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Handsome good looks in trendy Logan Square

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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Two blocks to Loop/O'hare train, this handsome Chicago Greystone puts you incredibly close to vibrant dining and nightlife. Circa 1909 vintage beauty blends with modern bathrooms, big kitchen & sunny spaces. Lots of room to unwind!

THE SPACE

This spacious 2 bedroom second floor apartment features vintage hardwood floors; central A/C, newly appointed modern bathroom with all the conveniences; half bath featuring LG front-load washer/dryer; views of gardens & leafy quiet street.

The space

You'll enter the building by walking up the front steps to the entrance framed by two limestone greek revival columns. This is Chicago Greystone architectural detail typical of the turn of the century, and it's your home for the next few days.

You'll enter a marble-lined vestibule and find an inner door on the right to the stairs. Using your key to enter you'll take the stairs to the first landing, unlock the vintage oak door, and enter the apartment.

You'll notice right away the floors, doors and window trim are all original to the building. The bright, sunny dining room and living room flow from one to another. The front windows overlook the giant Catalpa trees on the tree lawn while the dining windows reveal the park-like side yard. All the greenery gives the effect of a treehouse and it can feel wonderfully peaceful even in winter.

The decor is an eclectic blend of vintage pieces from the 50's through 80's. Lots of retro personality. But you'll also find a modern flat screen TV with easy-access HDMI cable to run your laptop entertainment. And comfy seating to do it on. Plus a front office with a desk for working and a hefty collection of books for browsing.

Walking down the hall there's a modern half-bath to your left including an LG front-load washer/dryer pair and complimentary detergent pods & other laundry supplies. Next door is the full bath, completely modern with white subway tiles, glass shower doors and deep tub + cabinets holding fresh towels, shower and bath supplies, blow dryer, and other amenities. Lighting in both baths is adjustable from dim and romantic to very bright.

Across the hall are the main sleeping quarters with a queen bed flanked by Hollywood Regency-style furnishings. There's a rocking chair to relax in and a walk-in closet with iron/ironing board, extra pillows and blankets. Settle in!

The eat-in kitchen is bright and cheerful with coffee maker, toaster, microwave, and all major appliances. Explore the drawers to find pots & pans, cutlery, dishes and cookware plus tons of counter space for whipping up a great meal. There are complimentary snacks, cereals, coffee, chilled drinks, + bagels and jams for breakfast. Help yourself!

Off the kitchen is a cozy second bedroom and a closet with extra blankets, a full-size bed, and a window framed in green ivy overlooking the back garden.

The kitchen door opens to a modest sun porch with a lounge for dozing. From there, step out onto the small back deck and take in the view of the garden framed by Mulberry trees below.

We've set out to provide to all our visitors an authentic experience of living like a true Chicagoan. Of living in a true Chicago neighborhood. Of becoming a true local — even if just for a day or two. We'll be happy to help you go where the locals go and join in the rhythm of life here.

Guest access

• All guests must be age 14 or older. As much as we love children, we are not equipped to accommodate them in our home. This includes infants. Thank you for understanding!
• Absolutely no extra guests. After booking, please do not ask to change the number of guests to more than the limit of 4 persons.
• Guests may enter and exit the building from the front entrance.
• There are gardens on the side and rear of the property. They're private, but please enjoy the view from the apartment's back porch.
• There's a little porch off the front office. It's ornamental and not a real balcony.

Interaction with guests

Our approach to guests is low-key — we'll pretty much stay out of your way and let you enjoy. But we're quite happy to offer advice or help whenever needed.

Either I or Giovanni will be on hand for check-in. We'll show you how the keys work and where everything is. Just text us during your stay should any questions arise. We also live on-site so one of us is usually handy.

Other things to note

Like so many of Chicago's vintage buildings, ours has modern updates side-by-side with older details. For instance, our floors are original. And they're a bit creaky in places, so you might hear footfalls from time to time. But you’ll find everyone here tries to keep quiet and courteous.

Please direct any questions about the apartment/neighborhood to me or Giovanni, and not to our tenants — they are kind folks but, like you, they've come here for the unobtrusive atmosphere.

Our neighborhood is diverse, from long-time families to yuppies to art kids to folks of all stripes, inclinations, backgrounds and incomes. Enjoy it. Respect it. It will love you back!

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities
Internet
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Breakfast

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $70 NZD
Security Deposit $281 NZD
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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)
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

We strive for a quiet, unobtrusive atmosphere and welcome like-minded visitors! These common courtesies will make your stay enjoyable for all:

• absolutely no guests under age 13 — as much as we love children, we are not equipped to accommodate them in our home. This includes infants. Thank you for understanding!
• absolutely no visitors or overnight guests not on the original reservation; only visitors on the reservation may enter the building
• please do not wear shoes in the apartment and walk softly
• please don't roll suitcases on the hardwood floors
• quite time is 10pm — 8am (keep tv/music/conversations/footfalls soft) 
• no smoking anywhere on the property
• enjoy your stay!


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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Amanda User Profile
September 2017
Chris was a great host and the apartment was spotless! Very clean, convenient location close to the blue line and near Logan square and wicker park neighborhoods. Would definitely recommend- Chris is extremely responsive, and provided some great recommendations for things to do.

Barbara User Profile
August 2017
We had a really great stay at Chris place. His flat is so huge! We loved each room with its tasteful and well-designed furniture. Chris helped us already months before our visit to Chicago and he sent us a lot of helpful information. We enjoyed our breakfast in the kitchen with the nice outside terrace every morning. The street is very quiet and safe and very close to Logan Square Blue line. And we loved the so well-designed garden with the colorful flowers. Dear Chris- we will come back soon to Chicago and your flat. We enjoyed the city and your hospitality.

Paula User Profile
August 2017
By far the best AirBnB we've ever stayed in — can't say enough about this place. The apartment is beautifully decorated, comfortable and very clean. We were welcomed with a kitchen stocked with staple food, soft drinks and a bottle of wine, plus a welcome note from Chris. We slept well in the excellent beds and ate at Lula Cafe around the corner every morning, a short walk through beautiful Logan Square. Uber made getting to downtown incredibly easy. The information and magazines Chris supplied helped us choose what to do in Chicago. We had two minor questions for Chris during our stay, and his responsiveness was amazing. He fixed both issues immediately and was generous and kind about it. Can't recommend this place highly enough. It is a great base for your stay in Chicago!

Céline User Profile
August 2017
The appartement is very clean and comfortable, also well situated in a lively neighbourhood close to the meteo station. Though we didn't meet Chris, he gave us some nice tips and was always answering our questions very fast. He was also very helpfull when we had a problem with our flight.

Shonu User Profile
July 2017
The apartment is nicely decorated and has interesting features. I was surprised at how noisy the floors were and we found it hard to sleep on the beds or sit comfortably on the couch. But Chris is an amazing host and it's a great location.

Ryan User Profile
July 2017
This place was fantastic! It was incredibly well furnished and clean, and it's very convenient to the Blue Line. Highly recommended!

Antonella User Profile
July 2017
Chis is the best host you can ask for. He was incredibly communicative every step of the way, answering any questions we had about the location/city, as well as providing excellent neighbourhood recommendations. Even though at the last minute I couldn't make it down to Chicago, Chris very graciously communicated with my partner to ensure that the rest of the group would have a good time. His responsiveness, consideration, and all-around awesomeness removed the usual stress that goes along with travelling and made my friends feel right at home. With respects to the apartment, my partner and friends couldn’t stop raving about how beautiful and clean it was (even larger and nicer than in the photos, if you can imagine). It had everything you’d want to feel comfortable, including snacks and drinks left by Chris. The location couldn’t be better as well – the neighbourhood is safe, pretty, and close to many great cafes, restaurants, and bars. The apartment is also a very short walk to the train, which made travelling around the city, and to the airport, very easy. All and all, my group had an amazing stay, and I would highly recommend Chris’ place to everyone, especially first-time visitors to Chicago. Thanks Chris!

Chicago, Illinois, United StatesJoined in March 2016
Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.
Languages: English, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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