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Tree lined, 3BR, duplex, access to all Lakeview!
Tree lined, 3BR, duplex, access to all Lakeview!
8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
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Lakeview/Southport Corridor/Wrigleyville is one of the safest and most exciting places in the city. Our 2 unit building is on a quiet tree-lined street, away from the rowdiness and noise of the party streets but still affords you walking access to a huge variety of exceptional restaurants, bars, outdoor activities, entertainment, and an 11 minute walk to Wrigley Field. Our apartment is a great home base to get around the whole city and also relax away from the crowds.

The space

We have been part of the Lakeview fabric for over 30 years. We bought our 1890's house over 20 years ago and rehabbed it then. The apartment has 10 foot ceilings and is duplexed down (2 floors) into the garden level where the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are located. If you played college basketball, you may have to duck your head a bit downstairs.

Our street is very quiet and neighborly, (many on the street raised their kids here - including us), but close enough to walk to the areas that makes our neighborhood so vibrant.

Access to the Southport stop on the Brown line "L" is 3 minutes by foot, which will get you to the apartment or all over the city; but why go anywhere else, Lakeview/Southport Corridor has it all. :)

Guest access

Outside the back door, you will have access to a large deck with a table and chairs where you can enjoy a glass of wine in our quaint backyard. In winter, have a wine and a snowball fight!

If it is warm out, check our garden in the backyard. Anything we are growing is yours also (usually basil (ahh Pesto), mint, rosemary, jalapeños etc.).

If you are taking a break from restaurant hopping, our kitchen is well stocked for cooking along with a stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator and other small appliances (coffee maker, tea kettle, blender etc.).

Interaction with guests

Our in home “Welcome Book” will give you many recommendations for the neighborhood (restaurants, bars, activities, shopping, theater etc). We are Airbnb'ers too, so we have met many different hosts. Our style is fluid; if you need anything or recommendations, we can help. If you are here to chill, that is alright with us too. We are here to give you the support you prefer!

Other things to note

Lakeview is activity oriented and kid-friendly. Run or bike the lakeshore, play beach volleyball, kayak the river, grab a city shared-bike and explore the 606 trail and different neighborhoods. Take the "L" down to our world class museums or an architectural tour on the Chicago River.

We have many kid friendly parks with the newest located 1 block away, which was paid for by the neighborhood families and the Cubs - it is awesome!

Parking is available on the streets, but is restricted to permits from 6p-6a and Cub games. We can help you with this.

Additionally, parking garages are nearby and parking services apps such as Spothero and ParkWhiz are very helpful and reasonable.

License or registration number

R17000013264
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Amenities
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Laptop friendly workspace

Prices
Cleaning Fee $169 NZD
Security Deposit $423 NZD
Weekly Discount: 16%
Weekend Price $705 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

- All bookings require a security deposit of $300 or more. You will not be charged for this in advance.
- Guests can cancel within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund, or cancel anytime up to seven days before the start of your trip and receive a 50% refund. Trips cancelled fewer than seven days in advance are not eligible for refunds.
- Check-in time is any time after 3 pm. Check-out time is any time before 11 am. You're welcome to request an early check in or late checkout, but this is not guaranteed and we can only confirm 24 hours in advance.
- We do not allow smoking or vaping in the apartment, front steps, back deck, backyard. Breaking this rule will incur a $300 fine.
- No pets. If a pet is in the apartment you agree to a $150 fine per night, Plus cost of professional cleaning service -
- Parties or excessive noise are not allowed in the unit. Quiet hours are 10pm to 7:30 am
- If the unit is left in an exceptionally messy state, we will charge $40 for every extra hour of cleaning required.
- Guests are not allowed to book a stay in their city of residence.
- Guests take full responsibility for any accidents, injuries, or illnesses that occur while on the premises or its facilities. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises. Guests recognize that they may personally purchase insurance to protect themselves in such events.
- If more guests sleep at a location than the number originally stated in the booking, the security deposit will be charged in full.
- If you notice anything that presents a danger that could result in damage to the location or to any individuals, let us know immediately.
- If guests delay the cleaners from beginning their cleaning at the predetermined check-out time, guests will be charged $50. This fee is applied to any late checkout between 11 am and 1 pm. Any guest who is still in the location after 1 pm will be charged for an extra night. This does not apply if we approved a late checkout in advance.
- When you make a reservation with us, you are agreeing to all of the above House Rules.


Cancellations

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

Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

16 Reviews

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Amy User Profile
September 2017
Bruce was a terrific host! Over a three-night stay our group of seven occasionally had questions or needs, and he was extremely attentive and quick in his response. The place is in a wonderful location, and the house itself is beautiful. We especially enjoyed the huge back deck! Highly recommended, and a great value.
Bruce User Profile
Response from Bruce:
HI Amy. Thanks for the kind words. You and your friends are always welcome here. Hope you had safe travels. Bruce
September 2017

Kaci User Profile
September 2017
My friends and family came into town to shop for wedding dresses. We loved this Airbnb for a thousand reasons! Firstly, Bruce was very responsive, personable, and accommodating. He made sure our stay was everything we hoped it would be and went out of his way to make us feel welcomed! And don't get me started on the house itself... gorgeous, clean, stylish! Perfect location! Very quiet without a lot of pedestrian or automobile noise. Even cooler, if you're there on the right night, you can hear the cheering fans at Wrigley during a baseball game! So special! Thanks, Bruce!!!
Bruce User Profile
Response from Bruce:
Hi Kaci. You and the girls were excellent guests an we enjoyed having you. I hope you were able to wind down a little from all the dress shopping you did. If you or any of your girlfriends are back in Chicago, you are more than welcome to stay with us. Good luck with the wedding plans and congrats.
September 2017

Andrew User Profile
September 2017
We really enjoyed our stay. The hosts were very friendly, helpful, and flexible. This is a great location, close to restaurants and stuff to do, yet on a nice quiet street. It was nice to have a big open living space and outdoor space to socialize.
Bruce User Profile
Response from Bruce:
Thanks Andrew. We enjoyed having you as our guest and hope you look us up again next time you are in Chicago. Also thanks for your recommendation. I am researching them now. Bruce
September 2017

Andy User Profile
August 2017
Bruce was a grea host! In addition his home was perfect for our stay...great neighborhood and location, extremely clean, and had everything we needed for our weekend. Would definetly stay here again if I am back in town!
Bruce User Profile
Response from Bruce:
Trish and I are glad you and your friends enjoyed the apartment. Let us know when you are back in town, we would enjoy having you again.
August 2017

Jade User Profile
August 2017
We really enjoyed staying in Bruce's home! We walked to the baseball game, a park, restaurants, and grocery store, while being close enough to hop into the city and play tourist. It is in a wonderful location, and we enjoyed the city life for a brief time. Plenty of room for our family to spread out, and for everyone have their own space. Bruce is extremely helpful, and so easy to communicate with. We greatly enjoyed all the extras he provided, and would definitely visit again should the opportunity ever arise.
Bruce User Profile
Response from Bruce:
Hi Jade, thanks for staying with us, and thank you for the kind words.
August 2017

Jade User Profile
August 2017
Amazing home and stay!

Eric User Profile
August 2017
Bruce's place is by far the best airbnb experience I've had. The neighborhood is safe and very family friendly with restaurants and parks in walking distance. The place is spacious, clean and accommodating for a big family. Bruce was an excellent host. He was clear with his instructions and always responded quickly when we had questions. I highly recommend Bruce's place.

Chicago, Illinois, United StatesJoined in January 2015
Bruce User Profile

Trish and I met in Chicago and have been living here for a long time. We raised our daughter here and love our quaint and quiet neighborhood. Some of our passions are travel when we can, music (plenty of options here) sports (especially the Cubs and Blackhawks), and the food scene.
We really enjoy using Airbnb when we travel since you truly get the flavor of the neighborhood/city you are staying in.
We believe staying in our apartment will serve as a great home base not only in Lakeview but all over Chicago.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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