looking down the street!front of the house!
Chicago Women's Residence/ Paris Rm

Private room

4 guests

1 bedroom

4 beds
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A Room of Your Own in this Travelers' Residence for Women(4br). See the real Chicago, easy access to public transportation, enjoy meeting other guests. Have a safe, affordable place to hang your hat while staying in Chicago and seeing the sights.

The space

This women's residence in a 113 yr.old 2 story brick house on near west side of Chicago is close to downtown and only 2 short blocks west of the Kedzie stop on the pink line. It is easy to get all over from here! 4 bedrooms!
The place is totally furnished even with linens, dishes,towels, pans, etc. There are 3 bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, bathroom, deck off kitchen on 2nd floor.

There is no smoking inside the building.
We have a very secure building in a residential neighborhood. We have been here for 10 years at this location. I have been renting rooms to women since 1984! Only trustworthy and kind women rent here. Is that you?!

Guest access

This bedroom on 1st floor is used should all rooms fill upstairs! It is fashioned after a room I stayed in when I visited Paris, France.
On the 1st floor is a bathroom, small art gallery/lounge, an office, and my room in the back. On the lower level- there is an art studio and laundry area. We have a large garden for flowers and relaxing with nature outside.

Interaction with guests

Guests share common rooms on 2nd floor and clean up after themselves. Weekly guests staying longer than one month, share weekly house cleaning chores. Attend periodic house mtg.s
I keep mostly to myself but I am available when people need me. I have 2 dogs named Billy Bob and Wayne who stay with me on 1st floor. We have our quarters in back on 1st floor. They doesn't go to second floor.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people $14 NZD / night after the first guest
Security Deposit $772 NZD
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

We have written house rules mostly dealing with begin clean, being respectful, not letting the dogs outside.


2 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
August 2016
I had the most amazing stay at Urban Art!! Dianna was great and even went out of her way to help me anytime I needed something. Her three dogs are very friendly and well behaved. I definitely need to go back and visit and say Hi to Billy-Bob. The house rules are posted everywhere, which is very helpful. The other girls in the house were great and the space is very clean.

Brittney User Profile
September 2015
Dianna was great with communication and super sweet! The house was clean and others staying at the house were also very friendly. The neighbor hood wasn't the best but I had no issues while I was there. You are less then a block away from the L and it's about a 3 minute walk, SUPER convenient. For the price you can't beat it, I'd stay here again. Try to book for Florence room if possible, it has the most space. All other rooms are pretty small.

Victoria User Profile
September 2015
I was immediately greeted at the door by Dianna's friendly face and her 3 furry sidekicks. It was a pleasant, hassle-free month. The neighborhood itself has seen better days, but I never really had an issue.

Susan User Profile
July 2015
I LOVED staying at the Urban Art Retreat!! Dianna's devotion to the arts is evident everywhere, from the yard full of sculptures and paintings to the profusion of pieces scattered about the residence to the creative names and decor of each room. Dianna made me feel welcome and safe, and the retreat's location in a real Chicago neighborhood was a plus for me. I came home from the "L" (light rail) station after midnight each night and didn't have any problem. This is not a place for those who are looking for luxury, but those who appreciate authenticity of purpose will feel very much at home.

Colleen User Profile
June 2015
House was clean, host was responsive. The description given was accurate. There were other people staying there but I never saw anyone as I only came to drop off my stuff and then again to sleep. The aesthetics of the neighborhood are not really an issue because the house is literally around the corner of the train stop. If you are looking for somewhere to sleep and a safe place to leave your things, I would recommend this place.

Seo Hyun User Profile
June 2015
Dianna는 매우 친절했다. 그리고 다른 숙박객들도 친절했다. Dianna가 집에 강아지들이 있다고 해서 굉장히 귀여운 강아지를 상상했었는데, 생각보다 너무 큰 개들이라 놀랐다. 숙소 자체는 편안하고 개인공간이라 매우 좋았다. 그러나 숙소 위치가 안타깝다. 시카고 시내에서 좀 떨어져있는 곳이었는데, 위치는 찾기 쉬우나 그 주변 분위기가 조금 무서웠다. 저녁에 나갈 수가 없었다. 숙소 위치를 빼고는 꽤 괜찮은 곳이다. 하지만 시카고 여행을 하려고 계획 중이라면 시카고 시내 안에 숙소를 잡는 것이 현명할 것 같다.

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Chicago, Illinois, United StatesJoined in March 2013
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