|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Have the ultimate experience living like a local while enjoying these brand new accommodations in the historic and beautiful Uptown Chicago neighborhood .
This unit features 3 beds/1 bath with additional 2 air mattresses and can easily accommodate up to eight guests. You can cook a meal in the fully-equipped gourmet kitchen (Marianos and Jewel are located close by) . Other highlights include an inviting dining area, elegantly decorated bedrooms, spacious living area with LED television, cable, free WiFi, and one free parking spot.
Our rental is just a short hop away from Wrigley Field and Lake Michigan with beautiful beaches and Lake Shore bike/jogging paths. Easy public transportation (by bus or train) to the main Chicago's attractions (Feel free to ask us for dining, shopping, and tourist recommendations!).
We are minutes away from Green Mill - a MUST go for Jazz lovers!
Free parking (1 deeded spot)
High speed internet, WIFI
Dish network - HD Channels
HD, LED 49" TV - Blue Ray definition
Free washer/dryer in the Basement & laundry detergent
Free coffee, sugar and creamer & basic bathroom toiletries
A dedicated parking spot was the best thing about the property. Beds were comfortable, but bedding was either too light or too heavy - needed medium weight blankets. This 2nd floor unit was old, but well kept. The kitchen and bathrooms had mostly been updated. The tenants upstairs were quite noisy, and they were much earlier risers than we were, so that was unfortunate for us. The location worked for us, since our son lived 1.5 miles away. Check-in was very smooth.
The apartment is spacious, nice restaurants close to the unit. Found some garbage when we Took the apartment, like empty bootle underneath the bed. But overall, I highly recommend this unit!
This is a safe neighborhood. Chicago can be dicey but I felt very comfortable here. It's in Uptown, so if you want to walk to the Loop, you're out of luck. Prepare to drive, take an Uber or public transportation. That being said, the neighborhood is quieter. I prefer to stay out of the Loop, so the location worked out nicely for us.
The apartment is roomy enough in most ways. There are 2 bedrooms with dressers & very nicely sized closets but the 3rd bedroom has a tiny closet and no dresser. There is not enough floor space in that room to open up & work out of your suitcase & really no place to put your belongings. The front of the building is realy quite nice; laid with brick pavers & had nice flowers planted.
If you have difficulty walking, note that the stairs in the front to get to the apartment are very steep! If steep stairs are a problem, it will be easier for you to come in the back entrance.
The accommodations were basic & in some ways, lacking & inconsistent. The property description says it sleeps 7-8 but there were only enough chairs for 6 people at the dining room table. There were only 2, very thin, pillows per bed. While the inclusion of the air mattress & bedding was nice, there wasn't an extra pillow for it. The bathroom towels were nice but there were no washcloths nor were there any washcloths or a sponge for washing dishes.
This unit could use more proactive soundproofing measures (adding more carpet, fabrics, etc.) as even the smallest sounds echo & the upstairs neighbors were very loud. The water temperature in the unit was very inconsistent as well. Within the span of a single (very short) shower, the temperate went from "just right" to freezing cold to scalding hot.
Communication with the owner/agent was dicey, at best, and not a great experience. They were quick to collect our money but after that, it took over 10 days for a response and even at that, it was only after I called Ilona directly. We paid for an extra parking space but the permit was not left for us, though that was remedied after we called.
Check out is 11am but the cleaning crew was knocking on our door at 9am, trying to rush us out of the unit and lurked around in the back parking lot until we left. It was just weird.
Bottom line is that this is a safe, basic, no-frills apartment.
This apartment was great for our group of 5 adults in town for a conference. Two of the rooms had closets & dressers, the third was slightly smaller and would have been a tighter fit for 2 adults. The towels in the bathroom are thicker than any I've ever used before! Wonderful!
The living spaces - kitchen/dining & family room are more than adequate for relaxing at the end of the day. The apartment was very clean upon arrival & was well maintained. However, the walls are - we could hear the upstairs tenants when they walked around.
This apartment is in walking distance of some great restaurants and theatres. Also, downtown is a 20 min drive or accessible on the train. For our events, the train was not a good option - we had to plan about an hour for that. The parking space convenient - if it were not there finding street parking would have been a challenge.
Ioana responded to all questions promptly & I would stay here again.
We were the first to stay in this apartment and there were some kinks that needed to be fixed - a broken shower faucet, a finish on the floor that really stunk of chemicals. But they fixed those things, and even refinished the floors after we complained, and gave us a partial refund. The manager is responsive and the apartment is spacious, fitting lots of people, and has lots of promise now that the opening issues have been addressed. Close to public transport to downtown.
The owner was very accommodating to us, and the place was very clean. Quiet neighborhood, only thing is it's a little far our from the city. Otherwise, loved the place. Thanks for everything!
|Property Damage Protection||£48|
no pets are allowed, no smoking inside the building
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.