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Home Away From Home (Chicago Area)
Home Away From Home (Chicago Area)
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Why pay for a room in a hotel when you can have a whole apartment with full kitchen and free parking for less?

Beautiful, two bedroom "Home Away From Home" located in historic Oak Park and steps from the CTA Blue Line train. This is a fully furnished apartment on the 2nd floor of an owner occupied 2-flat on a safe and quiet tree-lined residential street with the following amenities:

• Short 4 minute walk to CTA train, then 25 minutes to the heart of downtown Chicago loop.
• Private front and rear entrances
• Free parking on street in front of house. (Guest provides vehicle information and we will secure pass from village)
• Full kitchen with refrigerator, gas range, coffee maker, toaster, cooking utensils/dinnerware/glassware
• Full bathroom with clawfoot tub/shower
• Large dining room with seating for six & cabinet w/ games & guides to area attactions
• Sleeps 5-6: Main bedroom has queen-size bed & dresser. Second bedroom has twin bed w/ trundle & dresser. Living room has comfortable full-size sofa bed (tight for 2 adults)
• HDTV with Cable TV, DVD player & movies available for your use
• Small room off Living Room with desk and chairs
• Free WIFI internet access (code avail. in the apartment information binder)
• Air conditioned (window units)
• Private deck overlooks landscaped yard
• No Pets please (to keep as allergen-free as possible for our guests)
• Non-smoking only (same as above)

Amenities within walking distance:
• Restaurants (sushi, pub, classic italian)
• Beautiful parks with playgrounds, swimming pool, tennis, sand volleyball, and baseball
• Fitzgerald's, Wire, & Friendly Tap live music venues
• Brewery tasting pub
• Harrison Street Arts District w/ artist galleries/shops
• Oak Park Conservatory
• Laundromat (4 minute walk)

Nearby Oak Park attractions:
• Downtown Oak Park with nice shops and restaurants
• Classic Lake Theater (runs latest box office movies)
• Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
• Historic neighborhoods including several Frank Lloyd Wright homes and many other beautiful homes
• Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
• 35 minute cab ride to both O’Hare and Midway airports

Chicago Attractions all easily accessible from Blue Line train:
• Skydeck at Willis Tower (previously Sears Tower)
• Landmark theater district
• State Street shopping
• Access to Michigan Ave. shopping
• Millennium Park (including the Bean sculpture)
• The Art Institute
• Historic Auditorium Theater
• Chicago Symphony Orchestra
• Chicago River (boat tours available)
• Grant Park & Buckingham Fountain
• Chicago's beautiful lakefront
• Navy Pier and The Museum Campus, containing the world-famous Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium are highly accessible from downtown Chicago.

This is a perfect place for a family visiting the area, businesspeople who want a quiet place to relax, and anyone who wants to just see the sights in Chicago with easy access to downtown.

Guest access

Guests can use the front and rear stairs to access the apartment, the 2nd floor rear deck is for your use. You can also feel free to sit and relax on the front porch.

Interaction with guests

We interact with guests as little or as much as they like. We love to hear stories from our guests, but if you want total privacy, you can have that as well!

Other things to note

If you use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps or Mapquest to find the apartment, they may show our address north of 290 which is not correct. We are 1 1/2 blocks south of 290 and 2 blocks east of Oak Park Ave. If you use Bing maps, it will find the address correctly.

If you have any physical limitations, you may want to consider the following:

1. The apartment is on the 2nd floor and there is a fairly long flight of steps in both the front and back to access the apartment.

2. The bathroom has a claw-foot tub which has top rim that is much higher than most tubs. You have to step over the rim to get in and out of the tub and there are no grab bars. We are not responsible for injuries from using the tub.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with keypad

We don't have many rules for the apartment, we just ask that you consider that since we are a family that lives directly below the apartment, you keep noise levels in mind. The top lock of the 1st floor main entry door should be locked once guests are in for the night. Also, there are no pets or smoking allowed in the apartment to keep in mind possible allergies of our guests. We do have a dog & cat downstairs, but guest will not have contact with them.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


174 Reviews

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Howard User Profile
September 2017
Great place to stay. A home away from home. Nice residential area, easy access to down town and a lot of room.

Megan User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful hosts who kept in contact and made themselves available to answer any questions yet gave us our privacy. Their home is well furnished and cozy. Wonderful place to return to after busy days in the city. Already planning our next trip!

Kevin User Profile
September 2017
Full disclosure, I didn't stay at this property, but my brother-in-law and sister-in-law did. We live locally and they needed a place to stay with their 1.5 year old during my daughter's wedding. They had not stayed in an AirBnB before and didn't know what to expect. Fortunately, they LOVED this property and felt that Keith and Valerie were extremely welcoming. All weekend I heard them sing praise for all things Keith and Valerie! As a local, I can say that the property is in a nice part of town. It's convenient, residential, quiet, close to transportation whether to downtown (train) or either airport (taxi/ride share). There are many good resturants nearby and more than a few grocery stores. Having my in-laws stay here made both my wife and my lives easier during this hectic weekend. Thanks Keith and Valerie!

Dima User Profile
August 2017
Home away home. Great stay, thanks a lot!

Ellen User Profile
August 2017
This was a perfect place to stay, close to historic Oak Park. It was quiet, clean and had every thing we needed.

Matt User Profile
August 2017
Had a great stay. Convenient location in a beautiful neighborhood.

Albrecht User ProfileAlbrecht is a superhost.
August 2017
Valerie and Keith are fantastic hosts, we had a perfect stay in their home away from home. The beautiful partment is very clean, offers very much space and the patio is outstanding. We highly recommend this airbnb location.

Oak Park, Illinois, United StatesJoined in August 2012
Keith And Valerie User ProfileKeith And Valerie is a superhost.
Welcome to our site! I am Keith and my wife is Valerie. We have lived in the Chicago area for over 28 years and in Oak Park for the last 14 years. I am an architect working in Chicago and Valerie homeschools our kids and loves to cook and entertain friends. As a family, we lov…
Languages: English
Response rate: 88%
Response time: within a day

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