Our family celebrated Thanksgiving with 8 of us around this table.  Worked great! All table service and linens are found in the kitchen and yours to use.  You bring the foodstuffs - We've got the Kitchen equipped for you!
Flexible Apt. for 8 by Oak Park-CHI

Entire home/apt

8 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds
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About this listing

Have questions? Send your "Inquiry"! I'm flexible, as is this newly-decorated 3BR apartment. Whether family or business plans lead you to Chicagoland, you'll find this homebase in a quiet, residential area of NW Chicago comfy, private and accessible.

The space

Pack light! Except for food and personal items, this house is equipped! Our fully furnished 3 bedroom, 1 bath garden apartment is peaceful and ready to be your temporary home. A roomy 1040 square feet, the space is allergy-free and freshly renovated, including new carpet and tile floors. It has separate access from a shared lobby with two upper level apartments.

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood just over the northern edge of Oak Park, the city center is also easily accessible by car or public transit. Here you'll have the best of both worlds!

Up to eight guests can be accommodated in the apartment: two in each of 3 bedrooms (one with a double bed, and another a queen), and the third bedroom a "flex" room, set up either with 2 twin-XL beds, or 1 king -- your choice. The remaining two people can use the double bed futon in the living room. For them, there is an extra closet available in an adjacent room. For your baby's sleeping comfort, I have a Graco Pack N Play Playard with optional bassinet and toy bar, which can be setup wherever you want except the Poppy Room. Note: All linens, blankets, towels, etc. are provided.

Because I have concerns about mattress and pillow protection, you won't need to: each mattress is fully sealed in a bedbug-dust allergen-waterproof cover and then topped with a cushiony waterproof mattress pad, with pillows also encased in soft, dust allergen-bedbug-waterproof protective covers. Sleep easy and leave those worries behind.

This apartment is comfortably furnished with a kitchen equipped with the basics-- including cook/bakeware, a 14" carbon steel wok, a 12 cup/single cup coffee brewer, tea kettles and infusion teapot, blender, a 9-speed hand mixer, storage containers, and table service, both dish and hand soaps, paper towels, linens, and napkins. Although it requires a change in set-up, it is possible to have a sit-down meal for eight around the fully extended dining table with cloth napkins and tablecloths provided. You also have private laundry room access (washer, dryer, ironing board and iron, laundry detergent and dryer sheets). Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion, liquid soap, etc. are also provided in the bathroom. Everything has been arranged for your comfort and convenience!

Guest access

You will have access to the entire apartment and all the privacy you desire. The exit door off the laundry room into the backyard, however, is for emergency use only. There is a dog living in an upstairs unit here that has use of that area.

Interaction with guests

I will be living one floor above you, and am most likely available throughout your stay. Just call if you need me!

Other things to note

This house was built in 1930, and you may find that more sound passes between the floors than you are used to. Be courteous for those above you, and we will be courteous for you.

License or registration number

City registration pending
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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: 28 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 134
Security Deposit: 423
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Smoking - Illegal drugs or activities - Pets - Excessive noise (especially after 11 p.m.) - Sleeping on futon without sheet - Using hair dye or any other kind of dye on premises - Over 8 people staying.

Relax and have fun! . . . But don't forget to: Lock the door upon entering and leaving the apartment - Treat the apartment & furnishings with respectful care - and be as good to my property as you'd like me to be to yours!



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

2 nights minimum stay

42 Reviews

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Lucy User Profile
August 2017
cannot say enough nice words... the place is lovely from the first entrance through to the outside where thou put out the trash. The home is well stocked with everything and I mean everything you would want it think of in a home.. we truly enjoyed using the facilities... She had towels everywhere, and Hotel quality supplies in the bathroom that Just added to the greatness of our stay. 5 girls staying in the home and there was plenty of space .. And then we have the binder.. she calls it a house manual ..its the MVP of the house... contains a treasure trove for visitor to chicago. ultimately she is why airbnb succeeds.. Thanks

Pam User Profile
July 2017
Lois is a wonderful, thoughtful hostess. We loved the location because it was centrally located for our family and could easily accommodate our two grandchildren 3 and 1 years old. Her place is very comfortable and well equipped for all your needs.
Lois User ProfileLois is a superhost.
Response from Lois:
It was fun interacting with your family -- you have delightful grands! I would love to see more of them!
July 2017

Victor User Profile
July 2017
Lois is a very gracious host, and goes out of her way to make you feel welcome! The apartment is laid out well, and very functional. This space accommodated our party of six (which included two kids) very well. Very safe location, and plenty of on street parking (also safe) available.
Lois User ProfileLois is a superhost.
Response from Lois:
Thanks, Victor! I hope this location will work out for you again! I enjoyed meeting your family.
July 2017

Joe User Profile
June 2017
My #4 grandson was just baptized in Oak Park, IL this past weekend. We were excited to find a three bedroom apartment so that my daughter and son in law from VA and their 3 boys and my son and daughter in law from WI and their 2 boys and me Grandpa from NJ could stay together. Lois' place was perfect for us! Better than expected. The apartment was clean as a button and everything was so very well organized. It felt like home. Lois met us when we arrived and showed us around the place. Parking was easy and the neighborhood safe and quiet. Lois made it very easy to make the reservation and was easy to reach via messaging when I had questions before our arrival. We would definitely stay there the next time we get together in Chicago.

Victoria User Profile
June 2017
Lois is delightful. She met us and quickly showed us around and answered all of our questions. Her communication is excellent. The apartment is spacious and clean... very comfortable. Full sized laundry is super helpful. Close to public transport - 2 minutes to Oak Park and easy commute to city centre. The kitchen is fully equipt. Our family of 5 had plenty of room. Thank you, Lois!
Lois User ProfileLois is a superhost.
Response from Lois:
Thank you, Victoria, for the great review! It was fun to have you stay and I hope to see you again in the neighborhood!
June 2017

Helen User Profile
June 2017
Absolutely recommend it for family trips!
Lois User ProfileLois is a superhost.
Response from Lois:
Thanks, Helen. Hope to see you all again!
June 2017

Eoin User Profile
June 2017
Great host! Great space. Everything is comfortable, updated and convenient. Lois is a great host. There's shops and food close by and there is plenty of parking. Will absolutely return when we are back in Chicago.
Lois User ProfileLois is a superhost.
Response from Lois:
So glad you enjoyed your stay, Eoin! I will be looking forward to your next trip to Chicago!
June 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United StatesJoined in October 2015
Lois User ProfileLois is a superhost.

Originally from the California Sierra Nevadas, I remember what it was like to be new to Chicago. When I arrived about eleven years ago, lost — so many friendly people helped me find my way around until I learned to be at home in the city. Now recently retired, it's my turn to be the helper for newcomers here on a visit. Usually busy in my home — a popular stopover with both friends and grandkids, I am known for incessant baking, and being perpetually prepared to share a hot pot of coffee with whomever stops by.

I am offering you the peace I enjoy and a comfortable, private stay here without interference. If you should need anything, however, do not hesitate to message me. Most likely I'm upstairs and available to answer any questions or concerns—or even just to chat! I want you to have a relaxed experience here, conveniently comfortable and at home away from home.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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