting our City of Chicago vacation rental license.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location. Just a block from Chicago's historic Lincoln Park and a mile from the North End of the Magnificent Mile shopping district on Michigan Avenue, the location is perfect! You will not be disappointed!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lincoln Park in Chicago

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Lower Level Ensuite Bath 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Lower Level Ensuite Bath 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Top Floor Ensute Bath 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in Shower with two shower heads and a separate bath tub
    Top Floor Ensuite Bath 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Powder Room Bath on Main Level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Top Floor Guest Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Guest Bedroom has a KING bed (sleeps 2)
    Lower Level Small Guest Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Guest Bedroom - 2 TWINS that can convert to KING (sleeps 2)
    Lower Level Large Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , KING bed plus a Full-Bed Sofa Sleeper (sleeps 2-4).
    Library/Den - 2 Child Bed , Two Day Beds (sleeps 0-2)
    Top Floor - Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom has KING (sleeps 2)
  • Living Room includes a Queen-Bed Sofa Sleeper as well to sleep an additional 0-2.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Let me share with you what we stock in our home: Bathrooms: Toilet Paper, Kleenix, Hand Soap, Make-up Removers, Make-up Mirrors, Hair Dryers and in each shower there is a bulk dispenser of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel. Plus, for each guest there is a towel, hand towel and wash cloth. Kitchen: We stock sugar and sugar substitutes, salt & pepper and a spice rack, plus dishwasher soap along with all dishes, silverware, glassware and cookware. In the laundry room, we stock Tide laundry detergent and Bounce sheets. There is an ice maker in the freezer. Sheets and blankets are on the two sofa sleepers and in the library armoire for the two day beds, but the six pillows are stored in the mirrored closet in the lower level guest suite. The beds all have clean linens and pillow cases, etc. In the living room, there are various board games, cards, chess and checkers, books, and Chicago Magazines. On the top floor landing there is a small desk and a printer. Enjoy!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

Lincoln Park and Zoo Attractions Nearby
average rating of 4.928571 based on 42 reviews

Amazing!!! Loved EVERYTHING about this house!

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin. Everything about our experience was fantastic. Let me start by saying that I live in Chicago and I know the city well and you cannot beat this location. For my 50th birthday we wanted to have a party, but our condo is not big enough to host guests for a weekend. When I saw this rental, I immediately knew it would be perfect. We had friends and family coming in from out of town and we didn't want them staying in a hotel. The house was ideal, everyone had a beautifully decorated room with their own private bathrooms. We all had privacy when we wanted it and incredible common areas when we wanted to hang out. We planned on covering the cost of everyone's hotel rooms and for what it would have cost to do that, we had this whole beautiful home instead. One thing that I don't like about staying in hotels with a group is that you don't have a place to just hang out. You have to either be in someone's room, which is weird or be in a restaurant or bar. We actually saved money by staying in this amazing home because we stocked our own kitchen and bar. The house is decorated impeccably, you feel as though you are in someone's incredibly classy home. The kitchen, dining room and living room were perfect not only for the party, but for hanging out as well. They had wonderful holiday decorations and even had a Christmas tree up which added to the festive feel of the place. The kitchen was fantastic and had everything you could possibly need. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the beds were great. The weekend of the party was really cold with the actual temperature being below zero and my family from Florida and my friends from Texas were all very comfortable and it was great to be staying in a place that nobody wanted to leave! Logistically the place is perfect and it was wonderful to have a private garage. The night of the party everyone found parking on the street nearby, which was great. We are planning to rent this house again in the summer because it was perfect when it was below zero, so I can only imagine how great it will be in the summer, so close to the lake and Lincoln Park and it has beautiful private courtyard and an amazing private roof top deck. I had a fantastic 50th birthday weekend and so much of the success of that weekend I attribute to this beautiful home and to the wonderful owner Tim, who was so accommodating and easy to work with. I loved everything about it! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Family Reunion Home

  • 5 of 5

The home was just what our family of 10 needed for our Christmas gathering. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, utensils, and cookware. Plenty of seating at the large dining room table. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms had plenty of towels and amenities. Heating units on each floor took a little getting use to but nothing overwhelming. Location was GREAT! We used the local grocery store, restaurants and public transportation. We all felt safe in the home and walking around the area. The zoo lights at Christmas were very nice. Easy use of UBER in the area but we used the public buses everyday getting to most of the attractions and museums. Tim was an excellent host giving us all the assistance we needed before and during our stay. We would all highly recommend this home and Tim as a host in any future travels.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 4 of 5

Three generations of our family enjoyed this "home away from home" while visiting Chicago for a family wedding. Lovely home and great location. The owner was very responsive to our needs and concerns. Overall, a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accomodations for our annual Girl's Weekend.

  • 5 of 5

We are always looking for a place that can accommodate 8-12 of us for our annual girl's weekend. This home was great. Plenty of privacy when needed but also large rooms for when we were all together in one place. We loved that we could all sit at the dining room table at one time. Close to a large variety of restaurants, stores and shops. Close to mass transportation for a trip downtown. I highly recommend this home. Beautiful and well appointed. It had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are a group of women who have known each other since our grade school days and get together annually in a different location. Our choice for this year was absolutely "PERFECT". It is a beautiful brownstone located in Lincoln Park and beautifully decorated and very well equipped with the best! The location was ideal for all that we did. I have rented several homes from VRBO and I would have to say this is "my favorite" and Tim, the owner was very easy to work with and prompt with responses. I would love to recommend this place, but the sad part is it is now on the market. Tim and his wife own another brownstone in Boston and if we at some time decide to do Boston, I am sure all our gang would agree, this is the place. Thanks to you both for our wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in Chicago

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, well decorated, home. We had 9 ladies altogether for a 3 day reunion and it was the perfect place. The house was spacious, comfortable and elegant. The location is absolutely wonderful. All 9 women said their beds and rooms were comfortable and we had plenty of bathrooms for all of us. The outdoor spaces and rooftop deck was lovely. This property is a gem. If I return to Chicago I hope to stay here again. Tim quickly responded to any questions or requests. This is one of the best places I have stayed in from VRBO.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincoln Park Zoo
"No admission cost - it's free!"
Stanley's Kitchen & Tap
"Great place for a cold beer, sports watching and comfort food. On weekend nights, the place..."
Gemini Bistro
"Awesome vibe. Pauly is a great bartender. Great fine dining. "
riccardo trattoria
"Great local nearby Italian dining. Salute!"
Geja's Cafe
"Many people's favorite restaurant in the area for special occasions. Enjoy the fondue like ..."
The J. Parker
"Located on top of the Hotel Lincoln. Nothing like to for drinks and a view of Lincoln Park ..."
The Four Farthings Tavern & Grill
"Big portions of good food. The bar is hit or miss, but can be great fun to watch during Kar..."
Lincoln Park
"Across the Street from Hotel Lincoln is the Saturday and Wednesday Farmer's Markets from Spr..."
Second City
"Fun times are had and fun memories made at Second City!"
Perennial Virant
"Awesome Local Farm to Table restaurant - great outdoor patio for a Saturday morning breakfas..."
Twin Anchors Restaurant-Tavern
"Historic BBQ Ribs and Chicken. Check it out. If it is too busy to get a table, get it to g..."
"Great nearby local breakfast! Lunch menu is delicious, too!"
North Avenue Beach
"Great fun during the summer time!"

Location, location, location. We acquired 2000 North Orleans Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago in late March 2014 and completed its renovations in September. This location is perfect - just one block from Lincoln Park!!! Copy and paste the following link to get a map and our guide of attractions and restaurants in the area - http://bit.ly/1CTwq2N.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lincoln Park, Illinois

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
In Season 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping Fee 7-10 £155.8 + Tax
Housekeeping Fee up to 6 £116.85 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £61.54
Housekeeping Fee 11-14 £194.75 + Tax
Tax Rate 20.4%

Rates Subject to Change Until Confirmed. "Off-season" Holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter will be charged the "In-Season" Rates with a 4-night minimum. Chicago Marathon is a Premium Period with rates upon request. Only one of the Housekeeping Fees is Applicable based on your group size and may be higher for if we waive the minimum stay requirement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.

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