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Art Room in the Sky
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
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Private room in an artistic 3rd floor apartment which is 1 block from the train which goes downtown in 15 minutes. Free public street parking is available. The building it is in is often graced by art, music, and performance on the lower floors and the apartment itself is full of art from locals in the community.

It is located in the Pilsen neighborhood and is near the Mexican Museum of Art, many local galleries, stores, restaraunts, and nightlife. It's a colorful taste of the real Chicago!

The space

The apartment is shared by the Airbnb host (me!) and has a kitchen, wifi, full bathroom, outdoor porch, and a huge living space and is always quiet & clean.

It is in an old czech style building and so is more rustic than modern looking inside, but also far more artistic and fun than other places!

Guest access

The whole apartment! Guests can access everything in the Kitchen, the porch, the bathroom, the living space, and the porch downstairs!

Interaction with guests

I (the host) live in the unit, but work in game development at a local office, so you'll have it to yourself most of the time. I am a native of the city and can tell you about music, cultural, art and many more categories of events, little known but awesome things to see and do, where to eat good food, and how to navigate it all.

Para hablantes de Español: Hablo español con fluidez y puedo decirte sobre eventos de arte, musicales, y cultura sucediendo Chicago y
cómo navegar por todo.

Other things to note

NOTE: Parking is public street parking. It is free, but sometimes one has to do a little searching for spots first. Call or message if you need help with this and we can assist. Also note that if you are arriving on the 4th Monday of the month, there are parking restrictions on that day and it is more difficult to find spaces. We can help you with this if you're arriving this day.

As mentioned earlier it is an older building and so the space resembles that (we've tried to show it honestly in the pictures). The edges are rough, but filled with color and art everywhere you turn in the unit. )

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Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Extra people $8 NZD / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock

- Smoking inside is not allowed, but we have a back porch if you wish to smoke there.
- Feel free to come and go at any hour!

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

45 Reviews

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Larissa User Profile
November 2017
We only needed a place to lay our heads for the night, so all-in-all it worked out. Mike was very communicative and thorough with instructions. The bedding was clean and comfortable, but there was also an old cigarette on the bedroom floor so I didn't take my shoes off until I was ready to crawl into bed. No matter how hard I tried, or how many outlets I tried, the space heater that was provided didn't work - which made the breezy window the bed is pressed up against more noticeable. Luckily, the bedding was warm and fluffy. We had to wake up early for a long drive and my fiance is a fan of coffee. However, we noticed when we checked in the 3/4 full pot of old, cold coffee in the kitchen - that was still there, untouched, in the morning. For one night it did the job, though I would probably be more upset if we'd booked for a longer stay.

Arvid User Profile
November 2017
Would always come back! Ideal if you want to discover the city during the day and come back for sleep

Rick User Profile
October 2017
Good location, with a very seamless check in and check out process. Very close to the Mexican-American art museum. Transit and ridesharing readily available. Would recommend for those looking for a good price at a good location.

Rene Mauricio User Profile
October 2017
the best hosting person you can asked for

Stephan User Profile
October 2017
It was a nice stay at Mike's place. We really enjoyed Chicago. Very easy to get downtown by bike or metro.

Derek User Profile
October 2017
Great place to stay, would highly recommend. Clean, convenient, nice host

Sam User Profile
October 2017
Excellent budget option for your stay in Chicago. Really enjoyed checking out the neighborhood- cool art and good food!

Chicago, Illinois, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Mike User Profile

In English:
Hi I'm Mike. I'm a techie who is lucky enough to be able to work remotely, so I often come through beautiful international cities and work from those locations or just take vacations! Nice to meet you :).

En Español:
Hola, estoy Mike. Trabajo in Technologie y yo a veces trabajo remotamente o simplemente viajar en varias ciudades y lugares en todo el mundo. Mucho Gusto a te conocer!!

Languages: Deutsch, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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