This is a very large 4 bedroom apartment in a private community. It's very close to the University of Chicago, Obama's house, and the public transportation. The indoor and outdoor space are always clean, quiet & peaceful. The apt is located in a forest like setting. The neighborhood is very safe and has lots of free street parking minutes away. Our place is good for anyone open to sharing with other travelers from around the world.
Call before you arrive and please do not ring the
We welcome you to Chicago and want your check-in to be as smooth as possible, so please follow these check-in procedures.
Because we often work late into the evening, our Check-in times are by appointment only. Therefore, to arrange your check-in time, please call us at least one day before you arrive. On arrival day, please call us again at least 45 minutes before you arrive to re-confirm your scheduled check-in time.
We live just seconds inside the entrance to East Madison Park private estates, which is at the intersection of Woodlawn Ave. and E Madison Park.
So, when you arrive there, call us and we will direct you to the entrance to our apt.
Especially note: If you arrive at our apt before we do, never ring the buzzer, as it is very, very loud and will disturb all our neighbors.
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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Check-in is by appointment only. Call a day in advance to schedule a check-in time that works for both of us.
Please do not ring the buzzer to the apt at any time as it is very loud and will disturb all our neighbors. Call us to buz you in.
Please do not stand outside the apt at any time for any reason, not even on arrival day.
No Smoking, Drugs or Alcohol. If you need to do any of these, then please book with another host. Thank you for understanding.
No Loud music
Please cleand the kitchen and bathroom after each use.
Please remove your shoes upon entering the space.
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.
After brushing teeth, make sure there is no toothpaste spatter on the mirror.
Honor Quiet Time Hours are from 9:30 pm to 7:30 am to help maintain the silence.
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
Please do not invite additional guests, who are not in your check in group, without permission.
In summary, Our intent for these rules is that you and all our guests have a pleasant, quiet and peaceful stay.