Welcome to your cozy, newly rehabbed Bucktown home. Located on a quiet, one-way street lined with trees, you will feel safe and secure living like a true local.
1 Block from Highway. FREE parking along the adjacent street. Less than a mile to the Western Blue line "L" stop. Get to the Loop/O'Hare in a "snap!"
Your new home is in one of Chicago "hippest" neighborhoods and is a short walk, or ride, to many wonderful restaurants, shops, and bars. We think you'll have a great time!
(Pssst... Quick favor if you're thinking about booking: Please message me first to confirm, and also please read the entire listing as it likely answers any questions you may have. Thanks!)
With two bedrooms and one bath, the layout of this apartment is ideal for couple, families, and business travelers.
Decorated in a "local Chicago" style, it mixes trendy young features with traditional Chicago pieces.
The place includes:
-One contemporary bathroom with a shower, sink, and essentials.
-Intimate kitchen with an attached island perfect for drinking your morning coffee or for a quick snack before you step into the private city street
-Two bedrooms with Queen size beds and fresh linens
-The master bedroom boast old-fashioned parquet wood floors.
-Back Porch area for relaxing and enjoying the peace
-Super-fast Wi-Fi Internet
-Natural light throughout the apartment
-I can provide hotel-size shampoo and conditioner bottles.
-Towels and linens are definitely included (just because some people ask)
Q: Is the neighborhood safe?
A: Very much so. 24 hours a day.
Q: Do I need to bring towels, a hair dryer, or linens?
A: Nope! I provide all these things. Same with hotel-size toiletries (unless I happen to be out, which is rare).
Q: When can I check in or check out?
A: I will try to accommodate your desired check-in or check-out, no matter what time it is. Note that early check ins are not always possible if I have a guest leaving that morning, as I need time to have the room professionally cleaned for you. However, I can usually allow you to drop off luggage, and the room will usually be ready by or 1 or 2pm at the very latest. I have a keypad on the backdoor so you can enter at anytime if you have a late flight.
Q: Is there parking?
A: There is ample street parking along the East facing street called Altgeld.
Q: Will I have a key? Can I come and go as I please?
A: Yes and yes. And I wouldn't trust any listing with which this isn't the case.
Q: Is the place professionally cleaned between guests?
A: Yes, and I take pride in providing a clean home for guests.
Q: What's my total booking price?
A: I honestly have no idea. With fees included, it only shows the guest how much they pay. This figure should be present after you enter your dates. Note that, pricing varies on a daily basis, and it actually uses some crazy algorithm to adjust it automatically, so I don't actually control this.
Q: Is your fireplace usable?
A: I'm sorry. This is an newly updated, antique Chicago home so the fireplace is not usable.
Q: Is the bed comfortable?
A: Very. Some guests say it's the best they've ever slept on!
Guests have access to the entire, beautiful apartment in a great part of town, steps from the bus system and a short walk from the subway. You can come and go as you please, 24 hours a day.
Interaction with Guests:
That's up to you! If you'd rather I didn't exist, I understand. If you want to grab a beer and talk about your trip and getting the most out of Chicago, I'm happy to (assuming I'm not slammed with work)! There are also occasions when I have to travel at the last minute. So if I have to skip town for work, I apologize, and hope you enjoy the private apartment!
First known as Kozie Prery (Goat Prairie) to its original inhabitants, the shorter and much catchier moniker, Bucktown, soon prevailed as the neighborhood's nickname. The term for a male goat is “buck” and the new “town” designation suited their rural yet developing lifestyle. While it has been a long time since Bucktown was home to any livestock, traces of the 1800s can be seen in the neighborhood's architecture and the small town community feel that persists among the old churches, grassy parks and tree-lined side streets.
In recent years, Bucktown has thrived as an artists' community with dozens of art galleries and several important annual art festivals attracting thousands of visitors to the area every year. Around the Coyote has been a Bucktown attraction since 1989 when the festival was founded in an effort to showcase the talent of the neighborhood's emerging bohemian artist community. Around the Coyote was modeled after Parisian arts festivals in which participants travel on walking tours of the area’s galleries. Likewise, the more stationary and only slightly older (by four years) Bucktown Arts Fest is another great way for Bucktown residents to check out the local talent and mingle with fellow residents. Run by volunteers and held at Holstein and Senior Citizen Parks, the Bucktown Arts Festival features not just local artisans and craftspeople but also musicians and poets, and it celebrates the independent spirit of the Bucktown art community.
Damen Avenue runs through the heart of Bucktown and serves as the neighborhood's commercial corridor. Small boutiques, trendy restaurants and friendly neighborhood bars line Damen Avenue from the neighborhood's northern Fullerton Avenue border to North Avenue on the south ending at the famous, if not infamous, Milwaukee/North and Damen intersection. Although the character of this busy, high traffic intersection has changed over the years, it remains the hub of a thriving nightlife scene with urban hip and city grit giving way to more upscale retail stores and restaurants. "Americanized" Thai food is the fare at Thai Lagoon which has called Bucktown home for over a decade. Tucked away on side streets, Danny's is a comfy and sometimes cozy neighborhood spot and The Charleston is a good place for Bucktown residents to catch live jazz. Quimby's Bookstore has something to offer those with a more eclectic taste in reading material. This neighborhood comic and zine store stocks its shelves with a variety of left-of-center books and magazines and regularly hosts readings by authors.
Bucktown is accessible by car and CTA. The highway runs along the neighborhood’s north and east borders and connects drivers with downtown. The CTA Blue Line Damen stop at Milwaukee/North and Damen will put you in the heart of the action. This Chicago neighborhood is also easily reached by both the Fullerton and North Avenue buses that run along Bucktown's north and southern borders as well as the Western and Ashland buses, which operated along Bucktown's western and eastern borders, respectively.
The property is located on a lovely, tree lined and quiet one-way street in the historic Bucktown neighborhood within walking distance to blue metro line, several bus lines, and right off the highway.
Close to Chicago's famous restaurants, bars, boutiques and galleries. Easy connection to/from O'Hare and Midway Airports, downtown, Lincoln Park Zoo and the many more attractions this great city has to offer. Enjoy running or walking the newly opened 606 trail located less than a block from the apartment.
Abundant free parking on Montana 6am to 6 pm, but it is permit-parking from 6pm to 6am so be careful. The adjacent street (Altgeld/Oakley, which is parallel to the highway) is free parking.
Other Things to Note:
Please have a great time! And even though the area is lively and a lot of fun, the apartment itself is VERY quiet, in case that's a concern.
• No smoking
• No pets
• No parties or events
• Check-in is anytime after 4PM