1st Floor ApartmentBay Windows in Living Room
Quirky and Cozy North Side Apartment

Private room

5 guests

1 bedroom

3 beds
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About this listing

Cozy yet quirky apartment on the first floor of a beautiful house first built in 1914 (includes most original fixtures). Located in the vibrant, as well as very walk-able neighborhood of Andersonville, the location and convenience of this neighborhood is hard to beat! Within a 5-10 minute walk of some of the best bars, restaurants, shops, and public transit, there is little left to want. Whether you're here for a quiet weekend or to tear it up in Wrigley with the Cubs, this spot will suit you!

The space

There is one separate bedroom, and a separate secluded den area with a curtained doorway available to guests, while the hosts will be occupying their own bedroom during guests stay. The separate bedroom has a full bed and bed frame, while the den just fits a queen air mattress, and the living room has an (exceptionally) comfy couch. We can also provide a twin air mattress for the living room, or guests may bring their own air mattress if preferred. Guests will have full access and reign of the apartment (except for the hosts bedroom) during their stay. Hosts are very quiet and considerate and will definitely keep to themselves is guests prefer! The apartment is full of natural lighting and still retains the majority of it's original hardware fixtures from 1914. The front porch overlooks the street, small garden, and the historic Edgwater Hospital, while the adorable fenced back yard is in full bloom during the summer with seasonal flowers and climbing ivy. We also have a Weber charcoal grill for guests to use for grilling in the backyard!

Guest access

Entire apartment, except for host's bedroom, as well as street parking, alley way, front porch, back yard, and free laundry in basement!

We also would like to note that this house does have an upstairs neighbor, and the hosts will be sharing the space as well, so please be considerate with noise levels at appropriate times :)

Interaction with guests

We love hosting people and will be as involved or hands-off as guests prefer. We will be there to give you your copy of keys and will collect them at the end of your stay. As far as interaction in between, the hosts both work and have lives, so we may be in and out of the apartment, though we have no problem socializing with guests!

Other things to note

Though we are personally okay with all dogs, unfortunately there is a strict size and temperament limit when it comes to dogs for these apartments. So if your dog is big and loud (or just big or just loud), you will want to find another place. We are also okay with children, though it should be noted that the apartment is not child-safe (doors that dont lock, exposed outlets, open cabinets, etc). This means that all children must be closely monitored at all times, and if you know they will get into things, this is may not be the place for you. We do reserve the right to cancel the reservation (with refund) if these needs are not met, though this has never been an issue in the past!

License or registration number

R17000014396
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The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 6PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Host greets you

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Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 30%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch, 2 floor mattresses

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 - 6PM

There is an upstairs neighbor and we both work full time and sometimes on the weekends, so we ask that guests please recognize an 11 pm to 7 am not-crazy-loud time on weekdays, and a 1 am to 8 am turned-up-but-still-respectful time on weekends. Thank you for helping us sleep sometimes and to afford living in this wonderful neighborhood in this beautiful city :)


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 1 night.

12 Reviews

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Gowtham User Profile
August 2017
Best host

Bonnie User Profile
August 2017
Thomas was friendly and made sure we were comfortable at his place. He helped us with tips around the area too.

Sean User Profile
August 2017
Really friendly hosts, lovely accommodation, nice area! Highly recommend

Antoine User Profile
July 2017
Place to avoid at all costs.
Thomas User Profile
Response from Thomas:
Wow, we sincerely apologize that the apartment was not up to expectations. We have never had an issue like this with a guest before in the multiple apartments and guests we have hosted. Unfortunately, the guests arrived 5 hours earlier than the previously confirmed arrival time, so we were a bit rushed as well. It is also stated in the listing that the apartment may not be suitable for children, especially for toddlers and infants. Again we are very sorry that the apartment did not reach your standards, and though this has literally never been an issue- at all- with any other guests, we will do our best to try and improve! Safe Travels!
July 2017

Sarah User Profile
June 2017
Thomas and his girlfriend were wonderful hosts. Their place is really nice, clean, spacious, and they are gracious hosts. I would highly recommend them! Safe neighborhood and a short walk to the train. Not far from Downtown. I will definitely look them up for my next trip to Chicago!

Stori User Profile
June 2017
Great spot near a lot of good shops and a good location! Super convenient for getting in and out of the city and not having to be to close to the city or pay too much!

Lee User Profile
May 2017
There are good restaurants and cafes within walking distance and hosts were very friendly. I would recommend.

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Thomas User Profile

A local Chicagoan who has lived all over the city and is the quintessential Chicago college grad- a friendly salesman by day riding my bike to and from work on Lake Shore Trail, and a quick-fire improviser and comedy geek by night.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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