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Bohemian Hideaway On The Border Of Logan Square And Avondale

19 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 - Bohemian Hideaway(Lic 2333774)

2 Bedroom/1 Bath Apartment In Logan Square on the Blue Line.

A Boho Chic getaway in one of Chicago's original Bohemian neighborhoods. This apartment was designed by up-and-coming interior designer Tara Rhode. This one is in a Boho chic style with a combination of Moroccan and East Indian accents. One bedroom is a double bed and the other is a twin and a trundle. All of the beds have new memory foam mattresses. The kitchen has a stove and refrigerator, but no dishwasher. The kitchen table seats 6.

It's an old building so there's not central AC, but there are window units in each of the bedrooms.

There's a little deck on the back and a grill on the top floor which can be used on the deck up there. There's a nice view of the city skyline.

There is a laundry room on the top floor of the building with two washers and dryers that each take quarters. There's space to park one car in an enclosed garage with a remote-control opener. Parking is free.

Public transit is very convenient. The #56 bus stops almost in front of the building and goes downtown. A 7 minute walk away is the Logan Square Blue Line station that goes downtown or to O'Hare. There is a Divvy bike station at the Logan Square Blue Line stop as well as an Enterprise car share lot at 2808 N. Christina about a 5 minute walk away.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lynn Basa
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Lynn Basa

I'm an artist who has lived in Chicago since 2002. My studio is in the storefront of this building that I bought in the old Polish neighborhood on Milwaukee Avenue. I've turned one of my apartments as an experiment in August 2013. I like to stay in BnB's whenever I travel around the country for my public art commissions and painting exhibits.

Lynn Basa purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Lynn Basa chose Chicago

This part of Milwaukee Avenue is an old Main Street and I think it reminded me of Pittsburgh, where I was born and where my earliest visual memories were imprinted. I've also always dreamt of having my studio in an old storefront. Now I'm living the dream -- and it's as good as I imagined it would be! I started by renting out the building to young artists and musicians because I wanted to create a community in the building. That part has worked beautifully, but I'm the sort of person who always wants to see around the next bend, to constantly be improving. I wanted to see what it would be like to furnish an apartment completely in thrift and consignment finds, so I asked an interior designer friend of mine, Tara Rhode, who needed a starter project for her portfolio, if she'd be willing to take on the challenge. She was and we worked beautifully together, scouring the Midwest, texting each other images of our finds, enlisting our mothers' help in the process. We found many more things than we could fit into the apartment, but thanks to Tara's expert editing, the unit pulled together so well that I decided to do another one which I'm calling 'Bohemian Hideaway'

What makes this apartment unique

When I moved to Chicago in 2002 from Seattle, I did so because I wanted to live in a larger city that had seemingly limitless opportunities. Chicago definitely did not disappoint! I will never begin to even make a dent in all of the cultural, culinary, and social delights this city has to offer. Early on when I moved here I was talking to someone who had also moved to Chicago simply because they were drawn by the gravitational pull of this big, friendly city and I asked him what it is it about this town that is so attractive? He said, 'Because it's like what a big city should be.' And that's it. It's gritty, it's complex, it's dangerous, it's historic, it's unbelievably diverse, and full of endless opportunities. I can understand why Alex Kotlowitz named his wonderful book on Chicago, 'Never A City So Real'. That sums it up perfectly.


based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Bohemian Hideaway On The Border Of Logan Square And Avondale
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

Great value!

  • 4 of 5

For an apartment in the city, we were all pleased with the size and comfort. We felt very welcome and safe. The Bohemian decorations were fun. The only negative to share, we wish there had been a better lighting.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Perfect hideaway for us. Clean, artsy, great water pressure in shower.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for us. Walked everywhere and live music going on nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed apartments, comfortable, clean, and very welcoming. Perfect for families!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed at two of the apartments for rent in this building, Bohemian Hideaway and Hinter Lands. Both were decorated so nicely, had everything you could need or want during your stay, and worked perfectly for our family. The beds are super comfy, perfect after a long day touring the city. The bathroom is very cute and the shower is wonderful! The kitchen is well stocked with cooking tools, utensils, everything you could need is right there. The owner and her property manager are both very responsive and easy to get in touch with. You can see they really want to do everything to make sure their guests have a great stay. The apartment is very close to public transit. Bus lines are just outside the front door and it's a short walk to the subway. The neighborhood is eclectic, everything you need is within walking distance. We walked the neighborhood at all hours and always felt safe. My family is already talking about our next trip to Chicago and when that takes place, we wouldn't book anywhere else!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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loved the artistic place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice to have a regular place for a while after a different hotel every night. Its a lot like my own place so it felt like home. Private garage was secure for the vehicle. The beds are memory foam and to me were very comfortable. If you can't climb the 56 steps to the laundry, there was one a few blocks away. Very happy to have the gas stove, microwave and full size fridge. Of course my kid loved that there was internet "that worked" Giordano's and Subway to the east were open Sunday's. We also caught the 76 bus at Kezdie/Milwaukee to Lincoln Park and walked to the Conservatory and the blue line down the street to go downtown (You can buy day tickets with cash or credit cards at the Kezdie/Milwaukee station- you need a 5 digit zipcode so if you're out of the US get a number from your credirlt card company) and even at midnight after fireworks at Navy Pier we felt safe with the kid walking down Milwaukee.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment and location!

  • 5 of 5

Good location to use as home base to see all the Chicago sites. Close to public transportation. Also some good restaurants in and near Logan square. An added plus was a garage to park your car. Also very clean and everything you could possibly need in the kitchen if you want to cook. Thanks Lynn!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww, thanks for the nice review. It is much appreciated. :-) So glad you had a good time.
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  • 5 of 5

First time at bohemian hideaway but third time in building. Fun interior design. Close to bus and train and restaurants and groceries.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the good review. I'm very glad to know you enjoyed your stay. Lynn
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Nearest Airport
11.4 Miles
O'Hare (ORD)
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in North Side, Illinois

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £53
Refundable Damage Deposit £246
Tax Rate 16.9%

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bicycles ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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