About this listing
This is a very large 4 bedroom apartment . It's very close to the University of Chicago, Obama's house, and the Subway. My wife and I are friendly, helpful and offer exceptional service at an affordable price. The indoor and outdoor space is always clean, quiet & peaceful. It's located in a forest like setting. The neighborhood is very safe and has lots of free street parking. Our place is good for anyone open to sharing a room and meeting people from around the world.
Though we have this room listed as one that only accommodates two people, the room is large enough to add a third if requested for a group of three people.
When you book with us, you will have access to all public areas of the house. These include the kitchen, living room, dining room, bathroom, and laundry.
We have a fully equipped kitchen for those who enjoy cooking.
Other things to note
Though our Check-In time is from 5 to 8 pm, It does not mean we are always home during these hours. Therefore, we have found that coordinating a more specific check-In time with our guests is very important to ensure someone will be home to greet you when you arrive. Therefore, at least one day in advance, please tell us the approximate time you plan to check-In. Then on the day you are scheduled to arrive, When you are about 45 minutes away, call, not text, to tell us the more specific time you will arrive. This will help unsure someone will be home by the time you arrive there.
Because we are usaully at work until 4:30 pm daily, it is not likely we can be
there to greet you if you need to check in earlier. However, it may be possible to arrange a self check-In apon request.
If it turns out that you are unable to check-In before 10 pm, we can arrange for a self-check-In. That means we will leave the keys in a secret place that's easy for you to find. Then you can get the keys which unlocks the two security doors on the ground floor. Then go up the stairs and our apartment is the first door you see on the first floor. When you enter the apartment, remove your shoes and turn left and your name will be on the door. On rare occasions, your room will be to your right across from the front door and next to the refrigerator. Your name will also be on the bed assigned to you.
Once you turn left and walk down the hallway, the bathroom will be the second door on your right. It will be labeled, "Bathroom"
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Providing a Quiet, Peaceful and Safe environment are benefits we want every guest to experience. Please follow these guidelines to help make is so.
Drugs and Alcohol
Please give the utmost respect to our home environment. If you think there is a chance that you might use drugs, drink heavily or come in and out during very late hours of the night while we are hosting you, then please book with another host. Thank you for understanding.
Note: Our neighbors have made complaints about our guest playing loud music and loitering outside the building and throwing cigarette buts on the ground. Please avoid these activities. Please honor the cleanliness, peace, and quiet of the neighborhood. Do not hang out in front of near the building. Thank you.
When you arrive to check in, do not ring any buzzer. Call us 5 to 10 minutes before you arrive and we will come out to greet you.
To maintain a clean and pleasant environment for everyone, please follow these simple guidelines.
1. Please remove your shoes upon entering the space.
2. Clean up after yourself every time, immediately. After using a dish, please rinse it immediately and put it in the dishwasher.
For your comfort and convenience, each guest will be given a set of three clean and fresh towels.
3. Return your set of dirty towels to the host to get another set.
4. So other guests do not have to wait very long, please limit showers to 10 minutes during morning hours.
5. After showering, please wipe and clean the bathroom tub, sink, and floors after every use. If you wash your hair in the sink, clean the sink immediately.
6. After brushing teeth, make sure there is no toothpaste spatter on the mirror.
Quiet Time Hours
Please observe Quiet Time Hours and follow these guidelines as closely as possible to prevent disturbing others.
1. Quiet Time Hours are from 9:30pm to 7:30am
2. Please absolutely avoid any activity that causes even a moderate amount of noise. In our apartment, noise tends to echo throughout the unit.
3. Please whisper if you need to talk.
4. Use ear phones if you need to watch movies or listen to music.
5. Avoid slamming or closing doors loudly
6. Walk quietly. Some floors make a cracking noise
7. Avoid stumping your feet when you walk.
8. When moving things around, pay close attention to the slightest amount of noise. It will most likely disturb the sleep of others.
9. Avoid running water for more than a few minutes.
Please do not invite additional guests, who are not in your check in group, without permission.
In summary, do not do anything that will likely disturb the quiet and peace of other guests. Thank you so much for honoring our home by following these guidelines. Our intent is that you and all our guests have a pleasant, quiet and peaceful stay.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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My wife and I, Jessie, are Teachers of Transcendental Meditation, TM. We have been teaching TM in urban schools around the country for 10 years. I enjoy travel, meeting new and interesting people and taking on new and challenging situations. I am a problem solver by instinct.
I am a life-long practitioner of meditation and committed to the Spiritual goal of Self-mastery and inspiring others along that same path.
This is my first experience with Airbnb and I love the idea of it.
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